At 5000ft, This Resort Sitting In Amidst Of Apple Orchards Is the Perfect New Year's Getaway

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Do you like to be surrounded by people, drinking and partying on the New Year's Eve or would you rather be surrounded by lush green surroundings, cut off from the chaotic city life, enjoying your company and soaking yourself in the natural beauty. If you belong to the latter category, we have the perfect getaway for New Year's.

Ideal for

The Orchard Retreat & Spa, Srinagar appeals to couples, families as well as travellers who are looking to break the everyday monotony and rejuvenating themselves.

About the Property

The Orchard Resort & Spa located in Srinagar offers mesmerizing views as it is surrounded by mountains. The property has a great location and is only 40 minutes drive from Srinagar Airport overlooking the breathtaking Zabarwan Hills and Mount Mahadev. The beautiful property ensures that along with modern design and infrastructure, you get the best of luxury and exclusive comfort. Look up in the sky and you will be treated to magical sights of mountains and snow-clad peaks.

The Orchard's unmatched level of services & facilities will turn your stay into an experience of a lifetime. The property boasts of an open-air infinity swimming pool which adheres to the standard of international norms. It also has a gymnasium, massage and spa centre to relax your senses. An art gallery for art lovers, cart & valet services and round-the-clock butler services to serve your needs.

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Photo of The Orchard Retreat & Spa, Srinagar, Zukura, Naseem Bagh, Srinagar by Ginny Bansal

Make the most of your stay as the resort offers exciting activities to keep boredom at bay. A campfire under a starry sky and hot piping food straight from barbecue is a unique experience to your taste buds. You can also go out for fruit plucking and learn how to make jam or learn how to make Kashmiri food from their chef in the garden kitchen. If you are an adventure lover, you can opt for their customized Cycle tours, Sightseeing tours, Mountain hiking and they can also help you with an off-roading experience (ATV's).

Rooms

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Photo of At 5000ft, This Resort Sitting In Amidst Of Apple Orchards Is the Perfect New Year's Getaway by Ginny Bansal

The resort offers 20 single & double villas overlooking the landscaping of the resort. The rooms are well equipped with amenities such as AC, flat screen TV, Mini Bar, Wi-Fi, walk-in closet, free toiletries, comfortable sitting area and much more.

Food

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Photo of At 5000ft, This Resort Sitting In Amidst Of Apple Orchards Is the Perfect New Year's Getaway by Ginny Bansal

A continental breakfast is served every morning at the property. You can also find a restaurant serving Indian and Chinese cuisine.

Cost

One night stay in a double room with the balcony will cost you approximately Rs.5000 (buffet breakfast included). This property is certainly value for money.

Best Time to Visit

Srinagar enjoys a cooler climate throughout the year and therefore, travellers love to visit the city around the year. However, the best time to visit is from April to October. If you want to enjoy the chilly winters, plan a trip between December and February.

What to Do Around the Property

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Photo of Chashma Shahi Garden, Chashma Shahi, Srinagar by Ginny Bansal

Located just 15kms from the resort, this place is a brilliant example of elite Mughal taste. This beautiful garden illustrates the charm and untouched beauty of Srinagar. The place is set against the beautiful backdrop of mountains and overlooks Dal Lake. This spot really attracts the tourists as well as the locals.

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Photo of Pari Mahal, Srinagar by Ginny Bansal

After Chasme Shahi Garden, lays another example of the Mughal magnificence that is Pari Mahal. This place is also known as "Adobe of fairies". Pari Mahal is a historic monument as well as a well-laid spacious garden. It is a multi-level six terraced garden that sits on top of Zabarwaan mountain range and overlooks the Dal Lake. Initially, it had many springs, only a few can be seen now. This tourist attraction can be visited all year round and offers a panoramic view of Srinagar.

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Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Ginny Bansal

This is one of the favourites amongst tourists. Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes. The shikaras sailing on the water offers you a picture perfect moment. There is also an option of staying in luxurious houseboats on the lake. Paddle or hire a boat in the morning to visit the floating market. Just sit back, read a book, hear the chirping of birds, look around and soak in the exceptional beauty.

Getting There

Here's how you can get to The Orchard Retreat & Spa from New Delhi:

By Air: The easiest way to get to the property is to simply take a direct flight from New Delhi to Srinagar. You can get a direct flight at Rs. 3500(Approx.). It will take 1 hour 30 minutes. Once you get down at Srinagar Airport, hire a local cab to get to the resort, it will take about 40 minutes.

By Train: It is a tiring journey as there is no direct train to Srinagar. You have to take a train to Jammu and then hire a local cab to get to Srinagar and then further to the property. It is an approximately 9 hours drive from Jammu.

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