Are you a psychotic lover? Well, this Valentine couldn’t be more lovey-dovey without a romantic trip to a mystical hill station. After all, romance gets rosier in a Valentine getaway , with snow-clad mountains and cool breeze blowing across your face!
Here are a few places near Delhi, you can be at the D-Day:
Lansdowne: If you are a peace-lover and wish to tranquilize your souls, sitting in the lap of nature with your partner and admiring its beauty, Lansdowne is a must-visit place for you. Situated in the city of Uttarakhand, this hill station is at a height of 1700 m. One can wander around among the lush oak and blue pine forests. The Tip-in-Top Point and the Bhulla Tal Lake are the most visited places here. The beauty of the Tip-in-Top Point is at its apex at the time of sunrise, when the sun raises above and gently kisses the mountain peaks, shimmering the light snow on them. A serene lake, Bhulla Tal is a perfect place for a couple to enjoy boating, paddling together. A few other popular places include St. Mary’s Church, Regimental Museum and Bhim Pakora. A Delhi to Lansdowne cab or a train can be easily caught to reach there.
Parwanoo: A small industrial town, Parwanoo lies in the Shivalik range in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is just 265 km away from Delhi and a good place if you want to enjoy the perks of a hill station, and at the same time, save the time for commutation. Timber Trail Resort at Parwanoo is a Valentine Getaway, which can be reached using a cable car, which itself is a trifle delight as one gets to view the aerial view of the entire hill station, dappled with lush green trees on the mountains. Some other places here are Cactus garden, Mansa Devi Temple, Gurkha fort and Sweet fruit orchards.
Nainital: If you want to feel the light, soft flakes of snow or play with snowballs with your partner, Nainital must be visited. This is the perfect time when you can experience the beautiful snowfall, and feel the bliss of the REAL winters! Located in Uttarakhand, Nainital is famous for its Naini Lake, which is one of the few lakes over there. Legend has it that Lord Shiva performed his taandav here. This lake is aesthetically chained with snow-capped mountains, which adds icing to the cake. Nainital zoo is another popular place which attracts numerous tourists from around the world.
Ranikhet: As the name says it, ‘Ranikhet’ means Queen’s meadow. This name has an interesting story around it. It is said that many moons ago at this place, Raja Sudhardev won the heart of Rani Padmini, who, hence, named this place as Ranikhet, and began to reside there. This makes this hill station a perfect souvenir, which all the men can give to their beloved. This place is equally perfect for all the budding painters, writers, photographers and travellers, who wish to revel in the pristine beauty of this place. Some other places which you should visit here are Ranikhet Golf Course, Mankameshwar Temple, Ashiyana Park, KRC (Kumaon Regimental Centre) Museum and Syalikhet.
So quickly plan a vacation to one of these exquisite hill stations and let nature tie the love strings with your partner at the best valentine getaway for you!