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Getaway From Home This Weekend

Published on December 18, 2017

Want to experience kingly extravaganza? Want to endow your time with your tiny tots? But, your hectic schedules have no empty spaces to fill some fun-time in?

Read on to know how you can unwind this weekend, just a few miles away from home.

Time to get flamboyant, Nawabi style!

Waking up in a king size royal bed to high rise ceilings, handpainted walls and oak flooring, sounds majestically luxurious, doesn’t it? Experience the grandiose of the Nawabs, staying at the Palace Suite in the Taj Falaknuma.

Falak-Numa in Urdu means ‘Mirror of the Sky.’ Spanning over an expanse of over 32 acres it exhibits sheer magnificence. Not just the that, dine at Adaa and relish authentic Nawabi cuisine and have tea in flamboyant Nawabi style at the Jade Terrace.

The fun doesn’t end just yet, if you loved studying about the Nawabs and looked forward to history class in school, Taj Falaknuma should be on your bucket list this weekend. Every floor, ceiling and artefact at the Falaknuma is a treat to the eyes for any history enthusiast.  

Guess what? Taj Falaknuma organises a walking tour around the palace, which will take you back in time to the 1800s. The Belgian chandeliers, dining table that seats 101 guests in rosewood carved chairs, marble fountains, Jade terraces, Nizam armouries, Italian and Tudor influences in architecture are the zenith of regality.

Let loose your romantic side

Stuck amidst strategizing and deputizing? No time to spare for the significant other? Well, this winter, go for a romantic rendezvous. Wondering how to crunch that within a whirlpool of work? Araku valley is the answer to your apprehensions.

Araku Valley is situated in the Eastern Ghats, about 80 driving minutes from Visakhapatnam, which is located 60 minutes airtime away from Hyderabad. The drive to Araku is a romantic one with cool breeze on your face and the intoxicating aroma of soil and water. Araku is a perfect blend of lush green landscapes and authentic Andhra cuisine.

You do not want to compromise on luxury, staying at Visakhapatnam is a preferred option. Visakhapatnam is home to a plethora of luxury hotels which include Novotel, The Park, Marriott and many more. But, if you want to lie down in nature’s lap and stare into the starlit skies, staying in the Valley is the thing to do.

While you are at it, don’t forget to tickle your taste buds with some authentic coffee procured fresh from the vastly spread coffee plantations.

Hike Away in the Nallamalas

Whether you drive your luxury sedans yourself or are chauffeur driven, the terrific traffic of Hyderabad can be very tiring! If you have been looking to test your beast, now is the time to get your four-wheel drives and sports vehicles moving on the on NH765 to Mallela Theertham.

Mallela Theertham waterfall is a jewel-less known to many, hidden in the forests of Nallamala. Trekking up a hill is conventional, but are you up for an unconventional challenge? The trail to reach Mallela Theertham is downhill, you will have to trek down 350 steps to have a low angle view of the fall.

Hold on, the fun doesn’t end just yet! You can have your own ‘Jungle Book’ experience by going on a jungle camp in India’s Largest Tiger Reserve with an expanse of 3727.8 sq. kms. The fun just doubles at night when you sleep in cottages with proximity to the jungle, listening to the roaring wildlife.

So, strap on those boots and enter the jungle.

Take time out for some self-love

‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ Poring over strategy charts, playing your A game at work and taking care of your loved ones can get a tad bit strenuous sometimes. All of us deserve some self-love.

So, make one last priority list before you step out of your house this weekend and keep your name on top of the list.  

Pack an overnight bag and say goodbye to responsibilities for a weekend. Binge on some fancy continental brunch and then indulge in a relaxing spa treatment. Check in to a five-star hotel or choose from a range of luxury resorts on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Make yourself cosy under the blanket while watching a film of your choice as you munch on some popcorn.

Tons of luxury hotels and resorts in and around Hyderabad cater to everything you need to unwind and pamper yourself.

So, whether you choose to hit the road, unfurl with your partner or rejuvenate at a spa, don’t forget to be your own Santa this season.