1. Noormahal, Karnal
This palatial property is just a three-hours drive from Delhi. Spread over 10 acres and 350000 square feet of carpet area, The 125-room five-star luxury property offers rooms in different categories to suit varied tastes of travellers. For those looking for a short break away from the hustle bustle of the city, you can book into one of their spacious and well-appointed heritage suite, dine at the Frontier Mail restaurant that serves cuisine from the original route that the train took in 1928 from Bombay to Peshawar or indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at their 7 heaven spa. You can also spend time taking in the beautiful decor of the property—the walls and domes beautifully adorned with intricate hand painted designs in vegetable colours. The property also houses a huge collection of rare antiques and paintings collected over the years from across the country.
2. The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake, Gurgaon
The Gateway Resort Damdama, about two hours drive from the Capital, is an urban sanctuary inspired by nature, situated in the lap of the famed Aravalli Hills in an area of 20 acres. It has 78 nature inspired rooms, including 2 suites. Eclectic sculptures made from recycled materials, the pebble-stoned paths and a green-cover featuring over 150 varieties of plants and trees, enhance the unique character of this resort. The resort is also bird watcher’s paradise and many wonderful species are regularly sighted during the different seasons. You can also avail the detox treatments at the Spa in a sprawling dedicated spa area.
3. Westin Sohna Spa and Resort, Sohna
A two hours car ride will take you to the resort, located in Sohna. The tranquil place is apt for travellers seeking to abandon the chaos and pollution in the city. The property is spread across 52 acres of lush greenery and offers a soothing calmness and slow-paced life of the countryside. You could choose from the well-appointed rooms and dine at the speciality restaurants, relax at the spa or just spend a day trying out the adventure sports that the property offers.
4. The Lalit Mangar, Faridabad
The property is less than an hour’s drive from Delhi but offers a unique experience of connecting with nature. The suite-only Lalit Mangar is located in the middle of the Mangar Bani Valley, with over 6 lakh trees in an area of 677 acres. You could start your day here with with yoga, followed by nature walks, treks or cycling tours. What’s more, the the concierge could also plan a picnic for you if you want some fun and memorable times with friends and family.
5. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur
The palace was originally built in 1857 for Raja Raghunath Singh of Bharatpur but it was converted into a hotel in 1994. However, it has retained its original structure, a mix of Mughal and Rajput architecture. It’s the ideal place to relax and unwind after spending a day birdwatching or discovering nature trails at Keoladeo National Park.