Don’t know what to do with the upcoming long weekend for Independence Day? These hotels across the nation are celebrating the big day with their carefully crafted special offers and packages, inviting you to make the most of your mini-vacation with your families. By Bayar Jain

1. Andaz Delhi

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With over 401 artistic rooms to unwind in, Andaz Delhi just made weekends better with their staycation packages. With an option between airport runway views or the poolside spectacles from the rooms, the weekend package is available for a minimum of two nights. Apart from the oasis-like ambience the hotel offers, the package also includes breakfast buffets every day at their European foodhall AnnaMaya, drinks at the in-house Juniper Bar, 20% discount at the Andaz Spa, food and soft drinks, along with a late checkout till 4 pm.

Rates: Starting at INR 7,999 plus taxes per night

Dates: May 13 to October 31, 2019

For reservations: Delhi.Andaz.Hyatt.com

2. Conrad, Bengaluru

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to venture too far from the city, then pack an overnight bag and head to Conrad Bengaluru. Offering picturesque views of the Ulsoor lake, this hotel has intensified the Independence Day hype with their special two day, three nights packages. Offering complimentary breakfast and Wifi, the package also includes 20% off on food and beverages. A brunch inspired by India’s culinary heritage is what makes the Independence-Day stay at Conrad even better. With a menu featuring regional cuisines of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Awadh, North East, Rajasthan, and Gujarat, you’re sure to come out feeling happily stuffed!

For reservations: 080 2214 4444 or [email protected]

3. Elan, The Lodhi, New Delhi

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This year, Lodhi’s refined restaurant Elan is celebrating the plenitude of culinary masterpieces that India has to offer. With delicacies such as Goa’s Mutton Vindaloo, Kerala’s Meen Moilee, Rajasthan’s Murgh ka Soweta, West Bengal’s Aloo Posto, Hyderabad’s Mutton Biryani and more, Elan hopes to satisfy the glutton in you. International cuisines will also make an appearance at this elaborate spread. As homage to our defences, they will also be offering a 50% discount to all defence personnel.

Rates: INR 1,500 + taxes per person

Date and Time: August 15, 2019, 12:00 pm to 4:00pm

4. Grand Hyatt Goa

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Dive into an extensive tri-colour themed spread at The Dining Room, Grand Hyatt Goa where the chefs will be putting together a grand spread of Indian delicacies. Whether its savouries like Methi Ghost, and Ramasseri Idlis, or even sugary delights like Barfi and Sandesh — each dish is sure to leave you wanting for more. Once you’ve satiated your taste buds, head to the Shamana Spa for a Monsoon Ritual treatment, that is, a detoxifying scrub followed by an invigorating deep tissue massage. You can even choose their daycation packages, which includes access to the steam, sauna, swimming pools, and spa treatments without having to check in. For younger guests, the Adventure Park at Camp Hyatt includes activities like Zip Line, high rope course, wall climbing, and more!

5. JW Marriott, New Delhi

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To mark the memorable occasion, JW Marriott is going all in with their celebrations. You can choose to join them with an extravagant live kitchen buffet at K3 – New Delhi’s Food Theatre, where the Indian, Tuscan, and Cantonese dishes will take you on a culinary voyage. Among the Indian dishes, too, five regional cuisines from across the country will leave you spoilt for choice. This variety extends to their Quan Spa as well. In August, a nail cut and file is complementary with every hour-long spa massage, while a shampoo and blow dry is free with a 90-minute long ritual. Moreover, every hair ritual here is applicable for a flat 30% discount the entire month.

Rates (for K3): INR 3,350 plus taxes per person

Date and Time (for K3): August 15, 2019, 1900 hours onwards

For reservations (for K3): 01145212120 or [email protected]

For Reservation (for Quan Spa): 01145212195 or [email protected]

6. The Leela Palace, Chennai

Bring in the long weekend with a taste of luxury at The Leela Palace, Chennai. From August 14 to August 18, they are offering discounted rates inclusive of breakfast and WiFi. Moreover, on the day of Independence, Executive Chef Rohit Tokhi is organising an exclusive lunch buffet showcasing the diversity of Indian food. For a more relaxed celebration, Espa, their in-house spa has curated a two-hour long discounted combination ritual. Starting with an Ayurveda-inspired massage using traditional oils, the ritual is followed by a customised Espa Facial to suit all kinds of skin.

Rates (for rooms): INR 6,562 plus taxes

Rates (for Espa): INR 7,800 plus taxes

Dates (for rooms): August 14, 2019 to August 18, 2019

Dates (for Espa): August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019

7. Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre

Dive deep into the patriotic feeling with Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre’s homage to India’s rich food culture at the Food Exchange. With unique and fresh offerings, the all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant promises to take you on a food journey with dishes from every Indian state. Riding high on Indian traditions, each recipe is inspired by geographical peculiarities or has been passed down via ancestors.

Rates: INR 1,947, all inclusive

Date and Time: August 15, 2019, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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