Getaways have been a huge part of Guwahati’s citizens’ lifestyle. Everybody just knows where to go whenever there is a long weekend. Guwahati is a mesmerizing city located in between the green hills where it manages to keep its citizens busy as working bees. Getaways are important as it helps to maintain a good balance between work and personal space. But given the current situation of curfews and lock-downs it has been very hectic for everyone as it is almost impossible to get out of the house during weekends and holidays. Even if somebody manages to go somewhere the question of safety immediately occurs. As many people have asked me what to do when in Guwahati, I present you one of my favourite leisure spot – The Greenwood Resort!
The Greenwood Resort is filled with extraordinary experiences with an equal amount of luxury. This place was introduced to me by my father when he had a get together with his friends in 2010. Ever since then, this place has become one of my favourite spots in Guwahati and visiting at least once a year is kind of a tradition for me. This resort is situated between the Southern bank of Mighty River Brahmaputra and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. Forty five minutes away from the airport and fifteen minutes away from the railway station, the resort sprawls over 55 acres of lush greenery and is also the perfect location for social dos, conferences and business meetings.
Since it is kind of a tradition, I became desperate to have this mini getaway but due to the given scenario, the timing was always mismatched. However, with a little hope and nudging, I managed to convince my family to hop on the same boat as me. The place opens up at 7 AM and we reached there around 10:30 AM, it was a 20 minutes drive. One thing that I really appreciated about this place was that they were seriously taking care of all the visitors by documenting their details, unlike all the other public places in the city. After entering the destination, I immediately felt as if I’m in a Fairytale’s countryside like the life of Riley.
The place is very aesthetic and well maintained. With each visit of mine, I’m able to find an upgrade in the place. From the parking spot to the lushful garden, all were very tastefully created. The cherry on the top was their restaurant – Aroma, which was very presentable and satisfactory. The architectural and interior design can be understood as a fusion of European and Japanese style. Their menu was inclusive of multi-cuisine. We had Teriyaki Chicken Skewers and Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms for starters. For the main course we had Spaghetti Bolognese, Veg Pulao, Butter Naan and Malai Kofta which was specifically made in white curry as we asked them to. No brunch is complete without drinks, hence we got ourselves summery vibed mocktails from their fabulous Bar.
Their hospitality made it evident that they’re indeed one of the finest 3-star resorts of Guwahati. The expenses were no different from any other restaurants from the city, also it came with good food and good experience. After spending around 4 hours and getting as many photogenic clicks as possible, we decided to call it a day as there was a curfew from 4 PM. The only regret from this trip was that I did not prepare for a pool day or a spa day but I am looking forward to getting those experiences pretty soon. I wish that reading this would encourage you all to also experience a mini getaway within Guwahati city with your dear ones.