The lovely festival of Eid is right around the corner (Monday, 26th June), and while you prepare to dig into some sumptuous delicacies on this ‘sweet holiday’, why not plan a getaway with family and friends to take the celebrations a notch higher, and indulge in some pampering. After all, what better way to make the most of this special holiday than with a long weekend vacay!
Here are some properties that we’ve rounded up for you!
Experience grandeur in the hills!This property has been constructed in the local kathkuni style. A lot of caution and care has been taken to maintain the traditional architecture style. The whole house is made of wood and stone. It is ideally located away from the crowds and yet not so far away. Once can enjoy splendid 360-degree panoramic viewsof the Kullu valley, with the snow-capped ranges above and the meandering river Beas below. It is a sight which is sure to refresh and rejuvenate the senses. The orchard is also visited by a lot of wild species of birds and is a paradise for bird watchers.
This one’s all about rolling hills, winding roads, pine forests and trees laden with apples, oranges and other fruits. The architectural style of this estate is that of a farmhouse in Tuscany. Tiles and marble imported from Italy adorn the floors of the property, while graceful arches and galleries lead you to luxurious guest quarters. Outside, the verandahs and balconies are perfectly positioned to maximize the sweeping vistas of valleys, hills and the majestic Himalayas. This stunning property was created with Italian sensibilities and does exactly what is was designed for – to pamper and charm its guests!
Waking up in the morning to the first glimpse of the divine Himalayan peaks is pure joy, one which can be experienced with ease at this beautiful boutique spa resort. Pine forests, deodar trees, apple orchards and the terrace farms are waiting to enrapture you with their idyllic charms. It is a mountain lover’s dream home in Kanatal, a small hamlet in Uttarakhand. One can simply slip into the benignity of the mountains in any of the finely done-up 20 rooms or the suite. While you get to escape the toils of your ‘urban’ life and slow down in the Himalayas, the resort ensures that you have all the modern comforts and enjoy the best of both worlds.
This dreamlike place is designed for travellers seeking offbeat experiences. But, there is more to it. It’s not just an abode for nature lovers. Yes, you will hear the birds singing every once in a while and a butterfly or two prancing around. However, you will also get to enjoy a fair bit of ‘flamboyance’ that comes as a part of heritage of the resort. The rooms have a classy and subtle décor. Each room is distinct and has lots of character. And, you are always close to the resonance of the river. The resort also has its own private sand beach, which entices you for those ‘lazy-do-nothing’ hours. Besides, you have lots to explore about Rishikesh – its enigmatic temples and a bunch of adventure activities. So, get mesmerized by the Ganges.
Nestled snugly on the banks of the tranquil Ganges, this riverside boutique hotel is a charming retreat in the sanctum of Rishikesh – a land where spirituality and Mother Nature blend into a heady concoction. The only resort in Rishikesh built right on the banks of the Ganges, it overlooks the Rajaji National Park, one of North India’s expansive sanctuaries and a melting pot of diverse flora and fauna. The hotel boasts a waterside esplanade, where guests can stroll alongside the river, soak in the sight of the mountains and revel in the splendid surroundings.
So, let the festivities begin!