This year, Republic Day has brought a special surprise for all the urban nomads, a long weekend from January 23 to 26! For many, the idea of ‘what to do’ this weekend is still unanswered. But fret not, a short getaway to a luxury retreat will definitely make things more fun and easier.
Whether you are currently in Mumbai, Delhi or Bengaluru, LuxeBook’s curated list of six quaint and luxurious vacation villas and hotels will solve your conundrum of ‘where to go’; because these luxe holiday spots are just a breezy drive away from the city!
GETAWAY FROM MUMBAI
Casa Riviere, Karjat by Lohono Stays
Casa Riviere is a vacation property that sits amidst scenic, countryside of Karjat, just about 62 kms from Mumbai. The 12-acre home has five plush king size bedrooms with views of the mountains and a serene lake, an entertainment area, a multipurpose court, a verdant lawn and, of course, a private pool.
Casa Riviere also offers outdoor activities for its guests such as archery, horse-riding, tennis, cycling and paintball. Guests can also go freshwater fishing and on a garden trail to see 400 medicinal plants. Bhivpuri Waterfalls, too, is just a 14-km drive away from this property.
Aranya Vilaas, Kamshet by Saffronstays
This pet-friendly villa is a quaint vacation estate located on the banks of the Thokarwadi Lake in Kamshet, Maharashtra. It is just a 3-hour drive from Mumbai and a 2-hour drive from Pune. The property boasts of four Greek-Maharashtrian cottages, decked with an infinity pool, private jacuzzi and a beautiful balcony with best views of the clouds and the Sahyadri valley.
One can also go to the Pawna Lake or a trek up to the Visapur fort.
GETAWAY FROM DELHI
The Roseate, New Delhi
An idyllic getaway from the everyday chaos of the city life in Delhi, The Roseate engulfs a tranquil, green landscape with plush, modern rooms and suites. This luxury resort is located at a quick 4.5-km drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Its exquisite Mughal architecture makes for a beautiful site – intricate bronze meshwork, long 20 ft. doors and high-dome ceilings and Isfahan pillars.
Guests can choose from its Roseate Suite, Junior Suite, Lake facing rooms, Garden rooms and Premium rooms. The Roseate’s fine dining experience includes Kiyan that offers flavourful Indian and Thai cuisine, Chini for a tantalising Chinese food trail and IAH for fine spirits indulgence.
The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake, Gurgaon
A luxurious, nature-inspired retreat in Gurgaon, The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake sits in the lap of the Aravalli Hills. This 20-acre property is 45 kms away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport and is also easily accessible from Noida and Faridabad. Bespoke spa, a vast poolside area, adventure sports facilities and golfing are some options if you wish to enjoy your leisurely hours out of your vacation room/suite. Its rooms and suites either offer a lush garden view or the courtyard view.
GETAWAY FROM BENGULURU
Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, Hampi
One of the upcoming hotspots, Hampi is a 5-hour distance from Bangalore. The Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace in Hampi is a regal, heritage vacation property with awe-inspiring views of natural forests and rocky boulders. The palace models a fort-like entrance adorned with stone-paved boulevards and majestic hallways. It offers four kinds of villas – Jal Mahal, Zenana, Nilaya and Nivasa – all with spacious living and dining areas, en-suite bathroom and jacuzzi, private terrace and balcony.
The Serai Chikmagalur
The Serai Chikmagalur is a luxury holiday estate perched on the elevated hills in the Western Ghats, surrounded with coffee plantations. The resort’s distance from Bengaluru is about 250 kms, making it an ideal weekend getaway.
This place offers a selection of luxurious accommodations – a single-floored estate villa with a private pool and a garden, a picturesque two-tiered estate terrace and the residence, edged with waterside walkway, designer rooms, separate living and dining areas, and a private pool.