February is here and so is the Valentine’s week. This is a time to celebrate love, all kinds of love. Whether you celebrate it with your family or plan a solo trip, the goal is to have a good time. So, how about taking the next step in the happy relationship you are in with yourself?
Thanks to February and its pleasant weather, it is the perfect time to take a solo trip. We’ve got five travel destinations you can hit this Valentine’s Day and find yourself.
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1. Gokarna, Karnataka
A few hours away from the coastal state of Goa is Gokarna. It is a peaceful destination for a chill and relaxed vacation. The town is home to idyllic beaches, waterfalls and holy shrines. It attracts tourists from all over the world. You can just sit on the beach watching the sun go down and take beautiful shots for your Instagram. It is also a perfect sight for cycling, trekking and watersports activities like surfing, scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing, etc.
Places of interest: Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Yana Caves and Mahabaleshwar Temple
2. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Located at a height of 3500 metres, the picturesque town of Tawang is on the bucket list of every traveller. It is known for its Buddhist Monasteries, quaint lakes and waterfalls. Visiting the town this time of the year, you’ll be welcomed by the snow-clad mountains and frozen lakes. It is an ideal destination for those who want to spend some time in the lap of nature. Tawang is sure to mesmerise you with its beauty, and we promise you’ll come back rejuvenated from this place.
Places of interest: Tawang Monastery, Nuranang Falls, Panga Teng Tso Lake and Thingbu Hot Spring.
3. Alleppey, Kerala
Popularly known as the ‘Venice of the East,’ Alleppey or Alappuzha is a tiny but exquisite city in the southern state of Kerala. It is famous for its iconic backwaters, beaches and lakes. When in Alleppey, you have to stay in houseboats that are equipped with all the modern facilities one can imagine. In order to capture the true essence of Kerala, do try out the local delicacies which are not only tasty but also affordable.
Places of interest: Pozhiyoram Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Alleppey Backwaters and Alappuzha Lighthouse
4. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
This Valentine’s escape to the quaint little town of Dharamshala. Overlooking the snow-capped Dhauladhar Range, Dharamshala and its neighbour, Mcleodganj offer a relaxing and peaceful time to their visitors. The towns are deeply inspired by Tibetan culture, which is very much evident in the monasteries, prayer flags and Buddhist monks you can encounter on the streets. Even the food here has a Tibetan flavour to it. Around this time, you can also trek your way to the Triund Hill.
Places of interest: Bhagsunag Falls, Namgyal Monastery, St. John’s Church and Bhagsunath Temple
5. Kutch, Gujarat
From a distance, it may only look like a vast barren land, but as you get closer, Kutch is a surreal desert and a cultural marvel. It lies between India and Pakistan, and you can see parts of the land on the other side of the border. Aside from the delectable local cuisines, Kutch is well-known for its handcrafted art pieces and embroidery work. When the full moonlight falls on the white desert, the White Rann of Kutch looks stunning. The Rann Utsav, which takes place from November to February, is a must-visit attraction here.
Places of interest: The Great Runn of Kutch, Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, Kalo Dungar and Pingleshwar Beach
So where are you travelling this Valentine’s Day? Before you go, do check out the COVID guidelines for the destination and stay safe 😀