Here Are 5 Pretty Resorts Only 5 Hours {Or Less} Away From The City!

    We all deserve a break from time to time to rejuvenate ourselves, but taking time out for that kinda self-care can be tough. But does that mean we stop the wanderlust? Not at all! Check out these resorts that are close enough to Delhi for you to skip town and get your staycation started, mostly hassle-free!

    Botanix Nature Resort, Damdama

    A retreat just outside of Gurgaon, on the edge of Damdama Lake, this is a divine property that’s a perfect fit for that weekend getaway you’ve been planning for eons. With an urban village vibe, it’s made up entirely of tents {cemented ones, not to worry} and brick cottages, with a refreshing swimming pool in its midst. They’re self-sufficient, so you can look forward to simple, delicious meals with ingredients right out their garden! There are enormous farms adjacent to the resort, adding to the aura of peace. Strewn across the property, you can find hammocks tied to trees. May we suggest an afternoon of watching clouds?

    Where: Damdama Village, Near Damdama Lake, Tehsil Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana

    Driving Time: 2-3 Hours {approximately}

    2. Neemrana Fort Palace, Neemrana

    One of the quickest-to-get-to resorts near Delhi, Neemrana is super convenient for when you just want a weekend away from everything. The 15th century hotel boasts of hanging gardens, two swimming pools, an Ayurvedic spa, and India’s first zip-line. If you’re planning a romantic weekend vacay with your SO, this is the ideal destination.

    Where: 122nd Milestone, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Village Neemrana, Alwar, Rajasthan

    Driving Time: 2-3 Hours {approximately}


    3. Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort, Parwanoo

    Reach the resort located on top of a hill by a 10-minute ride in a cable car which is a great experience in itself with its view of the valley and mountains. It provides a top-notch spa resort staycation. From a great restaurant and coffee shop to a therapeutic spa and gorgeous view, this place will spoil you silly. They also organise recreational activities like trekking!

    Where: Timber Trail Resort, NH 22, Near Village Banasar, Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

    Driving Time: 4-5 hours {approximately}

    Fairydale Resort, Lansdowne

    Fairydale Resort at Lansdowne is the place to be if you want a great weekend getaway, on a budget. Did we mention hill dogs bounding aimlessly, and hammocks to laze around in the whole day? Nestled amongst pine and Baanj trees, Fairydale Resorts is so hidden that you know you’ve reached only when you actually turn past the gates of the elegant Garhwal Rifles Centre. With space only for 30 or so guests, the view from each of the rooms is breathtaking – tall oaks and blue pines raise like spires off the mountainside.

    Where: Bungalow 29, Near Bhulla Lake, Pauri Garhwal, Lansdowne

    Driving Time: 5 Hours {approximately}


    Mud Fort Kuchesar, Bulandshahar

    Originally an 18th century abode to royalty, the Mud Fort has opened its doors to us plebs, and we are awed. The banks of the Brijghat {about 25 kms away} are the perfect spot for a bit of picnicking and family time. The mango orchards nearby are open for bullock cart rides.

    Pro Tip: They also arrange village and farm visits.

    Where: Village Kuchesar Fort, Distt Bulandshahar, Kuchesar, Uttar Pradesh

    Driving Time: 2-3 hours