With the cupid’s holiday a few days away, it’s time to plan a special surprise getaway with your sweetheart. It’s time to surprise your significant other with a gourmet meal, the best sunset or an “I love you” in an ideal setting and by creating unforgettable memories with the person you love the most. A romantic escape surrounded by the green valley or just two of you holding hands walking barefoot on a white sand carpet will undoubtedly be a great holiday idea on this Valentine. And when it comes to romantic escapades, there is no dearth of best places to celebrate Valentine’s Day in India. These are places where you can cosy up and spend some quality time with your loved ones. So why to wait, celebrate love and travel to one of these romantic destinations in India that will truly bring the words beauty, serenity and love into the air.
Havelock – Dive in each other’s love one more time
In any romantic getaway, three characteristics are almost essential: the sun, the sand, and the sea. All undoubtedly found on Havelock Island, thus making it one among the perfect places to visit in India on this Valentine’s day. You can also rent a water bungalow amidst the azure blue water that provides a one-of-its-kind experience. So, if you two are fond of beaches then head to Havelock island in Andaman without giving a thought twice, as it is the perfect place for you to get closer to each other and fall in love all over again.
Kodaikanal – Romance in the hills
Nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 ft above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. The densely wooded jungles, undulating hill slopes, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls at the place is enough to captivate your soul like never before.
Gulmarg – An absolute lover’s paradise
Planning a date amidst the snow-capped mountains? Sounds like a plan! And for perfect execution, the ever-charming paradise of Kashmir, Gulmarg is one of the most romantic places to go for Valentine’s weekend. This little hilly hamlet is the perfect answer to those who are looking to spend their Valentine’s Day amidst the lofty Himalayan Peaks, lush undulating meadows adorned with daisies, forget-me-nots and buttercups (in spring and summer seasons), verdant forests of pine and fir and tiny gleaming lakes. And yes, the adventure-loving couples can indulge in Skiing as the destination is one of the best ski resorts in India as it gets heavy snowfall, especially during winter.
Alleppey – Row through the backwaters
Alleppey makes the best-suited destination for couples looking for a romantic weekend away from the hustle-bustle of the hectic city life. The place is known for its backwaters which give the most rejuvenating experience ever. With its green carpet of paddy fields, palm-fringed canals and lagoons and leisurely rhythm of houseboats, Alleppey will definitely hit the right tune to your heart’s strings. A pampering treat of Ayurvedic massage for your ladylove will do the rest of the thing in your favour.
Agra – Commemorate your love with a souvenir of the Taj!
Although hackneyed, the symbol of love, Taj Mahal can’t be denied for its serenity and feel of love. Redefine your love under the moonlight with the glistening and shimmering white marbles and feel the true love around. Let that aura of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan write your dream love story besides the pristine vibes of Yamuna river.
The author is a travel curator and founder, Journey Weavers