Valentine’s Day: These luxurious hotels make for a perfect romantic getaway
Whether you are coupled or single, it’s always a good idea to take some time off and celebrate in style. Bookmark these stunning properties for a romantic escapade on Valentine’s Day.
Saturday February 11, 2023,
6 min Read
Come February, there’s a palpable excitement in the air! After all, it’s the season for love and sweet nothings. Whether you are coupled or single, it’s always refreshing to take some time off and celebrate in style. The good news is that if taking that much-needed break is on your agenda, you don’t need to go scouting for the best properties for Valentine’s Day, because we’ve curated the only list you will need.
From the idyllic landscape of Himachal Pradesh to the city of the Taj Mahal, here’s everything you need for that getaway and more.
Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort, Parwanoo
If mountains are calling and you MUST go, The Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort might be the one. Ensconced by the magnificent Shivalik ranges, it is a beautiful property that will embrace you in its luxury. You could also head here with your special someone to sweep them off their feet.
The resort has curated the Love Escapade package, which can be availed from February 11-19, 2023. From being welcomed in your room with a heart-shaped cake and sparkling wine, to a special candlelit bath or a couples massage, perhaps even a romantic four-course Valentine's Day dinner topped with a splendid bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate—they have planned it all. To elevate the experience, opt for either the Presidential or Royal Suite.
Where: C/o Timber Trail Resort, NH 22, near village Banasar, Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh
Price/night (with breakfast): Rs 35,000+taxes (from Feb 11-19)
A Relais and Châteaux member, Mihir Garh is one of the most stunning properties to celebrate Valentine’s Day like royalty. Designed by Sidharth Singh and his wife, Rashmi, this Fortress of the Sun overlooks the Thar desert, right in the heart of Rajasthan.
The fortress mirrors the architecture of the local villages, with rounded edges, open fireplaces and alcoves. The colour of the stone merges seamlessly with the surrounding sand. Each suite on the property provides a unique place to relax, where luxurious appointments act as a foil to the mineral sands of its surrounding desert.
Where: Village Khandi, Rajasthan
Price/night (with breakfast): Rs 48,000 + taxes
Another property that’s located in the lap of the Himalayan ranges is Welcomhotel Chail. It is an ideal getaway for couples seeking tranquility, fresh mountain air, and nature in all its glory. The experience is heightened by aesthetically-designed, well-appointed rooms and suites with stunning views. The property is also well-known for its global fare and regional Himachali cuisine. You could also sip on a drink, while soaking in a view of the expansive pine forests at the Swizzle bar.
If adventure is what gets you going, opt for their on-site Oak and Pine Trails. You will definitely be rewarded with the best views.
Where: Bhalawag forest, Kandaghat-Chail-Kufri Road, near Janedghat, Himachal Pradesh
Price/night (with breakfast): Starting from Rs 14,600 + taxes
Welcomhotel Jim Corbett
We’ve covered the hills and some other cities, but how about the forest? Up your adventure game and set out into the wild to experience Welcomhotel Jim Corbett. Tucked away on the Ramnagar Betalghat road, this gorgeous retreat offers respite from the humdrum of city life (much-needed, we say).
The property has 62 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with balconies and private sit-outs that offer enchanting views of the Kosi river and its surrounding lush green hills. You could also experience the hilltop picnic and go for short treks around.
Where: Village Kyari, Tehsil salt, Ramnagar Betalghat Road, Almora district, Uttarakhand
Price/night (with breakfast): Starting from Rs 9,999 + taxes
Taj Hotel and Convention Centre, Agra
There’s no way that Agra won’t feature in this list. After all, it is where the Taj Mahal stands—a memorial symbolising eternal love. How about celebrating Valentine’s Day in a property that’s only a short distance away from this World Heritage Site? Spread over 4.5 acres, the Taj Hotel and Convention Centre is an elegantly designed space that has everything from great cuisine, a luxurious spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
You could also check in to one of their lavish suites that opens onto an expansive private lawn and affords views of the Taj Mahal. Sounds like the most romantic plan, doesn’t it?
Where: Taj East Gate road, Taj Nagari Phase 1, Telipara, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Price/night (with breakfast): Rs 12,000 + taxes
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Renest River Country Resort, Manali
Nestled in the picturesque valleys of the majestic Himalayas, Renest River Country Resort Manali offers breathtaking views like no other. The resort has some of the most stunning rooms, with a choice of duplexes and suites. If you are lounging in the property, try their all-day dining restaurant Tribe or Culturati that serves local fare, prepared from the best seasonal produce. Think lip-smacking delicacies like Sidu and Rajma
Post a delicious meal, you can plan some time in the spa with your loved one, or bake some pizzas together at their outdoor wood fire oven, with the resort's chef to assist you.
Where: NH-3, Rangri, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Price: Starting from Rs 13,999 for 2 nights (breakfast +lunch/dinner)
Karma Lakelands Golf Resort, Gurugram
This Valentine’s Day, swoon your beau with a getaway at the breathtaking Karma Lakelands Golf Resort that offers luxurious villas, quaint cottages, surreal surroundings, golf view dining options, and more. There could be no better setting than this one to celebrate your love. They also have a special Valentine’s suite offer, with a stay at their garden or terrace suite, among other things.
If you decide to visit, don’t miss a meal at Lake 360, set on a lakeside deck with 235 acres of greenery, amidst a golf course. The restaurant serves European fusion food prepared from organic ingredients that are grown in their own farmlands, or are ethically sourced.
Where: NH-8, Sector 80, Gurugram, Haryana
Price/night (with breakfast): Starting from Rs 39,000 +taxes
Brij Pola, Jawai
Explore your wild side together at Brij Pola, Jawai, a property that offers adventure in good measure. This contemporary and luxurious lodge in the heart of the wild-wild west of Rajasthan has spacious tents that make for the perfect glamping destination. Apart from the accommodation, you also get access to a dedicated butler and naturalist, morning and evening safaris with refreshments, and much more. If you’ve been aching to get away for a short break, this property might be your sign to head out this Valentine’s Day.
Where: Pola Hill, Jawai, Leopard Conservation Reserve, Kothar, Rajasthan
Price/night (with breakfast): Starting from Rs 39,999 + taxes
(Cover image by Team Moksha)
Edited by Akanksha Sarma