Top 10 Destinations in India for a Romantic Winter Getaway

It’s nearly December, and the mercury has already started dipping. Winter makes nature look pretty and the beauty of many places across India gets amplified during this time; and these places become popular tourist spots. Many of these places are perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon stay.

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Many of these exotic destinations start experiencing an influx of tourists as soon as winter sets. It is common to find the hotels here booked out well in advance. To help you plan your romantic trip, we’ve listed the best places in India where you can go for your getaway.

1. Shimla

The beautiful city of Shimla gets covered in snow, and this makes the entire atmosphere very romantic. You can also find many green grasslands here with snow-capped trees, and a walk with your beloved in this peaceful environment is definitely a memorable experience.


2. Alleppey

Beautiful canals and backwaters describe this scenic city in Kerala. A stay in the famed houseboats sailing on the backwaters here is the perfect way to celebrate togetherness right in the arms of nature away from the hustle bustle of the city.


3. Ooty

A popular honeymooning destination, Ooty in Tamil Nadu is a hill station that never ceases to amaze. Right from the journey in the mini train of Nilgiri Railways to the serene Ooty Lake, everything here is pleasing to the eye and instills a sense of peace and calm, which sets up a romantic atmosphere.


4. Pondicherry

Located near Chennai, this union territory was a French colony and still has remnants of its past. You can relax by the beach or marvel at the beautiful French architecture in the city with your loved one. Long and quiet strolls on the beaches here or lunches by the sea are perfect for a honeymoon feel.


5. Udaipur

Known as the city of lakes, Udaipur is a popular romantic getaway known for its grandeur and royal hospitality. Some of the finest hotels in the world have found home here and a stay there with your beloved with some serene views of the lake from the comfort of your room is a great way to celebrate togetherness.


6. Goa

Known as the party capital of the country, Goa has a totally different side to itself too. There are many beaches across the state that are relatively empty and you can have a cozy time here with your loved one while watching the waves gently hitting the shores. Scooter rides through the zig-zag roads of the state with lush hills in the backdrop are fun too!


7. Rann of Kutch

The beautiful white desert of India becomes calm and cool during the winter months and is also the venue of the Rann Utsav. You can go for camel rides or desert safaris on the jeep if you’re looking for an adventurous honeymoon. You can also find some beautiful local handicrafts around.


8. Srinagar

The beautiful city of Srinagar becomes picture perfect during winter with the magnificent Himalayan mountains covered in snow and the lush valleys beneath them. What can be more romantic than a peaceful shikara ride in the beautiful Dal Lake with your loved one?


9. Lonavala

A popular weekend getaway around Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala becomes a cool place with mercury dipping down in winters. It is common to find the place overcrowded on weekends. However, you can have a very peaceful time with your beloved here while seeing the scenic valleys on weekdays when it is quiet and empty.


10. Darjeeling

This beautiful hill station is picture perfect during winter and is filled with lush tea plantations and towering trees. Traveling in the 100-year- old Darjeeling Railway is a treat in itself to reach this place. What better way would there be to celebrate your honeymoon than here, in the arms of nature?


It’s about time that you start booking your tickets to these destinations and begin packing your bags to leave soon. Do let us know your experiences in the comments below. If you come across any such scenic destinations, do put it up in the comments below for our readers.

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