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Valentine’s Day is here, and you might already be planning your moment with your loved one. Confused where to head to spend your most romantic day of the year? Thinking of going somewhere other than India? Then you are making it out wrong. India has some of the most magical places which could gift you a fantabulous evening or a day out with your lover or your soulmate, and that too without drilling a hole in your pocket. We are here with my list of top 10 best places in India to celebrate valentine’s day. Take a look!

Plan your perfect Valentine’s Day getaway! Enjoy!

  1. Kashmir
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Dal Lake in Kashmir

Praised by many as the “Romantic capital of India”, Kashmir tops the list of “best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day”. Kashmir, in India, is a synonym of love. For a typical Indian, whenever he/she thinks of his/her honeymoon or a romantic getaway, Kashmir always races through their minds. Where else you get such pleasing landscapes to enjoy your romantic time with your lover? Located amidst the Pir Panjal and the Himalayan mountain ranges, it is truly a paradisiacal land gifted with immense natural beauty. Indulge yourself for a Shikhara ride on the famous Dal Lake, the most romantic place at Kashmir or walk hand in hand with your loved one through the Sonmarg valley, options are plenty at Kashmir for this Valentine’s Day. Plan your Valentine’s Day getaway to Kashmir now!

  1. Beaches in Kerala
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Marari Beach in Alleppey

Well! When we think of romance on a beach, we often think of Goa, but if you have already been to Goa, I do have another super doper idea for you, the beaches of Kerala. Yes! Again, I am not telling about the usually crowded beaches Kovalam and Varkala. I am talking about the calm, serene sea sides in Kerala, where you could spend your precious time with your loved one, away from the crowd. The beaches of Poovar, Marari and Cherai sound perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebration. Poovar is an island beach destination 32 km away from the Kerala capital city, Trivandrum.

Next up is Marari Beach, which is located at the famous backwater destination in India, Alleppey. It is just a 20-minute drive from Alleppey town. Last but of course no less beautiful than other 2 beaches is the Cherai Beach in Cochin, the media capital of Kerala. It would take an hour drive and 40 km before you reach Cherai Beach from Cochin. These are my picks for your Valentine’s Day if you both love to spend your most romantic evening of the year on a sandy beach by the side of shimmering waves. As you know, happiness does come with the waves. Enjoy!

  1. Darjeeling
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Toy Train at Darjeeling

Blessed with abundant natural beauty, Darjeeling could be your best option for this Valentine’s Day 2018. Dotted with beautiful hills, sprawling tea plantations and colourful valleys, Darjeeling imprints a sense of love the moment you land at this heavenly destination. Indulge in a fun toy train ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, try a fresh cup of tea from the tea estates of Darjeeling or spend a romantic night in one of the Tea garden bungalows. You have plenty of romantic options to do at Darjeeling. Enjoy!

  1. Pondicherry
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day


France is known as the country of love and that’s why the French capital of India, Pondicherry seems perfect for the couples to celebrate their Valentine’s Day. Reserve your seats and prepare for a candlelight dinner with your loved one at a good French restaurant at Pondicherry, possibly by the seaside. Relish your romantic moments together this Valentine’s Day at Pondicherry and make some unforgettable memories for years to cherish.

  1. Jaisalmer
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day


Looking for an offbeat romantic destination this Valentine’s Day? Would you like to spend your romantic evening at a desert? You have Jaisalmer. It is a perfect romantic desert city with numerous beautiful sights to enjoy. Find and book a palace or Haveli resort overlooking the Jaisalmer Palace, and you might pull off a splendid Valentine’s Day evening with your partner.

  1. Alleppey Backwaters
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Alleppey backwaters

The backwaters of Alleppey is probably the favourite destination for every honeymooner visiting Kerala. Hop onto a houseboat and spend your Valentine’s Day with your romantic partner while floating along the unique and glistening backwaters of Alleppey. Treasure your memories as you move through palm-fringed canals and verdant paddy fields. If you want to make it more romantic, ask your tour operator to arrange a candlelight dinner on the upper deck of the houseboat. Oh! Yes! No doubt, it would a splendid evening for sure.

  1. Coorg
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day


Of course, the “The Scotland of South” has to make into the list. Imagine spending your Valentine’s Day moments amidst lush green coffee plantations and blissful hills? Do you like it? Coorg is your destination. It is located in Karnataka state to the South of India. As your tour planner to book a good resort nestled amongst some thick coffee plantation and plan something romantic for the Valentine night. Cheerio!

  1. Goa
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day


Well, nothing beats Goa in this list. It has got all the ingredients you need, to make a stupendous Valentine’s Day evening for you and your partner. It has a long stretch of gorgeous sandy shores clubbed with charming hills, superb sea food [the Goan style], fantastic resorts, endless nightlife and YES! MUSIC. It has got to be among the top 10 best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Hire a room or villa in a beachside resort and spend your quality time with your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

  1. Ooty
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Ooty Hills

No wonder, Ooty is still on the travel list of honeymooners. The queen of hills in the South is definitely a spectacular spot to spend your Valentine’s Day. The pleasant weather, toy trains, shimmering lakes and picture-perfect sites are all that you need to make your day memorable.

  1. Taj Mahal
best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Taj Mahal

The eternal “Symbol of Love”, how can we end this list without the Taj Mahal. A visit to the Taj and shooting those most romantic words “I love you” to your love mate, in front of the Taj Mahal is perhaps the warmest way to express your love for the other. Reserve your seats at any of the finest restaurants with a view of the Taj Mahal and dine with your partner to make this Valentine’s Day one of the most memorable days of your love life.

These were our picks for the top 10 best places in India to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You may have other cool ideas for the same.

Comment below your picks for the Valentine’s Day.

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Cheerio! Happy Love Life 🙂

by Indian Panorama

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