Perfect Spots You Must Head to This Valentine

By Esparsh Sarawagi

Date? The common answer might be malls. If not malls, you might either go for a movie or meet up at a coffee shop. But if you are in love, and you are in Nepal, you are one lucky bloke, as the country has an ideal environment for lovers. There is a swarm of romantic places in the country for all the love-bitten souls out there. This Valentine, make it adventurous; move out and explore the outdoors, go out for a spa, a dinner, or visit an amusement park.

Fr!day brings you the best of places you could head to with your sweetheart this Valentine and make it memorable:

Fine Dining Restaurants

It will be obvious to say Valentine’s Day is incomplete without food, as food and romance go hand in hand. There can be nothing better than the moments when both the person and the place (and obviously, the food) are just perfect. Kathmandu is no less than Paris, or Rome, or even Samui, when it comes to food. You can whisk away your valentine to a dinner date at Third Eye Restaurant, where you have a special menu with complimentary chocolates and roses. At Hotel Annapurna, four course meals with complimentary welcome drinks are being provided at all their outlets, where the price ranges from Rs.2800 to 4800 per couple. You can have a romantic candlelight dinner in restaurants like Octave Kathmandu, Embassy Restaurant & Bar, Ying Yang Restaurant, and Dining Park for a great fine dining experience, with good food and cozy ambiance. You can also enjoy live music at Around the Corner, while you dine in the lap of nature. At Cactus Restaurant, you get a special colored mug that will last for years as a memento of love.

Romantic Retreats

If long weekends and outings do not fit your timetable, you can also rejuvenate with your partner in resorts like Gokarna Forest Resort, Dhuikhel Mountain Resort, Hilltake Resort, and Club Himalaya. Raniban Retreat, Pokhara, with its great views, tastefully decorated rooms, and sumptuous food, along with attentive and traditional hospitality, can also be a place to celebrate a day of love with style. Peaceful, private, rooms boast breathtaking views of the Annapurna; here you are never far from the beauty of the mountains. With special dinner-breakfast package, Jungle Valley Resort, Shivapuri, can also be a romantic getaway, with the best of amenities and lots of privacy for the guest seeking solitude. Come back with loads of pictures of the natural surroundings and long-lasting memories.

Tandem Swing in ‘The Last Resort’

Give your romantic getaway an adventurous twist. Instead of following the same schedule of meeting over coffee and drinks, why not instead try something venturesome. If you and your partner are thrill seekers then you have the opportunity to “love in the air”. If you have the zeal to feel an adrenaline rush, and if you are bored with the normal stuff like trekking and rafting, this might be a great opportunity for you. As per Shreya Singh Dangol, Media and Marketing Leader at The Last Resort, with 50% off on tandem swing every Thursday of February, they are promoting the tandem swing where the couple can indulge in the breathtaking aerial view of the stunning landscape. This is most definitely our favorite among romantic things to do on Valentine’s Day this year.


Spa Romance

Reconnect. Revive. Revel. Pamper yourself and your special someone by getting into a couple's spa session this Valentine’s, as there’s no better way to show your love how much you care for them by booking a relaxing experience for the body, mind, and soul at a spa. A spa therapy can do wonders for the two of you, not just physically, but also mentally. You could well connect anew with your other half, as you are completely relaxed. Giving lovers a chance to indulge and rejuvenate their mind and body simultaneously, Harmony Spa is offering “Spa facial plus massage therapy” and “Steam bath plus body massage”, which will last for two hours each, and at just Rs.2000 per session. Similarly, Tranquility Spa is providing “Aroma therapy” with the best service ever that will surely soothe your senses. Some other options can be Chaitanya Medi Spa, Miracle Spa, and Heritage Spa.