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Looking to surprise your partner with a vacation on your anniversary? Or just planning to set off to someplace quiet for the long weekend to rekindle your romance? Either way, weve got you covered. Here are the 7 best places in India for a romantic getaway.
It doesn’t get more romantic than this. Alleppey (or Alappuzha) is the hub of Kerala‘s renowned backwaters. Although known as the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppeys intricate canals that wind past rustic villages and paddy fields certainly have a charm thats all its own. Make sure to spend a night in a houseboat, to unwind on the river and watch the stars at night.
Couples who share a love for adventure will find their rush with the winter skiing at Auli. It’s a simple enough route of five kilometres, so a couple of crash courses should sort you and your partner out. Make sure you take the gondola ride and visit the Clifftop Club for a nice cup of tea after all that skiing. If skiing is not your thing, the spectacular views of the Nanda Devi will more than make up for the trip to Auli.
No list of romantic getaways in India is complete without Coorg, a favourite of couples from Bangalore. This plantation town is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. The distinctly colonial charm of the place mingles effortlessly with its natural beauty, and its sprawling coffee and spice plantations. You can go bird-watching or trekking in its lush forests, or simply relax with a cup of coffee in one of its many quaint homestays.
Often called the most romantic city in India, Udaipur, set along the sparkling Lake Pichola, brings to life royal romance in all its flair. Strewn with palaces, forts, temples and crumbling havelis, Udaipur is a haven for couples looking to spend some quiet time together. Be it trinket shopping along one of its many winding flea markets or watch the sun set on the shimmering lake, Udaipur is at the top of our list of most romantic places for a weekend getaway.
Few places deserve to be on this list more than Kodaikanal. Ooty may be the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, but Kodaikanal is certainly the princess. Nestled around a pristine lake, Kodaikanal offers spellbinding views, hidden waterfalls, lush forests of mahogany, rhododendron and myrtle, and secluded resorts that cater almost exclusively to couples.
Couples from Mumbai should head to this romantic getaway located about a hundred kilometres from the city. Try taking a day or two off during the week to make your visit. Weekends in Lonavala tend to be crowded, so if you’re looking for some privacy, chances are you won’t find it. Take a trip to the many waterfalls in the area, or visit the nearby Karla and Bhaja Caves. And don’t forget to try the chiki atLonavala!
Rishikesh is great for rafting and adventure sports, but for couples? You bet. About twenty kilometres away from the main town lies Shivpuri. Apart from a choice of rafting lengths to try out with your significant other, Shivpuri also offers a number of campsites right beside the Ganges. Think morning badminton, afternoon siestas by the gushing river, evening bonfires and nights under the stars.
So the next time you want to gift your partner something special, or just want to head out of the city together, you know where to go for that perfect romantic getaway.