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Valentines Day: Romantic Escapades on the day of love

January 05, 2018 04:48 PM

By Viren Batra, Co-founder of Nirvana Travel
CHANDIGARH: If an idyllic getaway with the love of your life sounds amazing, then just imagine setting off on a romantic vacation, right on Valentine’s Day. Sounds perfect? We think so too!
So whether you opt for scenic views, beautiful beaches, mind-blowing sunsets, hikes and treks, a camping adventure or a luxurious vacation with your better half, check out these exotic destinations for the perfect romantic holiday:
Paris, France    
Paris, the world capital of romance, is better than any other place to start your Valentine’s Day escapade. With couple activities like sensuous boudoir photography sessions, specially customized according to your preferences, and exciting macaron-making classes or sunset cruises along the Seine, a trip is all you need to rediscover your love. For a more adventurous couple, the five-mile Love Run, in which couples are tied together at the wrist and have to take on challenges along the way, is a perfect option. You can also enjoy Parisian dining at its finest, indulge in mouthwatering pastries or explore the beautiful historic gardens, from the Tuileries Garden to the gardens of the Palais Royal.
Barcelona, Spain
After Paris, Barcelona has to be one of the most romantic cities in Europe. While it boasts of lovely beaches, a rich culture and deep-rooted history; it’s mainly famous for experiences that you’ll never find elsewhere. From a fun excursion to a Catalan winery to exploring the romantic medieval quarters of El Born and Barrio Gótico, where you’ll get a chance to enjoy a delicious Spanish dinner, with the choicest of wines to hiking up the famous Mt. Tibidabo (yes, the one from FRIENDS), everything you do here will be that much more special, unique and memorable.
Maldives
While Maldives is perfect for those looking for a relaxing, yet supremely romantic vacation, there’s also quite a lot that you can do here. Starting off with a snorkelling expedition in the pristine blue waters, followed by sandbank dining (yes, there’s such a thing), moving on to an indulgent evening spent at one of the amazing spas and ending with a sunset sailing expedition, Maldives is an unforgettable experience straight out of your dreams! Truly the perfect place for a romantic adventure.  
Cape Town, South Africa
While destinations like Paris and Barcelona are usually at the top of the list when talking of romance, Cape Town isn’t very far down the list either. Tagged as the ‘most beautiful place in the world’, here you can drift over the breathtaking Cape Winelands on a hot-air balloon, take off on an impromptu picnic at the Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, take a cable car ride up the majestic Table Mountain, feast on delicious sea food, and if you’re the adventurous type, then go shark-cage diving in any of the numerous oceans.
Melbourne
With innumerable ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day in Melbourne, you will definitely be spoilt for choice. For instance, you can take off on a romantic picnic in one of the many intimate nooks at Rippon Lea Estate, explore the delightful Melbourne Laneways or go for a midnight movie in the Royal Botanic Gardens. You can also choose to surprise your loved one by renting a hand-built skiff and rowing down the Yarra River or taking a hot-air balloon ride over the beautiful city. Whatever you opt for, this amazing city will never fail to delight you and leave you wanting a lot more.
Conclusion:
Along with destination weddings and exotic honeymoons, couples today also opt to travel to exotic and romantic destinations for the perfect proposal or an amazing Valentine’s Day. Along with spending some quality time with your best half, this also becomes an excellent way of exploring amazing new destinations.


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