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!


Oberoi Amarvillas, Agra, India. Taj Mahal

Oberoi Amarvillas, Agra

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.


Raas Haveli, Jodhpur, India

Raas Haveli, Jodhpur

The uber-stylish Raas Haveli sits almost directly below the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in the heart of the blue city.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Best For: Rooms with a View


Amarya Shamiyana, North Goa, India

Amarya Shamiyana, North Goa

Proving that sleeping under canvas can be romantic are the ridiculously luxurious beachside tents at Amarya Shamiyana. 

North Goa

Best For: Luxe-loving campers


Marari Villas, Marari, Kerala, India

Marari Villas, Marari, Kerala

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.


 Samode Haveli, Jaipur India

Samode Haveli, Jaipur

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.

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Best For: Mahrajas and Maharanis.


Mosaics Guesthouse, Nr. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Mosaics Guesthouse, Nr. Jaipur, Rajasthan

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.


Old Harbour Hotel, Cochin, Kerala, India

Old Harbour Hotel, Cochin, Kerala

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.


Oberoi Udaivilas Family Friendly Hotels Udaipur India

Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, Rajasthan

The extravagantly luxurious Oberoi Udaivilâs is the kind of romantic boutique hotel that you dream about staying in at least once in your lifetime.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Best For: Breaking the bank


Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India

Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling

Glenburn Tea Estate delivers all out Jane Austen-esque romance.

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Best For: Old fashioned romantics.


Itmenaan Estate, Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand

Itmenaan Estate, Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand

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.