The chief reason for choosing this was that we didnt want to waste too much time on road for our long weekend getaway. We knew that the 15th Aug weekend was very busy and all main highways going out of Delhi will have heavy traffic.
It too us just 2 hours from East Delhi with hardly any traffic on roads on 15th Aug morning. The resort is 9 km in, once you exit NH8, but since the road has many resorts such as ITC Classic Golf Resort, its a well paved road.
If you choose not to go in extreme summers, its a good choice. Clearly, its only for travellers who like greenery and solitude and get high on sustainable living. Tradeoffs have been chosen to minimize carbon footprint. So don't expect the 4 star creature comforts. But the rooms are air-conditioned, with large modern washrooms (perhaps the 2 things city dwellers cant live without).
The resort is kid friendly which helped keep our 8 year old daughter well occupied.
The staff may not be polished looking, but are ever eager to serve.
The food is grown organically in the resort, which can make you feel good, but also limits the menu choice when you want to indulge during the holiday.
The owner was around and personally overseeing most activities, which to me is a big plus.
In all, good to try at least once over a weekend and then decide if eco holiday is your cup of tea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surjivan is an ethnic theme based resort near Delhi. Come stay in our designer mud & thatch cottages and enjoy going back to your ethnic roots amongst 50 Acres of lush green countryside! ... more less