If you need some quick travel ideas for a mini vacation for couples, here are six places you can visit in Tamil Nadu at any time of year. They are easily accessible, breathtakingly beautiful, and offer a variety of lodging options. So, without further ado, here are our top romantic trips in Tamil Nadu for couples!
ECR (East Coast Road)
Beach resorts in and around Mahabalipuram are famous for their pleasant and scenic ambiance. ECR is perfect for a short and sweet weekend trip. This posh place in Chennai has a variety of resorts, cafes, museums, amusement parks, and beaches. Hudson resorts, Casuarina Bay, and Taj Fisherman’s Cove Resort are some places to look for a perfect beach stay. For some luxurious short stays, do check the Kaldan Samudhra Palace in Mahabalipuram. There are also a variety of budget-friendly options available in and around ECR. Places around Juhu beach and Akkarai beach are not to be missed. You can also go camping on these calm and cool beaches. For some good food with a view of crashing sea waves, go to Kipling Cafe in Akkarai. The Wharf restaurant and Kipling are some best cafes for a dinner date.
Another place to check is the Farm cafe in Semmancheri. It not only serves fresh foods but also has the perfect ambiance for a casual date.
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Pondicherry is one of the finest places in India for couples to spend an unforgettable vacation filled with exotic scenic views and experiences. The sunrise viewpoint and the colorful french buildings make it look like a mini-France. Rock beach and Paradise beach island are some must-go places in Pondicherry. There are plenty of budget-friendly lodgings available near these places. The two places to check are the Promenade and the Palais De Mahe. The Promenade is a magnificent beachside hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. It has both sea-facing and non-sea-facing rooms according to budget. The Palais De Mahe is located near the seaside promenade and is just a few meters from the gentle sea breezes.
The Nilgiris hill stations are the first things to come to mind for a cool date spot. From peaks like Doddabetta to coffee and tea plantations, there are many cool places to look for here. Also, Conoor and Ooty are just 21 km away. Thus with a well-planned itinerary, one can cover a wide range of places in and around the Nilgiris area. Ooty market, pine forest, and chocolate factories are some unique identities of this place. Couples can check the Pykara lake boat house for a perfect date night. The boat club also covers a small cafeteria along with several motorboats. Another well-known lodging in Ooty is the Sterling resorts. The resort also offers views of distant pine forests. From whimsical colonial bungalows to extraordinary Toda huts, spices to handmade chocolates, and from hill treks to mountain biking this destination has everything.
Another similar place is the Kodaikanal. This place is around 250 km from Ooty. It is also a perfect place for budget-friendly travelers. Also, Kodai has less tourist rush when compared to Ooty. The Kodai lake, bear shola falls, and dolphin’s nose are some of the dramatic views to look for in Kodaikanal. The Tamara, Carlton, and Sterling Kodai Valley are some places that give the best view of the pristine hills and forest surrounding Kodai. There is also a simple and rustic resort called the Elephant Valley Eco Farm in Kodai. It also covers an organic coffee plantation area.
Yercaud is another hilly place similar to Ooty and Kodaikanal. It is a hill station town located in the Shevaroy Hills, which are known for their orange groves, coffee plantations, and spice plantations. The boathouse on Yercaud Lake surrounded by woods and gardens is something to look for. The INDeco’s lake forest hotel, the story resorts, hotel shevaroys, and the sterling resorts are some notable lodgings in this place. There is also Tipperary colonial bungalow and Fairholme bungalow for the perfect bungalow stay amidst nature.
If you are looking for a unique destination apart from hill stations then Karaikudi is the best choice. This place is filled with tradition, antique artifacts, and some best foods. The temples and chettinad-style houses are the major attractions of Karaikudi. Chettinadu Mansion is in Kanadukathan, close to Karaikudi. Guest rooms here are authentic and clean heritage rooms built over a century ago and are now available with air-conditioned facilities. This place has the perfect ornamental woodworks and also has a huge car shed.
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