Traveling with a partner is an incredibly enriching experience, a heady combination of re-learning why you fell in love and noticing things about your partner you may never have noticed before. And, is there a better opportunity to whisk your significant other to a gorgeous locale and woo them, than on Valentine’s Day. This V-Day ditch the old flowers and chocolate routine and give your bae the best gift of all time – the gift of travel and making memories.
(For the couple that wants a retreat into nature)
This is one of the most amazing wildlife resorts of Western India. Lodged in a luxurious room with wide-ranging modern conveniences, gaze out of the deck at the changing colours of the grasslands and the wealth of wildlife. The lodge also provides safaris in customized jeeps with experienced drivers and guides/spotters. Book a Bush Dinner, which is a romantic experience in a beautiful setting enhanced by scores of lanterns, a bonfire and an open barbecue under the star-lit skies.
(For the couple that wants some luxe relaxation)
Between the Arabian Sea and the mountains of the Western Ghats and opening out to a dream beach this place is truly paradise. The backwaters near the ocean, the beach and the lush greens are like a dream! They offer 86 rooms which include the land cottages, ayurvedic cottages and floating cottages. You can indulge in activities like bird watching, motor boat cruise, excursions and outdoor barbecue. Spend all of V-day indulging in luxurious couple’s massages and celebrate the evening with a scrumptious feast of fresh catch from the sea, exotic spices or orchard-fresh fruits and vegetables.
(For the couple that’s all about the ambience)
Fort Chanwa is an example of the elegance and symmetry in 18th century Indian architecture. The entire haveli is built out of the famous red sandstone of Jodhpur and it captures the romance and beauty of yesteryear with its ornately carved lattice work friezes and intricate “jharokas” or balconies. Step back in time with bae as you explore the towers, passages and unexpected stairways which lead to secret pavilions. The panoramic roof top makes for a great spot to share a bottle of wine as you soak in the views of the village below and the stunning Thar horizon beyond.
(For the couple that wants an out and out romantic getaway)
The Orchard at Peora is inspired by Tuscan farmhouses. Located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and surrounded by Himalayan ranges and pine forests, this retreat is just right for a storybook getaway for you and your partner. The rooms here are large yet intimate and cozy and open up to sweeping vistas of the lush green valleys and mountain peaks which serves as perfect deck for Valentine’s Day dinner and a spot of stargazing – how romantic!
Where are you and your partner going to celebrate?