Ok, with the most awaited Valentine’s week approaching soon.. Err… almost. We all are eagerly waiting for Valentine’s weekend that has been tantalizing us all this while and now that is just around the corner and we simply couldn’t keep calm! You’re probably wondering what you should be getting your significant other as a token of your love this Valentine’s Day? We’re sure you’re already preparing for it with presents and little gestures to make the day even more special for your lovey-dovey. Well, I can tell you right away what you should NOT be getting them - flowers and cards, romantic candle light dinner. Oh! please! Don't get them these things. It used to be romantic and for some still is. But there are so many other things you can gift your loved one that would be a better declaration of love than cards and flowers. Perhaps a movie or simple candlelight dinner under the stars is your idea of a romantic date. But, the best gift you can give your loved one is the gift of time and traveling together. While you’re browsing through places to head to while this Valentine’s weekend is full of promises arrive at your door, and we know the whole making-them-feel-special with gifts and dinners, things can burn a huge hole in your wallet, but Hey! We came bearing fabulous news-read on!
A great way to think outside Valentine's Day box is to surprise your loved one with a vacation. There are plenty of places to go year-round that exude romance! So in a dilemma about where to go for a big Valentine’s Day Date with all your hearts, we have compiled a list of the best destinations to flop down at.
Places To Visit For This Valentine’s Day In India1. Auli, Uttarakhand
Perhaps the most frequented and most recommended place in India for lovebirds. But the charm of Auli is such that from the oldest to the youngest of couples have loved visiting this hill station. With the great Himalayas encircling it, and perhaps going skiing is an awesome way to spend your Big Valentine’s Day in Auli. Located in Uttarakhand, Auli should have no problem attracting the tourists. With its serene beauty, this charming place has been rightly handpicked by the tourists when it comes to places to visit in Uttarakhand. It is the winter that does the trick here.
Advice : To cover a hilly-terrain on a two wheeler so that you can feel the cool breeze caress your face from all side.2. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Nothing in this world compares with the experience of splashing through the waves, overlooking the gentle touch of water amidst the beautiful natural surroundings with your partner, Right? With adrenaline pumping activities for all the adventure junkers that can daze them, Rishikesh is the place certainly not to miss. There are other options that are tailor-made for adventure sports enthusiasts in Rishikesh.
Advice : The mighty Ganges is your canvas and the raft is your brush. You can have fun but stay within the lines.3. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh
You know, floating on Cloud Nine can turn into a permanent thing. For the adventurous duo, paragliding rides take your romance to new heights – literally! To savor the most exciting and thrilling moment of your life with your sweetheart, you must visit the small suburb on the Himachal Pradesh known as Bir Billing. Nestled amidst the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas, and unofficially known as the paragliding capital, Bir is the place which offers both serenity and adventure at the same time. The crazy weather would make you want to extend your stay there. You can do paragliding there and experience something which we don't get to do so often. Bir has some lovely cafes and monasteries which you can visit. Bir also has many wine and beer shops where one can have a lip-smacking mountain wines.4. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Are you and your partner nature lovers as well? Strap on your backpacks and lace up some boots because Tirthan Valley awaits you. This heavenly abode is located in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Take a journey through the paths of trees and soak up all the gentle sunshine. Tirthan Valley is a getaway to Great Himalayan National Park and has picturesque villages like Nagini, Gushaini. The scenery will leave you completely breathless and you won't stop saying words like incredible, awesome, amazing.
Advice: If you make it back down with ample energy left, take a dip in the river - the water's perfect.5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
A kiss under the snowy Alps and charming views are sure to spark some romance and create a Valentine’s Day to remember. Rocky coastline, stunning landscapes and Himachal charm makes Manali one of the most romantic paradise to spend Valentine’s Day. Mesmerizing places such as Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Kunzum Pass are one of the few prominent places to visit in Manali will never fail to take your breath away and leave you wondering whether you’re immersed in a dream.6. Goa
As Valentine’s Day approaches, planning an exotic romantic outing becomes the biggest dilemma for the lovebirds. In the face of all things banal, nothing could be more exciting than an easy, pocket-friendly trip to the land of sea, sand and sun, Goa. Stroll down the narrow streets, pose for the perfect photos, anything you get up to in Goa will feel that extra bit special. The setting here is prime for romance.
Advice : You can spend the weekend on the houseboat and simply float around. You can also explore Sarzora Lake for a romantic date in peace and the beautiful scenery adds to it.7. Kerala
While saying or hearing “Yes” from your sweetheart in any locale is pure magic, there is a beautiful metaphor for doing it while on the road. In the process of exploring destinations, whether it be a beach, a tea garden hill or magnificent waterfalls, the start of an even bigger romance is sealed with that “Yes” in the God’s own country Kerala. Be it here for Valentine’s Day or even a honeymoon, this romantic capital is bursting with charm at every turn. You’re surrounded by a landscape meant to take away the troubles of the world, and this moment is being experienced and shared with the person you love most. It really doesn’t get better than that.
Advice : Walk hand-in-hand in the vast expanses of lush green tea plantations of Munnar with your bae to add some romance.8. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Make your partner the centaur of attention with a ‘Lake City’ romance. From majestic archaeological triumphs of Udaipur and its surroundings to the local culture and the picturesque lakes, there’s hardly any heart in the world that wouldn’t be melted by Udaipur. Set in the foothills of Aravali mountains, Udaipur is famously called the 'Venice of East’.
If you are looking for Historical hopping, pencil this romantic destination into your big Valentine’s plan.9. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Could you think of a better spot if a luxury/chilled out party with your special was what you were thinking about? Well, Jaisalmer hits just the right spot with its camel rides, desolate dunes and luxury camps under star littered skies offering the perfect blend of isolation and luxury. So, shed off your tourist hats and leave your maps behind, and experience Jaisalmer just like a local. The land of grandeur, Jaisalmer is truly a lover paradise. The Golden City of Jaisalmer spring like an oasis in the heart of Thar desert in the Rajasthan. If you are looking for a getaway with a wow factor, Udaipur might just be your place for the lovebirds.10. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
There is a reason the mighty ‘Tiger’ was chosen as the National Animal of India. Large, strong and graceful, Ranthambore surely hogs the limelight when it comes to Tigers. The Tiger spotting is a majestic sight to witness in the wild. It means a wildlife holiday in Rajasthan is about short flights and big thrills. Enjoying the pristine forests, magical sunsets, starlit skies is all part of the fun. If you want to experience something surreal with your bae away from the hustle and noise of the city, you know where to head.
International places to visit for Valentine’s day11. Bali
Sometimes, couples just need a little pampering to recharge their love life and it doesn’t get too much more exotic sounding than spending a long Valentine’s weekend on the beaches of Bali. Laze your days away with your darling on the pristine white sands, or just spending leisure time in luxurious accommodation, and your nights sipping rum and local drinks at one of the many lively nightlife spots— the island of God’s is guaranteed to be nothing short of spectacular wherever you go. That’s refreshing, rejuvenating and really romantic. You outta try it. All that’s left to do then, is make that oh-so-difficult choice.
Advice : Take your bae to that spa date and it will be magical. *winks*12. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
There are times when you really need to deliver, and one of those times is when celebrating your Valentine’s Day. Romance is an understatement when it comes to the activities in Dubai for spending intimate time with your loved one. The henna-brown, salmon-shaded sand of an evening desert landscape is just a pinch of the beauty that makes Dubai your destination.
If you’re looking for sophisticated-chic date, forget Paris, Dubai is the actual capital of romance, particularly when it comes to date night voyage for young couples.
Advice : To end the romantic evening on a sweet note, sweep your loved one away with a sharing platter of our pastry chef’s sweet selections.13. Maldives
Get ready to smooch Valentine’s Day on the beaches of Maldives. Perhaps considered the most extravagant island escape, the Maldives is the ultimate wish list Valentine’s Day gift. Scattered like jewels across the Indian Ocean the Maldives is home to an abundance of tropical marine life, miles of unearthed pearl-dust beaches and luxurious villas set on stilts with private access to the cerulean waters. Romantic attractions include luxury spa treatments with panoramic vistas of the ocean, sunset boat cruises, out of this world diving and island hopping adventures. You’ll be hard-pressed to find Valentine’s Day atmosphere that’s more charming.
Advice : To keep your Valentine’s memories fresh long after the tan’s faded, treat yourself to a picture-perfect souvenir, a beach photo shoot. Mix up the romance and relaxation in luxury by visiting Spas.14. Sri Lanka
Is the lavish vacation to switzerland or Paris taking a toll on your pocket? Why not opt for a pocket friendly yet one of the most enchanting place. Sri Lanka has been known as one of the most beautiful and exotic holiday destination. Why? It has everything that love birds needs to and enjoy themselves and make their stay unforgettable: sunset beach dinners, tropical flowers everywhere, romantic surprises. Once you get there with your loved one, you won’t regret. You can also take a sunset cruise for two and hire a professional photographer to shoot a series of lasting holidays mementos that you will both never forget.
Interested in taking your loved one for a ride they will never forget? Experience a bird’s eye view of Sri Lanka, and feel the silent ride through the sky. Enjoy breathtaking views, over the landmarks like a cultural triangle or a wildlife park.15. Singapore
Proposals are an undeniably special occasion as this when you’ll be asking for your partner’s consent to be your partner for life. Give your better half a heart warming surprise with a dinner at the Jewel Box. Located in Mount Faber Park, it gives you the picturesque view of the whole city. And while you’re shuttling over the city, have a delicious dinner at Jewel Box and cozy up with your partner.
Cruise the Singapore river with your better half and view the amazing landmarks such as Raffels Landing site, Asian Civilization Museum and much more.
Make those reservations and start planning that outfit, because Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Fear not, lovebirds. Stick to the list, and you’re sure to remind them why they picked you in the first place.