The best day of your life definitely required immense planning, helping it become a memory to be cherished forever. Months of discussions related to catering, venue, outfits, and guest lists may have gotten over, but why should the romance be over too? All you and your partner need is some alone-time together, to reminisce the wedding day and enjoy each other’s company. Don’t you want to just take off to celebrate your romantic union?
Here is a list of honeymoon destinations in India that are perfect for driving away those post-wedding blues and basking in the glory of new-found love.
Listed as one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunji is home to verdant greenery. It is located in Meghalaya, which literally means ‘abode of the clouds’ and really, there isn’t any shortage of those here! A visit to Cherrapunji is a must if you are in the mood for long, romantic drives in the rain where it seems like you’re literally making your way through wispy white clouds.
The abundance of rain also ensures this place has several waterfalls to offer, namely Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Falls, and Dainthlen Falls. These make for the perfect spots where you can recreate some Bollywood dances with your partner! To top it off, visit the double-decker bridges made of living roots that are as much a natural wonder as a manmade feat! Book romantic hotels in Cherrapunji!
If you want to relive the royal years of the past with your better half, then there’s no other place you should rather be. Jaisalmer, a desert city, has had an illustrious and prosperous past that lives on even today.
Visit the Jaisalmer Fort where you can not only learn about the valor of Raja Jaisal, but also shop. Yes, the fort holds within its walls numerous shops that sell traditional clothes, trinkets, and souvenirs. Husbands, this is a good time to earn some brownie points early on in your marriage, so make sure you take her shopping!
Another must-do with your partner is the safari, where you can tour the Thar Desert together against the romantic background of the setting sun and maybe serenade your better-half with a love ballad? Wives, this is your chance to return the love! Get best heritage hotels in Jaisalmer!
You’re amidst misty hills that are surrounded by scenic tea gardens with your better half for company; does it really get any dreamier than this? Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India, and has so many things on offer for a couple that just wants to spend time together in a heavenly setting.
Learn the fine art of tea making, visit echo point to shout messages of love for your partner, pose together for photographs in the beautiful vistas, try and spot the Nilgiri Tahr in the Eravikulam National Park, or go for a trek; there is no shortage of things to do together in Munnar. All this fun while getting to know your special someone – we think that makes for an unforgettable honeymoon! Book exotic resorts in Munnar!
Bay of Bengal
An archipelago in the Bay of Bengal off the south-eastern coast of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the perfect getaway for the couple that’s in love with the water world. A haven for scuba divers, Havelock Island has a variety of organizations that conduct scuba diving and snorkeling activities.
That’s not all; newlyweds can also bond over other water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing, and underwater sea walking! In Port Blair, you can visit the colonial Cellular Jail, which dates back to the British Colonial Era, to learn snippets of history. Get most romantic stays in Port Blair!
Goa isn’t called India’s party capital for nothing. If you are a couple that prefers the beach and is looking for some fun outings, head to this state of susegado on the western coast of the country. The beauty of this state lies in how there are two distinct ways to spend your honeymoon here -- either at the shacks and nightclubs of North Goa, or in South Goa’s sleepy and quaint villages that are abound with cathedrals and art galleries.
However, the right way to do it would be to go crazy in the North post which you can head to the South for some rest and rejuvenation. Of course, if nothing else, just relax on the beaches here! Book best beach hotels in Goa!
Jammu and Kashmir
Bollywood has made sure that Srinagar remains synonymous with romance. There’s no way you can ignore the call of the pristine Dal Lake. A ride with your partner in one of the cozy shikaras on the lake makes for a picture-perfect moment. Srinagar is also home to several beautiful gardens like the Nishat Baug, Shalimar Baug, and Chashme Shahi that let you indulge in long romantic walks together.
The sights of this haven in the Kashmir valley, one that is home to beautiful trees standing tall against the snowy mountains in the distance, are bound to impress you and your partner, and inspire you to make some romantic memories. If you concentrate and sit still, you may just picture Shashi Kapoor dancing in the distance, a la Kashmir ki Kali! Book most romantic hotels in Srinagar!
If peace is what you crave, then this virgin mountain territory will serve you just that. Tawang is located deep within the far reaches of the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh. If you are an adventurous couple who can cope with one of the longest drives through the twists and turns in the local hilly terrain, then Tawang is the place for you. The fact that there is no other way to get there just adds to its exclusivity, ensuring you two can spend quality time here in private.
You can visit Sela Pass, also known as the Gateway to Tawang, which is situated at a height of 13,700 ft. The sprawling Tawang monastery, home to over 200 monks, is the second-largest monastery in the world and is also a major center for Mahayana Buddhism. Don’t forget to stop by and thank the Almighty for the best better half there is!
Bonus tip: when here, do not forget to plan a candlelight dinner under the crystal-clear skies followed by some stargazing. Book guest house in Tawang!
Jammu and Kashmir
Located in the Baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is one of the most prominent skiing destinations in India. However, skiing is not the only fun to be had here. The region offers a lot of winter sports to couples looking for a chilly adventure.
You can choose from snowboarding and tobogganing to heli-skiing when here. There is also the Gondola lift cable car ride for those wanting to take in the view and whisper sweet nothings to their better half. A lot of romantic Bollywood films have been shot here, because which couple can truly resist having a romantic time in this pristine snow-clad scenery?Get romantic stays in Gulmarg!
Coorg is a power-packed place that has plenty of things on offer, which go beyond simple hill-station activities. It is, therefore, the destination for all couples who believe variety is the spice of life.
There is the Tibetan Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, Chikli Dam near Eco Habitat, the fun Dubare Elephant Camp, Jodhpala jeep treks, the toy train and an awesome view at Raja’s Seat, and the magnificent Abbey Falls. It will take a nice and long honeymoon in Coorg to cover this exhaustive itinerary! Honestly, who’s complaining? This is one time the word ‘exhaustive’ is welcomed with enthusiasm! Best resorts in coorg at amazing prices!
Mussoorie is one of the quintessential hill stations in North India. Over the years, it has been the go-to destination for several honeymooning couples. It is perfect for those who want a romantic atmosphere but still want to indulge in touristy activities.
The Mall Road is a great place to savor the local flavors of the people. It is home to cute cafes, restaurants, and tucked-away shops. There is also a small cable car ride called the Ropeway to Gun Hill, which offers stunning views of the bustling market.
If you’re a couple that loves reading books, the Cambridge Book Depot’s weekly meet-and-greet with author Ruskin Bond will leave you with countless shared memories that last forever—make sure you wait in that line, it is something you won’t ever regret (PS: standing hand-in-hand will make the wait seem not-so-long!). Book hotels in Mussoorie!