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TOP 10: Hotels for romance in India

Last updated on: January 29, 2013 18:24 IST

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Tripadvisor lists out the best romantic hotels in India. Have you made your Valentine's Day plans yet?

Unsure of where to head out this Valentine's Day? Fear not and read on for the best romantic hotels in India.

The Zuri
Kumarakom, Kerala

Set along the banks of the 205 sq km of Vembanad Lake and just about a couple of hours from the Cochin International Airport, The Zuri Kumarakom Resort & Spa is a five-star deluxe spa resort in Kerala.

Having started its operations in 2006, it has one of the largest spas in South India.

Make the most of its many leisure options, including a large swimming pool and the many multi-cuisine restaurants as you unwind with your better half.

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The Oberoi Udaivilas
Udaipur, Rajasthan

Set in a city best known for its palaces, The Oberoi Udaivilas can offers spectacular views over Lake Pichola to the spectacular City Palace.

Indeed, the hotel itself is a grand palace that boasts of stunning landscaped gardens, quiet serene courtyards, beautiful fountains and reflection pools, as well as stunning art and architecture that is reminiscent of the days gone by.

Sink into the comfy beds of the large bed chambers, spend time sunbathing in your private terraces or take a dip in your private swimming pool -- you really will be spoilt for choices at the Oberoi Udaivilas.

Bordered by the legendary river Cauvery and surrounded by virginal forests, Orange County, Coorg is a 300 acre working plantation resort perched at a height of 800 m that gives you the most luxurious introduction yet into the deepest secrets of this mystic mountain. Come, allow the spirit of the land to infuse your very being and coax you gently on a personal voyage of discovery.

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Orange County
Coorg, Karnataka

Orange County in Coorg is a 300-acre working plantation resort that stands on the banks of River Cauvery on the one side and dense forests on the other. Sitting at a height of 800 m above mean sea level, Orange County offers you everything that you're looking for from a romantic getaway -- peace, quiet and privacy.

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Vivanta by Taj
Kumarakom, Kerala

Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, Vivanta by Taj is set in a 140-year-old colonial bungalow built by a British Missionary Henry Baker.

The hotel retains the rustic look offering heritage rooms, charming cottages and luxury villas, even as it offers modern amenities including specially designed meals, spas and a spanking refurbished bar.

Visit Vivanta by Taj in Kumarakom and learn the art of doing nothing.

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The Leela
Cavelossim, Goa

Set amidst 75 acres of land along with an unspoiled beach, a golf course as well as bustling riverfront fishing village nearby, The Leela Goa offers everything you can expect from a Leela property anywhere else in the country. Visit and be pampered.

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Camp Noel
Munnar, Kerala

Nestled in the Western Ghats, Camp Noel is about It is 36 kms away from Munnar town and takes about 90 minutes on average to reach the resort from there.

While the first 30 km drive is undoubtedly scenic, the last 6km practically goes through a forest track. Sit tight through the final leg of the journey and your patience will be rewarded.

Spend your days amidst nature doing nothing but lazing around and discovering yourself. If you're driving there, ensure you have an SUV, especially for the last 6km.

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Taj Lake Palace
Udaipur, Rajasthan

The white palace in the middle of Udaipur's Lake Pichola is a sight that can kindle romance in the most unromantic of hearts. 

The 18th century royal abode which captured the affection of actress Vivien Leigh, Queen Elizabeth II and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and was featured in the James Bond film Octopussy has been voted the most romantic hotel in India by travellers, according to TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Hotel Awards.

Ideal for couples who have luxury and pampering on their minds, this one is a must have on your things-to-do-before-I-die list.

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The Machan
Lonavala, Maharashtra

One of the 25 biological hotspots in the world, The Machan is located less than a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Mumbai and an hour-and-a-half drive from Pune.

All of the individual accommodations in The Machan are located about 30-40 feet in the air offering breathtaking views of the valley and are powered by energy generated solely through solar and wind.

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Honeymoon Inn
Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Even though it is located about 1 km from the local bus stand, Honeymoon Inn offers excellent views of snows and valleys of Manali.

Take a walk in the beautiful gardens and apple orchards or simply sit by the large French windows overlooking the magnificent mountainsides and watch life unfold slowly but surely.

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Casa Colvale
Colvale, Goa

Tucked away along the backwaters of the River Chapora, Casa Colvale is a hidden gem of North Goa.

Casa Colvale was originally designed to be a private estate but has opened its doors to guests from across the world.

Visit it and soak in the quiet serene ambience and rediscover the beauty of lazy days and peaceful nights.

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