5 Local Luxury Staycations we are Eyeing for 2021

2020 took us all by surprise; it was far from the staycation we were expecting! After having spent nearly two-thirds of the year indoors, it is only natural to crave a soulful vacation to rejuvenate your mind and find your groove again. Well, it isn’t quite the time to tick off all the exotic places from your long travel bucket list just yet but here’s some equally exciting news-local travel is definitely back on and we’re ready to hit the road!

There’s nothing quite like a smooth-sailing roadtrip leading up to a luxurious, comfortable destination waiting to welcome you for a cozy staycation. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? But this year being a little different, we mustn’t forget to prioritize safety. If you’re planning a staycation soon but aren’t quite sure where to go, you’ve come to the right spot. Here’s a list of 5 safe, quaint and cozy staycation stations everyone’s eyeing for the coming year!

01. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala
Known for its picturesque view of splendid emerald green backwaters, Kumarakom Lake Resort is one of the best luxury heritage resorts across the country. Nestled on the splendid banks of Vembanad, this resort is loaded with serenity and is a perfect blend of Kerala’s traditional roots and modern comforts. During the uncertain times of the coronavirus outbreak, they make sure that your safety always comes first and has taken special precautions to ensure the same. What makes Kumarakom Lake Resort a pristine choice for a luxurious staycation is that it is extremely accessible and convenient to reach. If you’re taking a drive straight from the port of Kochi, it is barely a two hour long journey. It is also very easy to reach for those coming in from neighbouring places such as Trivandrum-roughly 171 kilometers from the Trivandrum Airport.

Kumarakom Lake Resort, KeralaSource: Kumarakom Lake Resort Website
Kumarakom Lake Resort, KeralaSource: Google Images

02. Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray, Pondicherry
This is the ideal location for all the water babies! This luxury beach resort in Pondicherry is the perfect getaway to unwind and soak in freshness and tranquility in all its idyllic splendour. And what better way to do this than by the ocean? Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray also offers a range of amenities such as the spa, offering you plenty pampering and elation. Needless to say, all staycations are all about safety so you best believe that you’re in very very welcoming and safe hands!

Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray, PondicherrySource: Google Images
Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray, PondicherrySource: Google Images

03. ITC Grand, Goa
No trip planning is fully complete without mentioning Goa at least this once! And veritably so. After all, it attracts waves of tourists from all around the world. Nothing screams both excitement and serendipity quite like the south of goa. And there it is, ITC Grand Resort, yet another retreat if you’re wondering where your next staycation station is. This resort is situated amidst lush gardens, whistling palm trees and lagoons, and is inspired by Indo-Portugese architecture, thereby displaying an exemplary blend of vintage and classic styles. It is a great destination to visit especially if you’re driving down from Maharashtra or Karnataka and other neighbouring states. So grab your sunscreen and your favourite reads and drive away to Goa! 

ITC Grand, GoaSource:ITC Grand Website
ITC Grand, GoaSource: ITC Grand Website

04. The Lalit Mangar, Faridabad
If you’re looking to break the monotony of city life then The Lalit Mangar is just the place for you. Just a drive away from Delhi, tucked in the middle of the Mangar Valley, this resort has a breathtaking ambience, providing relaxation and adventure. Its pleasant weather and unfathomable beauty makes it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway, be it with family, friends or your special someone.

The Lalit Mangar, FaridabadSource: The Lalit Mangar Website

05. Wildflower Hall, Shimla
Here’s something for all our mountain lovers who love basking in the cool breeze and freezing away all their woes. This hill station is not very far away from Delhi/NCR, making it an apt choice for those travelling from there. Enjoy a war, cup of Shimla chai while you soak in all the beautiful tunes of nature surrounding you, amidst the sweet smelling trails of coniferous trees. Whether you like exploring nature or simply enjoy snuggling in your duvet, the Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort, is the place to be. 

Wildflower Hall, ShimlaSource: Wildflower Hall Oberoi Resort Website

With this, we come to the end of our list of safe and luxurious destinations, and a possible start to your next journey. A whole lot of fun, plenty of adventure and a suitcase full of fond memories await. Amidst all this brimming excitement, remember to carry the essentials- your travel accessories! We at The Black Box Co. have a handpicked range of vegan leather products that will make your travel an extremely sustainable one; they’re the travel buddies you didn’t think you needed. 

Needless to say, you always want to look and feel at the top of your game, especially while taking a fun and memorable trip. Our premium travel kit is here to ensure that you’re always Going In Style. It contains a super sleek cover for your stylish sunglasses and a wallet, all made specifically for you. We also have a super handy and efficient Personalised Multipurpose Pouch to make packing a piece of cake! It is extremely spacious and can hold almost all the tiny essentials you need to carry for your trip. Don’t forget to pack your sanitizer.  

Happy journey, you!