To beat the stress and monotony of everyday life, head off to these top romantic destinations in India for a lovely time with your loved one and relax in the midst of nature. These tourist destinations offer plenty of outdoor activities and tourist attractions to make your romantic vacation a special one.
Rightly called ‘Venice of the East,’ Udaipur is famous for its lakes, palaces, bazaars, temples, and ghats. Couples can take a boat ride on the calm waters of Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake to have panoramic views of the sunset. Plus, they can also make a heritage walk in the royal palaces, visit vintage havelis, shop for handicrafts in traditional bazaars, relish on some mouth-watering Rajasthani cuisines, and above all, watch the glittering lights of Udaipur from its famous ghats.
The historic city of Agra is home to the most romantic monuments in the world – the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is in fact so passionate that not only the memorial itself, even its reflection in the calm waters evokes a feeling of romance in the air. Besides the Taj Mahal, tourists can see the majestic Agra Fort, walk among the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri and roam in the lush landscaped gardens of Mehtab Bagh, shop at Kinari Bazaar, or savor on mouth-watering Mughlai cuisine and other local delicacies of Agra.
Nestled in the mighty Himalayas, Manali is the ultimate romantic destination for honeymoon couples. This hill town of Himachal Pradesh has abundant natural beauty and attractions to make your trip a memorable one. Couples can try adventure sports in Solang Valley to enjoy the snow at Rohtang Pass, get blessed at Hadimba Temple, and have a rejuvenating hot bath at Vashisht’s hot springs. They can also stay in tree house cottages in the midst of apple orchards, trek in lush valleys, shop for handicrafts, have romantic dinner in best restaurants and charming cafes.
Gulmarg means ‘meadow of flowers,’ as in spring season, this picturesque Himalayan town in Jammu & Kashmir is covered in a carpet of blooming flowers. In winter, Gulmarg is wrapped in a blanket of snow and turns into a skiing paradise. Couples can see heavenly landscapes of Nagin Valley and Khilanmarg, go trekking to Apharwat Peak, pluck and eat fresh strawberries in Strawberry Valley, and go camping near the beautiful stream at Ningle Nallah. They can also explore the wildlife at Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, watch the breathtaking beauty of Alphather Lake, and above all, go on a gondola ride to see Gulmarg aboard a cable car.
Goa is the smallest state in western India, which is world famous for its beautiful beaches. The entire coast along the Arabian Sea in Goa is dotted with beaches, some well-known and some hidden. Beaches in North Goa like Baga, Vagator, Anjuna, Candolim, Calangute, Arambol are famous for night parties, seafood, flea markets, water sports and sunbathing. While beaches in Central and South Goa like Dona Paula, Siridao, Majorda, Colva, Cavelossim, and Betul are relatively secluded, but pristine and are hidden gems in the beach map of Goa.