Be a little innovative this February 14th, and by that we mean, don’t just celebrate Valentine’s Day; celebrate Valentine’s Weekend. Just in case you still don’t have a plan but still intend to get away for the weekend, here’s our list of some fab and very romantic getaways near your city you can take off to with your better half...

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The Machan, Jambulne

Escape the concrete jungle of Mumbai and head to actual wilderness in Lonavla at The Machan, which is a 2.5 hour drive from the city. It is an exclusive eco-resort comprising of wooden tree houses (hence the name) and are perfect for you to spend quality time with your boyfriend or partner. Picture this – lush green locales, a spectacular view, no TV and just the two of you sharing a romantic meal together. Located in Jambulne, it is the perfect spot to rekindle the romance as you enjoy the outdoors, go on treks, stargaze at night or just relax together on a hammock.

More details at www.themachan.com

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Thotadhahalli Homestay, Chikmagalur

Located about 240 km from Bangalore, the Thotadhahalli Homestay in Chikmagalur is the ideal place to celebrate your love. Owned by the Indhavara family, this homestay is located at the foothills of Mullayangiri and surrounded by picturesque coffee plantations. Hailed as nature’s own retreat, it is the perfect place to stay under the radar and soak in much-needed one-on-one time with your significant other. Enjoy Malnad cuisine, treks and each other’s company at this relaxing homestay that promises you a comfortable and happy stay.

More details at www.thotadahalli.com

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Heritage Village Resort and Spa, Manesar

An industrial town located 60 kilometres away from Delhi, Manesar is renowned for its lush green locales and eye-catching surroundings. Located on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, it is a favourite vacation spot for the Dilliwalas, especially young couples looking for privacy. To kick-start your romantic weekend on a high note, we recommend checking into the luxurious Heritage Village Resort & Spa. Reminiscent of a Rajasthani haveli, this palatial spa resort is an amalgamation of luxury and comfort. Take in a gourmet romantic meal for two, or pamper yourself at the couple’s massage at their incredible spa or simply enjoy a swim in their inviting pool – the options for you to reconnect with your partner here are innumerable.

More details at gurgaon.selecthotels.co.in

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Ganga Kutir Resort and Spa, Raichak

If you want to leave the humdrum of Kolkata far away without sacrificing hours your time driving, then Raichak, located by the banks of river Hooghly is perfect for you. A serene and popular romantic getaway, Raichak is especially renowned for its beauty and indulgent river boat rides.  Check out the Ganga Kutir Resort and Spa to make the most of your precious time. Located along the edge of the Ganges, it is about 1.5 hour drive from Kolkata and is the ideal place to pamper and indulge yourself and your partner. Sip on a champagne as you relax by the breath-taking pool and enjoy a stay tailor-made just for you. In fact, it’s so exclusive and steeped in privacy, it only has sixteen rooms to guarantee world-class service to its residents.

More details at www.gangakutir.com