So, how are you celebrating this Valentine's? Planning a trip? Here is a list of some of the most romantic destinations in India.
This lake city located in the desert state of Rajasthan often makes the list to the most romantic places in India. Though the main city is crowded and chaotic, the seven beautiful lakes inside the city with the beautiful Aravali hills set at the backdrop make it special. The highlight is the man-made lake Pichola set at the heart of the city and bordering the beautiful City Palace along with other buildings.
At night, the lake reflects the colourful lights and makes up a great romantic view for a lovely dinner date with your special one. Choosing a roof top restaurant accentuates its beauty! The beautiful Taj Lake Palace right on lake Pichola is a great choice for a luxury stay. One can also opt for an evening tea at Taj and enjoy the boat ride to reach it.
The sightseeing places include the beautiful City Palace, Sahelion ki Bari (garden), Jagdish temple, Vintage and Classic car Museum, Shilpgram (Tribal village with cultural festivals)
Walking tours in the city and also at the outskirt villages
Tip: Choose a heritage hotel (traditional old houses converted to hotels) for your stay
Stay close to the lake as it is city centred and can also offer great view of the lake
The travellers across the world, who have been to Agra and have seen the Taj Mahal for real, would vouch for Agra as one of the most romantic places. This white marble structure with its beautiful ambience looks stunning at both morning and evening. Know what? It is open during full moon nights making it extra special for the visitors. There are many other famous sightseeing attractions like the Agra Fort and Itimud-Ud-daulah.
Tip: Choose a hotel with the view of the Taj Mahal
Rann of Kutch (Rann Utsav)
How does a desert become romantic? Well this one is in fact salt thus the desert is white, which in itself make it beautiful and serene. During the festival, it is nothing less than heaven on earth! There’s music, dance and delicious food. Dinner under the stars and staying at tents (well equipped luxury tents!) offers great romantic ambience.
What else? Well, you can enjoy camel ride, Yoga and Meditation. For adventurers, ATV ride and paramotoring is also available.
Yoga & Meditation
ATV ride and Paramotoring
Tip: Best time to visit is during the Rann Utsav which happens from November to February every year.
You need not spend so much to travel to France, the most romantic destination in the world when you have the little France of Pondicherry. French influenced culture, colourful French quarters, French food, Beach, everything is available along with the beautiful Tamil culture as the backdrop.
If you are a sea food lover, this place has some great restaurants serving best sea foods. Couples can hire motor-bikes and ride around the city instead of a car drive. There are also options of water sports and scuba diving.
Auroville Meditation Centre
Motor Bike ride
Tip: Choose a hotel with the view of the beach
Romance over the waters – that’s Kumarakom for you! Our own little Venice! A private houseboat sailing across the backwaters offering the views of tall coconuts grooves, lush green landscape all around, freshly made local kerala cuisine served on the houseboat and just lazing around..How does that sound?
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Snow never fails to add to up to some romance. This small yet magnificent town is haven for nature lovers as well as adventure seekers. Its snow covered mountains, lush green meadows and evergreen valleys offer such serene atmosphere. Cable car ride to mountain peak, skiing or simply playing with snow is great fun.
Cable car ride
Coorg is the place for nature lovers. Lush green landscape, spice and coffee plantations, a unique local culture, the perfect climate and delicious local cuisine are its highlight. Choose Tree Houses that offer a secluded, calm and romantic stay.
There are many famous sightseeing attractions like The Raja’s seat, Abbey falls and Namdroling Monastery.
This gorgeous island is located in Andaman and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Why travel to Maldives or Mauritius? The Beach resorts offer great romantic stay. So, what can be done at Havelock? Rejuvenate with a couple spa, soak in the sun at the beach, indulge into some water sports, candle lit dinner or simply walk hand-in-hand along the beach.
The hill station of Shimla is one of the most aesthetically planned cities in India. The beautiful Himalayan ranges at the backdrop makes it even more beautiful. As couples, enjoy some skiing, visit the famous hot springs at Tattapani and explore the nearby villages of Mashobara and Chail which offer mesmerizing views to relax and unwind.
Toy train ride