ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Stepping out of Delhi’s Terminal 3 driving over to Gurgaon’s ever bustling, traffic laden roads one encounters India’s biggest conglomerate of airport hotels in business, and newer one’s rising daily. Gurgaon boasts some of the finest luxury hotels and over 6000++ rooms, always in demand.
But, for those exasperated souls, a new respite has opened its doors a few months ago, an easy 1 hr drive from Gurgaon, set amidst the Aravalli Hills in Manesar is the ITC Grand Bharat. The ultimate expression of fine living, this destination resort is 45 kilometres from New Delhi.
Towering grand on the edge of a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus designed signature Golf Course , this is a premier luxury resort offering a tribute to the Glory of India, this all-suite luxury is an oasis of “unhurried luxury”.
The resort pays tribute to India’s rich history and culture through its architecture, interior design, and signature services. Its 300-acre estate seamlessly blends opulent grandeur and the highest principles of environmental stewardship.
The resort boasts 100 elegant 73-square-metre suites, as well as four palatial Presidential Villas, each of which has two bedrooms in its 502 square metres. Appointed with authentic local decor, elegant finishes, and opulent seating, these sophisticated, spacious accommodations also feature High Speed Internet Access and plush Luxury Collection beds. Several suites and villas are complete with a refreshing private lap pool. Butlers facilitate customised experiences for resident guests.
The tradition continues at ITC Grand Bharat with unique gourmet experiences orchestrated by the culinary team, with a ‘Well-Being’ chef at its helm. ITC Hotels’ tradition of culinary excellence is reflected in its well- researched cuisine concepts that enumerate the chain’s endeavours to present the ‘Globe’s Best Indian Cuisine and India’s Finest Global Cuisine’.
The Peacock Bar is themed around India’s National Bird. A tranquil oasis of hues of blue and green is a perfect setting for an afternoon or an evening drink. With Molecular Mixology inspired Classic Cocktails and premium spirits from across the world The Peacock Bar is a place to enjoy the stillness of time, while satiating your palate with the finest drinks from around the world.
While dining options are varied from the poolside dining at The Apas Promenade, The Aravali Pavilion and Verandah for a casual setting, the best kept secret of ITC Grand Bharat is The India Room. Open for dinners only a fine dining restaurant serving classic and creative European cuisine. Menu takes inspiration from various colonizers from India’s past and boasts a vast array of cuisines from the Greeks, the Portuguese, the Dutch, the French, to the British.
The Spa at ITC Grand Bharat named “Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa” covers an area of 20,000 sq ft with nine therapy rooms, a couple’s suite. The Royal Spa is a haven for holistic well being and luxurious pampering of body, mind and soul. The Indigenous Bharat and international treatments are provided in seven therapy rooms, a couple’s suite, and an Ayurveda room.
On site is a stunning 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, complemented by a social club and a complex that offers a variety of other sports and recreational activities. A fully-equipped fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool are also available.
Bird Watching is arranged by the resort and highly recommended. The Aravali Range is an ornithologist’s paradise. The unique bio-diversity of this region makes it a favoured spot for migratory birds like the Golden Oriole, Eurasian Wryneck, Oriental Honey Buzzard and the Black Shouldered Kite etc., offering the wonderful opportunity to spot these rare and unique species.
A short drive from your resort is a local farm that uses organic ways of farming producing freshest fruits and vegetables and seasonal crops. A visit her is highly recommended.
So, next time in Delhi and in a mood to escape the city life, shelter into this lap of luxury amidst beautiful nature – relax, unwind, dine and play a round of Golf at The ITC Grand Bharat.