For Valentine’s Day, The Oberoi Group has gift-wrapped an array of romantic experiences designed for jet-setters and globe-trotters who like to spice things up for their sweethearts. Whether it’s a first time holiday or a chance to rekindle romance, couples can celebrate the most most romantic day of the year with an en-suite dinner served on their private balcony overlooking the greatest monument of love – the Taj Mahal, taking an elephant ride to Naila Fort or renewing vows in a sacred Hindu Ceremony at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.
Below is a listing of cupid-approved Oberoi Experiences to choose from, sure to make this year unforgettable:
- Romantic Picnics Do as royal Rajasthani couples did for centuries and embark on a caparisoned elephant safari to Naila Fort for a secluded safari across Jaipur’s gorgeous scenery, enjoying a private gourmet picnic in the serene gardens recently restored to its former glory and the inspiration for The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur. Or seek the cool climate of the Himalayas and experience a Sanctuary Experience at Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas. Tucked away in the cool green Himalayan forest adjacent to the resort with breathtaking views of the snow capped peaks, couples can enjoy the 30 minute walk to the site. Here in total seclusion, a lavish picnic will appear as if by magic, and couples can relax together surrounded by the beauty of nature.
- Vow retakes Nothing could be more romantic than renewing marriage vows in a true Hindu ceremony in a 280 year-old Shiva Temple at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur. The day begins with his and hers spa treatments at The Oberoi Spa. A beautifully decorated horse-drawn carriage will take the lady to the flower-filled Shiva temple where a Hindu priest will perform the ceremony and bless the couple. Afterwards there will be a candlelit dinner with Champagne and traditional Indian music in a magical setting at the pool overlooking the temple. Or choose the unique setting of The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra in the shadow of the Taj Mahal to perform an ancient Hindu Blessing Ceremony. Join the Pandit (Hindu priest) at the exquisite Jodha Mahal temple, where the priest will offer blessings by chanting prayers for the couple, who will exchange floral garlands as a loving symbol of affection.
- Sailing in the sunset Shikara Sunset Boat ride at The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur: During the day, Lake Pichola glitters like a sapphire in the sun, but it’s at sunset that her true beauty emerges as the iridescent colors of the sky are reflected in her serene waters against the fairytale backdrop of the royal palace. Glide across this surface in a Shikara, a traditional wooden boat used for centuries by Indian nobles and their ladies for romantic rendezvous, enjoying canapés as the stars come out.
To really savour India’s diverse culture and beauty, take advantage of the Oberoi "Exotic Vacations" package, which includes a detailed itinerary based on your desired number of travel days, ensuring you and your loved one don’t miss any of India’s magic. For more information or reservations, please call toll-free 1-800-562-3764 or visit www.oberoihotels.com.
About Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts is synonymous the world over with seamless service, luxury and quiet efficiency. Internationally acclaimed for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi hotels and resorts have garnered awards and accolades.
During the last decade the company has witnessed the debut of new luxury Oberoi leisure hotels in India and abroad. In India, these hotels include The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas; The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore; The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla and The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur. Overseas, the new hotels include The Oberoi, Lombok in Indonesia, The Oberoi, Mauritius and The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh in Egypt. The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser, Egypt was launched in 2007.
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