As the 14th of February is approaching, there is romance in the air. Everyone has some plans for the day – going out for a romantic dinner or presenting that awesome gift or a surprise party. That’s all fine; but if you really want to wow your love and make this Valentine’s Day beautiful than ever before, we would advise you to head out of the town. Read out a list of top 10 places in India where you may celebrate this day of love and affection. Just check out!
Agra: This heritage city is a wonderful place to celebrate your relationship. The Taj Mahal at night with multi-coloured lights and the magnificent reflection of the majestic monument in the Yamuna offers a perfect setting to enliven your romantic side. Dinning out is a huge treat since there are countless options for you to choose from. The outskirts of Taj Complex have many pubs, cafes and bars to delight you and your better half. You may also choose to spend an evening in the Agra Fort, watching the splendid light and sound show. Weather in February remains pleasant. However, make sure to bundle you with woolens if you take a Tonga ride. Making a reservation beforehand is a very wise idea though as you won’t be the only ones enjoying a night out in the city.
Udaipur: Undoubtedly, Udaipur can be a dream destination for Valentine’s Day. Picturesque lakes, elevated hills, fresh mountain air and nearby forests make this quaint town perfect for the couple eager to get away from the crowds. Regarded as one of the most romantic cities and The Lake Palace of Udaipur as one of the most romantic places in the world, a short trip to Udaipur will certainly leave an unforgettable imprint on your memories. Get ready for a romantic retreat!
Dharmashala: Why not celebrate the Day differently? Dharmashala offers the perfect setting for your ultra-romantic Valentine’s Day. Choose to go on trek on the snow covered slopes of Dhauladhar ranges or opt for rock climbing. And if you still need more, there are great fishing options at nearby places between Nadaun and the Pong Dam on the River Beas. Spend a great day together in the lap of nature. But there is a word of caution; be sure to carry heavy woolen as it would be pretty cold out there in the hills.
Manali: Manali would be a perfect choice if you want to be a little adventurous this Valentine’s Day. Places such as Solang Nullah, Patalsu, Kothi, Marlu and RohtangPass are ideal for skiing. With the Himalayas as your backdrop you can watch the action or indulge in the activity. Additionally, Manali is ideal for shopping and snacking on delicious homemade treats. This charming retreat is one of the most perfect places to spend the evening together.
Goa: If you’re in chilly north and really want to thaw those winter blues, head to Goa. The beautiful beaches, palm trees, swimming, fun and games, nightclubs, partying, Goan seafood and drinks of every variety make Goa a perfect destination. Besides, February is not a peak season, means you may get to enjoy it all without the crowds and at the reduced rates. And if you’re lucky you may get a better travel deal. So Go for Goa! In February the beaches just remain as beautiful as they were in December or January.
Kumarakom: This is undoubtedly one of the most incredible places to unwind in southern India. A serenely beautiful backwater destination, Kumarakom is a charming peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent VembanadLake. One of the many highlights in Kumarakom is houseboats. They could perhaps be the perfect setting to renew those vows. The place also has the reputation for offering the fantastic dining options and some of the most luxurious spa treatments around.
Khajuraho: For those couples who truly love history, art and culture a trip to Khajuraho just might be in order. The Temples of Khajuraho ooze passion, eroticism, dance, music and other finesses of creative arts. Of course, indulging on the local folk dance is sure to bring the sweetness out of anyone.
Jaipur: This royal city is a great way to experience the taste of Rajasthan. Its rich past, stunning hilltop forts, glorious palaces create a truly romantic charm. This medieval city has several heritage hotels for your pleasure and luxury. There are bargain bazaars, cafes and high end restaurants at almost every corner. So while travelling keep your eyes open and surprise your love with ethnic jewelry or a fabulous fabric. The richness of this place makes for one fantastic date that is worth remembering.
Pondicherry: Pondicherry is sure to warm up your relationship. Start the day with watching the majestic sunrise on the Bay of Bengal. Spend the day soaking up the sun. Of course your evenings can be spent dining along the water’s edge or meditating at the world famous Aurbindo Ashram. The town is drenched with the French Culture, and organizes a number of art and festivals to indulge in. Pondicherry just might be a perfect getaway for you.
Jaisalmer: The desert fort and ornate palaces make this exotic city a natural choice of couples. The Golden City has fine houses and medieval pavilions along the narrow lanes. And if you want to spend your day in solitude and have the all new experience of fauna in the arid land, the nearby Desert National Park offers you the perfect surroundings. On a good day as it is going to be, you may observe blackbucks, desert foxes and chinkaras amid the rolling dunes, rugged crags and waterholes.