Offsites are the time when office showers love upon us. We are blessed with a day of fun and luxury to rejuvenate ourselves. Vivanta by Taj Surajkund was our place for 2018 and I was in awe of their hospitality.

Room with a view!

I stayed in the Deluxe Delight room, that had the stunning view of the infinity pool and I could see the on-going Surajkund Crafts Mela from my room. The room was spacious and had a separate dressing area. The bathroom was equipped with all the essentials and had a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle. One thing that I am very finicky about is the bed. I can easily get a back pain if the mattress is not comfortable but fortunately, the bed was lovely. It was soft, comfortable and the linen was of great quality.

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Observing the beauty…

The hotel had a contemporary style of décor. Every nook and corner was spilling out luxury. I really liked the green covering around the property and the exterior that resembled a stepwell.

The interior was a mixture of art, history and culture. The lobbies were well lit and decorated with beautiful paintings mainly modern art. The tree sculpture right in the middle of the lobby is my favourite.

Evening tea at Tango

The gigantic pillar-less ballroom was our place to gather in the evening for tea and refreshments. We had croissants, muffins and lemon tea before heading to the play area.

Pottery

The place is gigantic enough to get lost. I was in search of the badminton court is when I came by this place called The Vivanta Folk Studio. A room full of pots and plates made of clay. I tried my hands on pottery and made a tiny bowl for myself.

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The Play Zone

The badminton area is hard to locate as the court is in between the parking lot and the flooring is of cement so there’s a slight chance of falling as well. The net cricket area is good and in an open space next to the exit gate. They have the automatic bowling machine, grass base and all equipment’s necessary for the game. However, we chose to play on our own without the help of the machine and it was fun!

Food

I liked everything that I tried here. The dinner was a buffet with a mixture of Indian and Chinese cuisines. I loved the Chinese preparation, it was light and tasty especially the spring rolls. In Indian, the Nan bread was very soft and fresh and with the Butter Chicken, it tasted delectable.

The breakfast was a buffet too with a mixture of South Indian, continental and North Indian delicacies. I tried their plain Dosa with three kinds of chutney (dip), Aloo Puri, boiled Corns and sausages. The preparation was great and since the dosa and puri were made on demand, hence they were fresh and crisp.

The tea was also nice and the watermelon juice was refreshing.

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Infinity pool

Before heading back to our mundane life, I had some time so I decided to check out the Spa area and by the poolside. The pool area was beautiful and tranquil. Bougainvillaea hanging from the balconies, and the smell of plumerias was enough to recharge our eyes and mind.

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The place was a true retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle.

Do you have a sweet tooth just as I do? Then do visit the premier bakery Tado for amazing pastries. If you have something more to suggest, then write it down on the comment section below.

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Meenakshi is a designer by profession and traveller by heart. Photography is something that she cherishes and goes on a Click! Click! Click! spree wherever she goes.

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