“You and I, in this beautiful world,
Green grass, blue skies, in this beautiful world……”
The song with other romantic medleys reverberates a bit more as you start thinking of celebrating your Valentine’s Day with the love of your life. The doorbell rings and he/she waits with red roses, teddies and chocolates. Shades of pink and red blow in the air and holding hand in hand you walk miles together cherishing the day you first met or fell in love. And here arrives that time of the year when you fall in love again!! If you are in India during this romantic season of the year, then I can assure you are going to have the most treasured Valentine’s Day ever. India is where love sagas of the past swings till date and where romantic destinations are kept alive by millions of worldwide couples and honeymooners.
If you love the sight of serene flowing lakes, raindrops on the water, boat ride far away from bustling cities or two of you watching the magical sunset over a water body, then lakes in India will give wings to your much awaited dreams. From south to north and across the east, India is blessed with picturesque lakes where a vacation creates memories to treasure till eternity. Minutes of romance and hours of smiles together alongside India’s beautiful lakes and lake resorts will make your Valentine’s Day a poignant memory to stay in your hearts forever. Here’s our list of recommendations.
Dal Lake in Srinagar
The valley of Kashmir is where love stories of Mughals were created and since then this ‘Paradise on Earth’ has witnessed thousands of love stories. Sun gradually setting down, sky turning orange, birds returning back to their nests and calm placid waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar embrace you with a heavenly feeling. Lie on each other’s shoulder as the Shikara will take you miles away from the bustling city right at the bosom of nature. Waters below, mountains behind and tiny hamlets around you create a true romantic snapshot of life.
Bhimtal Lake in Uttarakhand
In north itself, there is another romantic gateway that turns your Valentine’s Day into a splendid and unique one. Perched around 5000 feet above sea level and adorned by the majestic Himalayan ranges, the historical Bhimtal Lake in Uttarakhand is a heavenly abode for all love birds. It is where beauty sublimes, morning starts with a tranquil boat ride, nights end with a romantic stay in any luxury lakeside hotels near Bhimtal Lake and love stories are relieved again.
Chilka Lake in Odisha
Move aside to the east and you will come across one of India’s most romantic destinations, Chilka Lake in Odisha. That passionate kiss, gentle hug, soft romantic background music and a walk to nowhere are felt in their true sense here. A trip to the lakeside assorted with an excursion to Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary will turn your Valentine’s Day escapade into a bit different one.
Wards Lake in Shillong
Surprise your partner with a cozy dinner under a moonlit sky right at the lakeside. A stylish white wooden bridge, exotic boat ride, sight of swans swimming and landscape gardens of Wards Lake, Shillong are what you should not miss during your Valentine’s Day outing. Take a laze stroll with your partner or head for a tranquil boat ride to celebrate the most goodie goodie days of life.
Vembanad Lake in Kerala
Down south, awaits you one of the most scenic, postcard like, romantic and tranquil lakes of India, Vembanad Lake in Kerala. To have an altogether different Valentine’s Day trip, plan a houseboat cruise along the backwaters of Vembanad. Savoring the delectable Kerala cuisine, you will cruise along the placid waters, pass an endless range of mangrove forests, paddy fields and coconut trees and enjoy the most magical sight of nature filled with collage of blue, green, yellow, white and brown. Time will fly like a fighter jet and two of you will weave the most romantic episode of your life.
Regardless of your hectic schedule, take some time out and travel to these beautiful lakes of India, where nature and its pristine beauty will be the only witness to your fairy tale.