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Pop the question in style

travel Updated: Feb 14, 2012 10:40 IST
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you are thinking about popping the question, here's a list of romantic places to profess your love and propose marriage to your dream companion.

1 Whitsundays,Australia
Heart Reef is a naturally formed heart shape in the Whitsundays islands. The view is accesible through a helicopter or seaplane journey, where you will get a chance to propose mid-air. Go for Lindeman Island, most of which is a national park.

2 London, United Kingdom

A private capsule on the London Eye with truffles and champagne is one way to do it, but our suggestion is the The Monument built in the 17th Century that stands in the heart of the city of London. Climb the 311 stone steps to the top and see the city laid out in all its ancient-meets-cutting edge glory.

3 Paris,France

No, not the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe, glorious as they are. The Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens) were much loved by writers such as Baudelaire, Balzac, Hemingway and Sartre. A favorite spot for a proposal is a shady one by the Medici Fountain. Commissioned by a king's widow in the 17th century, the focal point is the statue of Acis and Galatea, the young lovers watched over by the powerful Polyphemus.

4 New Orleans, Louisiana, US

It's easy to fall in love with the Big Easy, famed city of music, cuisine and a Phoenix-like character.

Bourbon Street will call you with its siren song of bars and booze but proposing here might not be higly romantic. Pop the question on the romantic and old mahogany-lined Street Car instead or in the shade of the moss-clothed oak trees of Audobon Park.

5 Agra,India

There are few more enduring testaments to true love than the Taj Mahal. Built by emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife, it's one of the world's most iconic monuments.

6 Granada,Spain
The Alhambra, the ancient palace-citadel that sits high on a hill overlooking Granada, is one of the most romantic places in Spain. It's intricate design and beautiful gardens with tinkling fountains are a paradise for lovers. It's a major tourist magnet so to mix up your Granada getaway, climb up to the Albaicin to propose.

7 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The City of Glass, as Douglas Coupland has it, is a tantalising mix of mountains, big skies and sea. Queen Elizabeth Park is 130 acres of lush greenness while Lighthouse Park is more rugged. Pick your favourite.