Being a city slicker is tough work, and sometimes we just need to get away from it all. Luckily for us, Delhi offers plenty of quick escapes.

The Hill Fort, Kesroli

Photo: Neemrana

Photo source: Neemrana

The lesser known cousin of the flagship Neemrana property, this 14th century fort is not as grand in size, but packs in plenty of charm. You can take a bottle of wine up to one of the many terraces of the fort walls, or even dine at the dining room, where we can only hope for your sake that they will be serving Laal Maas.

The rooms are cosy and tasteful. Plus, we even had a Rajasthani performance troupe drop in the evening we stayed.

Price: Single rooms start at INR 5,500

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Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur

Photo: Laxmi Vilas Palace

Photo source: Laxmi Vilas Palace

If nothing else, a few years of living in the nation’s capital {or capital region} will definitely turn you into a forts-and-palaces snob. This one, we’re happy to report, does not disappoint. The high ceilings, chequered floors, chandeliers, jharokas, and marble inlaid walls will make you feel like a king {or queen} for a day indeed.

The most popular tourist attraction, only minutes away, is the Keoladeo National Park, which attracts over 350 species of native and migratory birds.

Price: Single rooms start at INR 5,000 {inclusive of breakfast and taxes}

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Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort, Dadu Village

Photo: Tarudhan Valley

Photo source: Tarudhan Valley

This one’s not just for the players. Golf players, that is. Tarudhan Valley is a gated golf community with villas that work as holiday homes for Delhi & Gurgaon families {and their lucky relatives!}. An in-house restaurant and bar will take care of all your needs over the weekend.

Price: Rooms start at INR 7,000 {exclusive of taxes}

Contact: +91 9911701701

Find out more here.

The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa

Photo: Westin Sohna

Photo source: Westin Sohna

If you told us that the busy corporate mill of Gurgaon’s Cyber City was less than an hour away from here, we’d have a hard time believing it. We loved the single villa rooms, with beds perfectly suited for sinking right into.

There isn’t much to do outside the immediate area of the property, but with sprawling lawns, a spa, a pool, and some good dining options, you have the perfect excuse to trade sightseeing for a poolside Pina Colada.

Price: Rooms start at INR 7,200 {approx.}

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Tikli Bottom

Photo: Tikli Bottom

Photo source: Tikli Bottom

Just six kilometres away from the main Sohna Road lies a quaint haveli turned guesthouse, run by Annie and Martin. The Lutyens-style building has four comfortable rooms, but you could also visit just for the day {if you’ve called ahead to RSVP for lunch, that is}.

Or stay for a couple of nights, wine and dine on the lawns. With farm animals galore, you could end up playing with the odd chicken or piglet too.

Price: Rooms start at INR 12,000

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Samode Palace, Jaipur

Photo: Samode Palace

Photo source: Samode Palace

The breathtaking architecture and serene location {tucked away under the shadow of lows hills} make Jaipur’s Samode Palace a must-visit. With an exclusivity and peacefulness that will make you feel like royals, the palace offers a full health and spa set-up as well as a lovely Mughal garden to explore.

You can enjoy horse and camel safaris, shopping adventures through the Samode village local marketplace, or you can just relax with a drink and a book by the pool. They also offer romantic, historic, and special honeymoon packages.

Price: Deluxe rooms start at INR 20,700 {approx.}

Find out more here.

Featured photo source: Westin Sohna Resort