The resort chain turns into a Haven for Celebrations & Festivities for the Independence Day Holidays
Leisure Hotels Group (LHG), a leading experiential luxury resort chain with thirty properties in its portfolio across four states has lined up six incredible long weekend getaway experiences in the hills with carefully curated special deals & offerings ahead of Independence Day and Janmashtami holiday.
From luxurious resorts, heritage hotels to cosy boutique abodes, the group has curated week-long immersive travel experiences. These six resorts offer luxurious accommodation, with menus that have been re-invented with new flavours and unique dining experiences, thematic décor & Flag Hoisting and vibrant cultural programmes and other devotional performances including Krishna pooja & Ganga Aarti and a myriad of other enthralling experiences like Kite flying, Safaris, Rafting etc. The resorts include The Riverview Retreat in Corbett, Aloha on the Ganges in Rishikesh, The Naini Retreat in Nainital, Atman in Dharamshala, 7 Pines in Kasauli and Fishermen’s Lodge in Bhimtal.
Vibhas Prasad, Director, Leisure Hotels Group added “We have seen a 25% year-on-year substantial growth when compared to the pre-covid, in the long weekend category. Better connectivity and increase in the number of flights has resulted in more options for travellers from across the country. To commemorate the national fervour around 75th Independence Day celebrations, we’ve handpicked Cultural & Thematic Experiences for families, friends & couples to get away from the bustle of the city and to reflect & pay tribute to the occasion. Our refreshing blends and Sawan inspired dishes will not only let you relish some of the most popular regional cuisines, but also offer homemade delicacies while you enjoy the national holiday.”
Safari enthusiasts can plan a trip to Corbett National Park and stay at The Riverview Retreat set on the banks of River Kosi, surrounded by rolling hills and Forest. Spread over nine acres, this luxury wildlife resort offers an intimate ambience with private sit-outs & garden and largest river front lawns offering a complete family holiday experience. The property offers a wide array of activities, an all-inclusive meal deal with Doubles for two nights from INR 40,000/- on Independence Day and INR 36,000/- on Janmashtami.
In Naintal, The Naini Retreat, the palace-turned-heritage resort exudes an old-world charm. With tasteful bedrooms, lush landscapes, and a mesmerizing view of the emerald green lake, this 52-rooms resort is a fine example of Tudor style architecture. Guests can experience the comfort, luxury and elegance of the resort that has a royal lived-in vibe to it, with Doubles for two nights from INR 53,000/- on Independence Day and INR 49,000/- on Janmashtami, for Naini Royal rooms.
Aloha on the Ganges in Rishikesh offers a holistic experience, catering to all those looking for a spiritual yet adventurous retreat in the lap of nature. Surrounded by forested hills and set on the banks of the river Ganga, the resort is a perfect place to unwind. Guests can enjoy high tea in the al fresco restaurant overlooking the gushing river and choose from Indian and international fare at their restaurant The Patio. Doubles from INR 19,000/- for two nights.
Designed in Himachali architectural style, Atman is a premium resort in Dharamshala that perfectly blends tasteful modern conveniences with an old-world charm. Spread across 4 acres, the gorgeous resort has four categories of rooms offering picturesque views of the Kangra valley, among multiple lawns & other public areas. The mix of cultures, favorable weather and cosmopolitan vibe of the city, makes Dharamshala a quick weekend Getaway. Doubles from INR 17,500 per night for a premium suite inclusive of meal buffets and breakfast.
7 Pines in Kasauli is a colonial-style boutique retreat located on a quiet hilltop makes for a charming getaway in the mountains. Each bedroom comes with its own verandah overlooking the quaint pine forests. Guests can have the chefs whip up a local meal, using fresh produce from the garden. Dining al fresco on the hazel terrace makes for a surreal setting during starry nights. Kasauli, an offbeat and most beautiful cantonment town in Himachal surrounded by a forest of oak, pine chestnut trees perfect for those looking for a quiet break. Doubles from INR 21,000/- per night for a Cedar executive including buffet and breakfast.
Fishermen’s Lodge, snug in the hills of Bhimtal, is a rustic colonial-style boutique retreat perched on the lakeside, offering mesmerizing views of the entire lake valley. All the rooms boast stunning views of Bhimtal lake, complemented with open sit-out balconies and modern day amenities. The flagship alfresco restaurant, L’attitude Deck n Diner, overlooking the Bhimtal lake offers a selection of Indian, Regional as well as the International cuisine. Doubles from INR 11,000/ per night for a Superior Lake facing room inclusive of the Buffet breakfast.
“It is not just these long weekends that are gaining popularity from nearby cities thus ensuring full occupancy with higher average daily rates in these hill towns, but also the better connectivity by road and direct air accessibility from other parts of India. Tourists are visiting from several parts of the country including Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and West Bengal.” Further stated Mr Prasad