Top 10 Pregnancy Friendly Travel Destinations in India
If you have just passed the difficult first trimester, and are a bit settled into pregnancy, you may want to spend some quality time with your partner at an outdoor location. Opt for one close to your city, as this little trip might be exactly what you need to up that cheery glow.
Resorts close to Delhi
1. Heritage Village Resort and Spa, Manesar
A little less than 2 hours from Delhi lies the lush green and beautiful Heritage Village Resort and Spa in Manesar. Designed in the Rajasthanihaveli style, this resort offers luxurious spa packages for relaxation. Not only that, they have over 4 restaurants for you to indulge! The resort also has a 24 hour on-call doctor, so mom-to-be's need not worry.
2. The Mud Fort, Kuchesar
Built in the 18th century, the Mud Fort at Kuchesar is a blend of history and the village life. This is the perfect getaway for a mother-to-be if you want to do absolutely nothing except relax. The resort offers activities like early morning bird watching, pottery making, bullock cart rides and picnic in the mango orchards. Located only 80 kilometres from Delhi, the Mud Fort is accessible by road and train.
Resorts close too Mumbai
1. The Corinthians Resort and Club, Pune
The 25 acre resort is a luxurious haven with a garden terrace to enjoy the views from in the evening.Scrumptious meals are on offer - Chinese, Mexican or traditional Indian. You will also find a health club, salon and spa to pamper you.
2. Aamby Valley City, Lonavla
The Aamby Valley city boasts of being India's first planned city. The city has a spa centre which offers relaxing and rejuvenating packages. Aamby valley is nestled close to Lonavla and competes with it in scenic beauty. The city has a good infrastructure including an airstrip for flights from Mumbai and a multispecialty hospital.
Where in Bangalore?
1. Srimoyi Yoga, Bangalore
This yoga retreat located on the outskirts of Bangalore offers the twin benefits of a relaxed weekend stay in a cosy, quiet little cottage. Interestingly, offers prenatal yoga classes to help you combat any pregnancy-related discomfort.
2. Guhantara cave resort, Bangalore
Offering relaxation in the unusual setting of a cave, Guhantara has the spa offering massages, pedicures and the more traditional options of yoga or ayurvedic treatments. While mummy-to-be treats herself, daddy has plenty of adventurous options such as tunnel trekking or wall climbing before meeting up for a cosy evening by the bonfire. They also have a doctor on call.
3. Red Earth – Kabini, Karnataka
An unusual offering located on the outskirts of Mysore, this resort has yoga, meditation, boating combined with bird watching or even culinary classes for couples to bond over. It has a serene vibe as its cottages overlook the backwaters and farms yet remain untouched by civilisation.
1. Seek your doctor's approval before planning any travel.
2. Carry your medical files with you and check if your destination has medical services or that your Ob-Gyn will be available via phone.
3. Travel by flight would be the best option as long as you check the airlines policy as to whether or when you can fly.
4. If you opt for car or train, make sure the travel is not too hectic orstrenuous.