Whenever we think about romantic getaways, we mainly consider Europe. Of course, Europe is full of old cities that offer perfect sightseeing, great shopping and a romantic atmosphere. It’s strange, though, that whenever we are in search for the most romantic places, we rarely think about India. So, let’s take a look at 10 of the many romantic getaways in India that are worth your attention. This article is based on the opinion of happy couples who met here.
Udaipur is probably the best place if you want to get to know the romantic side of India from the romantic side. The city is full of palaces that are overlooking placid lakes. You won’t escape the beauty of the lakes if you stay in one of the Udaipur’s hotels, as they have occupied the lakefront. But you shouldn’t limit yourself to lakes. Just take a walk through the maze-like backstreets to enjoy the true heart of Udaipur. There you can observe the ancient buildings and visit historic bazaars.
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Kanyakumari is one of the most romantic places in India with sunsets that look like they came straight out of a movie. The place is entirely surrounded by water, and in the evening you can watch the sunset while the moon rises. Kanyakumari is the place where the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meet.
If you think cruising the waters on a traditional houseboat is romantic, then Kumarakon is definitely for you. . You can enjoy staying on a houseboat, especially in the evening, when the sounds of water will put you straight to sleep after a full Keralan dinner.
Manali, Himachel Pradesh
If you love mountains, then Manali is one of the most romantic places in India to visit. The town is situated high in the Himalayan mountains, making it perfect for skiing and hiking. You can also enjoy the mountain air and enjoy picturesque views of the snowed mountains through the window of your cosy cottage.
Coorg is known as the Scotland of India, and its picturesque forests can help you understand where this nickname came from. Here you can explore sleepy coffee plantations and observe the vast bird life of one of the most romantic places in India.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
If you’re a tea lover, then Darjeeling is the place for you. But don’t be fooled into thinking that charms of this Himalaya foothills’ place is limited to tea. You can feel the allure of the place as soon as the mist-covered mountains on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
This white sand desert, stretching between India and Pakistan is covered with water during the monsoon season. But, when the water is gone it turns into a giant salt flat. Yep, it’s picturesque, but it’s not the sole reason to visit Rann of Kutch. If you visit this place between November and March, you can join the festival of joy; Rann Utsav,
Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
Even if you don’t like places that are overcrowded with tourists, Mamallapuram is still worth a visit. It would be a shame to come all the way to India not to see the seventh century UNESCO heritage temples and sanctuaries of Mamallapuram.
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
There is a reason why Srinagar has been dubbed as the Vince of the East. It still remains one of the most beautiful places in the country, as well as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. For the ultimate in romance, stay on a houseboat on your honeymoon on the Nagin Lake or take a romantic trip into the water at night to gaze at the stars.
The Taj Mahal
If you go to India, you must visit the Taj Mahal. The building is one of the biggest and boldest romantic symbols in the history of mankind. It was build as the house of the body of the late Muntaz Mahal – the favourite wife of Shah Jahan, the Emperor of Mughal. Using precious materials and stones from around the world, the Taj Mahal took almost quarter of the century and more than 20,000 workers to be built. The palace is magnificent and spectacular, and definitely one of the most romantic places in India.