Whether it is a normal weekend or a long island, we have an urge to get away from our hometown. Even if the travel requires 6 hours of train or car journey, we want to get lodged up in a cozy and luxurious hotel room or cottage, laze around, order food and coffee from room service and if the mood permits, we go out for sightseeing if at all there are some attractions nearby the hotel we are staying.
Our motive is to spend the weekly holidays away from home, avoid household chores and taste different foods.
Last week, I was speaking to my cousin living in Delhi and asked him his experience of staying in resorts near Delhi during Saturday and Sunday.
For the next 30 minutes, he narrated his weekend sojourns. In this blog post, I have written about the best options to stay away from Delhi, in Resorts near Delhi for weekends.
I have filtered some of the recommendations of my cousin due to distance. We don’t like to spend more than 6 to 7 hours in a car reaching the weekend destination-right?
6 superb Resorts near Delhi to Spend Your Weekend.
1. Malji Ka Kamra, Churu, Rajasthan
Yes, this is where you will be staying for two days. The word “kamra” in the title must have made you visualize a drab room in a dingy hotel in rural Rajasthan-right?
Now, look at the Malji ka Kamra! This was a mansion once that is called ‘haveli’ in Hindi. This haveli is 100 years old!
This mansion is located 300 km from Delhi, this may not be one of a Resorts near Delhi but worth for stay.
In spite of its huge size and palace-like appearance, it has only 12 rooms.
Though there are different types of rooms such as Yello Murals and Red Murals, the furniture is just about the same in all; an old-world grandfather high cot with transparent (well almost) drapes.
Since all the rooms are fairly large, you can choose whatever is available and you will be comfortable. You must look forward to the delicious Rajasthani cuisine that might make you to either come again or extend your stay. Yes, the food will be top class, buddy!
Here is the address and telephone number of Malji ka Kamra, a resort near Delhi: Naya Bass, Churu, Rajasthan 331001
Phone: 01562 254 514
There is nothing much to see around Churu except meet the villagers. I think this is a blessing in disguise as you will fully enjoy your room and the food.
2. Patan Mahal, Patan, Rajasthan
Oh, absolutely beautiful and majestic! The imposing structure of the lovely Rajasthani pink stone building that certainly doesn’t look like a hotel. Is it another haveli or a palace of the brave Rajputs that has been converted into a luxurious weekend getaway?
This is a resort near Delhi, this is much nearer when compared to Malji ka Kamra, Churu. The distance is only 190 km that you can cover in less than 5 hours by car.
Located at the foot of a hillock, the mansion’s backdrop of green cover gives it a richer appearance. The interiors and the furniture are all royal Rajasthan personified as is evident from colored glasses for windows, real wooden furniture of yesteryears and thick cushion on the sofa and dining chairs.
Facilities and amenities:
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Attached bathrooms that are spacious
- Power backup
- Swimming pool
- Indoor games
Patan Mahal, V.P.O , Tanwaravati Teh: Neem Ka Thana, Patan, Rajasthan 332718
Phone: 094130 70833
3. Castle Kanota, Jaipur
This castle also somewhat resort near Delhi. Located about 275 km from Delhi, this exquisite mansion is built on a beautifully landscaped garden. Again, the interior of the mansion and the furniture are authentic Rajasthani, boss!
This is Castle Kanota’s lobby:
The Delhiites’ most preferred weekend getaway, this property is conveniently located in Jaipur itself implying the availability of all the modern city facilities, local transportation, international airport etc.
This 52-room heritage hotel is all grandeur and fully air-conditioned.
The hotel comes with a bar and a high-class restaurant that serves pure Rajasthani food that has no match in other states of India.
Address: Agra Road, Kanauta, Rajasthan 303012
Phone: 0141 256 3448 http://www.hotelnarainniwas.com/
4. The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake
Now, we veer away from Rajasthan and go towards Haryana and Punjab. I know the readers from Uttarakhand State are waiting patiently to see some of their scenic resorts amidst forest and the River Ganga listed here as superb weekend getaways in Resorts near Delhi. “You will see them next, friends”!
Here is a photo of the bar of the Gateway Resort Damdama Lake. It is just a sample of what awaits you in this very calm place near Delhi.
Location of This Resort near Delhi
This is the nearest of weekend holiday destination resorts near New Delhi. The distance is just 49 km only on the Gurgaon road.
If you want to know how the resort near Delhi will look from outside, here is a photo.
Built with the backdrop of Aravalli Hills, the Gateway Resort is a very peaceful place to spend your weekend. However, that doesn’t mean the resort is devoid of any physical activities.
Guests can indulge in a game of cricket late in the night too apart from daytime activities that include hot-air balloon ride and wall rappelling.
Spend some time on the banks of Damdama Lake. It is picturesque and large occupying an area of over 3000 acres!
Address: PO Damdama, Off, Sohna – Gurgaon Road, Gurugram, Haryana 122102
Phone: 0124 267 7200
This Resort near Delhi offers three types of accommodations namely:
- Gateway suites
- Deluxe resort rooms
- Superior resort rooms
The two restaurants are named as Buzz and Sian. You have come to Haryana and if you want to act like a local, then, choose the ‘Buzz’ to eat the best Haryana cuisine.
There is also a full-fledged SPA to pamper to your bodily needs. I read the Gateway Resort is fairly well booked because of its proximity to Delhi. Therefore, book well in advance for a wonderful and new weekend holiday.
5. Kikar Lodge, Punjab
Ah, dreamy-eh? I must appreciate the photographer who captured this photo. He knew where the beauty lies and brought them in his focus.
I am sure it is worth making a trip to this weekend getaway even if the distance is slightly far off at 330 km. I would advise a late evening departure on Friday.
The background of the resort is the cool and lush green Shivalik Hills. Naturally, the cottages and rooms must be facing the forest of the hills.
For outdoor activities, be prepared to enjoy a rare horse riding experience in truly natural surroundings. If you dare, you can have a go at:
- Wall rappelling
You have a SPA also at your disposal. This can come in handy after your exhaustive outdoor activities.
Address of Kikar Lodge:
Kangar Village, Ropar, Nurpur Bedi, Punjab.
From Chandigarh railway station, you can hire a taxi and reach the scenic Kikar Lodge covering the 70 km distance in a little more than an hour.
6. Soulitude in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Gagar,Bhowali-Ramgarh-Mukteshwar Road, Ramgarh, Uttarakhand 263132
Phone: 095559 97650
Look at the balcony of a room from where there is nothing but the gorge of the Gagar Valley of the Himalayas!
Since this weekend resort is located on the Himalayas, you can be assured of great weather and good vegetarian food.
The distance to Delhi is about 320 km. A car is a better option to reach the Soulitude in the Uttarakhand Himalayas.
Hope this Blog Post about 6 Superb Resorts near Delhi to Spend Your Weekend immensely help you plan your next weekend trip.