Christmas and New Year are amongst the happiest times of the year with many people taking quick breaks. However given the rush of office work and frantic last minute jobs, people often land up choosing staid and overcrowded destinations which do not provide the sense of relaxation and happiness that they seek. In an attempt to do away with these mundane holidays given below are a list of offbeat destinations that have their own distinctive settings and cultural legacies. Skip your date with the television but take along your cute downy slippers to these cold and cuddly destinations. Don’t wait to book a leisure and fun-filled vacation at these destinations.
Sattal in the hills of Uttarakhand is a paragon of lush-green environs and landscapes, clear cyan lakes and the mighty hills. It is the perfect setting – scenic and secluded that is a haven for the visitors seeking to relax and alleviate the stress of city life. Despite being away from the din and clamor, Sattal offers a lot more than relaxation – the plethora of activities possible make this place ideal for a relaxed and fun-filled holiday. The warmth of the sun refreshes even as you feel a tingle of excitement when taking an early morning boat ride that allows you to greet the wildlife gathering around the lake for a drink. Take a walk in the serene forest while engaging in a titillating yet non-taxing trek or indulge in the exotic activities of birding and angling (catch and release only) – Sattal has something for everyone. You could stay at V Resorts that offers magnificent views due to its sheer location. They extend gracious hospitality, great service and delish food and even arrange for their guests to undertake many activities as per their choice.
Pauri serves its guests with a view of 7 of the great Himalayan ranges that are bestowed with wondrous beauty and wholesome climate. It is the perfect mix of calm serenity and innocence mingled with great places to see. The smiling and welcoming locals complement the sophisticated and incredibly beautiful surroundings. Pauri has innumerable temples and boasts of being home to the 1000 year old Lakshman Temple and probably the only Lakshman temple in the world. When you stay at V Resorts you get to feel the warmth of the region through its premises and staff. Elegant, well-managed and impeccably maintained, V Resorts is quite the ideal place to stay for a happy and relaxed New Year vacation.
The placidness and hush of Ramgarh are its essence. The silence and freshness of the air moves in a sedated manner and rejuvenates the overworked body and mind of the city traveler. Although peaceful and quaint, Ramgarh has a number of activities that you can indulge in to elevate your vacation and mesmerize you for a long time. Amongst the gifts of Mother Nature are the juice laden luscious fruits that alone suffice to entice the visitors. Stay with V Resorts to complete the feeling of being in a haven that allows you to do nothing or listen to your thoughts and even pen them down. They are committed and leave no stone unturned to ensure that you return to them and Ramgarh again, with or without reason.
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Situated in the heart of Rajaji National Park is V Resorts where you can stay when you visit this ultimate refuge from the cacophony the city. As you lounge in the sit out you can hear the soft gurgling of the Ganga River that flows in the midst of the Park. Rajaji National Park is the sanctuary for a great number of Asiatic Elephants, a host of wildlife species and almost 300 species of resident, rare and visiting members of the bird community. The beautiful ‘picture postcard’ like setting is bewitching and is a delight to the senses. The calmness of the location does not in any way mean that visitors have no activities to indulge in – trekking, mountain biking, waterfall rappelling, river rafting, wildlife safari take your pick or do all if you can This place almost guarantees that it allures you enough that you crave more of it and want to come back again.
Narkanda is a hill station for all seasons It dresses up in gossamer pink drapes of cherry and apple blossoms in summer and is a snowy heaven in winter. The jaded hills, thick forests and exotic climate make Narkanda a must on the hill station visit list. V Resorts as a place to stay while here is ideal. Located at a height it overlooks the valley and is surrounded by the mountains that are like sentinels. You can sit back and enjoy a hot beverage in the comfort of your room and yet be able to view to these lush surroundings. Enjoy skiing, Burma Bridge, Trekking or the less strenuous activities of tree climbing, visits to the fruit orchards and tasting the juice trickling fruit. As you capture these moments in your camera lens, it dawns on you that you have welcomed the New Year and are left with the desire to do so many more times.