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Valentine’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of people. While there are some who dread the thought of V-Day, there are others who just can’t wait to cherish the bond they share with their loved ones. This one day holds phenomenal importance in every lover’s life, which is why it is of utmost importance to celebrate it in such a way, that it leaves an everlasting impact over your better half and moves their heart. And what could be a better way of celebrating it, than in a distant, dreamy, gorgeous location that makes you fall for each other all over again? A romantic escape amid the green valley or just two of you holding hands walking barefoot on white sand, that’s the dream, isn’t it? So here is a list of 5 off beat destinations to visit in India this Valentine’s Day. (A VALENTINE’S DAY GETAWAY)
What happens when all plans for Goa fail? When Lakshadweep is too expensive and Bali is way out of our league? We head to Gokarna! Four hours away from Goa, Gokarna is a dreamy and backpacker friendly land in Karnataka. The Om beach and Kudle beach provide one of the most romantic setting where you can catch the beautiful sunsets and enjoy some lovely delicacies at the beach-side shacks. It is also a great place for couples to relax away from the crazy urban hustle bustle. So if the two of you just want to enjoy the company of each other without interruption, Gokarna is the place to be. The weather in
February is extremely pleasant making it easy to walk around hand in hand.
MASHOBRA, HIMACHAL PRADESH
Mashobra is a quaint Himachali town set at a height of 7041ft, about 13kms NE of Shimla. It is cut off from the more frenzied hustle of the rest of Shimla, and thereby ideal for couples looking to get a little alone time in peace. Mashobra has gorgeous views, rich forests and blissful weather – whole year round. It’s a charming place with a lot of staying and eating options available all the time, including Valentine’s Day.
Take the road less traveled and explore this tucked away part of Northeast India this Valentine’s Day. Situated at an altitude of 5000ft above sea level, Shillong is the capital hill station of Meghalaya – also known as “The Abode of Clouds”. A seemingly inexhaustible number of beautiful lakes and waterfalls find their place in the pine forests and the lush green mountains of Shillong. Not only does it have splendid weather conditions, it is also surrounded by most stunning natural beauty. Cherrapunjee, which gets the highest level of rain in the world, is just 56 kms from Shillong. Cherrapunji is also famous for its living root bridges, formed due to incessant rain. You can set up camp underneath these bridges and make your stay a memorable one!
HAVELOCK, ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
The sun, the sea and the sand have a fascinating appeal about them that lures in lovebirds from all parts of the world. Havelock island in Andaman is one such paradise that offers ample time to couples to enjoy each other’s bond – both underwater and above the water. Havelock Island as a romantic getaway is meant only for those who want to feel that adrenaline push and are adventurous spirits. Not only is it one of the best diving sites in India, travelers can also try their skills at snorkeling, trekking, fishing and safari. Take a walk in the golden sands and let Havelock indulge you in its untouched beauty.
SPITI VALLEY, HIMACHAL PRADESH
For the adventurous couples, a trek in Spiti Valley is the best destination this Valentine’s Day. With a terrain that is seriously challenging and a landscape that is drop dead gorgeous, the Spiti valley makes for an exceptional adventure destination. There are places in India that are outlined by treacherous alleys and lie buried under stiffened snow for most part of the year. Spiti Valley is one such place. Spiti is home to some of the highest villages, oldest monasteries and the most stunning landscapes you’ll ever see. All of this makes trekking in Spiti worth your while.
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