Being on a budget during Valentine’s Day doesn’t necessarily mean confining yourself to the standard box of chocolates or long-stem roses. When the perfect occasion of finding and checking into a pocket-friendly room is around, why give it a miss. From romantic city escapades to relaxing beach vacations, here are our picks to sweep your Valentine off their feet with an extremely romantic yet economical getaway. Maybe pop the question on your lovey-dovey vacation?
Bask in the sunshine, let the breeze embrace you two’s face, feel the sand between your toes and treat your eyes to the azure waters of Arabian Sea, misty hills and lush greenery. From enjoying the cocktail of the warm sun and the cold sea weather to the rejuvenating Ayurveda and the delicious cuisine, relish every moment when you’re with your Valentine in this beach town.
Enveloped with passionate atmosphere round the season, Amritsar is a perfect romantic setup for lovebirds. From attending the morning prayers at the Golden Temple to walking under the starlit sky, engulfed by the cold breeze, you and your better half will feel the romance come live again.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
If Valentine’s Day to you is all about romantic strolls on misty paths with a serene ambience, surrounded by lush green estates and beautiful snow-capped mountains, just zero in on Darjeeling. The surreal aura and the hill station’s supremely romantic charm make love birds soak in eternal passion and love for each other. Without burning a hole in the pocket!
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
A summer getaway and a winter retreat, every street and café and the cozy cottages and nature trail of Shimla oozes romance. The city’s rustic charms, mesmerizing lush greenery, colonial structures and of course the pleasant weather come together to create a passionate experience that you and your partner are looking forward to.
If you and your partner love turning the pages of a history book, Hampi is literally your dream come true. Spend time with your valentine discovering intriguing facets and ancient Indian history and lose yourselves in the legends of the past.
The peaceful and beautiful town of Shillong is perfect for a romantic retreat. Imagine spending your Valentine’s Day on the lap of nature as you two are surrounded by lush green hills on all sides and clouds play an unending game of hide and seek above you. No wonder lovers have always sought these eastern hills to make their time together magical and memorable.