First anniversaries are special, an ode to a beautiful journey of two souls together. Even the most grumpy morning person would light up at the thought of to opening their eyes at a fresh destination surrounded by majestic mountains, snow capped hills, lotus ponds, views of the horizon or the sound of waves lashing the shore in secluded beaches.
If you’re in search of the best place to spend your first anniversary, do not miss the chance to wake up at one of the 10 most romantic destinations around the world.
1. The Backwaters of Kerala – Wake up in your own houseboat
Have you undergone the magical experience of cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven’t, your anniversary may be the best time to do so. And while you float through the coconut lagoons, remote villages, paddy fields and the narrow canals, witness the breathtaking views of the rural life.
Stay in furnished bedrooms, cuddle in cozy living rooms, prepare a romantic dinner in private kitchen, and take a hot bath in a patio and modern bathrooms while enjoying the unobstructed view of nature at its best.
2. Wake up to the most beautiful Sunrise in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh – The Amsterdam of India
Nestled in the lap of Himachal Pradesh, is a small village Kasol, known as the Amsterdam of India. Sunrise through the hills from your cottage is a sight to behold on your first anniversary! What more do you need on your first anniversary than to have nice stroll among nature, down the frothing river and pine trees?
3. Pangong Tso – Ladakh
What best way to wake up than amidst the snow capped mountains, fresh water bodies and pristine surroundings than this on your first anniversary? If you haven’t visited Ladakh, we suggest waking up in this enchanted lake paradise on your first anniversary!
For better reference, remember the climax from the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots? Ever fancy sharing a kiss among similar locations? Then, this is the place to be!
4. Yuksom, Sikkim
Fancy a laid back holiday with your love? This emerald beauty of the North East part of India offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas and is a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of city life that offers magical moments to couples. The place is well connected to Sikkim and West Bengal and could be an awesome destination to wake up to on your special day.
5. The Andaman Islands
The very idea of spending time in an island amidst the azure water, white powdery sand beaches and natural undisturbed beauty is extremely appealing. Exotic environment, world-class living arrangements, assured privacy, fine dining and even adventure opportunities to those seeking it makes Andaman a splendid locale to have a memorable vacation.
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6. The Maldives
Maldives is probably the most romantic archipelago on earth in the Indian Ocean. A stay at the overwater bungalows and the unrivaled luxury offers the feeling of being in your own private paradise surrounded by the turquoise depths of the crystal clear sea. A romantic dinner at a secluded beach amongst the white sands and waking up to the sounds of water lashing in a world that is yours and yours alone is a wonderful experience to share on your first anniversary.
Sounds magical? Yes, of course. What’s more? The place even offers Indians on the spot Visa on landing.
7. Santorini, Greece
The wild beauty of the land, the fascinating thira, the golden sunset – all depict a post-card worthy moment, isn’t it? Imagine waking up to all those scenic beauty around you. That will be one hell of an anniversary! Santorini is known to be one of the most romantic destinations in the world. It’s romance in its purest form to watch the sun set over the brilliant blue of the Aegean Sea from your own private terrace.
8. Istanbul, Turkey – Wake up in the most beautiful city of the world
Hot air balloon rides, towering minarets, winding streets, stunning mosques and mosaic palaces and beauty of ancient architecture nestled amongst the western style shops and restaurants – Istanbul is indeed the most beautiful city in the world. Fancy taking a hand in hand stroll through the greenery?
9. Kyoto, Japan
What could be more romantic than an evening walk or a boat ride along the Okazaki Canal of Kyoto lined with cherry blossoms in Japan during spring? For those who don’t know, Kyoto, is a romantic destination right out of a postcard. Beautiful bunches of cherry blossom trees line the sidewalks of the city and pagodas atop the greenest hills. Experience breathtaking views of the mountains.
Why not spend your precious time in this location? Plan this vacation of a lifetime on your first anniversary now.
10. Paris, France
Skipped Paris on your honeymoon? Well, then plan a trip to the most romantic city of the world – Paris for your first anniversary! From the sidewalk cafes to the Eiffel Tower, everything is synonymous to love in Paris. The romantic quotient is revved up more when you ascend up the tower after dark when the tower sparkles. Take a stroll along the picturesque sidewalks, visit the lock bridge and wake up to beautiful French scenery and architecture.
Even though a year has passed, you’re still newlyweds! Planning a first surprise can be a tough job, but a visit to one of these places will refresh your relationship. Whatever you pick, be sure to make it unique – as unique as your wonderful marriage is!
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