Top 11 Romantic Historical Destinations In The World


Top 11 Romantic Historical Destinations In The World

Valentine’s season is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than going on an enlightening trip with the love of your life, more so if you are looking for romantic locations to create beautiful memories. 

Addressing the couples keen to explore the ancient past, we have listed the 11 most romantic historical locations worldwide. So sit back and choose from the most romantic places in the world that are ideal travel destinations for couples.

The Balcony of Verona, Italy

The Balcony of Verona, Italy

Well, everyone is aware of the tragic love saga of Romeo & Juliet. However, one can never tell whether that world-famous love story was purely William Shakespeare’s work of fiction or was inspired by a real-life incident related to this place. Casa Di Giulietta, or the House of Juliet in Verona, Italy, is a 13th-century manorial house owned by a Cappello family that had inspired Shakespeare to weave the tale of the enmity of Capulet (Juliet’s) family with the Montagues. No wonder the balcony at the Cappello house still inspires the girls to stand there and call Romeo’s name. 

So, this year, you can take your beloved to this romantic place and, “with love's light wings, o'erperch these walls” and reach out to propose to her!

Taj Mahal, Agra (India)

Taj Mahal, Agra (India)

India is globally acclaimed for its epitome of love in Agra, i.e. Taj Mahal. Built as a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved wife of 17th century Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, and one of the world's seven wonders, the Taj Mahal today is the most heavenly place for lovers. 

However, the city of Agra is not only known for the Taj but is also abode to many other spectacular historical places such as Moti Masjid, Jahangiri Mahal, Agra Fort and Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra.  It is also one of the most romantic holiday destinations for couples around the globe. The major attraction of this city is the Taj Mahal, one of the world's architectural wonders. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan back in 1653 as an ode to his deceased wife, Mumtaz. 

So, if you wish to explore the epitome of love, the Taj Mahal is one of the world’s best romantic places which is in India.

 

Koh Hong Island, Thailand 

Koh Hong Island, Thailand

Koh Hong is a tiny but populous island in the lap of Phang Nga Bay, just 30 km east of Phuket Island in Thailand. Koh Hong Islands are quite popular among tourists as the most magnificent spot in Phang Nga Bay. This is because of some of the most fantastic views you can find nowhere else. For instance, two encircled beaches and a small bay with limestone cliffs, all inside crystal-clear water, make for a paradisiacal sighting. Besides, a 'hidden lagoon' is situated just below tall green cliffs.

You can easily navigate through the entire bay on a speedboat from Koh Yao Noi or Krabi and grab all the marvellous sights at a very affordable cost.   

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh (India)

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh (India)

A 55-minute drive and just 36 kilometres away from Agra will take you to the city of devotion and charm— Fatehpur Sikri. Built in the memory of the Sufi Saint Salim Chishti, Fatehpur Sikri houses some of the most majestic wonders of Mughal architecture, such as Buland Darwaza, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan and Dargah Salim Chishti. Due to its seraphic aura, this place has been a favourite shooting destination for many filmmakers picturing their romantic movies here. So you can truly feel romanticism with your soulmate at this romantic destination in India.

Tomb of Cleopatra & Antony, Taposiris Magna (Egypt) 

Tomb of Cleopatra & Antony, Taposiris Magna

The world knows about the historical love story of Cleopatra & Mark Antony, which led to the war between Romans and Egyptians and the tragic death of both lovers.

To date, no one has confirmed where the last remains of Cleopatra & Antony have been kept. However, the widely proclaimed native Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has recently claimed that he has found them buried at Taposiris Magna. In this city established by Pharaoh Ptolemy II in the 3rd century B.C., there is a temple dedicated to Osiris, the Egyptian God of death, beneath which there’s a rock-cut tunnel discovered by the archaeological team of Hawass that leads to the much sought-after burial. The temple has now spread a ray of hope to the history lovers who are in the quest of Cleopatra & Antony’s burial.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands (India)

Andaman & Nicobar Islands (India)

For the real thalassophiles who seek reclusive stay during their holidays, there is an ideal destination in the vast Indian Ocean— Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Situated in the Bay of Bengal, this group of 300 islands is known for its palm-lined white sand beaches. Andaman & Nicobar is also home to a famous UNESCO world heritage site, the Cellular Jail. 

Built-in 1906 by the Britishers in the capital city of Port Blair, the Cellular Jail is a fortress prison that preserves the haunting tales of the Indian revolutionaries who were kept fettered because of their opposition to the oppressive colonial regime. A journey around these islands will surely fill your heart with patriotic fervour.

Mürren, Switzerland

Mürren, Switzerland

Mürren is a historical village in the Walser mountain of the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland. Surrounded by unparalleled views of the Swiss Alps, this reclusive town narrates a historical tale. During the Middle Ages, the Walser people of Germanic tribes had come to settle in this region. Leading a very peaceful life, these people coexisted with their fellow inhabitants of the country, and later, in 1291, they entered into a pact that founded the nation of Switzerland on the principles of resistance to all forms of violence and injustice. Since then, this nation has truly lived up to those principles and has remained neutral even during the two world wars. 

Today, this town is equipped with ropeways so that you can easily navigate the whole region in a few hours.

However, while planning such a long journey abroad, it’s always wise to have international travel insurance to cover all your medical and financial emergencies.

Annecy, France  

Annecy, France

You are mistaken if you think Venice is the only city surrounded by canals. There’s another magnificent European town that has similar aquaphilic luring. Also known as the “Pearl of the French Alps,” Annecy is a small countryside town between Lake Annecy and the Semnoz mountains. 

Due to its unique location, Annecy can only partially develop and flourish. Hence, the people have preserved this old town in its original look for centuries, interlinked with other canals than roads. The thought of a brimming river right outside the doorstep will compel you to spend some days in this nostalgic town which is one of the most romantic places in the world.

Ram Setu, Sri Lanka

Ram Setu, Sri Lanka

If any heavenly romantic destination rests on the earth, it is the Ram Setu. The great Hindu epic Ramayana has it that Lord Rama had built this bridge with the help of the Vanar Sena to search for his estranged wife, Sita. The entire group of warriors had built that bridge just by placing limestone shoals named “Ram”. The records of the Ramanathaswamy Temple mention that the Ram Sethu was entirely above sea level until a cyclone in 1480 submerged some of it partially. Today, tourists can take a short route through the shallow waters of Dhanushkodi to get a view of the divine symbol of love built by Maryada Purushottam himself! 

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

One of Asia's most sought-after holiday destinations, Bali is also known as the “land of a million islands''. It has all that will soothe your soul— misty mountainous stacks with chilled-out beach clubs. It is truly an abode of some of the most spiritual places to calm your senses. No wonder this can be why innumerable five-star hotels are springing up throughout the place. With that, Bali is a diversified island resort suitable for a couple's holiday.

St. Valentine’s Shrine, Dublin (Ireland)

St. Valentine’s Shrine, Dublin (Ireland)

Last, but not the least, it is quite essential to quote the name of the shrine dedicated to the holy saint who started the tradition to celebrate Valentine’s Day. After all, what better way to pray for your eternal love, than to seek the blessing of the revered person behind this beautiful festival?

History tells us that a holy man of faith, St. Valentine, who had lived in the 3rd century, had openly rebelled against the tyrannical rule of Roman Emperor Claudius. The Roman emperor, who wanted to conquer all of the land on the earth, had ordered his soldiers to abandon their families and constantly be at war, to realise his dream. The miserable soldiers sought the help of St. Valentine, who asked to call their soul-mates and openly express their love to them. The emperor was incensed with this resistance, and he ordered St. Valentine to renounce his Christian faith, or chose to be beheaded. The holy saint refused to give in and was thus beheaded on 14th February 269 A.D. in Rome, where his remains were preserved.

Many centuries later, a famous preacher from Dublin, Father John Spatt was invited by Pope Gregory XVI in Rome to preach at the Church of Gesu. The Pope was so impressed with this speech, that he gifted him the St. Valentine’s remains. When Fr. Spatt returned to Dublin in 1836, St. Valentine’s shrine was built there to store these remains. This Valentine, you can truly get the divine blessing of eternal love at the St. Valentine’s shrine at Dublin.

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Wherever you take your better half, it is essential to plan safely with the best travel insurance in India

You may choose to buy the comprehensive travel insurance plan from Care Health Insurance that will cover all unanticipated emergencies, such as loss of baggage or a medical emergency while on the trip.

So, before embarking on the journey abroad, check out our travel plan to secure your journey today.

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