(Last Updated On: October 16, 2018)

If you are looking for a degree of choice when it comes to romantic getaways, look no further than India. This fabulously colorful and diverse nation is the world’s second-most populous state, and home to a multitude of ethnic groups. Whether you connected on a free dating site or have been in a committed relationship for some time, a trip to the sub-continent is to be recommended. There are so many locations to choose from, but here are 15 of the most memorable.

Goa

Located on India’s coastline with the Arabian Sea, Goa is ideal for a romantic getaway because it offers the best of two worlds. During the day, you can chill out on its fabulous golden beaches. When the sun sinks, you can relish its party atmosphere and dance for hours, fuelled by flavorsome cocktails.

Lonavala

A mere 90km from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, Lonavala is the ideal place to chill. You and your partner can take a dip in the tranquil waters by a beautiful waterfall.

Shimla

Here you can marvel at the stunning variety of architectural styles in a city overlooked by towering white-peaked mountains. At times it will be hard to believe you’re in India at all!

Kochi

After strolling through winding streets, exploring little shops selling all manner of produce, head over to the Vaamika Island Resort. Teeming with verdant plant life and home to many exotic animal species, this is a wonderful romantic retreat.

Havelock Island

Like something out of a brochure, this island’s white sands and turquoise waters are breathtaking. You could always hire snorkeling gear and plunge into the warm seas to study the amazing coral reefs close up.

Auli

India is a nation we tend to associate with sun-baked buildings, but this destination is more like an alpine resort. Climb into snow-decked mountain slopes to enjoy fantastic views.

Kovalam

Sparkling waters and nodding palm trees, forests along with birdsong and mouth-watering refreshments. What more could you ask for?

Kumarakom

If your idea of a romantic getaway is relaxing in hammocks overlooking the azure ocean, then Kumarakom should be right up your street. The only dilemma is which particular cocktail to start with first.

Khajjiar

This beautiful hillside retreat is known as ‘Mini Switzerland.’ You can imagine yodeling shepherds as you and your partner embark on leisurely horse rides through its rolling green meadows.

Rann of Kutch

Situated close to the Arabian Sea, Rann of Kutch consists of expansive desert landscapes basking below endless blue skies.

Gulmarg

Located in the western Himalayas, Gulmarg is a picturesque spot for romantic walks or picnics, the fragrances of all the delicate flowers permeating the atmosphere. The environment is rounded off by pine tree groves and snowdrifts cascading down the upper slopes.

Parwanoo

You and your partner can recharge your batteries at the Moksha Spa Resort, 5,000 feet up in the Shivalik branch of the Himalayas. After your massages, take in breathtaking views over the cloud-blanketed valleys.

Wayanad

Untouched by the clamor you find elsewhere in India, Wayanad is a pastoral landscape of quaint mushroom-shaped trees, savannahs, and plantations. Close by there are mist-covered jungles.

Jaipur

The most noticeable feature of this location is the ancient fortress overlooking the area. Still, in remarkable condition, this hearkens back to days of princes and princesses, while there are many restaurants offering dishes fit for a king!

Coorg

You and your partner can stroll hand-in-hand through scented sandalwood forests, or visit the coffee plantations to sample freshly percolated delights. Once you set off to explore the dreamy hills and woodlands, you can lose yourself to your romantic thoughts.