A Candlelight dinner followed by a long drive during the weekend is a routine affair. One of the best ways to spice up the romance in your relationship and also sooth your senses is to pack your bags and head to some of the most exotic tourist destinations in India. Be it lying on the beach on a moonlit night or viewing the sunset from the hilltop, such romantic getaways can only help your bond grow stronger. However, it is equally important to plan your stay well in advance, rather than look for rooms after landing at the place. A bad accommodation could even scar your honeymoon or getaway, whereas a resort with great facilities could gift you vacation memories to cherish for a really long time. These 20 romantic resorts which have been favourites among couples of all age groups will ensure that your romantic outing turns out to be a pleasing experience.
1. Vythiri Resort, Wayanad, Kerala
Situated in the lap of the lush green Western Ghats, this resort is totally a nature lover’s delight. Apart from its plush rooms and warm ambience, the resort also overlooks the tangled thick jungles as well as a nearby stream. The monsoons turn Wayanad into a paradise and that would probably be the best time of the year to visit this resort. Imagine waking up to the sounds of the gushing water and witnessing a breathtaking view of nature on the balcony of your room.
2. Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
When reminded of a vacation, one of the places that the Indian traveller would think of is Goa. Although there are a plenty of resorts which ensure that the Goa experience turns out to be awesome for the average tourist, Park Hyatt surpasses each one of them by a mile. The luxurious Hyatt faces the serene Arossim Beach and offers a world-class ambience. The main attraction of the hotel is its spa, which is the best way one can get himself pampered during a vacation.
3. Kumarakom Lake Resort
The picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom, has made Kerala one of the world’s most favorite tourist destinations. This resort is located adjacent to the Vembanad Lake which gives you the option of cruising along the lake on the traditional boat. The boat ride also gives you a glimpse of the lifestyle of the inhabitants of this part of the country.
4. Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray, Pondicherry
Once a French colony, now one of the best tourist hotspots in the country, visiting Pondicherry is a never a letdown when it comes to a romantic getaway. Apart from the finest examples of French architecture and the not pristine beaches, this peaceful city has another attraction – The Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray. Unlike most resorts, which just offer swimming pools, this resort has its own man-made lake, which spreads across 5-acres. In addition it also offers a spa, convivial staff and an ogling ambience. Overall, the Bonjour Bonheur will help you unwind in the best possible way.
5. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg, Kashmir
The quote ‘Heaven on Earth’ is one of the most apt ways of describing this romantic getaway located in the northernmost state of India. A trip to Kashmir cannot be complete without a stay at the ‘The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa’. The most exciting part of being a guest at Khyber is that the Resort skiing trips and treks in the valley. A perfect mix of serenity and adventure is just part of the platter at this fine destination.
6. Ananda Spa Resort, Uttarakhand
Enveloped by a thick green cover, parts of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh are one of the must see holiday destinations in India you can’t afford to miss. If you are looking for absolute peace and want to stay miles away from the chaotic city life, Ananda is exactly the place to be. This resort, which overlooks the valley, provides facilities like river rafting and wildlife Safaris, which will make your journey an enjoyable rollercoaster of a trip.
7. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
The state of Rajasthan is known for its numerous palaces, which attract thousands of tourists every year. However, the Oberoi Udaivilas is a palace hotel that treats you like a king, once you enter its premises. The exquisite suites of the hotel, the marvelous architecture of the Palace and the royal treatment of the hotel staff makes this place a must visit if you are in for a pampering.
8. Solang Valley Resort, Manali
A vacation in Manali, a town located against the backdrop of the snowcapped hills of the Himalayas, is bettered by staying at the ‘Solang Valley Resort’. Apart from a multi-cuisine restaurant, spa, gym and other common facilities, the resort also helps the tourists plan their itinerary for a complete vacation. The guests can also indulge in recreational activities like skiing during their stay here.
9. The Leisure Hotels Group of Resorts, Uttarakhand
The Corbett National Park, known for being a home to the majestic Indian Tiger, is a favorite amongst wildlife enthusiasts. The resorts such as ‘The Hideaway River Lodge’ and ‘The River View Retreat’ belonging to the ‘Leisure Hotels’ group are nestled well inside the thick jungles. Staying here during a visit to Corbett National Park is sure to make your vacation memorable. The hotels offer swimming pools, exotic spas and various other options for recreation.
10. Avion Holiday Resort, Lonavala
Towns located in the snow-capped Himalayan ranges are not the only few romantic hill stations in the country. The lush green peaks of Lonavala also gift you precious moments to cherish for a really long time. Other than a discotheque and a swimming pool, special shows are also occasionally organized by the hotel management in a bid to keep the visitors fresh and delighted.
11. Mayfair Hotels, Sikkim
Considered by many as the epitome of natural beauty, Sikkim has emerged as a favorite amongst honeymooners over the past few years. Mayfair Hotels is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that their guests absolutely love the state. Undoubtedly, one of the best places to stay in this northeastern state, Mayfair impresses right from its exterior walls, which is a fine example of colonial architecture. The resort offers a casino, a luxurious spa and also assists the nature lover in his quest of exploring Sikkim by arranging various kinds of adventure trips.
12. Shaam E Sarhad, Kutch, Gujarat
Move over the typical resort setting and take some time off to experience the Shaam E Sarhad to experience the Kutch style of living. The resort offers ancient styled cottages which is something every person needs to experience in his/her lifetime.
13. Nature Resorts, Ooty
Often termed as ‘ Little Switzerland’, a holiday in Udagamandalam or Ooty, a sleepy town nestled in the scenic Nilgiri hills is something many lovers crave for. Although accommodation is not at all a concern here, Nature Resorts is one of the finest options for a comfortable stay.
14. Orange County, Coorg
One of the leading brands of hospitality in the country, Orange County is a traveler’s best bet while visiting Coorg, ‘The Scotland of the East’. Situated amidst a 300 acre, scenic coffee plantation, the facilities of this resort makes your trip worthwhile. Apart from the usual amenities, the resort’s spa offers various kinds of Ayurvedic spa treatments such as the ‘Navarakizhi’ and ‘Abhyanga’ massages. These treatments help in de-stressing and curing various ailments.
15. Fortune Resort Bay Island, Port Blair
The crystal clear waters and the white sands of the Andaman and Nicobar islands can spark excitement in the minds of any traveler. ‘The Fortune Resort Bay Island’ surpasses the expectations of the tourists by a mile, thanks to its welcoming staff and amazing ambience. After spending quality time at the immaculate beaches of Port Blair, a dip at the pool inside the Fortune Resort Bay Island will leave you relaxed.
16. Hotel Four Seasons, Mumbai
Known for its chaotic lifestyle and crowded public spaces, Mumbai is not an option that most couples would think of for a romantic getaway. However, ‘Hotel Four Seasons’ busts this myth about the metropolitan city by what it offers. Sipping champagne with your loved one by enjoying the enchanting view of Mumbai from the terrace of this exotic hotel is perhaps the best idea for a romantic evening.
17. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Apart from the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra, boasts of another architectural marvel, the Oberoi Amarvilas hotel. A stay at this luxurious dwelling, which boasts of terraced lawns, fountains and architecture of the Mughal era, is one of the most romantic gifts you can think of giving your spouse. In addition to all these comforts, you also get an exclusive glimpse of the Taj Mahal from the Amarvilas.
18. The Leela Kempinski, Bengaluru
Situated right in the heart of one of the busiest cities in India is the luxurious Leela Kempinski. The exquisite presidential suites as well as its architectural elegance have made it one of the most preferred places of the city for various celebrities visiting Bengaluru. Apart from the lush green lawns and the impressive fountains, the Leela Kempinski also offers an exotic dining space which is illuminated by chandeliers, thus making it one of the finest places to enjoy a meal together. The hotel also has a spa that is open from 6.00 AM to 10.30 PM.
19. Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is one of the greatest tourist hubs in the country which boasts of a thick green cover and wildlife. The state is also home to numerous palaces, many of which have now been converted into guest houses and play hosts to tourists. The Taj Usha Kiran Palace, located in Gwalior, is a great place to stay with your loved one, while visiting the town. This 120-year-old heritage structure, which is spread over 9-acres of land, is also renowned for hosting the King of England and several such esteemed dignitaries. The town is also located quite close to the airport and the Gwalior railway station.
20. Marbela Beach Resort, Morjim, Goa
Apart from its beautiful beaches and beautiful Churches, Goa has loads to offer in terms of its hospitality. The ‘Marbela Beach Resort’, located in the sleepy town of Morjim in Goa is a place you just can’t afford to miss. The Marbela is located in a place which is quite peaceful and faces a beach that thankfully hasn’t been explored by many tourists. Viewing the sea, illuminated by the moonlight from the resort is one of the most romantic things you can think of doing during a holiday.