Join your loved one for a dreamy and exciting travel experience through some of the most scenic destinations in Sri Lanka. Read on to know about the train journey from Colombo to Nanu Oya which is regarded as one of the best scenic travel routes in the world.

An intercity train, the Udarata Menike, runs through the scenic Sri Lankan hill country
Chamal NUdarate Menike train on the Colombo-Badulla routeCC BY-SA 3.0

Getting train tickets

Sri Lankan trains have three classes categorised based on the level of comfort they provide. It is recommended that you should book either the first or the second since the third-class train compartments can be crowded. It is also recommended that you book your train tickets in advance.

What do you get to see?

Initially, you will be travelling past picturesque paddy fields and as you ascend the hill you will travel through wilderness and lush tea estates, you will also come across a number of tunnels, waterfalls, and rivers.

Things to remember

Keep in mind that safety should always be your number one priority, don’t stand near the compartment doors, enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your seats. Keep your belongings close to you always.

Attractions and accommodation options

When you get off at Nanu-Oya, located just a fifteen-minute drive away, lies Nuwara Eliya where you will be able to find plenty of accommodation options from cottages in Nuwara Eliya the likes of Cottage 42 and many others.

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Around the world, you will find entrancing islands that are renowned for romance. In these visions of paradise, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an exotic escape with your loved one.

Maldives

This archipelago set amidst the expanses of the Indian Ocean has secured a firm reputation as an outstanding destination for romance, featuring pristine beaches, picturesque scenery and a delightful tropical climate. A Maldives resort to consider for your romantic holiday would be Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

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Bora-Bora in French Polynesia

The island of Bora-Bora in French Polynesia is sure to capture the imagination of the couple desiring romance. Here you will find turquoise lagoons, a striking coral reef, tiny islets and the jagged Mount Otemanu which is located within its heart.

Capri in Italy

The picturesque island of Capri is renowned for its villas on the waterfront and limestone cliffs. Undoubtedly an outstanding setting for romance, in Capri town you will encounter charming streets lined with boutiques. You will also find Anacapri, a quiet village offering seclusion and privacy.

Santorini in Greece

Santorini will be a delight for romance seekers with its whitewashed houses and striking churches with blue domes. It also features other attractions such as captivating beaches, outstanding wines and archaeological attractions dating from prehistoric times.

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Planning on setting off on a romantic getaway in Abu Dhabi, with your significant other? Then read on to find out about the top 4 things to do that will set the hearts racing!

Dine by Design among Sand Dunes

Get set to tease your senses with decadent Arabian dishes amidst the rolling sand dunes under a midnight blue sky while being attended by your very private butler. Many an Abu Dhabi luxury hotel including the likes of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas provide guests with the chance to dine by design.

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Horseback Riding by Sunset

Enjoy a romantic horseback riding session and take in the stunning arid beauty of the coast and the shimmering Arabian Sea by sunset. It is guaranteed to be a truly unforgettable experience unlike any other.

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A Hot Air Balloon Ride

Sign up for an epic hour-long sunrise hot air balloon ride over the endless expanse of the desert and have dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp afterwards. High-end tour companies such as Platinum Heritage are some recommended places to book a trip with.

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Dive for Pearls

Try your hand at learning the ancient pearl diving technique of the region by booking yourself and your significant other on a pearl-focused mangrove tour. The trip would include an accompanying guide and an oyster opening demonstration upon a traditional Arabic pearling dhow.

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Weddings can be stressful and fun at the same time but celebrating your special day in the Maldives is a whole new wedding experience altogether for both guests and the couple! Surrounded by endless blue ocean and white sandy beaches set the perfect romantic scene for a new start together.

Private beach weddings

An arch of vibrant flowers intertwined with the leaves of green, the white chairs that complement the colours on the flowers and the quiet and peaceful surrounding is not just a fantasy! Wed on a private beach in the luxury of seclusion with close family and friends.

Wed under the deep blue

The colourful corals light up the environment that is tinted blue, the schools of pretty looking fish bringing cheers your way as you exchange rings. Yes, it’s an underwater wedding ceremony! Your special day will be truly memorable as you pledge your undying love for each in the depths of the warm Indian Ocean.

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Wedding in Maldives | Image Credit – Ibrahim Asad, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Wed afloat the endless ocean

Board a cruise boat and be making a short journey on the blissful blue waters while you exchange vows with close family and friends. Have fun taking unusual photographs with the hues of blue set the perfect vibe for your new start in life.

Private Island Weddings

There are many private islands ideal for your special day in the Maldives. Romantic destinations are even better when you’ve got an entire island to yourselves, isn’t it? Find all your needs attended to while you just enjoy every single second of your special day.

Interesting photoshoots

When having your beach wedding at the Maldives the experience is never complete until you’ve ‘trashed the dress’. Be it on the beach, in a boat or underwater, find the perfect background for those fun funky poses with your partner. Get wet and get messy and simply have fun while these special moments are captured! To find out more about weddings in the Maldives, check out blogs like My Romantic Travel.

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Staring into sunsets, enjoying boat rides and stays in some of the most beautiful hotels together with your soulmate. Well, what else could be more romantic than that! Langkawi is nothing short amazing and there’s always romance in the air around you.

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Breathtaking beaches

Enjoy the soft white sand under your feet and the sight of the lovely blue that colours the waters are definitely refreshing. If you are looking for the perfect beach to spend a great time with your partner, here are some suggestions; Pantai Cenang, it is mildly crowded as this beach is a watersports hub, Tenagh beach is not as crowded but the perfect beach for seclusion would be Tanjung Rhu. If you feel that the beaches lack the romantic aura, take a boat ride and visit the other 99 islands surrounding Langkawi.

Hotels in Langkawi

Hotels are simply amazing in Langkawi. A wedding venue is not hard to find in Langkawi with the wonderful hotels such as Berjaya Langkawi Resort. The views from the hotel rooms are impressive without a doubt. All hotels have good facilities to cater to your every need.

Activities to enjoy together

Of course, when on a romantic getaway, you must try out some romantic activities that you can do together. Indulge in a heavenly massage on the beach (find out from hotels about their couples’ massage), hit the wellbeing centers together to take a nice soak in the hot springs. Also, take the dinner cruise together for a fun time. if you prefer some privacy go for the option of private sailing.

The picture-perfect sunsets

At the end of a day full of fun, it’s finally time to wind down and spend a relaxing quiet time with your better half. Be it from the balcony of your hotel room or at the beach itself, take some time to appreciate the marvellous sunset that colours the sky in a romantic shade of orange and pink. The love in the air in Langkawi certainly gets denser in the evenings!

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Have you ever dreamt of exchanging your vows against the backdrop of a stunning sea view? Here is a chance to realize your dream! Read on and know why you should celebrate your wedding in Vanuatu.

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Vanuatu is a picturesque tropical paradise in the South Pacific and it comprises 83 islands. This island is not only about enthralling watersports, it’s a perfect destination for couples who are in search of stunning locations to celebrate their wedding. Fill up your senses with romance and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your special someone!

A memorable wedding!

The idea of organizing a wedding in a foreign country can be quite daunting for some. If Vanuatu is your choice, you do not have to bother about your wedding plans because there are plenty of experienced wedding service providers who are dedicated to offering a memorable event.

Accommodation

After celebrating your special day, do consider spending some time exploring this magnificent destination. A good way to accomplish this would be to first make a booking at one of the many resorts in Vanuatu. One such option that you will come across would be Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, which offers diverse entertainment activities for newly-wedded couples and leisure travellers.

Some amazing Melanesian touches!

The couples who celebrate their special day in this island paradise would be spellbound with the magnificent warrior dance performances, incredible string music, and flower-laden Melanesian wedding arch. Vanuatu weddings of this kind will certainly capture your mind with everlasting memories!

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Thailand has a bounty of beautiful places ideal for romantic excursions, making it difficult to choose between them. Here are, however, four of the finest locales.

Koh Lipe

This beautiful island is affectionately referred to as the ‘Maldives of Thailand’, because of its lush tropical splendour. The island’s beauty is no surprise since it is situated along the border of Tarutao National Park. The surrounding waters are home to a quarter of the world’s tropical fish.

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Koh Phi Phi

Not only is this one of the most spectacular landscapes Thailand has to offer, but also a national hallmark. It was famously featured in The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

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Koh Samui

This is the second largest of Thailand’s islands, and one of the most tourist-oriented. There’s no shortage of romance here, since wedding venues in Koh Samui are plentiful, as well as luxury resorts such as Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.

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Koh Lanta

This is part of an archipelago that features 52 islands and offers a bounty of experiences. At the very least, there are several beaches, a selection of kaleidoscopic coral reefs, and serene seclusion far from the ‘party islands’ of Thailand. If you’re looking for a place where you and your partner can share a tranquil and exciting tropical adventure, then Koh Lanta is definitely a place worthy of consideration.

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Seychelles is an exquisite tropical paradise drenched in sunshine and has fast emerged as one the hottest destinations to enjoy a fairytale honeymoon.

Go, Island Hopping

Seychelles is made up almost 115 islands out of which Mahé is home to the capital city, Victoria. The archipelago is famed for its breathtaking natural beauty, and the best way to make sure you take it all in is to go island hopping. Be it by boat or plane.

Water Sports

The Beau Vallon Beach in Mahé is the main tourist beach and has something for everyone to enjoy. From snorkelling, scuba diving and jet skiing to windsurfing there is a wide range of activities to choose from.

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Enjoy a couple’s spa day

What better way to revel in a decadent island experience than a day at a spa. Resorts such as AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa is among one of the Seychelles beach resort options that offer great spa experiences to rejuvenate body and soul.

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Image Credit: AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

Visit the “Garden of Eden”

Take a boat ride to the “Garden of Eden” in Praslin Island and feast your eyes on crystal clear waters and soft white beaches. It also happens to be famous for being one of the only places where the rare Coco de Mer or “double coconut” grows naturally.

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The success of the celebrations depends very much on the appropriate venue as an inappropriate venue will mean that the bride’s parent will be saddled with a big bill for a reception that was not quite up to expectations. Getting advice from experts on how to find a suitable wedding venue in Hua Hin will definitely help frazzled couples.

Planning the Wedding

Researching bridal fashions, lifestyle and food magazines and checking out local bridal shops for inspiration will help to decide on the kind of celebration to have and the attire for the bride and her attendants. Set a date and time for the wedding selecting a period convenient to you and your partner and ensure it is not clashing with other family events.

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Hua Hin beach weddings

Tie the knot in style amid the romantic breeze and the dazzling view. Hua Hin is a renowned beach town that offers exclusive wedding plans at exotic beach locations. There is an exciting range of luxury hotels and resorts the likes of AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas to choose from when it comes to creating the perfect Hua Hin wedding function to make your special day extra memorable.

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Prepare a Budget

A wedding celebration and the honeymoon to follow definitely need a carefully prepared budget. This will help leave out unnecessary expenditure, determine the scale of the celebration, the type of venue and the number of guests.

Guest List

The number of wedding guests to be invited is a personal choice and there is no need to feel obliged to invite everyone you know.

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Known for its idyllic beaches, Sri Lanka is the perfect place for a ceremony on the sand. Consider staying at resorts that give you a chance to enjoy a traditional ceremony as well.

Arranged according to your needs

A simple ceremony by the sea on the soft sandy beach will be a tranquil affair while the traditional weddings eagerly arranged by hotels, include drummers and dancers to escort the bride. Traditional rituals such as blessings and chanting’s according to Buddhist culture, flower arrangements, traditional décor and even setting up of a poruwa, which is a special decorative platform structure which the happy couple stands on for the exchange of vows.

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Image Credit: AVANI Kalutara Resort

Sri Lanka wedding planners are very experienced

Other than for being a happy couple in love you may not have a clue about planning a beach wedding in Sri Lanka. This is the benefit of choosing Sri Lanka as your wedding destination. Many resorts similar to AVANI Kalutara Resort offer the services of very experienced wedding planners who on meeting and getting to know the couple expertly understand and offer a ceremony package that is perfect for their tastes and expectations. There are No Particular ‘Off Seasons’ for hosting a Wedding in Sri Lanka.

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The best honeymoon memories are on the island

Choosing the country for your wedding means you need not visit any other location for a dream honeymoon. You can experience a beach wedding and set off on a whirlwind adventure across the island for your honeymoon. The stunning scenery around the beaches and rustic fisher villages are quite romantic while cycle tours into the countryside and excursions to ancient coastal temples promise to add more than a touch of magic to your wedding.

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