India is a magical land that offers a kaleidoscope of colours making its every corner worth visiting. But there are certainly a few places that set apart for being a lover’s paradise. A few places where you can go for romancing your beloved, leaving all the trials and tribulations of daily life far behind. If you’re in the mood to take a break with your better half, choose from any of these 5 romantic Indian destinations that will ignite the flames of love in your life.
The pride of Rajasthan, Udaipur is straight out of a Bollywood movie, complete with fairy-tale castles, shimmering lakes, awe-inspiring architecture and royal past. Rated as one of the most romantic destinations in the country, it is a great place to spend quality time with your beloved. No place in Udaipur can be as charming as Lake Pichola and no frame can ever go wrong at its Ambrai Ghat. You can enjoy boating in the evening, capture the sunset and canoodle with your special someone. Later, head to one of the innumerable rooftop restaurants for a fine-dining experience. Couples also love to click pictures against the backdrop of the Sajjangarh Palace, which looks more like the majestic castles we all dreamt of in our childhood! If you’re in a mood to go shopping, explore Shilpgram, where you can pick some rare artefacts that are drool-worthy! If you’re seeking budget hotels in Udaipur, you can try FabHotel Vatika Inn Gulab Bagh Road which is known for offering traditional amiable hospitality. 2. Munnar What could be more romantic than frolicking with your better half on a charming houseboat as it winds its way through pristine backwaters in Kumarakom or Alleppey? Yes, Munnar gives you a taste of heavenly bliss with its picturesque coffee estates, majestic mountains and lovely lakes. Take romantic walks amidst lush green plantations, go for a couple spa session or simply sit quietly and admire the setting sun. You can also visit Devikulam, Anamudi and the Eravikulam National Park – the popular attractions here. Munnar will be a breath of fresh air (quite literally) from the hustle and bustle of daily life, something that you and your partner will truly enjoy! 3. Goa A universal favourite for couples (especially honeymooners), Goa has a lot to offer, particularly if your choice is eclectic. It has the right mix of solitude and bang on party spirit. Its charming beaches, lip-smacking cuisine and abundant options for letting one’s hair down will surely bring you both closer. Head to Butterfly Beach in South Goa for complete privacy, dolphin watching and romantic walks during sunset. There is no direct motorable road going to this beach and you have to trek through forests to reach here. You can also go on a spectacular boat ride to Butterfly Beach from Palolem if you want. Velsao Beach is another isolated place for couples who seek alone time and togetherness without the din of crowds. The silver sand, clean beach and lovely coast draw couples every year. Take your beloved for a trip to Bamanbudo Waterfalls, the gurgling sound of which is punctuated by cheerful bird chirps. You may also find it romantic to travel to Chorao Island by taking a ferry from Ribandar. The island is surrounded by lush green mangroves and houses the popular Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. The Sinquerim Fort is another perfect getaway to indulge in Goa’s beauty. The sunset views and activities here are bound to make your day! If you’re looking for resorts and hotels in Goa, check out FabHotel Tahira Ashwem Beachfront or FabHotel The King’s Court Calangute. With online hotel booking, you can have a better idea of the rooms and amenities on offer and also get the best price. 4. Darjeeling Darjeeling has an underlying charm of its own that promises wonderful experiences for couples. Take in the pristine tea gardens, the majestic hills, the sheer romance involved in watching the sunrise on Tiger Hill and the breathtaking view of Mount Kanchenjunga that follows and of course, the local markets where you can shop for local handicrafts. Go on a romantic excursion to the Ghoom Monastery and take the lovely toy-train ride through the Batasia Loop which surrounds the War Memorial. Other romantic hotspots in Darjeeling include Senchal Lake and the Rock Garden which will bowl you over with their sheer beauty and tranquillity. Chunnu Summer Falls are also worth a visit. You can further explore the Happy Valley Tea Garden which covers 437 acres. Complete your trip by clicking enviable pictures at the Observatory Hills which offers spectacular views of the jungles, rivers and valleys along with the imposing mountains. 5. Puducherry Puducherry or Pondicherry, as it is mostly known, is another romantic place where you can take fulfilling walks to the Promenade and watch the roaring waves. While strolling, appreciate the quaint town for its Portuguese villas, cottages and cobbled streets. Also known as Little Paris, Puducherry is quite an experience! You will love the spanking clean beaches here along with the heady aroma of local food. You can both go on a spiritually rejuvenating visit to Auroville which is a conceptual community. Visit the lovely churches in Puducherry along with the Goubert Market and the Harbor along the Promenade. If you are looking for hotels in Pondicherry, you can check out FabHotel Thaneegai Residency Muthialpet.