The long weekend is just right around the corner (11-15th August). So, are you booked yet for that weekend? If not, just hustle up and grab your stay at any of the spectacular boutique hotels, resorts, homestays. This is the right time to book your stay at one of these charming properties and make your #longweekend a memorable one. Here are some exotic properties which have caught the fancy of our travel experts.
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!
This spectacular mountain resort lies in the heart of the Kumaon Himalayas at 6200 ft, in the midst of verdant valleys and mountains clad in forests of oak, rhododendron, deodar and pine. There are five stone and wood cottages that offer a unique experience along with many terraced gardens, with an abundance of flowers. It’s an ideal place to just hang around and unwind, with large open spaces for kids to run freely. The bedrooms are inviting and comfortable with all modern amenities. There’s a common lounge and dining area, and a deck that faces the Himalayas. Ideal for those long weekend getaways!
The 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 at the same time ideally located away from the crowds and yet not so far away from Kullu. 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. Truly depicts the grandeur of the hills!
Located at the foothills of the Himalayas, in the land of the White Orchids, this is the first international 4-star deluxe resort in the Darjeeling region, offering world class service standards. All rooms are designed and appointed using a blend of modern and local influences. The rooms also offer breathtaking views of the valleys of mountains in Kurseong, and the lush endless woodlands. Experience adrenaline rushing activities such as trekking to Eagles Crag, white river rafting on the Teesta, a holy visit to the Ambootia Shiv Mandir and the Gidhapahar Mandir, a trip to Salamander Lake and Sonada Monastery, a tea tour at Makaibari and Ambootia, two of the oldest tea gardens producing the champagne of teas and a joy ride in the famous UNESCO World Heritage toy train! Sublime
The Kurumba Village Resort is a rare aromatic arena; far from spicing with mere words, have established the fifteen self-sufficing cottages amidst a SPICE haven where nutmeg, cloves and pepper abound.The invigoratingly clean air of the Kurumba Village Resort is to be breathed to be believed! The rooms are designed to be overlooking the lush greenery all around the place. The resort boasts of a luscious spa environment, for the ones who want to relax and unwind after those hectic 9 to 5 routines. Experience activities like plucking home grown fruits and vegetables, then using these as basic ingredients, the chef will conduct a hands-on tribal cooking class, trek to the hills – the pakkasuran where lunch will be served atop the mountain.
So, let the countdown to the long weekend begin!