Looking for a magical getaway with your one and only? Check out some of these sites across India. From coasts with pristine beaches to untouched mountainsides to bustling cities to quaint and winding streets of old historic neighborhoods and villages, you’ll find exactly what you and your significant other are looking for in India. From the north to the south, check out the best romantic cities in India to find your perfect couple’s vacation destination.
Arguably India’s most romantic city, Udaipur, often called the “Venice of the East”, obviously deserves the top spot on our list. Watch the sunset over the lake, as the sky turns orange and pink and purple over the water. The best spot is at Sunset Terrace in the Fateh Prakash Palace. Sail on Lake Pichola in a boat decked out with comfortable lounge seats, curtains, and all the romantic touches you need with your significant other. Need a little more adventure? Go for a camel ride as the sun sets in deserts outside the city limits. Or just wander Udaipur’s winding streets full of historic museums and architecture from long ago.
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Way down south on India’s southern edge is Kanyakumari. Sit on the rocky shoreline and watch the sun rise or set over the ancient Bhagavathy Amman Temple, a temple built on the sea over 3,000 years ago. Because of how far south Kanyakumari is, it’s possible to watch the moon rise as you watch the sunset. Kanyakumari is so far south that it’s often referred to as “Land’s End.” What could be more romantic than being alone with your boo where the land ends?
Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Often called the “Paris of the East” or “Little Paris”, how could you not head to Pondicherry for a getaway with your bae? Let Pondicherry’s colorful colonial streets whisk you away as you wander through the French quarter, nicknamed “Little Paris.” Make your way down to the promenade for a sunset over the Bay of Bengal. Plus with a warm climate, fewer crowds than in the bigger cities, and a mix of southern and continental Indian cuisine, you and your better half will have the romantic trip of a lifetime.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Nestle into the rolling green mountainsides of Darjeeling, high in the Himalayas. Visit and stroll through the vibrant, emerald green tea gardens for a look into the tea harvesting process. Climb to the top of Tiger Hill for an unforgettable sunrise with your partner. Tiger Hill is the highest point in Darjeeling and looks out over the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. For some peace and serenity, take a trip with your boo up to the Peace Pagoda. The pagoda is a temple built to spread harmony. Plus, the climb up to the temple gives you incomparable views of Darjeeling.
A private beach? Yes, please. Well, almost private. Poovar is reached by boat down the Neyyar River. From there, you’ll be brought right to India’s southern coast. You and your bae will be greeted with clear blue waters and soft, golden sand beaches. Poovar’s Floating Cottages give you the perfect place to stay above the crystal waters. The sleepy fishing village has little in the way of built up sports or activities, but you are sure to find natural beauty all around, as well as the peace and quiet you and your partner need to relax on the beach.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra has been called the “City of Love” for a reason. Home to the one and only Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, this is a trip you just can’t pass up. The famous structure was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, as a resting place for his third and favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Nothing says romance like exploring one of the world’s most famous sites. Looking to top that? Stay at one of the most luxurious resorts in the world, Oberoi Amarvilas, and enjoy the views of sunrises and sunsets over the Taj Mahal.