Every time life gets on your nerve, we all want to unwind and rejuvenate with some quality private time with our loved ones. However, most touristy destinations across the crowd are always either crowded, or closed due to bad weather. Privacy and personal attention are out of question as every store will have huge queues outside, and every restaurant packed to capacity. Why travel to a different city altogether if you can’t escape the hustle-bustle of the metros you live in.
Here are the top 10 most beautiful romantic destinations in India that you can head to with your loved one. This would be an experience to remember, we promise!
Alleppey is called Alappuzha is a beautiful town in Kerala. Boat rides and cruises are something to leave everybody awed in this town. Get on a houseboat, forget your worries and peacefully wander around the lake.
How to reach Alleppey
The Cochin International Airport is 75 kms, and is the nearest airport to Allepey. The Alleppey Railway Station lies within the city limits and is well connected by rail to Cochin and Trivandrum. Kerala State Run Transport Corporation buses connect Alleppey to most major cities in Kerala. You also have luxury air-conditioned buses from cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Mysore and Coimbatore. The town is also accessible by National Highway-47.
If adventure sports are your thing, Havelock Island is just four-hour ferry drive away from Port Blair. The pristine blue waters are perfect to set the tone for your time ahead. Hire a bike, or simply walk around. Needless to say, beach sports are a runaway hit. Go scuba diving, it’s almost meditative.
How to reach Havelock Island
Port Blair Airport is the nearest to the island. Seaplane is also available for the tourist to reach there. Havelock is an island, so it is not possible to reach here by train. However, waterways are very active, people can take ferries to reach the island. Roads are smooth which allows you to move from one place to another. Buses and shared jeeps are the cheapest transport.
Imagine the drizzle, Chai/Cofee with hot pakoras, and an awesome long drive. Is that your idea of romance? If yes, head over to Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. It’s one of the wettest places on Earth, and is beauty at its best. The place sees monsoons throughout the year. So expect that perfect evening on every day of your vacation!
How to reach Cherrapunji
Guwahati Airport is the nearest to Cherrapunji. It’s around 181 kms away from the city. Guwahati also offers the nearest railroad to Cherrapunji. Buses for Cherrapunji leave from the Sohra Bus Stand in the Bara Bazaar area of Shillong.
A gem in the Himachal, Khajjiar is actually a small little hill station in Chamba. It’s breathtaking location and scenery have given it the title of ‘Mini Switzerland’. Just walk around the lake or go on a romantic long walk in the thick pine forests with your loved one. It’s all white, serene and picture perfect.
How to reach Khajjiar
Khajjiar does not have an airport. Gaggal Airport in Dharamsala is 122 kms away. However its connected with important cities like Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh by road. This road is picturesque. Pathankot is the nearest rail link, at a distance of 118 kms. Trains from Ahmedabad, Bhatinda, Delhi, Hatia, Jammu, Udhampur, etc go to Pathankot.
Drive down to Nashik with your loved one, and lose yourself. Enjoy a drink at the Vineyards or savor lunch by the side of the various lakes it has to offer. What more do you want!
How to reach Nashik
The nearest airport is Nasik Ozar Airport. Nashik railway station is a major station on the Central Railway network. The roads of Nashik smoothly connect it with the neighbouring cities.
If Shimla is too crowded for you, this won’t be. Just half an hour away from the hustle bustle lies this sleepy town, full of Himalayan cedar, wild strawberries and awesome orchards. It’s a nature lover’s delight, and will offer you many photo opportunities.
Not meant for the typical romantic kind, this one’s for couples who like to travel off-the-beaten path. Have some lip-smacking local dishes, wander around and lose your worries.
How to Reach Mashobra
The nearest airport is the Jubbarhatti Airport is in Shimla, and a convenient 35 kms away. The nearest railroad is Kalka, and that’s 103 kms away. The bus service is cheaper. Catch one of the buses that leave daily for Mashobra from Shimla’s Lakkar Bazar. You can even drive down to Mashobra from New Delhi (355 kms away) and Chandigarh (130 kms away).
If you’re the whacky adventurous couple, risk your life at one of India’s most dangerous roads. It’s closed during peak winters. If you decide to take this route, make sure you are fully prepared well in advance. However, if you do, you’ll remember it for the rest of your life.
How to reach Jalori Pass
If you are traveling from Shimla or Narkanda, after 100 kms you will reach Luhri junction. This is where you take a left turn to enter into the Jalori Pass Road. The top of the hill or the pass is 53 kms from here.
Chaukori is a tiny hill station in Uttarakhand. So why visit this place? The breath-taking views of the snowy peaks of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot, and the feel of the cool breeze touch your face. You can sit here for hours in silence, and do nothing.
How to reach Chaukori
The nearest Airport is Naini Saini Airport in Uttarakhand, and that’s roughly one-and-half hour drive. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam. It’s around 180 kms. Alternatively you can travel by Bus from Nainital (181 kms), Rishikesh (327 kms), Haridwar (347 kms) or Dehradun (366 kms) via Uttaranchal State Transport and some private travel services.
Want some private beach time? Ditch Goa and head to Mararikulam. Simple. This awesome beach is perfect to sit, relax and soak in the sun. Enjoy your time while you site in the shade of the coconut trees on the beach.
How to reach Mararikulam
The best way to reach Mararikulam is from Kochi by road. Head South-East on Aroor – Thoppumpady Road towards Post Office Road. Turn right onto NH47 and turn right onto Beach Road/Marrarikulam Temple Road. Keep left to continue on Beach Road. It takes only an hour to reach from Kochi. In case you can’t drive, it takes around Rs. 800 to 1000 to reach Mararikulam by cab. There are numerous buses throughout the day leaving from Ernakulam Junction to Mararikulam. It takes close to 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours to reach Mararikulam from Kochi by bus.
If you love to engage with new cultures, Imphal is the place for you. Called the Jewel of India, it is surrounded by hills from all sides. A scenic heaven, Imphal will get you refreshed if you are tired of the conventional romantic places.
How to reach Imphal
Imphal has its own Airport. The nearest Railway Station is Dimapur Railway Station. It’s also linked to major cities in the region and is well connected through Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and some private bus operators.