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February 11th, 2019 by admin

Romance is the masala in this delicious dish called life. Without romance, life would be essentially meaningless. As dramatic as any other romantic Bollywood movie, Valentine’s Day is a festival with an equally dramatic backstory. St. Valentine sacrificed his own life to create the day of love in history so pristine. Therefore, Valentine’s Day has a graver meaning for all of us who love deep and hard. Although everyday is truly the day of love, it is on 14th February that we put in extra for the people whom we love the most.

A day that is beyond just getting together and showering your Valentine with love and respect, it’s a day to celebrate the essence of love with meaningful presents and eventful minutes to give the spirits an all time high. From watching romantic comedies snuggling in bed to romantic getaways, it becomes challenging for love birds to manifest feelings for their significant other in a way which is both unique and innovative. To bail you out from the situation, we bring some Valentine’s Day gift ideas to surprise your Valentine! From Valentine’s Day offers and deals, we have it all!

  • Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her :

There are innumerable ways to win oven your girlfriend’s heart! As a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for girlfriend, apart from that the usual flower bouquets, chocolate boxes, and teddy bears that are readily available, you can pick up heart-shaped succulent plants or Jewellery. These heart-shaped succulent plants would really be a thing to look out for. 

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If you have a creative spark, you can hand-make some interesting gifts like lovey dovey cards, doodles, personalized mugs or get pillow cases customized from various online design stores.IMG_20190203_183658_Bokeh

If you’re someone who is completely inexperienced with women and wish to make your first attempt at gifting her something she likes, Valentine’s Day gift cards are your best pals! Valentine’s Day gift cards are a way your partner can purchase whatever they like but the gift would still be from you. Invest in Zingoy, because we bring you a wide range of gift cards from over 400+ Merchants and 300k+ Users just like yourself. Make the most of it with some incredible Valentine’s Day offers!

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Here are the Valentine’s Day gift cards you can surprise her with!

Amazon Valentine’s Day Gift Cards: Share one of the top selling gift cards with your wife. Amazon Valentine’s Day gift cards are more special as it gives freedom for your loved one to choose from the wide categories and from various brands also saving time on online shopping.

Flipkart Valentine’s Day Gift Cards: Gifting your girlfriend or boyfriend is really simple now. If you are thinking to give something simple and most useful than Flipkart Valentine’s Day gift card is for you. You can shop for gift cards online through Zingoy and also get cashback on it.

Archies Valentine’s Day Gifts Cards: An easy way to make your Valentine happy is by sharing the Archies Valentine gift card preferred by many couples during this Valentine week.

  • Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him :

Woo your boyfriend this year by getting him a basket filled with goodies like tea bags, energy drinks, and his favourite munch items. You may also have a look at personalized key chains for him or the tie and cuff set that would make him handsome. 

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Surprise your boyfriend with a romantic gift like a personalized coffee mug, photo frame, a diary. He would be more than happy. This year you may treat the way he treats you by showering a heart shape arrangement of red roses which would be really cute.

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You can make your Rose flower purchases with Ferns N Petals Gift Offers and get cashback on it with Zingoy!

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By tying the knot of eternity with each other, Valentine’s Day holds more meaning for engaged couples because they have moved a notch higher in their love graph!

  • Valentine’s Day Gifts for Husband :

While you might feel like you’re his care taker, it would be an outright denial to say your husband doesn’t care for you equally. He is the major force of your every day life and life would be so incomplete without this man of your dreams. This Valentine’s Day, pamper him by cooking his favourite meal or taking him to his favourite restaurant allowing him to break the healthy diet regime you have set for him. Grab the exciting Valentine’s Day offers & deals on top restaurants like KFC, Foodpanda, Swiggy, Pizza Hut, McDonalds and more. Use the exclusive Valentine’s Day coupons available on Zingoy to get more discount. Check out for the latest Valentine’s Day coupons on food available only at Zingoy.

Cute breakfast spreads with everything heart shaped can also make for splendid Valentine’s Day ideas!

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  • Valentine’s Day Gifts for Wife :

She’s the soul stone to your infinity gauntlet, the mother to your little ones and the loving daughter to your parents. Therefore she’s the most deserving of a worthy present on Valentine’s Day. Show how how much you respect and adore her for all the hardwork.

You can grab some Valentine’s Day Gift Offers on Travel and take her on a mini getaway! Enjoy this Valentine’s week with your wife by traveling with her to a favorite place. You can save more on some the online travel site like MakeMyTrip, Cleartrip, Goibibo and more by getting special discount offers during this Valentine’s Day with Zingoy!

  • You can also check out the following offers on Zingoy :

Amazon Valentine’s Day Offers: With some exciting offers on Personal care Appliances, fashion and makeup, purchase from Amazon would make for a wonderful Valentine’s day gift!

Flipkart Valentine’s Day Offers: Flipkart provides some huge discounts on electronic items such as mobile phones, air purifiers, and laptops! If you’re looking to gift your partner a new phone, you should definitely give Flipkart a go!

Myntra Valentine’s Day OffersSome heavy discounts on Myntra are to simply sweep you out of your feet! You can purchase interesting fusion wear or even cool kicks and accessories from Puma.

Vishal Mega Mart Valentine’s Day Offers: Get exciting deals and discount on men and women fashion from MyVishal during this Valentine’s Day for your loved ones along with the purchase you can get extra Zingoy cashback.

 

 

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October 24th, 2018 by Shruti B

Diwali is a festival of lights, love, and happiness. It is the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them. One of the simplest ways of doing that is to offer them a unique gift that brings them joy. If you are also looking for something unique for your loved ones this Diwali, then you should read on to know the top 7 unique Diwali gifting ideas for 2018.

Hand Painted Crockery

Buying something unique for a loved one is appreciated, but they will appreciate it more if you create it on your own. If you have even a bit of an artist in you, then you should consider creating handmade crockery for your loved ones. Add in many bright colors and stick to simple designs if you want it to be a hit. If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, you can even get it online or offline.

Colorful Lights and Lamps

As Diwali is a festival of lights, what could be better than gifting colorful lights to a loved one? The biggest benefit of this idea is that you have a lot of choices. These lights and lamps come in various shapes, sizes, designs, and even effects; you can pick out something truly unique from the range of choices available online.

Gift Cards

It is a fact that no matter how creatively we try to think, we often end up giving similar things to all the friends or we end up with so many similar products that it seems like a waste. If you want to avoid such a situation, then you should buy some gift cards for your loved ones this Diwali. It’s not just a unique idea; it also gives the power of choice to the recipient to choose a perfect gift for themselves

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You can buy Amazon gift cards, Titan gift cards, Flipkart gift cards and gift cards from over 300 brands and online stores from Zingoy for your friends and family this Diwali. The best part about buying gift cards from Zingoy is that you earn some immediate cashback on them. If you want to widen the recipients’ choices even more, then you can also give Zingoy gift cards to your friends and family this Diwali, with which they can buy gift cards of their favorite/ preferred brands and then use them to buy what they like. Since this is a great corporate gifting option as well, Zingoy also brings you Corporate Diwali gift cards at amazing prices.

Indoor Plants

If you want your loved ones to be surrounded with positive energy, then you should consider buying indoor plants for them. Indoor plants that need minimum care and attention would be the best as most of us don’t have enough time for gardening these days. In fact, a lot of indoor plants are known to be natural air purifiers and humidifiers, making indoor environments healthier. Thus, indoor plants not only make a pretty but also a practical choice for Diwali gifts.

Perfumed Candles

candlesMany people don’t like the idea of lighting a lot of diyas filled with ghee that keeps spilling. If your loved ones are among them, then you should buy perfumed candles for them. It would spread a lot of fragrance and happiness in their lives minus the mess.

You can hunt for some great discounts on perfumed candles on the Amazon Great Indian Diwali sale page, where Zingoy will be collating all the best offers and discounts in one place for you.

Decorative Wall Pieces

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There are a lot of wall décor items available today. From quirky quotes to devotional ones and from wall arts to antique clocks. If you offer such items as a gift, you will be able to be on the minds of your loved ones for long and they’ll think of you every time they see that wall. The Flipkart Big Diwali sale page on Zingoy is another place where you can grab amazing discounts while shopping for Diwali gifts this year. Shopping via Zingoy also helps you save more because you earn cashback on every purchase that you make via the links on Zingoy.

Handmade Chocolates

During Diwali, no one can say no to some handmade chocolates. As almost everyone else would be offering ghee-laden sweets or ready-made chocolates, your gift will truly be unique and memorable. Again, you have the option of making them yourself at home, or you can buy them online or offline.

If you buy them online, you get to save a lot, thanks to all the Diwali gift offers brought to you by Zingoy in one place. And when you buy via Zingoy, you also get cashback over and above those discounts.

No matter which of these unique gifting ideas for 2018 you prefer, make sure that it suits the personality and lifestyle of the receiver.

Happy Diwali!

 

Edited by Vandana Baria

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July 5th, 2018 by Vandana Baria

Amazon’s biggest sale is back! Amazon Prime Day has been an annual event for the last three years, internationally, and it was held in India for the first time, last year.

This year Amazon Prime Day will be held on 16 and 17 July 2018. So, it will be raining amazing deals this monsoon in India and if you want to be a part of this mega sale, we have put together all the information about Amazon Prime Day 2018 right here.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is Amazon’s anniversary celebration held exclusively for Amazon Prime members. Since Amazon had made its first-ever sale in July 1995, Amazon Prime Day is celebrated in July every year. This year is going to be its second year in India.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2018?

This year Amazon Prime Day is going to be a 36-hour event. It will start on 16 July at 12 PM and go on till 17 July midnight.

Zingoy is going to keep a tab on all the best offers for you so bookmark this Amazon Prime Day sale offers page.

How to participate in Amazon Prime Day 2018?

To be part of this sale, you have to be an Amazon Prime member. You can buy the one-month Prime subscription available for Rs 129 currently, from here.

You can even buy an annual subscription for Rs 999. Various offers are available on Amazon Prime subscription from time to time, you can keep an eye on Zingoy Amazon offers page.

Other benefits of becoming an Amazon Prime member

  • Unlimited free one-day and two days delivery on eligible items
  • Free standard delivery for Prime eligible items, which are not eligible for one-day or two-day delivery
  • Unlimited access to the latest and exclusive movies, TV shows, Prime original entertainment on Prime Video and Prime Music
  • Access to top Lightning Deals before regular shoppers
  • Access to exclusive deals
  • Extra 15% off on diaper subscription
  • Access to Kindle books lending library
  • 2-hour express delivery on Amazon Prime Now app in select pin codes in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad

What kind of offers should you expect on Amazon Prime Day?

Truly mind-blowing and incredible, that’s the type of offers you can expect in this sale. Here’s a list of things you can look forward to:

Great discounts on latest Mobile Phones like Honor 7C, Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Huawei P20 Pro, 10.or E etc.

Up to 80% off on mobile accessories

  • Watch out for Chevron Bluetooth earphones
  • Upto 70% off on power banks
  • Upto 80% off on cases and covers, screen protectors, and data cables

Deals on Top Brands on Amazon Prime Day 2018

You can expect some great deals on OnePlus, Samsung, Mi, Motorola, Honor, Realme, Huawei, Apple, Nokia, Tenor, LG, and Vivo.

Great deals on electronics and home appliances

  • Up to 43% off on TVs
  • Around 35% off on ACs
  • Rs 17,000 off on Laptops
  • Refrigerators starting from 17,999

Up to 70% off on home décor and kitchen appliances

There will be products under Rs 599 and minimum 50% off on more than 1000 products in these categories.

50% to 80% off on fashion and fashion accessories

70% off on books, fitness products, gaming consoles, toys and many other entertainment and educational toys.

High discounts on Amazon products

Steep price drops are expected on the Amazon Firestick and Amazon Echo, so Prime Day would be the best time to buy these Amazon products if you are planning on it.

Amazon Pay Balance offer

If you use Amazon Pay to make the payments of your shopping on Amazon Prime Day 2018, you will get 10% of the amount back. So, load up on your Amazon Pay balance right away to save more during the sale.

What is Amazon Pay?

It’s an online wallet; a more convenient way to make payments on Amazon India and other websites. Just keep it loaded with money and your payments will be faster and more secure.

HDFC Bank Offer

If you use HDFC debit or credit card to make your payments on Amazon Prime Day 2018, you will get an extra 10% instant discount (maximum Rs 2000) on your shopping.

Prime Day Flash Sales

These are going to be the most awaited offers because they will last only for an hour or till stocks last. Also, because they have some truly jaw-dropping discounts. There will be 6 Prime Day flash sales; the schedule is as follows:

16 July 2018 – 1 PM, 3PM, and 6PM

17 July 2018 – 9 AM, 12PM and 3PM

How to save more than others on Amazon Prime Day 2018?

Yes, there’s another way to save even more on Amazon Prime Day 2018 and that’s by shopping via Zingoy.

For one, you will get all the most amazing offers of Prime Day 2018 listed on a single page. So, you will not miss anything important. Moreover, if you shop via the links given on Zingoy, you will get some cashback, over and above the Prime Day discounts, on every purchase you make. You can use this cashback to buy Amazon vouchers, which, in turn, you can use to shop more on Amazon.

If you like any Prime Day 2018 offer, you can share them with your friends and family. Just make sure you are logged in to Zingoy, so that your unique Zingoy shopping link gets shared. If someone makes a purchase via your links you will get cashback on that too.

Excited much? So, get your shopping list ready, log in to Zingoy and get ready to save more than others on Amazon Prime Day 2018.

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May 10th, 2018 by Vandana Baria

Based on your answers, let us guess what kind of a mom you have. This Mother’s Day be it any kind do give her a surprise using Zingoy Gift Card visit Zingoy.com.

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Save money on food
April 19th, 2018 by admin

When it comes to food, we Indians are spoilt for choice. No matter how delicious our home-cooked food maybe, we still keep craving for ‘something yummy’ now and then. So, we look for numerous excuses to dine out. However, while you indulge your taste buds, your wallet suffers, thanks to the sky-high restaurant rates.

So, here are some simple ways in which you can save money while indulging the foodie in you:

Order Online… via Mobile App

In order to expand their customer base, various food ordering websites like FoodPanda, Swiggy etc. offer scrumptious discounts on various restaurants and fast-food chains listed with them. So instead of dining out, consider ordering food from these websites. Better yet, use their mobile apps to order because discounts on ordering via mobile apps are heavier. Always research and compare discounts thoroughly before deciding where to eat or order from.

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Be Social

Like and/ or follow your favourite restaurants and food ordering sites on social media to stay updated on the hottest food discounts and coupons offered by them. You can also follow Zingoy on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest cashback offers on your favourite restaurants.

Always Order through a Cashback Site

Did you know that you can save some extra money just by using the links given on a site? Yes, that’s how cashback sites work. Zingoy is one such cashback site, where you click the link given on the site to order, and they give you some cashback on it. Note, that this cashback offer is over and above the regular discounts given by the various restaurants and food ordering portals.

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So, if you are craving for pizzas, just go to the Dominos store page on Zingoy, use the links given on that page and you will be able to save a little more than others with the help of Dominos cashback offers by Zingoy. For those who love burgers and fries, there are McDonald’s cashback offers and if you want a wider choice, just click through Zingoy to go to FoodPanda and take advantage of the Foodpanda cashback offers while ordering from thousands of restaurants around you.

Sign Up for Offers

If you are a foodie and you often prefer ordering your food then you must sign up for some newsletters. A lot of restaurants and food ordering apps often send their customers offers and coupons via emails. Thus, this is a great way to keep yourself updated on the latest discounts available on various restaurants and food portals. You can make a separate email account only for this purpose so that your personal account is not flooded with promotional emails.

Similarly, you can keep track of KFC cashback offers or Swiggy cashback offers or cashback offers from other online food ordering portals by signing up for the Zingoy newsletter.

Save Your Cravings for Mid-week

Avoid dining out or ordering in on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, because these are peak days and you are least likely to find any good discounts on these days. Eat out during weekdays, especially middle of the week like on a Wednesday or a Thursday to save big on your food bills.

Pay with Online Wallets or Gift cards

You can save some extra money by using various online wallets like Paytm and Freecharge to pay for your orders. These wallets offer you extra savings in form of cashback. Numerous restaurants and food ordering apps also tie up with various banks to give its customers some extra discounts. All you have to do is use the banks’ credit or debit cards while paying for your food. To find out which restaurant, bank, or online wallet is offering what kind of discounts currently, just go to the corresponding store page on Zingoy, and you will find all the offers listed.

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Another, more roundabout way to save on your food bills is to use gift cards to pay for your food. Why? Because Zingoy offers some instant and amazing cashback on buying gift cards too. So browse through the various food gift card offers like KFC gift card offers, Pizza Hut gift card offers and more on Zingoy and save a little extra on your food.

Try out New Restaurants

Whether you are ordering online or going out to dine, check if there is a new restaurant in town that has just opened up. New restaurants often have appetizing discounts on offers for their customers.

Have you got some other tricks to save money on food? Share them with us in the comments section.

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March 30th, 2018 by Vandana Baria

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March 29th, 2018 by Vandana Baria

Travel is no longer a luxury but a necessity in life. It relieves stress, rejuvenates you and enhances your experiences making you grow into a better person. So how do you make sure you meet this necessity of life without going bankrupt? It’s quite simple really. With a little bit of extra effort and attention, you can easily save a great deal of money on your summer vacation this year and every year.

Here are 12 simple yet smart ways to save money on your travel:

Be Flexible

If you are travelling by air then be flexible with the time and date of travelling. Flight ticket prices fluctuate a lot, so you can buy yours when there is a price drop. A site called Skyscanner helps you keep track of the cheapest time to book flight tickets in a year. It also tells you how much in advance you need to book to get the lowest price and also lets you set price drop alerts!

Flying on weekdays, or in the wee hours of morning also gets you cheaper flight rates. After going through flight search websites like Ixigo, Thomas Cook etc., always check the airline website to see if you are getting the best price for your tickets.

Compare Prices Thoroughly

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When booking flights or hotel rooms, check atleast two or three sites to ensure that you are getting the best price possible. Say, even if you found some great Goomo coupons and offers for hotel accommodation of your choice, compare its ratings, reviews, and prices on Trivago and TripAdvisor before making the booking. More often than not, you will find that there is a better price available on the same accommodation via another site like MakeMyTrip or Cleartrip.

Always Book Your Travel via a Cashback Site

While booking tickets, hotels and car rentals online; there is always a way to save a little more money, over and above the usual deals and discounts and that is earning cashback on it. All you have to do is go via a cashback site like Zingoy to book your travel. By doing this you earn cashback on each and every ticket or hotel you book, over and above the regular discounts, every single time.

On Zingoy, you will find great cashback offers on MakeMyTrip, Ixigo, Cleartrip, Yatra, Goomo and other travel portals. E.g. If you have decided to book your tickets from MakeMyTrip, then you can go to the MakeMyTrip offers page on Zingoy where you will find all travel offers and coupons available, plus the MakeMyTrip cashback offers you can avail if you book via Zingoy. Just click the ‘Shop & Earn’ buttons given beside each offer and book your travel, in order to never miss cashback.

Encourage Others to Travel

How we love to share our summer vacation memories with our friends and family! What if we told you that you can save some more money if you share your travel bookings with your friends and family? Yes, on Zingoy, you can make your own shopping links for whichever travel offers or bookings you like and share it with your friends and family. If anyone uses your links to book their summer vacation, you get cashback on it! So, if you like a Yatra cashback offer here, make your own link for it and share it with other travel lovers.

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Check TnC Carefully

Before falling for any cashback offer or any discount, check their terms and conditions carefully. E.g. At first glance, you might feel that a MakeMyTrip cashback offer or Yatra cashback offer is better than a Cleartrip cashback offer because the former is offering more cashback. However, the terms and conditions might reveal that they are only offering virtual cash which cannot be used entirely in one transaction and other such restrictions. On the other hand, the Cleartrip cashback offer gives you cashback which you can use as real cash without exceptions. So, always read the TnC before deciding.

Book Hostels/ Vacation Rental Property rather than Hotel Rooms

Sites like Airbnb help you book apartments/ homes owned by local individuals at much lower prices than hotels. One of the best things about this type of accommodation is that you get a kitchen where you can cook your own food and save more money. Another option is to book hostels, which are way cheaper than hotel rooms as well as Airbnb rooms (there are girls’ hostels as well for women travellers).

Use Travel Gift Cards

This is a very roundabout way of saving money on your summer vacation; it comes in handy when you don’t have any other options. Gift cards are gaining huge popularity as a gifting option due to the convenience they offer. However, you can buy gift cards for yourself too, just buy them via Zingoy and you will earn some instant and amazing cashback on them. Be it Ixigo gift cards, Cleartrip gift cards, MakeMyTrip gift cards, Yatra gift cards, or others; you will find them all on Zingoy along with some instant cashback. Then use those gift cards to pay for your travel. Often, travel portals give cashback on using gifts cards for payments.

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Sign up for Newsletters

To keep track of travel sales, flash deals, and exclusive discounts; sign up for the newsletters of your favorite travel sites as well as offer sites like Zingoy. These newsletters will keep you up date with all the latest Goibibo cashback offers or Ixigo coupons and other such travel deals and discounts.

Choose the Right Payment Option

Often using online wallets like Paytm or Freecharge or credit/ debit cards of certain banks earns you an extra discount on some travel portals. So always check which payment option will get you the most discount on which travel portal.

Visit Local Tourist Information Site/ Centers

Whether you are travelling within the country or outside, be sure to check the local tourist information site/ center run by the government of the place you are visiting. Here you may find some free maps, cheaper modes of transport, tourist booklets, brochures, coupons, special coupons, discounted city passes or tourist passes for famous tourist spots etc.

Travel like Locals

Especially if you are travelling outside the country, travel like the locals. Go on foot or use the public transport like buses and metros to explore the place. This gives you a richer experience at a lower cost. Nowadays, it’s pretty easy to find your way around with internet and Google Maps.

Lower your Road Trip Cost

If you are planning to take a road trip, then tune up your car or bike to improve its mileage. Also. inflating the tyres to the perfect pressure helps you save a lot on fuel. Since you are travelling in your own vehicle, you have ample of storage. So pack as much snacks as you can to avoid spending too much on food while travelling.

How do you save money on your travel? Do you have some other tips to share with us? Tell us about them in the comment section.

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February 24th, 2018 by Vandana Baria

Holi falls on a weekend this year and it is arriving much earlier than usual, offering those of us, who don’t really fancy getting wet and dirty, an optimum chance to escape away to a peaceful retreat somewhere around the city. And if you live in a city like Mumbai, which never sleeps, where travelling to work is as stressful as work itself and where the climate is seldom pleasant, there is nothing better than a refreshing weekend getaway to shake off all the frustration, stress and weariness of the week.

Interested in planning a weekend getaway with your friends and/ or family this Holi? Here’s a list of the best weekend getaways near Mumbai you can consider:

For those who don’t want to travel much, best weekend getaways within 3 hours of drive from Mumbai are:

  1. Karjat- 62.3km by road and 80km by train

Popular for hiking, trekking and mountain climbing

  1. Durshet- 87.7km by road and 100km by train (via Khopoli)

Popular for zip lining, rappelling, and trekking

  1. Matheran- 92.2km by road (via Highway), 81km via Badlapur-Katai road, 83.9km via Badlapur-Neral road. You can also travel to Neral by train and then hire a taxi from there to reach Matheran.

Popular for rappelling, trekking and zip lining

  1. Lonavala- 95.2km by road and 28km by train

Best for waterfall rappelling, camping and trekking

  1. Alibag- 98.2km by road (via NH166A), 109.1km (via NH66)

Best for water sports, sightseeing and bird watching

If you can stand around 3 to 5 hours of travel then the best Weekend Getaways within 300km of Mumbai are:

  1. Bhandardara: 163.3Km by road MH SH44 and NH160

(Popular for sightseeing and trekking)

  1. Nashik: 167.3 km by road and 128 km (2h10m) by train

(Popular for wine tours)

  1. Daman: 176.9km by road (Popular for beaches and forts)
  2. Lavasa: 187.3km by road (Popular for trekking, watersports, and family picnics)
  3. Malshej: 129.8km viia NH61, 134.2km via MH SH80 and NH61 (Popular for trekking)

Best weekend getaways near Mumbai that require around 6 to 8 hours of travel:

  1. Aurangabad: 376km by road (Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway) You can go by train too. (Popular for the caves)
  2. Ratnagiri: 346.5km by road and 362km by train (Popular for beaches and forts)

Best weekend getaways within 3 hours of drive from Mumbai:

Karjat:

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This sleepy town, tucked away in the Western Ghats holds equal charm for adventurers as well as laidback travellers. You can go hiking, parasailing, white water rafting or rappling here; or you can explore the 1st BC Kondana caves or picnic near the cascading waterfalls of Bhivpuri or host an amazing Holi party away from home in a farmhouse. Karjat also boasts of ND Studios which houses unbelievable sets like the replica of a European village, the Red Fort etc. Before returning, don’t forget to stock up on some farm fresh fruits and vegetables from the Saturday Market of Karjat.

Durshet:

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The Durshet Forest Lodge allows you to experience nature right in the lap of a 35 acre teak forest set against the Sahyadris. Other attractions in Dureshet are the mountain forts of Saaragad and Sudhagadh, Pali Fort, Umbarkhind battlefield, Pali Ganpati temple and Mahad Ganpati temple. You can also indulge in a lot of adventure sports here like mountain biking, trekking, hiking, rafting, kayaking.

Matheran

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Nature lovers, families and couples; Matheran’s idyllic old world charm beckons them all. What makes Matheran unique as a weekend getaway is its breathtaking views offered by Echo Point, Louisa Point, Panorama Point, Porcupine Point, One Tree Hill Point, Little Chowk Point, Honeymoon Point and Charlotte Lake. It also offers a thrilling adventure of zip lining between Louisa Point and Honeymoon Point. Apart from that, you can explore history here in Paymaster Park, Chanderi Caves, Prabal Fort, Irshalgad Fort and Ambernath Temple. Don’t leave Matheran without buying honey, chikki and leather goods.

Lonavala

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A retreat to Lonavala is a bliss you deserve for battling Mumbai’s crowd, traffic and pollution every day. There’s a wide range of activities you can choose from- a walk with your partner or a picnic with yoru family around Lonavala lake; a trek to Lohgad fort to enjoy panoramic views or an adrenaline-filled day at the Adlabs Imagica Park. Also, while in Lonavala, you owe a visit to Karla Caves, the stunning rock cut cave shrines built by Buddhist monks. Lonavala also has some great resorts and farmhouses, where you can host a great Holi party for your friends and family.

Alibag

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If you love the beach, Alibag is for you, offering pristine beaches which include Versoli, Akshi, Nagaon and Kashid beach. For the religious ones there is the Kanakeshwar Devasthan temple and the Vikram Vinayak temple. The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary in Alibag also offers a great opportunity to get close to nature, while history lovers can trek to Sagargad fort or Kulaba fort.

Best Weekend Getaways within 3 to 5 hours from Mumbai are:

Bhandardara

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This peaceful and tranquil holiday resort village is one of the most popular weekend getaways in Mumbai. It is home to Maharashtra’s highest peak, Mount Kalsubai, a great trekking destination. The Ghatghar viewpoint, extremely famous among tourists, offers magnificent views of the Sahayadri Range. Other must-visit spots in Bhandardara are Randha falls (especially during monsoon), Arthur lake, Amriteshwar temple and the Sandhan valley.

Nashik

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Nashik is the third largest district in Maharashtra, highest producer of grapes and onions, and the Wine capital of India. It is also the most tourist friendly city in India. It’s northern part- Panchavati holds great religious importance for Hindus. Some of the lesser known destinations to visit in Nashik are the Gargoti museum that has a large collection of zeolites, and the Coin Museum- it is one of its kind in Asia. Also, a trip to Nashik is incomplete without a wine tour. So make sure it’s included in your itinerary.

Daman

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Daman is an ideal weekend getaway for someone who is craving for a relaxing weekend at beach side, with nothing to do and lots of alcohol. If you have to do something, there’s the Jampore beach, Devka beach and a fort built by the Portuguese to explore and enjoy. Sports lovers have parasailing, water skiing, and adventure cycling to look forward to in Daman.

Lavasa

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This is an extremely well-planned city hidden from Mumbai amongst the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. The ride up to Lavasa is adventurous in itself as it goes winding all the up. The pleasant weather and lush greenery all around make it a perfect weekend getaway near Mumbai. In terms of attractions Lavasa has the Varagaon dam on Mose river, and numerous parks and gardens like The Waterfront Shaw that hosts a musical fountain and laser animation show. As far as activities are concerned, you can get to enjoy a lot of water based sports like jet skiing, kayaking and baoting in Lavasa, along with rock climbing, rappelling, and trekking, and even interesting indoor games at your resort.

Malshej

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The 5-kilometre long Pimpalgaon Joga dam is a delight for bird-watchers. You can catch a sight of pink flamingos, Alpine swifts, quails, Whistling thrushes, purple moorhens and pied-crusted cuckoos here. Trekking up the Harishchandragadh fort and rock-climbing at Ajoba hill fort are a favourite among adventurers in Malshej. Other popular trekking trails are Darkoba Peak, Jivdhan Chawand Fort and Nane Ghat. Also a visit to the historically renowned Shivneri fort is a must if you are in Malshej.

Best weekend getaways around 6 to 8 hours from Mumbai:

Aurangabad

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Boasting of numerous ancient structures, caves, mosques, temples etc.; Aurangabad is a history lover’s paradise. The famed Ajanta and Ellora caves are a short drive away from here. Visiting the Bibi ka Maqbara in Aurangabad is liking witnessing a lesser, albeit lovely, version of the unparalleled Taj Mahal. Other attractions include Daulatabad museum, Shivaji museum and shopping for local textiles like Paithani and Himroo.

Ratnagiri

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Ratnagiri is the place where the world’s best mangoes come from. While in this city, you can languish any of its three beaches- Guhagar, Ganapatipule, Bhatye or Anjarle beach; explore the Bhagwati and Ratnadurga fort; and visit the Thiba palace, where a Burmese king was exiled. Among Ratnagiri’s other attractions are are several temples and mausoleums and the Gateway of Ratnagiri.

If budget woes are holding you back, this Zingoy Holi offers page brings you all the best offers from various online travel and hotel booking sites to make your weekend getaway easier on your pocket too.

Forgot to buy Holi gifts for friends and family? Worry not, Zingoy brings you amazing Holi offers and gift cards that will make a quick and safe gifting option this festive season. You can choose from Amazon gift cards, Flipkart gift cards and a hundred more gift card stores available on Zingoy.

Got any more ideas? Do tell us in the comments what you plan to do this long weekend.

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February 5th, 2018 by Vandana Baria

Silly is the New Romantic: Actually, it’s always been.

It is because people often forget this that you hear couples or married people complain about how love flies out of the window after a few years or how their partner’s changed colours. Maybe they changed colours because you changed yours? Maybe you stopped doing things that you did to win their love. Remember how you made a monkey out of yourself to woo him or her?

Never stop doing the silly things you did to get him/ her. That’s the secret to love as well as life.

Take a holiday from your seriousness. Act silly, surprise each other, do crazy things together, have some fun, laugh until your bellies hurt. It’s in these silly little moments that you see pure love, and it is these silly moments that will make you smile when you look back upon them when you grow old together.

We know, your silliness has gotten a little rusty, so here are some ideas from us to help you enjoy this Valentine’s Day like a couple of adolescents:

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Make some silly Valentine-themed food and see what a big smile it brings on your partner’s face. It’s not as much hard work as it sounds. We bet they will join in on your silliness and refuse to eat it because it looks so cute.

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Knowing someone is the first step to loving them. Remember in those initial days of your courtship how you kept asking about each other’s favourite colour, favourite food, favourite movie et al? How about putting all that to test? Sounds silly? Well then by all means you must do it! Put your S.O. to this fun little Zingoy Love Test this Valentine’s and see how well you and your partner score on it? Be prepared to feel silly pride or a little hurt when you get the results.

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When was the last time you took some crazy pictures together? If you can’t recollect, Valentine’s Day is the best time to relive those childish moments together. To add to the fun, wear same colour outfits, too!

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Write silly notes or cards or text messages for your partner.Need ideas? There’s no dearth of them online.

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Play some mobile games on your smartphone together; or if you both love video games, it’s time for some seriously fun gaming on his X-Box or Sony PS4. Challenge each and other and do your best to win… or lose.

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Use glow-in-the-dark stickers to spell out a romantic message on the ceiling which will be revealed when the lights go off. Or use washable markers to write out a message on the bathroom mirror for them.

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Giving gifts on Valentine’s Day is sweet and straightforward, but making your partner hunt for it using clues… that sounds silly, and that is how you must do it this Valentine’s Day. You can get inspiration from Pinterest for this.

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Here’s a way to save on all those gifts- buy them online on great discounts. You will be able to grab all the best Valentine’s Day gift offers on Zingoy. Want to save more? Buy the gift cards of the the various online stores you will be shopping from via Zingoy to earn cashback on them. Yes, Zingoy gives you some instant cashback on buying gifts cards. So, be it Amazon gift cards, Flipkart gift cards, Archies Online gift cards or any other stores gift cards; buy them from Zingoy to earn some cashback and then use the gift cards to purchase your gifts. You can even send these gift cards directly to your partner. You can also sell gift cards that you don’t need via ZIngoy.

It is also true that every couple develops their own unique brand of craziness together. Just look back on your courtship days and try to recreate those long-forgotten silly moments this Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget to share them with us here in the comments section below!

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November 30th, 2017 by Vandana Baria

Most Indian men don’t believe in the concept of cashback when a female friend/ relative/ partner/ colleague tells them about it.

Yet 75% of all cashback site users are men.

Weird, isn’t it?

This says a lot about men

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Three. Most men think women are more gullible…

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As a general rule

It’s difficult to believe something when you don’t understand how it’s possible. For e.g. this…

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Actually, Mike’s owner did not behead it properly. He missed the jugular vein.

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Then how did it live for 18 months without being able to eat?- You ask.

The chicken was fed on milk and water into his exposed esophagus with an eye dropper.

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Umm actually it’s not… read the explanation again.

Similarly, when I tell you…

A site gives you some money back every time you shop through it.

Most of you will go…

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Contrary to what you think, it is not ‘Money for Nothing’.

A cashback site works on a commission.

So the first condition to get your money back is- Shop via this site.

Now imagine all online stores having a ‘Cashback Lane’ and ‘Nothing Special Street’.

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If you take the Cashback Lane and buy something at the store.

The cashback site earns commission.

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But they don’t keep it all to themselves…

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THAT is cashback.

It’s nothing but your cut for taking the Cashback Lane built by this site

It’s not a false promise.

It’s pure business.

You help the cashback site earn money; they share some of the money with you.

Need more answers? Use the comments section or visit Zingoy and explore the world of cashback yourself.

 

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