A honeymoon or a romantic getaway is something you’d plan in a beautiful spot, a small town close to nature where you can enjoy the best of luxury, beauty, and harmony. Udaipur, the city of lakes, in the royal state of Rajasthan, is just the right place to take your beau.
While most of India’s tourist cities are bustling centres of activity, Udaipur is a sparkling gem, an oasis of serenity and calm, much like the soothing waters of the Lake Pichola itself. Isn’t this just what you are looking for? Some alone time with your partner, far from the madness of the world around you?
The first think you’re likely to look for in a romantic spot is a luxury resort and it doesn’t get better than one of Udaipur’s resorts, palatial properties on the shores of the tranquil blue waters. This is where you and your partner get to play king and queen as you sip some wine and watch the golden sun set the waters aflame. Or you may wish to take a long walk, hand in hand, to the Sunset Terrace at Fateh Prakash Palace, and commit to memory a beautiful evening with romance blooming like the wildflowers around you.
If you think evenings in Udaipur spell romance, nightfall is sheer magic. Hire a private boat to take you to the centre of the Lake Pichola. Here with a million clear stars sparkling overhead and the bright lights from the palaces shining bright, you may want to read your significant other a love poem or ballad from bygone years. Alternatively, you may want to treat yourselves to a candlelit dinner in one of the lakeside restaurants and enjoy one of the glorious Rajasthani folk song and dance performances before retiring to your room. Udaipur hotel rates drop considerably in off-season months and this should add incentive to planning a romantic weekend in this city.
If you and your partner have a thing for exploring the history and culture of the places you visit, you are unlikely to find a better destination than Udaipur. The City Palace (home to generations of Mewar’s Maharajas), the Lake Palace, the Saheliyon-ki-Bari gardens, the Monsoon Palace, the Jagmandir Palace and Museum – each is an adventure awaiting you. Indulge your partner with some of the most scrumptious delicacies to come out of the kitchen of the royals. Nothing quite beats the decadent flavours of authentic Rajasthani cuisine, but the focus on desserts is just as sweet as your love story. Enjoy the sheeras and halwas, the laddus and burfis, the ghewar, jalebi, and milk sweets that this city has to offer.
Spend some time walking through the local bazaars. This is the place to gift each other trinkets and souvenirs, adorn your hands with mehandi in local designs, buy sarees and sherwanis made by the local artisans.
Udaipur is a magical world that combines dreams with development. It is just the right place to whisk your better half away for a romance filled weekend.