Andaman and Nicobar Islands: White Sands, Hammocks and R&R
White sand beaches, blue waters, stunning sunsets, and lots of lazing around in hammocks, sipping on coconut water. Sounds like a plan? The many beautiful and pristine beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands mean serious R&R from all the accumulated stress of the past year. If at all you get tired of too much relaxation then go snorkelling or scuba diving. These waters are one of the best spots in the world for such sports.
The state may be small but it sure packs a punch when it comes to scenic beauty, great food and even better weather during this time of the year. The view of the majestic Kanchenjunga from Pelling is perfect right now, the tranquil Lake Khecheopalri is good for your soul, the local cuisine is all organic and the mountains in North Sikkim are every adventure lover's sweet spot. Plus Sikkim has some of the best trekking routes in the country. The trail through the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is one of the prettiest in the country.
February is the best time to be in Rann of Kutch. Days are not too hot and nights are lush. The magnificent, undisrupted and unending view of the white plains have a touch of the ethereal. We suggest you book into a tent in a camp, and check out the vast canopy of stars (and the Milky Way). And pretend like you are the only people in that vast stretch of white.
Lush evergreen landscapes, excellent weather, and picture-perfect coffee plantations make this hill station an ideal romantic destination. It can get a bit chilly around evenings, perfect for curling up under a blanket with a cup of coffee, and talking into the night.
Nasik: Red Red Wine
Heady wine, vineyards and lush green surroundings. That's reason enough for one to pack a bag and head to Nasik. It's just a three-hour drive from Mumbai and there are many homestays and farmstays to choose from.
The city of lakes has got to be one of the most romantic places in India (it's a favourite choice for destination weddings too!). Soak in the rich culture, hang out by Lake Pichola and the many Rajput-era forts and palaces, have the most delicious food sitting in rooftop restaurants under the stars, and feel like you have gone back in time.