My affair with Delhi winter has always been of love, all love, and never hate. So, when the long weekend knocked on my door on a cold January morning, I was not ready to leave the city. The snow-capped Himalayan mountains did allure me for a while, but there is nothing quite like walking the paved streets of Lutyen's Delhi in a blanket of fog. Sipping on mulled wine in an al fresco diner in the heart of the city and having spicy dimsums warm my insides, to beat the bone-chilling cold. Winters in Delhi might not be much compared to the winter wonderlands of Himalayas but they sure are magical.
In an effort to make the most out of the long weekend, I started looking for options that would offer me a much needed retreat without taking me away from the city.