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Valentine’s Day (14th February), the celebration of unconditional love and passion is around the corner and the couples are making their arrangements to make this day so special. It is the day in every couple’s life when they thrive to recall the unique bond they share, and when someone somewhere finally decides to express his/her love. Every valentine wants to celebrate this day in an exceptional way to impress their partner.
What better gift could you think of to surprise your loved one than a visit to some of the most romantic places in the country? A well-planned trip will subtly complement the surprise gifts, a bouquet of red roses, a box of assorted chocolates, and a candlelit dinner. Let's explore the list of the most romantic places with KnowInsiders!
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Spend your valentine’s day on the quaint backwaters of the pristine city of Kumarakom, which is among the best places for a romantic Valentine’s day celebration in India in 2021. Make lasting promises in the arms of your lover as the boat slowly rows through the smooth, lotus laden waters and picturesque vistas of Southern India. In fact, it’s not just a few hours’ affairs, you can even opt to spend the night aboard traditional houseboats, which feature cozy bedrooms, sitting area, en-suite bathroom, and kitchenette.
Things To Do In Kumarakom: Houseboat stay, Take a stroll in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Places To Stay: Kumarakom Lake Resort, Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa
Best Restaurants In Kumarakom: Currymeen, The Waterside
How To Reach: Kumarakom is connected to all the major cities in India by air, railways, and roads. You can choose any option and reach Kumarakom.
What’s more romantic than snuggling up in the snowy mountains? Give a white surprise on this Valentine’s Day and take your loved one to Manali to feel your love amidst snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. Pristine beauty, a peaceful environment, and incredible weather will definitely spell the much-needed magic on you and fill your life with romance. Stay overnight in a treehouse or a Swiss tent, enjoy playtime with snow at Rohtang Pass, relaxing by the fireplace and have a bath at any hot springs are the popular activities not to miss in Manali tour packages.
Often referred to as the Valley of Gods, Manali is a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh and among the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. Manali is a unique place that is the perfect place for backpackers, adventurers, and honeymooners alike. Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Hidimbi Temple, Bhrigu Lake, Vashist Temple, Manu temple, Naggar Castle, and Manikaran are the top places to visit in Manali.
Things to do in Manali: Bike Trip Manali Leh Manali, 4-Day Sightseeing Mountain Bike Tour in Kullu Valley, Professional Photoshoot at Beas River, Bhrigu Lake Trek...
Best Place to Stay: Hotel Smuggler - Centrally Heated & Air Cooled, Apple Country Resort, The Orchard Greens Resort & Spa
How to get there: The best and most cost effective way to reach Manali is by road. Roads connect Manali to diffrent places including Delhi (540km), Chandigarh (305km), Dehradun (227km) and Ambala (370km). There are several private buses as well that connect the hill station with different part of the state.
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Imagine staring into the magnificent waterfall while floating on the Cauvery River as you take a plunge and pop the question. The falls are proceeded by a scenic route, with lush mulberry fields, giant terracotta sculptures and the abundance of vegetation, which only add to the beauty.
Tip: Propose at the moment that your love is overwhelmed by the stunning sight of the cascade.
Things to do in Hogenakkal Waterfall, Tamil Nadu: Medicinal baths and hide boat ride
The best time to visit Hogenakkal: during the winter from October - February (Valentine's Day) to relax and unwind near the waterfalls. Winters in Hogenekkal is pleasant with moderate weather throughout the day. Whereas the summers are warm and sunny with temperatures ranging from 23 - 34 degree celcius.
How to get there: Hogenakkal is a bit difficult to access since it can be reached by road only. The nearest airport is in Coimbatore which is 4 hours away and the nearest railway station is at Salem Junction which is 2 hours drive. You could either use private transport or public bus service to reach here.
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Located in the southeastern region of Ireland, Cliffs of Moher are 214 meter long cliffs that cover 8 kilometers of coastline. This is one of the most breathtaking attractions in Ireland and therefore makes for the most ideal spots for confessing your love to your Valentine.
Tip: Visiting the place during the wee hours and watching the sun rise during your pivotal moment will be the most amazing experience you’ll undergo.
Things to do in Cliff of Moher: Visiting Doolin County Clare with series of activities such as take a Ferry trip to the Aran Islands, explore the Burren Geopark‘s landscape & sites such as the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave, taste the local food – fresh from the sea and land, immerse yourself in the culture of Doolin – home of Traditional Irish Music, and discover the warm embrace of a true ‘Irish Welcome‘ from the people of Doolin.
How to get there: You can get direct public bus connections from Galway Bus station to the Cliffs of Moher and on to Ennis along the Wild Atlantic Way on the Bus Eireann 350 route. Bus connections are available to and from Shannon, Dublin Cork and Knock Airports but you may have to change bus.
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What can be better than a proposal under the most mystical natural marvel. The Northern Lights are known to be the most wondrous natural phenomenon and therefore make for an extremely romantic setting. To have the best view of the Northern Lights, you must head to Landmannalaugar – a place that is also known for geothermal baths.
Tip: Make sure you visit Iceland between the months of September and April, as this is when the country is believed to have the clearest skies.
Things to do in Northern Lights: Night photography workshop, Northern Lights expedition, Base Camp, Chasing the Ballet of Lights.
How to see the Northern Lights: To have the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, you have four options. The first is to hunt for them without leaving the town you are staying in; the second is to take a guided tour into nature; the third is to drive out of town and search for them yourself. Or lastly, you could take a boat cruise.
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The city of London is quite big and finding the ideal spot to pop the question before your Valentine can be a task here. There are multiple locations that are famous as some of the most awe-striking tourist spots. From monuments and churches to bridges and buildings, the city of London will keep you enchanted. One of the best spots in the city is The Shard – the tallest building in the United Kingdom, which can be the ideal place to ask your Valentine out.
Tip: There are around 6 restaurants here for fine dining; the two of you can visit them and have a romantic night while enjoying the city lights.
Rome is undoubtedly the best place to celebrate valentine’s day in Italy and you will surely agree with this statement when you are in the city with your beloved. Whether it’s a tour of the city on a horse carriage or the Trevi Fountain where you can toss a coin and make a wish, Rome is one magical place. If you are ready for making the most of your romantic vacation then Rome is the place to be at!
Things To Do In Rome: Cruise, Try Delicious Gelato, Helicopter Ride
Places To Stay: Hotel Des Artistes, Rome Cavalieri
Best Restaurants: CiPASSO Vineria-Bistrot, Ristorante Ad Hoc
How To Reach: You can board a flight to Ciampino Airport and easily reach Rome.
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Tokyo, one of the best places to visit on valentine’s day is an ideal destination for a superb date. Get ready to admire the gorgeous skyline of Tokyo from the Tokyo Skytree or go for an intimate dinner at the chic restaurants in the city. If you are looking for a quiet spot surrounded by cherry trees, then you ought to visit Ueno Park. Tokyo will give you ample options for a perfect date on valentine’s day.
Things To Do In Tokyo: Dinner Cruise, Try local food, Coffee Dates
Places To Stay: Hoshino Resorts, Tokyo Bay Maihama
Best Restaurants: Tapas Molecular Bar, Yakiniku Bar
How To Reach: You can board a flight to Haneda Airport or Narita International Airport and reach Tokyo.
One of the most romantic, indeed versatile, destinations in the world, Bali will bewitch you with its buzzing nightlife and hypnotic beaches. This island destination in Indonesia has it all, whether you’re looking for adventure sports or just spending leisure time in luxurious accommodation. Thanks to its year-long pleasant climate, you can visit Bali whenever you please, but of course, Valentine’s Day is big enough an excuse!
Also, to top it all, Indonesia offers free visas to Indians, and even the flight fare is not crazy high. So, if you are thinking of visiting an international hideout this Valentine’s, on a budget, then you’ve found your answer.
Things To Do In Bali: Surfing, romantic walk at the beaches, coffee dates
Places To Stay: The Bali Dream Villa & Resort, Hidden Valley
Best Restaurants In Bali: Secret Garden Restaurant, Kubu at Mandapa
How To Reach: Board a flight from anywhere to the Ngurah Rai International Airport as it is connected with all the major cities.
Surely, the turquoise blue sea and the overwater villas act as a magnet for honeymooners across the world. And in case you had to miss this one on your honeymoon, there is always Valentine’s day to make up for it. The Maldives is an ideal location especially for couples who are into luxury, water sports, and spending hours at leisure by the beach.
This is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving, so prepare to witness vibrant marine life like never before. The overwater villas spell grandeur in each step. Right from the comfort of your cozy bed to the views that will make your heart skip a beat, this is the best place to celebrate valentine’s day!
Things To Do: Romantic stay at the resorts, water sports
Places To Stay: LUX South Ari Atoll, Paradise Island Resort, Maldives
Best Restaurants: Blu Restaurant, Ithaa
How To Reach: There are direct flights from all the major cities to the Male International Airport in the Maldives.
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When looking for off-beat locations in Croatia, do keep Mljet Island on your mind. The island is not that famous in Croatia and this is the best part about it. You two can have a time away from the bustling regions and make some really amazing memories together while enjoying the views. Enveloped within a dense forest, this island will mesmerize you to no limits!
Tip: While you are in Croatia, don’t forget to drink beer together and get a hang of the amazing local culture here.
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This is where you can actually see your fairytale weaving. Minnewater, famous by the name ‘Lake of Love’ is one of the best attractions in the Belgian city of Bruges. What makes this attraction romantic is the mesmerizing greenery that covers the lake along with architecturally brilliant ancient houses. Needless to say, proposing your beloved here would be like a scene straight from a Disney movie.
Tip: Make sure both of you visit one of the fine dining restaurants in the city of Bruges to make your day more romantic
If strolling down Las Ramblas hand in hand isn’t for you (or you’re bothered by the crowds of tourists who flock to the colorful stalls on Barcelona’s most famous street) head to the Borne district. You’ll be surprised when you find yourself in Carrer dels Petons, the “Street of Kisses”! Legend has it that here the condemned men and women on death row say their last goodbye to their brides. Well, today it has become the perfect place to exchange secretly and sheltered from the confusion of the city a very sweet kiss! Don’t forget to visit the most beautiful beaches in Spain in the summer!
Things to do in Barcelona: A Cava picnic at the Carmel Bunkers, Cocktails in a speakeasy in El Born, A lively night out in El Raval, Brunch and vermouth in Sant Antoni, Show off your wine knowledge at Bar Brutal, Relive Modernist Barcelona, Unearth the Gothic Quarter's secrets.
|There is no end to beautiful places in the world. But there are a few destinations so breathtaking that you would miss holding someone’s hand while standing there. Some of the locations are considered to be the best places to propose on Valentine’s Day. This Valentine’s Day, take that special someone to one of these locations and speak out your heart’s desire. The scintillating beauty of these places will give your proposal a nudge in the right direction for sure. If you are happy with the list of KnowInsiders, please follow us for more interesting news!|
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