What’s your plan for Valentine’s?| Last Updated: February 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Come February and anticipation starts building up for Valentine’s Day – the day to rekindle and revitalize the bonds of love. For true love, love itself is the ultimate nourishment but to make the occasion special, there are several options. Roses, chocolates, presents like jewelry or a simple candlelit dinner are time-tested ideas which would be certainly be appreciated. However, they can hardly force your loved one to leap and hug you in ecstasy.
Want to try something this Valentine’s? Plan a holiday to an exotic locale and gift the mother of all surprises to your loved one. Be it sun-kissed beach on a remote island, snow-capped mountains or a resort deep in the jungle; India offers a plethora of options to choose from. If nothing interests, then how about spending time with loved one at The Taj Mahal, the monument to love.
Pack your bags, leave all your tensions behind and head of to any of the romantic places to make this year’s Valentine’s Day an experience of a life time. We bring you destinations exotic, luxurious and of course, romantic to make your celebrations more special.
Is there anything more walking on the beach holding hands, with gentle waves lapping at your feet? Or a quiet dinner with nothing but waves playing music in the background. It might sound like a fantasy but a visit to Goa could help you to relive your fantasy. Baga,Morjim, Colva or even the stately Panaji – choose any destination in Goa and be prepared to be showered with love from your Valentine all through the year!
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Fall in love again at Agra and renew your vows by the monument to love. A visit to the Taj Mahal this Valentine’s will help proclaim your love – loud and clear. As the winter sun lifts the haze surrounding the white marble mausoleum, cozy up with your loved one on the bench and watch one man’s statement of undying love. Can there be a better place for a romantic getaway on the banks of Yamuna on this Valentine’s Day?
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Known as the “Switzerland of India”, Manali is popular with newly-weds as the perfect honeymoon destination. The snow-capped mountains, the panoramic vistas and the gently falling snow offer the perfect romantic setting on Valentine’s Day. Add to that a fireplace, throw in some blankets and it is a perfect setting to snuggle and cuddle.
If you not into mushy things; how about expressing your love by trying out adventure sports. A tandem flight or skiing down the slopes will be a different romantic experience to be cherished for life.
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Looking forward to make Valentine’s Day special? Head to Shimla for a romantic and beautiful holiday. Shimla is a must visit for the couples in love.
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If snow-capped mountains and the winter chill dampen your spirits, then head for the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. Lofty mountains, dense forest, scenic grasslands and miles of tea gardens greet the tourists here. A ride in the toy train in Ooty will surely make the day more special!
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If sun, surf and sand are more your type, then head for Kerala. A romantic boat ride on the backwaters as the sun sets on the western horizon, would leave you picture postcard memories. Pick any of the backwater tourism destinations like Kumarakom or Alapuzha; it will help you make Valentine’s this year special. Head to Munnar if hill station enamours you or if you are game for some adventure, head to Thattekad wildlife sanctuary.
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Pristine white sands, crystal clear blue water and uncrowded beaches, will help you design the perfect setting for your Valentine rendezvous.
Activities like adventure sports are sure to bring you two more closer. Visit the Andaman Islands to see a completely different world with someone special.
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First Published: February 2, 2012 at 12:14 AM