Do you find the clutter and chaos of Delhi and Mumbai intimidating? Good news: There are 10 long weekends in 2018 for you to get away from the city. Staycations are idyllic when you do not want to travel too far and have a few days to unwind the stress of life. Explore the weekend staycation spots in Delhi and Mumbai and satiate your wanderlust as you plan a trip with your near and dear ones.
LONG WEEKEND 1 – 20-22 JANUARY, 2018
HOLIDAYS – SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY (BASANT PANCHAMI)
STAYCATION STOP – HERITAGE VILLAGE RESORT & SPA
Sometimes it is just a hotel that can turn or add your stay to an unforgettable holiday. Constructed in a pure Rajasthani style with imperial interiors, Heritage Village Resort & Spa allows you to stay in the heritage rooms, relish the multi-cuisine delights and revitalize at the spa. With only four hours away, explore the magnificence of this resort and enjoy your weekend.
LONG WEEKEND 2 – 26-28 JANUARY, 2018
HOLIDAYS – FRIDAY (REPUBLIC DAY), SATURDAY, SUNDAY
STAYCATION STOP 2: BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY
Explore the rare and beautiful species of birds while staying near the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is among the best weekend getaways, allowing its guests to engage in bird watching over 350 species. Only 4 hours away from Delhi, travellers can also reconnoitre the 18th-century architectural marvel – Lohagarh Fort.
LONG WEEKEND 3 – 10-13 FEBRUARY, 2018
HOLIDAYS – SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY (TAKE A LEAVE), TUESDAY (MAHA SHIVRATRI)
STAYCATION STOP – ACHROL
Less then 4 hours from the hustle bustle of city life is the tranquillity of the woods. The Tree House Resort in Archol allows you to stay in the woods and explore the nature’s exotic view. With unpredicted activities ranging from biking to archery to rejuvenating spa and nature gym along with outdoor swimming and movie screenings, the woods gives you a package worth experiencing.
LONG WEEKEND 4 – 2-4 MARCH, 2018
HOLIDAYS – FRIDAY (HOLI), SATURDAY, SUNDAY
Staycation Stop – The Westin Sohna Resort and Spa
Located in a countryside environment near Haryana, this resort allows the travellers to explore the best of both worlds. Scintillating city lights with picturesque rural magnificence adds a ‘semi-country touch’ to the place. Make your stay memorable at The Westin Resort with the special weekend packages.
LONG WEEKEND 5 – 29 MARCH TO 1 APRIL, 2018
HOLIDAYS – THURSDAY (MAHAVIR JAYANTI), FRIDAY (GOOD FRIDAY), SATURDAY, SUNDAY
STAYCATION STOP – KANHERI CAVES
In the green hinterlands of Sanjay Gandhi National Park lies the Kanheri Caves. Dating back to 1st century BC, unravel the intriguing caves and breathe in the fresh air, away from the chaos of the Mumbai city. With witnessing ancient Indian architecture along with 34 unfinished art of Buddha, the place adds to your revitalizing experience a mountainous landscape, pintsize waterfalls and spectacular sights.
LONG WEEKEND 6 – 28-30 APRIL, 2018
HOLIDAYS – SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY (BUDHHA PURNIMA)
STAYCATION STOP – THE PARK, NAVI MUMBAI
With just an hour away from the hub of the city, The Park is huddled between the rocky hills of the Western Ghats. Luxurious and spacious rooms; Aqua – an outdoor pool with restaurant and bar and the delectable delights at the Zest restaurant, The Park is the idyllic place to unwind yourself.
LONG WEEKEND 7 – 15-17 JUNE, 2018
HOLIDAYS – FRIDAY (EID-UL-FITR), SATURDAY, SUNDAY
STAYCATION STOP – THE ST REGIS IN LOWER PAREL
The St Regis in Lower Parel is synonymous with extravagance. The view of the dream city Mumabi from the 40th floor, scrumptious breakfast buffet and in-house spa and massage therapies unravels your tense muscles and makes you fall in love with Mumbai all over again.
LONG WEEKEND 8 – 15-19 AUGUST, 2018
HOLIDAYS, – WEDNESDAY (INDEPENDENCE DAY), THURSDAY (TAKE A LEAVE), FRIDAY (PARSI NEW YEAR), SATURDAY, SUNDAY
STAYCATION SPOT – U-TAN SEA RESORT IN UTTAN
Driving to the difficult roads of the Uttan village beyond Bhayanger lays the heavenliest and most popular resort– the U-Tan Sea Resort. Always chockfull, this resort overlooks the sea with three types of cottages and rooms and with a restaurant giving a 360-degree view and finger-licking seafood.
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LONG WEEKEND 9 – 1-3 SEPTEMBER, 2018
HOLIDAYS – SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY (JANMASHTAMI)
STAYCATION SPOT – RENAISSANCE CONVENTION CENTER IN POWAI
Situated on the banks of Lake Powai, Renaissance Convention Centre offers class-apart services as a part of the Marriott Group of Hotels. Being a business hotel, it offers an extravagant bar, lush boardwalks, fine dining and luxury spa to guarantee a wonderful Staycation experience.
LONG WEEKEND 10 – 22-25 DECEMBER, 2018
HOLIDAYS – SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY (TAKE A LEAVE), TUESDAY ( CHRISTMAS)
STAYCATION SPOT – WATERSTONES HOTEL IN ANDHERI EAST
In a place known to be least luxurious in the dream city Mumbai, Waterstones Hotel is one such boutique hotel that succeeds in overcoming its environs to provide you a class-apart Staycation experience. With rooms offering different themes and multi-cuisine fine dining at the restaurants and bars along with relaxing spa and fitness club, the Waterstones Hotel is far more than a business hotel.