Honeymoon destinations are special as they play an important role in nurturing a new relationship. A typical honeymoon location is expected to be scenic (preferably hill station), safe and easily accessible, provide comfortable accommodation and food, and allow for privacy and loads of fun as well. Be it offbeat or popular, there are a multitude of such destinations in India, out of which we’ve picked 15 of them that scale up to expectations and you can also book cheap flights tickets online from anywhere in the World.
Picturesque settings; colourful gardens, Gondola / Shikara rides, snow clad mountain tops, cool climate, as well as good accommodation and food choices make Kashmir a great place to enjoy quality time with your significant other. Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Srinagar, Patnitop and Yusmarg are just a few places here that are best suited for Kashmir honeymoon trips.
Ladakh with its vast expanses of rugged yet beautiful terrain interspersed with peaceful monasteries, sparkling clear lakes and scenic valleys is great for honeymooners. Camping near the Pangong Lake or in the Nubra Valley can prove to be an offbeat experience. Do be warned that the heights and climate may not suit everyone!
Rich in pristine natural beauty, pleasant climate, mesmerizing valleys, serene temples and bustling towns, Sikkim is another honeymooner’s paradise – scenic, secluded yet safe. Gangtok, Pelling, Ravangla, Lachung, Yuksom, and Yumthang valley offer a perfect ambience for a romantic getaway. Rope car rides and leisure trips along the picturesque routes make the journey more memorable!
Kerala is popular with honeymooners because of its several beaches, coffee plantations, tea estates, bird and wildlife reserves, and the intricate network of water bodies that offer seemingly endless hours of boat travel. Munnar, Allepey, Kumarakom, Kovalam, Thekkady and Wayanad are some of the popular destinations for the newly wed.
A honeymoon trip to Rajasthan is great way to celebrate quality time in royal style. Palatial hotels, elephant / camel safaris, romantic boat cruises, best of cuisine, leisure, adventure and relaxation options make this truly special trip. Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mount Abu, Jodhpur and Jaipur are ideal choices to explore.
Scenic Uttarakhand proves to be great romantic, adventurous as well as relaxing honeymoon destination given the different choices available for couples to enjoy their time here. Auli, Nainital, Chakrata, Mussoorie, Ranikhet and Mukhteshwar prove great locations for newly-weds to understand each other and bond well.
#7 Himachal Pradesh
Yet another popular destination among honeymooners, Himachal Pradesh with snow clad peaks, spectacular views, exciting adventure activities, colonial architecture and pleasant climate is an evergreen favourite. Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie and Mussoorie are regular retreats for newly married, however off- beat locales such as Dhanaulti and Mcleodganj offer a more private and peaceful setting.
Hill stations in Tamilnadu such as Ooty, Kodaikanal, Yercaud, Kotagiri and Coonoor continue to be popular honeymoon destinations despite an influx of tourists all year round. Pleasant climate, lush colourful picturesque settings with options for boating, trekking and camping, plus calm and serene trails for a romantic stroll make these locations suitable for couples as well.
Scenic Nagaland proves a tempting destination for newly-weds to spend quality time with each other. Dzukou Valley, a vast expanse of lush green vegetation interspersed with colourful flowers is quiet and relaxing spot. Apart from Dimapur and Kohima, several quaint scenic towns and villages offer a perfect setting for a honeymoon. Not all these towns have hotel accommodations though!
Karnataka is home to a unique off-beat honeymoon location right in the middle of a forested area at Kabini. A couple of luxury resorts here offer the best of hospitality services at steep prices though. Coorg, on the other hand is an equally picturesque hill station with ample scope for rafting, trekking, bird watching and camping, should you need some more excitements. This serene and calm getaways caters to all budgets.
Goa is a great honeymoon destination for couples who love the sun, sea and sand. A great blend of fun and adventure water-sports, Goa is also renowned for its stunning scenic views of the sea, palms that line endless beaches, warmth of the sun, party scene and choicest sea-food and wine.
#12 West Bengal
West Bengal has its own appeal when it comes to honeymoon destinations. While cool and lush Darjeeling set in the backdrop of the Kanchenjunga is an all time favourite, other locations such as Digha, Duars, Kurseong including off-beat locations such as Mirik are equally beautiful, serene and fun to explore with your spouse.
#13 Arunachal Pradesh
Yet another destination set among lofty mountains and floating clouds, Arunachal Pradesh dotted with lakes, waterfalls, monasteries and rich flora and fauna is literally a paradise for honeymooners. Tawang, Ziro Valley, and Bomdila are but a few picture-perfect honeymoon locations here that cater to diverse travel budgets.
A honeymoon in Assam is a great way to get to know your spouse. Explore scenic Diphu and Umrangshu, visit the famed wildlife parks here, tour the city of Guwahati, check out the fresh-water riverine island of Majuli, and stop over at Haflong to enjoy the sights and indulge in trekking or paragliding for that tad of excitement.
#15 Andaman & Nicobar
Looking to get away from the mainland for a private celebration? Honeymooning in the Andaman& Nicobar Islands could prove a great option. Exotic settings, surrounded by water, lovely beaches, native flora and fauna, colourful fishes, innumerable water-sport options, and quality time with your spouse is bound to make special trip even more memorable. Havelock islands – must see!
Do check out the best time of the year to visit these destinations lest the weather play truant!