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Beat the heat of summer


27After a week’s hard work, a luxuriously relaxing massage spells a well-spent weekend rejuvenation. A good pair of hands can smooth the knots in the muscles caused by excess exposure to computer or mental stress. The Signature Massage at NeoVeda spa, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Delhi, offers 90 minutes of uninterrupted massage, coconut scrub and a cucumber wrap for an opulent spa experience. It combats the muscle stiffness while relaxing the lymphatic system, and also exfoliates the dead layer of your skin. With the goodness of fresh coconut, it enriches body with electrolytes and give new life to cells.An indulgent spa therapy makes for a perfect summer escape. Get immersed in season’s fresh and succulent harvest – Mango. The Heavenly Spa at The Westin, Gurgaon, offers the ultimate in pampering with the ‘king of fruits’. The luxurious experience called Mango Indulgence unfolds with a gentle mango sugar scrub, which has the unique property to free the skin from clogged pores and impurities. This is followed by a luxurious body massage using exotic mango kernel oil, famed for its emollient and healing properties. Post-massage, a nourishing body wrap made of honey, curd and organic mango butter envelopes you in cocoon of warmth and wellness. Rich in antioxidant, it delivers the much needed healing and hydration to your summer skin.At The Bathrobe club in Skydeck, The Leela Gurgaon, there is so much to do than just enjoying your favourite cocktail. As the day progresses, the bathrobe club changes its mood and transforms into a stunning night venue. From music, dance to Zumba aqua aerobics, the place offers an action-packed calendar with activities. The food menu is specially created by Executive chef Ramon Salto, which includes some of the authentic Latin American dishes.Head to Aqua at The Park to experience one of the best pool volleyball parties in town, popularly known as Aqua Summers. Classic and chic, the white outdoor space with an iridescent pool offers the perfect setting for a great splash. The pavilions, which are enclosed with white curtains, offer private areas for drinking and dining. The open deck, used for sunbathing by day, becomes a stage at night with a bar overflowing with daiquiris, martinis, seasonal margaritas, champagne and wine cocktails.Ice walls, ice tumblers and walls made of ice, along with ice sculptures and a bar made entirely of ice. What could be more alluring than this in June? Go to Freeze Lounge and it gives you all the perks of winter. Visitors are provided with gloves, coats and boots to brave the chill. Warm up with a wide range of vodka shots in different flavours, vodka cocktails and mocktails. Head to the Freeze Lounge and forget about the raging summer outside as you reel under the magic of ice.Tired of the lethargic summer? Head to iSKATE in Gurgaon to give yourself the perfect combo of exercise and fun. A one-stop entertainment destination spread over two floors with a lounge and ample arena seating to facilitate all kinds of events and parties, iSKATE’s key attractions are a natural ice rink, in house DJ, state-of-the-art soundand-light audio systems, karaoke room, a bar, specialty food and beverage counters and gourmet ice cream parlour. Lockers and changing room facilities are also available. There are also trainers to help you manoeuvre if you are a first timer.Head to the water theme park in Worlds of Wonder to for some ‘dip, float and splash’. With 26 thrilling rides to choose from, WOW Water Park isn’t just for kids. Grown ups will love the wave pool and the Lazy River-glide in the cool waters and let go off your summer stress . The water park has also announced the arrival of synchronised swimmers-Aqua Sensation- all the way from Europe.Adventure Island in Rohini with its Rain Dance and Splash Down is another destination for fun with water. With 25 exciting rides and a large lake that tops it all, Adventure Island is the perfect choice on a hot summer afternoon. – India Today