There’s a chill in the air and that can only mean one thing – winter is here and this gets us dreaming of snowy mountains, cozy homestays and huddling around warm fireplaces with a good book – and that’s just how we should be making the most of this gorgeous holiday season. Our Editorial Team has picked out their favorite retreats for a spectacularly jubilant getaway. So, go on – pamper your loved ones with a quick micro-break.
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.
This one’s a perfect retreat, high up in the mountains! It’s a nature lover’s paradise – endless orchards, cottages of stone and wood blending seamlessly into the landscape and a bounty of flowers, vegetables, beans and herbs growing in the gardens beyond. What more can one ask for?
This 11th century mansion has been exquisitely remodeled into a heritage hotel for guests to experience the grandeur of Jaisalmer.You can wander the fort alleys on a whim and admire the architecture, browse through the pretty shops and soak in the little nuances.Although all the rooms have the uniformity of the vivid colours used in their décor, there is a subtle uniqueness embedded in the designs of each room.
55 acres of undulating rises and dips covered with cardamom & coffee, this estate is located on the slopes of the Western Ghats. Windermere began as an extension of a home and this ethos has been carried on with the continuous attempt to stay small and personal which can be felt through the honest, refreshing experience of the region, they provide.
Tucked away amidst forests of cedar and flanked by majestic Himalayas, we have found a true gem in the hills. The estate with its alluring surroundings rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. An immersive experience into the wilderness of the hills, this retreat is just the right escape from city life. A stay at the private villas here is a heady blend of colonial opulence and the simplicity of its postcard-perfect surroundings.
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