Call of the hills
The Telegraph
| Sunday, September 15, 2013 |

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Published on 14 September 2013

Call of the hills

  • A scenic view of The Chalets Naldehra overlooking the mountains

Are you looking for a quick getaway to de-stress? You're in luck as there's a deal in store for you -- in the Himalayan mid-hills. At The Chalets Naldehra resort, 22km from Shimla, you can be sure of breathtaking views of the mountains from your cosy pinewood cottage. Located close to the Naldehra golf course, the resort is offering an attractive 2-night and 3-day package priced at Rs 14,990 (inclusive of VAT and luxury tax). Kids under six years stay with their parents, free of cost.

The deal, that's on till October 31, packs in a welcome drink upon arrival and a complimentary cake in your room. It also throws in daily breakfast and dinner and an in-room tea and coffee-maker.

To get to the resort, fly from Calcutta to Chandigarh, the nearest airport. Return airfare is around Rs 14,423. From Chandigarh, hire a car to get to the resort (a three or four hour drive). For details visit www.chaletsnaldehra.com

Whale of a time

  • Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts packs in plenty of activities to make your stay fun in Snowdonia National Park, Whales

Europe's snow-capped peaks beckon most when winter comes. And what if your winter break is set in a national park? So, here's a super cool 3-night package set in Snowdonia National Park in Wales. The deal offered by Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts is valid from November 1 to December 20 and is priced at 189 per person (Rs 18,900 approximately) for the three nights. This includes accommodation at Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts on twin sharing basis with breakfast.

Some exciting activities are also thrown in for good measure. Day 1 is filled with adventure and you'll get a guided tour of an abandoned mine, and the surrounding lakes and waterfalls. Also included is Sky Ride where you get up-close with the sky at 80ft in a 5-seater giant swing! So, you are lifted over 80ft high into the air and then freed to swing out above the breathtaking Conwy valley.

Return airfare from Calcutta to Cardiff is around Rs 50,903 per person. From London take a direct train from Euston to Llandudno Junction, in Conwy, Wales, from where someone from Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts will pick you up (a drop off is also included in the cost). For details visit www.snowdoniashepherdshuts.co.uk.