A bouquet of red roses, a box of assorted chocolates, a romantic dinner date, a long drive, and watching the sun go down, are few things that come to one’s mind when it comes to the clichéd ways of Valentine’s Day celebration in India. And in case you are saying, been there done that already, then why not do something different this time?
There’s nothing more special than travelling the world together with your partner and making memories of a lifetime. Away from the crowded, congested, and good old cafes and restaurants, head to these most romantic places in India that are not only serene, scenic, and secluded, but are a perfect natural setup to make it a special V-day for your loved one.
1. Udaipur – Romance by the Lake
Udaipur is known to be one of the most famous places for couples for a quick weekend getaway. The reason being romantic spots where you can spend quality time with your partner. Udaipur is known as the “City of Lakes” or the ‘Venice of the East’. It is home to forts and palaces which offer a royal experience of romancing, just like the King and Queen! And February is just the right time to expand your horizons.
2. Agra – a Tribute to Love
An embodiment of love itself, the city of Agra should be on your list for celebrating Valentine’s Day in India. The first thing you need to do is obvious, visiting the world famous Taj Mahal and relive the love of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz. You can spend a whole day in the premises of this gorgeous architecture, click pictures with your loved one, watch the sun go down in the nearby park overlooking the majestic beauty and make memories.
3. Goa – Beach date for V-Day
Whether you want to party all night or want to have a quiet romantic dinner by the beach, Goa is the ideal romantic getaway in India for a couple who swears by all things romantic.
The city offers everything from golden beaches and night long parties to interesting attractions and thrilling adventures. You can sunbathe on the beaches, take a scooty and ride to the churches, indulge in diving and end the day by grooving to the beats!
4. Mussoorie – A Hills and Boon Love Story
The queen of hills as this little paradise is called makes for the perfect outing this valentine, owing to its serene and tranquil surroundings and the perfect chilly weather this time of the year. The distinguished mall road of this hill station is among the best in the country offering a variety of restaurants and places to shop.
5. Shillong – Paradise in the North East
Get lost in the mesmerizing tranquility of the North East. A place as intriguing as the northeast is bound to let you have a little time of your own, but the scenic beauty of the place makes it nothing less than a paradise. Further accentuated by the tiny Bazaars along the roads this destination is worth a visit. To make the trip even more spectacular, visit the Seven Sisters Falls.
6. Havelock Island of Andaman and Nicobar islands
If it is the adventure that bonds a couple better, then Havelock in Andaman offers the best set up for the most romantic day of the year. One of the best diving sites in India, these islands symbolize pristine beaches, rich coral reefs, and shimmering silver sands. Adventure, explorations, and sightseeing come together at this single place to make for the perfect romantic destination.
7. Munnar – Love amid the tea gardens
How romantic was the sight of SRK and Deepika romancing amid endless tea gardens in Chennai Express! The slight bend of the unending hills covered in green makes Munnar an ideal setting for you on Valentine’s Day. The place has a charm that is sure to cast a magic spell on the romancers, driving them deep into the perfection of this beautiful world. Moreover, the activities and sightseeing places nearby make a trip to this little heaven even more alluring.
8. Alleppey – Romancing on a Houseboat
The abundant natural beauty that this place is blessed with makes it the perfect getaway for the Valentine weekend. The exotic backwaters of Kerala that this place boasts with the combination of the palm-fringed canals and lagoons, set the stage for a perfect romantic holiday enveloped with natural beauty, tranquility and romance.
9. Manali – The Couple’s Favourite
The warmth of love never feels better than when in the company of the chilly winds and snow-covered peaks. To have the most extraordinary experience this Valentine’s Day, surprise your partner with a trip to Manali. The magic of the place is sure to charm its way into your hearts as you delve into the exquisite scenic views and the spectrum of activities of the place.
10. Gulmarg – Ski your way into each other’s hearts
Gulmarg is India’s premier skiing destination and among the most romantic destinations in India. Known for its scenic beauty, Gulmarg is the places where one can stroll along the vast stretches of flower-clad meadows, sway through the alpine mountains replete with snow and have a passionate snowball fight or get intertwined in each other’s charm on Valentine’s Day.
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Written by: Aashima Kadakia
Creative ninja and a true follower of ‘Work, Save, Travel, Repeat’, I love to travel, experience places and bring back stories for a lifetime. Born and brought up in Ahmadabad, I like to visit the same old places, the same cliched tourist spots and destinations, but choose to see the unexplored in the old places. Always inclined towards the mighty mountains in their debate with the beaches!