Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day together or your 20th, shake things up a bit this year and forgo the heart-shaped candy box and those white tablecloth dinner reservations.
Instead, head for the woods, a few kilometres from the city. Bring a bottle of bubbly, get cosy by the campfire, and enjoy an intimate meal under the blanket of stars. Sounds good?
Here’s our pick for campsites, in and around Guwahati, organising Valentine’s special events that are sure to get a few sparks flying in the romance department.
Forest hike, bonfire, music at Khanapara Hillside Camps
Encamp Adventures promises you truckload of memories this Valentine’s! Swoon together to musical beats amidst nature, go on guided sunrise/sunset treks, dine under an open sky by the bonfire, and stay back in the spacious Alpine tents at their Khanapara Hillside camp. You can book your day with or without stay for the perfect evening.
Price: Rs 2250/person (Inclusions: Forest hikes & 360 view of Guwahati, Alpine tent stay with bed mattress, sleeping bags, and linens, acoustic jam sessions, dinner, and breakfast)
Chargeable items: Bonfire per bundle – Rs 500, BBQ Chicken/Pork per plate – Rs 250 (pre-orders only)
Check-in: 14 February, 4:00 PM
Check-out: 15 February, 10:30 AM
Contact: 9643182259 / 8876428769
Open air movie screening and camping at Chandubi Eco Camp
This is gonna be an experience to remember! Cross the lake on a country boat, stroll in the woods, watch movies (La La Land and The Brokpa Trail) under the canopy of Sal trees, by the bonfire, and relish a hearty home-cooked meal. This Valentine’s celebrate romance in a different yet beautiful way at Chandubi Eco Camp.
Price: Rs 1850/person on double occupancy + 5% GST (Inclusions: Welcome tea, movie screening, camping on double, triple, and quadruple occupancy, breakfast and dinner, bonfire during screening)
Chargeable: Evening snacks, soft or hard beverages, BBQ, parking fee, boat charge, extra fire-wood for the bonfire after screening, anything not mentioned in the inclusion list.
Check-in: 13 February, 4.00 PM
Check-out: 14 February, 10.00 AM
DJ Night, bonfire, BBQ, Camping at Panikhaiti Rajabari Picnic Spot
A musical extravaganza awaits you. Sway onto the lovey-dovey numbers featuring the reputed and versatile music composer, singer, producer from Assam Sadananda Gogoi, singer Samiran Poddar, and Mumbai-based performer and entertainer Riya Khaund. Enjoy the bonfire over some lip-smacking BBQ treats and soak up the dreamy vibes under the starlit sky. Wait, the show isn’t over yet – there’s some fun DJ session to keep you grooving all night!
Price: Rs 200 (entry fee), Rs 1,200 for 3-person tent, Rs 5,500 for cottages
Chargeable: Dinner, evening snacks, non-alcoholic drinks
Check-in: 14 February, 3.00 PM
Check-out: 15 February, 10.00 AM