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Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in India


The prerequisite for a honeymoon is an ideal location, where you are surrounded by scenic hills, arrays and arrays of tall trees, a foggy atmosphere, a serene endless sea shore or romantic beach. Sounds indeed like a perfect Indian romantic movie, but you can also make your honeymoon, a similarly romantic and wonderful experience in such places of the country.

honeymoon destinations in India

The country has always been big on tourists travel list, but even newly wed couples are now moving towards the rustic landscapes and isolated beaches of India, to have a memorable Indian honeymoon.

You can do several things here, from adventure to bird watching, from lazying around to bon fire parties. Have the most amazing time in India, on the special most time of your married life.

Top Honeymoon Places in India :

  • Lakshadweep Islands 

The isolated islands, located on the south west of the country, are a group of many smaller islands, in the Indian Ocean. Here you can have a very unintruding time with your partner, in the emerald beaches and lagoons. Sprawl out on the cool sand , and enjoy the breezy weather with your beloved. You can also explore the marine world, around the islands, and have a perfect beach honeymoon.

Places to Visit: Bangaram Island, Kavaratti Island, Agatti Island, Kalpeni Island, Marine Museum

Where to stay : Agatti Island Beach Resort, Bangaram Island Resort, Kadmat Island Resort

Key Attractions : Coral reefs, Lagoons, Water sports, Marine Museum, Ship Cruise

Shopping -
·    Coconut powder and oil from factory at Kadmat Island
·    Fish pickles at Kavaratti Island
·    Small souvenirs from Kavaratti main market
 

  • Andaman and Nicobar islands

Another set of islands, popular for honeymooners, is the Andaman and Nicobar, located on the south east of the country, in the Bay of Bengal. The set of islands are very popular for their lively beaches, limestone caves, coral reefs on the beaches and an exquisite marine world, thereby making it very popular for the honeymoon couples to spend a memorable time.

Places to Visit - Havelock Island, Neil Island, Wandoor, Jolly Buoy Island, Ross Island

Where to stay -
·    Welcome Group Bay Island, 5 Star, Port Blair
·    Megapode Nest, 3 star, Port Blair
·    Peerless Beach Resort, premium hotel, Port Blair
·    A & N Government accommodations, on booking.

Key Attractions - Islands, Lagoons, Colonial Buildings, Water Sports, Cruise ships

Shopping -
·    Sea shell jewelery from Port Blair
·    Handicrafts, wooden items and interior items made of sea shells
·    Nicobaree mats
 

  • Goa

Another beach destination, Goa, is one of the most hippiest places in the country, popular for its amazing night life and beach sports. Honeymoon couples will have a lovely time here, as the fun of the beach, the charm of the heritage, the thrill of the adventure sports and the memorabilia collected via shopping, everything is of best quality here.

Places to Visit -  Panaji - the main administrative hub,  Old Goa and its beautiful Portuguese structures, Anjuna Beach
Vagator Beach, Condolim Beach

Where to stay - Vivanta by Taj (Panaji),  Palm Grove Guest House (Vagator Beach) ,Royal Heritage Resort, Calangute

Key Attractions - Water Sports, Cruise Ships, Beaches,  Portugal Churches and Buildings, Feni, the popular drink

Shopping -
·    Hand painted ceramics
·    Carved furniture, crochet, brassware from Aparant Emporia
·    Books from Mapusa Market
·    Wines and cashew nuts
 

  • Kovalam

This is a small but romantic beach town, in the southern coastal lands of Kerala,which touches the Arabian sea, providing a lovely view and location to the honeymooners. The place is famous for its serene beaches, and a lone lighthouse. You can also enjoy the rustic neighborhood places of Kovalam on your trip, and enjoy a private time here.

Places to Visit -The beaches, Vellayani Lake, Edakallu, Parashurama Temple, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple

Where to stay -
·    Turtle Leisure Beach Hotel
·    Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
·    The Leela Beach Resort

Key Attractions - The Lighthouse, Karamana river and its boating, Kovalam Art Gallery, Wooden boat rides in lake, Backwater and mangroves

Shopping -
·    Handicrafts from Central Handicrafts Emporium
·    Rosewood, sandalwood and ivory figurines from Natesan's Antiques
·    Khadi and other fabrics from Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan
·    Also wooden carvings, Kathakali masks, coconut and its delicacies.
 

  • Srinagar

The amazing, beautiful and iconic Kashmiri town of India, which is as charming as the paradisaical Kashmir, makes a popular honeymoon destination in India. You can enjoy your first vacation together, in the mesmerizing lakes, gardens and house boats of Srinagar. The city will provide the charm of a gone by era, where a slow world could be seen floating on the lakes.

Places to Visit - Nishat Bagh, Chashmashahi, Hazratbal Mosque, Shankaracharya Temple, Shalimar Bagh

Where to stay -
·    New Lucky Star Group of Houseboats
·    Swiss Hotel Kashmir
·    Hotel Sadaf- The Pearl

Key Attractions -
·    The lakes and the shikaras
·    The houseboats
·    The Mughal Gardens
·    Dal lake
·    Flowers and saffron

Shopping -
·    Leather products or jewelery, from Emporiums
·    Pashmina shawls
·    Chainstitch rugs
·    Carpets and Kashmiri art on wall hangings
 

  • Darjeeling

This is one of the most widely popular hill stations of India, whose iconic tea estates and Himalayan Railway, are the best attractions. On your Darjeeling honeymoon, you can have a splendid view of these things amidst charming valleys and landscape beauty.  This Himalayan city , located in West Bengal, offers you various other places to see, like Rock Garden, zoo and Himalayan flora and fauna.

Places to Visit -Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(HMI),  Tiger Hill,  Rock Garden,   Batashiya Loop,   Nightingale Park

Where to stay -   Hotel Aliment,  Hotel New Samrat,  Bellevue Hotel

Key Attractions - Buddhist Monasteries, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling Toy Train, Mountain Biking, Tea and Coffee Plantations

Shopping -
·    Best tea from Rink Mall
·    Tibetan and Himalayan Curios from the Haat
·    Buddhist artifacts from Dorjee
 

  • Jodhpur

This Rajasthani city, is a hot destination for those couples who want to enjoy the charm of deserts with a historical splendor, depicted through various regal palaces and forts. The proximity of the city to the Great Thar Desert makes it even more popular, while the Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace are some of the palaces worth taking a look. Enjoy a very earthy honeymoon here, with royal luxury.

Places to Visit -Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Balsamand lake, Pal Balaji Temple,  Gulab Sagar lake

Where to stay -
·    Ganpati Guest House
·    Hotel Lake View and Resort
·    Umaid Bhawan Palace
·    Heritage Hotel Fort Khejarla

Key Attractions -
·    Royal Palaces cum Heritage Hotels
·    Historical Forts
·    Royal artifacts in the palace museums
·    Rajasthan International Folk Festival
·    Colorful markets and folk art

Shopping -
·    Bandhej saris and other traditional materials from local markets
·    Mojris, the Rajasthani footwear with traditional attire
·    Handicrafts from emporiums as well as street
 

  • Coorg

The popular hill station of Karnataka, is world famous for its brilliant coffee plantations. Here a honeymoon couple can have a very memorable time, in the middle of beautiful waterfalls, and landscape beauties. Coorg has amazing resorts and provisions for its tourists, and during British Raj, it was one of the summer capitals.

Places to Visit -
·    Abbey Falls
·    Nagarahole Wild Life Sanctuary
·    Honnamana Kere, a sacred place
·    Mallalli Falls
·    Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

Where to stay -
·    Orange County Resort
·    Heritage Resort near Madikeri
·    Hotel Hill Town , near Mercara

Key Attractions -
·    The water falls
·    Spice plantations
·    Madikeri Fort
·    Campfire at Beelur Golf Club
·    Ayurveda treatments and massage

Shopping -
·    Fresh and best spices
·    Coorg costumes and traditional weapons
·    Coorg fresh honey.
 

  • Ooty

Another scenic hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. Ooty is a popular destination for honeymooners, as you get such amazing attractions and locations, to spend private time with your partner, in the middle of natural bounties, that it becomes a pure delight. Roam around the tea plantation estates, and valleys of Ooty, and click each other's pictures to collect amazing memories of your honeymoon.

Places to Visit -
·    Ooty Botanical gardens
·    Doddabetta Peak
·    Annamalai Temple
·    Wax Museum
·    The Tea Factory

Where to stay -
·    Hotel Darshan
·    Sunshine Inn
·    Reflections Guest House

Key Attractions -
·    The tea plantations
·    Pykara lake and boating
·    Pykara falls
·    Dam and Power Station
·    Pine Forest

Shopping -
·    Tea, honey, and cheese from Green Shop
·    Bakery items, especially Varkey, Ooty's traditional biscuits from Taj Bakers
·    Other eateries and honey, spices, tea, cheese from C- Store.
 

  • Shimla

Himachal Pradesh is the most frequently traveled destination in India, chosen by national and international tourists. Many hill stations of Himachal offer tourists a perfect getaway, but Shimla, the capital city of the place is a popular destination for honeymooners. With its amazing valleys, forests, street markets and colonial buildings and museums, it is a very attractive place to have a honeymoon vacation.

Places to Visit -
·    The Mall
·    The Ridge
·    Dorje Drag Monastery
·    Jakhu Hill
·    Tara Devi Hill

Where to stay -
·    The Oberoi Cecil
·    The Radisson Hotel
·    Hotel Combermere

Key Attractions -
·    Shopping and walk at the Mall Street
·    Victorian buildings like Viceregal Lodge
·    Scandal Point
·    Ice Skating and Skiing
·    Christ Church, one of the oldest in the country
 

 

Last updated : Jan 24, 2012.

 

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