February is the official month of love. While the winter chills recede to welcome the spring season, it becomes the perfect time to spend some quality time with your special someone.
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Now that we are talking about the month of February and romance, how can we not discuss the adjudged day of love or Valentine’s Day 2021.
Valentine’s Day is a festival of love that is celebrated every year on 14th February. Also known as the Feast of Saint Valentine or Saint Valentine’s Day, the day is considered as the day of love and is celebrated by people across the globe. On this day, couples profess their love to each other, exchange gifts and make their partner feel special.
Well, 14th February is celebrated as Valentine’s Day in honour of Saint Valentine. According to legends, Saint Valentine was a priest in Roman Catholic Church who used to, secretly, help Roman soldiers to meet and marry their partners against the rule of Roman Emperor Claudius II. The emperor believed that the soldiers should not marry in order to stay entirely focussed towards their duty for their country.
When Saint Valentine was jailed for going against the Emperor, he used to write letters to the girl he loved from prison, signing off as ‘From your Valentine’. This is how he became a symbol of love and 14th February was declared as Saint Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is very special for people in love. Couples celebrate the day by expressing their love to each other and making them feel special. The day also provides the perfect opportunity for people to profess their love to the person they love. People shower their special someone with gifts, chocolates, flowers and jewellery in order to make their partner feel special. From candlelight dinner to doing their favourite things, couples spend this day in cherishing the bond that they share with each other.
How about spending this Valentine’s Day 2021 by taking a romantic trip to a different country? Whether your idea of romance is going for a candlelight dinner, going for a trek, trying out new activities or exploring a new city together, you can make your valentine feel special by planning the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise for him/ her. After all, both of you cannot get a better excuse for going for a romantic getaway than celebrating Valentine’s Day.
To help you select the perfect destination to celebrate love with your partner, we have curated a list of some of the most romantic places to visit on Valentine’s Day 2021:
Let us tell you everything that you need to know about travelling to these 10 most romantic destinations to visit on Valentine’s Day.
Paris is the capital city of France and is considered the most romantic city in the world. It is well-known for its historical monuments, majestic architecture and prevalence of art. The city is also one of the four fashion capitals of the world. However, it is the go-to destination for every couple in love thanks to its gorgeous landscapes, quaint corners, romantic cafes, delicious food and love in the air.
In order to travel to Paris, you would need a valid visa for France. You can obtain a Uniform Schengen visa to France as the French Embassy does not offer any separate visa for tourists arriving in France.
A Schengen visa is a special visa used to travel to one or more countries falling under the Schengen area, including France. This visa will allow you and your partner to visit France for a period of up to 90 days in a total time period of 180 days. Since you will be travelling to Paris to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 as tourists, you can apply for Short-stay Uniform Schengen visa through the Embassy of France.
It is also essential to buy a travel insurance policy for your trip to Paris in order to obtain your Schengen visa. It is a mandatory requirement to possess a travel medical insurance for at least 30,000 Euros in order to obtain a Schengen visa.
It is important to find the perfect place to stay if you are going abroad with your partner on Valentine’s Day. When checking in the hotel, do try to request a room that would offer you an exclusive view of the city of the Eiffel Tower, if possible. Take a look at some of the best hotels in Paris where you can stay this Valentine’s Day 2021:
The basic idea behind going for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day 2021 is to spend some quality time with your partner and make him/ her feel special. Once you have landed in Paris, you can explore the following places to visit in Paris together:
No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower. You have to take your partner to see the Eiffel Tower, get clicked with the iconic structure in the background and also go to its top to get a panoramic view of the city.
If you are an art lover, you should definitely visit the Louvre Museum to view the greatest art collection in the world.
You can also go for a romantic cruise date on River Seine and watch the sunset on the horizon.
In case the two of you enjoy champagne, you should take a trip to Epernay vineyards and indulge in some French champagne.
If cartoons were your first love, you and your partner can also take a trip to Disneyland Paris and relive your childhood fantasies.
If you are in Paris, you need to taste different types of cheese from the popular Laurent Dubois. You should also try Baguettes and Croissants from Eric Kayser.
Paris and desserts are inseparable and therefore it will be sinful if you don’t indulge in Eclairs, Caramels and chocolates at Patrick Rogers and Jacques Genin.
You can devour lip-smacking food at the best restaurants in Paris that include Guy Savoy, L’Astrance, Clamato and Hugo & Co.
Some of the best Indian restaurants in Paris where you can enjoy a desi meal are MG Road, Desi Road, Kastoori, Saravanaa Bhavan, Coffee Anjapper, Gandhi Ji’s, Krishna Bhavan and Marcel.
Venice is one of the most popular cities in Italy. Known as the City of Water, it comprises of over 100 smaller islands connected by more than 400 bridges. It is connected by canals which call for a romantic gondola ride and the absence of roads makes it a perfect excuse to explore the city together on foot.
As an Indian citizen, you will have to obtain a valid visa for Italy in order to visit Venice. The Italian Embassy offers a Short-term uniform Schengen visa as Italy visa to people who want to travel to Italy. Since you and your partner are travelling to Venice to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021, you can apply for Italy Tourist visa. This visa will allow both of you to enjoy your romantic getaway to Venice for a maximum duration of 90 days.
You will also have to purchase a travel insurance policy before applying for this visa as it is compulsory pre-requisite to applying for a Schengen visa and Italy visa.
When booking a place to stay in Venice, try to find a hotel with a gorgeous view of the city. Here is a list of places where you can stay with your partner in Venice this Valentine’s Day:
After arriving in Venice for a romantic Valentine getaway, you can take your partner to explore the following tourist places in Venice:
If you are Venice, you have to take your valentine for the classic gondola ride through the canals of Venice. You and your partner can also explore every nook and corner of the city on foot.
Don’t forget to enjoy the 360-degree view of the city from the Campanile di San Marco tower.
You can also catch the gorgeous and colourful sunset in the city with the picture-perfect backdrop of the city’s grand architecture.
February is also the time for the Carnivale de Venezia or the Venice Carnival which you just can’t afford to miss.
During your trip to Venice, make sure to sip a glass of wine with Cicchetti, which is local Venetian finger food or small plate.
If you and your valentine love pasta, you should definitely try Bigoli in salsa which is a popular Venetian dish resembling a spaghetti.
You can take your valentine for a romantic date at the best restaurants in Venice including Locanda Cipriani, La Zucca, Antiche Carampane, L’Alcova Restaurant, Osteria Alle Testiere and Antico Martini.
If you end up missing Indian food, you can relish it at one of these best Indian restaurants in Venice including Buddha Soul Resto, Maharani Ristorante Indiano, Bombay Spice, Baishakhi and Ganesh Ji.
Marrakech is one of the most popular cities in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is considered a romantic destination for couples thanks to its charm and romantic setting. The city is always brimming with activities making it an ideal getaway for Valentine’s Day 2020.
In case you decide to visit Marrakech for your Valentine’s Day 2020 celebrations, you will have to apply for a valid visa for the Kingdom of Morocco. You and your partner can apply for a Morocco Tourist visa for your Valentine’s Day trip to Marrakech. This visa will allow both of you to stay in Marrakech for up to 90 days.
As Indian citizens, you and your partner can apply for a Morocco visa through the Cox & Kings Global Services. Cox & Kings is the official partner of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco for processing visa applications.
While booking a stay for your trip Marrakech, you can choose to stay either in a Riad (or traditional Maroccan homes) or in a modern hotel. To help you make a decision, here are our suggestions for some of the best places to stay in Marrakech:
During your stay in Marrakech, you can visit the following tourist places in the city:
Plan a romantic proposal for your valentine in the air with a hot air balloon ride above the Atlas Mountains.
Both of you can also catch the sunset at the rooftop restaurant at Nomad. You can take a stroll at the beautiful Jardin Majorelle garden for spending some quality time together.
Go for a camel ride together while exploring the sandy trails in the city’s Palmeraie area.
If the two of you love food, you can sign up for cooking classes together and learn to cook local cuisines.
When in Marrakech, you must try the delicious Tagine, which is an iconic Moroccan dish. In case you both love meat, you should definitely try Bestilla, which is a traditional savoury meat pie in Morocco.
You can take your partner for Valentine’s Day date at one of the best restaurants in Marrakech such as Le Petit Cornichon, Dar Yacout, Al Fassia, Le Tobsil, Terrasse Des Epices, Bo-Zin, etc.
Some of the best Indian restaurants in Marrakech where you can savour desi food such as Les Jardins de Bala, Bombay Halal, Bombay Marrakech, etc.
Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South-east Asia. Known as the Land of the Gods, the city is home to several ancient temples. Besides, it is also a haven for adventure and water sports seekers, especially surfers, and a delight for food lovers.
If you have zeroed in on Bali for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day 2021, you will need a valid visa for Indonesia. The good part is that you can obtain an Indonesia visa on arrival if you and your partner plan to stay in Bali for less than 30 days. This is because the Government of Indonesia offers Indonesia visa on arrival for Indians for tourists arriving from India.
A view of the ocean from your hotel is what you should seek when selecting a place to stay in Bali. Make sure to ask your receptionist to offer you a room overlooking the ocean while checking in. By the way, here are some of the best places to stay in Bali this Valentine’s Day 2021:
Once you have arrived for Valentine’s Day 2021 trip to Bali, you can go to visit the following tourist attractions with bae:
Spend a romantic day with your valentine at Diamond Beach for a perfect tropical getaway. You can also watch the sunrise in the Munduk region.
If the two of you love adventure, you must trek to Tegenungan or Sekumpul waterfall or feel the adrenaline rush at the Bali Swing.
Water babies can also go for surfing at the Bingin Beach or try stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding at the Padang Padang beach.
If you love seafood, you should definitely try the traditional Sate Lilit Ikan or gilled skewered fish at Warung Mertha Sari.
If you two are a foodie couple, you should definitely try the Nasi Campur, which is a local rice-based dish, at Warung Wardani.
You can also try the most delicious food at the best restaurants in Bali including Potato Head Club, Rock Bar, Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen, Finn’s Beach Club, Ku De Ta, Motel Mexicola, etc.
In case the two of you end up carving for Indian food, you can dine at the best Indian restaurants in Bali such as Gateway of India, Atithi, Ganesha Ek Sanskriti, Warung Little India, Spice Mantraa, etc
Bueno Aries is considered the most romantic city in Argentina. Often referred to as the Paris of South America, the city is the perfect destination for spending your Valentine’s Day 2021. Whether you and your valentine love wine, food, dance or like to party all night, Buenos Aries is your go-to city for them all.
In order to travel to Bueno Aries for celebrating Valentine’s Day 2021, you and your partner will have to obtain a valid visa for Argentina. Since both of you are travelling to Bueno Aries as tourists, you should apply for Argentina Tourist visa at the Embassy or Consulate General of Argentina in India. This type of visa will allow you both to stay in Bueno Aries for a maximum duration of 90 days.
Take a look at some of the best places to stay in Buenos Aries this Valentine’s Day 2021:
Here is a list of some of the top tourist spots in Bueno Aries that you need to visit during your trip:
A visit to Bueno Aries will remain incomplete unless you dance the Tango with your partner. You can take a couple dance classes to rekindle your love for each other.
You can also swing by Palermo Soho for a fun-filled evening with bae and fresh beer.
You can also go to watch a polo match or horseracing with your partner. You can also become a gaucho for a day at a ranch outside the city.
If you and your partner are big-time foodies, then you must try Empanadas at La Cocina during your trip to Buenos Aries.
If you have a sweet-tooth, then you must give the Dulce de Leche dessert a try at Rapa Nui.
You can take bae for a romantic date night at the best restaurants in Buenos Aries such as Sucre, Osaka, Oviedo, etc.
If you wish to gorge on Indian food, you can visit the best Indian restaurants in Buenos Aries such as Gran Dabbang, Tandoor, Bengal, etc.
Cape Town is one of the most popular cities in South Africa. Also known as the Mother City, it is a beautiful amalgamation of gorgeous landscapes, culture and delectable food. The unadulterated beauty of the city is what makes it a haven for couples and a perfect destination for celebrating Valentine’s Day 2021.
Preparations for your Valentine’s Day trip to Cape Town will begin by obtaining a valid visa for South Africa. You and your partner will have to apply for a South Africa Visit visa in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 in Cape Town. Both of you can apply for this visa at the South African Embassy or Consulates in India. This visa will allow you to stay in Cape Town for up to 90 days.
While finalizing a hotel for your stay in Cape Town, try to opt for a place that offers you a great view of the sea. To help you make a decision, here is a list of some of the best places to stay in Cape Town:
During your stay in Cape Town, you can explore the tourist spots given below:
If you drive for an hour down the Boulders Bay, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the endangered African Penguins.
You can also witness the breathtaking view along with rich flora and fauna at the Cape Point by driving about 60 km from Cape Town.
If you and your valentine love wine, you can spend the day at the Cape Winelands.
The two of you can also go kayaking if both of you are adventure sports junkie. You can also go surfing at Muizenberg beach in Cape Town suburbs.
You can also go for a hike or take a cable car up to Table Mountain to get the breathtaking view of the city. You can also hike up to Lion’s head to get a great view of Table Mountain.
You can also go to Bo-Kaap to admire the brightly coloured houses on cobblestones streets.
If you like sandwiches, you should definitely try the Gatsby sandwich at The Golden Fish or Cosy Corner restaurant.
Some of the best restaurants in Cape Town where you can take your valentine for a hearty meal include Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, Kyoto Garden Sushi, The Test Kitchen, La Tete and The Pot Luck Club.
In case you want to eat Indian food, you can visit the best Indian restaurants in Cape Town including Bukhara, Maharajah, Thali, Sundoo and Bombay Chilli.
Kyoto is considered the most romantic city in Japan. It is the cultural capital of the country and is full of temples and shrines. This is the only city in Japan where you can find Geishas in kimonos and wearing white makeup. While the city is as modern as any other city in Japan, it is best explored at a slower pace making it a perfect place for couples.
Travelling to Kyoto will require you to obtain a valid visa for Japan. You and your partner can apply for a Short-Term Japan visa in order to visit Kyoto for celebrating Valentine’s Day 2021. This visa will allow you both to stay in Japan for up to 90 days.
You can apply for Japan visa at VFS Global for Japan that accepts visa applications on behalf of the Japan Embassy. Moreover, The Embassy can grant you either a Single Entry Japan visa or Multiple Entry Japan visa.
When looking for a place to stay in Kyoto, you can either choose a regular hotel or opt for a traditional stay at Ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn). We have listed some of the best places to stay in Kyoto with your partner this Valentine’s Day 2021:
Some of the top tourist spots in Kyoto are:
You can visit the Todai-ji temple in Nara City which is about an hour from Kyoto. You can also go to see the magnificent Himeji Castle in Hyogo.
If you have are a filmy couple, then you just can’t miss visiting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. You can reach the Studios from Kyoto in about an hour by train.
If being amidst nature makes both of you happy, you can take a romantic stroll through the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. You can also go hiking as Kyoto is covered by hills on three sides.
Evening time is also great for watching the sunset from the Kinkaku-ji Temple. You and your valentine can go for Geisha watching at the Pontocho Alley in Gion district during the evenings.
If doing different activities together makes the two of you happy, you can participate in a tea ceremony or take up Japanese food cooking classes during your trip to Kyoto.
You can also enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the Kyoto Tower.
Couples who like adventure can go for a hike on to Mount Fuji’s peak. You can take a bullet train from Kyoto to the Hakone region, followed by a bus or local train to Mount Fuji.
If you and your partner love noodles, you must try the delicious ramen noodles at the Kyoto Ramen Koji. You can also try the scrumptious Nishin soba noodles at Matsuba Soba.
In case you and your valentine are major sushi fans, then you should definitely try the Kyoto style sushi at Izuju Sushi.
You and your valentine can also make your way to Kichi Kichi restaurant which is famous for its Omurice or Omelette Rice.
You can try the best of the local cuisine at the HAFUU, Beer Komachi, Chao Chao Sanjo Kiyamachi, Sumibi-Torito.
In case you or your valentine has a never-ending love for Indian food, you can eat at the best Indian restaurants in Kyoto such as Priya Indian Cuisine, Ashoka, Dhaba India, Annam, Downtown B’s Indian Kitchen, etc.
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is well-known for its ancient architecture and attracts tourists from all over the world. Over the years, the city has evolved as one of the world’s most romantic cities.
In order to travel to Prague for a romantic trip to Prague, you will have to obtain a valid visa for the Czech Republic. Given the purpose of your travel to Prague, you and your partner can apply for either a Czech Republic Tourist visa or a Schengen visa. This visa will allow you both to enjoy your trip to Prague for a maximum duration of 90 days.
You can apply for the visa through VFS Global Services as it is the official partner of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Make sure to buy a travel insurance policy of at least 30,000 Euros for your Prague trip as it is compulsory pre-requisite to apply for a Schengen visa or a Czech Republic visa.
Here are some of the best places to stay in Prague with your partner this Valentine’s Day 2021:
Once you have settled in your hotel, you can visit the following tourist spots in Prague:
You can take a romantic stroll across the Charles Bridge holding hands of your valentine or take him/ her out for Valentine’s Day date on a cruise on river Vltava.
The two of you can also enjoy the sunset while sitting at the Riegrovy Sady and chugging the best beer in the city.
In case you and your valentine like to explore historical places, then you should definitely visit the Infant Jesus of Prague at the Mala Strana.
In case puzzles and riddles excite the two of you, a visit to the Mind Maze should definitely be planned. In this challenge, you will be locked in the Alchemist’s Chamber and get 60 minutes to solve riddles to escape.
If you or your partner is a George Lennon fan, you just can’t miss looking at the Lennon Wall.
Prague offers the best beers including Staropramen, Budvar, Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus, etc. If you and your partner love beer, you should definitely opt for the Beer & Tapas Tour in Prague and try them out.
You should also try the traditional Czech fast food - Open faced sandwiches or Chlebicky at Sisters Bistro.
For a romantic dinner date with bae, you can visit these best Indian restaurants in Prague including Bibimbap Korea, Field, Eska Restaurant & Bakery, Cafe Savoy and Portfolio.
People who can’t live without our desi food can eat at the best Indian restaurants in Prague such as Indian by Nature, K – The Two Brothers, Indian Jewel, Lal Qila, etc.
Charleston is a small town in South Carolina. It has been repeatedly awarded as the most romantic places in the United States of America. The southern charm of the Charleston including cobblestones streets, carriage rides, mansions and restaurants overlooking the water makes it a perfect romantic getaway destination for couples this Valentine’s Day 2021.
Since you are planning to travel to Charleston to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 with your partner, you will have to obtain a valid US visa for the United States of America. You and your partner can apply for a US Tourist visa online for your trip, which is mostly issued for a maximum duration of six months.
Take a look at some of the best places to stay in Charleston for a romantic Valentine’s Day 2021:
While staying at this quaint town in the US, you can visit these top tourist places in Charleston:
If you love Jazz music then you should definitely listen to the Charleston Jazz Orchestra at the Charleston Music Hall.
You can spend the day gazing at the ocean at the various beaches in Charleston such as the Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms.
You can also take a stroll downtown along the Battery for a romantic evening with bae.
Make your valentine trip even better by watching the sunset together while dining at the Bowens Island Restaurant.
If dancing is your thing, then you can go to jazz dancing at the Commodore.
You can also go for Ghost Tours if you love to give yourself an adrenaline rush.
If you and your valentine enjoy eating barbecued food, you should definitely visit Lewis Barbecue during lunch hours.
Seafood lovers should pay a visit to 167 Raw for the best seafood in Charleston.
In case the two of you want to eat at the best restaurants in Charleston, you can go to FIG, Kwei Fei, The Ordinary, Slightly North of Broad, Husk, Magnolia’s and Charleston Grill.
You can also gorge on Indian food by visiting the best restaurants in Charleston including Taste of India, Nirlep Indian Restaurant and Bombay Bazar & Indian Restaurant.
Bruges is a top romantic destination in Europe and one of the most visited old cities in the world. Also known as the ‘Venice of the North’, Bruges is lined with magnificent canals that make for the perfect backdrop for romantic boat rides with your partner.
If you want to spend this Valentine’s Day 2021 with a romantic trip to Bruges, you will first have to obtain a valid visa for Belgium. You will have to apply either for a Schengen visa or for a Belgium visa. Since you and your partner would be visiting Bruges for tourism, you will have to apply for a short-stay Schengen visa or a Belgium Visa C for tourism. This visa will allow you to stay in Belgium for up to 90 days.
You can apply for Schengen visa/ Belgium visa through the Embassy or Consulates of Belgium in India. Make sure to buy a travel insurance policy for your Bruges trip as it is mandatory for all visa applicants to possess it while applying for a visa for Belgium.
Take a look at some of the best places to stay in Bruges with your special someone this Valentine’s Day 2021:
There are a lot of ancient buildings in Bruges that are major tourist attractions in Bruges. During your stay in the city, you can explore the following tourist spots in Bruges:
You and your partner can go for a romantic boat ride or cruise along the canals of Bruges.
If both of you enjoy listening to music, make sure to attend a free harp concert by the local harpist Luc Vanlaere.
If a long romantic walk is what you prefer, you can visit the Lover’s Bridge and the Lake of Love at the centre of the Minnewater Park.
You can also wander through the Old Town Bruges, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood to catch the unveiling of the holy blood of Jesus (or as it is believed).
If a fun night out is what you want, you can visit the Bauhaus Hotel for a night of a karaoke night, live music and pub quiz.
If you have a liking for beer, then you should definitely visit the DE Halve Maan or the Half Moon Brewery, which is the oldest brewery in Belgium
Chocolate lovers must indulge in the world-famous Belgium chocolates and waffles during their trip to Bruges
Gorge on the most delish food at the best restaurants in Bruges such as The Olive Tree, Park Restaurant, Pomperlut, etc.
In case you end up craving for Indian food, you can visit the best Indian restaurants in Bruges such as Shalimar Indisch, Taj Mahal, Mount Gorkha, Indian Tandoori, Curry Palace & Restaurant, etc.
There is no better feeling than spending a romantic day with the person you love. This Valentine’s Day 2021 move a notch higher and surprise your partner with a romantic trip abroad. Choose one of the most romantic cities in the world and plan a perfect romantic getaway for the best Valentine’s Day with bae.