It’s Friday, the day of the week that is highly revered by all the office goers, for it is on this day, that the dreadful weekdays turn into auspicious weekends. I am Rahul an average joe who works his socks off on weekdays, and “takes a pill in Ibiza” on weekends. This is my story of how I once got to spend them.
Tired and exhausted, I reached my apartment with a slight grin on my face, highlighted by the fact that it was a Friday night and the time to plan my weekends had finally arrived. I opened my laptop in a jiffy to lookout for some weekend getaways near Delhi. After going through a number of blogs and websites I stumbled upon this place called The Golden Tusk Resort, a beautiful resort located at a distance of mere 240 Kms from Delhi in this quaint town called Ramnagar in Uttrakhand, famous for Corbett National Park. Satisfied that this will be an ideal place for spending my weekends, I quickly booked a suite for myself on their website, and began packing my bag to embark on my journey for tomorrow. The night descended quickly that day and by the time the sun rose up to all its glory, I was already on my way to my weekend getaway, brimming up with a sense of liberation . After about 5 hours of continuous driving, I had reached Ramnagar, from where the resort was just 15 Kms away. The roads as you are near Ramnagar are the most beautiful thing, with forest on both sides and a view of the misty mountains, the place feels like a Shangri La hidden away in the clouds.
Passing through this fabled city just when I thought that things can’t get better than this, I came across the Golden Tusk Resort, my humble abode for the next two days was in front of me, and I, was filled with amazement as to how the images on internet were unable to justify the beauty of this place. The sprawling resort is located a the edge of the reserve forest on one side and river Dhela on the other, as I entered inside and parked my car the amazing landscaping and well-curated property turned on my zen mode. At the reception, I was humbled by the welcome I received from the staff and after the usual check-in procedure, I moved into my Forest View Suite at the resort, an eye treat for anyone who loves a mesmerizing view of the forests and mountains coupled with loads of amenities to make your stay comfortable.
After taking a nap for a couple of hours I woke up to see how the entire place was lit up with lights, that felt like twinkling stars under the blanket of a night sky. Absorbing the entire ambiance I moved ahead to the gin tree bar and lounge at the resort, a cozy set up with warm lighting and soulful music where all you need to do is order your favorite drink, sit back and relax, without giving an ounce of thought about your daunting city life.
The time at the resort flew by quickly, giving you an insight into the validity of Einstein’s theory of relativity, and compelling you to pull up your socks to face the unnerving suburbans yet again. Thinking all the while, if only I could spend a few more days here