Sumita Chakraborty travels the road less trodden to picturesque offbeat locations guaranteed to give you and your partner an amazing time.
Travelling with your better half is such fun, isn’t it? Of course, luxe trips are pretty incredible too, but if you take the road less trodden and head for offbeat places, your journey can be incredibly memorable.
There are so many scenically beautiful places in India and the world over that you and your partner can explore the hidden beauty of natural places that not too many people know off. So let’s list some unknown yet amazingly offbeat places around India and the world. So let’s tie the laces of our sneakers and go backpacking to the road less taken places of the world and India.
Offbeat Destinations in India
Karwar: Yes, it’s time to head off to the land of the sun, sand and sea. And no, we aren’t talking about the much travelled Goa. Just head to the borders of Goa and Karnataka to the slightly offbeat Karwar.
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The beaches here are clean and virginal. From the amazing Om beach which incidentally looks like a giant Om from a bird’s eye view or watch the dolphins jump in glee in the Kali River or just rest your weary back in the tents at the adventurous camp sites of Jungle lodge. It’s romantic, picturesque and incredibly amazing.
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Aalia resort in Haridwar:
If you want to head to the holy dham of Haridwar, check out Alia Resort which is 15 km away from the holy city of Haridwar.
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This picturesque resort is stunning with amazing individual villas, manicured gardens, an azure hued swimming pool, and the magnificent river Ganges flowing right beside it. Some of the villas even come with a LED lit Jacuzzi on the balconies…. sheer divine.
You can cavort in the Jacuzzi, walk to the shores of the river Ganges and dip your feet in the clean, cold waters. Or you can head for a jungle safari to the Rajaji National Park or head for a divine evening aarti at the Haridwar temple. To feel almost one with the divine, this is the place. Ah yes, Rishikesh is close by too so you can try out some white river rafting there. Definitely, a must visit.
Shillong: Head off to the North East…. If you’re a mountain person, head to the scenically beautiful Shilling. It is picture perfect. You can go for long romantic walks into nature’s stunning terrains of craggy hills surrounded by pretty flowers and shrubs. Or go boating at the gorgeous Umiam Lake or Ward’s lake or just try out the delicious local cuisine here.
There are several waterfalls here – from the Elephant Falls, Sweet Falls, Bishop Falls to more. If you like nature in its pristine glory, this is the place for you.
Soma Vine Village:
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Closer home, if you enjoy wine, head to the amazing Soma Vine Village in Nasik. You can cycle together passing an amazing lake and Soma’s amazing vineyards.
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Or try the luxurious Spa there – they have a treatment for couples which include a rejuvenating treatment with red wine – try it. Or go for a leisurely wine tour and do some wine tasting. It’s just ‘wine’ some. Can’t wait to go here, don’t worry we have your back, book your flight to Nashik at discount rate here.
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Kilkenny in Ireland: Rotate the globe and fly out to the very romantic Emerald isle… Ireland! No other place has as much history and charm as this wonderful country. Though Dublin is fabulous, go off to Kilkenny – a medieval town which is actually a teeny weeny dot in the map. It has the amazing St Canice’s Cathedral, moat and numerous places to trek to. Get upto 60% OFF on International hotel bookings at Ireland. Check out international hotel booking offers at CouponRaja.
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The locals are friendly and if you travel between October and November, the cold air is invigorating and extremely romantic. And if you are a History buff, this is the place to go to.
Bruges in Belgium: Bruges is amazingly pretty. In fact, you’d think you’re transported into a fairy tale as this beautiful place has cobbled pathways, houses with lace curtains and horses pulling carriages – absolutely surreal.
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Beer is in plentiful and even part of the menu, so you can eat some delicious beer inspired food too. Besides this, there are amazing museums, cathedrals and stunning churches you can visit. The folks here are extremely stylish so pack your most fashionable ensembles so that you can strut your stuff here.
Cameron Heights in Malaysia: High up the mountains, Cameron Heights is known for its amazing tea gardens. So when you step into this place, take a gulp… and you’ll get in some fragrant mountain air.
There are many lively resorts you can stay at, and they are all very comfortable and have a wonderful view of the highlands. But since it’s pretty high up the mountains, don’t forget to pack your woollens. Honey and strawberries are very popular here. For some nature lovin’, you can go for long walks and take in the sights in this highland. You can even check out some bee or strawberry harvesting – there are many farms here. Besides this, there are loads to discover and tonnes of places you can romance with. Cameron Heights is indeed a delight!