It’s a long weekend and you want to make most of it..You have a limited budget yet want a getaway to remember! Selecting the right destination for your long weekend getaway can be a daunting task. To make life easy for you, we have boiled down to a list of the most value for money, yet fun getaways.
Go rekindle your sparkle in any of these romantic destinations:
1) Almora, Uttrakhand
Known for its romantic evenings Almora is cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the town of Almora near Delhi is settled on a horse-shoe shaped hill. The nearby hills and Panchachuli range of Himalayas provide ample opportunities of sightseeing to heart’s wish.
The blue-green hills of the area to Mukteshwar and Kasauni are especially romantic to look at during the sunrise and sunset. The small market is an excellent chance for a cozy walk in the evening among the hustle of a hill-station. Overall, it is an endearing place and full of romance.
2) Auli, Uttrakhand
The best skiing destination with your partner. Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars; Auli is a popular hill station in the Himalayan range. The vibrant colors of the flowers will cheer up your mood when sunshine brings out the colors of the valley the most.
Located around 500 km from Delhi, Auli takes some good time to reach and hence it is advised to make the romantic weekend slightly longer one.
3) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
The best place for visiting forts and lying under the stars with your partner. One of the most popular places in Rajasthan for romantic couples, Jodhpur is known for many things, forts being the most prominent among them.
These cultural landmarks are very popular among young romantic couples and families. In the food sector, Jodhpur is unmatched in the delicious sweets and snacks available there.
4) Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Rightly known as the ‘Mini-Switzerland of India’, Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie. The sights are straight out of a Bollywood movie with ample beauty to sink your senses in. It is one of the rare places in India with a combination of forests, lakes and pastures.
For the couples interested in adventure, the place offers sports like paragliding, horse riding, trekking etc. This aromatic place has something to offer to everyone!
5) Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
It is a small quiet place inviting tourists and romantic couples who wish to spend some away from the city rush. Pine, deodar forests and tea gardens encircle the small town.
Added to it, the numerous streams pouring into the place make Palampur an enchanting combination of water and greenery. It is a must visit picture postcard beauty.
6) Lansdowne, Uttaranchal
It is an absolutely enticing and exotic spot located on a hillock at a height of 1706mts in the state of Uttaranchal. Tourists flock the city because of soothing climate consisting of pleasant summers and cool winters. It is also known as a romantic getaway because of its secluded, serene, calm, placid and tranquil scenic beauty.
The city is surrounded on all sides by lush greeneries of thick Oak woods and blue Pine forests. Magnificent views of snow covered mountains and forests, refreshing cool air and unadulterated clean environment invites tourism at Lansdowne.
7) Chaukori, Uttrakhand
The best time to visit is between March to November. It is a small and quaint town situated in the Pitoraghar district of Uttrakhand state. It is perched at an astounding elevation of 2,010 mts above sea level.
It is famous for its tea gardens established by the British. The majestic beauty of Chaukori is substantially unaffected by pollution and overcrowding. The calmness and serenity of the tranquil environment invigorates the heart and soul of its visitors. Chaukori is one of the pristine unexplored jewels of Kumaon worth exploring.
8) Mashobra, Shimla
Mashobra is part of Shimla Reserve Forest sanctuary and catchment area. Situated at a height of 2149 mts it is a place of unique beauty, Mashobra is an ideal interlude amidst the oaks and the pines.
Featuring beautiful gardens spattered with the daffodils, hyacinths, asphodels and celandines, it is a popular weekend resort, interspersed with exotic villas and innumerable picnic spots. Goddess Durga temple is worth seeing. From here, a track leads down to Sipur, which is an exquisite glade shaded by ancient deodar trees. A fair is held here every year in April/May.