An idyllic farmstay that is reminiscent of the days of the British and their tea gardens. Sit out in the verandahs with a hot cup of masala chai and enjoy some farm fresh dollops of butter on the most delectable paranthas. Watch the ducks quacking about in their private pool. Challenge your sibling to a game of croquet. Learn some pottery. Or tee off from one of the golf courses just beyond the boundary walls.
Close enough for last-minute plans and far away from the city’s dust and pollution. The indulgent rustic vibe here is truly mesmerising.
This Unhotel has a cluster of three independent cottages. Romantic verandas wrap themselves around each house much like the ones in tea gardens and hill stations during the British era. Large glazed windows look out into the gardens outside. All bungalows are decked up tastefully with artifacts and artwork from a bygone era.
The kothi has three large suites with a veranda and a terrace. The rooms are inspired by the flat roof kothis of early 20th century Punjab. The suites represent different regions of Punjab and are furnished with period furniture and lavish decor. The flat stone rooftops are topped by a layer of mud phuska that keeps the building cool in the summers and warm in the winters.
The dining area is housed in the Orangery which also serves as a recreational area and is inspired by English conservatories, with glazed windows on all four sides and vaulted ceilings.
The Hideout offers parking and free Wi-Fi in some rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned. There are parking facilities as well. Laundry service is available at an extra charge.
The City Escapesubscribes to the Slow Food movement and sources food from the neighbourhood, leaving a minimal carbon footprint. The food at this Unhotel is made using traditional cooking methods of wood and coal fire. Rich local grains like bajra, jowar and corn are used in most of their dishes although they do cater to the specific needs of of their guests.
All meals are included in the tariff.
This Unhotel is located near some of India’s most picturesque golf courses including The Classic Golf Resort, The Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort, Karma Lakelands and Golden Greens Golf and Country Club/ On prior notice, golf sessions can be arranged.
Guests are free to play Croquet and badminton and enjoy a variety of board games at this Unhotel. Learn the art of pottery from the in-house master, join bread-making classes or watch local birds of paradise at the Sultanpur bird sanctuary just 20 kilometers away.
The City Escape will take you back to the pre-independence days with its cosy British-styled cottages and the Punjabi kothi. Whether you decide to play a game of golf or soak in the charm of a bygone era, this is one experience which will last a lifetime.
Best for those who want to get away from the hectic confines of the capital but don’t want to go too far. For those who love playing golf. Those who want a short break from the city will love this premium Unhotel.
The City Escape is not recommended for those who want to be near the city center. Definitely not for the price-conscious traveller or for those who seek all the plush conveniences of a modern hotel.
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