Handpicked Luxurious Getaways To Take With Your Grandparents In India This Year

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Travelling with your grandparents is the next 'it thing', and you don't want to be missing out on an opportunity to hangout with your old folks on the road. For grandchildren, vacationing with our grandmas and grandpas is the best time to deepen the bond and really become wise. Grandparents are just way too much fun, especially since their backpacks are always full of stories.

Enough of letting them take a backseat while we swoosh down flying foxes; grandparents can be a part of adventurous activities at their own speed and comfort, without us little kids pushing them. Don't forget; they have been there and done that, even before we were in our knickers!

Here are a list of places you could take your grandparents for your next trip together:

1. A beach getaway to Goa

Where to go- The Leela Goa is India's only 5 star beach and riverside luxury resort. This beautiful property spread across acres along the coast with its private beach and shack is a luxurious getaway away from the hectic city life. Take a break this coming long weekend and head to Leela Goa in Cavelossim, South Goa, and experience the charm of Goan monsoons.

What to do- The weather is quite pleasant as frequent showers keep it cool. Rooms have a view to the lagoons inside the hotel property and are very picturesque. The beaches are empty, shacks inviting, and you can lounge at the poolside the whole day. Leela offers bicycles on hire that you can take rides on around the property and the beach.

There is a gym, a yoga centre, a tennis and badminton court, a golf course and a riverside where you and your grandparents can try your hand at some watersports. A perfect gift to give to your grandparents this summer.

Tariff- Rs. 11,500 including breakfast.

2. Golf the old fashioned way at Wellington

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Photo of The Leela Goa, Cavelossim, Goa, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go- One of the finest golf courses in the world, the Wellington Gymkhana Club is a perfectly nestled British golf club that has maintained its age-old traditions. The interiors of the club have been articulately maintained and the old furniture has been preserved. Set in the Nilgiris, this golf club is frequently visited by the elite, who like to spend some good quality time playing their favourite sport in the hills.

What to do- The club has different types of bars with different dress codes, and huge cottages that are made of teak wood. The view from the grounds is absolutely breathtaking and clouds often wrap around the buildings in the evening. You can encourage your grandparents to play golf or take a long stroll inside the club, which seems pretty endless. Imagine your grandfather smoking pipe tobacco and chatting with his contemporaries over a glass of old monk. Perfect eh?

Tariff- Cottages from Rs. 2750 including breakfast for affiliated members.

3. Wine tasting and strolls through the vineyards in Nashik

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Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go-  Beyond by Sula Vineyards, is a minimally-styled architectural marvel that looks over the serene grounds of the vineyard, with the panoramic view of the Gangapur hills in the horizon. The rooms have their own infinity pool and all of them peek onto the still waters of the Gangapur Lake. 

What to do- Take your grandparents for a tour of the vineyard on a pleasant morning and enjoy the hospitality of the staff or grab a good book and relax in the sky villa's patio. Wine tasting sessions happen throughout the day, and you can enroll for this while you're there.

Tariff- Rs. 6,500 onward for the Lake View Room and Rs. 27,000 onward for the Sky Villa.

4. Spend the weekend like a royal at Neemrana

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Photo of Beyond by Sula, Ganeshgaon Naik, Maharashtra, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go- The perfect option for every family holiday is the heritage property, Neemrana Fort Palace, just 142km away from Delhi. Located quintessentially on a hill top, the rooms of this heritage hotel represent a royal era of Rajasthan recreated especially for the guests.

What to do- The hotel has a cool blue pool, spa, gym and other various adventure activities such as zip-lining and ballooning that your grandparents can do as well. If your grandparents are fond of culturally-rich destinations, then you should plan your visit to Neemrana Fort Palace soon.

Tariff- Rs. 5,950 onward including breakfast.

5. Stay inside a tea estate in Darjeeling

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Photo of Neemrana Fort-Palace, Neemrana, Rajasthan, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go- Do your grandparents like to work and stay busy even though they could just kick up their feet and enjoy? For such grandparents is the Tathagata Farm, where you can go out picking tea leaves with the staff and take part in daily chores of the farm.

What to do- Tathagata Farm is an unblemished tea estate in Darjeeling where you can go for long hikes in the forest or the tea estate, or in your free time you can also ride on the Darjeeling toy train. The markets nearby are quite colourful, from where your grandmother could buy handicrafts. Barbecue nights are something that everyone looks forward to in this farm house! Besides all this, living inside a tea estate and interacting with locals is an experience in itself.

Tariff- Rs.4,800 for a cottage with all meals included.

6. Take a walk along the colonial routes in Kasauli

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Photo of Tathagata Farm, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go- Kasauli is such a pristine colonial hill station that hasn't really changed over all these years. It continues to be home for the laid back and relaxed lot of the country. Help your grandparents get the best of Kasauli by staying at a home-stay called the 7 Pines. Surrounded by tall pine and deodar trees, this homestay seems like it just came right out of our dreams.

What to do- While in Kasauli, your grandparents can visit the famous Kasauli Club, which charges a nominal entry fee. Other places to explore nearby are the Kuthar Palace, Kasauli Baptist Church and Lawrence Sanawar School. You could also accompany your old folks for short hikes and walks around the Old Town, spotting colonial houses that have been carefully maintained by their occupants.

Tariff- Rs. 9,500 per room without meals. Group/Package rates can be provided upon request. 

7. A village homestay experience inside the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Photo of 7 Pines, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go- The Dalar Village Homestay at the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, is in one of the five tiny villages of this district. Binsar in general is a sleepy hamlet that takes life at its own pace. The best time to visit would be in August during autumn, when the colours of the valley completely change from lush green to a dusty gold.

What to do- At the Dalar Village Homestay, you along with your grandparents can take scenic walks away from the village towards the highway, which will take you deeper inside the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, from where you can hike up to 'Zero Point', which has a panoramic view of the entire Kumaon range. If you happen to be in Binsar during a local festival, do not hesitate to be a part of the celebrations!

Tariff- Dalar Homestay does not disclose their rates, but you can get in touch with them at 91 97111 70338 or contact@dalarvillagehomestay.in to know the rates for the room.

8. Be a part of the Kumaon Lit Fest at Dhanachuli

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Photo of Dalar, Uttarakhand, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go- Nestled in the lap of nature and surrounded by an endless expanse of deodar, oak and pine trees with spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas, Te Aroha will welcome you with arms wide open. It finds its roots in Dhanachuli, and is a great Himalayan resort.

What to do- Te Aroha hosts many events throughout the year, such as tea-tasting sessions and literary festivals. It hosts a culinary event during the monsoon, and serves as a yoga retreat during winter. However, one of the most prominent events that it hosts is the Kumaon Literary Festival, which is attended by many people from the plains and mountains. Take your grandparents to Te Aroha for a holiday that'll have them learning about new things and interacting with interesting people.

Tariff- Rs. 7,150 onward for a deluxe room including breakfast. 

9. Vacation inside the famous apple orchards of Mashobra

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Photo of Te Aroha Dhanachuli, Dhanachuli, Uttarakhand, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go- The apple orchards of Mashobra are famous throughout the country and attract many lovers of nature. Just a 40-minute drive away from Shimla is the Mahasu House. An enchanting getaway from the crowds that flock to this destination, Mahasu House is a refreshing break from everything that makes life trivial. The resort can accommodate a maximum of 20 people, which makes the whole experience very personal to whoever stays here.

What to do- There is a huge variety of things to do while you stay here such as rafting, hiking, trekking and exploring apple orchards. Inside the resort, you can go for biking and golfing. Play tennis, billiards or just go to the gym. If everything else seems too much, laze around the Jacuzzi or the sauna. There's plenty of opportunity to do anything and everything that you want to!

Tariff- Rs. 11,000 including breakfast. Separate tariffs for packages.

10. A backwater escape to Kerala

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Photo of Mahasu House, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pritha Puri

Where to go- Kerala is known for its backwaters, and I say there is no better way to enjoy it except in luxury. The Kumarakom Lake Resort is set right next to a cosmic lake with gardens that resemble rolling meadows, and architecture inspired by traditional Tamilian designs. This resort is artistically built, and you will agree when you visit it. The best time to go to Kerala will be in winters, when it is far more pleasant as compared to other months.

What to do- The best thing that grandparents can do here is to throw their fishing rods in the water and sit down to catch some game. They can also learn how to weave or do some pottery. The resort organises cultural dance and music performances for its guests regularly. The kids can have a good time at the resorts' infinity pool. Outside the resort, you can go for a water cruise or a speedboat joy ride.

Tariff- Rs. 11,200 for the Luxury Pavillion room including breakfast. 

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