This Valentine’s Day we’re dreaming about leaving the kids behind and spending time a deux in one of these beautiful Indian hotels. Instead, however, we’ll mostly be at home making macaroni and cheese and trying to get the kids to tidy their rooms. If, like us, a romantic retreat is not on the cards for February 14th, take comfort in the knowledge that our Top 10 offer a romantic getaway any time of the year. Find someone to leave the kids with and get booking!
Delivering romance by the bucketload is the Oberoi Amarvillas, one of our favourite hotels in India.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Best For: Seriously impressing your other half.
The uber-stylish Raas Haveli sits almost directly below the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in the heart of the blue city.
Best For: Rooms with a View
Proving that sleeping under canvas can be romantic are the ridiculously luxurious beachside tents at Amarya Shamiyana.
Best For: Luxe-loving campers
What could be more romantic that a fully-staffed luxury villa on the beach? Marari Villas has three to choose from…
Marari Beach, Kerala
Best For: Having your every whim catered for.
Indulge your regal fantasies with a night or two in Samode Haveli, a 180-year-old palace turned boutique hotel in the heart of Jaipur’s Pink City.
Best For: Mahrajas and Maharanis.
Proving that romance doesn’t have to cost the earth is the chic and petite Mosaics Guesthouse.
Near Jaipur, Rajasthan
Best For: Romance on less rupees.
The oldest hotel in Kerala is also one the most romantic, we love the Old Harbour Hotel.
Fort Cochin, Kerala
Best For: Colour, culture and romance.
The extravagantly luxurious Oberoi Udaivilâs is the kind of romantic boutique hotel that you dream about staying in at least once in your lifetime.
Best For: Breaking the bank
Glenburn Tea Estate delivers all out Jane Austen-esque romance.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Best For: Old fashioned romantics.
Couples that sweat together stay together? Test out the theory at the simple but charming Itmenaan Estate, popular with walkers.
Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand
Best for: Ain’t no mountain high enough….
What is the most romantic hotel you’ve visited in India? Let us know where we should be going in the comment section below.