Top 12 Romantic Destinations of India
Top 12 Romantic Destinations of India

Top 12 Romantic Destinations of India

It is never too late to plan for the weekend gateway to a romantic destination. Hearing about ‘trips’ is always exciting! And when you plan it with your partner, it is like a ‘cherry on the cake’. Every destination you visit with your partner would turn out to be the best romantic destination and we bring you the top 12 romantic destinations of India.

So, if you’re planning a trip to visit a romantic destination with your partner, this is just for you!

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Often known as the ‘lover’s paradise’ in India. Situated in the northeastern state of Himachal Pradesh, it is one of the most liked destinations by couples. With the significant scenic views and snow-covered mountains, Manali is an ideal destination for every couple to visit. 

Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Best time to visit

Although people visit Manali throughout the year, October to June is the best time to visit this place. To experience the snowfall in Manali, plan your trip around December till February.

How to reach?

By Air

To deduce the time of traveling, you can take a flight to reach Manali. The nearest airport is Bhuntar in Kullu which is 10 Km away from the city.

By Road

You can take a bus to reach Manali. There are buses which run from major cities like Chandigarh and Ambala. The Himachal Pradesh state bus service is also available at reasonable rates.

You can even plan a road trip to Manali from Delhi. However it would be a long drive but you can have a night-stay in Chandigarh in between.

By Train

While travelling to Manali by rail, you have options to get on a train from Ambala Cantt or from Chandigarh. The nearest railway station from Manali at a distance of 50 Km is Joginder Nagar.

2. Mussoorie, Uttrakhand

Situated in the beautiful Himalayan Ranges, Mussorie is one of the popular attractions amongst the hill stations. It is also known as the ‘Queen of hills’. You can experience a cool, pleasant, and calm weather throughout the year. 

Mussoorie, Uttrakhand
Mussoorie, Uttrakhand

Best time to visit?

You can visit Mussorie from April to June if you are planning a trip in the summer season. But to experience the magnificent snow-covered mountains, plan your trip around December or February. 

How to reach?

By Air

The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant International airport in Dehradun. The airport connects to all the major cities through Delhi.

By Road

Dehradun is the linkage between all the major cities and Mussorie. If you are travelling from Delhi, you can take a bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate. You can also rent a taxi from Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, etc if you want to take a road trip to Mussorie.

By Train

Dehradun Railway station is the nearest to Mussorie and situated at a distance of 36 Km. However, few regular trains run daily from Delhi to Dehradun and vice-versa.

3. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra is one of the most popular destinations in India. People visit this place throughout the year. It is home to the Taj Mahal which is one of the seven wonders of the world. The Taj Mahal is a romantic symbol with amazing architecture and a history of love. You must visit this place once with your partner!

Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Best time to visit?

It is suggested to visit Agra any time between November to March. The weather is pleasant and cold. You can enjoy sightseeing. Due to the hot climate, April to June is not a preferable time to visit Agra.

How to reach?

By Air

The nearest airport is the Kheria in Agra at a distance of 12.5 Km. You can take a from the airport to reach the city.

By Road

There is an option to take a bus from the major cities like Jaipur, Gwalior, etc. You can take a bus from ISBT if you are travelling from Delhi. Alternatively, you can rent a taxi to reach Agra. If you are travelling from Jaipur via car, you can take NH-11 road similarly NH-2 route connects Delhi to Agra.

By Train

It is easy to reach Agra by train as it is connected Delhi-Mumbai and Chennai rail networks. Agra Cantt railway station is the nearest to the Taj Mahal.

4. Goa

Goa is one of the best romantic spots in India. Known for its beautiful beaches and nightlife, it has much more to offer. Situated on the southwestern coast of India, Goa is one of the best weekend gateways. No doubt the place is on the wishlist of every person to visit at least once with their partner! Without a second thought, you must visit this beautiful, exciting, and romantic destination.

Goa
Goa

Best time to visit

The time period from November till February is preferably the best time to visit Goa. You can enjoy sitting on the beaches and other sightseeing. In the hot and humid climate of summer, it is not suggested as the best time to visit. However, you can plan a weekend gateway in the monsoon season as well!

How to reach?

By Air

You can take any regular flight from Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, or Cochin. The nearest airport is the Goa International Airport in Dabolim.

By Road

If you want to plan a road trip to Goa, you take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. You can also take a regular bus from Karnataka or Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. 

By Train

You can book a train ticket from Delhi to Margaon or even from Mumbai. The major railway station in Goa are- Margao and Vasco-de-Gama. After reaching the railway station, you can take a cab.

5. Udaipur, Rajasthan

There is no second thought while wish-listing Udaipur in ‘cities to visit. Udaipur never fails to fulfil your demand for a ‘romantic destination’ to visit in India. There are forts, palace, gardens, and museums which you can visit in this charming city. It is one of the most visited destinations by couples in India.

Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur, Rajasthan

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the beautiful city of Udaipur is the winter season. The climate is cool yet pleasing. It is the best time to enjoy and avoid the unbearable heat of summer in Rajasthan. You can plan your trip around September till March.

How to reach?

By Air

Located at a distance of 22 Km is the nearest airport in Udaipur. The Maharana Pratap Airport is connected to the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Jodhpur. You can take a flight to reach Udaipur.

By Road

The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has several buses that connect cities to Udaipur. You can also plan a road trip to Udaipur. While traveling from Delhi to Udaipur, take a route on NH 48 and NH 58 when traveling from Jaipur.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Udaipur Railway Station which connects to various other cities. You can book a train ticket to reach Udaipur. From the station, you can easily take an auto-rickshaw or a taxi to reach the desired destination.

6. Alleppey, Kerala

God’s own country, Kerala is home to a beautiful city Alleppey which is also known as Alappuzha. Popularly nicknamed as ‘Venice of the East’. It is famous for its backwaters, magnificent beaches, canals, and lagoons. It is a perfect romantic destination for you to visit with your partner.

Alleppey, Kerala
Alleppey, Kerala

Best time to visit?

The Winter season is preferably the best time to visit Alleppey. The temperature range during winters is 17o-32oC. The climate is cool, calm, and relaxing. You can take a boat ride and get an amazing romantic photoshoot done with your partner. You can visit the place during the monsoon season as well and enjoy a romantic vacation. 

Avoid visiting during the summer season because of the extremely hot climate. However, the accommodation would be cheap because of the off-season.

How to reach?

By Air

The nearest airport to Alleppey is the Cochin International Airport and is situated 78 Km away. Another airport nearest to the city is Trivandrum International Airport located at a distance of 150 Km.

By Road

You can take a state-owned or private bus service to reach Alleppey. Numerous cities are connected through bus services. You can take a taxi from Trivandrum which is at a distance of 151 Km. Other options are taking a taxi or traveling via car from Ooty which is 306 Km. Mysore is 394 Km away.

By Train

Situated at a distance of 4 Km is the Alleppey Railway Station which connects to the city centre. Other cities like, Trivandrum, Chennai, Vellore, and Delhi are also connected through rail networks. Thus, it is not tough to reach Alleppey.

7. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. It offers you scenic beauty and mesmerizing views of the snow-covered mountains of Kanchenjunga, tea gardens, landscapes, and much more. . You can also view the mist-covered mountains and enjoy romantic weather with your partner.

Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Darjeeling is undoubtedly the winter season. There is not too much crowd in town, and the weather is cold and pleasant. Thus, making it a beautiful spot for couples.

How to reach?

By Air

Located at a distance of 87 Km from Darjeeling is Bagdogra Airport. You can book a cab or take a taxi from the airport to reach the desired location.

By Road

You can take a bus from Siliguri which connects to Darjeeling. You can also rent a private taxi to reach Darjeeling and enjoy the scenic beauty on the way. Additionally, you can take the route from the nearby cities of Gangtok which is 96 Km away, and Kalimpong, 50 Km away from Darjeeling.

By Train

The nearby railhead to the hill station of Darjeeling is situated at New Jalpaiguri. The cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru offers a good rail network so you can take a train. Once you reach the railway station, take a cab and head towards the mesmerizing hill station.

8. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Situated in the Kashmir Valley, Srinagar is a choice for every couple to visit. There are beautiful landscapes, lakes and pleasant weather that would make you stay for a bit longer in Srinagar. To make the trip a memorable one, stay in a houseboat and opt for a romantic Shikara ride on the Dal Lake.

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Best time to visit?

You can visit around April till October since the weather is cold, freezy, pleasant, and delightful. However, the Autumn months of September till November are also considered the best time to visit Srinagar.

How to reach?

By Air

Srinagar has an International airport named as Sheikh-ul-Alam airport. You can take a flight from major cities to reach here. After reaching, take a cab to the desired location.

By Road

You can take a state bus or take a private taxi to reach Srinagar which is connected to cities like Delhi and Chandigarh.

By Tain

The closest railway station is Jammu Tawi located at a distance of 271 Km from the city of Srinagar. Another railway station located 200 Km from Srinagar is Udhampur Railway station. Either take a private taxi or a Government state bus to reach Srinagar from the railway station.

9. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital is situated in the Kumaon ranges of Himalayan foothills and known as the gem of Uttarakhand. Situated around the charming Naini lake where you can enjoy a romantic boat ride. You can also shop from the Tibetan market around the lake. It is a perfect weekend gateway from Delhi.

Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nainital, Uttarakhand

Best time to visit?

If you want to experience the snowfall, you can plan your trip around November till February. However, March to June is the best time you visit this place. The climate is pleasant and relaxing, Because of the heavy rains, avoid going during monsoon season.

How to reach?

By Air

You can take a flight to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and then book a private taxi to reach Nainital. The other option is to reach Pantnagar Airport which is a Domestic airport that is roughly a one-hour driveway from Nainital.

By Road

Nainital is the perfect weekend gateway from Delhi. You can take an overnight bus or a road trip from Delhi. There are buses available which run from Delhi and Kathgodam daily. Other bus services like Volvo from cities are also available at reasonable rates.

By Road

The closest railway station is Kathgodam Railway Station located at a distance of 34 Km from Nainital. You can rent a taxi or book a cab to reach the main city of Nainital.

10. Munnar, Kerala

Munnar is located on the Western Ghats of Indian state, Kerala. If you are planning a romantic weekend gateway with your partner, then Munnar is the right place for you. The natural beauty, mist-covered views and beautiful landscapes are just the perfect weather you’d want to be with your partner. Without a second thought, this is a ‘must visit’ romantic destination in India.

Munnar, Kerala
Munnar, Kerala

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Munnar is from November till February when the temperature ranges from 10-29oC. However, the summer season is also a great time to plan your trip but avoid the monsoon season. There could be road blockages or landslides during the monsoon.

How to reach?

By Air

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport located at a distance of 125 Km. You can book a taxi to reach the main city.

By Road

The cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu connect Munnar. You can take state-owned public buses to Munnar. Buses from Kochi, Madurai and some other cities are also available. Another option is to book a taxi from Cochin.

By Train

The Kochi Railway station is the closest to Munnar. The Ernakulam is the nearby railhead to Munnar connected to some of the major cities of India. You can easily book a train ticket to one of the railway stations and take a taxi or book a cab from the station to reach the desired destination.

11. Ooty

Situated in the midst of Nilgiri hills, is the popular destination of India, Ooty also known as Udagamandalam. The hill station is located in Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The place has offers beautiful views of nature with rich fauna and flora. If you are planning for a picturesque destination to visit, then Ooty is the right place.

Ooty
Ooty

Best time to visit?

Although every season of the year is the best time to visit Ooty because of the relaxing and cold climate. However, October till June is the peak season and you can enjoy some sightseeing and outdoor activities. The temperature ranges from 5 to 15o C. So, you can plan your trip around October till June.

How to reach?

By Air

The nearby airport to Ooty is the Coimbatore International Airport connecting the cities of Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Another nearest airport is Bangalore International airport.

By Road

You can take a bus or a private taxi to reach Ooty. There are daily buses that run from Cochin, Mysore, Coimbatore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

By Train

You can book your train tickets at Ooty Railway Station. The nearest station is Mettupalayam, situated 47 Km away. You can get on a train from Chennai to Mettupalayam. A toy train connects Coonoor to Mettupalayam.

12. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Situated amidst the beautiful snow-capped mountains, Dalhousie is a town in Himachal Pradesh. The name was given for the British viceroy of colonial India, Lord Dalhousie. The natural beauty, green pastures, mesmerizing view of snow-covered mountains are the attractions in Dalhousie. It is one of the best romantic hill stations to visit in India. If you want to spend some days in pleasant, cold and relaxing weather with your partner, then Dalhousie is the right choice.

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Best time to visit?

The climatic conditions from March till June is the best time to visit Dalhousie. The warmth of the sun and calm weather allows you to explore the town. However, monsoon and winters are also considered favourable to visit the place. Dalhousie is the best romantic destination to visit any time throughout the year.

How to reach?

By air:
By Road

The closest airport to Dalhousie is the Gaggal Airport, at a distance of 130 Km. You can avail any taxi or book a cab from outside airport.

By road:
By Road

There are regular bus services of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh from nearby cities till Dalhousie. You can get on a bus to reach Dalhousie or take a road trip. If you wish to travel from Delhi, the distance ranges 565 Km. You can also take a route from Dharamshala, and Shimla.

By Train

The nearest railway station is the Nurpur railway station at a distance of 66 Km and is nearly a 2 hours drive from the station. Another nearby railway station is Pathankot railway station at a distance of 82 Km. You can book a private taxi or cab from the railway station to reach the desired location.

These are some of the best romantic destinations to visit and explore with your partner. Hopefully, you will now be able to plan the perfect romantic trip or a weekend gateway with your partner.

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