Lets face it. Friendship Day can end up becoming a nightmare for those who are stuck in the friend zone. Its a day that rubs salt on your wounds. Its already too bad that you are forced into being friends with the one you love. And then a day to celebrate that?! However, there is no denying that friendship can lay a very strong foundation to any loving relationship. While friendship is a beautiful bond that should be celebrated every day, it can be a slippery slope once you develop feelings for your best friend. So, how about using this Friendship Day to tell her how you really feel? Enough about not risking your friendship! Whats the point of being dishonest to someone you care for anyway? Thankfully for you, India is home to a number of destinations that will help you out. With their breathtaking beauty, enchanting ambiance and lovely weather, these places will not only make it easier for you to spill your heart out, they will also make her think of you in a way she might not have before. So, as we approach Friendship Day 2017, which falls on August 6, we give you some of the best places to visit in India where you can take your best friend and tell her that you love her. There is a whole bunch of romantic places to visit in India for couples in love. But the following places are ideal for a friend-but-want-to-be-something-more situation. Once you make your feeling known to her, it may end up going either way. But these places might give you a better shot! Also Read - Withdrawal Symptoms? Have Whiskey, Says Meghalaya Doctor Amid Nationwide Lockdown
Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh
One of the most serene places of the country, Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh provides a scenic backdrop for you to talk to your best friend in a way you cannot while in an urban bar or a pub. The lovely snow-clad peaks surrounding this Tibetan settlement, the beautiful monastery which is home to The Dalai Lama, the happy-go-lucky backpackers, and the marvelous weather makes Dharamsala ideal for some quality time with your best friend. The trek to Triund may be the perfect opportunity to pour your heart out. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: Spectators Unfazed as They Pour in For 1st ODI Between India and South Africa in Dharamsala
Jim Corbett National park in Uttarakhand
If she likes nature and wildlife, the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand can do the trick. Amidst lush green surroundings, the quiet of the forest and the allure of majestic wild animals in their natural habitat, you can tell your best friend what she means to you and hope that the rawness of nature makes her clearly see her own true feelings. Also Read - CAA, Inner Line Permit Meeting Turn Violent in Meghalaya; 1 Killed, Mobile Internet Suspended in 6 Districts
Malshej Ghats in the monsoons
One of the best monsoon destinations in Maharashtra, Malshej Ghat is home to spectacular views of the Western Sahyadris. In the month of August, the whole region is full of breathtaking waterfalls and green hillocks. It makes for a wonderful drive from Mumbai and the whole ghat provides a stunning ambiance. What better place to tell her that you love her?!
Few places in India offer a backdrop as picturesque and an ambiance as splendid as Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. Known as an ideal spot for camping and trekking, Kodaikanal is home to a number of landscapes which provide the perfect opportunity for you to express your feelings to your best friend.
Its a place for everyone friends, best friends, lovers, and strangers. In a lot of ways, Goa is the Vegas of India. You never know what can happen here. With a number of spectacular beaches, alluring forts and mesmerizing churches, you will face no shortage of places to sit with your best friend and have a good chat about your feelings. If the time is right, Goa can end up becoming the place where your love story began!
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Tucked away in a lesser known corner of Meghalaya, Dawki is a beautiful town nestled in the Jaintia Hills. Pictures of Dawkis clear green river are slowly gaining popularity over the Internet drawing the attention of many offbeat travelers. It is soon becoming an irreplaceable part of every northeast India travel itinerary. However, it is still one of the most secluded and least crowded places to visit in India. Take her for a boat ride in the mesmerizing river and as she marvels at the beauty of nature, tell her everything that youve kept secret for so long.
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A 3-hour trek from the beautiful Tosh village in the Parvati Valley, Kheerganga is a backpacking destination surrounded by gorgeous snow-clad mountains. It has the reputation of being one of the marijuana-friendly places of India and draws in tourists from all over the world. You are sure to run into several couples here too. Find the right time and the astonishing ambiance will do the rest for you.
It would be a crime to not quote the great Rahul Khanna (SRK) from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in this story. As the wise man said – Pyaar Dosti Hai. Love is friendship. So if you are best friends with someone you love, these wonderful places in India will help you express your feelings. On the occasion of Friendship Day 2017, go ahead and say it. And if your friendship is strong enough, no matter what happens, it will hold!