One of the best parts of having a significant other is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy is getting unobstructed one-on-one time while exploring unfamiliar parts of the world. Whether domestic or international, a trip with your partner almost always guarantees sharing unusual experiences and learning something new about each other. It’s easy to uncover sides of your partner, and maybe even yourself, you haven’t seen before when you’re having many first-time experiences together, and travel allows couples to access a different kind of closeness than that of regular daily life.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend of adventure, or to unplug on a quiet beach, these five getaways are on our list to book two tickets to ASAP.
Surrounded by reserved forest and with over 200 trees spread over 3 acres of hillside overlooking the holy river, Atali Ganga is a spectacular adventure retreat. There is a chic charm to the rugged ambience here and we highly recommend it to all the adventure lovers out there. This hideaway offers 22 private, comfortable and independent cottages overlooking the River Ganges. Indulge in adventure activities ranging from rafting, wall climbing, mountain biking, hiking, astronomy as well as yoga – a great way to some quality time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Set in a tropical garden, barely 200 metres off the beach, the villas are designed as inclusive, barefoot retreats, each with their own infinity pool looking out to the sea. The houses sit in complete harmony with the local landscape and cultural milieu – the bedrooms provide natural light and boast of gorgeous coconut wood furniture along with modern luxuries. There is no restaurant on the premises; every meal is tailor-made to suit your culinary preferences and each feast is an exquisite and intimate experience. Couples can relax in the gorgeous infinity pool or indulge in the extensive line of massages they have created in collaboration with Forest Essentials.
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.
The Orchard at Peora is inspired by Tuscan farmhouses. It’s located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and is surrounded by Himalayan ranges and pine forests. The rooms here are large yet intimate and cozy and open up to endless views of the lush green valley and mountain peaks which serves as perfect deck for star-gazing on a clear night – how romantic!
The lodge has been built with natural materials and is also home to many mammals, birds and reptiles. The huts and cottages are spread out in 50 acres of mixed jungle in undulating terrain, giving a jungle-like experience which few in the country can parallel – just right for the couple who enjoy the wilderness. The meals here are served in a “machaan” popularly known as the tree house which overlooks the Ken River and offers delicious home-made food.
So where are you and bae heading off to?