Cycle Tours To Vintage Train Rides: Dial Up The Romance And Take Bae To These Lovey Dovey Budget Spots

Suzanna posted on 15 August

It doesn’t need to be Valentine’s Day for you to have something lovey-dovey planned out for your special someone. A quick {or even surprise} romantic getaway is usually the best way to go for some truly memorable quality time. Before you go thinking that this will take a mighty toll on your bank balance, we’ve sorted you out with options that are rather easy on the pocket. We’re suggesting you either apply for leave right now or sneak off during the weekend.

Ooty

Romance is always in the misty air at Ooty. This chilly hill station is a great place to cosy up with your better half. Sleep under the stars at Aventura, a campsite where you stay in tents amidst the hills. This one is for the adventurous couple. When hunger strike, hit up any of these restaurants here for a memorable meal. From a casual cafe to a fancy schmancy dinner, you lovebirds can take your pick. And don’t forget to book your tickets for a train ride from Ooty to Mettupalayam that lets you take in all the picturesque sights while you sit inside a vintage toy train {How romantic!}.

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Ooty, Tamil Nadu

    Pondicherry

    Pondi is one of our favourite getaways. With its quaint French neighbourhoods, the sandy beach and Auroville to explore, this is a great trip to take with that special someone. Check into the centrally-located Aadhaar Guesthouse for an easy INR 800 a night. Wake up in a spacious room that overlooks the sea and take a romantic stroll along the beach that’s just a short walk away. Or hop onto vintage bicycles and wheel around town by signing up for the Pondy Cycle Tour. Still unconvinced that Pondicherry is the way to go? Here’s six more reasons why you should head over there.

    Kabini

    From safaris to dinner by the backwaters, Kabini is romance 101. Escape with bae to this charming town and check into the Kabini River Lodge for a true taste of the place. Cosy up in the cottages here and step out to be greeted by lush green as far as the eye can see, and wildlife too. You can also sign up for a couples massage at their Ayurvedic Spa. Now that you’ve got your stay figured out, this list of things to do should help with your itinerary.

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    Sagare, Karnataka

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      Fort Kochi

      For a trip steeped in art and culture, Fort Kochi is the place to go. With plenty of art galleries, museums and hipster cafes to check out, you and your S.O are in for a real treat. And we know just where you should put up in. Niyati Boutique is a fancy hotel that comes at a not-so-fancy {phew!} INR 600 a night. There’s plenty to do in this touristy spot, from watching fishermen casting Chinese nets over the sea to loading up on delicious Kerala cuisine. Here’s a bunch of things you can get up to when you find yourself in Fort Kochi.

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      Kochi, Kerala

        Masinagudi

        For the wildlife-loving duo, Masinagudi is where it’s at. With the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, the Theppakadu Elephant Camp and Moyar River to check out, you’ve got an action-packed time on your hands. Check into Jungle Retreat to keep this wild theme going. You’ll be staying in a villa or treehouse here, with deer, elephants and monkeys for company. Sounds like quite the couples getaway, we think.

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        Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu