From Safaris to Palaces, All The Staycations Near Delhi You Should Be Booking For Holiby | March 04, 2020
Planning to spend a quiet holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the city? With Holi just around the corner, a long weekend awaits, a perfect opportunity for you to rejuvenate and take a much-needed break from all that's routine. Whether you plan to spend it with a group of friends or be with family, here is a list of all the resort destinations you can go to just a stone throw away from the capital.
Surrounded by the scenic beauty that is bound to evoke a relaxed feeling, a stay at the Suryagarh Jaisalmer holds an array of activities for you to take up. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the property, opting for guided walks such as The Silk Route Exploration, an interpretation of the southern route taken by the tradesmen in the 16th century. In terms of other activities, the boutique hotel offers a number of experiences; Thar Dinner at Celebration Gardens, Dinner on the Dunes, Breakfast with Peacocks, Sundowners and more—take your pick from a massive selection available. An excellent pick for a peaceful Holi staycation, the luxury property that comes under the MRS group offers packages that you could choose from. Relax with a drink at a sundowner on the 9th of March; enjoy the delectable spread at the Holi brunch on 10th or let your hair down at the live music set, all part of the ‘Celebrations in the Thar’ package curated for the festival of colours.
When: 9th to 12th March
Price: INR 37,000 to INR 45,000+taxes for the package, inclusive of accommodation for two nights; complimentary breakfast and a dinner for two at Nosh–the in-house restaurant.
Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner
An ideal luxury getaway located in Bikaner, Narendra Bhawan is the ideal example of architecture that talks of fine craftsmanship. Inspired by the life of the last reigning Maharaja of Bikaner, Late His Highness Narendra Singh Ji, the luxury property welcomes guests with an old-world charm. For Holi, it places itself as an ideal getaway where one may relax while indulging in the flavours of the festival, celebrating the famed Bikaneri Holi. Relish in delectable palettes in an alfresco dinner, while enjoying the sights of dancers from the Siddh community; enjoy the sundowners with Fire dancers at Darbari oasis; relax by the pool at The Laxmi Niwas Palace or indulge in soulful Sufi music.
When: 9th to 12th March 2020
Price: INR 11,999 to INR 14,999+ taxes for the package
Taj Corbett Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand
If all you want for Holi is solitude, or perhaps a quiet staycation with near and dear ones, we have the ideal pick for you. Located near the Jim Corbett National Park—India’s first national park— the luxury resort is a peaceful escape, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. With serene views of the Himalayas visible at a distance and lush greenery that surrounds the property, it's a two-hour drive from Dehradun and offers a number of activities that you can indulge in. Spend time by the poolside with a book; opt for an overnight camping session with friends; go on a safari or relax at the award-winning Jiva Spa. With 60 rooms and suites and a plethora of services on offer, the Taj Corbett Resort & Spa in Uttarakhand is ideal if all you want to do this Holi is relax amidst the wilderness.
Price: Starts at INR 11,600 per night
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Looking for a getaway that packs in the views while being an instant pick-me-up? Head over to The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, which is located barely 600 metres away from the Taj Mahal and takes only a three-hour drive from the national capital to reach. Dine under the stars on the terrace that overlooks the Taj, relax with a rejuvenating spa or take a walk around the sprawling lawns of the luxury property. At the delightful property, there is plenty to do, especially if you wish to take a break from the routine!
Price: Starts at INR 47,000+ taxes per night
Neemrana Fort Palace, Delhi-Jaipur Expressway
One of the oldest luxury retreats near Delhi and built on the two billion-year-old Aravalli hills, the grandeur of the Neemrana Fort Palace is breathtaking. With its 14-tiered architecture, 74 rooms and suites, and a massive estate, the property makes for a memorable stay. Close to a two-hour drive from the capital, it exudes an old-world charm that comes full circle with marvellous vistas, courtesy lush gardens and the hills at a distance. With services such as an Ayurvedic spa, curated dinners, and tailor-made activities fit for a getaway, this luxury resort is one to take into account if you're considering a quick yet luxurious staycation for Holi.
Price: INR 13,275+ taxes per night
Featured Image: Narendra Bhawan