A taste of wild outside the city

by - 7/15/2021

So it's been our 18 th month of home isolation. Is it just us or have you too been staying safe at home; with no outing whatsover? Honestly speaking, I just don't want the Covid bug to bite me or my family. We have been able to stay safe till now (that has been an ultimate struggle) and we don't want to lose this battle towards the end. Or is it going to end actually? Have I gone paranoid?
Well whatever it is, I am definitely going for a staycation as soon as this gets over. I am sooo done doing the dishes, cleaning, cooking non stop and nurturing a big family. I really deserve this don't you feel? We all deserve a break, especially if we have been stuck at home non stop and all what we have done has been chores. So I am already started planning where to go. Although I don't like repeating places, but it seems like an era ago with only one kid and tonnes of less responsibilities. Aah golden days! 
So its been quite a while that we had our super memorable staycation in Westin Resort and Spa, Sohna. July 2017  to be precise. It was indeed a surprise from the husband; as he decided to celebrate my birthday by treating me a month after. Anyways, what struck me most about the place (apart from the cliched luxury) was how easily we could connect to nature. No doubt the part of Sohna where the resort is located is quite far from the actual town. But still you could never expect so much wilderness just by entering the resort gate.



Spread over 37 acres of lush greenery, your connection with nature does not stop there. Apart from numerous playgrounds and tennis courts, the most fascinating thing is the zoo. Yes! animals are kept with utmost care (not sadly captive in the real sense) inside the resort. From kid friendly rabbits and guinea pigs to eye appealing peacocks and ducks and deers, their herds are impressive. But what fascinated us the most were the Emu birds. Yes, emu, the ostrich like huge flightless bird which we had never seen before. We not only got to interact with them but also fed them! The caretaker was really friendly with kids and hence even my tiny daughter fed leaves to those huge flightless birds.
 The campus also has a small lake (the Westin Lake) which is a must visit. Its closed in the evening as soon as it gets dark as its unguarded and not safe. Although small, its beautiful nonetheless. There are swans quacking and paddling on the water. The surroundings are a perfect picnic spot. Have not been it summers, we would have definitely brought out our snack baskets and rugs and sat there and munched gazing at the calm water!
Walking inside the resort premises is quite a challenge in the heat. You can rent bicycles but since I was with a toddler, I could not. The husband was busy in getting some work done so I and my tiny partner sweated and roamed around in the heat. Although I must say those drops of sweat were really worth considering the amount of fresh air we got to breath.


So apart from the good food and luxury and swimming and beautiful nature, visit this place (especially with kids) for mingling with the animals and the lake. The place is definitely expensive, but it's worth. Especially after being locked at home for so long.
What are your plans post Covid?

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16 comments

  1. I heard a lot about westin resort but never been there. This place looks amazing for a quick weekend getaways. Let me visit this place soon.

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  2. The place sure looks nice for a staycation. Glad u had a fun and relaxing time there.

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  3. The place looks perfect for a rejuvenating staycation. More so after being couped indoors for so long. The place is in complete harmony with nature and is a great place to recharge.Sandy N Vyjay

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  4. We had planned for a staycation here but things got shelved. Your post inspires us to reactivate the plan! Many thanks

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  5. Loved the place. Best for staycation.. one can't get bored at all.. there are so many fun activities to do..
    A must visit for all the delhiites who want to escape the busy life.

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  6. Love this place, I am sure you had a nice gala time with your family . Seems like a must visit

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  7. I really want to go to Goa with my family , sister,mom,brother and his wife. A big gang to do lot of adventures and beach dive.

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  8. U know am planning for a staycation for next month & I was searching for a good place. Thankfully ur post came on time.
    I will surely check more about this Westin resort & decide.

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  9. Wow I can only dream about a staycation right now. With two small kids we are super worried to step out and have been inside for almost like 2 years now. I loved this how beautiful Westin is and provides such great facilities to enjoy

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  10. Wow such a beautiful property with so many animals and things to do. I have added Westin to my list of places for staycation.

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  11. Mandira, doctor sahab sure knows how to pamper you. Even I'm craving for a staycation these days. Who knows I might also book the Westin Resort and Spa, Sohna after all.

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  12. I've been to Westin In Hongkong and they definitely are luxurious. Your pictures show what a good time you had with them.

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  13. I've been hearing great reviews about this place from my friends. I'm definitely planning a staycation once things settle

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  14. I read this post when I talk about staycation to my hubby. Staycation are a good releif from ur routine and gives us short break with fun.

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  15. I am eager to visit this resort in Sohna. It looks perfect for a relaxing staycation

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  16. Westin properties are really good. I've not stayed there as yet but been there for meals. You seem to have had a fabulous time with your family at the staycation. Our covid plans are to finally travel out of of country as we have not done that as a family yet.

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