We always look for opportunities to rejoice. And the upcoming Republic Day paired with the long weekend (provided you can take an off on Monday, January 25), cooks up the apt excuse for yet another celebration. And, these Indian hotels have just the right deals to make it a fun-filled patriotic day for you and your family. By Bayar Jain
1. ITC Grand Bharat, Delhi-NCR
Embodying the country’s heritage and symbolising the many facets of the nation, ITC Grand Bharat will be offering staycation packages starting at INR 14,999 plus taxes. Underlined by the brand’s signature Responsible Luxury philosophy and accentuated by ITC Hotel’s WeAssure initiative for safety, when here, you can expect myriad ways of celebrating the concept of Bharatvarsha. Be it through the hotel’s vintage architecture and interiors, traditional cuisines and decor, or even a flag-hosting ceremony coupled with a retreat and brunch earmarked for the big day.
Banking upon the extended Republic Day weekend, The Leela Palace New Delhi has introduced The Leela Moments, an offer which provides guests with special room rates inclusive of breakfast, and an option between lunch or dinner. It also includes a confirmed upgrade to the next category; a welcome immunity drink upon arrival; a 15 per cent discount on laundry, food, and soft drinks; early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability; and a special turndown amenity. For those of you who can’t spend your weekend here, visit the hotel’s restaurant — The Qube — for a curated brunch, instead. Based on the theme of One Nation, One Cuisine — the extravagant spread will comprise of regional cuisine-inspired dishes that are sure to please.
An Indian’s love for food knows no bounds, and Hyatt Regency Thrissur understands this to the T. For Republic Day, their all-day Regency Café will be curating a special brunch celebrating the rich and diverse flavours of the country. During the brunch, you can enjoy tabak maaz, Kashmiri-style shallow-fried lamb ribs, and haleem, slow-cooked lamb with broken wheat and ghee, and more to please your palate. For drinks, the hotel will be serving refreshing mocktails along with halwai-special Indrayani for dessert. To honour the services of our Indian armed forces, the hotel will also provide a 26 per cent discount to defence personnel with valid ID proofs.
Whether you’re planning an escapade to the beaches of Goa, valleys of Srinagar, backwaters of Bekal, or even the vintage beauties of Udaipur, The Lalit Hotels, Resorts & Palaces will be right there to pamper you. Valid until January 27, 2021, the hotel chain is currently running a special offer bookable only on their official website. This flash sale entails a 20 per cent discount on food and drinks and provisions for early check-ins and late check-outs.
5. Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar
For this year’s Republic Day, travel back in time to live inside a fortress within easy driving distance from Mumbai. All of 19 rooms, Maheshwar’s Ahilya Fort allows for social-distancing with ease. When here, you can pick your own vegetables for lunch, go for an afternoon swim, watch a movie on the big screen, learn traditional weaving patterns at REHWA, and even respond to work emails, courtesy complimentary high-speed WiFi. With the special Republic Day offer, you can enjoy three nights of these facilities at the princely room at a discounted rate of INR 45,000 (exclusive of taxes) for double occupancy. Plus, with this, you can also indulge in all meals and beverages, lounge in the pool, embark on a sunset boat ride with provisions for tea, and make use of the hotel’s gaming facilities at no added cost.
6. Purity at Lake Vembanad, Alappuzha
Being surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Vembanad is a great way to unwind on the Republic Day weekend. At Purity at Lake Vembanad, you can spend three such nights at a discounted rate of INR 7,000 per night, including taxes and breakfast. If you’re willing to roll out another INR 4,000 per night, you can even stay at the hotel’s signature suite. Either way, a complimentary dinner on Republic Day is sure to make you smile from ear to ear.
Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road’s all-day restaurant Food Exchange will be curating a lavish brunch this Republic Day. Known for their unique offerings, you can binge on a variety of cuisines and dishes on this special day. Think an indulgent trio cheesecake, fragrant basbousas, decadent macarons, and a trio semolina cake to round it off.
Between January 24 to January 27, you can gift yourself a much-needed escape from life’s daily humdrum with Crowne Plaza Greater Noida’s discounted stay rates. Priced at INR 6,499 plus taxes per night for double occupancy, this package includes early check-in, a welcome drink, VVIP amenities in the room, breakfast (in bed or at the in-house Mosaic restaurant), buffet lunch and dinner, a drink paired with live music at Chao Bella Restaurant, a cookery class, and late check-out.
The 10-day Republic Day celebrations at Chennai’s Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park is designed to give you a rounded holiday free of stresses. Priced at INR 6,500 plus taxes per night, the hotel is offering a special package starting January 20. This includes a night-long stay, and dinner amid live Carnatic music at Dakshin—an in-house restaurant that serves dishes from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana. You can also enjoy a chef’s specially curated lunch at Cappuccino, have breakfast in the room, and save 15 per cent on live barbecue by the pool.
10. Samode Haveli, Jaipur
If you’re looking to live like royalty for the extended weekend, then Jaipur’s Samode Haveli awaits you. When booking online, the rates will begin at INR 7,500 for a deluxe room for double occupancy, inclusive of breakfast. However, when booked directly, this rate will be slashed down by INR 1,000. Similarly, the Deluxe Suite will be priced at INR 8,500 and the Haveli Suite at INR 9,000. Moreover, if you’ve got a little one under the age of eight sharing the room with you, then you can do so complimentarily.
11. Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport, Delhi
Ready to whip up authentic street delights from across the country, NYC at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport will be curating a special buffet complete with a patriotic touch. Think paan patte ki chaat, Kolkata egg rolls, Mewari mirchi pakore with kachri chutney, kalappam with chicken roast, bedmi poori with aloo ka rassa, and more. To make the celebrations merrier, they will also be offering a 30 per cent discount on buffet, and a half-off on à la carte for armed force personnel.