To explore new cultures, to try new local cuisine, change of place/weather, to break the monotony, chill with friends, gather new experiences, and the most important these days for a Delhite- to get some “fresh air” are few of the many reasons that give us an excuse to travel.
And because of these reasons we wanted to plan our trip in the radius of 300 odd kms away from Delhi, but not in any run of the mill hill station (Simla, Nainital, Mussorie and the list goes on) for the very fact that they are too commercialized, as most would agree, and with lack of basic amenities (water crisis in Simla recently) just defeats the purpose for us but thanks to plethora of stay options on Airbnb and similar websites help people like us to explore such offbeat places in a comfortable manner.
So, I started hunting for a location within our defined distance of 300 odd kms up north for a 3 night vacation and after spending some time on the net, I came across a beautiful villa called “Avalon” (Pics above) located comfortably at a distance of 7 hours in “Mehragaon”.
Mehragaon is a village which is equidistant (around 5 kms) from the famous town of Bhimtal and Bhowali in the Nainital district, Uttarakhand. Located at a distance of 322 kms, this place is a comfortable 7 hour drive from Delhi via NH 9. [Pointers- Avoid the Rudrapur route as the entire stretch of 40 odd kms is being rebuilt and is pretty tiring]