Most romantic getaways this Valentine’s Day

Sunset by the beach, Goa
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In this month of love, distinctive outings might be on the mind of many couples but not yet on the itinerary. To escape the crowd this V-day, here’s a list of places for those who have been struck by cupid’s arrow.

Goa

This land of sun and spices with a bountiful beachline makes for a remarkable holiday destination for couples. Richly blessed with a variety of landscapes, Goa welcomes tourists from all over the world. You can easily find your own kind of place from party-perfect beaches, breath-taking waterfalls, adventure activities to secluded islands, laid-back beaches and heritage properties.

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Beach in Kovalam
Beach in Kovalam
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Kovalam

Seek serenity nowhere else but in Kerala’s small coastal town of Kovalam. Its palm-packed beaches, like Hawa and Samudra beach will provide the much needed relaxation. It is also a convenient place to have a little fun by the seaside as the waves are promising, and it makes a good base for ayurvedic treatments and yoga courses.

Snow covered Gulmarg
Snow covered Gulmarg
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Gulmarg

Long immortalised by Bollywood, pine-fringed Gulmarg, located in the Kashmir Valley, is an ideal escape for the one who seeks winter adventure sports. Experience that chill as the town is encircled by snow-capped peaks, the most impressive of which is Mt Apharwat. Take a Gondola ride over the magnificent mountains for a stunning experience.

Jaipur city's view from Nahargarh Fort at sunset
Jaipur city's view from Nahargarh Fort at sunset
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Jaipur

Culture, heritage and history lovers will find no place better than Jaipur to spend a holiday. With its magnificent palaces, grand forts and flamboyant marketplaces, Jaipur becomes a perfect city to explore history. To satiate those pricking taste buds, Rajasthani cuisine cannot be paralleled.

Darjeeling

Spread in ribbons over a steep mountain ridge, surrounded by emerald-green tea plantations and overlooked by the majestic Khangchendzonga, Darjeeling is a delight for nature lovers. Take the toy train to enjoy the spectacular landscapes, best explaining Darjeeling’s famous title of ‘Queen of the Hills’. You can even explore colonial-era architecture, visit Buddhist monasteries, and spot snow leopards and red pandas at the nearby zoo.

View from the walkway on The Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
View from the walkway on The Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
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Singapore

With a variety of things to offer, the tiny island of Singapore succeeds in astonishing the couples in love. The high skyscrapers, mind blowing green spaces and beautiful botanic gardens make this place a major tourist attraction. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are some of the things to experience for the ones looking for an unconventional V-day celebration.

Sunset over rocks and palm trees at beachfront park, Honolulu
Sunset over rocks and palm trees at beachfront park, Honolulu
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Honolulu

Honolulu, a boisterous Polynesian capital, delivers an island-style mixed plate of experiences. Away from the crowded haunts, here one gets to shake hands with the real Hawaii. An exotic holiday destination, Honolulu offers its tourists perfect partying and relaxing options. Ocean breeze rustles through palm trees along the harbour front, while in the cool, mist-shrouded Koʻolau Range and forested hiking trails offer postcard city views.

Venice's Grand Canal at dusk
Venice's Grand Canal at dusk
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Venice

Defined by its epic grandeur and artful lifestyle, Venice is already the new love capital for couples as the city gives them the most sought after tranquillity. Venice is a window to the Italian culture, architecture and cuisine, offering variety to its tourists and a lot of memories.

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