When love is in the air, you can feel it everywhere! With you and your beloved, sail adrift into a world of your own. Spend quality time and nourish the bond of togetherness. Pack up for a romantic holiday that will create memories for a lifetime! We at Chaloindia.com have curated five romantic hotspots of India. Whether it’s honeymoon or just taking a break from the daily humdrum, these destinations are ideal getaways for couples and newly-weds. Remember these tips – book well in advance to enjoy the comfort and convenience. Take care not to venture into secluded spots and danger zones.
Celebrate your love at the monument of love – Taj Mahal on the banks of River Yamuna. One of the wonders of the world, The Taj is a masterpiece in marble. Enjoy its many shades – in the morning and evening. You can make it extra special at The Taj on a full moon night. A labour of love, it took over 20 years for this landmark to be completed. Taj Mahal opens 30 minutes before sunrise and closes 30 minutes before sunset. It is closed on Fridays for general viewing. You can book tickets online at www.asi.payumoney.com & www.asiagracircle.in Located on the Golden Triangle circuit (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur) it has excellent travel connectivity.
One of India’s favourite hill stations, Manali is located in the picturesque Beas river valley. Well-known for its cool climate, the snow-capped mountains, wildflower meadows, villages and orchards surrounded by dense woods enhance the romantic mood. You can also indulge in a range of exciting adventure activities like paragliding, skiing, mountaineering etc. Due to its high altitudes, the temperature fluctuates rapidly, transforming the day from a pleasant one to a chilly weather. Make sure you carry woollens with you! Nearest airport: Bhuntar (10 km.) Nearest railway station: Jogindernagar (150 km.)
Known as the ‘The Queen of Hills’, Darjeeling promises to be an enchanting romantic getaway. This hill station with acres of tea plantations and enjoyable weather is the perfect backdrop for a memorable honeymoon trip. The fresh fragrance of tea leaves, the old-world charm, mighty Himalayas, winding roads, valleys, momos, and the world-famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway… all enrich the holiday experience! Nearest airport: Bagdogra (95 km.) Nearest railway station: New Jalpaiguri (73 km.)
Situated 13 km from Kottayam, this is a little village on Vembanad Lake in Kerala. In the lap of nature, it is the ideal location for a magical and romantic holiday. Live in a traditional houseboat with all amenities on the enchanting backwaters. Explore the paradise called Kumarakom with your partner and carry home everlasting memories. You can also avail traditional Ayurvedic massages and rejuvenation therapies. Visit the Aruvikuzhi waterfall – this 100-feet waterfall is very popular with trekkers. Nearest airport: Kochi (80 km) Nearest railway station: Kottayam (16 km.)
Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty – the Queen of Hill Stations’ in Tamil Nadu is the perfect romantic destination. Ooty is located amidst hills, lush valleys and tea gardens in the picturesque Nilgiri range. Featured in numerous movies, it has many lakes, gardens, boat house and the tea factory. Hop on the Toy Train as it covers 45 km. in five hours passing through curves, tunnels and bridges. Nearest airport: Coimbatore (100 km)
Nearest railway station: Mettupalayam (47 km)