5 Resorts Near Kolkata That Are Perfect For A Weekend Getaway
The first long weekend of this year is here and we could not be more excited. Okay fine, maybe you’ll need to take leave on Friday, but we’re sure you can wing it, given that you’ll get 4 whole days of a mini vacation! You can’t really explore a place over a weekend and the ideal thing to do is book a luxurious staycation. And if you are in the sweet land of Kolkata, then switch off from your social media feeds and head to one of these classy resorts that are a short drive away for some much-needed R&R.
1. Summit Golden Crescent Resort & Spa
With around 13 properties across the country, if there is one brand that will promise you luxury at its best, it is the Summit group. And the Golden Crescent in Gangtok is one of their best. A view that will stay with you for a lifetime and hospitality that will make you want to go back, they sure know how to do their job. Indulge in great spa experiences and take a walk in the mystic valleys. If you are a bibliophile, a book and a hot cup of cappuccino from the in-house cafe will be ideal partners.
Contact: +91 83888 77888
Website: Summit Golden Crescent
2. Mayfair Resort
Does the name ring a bell? Another giant in the hotel industry, they have the prettiest properties, the ones that have the potential to make you fall in love. This one in Darjeeling wins the game with the décor and its gorgeous vibes. A happy place that will take you back to the Victorian era, the pastel shaded walls, red thatched roofs and blue benches will remind you of a fairytale. Of course, you will get an array of tea here that you can enjoy while watching a beautiful sunset in the garden area.
Contact: +91 85990 00310
Website: Mayfair Darjeeling
3. Vedic Village
An hour away from the city, this huge resort is a favourite for destination weddings. But it’s even better for a quick getaway and some natural therapy. Surrounded by a jungle, Vedic Village will help you dive into sheer bliss and forget your daily worries with their excellent spa packages. You will get local cuisine served with gourmet twists, and private villas surrounded by lakes and coconut grooves here — quite picturesque, no?
Contact: +91 33 6622 9900
Website: Vedic Village
One brand that you can trust with superior quality is Swissotel. Experience Swiss hospitality in the land of everything mush — believe us, you won’t be disappointed. 147 rooms, a Jacuzzi and a rooftop restaurant will surely win your heart. Next to the IT hub, this place attracts the party goers and is a great spot to host a bachelorette.
Contact: 91 33 6626 6666
Website: Swissotel Kolkata
5. Radisson Blu
The name is enough for you to make a beeline towards it. Every inch of this place screams romance and if you are planning a romantic getaway, your search ends here. A pool deck that overlooks the hills will rekindle the spark in your relationship and, if it doesn’t, the staff will ensure that they set up your table and give you the best wine-and-dine menu to do that. You can also stroll around and walk to the wildlife sanctuary nearby to spend a day with the furry pals.
Contact: +91 36171 00100
Website: Radisson Blu Guwahati