“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
Travelling together and making new memories strengthens bonds. As Valentine’s Day inches closer, what’s better than surprising your partner with a well-curated weekend getaway!
We list here the most exciting, romantic stays at the finest luxury addresses in India that have curated indulgent and feel-good Valentines-special packages.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
History and culture merge seamlessly with the grandeur of the modern age at this hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Surrounded by the Aravali Hills and in the midst of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi Udaivilas is one of the most romantic luxury spots in India. Not to forget, Even Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal had hosted their pre-wedding ceremonies at this regal property.
And Valentine’s package at Udaivilas doesn’t get any better – the hotel’s Kohinoor suite with a private pool can be booked for a truly royal vacation. The suite has a master bedroom, a twin bedroom, a dining area and a living room, all decked with gold-domed ceilings, mirror mosaics and carved marble privacy screens. On the outdoors, couples can revel in the beauty of Lake Pichola during the sunset hour during a special, private boat ride for two. The night’s dinner can be enjoyed at the hotel’s alfresco terrace restaurant, Chandni or its indoor fine-dining space, Udaimahal.
Call +91 11 23890606 for more information
Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram
IGH Hotels’ luxury resort, Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram, is located along the scenic coastal highway of Coromandel, which borders the Bay of Bengal. It is an idyllic beachside property with 105 rooms and ocean-view suites, three restaurants and luxurious spa/salon facilities.
This month, couples can choose a laid-back, romantic staycay with InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram’s Valentine’s special itinerary. It starts with a fancy limousine drive to the Eastern Coast Palm Shores followed by rejuvenating spa treatments at Amrtam. Crossing the Kanchipuram bridge, couples can walk to the Asian restaurant, Tao of Peng, to savour an elaborate seven-course fare with a bottle of bubbly. Post dinner, they can enjoy the cool breeze by the beach and call it a night in the luxury of their private suite.
For reservation, contact +91 44 7172 0101
Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort and Spa
Mahabaleshwar, a tiny hill station perched in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra is a beautiful place to spend Valentine’s Day. Amidst the bounties of lush greenery sits Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort, a Marriott hotel that has curated Valentine’s weekend getaway for travel-loving couples.
At this property, the staff will prepare a special romantic dinner set-up in the woods with premium liquor options and a five-course meal cooked by an assigned private butler for the evening. Couples can also choose a one-of-its-kind outdoor experience with a five-course truffle menu by the fireplace. If one plans to stay indoors, the hotel also offers packages that include a stay in Classic Forest King/Valley room, buffet breakfast, a candle-light dinner, a bottle of wine placed in the room and a 60-min spa experience.
Call +91 2168 262 222 for more information
CGH Earth, Marari Beach
A seaside paradise in Kerala’s Mararikulam region, nature lovers will find the luxury of simplicity and peace at the Marari Beach resort by CGH Earth. Dotted with tall coconut trees, lily ponds, an expansive organic farm and eco-friendly rooms with its own private pools, the property is perfect for a couple.
This Valentine’s, Marari Beach resort is giving the couplesits guests a chance to get away from the city’s chaos and live in the lap of nature for a day. Couples can access the vast beachside, go for a backwater cruise and visit the butterfly garden. They can also indulge in fresh seafood fare and Kerala’s traditional massages and therapies at its Ayurveda centre.
The Valentines-special package is only valid for one night on February 14.
Call 91 478 2863801 / 09 for more information.
The only property of the W Hotels in India, W Goa is touted as one of the ultimate sunset destinations in the country.
This uber-cool resort with 121 rooms and villas is spicing up things this Valentine’s. Couples can choose from a selection of itineraries to spend their weekend in North Goa. At Spice Traders, the address for Pan-Asian cuisine, guests can savour the ‘aphrodisiac’ six-course, wine-pairing menu.
One of the hottest bars in the location, RockPool at W Goa, brings you a dreamy Feb-14 plan – enjoy the sunset with your partner, sip on champagne or jusr chill and watch Netflix with unlimited popcorn. Next comes an indulgent set-menu dinner for two.
Call +91 832 671 8888 for more information