Sunday, July 3, 2011

Weekend at Heritage Village resort in Manesar

I made this trip with my team at ALU, we had a lot of discussion and finally we ended up at Heritage Village, Manesar. Its reviews on internet were exciting and we were expecting to spend a good weekend.

Heritage village in Manesar is 22km drive from Iffco chowk, Gurgaon. We left at 11:30 in morning and reached there around 12:00. It was not difficult finding resort, as there were sign boards on major turns. The reception area was phenomenal with good art, foreign guests and a good view of swimming pool, though it was a small one with warning sign 'No Diving'.

The resort staff was slow and unmanaged, as it took them around 1:30 hours to hand over the keys. I don't know if it was because of heavy rush or what but whatever it was, with so much price I won't be buying any excuse. By the time they arranged the keys we had our snacks and finally at 3:20 we were in our rooms. Though the property was huge but it was lot like ashrams in Haridwar. The rooms were good with all facilities including a fridge with cold-drinks, beers and all but everything else was bad including swimming pool which was very bad with no shower rooms and all, even though it had foreigners in two piece ;)

All in all the trip was boring and a bad decision to spend a weekend. We had activities like folk dance, DJ night, water volley but we didn't had much fun like we had in our previous trips. I would say that if anyone is looking for an exciting weekend then it's a bad choice but for relaxing one I would say don't spend so much, there many good ashrams in Haridwar and Rishikesh to give a try.

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