What's better than making your partner feel s/he is lucky to have you than to plan a romantic getaway in the outskirts of your city. Spend a day, somewhere in the midst of hilly air, breath in some romantic fumes and relax while getting pampered with the love of your life. Take some time out this month of February and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life to these getaway places we've compiled for you this valentine's day.
We all know Agra inhabits the famous Taj Mahal - an epitome of eternal love and romance and one of the seven wonders of the world. Make this Valentine's Day special with your significant other by expressing your love in a grandeur setting, right in front of the Taj Mahal. Spend a day touring Fatehpur Sikri. You could also arrange your accomodation at The Oberoi overlooking the Taj, basking in the glory of luxury and relaxed evenings. You have to make sure you book in advance so everything is available and at good prices.
Places you can visit - Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri
Places to stay - The Oberoi
There is definitely no better way to celebrate 14th of February than to go on a long peaceful drive and shower immense amount of love on your loved one by booking a stay at a grand and beautiful property. Driving down to Neemrana, booking a room in Ramada Neemrana and celebrating Valentine's Day to the fullest. A Buffet breakfast, Sufi Serenade, Bonfire, a Bottle of Wine for the Valentines & Candle light Dinner await you here.
Places you can visit - Neemrana Fort Palace, Sariska National Park, Baori, Bala Quila or Alwar Fort, Siliserh Lake, Vinay Vilas Mahal or City Palace
Places to stay - Ramada, Neemrana Fort palace, Grand Hira Resort
Deen Dayal Park, Rajeev Gandhi Park, Lake Pichola, Fatehsagar lakeside are the hot spots for couples to celebrate the love day this year. Udaipur is the land of weddings and the city of lakes.With so many couples taking the vow of togetherness in this place, makes it all the more special to celebrate Valentine's in. Udaipur has some of the best hotel properties - Udaivillas, Trident Hotel, Udai Bagh. Surprise your girlfriend/boyfriend by gifting them a stay at a beautiful palace hotel and make this day a super special one. The palaces, castles and the magnificent Rajput architectural style buildings that are set against the pretty Aravalli mountain ranges.
Places you can visit - Deen Dayal Park, Rajeev Gandhi Park, Lake Pichola, Fatehsagar lakeside
Places to stay - Udaivillas, Trident Hotel, Udai Bagh
Or for some reason or the other, you can't leave the city, you can check out these places to hit with your beloved on Valentine's in Delhi.
This little hamlet, located in Seraj Valley, links the Shimla and Kullu districts. Shoja village is still off the beaten path for most, which probably explains it’s still undiscovered feel. With sloping mountains covered in verdure, conifers and deodars stretching for miles around, and an incredible view of the snow-covered peaks, this is a breathtaking spot. A sojourn to Shoja is more about rest and relaxation, with a few activities thrown in. This breathtaking less explored makes it the perfect chosen destination for Valentine's Day.
Places you could visit - Jalori Pass, Waterfall Point, Trout Fishing in the Tirthan Valley.
Places you could stay at - Raja Guest House, The Forest Rest House. If a guest house does not sail your boat, you could stay at the Youth Hostel.
5. Fagu & Narkanda
Fagu is a tiny village aside a saddle-like mountain along Hindustan Tibet Road. A rare range of views is visible from here, which include vivid dales and snow clad peaks. The picturesque countryside is dotted with clusters of villages, fruit gardens and nearby terraced fields. Fog characterizes the hillside landscape endowed with romantic ambience. Most of the area is covered with conifers of Himalayan cedar and spruce. Located at an altitude of 2,450 m, Fagu, perhaps have derived its name from the fog itself.
Places to stay - Hotel The Apple Blossom, Sterling Kufri
On the Hindustan Tibet road, Narkanda offers a spectacular view of higher snow ranges. An uphill trek (8 km) through deodar woods leads beholder to Hatu Peak famous for ancient Hatu Mata Temple (3475 m) which is now connected with a motorable road. During winter, under the aegis of HPTDC, skiing is also conducted here. Kotgarh and Thanedhar, Himachal's Apple heartland famous for delicious apples are located in vicinity. If you are the adventurous couple, Fagu and Narkanda are your places to be.
Places to stay - Hotel Hatu
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Pangot or Pangoot is a beautiful hamlet situated around 15 KMs from Nainital, Uttarakhand. Walking into it offers you the feeling of one remote Himalayan village. The pleasing climate, scenic landscape and the peaceful charm of pangot gives you the experience of much tranquility unlike the chaos in the popular hill stations. It is a “birdwatchers” paradise, having more than 250 species of birds in and around. ‘Snow Viewpoint’ and ‘Killbury’ are the most popular places for birding in pangot. Other than the quietness, it offers adventurous activities as well. The famous trekking trails starts from Pangot and leads to Naina Peak. Treks to Namik Pindari and Nanda Devi are also very popular. The streams passing by the area makes it even more attractive place.
Places to visit - Himalaya View Point, Kainchi Dham, Himalayan Botanic Garden, Lover's Point
Places to stay - Hotel Pangot, Hidden Valley Adventure Lodge Hotel Resort, Green Valley Birding Lodge Pangot, The Pangot Inn.
Darang tea estate is located mystically in upper Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. It is a sprawling tea estate owned by an Indian family. This location is so serene that it has turned on a vacation destination for so many tourists. If you are adventure 'lovers', this places has many trekking expeditions to explore for you two together. The trekking paths are spread across a vast tea plantation, mountain streams (Khuds) and forests of Pine and Deodar. This region also witnesses a crazy amount of snowfall during the primary winter months.
Things to do - Trekking, fishing in river Beas, snow mountaineering expeditions at the nearby valley of Dharamsala and Triund, historical tours in Kangra Valley.
If you want to embark on a short trip with a low budget in hand, Chakrata is the place to be. Chakrata is a small cantonment town in Dehradun district in Uttarakhand. It is situated between the Tons and Yamuna Rivers, at an elevation of 7000–7250 feet, 98 km from state capital, Dehradun and was originally a cantonment of British Indian Army. Tiger Fall is the highest direct waterfall in the country. It is 20 Km from Chakrata at an elevation of 312ft. Sher-e-Punjab dhaba is a nice place to eat at.
Things to do - Tiger Fall, Kimona Falls, Danda peak is the highest peak of Chakrata and chirmiri point provides a fantastic sunset
Places to stay - Rana Ji Guest House
Munsiyari tourism, famous for its picturesque beauty and trekking excursions Munsiyari is a perfect place for trekking lovers. Munsiyari is popular with high altitude trekkers, adventure lovers, mountain climbers, glacier enthusiasts as this place is the base of Milam, Ralam and Namik Glaciers. Munsiyari known as Trekkers Paradise or also as "place with snow" is a comely hamlet situated in the Pithoragrh district of Uttarakhand state.
Things to do - Nandadevi Temple, Khaliya Top, Tribal Heritage Museum, Thamri Kund
Places to stay - Hotel Bala Paradise, Wayfarer Mountain Resort, Ojaswi Resort
Breath taking natural scenery, salubrious climate and mountain fresh air and snow around- Nainital would surely ensure a fairy tale romance your valentine’s day. Sitting pretty at an altitude of 6,358 feet above sea level at the Kumaon hills, this hill station is set amidst a deep forested valley around its namesake lake Naini. From walking trails, horse riding boating and rope-way there are many interesting activities to keep the love birds engaged.
Things to do - Jhula Devi Temple, Golf ground, Paragliding in Bhimtal
Places to stay - Hotel Himalaya, Treebo Lakeside in
Binsar is a scenic, sleepy and a cut-off travel destination, situated in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state, which will bring you much closer to the nature. Located at an elevation of 2,412 mts above the sea level, Binsar is situated amidst Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The main attraction of Binsar is the 300 kms of majestic and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks from Zero point. Binsar winters are very cold, and the maximum temperature during the winter months will range around 24°C. and the minimum temperature can go up to 0°C. This is the best time to visit for nature lovers, couples and bird watchers.
Things to do - Zero Point, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kasar Devi Temple
Places to stay - The Binsar Eco Resort, Suman Nature Resort, Mountain Resort Khali
Views from Tip N Top in Lansdowne in December are just as spectacular. There is winter camping that you could do in Lansdowne. The stay will not be a problem because there are many cottages and resorts that offer stay options at discounted rates. Lansdowne is also a very adventurous town with so many activities that you could do with your valentine. You could do boating at Bhulla Taal, sightseeing, bird-watching, and taking a jeep safari at Kalagarh Tiger Reserve.
Things to do - Bhulla Taal, sightseeing, bird-watching, and taking a jeep safari
Places to stay - Blue Pine Resort, Lans Castle Hotel, Jungle Resort.