Diwali, the festival of lights is only a couple of weeks away and it’s about time we got planning a getaway to make the most of this festive season! After all who wouldn’t love to celebrate this beautiful festival basking in luxury, away from the usual humdrum of the city?
And don’t worry if you’re on a tight budget – we’ve got you covered with a list of gorgeous properties catering to all budgets. Read on and get planning your festive break.
WHEN YOU WISH TO TAKE A GETAWAY ON A LOW BUDGET
This earthy and eco-friendly resort makes for the perfect destination to explore the magnificent forest and wildlife of Bandhavgarh. The resort comprises of beautifully crafted luxury tents and cottages surrounded by grasslands, and provides utmost comfort. And if you’re looking to experience something offbeat – you can opt in for a safari breakfast or an intimate private dinner on the verandah!
Starting at INR 5,000
Experience the grandeur of life in the hills at this Kathkuni-style house surrounded by apple orchards. You can even enjoy a splendid 360-degree panoramic view of snow-capped mountains and the meandering river Beas from the property – the sight is sure to refresh your senses and leave you spellbound. For all you nature lovers, get ready to spot a variety of birds!
Starting at INR 3,500
WHEN YOU WANT TO LOOSEN THE PURSE STRINGS JUST A LITTLE ( MID-SEGMENT)
Get transported to the 19th century at this regal property, only 100 kms from Delhi! The hanging gardens of Tijara cannot be described until one has walked on them under a clear blue sky or one speckled with stars – it’s as close to paradise as one can imagine. Indulge, relax and savour every moment at this beautiful property.
Starting at INR 6,500
This former summer residence in Nainital was built in 1876 and is steeped in history. The interiors are a tasteful mix of high wooden ceilings; tinned roof and pinewood flooring that give the perfect feel of the classic mountain house. Fascinating art deco items adorn the halls, and reflect the exotic and sophisticated taste of its owners from different times.
Starting at INR 9,000
WHEN YOU WISH TO SPLURGE
Explore a world of fantasies at this rustic yet modern abode! You can spend your time unwinding in the intimacy of your room or choose to go looking for wild animals and birds at the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. The lodge also has a machaan overlooking a watering hole frequented by wild animals. This one’s a haven for all you wildlife lovers!
Starting at INR 13,500
Situated on the outskirts of Jim Corbett National Park, this one provides a quintessential jungle-book like setting and all the five-star luxuries you could hope for. Rejuvenate with an up close rendezvous with nature, enveloped by the scenic views of the Shivalik ranges, or enjoy a nap on the deck. You can even spend time lounging by the private plunge pool with a book!
Starting at INR 14,500
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