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Seductive Wilderness: Panna 
There are many adjectives to describe a forest – the clichés being dense, lush, verdant. To me Panna has been simply one of the most beautiful landscapes. The River Ken flows through this wildlife sanctuary. In the golden light, the forests are draped in stunning colours. I missed a tiger sighting by minutes but I got a high listening to the call of a leopard and spotting it later on the banks of the river. But the moment of the day was the sighting of the rare red-headed vulture.

Eight destinations for passionate travellers

Romance is all pervasive. As the poets would claim, it is all about “beauty and truth”. Love, as they say, is always in the air. You do not need a place and time to fall in love. Yet it is that time of the year when we choose the destinations that will stoke passions.

LAKSHMI SHARATH picks eight accessible destinations in India from charming seasides, quiet hill stations, heritage temples and enchanting wildernesses that send her heart aflutter. Make plans for a long weekend!