An analysis of romantic holidays

Written by FE Online | Mumbai | Updated: Feb 11 2014, 22:07pm hrs
Romantic, a holiday reviews website has launched Insights. Insights: Report on Valentines Day Travel 2014, an analysis of romantic holidays planned by couples on for February 13 18, 2014 based on the on-site user actions of 50 lakh unique Indian visitors who plan their holidays on every month. The report looks at patterns in top domestic and international destination preferences, top holiday themes, trends in budgets and planning behaviour.

According to the report Hill stations are the most sought after holiday destination theme for romantic holidays. The 'Top Holiday Themes Valentines Day 2014' are Hill, Beach, City, Heritage, Jungle, Adventure.

Most Popular Domestic Destinations to celebrate Valentine's Day 2014 are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala, Goa, Manali, Ooty, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Munnar, Gangtok, Sikkim, Coorg, Karnataka, Kashmir. Mahabaleshwar, Pachmarhi, Sikkim and Araku Valley are also popular among Indian couples this Valentine's Day.

The top international romantic getaways for Valentine's Day 2014 are Thailand, Maldives, Bali, Singapore, Mauritius, Bangkok, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Malaysia.

The report also reveals about the day when couples plan their Valentine's Day getaway. Generally Wednesdays have been the most popular holiday planning day for Indian travellers, when number of trips planned and average holiday budget is highest. But for Valentine's Day, Friday has been the preferred day to plan.

Another online accommodation booking website,, recommends destinations for a Perfect Valentines Adventure:

Bunjee Jumping in Rishikesh: The mystic city of Rishikesh located on the banks of the river Ganges is a perfect place to take the plunge. Bunjee jumping is a popular activity here and it also makes for an exhilarating experience for those in love.

Desert Safari in Rajasthan : This Valentines Day explore the picturesque expanse of the desert through a desert safari. You can also have a one of a kind romantic dinner beneath the open skies besides a bon fire in the desert. Many tour operators organise half day or overnight desert safaris in the region.

Snorkelling or Scuba Diving in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Take a short flight to Andaman & Nicobar Islands which are known for their rich marine life. You can try snorkelling or scuba diving and swim through an array of fish and colourful coral in the depths of the pristine waters.

Khajuraho Temple Sound and Light Show: If your partner and you are lovers of culture, art and architecture, the sound and light show in the Khajuraho temple will be ideal for this Valentines Day. You can explore the intricate designs and bask in the grandeur of the temples during the day. In the evening, you can sit back and marvel as the temples come alive during the sound and light show which takes you into the world of the 10th century kings and queens.

Paragliding in Kamshet: This scenic hill station is a few hours away from Mumbai and Pune by road. Paragliding is a popular activity here as the weather is ideal especially during this time of the year. You and your partner can glide over hills, lakes and enjoy the breath taking views making it a perfect Valentines Day.