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11 Dreamy Places in India to Visit with your Partner

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Romantic Destination in India

In today’s time, materialistic and physical things get a priority instead of
emotional needs and relations. We all are so stuck up in our daily routines and are so scared of change that we monotonously follow the same dull and boring set of work every day.
But every once in a while, everyone needs a break to cherish your relationship with your partners. For all those who are in need of a romantic getaway to relax and enjoy with your special one, then don’t worry as you have to do no research to find a good place for you. Before you invest in a foreign visa, make sure you’ve read all the special pages of the book of
this country with your special someone.
Here are 11 breathtaking destinations to visit with your partner in India!

1. Khajjiar

Are you also one of the Switzerland kind of love obsessed person but don’t
have the budget to fulfill this dream? If yes, then don’t worry, we have brought you an almost similar option, a mini-Switzerland
which can be found in India from the name- Khajjiar.
Also check, how you can save money while traveling. This small hill station is a true treasure of Himachal Pradesh hidden in Chamba. The gorgeous landscapes, crystal clear lakes, thick pine forests and mesmerizing
views themselves set up a mood for you to spend some romantic time with
your loved one.

Spell-bounding view at Kahjjiar Lake

2. Goa

If you and your partner are into pristine beaches, tropical weather and a bustling nightlife, Goa can be one exhilarating experience for you. Having been a Portuguese colony for a considerable period, the culture and feel of the destination have a unique charm and European touch. With its waterfalls, open fields, clubs, ruins, churches and lots of adventure water sports, you and your partner can enjoy a vacation that is both romantic and exciting. Taking a romantic stroll on an unpopulated beach with a margarita will de-stress and rejuvenate you and your partner. Goa is a
a complete package for a romantic weekend.

An epitomic art of beach love

3. Shimla

Do you like the idea of waking up to a view of the mesmerizing snow-capped mountains and the beautiful green grasslands being cuddled up in the arms of your partner? If yes, then Shimla is the place for you as it not only offers you gorgeous views and cool breeze but also a lot of peace and calmness that contrasts your noisy city life. Almost anything and everything is romantic when in Shimla. Also, you can choose to stay under a blanket in front of the fire with a glass of Blackcraft whiskey to stay warm.

Couples in Shimla

4. Udaipur

Royal Welcome at the Taj City Palace

Does your version of romance include luxury, royalty and beauty, then
the royal city of Udaipur is your destination. This beautiful city of Rajasthan has often been called the City of Lakes. With its sumptuous palaces overlooking sparkling lakes, serene boat rides in the lakes, camel safaris, exotic shopping, paragliding, light and sound shows, cultural festivities and royal treatment in the royal palaces, travelers from all over the world visit this city to experience the traditional and historic charm. Experiencing the royal charm and old-time allure with your special one in this romantic city in a traditional haveli with a glass of crown royal reserve overlooking a beautiful lake easily makes for a honeymoon-worthy experience.
Note: Make a special romantic vacation to Udaipur via famous luxury Train
Maharajas’ Express
and have an unforgettable Memory.

5. Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is the perfect place if the rain holds some special place in your heart or trigger some happy memories which you would like to relive once again. It is one of the wettest places in the world and
enjoys the privilege of experiencing monsoons throughout the year.
Fascinating views forming the background of your long drive along with your sweetheart, a slight drizzle tracing your windowpanes with a cup of tea does this not sound like a perfect date plan to you?

Cherrapunji
Mystical view of Watefalls

6. Kerala

Couple-stay at Houseboat

This romantic state is often known as God’s Own Country. Its serene and diverse natural beauty ranging from backwaters is a unique combination of canals, rivers and lakes, mesmerizing waterfalls, rich wildlife, exhilarating safaris, rolling hills, tea and cocoa plantations and historical temples. Enjoying the locally grown cocoa used for making chocolates with your partner will make your vacation even more romantic.

7. Gulmarg & Srinagar

A spectacular location covered with snow and misty sky it is the perfect getaway for rekindling the romance and creating much happier
memories that will live with you for a lifetime. Gulmarg is known as the best place to woo your sweetheart. Gondola experience and the ski attempt on the snowy white slopes at Gulmarg just act as a catalyst in your love. Srinagar, the capital city of this paradise, is often known as the “Venice of the East”. With various picturesque attractions such as the Dal Lake, floating markets and post offices and living in a houseboat with numerous sales boats lining up beside your boat, from which you can purchase goods, provides for a unique experience for both you and your loved one. Taking a romantic shikara ride at night out into the water while watching the stars overhead in your partner’s company will be one of the most romantic experiences of your life.

Snowy meadows of Gulmarg

8. Rann of Kutch

This enigmatic white land in Gujarat makes for an experience unique to itself. It transforms into the pearlescent salt lands with enchantingly clear blue skies above once the water dries up in the summer. Nature lovers from all over the globe marvel at the unique beauty of the landscape and even find it a bit intimidating. Between November and March, the festival of joy, known as the Rann Utsav, brings crowds, music and colors to this white earth making for an extraordinary experience.

Rann Utsav
Moonlit White Dessert

9. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman & Nicobar
Beach Romancing

Before choosing Bahamas and Hawaii as your first preference for an exotic beach destination try the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its amazing diversity with emerald green forests, scenic waterfalls, extensive plantations, white sandy beaches and exhilarating diving opportunities in shallow blue waters are bound to provide the romantic atmosphere for two people to experience together. The water activities with its coral reefs and marine life are an attraction unique to its islands.

10. Darjeeling

Based in the Himalayan foothills, thoughts of this beautiful hill station conjures up the memory of row of emerald green tea plants shaping the rolling hills. Its chilly weather, old world charm, hiking and trekking opportunities and toy train rides make for a romantic get-away from the hustle and bustle of 21st-century cities. B

Darjeeling
Darjeeling Toy Train Routes

11. Coorg

Coorg
Romantic Stays in Coorg

This charming little town in south India is known as the Scotland of India. Due to its quiet, scenic and romantic atmosphere which is perfect for you and your partner to spend time together in solitude. Amidst of exotic coffee plantations and the scent of fresh spices, the laid back lifestyle in Coorg provides lots of opportunities. For strolls in long casual dresses through sandalwood and teak forests while experiencing the area’s beautiful waterfalls and diverse wildlife and birdlife.

Don’t just dream about the amazing time you would spend on this
romantic getaway, rather act fast and book one of the above – mentioned
places for you and your special one!

Exploring Kashmir: A heavenly experience

Source: Beautiful World

Nothing can touch a little kid’s heart more than the divine touch of a drop of beauty. And that drop of beauty which shines so charmingly in this vast expanse of India’s terrain is Kashmir. True, I was a little kid when I traveled to Kashmir, excited for a four or five-day trip, which would assemble for me loads of memories, but never did I realize that even years later, the same heap of memories would stay afresh in my mind, mesmerizing me even more and more. That’s the captivating charm of Kashmir, beholding your breath and taking you far along, away from the agonizing miseries of this world.

So here is day-wise experience of my 5 day long trip to Kashmir

Day 1: Delights of Dal Lake

After an hour-long flight from Jammu, we reached Srinagar. The first sight of Dal Lake was quite appealing. More than the deluge of water along its banks, what captured my attention was the dozens of houseboats which held their head high amidst the gush of that splendid lake. I remember shouting those exceptional houseboat names shining on each one’s roof. But what seemed more fascinating was the joyful Shikara ride which would actually take me to those heavens in water.  Things seemed fun – the boat ride was exactly a joyride. But what grabs my attention now is- how peaceful it was, the exquisite view of the mountains on one side, whilst you are sitting in the lap of the magnificent lake. Even loneliness would seem a perfect companion when you are bounded by this picturesque. Down below, I could notice a marsh, and growing in it was a gorgeous pink lotus. I had never seen a lotus in my life.

Source: Beautiful World

Our houseboat was a warm place. With beautiful engravings on the walls of our bedroom and living room, it was a treat to live in the midst of the vast lake. Especially at night, when lights sparkle around the mountains and you can sit on your balcony to gaze at the beguiling sights. Our caretaker Abdul was kind and caring. He would serve our meals on time and clean our rooms during the day. He also took us on a trip around the lake. It was indeed a soothing experience. It seemed these people have raised a whole society in water- from markets to houses and what not! Yet they have their share of struggles and the tales of dark mysteries related to this era old lake, inflicted pain in our heart. The beauty has survived, and it will keep on surviving, with such courageous and intellectual citizens.

Day 2: The Mughal Formations to Kashmir

God carved it this way so that the title JANNAT was apt for it. Maybe that’s why even our ancient Mughal emperors did not leave without the indications of their love for Kashmir. Proofs reside in Mughal gardens like Shalimar Bagh, Chashmeshahi, which harbor lively tinted flowers and swiftly cascading springs. We spent much of our time, sitting and adoring the beautiful gardens of Nishat Bagh. Also meaning the ‘Garden of Joyhour-long these gardens are situated very close to the Dal Lake. These gardens were planned in such a way so that they can fit the water source conditions.

The layout of these twelve terraces is unique and signifying the meticulousness of the Mughals. Similarly, Chashmeshahi, which was a gift from Emperor Shah Jahan to his son Dara Shikoh, was built around the fresh-water spring and its topography is majestic. Shalimar gardens are the largest of all the Mughal gardens in Srinagar.

Nishat Bagh in Srinagar

Later, we explored the local markets around Shankaracharya temple, which boasted of intricate Pashmina shawls, sold by the natives of this area.

Day 3: Glorious Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a beautiful hill station which lies in the heart of Kashmir valley, around two hours from Srinagar. We hired a taxi and reached the hour-long mountains of Gulmarg. I would have loved viewing heavy snowfall, but maybe luck wanted me to enjoy the green expanse which was just everywhere. Thanks to the Gulmarg Gondola which runs a few feet high and gives you the best moments to cherish. We had a great time landing close to the snow-covered peaks. Where we enjoyed activities like sledging on the patches of snow, along with a hot cup of coffee to warm up our chilled senses. We could not visit the Apharwat peak, which lies in the second phase of the Gulmarg Gondola and is a premier ski resort. However, skiing activities are open mainly from December to February.

On our way back, we stopped at Pahalgam to sit by the Lidder Lake. The river is surrounded by meadows, majestic hills & tall pine trees. Sitting by this river, I got absorbed in the solace inundating it. The water was too cold to touch, yet it was a wonderful adventure climbing on the rocks and getting clicked with the breathtaking view.  It was indeed great place for camping and photography!

Day 4: Stunning Sonamarg

We drove to Sonamarg, around 3 hours away from Srinagar which is also called the ‘Meadow of Gold’. It gives rise to some great Himalayan glaciers, which shine from a distance. On our way, we also crossed Nallah Singh, a major tributary of river Jhelum.

It was time to explore the peaks of Sonamarg on the back of a horse. As a kid, the very fear of getting up on those dark brown horses named ‘Badal’ or ‘Ramesh’ smacked a big NO out of me. Deep gorges below, and a whole line of these ‘Badals’ walking up in procession, looked good but scary. Now I realize!! Sitting there on the top of a horse, looking below to see Gondola mountains merge with the green panorama would have been pleasurable.

Gondola, it would have been captured in my heart for a lifetime! The view of the Thajiwas glacier is hour-long must watch, when you reach Sonamarg.

I explored other options. I got myself pictured with the adorable furry sheep, that ran about in their vast territory! Do get pictured with them in the vicinity of their freedom, and if they aren’t infuriated when you touch them, you could get a lovely masterpiece for your homes!

We had snacks at some local shops which heralded the mountains. If going back home wasn’t on our agenda for the next day, I would have never left this heavenly place for a few more days!

Day 5: Adieu to heavenly days

It was time to bid Later, to Srinagar, Dal Lake, Shankaracharya temple(visible from our houseboat) and our caring houseboat keeper! For we had a flight back to Jammu, followed by our drive back to my city in Punjab.

Given a chance, I would love one more trip to Kashmir in my lifetime. As now I have a list of 5 reasons to visit Kashmir. I know it would welcome me lovingly with those moments of immense peace once again.

5 reasons to pack up for your trip to Kashmir Ki Waadis.

Kashmir, The title of story is in itself magical. As we read out this place or think of it, brings the glimpse of Kashmir being the only heaven on Earth. But not only the views and weather there, the city will leave you with many reasons to fall in love. Every season has something different to offer you. We will give you reasons to pack up for your trip to Kashmir Ki Waadis.

Check out the list of varieties you get there:

1. Skiing:

May be the most common reason to visit Kashmir will be skiing. The best ski- resort in India is at the terrains of Gulmarg, giving you the extra- ordinary feeling of fun with snow. You can get various ski- packages in Gulmarg.

Best time: Mid January to Mid March.

2. Mountaineering:

Trekking, rock- climbing, rappelling or be it any of those mountain activities are forever a chance from Kashmir, being close to mountains from all the sides. Kashmir has various peaks of Pir Panjal Ranges and Himalayas to experience the flavor of climbing in Kashmir.

Best Time: April to June

3. Tulip Festival:

This time will prove the beauty of Kashmir flaunting in different colors. The festival welcomes the blooming season of tulip at the Siraj Garden, the largest tulip garden in Asia. The place at the right time will leave you mesmerized for the lifetime. It is generally a 15 day festival when the tulips are in best of their views.
Best time: Spring Season generally between Mid March to April.

4. Golfing:

Kashmir offers the most scenic golf course in the valleys of Gulmarg and Srinagar. Golf within the shades of Chinar and Pine, leave the golf lovers mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty and weather surrounding the sport. Golf course in Kashmir feels like icing on the cake.

Best time: April to November

5. Rafting and Shikara Ride:

Water bodies too have something to gift you on the tour of valleys in Kashmir. Shikara Ride at Dal Lake is unique experience leaving you in the laps of nature. While rafting at River Lidder in Pahalgam will give you goose bumps of cold chilled out weather which will be a speechless experience for your lifetime.

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