It’s not always possible to pack your bags, throw them at the back of the car and zip off for a holiday. Scanning through the year calendar, the eyes search for those holidays that collide with the weekends so that they can be clubbed together to enjoy a spaced out holiday to a hill station or another destination location. Usually, it takes days of planning, booking and a whole lot of coordination. Syncing the plan is such an effort that many times, the plan gets washed away. Perhaps, that’s why the term “staycation” has become an endearing word in recent times. It offers flexibility and spontaneity while at the same time promising fresh, new experiences in a shorter span of time. Last year my staycation was at the luxurious Roseate House. Read about that wonderful experience here.
This time I wanted to spend a relaxing day at the Karma Lakelands. Approaching Manesar from Delhi on NH 8, the logo of Mc Donalds strategically placed on top of a long pole can be spotted from far. This is also the landmark for entering Karma Lakelands. A winding pathway with the bloom of bougainvillea in various colors leads to the 300-acre resort property which houses boutique chalets amidst lush greenery, an award-winning nine-hole golf course, trendy restaurants, and a swanky club offering amenities galore.
30 charming chalets seem to have popped right outside an Ideal Home magazine and found their place in Karma Lakelands. These charming English style chalets provide luxurious accommodation with quirky tones. No two rooms are alike and none of the artifacts or wallpapers have been repeated. It is this that makes every chalet unique and lends more to its character. There are ample splashes of color and everything seems to have been handpicked in refinement and detail. Its sleek and modern design includes huge picture windows which provide gorgeous views of the garden and lots of light. Read a book amidst the greenery, dream away on the hammock, or sip a glass of fine wine with your partner – Karma chalets provides an uber special experience of a home away from home.
Supported by sports, F&B and event facilities, Klub Karma is the hub where all the guests gather for a range of social, physical and cultural activities. Equipped with a Grand Ball Room, Conference room, indoor and outdoor Swimming Pools, Jacuzzi, Isha room for meditation, it also houses a
Karma Lakelands is the proud recipient of India’s “Eco-Friendly Golf Course 2016” award by Golf Digest. The 9 -course hole golf course with an 18-hole experience has won an award. The spectacular vast greens of the golf course and the landscape have been designed by Mr. Phil Ryan( Pacific Coast Design, Australia) in a manner that players of all levels find enough spaces to practice their game.
The Ak’s bar at Klub Karma is the ideal watering hole for players who come to quaff on a pint of beer or the well-crafted cocktail once the game is over. Needless to say, the vistas from the bar are picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful.
Fun for Children
There are enough in house activities for the children to keep themselves entertained while being close to the nature.
Strolling through the kitchen gardens gets them acquainted with organic production of vegetables and fruits. The yield happily finds its way in the kitchen restaurants at the complex.
The animal farm is a great way to get closer to the animals and learn about animal behavior. One can milk the cows, hug a rabbit or feed a goat- all the activities are thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children alike.
The bee farm helps in the collection of a generous amount of honey, proceeds of which supplement the Karma daycare.
Children play area, trampoline, cycling, sports such as squash, badminton, cricket, football, and golf ensure that the kids have an outdoor fun activity.
An Initiative Towards Smaller Carbon Footprint
Karma Chalets takes initiative towards smaller carbon footprint by following strict sustainable eco-friendly practices such as water harvesting, no plastic policy, solar panels, bio-composting, no air or sound pollution, and sewage water recycling.
More than 2,00,000 trees and plants are in Karma Lakelands. The ecologically-friendly and the environmentally-safe resort have so much to offer for young and old. For city dwellers like us who want to de-stress after the daily grind of work and office, Karma Lakelands provides the haven to chill out, rejuvenate and connect back to nature.
NH-8, Sector 80, Gurgaon-122002