Love is in the air and couples all over the world are looking forward to the 14th of February, which has become popular as Valentine's Day. There are many gifting options for your spouse or partner, but in our opinion we believe an unforgettable travel experience and quality time far outweighs chocolates and flowers. So if you are wondering where to head to this Valentine's day, take a look at our suggestions.
Hill stations exude a romantic vibe with the pleasing weather conditions, greenery and charming accommodation options. Enjoy the sunset hand-in-hand, take long walks and have the most romantic weekend at any of these beautiful hill stations in South India.
Imagine yourself hand-in-hand with your special someone, strolling through never-ending carpets of green. As you walk through the lush green tea estates and breathe in the fresh air you might want to stay here forever! This Valentine you should consider making a journey to Munnar, one of the most beautiful hill stations in South India, located in the state of Kerala. It is peaceful, picturesque and with the availability of good accommodation and food makes for the ideal romantic getaway.
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Placed in the midst of dense forests, Idukki is one of the most charming hill stations in South India, located in Kerala. Surrounded by forests, dams and scenic vistas, Idukki is a wonderful place for a romantic holiday with your spouse or partner. Explore the scenic landscape, tea gardens, coffee estates and plantations. Other attractions are the sanctuaries, temples and hill-tops. Home to the highest peak in south India, Anamudi, Idduki is a must-visit for all nature lovers.
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Among the most popular hill stations in South India is Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. It is famous as a honeymoon destination thanks to the nature trails, quaint resorts, charming lakes and interesting activities such as cycling, bird-watching and plantation tours. Indulge your special someone with candle-lit dinners and home-made chocolates as you enjoy the salubrious weather together!
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Coonoor in Tamil Nadu is emerging as a favoured pick over other popular hill stations such as Ooty. Situated at a short distance from Ooty, this hill station has managed to reserve its simple charms. The place is un-polluted, green and offers spectacular views as you drive down its smooth winding roads. Colonial bungalows double up as unique resorts and homestays offering couples a wonderful experience. Explore tea estates, do bird-watching, buy home-made chocolates and fine tea on this romantic getaway together.
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Among the less explored but beautiful hill stations of South India is Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh. Located in the district of Visakhapatnam, Araku Valley is the home to several tribes. The lush green paradise is best visited in the post-monsoon or winter seasons, when the greenery is at its best. Explore many attractions the place has to offer from trekking trails to waterfalls and caves. You can also shop the locally made wooden handicrafts. Explore the best of what nature has to offer with your spouse or partner this Valentine's day.
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