Whether you’re looking to travel specifically for Valentine’s Day 2022 or just looking to take a romantic trip, here are the ten most romantic places in the world. Pack your bags.
February rings the sweet bells of love as Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of the month each year. Whether you’re new to a relationship or have been together for a long time, it’s never too late to take a vacation and experience some of the most romantic places in the world.
Whether it’s the beaches, the mountains, or amidst the cacophony of a bustling city, when your special someone is right next to you, any destination can turn into a romantic vacation. So keep all your electronic gadgets at bay and go on a great vacation with your loved one this Valentine’s Day.
Traveling to a destination you both love, enjoying the scenic places together, exploring the beautiful sights hand in hand, and showing your affection for your loved one is something everyone cherishes.
So pack your bags and visit some of the most beautiful places in the world. From Cappadocia and Udaipur to Florence and Tanzania, these places will add romance and create the perfect getaway for two lovers.
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The most romantic places in the world:
Imagine your partner getting down on their knees and asking you to get married with an illuminated Eiffel Tower forming the backdrop – the proposals can’t get any more special than that, can they?
Synonymous with romance and love, Paris might be the most clichéd place for couples to visit, but therein lies its charm. Moreover, tourists from all over the world agree that Paris is the most romantic city in the world and it will make you fall in love with it at first sight.
While you’re here, take a stroll down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées with your loved one to feel the city vibe or simply bask in the architectural magnificence of the Louvre. Find some of the best Parisian cafés dotted along the cobbled streets to satisfy your sweet cravings.
You can also head to the French Riviera or book a cruise on the Seine and immerse yourself in its breathtaking views that seem straight out of fairy tales. Finally, visit one of the many upscale restaurants offering gourmet meals for a romantic French dinner.
Nestled in southern Thailand, Krabi is one of the best romantic destinations in the world. Its azure tropical waters lapping the pristine palm fringed beaches make up the scenic coastline of Krabi Island. You can either sunbathe on the beach or dive into the cool waters of Railay or Koh Poda beaches.
Head toward Wat Tham Sua or Tiger Cave and marvel at the beautiful coral reefs and marine life while cruising in a glass bottom boat. You can also snorkel to view underwater rock formations, rejuvenate in the turquoise waters of Emerald Pool, unwind with some of the most soothing Thai massages, or simply stroll through the beautiful city streets. from Krabi.
With its secluded beaches and pleasant climate, Krabi is ideal for couples who enjoy beach destinations and a quiet place to enjoy each other’s company.
If there is a paradise in India, it is undoubtedly in Kashmir. Waking up to silver snowcapped peaks, breathing in the fresh mountain air and witnessing nature at its best, Gulmarg is one of the exotic romantic getaways you can think of.
Set major couple goals by taking the romantic gondola ride to the summit of Aparwath, located at an altitude of 3,747 meters. The Gulmarg gondola lift is considered the second highest cable car in the world, which can be completed in two phases. Couples can also enjoy skiing on the slopes.
Whether strolling by the beautiful Alphather Lake or visiting the serene fields of Ningle Nallah carpeted with wildflowers, Gulmarg truly is one of the most romantic places to visit with your significant other.
When you are here, treat yourself to warm and authentic moments kahwa (Kashmir tea) and Wazwan (large food platter with meat, rice and other Kashmiri dishes).
The charm of the bygone era seems to be captured forever in this Turkish region. Whether it’s the iconic architectural structure of Hagia Sophia, the ruins of Ephesus, or Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace, Turkey offers a uniquely romantic landscape for those who would love to marvel at some of the most historic buildings. iconic.
One of the most popular honeymoon destinations, Cappadocia offers hot air balloon rides with views of the floating clouds and endless sky meeting the hills to form the horizon. Watching your loved one in such a mesmerizing atmosphere shining under the golden sun is one of the most exotic experiences that you will cherish all your life.
While you’re here, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, go horseback riding, or hike the Red and Pink Valley that stretches between Göreme and Çavusin.
A classic and timeless place that epitomizes love and romance, Florence is for lovebirds who want a fairytale setting in an urban setting.
The Italian city will evoke the tenderest feelings for your partner, as you both watch the setting sun from Piazzale Michelangelo built on top of the hills. Have a great leisure time indulging in history in all the wonderful museums and galleries like Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, Gucci Museum, Palazzo Pitti and many more.
Taste the popular Chianti wine in cafes and savor rich classic Italian delicacies like Bistecca Florentina and Coniglio Arrosto Morto.
Prepare to be transported to a whole new world as soon as you set foot in this romantic place.
A white and blue themed town, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Santorini is synonymous with romance in every way. Staying in one of the sea-facing villas and enjoying the cool evening breeze as well as the setting sun on the horizon is a mesmerizing sight.
Get on the catamaran cruise that will take you and your partner to the iconic Red Beach and White Beach, where you can swim in the healing waters of the volcanic hot springs. Alternatively, go scuba diving, treat your loved one to a romantic private dinner on the beach, or simply create memories as you stroll through picturesque Santorini.
The Greek city is surely one of the most romantic places in the world that will force you to forget everything that is going on around you and just be there with each other.
The province of Kyoto is a tranquil place straight out of a postcard. One of the most romantic places in the world, it will instantly make you feel like you are in a Monet painting.
Sailing on the Okazaki Canal, adorned with beautiful pink Sakura blossoms or cherry blossoms in spring, witnessing traditional Japanese culture at its zenith, and visiting peaceful Buddhist temples – Kyoto is a romantic place you absolutely must visit. Its majestic palaces and vast gardens provide insight into the country’s rich heritage and refined customs.
Cherry blossoms are important in Japanese culture. The flowers bloom in spring and are only there for a short time, symbolizing the fleeting moments in our lives. So look no further and plan a dreamy romantic vacation with your loved one right now.
There is more than one reason why this city is one of the most sought after wedding destinations in India. And it is not only for the citizens of the country but for the Indians all over the world.
In Udaipur, you can make your partner feel like royalty by visiting the famous Udaipur City Palace. To experience the lavish life maharajas of India, you must stay in the beautiful lake palace of Udaipur.
Embark on a romantic boat ride on Lake Pichola or go on a safari in the Thar Desert. You can catch Manek Chowk’s dazzling sound and light show that takes you on a walk through history or go paragliding with your loved one. Finally, savor a perfect dinner at Ambrai Ghat for the most romantic close of the evening.
When you visit Rajasthan, you can add Jaipur and Jaisalmer to your romantic journey together.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nestled in nature, Mostar is a remote city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, little visited by tourists. Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Neretva River, Mostar will lull you to the sound of lapping water.
Relax with your loved one as you stroll the cobbled streets that criss-cross the old town. The Old Bridge, arched over the river, is a photogenic spot that will forever be etched in your memory.
The place is slowly gaining popularity among visitors and couples looking for a secluded place to enjoy the charm of Eastern Europe. A sleepy, hollow-looking city, Mostar is steeped in a natural abundance that will captivate all your senses.
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
If both of you are thrill seekers, experiencing the African wilderness and exotic wildlife will be a perfect choice. Take your partner on a jungle safari to see the big cats at Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.
The national park is a spellbinding area with hidden gems like the Jabali Ridge, where you can stay at the luxurious Jabali Ridge Camp and bask in the opulence of nature. While the romantic nature getaway will take you on game drives through the lush jungle, exploring the area on foot and by night car makes for a romantic yet exciting vacation.
You can choose from several jungle safaris, have a drink in the middle of the wilderness and watch the wildlife to create the most beautiful memories with your loved one.
This story first appeared on Prestige Singapore.