February 14 is just round the corner. Whether you are a romantic or not, you cannot shy away from the ambiance and celebrations all around you on Valentine’s Day. This is when people try to bring out their romantic side and do special things for their loved ones. While many people choose to buy beautiful presents or go on expensive dinners, there are some to go one step further and plan romantic trips with their loved ones. During Valentine’s many of the clichéd holiday spots are extremely crowded which is why, the better bet is to go to a lesser-known, offbeat destination. If you are looking for one such spot, here are some of the best offbeat romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day 2018!
Located just 50 km from the majestic Jaisalmer, the Khuri village is worth visiting for its rustic charm and untouched sand dunes. You can take a camel safari to the middle of the desert where you can witness the most majestic sunset, and also spend the night under the stars. Imagine being wrapped in a warm rug with a bonfire nearby to beat the chilling breeze of the desert!
Living root bridges in Nongriat near Cherrapunji
Home to the popular double-decker living root bridges, Nongriat is located around 12 km from Cherrapunji. The trek to the bridges is challenging but extremely picturesque and once you get there, you see that it is totally worth the effort. It’s the best way to spend some time away from the crowd, amidst nature.
Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand
One of the most rewarding treks in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal takes you through snowy slopes and deep green woods. There are several spots on the way which are ideal for camping. The Barsu lake that falls on the route is frozen during winter and makes for a romantic backdrop. ALSO SEE Valentine’s Day 2018: Where to Go in India If You’re Single
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While the nearby Gokarna is a popular tourist attraction, not may know that just a little trek away is the serene, untouched beach of Kudle. It has clean golden sands and fewer crowds, making it a wonderful spot to take long romantic walks without being disturbed.
Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
Snow-clad peaks, gushing rivers and multi-coloured flower beds await you in the enchanting Yumthang Valley of West Sikkim. If you like trekking and adventure, few places in India can offer what Yumthang can. From rolling meadows to hot springs, there are a number of things to make you feel one with nature. CHECK OUT Best Romantic Places in India for February 14
So, if you like to do something that’s out of the usual, pick one of these places and surprise your loved one with a trip to remember.