Chandigarh has won praise and acclaim for being a great city to live in. People often talk about its well-designed layout, clean streets, wonderful architecture, lively markets and great people but for many people, the best part about living in Chandigarh is its proximity to the hill stations of the north.
From Chandigarh, one can reach the best hill stations in Himachal Pradesh in a few hours, making it the ideal stepping-stone to the majestic Himalayas and all that they offer. The sheer beauty of the mountains, the culture of the people who live there and the luxury hotels that have come up make it the best place to visit for tourists. The only problem is deciding where to go.
Where to go for a weekend Getaway from Chandigarh
If you want to take a weekend break but are unsure of where to go, you should first identify your requirements. If you have limited time and don’t want to spend the whole weekend travelling, you should opt for a destination that is within a few hours driving distance of Chandigarh. Luckily, there are plenty of interesting places in this space.
You should also decide early on if you want an active, adventurous and jam packed weekend or a lazy, restful and serene trip. If you are looking for adventure and action, the bigger towns in the region are your best bet. If, on the other hand, you want seclusion and rejuvenation, there are a lot of secret and hidden places that will hit the right spot.
Another important aspect to take into consideration is your budget. If you are looking for an economical hotel or resort, you should do the proper research, including looking at reviews to ensure that the property will be comfortable and worth your while. For more luxurious and posh properties, you can take a chance, as usually, these places will not disappoint.
The choice of destination also depends upon whom you are travelling with. If you are going in a big group, it is best to stay at a smaller and cheaper place that has fewer rules. If you are travelling with family or for business, a lavish resort is recommended. Around Chandigarh, you will find all kinds of hotels and resorts to suit your specific needs.
The many hill stations in Himachal are often underappreciated in the eyes of north Indians. Since we can go there easily at any time we want, we forget how exquisite and special they really are. In fact, they are so popular that people come from faraway countries including the U.K. just to get a feel for that hill station experience that we take for granted.
If you are looking for a good hill station in the area around Chandigarh, Parwanoo is perhaps the closest and best place to visit. It is only an hour away, making it a convenient place to go to even if your trip is planned at the last minute. The roads leading up to Parwanoo are very good and the city has everything that you may need during your weekend getaway.
Parwanoo is also at a lower elevation so it doesn’t get very cold here and the forces of nature are more accommodating. It does, however, offer everything that the bigger hill stations in India offer, along with wonderful views of the Himalayan Mountain Ranges, delicious food and the old world feudal spirit of hospitality and service.
There is an amazing luxury resort called Moksha that is ideal for a weekend getaway in Parwanoo. It is a luxurious resort and spa that has a sprawling footprint at the top of a cliff and provides amazing views along with bespoke hospitality that has become the gold standard for resorts in the area. It is also a fairly large resort so that the chances of getting a room here at the last minute are pretty good.
From Moksha, you can travel up to Kasauli and also visit the many beautiful natural formations in the area. From waterfalls to singing brooks and meandering streams, the drive up to moksha is full of interesting detours that are well worth the time and hassle. By the time you get to the property, you will be in mountain mode.
Once you arrive at Moksha, you will not feel like stepping out. The mesmerizing and impeccable property is a veritable wonderland of interesting activities and facilities that will take you the whole weekend to discover and enjoy. Here, you can swim, enjoy a gourmet meal, get spa services and gaze into infinity at the many look-out spots specially made for this purpose.
If you feel like staying in, Moksha has an extensive room service menu that has everything that you need for a night in with a special someone. The Food is expertly prepared and served and the service is surprisingly quick even though the resort is very spread out. Regardless of the occasion, a weekend trip to Moksha will make you and our guests feel rejuvenated and reborn.