V Resorts is a chain of boutique hotels, with five to 25 rooms, located in offbeat destinations in North India. The hotel group is wooing young urban travellers with its crafted itineraries that offer activities and local flavour. V Resorts engages with experts for designing experiences around yoga, rafting, kayaking, angling, bird watching, trekking, cycling, national park safaris and village tours.
Aditi Balbir started her entrepreneurial journey in travel space with V Resorts in 2010. With V Resorts, Aditi aims to bring quality and standardization to the unexplored breathtaking locales of India offering unique experiences to avid travellers. She talks about the seven V Resort properties and shares some handy travel tips with our readers.
We target professionals working in a city craving for a break from stressful life. Those who want to spend a few days in the lap of nature and just relax.
We are a chain of boutique hotels that’s located in some of the most scenic offbeat locations of the country. All our properties are unique and have been built around a particular experience.
For instance V Resorts Sattal is a Birding Destination and Sattal is home to some 230 species of birds! V Resorts Ramgarh on the other hand is a Writer’s Paradise. Ramgarh has been an inspiration for the artwork of writers like Rabindranath Tagore and Mahadevi Verma. Tagore has written some major parts of ‘Geetanjali’ in Ramgarh. Our resort in Pauri is a cultural and heritage destination, while V Resorts in Narkanda is for skiing enthusiasts, V Resorts Rajaji National Park is a forest retreat and we even have a resort in Auwa, a little village near Jodhpur that is witness to many forgotten tales of martyrdom.
Located in offbeat destinations we may not be able to offer a large variety of things, but the services that we provide are exceptional. We focus on delivering great experiences and hospitality to our guests. After checking in at any of V Resorts properties, our guests get to try organic products, live through local stories and involve themselves in our carefully crafted activities.
We are a boutique chain and our prices are determined more by demand than any other metric. A stay at one of our properties would start from Rs 4000 per night.
We want to have at least 10 resorts around Delhi by end of 2014 in places like Sariska, Rathambore, Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Dharamshala and Manali in Himachal. Once we have 10 resorts in Delhi, we would also like to expand in places around Mumbai and Bengaluru.
When I look for a break I prefer to go to places which are not crowded, so obviously I don’t travel during peak seasons. The hills are very crowded during summer months and beautiful places like Rajasthan and Goa during the winter months. Plan a trip to Goa in the monsoons to witness the real beauty and the hills in March to see the last of the snow, Rajasthan is beautiful in April and during monsoons. The hotels in off season offer the best rates and service and are comparatively less crowded.
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