Mushroom farming. A pond. Slow food. Doggies. And greenery everywhere. Peepal Kothi is barely half an hour away from Gurgaon and is three acres of pure happiness with all the above. This farm stay is idyllic for its close enough for last-minute plans but far, far away from the dust and pollution. The ducks lounging in the lake, sit-out verandahs and white butter slathered rotis only add to the charm. It’s rustic, yes but it’s indulgently rustic in a way a besan laddoo tart is.
There are three independent kothis and three bungalows that are all a throwback to English tea gardens and architecture from 1930s Punjab. It’s also surrounded by glorious golf courses around so the sporting types can tee off as you sip chai under lemon trees.
If golfing is too boring a pursuit for you, sign up for a pottery workshop or learn to make local breads with the village folk guiding you. Or trips to the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and the Heritage Transport Museum can be arranged on request. We, however, were just wondering why you’d want to budge from the picture-perfect garden.
Price: INR 8,000 onwards