Best Honeymoon Destinations in India
While a wedding is said to be a girl's first day of the rest of her life, a honeymoon is quite simply, a time of many firsts and beginnings that a couple will never forget. Filled with moments of forever after's, promises and unbridled passion, every couple deserves a honeymoon and a marriage that classic romantic literature is made up of. And for an epic honeymoon, finding the perfect place is absolutely essential. Foreign destinations are aplenty, but we also have some really romantic destinations in our own country, which are nothing short of being honeymoon-perfect! Let us take a look at some of them
An absolute delight to all your senses, the Lakshadweep Islands are sure to take your breath away. Take a trip to this famous honeymoon destination and be enchanted by the crystal clear seas, shimmering white sand and the sea-kissed breeze. Not only will couples be afforded a great deal of privacy, which, let's face it, is a must-have whilst honeymooning, but also various water sports and other activities that will make your trip unforgettable. What else, you get a gazillion photo-ops and a rare chance to observe hundreds of thousands of twinkling stars in the night-time Lakshadweep sky. Nothing can be more romantic than this, or can it?
Goa, as a honeymoon destination, can never get old. Speckled with Indian and foreign tourists all through the year, Goa lets you be yourself and enjoy the sun and sea with your beloved. With picture-perfect beaches like Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator and many others, Goa is definitely somewhere you can spend the beginning of your new life with your spouse. Enjoy a night of clubbing, or a quiet candle-lit dinner in one of the many quaint shacks for a brilliant Goan experience.
Coorg or Kodagu in Karnataka is the best destination for you if you and your partner love nature. This place embodies picturesque scenery, woody slopes, dainty villages and rolling landscapes and a chance to spend some quality time with your spouse. With plenty of must-see places, Coorg also offers a variety of outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, boating and rafting that will surely get your adrenaline rushing.
Offering a breathtakingly gorgeous and tranquil time, Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh is everything that the quiet couple would wish for in their honeymoon. This hill station is your best bet if you want to spend some quality time with your beloved, go for long walks and treks, and enjoy serene romantic evenings. With a vintage charm that could leave even the best writers speechless, this destination is perfect for the starry-eyed couple.
Nestled in the Shivalik Hills in West Bengal, Darjeeling is a nature-lovers paradise. With a history and vibe that will humble you to no end, this picturesque little town affords a fantastic view of undulating plains and hills covered with tea plants, lush greenery and untainted, crisp air that can almost be bit into. With various beautiful places to visit and many things to do, you will not be disappointed with Darjeeling. Surround yourself with your partner in the nippy but pleasant atmosphere of Darjeeling and make your trip absolutely memorable.
Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu is one of India's finest hill stations. Full of glittering lakes and picture-perfect parks, there is a lot to do in Kodaikanal that is sure to bring you closer to your partner. The best thing you could do in Kodai is walk or cycle around. Explore various hidden spots and romantic points that you would not come across if you are hurrying about here. The shops in Kodai are filled with scrumptious home-made chocolates that will definitely amaze the chocolate fanatics. Experience a honeymoon that has no dearth of loving moments in this delightful hill station.
Instead of picking up one spot in Kerala, we chose the entire state because really, there is so much in Kerala that makes it the perfect honeymoon destination. The sparkling backwaters with their comfy houseboats, the luscious green hill stations, and the old-world culture welcome you and your spouse with open arms and generous warmth. Bathe in the afterglow of the setting sun as you sit on the deck of your houseboat sipping on coconut water, and take in the beauty and elegance that is your partner and Kerala. It is not for nothing that Kerala is called God's Own Country.
What can be better and more fun than honeymooning in the land of sensuality and passion? Khajuraho, in Madhya Pradesh, is world-famous for their gorgeous, erotic rock carvings and serene temples. Perfect for the contemporary, passionate couple, Khajuraho offers an ode to the love and intimacy in the bond of marriage. Bathed in history and spirituality, this destination surely beats many of the most adored honeymoon spots abroad.
Situated in the unspoilt north-eastern state of Meghalaya, Shillong is speckled with waterfalls, lakes, hills, museums and churches. Nestled amidst pine forests and lush green mountains, Shillong will blanket you in its pleasant chill and scenic charm. Best visited during the months of October to December and March to April, Shillong is the place to be if you want to spend quality time with your partner away from the hustle-bustle of city life.
Take in the historically and aesthetically pleasing vibes of this royal city of Rajasthan, and make sweet memories with your partner that you will never forget. Also known as the Pink City, Jaipur is home to the most elegant palaces, imperial forts, and tranquil temples. Jaipur will afford a glimpse into the colourful and lively Rajasthani culture, replete with traditional Rajasthani food, recreational activities like songs, dance and theatre, and not to forget, some amazing shopping opportunities!
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Plan a romantic trip to the divine Andaman Islands blissfully afloat in the Bay of Bengal. A cluster of several beatific islands, the Andamans are just perfect for the couple who loves sun, surf and sand. Take a trip down the historic and easy-going capital of Port Blair or go snorkelling at Havelock Islands, no matter what you do in the Andamans, you are sure to have the time of your life. With everything from mangrove forests to national parks, and laid-back shimmering beaches to exciting water sports, you will find all that and more in the Andamans. Here, you will fall in love with your partner all over again.