If getting drenched in colored water is not your thing, it might be a great idea to start planning a getaway over this long weekend (2nd- 4th March). So, make the most of it by heading to these amazing lowdown of 5 must visit places for you this Holi long weekend.
1) Orchard Tents, Pushkar, Rajasthan
Orchard Tents is the first luxury tented resort in Pushkar. This place is surrounded with the fields of rose, barley and wheat, intermingled with other flowering and decorative plants. This helps to bestow the air with purity, creating a fresh and relaxing ambience at this place. The tented resort offers its guests a level of service that raises the bar for accommodation, dining, entertainment and of course the overall experience! At this place dinner is served Al-fresco around a bonfire and usually accompanied by entertainment.
2) Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
This property is your oasis of peace and calm after an over-whelming experience of the city. So, plunge in headlong – cruise the river; visit the temples; go for a live sarod concert; be mesmerized by the evening aarti; walk the small lanes which go back a thousand years and have the power to make time stand still. Walking through the lanes of Varanasi, you lose your sense of time, place and self and are accompanied by constant sense of discovery. For rejuvenation, loose yourself for a while and indulge in exquisite wellness treatment at – Ekam The Spa. The experienced therapists will sooth your body and mind with a blend of traditional Indian wellness in the two treatment rooms.
3) Bijay Niwas Palace, Ajmer, Rajasthan
This property was built almost a 100 years ago by Rao Bijay Singh the 16th descendant of the erstwhile Masuda ‘Istimrardari’. The history of Masuda royal family dates back to Rao Jagmal (early 16th century ), the founder of the Mertiya clan of Rathore Rajputs, by far the most valiant of all rajputs. The rooms at this ancient property are adorned with original delicately painted walls and ceilings which give the place an air of peace and tranquility. Most rooms contain original period furniture, works of art and early prints of famous contemporary Indian artists like Amrita Sher Gill, Sharda Ukil and Jamini Roy etc.
4) Aloha on the Ganges, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
This is not just a resort in Rishikesh that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in enabling you to experience both physical and mental relaxation and realize the importance of a moment of calm and personal space in your everyday life. Just 225 kilometers north of India’s capital, New Delhi, and easily accessible by rail, road and air, this exquisite resort in Rishikesh is located right on the banks of the Ganges, close to the famous Lakshman Jhula, in a very serene and peaceful environment. The setting of the resort on the Ganges, and surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and is a truly soul-soothing experience.
5) Punjabiyat, Gurdaspur, Punjab
There’s nothing quite like a dose of authentic Punjabi-loving added to your luxury. This farm-stay offers a safe haven to soak in the goodness of fresh air and farm life over the weekend. If you ever fancied those lush farms, the fun tractor rides, bathing under the tube-well water or sleeping under the stars, this is a perfect place for you. There are four stand-alone cottages that reflect the traditional Punjabi architecture, yet have all the modern facilities to suit all kinds of guests. It’s an amazing feeling to stay in a cottage, which has high ceiling, a sheltered front deck and a private open roof terrace.
So, what’s your pick for this Holi?
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