6 Romantic Getaways in India for your first vacation with your Girlfriend/Boyfriend

By Aaditee Kulkarni on Jan 07, 2019
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A trip with your now-boyfriend or girlfriend is gonna be an important part of a love affair. Now back home, you may love the same restaurant or laugh at the same jokes while watching the movie, but there's something more about being together 24/7 – it’s gonna bring out things you’ve never seen before. Now there can be bumps, but this is also going to be the time that you are going to enjoy one another, and maybe fall in love some more. 

So if you have finally decided to take the plunge and are nervous about how things would turn out, these views will keep you company and will only add to your experience. Mentioned below are some of the best places to visit in India with your new-ish partner.   

1. The Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh

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How can we forget the most romantic place on earth? I cannot think of anything more fitting for you than visiting the Taj with their special someone. And rightly so! This ethereal, white marble tomb was built by Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz. And the monument epitomizes the love affair between a couple like no other. Located in the city of Agra, Taj Mahal has three entry gates – Southern, Eastern and Western. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the central focus, the Taj complex has much more outlying structure worth checking out.

2. Kerala Backwaters

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The Kerala backwaters are a series of lagoons, lakes, and canals close to the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala.  A visit to the mesmerizing backwaters of Kerala is like entering into a time warp. The quintessential way to see the backwaters is to book a stay in a moving houseboat. The only sound you’ll hear is that of your boat slicing through the smooth water. And we don’t think there is anything more romantic! 

3. Coorg, Karnataka

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Almost half-way between Mangalore and Bangalore, Coorg is a pretty little hill station full of lush green coffee and spice plantations. Complete with exotic homestays, surprising little Tibetan settlement, rich biodiversity, and elephant camps, Coorg is almost synonymous with romance. This town is perfect for a young couple, a charming choice for a lost weekend. Wake up to a misty morning and a hot cuppa, what more can one ask for?

4. Lakshadweep

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Located off the western coast of India, Lakshadweep islands are a string of 36 coral islands. Small in size but large in beauty, Lakshadweep is one of a kind. While not all islands can be visited, 10 of these islands are inhabited by fishermen and can be visited. Some of the top islands include Agatti, Minicoy, Kadmat, Kavaratti and Bangaram. Now, if you are visiting with your newfound love, Lakshadweep is perfect for you. Swim in lagoons, lay on the beach, sip on coconut water, go snorkelling to see the corals, or just chill. After all, this is your first trip together. 

5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh 

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Manali, amidst its mountain slopes and natural beauty, is fantastic. Actually, it’s much more than that. It’s a place right outta fairy tale! With its views of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, paths filled with flowers, green Beas valley, conifer-cloaked green hills, and gorgeous retreats make this Himachali town a year-round magnet for couples. 

6. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

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The summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir may not be a popular choice with the couples but let that not deter you. Situated in the Kashmir Valley and on the banks of River Jhelum, this city is ringed by the Himalayas while the pristine Dal Lake dominates the city’s landscape. While here you can take a ‘shikara’ boat ride along the Dal Lake, sip on some ‘kawah’ on the Chinar Island, or walk through the maple tree-filled gardens, Srinagar gives way to plenty of romantic chill-out opportunities. Sadly, communal tensions are prevalent in most parts of the city, but that doesn’t take away the fact that Srinagar is indeed a ‘heaven on earth!’ If you do plan on visiting, make sure you do your research well. 

We say pack your bags today and hit that ‘book’ button. After all, it’s time you become a happy pair of travel buddies now.

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