Raksha bandhan is just around the corner- 15th August and are you still wondering what to gift your sibling this year? Well, then think a little out of the box. Break the monotony and surprise them with a quick getaway this Raksha Bandhan. Travel with your sibling to relive childhood memories and get to know them all over again. Sounds like fun, right?
Our editorial team has picked 4 such places sure to blow your socks off!
This getaway’s all about doing nothing and breathing in the sublime mountain air. Itmenaan is a century-old traditional Kumaoni village house, which has been remodeled into a plush estate for travellers to dwell near the benign Kumaon mountains. The estate has been crafted with locally sourced materials, such as traditional stones, pine logs and mud to retain its quintessential village charm. Since the estate is surrounded by forests and orchards, each room has been designed and named to be in tune with nature – Oak room, Kafal room and Deodar cottage. So, the idea is to experience nature at its best, listen to the birds sing, bathe in the mild sunshine and just slow down.
The lodge is one of the most amazing wildlife resorts in Western India. Sitting comfortably amidst the savannah, the superbly appointed cottages offer an opportunity to luxuriate in the wilderness. Lodged in a luxurious room with wide-ranging modern conveniences, gaze out of the deck at the changing colours of the grasslands and the wealth of wildlife. The elegant Indian antelope, called blackbuck, ventures close to the cottages, while globally-threatened birds can be seen in the bushes. For more wildlife experiences, the lodge provides safaris in customized jeeps with experienced drivers and guides/spotters. One can even book a Bush Dinner in a beautiful setting enhanced by scores of lanterns, a bonfire and an open barbecue under the star-lit skies!
Escape to the northern hilly terrain at this spectacular retreat for the holidays. Every year adventure junkies from India and abroad visit Rishikesh for the most thrilling activities like river rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking and many more.This hideaway offers 22 private, comfortable and independent cottages overlooking the River Ganges. Indulge in adventure activities and spend some quality family bonding time in the Himalayas and definitely don’t forget to destress with a round of yoga by the banks of the river. After a long tiring day enjoy scrumptious meals at the White Water Café that has both an indoor and outdoor seating area.
Camping at these luxurious safari-style tents is undoubtedly a great way to bring in this festive season. At Manvar, take in the view of sunset at the dunes, experience a plush holiday in the middle of the desert, and enjoy the opulence of Rajasthani hospitality. The resort offers a host of activities to keep you engaged, making it an experience to remember.
Make this festive season even more special by getting away to one of these charming properties!