A babymoon is a vacation you take with your spouse before you have the baby – usually in the second trimester. It’s the last hurrah before baby enters your world. These next few months are probably your last chance for some real alone time with your partner for quite a while. Many couples indulge by enjoying the last bit of sanity in their own homes, but if you’re among the ones who plan to getaway for a while, here are our recommendations for you.
Narendra Bhawan, retells the story of the last reigning Maharaja of Bikaner, His Highness Narendra Singhji. Unconventionally curated, it is composed of Narendra Singhji’s memories from his travels to destinations near and far. A stay at this palatial retreat would mean experiencing the eclectic memories and fantastic journeys of its previous residents from the comforts of your beautifully decorated room from the elaborate ceilings, Bikaner terrazzo floors and traditional crafts to Portuguese tiles and a distinctly vivid colour palette each embellishment has a tale to tell.
La Villa is located in the heart of the old quarter of Pondicherry called ‘the white town’ and is at a walking distance from the main attractions. This estate is inspired by its colonial past and gives you a taste of 19th century life. Old wood from levelled houses has been reused to create elegant contemporary furniture and local handicrafts are combined with the most luxurious and sophisticated western design. The food here is rich in flavour and the menus change with the season; enjoy your meals made with fresh and local products in the garden, beneath the arches of the villa.
This 163-room 5 star resort is located in the scenic Frichley Hills in Lonavala. It’s perfect for your babymoon – enjoy the mini lawn and fresh crisp air of the hills, spa and health club to dull all your aches and pains as well as the kids zone (in case this isn’t your first child). You can also indulge in a variety of fine dining cuisines to serve all your food cravings at the various restaurants here.
Surrounded by a 300-acre plantation, Flameback Lodges provides you and your spouse that much-needed break from the stress of preparing for the baby’s arrival amidst coffee and paddy plantations. Enjoy your meals at the heart of this haven with stunning panoramic views of the valley, forest and hills beyond, take relaxing walks around the coffee plantation and watch the abundant birdlife or splash around in the waterfalls – there is always something to entertain the two of you here.
This 12-bedroom villa is a private estate that sits among the fields along River Chapora. The rooms combine modern luxury with the antique: soft beds and rustic tapestries.The common areas have comfortable couches and alcoves to lounge in and the swimming pools and several decks give excellent views of the river – just the right spots to relax and spend some downtime with your spouse.
So where are you spending your babymoon?