August 8th, 2016 by Abhijit Chakraborty

5 Places for that Perfect North-East Staycation –

If you’re looking for an adventure-filled vacation, head North-East. India’s most enchanting and unexplored region, the north-eastern belt comprises of less populous states like Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya and a part of West Bengal (the Siliguri corridor).

Be it the mesmerizing sunrise of Sikkim or the pearl white waterfalls of Cherrapunji, these states have a lot to discovery for nature lovers, trekkers, adventure enthusiasts or travelers seeking a long rejuvenating escape away from city hustle.

The first thought while planning any vacation is about a great stay. So, we’ve got you some of the best hidden gems that offer a luxurious accommodation even if you’re on a tiny budget –


1. OYO Rooms, Lady Hydari Park, Shillong

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An Exterior View of OYO Rooms, Lady Hydari Park

Famed as the ‘Abode of the Clouds’ Meghalaya has the most spectacular hill views one can imagine. Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya and its refreshing atmosphere is known to offer most pollution-free summers to the visitors.

Adjacent to one of Shillong’s famous tourist spot – Lady Hydari Park is our standardised OYO property offering a complete package of facilities for corporate gatherings or family staycations.

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The Interior of OYO Rooms, Lady Hydari Park

The interiors of the property have been done quite tastefully keeping in mind the little elements key to the culture of Shillong yet modernised to suit the international travellers’ fancy.

The property also houses a lot of green plants and blooming flowers in the balconies and corridors making it a pure delight for greenery lovers. Guests can a enjoy a wonderful, extended stay here while exploring the popular spots in Shillong like Elephant Walls, Wards Lake, Shillong Peak and Shillong Golf Course.

Shillong is also growing in terms of economy as the town houses several famous media offices and headquarters of the Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force. So, if you’re looking for some business meetings in this hill station, this property will be your ideal choice.

Location – OYO Rooms Lady Hydari Park, Barik, Shillong

Nearest Bus Stop – Civil Bus Stop & Barik Bus Stop (less than 1km each)

Nearest Market – RITI Complex (less than 1km)

For bookings, Click here

2. OYO Premium, VIP Road, Kolkata

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OYO Premium, VIP road

For a luxurious and totally flattering stay in the north east, go for the OYO Premium property near the Kolkata Airport without giving a second thought. Offering a diverse variety of A-class amenities and impeccable services, this hotel will leave every visitor feeling pampered and completely rejuvenated during his travel to the most happening cities of West Bengal.

With any room booked, the guests can enjoy free access to the lavish swimming pool, gym and indoor sports arena while they are at the hotel.

For a family with young kids, this OYO property has a huge play area full of fun rides, toys and games. So, travelers can relax and head out for their leisure activities without worrying about their children feeling left out.

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A Playroom for Kids

Despite being in Kolkata, this beautiful hotel is located near the Airport so that tourists can relax in a quieter environment after they have explored the chaotic fun of the city of joy. As you stay here, make a visit to the nearby locations such as Eco Park, City Centre and Nicco Park along with gorging onto delicious delicacies served at the famous Haldiram’s.

Location – OYO Premium Airport near Haldiram’s, VIP Road, Kolkata

Nearest Bus Stop – Teghoria to Howrah Minibus Terminus (Less than 1km)

Nearest Market – Exide R&D Centre (1km)

For bookings, Click here.

3. OYO Homes, Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok

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OYO Homes, Rumtek Monastery

Gangtok is the largest and most popular town in Sikkim offering a handful of sightseeing spots for tourists. And with our new OYO Homes offering, one can dawdle away from their fast paced lives and learn about the local flavor of Sikkim. Travelers from different parts of the country can not only relish the amazing food and facilities offered at a premium OYO hotel but also interact with a warm and caring local host.

The concept of OYO homes has been designed especially for a genre who wants a homelike experience away from home. The best part about this OYO property is that it is located amidst the residential neighborhoods so that the outsiders can also feel like they’re a part of the town’s local population.

The biggest highlight of this OYO property is that it’s close to Rumtek Monastery – one of the largest and most visited monasteries in Asia.

Location – OYO Homes, Rautey Rumtek, Gangtok

Near Bus Stop – Metro Point (3km)

Nearest Market – Shresthas Building (2.5km) and PC Palace (3km)

For bookings, Click here.

However, if  you are looking for a longer tour to explore this beautiful city in-depth, we have tailor made packages just for you. Click here to find out.


4. OYO Premium Forest Colony, Gangtok

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Exterior view of OYO Rooms, Forest Colony,

Another place to have a touristy time in Gangtok is to book your stay in this OYO Premium property located in the famous Forest Colony. The venue offers everything from a luxurious, comfortable room to a throbbing green backyard garden and a peaceful lobby area.

Known for its natural attractions in the vicinity and latest facilities like CCTV camera and free WIFI, OYO Premium Forest Colony is the best choice for business or leisure travellers.

While staying here, one can visit nearby tourist spots like Tashi View Point, Bakthang Falls and Flower Show Centre.

Location – OYO Premium, Forest Colony, Sungava, Gangtok

Nearest Bus Stop – SNT Bus Station (1km)

Nearest Market – Max Fashion (0.5km) and Sypraj Plaza (2km)

For bookings, Click here.


5. OYO Premium Chowrasta, Darjeeling

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OYO Premium, Chowrasta

Nestled between the picturesque mountains of Darjeeling, this luxury resort offers the most mesmerizing views of those tea-gardens and sunset by the valleys. You can capture the rarest sights of clouds reigning the fields from the windows of your room.

View from the OYO Premium Chowrasta overlooking breath-taking views of Darjeeling hills

Each room of the hotel is luxuriously furnished with all the modern amenities while tastefully preserving the history of past decades.

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Aerial View of Darjeeling

Being the most scenic hotel in town, travellers also enjoy strolling through the property, its lush green gardens and open restaurant where one can dine while enjoying the amazing weather of Darjeeling.

Our special facilities like complimentary breakfast and unlimited high-speed internet make this OYO property a desirable stay option for international tourists as well as those travelling with family.

While returning from Darjeeling, you can plan a visit to Siliguri to complete your journey.

Location – OYO Premium Chowrasta, C. R. Das Road, Darjeeling

Nearest Bus Stand – Siliguri & Takdah (1km)

Nearest Market – Chitray Bazaar (less than 1km)

For bookings, Click here.

So go ahead and make the most of your kids’ summer vacations. May and June are usually the best months to visit places of the North-East. An important tip to keep in mind is to check for routes and weather conditions in advance. Some places also need special permits so apply for the same well in advance.

That’s all for now, happy travelling!


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