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ONE DAY GETAWAYS

''Take a break from your daily work schedule. Plan a quick trip this weekend itself!!''

It’s not at all a bad idea to go to places close to Delhi, especially when you are unable to plan a long leave with family and friends. So, for those of you who keep long hours at work and keep pushing the bigger holidays thinking you don't have time to plan one, we have jotted down a list of small weekend getaways that can give you that much needed relaxation! Take a look!

HERE YOU GO: : NEEMRANA

Neemrana is an ancient historical town in alwar district of Rajasthan, which houses the grand and terrific Neemrana Fort Palace. It’s at a distance of about 120 kms from Delhi on the Delhi-Jaipur highway. Here you'll find abundance of things to do other than simply loosening up such yoga, reflection, indoor amusements, wellbeing spa, gym and swimming. Going around the fort is in itself a great experience.
For the dauntless, there is thrilling zip line by flying fox and for the shopaholic there are shops at the Neemrana Fort fortification where you can indulge in a shopping spree. At the Neemrana shop you will find a wide blended pack of lifestyle and gift things including candles, cutlery, pottery, material, style enhancements and the sky is the limit from there. You can also take a guided camel ride around the fort. If you’re staying in the hotel, request the hotel staff to arrange for a hot air balloon ride.
The Neemrana restaurant inside the inn serves a delightful multi-cusine menu. And the best part is you can enjoy the meal anywhere within the hotel premises, be it by the pool or on the terrace overlooking the picturesque fort and surroundings.


DAMDAMA LAKE

The lake is about 60 kms in distance from central Delhi and is located a few kms south of Gurgaon and is off the Gurgaon-Alwar road. It’s roughly a two-hour drive and a decent place for having some good times excursion with friend and family away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. In case you cherish boating, you can acknowledge sculling in Damdama Lake by row boats, paddle boats and motor boats. Other than boating, you can also indulge in other activities including camel rise, hot air ballooning. The water may not be clear, especially in monsoons, but it’s good to see a water body close to Delhi. The lake is serene, setting is great, and boating is sensible valued. There's a restaurant too by the lake run by the state government. However, don’t have very high expectations from the place. Also, on the route from Sohna to Damdama lake there are numerous lodgings for those looking forward to a night out.


SILISERH LAKE

Siliserh Lake is a breath-taking lake in Alawar locale of Rajasthan and is placed at a separation of around 165 kms from Dhaula Kuan Delhi. The Lake was built by maharaja Vinay Singh in year 1845. The Lake and supply of Siliserh was made by Maharaja for the people of Alwar so that water could be channelled to Alwar city. A delightful Lake castle was likewise constructed by Maharaja for his adored wife Shila. It was utilized as Lake royal residence and a hunting lodge. Siliserh Lake Palace gives alternative to stay with a stunning perspective of the lake and beautiful settings of Aravali slopes. One can spend numerous hours by simply observing the lake from the terrace of Lake Palace Siliserh. Indulge in water games like boating, scuba diving and water bikes here and spend quality time maidst nature. There’s a restaurant too by the lake. Excursions within 50 kms radius that you can do from this place include Ajabgarh, Tijara, Vijay Mandir Palace and Sariska National Park.


SARISKA NATIONAL PARK

Nestled among the Arravalis, Sariska is the closest place from Delhi where one can hope to see a tiger in its natural surroundings. Spread over 866 sq kms with a core area of approx 500 sq kms, the reserve was created in the year 1978 in Alwar district of Rajsthan. It is one of the 27 tiger reserves created by Government of India under Project Tiger to protect the decreasing population of Tigers. It's a native place for number of carnivores which includes Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Dog & Cat. The park is heaven for variety of migratory birds & other endangered species of big and small animals. The park is open everyday from October till May end from 6 am to 3.30 pm.


TIKLI BOTTOM

It’s about 15 kms from Gurgaon, off the Sohna Road to the right and about 30 kms from the airport. Tikli Bottom is closed between April 20 and June 30 every year and reopens on July 1. A typical Indian havelli in the heart of Tikli Village, Tikli Bottom has 4 rooms -- all of which have dressing-rooms, bathtub with shower -- so you could well land up in a big group as well. Run by a charming English couple Martin and Annie Howard, Tikli Bottom is an architecturally rich building with exquisite interior decoration where you can simply relax and unwind. It is an ideal place for kids too. Although a maximum of two adults are permitted in each room, you could get 3 extra beds to accommodate children. On board, all meals and drinks are included. Although there is no dedicated spa in the resort, there are facilities for massages. If you are adventurous enough, you could sleep outside in the lap of nature under mosquito nets in summers. There is an organic farm, you could visit the animals in it, climb the neighbouring hills. In summers you could enjoy the swimming pool. Winters, too, are ideal as you could generally be outside and enjoy the robust winter sun. Do not miss the 18 hole golf course, which is about 5 kms away from the resort.


PATAUDI

The place is full of peacocks, greenery, sparkling blue pool and lotsa food. It is at a distance of about 60 km from Delhi and 30 km from Gurgaon. A small village located in the foothills of the Aravalli Ranges – that is Pataudi for you. Once home to the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi – for those of you who came in late, he is Saif Ali Khan’s dad - the village has an old world charm that breathes royalty. Once there, the main attraction of course is the Pataudi Palace - where the Nawabs of Pataudi lived. It is now a heritage property run by Neemrana Hotels. It has sprawling lawns and gardens. Rest assured it is ideal for a relaxed getaway!


MANESAR

For those of you looking for a quick & relaxed weekend, Manesar could be the answer. It’s at a distance of about 45 kms from Delhi. Manesar in Haryana has quite a few attractions. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a must visit and it can be done round the year, especially in the peak season that starts in October. Then of course there is Damdama Lake – we all have heard about boating here. But that’s not all. You could also indulge in parasailing and hot air ballooning. If you are in a mood to do nothing, just sit by the lake and follow the muse within. Mata Sheetala Devi Temple and the Tomb of Sheikh Musa are some of the other tourist spots here. History literally breathes at the Tomb of Sheikh Musa as it is difficult to miss the fusion of Muslim and Rajput architecture. Shopaholics, make sure you visit the multiplexes and shopping hubs. If you have spare time and go in a big group, drive down to Sohna famous for hot water springs. It won’t take you more than 30 mins from Manesar. Also, do visit the Lord Shiva temple at Sohna.


KUCHESAR

The place is located in absolute wilderness. Spend a night here close to the nature if seeking a break from the daily hectic schedule. Kuchesar is located in Bulandshahr area of Uttar Pradesh, at a distance of about 100 kms from Delhi. The Mud Fort at Kuchesar is the most acclaimed vacation destination of this spot. Also known as Rao Raj Vilas, the resort was formed by restoring a section of Ajit Singh's family's ancestral property belonging former to princely state, Kuchesar. This eighteenth century fort was developed by the Jat rulers and is arranged in the midst of rich green fields. The resort welcomes you to have a recreation time with family, enjoy picnics and take a trip among the sugarcanes and mango orchids. Make the dwelling place of Jat Rulers your home and enjoy the eighteenth century lifestyle a modern day touch this resort. Rooms are big and lavish. Go for a bullock cart ride if seeking adventure or indulge in pottery making sessions. With pleasant surroundings and having blessed with Ganga at a distance of only 24 kms, Mud Fort Kuchesar provides you with the taste of fascinating India.


Source / Review By : Team Triponomics

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