From the desert to the greenery to the hills to the snow, North India is as diverse with its terrain as it is with its culture. With scrumptious food for every taste, the region offers something for everyone. Destinations like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Shimla, Manali are very popular and have been visited by most. Let’s have a look at some lesser favoured destinations instead – you’d be surprised to find such opulence there! Here are 5 of the best luxury villas in North India:
If you’re looking for villas in Chandigarh, we’d recommend you drive down to Kurukshetra instead. Not too long a drive and you’re already far from the crowds. Aptly named, The Hideout is a bright and happy space that you’d want to treat yourself and your loved ones to for some quality time together. The pool will have you splashing around all day, and the lawn is huge, so some outdoor games would be fun too! Enjoy a game of snooker by the bar, then head up to the terrace to savour ‘chai and pakoras’ in the evening.
If you’re looking for a holiday home, New Delhi may not be the most ideal place, but Manesar is certainly a good idea since it’s far from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Ideal for any group getaway, the red-bricked villa can accommodate up to 25 people and ensures that all possible amenities are offered to you. The quaint bungalow consists of 4 spacious rooms that invite you to simply let your hair down. There are a number of indoor games you can enjoy, but the manicured garden and luxurious pool will urge you to step outside. Just lay back in your hammock, look up at the cool blue sky, and give yourself the time off that you deserve.
This villa in Dehradun is surrounded by the Shivaliks in the Himalayan foothills. With a 2 BHK villa and 2 individual cottages, the property aims to provide guests with a wholesome and holistic environment during their stay. Pottery trials, yoga sessions, nature hikes and rejuvenating massages can be organised. Experience traditional farmland skills such as working on fields or milking of a cow and a joyful tractor ride. One can spend their summer evenings enjoying barbecues and fireflies dancing in the night sky whereas winters getting cozy in front of the bonfire.
Cottage in the Clouds
One of the finest villas in Mussoorie, this villa is exactly what its name suggests. Watch as the clouds roll by your window and witness the panoramic view of mountains as they make way. Enjoy the splendour of the hill station while staying at this beautiful, cosy villa perched on a hilltop. The living space is perfect to sit around and chat or have fun over board games and drinks!
This is no ordinary villa in Nainital. A Pahadi-Telugu couple’s labour of love, this homestay is warm, welcoming, and infinitely charming. Accessed by an adventurous drive through an enchanting forest filled with birds, and over arched bridges across seasonal waterfalls, this is a special place to experience for the traveller who is looking for something off the beaten path, literally. Observe the unhurried pace of village life. Write your next great book. Come up with a life-changing idea. Or just find a quiet corner, put up your feet, stare at the beautiful vista, relax and slowly let go of all your worries.