From sunset boat ride to dinner in the air, off-beat Valentine’s Day date ideas your partner would absolutely adore

This Valentine’s Day, make your partner feel special.

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This Valentine’s Day, ditch the road most taken and go for off-beat places that will make up for a good V-Day date.
Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day date can be quite a task, a daunting one at that. For starters, every ‘couple-friendly’ place, be it a restaurant or even a tourist spot, will be crowded.. More often that not, you’ll end up jostling your way through the crowd, leaving you and your partner with less warm, fuzzy feelings and more of a headache.

This Valentine’s Day, ditch the road most taken and go for off-beat places that will make up for a good V-Day date. Here are some off-beat date ideas you ought to consider before you plan a date with your partner.

1. A Fairytale Romance

​Spend more than just a romantic day at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.
Spend more than just a romantic day at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.


If you are married and wish to renew your vows this V-Day, The Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur has the perfect fairytale getaway for you. Spread over 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, with traditional architecture, flaming mashaal torches and reflection pools, your significant other and you would absolutely adore this place.

The day begins with a morning spa session for the man and woman, followed by traditional henna hand painting and make-up. Then, a traditional horse-drawn carriage will take the couple through the grounds to a romantic venue where they can renew their vows.

This is followed by a private dinner for two, complete with traditional music and poolside view. Sounds like the perfect date, doesn’t it?

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Duration Full day

Price: Rs 100,000 + Taxes for a couple

2. The many dimensions of love

Their incredible line-up includes delectable desserts like rose and Gulkand-filled mousse for your soulmate, candy pops to honour your BFF, cocoa bean chocolates for your parents and candyfloss for the love of self.
Their incredible line-up includes delectable desserts like rose and Gulkand-filled mousse for your soulmate, candy pops to honour your BFF, cocoa bean chocolates for your parents and candyfloss for the love of self.

This Valentine’s Day, AnnaMaya, the European foodhall at Andaz Delhi, has come up with a collection of desserts. The good folks at Andaz Delhi understand that V-Day is not about celebrating only romantic bonds, but also the ties between families, friends, nature and more.

Their incredible line-up includes delectable desserts like rose and Gulkand-filled mousse for your soulmate, candy pops to honour your BFF, cocoa bean chocolates for your parents and candyfloss for the love of self.

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3. Dine Under The Stars

The majestic private cabanas facing the verdant putting greens or the view of the poolside will only add to your romantic experience.
The majestic private cabanas facing the verdant putting greens or the view of the poolside will only add to your romantic experience.

If you are one of those who wears their heart on their sleeve and wish to create an everlasting memory with your loved one, then Taj Palace in New Delhi is the place to be. You can celebrate your bond by feasting on a luxurious dinner under the twinkling sky at Taj.
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The majestic private cabanas facing the verdant putting greens or the view of the poolside will only add to your romantic experience.

Price: Rs 75,000 inclusive of taxes

4. V-Day Special Buffet

They say couples who eat together, stay together. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the love with your partner by taking them to an all-you-can-eat buffet. The Westin Gurgaon has come up with a love-themed paradise where you can enjoy a plethora of sinful food and beverage delights and make memories of a lifetime.

From decadent chocolate delicacies to wine-infused main course menus, they have what is required to sweep your date off their feet.

Time: 7 pm onwards

5. Sunset Boat Ride

​The romantic ambience and privacy in the boat for two will make this a date that you’ll remember for years to come. ​
The romantic ambience and privacy in the boat for two will make this a date that you’ll remember for years to come.

Known as ‘the city of lakes’, Udaipur is home to The Oberoi Udaivilas which is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Spread over 30 acres, it has an intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors that reflect the layout of Udaipur itself, whose seven lakes are linked by canals.

You and your significant other could go on a romantic sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. The sight of sun setting over the Aravalis, stars coming out and the lights of the City Palace will make you want to stay with your partner in the boat for eternity.

The romantic ambience and the privacy in the boat for two will make this a date that you’ll remember for years to come.

Duration: 45 minutes.

Price: Rs 6,000 + Taxes for up to four guests

Gifting Guide For Men: Pamper Your Boyfriend This Valentine’s Day With Swiss Watches, Sneakers & Single Malts
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We get it, ladies. Looking for gifts for men is hard. Just Google ‘Valentine’s Day gifting for women’ and a million results show up, but the gifting options for men are often scarce. To top it all, the mysterious creatures that men are, it makes choosing the perfect gift for them all the more difficult.

If you, too, are looking for the perfect V-Day gift for your boyfriend but can’t figure out which one to go for, fret not because we have got you covered. Follow this easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy gifting guide for men and get your significant other a gift he will remember for a long, long time.

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A common misconception is that men don’t like anything too fancy, shiny or glittery. In short, it is often assumed that luxe and men’s gifting don’t go hand-in-hand but this is far from true.

Christian Louboutin, a brand known for its high-end fashionable footwear, is making its return to the sports arena with HAPPYRUI. The designer pays a tribute to the iconic tennis shoe that made fashion history both on and off the courts in the 70s. Boasting of a new specially-developed rubber platform outsole and a singular upper, the HAPPYRUI low-top sneaker is as stylish as it is easy to wear.

From its new metallic CL signature that echoes ‘70s varsity letters to its contrasting toe cap and singular eyelet system, every detail on this low-top sneaker nods to vintage retro style. The HAPPYRUI mixes materials and textures including suede, lamé leather and a shimmering sequin body, whilst some versions also come with signature spike-adorned toe cap.

Rest assured, these shiny pair of kicks from Louboutin is one gift your man will absolutely adore and wear for a long, long time.

Price: On request

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It’s 2020 and gifting Swiss chocolates to your significant other is so passé. Swiss watches, however, can still make the cut. When deciding on a gift for a man, you can never go wrong if you end up gifting a watch. Be it a tuxedo, sherwani or a Nehru jacket, a shiny watch adds pizzazz and class to the outfit like no other accessory.

Carl F Bucherer’s Patravi Scubatec Black is the perfect Swiss watch for men. The watch will help bring out your adventurous side. With water-resistance to 50 bar (500 m) and certified chronometer precision, it is ready for any adventure – above or under water, during outdoor action, and in everyday life.

Price: On request


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When it comes to gifting alcohol, the first thing that comes to our mind often is an expensive bottle of wine or champagne, wrapped neatly with a ribbon. It seems romantic on the surface, but it’s the most forgettable gift you can give your boyfriend. If there’s one drink that most men love, more than wine (or, perhaps, even more than beer) it’s whisky.

The good folks at Glenmorangie have come up with Allta, their first whisky created using wild yeast. Yeast has always been a key ingredient in Scotch whisky. But over the years, its impact on taste has been all-but forgotten and emphasis placed on other aspects of whisky-making instead.

With Allta, Glenmorangie aims to bring back the focus on yeast, one of the most important ingredients in whisky. Rich and fruity single malt, Allta tastes like butter candy, creamy vanilla, orange syrup with slightly yeasty background and gentle mint with the tiniest hint of sweet chilli and delicate, dancing, floral notes and is the V-Day gift your significant other will absolutely adore.

Price: On request


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Another gifting option that you ought to consider is luxury belts. Much like watches, belts add a certain finesse and class to outfits and if they match with your shoes, it’s a bonus.

Churchill and Company's Belt Collection is designed with full attention to quality and detail. Each belt is made from leather chosen from the very best tanneries in Italy which are specially dyed to exactly complement the shoes.

Traditionally, this belt can be paired with a cool pair of Chinos or Jeans along with brown or burgundy colour shoes. Sounds like the perfect gift, eh?

Price: Rs 3,499

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Winters are gradually receding and summers are about to come in, but in the months of February, the nights are as chilly as they come. To keep yourself warm on cold, winter nights, a cognac like Hennessey is just the drink you need.

The best part about Hennessey? It is aged for the greater part in new French oak barrels, which bring a distinctly toasty character to the drink. The highly nuanced cognac combines a generous, fruity nature with notes of brown sugar and crème brûlée.

Hennessy Very Special can be enjoyed on its own, over ice or in a mixed drink. Rest assured, Hennessy is one gift your boyfriend will cherish for a long, long time.

Price:

Mumbai MRP
Hennessy Very Special (700ml) – Rs 6,231


Delhi MRP
Hennessy Very Special (700ml) – Rs 4,040

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