Ultimate travel destinations for couples in India
“The most beautiful thing in the world, is, of course, the world itself.”
— Wallace Stevens
Travel rejuvenates the soul and provides a lifetime of adventure and what can be better than a trip with your loved one. How exciting it would be to explore new locations and trying out adventurous activities with your loved one. Researches have also shown a correlation between traveling and healthy relationship. It is believed that traveling together makes you aware of each other's personality in a better way and brings you closer to your other half. Many couples have also stated that they fell in love with their partner all over again once they went on a trip with them. To keep the spark alive in the relation, trying out new activities and exploring new destinations is a must.
We have combined a list of 7 thrilling destinations in India that every couple must explore together.
1. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
What can be a better place than Srinagar to explore? It is a paradise in every way. The lush green valleys, sparkling lakes, fresh air, breathtaking scenes, and humongous mountains are surely going to make this trip one of the most memorable trips of your life. Not to forget about the lovely ride in shikaras that will add to the romance in the air and would feel straight out of a romantic Bollywood movie. Moreover, you can also try out various adventure activities such as paragliding, skiing, horse riding, rafting, and trekking. Another exclusive experience that you can live through is living in houseboats. It is one of the most surreal experiences. You can also visit places like Mughal Garden, Jamia Masjid, The Hazratbal Mosque, Manasabal Lake, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. You should also try the local cuisines as it is known for its spices and flavors. To know more about this place have a look at this amazing blog.
Do you love adventure, peace, nature, beaches, parties, and lovely sunsets? Then, why haven't you been to Pondicherry yet? A gem that India has in store for all of us. All the couples must explore this exotic location and fall in love with its serene beaches and crystal clear water. Even if you do not want to explore the place you can just sit at the shore of the beach, soak in the tranquil environment, and talk your heart out while experiencing the breathtaking sunsets. All the beaches in this town are a treat to eyes and are filled with adventuresome activities. Apart from its lovely beaches, we also have Auroville- a universal town where people from all countries and caste are welcomed and live in peace and harmony. Not to mention the French culture has spread its magic over the place and you will feel like you are in a mini France. Moreover, the exotic cuisines that are a blend of both French and Indian dishes are a must-try. Other places that are going to strike a chord in your heart are the French War Memorial, Botanical Garden, Pondicherry Museum, and White Town.
3. Leh Ladhak
One of the most stunning and pretty locations in India is undoubtedly Leh-Ladhak. If you are a couple that truly, loves adventure, likes exploring, and wants to see something unique then it should definitely be on your hit list. One of the most scenic sights is the blue and winsome Pangong Lake gets its name from the Tibetian dictionary which translates to high grassland lake. It is the world's highest saltwater lake. It is 162Kms long out of which 70% is in China and 30% is in India. The beauty of the lake is majestic and drowns you in its charm. Another shocking fact about the place is that it celebrates the maximum number of festivals than any other place in the country, with a minimum of 2 festivals each month, Leh Ladakh is also called as the land of festivals. The festivals are mostly local celebrations but tell you a lot about the culture and heritage of the place. It is a perfect spot for couples to explore and enjoy the marvels of nature. For more information, have a look at this blog.
The untouched beauty of the place makes it one of the best locations for couples in India. With one of the best and cleanest beaches of the world, it has left most of the people craving for its lustrous oceans and golden sands. Long romantic walks along the shore of the beach, sun-bathing together and twilight swims in the crystal clear waters is one of the best feelings that you can experience. How can we forget about water sports? Surfing, Scuba Diving, Kayaking all these activities provide once in a lifetime joy and make your heartbeat for more adventure.
Travel Tip: A permit is required to visit Lakshadweep for all tourists (including Indians). After permit, Indians are permitted to visit all islands, however, even after permit, foreigners are permitted to just visit Agatti, Bangaram, and Kadmat Islands.
5. Kumarakom, Kerala
Wanted a romantic gateway in Venice? But, COVID 19 has altered your plans. Do not worry we have a little Venice in our very own Kerala. Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the Vembanad lake.
It is a treat for all nature lovers and all the time that you spend here brings you closer to your partner as well as nature. You can go for boating, angling, strolling, or short treks. The houseboat ride is the highlight of the trip. Living in a houseboat and sailing through the wonderful backwaters of Kerala is one of the best things to do. The houseboats are fully equipped with all essential and luxury amenities and provide one of the best experiences.
Other activities that you can check out are birds at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, watch the cultural Kathakali performance, trekking to Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, and street shopping.
5. Udaipur, Rajasthan
A royal city, a city of lakes, and a city with a rich cultural heritage is one of the most loved places in the world. Also, known as the crown 'Jewel of Rajasthan,' it is abundant with magical lakes, lovely temples, and breathtaking architecture of the forts. Lake Palace or Jag Nivas in Lake Pichola is now a heritage hotel run by Taj group. It was voted as the most romantic hotel in the world and in India. Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake is considered as the second largest artificial lake in Asia. Kumbhalgarh Fort built by Rana Kumbha has the longest wall which is second only to the 'Great Wall of China'. As interesting these facts sound the locations are more stunning and strike a chord in your heart. The architecture of the palace and forts is so marvelous that it makes you wonder how can such gems be made back in history. Read this wonderful blog to know more about this royal city.
6. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya
Known as the 'Scotland of the East,' it is one of the most lovely and charming towns of India. It was also regarded as the wettest place on the Earth and is known for its elegant waterfalls and gorgeous lakes. One of the most graceful sights that you can have a look at is of Double Decker Foot Bridge, it is a ravishing combination of the human mind and nature. The bridge has been created by tribals by tying up living trees. All the waterfalls from Nohkalikai to Wakaba to Dainthen are a sight to behold and transports you to another world. You can also visit Mawlynnong village, the cleanest village in Asia. Cherrapunji is surely going to give you a break from the hustle and bustle of life and will provide and peace and calm that you long for.
7. Gangtok, Sikkim
Also known as the 'Pride of North-East India,' it is one of the most glamorous and beauteous cities in India. The number of breathtaking sights that it has to offer is truly mind-boggling. One of the most surreal experiences that you can have is witnessing Gangtok from a cable ride. You can also experience mountain biking. The city is also home to many monasteries, Tsuk La Khang Monastery is thousands of years old and houses some of the oldest living disciples of Lord Buddha. Every corner of this monastery is adorned with the lovely sculptures which are crafted in the form of Snow Lion’s Head. Another marvel that one shouldn't miss is Seven Sisters Waterfall, magic in itself. The waterfalls are surrounded by forests from all sides. The destination is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view. It is also known for handicrafts and Tibetan carpets which reflect the arts and culture of the city. Hand-woven jackets are extremely pretty and are must-have souvenirs. For more information, have a look at this blog.
These are a few destinations in India that everyone should explore with their other half.