Valentine’s Day is just round the corner. You can already see couples planning their vacations or evenings out to celebrate their love for each other. It is one day where the color red is seen in abundance. Flowers, balloons, chocolates, soft toys are sold in abundance during this time. Love seems to be in the air. But what about those who are not in love? What about those who don’t care for these celebrations at all? What about those who just hate the idea of these ostentatious celebrations rubbed on their faces? Yes, we are talking about those who are single. The whole Valentine’s Day atmosphere can be quite overwhelming for people who haven;t found someone yet and also those who are happily single. February 14 is a great time for such singles to escape for all the Valentine frenzy and take off on a vacation. India is blessed with some of the most beautiful destinations where you will not be reminded of your miseries, where you can be in the lap of nature and extremely content with yourself. And if you are looking to meet someone new to start a fresh journey, well, there are places in India for you too. (ALSO SEE Top 10 romantic places to visit in India on Valentines Day) Here are the top 10 places to visit in India for singles on Valentine’s Day. Also Read - Rajasthan News: Shops, Parlours to Open in State, Govt Offices to Function in Full Strength From June 1
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Kasol is known as India’s prime “do nothing” spot. Tucked away in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Kasol is a dreamy, sleepy holiday destination especially for backpackers. You will find a number of Israeli tourists here as it has become like their second home over the past few years. What is amazing about Kasol is that it sits right next to a river in the middle of the Parvati Valley surrounded by beautiful mountain views. Its February weather is just too awesome to feel anything but rejuvenated. Also Read - Unlock 1.0: Tarapith, Tirupati, Jagannath, Meenakshi Temples | What is Opening And From When?
Rajasthan is simply mesmerizing during the winter months. No other state reminds you of India’s ethnicity as well as historical beauty as Rajasthan does. It humongous forts, stunning palaces, breathtaking sunsets and the rugged great Indian Thar desert make Rajasthan the finest state to visit in India. And Jodhpur, the blue city, is perhaps the finest fit for singles in Rajasthan. Be it the magnificent Mehrangarh fort or the stunning Umaid Bhawan Palace, you will be introudced to India’s historic past.If you like adventure, you can also try out the amazing ziplining tour at Mehrangarh to view the fort and the city from a different perspective. DO SEE Top 10 most romantic hotels in India worth checking in with your partner
Known as the yoga capital of the world, Rishiskesh in Uttarakhand is one of the most calm and serene places for a getaway in India. Not only is the weather cold and perfect for camping and walking around, the spiritual nature of this lovely city and its colorful markets will keep you engaged.
Rann of Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch is a vast white salt marsh in Gujarat and is known as one of its greatest wonders. From November to February, it hosts the Rann Utsav which is a great way to witness the natural as well as cultural beauty of this region. From folk dances and singing to lip-smacking food, you can enjoy it all at the Rann of Kutch on February 14. The sunset here is simply breathtaking and one of the best viewed ones in the country.
And then there is Mcleod Ganj or Upper Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, one of the best places to meet new people, have a spiritual experience as well as enjoy the beauty of nature amidst mountains. With a number of beautiful cafes and streets that makes for great walks, Mcleod Ganj is a sleepy holiday spot where you can just relax and look at the mountains for hours. If you like trekking, you can check out the nearby Bhagsu falls or go up to Triund and spend the night in a tent gazing at millions of stars.
Pondicherry is known for its French colonial buildings and townships like Auroville, Pondicherry is a place where can truly go n a soul-searching journey to discover yourself. Not only is the weather pleasant and the ambiance refreshing, the city also gives you a strong sense of local culture. The food here is pretty awesome too and the Promenade beach is a great place for an evening walk.
Goa is India’s greatest party spot. While you will a lot of cpuples in Goa, you will find that Goa is blessed with several hostels like the Roadhouse hostel in Anjuna and Palolem, where you can meet other single and happy people. This is where you can make new friends and embark on your own adventures forgetting completely about the mushy couples on Valentine’s Day. Plus, there are a number of clubs where you can drink and dance the night away. CHECK OUT 12 top secret beaches of Goa! Have you been there yet?
Cherrapunji in northeast India’s Meghalaya is a delight for nature lovers. Surrounded by lish green hills and gushing waterfalls like the Nohkalikai and the Nohsngithiang (Seven sisters falls), Cherrapunji has a lot to offer in terms of sight-seeing. The weather in February is simply mesmerizing and a bike ride on the winding roads that take you through stunning landscapes will make your Valentine’s Day special. ALSO READ Did you know this really gruesome story behind Nohkalikai Falls?
Bandhavgarh National Park
What better way to spend your single Valentine’s Day than amidst nature and wildlife? One look at the wild beasts and the sprawling forests of Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh will make you realize that you do not need to be with someone to enjoy life to the fullest! Spotting the royal Bengal tiger during a wildlife safari here will turn out to be an experience of a lifetime. CHECK OUT 10 best places to spot tigers in India
There is nothing that a vacation amidst snow cannot solve! Gulmarg is India’s prime skiing destination and one of the most scenic places in Jammu and Kashmir. If you like adventure sports, you will love skiing in Gulmarg. The famous cable car takes you to a point with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys. February is one of the peak skiing months which means that you can have a white holiday filled with adrenaline and joy.
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