Winter is here and the cool weather of winter brings along with it the craving of going on a vacation. If the routine city life has been bogging you down, it's probably time for you to take a nice winter break. And what better way to go on a break than spend time with your loved one?
The idea of a romantic vacation is different for every person. However, if you're a nature lover and so is your significant other, then you're luck because India has a myriad of places for you! Have an idyllic vacation with your partner at these 11 places in India for this winter.
Alleppey is one of Kerala's most sought-after destinations that is popular for its backwaters and beaches. Alleppey is fondly known as the Venice of the East, it is a town of waterbodies fringed with beautiful lush greenery.
Go on a romantic houseboat journey or relax in the Alappuzha Beach while gazing at nature's beauty at Alleppey. You can indulge in some birdwatching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary or even try water sports at the beach if you're feeling adventurous.
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Auli in Uttarakhand is a popular skiing destination in India, due to the snow-filled rolling hills of this idyllic hill station. It is a breathtaking place that is covered in snow during winter, spread with apple orchards and oak trees and stunning vistas of the great Himalayan ranges.
Cuddle up in Auli and visit its magnificent valleys, such as Gurso Bugyal and Kwani Bugyal, try skiing or trek to the Trishul peak. If you want a relaxed day out, visit the glittering lake of Chenab at Auli.
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Being the largest island in the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands, Havelock is a stunning and ideal romantic getaway. The clear blue waters surrounding the island, glittering golden, white sand that surrounds you will certainly make you fall in love with nature.
Try scuba diving and snorkelling in Havelock Island and explore the nature underwater. You can also just go island-hopping and spend a romantic evening reconnecting at the beautiful beaches of these islands.
Khajjiar, the mesmerising hill station of Himachal Pradesh is fondly known as Mini Switzerland of India due to the pristine forests, lakes, lush green pastures and balmy climate that the place offers. Relax at this nature's haven with your loved one.
You can also try undergoing the Khajjiar trek or try paragliding at this beautiful town. Unwind by the sparkling Khajjiar Lake or visit places like the Golden Devi Temple or Lord Shiva statue at Khajjiar.
Karnataka's favourite tourist destination, Coorg is an ideal romantic getaway for those looking for lush greenery everywhere. You will be welcomed with rolling coffee plantations on the hills of Coorg that colours the whole landscape green.
Perfect escape for Mumbaikars, Lonavala is a picturesque hill station that is usually visited along with the beautiful hill station of Khandala. Spend quality time with your partner at the stunning Lonavala Lake or trek to different viewpoints like Tiger's Leap, Amrutanjan Point, etc.
Go on a trek to the Rajmachi Fort and connect with nature by walking through hills of green pastures.
When not covered in snow, you can see refreshing greenery of the evergreen forests and meadows. Its scenic beauty has attracted many Bollywood directors to shoot their films.
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The serene and quaint beaches of Kovalam have made them one of the top honeymoon or romantic destinations in Kerala. The town is known for having the best spices and handicrafts that you must check out - a perfect souvenir.
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South India's most beloved honeymoon destination, Munnar, greets visitors with the fresh aroma of tea plantations and stunning scenic vistas that will instantly make you fall in love with nature.
There are several viewpoints like the Echo Point, Photo Point that give you the best panoramic view of the entire hill station. Stroll through the tea plantations of Munnar or visit places like Mattupetty Dam, Devikulam, etc.
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Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu & Kashmir, is a stunning destination that has much to offer. The city is spread with gorgeous Mughal gardens like the Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and more that is the definitive romantic getaway.
Revel in the beauty of Dal Lake and take a ride in the shikara, a kind of boat that is found exclusively in Srinagar. Visit the Shankaracharya Temple, Hazratbal Mosque, Pari Mahal and other such mesmerising places in Srinagar.
The talk about a romantic holiday is incomplete without bringing up Shimla. This capital city of Himachal Pradesh that used to be the summer capital of British Raj is a scenic hill station that must be visited with your partner. It is nestled amidst stunning hills and enchanting forests.
Take a toy train to Kalka for an elaborate viewing of the hill station's mystic beauty, head to the Jakhoo Temple and shop for souvenirs at the city's famous Mall Road.