Last Updated on January 18, 2023
The most obviously romantic city in India is arguably Udaipur in Rajasthan, with its opulent pink palaces looking out over a string of tranquil lakes. While hotels have taken over the lakefront, explore the city’s winding backstreets to get a feel for Udaipur’s early days as you meander through traditional Havelis and ancient bazaars. If you prefer, you can approach the lovely Taj Lake Palace from the sea and savor its alluring bygone charm.
There are numerous incredibly beautiful locations to stay in Udaipur, many of them on Lake Pichola. One of the best was constructed in the 18th century, the Amet Haveli. The restaurant and pool are exquisite, and the accommodations feature stunning lakeside views.
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
There aren’t many more romantic sunsets than this. Travelers to Kanyakumari the southernmost part of India will be rewarded with a spectacular sunset and the moon rising during Chitra Pournami, or full moon. As a result, it ranks among India’s top destinations for romantic getaways. Kanyakumari, which is nearly completely encircled by the sea, is where the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet the Bay of Bengal. It is also a well-known pilgrimage place, and the seaside, 3,000-year-old Bhaghavathy Amman temple is well worth a visit.
Our recommendation for lodging is the beachside Sparsa Resort Kanyakumari, which is only a 5-minute stroll from Sunset Point. Excellent amenities include a tennis court and an outdoor pool.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
The Taj Mahal in Agra is a superb example of Mughal architecture. The Taj is undoubtedly the biggest, boldest romantic symbol on the planet, in addition to being one of the most stunning locations in all of India. It was made to hold the remains of Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Its construction required more than 20 years and roughly 20,000 men, and it was made from rare materials and semiprecious stones from all over the world. There’s no denying that this wonder of the world is extremely spectacular, despite the fact that it is pompous and excessive.
Why not combine your trip with a safari if you and your significant other are yearning to see the Taj Mahal? seeing monkeys and leopards among breathtaking Indian scenery
Where to stay: Although planning a vacation on a houseboat is a must when visiting Kerala, there are also many beautiful places to stay on land. A villa at Taj Bekal Resort & Spa would be a good idea. The resort is located beside the Kappil River and provides a wide range of activities for you and your significant other to enjoy, including boating and fishing. The pool is amazing, the rooms are stylish, and the food is delectable.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Beautiful, snow-capped Manali in Himachal Pradesh is a fantastic stop for a romantic retreat because it is perched high in the Himalayan mountains. Enjoy the clean mountain air by participating in daring activities like paragliding, skiing, or mountaineering. Alternately, enjoy the lovely vistas along the Solang.
Where to stay: With its abundance of wood interior decor, Treebo Trend Celebrity Manali is our top choice for couples visiting Manali. The area features a fire pit and tables with breathtaking Himalayan views (as do the balconies in the rooms).
Jaisalmer Desert, Rajasthan
What could be more romantic than spending the evening in the stunning Indian desert under the stars? Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer provides precisely that. Even if a camel trek by itself might not make you feel warm and cuddly, the enigmatic desert will undoubtedly charm you when the sun sets and the sky is filled with shooting stars. Spend the night in a lavish tent and unwind in the remote, serene setting.
Although Kodagu in Karnataka is sometimes referred to be the Scotland of India, it becomes clear that it is much more exotic as misty clouds spread above the lush, green swirls of coffee plantations. Explore Coorg’s quiet plantations while inhaling the aroma of fresh coffee and spices and luxuriating in the relaxed manner of life there. Due to the abundant birdlife and evocative teak and sandalwood trees in the vicinity, there are also many options for romantic strolls.
Where to stay: Couples could book a room at the Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, which is perched 4000 feet above sea level on a hillside. Couples can unwind in the three-story Jive Grande Spa while taking in the achingly magnificent views of the foggy forests.
Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
Escape to Puducherry in Tamil Nadu, often known as Pondicherry or just Pondy, to get away from the busy pace of contemporary Chennai. The remnants of French colonial power can be seen in the French Quarter’s dilapidated colonial villas and vibrant, green streets. As “Little Paris,” it surely exudes some of the romantic allure of the City of Love. For expansive views of the Bay of Bengal, stroll along the beach promenade.
Where to stay: Le Dupleix is your best bet for a bit of old-world charm. The building formerly housed the mayor, the design exudes romance, and the ocean is only a 5-minute walk away.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
This town’s name alone conjures up the enticing aroma of freshly brewed tea. The Himalayan highlands’ Darjeeling is one of India’s most romantic locations, with its sweeping rows of carefully tended tea bushes gracefully sculpting the hilly terrain into emerald-green curved undulations. Take the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’s narrow-gauge journey through the mist-covered slopes to enjoy its old-world beauty.
Places to stay At the Sterling Darjeeling, located at a height of about 7600 feet above sea level, simplicity and clean lines are the norm of the day. Couples traveling with children will enjoy the clubhouse, which offers entertainment like chess and table tennis as well as on-site babysitting services. As you sit down, leave your children in the capable hands of others.
Jodhpur in Rajasthan, known as the Blue City for its renowned cobalt-colored architecture, is an enticing location in India’s so-called Golden Triangle. The massive Mehrangarh Fort stands above the city, its red-sandstone walls poised on the cliff. Stay inside the fort’s walls in a heritage home to enjoy views of the city through ornately carved windows. It is without a doubt one of India’s most romantic locations. Read more on why India is the ideal honeymoon location if you’re getting married and thinking about staying in Jodhpur.
Where to stay: Reserve a room at the Umaid Bhawan Palace for the most extravagant luxury to commemorate the most romantic of events. It is a beautiful sandcastle-like building situated on more than 26 acres.
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