(Last Updated On: February 3, 2017)

Proposing to your girlfriend, most often than not, can be quite a tricky and anxiety ridden situation. While we won’t be able to help you in other departments, we sure can suggest some dazzling places in India to propose.

Go beyond the regular candle light dinner; profess your love on the highest motorable pass in India or on a starry night in the desert, enchant her with a hot air balloon over the breathtaking wilderness or in an open air Jacuzzi facing the mountains. If nothing else, you would at least be applauded for your ingenuity (which might want her to reconsider into a yes)!

1. In a hot air balloon over Ranthambore National Park

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A great romantic place where it would be difficult for your girlfriend to say ‘no’ is in a hot air balloon that floats away over the majestic Ranthambore National Park. As she is busy enjoying the beauty of nature with clusters of green below, the open blue skies above and wondering about the loveliness of life, you can pleasantly catch her off guard with a proposal. And since she is stuck with you mid-air for some time, there is no evading the answer.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Jaipur from New Delhi at just INR 909.

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2. On a yacht enjoying the sunset in Goa

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There is something about Goa. The winsome beaches, hippie vibe and crazy nightlife set the air of cheerfulness. You can take advantage of that and set off on a peaceful and romantic yacht cruise in Goa. Enjoy the sweet solitude with just each other for company. As the sky breaks into a mesmeric view with sunset, pop the question. Break into a song too, if you desire! It would be hard to say no in such lovely settings.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Goa from Bangalore at fares starting at just INR 2,010.

3. In an open air Jacuzzi of a luxury resort in Munnar / Wayanad

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You can treat your beloved to a Jacuzzi experience. And not the regular one! Opt for an open air Jacuzzi of a fancy luxury resort in Munnar or Wayanad that spells class and romance. Not only will the magnificent view of the nature teamed with the pampering of the tub mellow her, but she will also be proud that you did not mind shelling out the money for this special occasion.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Kochi from Bangalore at just INR 1,445!

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4. Being surrounded by mountain ranges in the Himalayas

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If she is the adventurous types and has a fancy towards snow, it can’t get better than a proposal in the Himalayas. Being surrounded by snow-capped mountains and breathing in the crisp air, brings in its own allure and makes for a worthy remembrance. Also, the freezing weather may just want her to cuddle closer.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

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5. In the middle of Dal Lake in Srinagar

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Your girlfriend’s a Bollywood buff? She is sure going to dig a proposal in this ‘Jewel of Kashmir’.   After all, there is a reason why actors would break into a song at Dal Lake when they had to woe their love interest. Steeped in nature’s beauty, this water body transports you into a dream world of clear waters, carpet of Lilly pads and cotton candy clouds. The whole setting is simply soaked in romance.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Srinagar from New Delhi at just INR 1,799.

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6. Being under the stars while camping in the Thar Desert

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Starry nights bring in a romantic appeal. You can further amplify this experience with camping in the Thar Desert with your better half. Setting the perfect tempo for your proposal are the stars, (which unlike in the city are actually visible in this pollution-free air), the vast expanse of dunes embracing you both and that magical desert aura.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Jodhpur from New Delhi at just INR 5,660.

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7.  In the boundless expanse of the salt marshes in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

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Does your girl have a thing for the offbeat? Take her to the salt marshes in the Rann of Kutch. Enjoy the surreal feeling of being isolated from the world. With unbridled view of the horizon, you can confess your unhindered love for her.

How to reach: Catch a flight to Bhuj from Mumbai at just INR 6,806!

8. In the King’s room at Udaipur Lake Palace  

Lake Palace, Udaipur by Kalyan Neelamraju

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You can profess your love and make a grand proposal at Udaipur Lake Palace, a divine floating sight in white. Dripping of royalty and with ornate architecture and the background of Aravalli Mountains, feel like a king and queen of an enchanted era. It would be hard to say no in such settings.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

Lake Pichola at Night by Saad Akhtar

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9. In a luxury tent of Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore

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Whisk her away to into the wilderness to Aman-i-Khas that lies on the edge of Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park. This luxury tent is embraced by the stunning backdrop of Aravalli Hills. The unique combination of romance in the wild that also provides luxury, peace and the comfort of nature are sure to melt her heart away.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Jaipur from New Delhi at just INR 909.

 

10. At the highest motorable point in India Khardung La Pass

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You can do something extraordinary and take her on a ride to the highest motorable point in India -Khardung La Pass. As she holds you tight, passes through the winding roads and takes in the breath taking views of pristine nature, it is sure to stir up some romance and adventure. Pop the question at the heights and if would be hard to refuse. If nothing else, you can always pride yourself in going biking at this highest mortorable point!

How to reach: Catch a flight to Leh from New Delhi at just INR 2,798!

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11. Under the misty waterfalls of Wayanad

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Blessed with nature’s charms, Wayanad transports you to another dewy world with thick forests, majestic ridges, deep valleys and interlaced jungles. Adding to the magic is the misty waterfalls. Spend special moments with your beloved here. As she is overwhelmed by the stunning sight of the cascade and calmed by the caresses of nature, you can pick your moment and further leave her pleasantly dazed with the proposal.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

12. On the sand dunes in Jaisalmer at sunset

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How about taking her to the sea of sand dunes in the golden city of Jaisalmer? Feel like two lovers on a quest seated on a camel and making way through the extensive desert. Take your cue for proposal when the sun sets into the horizons and turns the clear sky into a fiery shade.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Jodhpur from New Delhi at just INR 5,660.

Sunset in the Desert by Girish Gopi

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13. While spotting a tiger at Corbett

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If you wish to try something that has seldom or rather has never done before, then you can opt for this. Ask for her hand while spotting a tiger at Kanha or Corbett. Something about the offbeat proposal, sight of a tiger in the wilderness might just stir something in her. And if she does concur, it is a story that you can proudly narrate to your grandkids years after!

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

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14. Amidst the splendours of Shimla

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You can sweep her off her feet at Shilma, where the air is crisp and the sights are divine. The salubrious weather and soothing aura of the place would instantly set her in a calm peace of mind. Spend quality time together as you amble through the main town where cars are banned. Take in the mystic charm of the place and pop the question.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

15. In the deserted Vyas Chhatri of Jaisalmer

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If she is the sorts who loves history, mythology and arts, Vyas Chhatri of Jaisalmer, a place of epic proportions is where you can profess your legendary love. As she is left awe-struck with this memorial of Sage Vyas (the author of the Mahabharata) on the famous golden sands and falls deeper in love with you, besot her with a proposal she can’t refuse.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Jodhpur from New Delhi at just INR 5,660.

Sunset at the Cenotaph of Vyas Chhatri by Sergio Morchon

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16. Under the open sky while camping in Jawai Leopard Camp

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For a fetching experience, you can lure her away to the Jawai Leopard Camp. This rather unexplored side of Rajasthan opens up many charms for you and your partner. In the heart of dramatic wilderness, are the luxury tents. Providing the romantic setting is the private deck with the background of rocky caves, kopjes, Anogeissus scrub and river-bed. As you unwind and cherish this wonderful experience, gently bring her attention to your proposal.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

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17. Propose while scuba diving in Andaman

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You can discover the fascinating underwater kingdom together with the riveting activity of scuba diving in the azure waters of Andaman. While you both unravel the mesmerising corals, colourful fishes and natural sponges, confess how you want to make your kingdom together with showing a ring. This is especially great if you are not too good with words as neither of you will be able to speak at that time and will have to communicate with sign language.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Port Blair from Chennai at just INR 4,138!

18. In front of the greatest symbol of love –The Taj Mahal

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So you can’t do something as grand as build a monument of love of her like emperor Shah Jahan did, but you can certainly take her to one of the greatest symbols of love that ever existed. As you both stroll around the Taj Mahal hand in hand and are awestruck by its magnificence, set the tone by your proposal.

How to reach: Catch a flight to Agra from New Delhi at just INR 3,523.

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19. At Dona Paula Beach: The Beach of Love

Dona Paula Beach at Sunset by Ali Al-Sheiba

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Here is how the legend goes. Dona Paula Beach is named after the Portuguese Viceroy’s daughter who was deeply in love with a local fisherman. This was not approved by her father and in a fit of sorrow, the love struck woman jumped off the cliff into the Arabian Sea. This sandy retreat today stands as a symbol of love and romance. And if your girlfriend is the sort who loves a love story then you have come to the right place.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

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20. Beside a heart-shaped lake with a view of the valley: Chembra Peak in Kerala

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It is almost as if nature itself made the perfect setting for a proposal. You can make your desire clear at the heart-shaped lake with an enchanting view of the valley at Chembra Peak in Kerala. Get to spend spellbinding moments at this misty and fresh spot. It would be hard to say no at such a salubrious place.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

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21. On the crystal clear blue waters in a beach resort of Goa

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You can take your girl to the fun capital of India. And if she is a beach lover then all the more better! Select a beach resort on the crystal clear blue waters. Celebrate your love by the therapeutic sounds of the waves. You can pop up a champagne bottle and along with it, pop up the question too.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport at Goa from Bangalore at fares starting at just INR 2,010.

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22. In the tranquility of Daman and Diu

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You can leave all your stresses behind and bask in the tranquility of Daman and Diu with your better half. Marinated in untouched natural beauty and unbridled serenity, this is just the place to get away and spend quality time with each other. Also, it is among the ideal places in India where it would be hard for your girlfriend to say no to your proposal.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

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23. After scaling one of the highest peaks of India, the Kangchenjunga

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If both are you are the daring sorts, challenge yourselves to scale one of the highest peaks in India, the Kangchenjunga. As you both weather hardships together to reach the top, she might just realise the longevity of the relationship and be inspired. You can celebrate your feat with a proposal amidst the snow-kissed peak and heighten the entire experience.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

24. Being surrounded by an endless field of flowers, The Valley of Flowers

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You can take your beloved away to a place that seems to have come out of a story book. Let your love blossom in the Valley of Flowers over quaint meadows laced with alpine flowers and variety of flora. Spot endangered species, enjoy the magic of the place and top it up with a hearty proposal.

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

25. With a walk in the clouds in Meghalaya

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Meaning the ‘abode of clouds’, Meghalaya is just that. Adding to the charm is the virgin splendours of nature, range of forests and pleasant weather. In in this beguiling place, you can enjoy an ethereal stroll that feels like a walk in the clouds. Soak yourself in love, propose to her and get elevated to cloud 9!

How to reach: Catch a flight to the nearest airport and thereby continue the rest of the journey by road.

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