India is home to many destinations with all the trappings of perfect romantic holidays. Some of these places are Pondicherry, Goa, Jaisalmer, Manali, Shimla and Kerala. Many couples looking for great romantic times book their flights to these destinations.

India, the land of the Kamasutra, is the destination of choice for countless couples looking for some love and romance. While the sculptures of Khajuraho seem to bring Kamasutra to life, the scores of romantic holiday destinations give ample scope for stealing some priceless moments and memories. Beaches, mountains, and deserts all offer many compulsive reasons to love starved couples to book their cheap flights to India. In fact, the country is home to some world famous romantic getaways.


The French are supposed to rank amongst the most ardent lovers in the world. Romantic couples who want to feel some French ambience in India should definitely visit the postcard perfect Union Territory of Pondicherry. Amazing resorts, scenic beaches, rolling hills, gorgeous historical monuments, and a delightful French flavour in architecture and cuisines somehow create the perfect romantic atmosphere for. Being a tax free zone, Pondicherry also provides some great shopping. Some of the most popular Pondicherry attractions are churches, temples, ‘The Botanical Garden’, ‘The Pondicherry Museum’, ‘The French Institute’, and ‘Aurobindo Ashram’. From Pondicherry, one can buy extremely cheap tickets to visit Chennai as well.


Popularly known as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala is another very popular destination for romantic holidays. The huge serene network of palm fringed backwaters, captivating emerald green paddy fields, coconut palm clusters, and mangrove forests all make the destination a treat to the eye. Many couples keen on giving wings to their flights of fancy hire a traditional houseboat. Gently cruising along through the day, dining on scrumptiously prepared meals, and sleeping under the stars at night with virtually no living soul in sight except your partner and the small invisible cruise staff ensure a world of privacy. One of the most romantic places in Kerala is Verkala beach, which has all ingredients for a romantic getaway such as coconut palms, looming cliffs, mouth watering fresh seafood, amazing sunsets, and a rocky shoreline.


The royalty may have long gone from Jaisalmer but there is nothing to stop romantic couples from booking flights to India for playing king and queen in this charming desert destination. Traversing the desert on a gyrating camel back ride, indulging in some exquisite local souvenir shopping, and getting pampered like foreign diplomats in some converted palace hotel ensures a quintessentiallyroyal romantic experience in Jaisalmer. The most captivating attractions of Jaisalmer include the Jaisalmer Palace, Havelis, the Desert Culture Centre and Museum, Sam, and Lodurva.


Blessed with abundant natural beauty, the stunning hill station of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh plays host to numerous couples in love. This erstwhile summer capital of India is an amazing mish mash of stunning modern buildings as well as quaint old colonial structures. The destination has deep forests of pine, oak, fur, and rhododendron, and there are opportunities for fishing, playing golf, and skiing. There are amazing views of the snow capped mountain peaks of the mighty Himalayas and during winters, one can also look forward to some great snowfall. Be it, exploring the nearby places on horseback or strolling aimlessly hand in hand along the long stretch of the mall road – Shimla provides many opportunities for romance. The major attractions of Shimla are Jakhoo Hills, Chadwick Falls, Kufri, Chail, Tattapani, and Naldhera. For a somewhat unusual start to one’s Shimla romance, it is a good idea to book tickets for the toy train to the destination.


Manali is another lovely romantic hill destination from Himachal Pradesh. Blooming fragrant apple orchards, gentle rolling valleys, steep awesome cliffs, dense forests of deodar and pine, and an overall fabulously beautiful landscape have all conspired to make Manali one of the hottest honeymoon destinations in India. Manali also has plenty of temples and other religious places, where starry eyed romantics profess their love for each other oblivious to the world. Some of these places are Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, and Jagatsukh. Despite becoming a very popular destination, Manali still retains the classic old world charm of a virginal mountain village. Some of the most preferred haunts in and around Manali are Vashisth Hot Water Springs, Ashram and Temple, Arjuna Cave, Kothi, Rohtang Pass, and Rahala Water Falls.


No discussion on romantic holiday destinations in India is complete without a reference to sizzling Goa. Known for its scores of maddeningly enticing beaches, Goa plays host to thousands of married and unmarried as well as old and young couples. The destination is one of the most permissive and centuries of Portuguese colonial rule has made Goa a highly Westernised destination. With its numerous gala festivals and beach parties, Goa may very well be the party capital of India as well. Firing up one’s libido with freshly cooked seafood and cheap booze, relaxing on the beach with each other, indulging in some exhilarating water sports, and checking out the dozens of sightseeing attractions – Goa has all this and much more to ensure a terrific time for vacationing couples.

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