There is nothing better than vacationing with your significant other! In the summer vacations, you can be packed with many exciting activities! The company of a loved one will make all these experiences undoubtedly more special!
Here are some handpicked destinations in India, chosen to give you relaxation, adventure, and sightseeing. And, they’re also pretty affordable!
Diu: Daman & Diu
When you’re used to seeing Goa trump every list of beach getaways, Diu is definitely a surprise. Diu combines the colonial Portuguese influence you’ll see in Goa, with Pondicherry’s appeal of a small town. There are sparkling beaches where you won’t find as many people as you would in Goa. This gives you utmost privacy to watch the sunset with your beloved, or take a swim in the Arabian Sea. And, it is incredibly affordable! All you need to do is to fly to Ahmedabad and take an overnight bus to Diu.
Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh
Travel 12km ahead of Shimla to Shogi, a little known valley in Himachal Pradesh! This area is home to beautiful villages and green stepped slopes. It is incredibly close to the Sutlej river waters. Lesser known than it’s famous neighbor, Shogi is serene and less commercialized. Soak in the nature at it’s best and the company of your beloved while take strolls in the Himalayas. If you crave a bit of bustle, you just need to drive down to Shimla!
Raison, Himachal Pradesh
The picturesque village cluster of Raison can be seen from afar as you approach it, and it has retained its colonial charm to this day. It is home to apple, kiwi and pomegranate plantations, and when these are in bloom, the region has a festive colour and heady fragrance. This is great place for sightseeing, especially if you and your significant other love photography and exploring lesser known destinations.
Rishikesh can offer you diverse experiences like few other travel destinations. Not only it is home to some of the toughest hiking and trekking routes, but there are many opportunities to relax as well. There are also light adventure activities (like a 10 km rafting expedition), camping under the stars on a river side beach, accompanied by a bonfire.
We tried but really couldn’t leave Goa off this list. From snorkeling to clubbing, there is much for you and your beloved to do here. One of the benefits of it’s popularity is the fabulous culinary options available! From the beachside shacks to the 5 star restaurants, they’re all brilliant!
Rajasthan in the Summers! Yes! Although counter-intuitive, parts of Rajasthan are great to visit during the summers. Ranakpur and the surrounding areas of Mount Abu, Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh are great to explore for your summer vacations. Thanks to the topography, hills and large number of water body’s in this region, the weather in the mornings and evenings is pleasant even during peak summers. So don’t write off Rajasthan as an option for your next summer vacation.