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Fabulous Getaways across India under Rs. 6000

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Itching to head out of the city to experience peace and tranquility? Donโ€™t worry my friend you have come to the right place. During my tenure as a travel consultant, I was frequently asked by clients, friends and relatives to recommend short, off-beat and fabulous getaways which would go easy on the pocket.

So, I decided to conduct an extensive search on affordable, offbeat and boutique escapes for some of the top metropolitan cities in India. While doing so, my mantra was simple:

  1. Select destinations that are easily accessible by road.
  2. Properties in these destinations should be located in non touristy areas.
  3. The tariff of these properties should be equivalent to the ambience, experiences and services they offer i.e. maximum value for money.

Based on this I was able to shortlist a bunch of properties that range from Airbnbs to Tea Bungalows to Heritage Homestays. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Getaways from Delhi

Rainforest House, Rishikesh

Price Range: Rs. 3600 onwards (per night for two)
Distance from Delhi: 277 kms
Travel Time: 6 hours+
Website:ย http://www.rainforest-house.com/
Highlights: Situated on the banks of the Ganga and surrounded by mountains. After parking your car you need to trek your way down to the house (about 100 mtrs). Rooms do not have TVs or phones. They serve simple and light spiced vegetarian meals and offer yoga sessions in the courtyard.

Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot

Price Range:ย Rs. 5000 onwards (per night for two)
Distance from Delhi: 355 kms
Travel Time: 7 hours+
Website:ย http://www.pangot.com/
Highlights: Spectacular birdwatching tours and wildlife treks to Kumaon, Himalayas. Also offers farm to table dining experience.

Getaways from Mumbai

The Parekh Farm, Nashik

Price Range:ย Rs. 4000 onwards (per night for two)
Distance from Mumbai: 200 kms
Travel Time: 3 hours+
Website:ย http://theparekhfarm.com/
Highlights: Environmentally sensitive rooms. Homemade and wholesome food. Acres of gardens, orchards and open fields that grow keshar mangoes toย dendrobium orchids. Participate in agricultural activities depending on the season.

Niyoti’s Grecian Home, Ganpatipule

Price Range:ย Rs. 5500 onwards (per night for two)
Distance from Mumbai: 345 kms
Travel Time: 6 hours+
Website: Airbnb
Highlights: A mediterranean-ish styled homeย with a gorgeous view of the sea and the forests. Large terrace that offers a perfect place for practicing yoga, firing up barbecues, watching sunrise and sunset, star gazing and spending breezy chatty nights. Besides the space the host offers beach tents, ice box, board games, bicycle,ย camping beds and chairs. The beach is 5-10 mins away by drive.

Getaways from Chennai

Briar Tea Bungalow, Megamalai

Price Range:ย Rs. 4400 onwards (per night for two)
Distance from Chennai: 600 kms
Travel Time: 8 hours+
Website: http://teabungalows.com/meghamalai/
Highlights: Bungalow strategically located in the Woodbriar plantation. Abundance of flora and animal life can be spotted.

WOW Bison Woods, Yercaud

Price Range:ย Rs. 5500 onwards (per night for two)
Distance from Chennai: 380 kms
Travel Time: 5 hours+
Website: http://www.bisonwoods.com/
Highlights: Eco friendly rooms located at an altitude of 4970 feet above sea level. In house Bliss Spa. Rooftop lawn restaurant that serves vegetarian food and specializes in Chettinad cuisine.

Getaways from Bangalore

Uramma Heritage Homes, Hampi

Price Range:ย Rs. 2550 onwards (per night for two)
Distance from Bangalore: 360 kms
Travel Time: 6 hours+
Website: http://www.urammaheritagehomes.com/
Highlights:ย Private and intimate space for your family or group.ย Located in the heart of Anegundi village the location is great to explore the village life.ย Guests can book offbeat tours, activities and other travel services by walking into the office of their partners located in this property – Explore Hampi.

Thotadhahalli Home Stay, Chikamagalur

Price Range:ย Rs. 3000 onwards (per night for two)
Distance from Bangalore: 360 kms
Travel Time: 6 hours+
Website: http://thotadahalli.com/
Highlights: This homestay is located in the middle of lush green coffee estate. Rooms have an ethnic sense of style. They offer unique birdwatching and coffee plantation tours. Get a glimpse of Malnad Tradition through their food and hospitality.

Let us know if you have been to any of these places.ย Also feel free to share your thoughts on what would you add to this list in the comments section below. If you’d like to receive more recommendations, tips and travel hacks, don’t forget to subscribeย to our monthly newsletter!

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