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Top 30 Honeymoon Destinations in India

The best honeymoon destinations India has to offer!

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Published: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:07 [IST]
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Find a world in his arms,
Escape in the depth of her eyes,
Hold your hands and set for a journey,
To see the beauty of the sun and the moon that smile for you!

Honeymoon holidays are perhaps the best holidays of a lifetime. All you are worried about is the time that flies! With your darling by your side and some beautiful places to see and explore, life can't get better than these few days that are decked up with love and beauty.

When you're all set for a romantic journey with the love of your life, let us guide you to some of the top honeymoon destinations in India that you both can explore together, to witness the beauty of the place and to create some memories that will stay with you forever.

Lakshadweep

The long stretches of palm trees, the waves and ripples that call for a calm evening, and the water sports offered by these islands make it among the top honeymoon destinations in India.

What Makes Lakshadweep Romantic: The shimmering waters and the shining skies pave way for a great time with the love of your life.

Not to Miss: The Marine Museum at Kavaratti, Beach Bumming at Bangaram, night diving at Kadmat and a candle-lit dinner with the backdrop of the ocean are not to be missed!

Photo Courtesy: Thejas

Shimla

Shimla, the Queen of hill stations, is a paradise for lovers. Blessed with the beauty of nature that sets a romantic ambience, the place is a perfect place to get cosy with your loved one!

What Makes Shimla Romantic: The snow-capped peaks, the chilling weather and the cold nights take you to a different world of romance.

Not to Miss: Ice-skating, trekking and river rafting are some of the activities not to be missed here!

Photo Courtesy: DevashishP

Wayanad

Wayanad is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The vast expanses of tea plantations, the cool weather and the misty hills make it a perfect honeymoon destination.

What Makes Wayanad Romantic: Taking a stroll through the tea estates, enjoying photography with your partner and the unmatched romantic climate make the place attractive and beautiful.

Not to Miss: A camp fire, trek to Chembra peak and a visit to Pakshipathalam are advised during the trip.

Photo Courtesy: Samadolfo

Coonoor

Located close to Ooty, Coonoor is a beautiful honeymoon destination in South India. The emerald tea estates, the cool and calm atmosphere and the picturesque landscapes make Coonoor a sought after honeymoon location.

What Makes Coonoor Romantic: Being lesser crowded compared to Ooty, this place offers a calm ambience to weave some sweet memorable moments together!

Not to Miss: A visit to the tea factory, shopping in the place for cheese, tea, spices and home-made jams are not to be missed.

Photo Courtesy: Thangaraj Kumaravel

Goa

Get tanned and beautiful! Yes, the one and only Goa is a perfect place to laze around by the sandy shores and for some great sea food!

What Makes Goa Romantic: Watching the mesmerising sunsets, taking strolls by the beach, getting yourself pampered at a spa and a party in one of the night clubs here make the place romantic and inviting.

Not to Miss: Try a water sport together, eat some of the best Goan delicacies served at the shacks here and do some sky gazing!

Photo Courtesy: Ian D. Keating

Manali

From the serene river valleys to the lofty peaks that weave tales in snow, Manali is a lovely place to have some romantic time together.

What Makes Manali Romantic: The beautiful landscapes, the cool weather and the place away from the city is what makes Manali one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.

Not to Miss: Stay at a tree house, play with snow, try the diverse cuisine the place offers and take a dip in the hot springs here!

Photo Courtesy: Sreehari Sukumaran

Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are among the top romantic getaways in India. The crystal clear waters, the tranquil beauty of the place and the beaches bordered with palm groves make it an ideal romantic destination.

What Makes Andaman Islands Romantic: This place is great for water sports, great food, watching sunsets and to have some time away from the crowd.

Not to Miss: Take an inter-island helicopter ride, enjoy a night camp and take a tour of the place on a rented Scooty!

Photo Courtesy: Phuket@photographer.net

Srinagar

Srinagar is one of the most beautiful locations in India. The lovely lakes and the scenic ambience make the place an ideal honeymoon destination.

What Makes Srinagar Romantic: The beautiful Dal lake is one of the best sights you can have in life. Share the experience with your loved one!

Not to Miss: Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is a must-visit here. The floating vegetable market and the sunsets by the lake are also worth exploring.

Photo Courtesy: Basharat Alam Shah

Agra

The name Agra is synonymous with love and romance. The epitome of love, Taj Mahal, makes this place one of the best places to visit during your honeymoon vacation.

What Makes Agra Romantic: Take a tour of the great Taj Mahal that reminds you of the love Shah Jahan and Mumtaz shared. The different hues of Taj Mahal during different times of the day is beyond words!

Not to Miss: The Agra Fort, Ram Bagh and Mehtab Bagh are other place that can be visited on your trip.

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Udaipur

Udaipur is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India, and a royal destination in Rajasthan. This peaceful city also emanates luxury and sophistication as it is one of the richest kingdoms of Rajasthan.

What Makes Udaipur Romantic: The luxury resorts that pamper you to nothing, the lovely sunsets and the spa treatments offered here make it a great place to hang out on your vacation.

Not to Miss: Take a boat ride to watch the hypnotic sunset, spend a night at a luxury resort here, and have some great food at one of the romantic restaurants in the city.

Photo Courtesy: Edwin Poon

Nainital

Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres above sea level, Nainital is a very popular hill station in Uttarakhand. Set in a valley containing a picturesque pear-shaped lake, it shines as a glittering jewel in the Himalayan ranges!

What makes Nainital romantic : The poised lake and its hilly surroundings makes Nainital one amongst the best romantic destinations of India.

Not to miss : Boating in the majestic lake of Naini is the most popular activity among romantic couples. Snow view point is another major highlight with breath taking views of nearby peaks and lake!

Photo Courtesy: Arjun Singh Kulkarni

Dalhousie

Situated on 5 hills, with an elevation of 1,970 metres above sea level, Dalhousie is a picturesque hill station in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

What makes Dalhousie romantic : Mesmerising scenic landscapes and chilling weather makes Dalhousie an important honeymoon destination.

Not to miss : Khajjiar near Dalhousie is world famous for its topographical resemblance to Switzerland!

Photo Courtesy: Rachitplah27

Kovalam

Kovalam is a beautiful beach town by Arabian sea in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala with plenty and diverse leisure options.

What makes Kovalam romantic : The spectacular landscape with 3 adjacent crescent beaches offers a perfect romantic getaway for tourists.

Not to miss : Kovalam has 3 adjacent crescent beaches namely Lighthouse beach, Hawah beach and Samudra beach.

Photo Courtesy: mehul.antani

Kumarakom

Enchanting backwaters of Kumarakom is set in the majestic backdrop of Vembanad lake, the largest lake in Kerala. Situated near the city of Kottayam, it is world famous for its backwater tourism.

What makes Kumarakom romantic : The maze-like waterways bordered by the paddy fields, coconut trees and green foliage coupled with picturesque landscapes makes Kumarakom one amongst the most sought out romantic destinations!

Not to miss : The unique and perfect way to explore Kumarakom backwaters is through the attractive and traditional houseboats.

Photo Courtesy: Ponnana saichandra

Jodhpur

Majestic palaces and forts galore this second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the 'Sun city' for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round.

What makes Jodhpur romantic : Magnificent spectacles and architectural marvels galore the royal city of Jodhpur. The mesmerising and scenic landscapes of Jodhpur are one of its kind!

Not to miss : Many palatable Indian cuisines have originated in Jodhpur. It is also known for its sweets!

Photo Courtesy: A Vahanvati

Mysore

Located at the base of Chamundi hills, Mysore is a popular tourist destination in the state of Karnataka. Noted for its palaces, Mysore is the cultural capital of Karnataka.

What makes Mysore romantic : Covered in parts by granite outcrops and fringed by verdant forests, this undulating tableland preserves the old world charm! Mysore has all the colours of nature to make your honeymoon special.

Not to miss : Built in indo-ceracenic style, World Heritage - listed Mysore palace is the major tourist attraction of Mysore.

Photo Courtesy: Jim Ankan Deka

Jaipur

Also known as the 'Pink city of India', Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the royal state of Rajasthan! Jaipur forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra and Delhi.

What makes Jaipur romantic : This enthralling historical city is the gateway to India's most flamboyant state! The royal observatory, the Jantar Mantar, and the honeycomb structure of Hawa Mahal, all provides an exciting experience for the tourists.

Not to miss : The arid hill country surrounding the city has Amber Fort in it. The fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort is Jaipur's star attraction!

Photo Courtesy: Knowledge Seeker

Mussoorie

With its green hills and varied flora-fauna, Mussoorie is a fascinating hill retreat in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand.

What makes Mussoorie romantic : With commanding snow ranges to north east and glittering views of the Doon valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, Mussoorie in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists!

Not to miss : Ropeway ride in Mussoorie is one of a kind experience which offers an exhilarating ride through the scenic hill station of Mussoorie with the stunning scenery of elegant hills and amazing peaks.

Photo Courtesy: RajatVash

Shillong

Fondly called 'The Abode of clouds', Shillong is the capital of the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is also called as the 'Scotland of the east' for its topographical resemblance with Scotland!

What makes Shillong romantic : Situated at an altitude of 1,491m above sea level, the beautiful city of Shillong is the only hill station in the country that is accessible from all sides! Shillong is quite famous for its breath taking landscapes studded with milky waterfalls, giant peaks, picturesque lakes and beautiful parks!

Not to miss : This favourite hill station of India is quite famous for its Shillong peak! It offers a panoramic view of the scenic countryside and is the highest point in the state.

Photo Courtesy: ChanduBandi

Daman & Diu

Daman & Diu is a scenic coastal union territory in India neighbouring the state of Goa. This coastal town was once a part of the Portuguese empire.

What makes Daman & Diu romantic : Buildings and monuments with Portuguese styled architecture offers one of a kind experience here. The serene beaches of this coastal town offers a perfect honeymoon destination.

Not to miss : There are 5 tranquil beaches in the area namely Nagoa Beach, Ghoghla Beach, Chakratirth Beach, Gomtimata Beach and Jallandhar beach. Visit these beaches for a perfect romantic outing!

Photo Courtesy: Rashmi.parab

Alleppey

The canals, backwaters and lagoons has brought the name 'Venice of the East' for Alleppey.

What Makes Alleppey Romantic: Those beautiful horizons of backwaters and beach on the other side makes it more romantic.

Not to Miss: House boat cruise ( a must), canoeing, strolling around the beaches, heritage tour are the must things to do in Alleppey.

Photo Courtesy: ReflectedSerendipity

Pushkar

Pushkar on the shores of the enchanting Pushkar Lake is a hidden wonder and one of the best offbeat destinations in Rajasthan.

What Makes Pushkar Romantic: Pushkar has a rustic charm with a backdrop of Aravalli Ranges. Pushkar Lake adds to this unique aura.

Not to Miss: Camel ride, visiting the unique Brahma temple and various other temples, take part in Pushkar Fair if you go there in November, try the local cuisine.

Photo Courtesy: LRBurdak

Pondicherry

Pondy is the mini-France with desi tadka! You will feel the influence of the French and the persistance of age-old local culture.

What Makes Pondicherry Romantic: A tinge of France mingled with most beautiful beaches makes Pondicherry as one of the top honeymoon destinations in India.

Not to Miss: Exploring the French Colony, a day in the Auroville, heritage tours, getting tanned in the breezy beaches, tasting the unique Pondi cuisine and scuba diving are the must try things in Pondicherry.

Photo Courtesy: Kalyan Kanuri

Darjeeling

How about a Chai date? Yes, this dreamy hill station of Darjeeling mesmerising with serene locals, tea plantations along with the background of Kangchenjunga mountain.

What Makes Darjeeling Romantic: The tranquil locals, hilly slopes and the vistas of the Himalayan Peaks are worth a visit for a romantic vacation.

Not to Miss: Don't miss out on a toy train ride and a visit to the tea plantation in Darjeeling.

Photo Courtesy: Kristian Frisk

Munnar

One can't get over the stunning Munnar and its tranquil ambience. Its popularity talks as anyone who is going to Kerala would want to explore this hill station atleast for a day.

What Makes Munnar Romantic: You name it and Munnar has it! Rolling ghats with emerald-green tea plantations, misty hills, breezy climate adds to a rejuvenating ambience.

Not to Miss: Wildlife tours (Eravikulam National Park), waterfalls, view points, tea plantation tours and a visit to Kannan Devan Tea Museum are the interesting activities to do in Munnar.

Photo Courtesy: Pranav Yaddanapudi

Jaisalmer

Don't miss a chance to see the a big town living inside a world heritage site! Yes, find your self in the 'Golden City' of Jaisalmer where half of the city resides inside the age old Jaislamer fort.

What Makes Jaislamer Romantic: How about camping on the sand dunes? You can have a desert-date, a uniquely romantic place in Jaisalmer.

Not to Miss: You can do lots of things from visiting the fort, havelis, temples, camel safaris, trying out the local cuisine and shopping.

Photo Courtesy: Ana Raquel S. Hernandes

Pahalgam

It is most amazing to see the hills covered in Coniferous forests playing 'hide and seek' with the mist at Pahalgam.


What Makes Pahalgam Romantic: Lidder River slithering through the beautiful valley and the untouched landscapes are a bliss to explore.

Not to Miss:

Explore Kolahoi Glacier, Lidder River, Tulican Lake, trekking and white water rafting in Lidder river are some of the must try things in Pahalgam.

Photo Courtesy: Ankur P

Ooty

It is beauty and tranquility made Ooty as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in South India.

What Makes Ooty Romantic: One can't get over the awesome weather and the greenery of Ooty. Who wouldn't feel romantic in such an ambience?!

Not to Miss: Boating in Ooty Lake, enjoying a ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, exploring the lakes of Ooty, make a visit to Chocolate Museum, etc. are some of the must things to do in Ooty.

Photo Courtesy: Big Eyed Sol

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is fondly known as 'Honeymooners Paradise' for its tranquil aura!

What Makes Kodaikanal Romantic: Imposing hills and rich greenery surrounding this hill station creates a dreamy atmosphere for every visitor!

Not to Miss: Exploring the Pine Forests, Boating in Kodaikanal Lake, Nature walks and a tour around the waterfalls are some of the not-to-miss things in Kodaikanal.

Photo Courtesy: C/N N/G

Tawang

Tawang allows an escapade to the Himalayan wilderness far away from the bustle of the city!

What Makes Tawang Romantic: The vistas of picturesque Himalayan mountains paired with pristine surroundings makes you lovey-dovey!

Not to Miss: Go on a monastery tour, a trip to Sela Pass and exploring the High altitude lakes are not to be missed in Tawang.

Photo Courtesy: Giridhar Appaji Nag Y

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