The 53 Ultimate Romantic Destinations in India
No matter what work you do, what crisis you are in, take out time and relive those glorious romantic days with your special one. To help you in your good cause, here is the list of some of the best romantic destinations in India to go visit with your beloved or for that matter if you are a newlywed, these are also some of the best places for honeymoon in India if you are planning your beautiful beginning. So without further ado, we unveil the most romantic places in India…take your pick!
Cuddle up in Shimla
Nothing can feel better than waking up with your spouse in a warm cosy bed and the sight of snow falling from your bedroom window, it simply ignites the magic. All this calls for a holiday around the snow-capped yet the very romantic surroundings of Shimla. The first sight of the shimmering sun glistening the snow laden mountains and the green grasslands around the hill station looks very breathtaking and awe inspiring.
Besides the romantic promenades along the Mall Road dotted with Raj era bungalows and lush Oak and Cedar trees, you could do a lot of shopping, eating and sightseeing. Do visit the Scandal Point where it is said that Maharaja Bhup Singh of Patiala wooed the lovely daughter of British Viceroy and eloped which resulted in his ban on entering Shimla. And in an idiosyncratically romantic gesture which of course could only be done by his royal highness with overflowing coffers, the maharaja is said to have built the Chail Palace for the lovely lady to call it her own.
Jakhu Devi Temple, Christ Church, Gaiety Theater and Viceregal Lodge are some other must visit places in Shimla. However if this doesn’t douse the flame of your passion and you don’t have enough of cotton wool snow, we recommend that you head to Kufri.
Kufri, a popular ski resort in Himachal Pradesh, is just 17 kilometers ahead of Shimla and we assure you that you’ll find enough snow there to please you and your beloved. Take a pony ride to the rink and do some skiing or just write your name on vast stretched of snow. A trip to Shimla coupled with Kufri is as romantic as it gets.
Honeymoon in Manali
Himachal is not only a haven for the gypsies, but the state is known for its heart touching paradises as well. One such location is Manali, which is coyly nestled around the magnetic foothills of the Himalayas. An ideal honeymoon gift, the hill station of Manali has stunning mountain views and pristine atmosphere. Other than that, you and your partner can have a fun time indulging in hiking and skiing. All this makes Manali one of the best places for couples.
Enchanting Alleppey Backwaters
Swirling backwaters amidst the dense green surroundings of Kerala bring you a step closer to the warmth of nature. The serene surroundings of Alleppey are perfect for a romantic holiday. It is advised to explore the region on a quaint boat house which is best suited to enjoy the rustic paddy fields and hillocks all around. Away from the mainstream, the Alleppey backwaters justify the true romance of nature.
Nature’s healing at Wayanad
Almost untouched by the human civilization, Wayanad is a whole new world of lofty hills and sprawling plantations. Highly acknowledged for its flora and fauna, Wayanad is one of the exquisite hill stations in the state of Kerala. The cool and refreshing topography of the region makes it an ideal spot to enjoy with your loved ones. In order to fully immerse in nature’s wealth, make sure to stay at the mud resorts in Banasura and Vythiri.
Milky White Auli
Amongst the most beautiful hill stations of India, the white meadows of Auli certainly make your heart skip a beat. Travel to this snow covered destination in the mountains of Uttarakhand just before the onset of winters and return home with a profound smile on your loved one’s face. Not just for the epic sightseeing, Auli hill station has also gained popularity as a ski destination. So, you can add a little touch of adventure in your romantic trip. In fact Auli is one of the top romantic destinations and ski resort in North India.
Emerald Green Kumarakom
Reflecting the lush green palm trees like a mirror, the backwaters of Kumarakom are so tranquil that it feels even time has stopped to drool over the lovely couple. A perfect place to laze around, Kumarakom backwaters look no less than the romantic settings of the movies. To make the best of it, sail ahead to the bird sanctuary and capture some exquisite migratory birds in your camera.
One of the most opted hill stations by couples, Ooty is located in the cool topography of Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu. Surrounded by coffee and tea plantations, the brilliant setting of the hill station, makes Ooty an ideal getaway from the busy schedule of a city life. There is no exaggeration if it said that Ooty is one of the top romantic getaways from Bangalore.
Explore the lush countryside, take a promenade along the old streets with colonial bungalows evoking a scene from bygone era; savor the aroma of tea gardens and spices and last but not the least, do ride the Nilgiri Mountain Railways on which Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora did the Chhaiyan Chhaiyan.
Himalayan high in Ladakh
Tranquil yet lively with nature, barren yet beautiful, the high rising valley of Ladakh, gives you a chance to unfold some of the rarest mysteries of nature. It is adventure packed, it has a rough ride. Despite its tough nature, the valley of Ladakh does not seem to disappoint couples who travel here to mark a new beginning in their lives.
Scotland of India, Coorg
Bringing the ultimate Scottish flavor to the honeymoon couples, Coorg boasts of fairyland hills which are blessed with verdant sandalwood and teak forests. The region blossoms with the stretched aromatic coffee and tea plantations as well. Couples can enjoy a wonderful vacation by settling in the accommodations available amidst the clustered hill ranges in Coorg. Besides, camping in the wilderness of Coorg is also opted by many.
Suiting all desires and occasions, the beaches of Kovalam are an absolute delight for couples looking for their lost love. Hearing the sound of the waves piercing the tranquil surroundings of the beach, feels so relaxing. The crescent beaches of Kovalam look no less than the lovely shores of Miami. Surrounded by lush green palm trees, the beaches of Kovalam are one of the most idyllic tourist destinations in Kerala.
Lazy and Charming Pondicherry
Leave all the worries behind and head to the aloof land on the extreme south of India, Pondicherry. The mesmerizing beaches of Pondicherry are not crowded like the other beaches of South India. Quite a private affair, the beaches here allow the couples to savor their special moments, while watching the spectacular oceanic view ahead. Apart from the beaches, you and your partner can also explore the bygone French heritage in the city of Pondicherry.
Venice of the East, Udaipur
Voted one of the top romantic destinations in India, Udaipur is also called as ‘Venice of the East’. There are several lakes, both artificial and man-made that create the inherent romance of this ‘city of lakes‘. Besides the shimmering lakes, there are several gardens, spectacular palaces and massive forts that come high on things to do in Udaipur.
The city has some of the most luxurious palaces and hotels on this planet. Ideally designed for the high splurgers, the Lake Palace in Udaipur which has been voted the most romantic hotel in India by Conde Nast Traveller is a floating paradise to get the best out of a romantic holiday.
Moreover, a sunset cruise or a candlelit dinner in the floating restaurant in Lake Pichola is an intimate and romantic experience to gift your beloved while in Udaipur. To awaken your senses, the floating Jiva Spa offered by the Taj Lake Palace hotel is a wonderful idea.
Shades of Goa
Goa is for everyone. If you are the wild and party themed, then Goa should be the obvious choice and if you enjoy a relaxed and calm holiday, then also don’t think twice before heading to Goa. The place is perfect for both the breeds. Spend your daytime lazing around on the tranquil beaches, because on the flipside, you and your spouse have to party all night. This beach state is definitely one of the best places to go for honeymoon in India.
Nothing royal than Jaipur
Love like the brave and royal Rajputs. Make your stories shine eternally like theirs. This is one fascinating thought that can come in the mind of any man wishing to take his girl on a Jaipur. The majestic Jaipur tour includes visits to some of the finest splendors of the Rajput clan. You can also choose to live like a royal couple in the lavish heritage hotels in Jaipur.
There are grand fortresses, sparkling palaces, vibrant bazaars and vibrant culture and colorful people that makes Jaipur one of the most romantic destinations in Rajasthan. You could take a hot balloon ride over the city, bathe and feed elephants at Elephantastic. Spend some intimate and serene moments in tree house. All this and more make Jaipur a top contender in our list of top romantic places in India.
Turquoise islands of Andaman
Pamper your spouse with a holiday treat in the breathtaking Andaman islands. The sparkling turquoise of the coral Andaman islands are best suited to explore the exotic marine life. Amaze her with a bit of adventure by scuba diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Moreover, perfect for love struck couples, the sandy beaches of Andaman are showered with heavenly landscapes.
Surrounded by green meadows and dense forests, Khajjiar is one big romantic spot for the love struck couples. Being christened as ‘Mini Switzerland’, the terrains of Khajjiar can be explored on a horse back. Apart from that, the undulated terrains of Khajjiar are best suited for a long romantic walk as well.
Mesmerizing lake district of Nainital
Imagine sailing on a tiny boat with your lover, amidst the lush green mountains and pristine surroundings with the sun smiling on top of you. This calm and soothing fantasy can be best lived in the lake district of Nainital. Besides the boat ride, hotels along the banks offer a spectacular sight of the all mighty and beautiful Himalayas.
Queen of Hills, Mussoorie
Known for its mesmerizing beauty, the hill station of Mussoorie is a true paradise for couples. Residing at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Mussoorie is an epic destination to explore the beauty of nature and the remnant of the bygone British era. Famed as one of the top honeymoon destinations in India, the enchanting hill station include various attractions like Kempty Falls, Mossy Falls, Bhatta’s Falls, Mussoorie Lake and Lake Mist.
The divine beauty of Darjeeling
When you aren’t beholding the awe inspiring sight of the mighty Khangchendzonga, you can explore colonial-era architecture, visit Buddhist monasteries and spot snow leopards and red pandas at the nearby zoo.
Explore the amazing tea plantations and divine hills of Darjeeling with your spouse as these are the one of the best romantic spots in India. In order to get the breathtaking view of the snow covered valley and hills, make your stay in a three star hotel like Mayfair. Or better still splurge and have a romantic experience at the plush Glenburn Tea Estate.
The best time to visit Darjeeling for honeymoon is after the monsoon (October and November) and during spring (mid-March to the end of May the peak wedding season in India) when skies are dry, panoramas are clear and temperatures are pleasant.
Rann of Kutch
Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, lies the milky white desert of Kutch, which can be an intimate escape for the love struck. The endless stretches of the Rann of Kutch offer a chance to get more close to nature amid nomadic atmosphere. You can also attend the colorful Rann Utsav if you plan to visit the Rann of Kutch around December.
Waterfalls of Lonavala
Skip the weekends, rather head to the beautiful hill station of Lonavala during the weekdays. This will give you a more secluded time from the bustling urban crowd traveling here on the weekends. One of the top weekend getaways from Mumbai, the hill station of Lonavala has a scenic beauty to explore. Moreover, you can even have a bath at the numerous waterfalls sprouting in the region.
Eclectic city of Kochi
Wander along the streets of Kochi to witness the historic architecture that was brought down by the Europeans. Various city attractions like Kochi Fort, Hill Palace, Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and Bolgatty Palace are perfectly blended to astound you and your lover. Also, do not forget to enjoy the magical backwaters of Kochi with your spouse.
Land’s end at Kanyakumari
Catch the beautiful sunrise and sunset at the southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari, which is also known as Land’s end. Experience the magical confluence of the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean with your partner. This one of a kind land in India also allows you to actually see the sun set and moon rise, both at the same time.
Flowery Meadows of Gulmarg
A perfect backdrop for the love struck couples, Gulmarg is one dreamy land that needs to be visited again and again. Famed for its green flowery meadows, the hill station is adorned with pine trees and snow flaked landscapes all around. Surely one of the best places for couples, the place is also a hub of adventure sports like skiing and ice skating.
Take a holiday with your spouse in the picturesque location of Parwanoo in the state of Himachal. Truly an enchanting place, Parwanoo houses various Ayurvedic resorts, famous for its spa techniques. So, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayas while getting an Ayurvedic massage with your beloved. One famous resort which fits properly in the cause is the Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort.
Rustic yet Romantic Kabini
An ideal gateway in the South of India, the backwaters of the Kabini dam are traveled by many. The enchanting Kabini river has still retained its rustic form which throws a kind of a magic spell on the love struck couples. So travel to the romantic surroundings of Kabini with your loved one and see the effect.
Tranquil beaches of Daman & Diu
Just along the Konkan coast of India, the beaches of Daman and Diu are best suited for a calm holiday. Beaches here are pristine and weather pleasant & calm. This perfectly hits the right nerve of the couples. Other than the beaches, one can even explore the historic forts in this union territory of India. Surely, one of the top romantic getways from Mumbai.
Explore the less traveled yet the very beautiful regions in the northeast of India. To amaze your better half, book your next flight to the city of Imphal. Although not much popular, but the sights in the valleys around Imphal are simply breathtaking.
Besides the scenic beauty of the region, you can always experience the true taste and culture of Northeast on the streets of Imphal city. If you are planning your romantic escape in North East India, do check out our previous post on top things to do in North East India to get the best of this relatively unexplored and romantic region of union of India.
High on Spirit: Rishikesh
If you and your spouse are looking for an adventure filled vacation, then Rishikesh in Uttarakhand should be your next stop. Besides being the yoga capital of India which shot to international fame post visit by Beetles, this holy city is one of the most popular destinations for adventure sports in India.
From rafting in the gushing waters of Ganga to hiking and trekking in the forests, Rishikesh, the best place for adventure in Uttarakhand, offers everything. Apart from adventure, the place is also famous for its Spiritual and Yogic activities. No wonder why Beatles visited this divine land.
Charming lands of Shillong
A must in your bucket list, Shillong is defined by few as the Scotland of East. Despite being small in size, Shillong has numerous sightseeing options which you and your loved one can explore. The list of popular tourist attractions in Shillong includes cascading elephant waterfalls, lofty Shillong peak, Umiam lake and many others. Besides sightseeing, couples can also indulge in adventure sports like cycling, Kayaking and boating.
Getting washed away by the gushes of a vast oceanic trench, the beaches of Vishakapatnam are meant to rejuvenate one’s life. Travel to the beach resort town of Vishakapatnam which offers a magnetic view of the beaches, directly ahead. One popular beach resort that aims to provide the best services to the love struck couples is the Haritha beach resort.
Heavenly beaches of Puri
One of the best places for couples, Puri vibrates with a sense of calmness and divinity. A must visit for the love struck couples, Puri beaches narrate a whole new story of peace. Besides the waterfront area, Puri is also famed for its holy sites. This includes the very sacred Jagannath temple as well. Thus, love followed by some blessings for the couples.
Jaisalmer, the City of Sands
Tune in to an Arabic style of romance in the city of Jaislamer. Submerge yourself in the colorful culture of the region and get locale by spending a night in the desert camps.
Away from city noises, Jaisalmer offers a good opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner under the twinkling stars amid the glistening sand dunes.bBesides the night camps, couples can also go for a camel safari in the desert. With cast stretches of golden sand, resplendent fortresses and intricately painted havelis, Jaisalmer definitely scores high on the list of best places to go for honeymoon in India.
A unique experience in Nashik
Just some hours from the city lights of Mumbai, Nashik village is a perfect gateway for the urban couples. You can get to experience the tribal form of life in the exotic houses of the village. Besides, couples can even go swimming together in the perennial streams of the rock water pond which is in close vicinity to the village.
Tawang, a heavenly paradise
A small town in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang offers some of the best sights that you and your loved one cannot even think of. The town looks like a painter’s canvas as everything here is so artistically beautiful. Travel to Tawang during winters to experience the magical snowfall. Besides the scenic beauty, Tawang is also popular for its Buddhist monasteries.
Luxurious holidays in Nimaj
Embark on a luxury tour with your better half to the town of Nimaj in Rajasthan. The place is famous for its luxurious stay in the Chhatra Sagar tent, one of the top places for glamping (luxury camping) in India. Wake up with the dazzling sight of the sun falling on the waters of the dam nearby. Not just this, the tents also offer a mesmerizing view of the green hill ranges on the sides.
The Mystical land of Khajuraho
Khajuraho is the prime destination for temple architecture lovers. The place has some of the most sensual sculptures and intricate carvings inscribed on the temple walls. Dive into the mysticism and spirituality of this place with your partner and make the most of this tour. Khajuraho is a top-contender in the list of top romantic destinations in India.
Laidback Village of Marari
Take a break from your fast paced life and head to the sleepy beach village of Marari in the state of Kerala with your loved one. Enjoy the tranquil sea shore, go for a long stroll on the path blossomed with wild flowers. Here you and your partner can go undisturbed the whole time, whether it is playing on the beach or exploring the ethnic beauty of the village of Marari.
Calm and Quiet, Coonoor
Steal away some of the most precious and quiet moments from your life and enjoy them with your better half at the hill station of Coonoor. An absolute delight from heaven, the hill station is perfect for couples who wish to find peace and serenity in its best form. The hills have sprawling tea estates, which make it easy for the couples to explore the region on foot.
Some Private Moments in Poovar
The remote Poovar islands in the state of Kerala suits couples looking to rekindle their romance. You can sail on the Neyyer river while exploring the thick mangrove forests. Other than that, spend your time lazing around the golden beach with your partner. Also, do not forget to visit the Elephant rock along with scenic villages nearby.
Perched on the southern edge of the Khasi hills in the northeast of India, Cherrapunji is a true nature’s paradise. Once the rainiest spot in the whole world, the landscape of Cherrapunji receive showers again and again. This has made the region bloom with cascading waterfalls and an evergreen scenery to die for. Moreover, the living root bridge of Cherrapunji is also one of the major highlight for the couples here.
Drive through the vast and enchanting valleys of Ladakh with your loved one to its capital city, Leh. Once there, make your way to the ruined Leh Palace, which is one of the major attractions of the city. From the top of the palace, one can have a whole sight of the scenic Himalayan valleys or better still climb the Shanti Stupa, a Japanese peace pagoda for awe inspiring sight of the Leh Town.
Serving as the base for acclimatization before visitors travel to more spectacular Pangong Tso Lake, Tso Moriri or the Nubra Valley, Leh is increasingly becoming one of the popular honeymoon destinations in India. With mighty Himalayan peaks, ancient Buddhist culture and breathtaking terrain, Leh ranks among the most romantic destinations in India.
Agra, An epitome of Love
Very close to the capital city of India, this majestic monument in Agra display Mughal style of romance in its true form. While in Agra, the love struck couple can enjoy a luxurious stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas, which offers an amazing view of the sun rising over the beautiful Taj Mahal.
Beauty at its best, Srinagar
Visit the regal and beautiful valley of Srinagar with your loved one, where you can confess your love once again. A favorite romantic destination from the movies, Srinagar is one of the top honeymoon destinations in India.
From the lofty mountain peaks and the mesmerizing Dal lake to the tranquil Mughal gardens, the city is an absolute delight. Moreover, to make it more special, you can stay at the luxurious Lalit Grand Palace which overlooks the majestic Himalayan ranges.
Holy land of Pushkar
Visit the divine land of Pushkar in Rajasthan with your spouse. An interesting place to be with your loved one, Pushkar has numerous bathing ghats and temples all around. Take a dip in the holy lake and experience divinity in its true form. Besides religion, do not forget to witness the colorful and vibrant Pushkar fair.
Bonding over Nature in Bekal
A scenic landscape dotted with intrinsic backwaters, bounty hills and spectacular beaches, Bekal leaves no effort to mesmerize the love struck couples. Apart from bonding with the nature, you and your partner can choose to stay in the luxurious accommodation of Vivanta by Taj. You can also embark on the romantic backwaters tour while in Bekal.
Holiday in Chikmagalur
Away from the hectic city life, the hill station of Chikmagalur resides at the foothills of Mullayanagiri range in Karnataka. It has a sprawling green cover along with numerous streams. Humming perfectly in the rhythm of nature, the hill station of Chikmagalur is perfect for couples.
Colonial Charm at Dalhousie
Rekindle your romance in the charm of the bygone British era at the stunning hill station of Dalhousie. Considered one of the top hill stations in North India, this tiny little paradise in Himachal Pradesh is still blessed with the lost colonial spell in its numerous edifices. With the surroundings of lush green forests along with Dhauladhar ranges, a trip to Dalhousie is a must visit. It easily ranks among top places for romantic holidays in India.
Explore the magnificent temple town of Mahabalipuram with your better half, just at the offset of summers. The place has ancient temples with intricate carving all along their structure. It seems like travelling back to the medieval time while exploring the region. Besides, do to visit the sandy beaches at Mahabalipuram.
Wonders of Kodaikanal
One of the favorite destinations for couples in the south India, the hill station of Kodaikanal is a unique land of cascading waterfalls, serene lakes and green meadows. Honeymooners can spend their days visiting Bryant park, Shenbaganur museum, boat club, coaker’s walk, Guna cave and many more in the vicinity of Kodaikanal which is also among the most popular hill stations in Tamil Nadu after more popular Ooty.
Wild Masinagudi Safari
If your better half always whines about not having any adventure in your urban life, then its better you start thinking about Masinagudi. Burning with raw adventure along with natural beauty, Masinagudi is a jungle resort nearby the Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. You and your partner can spot the exotic animals on a special jungle safari. Surely , it is one of the best places to go for honeymoon in India.
Coral beaches of Lakshadeep
One of the best romantic destinations in India, Lakshadeep is home to lush green palm trees, tranquil lagoons and sun drenched beaches. Moreover, it is also popular for its coral reefs along with water sports adventure like snorkeling and scuba diving. Gear up and explore the exotic marine life with your loved one at Lakshadeep islands.
Heavenly aroma of Munnar
A haven of peace and tranquility, Munnar, one of the most popular hill stations in South India is also counted among the top places for honeymoon in India. Explore coffee and tea plantations which serve as an excellent romantic spot to spend their evenings. Pristine valleys, green mountains and cascading waterfalls all around , also make Munnar a place that you would never wish to leave.
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