Travel’s become a huge part of our lives and the more we travel, the more we discover. To keep up with our frequent need for travel and weekend getaways our travel experts have rounded up some spectacular getaways that are in budget – so that we can splurge on a few extra holidays every year! It’s a win-win!
Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, in the land of the white orchids, this property 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 and mountains in Kurseong, and the lush endless woodlands. Experience various activities such as trekking to Eagles Crag, white river rafting at Teesta, holy visit to the Ambootia Shiv Mandir and the Gidhapahar Mandir, among many others!
Starting from 5800/Night
Situated near the Tirthan valley, on one of its tributaries and in the eco zone of the Great Himalayan National Park, this place has much to offer. The valley has quite a reputation for trout fishing and you could try your hand at the beautiful sport of fly fishing. There are ample trails and treks for those with varying degrees of enthusiasm and preparedness. The property also has a ceramics art centre and are happy to help you get your hands dirty learning pottery. With over 200 species of birds here, bird watching enthusiasts will find plenty to explore and document, with the brown dipper making a regular appearance and the lammergeyer an occasional one.
Starting from 6000/Night
This cosy homestay 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. And right in the middle of a fruit orchard are five stone and wood cottages that offer a unique experience. The many terraced gardens, with an abundance of flowers, is perfect 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 serene Himalayas.
Starting from 6000/Night
Nestled in a picturesque sylvan setting, this stunning property boasts of unparalleled scenic views. The resort, perched on a mountain ridge adjoining the Kalatop wild life sanctuary, is located approximately 5 km from Dalhousie town, on the road to Khajjiar. One can enjoy a relaxing getaway in a tranquil environment with unhindered views of a distant valley, snow-clad peaks and an open horizon. The specially designed eco-friendly rooms and cottages offer one of the most comfortable and luxurious stays compared to any other Dalhousie resort. Get ready to bask in the local charms of this nature haven!
Starting from 8000/Night
This one’s a stunning 4-star property that offers first-class accommodation and premium amenities to guests. The property sprawls across an area of 14 acres. The hotel has a total of 70 rooms that are divided into different categories. With requisite business and leisure facilities, the hotel has become a preferred choice for corporate guests and holidaymakers. The facilities include a swimming pool, spa, boardroom, library, health club, Ayurvedic centre and activity lounge. Moreover, one can enjoy a range of treatments and therapies at the in-house spa.
Starting From 7900/Night
This lovely property has been constructed in the original hill architecture – 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. It is located in the middle of an apple orchard, away from the maddening crowd. The splendid 360-degree panoramic view of the Kullu valley, with the snow-capped ranges above and the meandering river Beas below is a sight to behold! The orchard is visited by a lot of wild species of birds and is a paradise for nature-lovers.
Starting from 3500/Night
So, ready to take a pocket-friendly vacay already?