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Valentine’s Day Travel Ideas – Our Top 5 for a Romantic India and Sri Lanka Tour

As Valentine’s Day approaches you are probably thinking about the ultimate way to spoil your loved one. (If not you should be!)

Travel in India, home to the Taj Mahal – one of the world’s greatest monuments of love – is an ideal location for a romantic getaway.

Here are our top 5 romantic places to visit or things to do on a tour of India or holiday in Sri Lanka that’s sure to please any heart.

Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace

#1 Lake Palace, Udaipur – built as the summer pleasure palace by the former maharaja, this beautiful Taj hotel in Udaipur would woo anyone. Set on Lake Pichola with views of the lake and breathtaking city palace, the hotel is only accessible by boat and allows only hotel guests at the property.  It boasts a gorgeous pool and opulent Rajput décor. One for the true romantics.

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#2 Hot Air Balloon Ride in Jaipur – See the sunrise over Jaipur and take in the breathtaking views of the city and surrounding beauty of the rugged Aravalli mountain range. Once your feet touch the ground, enjoy champagne breakfast.

What a beach - Havelock Island, Andamans

What a beach – Havelock Island, Andaman Islands!

#3 Andaman Islands – one of India’s lesser-known and visited locations – the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal is an ideal spot for a romantic holiday or just simply as a relaxing place to conclude your tour of India.  Unwind at one of the great eco resorts, stroll along the quiet and not crowded white sandy beaches and take time to enjoy the sun setting.  There’s also diving and snorkeling!

Sunset in Allepey

Sunset in Alleppey

#4 Vismaya – in the Alleppey backwaters of Kerala, Vismaya means Magical Place and this place is quite literally magic. This restored traditional Keralan home is true to its style and beautiful refurbished. Perfect for relaxation, or romance, this small boutique property has just two rooms.  It’s set on a lake, with a gorgeous pool.  Sit and watch the fisherman go by or enjoy the sunset. You may never want to leave.

#5 Sri Lanka – Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.  After extensive renovation, this iconic hotel in the centre of Colombo has reopened and is dazzling. It perfectly combines its heritage, while bringing a modern touch to the property. Treat yourself by booking one of the hotel’s eight iconic suites where royals and the rich and famous have stayed for decades. A great place to stay to explore the sights of Colombo during a tour of Sri Lanka.  Cool off in the hotel’s salt water pool that overlooks the sea, be pampered at the hotel spa and watch the sun go down over the Indian Ocean from the Travellers’ Bar.