As the pages of the calendar turn, they bring in a whole season of festivities and celebrations, one perhaps more significant than the others, Father’s Day! With restrictions lifted in most areas, you can celebrate with your loved ones in person this year. And while we don’t need a specific date to remind us to celebrate ‘our rock,’ Father’s Day allows us to go above and beyond to show our dads just how special they are.
So, how do you choose a gift for the man who insists he needs nothing? While we can’t serve up the world on a platter, we sure can give him a heavenly slice of it. Read on for our recommendations for the best staycations in India!
Rejuvenate with Nature
After a year like the last, we all need a break from the constant stress and bustle of our lives. What better way then than an escape with nature, far away from work calls and the sound of sirens. Treat your father and yourself to the melody of hummingbirds, taking a moment to detox and cherish some quality time with the most important man in your life.
A majestic 18th Century mansion located in the heart of Mahabaleshwar, this 6000 square foot mansion is the perfect opportunity to help your father realize his dream of living like a King. The magical home is complete with its very own private jungle, a bonfire barbeque, authentic vintage decor, and lush greenery abound. Easily accessible from Mumbai, this stay is the perfect escape.
If dads love anything more than the silence of nature, it’s the sound of their grandchildren’s laughter. The Clover Holiday Cottage is the answer to the indulgent grandad’s perfect holiday. Spread out over an acre of land, the Cottage is surrounded by lush greenery. Equipped with modern amenities and décor, the villa comes with a children’s playground, an indoor games room, a small library and a badminton court to keep the kids occupied. A meditation area for the adults and a campfire area for everyone is guaranteed to be a treat for the whole family.
Easy Beachy Breezy
Nature is not unlike a musician, penning perhaps some of the memorable tracks known to man. One of the best, though, has to be the sounds of the ocean. Refreshing, the music of the beach is as warm as the sun. If your father longs to hear the soothing rhythm of the waves, cries of the seagulls and the sound of the breeze, then we have just the places for you!
A mere hop, skip and step away from the beach, the Beach House, like the name implies, is located right on the Alibaug’s Awas beach. Boasting a private pool and a fully stocked library, relaxation here comes as easy as the tide.
A villa located in the small picturesque village of Morjim, Ashore is a beachfront villa that doesn’t skimp on modern luxuries. Pamper your father in the lap of luxury, Ashore comes with its own spa and steam room, mini theatre, pool and indoor games. Laidback in nature with modern amenities, we advise you to pack for a couple of extra days when you come because you won’t want to leave.
City staycations offer easily accessible escapes from the daily grind without ever compromising on any responsibilities. Moreover, staying in the city can have a whole host of its own merits. With necessities always nearby, these destinations will have you asking, “Why haven’t we done this sooner?”
Located in South West Delhi, Aanandam has been an ever-evolving project for over the last thirty years. A place that is begging to be explored, every nook and corner holds a new surprise. Featuring lazy lawns, a lotus pond and a rose garden, this property is surrounded by lush greenery. Each of the four bedrooms, equipped with King sized beds, offer easy access to the patio with a sprawling view of the gardens and forest beyond.
Overlooking the modern skyline, The Sanctum is the perfect 21st Century escape located at Pune’s epicentre. With stylish interiors and contemporary wall-art and sculptures, this multi-story penthouse is an upbeat change of pace. The terrace offers a host of indoor games and, perhaps most excitingly, an open-air rooftop pool.
Young at Heart
For the father who takes his play seriously, these villas offer a serious sense of wonder. With easy thrills and engaging activities, relive your father’s childhood adventures and allow his imagination to roam free.
Perched on a hillside, this lofty villa overlooks the best of Panchgani’s rolling valley’s. Classically constructed, the Cowboy Castle boasts warm wooden interiors with a built-in theatre. Surrounded by incredible views and lush greenery, the terrace is an absolute highlight. Located close to the magical flora at Kaas Plateau, one of India’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, adventurers are never far away.
A charming cottage located on Nainital’s mountainside, Vayu Retreat is a tranquil escape. Let elegant decor captivate your father’s imagination as the sun sets on the private balcony overlooking the valley. A cosy fireplace, delicious home-cooked breakfasts and the opportunity to create memorable mountain experiences make this serene getaway an instant classic.
So what are you waiting for? Gift your father just the ideal getaway they are looking for!