The Lalit Chandigarh

For those of you who follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you already know that I had recently visited The Lalit, Chandigarh with Naina for a fun and relaxing weekend getaway. We checked in on Friday and were back in Delhi on Monday. Why the weekend passed us by in such a hurry is a mystery to me but we did end up having the best time at The Lalit.

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | hotel exterior

In the main lobby area.
The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | full front hotel lobby

With immaculate service and hospitality, we were very well taken care of right from our check-in to our check-out. Day 1, we had lunch at the Indian restaurant ‘Baluchi’ where we were introduced to their spectacular in-house concept of ‘Naanery’ where they pair different types of Indian breads with different Indian wines! Loved it! Loved the breads and the accompanying chutneys even more – hello tasty carbs! We also tried the Dum Dum Gucchi – a Kashmiri mushroom dish, Dal Baluchi which is so heavenly and so heavy too! (No dinner for us after we gorged on the Dal Baluchi), some Nali Mutton (bone marrow) and Paneer (cottage cheese).

With their famous vodka gol-gappa cart just as you enter the restaurant.
The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo baluchi meny cart

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | baluchi couches wide

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | earthen pots baluchi

The naans & the Indian wines
The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | naanery wide

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | indian wines

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | nali mutton

Since I am not a fan of paan or kulfi I did not try the ‘Paan Kulfi’ at Baluchi but it is extremely famous and Naina seemed to be floored with the dessert so I’m guessing it’s a definite must-have for people who enjoy paan and Indian desserts.
The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | paan kulfi

After that it was snooze time where we spent hours in our comfy bed and decided not to have dinner. We ordered some light In-Room-Dining instead. And by light I mean we ordered dessert. And by dessert I mean we ordered chocolate ice-cream. (What happens in Chandigarh stays in Chandigarh right?) But you really must try their chocolate ice-cream, so tasty, not too sweet and has a hint of dark chocolate. Had so much of this stuff during our stay!

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | corridor center

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | multiex

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | half front golden

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | room wide phone

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo room branding elephant

Next day we got to try the lovely breakfast spread which is so extensive! I always get confused with such large breakfast spreads and always end up going for what I always have anyway – fruits, eggs, nuts, maybe some muesli and green tea.
The breakfast is served in the 24×7 restaurant near the hotel lobby.

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo brekkie

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | donuts wide

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | 247 long lobby

We then headed to the AMAZING spa at The Lalit, Chandigarh. It is one of the largest spas I have seen in hotels and also well lit with lots of mirrors. There are so many mirrors all around the property! I went for the Swedish massage and Naina, the deep tissue massage and we both got it done together in the couple’s massage room. 90 minutes of amaze-bliss followed by some yummy herbal tea with ginger, lemon and honey.

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo spa full front robe

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | spa mirrors long

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo spa logo half front robe

The spacious salon next to the Spa
The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | salon wide

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo ayurveda bed pool

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | post spa tea

Huge gym too!
The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | gym wide

Lunch was late and light – smoked salmon salad in the room. And ofcourse some chocolate ice-cream.

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo salmon ice cream

For dinner we chose ‘OKO’ the pan-asian restaurant at The Lalit. Obviously I went for the sushi and Naina got some pork belly. Their cosmos were a refreshing delight too! We ended dinner with the brilliant caramelised bananas over chocolate cake.

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | oko branding

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo oko day red decor

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | cucumber rolls oko

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | oko dinner

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | oko dessert

Being Saturday night, Kitty su, the nightclub at The Lalit was in full swing with DJ H. Dhami performing for the night. We went in to imbibe some of the crazy energy and decided to call it a night after a bit – the massages were too relaxing.

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | kitty su fan half front

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | kitty su day pic long

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo kitty su branding

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo kitty mirror chandelier

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | kitty su stirrers

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | kitty su roof

Woke up next morning fresh as a cucumber and went in for the even more elaborate Sunday brunch. Absolutely spoilt for choice and naturally, confused again. The aloo chat was yummy, so were the fried rice and even the mini samosas!

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | full front sunday brunch area

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | sunday brunch wide pans

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | cheeses

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | combo sunday brunch

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | fried rice

After brunch we spent some time by the pool and the well manicured lawns of the property. Sunday was spent relaxing around the property and in our room and packing to leave the next day in the evening. Here are more pics of our entire stay and lovely experience.

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | full front pool

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | pool wide phone

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | white globe green phone wide

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | full front golden

The Lalit Chandigarh | Akanksha Redhu | bag wide

A special thank you to Manali for being so attentive to our needs and accompanying us during our experiences.

{ Outfit Details }
Shirt + Shorts + Shoes: Forever 21
Bag: Strathberry
Dress in Kitty Su: Living Art Lifestyles
Wristwatch: Omega Watches
Location: The Lalit, Chandigarh
Photographs of me courtesy Naina Redhu

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