Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and romance-seekers are already well on their way to make elaborate plans of celebration with their loved ones. However, if you are still on the first step of the romance journey and looking for some inspiration in deciding where to pop the big question, have a look at these top five locations from around the world. Along with promising eternal love and companionship, promise your beloved a life full of wonderful journeys and great vacations, and we are sure they will say ‘yes’.
The Shard, London
The best things sometimes are just in our own backyard, which is why you should consider proposing at the Shard. As you step on the observation deck of this 95-storey skyscraper, the view from the top will keep your partner busy with its magnificence and beauty while you brace yourself for the big step. With the whole of London as a witness, express your feelings for loved one and render the moment priceless. Celebrate later with a glass of champagne at the Lanson Champagne Bar.
A Hot Air Balloon Ride above Maasai Mara, Africa
A hot air balloon ride over the stunning Maasai Mara Reserve is once-in-lifetime experience for anyone but for a couple who takes the eternal vow of love against the mesmerising backdrop, the experience can be etched in the memory forever. The panoramic vistas of the rolling hills, lush grasslands and meandering rivers will fill your heart with joy. On this safari, other than stealing each other’s hearts forever, you will be a witness for an hour to the daily lives of great animals of the area as well as local Maasai communities as you watch them from above.
Taj Mahal, India
What better place to seal your love for each other than at the most popular monument dedicated to love! Visit Taj Mahal in the wee hours of the morning, when the crowds are fewer and the monument is still moon-kissed. Hire a local guide or tell the beautiful background love story of a Mughal Emperor and his beloved wife to whom the world-famous Taj Mahal was a dedication. After you are done marvelling at the unparalleled beauty of this ageless mausoleum; go, sit near the Yamuna River end of the Taj Mahal and tell them about how you feel.
Overlooking the Pitons in Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is considered one of the most romantic islands in the whole of Caribbean and the stunning view of the volcanic Piton Mountains against the perfect setting of palm-fringed beaches and warm tropical climate does ample to justify the claim. Choose one of the gold-sand beaches or restaurants with the terrific view of the mountains. There are some companies that can even help you set up the proposal on the beach by hiding letters in the sea shells. No matter what you do, a proposal made in Saint Lucia is bound to honour your love and commitment for forever.
The Pont Neuf, Paris
Paris, the city of love, is not just perfect to propose the first time; it is also a very popular place for renewal of wedding and love vows. Though, there’s no dearth of stunning places in Paris to express your feelings for your loved ones, the best one still remains the Pont Neuf, the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine. As you overlook the boats passing the river Seine below and find yourself surrounded by the much-appreciated architecture of the romantic Paris, the words will come easy and feelings will be conveyed just as you mean them.