‘My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long.” ~ Buffalo Bill
Hey there! If you can relate to the saying above, then we’re sure that you’re the sort to get packing and head in search of new destinations ever so often. But are you always worried about the expenses? Do you put up in the routine hotels and miss out on boutique experiences offered at exqusite properties? Well, well.. we have a little something for you here. Rigorously researched & carefully crafted, we have put up a list of 5 exquisite hotels which wouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Yes, you heard us right. Now stop thanking us and grab your bags and get going. It’s time to indulge that sense of wanderlust.
This property is named after one of the toughest game fish in the world – Mahseer. Sprawling lavishly over 22 acres, this retreat is undoubtedly a haven for all the tea lovers- perfectly depicting the blend of old-world charm and modern-day luxury. One can take a stroll around the tea plantations and indulge in tea tasting sessions while the strong aroma of Assamese tea hits you. There are more than 72 varieties of tea for you to mix and blend to make that perfect cuppa. Comprising of 5 independent bungalows with 14 double bedrooms and suites with individually attached bathrooms, this Raj-era tea plantation bungalow is just the right holiday away from the chaos that is urban life. You can also indulge in a spot of dolphin watching or river. Don’t forget to head out on an elephant safari while here. Also, a visit to the ‘Eastern Himalayan Botanical Ark’ is a must!
What can be more perfect on vacation than enjoying your morning tea in the lap of nature, as the wind gently kisses your cheeks and the only sounds you hear are those of birds chirruping and the constant gurgle of the nearby stream. The cottages at this gorgeous property are built with wooden materials and have a twin balcony overlooking the Himalayas. A short 10 minute panoramic walk through the forest will lead you to the tent area, which is symmetrically placed beside the river Beas. One can even try their hand at adventurous activities like paragliding, rafting, mountain biking, treks and trails- just perfect for the thrill-seekers.
The property is set amidst 600 acres of organic farms, lying by the banks of the Khari river. The palace has 20 rooms in total which are individually enhanced with delicately painted walls and ceilings filled with art-works from the likes of Sarada Ukil, Amrita Sher Gill and Jamini Roy. The al-fresco dining restaurant here gets visited by peacocks who come in quite often. Guests can also head to nearby villages such as Chittograh fort, Todgarh- Raoli and Pushkar on a bullock cart.
The enchanting property offers idyllic views of the mountains and river Ganga which undoubtedly makes it one of the most serene places to be at. The setting of the resort on the Ganges, makes it a perfect place to catch the morning sun rays bounce off the holy Ganges and practice some yoga and meditation in the fresh unpolluted air of Uttarakhand. The property not only offers adventurous activities like (bungee jumping, flying fox activities, safari,white river rafting) but also offers spiritual activities such as temple tours.
Himalayan Kothi Kais is an architectural beauty showcasing the grandeur of life in hills. The property is build in the archaic Kathkuni style which depicts mountain-style architecture and is set amidst apple orchards which is the main economy of the area. It is made with great care so that the traditional touch stays intact. The orchard is visited by different species of birds making it an ideal spot for bird watching.
So, ready to take a pocket-friendly vacay already?