Thank you for your response to the earlier posts in the series for the best hotels for team building programs in South India, North India, Goa and West India. We round up our journey in search of the best hotels and resorts for team building programs and team off-sites across India by covering the East and North East of the country in this post. As earlier, we have kept the same criteria in mind while selecting our top 6, which include quality of banquets and accommodation, connectivity from major cities across the country amongst others. Below are our list of top 6 hotels and resorts in East India for conducting team building programs and leadership workshops (in no particular order)
1. Vedic Village Spa Resort, Kolkata
Now operated under the Best Western brand, The Vedic Village Spa Resort is one of our favourite options for teams looking for venues in and around Kolkata. The convenient location (at a 30 minute drive from the Kolkata airport) makes it also suitable for teams which are spread across geographic locations.
2. The Ffort Raichuk
The Ffort Raichuk Resort is constructed in an old fort style architecture and is majestically located in more than 60 acres of green landscape on the banks of the magnificent Ganges. A convenient 2 hours’ drive away from Kolkata Airport, this is one of the better options for teams converging from different parts of the country to one location in the East. The property is a beautiful mix of artificial water bodies and greenery and hosts a variety of interesting activity options – stargazing, bird watching, boat rides amongst them.
The Mayfair Group boats of 3 good properties in the East of the country and all of them make it to our Top 6 list of properties in the East.
3. Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneshwar
As the name suggests, the Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneshwar is an excellent resort utilizing the spread of water bodies in the property to give a lagoon experience to visitors. The Kalinga style architecture of the buildings adds to the charm of the experience. The resort also has an excellent spa and a host of activity options for guests, which include sports options like basketball, tennis etc and boat rides in the lagoon.
4. Mayfair, Gangtok
Our favourite amongst the 3 Mayfair properties in the east, The Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino is situated in the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok. The breath taking views of the Himalayan ranges and plush mountain forestry make every visit to this property a memorable one. It also boasts the only fully operational Casino in this part of the country! The number of options available for team activities, however make it just an added bonus to a memorable stay – the activities include jogging trails, trekking and mountain biking amongst others.
5. Mayflower Heritage, Puri
Located on the beautiful Puri Beach, the Mayflower Heritage is an excellent option for teams based out of the East of India. The Bhubaneshwar airport is located a convenient 2 hours away and offers good connectivity to other parts of the country for teams having members flying in from different parts of the country as well.
6. Ri Kynjai, Shillong
Overlooking the picturesque Umiam Lake in Shillong, the Ri Kynjai is an ideal offbeat destination for teams looking for a unique experience in the North East. The beautiful thatched hut style accommodation adds to the charm of the overall experience.
What are your favourite properties in the East of India for conducting team building programs and off-sites? Do join the conversation?