Top 11 Romantic Honeymoon destinations in India

Top 11 Romantic Honeymoon destinations in India

A marriage is a celebration which marks the beginning of a new life between two persons in love. There is a traditional vacation taken by newlyweds, which is supposed to bring them close to each other, help them know better and other things which are required for starting a relationship and a family. It is usually a vacation to find joy and create memories which shall cement the foundation of their new beginning. So the honeymoon has many advantages but a proper honeymoon location is equally important to set the right mood for the newlyweds.

Nowadays, a honeymoon is not limited to just romance and couples are ready for adventures ranging from rafting, paragliding, kayaking etc which teaches them to hold on together at the worst possible times.

Here is a list of few honeymoon destinations in India to choose from:

1. Manali – Himachal Pradesh

Manali

Manali, situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh,  in an adventure-filled destination. Manali is gifted with beautiful and snow-capped Himalayas and so it draws a huge group of adventure enthusiasts from all over the world eventually making it an adventure hotspot of India. The breathtaking beauty of the town acts as an add-on to its reputation.

 How to reach

By air – The nearest airport is Bhuntar which is around 11 km from Kullu and almost 52 km from Manali.

By rail – The nearest railway station would be Shimla which is approximately 128 km away from Manali.

Best Time – October to February

Major tourist activities – zorbing and paragliding, taking a hot sulphur water bath in Manikaran, visiting Rohtak pass, trekking and rafting.

2. DARJEELING – WEST BENGAL

DARJEELING

It is the queen of hills and one of the best honeymoon destinations. Darjeeling honeymoon package for couples has always been fascinating new couples and newlyweds.There are a lot of hotel options under Darjeeling honeymoon hotels. The Darjeeling resorts for honeymoon provide some great range of resorts to choose from. You can also opt to choose a suitable Darjeeling honeymoon tour package beforehand.

It is also famous around the world for its beauty and the beautiful tea plantations which give a serene beautiful view to the already magical Darjeeling. It always has been popular among the honeymoon couples and this place never lets anyone down. It has a list of surprises to offer.

How to reach

By air – The nearest airport would be Bagdogra airport which is around 68 km away from Darjeeling.

By rail – There is the New Jalpaiguri railway station which is approx 73 km away from  Darjeeling.

Best time – October to March

Major tourist activities –  paragliding, river rafting, kayaking, ropeway ride and Sandakphu trekking and camping.

3. GOA – The smallest state of India

GOA

It is a beautiful and tiny state on the western coast of India along the Arabian sea. The north of which is separated from Maharashtra and the southern end of Karnataka. Apart from being a beach destination, it is also famous for its nightlife, parties, places of worship and rich heritage of architecture. A small but interesting honeymoon destination.

How to reach

By air – The nearest airport would be Dabolim airport which would be 29 km away from the capital of Panaji

By rail – The nearest railway station would be in Margoa which is approx 29 km away from Goa.

Best time – Mid- Nov to Mid-February

Major tourist activities – Scuba diving at Grande island, water sports, snorkelling, parasailing, hot air balloon flight, rafting and canyoning.

4. Shillong – Meghalaya

Shillong

It is the capital of Meghalaya and is also termed as ” Scotland of the east”. The hills station is famous for its soothing climate, a high expectancy of rainfall, beautiful places around the capital and has quite a few waterfalls. Very few people know that Cherrapunji which was once the place which witnessed the highest rainfall in India is also in Shillong. It provides a lot of beautiful places that can interest any honeymoon couple.

How to reach

By air – The nearest airport is around 30 km away from the capital Shillong in Umroi.

By rail – The nearest railway station would be around 104 km away from Shillong in Guwahati.

Best time – September to May

Major tourist activities – boating, angling, trekking, horse riding, waterfall rappelling, camping, golfing and rock climbing.

5. Jim Corbett National park – Nainital, Uttarakhand in Northern India.

Jim-Corbett-National-park

The national park is one of the first and the oldest in India. Its history glorifies this national park as the first to implement a tiger project in 1973. It is very common for wildlife lovers, nature enthusiasts and some couples who also look for excitement and thrill. It is home to around 650 species of endangered animals and birds. It promises an exciting and a thrilling honeymoon experience.

How to reach

By air – the closest airport is around 49 km away from the Corbett park in Pantnagar and Phoolbagh.

By rail – the nearest railway station would be in Ramnagar which is well connected to nearby places. It is around 12 km away from the park.

Best time – November to June

Major tourist activities – jungle safari, river rafting, elephant ride, angling or fishing and visiting Corbett waterfall and museum.

6. Leh and Ladakh – Jammu and Kashmir.

Leh and Ladakh
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Ladakh is a plateau and one of the highest in Jammu and Kashmir. The largest town in Ladakh is Leh. It is a barren yet a beautiful region and is often called ‘Land of High Passes’.  The main features of the beautiful hill region are snow-capped beautiful peaks, clear blue sky, dry and barren land which is accompanied by clear meandering blue rivers. It is a major attraction for the tourist and amazingly you can also visit the finishing scene of the movie 3 Idiots here.

How to reach

By air – Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport in Leh is well connected to the nearby cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

By road

Srinagar to Leh – 434 km

Manali to Leh – 473 km

Delhi to Leh – 1047 km

Best time – April to July

Major tourist activities – Trekking and camping in the Nubra valley, Visit khardungla top (the highest motorable road in the world), visit Pangong lake, Ladakh cycle tour and the famous road trip in Ladakh.

7. Gulmarg – Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg

It is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India located at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level. It is around 13 km away from the district of Tangmarg, which host many hotels and few tourist spots. Being a popular honeymoon destination, its beauty can be expressed in the form of mountains (snow covered), green meadows, green forest and valleys which are a treat to the eyes.  It is also one of the frequent locations for the shooting of various Bollywood films. It also provides various activities for couples who seek thrilling adventure.

How to reach

By air – The nearest airport would be Srinagar which is 56 km away.

By rail – Jammu is the nearest railway station at a distance of around 290 km.

Best time– April to June

Major tourist activities –  Skiing, Gondola ride, trekking, golfing, fishing and you can also try tea plucking.

8. Sikkim – Second smallest state of India

Sikkim

The state of Sikkim is one of the smallest in India and was declared a state in 1975. The beautiful state is covered by beautiful mountains on all its sides and so it can also be called a mountain state. Snow covered peaks and Kanchenjunga cover almost two-thirds of the state area. The state has been the cleanest state of India and also flourishes in organic farming and cuts down carbon emission from the state.

The state has been a popular honeymoon destination in recent time due to the variety of attractions, the state has to offer to its tourists.

How to reach

By air – The state has built an airport in the Pakyong region of the state but yet awaits connectivity. Until the services improve the nearest airport would still be Bagdogra, which is around 150 km away from the state, in Siliguri.

By rail – The state is a hilly state doesn’t own its own railway station and so the nearest railway station would be New Jalpaiguri station, Siliguri. It is around 150 km away.

Best Time – April to June

Major tourist activities – trekking, river rafting, cable car ride, yak ride in tsomgo lakes, mountain biking and paragliding.

9. Andaman – Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman

It is one of the 7 union territories of India. It is a cluster of islands or archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. The capital of the union territory is Port Blair. The island has about 300 islands which have palm tree-lined throughout the island. The beaches here have white sand and are a reservoir of many mangroves and tropical forests. The other attraction of the island is the coral reef which is a home to sharks and stingrays.

How to reach

By air – Veer Savarkar International Airport situated in Port Blair connects Andaman and Nicobar to other cities across India such as Kolkata and Chennai.

By ship – You also have a very interesting option of taking the water route and travelling to Andaman in a ship. Presently there are just few ship activities which operate from Chennai and Kolkata.

Best time – December to March

Major tourist activities   Scuba diving, Mangrove kayaking, sea walking, seaplane ride and island hopping.

10. Ooty – Tamil Nadu

Ooty

It is a popular hill station in the Western Ghats and lies at an altitude of 7350 ft.The tourist as greeted on the way by miles of tea gardens, lofty mountains, sprawling grasslands and clustered or dense forest. It is also home to the famous Nilgiri hills or the Blue Mountains. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year and the toy train services here add to the picturesque view of the already beautiful Ooty. You can also engage in various activities here to make your honeymoon more memorable.

How to reach

By air – The nearest airport would be Coimbatore which is almost 88 km away from Ooty. After reaching, you can opt for a rental car to reach Ooty.

By rail – Mettupalayam is the nearest railway station which is almost 40 km away from Ooty. The railway station is well connected to nearby cities of Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai and Mysore.

Best time – March to June

Major tourist activities – Mountain biking, Trekking, Handgliding and Black thunder theme park.

11. Mussoorie – a hill station in Uttarakhand

Mussoorie

 

It is situated in Dehradun district in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The hill station stands at an altitude of 6580 ft and just 35 km away from the capital of Dehradun. The hill station falls on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. Unlike other hill stations, Mussoorie does have big shopping malls and high constructions. It has a mall road which is beautiful and gives you a feeling of happiness as you walk down the mall road. The end of the mall road is home to a ropeway station which travels around 400 meters and takes you to the second highest point of the town.

How to reach  

By air – The Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport which is situated in Dehradun. It is approximately 54 km away and is also well connected to New Delhi.

By rail – There are numerous trains that operate till Dehradun, the closest railway station to Mussoorie.

Best time – April to June

Major tourist activities – Cable car, hanging Sky Bridge (at a height of 80 ft), trekking and camping, rafting, boating, paragliding, roller skating and also fishing.

 

“A honeymoon is a short trip after marriage to plan on how you both wish to spend your journey as a couple. It provides your memorable moments as a couple and moments which just involve the both of you. It prepares their path to perfect wedding life and a family. Great honeymoon memories keep the spark between the couples alive.

 So choose your honeymoon destinations carefully and decide the exact kind of memories you want to cherish in the long run of your married life.”

 

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