Play hide-and-seek in a haveli, meander through gorgeous mountain roads or lose yourself in serene beach waters — India offers plenty of magical options to play the romantic.
Old mansions, ancient temples, gorgeous gardens, grand palaces, shimmering lakes — there’s a lot to indulge that Maharaja-Maharani fantasy in Udaipur.
It’s easy to see why this city tops many lists of romantic destinations — the shores of Lake Pichola backdropped by gentle rolling hills has a poetic setting unlike any other, irrespective of the chaotic traffic, ubiquitous cows and commercialisation that is atypical of any Indian city. Meander through the colourful lanes and gape at the many lakes, balconies, courtyards and towers. If you have the moolah, book yourself a room at the Lake Palace, a magical 250 year-old white marble and mosaic summer palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola. Did we hear someone say ‘a fairytale setting’?
If you haven’t heard of Lansdowne, it’s probably a good thing. That means many others haven’t heard of it either. A romantic gateway tucked in the hills of Garhwal, Lansdowne (originally known as Kaludanda) has an eternal charm to it. The idea of romancing in the backdrop of tall oaks and blue pines rising like spires off the mountainside does sound good, doesn’t it? This is one of those hill stations where lazing around is the best thing you can do. Taking long walks in the lovely mountainside, stealing a kiss or two on a desolate road (which you’ll find many of), going on nature treks, engage in temple hopping if it’s your thing or opting for camping and river crossing for some adrenaline boost — you can have it all.
The sun, the sand, the surf and the sex — it’s a good time to visit these islands. More than a thousand kilometers off the coast off the Indian mainland, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar have picture perfect locales with stunning beaches, aquamarine coral lagoons, lush green rainforest, active volcanoes, swimming elephants and giant fish, everything so beautiful that it makes it easy to re-ignite the passion. Spot corals and marine life from a glass-bottomed boat, go scuba diving and snorkeling, spot breathtaking sunsets and sunrises and live it up in this slice of paradise.
Source : Jagran Post