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Romantic Valentine’s Day Packages and Getaway Ideas

February 17, 2012

Every year you shower her with flowers and gifts, so this year do something different on Valentine's Day, like planning a romantic getaway. Whisk her away her to a haveli and woo her over a candlelit dinner, spend some quality time together relaxing at a spa or even just chilling before a log cabin fire. Read on for some romantic getaway ideas and discover some exciting valentine's day packages below:

Spa Holidays
Indulge in yourselves – a luxurious spa holiday is the perfect way to spend your time together. Guaranteed to please her!

1. Kaya Kalp, The Royal Spa at the ITC Mughal, Agra - Spa treatment prices range from Rs 1,000 – Rs 8,800.

Must do:
Try the exotic Pomegranate Spa Journey. The treatment is a mixture of pomegranate, lime juice and brown sugar that is used for exfoliating and cleansing your body. The 120 minutes session is priced at Rs 8,000 and well worth the price.

How to reach:
Agra is 203 kms from Delhi and takes 4 hours by road. Alternately take the Bhopal Shatabdi from New Delhi Railway Station (2 hours) or Taj Express Superfast Train from Nizamuddin (3 hours).

2. Mashobra: Wildflower Hall Resort and Spa. There are various Spa packages available. A 3-night Spa Retreat Program at Wildflower Hall is priced at Rs 52,000 on double occupancy.

Must do:
Try the Himalayan Romance therapy, which lasts 2½ hours and includes a body scrub, head massage and a Himalayan Cedar bath. You could also indulge in a Couples Massage for 90 minutes.

How to reach:
The hotel will arrange a limousine to pick you up either from Chandigarh or Shimla.

3. Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur. Elegant, tranquil and the perfect setting to relax with your loved one. Prices start at Rs 15,000 per room per night.

Must do:
Go in for a complete couple body treatment package at the spa. Make sure you make advance reservations.

How to reach:
Jaipur airport is 33kms away and the station 26kms. The resort is located in Kacherawala in Kukas and if you are driving from Delhi, Kukas is about 13kms from Amer Fort.

Romantic Interludes
Serenade your love at a heritage palace, amidst forests or perched in a tree house and who knows your courtship may culminate into something more permanent!

1. Tree House Resort near Jaipur: Get back to nature, live on treetops and enjoy the greenery around and all in the lap of luxury. A deluxe room is Rs 13,500 per room per night and includes all meals.

Must do:
Take a cycling tour of the premises and spot some rare birds and butterflies.

How to reach:
Jaipur airport is 40kms away from the Tree House Resort. If you are driving from Delhi it is located just 30 minutes short of Jaipur on NH8.

2. Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge at Ranthambore is a heritage 5 star hotel and a 2-night package costs Rs 10,500 per person.

Must do:
Take a jungle safari and track a tiger!

How to reach:
There are a few major trains that stop at Sawai Madhopur. The Golden Temple train is most convenient. It departs from Hazrat Nizamuddin at 07:40am and gets in at Sawai Madhopur at 13:03pm.

3. Chomu Palace, Jaipur: A Palace Room at this heritage hotel starts at Rs 7,999 per room per night.

Must Do:
Go for a camel ride or take a jeep safari into the deserts of Rajasthan.

How to reach:
The closest airport is Sanganer airport. Chomu Palace is located 40 kms away from Jaipur at Chomu.

Find love in the Hills
Leave the big city behind and head for the hills this Valentine’s Day with your lady love. Go for long bracing walks during the day and cuddle up before a log fire in the evenings. Chill and spend quality time together.

1. Lansdowne: At the Blue Pine Resort prices are in the region of Rs 2,500 per room per night.

Must do:
Make the trek to Tip in Top to catch a sweeping view of the mighty Himalayas.

How to reach:
The best way would be to drive the 295kms from Delhi via Kotdwara. It is possible to take train from Delhi to Kotdwara and the cover the last 40kms by taxi.

2. Bhimtal: A 2-night package at the Country Inn Resort is priced at Rs 5,499 per person.

Must do:
Go boating on the lake.

How to reach:
The drive time from Delhi to Bhimtal would be 7 hours. If you travel by train take the Ranikhet Express from New Delhi at 22:40pm and get to Kathgodam at 06:30am. Take a taxi to Bhimtal which is about 20kms away.

3. Shoghi: A 2-night package at Oakwood Hamlet hotel is available at Rs 3,800 per person.

Must do:
Try rock climbing or go rappelling if you are feeling energetic. Spend the evenings warming up around a bonfire.

How to Reach:
The nearest railhead is Shimla. From there take a taxi to cover the 18kms distance to Shoghi. If you plan on driving from Delhi the drive time is around 7 hours.

Trivia on Valentine’s Day: It is said that in a leap year the age old tradition of a man declaring their love for his sweetheart is reversed and girls have the privilege of proposing their love. Incidentally 2012 happens to be a leap year, so all you ladies out there, don’t feel shy, take the plunge and profess the secret love you have been harbouring for that handsome hunk!

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