The idea of traveling with your girlfriends is so liberating in many ways. All women’s trips are always comforting and dependable. Imagine a group of independent women taking a break from their work life and starting rolling on the road for a trip. Each one contributes immensely to making the trip super memorable. The best part of all girl’s trips is that they are absolute fun. No hang-ups, no tantrums, and no hassles are the things you can expect on a girl’s trip. To plan an exotic weekend getaway, you do not need to plan an expensive Europe trip. India has a plethora of stunning destinations which can sway anyone. My recent trip to Aahana Resort in Uttarakhand with my girlfriends was the best getaway of our worldly life.
Only 5 hour’s drive from Delhi you can reach this gorgeous abode amidst nature where time stands slow. When it comes to experiencing wilderness next to your city, Corbett National Park ticks off all the boxes. It feels great when you can just leave your hectic life behind to breathe some fresh air far away from the city with your girlfriends.
To make it even more special, the accommodation choice is very crucial. The uber luxury resort, The Aahana Resort, is the most preferred choice for wildlife enthusiasts. It is spread over a sprawling 13.5 acres at the southern edge of Corbett Tiger Reserve and is located between the dense forest and a local farming village. The resort allows you to just blend in and make the most of your time amazingly.
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THINGS YOU CAN DO AT AAHANA RESORT
The best part of staying at Aahana Resort is that you don’t need to plan anything beyond a wildlife safari in Corbett National Park. The resort has plenty to offer to get you engaged on your relaxed holiday. Imagine waking up to the chirping of birds, rustling of dry leaves, and sometimes alarm calls from langurs in the backyard, lazing around on your balcony with a cup of tea or coffee, enjoying a lazy breakfast by the pool, doing a nature walk on the resort premises or just indulging in other activities like boardgames, archery or hitting the basketball court or simply doing nothing. Even if you do not indulge in any of those, just spending quality time with your girls is so relaxing that you love every bit of that. I love the idea of doing nothing as a hasty vacation.
NATURE WALK EARLY IN THE MORNING
If you are a morning person who loves to go for a walk, the Aahana Resort is the perfect place to do that. You do not need to even step out of the resort. The guided walking tour with the naturalist is a must-have experience. Waking up early, seeing the first sun rays, and taking a guided walk with my girlfriends was such a refreshing change. We got to know about the medicinal plants on the premises, their benefits, and their use of it. Also, spotting some of the exotic migratory birds was nothing less than rewarding. I must confess that the sprawling 13.5 acres of land flaunt some of the rich vegetation, exotic plants, organic gardens, and captivating landscape around.
EXCLUSIVE GIRL’S TIME BY THE POOL
Fun time by the pool is so comforting. Especially when you are with your girls’ gang. All you need to do is to switch off your phones, bring your Zen mood on and just indulge in the fun time you have been aiming for on this trip. Those candid casual talks, a few drinks, great food, and the childlike excitement in the water are the best ways to unwind on a holiday. It does not matter which time of the day you do it, it is refreshing in every sense.
We had a great time dressing up for dinner and raising a toast together to kick-start our promising evening. Imagine sipping red wine with the band of your girls who are dressed at their best to just celebrate the pool night with live music and of course great food. Watching the sun go down painting the sky orange, you break into non-stop laughter with your girlfriends and enjoy every bit of it apologetically. The comfort, fun, excitement, and hassle-free attitude with your like-minded traveler friends makes it worth planning an all-girls trip anytime.
JEEP SAFARI IN CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
When you are vacationing in Uttarakhand and the proximity to the Corbett National Park, you cannot afford to skip a wildlife safari. More than anything, the feeling of being in nature excites me every time I set out to explore the jungles of India. So, we decided to go on an evening safari to the Dhela Zone of Corbett National Park. The sun was at its prime and the wind was in full force.
As the jeep sped away from the gate, we were fortunate to spot a big herd of elephants making their way and crossing the main road. That was very enthralling as I did not expect it. Moving forward we spotted a variety of common and exotic birds as well. But my favorite in the jungle is to watch Spotted deer. I couldn’t calm down when I saw a herd and afterward a lot here and there.
As time passed and we were deep inside the forest, the temperature also fell. The wind in my hair, the silence in the air, and the sound of the forest were something I would always cherish. We had such an exciting time spotting birds, deer, elephants, and many other wild animals on the safari.
INDULGE IN INDOOR GAMES
One can also indulge in indoor games. It is always a great idea to participate in indoor games while vacationing. The competitive nature enters into play and creates a healthy sporting spirit. We had such a great time trying our hands on the basketball court, archery, and a couple of other indoor board games at the Aahana Resort.
RELISH DELISH FOOD TOGETHER
Food unites people. I can vouch for the same. When you have a girl gang who relish various cuisines and are not fussy about food in general, then it is a different treat to be with them. We had the most amazing time relishing some mouthwatering cuisines at the Aahana resort. Whether it was the late evening Masala Maggi, super delicious cupcakes, pineapple tarts, cheese dosa, or a variety of Indian food, each meal was a delish treat.
What just left me craving for more was their home-cooked wood-fired pizza, garlic bread, and cheesy pasta. It was out of the ordinary. The Italian treat was nothing less than soul-satisfying. Otherwise, the loud girls’ gang went quiet while relishing the Italian platter. Mouth-watering was an understatement for that meal.
FARM TO TABLE
What would you say when you can pick your salad from their organic farm and decide on your salad dressing? We were asked to pick our salad and later it was served to us at our lunch table. The whole experience of going to an organic farm and picking fresh salad leaves was one of the most satisfying experiences at the Aahana Resort.
The girls’ gang had a blast on the farm. Moreover, when you relish the same on your table, it makes sense. The concept of Farm To Table is so much refreshing that you can have your curated menu for yourself. You do not need to follow the regular restaurant menu. Everything is according to your taste and palate. The freshness of the food can translate into the taste. One can feel the difference when you eat organic food versus food full of pesticides.
LAZE AROUND & DO NOTHING
At last, if you don’t want to do anything, you can easily enjoy the luxury of nature at Aahana. Sometimes all you need to do is slow down, switch off your mind, and just unwind. Whether you want to read your favorite book, listing to your music chart, or just lounge on your balcony, you just need to live in the moment. It is so important to spend time with yourself. You hardly get time to contemplate, dive into your lost thoughts or sometimes just realize how far you have come in life, so it is very important to celebrate yourself the way you want.
Moreover, when you are with your girls’ gang, you can indulge in long pending conversations over drinks. The late-night talks where you just pour your heart out on issues you must be dealing with need an ear. Travel gives you a terrific opportunity to just speak your mind and pour your heart out. Not just that, the bond gets strengthened when like-minded people travel together and spend quality time. What better way to do this than an all-women trip, at least once a year?
DON’T WAIT FOR THE RIGHT TIME. THE TIME IS NOW.
PACK YOUR BAGS, BOOK YOUR TICKETS, AND JUST ROLL OFF THE ROAD, UNAPOLOGETICALLY.
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