Last Updated: November 14, 2019 Vijayendra Thapliyal
“Love goes by haps;
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps”
~ William Shakespeare
Very true! One can neither predict the befalling of love and nor anyone can describe it, one can just feel it and let oneself floats in the fairy castles of its clouds. Give your dreams wings and let’s fly to a place where two souls unite as a one and you can say “You’re My Life, My Love”. A passionate kiss, a bouquet of red roses, a cute soft toy, candle-lit dinner with soft music playing in the background and a warm hug, is this yours plan to celebrate the love month-February? Think again! Valentine’s Day is a festival of love but there is much more than just love what young couples are looking for on the occasion. And that’s the privacy, the relish of being together alone away from the rest of the world. A romantic escape amid the green valley or just two of you holding hands walking barefoot on a white sand carpet will definitely be a great holiday idea on this Valentine. And if you are just looking for romantic getaways in India only then there are numerous among which you can just select as per your choice (some of the top places to go on Valentine are menti
Situated far away amidst the turquoise blue water, a romantic voyage to Minicoy, the southernmost lagoon of Lakshadweep, is definitely meant for those love birds who want to enjoy their personal moments away from the maddening crowd bustle. It is no doubt that Minicoy is an exotic Valentine’s Day destination full of hues-blue water, white sand and colourful reefs. The place gives you enough space to just enjoy ‘only you’ moments in a sensuous way.
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There are many beautiful things linked with Ooty that makes it one of the most romantic escapes for Valentine’s Day. Don’t just visit this hill station because of its Bollywood invasion but you should if you want to fill your love life with unforgettable romantic memories. Panoramic surroundings, pleasant weather, whispering bird sounds, beautiful sights and rejuvenating breeze all together makes Ooty a good choice to celebrate the festival of love. Don’t just miss the charm of train ride or enjoying trekking or hiking.
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It will take around 6 hours to reach Nainital, one of the most famous hill stations in Uttarakhand, from Delhi. Its closeness with the national capital city is a great point in making it a well-known getaway for any occasion. And during February, the place is truly a paradise for honeymooners and romantic couples. Perched high at 6,358 feet above sea level, it is understood to have scenic vistas all over but along with them, Nainital has some great attractions and lots of exciting things to do also. Some lucky among you will also get glimpse of white snow carpet during Valentine.
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Why not give your partner a white surprise on this Valentine? Take her to Manali and feel the warmness of love amid the snow-covered peaks. Its incredible weather will definitely spell the much-needed magic on you and fill your life with romance. Everything about Manali is charming and impressive, whether it is its tranquil and pristine beauty or exciting activities like skiing, paragliding or trekking. Love birds can also journey to Shimla from Manali or vice-versa as it is hardly a 5 hours ride.
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When it comes to best places to go on valentine day in India, Shimla emerges always as one of the most sought. Good connectivity with various cities of North India, especially with Delhi, adds a spark in the number of tourists thronging the place. For couples, Shimla is full of excitement and love. Excellent excursion points, striking dramatic views of mountains and clouds, delicious local food, great shopping stuff and a bustling Mall Road as well as moonlight strolls across the town, there is something dreamy with Shimla. There are also lots of good accommodation properties.
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Blessed with abundance of natural beauty, Alleppey is truly a mesmerizing point to fill your life with a treasure of love memories. Though the place is meant for all but its reputation as an exotic backwater destination of Kerala captivates the imagination and admiration of young love birds the most. With its green carpet of paddy fields, palm fringed canals and lagoons and leisurely rhythm of houseboats, Alleppey will definitely hit the right tune of your heart’s strings. A pampering treat of Ayurvedic massage for your ladylove will do the rest of thing in your favour.
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Dotted with fantastic vistas, Munnar instills a feel of romance in your life and make you fall in love, it doesn’t matter whether you are married or not. Stroll around holding hands in the mist covered tea gardens or listen your heartbeats amidst the roars of waterfalls or just watch the honey glaze spread on the horizon while standing in a Titanic pose and let your heart sing… “I’ll be your dream, I’ll be your wish, I’ll be your fantasy. I’ll be your hope, I’ll be your love be everything that you need. I love you more with every breath truly madly deeply do”.
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It is worthless to think about romantic Valentine’s Day destinations in India without mentioning Goa. A journey of about 8 hours from Pune and around 10 hours from Mumbai will take you to this wonderland. Sea, sun and sand; bikinis, babes and beauties; party, dance and music, let’s go wild and party throughout the night!!!!!! If you are the one who loves to be a party freaker then Goa is meant for you. Go out, wander its historical treasure, enjoy jet skiing, surfing and dolphin rides or simply lay back at the beach just to enjoy each other’s company. Being internationally renowned, there is no shortage of world-class hotels and resorts.
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Havelock Island as a romantic getaway is meant only for those who want to feel that adrenaline push and are adventurous spirits. Being one of the best diving sites in Asia, the island gives couples ample time to enjoy each other’s bond, both underwater and above the water. Travelers can also try their skills with snorkeling, trekking, fishing and mangrove safari. But your romantic trip to the island is not only about exploration and sightseeing; it is more about letting Havelock indulge you in its untouched beauty.
Who can escape from the eternal allure of verdant valleys, crystal clear blue lakes and the snow-capped peaks of Kashmir? For romance, there is no place seemed so breathtaking than it and that’s why Kashmir is one of the top valentine day holiday destinations in India. A shikara outing on Dal Lake with just two of you in each other’s arms is enough to cast that special magic of love between you. Let your expressions take the course and follow swiftly with them in the lap of nature. Do enjoy the famed Kashmiri delicacies and folk dances.
A calm and not-so explored destination of India; rather it is good to call Port Blair an off-beaten romantic escape tucked away in the tranquil blue waters of Bay of Bengal. If you seem to give your valentine celebration a very private and grand affair then Port Blair is an excellent choice to throng. Calm surroundings, white sand beaches, lip smacking seafood, slow paced lifestyle and most important affordable accommodations with luxurious set up are the highlights of Port Blair.
How about an idea of expressing your feelings to the one you love in between the dramatic dunes of Thar Desert? Amazing!!! Bikaner is a city of magnificent palaces, forts and castles but there is a quixotic side too that is equally fascinating and colourful. A camp accommodation in middle of the desert adorned with dance performances by local artists and relishing the taste of Rajasthani flavours under the bright canopy of stars seems more memorable than just simply staying indoors. It will take only 5 hours to reach Bikaner from the state capital city of Jaipur, another major tourist destination of Rajasthan.
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Being a hill station, Mussoorie is mainly preferred by nature lovers and peace seekers. Its proximity with Delhi (around 273 km away), gives a boost to its reputation as one of the most well-known weekend getaway from the city, especially for honeymooners. This time if you are planning to celebrate your Valentine day in an eco-conscious mood then head to Mussoorie. Along with picturesque green views, there are various local attractions that will keep you entertain throughout the day long. Some notable ones are Camel Back Road, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls and Snow View Point.
Express your feeling of love silently with your eyes saying those three precious words, ‘I Love You’ in front of the symbol of love-Taj Mahal. Agra for centuries stands as land of romance and it is hard to beat the allure of a moonlight drench Taj Mahal. The place is also quite popular among those who want to give their Valentine a love-wrapped surprise without hammering their daily work routines. Agra’s good connectivity with Delhi, Mathura, Bharatpur, Gwalior and with other nearby locations makes it a best place to spend Valentine’s holiday.
Published: 30 Dec, 2013