So you promised the moon to that special person in your life and now it’s time to deliver? Create courage. For an unforgettable romantic getaway, it is certainly a brilliant alternative to the moon. And there is no end to the number of beautiful destinations to choose from. Here is a list of the top 5 all-time favorite romantic spots in India. Just the perfect setting to steal the heart away!
Affectionately known as ‘God’s Own Country’, every city in Kerala spells out pure bliss for the smitten. Charming churches, palm fringed beaches and of course, the meandering network of languid backwaters simply casts a spell. Rent a houseboat for at least a few hours and discover the joy of gliding from village to village through a delightful kaleidoscope of changing landscapes. You will often feel that there is no one else but the two of you on the entire houseboat and invisible hands assist you as the service staff are unobtrusive yet efficient.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Hidden in the hills of West Bengal, Darjeeling strikes a deep chord with many. Beautiful views of the Kanchenjunga, huge tracts of green tea plantations and lovely little souvenir shops – the place is promising. Be mesmerized by plantation tours and of course the Toy Train ride, reminiscent of a romantic old world charm.
Leh, Jammu & Kashmir
If you both want to do something extraordinary, plan a holiday in Leh. With the glory of the mighty Himalayas, fascinating ancient buildings, ancient Buddhist monasteries and a ruggedly handsome landscape – Leh seems like a fantasy location come to life. Honeymooning in Leh makes you feel like two carefree little children playing in Mother Nature’s lap. Top attractions include Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Hemis Gompa and Leh Trekking Trails.
If you are excited about the desert experience in Dubai with your special someone but you are afraid to pay a bomb, then Jaisalmer is the place for you! Gazing hand in hand at the setting sun, traversing miles and miles of sand on camel back and sleeping under the stars are just some of the beautiful experiences Jaisalmer offers. An unforgettable sight is to watch the sun’s rays do a glorious dance on the ‘Golden Fort’ and the adjacent gleaming desert. Blessed!
Pondicherry is like an intimate cousin of France. With a history of French colonial rule, the destination still preserves and fiercely guards its ancient heritage, especially in the old quarter. Some of the popular romantic escapades include strolling along the promenade, lounging on the beaches, cycling through the city, discovering delicious French cuisine in romantic restaurants and visiting the many ancient temples, churches and historical buildings. A very popular place is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.