No trip to Agra is complete without visiting the Taj Mahal.
Sample Rajasthani delicacies in Jaipur like daal baati choorma, gatte ki sabzi and laal maas at local eateries.
Hyderabad is India's second-largest producer city of motion pictures because of the thriving Telugu film industry.
Take a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur for some spectacular views.
While in Cochin, shop for some spices like black pepper and cardamom for which the region is famous.
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Looking to escape for a weekend? Where you stay is as important as where you go. Well beyond offering basic comforts, treat yourself to some luxury that’s surprisingly affordable. Check into these Trident hotels for a memorable weekend getaway!
1. Trident, Udaipur
Adorned with majestic palaces, beautiful temples and old-world mansions, Udaipur is definitely regal. With several picturesque lakes like Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar, this Rajasthani gem is rightly called the ‘Venice of the East’. Make your weekend getaway all the more royal by checking in to the Trident, Udaipur. Sprawled across over 17 hectares on the banks of Lake Pichola, this hotels stuns with its traditional architecture and impeccable hospitality. The 141 rooms and suites afford garden, pool and lake views and the best-in-class amenities. Trident, Udaipur offers delectable cuisine choices at all of their restaurants. Be treated to Indian and International fare at Aravalli, relish a traditional Rajasthani thali at The Terrace where you can dine al fresco, and a fine section of beverages at Amrit Mahal, the bar. The outdoor heated pool, fitness centre and spa are great opportunities for rest and relaxation for adults while the kids can keep busy with activities at the Trident Kids Club.
Location: Trident Road, near Lake Pichola, Udaipur Cost: Starting at INR 6,250 per night
Home to the most iconic monument of love, the Taj Mahal, Agra boasts of several historical Mughal sites like the Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh and Jama Masjid that promise to make a weekend break to the city a memorable one. Choose to stay at the Trident, Agra amidst beautiful landscaped grounds, just a 10-minute drive from the Taj Mahal. This five-star property leads in both style and simplicity. All 135 rooms and suites offer soothing garden and pool views along with amenities like a well-stocked personal bar, in-room safe and internet connectivity. Dining options at the hotel include The Restaurant that serves signature Indian and international fare, The Bar where you can enjoy an array of beverages and snacks, and Al Fresco that dishes out authentic Italian cuisine. Make good use of the outdoor pool, fitness centre and a spa where holistic wellness and beauty treatments are offered. For the little ones, the Trident Kids' Club has a play area, splash pool and plenty of games to keep them busy.
Location: Fatehabad Road, Agra Cost: Starting at INR 4,000 per night
Cochin or Kochi has all the elements that exude the true character of ‘God’s Own Country’. From beaches and backwaters, to culture and cuisine, there’s plenty to see and do in this port city including sightseeing and shopping. During your weekend getaway, let Trident, Cochin, bathed in hues of green, be your sanctuary. The five-star hotel offers 85 rooms and suites with traditional design elements and modern luxuries to ensure that all your needs are met. There are four restaurants at Trident, Cochin where you can enjoy Keralan specialties (Travancore), freshly caught seafood (The Seafood Grill), international cuisine (The Patio) and a selection of beverages and snacks (The Cochin Trade Bar). While in the land of Ayurveda, don’t forget to indulge in a wellness treatment at the Ayurveda Centre. Also enjoy the swimming pool flanked by palm trees, board games and a pool table in the recreation room, and some ‘me time’ at the fitness centre. Trident, Cochin provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Location: Bristow Road, Willingdon Island, Kochi Cost: Starting at INR 4,000 per night
Despite its old-world charm, Hyderabad is an unlikely candidate for a weekend getaway. However, scratch beneath the surface and it’s easy to understand the alluring draw of the ‘City of Nizams’. While in the city, visit Charminar, Golkonda Fort and Hussain Sagar and definitely don’t leave without sampling the famous Hyderabadi biryani! If you’re in a mood to splurge, pick up some pearls for which the city is known for. The Trident, Hyderabad makes for the ideal weekend retreat with 323 rooms and suites, each furnished with five-star amenities. Epicurean delights are a daily feature at the hotel’s restaurants. Savour regional dishes at Amara, along with flavours from the Far East and the Mediterranean. Kanak showcases culinary dishes from across the country, while Tuscany is a specialty Italian eatery. Hit Ninety Six Bar in the evenings to enjoy creative cocktails and refreshing delights. To relax after a day of sightseeing, the infinity pool on the 10th floor, 24-hour fitness centre and the Trident Spa are perfect antidotes for both tired soles and souls!
Location: Hitech City Main Road, Hyderabad Cost: Starting at INR 8,000 per night
The ‘Pink City’ is a favourite weekend destination for those looking for a truly royal getaway. The culture and character of Jaipur is unmatched, with palaces, forts, temples and marketplaces reflecting a resplendent past and present. Regarded as one of the best hotels in the city, the Trident, Jaipur displays grandiose Mughal architecture complete with cenotaphs and latticework accents, which add to its palatial charm. Enjoy a meal fit for a king at Jal Mahal where you can feast on both international and regional food, or at The Verandah by the poolside overlooking the Aravalli range that serves fresh grills and Italian cuisine. Finish off at Mansagar, the bar, which serves up really delightful cocktails. There are umpteen avenues for relaxation too – take a dip in the swimming pool, work out in the fitness centre and get yourself pampered at the spa! Trident, Jaipur surely promises a memorable weekend getaway.
Location: Fort Road, opposite Jal Mahal, Jaipur Cost: Starting at INR 5,250 per night