This Good Friday Weekend, Why Not Escape To A Treehouse?

Summer is here, and so is the sweltering heat. While there is no way to beat the weather, you can escape it by going on a quick vacation. With temperatures soaring high, it’s an ideal time to enjoy a drive to cooler places. Think mountains, hill stations, and quirky accommodations such as tree houses!

As children, most of us would have been fascinated by lives of our favourite characters who lived amidst nature, swinging from treetops and living in a treehouse. Dream no more; this can be a great time to indulge your fantasy! Most of us will soon be getting a three-day break (April 2–4) because of the Good Friday/Easter holidays, and it’s an ideal time to ditch the city heat and make one’s way into the wilderness.

Whether you are with friends or family, a relaxing drive to a natural haven is all you need to recharge your spirits. So here are some places around the country where you can spend the upcoming weekend in a treehouse!

Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh

A place of great mythological significance, Bandhavgarh is a fine destination for the entire family, kids included. It is known as the land of tigers and is an ideal spot to see big cats in the open. While you are there, enjoy a jeep safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park, one of India’s top tiger reserves. You can also visit Bandhavgarh Fort, Badi Gufa, and Three Cave Point. And of course, there are plenty of trails where you can enjoy scenic walks.
Replete with unique fauna and a thick forest cover, Bandhavgarh has several interesting properties, including treehouses.

However, the roads leading up to the place could be a bit tricky, given the diverse terrain. But you can conquer the rocky roads easily in your Ford EcoSport, thanks to its Hill Launch Assist. The car also features Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) that will help you maintain a firm grip and confidently climb up the hills.

Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh

A lesser-known town in Himachal Pradesh, Jibhi is paradise for the offbeat traveller. It has sprawling hillsides and stunning landscapes; from waterfalls to temples, the place has something for every visitor. In fact, there’s a waterfall right in the middle of town! Those looking to enjoy the wilderness can visit Jalori Pass and Serolsar Lake. History buffs might want to explore Raghupur Fort and enjoy the stunning views. And of course, there are many hotels and homestays that are perched on top of trees.

Jibhi is 500km from Delhi and about 250km from Chandigarh. Driving up to this pristine hamlet involves passing through acres of pine forest and myriad hills, so the journey can seem like a tough ride. But with the Ford Endeavour’s Hill Descent Control, you can comfortably manage the steep slopes and treacherous descents while enjoying the scenery.

Thekkady, Kerala

A fascinating getaway in Kerala, Thekkady has lots to offer. It appeals equally to couples, families with kids, and the elderly. From nature walks to elephant rides, you will never be short of things to do. So, set off on a safari to Gavi or explore the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Those seeking adventure can opt for a hiking expedition and spot several species of birds and animals. Less active folk can enjoy a leisurely tour of a spice plantation or indulge in a boat ride on Periyar Lake. And you can either stay in a jungle treehouse or in one that offers spectacular views of the lake.

Thekkady is ideal for a weekend trip from Bangalore (512km) and Kochi (156km). And you can enjoy the long drive in your sporty Ford Freestyle. Its touchscreen navigation will enable you to take the fastest and easiest route, and the infotainment system will keep you connected and entertained.

Dandeli, Karnataka

Dandeli is the perfect adventure getaway from Bangalore (450km). The Kali river flows through it and provides ample opportunities for river rafting and boating. The place is also known for its jungle stays, where you can spot wild animals and reptiles. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-visit. You can also enjoy activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, rock climbing or play at the waterfalls. For a relaxed stay, you have several unique hotels, treehouses, and boutique resorts to choose from.

Tackling the undulating terrain of Dandeli smoothly becomes easy in your Ford Freestyle. With its high ground clearance and Active Rollover Prevention (ARP), the car takes on twisty roads with aplomb.

Make Every Weekend Count

Say goodbye to the summer heat with a scenic drive to a destination of your choice. To indulge in some adventure along with a relaxed stay, why not make the most of the upcoming Easter weekend? After all, some rejuvenation is all that one truly needs to break free from the mundane – even if it’s only for a few days.