February is right here, which means romance is in the air – with Valentine’s Day right around the corner! So, we bring you the Top 10 romantic destinations to explore in 2016 to create some more beautiful moments with your significant other.
Often, the magnificence of Pali, Raipur, in Rajasthan escapes the eye of the curious traveller, to the more explored destinations in the desert oasis of India. Once a prime host to British emissaries and noble families, today Lakshman Sagar is a luxurious embrace of tranquility to stoke the romantic in you and how! You can stargaze, bird-watch, lounge around and treat yourself to some sumptuous Rajasthani cuisine.
The Kumaon region in the Himalayas is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Soaking in some sunshine under the magnificence of the Nanda Devi – amidst forests, orchards and terraced fields will liven up your day, and your senses. Itmenaan Estate, about 410 kilometres from the Delhi airport, may just be the place for you and your valentine.
It shouldn’t take you long to reach lake Umiam, just 20 kilometers from Shillong. Meghalaya isn’t just known for its breathtaking beauty. Apart from the lush green landscape of the Khasi hills, there are plenty of reasons to visit this charming little state. Once you’ve explored Ri Kynjai, you wouldn’t want to leave anytime soon. Ri Kynjai quite literally translates to ‘serenity by the lake’ – the cool breeze over the mountains descends gently over the clear water lake here, creating a picturesque setting that will make you wish time could come to a standstill on Valentine’s Day.
Coorg will fascinate you with its near-mythical setting. The Tamara is an exotic destination presiding over acres of coffee plantations, tucked away far from the city. The lush green country roads of Kabbinakad, leading you to this gorgeous property, will also leave you and your love utterly mesmerised.
The Malabar Hills, and no we aren’t talking of Mumbai, await your lovely embrace at Wayanad, in Kerala. Ever wondered how romantic it would be staying at an altitude of 3500 ft above sea level? Banasura Hill Resort is just the retreat you’ve been waiting for! Enjoy the view of the Banasura Mountains, go for long walks by the river, listen to the chirping of the birds and explore a treasure trove of walking trails.
Goa is always an exciting idea, isn’t it? This year, let the party shift to this luxurious abode in South Goa. Look forward to splendid sunrises, relaxing under the sun, banter and endless fun. Under the charade of gentle winds and breezy nights, your hearts will speak louder than words.
The music from the tree-tops of Kumaon hills and the sprawling greens of a mesmerising Uttarakhand are enough to entice one to visit the North. Mary Budden Estate is bound to mellow your heart. Set in the locale of the exquisitely beautiful Binsar, Marry Budden Estate is absolutely enchanting! Kumaoni food, nature trails, the chirping of crickets and some digital detox. Doesn’t that sound like fun already?
Frozen in time and offering enthralling experiences,Samsara Luxury Resort and Camp,is situated in the middle of the Thar. It’s a gorgeous setting for plenty of romantic moments and cheerful escapades. Make sure to fully explore this desert camp resort at Dechu, Jodhpur, a few miles from the mesmerising Jaisalmer. There’s also an ‘oasis in the middle of the desert’ awaiting you.
Soak in glory at the emperor-style King’s Lodge in Bandhavgarh. Set foot on the tiger trail, experience phenomenal hospitality and take in the picture-perfect setting of the Sal forests of Bandhavgarh.
This hauntingly beautiful desert fortress of Rajasthan is just minutes away from Jaisalmer airport. Exuberance fills the air in the vastness of this palatial hotel. To fall in love with Rajasthan is one thing, to fall for the enchanting rustic charms of Suryagarh’s grand offering of solitude is quite another.