Weekend Getaway: Heritage Hotels Less Than 10 Hours Away From Delhi

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    Sometimes all you need for a good vacation and for a good weekend getaway is the thrill of history (and the comfort of luxury). These eight forts have been converted to hotels and resorts and they’re just a hop, skip, and jump away from Delhi. Book away!

    Note: All of these properties are following strict sanitisation guidelines and providing contactless services. We recommend that you always wear a mask and follow social distancing rules while heading out.

    Alsisar Mahal

    Known for hosting Magnetic Fields, Alsisar Mahal in Shekhawati is a ‘battle-hardened fort’, right on the silk route. In the middle of an arid desert, you can have the pleasure of checking out frescoes, the Rani Sati Temple, a large number of ruins around the place which make it perfect for a weekend getaway. The architecture, antique furniture, and carved poster beds spell lavish like nothing else.

    Driving Time: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

    Tariff: Starting at INR 7,000 per night

    The Fort Unchagaon

    A gorgeous heritage hotel, Raja Surendra Pal Singh acquired this fort during the early 1800s. Close to the temple of Amantika Devi, we are also pretty excited about the dolphin sighting expeditions they have. Bullock cart rides, golfing, horseback riding notwithstanding, it is the river and the Kumaon hills that have our heart. They have special deals during long weekends, so look out for those.

    Driving Time: 2 hours 50 minutes (approx.)

    Tariff: Starting at INR 6,000 per night

    Mud Fort

    Mud Fort is also an ideal choice for a quick weekend getaway. This mid-18th-century fort sits on a beautiful and picturesque location and was built with seven turrets as an anti-cannon attack fortification. Also, quite nearby are the banks of the Brijghat (about 25 km away) which calls for a spot of picnicking. 

    Driving Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)

    Tariff: Starting at INR 6,000 per night

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    Hill Fort

    Dating back to the 14th century, the Hill Fort is close to the forests and birds of Sariska. Under the banner of Neemrana Hotels, they have large spaces to relax and unwind, and if this weekend, what you are looking for is spending time by sunsets, it is a trip you must make. This place offers tours to Kankwadi fort, Neelkanth temples, Jaisamand Lake, Talvriksh hot springs, Bharatpur, and more. 

    Driving Time: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

    Tariff: Starting at INR 5,000 per night

    Khimsar Fort

    This is a unique 16th-century fort that has centuries of history written on its walls and hallowed ramparts. Perched right across the great Thar Desert, this is an old-style fortress haveli that has lawns that go on and on, stunning sights and rooms that will leave you awestruck. The fort is slightly cut off from civilization, but we suggest you enjoy the remoteness. After all, not every weekend getaway can demand parties.

    Driving Time: 9 hours 20 minutes (approx.)

    Tariff: Starting at INR 7,000 per night

    Fort Ramshehar

    Close to Shimla, this fort is located on a hillock at the foothills of the Himalayas. This gives you a panoramic view of the Shivalik Hills, beyond the Sirsa River. Rooms are based on regal themes and have Wi-Fi access. Sorting the weekend is their well-known spa so, make sure you don't miss on that.

    Driving Time: 7 hours (approx.)

    Tariff: Starting at INR 8,500 per night

    Tijara Fort Palace

    Constructed over the course of 13 years, Tijara Fort was a labour of love for Maharaja Balwant Singh. Built in 1836, the restoration has been taken over by the Neemrana Hotel group and the architecture has a unique blend of Rajputana and Afghani influences. 

    Driving Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

    Tariff: Starting at INR 5,800 per night

    Neemrana Fort

    One of the quickest getaways near Delhi, Neemrana is super convenient and gorgeous to boot. The 15th-century hotel features hanging gardens, two swimming pools, an Ayurvedic spa, and India’s first zip-line. If the adventure isn’t enough, the romantic surrounding makes it perfect for a weekend date.

    Driving Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (approx.)

    Tariff: Starting at INR 5,000 per night

    Pro-Tip

    If it's just bae + you heading for a getaway, check out this list of romantic stays near Delhi. Or visit these stunning Airbnbs near Delhi and make the most of your weekend vacays.