As diverse as India is in its culture and people, the same diversity can be seen in its holiday destinations. Whether you are looking for adventure and excitement, or a serene getaway, or romantic destinations to spend your honeymoon in, India has it all. These days many people prefer to go abroad on their honeymoon. However, there are many places in India where you can spend your honeymoon. The most popular honeymoon destinations are places like Goa, Shimla, Srinagar, and Mussoorie. However, you will find that these are often over-crowded with tourists, and you will find no place to be alone with your loved one.
For this reason, we bring you a carefully curated list of honeymoon destinations in India, which are quite offbeat and not frequented by tourists. These places have a pristine, untouched beauty, which adds to their charm. These places could refer to less crowded hill stations, valleys at the foothills of mountains, virgin beaches, rural desert towns, backwater villages, coffee plantations, tea estates, vineyards, forested areas and other places just generally far away from the maddening rush of tourists.
Here you can enjoy your honeymoon and spend some intimate moments with your loved one in peaceful and serene surroundings. Choose one of the following destinations and venture out to kick start your ‘happily ever after’ married life.
Khajjiar is one of the most picturesque places to start your love life and create evergreen memories. The stunning, lush green meadows coupled with misty mountain views and lovely lakes make Khajjiar in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh a lovers’ paradise.
Lansdowne is the quietest hill station in the breathtakingly beautiful land of Uttarakhand. The panoramic views of the small cantonment town are best enjoyed by couples as they walk through the beautiful forests and meandering roads immersed in love for each other.
The beauty of Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir will add to your marital bliss coupled with the adrenaline pumping thrill of adventurous activities. The blue lake, the blue sky and endless natural beauty make this place a heavenly destination for lovers.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands are for lovers who enjoy the sun, sea and the sand. Immerse yourself in the beauty of these breathtaking islands and the stunning beaches. From beautiful islands to the coral reefs of the Jolly Buoy and the exotic, pristine beaches, Andaman guarantees a romantic holiday with the man/woman of your dreams.
The backwaters of Alleppey and a houseboat stay – can your honeymoon be more romantic than this? The charm of the rural surroundings, dotted with coconut trees is a feast for a young couple in love and sets the mood for some cosy moments spent atop a houseboat.
Sula is a famous vineyard in Nashik, close to Mumbai. You can spend your honeymoon here and enjoy some wonderful moments with your better half surrounded by the vast vineyards. Try different wines, go for wine-tasting and get tipsy in love. For more fun moments, enjoy kayaking in nearby Gangapur Lake.
Charming Coorg is a wonderful place to spend your honeymoon. Winding down the verdant trails of Coorg countryside or sipping aromatic beverages surrounded by tea and coffee plantations is sure to make your stay here a very memorable experience.
Wayanad in North Kerala is the perfect place for lovers who want to spend some time together away from the noise of city life. Sitting atop the majestic Western Ghats, Wayanad is a peaceful haven dotted by verdant landscape, ancient forts and the most pleasant weather making it an ideal destination for honeymooners.
Though small in size, Lakshadweep islands have a lot to offer honeymooners. Agatti Island is the best place for lovers who want to enjoy the pleasures of natural beauty. Lush greenery, pristine islands, breathtaking beaches and lagoons are the hallmarks of beautiful Lakshadweep.
Sunderbans in West Bengal is an inviting honeymoon destination in the deltaic region of the Bay of Bengal. Marvellous mangrove forests and Royal Bengal tigers in their natural habitat define the wildest of pleasures for a couple who love nature and wildlife.
The tiny island city of Diu, in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, is blessed by stunning beaches on the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea. Spending private moments in solitude and basking in its natural charms makes Diu one of the most romantic places in India.
The natural landscape of Tawang in awesome Arunachal Pradesh looks like a divine canvas. You can take a thrilling helicopter ride with your beloved to explore the unlimited natural charms of this breathtakingly beautiful city, which not many know about. Do not miss out on activities, such as walks on the country roads, angling, rafting and trekking.
Mount Abu, in the Thar desert of Rajasthan, is indeed an oasis for honeymooners who want to wake up to the pleasures of misty mornings and a colourful landscape commanding the best views of the Aravalli ranges. Do not miss out on a romantic boat ride on the lake in this hill station.
Tarkarli in Maharashtra is pleasure personified because it boasts of some lovely beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Arabian sea where snorkelling is the best way to explore the colourful underwater life. Get the thrill of your life with your sweetheart as you go scuba diving, paragliding and dolphin spotting.
Featured among the global heritage sites listed by UNESCO, Hampi is a dream destination luring lovers to revel in the glories of the past. Discover your love as you discover the mysteries of the past in Hampi.
Explore the less trodden vistas of India with the most special person in your life as you learn more about each other. Discover your love for each other at these offbeat honeymoon destinations in India. To get close to your loved one, you need to move away from the crowds.
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