Love is a universal emotion, which everyone has probably felt sometime or the other. Over the centuries, the ways of celebrating and expressing love and romance may have changed, but love has remained and will always remain alive as long as life exists. However, one of the biggest or perhaps, the biggest occasion of celebrating romance is 14th February, Valentine’s Day. This day is celebrated with great aplomb in almost all parts of the world and here’s our pick of 5 of the best places for spending your Valentine’s Day.
Freeze the Love in Sweden
The Swedish Arctic Circle’s Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel will definitely make your Valentine’s Day a highly unique and memorable experience. While the rest of the world seems to be an infinity of snow outside your special igloo, you would be warm and cosy with your special someone under blankets made of reindeer skin. After tiring yourself out on a dog sled the charm of steaming together in a private sauna just can’t be put into words.
Immortalize Your Love in Venice
It is said that kissing under the ‘Bridge of Sighs’ in Venice makes your love eternal. This is just one aspect of the world famous romantic appeal of Venice and when it’s Valentine’s Day, the destination seems to all but burst with romance. The Saint Mark’s Basilica, the Campanile, the flight of lovebirds at St Mark’s Square, and loads of other delights will ensure that you have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
Love in Thailand, ‘The Land of Smiles’
There are infinite elements that work in sync to make the Thailand tourism industry a force to be reckoned with and romance easily remains an indispensable part of this scheme. Whether, it’s the manic energy of Bangkok, the scenic charm of Koh Samui Island, the delightful isolation of Krabi, or the leisure and luxury of Thailand’s largest island, Phuket – rest assure that you will be spoilt for choice, while thinking of celebrating Valentine’s Day in Thailand. In fact, many lovebirds planning to tie the knot often end up exchanging their vows in Thailand on Valentine’s Day.
Escape to God’s Own Country, Kerala
The more said the less is perhaps the most apt way of describing Kerala and love struck couples flock to Kerala in hordes. While there are options galore for celebrating your Valentine’s Day here, one of the all time favorites is to go on a houseboat cruise across the meandering network of Kerala’s tranquil backwaters. While the scenery outside changes like an eclectic kaleidoscope, the houseboat staff treats you like a royal couple and stays almost invisible to offer you all the privacy you could wish for.
Rio de Janeiro – just go Overboard
Rio is rightfully called Cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and probably very few couples would be able to outdo you if Rio happens to be your Valentine’s Day destination. While nature seduces your soul by way of a balmy sea, pristine beaches, dense rainforests, and rugged hill peaks, urban life zaps the mind with high voltage Samba dances, dance halls, bars, and open air cafes. Already getting starry eyed? Well, ‘Blame it on Rio’.
Author Bio: This post is submitted by Ashish Pratap Singh. Ashish Pratap Singh is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide helps you to plan your trip.