January 16, 2020
Planning a romantic getaway with your special someone? Indulge the wanderlust in you and rediscover togetherness in the midst of stunning locales.
Planning a romantic getaway with your special someone? Indulge the wanderlust in you and rediscover togetherness in the midst of stunning locales. How about some inspiration to get you started? Just sit back and imagine yourselves together in some of the best destinations in India.
Here are a few you can bet on:
Ensconced deep in the Himalayas, the river Beas flowing by in all its splendour, lush greenery, apple orchards, and pretty cottages make Manali an ideal romantic getaway. Book a lovely cottage – maybe a holiday package or a good hotel – to experience Manali’s many attractions!
Rohtang pass gives you the experience of going up into the clouds and offers an incredible view of the Himalayas. Solang Nullah is a must-visit during winter if you are into adventure sports such as skiing or paragliding. There’s also a cable car ride up the mountain for some breathtaking views.
Visit the local market, Hidimba temple, Manikaran Gurudwara, and the Buddhist monastery. The place is famous for its beautiful Tibetan carpets, which is a source of local livelihood, so do pick up one for a keepsake.
Flights and the best time to visit:
You could take direct flights from Delhi to Kullu, 50 km from Manali. Best time to visit is during spring/summer.
A town called ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’, ‘Most Romantic City of India’ and ‘Venice of the East’, charm your partner by booking a stay at one of the many palaces and mansions in Udaipur. Pamper your special someone with opulence and royalty.
Visit Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, magical Lake Palace, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir. Bagore ki Haveli hosts a traditional evening dance session. It begins at 7 pm so you could catch it before dinner. The City Palace and the lake are no less than visual treats.
There are many direct flights to Udaipur. The best time to visit is between September and March.
Shillong is famous for its dazzling natural beauty. Also known as Scotland of the East, you will notice the colonial influence is still prevalent in the city in various forms.
An abode among clouds, Laitlum Canyons is beyond imagination and shouldn’t be missed. Umiam Lake is situated slightly away from the city. So you could plan a picnic for the two of you, enjoy a boat ride, or sip on coffee. The scenery around the lake is awe-inspiring. Experience total serenity at St Mary’s Cathedral. For eateries and a taste of local culture, visit Police Bazaar, the downtown of Shillong.
Shillong does not have an airport. Take a flight to Barapani, 25 km from Shillong. Season is between September and May.
The idyllic backwaters of Alleppey (Alappuzha) are a highly sought-after romantic destination. Drift down the backwaters and canals in a houseboat as it gently rocks you to sleep. Catch beautiful sunsets, enjoy the breeze, and just enough sun to warm your backs. You can stay at Club Mahindra Waterfront Resort which offers the best of nature and luxury as it is located near Punnamada backwaters.
Kumarkom bird sanctuary is home to many rare species of migratory birds. Krishnapuram palace belonged to the Travancore king, Marthandavarma for different the style of architecture of the palace
Cochin airport is about 78 km from Alleppey. From Cochin, cabs can be easily hired. Winter (November to February) is the best time to visit.
Now that you know about all of these gorgeous destinations, go worry-free and prepare for the greatest vacation ever with your special someone!
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