India, enriched with the ethos of culture and diversified landscapes, becomes the haven of love, inviting couples for unforgettable journeys together. India is a country that stands amidst the vibrant colors of its cities and the peaceful, natural beauty of its secluded lands. From these areas, there is a plethora of romance ready to be experienced.
The forts standing tall, telling old tales of love, and the palaces that let history and passion merge; each part of India speaks of a different love story. The lakes contemplate depth, and the untouched shoreline reveals the private times to come. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, venture deep into the true spirit of romance to unearth India’s most bewitching tourist places. Come with us to discover the best 7 of the most romantic places, where each second is a sizzle of love fire.
Manali in Himachal Pradesh is a scenic destination quietly embraced by snow-clad mountains and green forests. It is where nature creates its magic; it unveils astonishing views and peaceful valleys that conquer the heart of everyone who visits here.
Manali – once a preferred honeymoon destination – has gradually become a hideout of young backpackers. That is the charm of Old Manali lies in its comfy cafes, stable wifi, and a cuddly atmosphere, welcoming visitors from different paths of life.
But Manali is not just about relaxed walks and comfortable corners. It’s an adventure playground for both nature lovers and adrenaline junkies. Hikers seek tranquility in its winding lanes; while the river Beas is a magnet for adventure seekers to experience its rapids. Parvati Valley, which is located nearby, with its quaint villages and serene landscapes, provides a respite from the cacophony of daily life. And now, after the inauguration of Atal Tunnel, the daunting beauty of the Spiti region is accessible, calling the wanderers to discover this uncluttered wilderness.
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Ladakh, situated in the state of Kashmir, part of India, became a union territory on October 31, 2019. From the freezing Siachen Glacier to the mighty Himalayas, Ladakh’s geography is awe-inspiring. It’s called the world’s coldest desert. Ladakh is full of tranquil chapels, Buddhist monasteries, and multi-colored prayer flags. Similarly to Tibetans, its people, cordial to visitors, welcome them.
Sheering into Leh and Kargil districts, Leh captivates travelers with its monasteries, Shanti Stupa, cozy cafes, and lively Leh Bazaar.In Ladakh, adventure lovers come for rafting and trekking. But roads are closed from October to May due to snow. Only flying is the way out. Chadar trek on the frozen Zanskar river takes place from January to the end of February. Ladakh is a fusion of natural splendor and cultural wealth, combining adventure and solitude.
Alleppey, also referred to as Alappuzha, is a charming place reputed by its intricate system of canals and lagoons, that create amazing backwaters implying houseboats. Located in the southern part of Kerala, Alleppey is bordered by stunning coastlines filled with uncontaminated beaches ideal for water activities during the dry season. Conjoined with other picturesque spots such as Munnar and Thekkady, Alleppey is an ideal pick for honeymooners and families planning to have incredible holidays.
Backwaters of Alleppey fringed with palm draw travelers from all over the world. Kuttanad, which is known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala,’ covers a large area of Alappuzha. Thus, verdant paddy fields, beautiful lakes, and placid backwaters form a scenic picture.
All that Alleppey has to offer, in terms of accommodation, varies from the traditional houseboat to cozy homestays and Ayurvedic resorts, is a delightful stay for every traveler. Sail through tranquil backwaters in houseboats and watch pragmatic rice fields & lively village life presented neatly for you. Make an exploration of Alleppey rich culture taking a pilgrimage to the pilgrim centers like Chettikulangara Devi Temple and Mullakkal Temple.
Enjoy the Alleppey vivid culture watching the exciting snake boat races on Punnamada Lake in August and September. For the authentic Alleppey experience enjoy toddy, a local palm wine, at one of the charming toddy shops with the unique flavor added.
Goa is a coastal state in India’s west, the smallest in the country, renowned for its peaceful beaches, great nightlife, delicious seafood, and unique architecture. In just 3,702 square kilometers, Goa sits tamely in the Konkan region and has a distinct aura making it stand out from the rest. Goans are very warm and hospitable – there are festivals for this purpose – say the New Year celebrations, the Goa Carnival, etc., attract visitors from far and wide. The food scene is awesome and the fresh seafood is dazzling; with regard to the nightlife, Goa’s nightlife is among the best in the whole of India, characterized by bars, cafes, and clubs that cater to everyone.
For those unsure about North and South Goa, it’s simple: The northern Goa buzzes with life and has the most popular beaches, markets, and hangouts, while the southern Goa is more peaceful and extravagant. The architecture of Goa bears the marks of its colonial past with the Portuguese reflected in its churches, forts, and lovely houses. Panjim, being the capital, sits on the banks of the Mandovi River, a place for the floating casinos and a bustling life.
Accessible by air, road, and rail, Goa’s 100-kilometer coastline has a beautiful beach every ten kilometers. Either it is Anjuna and Arambol or Baga and Calangute everyone can check them and find something according to his taste And let’s also include the untouched beauty of Agonda and Palolem beaches in South Goa.
Sitting in clouds and touched by the grace of nature, Gangtok — the capital of Sikkim — is one of India’s favorite hill stations. The height of Gangtok is 1650 meters above sea level and on clear days it provides its visitors with a wonderful view of Mt. Kanchenjunga It’s a paradise for the adventurers as you can trek Dzongri, Varsey/Barsey, and Tholung that begin right from it. Adventure lovers can enjoy paragliding, hang gliding, and exciting mountain biking trails in Gangtok. From March to May the landscape is painted a rainbow with the blossoms of Rhododendrons at its peak.
The evening at MG Road, in Gangtok, is a beehive of life. You can drop in at a quiet restaurant or a lively pub until 11 pm if you want. It’s also a shopper’s heaven, selling Tibetan handicrafts, woolen cloths, and tea well into the night. Natural wonders like Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri Falls, and others beautiful panoramic views surround Gangtok. The city also encompasses honorable names like Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, and Do Drul Chorten Rumtek Monastery. For adrenaline-craved adventurers, the Teesta River offers mesmerizing white water rafting.
Gangtok defined as “hill-top” represents the beauty of hill stations. It combines native cultures with urban pleasures; a portion of heaven right in the northeast. Be it a family vacation, a romantic break, or an action-packed trip, Gangtok assures an amazing experience under nature’s cover.
Venue of Himachal Pradesh Shimla is a favorite hill retreat of Indian families, youth, and married people all across India. At 2200m above sea level it was once the summer capital during British rule. Today Shimla still has its old-world charm thanks to colonial-style buildings, busy Mall Road, and ridge that is dotted with shops and eateries.
Reaching Shimla is a breeze; it’s just a 4-hour drive from Chandigarh and though it has an airport, flights are few and far between. The Kalka-Shimla railway line, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a popular way to come, presenting beautiful views en route.There are visitors that go to nearby Fagli to see its all-white landscapes and Chail, the home of the royal palace plus the highest cricket pitch. And don’t forget to visit the Jakhu Temple, the famous temple in Shimla. Also, watch the amazing scenic points.
The weather is good for most part of the year; summers attract the visitors. Winters in Shimla involve chilly temperatures as well as the occasional snowfall from December to February, making the place more attractive.
Agra is situated on the bank of a serene River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh; it calls tourists with its rich history and beautiful architecture. India is well-known for the Taj Mahal, one of the Mughal dynasty’s masterworks; everyone visiting India should visit it.The beauty of Agra is not just restricted to the Taj Mahal but it extends to all its other attractions like the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri which have been decorated by UNESCO. Such places offer a view into India’s colorful heritage and monuments of Mughals.
Agra, one of the busiest cities of Uttar Pradesh and the 24th most populated in India, is a ‘magnet’ for tourists from all over the world. It is the pivot of the Golden Triangle Circuit with Delhi and Jaipur, and part of the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc with Varanasi and Lucknow. Apart its monuments, Agra feeds food lovers with its famous Petha sweets and rough marble pieces of art in markets like Sadar Bazaar. However, Agra is usually visited on day trips from nearby cities though its beauty should be savored.
Tourists need to be on the lookout for scams carried and done by fake guides and bogus sellers. And nevertheless Agra is a place of awe and discovery, calling visitors to know its past and acculturation at their pace.