The second trimester is the ideal time for going on a holiday during pregnancy. Also known as a babymoon, this is a great way for both of you to unwind and relax before the whirlwind of sleepless nights begins. Air travel is permitted during pregnancy when accompanied by a doctor's certificate, but a destination close to home works even better! Here are some options for babymoon destinations near Bangalore.
1. Guhantara Cave Resort, Bangalore
Escape from the hustle bustle of the city without having to drive off too far. Situated in Kanakpura Road, this eco-friendly resort has an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and rejuvenation. The in-house spa Agastya Kuteera offers a wide range of Ayurvedic treatments tailored to suit individual requirements. Take a stroll through the herbal garden and enjoy dining at the ethnic restaurant. Since the resort is within city limits you do not have to worry about hunting for a hospital if required.
2. Mango Mist Resort, Bangalore
Located in Harapanahalli on the Bannerghatta-Anekal Road, this resort has cottages with Jacuzzis, LCD televisions, and mini refrigerators. Choose to dine by the poolside, a treetop restaurant, in candlelight, and or fun barbecues. Go for the fish spa and get your feet cleansed while you relax. The resort is within easy reach of quite a few hospitals, should you require any medical assistance during your holiday. A break from the city never felt this good!
3. Clarks Exotica Resort, Bangalore
This resort is a 15-minute drive from Bangalore airport with Nandi Hills in the background. The state-of-the art spa with trained masseuses for all your wellness needs and a salon offering some much-needed pampering are sure to leave you rejuvenated. Indulge in the mouth-watering fare on offer at the two other multi-cuisine restaurants on the property. When you've indulged a bit too much in your cravings, choose from the nutritional menu for a health conscious diet and is ideal for expecting mothers Ambrosia, the health café at the Seventh Heaven Spa.
4. Silver Oak Farm, Nandi Hills
Situated on the lower slopes of Nandi Hills, this farm resort has a hill station ambience to it. Vegetables and fruits grown organically on the farm are served to guests as also wholesome eggs laid by farm-grown chickens. Here, you finally get to breathe in the unpolluted air, listen to chirping birds, and indulge in some bird watching. Walk through the plantation or play some mini-obstacle golf. Enjoy your dinner in the candlelight or in moonlight on the verandah or open terrace.
5. Radiant Resort, Bannerghatta
Bordering the Bannerghatta National Park, this resort gives you the feeling of living in the midst of a forest. The spa and Ayurveda centre can help you rejuvenate your mind and body. Choose a suite or a wood house to get the feel of a home away from home. At meal times, try out some new Indian and Chinese dishes to appease your palate.
Irrespective of the destination you choose, make sure you pack all your medications, appropriate clothing and your cell phone. Remember this while you whip out your diary and mark out that weekend of luxury and relaxation.