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The Most Romantic Spots in India to Propose to Your Sweetheart

Protima Tiwary

Last updated: Apr 25, 2018

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With a vast expanse of beautiful wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, dramatic climate and enchanting historic cities, there is no dearth of places in India where you can pop the proverbial question.  If you’re trying to decide how to make that moment special, these romantic spots in India will form the perfect backdrop as you propose to your sweetheart.

Against the Setting Sun at Majorda Beach, Goa

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With its clean white sand that stretches for kilometres, soft blue waves and pink-hued sunsets, Majorda Beach has been touted as one of the most romantic beaches in Goa. It is extremely popular for pre-wedding shoots and even destination weddings. Enjoy sweet solitude with your partner at this spot, which is thankfully not frequented by many tourists. With the sound of the waves gently crashing on the shore and the hippie vibe of Goa adding to the mood, there’s no way your partner can refuse your super romantic proposal here.

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While Snorkelling in Andamans

If you and your partner share a love for the extraordinary, a proposal underwater should definitely be on the cards. Take your love for adventure to the next level with a dive into the turquoise blue waters of the Andaman Islands, and pull out the ring while being surrounded with schools of neon-coloured fish. Do get your diving instructor to take some pictures!

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Against the Backdrop of the Pink City from Amer Fort in Jaipur

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Whisk your special one away to this vibrant land of art, languages and culinary delights.  Drive through the colourful markets and make your way up the winding roads to Amer Fort. The view of Jaipur from one of the fort towers is simply breathtaking—the perfect backdrop for you to pop the question.

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At a Campsite by the River in Ladakh

If your partner loves the outdoors, and isn’t afraid to rough it out, what better way to seal the deal than to plan your grand proposal by a campsite surrounded by the mighty Himalayas? There are many organic camps in the Nubra Valley, with a view of the Himalayas all around, gushing streams and fruit orchards—what else do you need to make your moment picture-perfect? The slightly chilly weather will definitely make you want to cuddle closer too!

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In Front of the Greatest Symbol of love: the Taj Mahal in Agra

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Does your partner enjoy desi Bollywood romance, complete with a clichéd declaration of love and a happy ending? Then they will absolutely fall head over heels in love with you all over again with a proposal in front of the epitome of eternal love — the Taj Mahal. Take a walk hand-in-hand around this marbled masterpiece, examine the intricate carvings, and as the sun sets behind the river Yamuna, get down on one knee. Cheesy romance at its best!

In a Hot Air Balloon in Ranthambore

Heath Ledger in the 2005 movie Casanova set our imagination on fire with a romantic hot air balloon ride. That scene is the reason why hot air balloons made their way into a true romantic’s heart.  Hop into one early in the morning and catch your dear one unawares when they’re soaking in the beauty of the lush green wilderness of Ranthambore below.

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Sailing in a House Boat in Kerala

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For couples seeking a getaway far from the hustle bustle of city life, a stay in the backwaters of Kerala makes for an ideal rendezvous. Book a houseboat in Alleppey, and plan your proposal as the perfect surprise on this big date. Blue lagoons, narrow creeks, lush green vegetation and a tranquil calm make this destination perfect for a couple that enjoys nature and luxury at its finest.

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During a Stroll Amid Clouds at Shillong Peak

Does a proposal 1965 m above sea level in the middle of rain-bearing clouds excite you? Then Shillong Peak is the place for you and your sweetheart! Surrounded by the Himalayas, this point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Shillong city, and a clear view of the waterfalls across the border, in Bangladesh. Heavy fog in this area reduces visibility, but a trek up this peak is loved by the adventurous nature lover nonetheless. Perfect weather and solitude make this spot just right for a romantic proposal.

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That should get some ideas buzzing in your head. Do let us know how it went!