There is a festive ring to the air, but amidst all this, Delhi, has once again failed to meet the national air quality standards. But since its absolutely mandatory that you have a good time when welcoming in the New Year, we suggest you take off on a small break that are within easy driving distance.
Rustic Manor (Gurgaon)
Manesar in Gurgaon, is a unique combination of modern and traditional lifestyles. Experience the farm tourism, the spas where you can feel rejuvenated, at this popular stopover between Delhi and Jaipur. In this getaway from the busy crowded city of Gurgaon, nestled in the heart of lush green lawns, lies the red-bricked quaint bungalow, Rustic Manor. This retreat consists of 4 spacious, comfy rooms that seem to invite you to simply let your hair down and relax. There are a number of indoor games you can enjoy, but the chief attraction are the expansive, manicured gardens and the luxurious outdoor pool. Ideal for any group getaway, the villa can accommodate up to 25 people and ensures that all possible amenities are offered to you. In fact, Rustic Manor is one of those places where you can just forget about the hullabaloo of the city, lie back in your hammock, look up at the cool blue sky, and give yourself the time that you so richly deserve.
Ivybridge farm (Haryana)
When Delhi folks say “luxury,” they sure know what they’re talking about! ivybridge.farm is the perfect example of the kind of place the who's who residing in the NCR like to get away to when they've had enough of the hustle and bustle. With its opulent design, multiple entertainment features and serene vibes, this villa makes for an ideal retreat for those in the mood for a grand vacay, but time in hand just about enough for a road trip. Head here for a memorable trip with loved ones!
Secret Garden (Pushkar, Rajasthan)
The sense of luxury at Secret Garden can hardly be overstated. It is much like having a fortress all to yourself! A beautifully designed space with a splendid view, this is one stay that you and your loved ones are bound to cherish for years to come. Spend all your time at the beautiful terraces, lazing on chaarpais, and savouring the scenery around, although the comfort of the interiors is also irresistible. Secret Garden is certifiably the best that Pushkar offers! What's a better way than relax under open skies, at your private pool, as the sun sets over the hills.
Fagunia Estate (Nainital, Uttarakhand)
If you love the idea of being tucked away in a peaceful spot with a stunning view of the mountains, Fagunia Farmstay is perfect for you. A Pahadi-Telugu couple's labour of love, this homestay is warm, welcoming, and infinitely charming. Nestled in a quiet little hamlet about 15 km from Nainital, and accessed by a beautiful but adventurous drive through an enchanting forest filled with birds and over old British era arched bridges across seasonal waterfalls, the farm stay is a special place to experience for the traveller who is looking for something off the beaten path, literally.
The Kathguni House (Manali,Himachal Pradesh)
Nestled among apple orchards with stunning views of the Himalayas, the villa overlooks the Beas River. It is a homage to the traditional architectural style of the region, with the interiors housing every modern comfort. The master bedroom is akin to a 5-star suite, while the other two rooms are also equally comfortable and quite spacious. The living room has a warm vibe to it, and the entire group can hang out together here. The views from the patio and balcony are sure to lure you outside, where you can also enjoy a bonfire on chilly evenings. The well-maintained lawn adds a generous touch of green to space and brings you closer to nature. This beautiful villa is bound to put you at ease the moment you get here and will make for a comfortable stay for your group. The Kathguni House is a world away from home, but it’s also a place where you feel completely, wonderfully at home.
Meadow On The Ridge (Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh)
Dotted with dense, timbered woods, Kasauli is perched in the Solan district in the charming state of Himachal Pradesh. Kasauli is famed for its picture-perfect surroundings and magnificent Victorian mansions. One such Victorian-inspired mansion is Meadow on the Ridge, a mere 20 minutes away from the town center of Kasauli. The grounds are divided into 3 structures – the main 2-bedroom villa, a 3 BHK cottage, and another 1 BHK cottage. The colonial influence can clearly be seen in the lion guardian statues that welcome you to the house, wood and iron furniture, quaint fireplaces, and beautiful stained-glass windows. Get transported back in time at this charming Victorian-era bungalow, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, lush greenery, gurgling torrents and alpine meadows that enhance the unspoiled exquisiteness of the hill station.
Lake Bagela Villa (Udaipur, Rajasthan)
A long and private soak in the jacuzzi or a dip in the plunge pool with the gang? Life presents you with tough choices at Lake Bagela Villa! Postpone decision-making by exploring nature trails in the neighbourhood first, or sit by the lake savouring the splendid view of the Aravali Hills. Evenings here are best spent sitting around a bonfire and relishing a barbecue meal.Choose Lake Bagela Villa for its modern comforts amidst a beautiful, natural setting.Live your best life in nature’s paradise with Lake Bagela Villa at Udaipur. The best way to treat yourself the royal way.
Debrung (Gangtok, Sikkim)
Complete with a picture perfect view and cozy interiors, this stylishly designed villa literally places you on top of the mountains, giving you everything you dream for in a perfect vacation. After you start your day with a hot cuppa at the terrace sit-out, you can slowly move to the gazebo for an afternoon board games session, and finally end your day chattering around the bonfire.No matter which part of the house you may be in, a breathtaking view is an absolute promise!
Deodar Estate (Mussoorie, Uttarakhand)
Landour is Mussoorie’s calmer counterpart, often preferred by those who'd rather be away from the throngs of tourists to enjoy the peace and beauty of nature instead. Located conveniently in this town, Deodar Estate is a 20 acre property consisting of two cottages that are offered to guests. Surrounded by lush forests and equipped with modern amenities, this stay gives guests the best of both worlds. Walking along a nature trail and bumping into Ruskin Bond is a usual occurrence here!Deodar Estate is a perfect getaway from the fast moving lives in a metro-politian city and enjoy the richness of nature.
Thea Homes (Manali, Himachal Pradesh)
A cozy home in the mountains with a fireplace, a sprawling lawn and incredible views - isn't that the dream? Thea Home is the perfect getaway spot if that sounds good to you. A holiday home where all rooms have attached bathrooms, personal refrigerators and intercoms, it ensures that you have a comfortable stay. The villa is nestled at an elevation of 7000 ft. and is close to the hot springs of Vashisht and the Jogni waterfall, which are interesting to make a visit to while you stay here. At nominal charges, bonfires and barbecues can be arranged. It truly is an idyllic place to spend a few days away from city life at.
Shvetanjali (Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh)
Peeping out from the hills of the picturesque town of Dalhousie, Shvetanjali offers you golden views of the sun rising behind the Himalayas, and then it setting over the Punjab rivers.The estate is perched on top of a hill and is the perfect spot to unwind. The house is built of stone like traditional Dalhousie architecture, but has incorporated modern fittings, double insulated windows and is furnished with Kashmiri carpets, books and antique furniture. Experience paradise at Shvetanjali. It’s indeed a sight to sooth sore eyes.
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