10 Best Winter Honeymoon Destinations In India

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14th Dec 2017
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The chants of wedding bells have reverberated and two lives have joined each other on a journey of togetherness. The journey obviously starts from that exotic honeymoon which translates all the hustles of marriage into a tranquil escape. In these perennial months of the year in India, the tormenting temperatures and harassing humidity of summers are passé as the winters have struck. Amidst all the craze for foreign honeymoon destinations, at times, the diverse beauty and glory of Indian treasures gets neglected.

We; therefore, have compiled a list of 10 honeymoon destinations in India in winter that guarantee a honeylicious romance among the hazy winter hues. Scroll down until you find your best.

10. Daman and Diu

Daman and Diu are small islands in the southern tip of Gujarat. A honeymoon in this sparsely populated union territory is always a blissful blend of the sun, sea and sand which makes it the best among the winter honeymoon destinations in India.
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Best honeymoon experiences: Stroll along the cliffs with your partner; cycle around the island; explore the town and its maze of alleys; walk along the beaches of Nagao; go caving; make a wish in the churches; explore the Diu fort and left overs of Portuguese culture and people.

To get here: Fly to Diu Airport, nearest railway station is Vapi

Ideal honeymoon stay in winters: 10 to 15 days

Best time to visit for a winter honeymoon: November to February

Land Packages: Start from INR 15,000

Hotels for a romantic stay: The Deltin Hotel & Casino; Sugati Beach Resort; Radhika Resort; The Gold Beach Resort; Hotel Kohinoor, Kostamar Beach Resort

9. Jaisalmer

A fairytale rising from the mirage of a long lost royalty, Jaisalmer is for those who wish to celebrate their love amidst art and culture. Royal forts to sand dunes – everything is equally enriching.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Go for a desert safari, camping and bonfire among the sand dunes; feel the warmth of royal love in the quaint havelis, forts and palaces; celebrate your love amidst the festivals, folk music, dance, arts and craft of this mesmerizing winter honeymoon destinations in India.

To get here: Jodhpur is the closest domestic airport. The city is well connected by trains from almost every part of India, including the glorious Palace on Wheels—a special luxury train run by The Indian Railways.

Ideal honeymoon stay in winters: 6 to 7 days

Best time to visit for winter honeymoon: October to March

Land packages: Starting from INR 7,000

Hotels for a romantic stay: Hotel Fifu; Hotel Pleasant Haveli; The Desert Resort; Hotel Victoria; Khuri Desert Resort; Suryagarh

8. Udaipur

Luxury, love and life–Udaipur has it all in its fairs, festivals and culture. Arrest your selves in the royalties of the forts surrounded by pristine lakes of this royal gem—one of the best winter honeymoon destinations in India.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Roam around with your soulmate in the palaces and havelis; explore the city; go for trekking and hiking; sail together on a boat ride in Lake Pichola.

To get here: Fly to Maharana Pratap Airport of Udaipur; Udaipur railway station lies on a vast network connecting it to all major cities in the country.

Ideal honeymoon stay in winters: 5 to 7 days

Best time to visit for winter honeymoon: October to March

Land Packages: Starting INR 7,000

Hotels for a romantic stay: Jaiwana Haveli; Trident Udaipur; The Oberoi Udaivilas; Taj Lake Palace; Radisson Blu Udaipur; Boheda Palace

7. Goa

Beach beauty, ain’t it? When everything looks beautiful around you, Goa is the most ideal destination for a classy honeymoon in Indian winters.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Camp around and go for a bonfire at the secluded beaches; go for a night out in Goa on a cruise or a floating tent; shop till you drop at the Saturday night market on Anjuna road, indulge in the thrilling watersports in Goa and gamble at some floating casinos with your new found lucky charm.

To get here: Fly to Dabolim Airport near Panjim; major railheads in Goa are Madgaon and Thivim.

Ideal honeymoon stay in winters: 5 to 10 days

Best time to visit for winter honeymoon: October to January

Land Packages: Starting from INR 15,000

Hotels for a romantic stay: Panchavatti Guest House Retreat; Taj Exotica; Pousada Tauma; Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel; Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

6. Munnar and Alleppey

Tea plantations, misty mountains and luxurious resorts. These two gems in the God’s own country–Kerala, boast of some of the most ideal winter honeymoon experiences, amidst their ayurvedic ambience.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Explore the serenity of Tea plantations, enjoy a romantic walk on the sands of the Western Ghats; go for a safari to Eravikulam National Park and hike along the exotic wildlife in the hills; go for backwater cruises in Kerala on a houseboat in Alleppey.

To get here: Cochin is the nearest airport; the closest railway station–Aluva, is 110 kms away.

Ideal honeymoon stay in winters: 5 to 6 days

Best time to visit for winter honeymoon: October to March

Land Packages: Starting from INR 8,000

Hotels for a romantic stay: Wild Elephant Resort, KTDC Tea County, Windermere Estate, Blackberry Hills Retreat and Spa, Tea Valley Resort, Deshadan Mountain Resort are some of the best options in Munnar; and in Alleppey, Kayaloram Lake Resort, Prince Hotel and Coir Village Lake Resort are the ideal ones.

5. Andaman and Nicobar

Enough of lands! Splash some waters and rejoice the advent of newfound love in your lives. Go underwater and discover the wonders of seaworld in Andaman.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Laze around in the luxurious resorts and hotels in Andaman; pamper your love in the seclusion of quiet beaches; heritage museums and historical places to explore around; test your adventure quotient in scuba diving, snorkeling and watersports.

To get here: Airport in Port Blair gets direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi, Ships sail regularly from harbors of West Bengal.

Ideal honeymoon stay: 6 to 15 days

Best time to visit for honeymoon: October to March

Packages for honeymoon: Start from INR 16,999

Best hotels to stay for honeymoon: Fortune Resort Bay Island, Hotel Driftwood, Sinclairs Bayview, Wild Orchid, Barefoot at Havelock, Silver Sand Havelock

4. Darjeeling

The rustic charm of this hill station can beat the ass of any other romantic destination in the world. Come winters and the hazy days through the lush green panorama will force you to plant that kiss you’ve been longing to. Your list of honeymoon places in India in winter is pretty much empty without Darjeeling’s mention.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Explore the beautiful lush greens of the tea plantations; trek along with your better half, hike to the mountains, have a bird’s eye view of the Himalayan heights and Khangchendzonga panorama from Mall road; make love in the surreal warmth of the hills. Don’t forget to take a ride on the heritage toy train.

To get here: Land at Bagdogra Airport, located 96 km away from Darjeeling; nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri

Ideal honeymoon stay in winters: 5 to 7 days

Best time to visit for winter honeymoon: November to February

Land Packages: Starting from INR 8,000

Hotels for a romantic stay: Dekeling Hotel; Elgin Darjeeling; Sinclairs Darjeeling; Glenburn Tea Estate; Mayfair Darjeeling; Windermere Hotel; Cedar Inn,

3. Kullu and Manali

These twin sisters in the Himalayas are the most scenic snow princesses up north. The snow clad hills offer some of the most adventurous honeymooner’s escape, making it among best honeymoon places in India in winter.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Indulge in Heli skiing, snow skiing, ice skating while it snows the best in Manali; trek to the heights of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, go for river rafting in the waters of Beas, paraglide with your partner and dare the skies; laze around in the awesome café culture while you go shopping on Mall road.

To get here: Land at Bhuntar airport, drive from nearby cities like Delhi and Chandigarh.

Ideal honeymoon stay in winters: 3 to 4 days

Best time to visit for winter honeymoon: November to February

Land Packages: Starting from INR 6,000

Hotels for a romantic stay: Manu Allaya Resort, Quality Inn River Country Resort in Manali; Neeralaya and Himalayan Hamlet in Kullu

2. Shimla

The queen of hills has her own charms. A kullad chai in the snow clad lanes, shopping in the lakkad bazaar, hiking up the hills to soak in the chills of cold breeze, Shimla offers you every chance to look back at your love and admire each other. This is one of loveliest honeymoon places in India in December, mainly because of the magical snowfall that’s anticipated during the end of the month.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Track back your footprints at the snow clad Scandal Point, explore Mall road, Lakkar Bazaar and five benches road while you walk hand in hand with your new found love; go for skiing and ice skating in Kufri; walk to the Summer hills or enjoy a ride on the heritage toy train.

To get here: 23 km away from Shimla, Jubarhati is the nearest airport and Kalka is the nearest railway station

Ideal honeymoon stay in winters: 2 to 3 days

Best time to visit for winter honeymoon: November to March

Land Packages: Starts from INR 5000

Hotels for a romantic stay: The Oberoi Cecil, Shilon Resort, East Bourne Resort & Spa, Radisson Hotel Shimla, Woodville Palace

1. Jammu and Kashmir

A honeymoon in paradise itself! No comparisons, no metaphors. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you our very own Switzerland—Jammu and Kashmir.

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Best honeymoon experiences: Skiing starts at Gulmarg in December; thus, this honeymoon destination in India is a must on your list. Laze around in a houseboat and soak in the panoramic beauty of snow clad Himalayas in Dal Lake, explore the Mughal Gardens and frozen lakes, learn preparing Kashmiri Wazwan, shop around for woolen and pashmina.

To get here: Fly to Srinagar International Airport from any part of India; nearest railway station is at Udhampur in Jammu.

Ideal honeymoon stay during winters: 5 to 8 days

Best time to visit for honeymoon in winters: November to January

Land Packages: Start from INR 10,000

Best hotels to stay for honeymoon: Heevan Resort, Mirani Resorts, Vivanta Dal View Srinagar by Taj, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, Jamal Resorts, Hotel Dar-Es-Salam

Here ends our list of the best honeymoon destinations in India in winters.

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