With Valentine’s Day falling on a holiday, couples and newlyweds are busy planning their travel, trying to take a few extra leaves before the weekend. So, if you are planning a short trip and North India is your first choice, here are our top five suggestions for a quick, easy and cheap holiday destinations.
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The ‘Meadow of Flowers’, Gulmarg is the most frequently visited destination in February. It is the best time to enjoy the snowfall. And for those who’d like an activity filled Valentine, could indulge in some snowboarding and long-run skiing. Nature resides at its best here, so if you like it peaceful, put up at a quiet and beautiful hill top resort and enjoy some warming kava. With the majestic opulence of the Himalayas on one side and adventure on the other, vacation in Gulmarg is going to be superb and memorable for a lifetime.
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Cliché we know but you can’t deny that this is the most visited location by every north Indian every winter, especially by honeymooners, owing to the fact that it isn’t too far from the capital city and is surprisingly cheap. Just the atmosphere of Shimla is so romantic that Valentine’s Day is the best time to be in this city. This year you could catch some fresh snowfall on the 14th of February, if you follow our advice to visit this picturesque location.
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Royal Jaisalmer is best visited in February, not because the weather is apt for travel but also because February is the month when you can experience the exciting spectacle of various festivals. The major attractions of the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer include snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats, folk performers, turban tying competition and a display of the most glorious moustaches.
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A fantastic meal isn’t just the way to her heart, but in a crowded city like Delhi, it almost is! Marut Sikka’s fairyland like restaurant, in the aptly named Garden of 5 Senses in Mehrauli, is enough to seal the deal. And if the extensive wine list isn’t enough to get her to love you, then the big eye tuna with avocado tapenade and sublimely creamy crème brûlée at Le Cirque, will do the trick. If you wish to steal a kiss in a quieter place, you visit the various lush green gardens of Delhi. Lodhi Garden, Rose Garden, Deer Park and Buddha Garden look most beautiful in the winter weather in Delhi. Rain in Delhi on Valentine’s Day this year, will further add to the beauty of the lush green environment.
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February falls during the cool winter season for many of the top tourist destinations in India which makes it the perfect time to plan your trip. Agra, the world famous city of love is one such city of love. With love in the air couples, both young and old, eagerly waiting to spend some quality time with their spouse at the Taj Mahal in Agra. Tourists in abundance throng here to pamper themselves in oodles of travel opportunities in the city. Agra is second on the list after Shimla for the best places to visit in India on Valentine’s Day.
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