To celebrate the new year in Delhi means having the best of bars and parties at your disposal. But not all of us wish to welcome 2017 with a loud bang. Sometimes, the gladdest celebration happens quietly by the bonfire, sipping your favourite drink.
The V Resorts Aravali Silence Lakend Resort is situated atop a hill, looking over the Badi Lake. Located just 13km from the main city, this is the ideal place to relax and watch the last sunset of 2016 as you sip on a delicious drink by the pool. The resort offers several activities around the property, such as cycling through the hilly green patches, guided hikes, boating in the Badi Lake and horse riding.
Location: Nathawato ka Guda, Lake Badi, Udaipur. The nearest airport is Udaipur Airport (28km) and the nearest rail-head is also in Udaipur (17km). If you are driving down from Delhi, it will take up to 7 hours.
Price: Rs 5,670 (all meals included) for a non-AC cottage and Rs 6,930 (all meals included) for a villa.
The endless sand dunes of Thar have attracted travellers to Jaisalmer for centuries. From havelis that have stood the test of time, to traditions that date back centuries, Jaisalmer is the ideal place to get away from the humdrum of city life. The resort offers a wide variety of experiences, such as some thrilling dune bashing at Sam Dunes, folk dance performances, desert safari and a customised dinner around the bonfire. The camp is barely 40km from the Jaisalmer city and is easily accessible by road.
Location: Karni Camps, Village Kanoi, Sam Road Sam, Jaisalmer. The nearest airport is Jodhpur Airport (322km) and the nearest rail-head is in Jaisalmer (40km). If you are driving down from Delhi, it will take between 12 to 14 hours.
Price: Rs 7,000 (all meals included) for a Swiss tent.
The V Resorts property in Jaipur is located in the heritage town of Amer, popularised by the grand Amer Fort. With its central location, the resort is in close proximity to the best experiences of Jaipur. Be it waking up to the sound of 365 temples or being surrounded by glorious ruins, Amer captures and delivers the spirit of Rajasthani culture with great ease. You can spend your time at the resort taking part in the many activities they offer, such as a heritage walk to the famous step-wells and the Amer fort, a hike to the adjoining forest, and an introduction to the local culture of handcrafted antiques in Jaipur. If you want to relax, then a candlelit dinner on the resort's terrace with a panoramic view of the city, is always an alternative.
Location: 311-Badrinath Colony, Sagar Road, Amer, Jaipur. The nearest airport is Sanganer Airport (25km) and the nearest rail-head is Jaipur Junction (1km). If you are driving down from Delhi, it will take upto 5 to 6 hours.
Price: Rs 7,000 (all meals included) for a Super Deluxe Room.
The Ranthambore National Park is a 391 sq. km wildlife reserve that is known around the world for its dense tiger population. The best time to visit Ranthambore for sighting tigers is from November to May, meaning you will get to ring in the new year with the wild cat! The V Resorts Jungle Cave arranges jeep safaris with in-house naturalists, who exponentially increase your chance of spotting the tiger. You can also go for a boating safari to spot the wide variety of native and migratory birds that flock to Ranthambore. The V Resorts Jungle Cave camps are just 3km from the national park, assuring closeness to nature in the lap of comfortable luxury.
Location: V Resorts Ranthambore Jungle Cave, Village Chharoda, Ranthambore Road, Distt. Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. The nearest airport is Jaipur Airport (155km) and the nearest rail-head is Bajaria Railway Station (12km). If you are driving down from Delhi, it will take 4 to 5 hours.
Price: Rs 7,000 (all meals included) for a Premium Tent.
If a vacation for you means escaping to an isolated heaven surrounded by dense forests and narratives of a rich past, then the V Resorts Utsav Camp in Sariska should be on the top of your list. A hidden gem in Rajasthan, the Sariska Tiger Reserve and the many forts around it, tell a story that is music to the ears of an ardent traveller. From India's most “haunted” fort, Bhangarh, to the abandoned fort (Kankwadi) of Maharaja Jai Singh II, Sariska is a place of many charms. The V Resorts Utsav Camp organises safaris and birding expeditions to the tiger reserve as per your demand. The evening here entails conversations by the bonfire and bush dinners under the stars.
Location: V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska, Near Tehla bypass road, village Tehla, Distt. Alwar. The nearest airport is Jaipur Airport (118km) and the nearest rail-head is Rajgarh Railway Station (30km). If you are driving down from Delhi, it will take around 4 to 5 hours.
Price: Rs 7,500 (all meals included) for a Premium Tent.
Partying hard to end 2016 doesn't sound half as bad, but sometimes one needs to switch off, sit back and just relax. And what better way to do that than heading out to a hidden piece of heaven with your loved ones.
In association with V Resorts.