So Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you must be lost in a mist of ideas. What new can be possibly done which will out do the previous Valentine? Valentine calls for a week of special dates, gifts, flowers and kisses after all what better excuse to tell your partner that you adore them! If you are too lost on what special to do this Valentine, we have made a roster of things you could do to make your Valentine’s special in Jaipur. Check it how:
Day 1- The Day of Roses :
This is the day of roses. Although a little cliché, there’s no woman who wouldn’t love fresh flowers by her partner. Start your day with a loving kiss and a fresh red rose. A nice early morning run to the Central Park can make a good start for the long day ahead. Surrounded by the lush green gardens, refreshing morning breeze, chirping birds and rising sounds of the city, start your week with an energetic kick and continue the habit for the rest of the year. To make it better, share a few moments of solitude with your favorite tracks playing on earphones.
For later on in the day, book movie tickets at the renowned Rajmandir cinema hall situated at MI Road. Just around the vicinity on MI road is back to back eateries. Take a stroll together after the movie date, feed each other the things you both love. Keep it lively, have fun, play with each other and let the day come to a perfect end.
Day 2 – The Day to Propose:
This is the day to express your feelings. Take your partner on a long drive to the high walls of Nahargarh Fort. Choose a cool spot near the step well where you can both watch the sunset together with the whole cityscape in view. Make it special by asking your friends to bring flashlights or fairy lights and arranging them in words of “I Love You” on the stairs of the step well.
Give them a sign to turn the lights on and turn your partner around. Catch her/his reaction on camera so you can cherish this moment forever. Bring an end to a perfect evening with a romantic dinner at Padao, open restaurant situated in the fort from where the whole city can be seen dazzling bright with nightlights.
Day 3- The Day of Chocolates:
All about sweetness, this day is the perfect time for a romantic getaway. It’s the weekend so you can both hit a lazy start to the day. Spend a few loving moments together with a healthy breakfast and coffee in bed. Gift your partner a hamper of their favorite chocolates and munchies but only allow them to pick one every hour. Have a lazy day followed by a lazy lunch at home. Step out at afternoon for a long drive to the chalky lands of Sambhar Lake, India’s largest salt lake.
Plan ahead and pack all essentials for a night camp at the lake. Give your partner a pleasant surprise by arriving straight at the spot without telling them the destination. Situated at about 84kms on the outskirts of Jaipur, by the time you reach you will have about an hour in hand before sunset. Set up your camp in that time and watch the sun go down with your partner amidst a dozen bright hues. Have a DIY candle lit dinner under the starry sky.
Day 4- Hello Teddy:
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise on the milky lands of Sambhar. Surprise your partner with a soft toy of their choice and take a snap of this moment. It’s Sunday so you can both be lazy. Take time, pack everything together and head on the road to the haunted fort of Achrol. A ride of around 3 hours, grab a good breakfast on the way and recharge your batteries for a fun filled trek to the ruins of Achrol Fort.
There are trained guides available that you can hire who will accompany you through the way. An adventurous rappelling session awaits you on the fort. Take pictures along the trek for where else you will find such raw and untouched natural beauty? Experiment with different frames and collect as many memories as you can. Explore the fort and head back to the city. You deserve a good time off after a tiring weekend. Make a last stop at a classic restaurant for nice and quiet dinner. Okra, situated at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel, is an award winning option that has earned great reputation amongst the top restaurants in Jaipur.
Day 5 – A Promise to keep for Lifetime:
This is the day to promise your loved one loyalty, love and affection for lifetime. Take them to a nice breakfast at Peacock Rooftop Restaurant situated at Hathroi Fort, Ajmer Road. Have a romantic meal from an exotic menu of Indian and contemporary cuisine. Surprise your partner with a promise ring that shows your admiration for them. Drop them off at work and plan a pure Rajasthani dinner at Choki Dhani for that rural taste of the pink city mixed with the exotic smells of traditional cuisine.
Day 6 – Hugs:
Take your daily morning run at Central Park and head to Tapri the Tea House for a filling breakfast with a view of the Central Park. Feed each other and talk about things. Early mornings are best for conversations where you both have a fresh mind and can discuss things without any lingering thoughts.
Drop your partner off at work and hug them goodbye. Plan a dinner after work at Kafka restaurant situated at 5th floor opposite Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Have a good dinner between chugs of beer taking in the view of the Stadium and the city flooding with lights.
Day 7 – The not so Common Kiss:
Spend the day exchanging love messages, calls and thoughts every now and then. Since it has been a week of romantic dates, this is the time to go a little wild and go clubbing. Let loose after your day at work and head to a classy pub for some food and drinks together. Steam at Rambagh Palace, Sheesh Mahal at ITC Rajputana and Bar Palladio in Narain Niwas Palace are some classic options if you want that heritage Rajasthani feel.
For a more chic ambience, head for Bar Stock Exchange at Hotel Grand Uniara. Indulge in some good cuisine and drinks. Come back home and take your partner to the rooftop or terrace. Feel the cool breeze of late winter and kiss them slowly. A glass of wine can make it even better. Let it go with the flow, gradually letting the passion show.
For those couples who are unable to spend the night together, you can steal a kiss every now and then while traveling to places, dancing at the club or riding elevators. Why restrain yourself? Take your time, get sneaky and let things happen in time!
Go lavish. Gift each other and head off to work together. Arrange for flowers to be delivered to her desk while she’s at work. Let her flaunt them while her colleagues stare enviously. It’s a common notion that only women like flowers. Don’t let that stop you. Pamper your man. Send flowers at his workplace along with a card. He will love your little gesture and wait for the day to end so he can come to meet you.
Plan an early dinner after work at ta Blu, Malviya Nagar. Good food and drinks along with the unique décor will make your night special. After dinner, take a night stroll at Jawahar Circle Garden which is hardly 3 minutes away from ta Blu. Take this quiet time to talk and plan things ahead. This will be a perfect ending to a romantic week.
While these are just some ideas you can take clues from and plan your week, we do understand that these may sound a bit too extravagant for some. For those running low on the budget, you can keep it simple and plan a trip on the weekend to make it special. Plan a memorable schedule for Valentine’s Day and include outings you can afford. After all, it’s not the cash you spend but the effort that you put in to make the day count that matter.