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Jigyasha Prasad Jan 07 2014

Which are the best destinations to visit during Valentine’s Day?

Mercy Jacob Jan 07 2014
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Not sure what to do this Valentine's Day? We've got you covered. Here’s presenting some of the best destinations to visit during valentine’s day. Upgrade from the standard box of chocolates or long-stem roses with a romantic getaway to sweep your Valentine off his or her feet.


Kashmir

The heaven on earth, the muse of every poet and the king of all romantic getaways of the world – Jammu and Kashmir! The place has long been know as a place of exceptional beauty. The valley, enclosed in it's magnificent amphitheater of mountains, is heavily wooded and set with lakes and ornamental gardens laid out by the Mughals.


Photo of Kashmir (by Basharat Shah)

Go for a romantic Shikara ride on the panoramic Dal lake, and while coming back home don’t forget to gift your beloved the beautiful handmade Kashmiri shawls.

Ooty

Nestled in the lap of Nilgiris, Ooty - the Queen of Hill Stations is another location where you can celebrate this wonderful day. Home-made chocolates, good quality tea and fresh sweet honey is what every visitor to Ooty takes back. But what truly marks a vacation here is the romance infused by nature. Board the Toy Train or the Nilgiri Mountain Railway that chugs along the mountains and winds its way through many tunnels and small bridges.


Photo of Ooty (by Ghost Particle)

Visit the beautiful Rose Garden and take a boating trip on the popular man-made Ooty Lake as it sets the mood for a romantic pleasant evening. Check out other amazing things to do in Ooty.


Kerala

One of the most sort after destinations for celebrating the Valentine’s Day, Kerala has been blessed with lush green environment, the beautiful backwaters, pleasant hill stations, beaches and tea gardens add to the romantic appeal of this tiny jewel snuggled amidst the Western Ghats and Arabian Sea. To make your trip more memorable, check out various holiday tour packages.



Photo of Kerala (by Kerala Tourism)

Alleppey or Alappuzha easily takes the crown when it comes to the most romantic places to visit in Kerala. The magnitude of its picturesque beauty is beyond compare! Its backwaters have that surreal, ethereal quality which can make romancers get lost in each other’s eyes! or Climb up towards Munnar, a hill station where painters are born, poems are scripted and romance is kindled.

Paris, France

Could there be a more perfect place to be than Paris for Valentine’s Day? This beautiful city has all the right ingredients for an unforgettable rendezvous that fits any couple’s definition of romance. A romantic dinner cruise on the Seine, a prestigious evening at the Eiffel Tower or an exceptional dinner and show at the Lido, and there is more to Paris, check other things to do in Paris.


Photo of Paris (by Glen Scarborough)


The Ponts des Arts, the nine-arch metallic footbridge is a destination for couples wishing to memorialize their love. Lovers from near and far visit the bridge to attach padlocks emblazoned with initials and messages before throwing the locks' keys into the Seine below.


Verona, Italy

It’s hard to talk about Valentine’s Day destinations and not talk about Verona, famous for the legend of Romeo and Juliet. Streets in the city center are decorated with big lit up hearts and a huge red hearts is painted on the pavement of the central piazza dei Signori, one of the most elegant squares in Verona. Visit Juliet’s house, which itself is free to visit on the two days of the festa, and the front door is completely covered in love letters which on 14th are taken down and judged.



“Cara Giulietta” -Dear Juliet Prize is awarded to the most beautiful letter selected among all those addressed to Shakespeare’s heroine during the previous year. Valentine’s day in Verona can be a good chance to discover and appreciate some of its most famous wines with a wine tour of Valpolicella wineries or in one of many cosy wine bars in Verona city center.

Agra


Can there be a better place for a romantic getaway on Valentines Day than the city which boasts of the ‘monument of love’ - Taj Mahal. Agra for centuries stands as land of romance and it is hard to beat the allure of a moonlight drench Taj Mahal. Book a table at the The Oberoi Amarvilas, enjoy a romantic meal with a view of the Taj Mahal.

Taj from the Oberoi Amarvilas (from the official website)

The place is quite popular among those who want to give their Valentine a love-wrapped surprise without hammering their daily work routines. Agra’s good connectivity with Delhi, Mathura, Gwalior and with other nearby locations makes it one of the best destinations to visit during Valentine’s Day.

Nainital


For an unforgettable valentine’s day, head towards Nainital, set amidst seven mountains that hold the Naini Lake as a cup in their abode, the place is ideal for a couple who wants to spent time in nature's lap while enjoying a scenic boat ride by paddling, rowing or sailing or just taking long romantic strolls through the Pine laden tracks.



Photo of Nainital (by Abhishekkaushal)

One can take a ride in the cable cars and have a romantic time as you are driven above the magnificent Nainital. A cozy night out with a tasteful meal at The Mall will be like an icing on the cake for this special day.


Udaipur


Rekindle the romance in your life by making a trip to Udaipur this Valentine’s Day. The city, Known as the Venice of the East, has a charm, beauty and glory of its own. The breathtaking views encircles the blue waters of Lake Pichola. The lake reflects the delicate marble architecture of the buildings above, which themselves sit below one of the world's oldest mountain ranges, the Aravalli Hills.



Walk along with your beloved on the blanks of this lake, which make lovely backdrops for a sunset stroll. Feel the romance and enjoy the hospitality of the various luxurious resorts and hotels at Udaipur. Visit the magnificent palaces or go for a boat ride on the glimmering water as the lake takes you close to the erstwhile pleasure palaces of the Royals of Mewar, the Jag Mandir and the Jag Niwas.


Goa

If you are the one who loves to be a party freakthen Goa is meant for you. Sun kissed beaches, soulful breeze, vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering seafood - Goa has it all for a perfect Valentine’s Day celebration. Enjoy a romantic walkby the seashores as the waves play music to your ears.


Photo of Goa (by Ipshita B)


Go out, wander the historical treasure that this city has to offer, for the adventure enthusiast jet skiing, surfing and dolphin rides are some of the options to enjoy. One can simply lay back at the beach just to enjoy each other’s company. In the evening, enjoy sunset boat cruise over Mandovi River with your beloved to end this memorable day. Check out Goa's enthralling nightlife from nightlife in Goa page.



Havelock Island

A picturesque island with white sandy beaches, Havelock Island is one of the most romantic islands in the world. For all those adventurous couples out there, get out and snorkel, dive or simply indulge in a few water rides to together on Havelock Island.
And when you want to relax, all you need sit at the beach in each other’s company to soak in Havelock’s beauty. It’s not about ‘discovering’ or ‘sightseeing’; it is about letting yourself loose and letting Havelock take over.



There is nothing better than traveling because a romantic getaway will not only rejuvenate your bond as a couple but also recharge your batteries as you explore new lands. And if you wish to explore the path less trodden, then check out the best offbeat destinations for Valentine's Day. So book your tickets, pack your bag and get set for surprising your better half with these best destinations to visit during Valentine’s Day.

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