Why not gift your better half nature (yes, we do realise how banal this sounds!) But picture this: you and your beloved basking in a glorious crimson sunset view while walking hand in hand. Sound magical? Here’s where you can make it happen:
Palolem Beach, Goa
Most beaches in Goa would offer spectacular sunsets but none more so than Palolem Beach which is relatively quieter in nature compared to other bustling, tourist-packed beaches of Goa. If pristine white sand, a myriad of colours in the sky, the tranquil rustling of palm tree leaves and the calm of gentle waves does not create an aura conducive to romance then nothing else will!
Umiam Lake, Meghalaya
When you think of romantic spots, a number of things spring to mind, at the forefront of which is a scenic view, a quiet and soothing space (if there is a water body and mountains to go along with it then it’s a added bonus!). Umiam Lake, situated just 15km from Assam offers all that and much more, the region offers a compellingly beautiful aesthetic that seems mysterious yet divine at the same time. Are your pulses racing yet?
Boathouse in Alleppey, Kerala
When you seek the best in nature in India, always head to god’s own country – Kerala. Alleppey showcases the crème de la crème of what the state has to offer, bestowed with exquisite backwaters, heavenly beaches, picturesque canals and tons of palm trees, and to thoroughly experience the aforementioned you and your partner must embark on a quaint boathouse experience. As the boat calmly glides across clear water offering vistas of spellbinding hills and paddy fields, we can confidently say that it would be a moment you and your partner would not forget for all time to come!
Heralded as the Scotland of India, Coorg is a hotspot amongst honeymooners. For, it is here that you are welcomed with leafy sandalwood forests and teak trees which, when coupled with aromatic coffee plantations and dreamy hills presents an ambience that will make it easy for you and your loved one to lose yourself. There is an abundance of waterfalls in the area from Mallalli Falls to Iruppu Falls to Abbey Falls to a few others that make this an idyllic spot to have a spot of lunch or perhaps with better preparation – a full-fledged picnic!
Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Fondly labelled as the Venice of the East, it is in Udaipur that you can treat your better half to a royal experience by pampering him/her to the core for the city is famed for its hospitality and grandeur. It is here that you get to romance by gleaming lakes and the grandiose of the Aravalli Hills. Among a pick of lakes at your disposal, Lake Pichola is particularly in its element at night when the yellow lights sets the lake alight with golden reflections that are a sight to behold!
So don’t hold back this Valentines, give your partner a time they will come to cherish for years to come.