India has a rich heritage and diverse natural terrain. It is a country of vibrancy, colours and steep in traditional roots. The land of a vast desert, golden sand beaches, a magnificent hill town, breaming rivers, gorgeous rives and calming plains, India is one of the loved destinations among travellers across the globe.
Soaked in regality, comfort, and luxury, here are seven luxe places in India to explore this long weekend.
- Jaipur, Rajasthan
Luxury is redefined with a relaxing holiday in the Pink City of Jaipur known for its grandeur, rich heritage, and luxe resorts/palaces. This vibrant and colourful city is just a three-hour drive from the capital city of Delhi and makes it an ideal destination for the upcoming long weekend getaway. Book a self-drive car in Delhi and enjoy your weekend trip to Jaipur.
Places to Visit: Amber/Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Alert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Raj Mandir Cinema, Jal Mahal, and more.
Places to Stay: Enjoy your luxurious stay this long weekend at Fairmont Jaipur, The Raj Palace, Taj Rambagh Palace, ITC Rajputana, RAAS Devigarh, Samode Palace, etc., to name a few.
Things to Do: Visit Choki Dhani, Laxmi Misthan Bhandar, and Rawat Kachori to savour delicious Rajasthani food, Jeep Safari at Nahargarh Biological Park, Hot Air Balloon Ride, and relax while enjoying deep Ayurvedic massage and spa.
- Udaipur, Jaipur
Another royal city dotted with shimmering Lake Pichola beside the Aravalli Hills ranges, Udaipur is the perfect place for a luxurious weekend escapade. Udaipur is the land of heritage hotels and boutique resorts that offers a magnificent view of the city and grandeur facilities like spa, yoga, and more. Udaipur makes you feel lively and is just five hours away from Ahmedabad. Get car hire in Ahmedabad and travel to this gorgeous city.
Places to Visit: City Palace, Lake Pichola, Sahelion ki Bari, Fateh Sagar Lake, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Monsoon Palace Sajjan Garh, Fateh Sagar Lake, and much more.
Places to Stay: Enjoy your long weekend escape by staying at these beautiful places like The Leela Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas, Taj Lake Palace, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace, Taj Aravali Resort & Spa, Taj Fateh Prakash Palace, and more.
Things to Do: Witness stunning sunset at Fateh Sagar Lake, Wildlife Safari at Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Trek to the Tiger Lake, go Horse Riding around Aravali Mountains, shop at Hathi Pol Bazaar, and more.
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Nestled in the Himalayan foothills beside River Ganges, Rishikesh is the pristine land of yoga, spirituality, and luxury. Travel here this long weekend and enjoy a grandeur stay at the luxe resorts and hotels in Rishikesh. The town is not just about divinity but also known for its boutique palace to a spa that offers a rejuvenating experience.
Places to Visit: Triveni Ghat, Parmath Ghat, Lakshman and Ram Jhula, Geeta Bhawan, Beatles Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, and more.
Places to Stay: Stay and enjoy a relaxing getaway at Ananda in the Himalayas, Shaantham Resort, Atali Ganga, Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, The Roseate Ganges, Aloha on the Ganges, etc.
Things to Do: There are a lot of things to do in Rishikesh, from hoping Temples to cafes, witness Ganga Arti and enjoying adventure activities like White Water River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Cliff Jump, and much more.
- Sula Vineyard, Nasik, Maharashtra
Book a budgeted car rental in Mumbai and travel to this scenic town of Nasik. Nasik is known for oranges and wine. The city is loaded with many beautiful places to stay, but this weekend visit and relax at Sula Vineyard. Sula Vineyard is a leading winery where you can experience wine tasting, witness winemaking, and stay at rejuvenating Beyond the Sula.
Places to Visit: Panchvati, Dushsagar Falls in Nasik, Saptashrungi, Trimbakeshwar, Nasik Caves, Sita Gufa, Anjaneri Hills, and more.
Places to Stay: There are many beautiful places to visit and stay in Nasik, but you don’t need to go anywhere else when you’re in Sula Vineyard. And also, Don’t Drink and Drive.
Things to Do: Enjoy the winemaking and tasting process, stroll around the winery, and explore the city.
- Gangtok, Sikkim
No place is better than a quaint one like Gangtok, which is far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The mesmerizing view of stunning Kanchenjunga ranges, lush green meadows, pristine lakes, picturesque vistas, colourful valleys and gorgeous waterfalls. Hire a car and drive to this fantastic place embellished with luxury and natural galore this coming long weekend.
Places to Visit: Tsomgo Lake, Hanuman Tok, Do Drul Chorten, Phurchachu Hot Springs, Rumtek Monastery, Tashi Viewpoint, beautiful monasteries, and more.
Places to Stay: There are an array of magnificent places to stay like MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino, Suhim Portico, Orange Village Resort, The Elgin Nor-Khill, etc., to name a few.
Things to Do: When in Gangtok, go for River Rafting on the Teesta River, Paragliding, Trekking, Cycle Tour around the City, Picnic at the Seven Sisters Waterfalls, take a serene drive through the Nathu La Pass, Yak Safari at Tsomgo Lake, sunset at Tashi Viewpoint, Tea Garden Tour, and much more.
- Kumarakom, Kerala
Another stunning and luxe destination in the country is Kumarakom in Kerala. The place is known for its backwaters, breathtaking views, charming and quaint village, natural galore, and boutique places to stay. Have a relaxing and rewinding weekend trip in Kumarakom with leisure and luxury.
Places to Visit: Bird Sanctuary, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Pathiramanal Island, and Thanneermukkom Bund.
Places to Stay: Vivanta by Taj, The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort, CGH Earth, and more.
Things to Do: Stay at the houseboat, Enjoy Ayurvedic Massage and Spa, Bird Watching, enjoy Kathakali performance, Trekking, and more.
- Darjeeling, West Bengal
Undoubtedly the holiday paradise in the East of India, Darjeeling is a spectacular place to visit throughout the year. Book a budgeted car rental in Kolkata and drive to this paradisal town surrounded by lush green tea plantation, natural galore, pine trees, and stunning British architecture buildings. Darjeeling is meant for nature lovers to escape and refresh their bodies, mind, and soul.
Places to Visit: Visit Dali Monastery, Japanese Temple, Ghoom Monastery, Shrubbery Nightingale Park, and much more.
Places to Stay: What is better than a luxury stay in the land nestled in the lap of pristine nature and places like Viceory Hotel, Mayfair, Windamere Hotel, Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel& Spa, The Elgin, and more.
Things to Do: Relaxing evening strolls, enjoying local delicacies, Toy Train Ride, visit Tea Estate, Go for River Rafting, Camping and Trekking, stay amidst Forest, and meditate at Peace Pagoda.
Long weekends are rare in the year, and whenever you get it, grab the opportunity and make the most out of it. Book a self-drive car and drive to these stunning and luxe places in India for a long weekend getaway.
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