With 2020 soon approaching, so are new travel opportunities. February may not be thought of as a peak travel season, but there is no doubt that it happens to be the perfect time for couples to head off to romantic destinations.
For one, it is a great marriage season, sandwiched between the coldest winter end and warm spring beginning (providing the perfect opportunity for honeymooners). But it also signals pre-exam season for parents desperate for a romantic getaway, or Valentine’s Day couples looking for a one-on-one retreat.
Naturally, we couldn’t help but put together a list of some of the best places to consider. So, here are 7 romantic destinations of India according to Hi Tours, a perfect menu for you to choose your next romantic holiday!
The fact is that the need for experiential travel is entrenched in the need for travel that is enriching in nature, more than a lavish expenditure of money. People are willing to invest in experiences that create cause for personal learning and growth; journeys that are transformative in nature.
Nothing screams romance more than waking up on the backwaters of Kerala in a houseboat built for two. Drifting through the slow, serene, serpentine rivers with the palm tree canopies overhead… Alappuzha is the ideal, lazy romantic holiday for those who want nothing more than to quietly enjoy each other’s company. Enjoy a couple’s spa in the land of Ayurveda or walk through paddy fields in God’s Own Country. And if you’re feeling exploratory, head for a walk through the local towns to learn about the food, fishing and coir industries!
The white sandy beaches of Havelock Island are to-die-for if you and your partner are beach lovers. Relax in the sun at a beach resort and take a deep dive into the Indian Ocean or go snorkelling or scuba diving in the clear waters. Mostly untouched save for the few bamboo structures and stays, it is a hidden haven to escape to, just the two of you.
This corner of Karnataka is known to many but truly appreciated by few. The drive from Bengaluru to Coorg is a fun one, with many interesting views and stops. But the actual destination is phenomenal. Whether you fancy taking an evening trek, or a walk through the forests in the morning fog, or cuddling up around a bonfire at night – it’s truly a cosy, romantic stop.
The tea estates of Assam are no joke, but Tezpur is the cherry on top of the cake. Possessing some of the most beautiful plantations in the Assam valley, Tezpur is not only a great place to unwind and relax on a plantation owners’ property, but also to take a stroll through history. Moreover, it’s a short distance from the ethereal Brahmaputra and natural gem, Majuli Island – the largest river island in the world. Taking a romantic picnic on its banks might just be the epitome of love.
Khajjiar is a hill station in the state of Uttarakhand, just outside the loud touristy Dalhousie. A merged product of multiple kingdoms and cultures – from the Rajputana to the Mughal – it is a melting pot of both stories, people, and landscapes. The green meadows, large fields, and dense forests are ideal for those who intend to live the true Himalayan experience. Definitely take a chance on the scenic lake for a private, moonlit walk.
We wrap up this listicle with one of the most underrated regions of India – Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. This large expanse of salty marshlands is akin to a white desert, and houses some unique flora and fauna. Moreover, every winter it comes to life for the Rann Utsav, and is greeted with luxury tents, camels, and local crafts. It’s definitely a unique way to spend a holiday for two.