Are you looking for a quiet place to spend quality and alone time in the new year? These quick excursions near Delhi will help you escape the chaos of city life and have enriching experiences
An experiment with historyLess than 30 km from the Red Fort, Shikwa Haveli is located on the hill of the village of Katha, Baghpat, on the banks of the Yamuna River. “The Qazi (judges) under the Delhi Sultanate built a series of mansions on the high Katha Hill in the period from the 13th to the 18th century. Shikwa is one such mansion,” says Alka Raza, owner. In the middle of In the 1990s, Shariq Bin Raza, a former UN diplomat, restored the 700-year-old Shikwa Haveli over the course of 13 years. exploring the history of the garden and Baghpat, you can take a village tour that provides insight into the life of the villagers, their ancient culinary practices, arts and crafts.You can enjoy the airy evening with flying kites, and at night there is a cozy bonfire along the grill, serving delicious delicacies.Price on request.
A piece of farm life
A lush 28 hectare organic farm, 70 km from Gurgaon, located at the foot of the Aravalli Mountains in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, the Satya-Jyoti farm is a paradise for lovers of nature and environment. The Satya-Jyoti community started in 1990 and has transformed a barren piece of desert land into a lush farm that accepts female victims of domestic abuse and violence and trains them in organic farming and crafts. Kakoli, co-director, Satya-Jyoti, says: “Our main purpose is organic farming, we encourage people who want to experience farm life. We believe that if you really want to be a part of the change, then you must come and experience life on the farm in all its aspects. Take some time out of your city plan to just breathe in unpolluted air, eat pesticide-free food and scent for the grass and climb trees, discover the simple joys of being on a farm, share our space and exchange ideas. ” Travelers can take part in activities such as harvesting, planting, weeding, pruning, pickling, composting and construction. Bird watching, photography, cooking or just reading, long walks through the crops, swimming in the biopool, enjoying a tractor ride are also some of the offered activities.It is the tasty and organic food that definitely deserves a call.Meals like Bajra or wheat puri with Channa, Makki ki roti and sarson ka saag, daal bati in the winter sun gives a rustic charm.The beautiful farm stays are priced ₹1,500 pr. nat ca.
The air here is crisp, full of charm, accompanied by first-class facilities, BasiWoods offers comfort, peace and serenity. Located in the village of Basi, Bulandshahar, this picturesque place is within 116 km from Delhi. For those seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, the lush green surroundings, the peace and quiet of this establishment would be therapeutic. Surrounded by the beautiful Ganga River, Basi Wood is one of the wetlands under the Ramsar Convention, giving travelers a unique experience. “Basiwoods Resort and Adventure Camping is a place where you disconnect yourself from the fast pace of the mechanical world and sink into the lap of nature. The village of Basi is home to rare species of dolphins, birds, turtles, deer, bucks, peacocks, ”says Kunwar Talha, co-owner. Activities such as archery, two-rope parallel, deck trips, boardwalk, ladder walk, Burma Bridge are absolute must-dos on a visit to the site. The resort offers a jungle safari to the jungle and an ox-cart ride to the Ganga River. At night you can enjoy the fire under the stars and the moon. “We have been working to preserve wild boar and Bara Singha in the region, also it is a dolphin reserve,” Talha adds. Meals consist of organically grown vegetables with the help of locals who help produce them. “Fresh, simple and organic are the secret ingredients in a good dining experience. Here, meals are much more than just food, it’s time for family bonding, ”says Talha. Prices vary from approx ₹5000 more ₹15,000.
Lost in the woods
Spread over 16 acres, Dilkushan Bagh is a resort located in Gairatpur Bass opposite Tikli Gardens in Gurgaon. It is a haven for wildlife, bird and outdoor enthusiasts and is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate on a day trip. “11 years ago I bought this land and decided to cultivate a forest. My father, a nobleman, told me not to leave my home. So I tore up my home in Patiala and brought every piece of furniture, every carved wooden door, “Restored it and placed it inside this property. So the architecture is 100 years old. The goal is to research, register, share and archive Indian natural and cultural heritage,” says Kumar Karun Kant, founder. Travelers can enjoy the majesty of Century-old antique furniture and architecture.In addition, Ted talks, music performances and Saturday and Sunday lunches are regularly arranged.The food is prepared according to original traditional recipes with home-grown ingredients.They are in the process of recreating the atmosphere of former kingdoms Patiala, Rampur, Kapurthala and Baroda, offering guests a unique opportunity to sunbathe and learn about the heyday of India’s history. The price of admission to these events is around ₹5000 per head.
Live like a native
Tucked away in the village of Gairatpur Baas, near Badshahpur, Sohna Road, Gurugram, Lohagarh farms is an ideal day trip. A place for city dwellers who seek solitude and peace far from the crazy cities and are looking for authentic rural experiences. The place showcases and gives travelers the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of a typical Indian village, indulge in delicious local food, uncover traditions and way of life in the countryside, indulge in folk music and dance and discuss local legends. Local arts and crafts along with an area for desi activities such as gulli danda and kabaddi further add to the countryside. “It’s an untraditional place that takes us down to our childhood memories even for our parents who have seen rural areas develop into urban areas. For Gen Z, it’s an experience to get to know Indian culture and our roots. The place has over 70 plus activities to do for all ages to enjoy modern activities with a traditional feel, “says Diksha Taneja, a travel enthusiast. It offers tourists a wide range of team-friendly activities, including camel rides, tractor and ox rides, ceramics, farming and adventure activities along with tasty local food.If you want to rejuvenate, try a mud bath and head massage along with delicious food.