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GetawaysValentine's Day Weekend

It’s time to fall in love all over again. Valentine’s Day is round the corner — the perfect time to whisk your loved away from the city and its rush. Forget the daily worries for a while and just enjoy each other’s company amidst a calm and serene ambience.

Over the years, a romantic escapade has become a favourite among couples. And why not? It is the most heartfelt thing you can do for your loved one. Nothing spells love as perfectly as a carefully planned romantic getaway. From majestic mountains to pristine beaches, the options are plenty. Hotels across the country also start preparing for the ‘love season’ in advance and offer special packages for couples.
Looking for the best ones? To make it all easy-breezy for you, we put together a list of some of the best hotels across the country. “From outstanding service, to lavish amenities and stunning surroundings, it’s easy to see why these hotels are beloved by travellers around the world.” says Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. Go ahead, plan a romantic escape and make the most out of these special offers.

Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
It is a timeless classic. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this golden hued desert sandstone monument is set amidst acres of verdant gardens. Exuding old world charm, there is so much to do here together! Take an exhilarating drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur in a vintage car, accompanied by your royal butler. Stop beneath the starry night sky for a divine grilled feast accompanied by the music of the desert. Or indulge your senses in the romantic new setting of Jiva spa.

Pearl Palace Heritage, Jaipur
Located in Jaipur, it is a unique way to experience one of India’s most vibrant and exotic destinations. The Pearl Palace Heritage blends classic heritage with a contemporary elegance. “We loved this hotel overall with its spacious suite, amenities and bathroom. It was one of the nicest hotels that we stayed in during our entire trip in India,” a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
The Oberoi Amarvilas enjoys an unrivalled position, just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal. Each of the rooms affords uninterrupted views of this ancient monument to love, while elements of the layout and design pay homage to its Mughal splendour. It is spread over nine acres of elaborate gardens, terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions.

The Leela Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Offering a panoramic view of the captivating Kovalam shoreline, The Leela Kovalam is a cliff-top beach resort and one of the best places in the country to experience a truly magical sunset by the beach. With its peaceful backwaters, lush countryside and vibrant culture, it is idyllic, serene and luxurious. From the Elephant Sanctuary tours at Periyar to the backwater cruises, the destination is full of gorgeous experiences to rekindle the love.
Also read: Looking to go on a romantic holiday? You may like to consider this newly-opened island resort in the Maldives

Old Harbour Hotel, Kochi
At the heart of ancient Fort Cochin, is the Old Harbour Hotel. A 300 year-old building that has for long been a heritage monument of this town, now reopened as a boutique hotel. Built in the Dutch style of architecture with hints of Portuguese influences, it was the first hotel of old Cochin.

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