What do you say to bringing in the New Year as you revel in a luxurious resort by one of Asias largest freshwater lakes? Head for The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort & Spa, thats a two-hour drive from Kochi. The 5-star resort is located on the shores of Vembanad Lake, and you can make the most of your holiday cruising through the beautiful backwaters or indulging in a traditional Ayurvedic massage in the resorts Maya Spa. Just book yourself into the 2-night and 3-day Pool Villa Package thats valid between December 28 and January 1, 2010. For Rs 62,000 per couple, the package will include transfers from Kochi airport and back, accommodation, meals, a New Year gala dinner, a 45-minute sunset cruise on the backwaters and a 15-minute head/ foot massage at Maya Spa (taxes not included). For more call +91 481 2527272 or log on to www.thezurihotels.com.
My favourite holiday
Moubani Sorcar, actor
I had always dreamt of going to Paris, and it finally came true this Puja. Earlier, I would always end up missing trips with my parents because Id either have school, or later long shooting schedules. But this time, I managed to make time. I was there with my family, and although wed gone there for a show, it felt like a vacation because we were all together. One of my Parisian fantasies had been to sit under the Eiffel Tower, look up through it and sketch it. After all, Paris is an artists paradise and on this trip, this fantasy turned into reality. Its my favourite holiday till date.