This year, rather than waiting for the ‘right’ time to plan a holiday, we are all about seizing the moment and embarking on spontaneous escapes. Long or short- a weekend escape is the perfect opportunity to unwind and ease the burnout.
For a weekend that balances tranquility with a healthy dose of wanderlust indulgence, we have rounded up boutique getaways in India that are on our radar.
A weekend of calm and serenity in India can be found amidst the fabled Backwaters of Kerala. The palm-fringed property of Purity, Alleppey offers some much-needed R&R to settle your burnout. Start your day with a relaxing yoga session, indulge in an Ayurvedic massage treatment in the afternoon, followed by a cooking class and go on a sunset canoe ride to end your day.
Your indulgent weekend awaits you here.
The Glenburn Penthouse, Kolkata
From the same hospitality that manages The Glenburn Tea Estate (AKA slice of heaven), The Glenburn Penthouse is a set of 9 spacious suites with antique Bengal colonial furniture and artwork paired with unmissable views of Kolkata. They also offer private excursions to explore the heritage of this historic city.
Make your reservations here.
Elgin Hall, Himachal
If it’s good enough for the royals, it’s good enough for us! Elgin Hall is a restored colonial house in the hills, once meant to be a summer escape for the British Royals. Nestled in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, Elgin features suites and lawns with European inspired elements to take you through 125 years of preserved heritage.
Plan your stay here.
Coco Shambhala, Sindhudurg
Planning a romantic getaway? We suggest checking in at the Coco Shambhala, Sindhudurg. Situated along the Konkan coast with sprawling villas, a spa and curated F&B experiences- this boutique property is ideal for an intimate escape to a tropical oasis.
Book your romantic weekend here.
The Postcard Velha, Goa
The secluded world of Old Goa has a (as the name suggests) postcard-perfect modernist colonial hideout tucked away atop a 2-acre estate. Immerse yourself in nature with a weekend getaway to The Postcard Velha. We recommend scheduling a consultation beforehand with their in-house Ayurveda specialist for a personalised plan.
Check out their services here.
Kyagar, Nubra Valley
An unplugged getaway to Ladakh’s Nubra Valley sounds straight out of weekend dreams. The charming Kyagar boutique stay is a sight for the city dweller’s sore eyes with it’s multani mitti and red clay lined walls, woven carpets and traditional-craft inspired furniture. For a true Kyagar experience, hike around the property to experience local cuisine in the day and position yourselves under the skies for a night of stargazing.
Checkout the scenic property here.
A safari lodge in the lush forests of Gir, Gujarat; Aramness offers you a luxurious weekend to get acquainted with nature and wildlife. The lodge is designed to celebrate India’s diversity and culture through it’s craft-first architecture and services. Hop onto a morning excursion to spot the majestic Asiatic Lion.
Plan your weekend wildlife immersion here.