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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!

Udaipur- Lake, Lake Palace and more

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Nested on the shores of the stunning Lake Pichola and surrounded by the rustic Aravali ranges, Udaipur presents you the setting unmatched anywhere in India. It is the place that offers the calmness of a boat ride along with hustle-bustle of the market. The magnanimity of the palaces with the simplicity of street food and quaint old-world feel hotels with all the modern amenities. A perfect selection for the architecture and culture related travel activity.

Padharo Mhare Des…

Udaipur’s skyline offers a pretty romantic setting, right from the time you set your foot in the city. Fantastical palaces and havelis perched upon the banks of the man made lakes makes the city stand out in comparison with other cities of Rajasthan. Here are the list of things one can indulge in on their visit to the City of Lakes.

A Mural depicting Battle of Haldighati at Udaipur Railway Station

Experience the Royal aura at Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace, as the name strikes, visuals of a grand building floating in the middle of the lake will appear before your eyes. 

A grand welcome with a shower of rose petals and platter of refreshments is just the tip of the iceberg of the grand treatment to be followed.

Built as a pleasure palace by Maharana Jagat Singh II in the year 1766, the palace oozes grandness from every nook and corner. 

Magnificent courtyards, intricate architecture and elaborate interiors leave you in awe as you walk past them sipping on the finest of wines from the hotel bar, “Amrit Sagar”.

The restaurants Bhairo and Jharokha offer the most stunning views of the lake Pichola and the city palace as you indulge in the finest Continental and Rajasthani cuisine in the respective restaurants.

Spend your evenings enjoying the beautiful cultural dance and music performances in the King’s Courtyard. The grace and the swirl of the performers will leave you spellbound. That’s Incredible India for you!

Enjoy the Sunset Boat Ride with Surreal Shades of skies

Known as the Venice of the East, Udaipur is home to 7 artificial lakes created across the city. The best way to enjoy the beauty of the lakes is by taking a boat ride.

City Palace at Dawn

Boating in the lake is open from morning 9.00 AM till evening at 6.00 PM, from the city palace. The best time to take the ride is around 5.00 PM, just before the sun is about to set, as you get the best shades of the skies during that time. 

A pretty Venice-esque bridge

The boat ride would make a pit stop at the gorgeous Jag Mandir, the recreational palace of the king, and is also known to be the inspiration of the wonder called Taj Mahal. Of late, the palace is gaining popularity as the most sought-after “Wedding Destination.”

The Scintillating Jag Mandir

From celebrities to industrialists to Hollywood stars, many have tied their Nuptial Knot at this very place. Besides this, Jag Mandir offers a marvellous view of the City Palace and Taj Lake Palace, shining brightly under the setting sun.

Get awed by the Grandeur of City Palace

Front View of the Palace

The City Palace of Udaipur is the largest palace of Rajasthan and 2nd largest Palace of India after Mysore Palace. The construction of this humongous palace was spread across 400 years and 21 generations of rulers.

City Palace from Lake Pichola

However, most significant contributions to the palace can be credited to Maharana Jagatsingh II and Maharana Fatehsingh.  The quarters within the palace are interlinked through a number of courtyards and corridors and are planned in a way to avoid surprise enemy attacks. 

The palace offers a splendid view of the Lake Pichola on one side and Udaipur city on the other side through the beautiful and colourful windows. And the post-sunset view of the palace is worth dying for.

Witness the amazing sunset at Sajjangarh Palace

Sitting on top of the hill, Sajjangarh Palace offers the best sunset view in Udaipur. Known as the Monsoon Palace, it was chiefly built to overlook the monsoon clouds and hence derived its name. The fort offers a panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces and the countryside.

Amazing sunset from Sajjangarh Palace

But the USP of the place is mesmerizing sunset from the top of the palace. Overlooking the gorgeous Aravali ranges, observe the skies as they change the colour with each passing moment as the sun moves down towards the horizon.

Soothe your soul with lip smacking food

Udaipur is a food lover’s paradise. Rich in taste and extremely flavorful, the food takes you to another level of gastronomical pleasure. 

Start your day with the amazing Kachoris, a flattened ball made of flour stuffed with either onion or moong dal. A tasty and heavy breakfast that will give you the energy to get through the first half of the day.

Traditional Lunch at Udaipur

After the Kachoris you savoured in the morning are digested by the juices in your stomach, satiate your belly with the signature Dal Baati Churma. Soft and round Baatis, made from wheat flour and baked in clay oven, are served with Dal made from mixed lentils. The Baatis then crushed and poured with Dal, topped with dollops of ghee are to be savoured using your hands. It is a must try dish, recommended place in Udaipur is Krishna Dal Baati Centre.

Enjoy the Mirchi Wadas and Bread Pakodas at Manak Lalji in the evening, while sipping hot masala tea from kullads(earthen cups). It is nothing less than Nirvana.


Spicy red mutton curry full of spices and oozing with the aroma at Udaipur

After hogging all through the day, as the lights sparkle all across Udaipur, dent your teeth in the delicious Lal Maas. A spicy red mutton curry full of spices and oozing with the aroma, while viewing the lovely city glow by the lakeside, ending a lovely foodie day. When in Varanasi, check out the food culture of the city.

Unleash the shopping monster at local market

Just like another tourist place, Udaipur boasts a local market where you can unleash your shopping monster.

Choose from a wide range of souvenirs, clothes, artefacts, footwear, home decor items and traditional crafts work at the Hathi Pole Market. The market is so colourful, that it will tempt you to purchase everything available on sale.   

With so much to offer, Udaipur is an ideal place to spend your vacation. Plan your next trip to Udaipur and get amazed by the royalty, the beauty and the calm of this lovely little place.

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20 most popular places to visit in India during Monsoon

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Monsoon is a great time to pack up your bags and do the outbound to observe nature at its raw best. Touring in a country like India, which is rich in its natural heritage. Here is the list of places you can visit to look for the pleasure of monsoon in India. These places are best to visit in India during July-September.

List of 20 most popular places one can visit during monsoon.

Saputara

Falls amidst greenery

Gujarat’s solitary hill station is a popular tourist spot as soon as the rains begin. With the tourism department organizing the monsoon festival every year. It is a perfect place for a weekend getaway. Relax at the lakeside with corn on the cob. Paddle boat with friends in the lake. Witness the magnanimity of Gira Waterfalls. Get awed by the variety of flora at Waghai Botanical gardens and get familiar with the Warli paintings and art, as you breathe in a bit of Gujarat.

Lonavala

Photo of Lonavala, Maharashtra

This one needs no introduction, as it stands out to be every Mumbaikar’s and Punekar’s favourite weekend destination. Located exactly at the midpoint of two cities, the journey is as pleasant as the destination. Mumbai-Pune express highway offers a completely different sight in the monsoons, with waterfalls mushrooming all along the road. Enjoy the long drives with near and dear ones while having a bite at the famous Chikki and jelly chocolates.

Matheran

Ways in Matheran. Clicked by Krutarth Vashi

India’s smallest hill station offers you the biggest of surprises in the monsoons. As the entire area gets covered with a blanket of greens, the viewpoints present a soothing view to sore eyes. The entire hill station is a no-vehicle zone. The only way to explore is by foot or horseback, which is an excitement in itself. Witness the sunrise and sunset behind the hills in the company of macaques while sipping a cup of tea among the clouds.  

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Lavasa

A planned city in Maharashtra

For those looking for a peaceful weekend, India’s first planned hill station is where you need to head to. On the banks of an artificial lake, stands a peaceful town, away from the hustle and monotony, with lovely views all around. There are lots of waterfalls on the way to the city and the valleys offer breathtaking views. In short, an ideal place to visit for spending a lazy weekend. Counting in the list of places to visit near Mumbai and Pune during monsoon.

Goa

For all those who think Goa is a beach destination, they must visit Goa during monsoon to see its other side. Charao Island, a little-known place just 30 mins from Panaji is the place to be in Goa when it rains. For hikers and nature lovers, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is equivalent to a utopian society. But the cherry on the cake is the magnificent Dudhsagar Falls which offers a completely mesmerizing view of the monsoon. Explore an unknown side of Goa at a dirt cheap rate while devouring the Goan Fish Curry and nip of Fenny.

Agumbe

Forests in Agumbe

An absolute gem of a place in the heart of the Western Ghats. The serpentine roads lead you up to the peak which offers a breathtaking view of the forests. The ruins of Kaveladurg fort are perfect for a day out. Trek across the paddy fields enjoying the nature at its very best and hike all the way to the endpoint to witness a spectacular sight on three sides.  

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Kudremukh

Trek routes

A trekker’s paradise and a bike rider’s holy grail, Kudremukh National Park is yet another hidden gem of Karnataka. It springs to life during monsoon. If green pastures, misty backdrops & cool breeze are your things, Kudremukh should be on your bucket list. These places are best to visit in August in India. 

Gokarna

Beachside in Gokarna.

For those who feel that Goa is too mainstream, Gokarna is where you must head to. A few hours ride from Goa, Gokarna is an amalgamation of beaches and mountains. It has the lesser hustle and is more peaceful than any of the beaches in Goa. The beaches are secluded, peaceful and offer a beautiful view of the sun setting into the Arabian Sea. Relax on the shacks of the beachside cafes with chilled beer and Chicken Ghee Roast. Its the speciality of the region, while enjoying the stunning view around.

Munnar

Serene tea plantations

The gorgeous tea estates will escort you all through curvy roads of this tiny hill station hidden in the Western Ghats. More reasons to visit Munnar in August of 2018 is the blooming of  Neelakurunji, a rare blue flower that blooms once in 12 years, covering the region in a blanket of blue. Witness the raw beauty of nature at Eravikulam National Park. The enigma of nature in Neelakurunji Flowers, freshness of the tea gardens and the aura of the indigenous Nilgiri Tahr at Munnar this August.  

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Alleppey

Sailing houseboat.

Pristine and surreal backwaters surrounded by the beautiful paddy fields and coconut plantations on either side await you as you set your foot aboard the houseboats and sail lazily into them. August marks the harvesting festival, Onam, in Kerala and is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. The snake boat races are the main attraction of Onam and it is one experience to witness them. 100-120 men row the boats in an absolute synchronization while singing “Kuttanadan Punjayile” in the spirits as high as the coconut trees surrounding the area. Such places are must visit in August in India with family.

Wayanad

Surreal steps in nature

Adorning the northern hills of Kerala is the beautiful district of Wayanad. This area is famous for its large amount of camping and trekking trails, breathtaking waterfalls, caves, bird watching sites, flora, fauna and an overall plethora of magnificent sights. At Neelimala’s summit, you can get a view of the Meenmutty Falls, the largest of its kind in Wayanad. Get delighted by the range of exotic products including spices, coffee, tea, bamboo products, honey and herbal plants available here. Release your tensions with the Ayurvedic massage and get refreshed by the aura of the place.

Andaman Islands

View from the Island. Clicked by Krutarth Vashi.

Far off the mainland, there are a group of 400 little islands collectively known as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The volcanic islands are home to the best beaches in India. A rich underwater diversity makes it a top spot for scuba diving and snorkelling. Relive the moments of Indian Freedom Struggle at Cellular Jail. Witness the architectural genius at Ross Island. Get awed by the beauty of Radhanagar beach. Swim with fishes at North Bay Island and get lost in the mystical Chidiya Tapu beach while witnessing the unaltered beauty of nature.  

Meghalaya

Live root bridges.

‘It always rains in Meghalaya! That’s why it’s so beautiful!’ Meghalaya is gaining a reputation as a natural adventure playground, a prime destination for trekking, caving and canyoning and tribal encounters. Clouds and forests all around, Meghalaya has the best of the natural heritage in India. Be it the natural root bridges at Khasi hills or the clandestine caves at Jaintia. The magnanimous Nohkalikai waterfalls, these all are unique in their own ways. Experience the spectacle of rains and virgin beauty of the wettest place on earth like never before.

Valley of Flowers

Blooming flowers at the Valley

Perched at an altitude of 14000 feet above sea level, with the verdant beauty of the snow-capped Himalayas in the backdrop, the green meadows and cotton-like clouds blend in to make a dreamlike valley of flowers trek. Known as the most beautiful trek in the world with the blue Primula, Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand is a must do the trek for nature lovers. Blessed with exotic flowers, faunas and magnificent views this trek will take you to the world of snow clad mountains and high cliffs.  Listen to the sound of birds chirping and the musical sound of the stream during the trek. The soothing breeze and the enchanting beauty lure away nature and the photography lovers.

Rishikesh

It is every adventure enthusiast’s dream destination, Rishikesh offers you a plethora of options to try to satiate the adrenaline appetite. The gushing waters of Alaknanda create roaring rapids as you paddle your raft through them without ending up in the water. Rishikesh also hosts India’s highest bungee jump platform, paragliding, hang-gliding, kayaking and bridge slithering among various activities one can choose from. Camp by the riverside with barbeque and music for a perfect ending to a wonderful adventure. Also, soothe with some peace through yogic training.

Riverview in Rishikesh

What is your travelling activity

Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek

Five days of Hampta Pass & Chandratal Lake trekking will enable you to spend ample time amidst the flabbergasting serenity mixed with fun and excitement. The Chandratal Lake Trek is a treasure trove for the ardent as well as amateur trekkers and holds the charm and allurement like any other treks in the Himalayas. The scenic landscape exposes trails that meander through alpine forests, huge rock formations, and remarkably rich vegetation. Chandratal Lake trekking experience introduces you to the captivating beauty of the Himalayan meadows, flora and fauna of the Lahaul and Spiti valley. It also gets you close to the life and spirit amidst the lofty peaks. With easy gradients, climbs and descends, this trek will definitely satiate all your quench for trekking in the Indian Himalayas. It is the best place to visit in August in Himachal.

Trek Route at Hampta Pass

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Forts of Maharashtra

The forts have been strongholds of the Maratha rulers since the reigns of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Tactically built over hilltop overseeing the valleys, these forts provide a gem of a sight after the rains turn everything green. Lohgadh, Raigadh & Sinhagadh forts are the most famous of the forts, offering a stunning view alongside a brilliant architecture. Visapur fort, Harihar fort and Torna fort are a few other in this long list of breathtaking beauty and architectural marvel. Be amazed by the rich history and the magnificent view of the Maratha bastions this monsoon in Maharashtra.

Pondicherry

Magnificent view at Pondicherry

Bonjour’ is what you’ll say as you step foot on the erstwhile French Colony in India. The hotels, restaurants and ‘lifestyle’ shops sell a seductive vision of the French-subcontinental aesthetic, enhanced by Gallic creative types and Indian artists and designers. The internationally famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its offshoot just north of town, Auroville, draw large numbers of spiritually minded visitors. Pondicherry’s vibe: less faded colonial-era villa, more bohemian-chic, New Age–meets–Old World hang-out on the international travel trail. The beaches are just as peaceful as the city, making it a must visit place for seeking inner peace.  

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Udaipur

Lakeside palaces

Rajasthan’s best-kept secret, shining on the shores of the shimmering Lake Pichola and surrounded by the brilliant Aravali ranges, Udaipur has a romance of setting unmatched in all India. The grandiloquent palaces, havelis & the narrow streets add a human touch to the city’s natural charms. For a tourist, the tranquillity of boat ride on the lake, colourful bazaars, lively arts and the tempting shops along the lovely countryside that can be explored and enjoyed to the fullest. Make it more enriching while feasting on some of the most delicious street food the city has to offer.

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Kausani

Panoramic view of hills

Situated on a ridge, above a dense alpine forest, a small village in the Uttarakhand offers lovely panoramic views of the snow clad mountain peaks, fresh air & relaxed atmosphere. Kausani is a backpacker’s happy place and an author’s dreamland, offering exquisite views of the massive Nanda Devi and Panchachuli Peaks. The glory of the views reaches its pinnacle at dawn and dusk. Sun-rays turn the peaks into golden during sunrise and crimson at sunset, making a spectacle to observe and relieved in the memory box.

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There you have the best 20 places to visit this monsoon, so pack up your bags, pick up a place or two and blend in the surroundings of the mesmerizing places of our Incredible India. India is happening during New Year’s too. So also have a look at New Year celebrating destinations of India.

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