Last Updated: August 30, 2019 Abhishek Gurung
Delhi is blessed with beautiful archaeological ruins, rich history, nature, shopping areas. It is always up for something as many playful uproarious places here are continually crowded with delicacies plus laughter making the city an attractive destination to visit. However, there are times when you want to take a weekend off from eating out at expensive place or shopping in busy markets or may be even watching the new released movie; and spend a low-key time amidst nature. So where shall you go? Luckily for Delhites, there are a plethora of resorts near Delhi that compel one to not to only have weekend vacation in the lap of nature but also choose them for long weekend holiday as well. Here are some of the best resorts that you can visit to have a gala time during your weekend or long weekend holiday.
If you are looking for an artistic way to spend your weekend then Aman-i-Khas provides just that. Located in Rajasthan, the resort is 370 km from Delhi. This nature resort is open from October to May every year and is placed on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park. Luxury meeting the wildlife, is what you will experience while spending a balmy vacation in this resort. Aman-i-Khas features 10 luxury tents that are influenced by travelling tents of Mughal era. These are off-white in colour and have wooden interiors that give calm and soothing ambience. There are spacious rooms, baths and living spaces each separated by cotton drapes. This resort also offers swimming pool to spend a calm and quiet time around the scrappy bushes. Established in the wilderness, this resort offers safaris and walking tours to encounter unique flora and fauna of Rajasthan.
Where: Near Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Jim’s Jungle Retreat
Spending a quiet weekend amidst nature is best experienced in Corbett’s ‘Jim’s Jungle Retreat’. Located on the southern outer edge of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, this place offers nature dwellers a view of the Shivalik Hills and surrounding jungle area. Jim’s Jungle Retreat is at a distance of 15 km from Ramnagar and 270 km from New Delhi. An ultimate nature getaway for wildlife enthusiasts as this resorts provide regular photography workshops. Since, it is closer to the vicinity of Corbett, the resort offers many kinds of safaris and walking trails for the guests. Including leisure activities like fishing and angling. Interesting features of Jim’s Jungle Retreat that keeps the guests lingering are accommodation options. The resort offers jungle lodge and cottages with spectacular views of the surroundings and other features like lounge, swimming pools, spa, plants nursery, workshops and boutiques.
Where: Dhela Village, Ramnagar, Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake
The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake offers nothing less than luxury and serenity. Lying at a distance of 45 km from New Delhi, this resort is an ideal destination to spend a weekend holiday. Sitting in the lap of the Aravalli Hills, Gateway Resort provides visitors plenty of activities like wall rappelling, night time cricket, air rifle shooting, archery, and hot-air ballooning. It also includes other facilities like art workshops and culinary classes. This resort in Damdama Lake will rejuvenate your senses with its spa facilities by a bouquet of wellness treatments; along with swimming pool and fitness centres. The best part about this resort is that it is pet-friendly. Now you can bring an additional member to this resort, not just that, Gateway Resort also provides venues for different events and culinary treats.
Where: Off Sohna – Gurgaon Road, PO Damdama, Gurugram
Experience the hospitality and comfort of Punjab’s Kikar Lodge. Located at a distance of 330 km from New Delhi this resort is nestled on the foothills of Shivalik. Kikar Lodge serve everyone’s need with well-maintained accommodation options. The resort has around 22 luxury cottages and 8 garden view rooms it also has pool view and forest view cottages along with beautiful family suites. And all the rooms are equipped with comfortable facilities. Kikar Lodge also offers fun activities to the guests like horse riding rappelling, paint ball, quad biking, zip lining and night safaris. Indeed after a day with such excursions one will look for a spa treatment and the Forest Spa in the lodge will be at your rescue and shall pamper you with various treatments.
Where: Kangar Village, Ropar, Nurpur Bedi, Punjab
Rajasthan definitely is an ideal destination to visit for heritage and leisure tours. And The Serai Camp Relais & Châteaux offers all that you desire during your Rajasthani stay. Located at a distance of 750 km from New Delhi, this luxury resort will caress you with state-of-the-art amenities. The Serai has three options of tents i.e. royal tented suites, luxury tented suites and tented suites. Out of the three, the royal tented suites have their own sunken swimming pools with Jacuzzi and separate tents to lounge. There are six luxury tents that offer private plunge pool and it can also be heated on request. There are fourteen tented suites and each suite offers spacious rooms and verandas. Other luxurious features the resort offer is the spa facilities. The Sujan Spa includes four tents, each ooze with charm and serenity. Here you can get therapies that can ease your mind and body. You can also explore the rest of Jaisalmer’s by taking excursions provided by the resort.
Where: Bherwa, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Water House Resort
This resort is an ideal spot for holidaymakers to spend a calm time amidst sounds of nature especially during the long weekend. The Water House Resort is aesthetically designed with well-furnished interiors and it is located an hour outside Jaipur. The best part of the resort is that it has a small cut on the resort floor which is made of glass. You can see fishes swimming under your feet. The resort has various activities for guests like golf, nature walks, cycling, and tennis. The entire ambience of Water House Resort is refreshing with lush environs. The guests here can fall for a real treat with massage therapies and in-house spa. Alongside other rejuvenating treats like in-house bar, multi-cuisine restaurant, bird watching. In fact, the guests are in for a treat as the resort also provides a sightseeing tour of Jaipur which includes attractions like Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Birla Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Albert Hall Museum and Jaipur Zoo.
Where: Nature Farms, Opp Amity University, 35th Kilometre stone, NH-8, Jaipur
Glass House on the Ganges
This luxurious resort is owned by the Neemrana Group of hotels. The location of Glass House on the Ganges is an added feature where the Ganga flows gently towards its source. This resort is one of the most peaceful hotels in Uttarakhand and it occupies four different rooms – Alaknanda, Gangeshwari, Indus and Godavari. And each room overlooks the jungle trees and gets a view of the Ganga. The property is surrounded by lychee and mango trees, in fact, most of the kitchen products are gathered from the trees and vegetation around the resort itself. The usual sports that this resort provides are rock climbing, cliff jumping, white water rafting and trekking. Glass House on the Ganges also offers guests with spa facilities and houses venues for various events.
Where: Near 23rd Milestone, Tehri Garhwal District, Gular Dogi, Uttarakhand
Sitla Estate will give you the home away from home vibes. It’s cozy kitchen and warm rooms invite everyone to explore the 150-year-old Estate’s house. This dwelling looks over the breathtaking mountains and orchards around its premises. Sitla Estate offers two kinds of accommodation – Colonial and Contemporary. If you like the vintage decor with wooden flooring and soothing colour of the room then colonial style room is best suited for you. A compact fireplace and wooden ceiling will make you romanticize and adore the room. Contemporary style room, on the other hand, is rather luxurious and modern in structure. The rooms are marked by excellent wood work and elegance framing of aesthetics. The rooms in Sitla Estate categories as Deluxe Orchard Suite, Orchard Suite, Standard Suite and Standard Double. Other facilities offered by the Sitla Estate are library lounging, nature walks and indoor activities like board games, table tennis and dart board.
Where: Mukteshwar, District Nainital, Seetla, Uttarakhand
The Solluna Resort
Solluna Resort is one of the best places in Corbett to enjoy the wilderness of the park with a luxurious treat. Sited in the picture-perfect valley of Marchula, you can enjoy the beauty of both sun and moon at the same time during dusk. Hence, the name of the resort came up ‘Sol’ meaning Sun and ‘Luna’ meaning Moon. This resort sits on the bank of river Ramganga and it provides four types of cottages – Superior Cottage, Deluxe Cottage, Premium Cottage and Presidential Cottage. Solluna Resort has over 45 cottages, 18 Superior Cottage, 21 Deluxe Cottage, 4 Premium Cottage and 2 Presidential Cottage. The entire cottage gives you a warm feeling and the rooms are beautifully designed with mattresses, mini refrigerator, LED bedside reading lights, working desk, wardrobe and Bar-B-Que area outside. For a lip-smacking treat Solluna Resort has a Blue Lounge which makes an ideal place to spend your evenings with drinks and food. The activities at the resort are volleyball, basketball, cycling, skating, and gym. Birdwatching is also quite popular since the resort is surrounded by nature.
Where: Corbett National Park, Marchula, Uttarakhand
The Oberoi Vanyavilas
The Oberoi Vanyavilas is a luxurious hotel surrounded by acres of lush and jaded landscape. This hotel is located only ten minutes from Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve and it also offers guests the opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tigers. The Oberoi Vanyavilas is an upscale hotel that has tented rooms with all modern facilities. The tents are surrounded by lush greenery and mudded walls including in-house facilities like air-conditioning, personal bar, tea/coffee maker, laundry service and features on request such as pillow menu features, outside dining etc. Guests can experience exquisite dining in the restaurant with delicious Rajasthan specialities. One can also make use of the spa facilities with therapies for back, neck, feet and more.
Where: Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore, Rajasthan
Mountain Trail is one of the best resorts you can come across in Mukteshwar. This hidden gem receives travellers from across the world and it offers a view of the Himalayan range, dramatic landscapes, dense forests and valleys. The Mountain Trail in Mukteshwar is located 2300 meters above the sea level and it is surrounded by fruitful trees and flower beds. You will find elegant rooms with basic amenities. The rooms are designed with a blend of nature giving an outdoorsy feel and it is built in a hill cottage style. You can unwind in the resort with indoor activities like chess, table tennis and even pamper your body with spa facilities in Mountain Trail.
Where: P. O. Sargakhet-263 132, Mukteshwar, Nainital, Uttarakhand
Mary Budden Estate
Mary Budden Estate sits amidst the mid Himalayan range and is it is a perfect place to unwind and re-connect with nature. This lodge is a retreat to nature lovers as it is located within the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Mary Budden is a perfect choice if you wish to escape from the honking city life. This colonial home turned into a lodge will give you a luxury home stay with elegant rooms and services. There are three accommodation options – Cosmos, Wisteria and Wild Rose. And each room is decorated with a cosy fireplace pinewood ceilings and simple furniture settings. Rhododendron Cottage will give an inviting airy and romantic feeling. You can explore the four categorised bedrooms – Cherry Blossom, Juniper, Cedar Suite and Oak Suite.
Where: The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary P.O. Ayarpani District, Almora, Uttarakhand
Ananda–in the Himalayas
This luxury spa resort in India is located in the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. Surrounded by Sal forests the resort overlooks the holistic town of Rishikesh. Ananda is a classic and sophisticated resort and contributes a lot to the environment. This resort practices the use of recycled water for gardening and it also encourages the uses of bags made of biodegradable substance. Ananda offers guests with best ayurvedic retreats, yoga and wellness experience along with green organic cuisines. Ananda resort has 78 rooms, suites and villas which are all designed in a colonial hill architectural style. Out of the 78 rooms, there are four suites, three private luxury villas and 70 elegant rooms that offer a panoramic view of the valley and palace. The activities Ananda provides are nature walks, river rafting, Ganga aarati and safari.
Where: The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar Tehri – Garhwal, Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand
Aravali Resort is one of the best vacationing resorts near Delhi. And if you are looking for a weekend getaway, this is a good option. Aravali Resort is an hour drive from the capital and it houses a great venue for various events. This resort sits in a 7-acre of verdant surroundings and it creates a fun environment for family and kids. Nature lovers can spend a long afternoon destressing from the monotonous life with a number of leisure facilities like swimming pools and badminton court.
Where: 76th Milestone, Delhi Jaipur Highway, NH – 8, Dharuhera, 3 KM after Dharuhera Flyover, Khaliawas, Dharuhera, Haryana
Botanix Nature Resort
Botanix Nature Resort has everything that a nature lover could ask for, its quiteness and lush jadded greens is found everywhere. Located on the edge of the Damdama Lake, this resort creates an excellent adventure camp and is also a well maintained farm tourism destination. With mere 25 minutes drive from Gurgaon, this resort never disappoints the visitors. Surrounded by the Aravalli Hills it has a scenic background. Spreading to an area of 30 acres Botanix provides activities like Meditation, Cliff Jump, Nature Walk, Rappelling, Swimming Pool etc. Experience the wonders of nature at its absolute brilliance.
Where: Damdama Village, Near Damdama Lake, Damdama Sohna Road, Gurgaon, Haryana
Inarguably, all of them offers best of the best treatment and services. And thus it is difficult to simply select the finest but basing on your taste and destination you can choose where you want to ‘put your money.’ Also, do let us known amongst all the above-mentioned nature resorts, which one is your favorite? You can tell about your experience in the comment section below and share this blog with your people looking for options for a long weekend getaways from Delhi. And in case you need our help for hotel bookings, we are available at +91-9212553106/07 and email@example.com. We at Tour My India also offer some incredible travel packages in India at affordable prices.
Published: 23 Mar, 2017
Abhishek Gurung is a writer whose passion for food and travel is an unending affair. He likes going on treks and camping in the woods, loves exploring forts and architecture, he is a cycle enthusiast who likes to contribute something to the environment, travel photography and videography is another interest as he sees life in a cinematic point of view. He likes the idea of living in offbeat destination where the mode of communication is to interact with each other. Coming from Nagaland, he has visited some beautiful valleys and remote villages and appreciates nature as it is and as it should be.