BEST OF THE BEST: The ultimate staycation spots in Delhi-NCR

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Don’t we all love to travel but dread the thought of planning, managing the bookings and the ever-increasing travel costs? That is the real deal that most people tend to miss out on. As much as every trip is a therapeutic experience, there’s no denying that it almost always comes with a lot of baggage.

Thank the heavens because the ‘it’ trend of the travel world this season settles all these issues once and for all. Staycation, the idea of staying in your own city and traveling at the same time, has been around for a while and slowly yet steadily it has been catching up with the tourism industry as well as travellers alike. If you’re in Delhi and feel like taking a trip but don't want to go through the hassle, here are the best properties in the city that will give you the experience you're craving without having to go anywhere else. 

Here’s one of the very few five star hotels in the city which take its staycations seriously! It is not uncommon to find some real steal deals for weekend staycations as the hotel acknowledges them as an important part of their business model. Whether your idea of relaxing is enjoy the comfort of their simple yet oh-so-comfortable rooms, indulging in a lavish king-sized breakfast or tantalizing your senses at the in-house spa, the Leela Ambience Gurugram is as luxurious as staycations can get.

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Photo of The Leela Ambience, Gurugram, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya

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Photo of The Leela Ambience, Gurugram, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya

Where: Ambience Island, Sector 24, Gurugram

Price: Starts at INR 10,000 per night for two

97 luxurious rooms equipped with all modern-day comforts, 37 acres of lush greens and a private lake within the hotel complex. No, this is not some exotic property in the greens of Europe, but an oasis right in the middle of Delhi NCR! Located on the Sohna-Gurugram road, the Westin Sohna Resort and Spa should be your go-to stop for the perfect lazy weekend. The warm, courteous staff offers services like meal packages, special discounts and extended checkout times, which make for an extremely personal and luxurious stay in the midst of fresh air, open skies and lush-green surroundings. This one is straight out of a dream!

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Photo of The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, Karnki, Haryana, India by Adete Dahiya

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Photo of The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, Karnki, Haryana, India by Adete Dahiya

Where: Sohna-Gurugram Road, Gurugram

Price: Starts at INR 21,000 per night for two

What do the words Chandni Chowk bring to your mind? I’m sure it has to be the narrow winding lanes, the massive overflow of people, unhealthy street food joints, vehicles blaring on the street and the utter chaos Old Delhi is usually associated with. But, no! Right in the middle of all the action, lies the Haveli Dharampura, a one-of-a-kind experience in the area. The haveli, originally built in 1887 has been restored and brought back to life into what is now a dream-like property which promises a mesmerizing trip down the memory lane.

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Photo of Haveli Dharampura, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya

Photo by Haveli Dharampura

Photo of Haveli Dharampura, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya

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Photo of Haveli Dharampura, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya

Where: Gali Guliyan, Dharampura, Delhi

Price: Starts at INR 10,000 per night

Designed by Khun Lek Bunnag, The Roseate is one of the most recognized and awarded boutique hotels in the National Capital Region. Spread across a massive eight acres of luscious greens, The Roseate’s architecture draws inspiration from the five elements of the Hindu mythology—air, water, fire, earth and sky. Be it couples looking for a romantic getaway, families looking for a holistic experience, business travellers or solo travellers looking for a holistic experience, everyone swears by this the multiple-award winning property. Pamper yourself at the Aheli Spa or feast on cuisines from around the world at Kiyan or just laze around in the cozy rooms while being left in awe of the magnificent architecture, The Roseate is the ultimate staycation spot!

Photo of The Roseate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya
Photo of The Roseate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya
Photo of The Roseate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya

Where: Samalka, NH8

Price: Starts at 11,000 INR Per Night

If you’re stuck somewhere between the idea of a no-frill experience yet don’t want to compromise on the luxury factor, Colonel’s Retreat is the perfect home-away-from-home property you’d want to step in. The official website of the property describes it as South Delhi’s best kept secrets and one look at the Colonel Retreat’s picturesque rooftop dining area and the quaint bedrooms and you’ll know why it’s completely true! The unique B&B also offers some unique experiences including the famous cooking classes by in-house legend Mrs. Meena Khanna! And if you think those aren’t enough reasons, have a look at the pictures and I bet you’ll be on to booking your staycation right away!

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Photo of Colonel’s Retreat, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya

Photo by Colonel's Retreat

Photo of Colonel’s Retreat, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Adete Dahiya

Where: Defence Colony

Price: Starts at 3,000 INR Per Night

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