For a married couple to keep the spark alive, it’s imperative that they spend some time alone with each other on a regular basis. However, once you have kids, it becomes nearly impossible to find this much needed alone time! But with summer vacations almost here, you have the perfect opportunity to getaway for a vacation with your husband – with your kids taken care of by their nana-nanis of course!
This summer, skip the worries, pack your bags and grab a quick vacation to rekindle your romance! We have prepared for you a list of the top ten most romantic destinations for this summer – beaches, hills, valleys, or something totally unique? Take your pick!
1. Agatti Island, Lakshadweep
A tropical fantasy, Agatti Island is a 5.6 km long island, situated on a coral isle that is in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. From the sparkling lagoons and the beautiful coral reef to the serene silver beaches and swaying palms, the island has the perfect environment for a romantic getaway that will leave you rejuvenated.
Another Union Territory, Puducherry proves to be the perfect holiday destination for those looking for some culture and history paired with astounding beauty. Known as the French Riviera of the East, Puducherry was a French colonial settlement until 1954 because of which you can see French influence in the food, city plan and architecture of the city. The Chunnambar backwaters and Auroville are must visits. A visit to the Puducherry will leave you feeling enriched and refreshed – trust us!
3. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
With its colourful temples, lush tropical forests and beautiful lagoons, Kodaikanal is the ideal holiday destination for a rekindling of the romance in your marriage. Full of lofty peaks, racing rivers and sparkling streams, Kodaikanal embodies the characteristics of South India and will have you coming back for more.
4. Corbett, Uttaranchal
Built in 1935, the Jim Corbett National Park is India’s first National Park and is also a safe haven for India’s tigers – perfect for those looking for a wild adventure! Along with tigers, you can spot leopards, sloth bears, jackals, crocodiles, etc. You can also indulge in activities like white water rafting, jeep and elephant safaris and rappelling during your stay. A visit to Corbett is sure to leave you re-energised.
5. Mararikulam, Kerala
Mararikulam, a super clean beach near Alleppey, Kerala, is the perfect destination to relax and soak in the sun. Enjoy some long lazy days and moonlit nights by the beach with your hubby and fulfill your need for some alone time. Don’t forget to relish the authentic South Indian food during your visit!
6. Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh
Located half an hour away from the hustle bustle of Shimla, Mashobara is a small town with pleasant hill climate, abundant orchards, pine covered valleys and grand views of the Himalayas! Leave your worries behind with a simple walk around town to soak in some nature.
7. Jalori Pass
With your hubby by your side, revitalize your love for bike or car adventures with a road trip across the Jalori Pass, one of India’s most dangerous roads. The curving roads provide stunning, panoramic views. Make sure to check beforehand as the pass remains closed during peak winters and inclement weather. Also, be very careful!
8. Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar
The pristine blue waters of the Havelock Island are the perfect backdrop for some romance with your loved one. A four hour ferry from Port Blair will bring you to a whole new world! Skip the typical touristy vacation with this pick and enjoy some quiet time and romantic seaside dinners – you’re sure to feel like new lovers all over again!
9. Imphal, Manipur
Surrounded by hills on all sides, Imphal is rightly called the ‘Jewel of India’. Soak in the culture, while cuddling up with your hubby as you take in the scenic views of the hills. Imphal is a class apart from conventional romantic places and will give you memories to treasure for life!
10. Nashik, Maharashtra
As unlikely as it sounds, Nashik with its lush vineyards and variety of lakes is a great destination for a quick getaway. Get a taste of life at a vineyard as you enjoy some great wine and scrumptious lunches with your husband.