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Some cool getaways around Delhi

Are you stuck slogging at work without any leave while your friends and family are packing their bags for a week of holidaying and trekking? Don’t fret. Neha Sharma offers tips...

india Updated: May 26, 2009 21:04 IST
Neha Sharma

Are you stuck slogging at work without any leave while your friends and family are packing their bags for a week of holidaying and trekking? Don’t fret; you don’t need to go in for elaborate, week-long arrangements to beat the heat — just drive off to a nearby location for a couple of days and you’ll come back just as rejuvenated.

HT City brings you some cool getaway options in and around Delhi.

Within 10 hours:
Hotel Shingar, Shimla
There are 30 uniquely designed rooms overlooking the Mall road. Besides the restaurant and conference hall, you can enjoy your morning tea in the terrace garden restaurant.
Tariff — Rs 2,777 per night for two
Contact — 0177-2652881
Address — Mall Road, Shimla

Within 7 hours
Tiger Camp Resort, Jim Corbett
It is situated 275 kms from Delhi. Tourists are taken on wildlife safaris
in open jeeps to the Bijrani forest range and Lohachaur. The Gol Ghar
restaurant is famous for its multi-cuisine meals. You will also be taken for nature walks along the Kosi river .
Tariff — General room: Rs 3,000; Super room: Rs 3,600; Deluxe room:
Rs 4,900 (per night for two)
Contact — 09917581346
Address — On the Kosi bank, located on the periphery of Corbett National Park

Hotel Silver Rock, Mussoorie
The hotel offers views of the Himalayas, the Shivalik Range and Gun Hill.
Tariff — Standard room: Rs 2,200; Deluxe room: Rs 3,200; Super Deluxe:
Rs 3,700; Royal: Rs 4,400; Executive:
Rs 5,700 (per night for two)
Contact — 0135-2632160
Address — The Mall, Mussoorie

Within 5 hours
Karan’s Guest House, Jaipur
It’s only two kilometres from the main railway station and bus stand. It has seven air-conditioned double bedrooms and a single bedroom, all of which are furnished with colour TVs, sofas and a fridge. Spend your time sightseeing or
shopping, and come back to a homely atmosphere here.
Tariff — Rs 995 per night per person
Contact — 0141-2363262
Address — D-76, Shiv Heera Path, Chomu House, C-Scheme, Jaipur

Within 3 hours
Jaypee Palace Hotel, Agra
The package includes a leisurely spa treatment, welcome drinks on arrival, a 20 per cent discount on branded food and beverages, entry to the leisure mall and discotheque.
Tariff — Standard leisure package for a night and two days: Rs 5,000 + taxes (for a double room); Rejuvenation spa package for two nights and three days — Rs 16,000 + taxes (for a double room)
Contact — 9156-22330800
Address — Fatehabad Road

The Oberoi, Amarvilas, Agra
Enjoy accommodation for two in a premiere room with breakfast. Get a 15 per cent discount on spa treatments and a
complimentary room for two children up to 12 years of age.
Tariff — Rs 36,500 for two nights
Contact — 9156-23890606
Address — Taj East Gate, Agra

Within 2 hours
Liverpool Terminal, Tivoli Garden
Enjoy your holiday in a train…There are 24 rooms in the six bogies. With huge glass windows, the rooms are furnished in velvet and brocade, complete with a small library, TV and a CD player.
Tariff — Rs 5,500 for a day and night (Including access to swimming pool, welcome drinks, all meals)
Contact — 26301111, 9899563557
Address — Tivoli Garden Hotel, Chattarpur

Westin Sohna Resort & Spa, Gurgaon
Go for their special spa package that offers two treatments of your choice, breakfast and a welcome wellness basket, or choose the ‘summer escape’ package that treats you to an American breakfast in the living room restaurant and a 20 per cent discount on food and beverages.
Tariff — For special spa: Deluxe room: Rs 16,999; Studio Suite: Rs 22,999; Deluxe Suite: Rs 35,999 (plus 10 per cent tax for two nights); For Summer Escape — Deluxe Room: Rs 6,999; Studio Suite: Rs 9,999; Deluxe Suite: Rs 15,999 (plus 10 per cent tax per night)
Contact — 0124-4508888
Address — Sohna, Gurgaon Resort and Spa, Vatika Complex, Daula, Karanki Road, Sohna