No one likes to stay home for a long time. Yes, it is tough for even introverts to spend days at home without going out. We all crave new experiences, new people, and new places! However, due to the recent lockdown, we do not have any other option than staying at home, and in no way, it should be challenged.
However, the traveller in us can certainly plan the next vacation or weekend getaway so that we remain fully prepared to run toward that destination that we have set our minds on during this quarantine.
Since we are responsible citizens of our country, it is important to choose a destination that is close to our city – we mean Delhi. This means that we can drive to the place without using public transport for obvious reasons. For this very reason, we have done and dusted the best 5 places near Delhi that can be visited within 5 hours from the city along with the most luxurious hotels to stay in.
It’s about time you let the travel bug set in and free. So, go ahead and check out these places.
One of the most popular and regal places to visit near Delhi, Jaipur, the Pink City is certainly on the list of every traveller as well as tourist. From the majestic forts of Nahargarh and Amber to the royal palaces of Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal, there is so much to do in Jaipur—most of you know it already. So, if and when you are visiting or re-visiting this beautiful city, remember to book your stay in one of these stunning hotels.
This lavish hotel promises luxury accommodation, a great fine-dine experience and a stunning venue for destination weddings and other events. Being a world-class brand, Fairmont offers all the modern services to their guests and yet the royal aesthetic of this beautiful hotel takes you back in time. From natural settings, serene ambience, wellness spa, Ayurvedic massages and other traditional health practices, delectable cuisines, and city tours, there is so much this extravagant 5-star hotel offers.
Distance from Delhi – 253 km
Taj Jai Mahal Palace
Another luxury accommodation located within the heart of Jaipur and surrounded by ecstatic monuments and attractions, Taj Jai Mahal Palace is a blend of beauty and opulence. This heritage exhibits the royalty of Rajasthan, in terms of décor, cuisines, architecture, and everything that catches the eye.
Another great thing about this 5-star hotel is that it is settled at a distance of mere 30-minutes from Jaipur International Airport. The place is also known for its two speciality restaurants, namely, Cinnamon for Indian delicacies and Giardino for Italian servings. It is also recommended to indulge in rejuvenating therapies at the Jiva Spa.
Distance from Delhi – 281 km
One thing that you will definitely enjoy during your stay here is a whole lot of pampering! The hotel staff is warm and overwhelmingly friendly. The breath-taking interiors of rooms and suites to modern and abundant services, including swimming pools, wellness therapies, gourmet meals and drinks, and room and laundry services.
With a chain of more than 80 hotels in 55 destinations in India, Sarovar Premiere of Jaipur is full of class, luxury and comfort for anyone who wants a break from the hustle and bustle of regular life.
Distance from Delhi – 283 km
Nestled gloriously in the Shekhawati region, the Rajasthani town of Mandawa is also known as the ‘Land of Havelis’ for being home to a large number of palaces, forts, havelis that exhibit the rich culture and art of the royal state. It also referred to as an open art gallery for its fine architecture and colourful building. No wonder your stay in this town should be in a marvellous hotel, like these.
This 5-star hotel speaks of the rich heritage of the Shekhawati region, in terms of medieval architecture, old-world rooms, traditional roofs, and simple yet rich Indian cuisines. This fortress-turned-luxurious hotel offers a lavish stay in Standard and Deluxe rooms and Royal Suites. If you are looking for luxury, then this is the place to stay in.
Distance from Delhi – 259 km
Revelling in the glory of Shekhawati’s desert region, this Resort is soul-stirring in every sense of the word. A lush amalgamation of natural landscapes and traditional Rajput lifestyle, Desert Resort proposes an opulent stay in vibrant cottages or royal suites, depending on your choice and scrutiny.
The setting of this exquisite resort also makes it perfect for weddings, dinners, camping or other such events. The resort also arranges for various safaris, excursions, camelback rides, and other interesting activities for the guest to give them a complete Rajasthani experience.
Distance from Delhi – 255 km
Sprawling across an area of 10 hectares, this mesmerizing heritage property is known for its larger than life rooms, unmatchable customer service, modern-day amenities, and gorgeous views of forts and palaces.
The place is dotted with magnificent villas and luxury suites to choose from and each one of them showcases intricate interior work which is equipped with modern equipment. Some villas also offer an attached pool to soak in the royal experience of the hotel. Apart from this, the Vilas is also known for serving appetizing food in its open-air restaurant with a poolside view. This vast property is thus, an invitation to anyone who wants to breathe in peace and calm amid luxury and verdant landscapes.
Distance from Delhi – 265 km
Corbett, or Jim Corbett, is the first and most popular national park of India. Located in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, this national park is a boon for nature and wildlife lovers. From wild animals to a variety of bird species, this land of wilderness is worth spending a day or two in. Here’s a little list of the best places to stay in Corbett.
Taj Corbett Resort and Spa
Nestled amid the lush trees of deodar and sal and on the banks of Kosi River, Taj Corbett is the certainly the most promising place to stay in this national park. Located at a walking distance from the park, Taj Corbett offers a luxurious ‘pahari’ stay. Hiking through the unexplored forest trails, camping under a sky tremendous with stars, safaris that you amid the jungle to spot deer, elephants, foxes, sloth bear, and the great Royal Bengal Tiger amongst other animals and birds, and having exclusive Kumaoni cuisine meals every day are reason enough to book your stay in this stunning resort. Let’s not forget the swimming pools, lavish rooms, and 24/7 services that will make your stay completely worth it!
Distance from Delhi – 280 km
Paatlidun Safari Lodge
This is another 5-star accommodation in Corbett and is quite known for its luxuriousness and extraordinary services. The Wildlife Resort is settled amid abundant nature and unending wilderness but has stayed true to its opulence and lavishness.
The accommodation is provided in cottages that offer a clear view of the national park. In fact, you can watch elephants, wild boars and other animals visit the lodge for their own fun and other siestas. Some other activities arranged by the resort include nature walks, sessions with naturalists, excursion to Kumaoni villages, leaf paintings, adventure sports, safaris, indoor games, and bird watching.
Distance from Delhi – 290 km
The Riverview Retreat
This beautiful resort offers a stay near the jungle to give you an experience of living amongst the wild and yet keep you safe. The mesmerizing views of the mist-filled Himalayan valley from the window of your room is the number one reason to book your stay here. Other reasons include a variety of Ayurvedic and exotic massages and spa treatments, an ecstatic drive through the buffer zone of Corbett, village excursions, open swimming pools, nature shop, and open-deck library.
Distance from Delhi – 282 km
A nature resort, known for its majestic Himalayan views and vicinity to Corbett, Country Inn is for anyone who wants to stay close to nature and enjoy luxury. This is one of the few places in Corbett that provide accommodation on a treetop cottage. However, there are other stay options as well, including luxury cottages, rooms, and suites.
Apart from various dining options, the 3-star hotel provides an abundance of recreational activities to indulge in, such as rock climbing, river crossing, safaris, rappelling, kayaking, boating, nature walks, bird watching, and indoor as well as outdoor games. It’s the perfect place for a family getaway.
Distance from Delhi – 283 km
Rishikesh, the land of spirituality, is snuggled on the Himalayan foothills and attracts people from across the world because of high-energy. The ‘Yoga capital of the world,’ is popular for numerous yoga and meditation centres, vibrant cafes, Himalayan treks, white-water rafting, and ancient temples.
This beautiful town brims with temple bells, saffron-clad sages, and pilgrims awaiting Ganga Aarti every night. The town is absolutely mesmerizing in every sense of the word and this is why your place of accommodation should match the worth of this city as well.
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa
Nestled on the banks of the divine Ganges River, Taj Rishikesh Resort and Spa is a 12.5-acre luxury hotel that serves as the gateway to the famous ‘Char Dham’ pilgrimage sites. Protected by the Shivalik Himalaya from all sides, Taj Rishikesh is the choice of accommodation of many people that visit Rishikesh because the air is fresh and cool here and free from all kinds of pollution. The rooms are a tribute to the architecture of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, so is the classic Himalayan food served in-house. The place is also known for its Jiva Spa and Yoga sessions. Overall, the stay in this 5-star hotel is going to be quite rejuvenating and fulfilling.
Distance from Delhi – 276 km
Aloha on the Ganges
An exquisite resort located on the banks of Ganges River, Aloha on the Ganges is surrounded by lush green forests and offers stunning views of the Himalayas. Due to its proximity to Laxman Jhulla, the resort is typically accessorized with temple bells and chants of sadhus and yogis who spend most of their time near the sacred river.
The rooms have minimal settings and many of them are garden-facing. The dining experience in the resort is quite a delight as well. From al-fresco and fine-dine to in-house bakery, one can have appetizing meals throughout the day. Picnics, yoga sessions, white-water rafting and other recreational activities can be organized by the resort as well
Distance from Delhi – 247 km
Laxman Jhula Divine Resort
Overlooking the divine Ganges River, this beautiful resort is quite refreshing to the eye of the beholder. The sun looks gorgeous from this place as the musical water of the Ganges entwines with the cool breeze surrounding the place. While the rooms of this hotel stun at the first glance, the wellness and spa area of the resort is quite impressive, in a way that it is surrounded by green hills, swimming pools, and sound of the Ganges in the backdrop. The 24-hour coffee shop and the multi-cuisine restaurant is quite an attraction as well. You and your family will have a grand time in this resort, we can assure you.
Distance from Delhi – 246 km
Hotel The Great Ganga
A boutique hotel brimming in the lush green foothills of the Himalayas, The Great Ganga offers an elegant stay in its classy rooms with a view. Also, the hotel is situated at a walking distance from the banks of the Ganges River. The rooms come with a private balcony and have all the modern-facilities and whole-day staff service for customers. The in-house restaurant of the place, known as Machaan offers quite delicious Indian, Italian, Continental, and Chinese cuisines. The Neer Spa of the hotel is certainly one of the must-visit places for it provides old-age therapies and traditional treatments for the rejuvenation of the body. The Great Ganga is thus, a perfect blend of traditional and modern India.
Distance from Delhi – 250 km
The ancient city of Haridwar is most popular as a Hindu pilgrimage site in India. With the pristine Ganges River flowing in full force, temple bells chiming all through the day, and the chants of sadhus and spiritual masters reverberating in the ear of passers-by, Haridwar, is clearly and literally the ‘gateway to God.’ Most people visit this Himalayan town to witness the auspicious Ganga Arti at Har Ki Pauri. Many temples, such as Chandi Devi, Mansa Devi, and May Devi are also visited by pilgrims and tourists from across the world. Haridwar is simply a place worth spending a few days in so that you soak in the peaceful Himalayan energy and rejuvenate your soul. These are the most recommended hotels to book for your stay in Haridwar.
Haveli Hari Ganga
Situated on the banks of River Ganges, this beautiful hotel tells the story of Haridwar and all the exquisite things that tell the story of the town. This hotel used to be the residence of Maharaja of Pilibhit and has been around since 1913. Nestled near Har Ki Pauri, this regal property is all about spaciously built rooms that offer all things that define luxury. The massage therapies and traditional holistic treatments are yours to try and experience.
A rickshaw ride through the colourful streets of Haridwar is another highlight that can be arranged by the hotel. There are many other activities, such as yoga and meditation, palm-reading sessions, hiking to the forest, and white-water rafting are also curated by the hotel on request.
Distance from Delhi – 220 km
Ganga Lahari Hotel
This hotel is also situated near the magnetic Har Ki Pauri, where pilgrims from across the world pay a visit to witness the grand Ganga Arti every evening. All the rooms offer the majestic views of Ganges River. The Suites offer the same but are grander and more spacious than the rooms. However, both the suites and the rooms are equipped with modern tools and amenities to make your stay comfortable. The activities this hotel provides range from Ashram visits, yoga and meditation sessions, to hikes to the forest and consultation with Haridwar’s best astrologers.
Distance from Delhi – 220 km
This gorgeous hotel is the perfect accommodation for those who like to revel in luxury and comfort. Apart from grand rooms that offer majestic views of the Ganges and Himalayan ranges, this hotel also offers all modern services like free wi-fi, gym, garden, spa, and holistic wellness treatments. You can contact the staff to arrange for certain recreational activities as well. In a single sentence, your stay at this hotel is going to be worth it.
Distance from Delhi – 225 km
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