Every year when Valentine’s day is just around the corner, nearly all of us start to wonder what we should do for our significant other? Getting flowers, a stuffed bear holding a heart, or chocolates are the cheesy cliches and we all love that. But if you’re both fans of traveling, perhaps this time you can spoil your better half with a fun expedition. Experiential gifting is definitely the new jam and we’ve got tons of ideas for you. Here’s a list of 7 romantic things to do on Valentine’s Day in India -
If your sweetheart loves a city with an old-world charm, you’ve got to plan a trip to Jaipur. When you’re here, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Amber Palace are the places that you definitely want to see. But to sweep your bae off their feet (literally to the sky), book a hot air balloon ride in Jaipur. It would most certainly be an experience to remember!
There are many other romantic things to do in Jaipur such as a cycling tour or a street food walking tour. The great part about coming to Jaipur for a trip is also that you can have an enjoyable time and see most of the beauty of the city within 3 days. This makes it a great weekend getaway during Valentine’s day.
Also read: Exploring The Forts And Palaces In Jaipur
Now isn’t this a wild date idea and something really out of the ordinary? Your date will certainly think so if they have always wanted to go on a wildlife safari. If you’re booking a safari in Ranthambore, remember that Zone 1 to 5 is the most in demand. This is because the possibility of seeing a tiger is high in these zones. Make sure you get a booking for this zone in advance if you can. You must also choose from a canter and jeep safari. On the canter, the ride will be shared by roughly 15 to 20 people, this will fall less expensive.
If you have the budget, you can book yourselves a jeep safari, it is slightly more expensive and is shared by just 6 people. When you’re here, you should also check out Ranthambore Fort and Padam Talao (a large lake). There are several beautiful accommodation options in Ranthambore set in the midst of the forest, so do spend some time picking a stunning property.
Udaipur is known to be the romantic City of Lakes and if you just wish to have some downtime with your better half on Valentine’s day, this is the place to be. The weather in Udaipur is also extremely pleasant during winters which is another reason to come here in February.
Besides going boating at Lake Pichola, you can also enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner by the lake at a rooftop restaurant. You should also while away your time in sweet talks at Ambrai and Ganguar Ghat. For some fantastic views, visit Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, Dewali Sunset Point or Neemach Mata Mandir in Udaipur.
Also read: Exploring All The Pretty Lakes In Udaipur
If you both consider yourselves beach bums that love the sea, sand, and sun, you must come to Pondicherry during Valentine’s Day. You will have several unspoiled beaches to discover and the best part is that most of them are sparsely crowded. After all, Pondicherry is an offbeat beach destination so take your partner here for a barefoot walk on the beach. Consider carrying a mat and a picnic basket as well to put together a date on the beach!
Pondicherry also has a great number of cafes and quirky eateries. You must explore the Promenade to find these restaurants. The tiny town is best explored on foot. If you have the time, do also consider adding a visit to Auroville to your itinerary. It’s an experimental town and a pretty interesting place to explore.
Also read: The Pondicherry Travel Guide
For a mystical Valentine’s Day in India, there’s no better place to be than Jaisalmer. Camping in the Great Indian Desert is a surreal experience as you would really be able to see a sky full of magical stars. Spending a night under the starry sky is among the most beautiful places to be on a romantic holiday.
During the day at the desert, you would get to see the most divine shades of gold while the sun hits the sand. After the desert safari, you can plan the rest of your time visiting the Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, and the royal cenotaphs. Also, remember that if you plan to come to Jaisalmer in February, make sure you’ve packed all your warm clothes for the night as the temperature does drop. Even though during the day, you would not feel the need for it.
Also read: The Jaisalmer Travel Guide
For a winter wonderland holiday on Valentine’s day in India, you can consider going to Shimla. It’s one of the most popular destinations to visit in the month of February as the city gets covered in a blanket of snow. You can go there to experience the beautiful snow, have a snow fight or make snow angels. Viceregal Lodge, Tara Devi Temple, Gaiety Theatre, Cedar Circuit House are the other sites you can plan your time around while you’re here. If you wish to shop or explore the eateries of the hill station, make sure to stroll around Ridge Mall road.
Also read: The Shimla Travel Guide
There’s nothing more relaxing than going for an ayurvedic massage on Valentine’s Day. It could be just the experience that your valentine needs to de-stress. Kochi is the perfect place and most famous in India for getting a traditional ayurvedic massage. You can also opt for spa treatments, it is extremely rejuvenating.
Besides getting a massage, you lovebirds can also hit the streets of Kochi to explore all it has to offer. The town is pretty relaxing and has a good number of beaches as well. Do stroll around the alleys of Mattancherry and Vasco da Gama Square. Other top sights of the town include Paradesi Synagogue, David Hall, and Willingdon Island.
Also read: Exploring Kochi - The Kochi Travel Guide
And that’s a wrap of the most unique romantic things to do on Valentine’s day in India. It is definitely far from a cliche date and requires much more effort to plan. But if you do wish to make the day special for your special one, it is definitely worth the planning.
Where Can We Go For Valentine’s Day In India?
There are tons of romantic places to see in India on Valentine’s day. Some of the most favorite destinations among people include Munnar (for nature trails), Udaipur (for cultural sights), Goa (for the beach), and Shimla (for the snow). Choose a destination based on what you and your partner enjoy.
Which Are The Most Romantic Places In South India?
Coorg, Alleppey, Munnar, and Wayanad are some of the most romantic places to see in South India. Alleppey is a great destination if you want to enjoy the backwaters on a houseboat while the others are great if you love being in the midst of natural scenery.
Is Udaipur Good For Couples To Visit?
Udaipur is known as the Venice of the East and almost always tops the list for being the most romantic place to see in India. The lakes, beautiful sunsets, and rooftop restaurants make it a charming place for couples.
What Are Some Unique Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day?
Some unique date ideas to impress your partner include - going for a dance class or a long drive to watch the sunrise from a different city. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, consider skydiving, ziplining, or bungee jumping together. You can both also act like a tourist in your own city to discover something new.
Which Is The City Of Love In India?
Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand and is also popularly referred to by its nickname which is the City of Love. Dehradun is certainly stunning but can be crowded for couples. Some of the more offbeat places to capture the beautiful vistas of Uttarakhand include - Almora, Auli, Binsar, and Mussoorie.