NCR which has seen unprecedented development in the last two decades has boosted up the Indian economy tremendously. The tourism sector is one economic segment that has enormously profited from NCR’s extraordinary growth evidenced by the rising popularity of vacationing destinations in the region. There used to be a time when holidays for Delhi residents meant revisiting the all too familiar locales of Nainital, Mussoorie, Shimla, Agra, Bharatpur, Fatehpur Sikri, Lucknow or Jaipur.
However, the emergence of umpteen heritage hotels, wellness spas, farmhouses, and vineyards has augmented the touring options of the wanderlust traveller looking to maximise his weekend sojourn. Listed below are some of the most exotic farmhouses nearby Delhi around which you can plan your next weekend getaway.
Farm Vacations – Delhi NCR Reigon
Essex Farms-South Delhi
Essex Farms is situated bang in the middle of Southern Delhi that is hugely popular with the jet-set office executives and new-age entrepreneurs settled in NCR. The location overflows with holidaymakers looking forward to make the most of their weekends. The farm destination is a big hit with weekend vacationers, especially because of its bowling arena, indoor basketball court, and air hockey water-pool.
Of course, there are numerous engaging gaming and adventure sports activities that’ll surely keep both adults and children enthralled. You can easily get to Essex Farms by hopping on a shuttle from the Hauz Khas metro station. Wine and dine in the farm’s multi-cuisine bistro, savour cakes from the in-house patisserie, and pick up some mementoes from the souvenir shop when bracing farm holidays near Delhi.
Laksh Farms – Faridabad
Flanking off the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, Laksh Farms is tucked away in the nondescript hamlet of Mangar. The sprawling Laksh Farms with an area of more than 8 acres, it offers some of the most enchanting views of the gigantic Aravalli Mountains. Soak in the idyllic atmosphere of the environs as you partake of a sumptuous meal comprising chapattis baked in open-air clay ovens, freshly picked spinach, and pure cottage cheese.
Pratapgarh Farms – Jhajjar (Gurgaon)
One out-of-the-ordinary locale that should invariably be there on your weekend itinerary is Pratapgarh Farms situated about 50kms from Gurgaon. Dotted with mud hutments, and cattle grazing in the lush green grounds, the ambience is as bucolic as it can get. You can enjoy best of both the worlds as you gyrate to the pulsating beats of a hit number emceed by a DJ as well as revel yourself in a game of Gilli Danda. Make your weekend thoroughly pleasurable and memorable by delighting in folk dance and music, pick up pottery making skills, and relish every item that the local cuisine offers.
Thakran Farms, Pataudi (Gurgaon)
Thakran Farms, just an hour’s drive from Gurgaon has all the trappings of an ideal weekend vacationing retreat. The neat row of farmhouses that sits right across verdant acres of agricultural land is perfectly placed to offer you a break from the hustle-bustle of everyday living. Make your stay memorable by spoiling yourself with a mud-bath, feast on a lip-smacking lunch consisting of barbecued chicken, chapattis, cottage cheese, raita (curd rice), and salads. Unleash the adventurer in you by attempting balance walking, tire scrambling, net crossing (commando style), and so on.
Golden Turtle Farm Resort, Manesar
Like most other casual travellers, chances are that your eyes might have missed spotting the Golden Turtle Farm Resort located close to Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant. The Golden Turtle Farm Resort is undoubtedly one of the best spots to spend a leisurely weekend with your near and dear ones. Wind-down with intensely exhilarating activities including but not limited to Burma Bridge, Hedge Maze, rope walking, tambola, pool volleyball, Tarzan swing, and suspension bridge walking. Tee away on a professionally manicured golf course and check whether you retain your butterfly-stroke skills by taking a few laps in the swimming pool.
Awara Adventure Farm, Sohna
This is one farm which strikes an altogether different note as it caters to travellers with a penchant for adventures that offers an adrenaline rush. Sprawled across the foothills of the towering Aravalli mountain range, this farm can be an excellent holidaying destination on any weekend. Awara Adventure Farm developed along farm tourism lines offers you the original rustic background of a rural setting. Exploit to the hilt all that the farm has to proffer and come back home with memories that you’ll cherish throughout your life.