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Valentines day 2015: The most romantic destinations to celebrate Valentines Day
Monday, February 9th, 2015

It is that time of the year again, the roses are red, the sky is blue, and love is in the air for me and you.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and couples all over are frantically looking to create the perfect magical experience for each other. But rather than taking the beaten track of of movie and candle light dinner in your boring old city, why not take a trip to some place exclusive? A romantic getaway is the perfect occasion to reconnect with one another once more, and also an opportunity to rejuvenate yourself. We help you with a few insider tips for planning your ideal romantic getaway this season.

India is sprinkled with hidden gems, which can offer the perfect setting for a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day celebration. And to suit the nature of this season, we have come up with very special romantic holiday ideas for you.

The lush Andamans

  • Romance o meter – Rolling green hills, lush expanses stretching to the horizon, deepest and clearest blue waves, clear sky and serene white sand beaches.
  • How to heat up the holiday  – Dive together into the deep blue ocean, take a swim with the gentle giants on Elephant Beach, trek on an uninhabited island or cozy up with your beloved in a quiet corner of the beach.
  • Where to hide away from the worldBarefoot Resort provides complete seclusion from the intrusions of the outside world with private cottages and direct access to the most beautiful beach in Asia - Radhanagar Beach. No internet connectivity or any other wireless services is actually a blessing here.
Barefoot Resort, Andamans
Eco Friendly Resort, Andamans

Serene Alleppey

  • Romance O meter – Picturesque land with the calm and tranquil backwaters, flanked by the droopy canopy of palm trees and quaint little homes dotting the boundaries of the canals.
  • How to heat up the holiday – Take a houseboat through the serpentine backwaters away from the rest of the world; whip up an intimate meal for two on board, laze on the deck while soaking in the stunning scenery around and have a candlelight dinner under the “starry, starry nights”.
  • Where to hide away from the world – The homestays of Alleppey are extremely charming and provides you the first hand experience and feel of the land, they are usually run by the homeowners themselves and provide the best of the local cuisine. On the other hand the houseboats in Alleppey on the backwaters offer a truly unique experience. Cut out from the hustle bustle of the mainland, houseboats are extremely intimate and private and also come with your own personal chef.
Charming resort by Marari Beach

Romantic Villa, Alleppey

Gorgeous Munnar

  • Romance O meter – The Kashmir of Southern India, Munnar is a treat for any traveller. A rare spot of a hill station set amid an abundance of shores and beaches.  The weather is always pleasant, the scenic beauty stunning and the ambience exceedingly soothing. Smell of the spice and tea plantations flavour the air.
  • How to heat up the holiday – Take a unique trip to Munnar’s most striking attraction – the tea plantations.  Witness firsthand the magic of tea making -right from plucking of the tea leaves to the straining of a freshly brewed batch of the amber liquid. In fact the plantations allow you to sample some of the freshly prepared brew right there on site. Then take your partner out for a trek to the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in all of south India. If you are a couple of adrenaline junkies, then this is the ideal place to embark upon adventure sports however, if you are more of the mellow kind, then the panoramic view offered from the peak is itself worth the trek.
  • Where to hide away from the world – Stay at Windermere Estate, a small luxury resort with set high among the hills around Munnar amidst acres of cardamom estate. Cuddle up in your private cottage with a gorgeous view and scrumptious food, all of your material needs of yours will be taken care in Munnar.
Love in Munnar

Valley View Cottages, Munnar

Dashing Delhi

  • Romance o meter – Enviable spring weather, scores of historical sites and monuments – mostly romantic relics of erstwhile Kings and Queens. Brilliant restaurants and cafes, eclectic fairs at Delhi Haat and so on.
  • How to heat up the holiday – Take your beloved to the Mughal Garden. A garden filled with roses, it offers you a setting right out of the movies to spend your Valentine’s Day at. The perfect setting, for the perfect person, on the perfect day – Mughal Garden seems to have been built for exactly this occasion.  Visit Humayun Tomb, which despite its sombre purpose, is a destination of remarkable beauty and value. Drop by charming Hauz Khas market for a leisurely lunch with your beloved at one of the quaint little cafés that offer comfort food with an excellent view of the bewitching lake and surrounding greenery.
Feel At Home, Delhi

Boutique Hotel, Delhi

Finally, what better way is there to celebrate the day of love, than at the biggest historical wonder immortalizing a husband’s love for his beloved wife? The world famous Taj Mahal of Agra does not need any introduction. If you are in Delhi and especially during the occasion in question, you must make at least one visit to the monument which is the most significant symbol of a man’s love for his beloved.

  • Where to hide away from the world – Delhi is chock full of luxury and boutique hotels from the international La Meridian to the historic and heritage stays like Imperial, Maidens. There are also a number of budget hotels in Delhi and hostels available for those on a budget. But if you are looking for central location with a wow factor, may we suggest Amarya Villa in South Delhi? Each room is unique with its own colour palette and they are furnished with curated, one of a kind pieces. Some rooms have a balcony while some have a terrace. Perfect to knock your partner’s socks off with your choice.

Each of these destinations is unique in their own way but owing to their diverse nature, they can suit a wide array of preferences. In short, if you are not satisfied with the annual routine of a movie date and standard dinner at a fancy yet local restaurant, then one of the places mentioned above can definitely help you plan your perfect romantic holiday, this Valentine’s Day.

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Posted by Sudha at 11:07 pm
    Comments ( 2 2)
  • Pravin

    February 11, 2015

    Nice post. Wish I was in Delhi at this time :)

  • sudha

    February 12, 2015

    Thanks for stopping by, Pravin.

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My name is Sudha Mathew. I'm an ex-banker who quit the rat race after a decade to follow my passion for travel and to combine it with my experience in understanding client requirements and exceeding their expectations.


While our content is mostly about the holiday experience, the accommodation and services, there's so much more to a journey. I have discovered a whole new me through travel. So I've reserved this corner of the website to share the unexpected aspects of travel. This space is also to hear from you about your journeys and discoveries. Bon Voyage!

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