Monday, February 6, 2012

Best places to fall in love: Hot deals from across the world to celebrate this Valentine's day


Wouldn't paradise on earth be the logical place to rekindle love? If you agree, here's a package that will also be easy on your wallet., a travel metasearch site that allows booking, is offering a five-day Kashmir tour, covering Srinagar, Pahalgam and Gulmarg.

The package cost includes accommodation in a two/three-star hotel, breakfast and dinner, airport or railway station transfers, sightseeing in a non-air conditioned car, and all applicable taxes. The offer is valid from 6 February to 31 March.
Cost: Rs 13,167 per person

Fancy a romantic stroll along a moonlit beach? Goa's definitely your destination. The Lazy Lagoon Sarovar Portico Suites, in north Goa, close to the Baga beach, is offering a Valentine's day special package for three nights and four days. It includes accommodation in a superior room, complimentary airport or railway station pick-up and drop, buffet meals (breakfast and choice of lunch or dinner), two half-day sightseeing trips in an air-conditioned vehicle and all applicable taxes. The offer is valid till end-March.
Cost : Rs 26,499 per couple

Take a two-night trip to the setting of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book in Madhya Pradesh and see if you can spot Sher Khan. is offering a budget package, including stay at Chitvan Jungle Lodge (or similar hotel), all meals, a special barbeque dinner during the stay, a visit to a nearby tribal village, nature walk with an expert, and all taxes. The offer is valid through February.
Cost: Rs 14,650 per couple

SOTC Holidays is offering a three-night romantic escape, called Venetian Carnival, to the floating city, where you get a chance to participate in its annual masked extravaganza.

The offer includes breakfast, return transfers from Venice airport, a Gondola ride down the canals and entrance tickets for the famed Gran Foyer Theatre. The masquerade ball masks are also available with this package on an optional basis. The package is valid from 11-21 February.
Cost: Rs 19,999 per couple onwards

If you want to head south, try Cox and Kings' three-day 'lovable getaway' to Kovalam. The itinerary begins with a transfer from the Thiruvananthapuram airport/railway station to the hotel in Kovalam, followed by an excursion to Kanyakumari the next day, and ends with the drive back to the airport. The cost also includes breakfast, travel insurance and taxes (except 2.58% government service tax). It's only valid for travel from 13-15 February.
Cost: Rs 12,199 per person
If you are looking for a short-haul overseas trip, The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort at Chiang Mai could be a good option. Its Valentine's day package includes a two-night accommodation in a superior room, breakfast, one authentic

Thai lunch or dinner for two, a complimentary massage, 20% discount on entry tickets at the Baan Fin Museum and late check-outs.
Cost : Rs 5,525 per couple

If you are pressed for time, City Seasons Suites, in the heart of Deira, has created a special overnight package for 14 February.

The offer includes stay in an executive suite, a special dinner for two at the hotel's restaurant, though you can choose to have it served in your room, a complimentary bottle of grape juice and homemade chocolates, breakfast and a late check-out option.
Cost: Rs 10,000 per couple
The Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa is offering a one-night Valentine's break, including a five-course meal at the award-winning Tower Restaurant, a complimentary bottle of sparkling Rose in your room on arrival, and a special relaxing bath.

Snuggle up in front of the fire, take a leisurely stroll through the countryside, or wrap up to go boating in the lake The offer is valid from 12-14 February.
Cost: Rs 8,700 per couple
What can you expect from a package called 'You're sexy and you know it'? The four-star Chifley Eastern Creek in Sydney is offering this package, which comes inclusive of one night's stay in a deluxe queen room, complimentary wine and strawberries on arrival, a special two-course dinner, breakfast, late check-out, free parking, and a chocolate body paint gift.