Who doesn’t want some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy some peaceful moments *dreamy sigh*! And since taking a long holiday is not always an option, we found 8 really cool, lesser known properties, just an hour away from Delhi that are perfect for a weekend getaway with your friends and family. Scroll on and plan that mini-vacation for this weekend!  

1. Peepal Kothi

Nestled between tons of trees and plants, Peepal Kothi is gonna give you some major #VacayGoals! With different cottages like The Port House, The Dak Bungalow and The Mulberry Cottage, these bungalows have their own distinctive features, artifacts and artwork which evoke the essence of the colonial era. With large glazed windows, these cottages offer panoramic views of the gardens around them. 

You can learn the art of Indian pottery from their in house master potter and also the village art of making local breads, butter and buttermilk. Sounds fun and unique right? So, book your stay NOW and enjoy this unique experience! 

Tariff | Rs 9000 Onwards 
Where | The Peepal Kothi, Village Kota Khandewla, PO Hasanpur, Tehsil Tauru, District Mewat
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/peepalkothi/
Browse Through Their Website | http://peepalkothi.com 

2. Tikli Bottom

This Lutyens’ style guest house is just where you need to be for your next fam bam! Surrounded by beautiful hills in the state, this pretty property in GGN is quite accessible and just 30 kms from the airport. They also offer full-body massages and reflexology here, so come prepared for some unwinding sessions. You can also request to sleep on a charpai outside, under a mosquito net, for a rustic-kinda experience here *NAICE*! 

Tariff | Rs 5000 Onwards 
Where | Gairatpur Baas, P O Tikli, Gurgaon
Call Them | +91 1242 766 556
Browse Through Their Website | http://tiklibottom.com/whereandwhatweare

3. Anchorage Eco Lodge

Y’all HAVE to visit this place ‘cause they’ve got all sorts of funky activities like Rappelling, Wall Climbing, Pocket Bike Racing, Commando Net, Jummaring and lots more to keep you busy *YAY*! These guys have eco-mud houses where y’all can sit and chill like a villain.  

Kudos to these guys ‘cause everything here works entirely on solar energy and even the pool has a natural filtration process that draws out impurities. So, drive down here with your buddies and have some fun time! 

Tariff | Rs 2000 Onwards
Where | A6, Mughal Orchid, Ansal Farms, National Highway 71B, Chandpur, Haryana
Call Them | +91 8800 442 005
Browse Through Their Website | http://www.anchorageecolodge.com 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Anchorage-Eco-Lodge-481229788686735/ 

4. Anupama Mangar 

Designer Anupama Dayal’s boutique resort - Anupama Mangar is where you need to head this weekend for a peaceful getaway! Just an hour drive from Delhi, Ms Dayal has put the artistic touch to this place by adorning the property with hand painted walls, sky lit washrooms and all the five bedrooms are named after her collections like Naga inspired Fight and Feast, Ishq-e-Dilli, Gulabi, Phoolbagan and Manjula!

This place hosts Sunday brunches, block-printing, wellness workshops, meditation & yoga sessions and evening Sufi performances as well *WOAH*. Y’all can also enjoy bird watching here in the forests of Mangar Bani as well! So if you’re looking for peace and some tranquility then book this place right away! 

Tariff | Rs 7,800 Onwards
Where | Faridabad-Gurgaon Road, Faridabad 
Call Them | +91 11 2617 5394
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/anupamaamangar/ 

5. Sim Bliss Farm

Sim Bliss Farm is one of those homestays you would never wanna come back from! This beautiful place will give you a mixture of traditional and modern vibes with its pretty brick decor and other luxe amenities. 

They have hammocks, BBQ area, a bar, an amazing swimming pool with a deck and big lawns for you to chill at! So, go ahead and book this one for a nice weekend! 

Tariff | Rs 18,000 Onwards 
Where | Near Manesar, Gurgaon 
Book Your Stay On Airbnb Here | https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/15775406?s=51 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/simblissfarm/ 

6. Dream Island Resort 

Pack your swimming costumes guys and dive in the swimming pool at this resort to beat the heat! Just 35 kms from Delhi, this should be your escape from busy city life. Nestled along the banks of Damdama Lake, this place offers day picnic packages as well apart from, night stay packages. Y’all can indulge in activities like Burma Bridge, Zip Line, Tyre Crossing, Balance Walk and Air Walk here, so pack your bags and head to this dreamy resort right away! 

Tariff | Rs 1,200 Onwards 
Where | Near Damdama Lake, Tehsil Sohna, Gurgaon
Call Them | +91 9810 117 532
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Dream-Island-Damdama-Lake-Gurgaon-334185949957337/ 

7. Botanix Resort 

Just a 25 minutes drive away from Gurgaon, Botanix Resort should defo be on your list for a relaxing staycation with your pals. Located in the foothills of the Aravallis, on the edge of Damdama Lake, this 30 acre global green park offers a series of theme gardens and lush green lawns to enjoy the beauty of nature and breath in the fresh air *huge grins*! So, drive down here and have a rejuvenating time here.  

Tariff | Rs 8937 Onwards 
Where | Near Damdama Lake, Damdama Sohna Road, Tehsil Sohna, Gurgaon
Call Them | +91 9811 083 672, +91 8800 566 773
Browse Through Their Website | http://www.botanix.in/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/botanix.nature/ 

8. The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake 

The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake looks like haven woven beautifully by nature *heart eyes*! and this one is an extremely pretty property. With the Aravali Hills in the background, this beautiful property is for all the lazy bums, like us, who just wanna spend some afternoons and pleasant evenings with our buddies! 

You have to try their super relaxing spa or you can just sit out in the garden as you sip a glass of wine and enjoy that beautiful sunset (#Perfect)

Tariff | Rs 11,496 Onwards 
Where | PO Damdama, Off Sohna-Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon
Call Them | +91 1242 677 200
Browse Through Their Website | https://gateway.tajhotels.com/en-in/damdama-lake-gurgaon/ 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheGatewayHotel

So pack your bags and have a relaxing, stress free time at these places!