What the traveller in you should do on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you are not meticulous like us to have a whole 10 day trip to the jungles planned in advance, let us help you out! Believer of St. Valentine or not, when V day falls on a Friday, the expectations meant to soar. We understand the situation (or plight) of those who could not find time to plan something special for their sweetheart. So this year, J and I decided to share a few cool ideas to help you make your V day a !Friyay! and more, because the weekend can be clubbed too!

We did not want to share the typical gift ideas because there are plenty of them out there. To be honest, we do not celebrate Valentine’s day with special vigour because i celebrate my birthday just two days later and it essentially, always is fun! Read more about it on our latest Insta post!


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Here is a list of 7 things you can do this Valentine’s day to surprise your partner/spouse/valentine

1. Valentine’s Day Special Electric Bike Tour with BLive
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This Valentine’s day, gift an experience to your loved one. Rekindle the romance in a new style. Explore the unexplored destinations on BLive electric bike tours. Choose quality time over busy bustling restaurant waiting-lines. Choose nature, heritage, local experiences over expensive crowded places.
Choose BLive and choose a new way to romance. Choose to throttle away from the crowd to hear the love stories from the past. That’s not it, let the music set the feel and don’t shy off, ask your date for a dance on those beats. With a touch of romantic ambiance, end your e-bike ride relishing some local cuisine.
Explore the cities of KochiGoa, or Jaipur on BLive electric bike tour.
Price – Starting from Rs 2,124/-
Location: Goa | Kochi | Jaipur
Date: 14th Feb 2020
2.Underwater proposal anyone?
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Scuba Aliens in Goa is offering to help couples plan and execute proposals under water while scuba diving in the midst of sea life, corals or even at a ship wreck site off the coast! While there are tonnes of people offering Scuba Diving, only about 6 are PADI certified of which Scuba Aliens is a front runner with PADI certified Instructors as well.
Costs: INR 3500 (plus taxes)  and upwards
They are offering a couple scuba dive with special photographs, a cake and other such offerings to execute an ethereal proposal, underwater. Cool!
3. Indulge in mountains with your beloved
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Homestays of India is providing a 10% discount to couples on selected homestays across the whole country!
Take it from the traveller in us, nothing beats a cozy homestay experience in the mountains with your loved one this weekend. Feel at home, eat hot local food and enjoy genuine hospitality with your partner. Valid only for those couples visiting homestays in this week ending 16th Feb. Minimum stay – 2 nights.
Locations include Bhubaneshwar, Uttarakhand (Multiple properties), Mount Abu, Udaipur, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka. You can check the properties here.
4. Want to stay lost in luxury?
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For south or western India based couples, head to Kahani Paradise for a luxury filled, quaint and romantic weekend.
Perched atop the hills and affording 360º views of the contrasts of sea- and forest-scapes, Kahani Paradise offers a world of quiet indulgence amidst nature in Gokarna. With 6 suites, a Drawing Room, a Swimming Pool, Spa and Dining Room that overlooks a teeming garden, Kahani Paradise is unlike any other villa in India.
Privacy is paramount, and without a neighbour for miles, the villa is yours and yours only.
The good folks here offer special arrangements for groups and couples. The above image is from the step well candlelight dinner they organised for our friends at The Next Checkin! You can head to their insta to see more of the property on highlights!

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Cost: Suite stay starts at INR 25000/-
Step Well Dinner: INR 35000/- per couple
5. Looking for a romantic dinner in Goa?
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A candlelight dinner might sound cliched, but don’t we just love it, when it’s that time of the year.  Located on the bustling street of Candolim just a short distance from the famed beaches of Goa, Yu Hotel’s international restaurants present to you a personalized candlelight dining experience with menu tailored by one of the best Chefs.
With a variety of dining options, the celebrations specially curated Valentine menu and a bottle of wine at INR 1200. If in Goa this weekend, you can book tables with Yu Valentine’s offer on their website for an incredible candlelight dinner.
Where: Yu Hotel, Goa
For further query, contact on- +91 0832-6717272
6. Bengaluru! Indulge in wilderness with Tee Pee Culture

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The Teepee Culture is India’s only Wilderness Festival. It’s Edition 2.0 is happening on the foothills of Nandi Hills, Bangalore from 14-16 February 2020. The festival is a perfect getaway for not just friends and family but also couples who want to Discover Wilderness and learn from the experts, veterans, artists and a community of conscious nature lovers.
The 3 day long festival will have nature trails, learning workshops, music, astronomical observations, adventure, art and culture, eclectic performances and much more.
Cost: INR 750/- onwards
Passes for the festival are available on BookMyShow and Townscript.
7. Overnight Camp Stay near Namma Bengaluru
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Findmyouting.com is organizing Valentine’s special packages for an adventure camping with luxury tent stay experience at an hour’s drive from the Bengaluru City. Q Mango Forest resort enchants you with mango orchards, lakeshore scenery and adventure activities curated for Valentine’s Day this year. Includes lakeside view stay, bonfire, candle light dinner and more. 
Price: INR 2999 + taxes per couple
Time: 05:30 PM Check In |1100 AM Check Out
For inclusions and booking head to aurafoothills.findmyouting.com
Lastly, women’s apparel brand W has some cool fashion tips for the quintessential Indian woman who also loves to celebrate Valentines day with elegance!
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This V-Day, revive memories of that first red rose moment and celebrate your day with your loved ones. Choose this red round neck all-over printed dress with the beautiful chunky neck embroidery details for a cozy dinner and casual lunch date. This dress can be teamed up with hoops and heels for a chic look!
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It’s a day where one wants to make every moment special for their partner. Choosing this royal red round neck solid kurta with solid sharara pants and complementing it with white dupatta will definitely steal your partner’s attention. This can be paired up with rusted danglers and high heels!
You can buy these online on Nykaa.com or WforWoman.com 
That’s it from us!
We wish you a very sweet, love filled, peaceful weekend and Valentine’s Day.
Toodles 🙂

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Now Marrakech has an Oberoi too!

Talking about imperial cities that are popular amongst world travellers, Marrakech ranks quite high. In the Kingdom of Morocco! We have been eyeing this country for a while now and imagine the excitement when we heard The Oberoi group is opening a new luxurious property there!

The land of mosques and souq, Morocco is a truly breathtaking locale and offers visual treats probably like no other city, with its beautiful patterns and designs you see often n Instagram! This week, The Oberoi Group announced the highly anticipated opening of The Oberoi, Marrakech.

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A luxury resort with warm hospitality and picturesque views of the Atlas Mountains that will open to guests  on 1st December, 2019.

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The property is located in twenty-eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, fragrant citrus orchards and olive groves with spectacular views of the snow – capped Atlas Mountains. The resort is located twenty five minutes from the Djema el-Fna square and the ancient walled city which makes it super easy to explore the various sites around.

The design of this luxury resort has been inspired by the magnificent history of Moroccan architecture. The courtyard of the main building incorporates the design of the historic Medersa Ben Youssef, built in the 14th century and one of Marrakech’s most famous historic monuments.

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Medersa Ben Youssef Courtyard

The Oberoi, Marrakech has 84 spacious and luxurious rooms, suites and villas; seventy-six of which have large private pools and private gardens. The rooms and suites have been thoughtfully laid out for maximum privacy.

Announcing the opening of the resort, Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Executive Chairman, The Oberoi Group, said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of The Oberoi, Marrakech. We look forward to extending The Oberoi Group’s presence in one of the world’s most exotic destinations. Several Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have been recognised as amongst the best in the world. I am confident that The Oberoi, Marrakech, with its exceptional location, aesthetic design and committed team will offer the distinctive Oberoi service to travellers from around the world.”

The Oberoi, Marrakech has three restaurants featuring diverse International and Moroccan culinary experiences. The bar and the terrace overlook the extensive gardens and the Atlas Mountains. That sure gets us excited to visit and take in the pleasures of everything Morocco has to offer!

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The Oberoi Spa with an indoor pool is located on a natural water body and is surrounded by orchards. The spa has private therapy suites offering authentic Moroccan and Ayurvedic treatments. Guests can also experience the Hammam and herbal therapies. But we can’t wait to see the pictures from this place when the property opens!

Hospitality is for everyone and hence the kind folks at Oberoi have built a children’s activity centre within the premises for families travelling with children.

Additionally, it also has a 300 square metre function room and smaller meeting rooms for social and corporate events. The resort claims to offer authentic Oberoi Experiences to enable guests to explore the best of the destination’s vibrant culture and historic monuments.

Unparalleled luxury, exquisite design and Oberoi Hotels’ legendary service have impressed travellers world over, again and again. It will only be a little before The Oberoi, Marrakech becomes the preferred choice for discerning travellers looking for a unique and personalised way to experience Marrakech.

If you are planning a trip to Marrakesh, you can use the comprehensive resources at Lonely Planet to start with.

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