“Life was meant for great adventures and good friends”
Truer words were never said – nothing makes a getaway more enjoyable than excellent company. Jaunts with your friends are always great because nothing feels more liberating than hitting the road with friends and forgetting the mundane. This Friendship’s Day, spend some quality time with the gang at one of these great hideaways!
Set at an altitude of 1660 meters and surrounded by dense Oak and Pine woods, pristine lakes and an abundance of natural flora and fauna, this home stay is a memorable traveler’s spot. You can book the entire home stay for yourselves and savour the exclusivity and freedom it provides. Enjoy the easy going lifestyle here with no newspapers or TVs, where no one is need of your immediate attention and the only thing on your to-do list is to do nothing at all. If you and your friends like, you can take long walks along jungle trails or take a boat ride on Sattal Lake or simply go for a picnic to the village nearby.
The Soma Vine Village is located along the edge of the backwaters of Gangapur Dam and is a refuge from the stress of city life. Take a dip in the vineyard pool, go the for a laid-back bicycle ride on the winding country roads, soak up the peaceful view and enjoy delicious food while sipping Soma wines.The retreat brings forth the opportunity to partake in India’s first boutique winery’s guided tour in which the Sommelier teaches us about the processes of making Whites, Reds, Rosé as well as sparkling wines (method champanoise), followed by wine tasting session in which they provide an expert training upon techniques of tasting a wine.
Himalayan Kothi Kais showcases the grandeur of life in hills through its archaic Kathkuni style which depicts mountain-style architecture and great care is taken so that the traditional touch stays intact. Surrounded by acres of cherry, apple, and peach orchards, it allows you let loose far away from the crowds. Enjoy your evening cuppas with the splendid 360-degree panoramic view of the Kullu valley, with the snow-capped ranges above and the meandering River Beas below as you reminisce about some unforgettable moments.
Villa Morjim is one-of-a-kind heritage villa on the banks of the Chapora river – a two-minute walk from Morjim Beach. It is crafted in a way to help guests experience the impeccable magic of Goa and the ‘sussegad’ (quiet) Goan lifestyle. Chill in the verandahs with sweeping views of the river through swaying coconut trees and watch as the local fishermen bring in their fresh catch of the day. If you’re in a mood to tour the village, be sure to check out the many markets around and definitely do not miss on the beautiful view of the sunrise over the Arabian sea!
Alila Fort Bishangarh is a unique example of architecture influenced by both the Mughals and the British. Down the hill is the Haveli, offering a labyrinth of spaces to chill, including a pool, bar, fitness centre, luxurious banquet lawns or if your clique is into all thing , there’s an organic garden, a fruit orchard and a greenhouse set up amidst the ravines as well as various green lounging areas to explore. If you’re in a mood for an adventure – trek through the Aravalli hills or ride a camel cart through Bishangarh village and the windswept dunes which will surely strike your fancy!
So where are you planning your getaway to?