India is the perfect romantic destination for newlyweds. From the deserts of Rajasthan to the backwaters of Kerala, there is something for everyone.
Here are the list of Places that are a perfect getaways for your Honeymoon
There is no better place to spend your honeymoon, than the Taj Mahal. An eternal symbol of love, the beautiful and romantic Taj Mahal will make your honeymoon all the more memorable.
Listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Taj Mahal is also one of the Seven Wonders of the world. It took 22 years of painstaking work and 20,000 workers to complete the Taj Mahal.
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had built the mausoleum out of love for his wife who died during childbirth. Her body is buried inside the monument along with the emperor.
The Taj Mahal will dominate your imagination and is a spectacle worth visiting at least once in lifetime.
Coorg in Karnataka is a popular destination for couples willing to vacation in the hills. Coorg with its picturesque and alluring mountains is replete with coffee plantations. You must visit this place for its scenic beauty that highlights the rustic side of India. It is also the perfect destination for both food and coffee lovers. Wake up each morning to the fragrant aroma of coffee, fresh from the estates. Do try the local cuisine there and ask for the restaurant’s recommendation. Arrange a tour at the coffee plantations and to the Abbey falls.
Head to Raja’s Seat for stunning sunsets and panoramic views across the valley. This garden spot was apparently a favorite of the Kings of Kodagu.
Jaisalmer, popularly known as ‘The Golden City’ is like a golden mirage. With the crenelated golden sandstone town walls and narrow streets, lined with exquisitely carved buildings, through which camel carts trundle leisurely, Jaisalmer has an extraordinary medieval feel and an incredible atmosphere.
For the honeymoon couple, Jaisalmer makes for an ideal romantic destination with its romantic past. Sights of medieval regalia, still untouched by the onslaught of external cultural influences that have swept India, resound with the promise of a majestic experience, Jaisalmer offers you one of the most enthralling honeymoon experiences in India.
Kerala, known as ‘God’s own Country’ is a pristine and beautiful state. The backwaters of Kerala are famous all over the world and tourists can explore the inland narrow canals, wide rivers, and vast expanses of water stretches.
Couples on their honeymoon can explore the rural Kerala lifestyle which is set against fertile green landscape of paddy fields, mangrove forests, and thick clusters of coconut palms.
Kerala is a famous honeymoon destination particularly because of its romantic resorts on the beaches, backwaters and hill stations. Top ten honeymoon destinations in Kerala are Munnar hill station, Kumarakom Backwaters, Alleppey Houseboats, Thekkady wildlife sanctuary, Koavalam Beach, Waynadu Hills, Marari Beach, Athirapally Waterfalls, Vagamon Hills and Bekal Beach.
Enjoy quality time with your spouse on a houseboat under the stars where you can dine under the warm lantern light while treating yourself to beautiful south Indian dishes.
5. Ranthambore Jungle
For couples willing to explore their adventurous side will find it extremely romantic to visit the Ranthambore National Park, in Rajasthan. There is a rich history associated with the park which had witnessed many battles played out on its land including the rise and fall of many rulers.
One can find an array of Indian wildlife here, including tigers. Ranthambore is easily accessible and easy to get to.
Honeymoon in Ranthambore is ideally suited for those who are fond of adventure and wildlife alongside the traditional heritage and cultural sightseeing. Honeymoon in Ranthambore is a perfect blend of heritage, culture, wildlife and romance. With sightseeing, shopping, jungle safaris and much more, this sure will be a fantastic honeymoon, the memories of which will always remain fresh in your hearts.
Shimla is another popular destination for newly married couples. This beautiful and charming quaint town is sprawled across the hills and is enveloped with oak, pine and rhododendron forests.
Shimla, which was initially the summer capital of the British Raj has remnants of its colonial Tudor and Neo-Gothic style buildings, and historic railway. The Kalka-Shimla train is a picture of romance as it slowly winds its way through the misty mountains and thick pine forests.
Try to book one of the special Shivalik Queen compartments which is ideal for honeymooners. Enjoy the moment with you spouse on the train ride as the crisp air and lush green scenery transports you to a different world.
Udaipur can be considered as one of the most romantic cities in India. It is known for its culture and enchanting old mansions, beautiful gardens, intricate temples, and grand palaces overlooking expansive shimmering lakes.
The City Palace, which stretches along the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, leaves visitors spellbound. The way it has been constructed is exquisite, with Rajput military architecture and Mughal style decorative techniques, both combined together. For an added touch of romance, there are captivating views of the lake and city below from its many balconies, courtyards, and towers.
Since Udaipur is a city of palaces, it is only natural that you would want to stay in one of them on your honeymoon to India. Couples will be able to find a wide range of authentic palace hotels in Udaipur to suit every taste and requirement while maintaining your budget.
If you are looking to spend a bit more, then you can book Taj Lake Palace. Often referred to as one of the world’s most romantic hotels, this 250 years old white marble and mosaic palace is located in the middle of Lake Pichola. It looks like it is floating in the middle of the lake.
A must-visit if you want to have a memorable honeymoon with your newly wed partner.
There is something infinitely romantic about the sound of waves crashing against a rocky shore, uninterrupted sunsets over the ocean, and picturesque scenery. One of the best places to find this in India is Varkala beach, in the southern state of Kerala.
With its long stretch of cliff bordered by coconut palms, quaint shops, beach shacks and bungalows, Varkala beach is striking and beautiful enough to take your breath away. Nestled at the bottom of the cliff is the sparkling beach, reached by steps leading down from the cliff top.
The cliff is particularly alluring in the evenings, when the beach shacks are warmly lit, candles flickering with the smell of incense wafting through the air. Relax and enjoy a romantic dinner in one of the many beach shacks.
Honeymooners can stay at the Villa Jacaranda which is a quiet boutique guest house. It is set amongst incredibly beautiful landscaped gardens full of tropical plants on a hill overlooking the ocean.