India has many romantic places to visit and explore the more than 5,000 years of history. It is a great place to relax with your loved one and enjoy the slower pace of life. Here are India’s most romantic holiday hotspots.
Kerala is a state in the southern coast of India known for its palm lined beaches, backwater canals, tea and coffee estates and fantastic cuisine. You can rent a houseboat and take a tour of Kerala’s backwater canals, you’ll enjoy looking out over the scenic views and catch an insight into local village life as you peacefully drift by.
You can visit Thekkady which offer safaris and is a wildlife refuge centre for elephants and other animals. If you wish to see tigers then you should visit Periyar. A few other locations to visit are Athirappilly Falls, Eravikulam National Park, Bekal Fort, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Chembra Peak.
Rajasthan is a north western state in India and is known for its spectacular Indian architecture. You can visit Jaipur known as the pink city to enjoy the beautiful architecture of buildings like Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Jal Mahal. Go on a safari in the Ranthambore National Park which is known for a large population of tigers. If you are a bird watching enthusiast you can visit Keoladeo National Park which is a UNESCO listed park with abundant birdlife. You can also visit Chand Baori step well which is one of a kind and contains 3500 steps that go down 30 metres to the pool below.
Agra is mainly popular for its iconic Taj Mahal but is also home to several other architectural wonders. You can visit the Taj Mahal anytime of the year to see the architectural wonder, and one of the best things to do is to go up in a hot air balloon to see the Taj Mahal from above, this is especially magical during sunrise.
You can also visit the sandstone Agra Fort which was the primary residence of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 before shifting its capital to Delhi. You can visit the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah which house semi-precious stones and is often referred as ‘Baby Taj’. A few other locations to visit are Akbar’s Tomb, Moti Masjid, Musamman Burj and Jama Mosque.
Shimla is a hill station in the Himalayas that is less than a 350km journey from Delhi. Traveling there from Delhi is easy and you will find plenty of trains and flights from Delhi to meet your schedule. The area is popular for honeymoons and couples looking for a quiet retreat. There are plenty of upscale accommodations to relax in. The area is popular all year round and you can go skating or skiing in the winter and hiking or fishing in the warmer months. Be sure to visit the temples and enjoy a picnic by a waterfall.
Goa is a lovely state in south western India that is quite popular with tourists and residents of India. If you are looking for a luxurious holiday to India, then you’ll find plenty of luxury resorts here, and there are plenty of private beaches which are perfect for your romantic getaway.
Take a boat ride to the nearby Grand and Bat Islands where you can go snorkelling and view dolphins. Visit the stunning Dudhsagar Waterfalls, a 600 m, 3 streamed waterfall. Some of the noted beaches are Anjuna, Ashwem, Chapora, Arambol and Utorda. Be sure to visit Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus to view beautiful Portuguese styled architecture.