September 16, 2020
If you live in the big city, chances are, you like to get away from the noise and tedium at the end of a long work week. Every metro has its favourite getaways that are a stone’s throw away. Plus, with lockdowns being lifted, it’s time to bring back the weekend getaway. Let’s take a look at some of the best destinations to escape to over the weekend. And, don’t think twice if you are tempted to stay longer! These spots are just perfect for a workcation too. Get through those lengthy emails and tedious reports, with a coffee break up in the hills or by the forest. Your Monday mornings just got better, with these refreshing locales.
If you live in Delhi or the NCR region, chances are you contend with traffic jams, pollution and a hectic work schedule from Monday to Friday. This means your weekend getaway needs to be the exact opposite of your weekday. Jim Corbett National Park in neighbouring Uttarakhand is exactly what the doctor ordered. The only traffic snarls here happen to allow wild animals such as deer, elephants or even tigers to cross the roads. The air is scented with pine, deodar and wild flowers and smog gives way to morning mists. The Club Mahindra Corbett resort is one of the most beautiful resorts near Delhi. Located 240 kilometres away from Delhi, you could easily have your Friday evening chai in noisy Delhi and dinner in the midst of a silent forest at this beautiful resort near Delhi.
Bangalore in itself is beautiful. With its many parks and historical precincts like Fraser Town and Whitefield, Bangalore is a delight to visit. But what about its residents? What about those living and working in Bangalore and seeking a break from the mundane? There are plenty of resorts near Bangalore and many more weekend destinations such as Ooty, Wayanad and Coorg. But none of these is as convenient and welcoming as Mysore. Golden Landmark Mysore, Karnataka is one of the best resorts near Bangalore that is perfect for a weekend getaway. Located just 150 kilometres away, you can go from high-tech Bangalore to old-world Mysore in under three hours. With its opulent palaces, majestic gardens and sylvan surroundings, you’ll seriously consider the possibility of moving here for good to work from home and commuting to busy Bangalore only when necessary, after just one weekend.
When the weather in Kolkata gets a little too balmy or you’ve just had a hectic work week, reset your mind and replenish your weary spirit at Kalimpong, which is where some of the most beautiful resorts near Kolkata are found. High up in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, lies the Summit Barsana Resort and Spa, a Club Mahindra affiliate property. When it comes to resorts near Kolkata, it doesn't get any better than this one. Located close to beautiful Darjeeling and a haven for trekkers and birdwatchers, hop on an overnight train or bus to make the nearly 600 km journey to this mountain paradise for an epic weekend adventure
Thanks to the popular view that the best resorts near Mumbai are in Goa, Sindhudurg, Mahabaleshwar and other touristy locations, places such as Nashik, more specifically Hatgad, exist below the radar. This makes them an excellent quiet weekend getaway from manic Mumbai. Club Mahindra Hatgad, Maharashtra is nestled amidst the majestic Sahyadri mountains close to Nasik, India’s vineyard. Hatgad takes its name from the ancient Hatgad fort. Trekking to Hatgad fort, especially during the monsoons, is an unforgettable experience and Club Mahindra Hatgad is the perfect resort near Mumbai to serve as the base for this trek. So ditch the cliché Goa plans for the weekend and head to Hatgad, which is just 5 hours away from Mumbai.
There you have it, 4 destinations from 4 cities that are perfect for a weekend trip. After a long lockdown period, if you’re itching to get away for a weekend, look no further than Club Mahindra resorts which take hotel safety most seriously. Don’t let your weekend getaway be marred by worry; check out verified Club Mahindra reviews on resort safety by our members who have visited these resorts after the lockdown and had happy, fun and healthy weekend holidays, thanks to the #CMSafeStays promise.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.