On the outskirts of Bhopal, right by the Van Vihar National Park, is the Jehan Numa Retreat. Head to this luxurious getaway for some feasting and relaxing in beautiful natural surroundings.
Jehan Numa is divided into six groups of residential cottages, with a total of 28 rooms. The cottages are reminiscent of the buildings of local villages, but contain all modern amenities including air-conditioners, room safes, WiFi and TV. Open spaces lie between most buildings, with the resort lending itself splendidly to languid walks along little paths and lazing on wooden decks outside the cottages.
The tranquil silence of the estate is broken only by bird calls, or the clink of cutlery at the two restaurants. A little further down you can find a spa, where you can soothe away your aches and pains.
The two restaurants – Under The Jamun Tree, and The Coriander Leaf – have a reputation for fine dining. The Coriander Leaf is their fine-dining restaurant and it serves a host of global cuisines.
Under The Jamun Tree is their signature restaurant. It has a fantastic ambience, with a central tree decked out with gorgeous hanging lights, and wooden chairs and tables facing an open garden in the al-fresco area. Perfect for some wine, great food and a romantic date.
Things to Do
There is much to do at Jehan Numa besides enjoying the serenity. You can participate in kite flying, tree planting and cycling, play a game of croquet, or check out the kitchen’s organic garden and go for nature walks.
There is an open-air pool where you can take a dip and if you feel like golfing, there is a space known as The Golf Green. In one corner of the retreat, you can find putting and chipping ranges to help you improve your game, or just enjoy a few swings. There is also, of course, the Van Vihar National Park where walks, bike rides and drives can be arranged.
What We Think
The retreat creates a calming and amorous atmosphere, making it a great place for a romantic excursion. Lush natural surroundings, lots of options to relax and pamper yourself, good service, and comfortable rooms make Jehan Numa Retreat an ideal spot to unwind at.
Where: Dr.Saleem Ali Road, Near Van Vihar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Price: Starting at INR 8,000 – INR 10,000
Contact: 0755 6606600, +91 9630148397
Images courtesy Jehan Numa Retreat