New Delhi has managed to climb up high on the list of the most luxurious cities in India. Delhi now lets you feel like a royal at some of the most luxurious destinations. It offers an astonishing range of perfect weekend getaways to escape the urban chaos which is overwhelming due to Delhi’s large population while indulging in absolute bliss. Here is a list of the top luxurious weekend getaways from Delhi.
1. Neemrana Fort Palace, Neemrana
The Neemrana Fort Palace is one of the best luxury resorts in India and ideal for a weekend getaway from Delhi! Neemrana gives you the opportunity to de-stress and lounge in peace surrounded by the rich culture in Rajasthan. You can spend a weekend in Neemrana enjoying the scenic views of the hilltops, the delicious cuisine of the city and colourful songs and dances of the locals at the resort itself.
Cost: Rooms begin at Rs. 6000* per night (Varies based on room type)
How to get there: Located only 130 km from Delhi, The Neemrana Fort Palace is best reached by road. You can drive or take a taxi with an average duration of 2 hours 40 minutes via NH8.
2. Hill Fort, Kesroli
Surrounded by a field of lush crops, Hill Fort offers picturesque views of the sun peeking from hillocks. Built in the 14th century, the Fort has been restored to provide the utmost elegance; rooms are decked with antique furniture, hallways have rustic white-arches and medieval suites each have their own majestic theme. Nothing about your experience at the Hill Fort will be ordinary as you lounge around watching the mustard fields or enjoy a camel ride while admiring the world-renown Kesroli sunset.
Cost: Rooms begin at Rs 6000* per night (Varies based on room type)
How to get there: Located only 175 km from Delhi, travelling by road would take an average duration of 3 hours 45 minutes via Alwar-Bhiwadi Road. You can also opt to take a train with a duration of three hours and an average cost between Rs. 840 to 1200 per head.
3. Tree House Hideaway – Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandhavgarh
The Tree House Hideaway gives you the opportunity to enjoy a snug home away from home. Spend your weekend tucked inside a fusion of contemporary and traditional tree house rooms, or enjoy the wildlife with the properties resident species of reptiles and birds at the resort. For those seeking a romantic getaway, you can observe the coming and goings of numerous animals near the waterhole from the Machaan while sitting under a starry night. For a relaxing weekend, enjoy other cultural activities like cycling, picnics, village visits and workshops with local artisans. For wildlife enthusiasts, you can enjoy a tiger safari into the deeper jungles in Jeeps with front facing elevated seats in hopes of spotting a tiger!
Important note: Book in advance as there are only five tree houses available.
Cost: Rooms, including 1 cycle of meals, and a jeep safari start at Rs.27,000 per night (Varies based on room type)
How to get there: Located 800 km from Delhi, Bandhavgarh National Park can be reached by various means of travel. You can take a direct flight from Delhi to Jabalpur (4 and a half hours) and then take a taxi to the hotel. You could also opt to travel by train where the most frequent trains from Delhi are the Gondwana Express and the Mahakaushal Express.
4. Shervani Hilltop, Nainital
Spread over lush green mountains, Shervani Hilltop is a peaceful 4-star boutique resort, surrounded by flora and fauna of the Shervani Hilltop is a peaceful 4-star boutique resort, surrounded by flora and fauna of the Himalayas. The tranquillity around the resort allows you to indulge in the scenic views of the verdant mountains. You can visit the renowned Mall road which runs through the heart of Nainital and is located only 2 km from the resort. An evening stroll along the lake on Mall road with the cool breeze blowing has its own charm.
Cost: Rooms begin at Rs.19,000* per night (Varies based on room type)
How to get there: Located 285 km from Delhi, the best way to reach Nainital is by road with an average duration of 7 hours 45 minutes via NH9. You can opt to take an overnight train to Kathgodam with a duration of 7 hours and then take a cab to Nainital which takes around 45 minutes.
5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
For an unforgettable experience, The Oberoi Udaivilas is the place to be. Bask in the glory of rich architecture and cultural feasts, with various pavilions and domes spread over 50 acres. For those seeking a romantic getaway, enjoy long strolls along the courtyards and patios on the banks of Lake Pichola. Udaivilas has 3 restaurants, 2 heated outdoor pools and luxurious spas, making it the perfect destination to de-stress from the urban chaos!
Cost: Rooms begin at Rs. 29,000* per night (Varies based on room type)
How to get there: The nearest airport in Udaipur is called Maharana Pratap Airport which is situated about 20 kilometres away from the city. If you are planning to travel by train, some of the popular train lines include the Mewar Express and the Gwalior-Udaipur Express which takes around 12 and a half hours.
6. Brys Caves, Jim Corbett
Brys Caves encapsulates the wild jungle experience by combining raw nature in the form of caves with modern aesthetics. It’s the perfect combination of wild and luxurious and is the ideal getaway from hectic city life. Perfect for relaxing, Brys Caves has restaurants that offer fine dining experiences with global cuisines surrounded by the breathless ambience of the wild woods and the divine humming of birds. For those of you who seek an adventure, visit the Bijrani region which is one of the zones with the highest wildlife population in Bijrani region which is one of the zones with the highest wildlife population in Corbett National Park.
Important note: Some of its most well-known caves include the Shivalik Cave, King Cave, Queen Cave and the Grand Tree House which we recommend you to book!
Cost: Rooms begin at Rs. 18,000* per night (Varies based on cave type)
How to get there: If you opt to take the train, the closest railway station to the park is Ramnagara which is 12 km from the park. The journey takes about 6 hours and 40 minutes.
7. Amarvilas, Agra
With majestic views of the Taj Mahal, The Amarvilas is sure to cast a spell. The perfect weekend getaways to escape the urban hustle, Amarvilas gives you the feeling of being nestled with royalty. Amarvilas is the ideal place to curl up in a good book and bask in the warm sunshine among the native trees. Guests can travel to the Taj Mahal in private golf buggies and can savour a candlelight dinner beside its soft silhouette. It is charming in summer, fascinating in autumn when the fields are covered with a cloak of russet and gold and in winter it is simple paradise.
Cost: Rooms begin at Rs. 25,000* per night (Varies based on room type)
How to get there: The most convenient way to get there is by train, the fastest train is 12050 Gatimaan Express with an average duration of only 50 minutes! You can also opt to travel by road with an average duration of 3 hours 45 minutes via Taj Express Highway.
8. The Royal Orchid Fort Resort, Mussoorie
The Royal Orchids resort is the perfect destination for a luxurious weekend getaway for winter! Spend chilly evenings by the fire while enjoying scenic views of the mountains and enjoy a nice cup of something hot. Built like an ancient fort, the Royal Orchid is the ideal place to enjoy leisurely time with the family surrounded by golden arches, the 6-acre Tara Hall Estate and lush gardens. Don’t forget to visit the Kempty falls, a waterfall known for its distinct location near a valley, perfect for a picnic spot!
Cost: Rooms begin at Rs. 8000* per night (Varies based on room type)
How to get there: You can travel by road with an average duration of 6 hours 50 minutes via NH1. You can also opt to travel by the numerous trains which are available on this route. However, we recommend the Shatabdi Express
9. The Terraces, Kanatal
Set amongst mystic pine tree forests, The Terraces offers breathtaking views of verdant mountains. The Terraces, a boutique resorts, offers 8 deluxe rooms, 12 super-deluxe rooms, a boutique spa and a luxury suite. Each suite is located at different heights on the hilltop, allowing everyone to be awed by its exquisite location. Providing a perfect blend of modern facilities and elegant décor, the Terraces provides comfort like no other.
Cost: Rooms begin at Rs.14,000 per night* (Cost varies based on room type)
How to get there: To enjoy the scenic views you can travel by train or road. The two nearest railway stations connected with Kanatal are Dehradun and Rishikesh after which taxis/buses are available to reach the resort. You can also opt to travel by road which takes about 8 hours and 15 minutes via NH 58.
10. Lemon Tree Tarudhan Valley, Manesar
Who’d have thought you could find a world-class golfing retreat in the lap of the Aravalli Hills so close to Delhi? With its impeccably manicured gardens, cobbled walkways, fountains, flowery gardens and a swimming pool, Lemon Tree Tarudhan Valley is just the escape you need when the bustle of the city begins to get on your nerves. Spend your day playing golf or relaxing by the pool without a care in the world. In-house spa, restaurant, fitness centre, game courts and indoor recreation – the property has everything you need for a fun weekend indulgence.
Cost: Tariffs begin at Rs. 4500 per night*. Studio apartments are also available.
How to get there: A mere 40 km from the IGI Airport, the easiest way to get to Lemon Tree Tarudhan Valley is by a self-driven car or taxi. The resort is located 20 km off Manesar and the drive will take about 1 hour.