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8 Liberating Retreats For The Couple To Unwind!

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Tired of the chaotic city life? Take off with your partner to these 8 tranquil retreats to regain a sense of balance. Let HolidayIQ travellers tell you how!  

1. Varkala For the blue skies and turquoise waters

Varkala For the blue skies and turquoise waters
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sharjeel Ahmed adds, “Surreal quaint of this beach town makes you never leave Feel like getting away from the humdrum of everyday life, feel like you need a break and want to be one with nature, then this scanty little beach town nestled on two cliffs of the western ghats is the place to be....Varkala is known for its beaches (Papanasam, South Cliff Beach, Black Beach and Kappil Beach), yoga schools and rejuvenation spas. This town offers peace and quaint to its travellers and allows you to slow the time down just enough. Read Full Review

2. Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram) - Experience the Sarkara Bharani festival

Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram) - Experience the Sarkara Bharani festival
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HolidayIQ Reviewer mohanan kumar says, “Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in the heart of Trivandrum city. Main Deity is Lord Vishnu in 'Anantha Sayanam' posture which means Lord Vishnu doing yoga Nidra on top of serpent Adishesha...This temple can be easily accessed from Trivandrum railway station. You have to be in traditional dress.Read Full Review

3. Dharamshala - To understand Tibetian culture

Dharamshala - To understand Tibetian culture
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Aditya Gupta shares “After view the beautiful town named McLeodganj the land of the holiness Dalai lama the most beautiful small town with lots of happiness.. And the Dalai Lama temple is a peaceful place among all over the temples.. And the most wonderful bhagsunag and dharamkot the foreigners town where you have some fun and the live the life of hippies and foreigners the land of yoga schools but the most amazing trek and waterfall the triund valley and the bhagsunag fall.. The most beautiful morning I saw there after trek there..Read Full Review

4. Rishikesh - For the world famous 'Beatles Ashram'

Rishikesh - For the world famous 'Beatles Ashram'
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Subodh Bisht says, “A lovely experience Beatles ashram named because the world famous Beatles Band stayed here in 1968 and wrote many songs here. They also composed and sung the "The Rishikesh song".” Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Nanki Chabba shares, “The place totally lives up to its hype. The place is a breathing ground for nature lovers, yoga fanatics and is a haven for backpackers. Right from the food to the atmosphere the place simply rocks. And the quaint little cafe that lines the streets to quiet evenings at the ghat overlooking the Ganges all attract people from across the country. The best thing you can do is relax with a cup of tea and listen to the sound of live fusion music. You would feel you are living againRead Full Review

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5. Coimbatore - For a divine experience

Coimbatore - For a divine experience
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Harsha Anjanappa adds, “Must visit the place at Coimbatore Isha yoga Center is well known for the Dhyanalinga Temple. It is situated 30mins from the city, Coimbatore...One need not worry of the crowd, it is a moving crowd and furthermore, because the land area is huge you will not see visitors concentrating in one area/venue (it is a moving crowd) unless you are visiting during a festival or event.” Read Full Review

6. Chidambaram - To explore the natural flora

Chidambaram - To explore the natural flora
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Piruthivi raj adds, “Pichavaram the second largest Mangrove forest in the world, near the temple town of Chidambaram, is one of the unique Eco-tourism spots in South India. The backwaters, interconnected by the Vellar and Coleroon river systems, offer abundant scope for water sports, rowing, Kayak and caning...The Pichavaram forest not only offers waterscape and backwater cruises but combines another very rare occurrence - the mangrove forest trees permanently rooted in a few feet of water. ...Viewing 'sunrise' in the background of South Indian instrumental music and yoga demonstration. O Early morning Birdwatch and Boating through the mangroves Dawn fest offers a unique experience to international and domestic tourists at very nominal.Read Full Review

7. Thiruvannamalai - For the breathtaking view from Arunachala

Thiruvannamalai - For the breathtaking view from Arunachala
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jagdish Raval shares, “It is situated at the foot of the Arunachala hill, to the west of Tiruvannamalai where thousands of seekers flocked to be in his presence. His Samadhi shrine continues to attract devotees from all over the world. There were pin drop silence and inspiring atmosphere at the time of our visit. We also participated in evening Aarati. A spiritual and must visit the place of Thiruvannamalai.” Read Full Review

8. Varanasi - For the myriad colors and culture

Varanasi - For the myriad colors and culture
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sonal Kapoor says, “The name of the place is so full of ras. This place was on my bucket list even though my trekking to hills has transformed me from being a tourist to a traveller. Benaras has an earthy warm feeling about it, the bylanes, the boat ride, the ever so popular Ganga Aarti, yoga on the ghats and wind in my hair. Everything about my short trip was surreal. ” Read Full Review

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