27 Honeymoon Destinations In India That Will Make You Cancel Your Big Fat Foreign Trip

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Planning a honeymoon would get most of us excited about exotic international destinations – the emerald blue waters of the Atlantic, the island destinations of South East Asia or the stunning sights of Europe. But travellers who have explored the world would vouch for the fact that India can also be a one-stop destination for experiencing unparalleled wonders. Here of the best honeymoon places in India, that you need to check out.

The best honeymoon destinations in India promise to allure you the most without burning a hole in your pocket. Here's my list of best honeymoon places in India for couples who are on the hunt for an exotic honeymoon destinations.

Best honeymoon places in India spell romance like no other destination. From the desertscapes of Thar, the beauty of Wayanad to the otherworldly beaches of Andamans, it's time you reconsider your honeymoon choices and give India a much deserved chance.

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Best Honeymoon Destinations In North India

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Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Disha Kapkoti

Nothing spells romance like Kashmir, one of the best honeymoon destination in India. The calmness of Dal Lake contrasts beautifully with the cacophony of the floating markets. The intricate works of carpet weavers and wood carvers in the valley will stun you with the attention to detail in their masterpieces. It is a place where the temples are as stunning as the vibrant gardens and where the green fields of spring are as beautiful as the snow-white ones of winters.

Things to do in Kashmir: Enjoy romantic Shikara ride on Dal Lake; Take a walk around the world's highest golf course in Gulmarg; Spend a day away from the town on a hilltop at Patnitop; Visit the Shankaracharya Temple and the beautiful Mughal Gardens.

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Perfect for: Couples who wish for a quiet getaway amidst the snow-covered peaks and floating shikaras in the magical north India.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 days

Best Time to Visit Kashmir: December to February, if you want to enjoy snowfall, otherwise April to October.

How To Reach Kashmir:

By Air: You can fly to Srinagar Airport, located 14km away from the city. There are daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu.

By Rail: Jammu railway station is the nearest railhead to Kashmir, which is well connected to all the main cities of the country.

By Road: National Highway 1-A connects Srinagar with Jammu.

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Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Disha Kapkoti

Surrounded by high snow-clad Himalayas and in the emerald Beas valley, with adventures waiting at each direction, Manali is a year-round favourite. Honeymooners here are truly spoilt for choice, where they can choose from either indulging in thrilling activities like trekking, rafting and skiing (in winters) or can relax and enjoy the crisp mountain air. It makes sense to unwind and feed up here for a few days while organising your trip into the mountains.

Things to do in Manali: Widely regarded as the best honeymoon place in India, you can attempt zorbing and paragliding together in Solang Valley; take a hot sulphur bath at Manikaran; visit the beautiful Rohtang pass; go river rafting on the Beas river.

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Perfect for: Couples who want to indulge in romantic adventures.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 5 night/6 days

Best Time to Visit Manali: December to March.

How To Reach Manali:

By Air: Nearest airport is in Bhuntar, which is 50km from Manali.

By Train: The railway stations closest to Manali are Chandigarh (350 km) and Ambala (360 km).

By Road: There are various state-run as and private buses that operate between Manali and main cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Kalka and Dharamshala.

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Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Disha Kapkoti

Mussorie has been the chosen one for almost two centuries now. Popular since the time of the Raj, this quaint little hill station still manages to capture your heart and serenade you with its beauty. Churches, libraries, hotels and summer palaces are all reminders of the British era and amazing places to walk around and just take in the vibe of the hill-station. It's an ideal place for Honeymooners where the newly marrieds can walk, or just sit in their room and watch the clouds cross over. Sometimes, when the mist clears, you can even see the Doon valley underneath!

Things to do in Mussoorie: Go for a mountain biking tour in Mussoorie; visit the Kempty Falls; visit Landour; learn winemaking in Mussoorie; experience rock climbing in Mussoorie atop the high peaks.

Perfect for: For the traditional couple, who don't want to experiment too much.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 3 nights/ 4 days

Best Time to Visit Mussoorie: November to June.

How To Reach Mussoorie:

By Air: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 54 kilometres away, and has daily flights coming in from New Delhi.

By Rail: Dehradun railway station is the nearest station – about 36km away. Once you reach Dehradun, you can take a cab or bus to Mussoorie.

By Road: Being a popular tourist destination, Mussoorie is well-connected with a network of bus service.

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Photo of Auli, Himachal Pradesh, India by Disha Kapkoti

Auli is India's emerging ski destination but it has always been a frequented hill-station for those who liked to go a little off-beat. The snowy landscape makes for exciting ski adventures in winters and the green meadows make for beautiful sunny afternoons in summers. Surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, plus the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains, Auli can be reached either by car or through a fun cable-car ride from Joshimath.

Things to do in Auli: Visit the highest man-made lake in the world, the Auli artificial lake; travel at a height of 3,010m above sea level on the Auli ropeway; trek to the mysterious land of Gurso Bugyal, ski on the lovely snow-covered landscape of Auli.

Perfect for: The adventure seekers.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 days

Best Time to Visit Auli: November to March

How To Reach Auli:

By Air: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 279km from Auli. This is a domestic airport. The nearest international airport would be Indira Gandhi international in Delhi.

By Train: Nearest railhead to Auli is Raiwala near Rishikesh, which is 250km away. From here one can take a bus/tourist cars early in the morning to reach Auli Joshimath/Auli by evening.

By Road: Auli is only a 16km drive from Joshimath and there are state-run buses, which operate regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253km), Joshimath and Haridwar (277km), and even Joshimath and Dehradun (298km). From Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services are available for Auli.

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Photo of Almora, Uttarakhand, India by Disha Kapkoti

Almora is a bewitching hill station perched atop Kashyap Hill of the Himalayas. The snowy mountains stand guard as the valley welcomes each tourist with warm smiles and open arms. This small hill town is perfect for those who wish to visit some temples as well as enjoy solitude and peace. Starting your married life amidst green fields and white mountains, surrounded by a serene calm is something that is an unmatched experience.

Things to do in Almora: Almora is full of temples and religious sites. The most famous ones are Nanda Devi Temple, Chitai Golu Devta, Katarmal Surya Temple, Karbala Graveyard Stone of Swami Vivekananda, etc. You can even visit the Mrig Vihar Zoo for a liberal dose of Himalayan flora and fauna.

Perfect for: The spiritual couple

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 5 nights/6 days

Best Time to Visit Almora: August to November

How To Reach Almora:

By Air: The nearest major airport is in Delhi, which is about 370km from Almora. This is an international airport. You can get private taxis or public buses to go to your respective destinations in Almora from here.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Kathgodam, which is 45km away from Almora. You can get shared or private taxis from there till your hotel in Almora.

By Road: Regular buses from Delhi ply to Almora everyday at various times. It's a smooth overnight ride. From Almora, you can take shared or private taxis till your hotel.

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Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Disha Kapkoti

Plunging pine-clad valleys and distant mountains sights, Dalhousie is a charming hill town that is an eclectic mix of the British Raj and post-independence India. Founded in 1850, and named after a viceroy, Dalhousie has been a favourite among honeymooners for decades. This quiet hill station offers mesmerising views, exciting treks and also a chance to explore the architecture and history of various temples dotting the town. Young couples head to Dalhousie, for some fresh mountain air accompanied by a steaming hot cup of chai.

Things to do in Dalhousie: The stunning Daikund Peak is located 10km away from Dalhousie, but it is absolutely worth it because of the gorgeous panoramic view it promises of the valley. It's a fantastic trek all the way to the top of the hill where you will be welcomed by an Indian Air Force base and the Phoolan Devi temple on the left of the base.

Perfect for: The romantics.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 5 nights/6 days

Best Time to Visit Dalhousie: March to May

How To Reach Dalhousie:

By Air: The nearest airport is in Pathankot, which is about 75km from Dalhousie. This only has one flight plying from Delhi and back everyday. You will only get private taxis to go to your respective hotels in Darjeeling from here.

By Train: Nearest railway station is in Pathankot, which is 80km away from Dalhousie. It is well connected to many major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Amritsar. Private taxi fare from Pathankot to Dalhousie is around Rs 1,000.

By Road: Regular buses from Delhi and Punjab ply to Dalhousie. From Kangra, Dharamshala, Chamba, Khajjiar, etc., you can even get local buses to Dalhousie and the ride is hardly Rs. 150 from there.

Welcome to Rajasthan, the state know for it's royal past. Rajasthan will enamour you with unmatched experiences, a cascade of sights and sounds and a rich culture, history and heritage. The state is a vibrating display of country's vibrant past and it's diverse present. From the golden sands of the Thar to the towering forts manning cities, Rajasthan is bound to leave you amazed. With shimmering lakes and expansive jungles on one end to vast stretches of sand on the other end, Rajasthan invites you to explore each nook and cranny, with open arms. For travel ideas and itineraries, check out Tripoto's Rajasthan travel guide.

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Photo of Rajasthan, India by Disha Kapkoti

Things to do in Rajasthan: The land of the kings has to be one of the best honeymoon destinations in India for couples on the lookout for an intriguing travel experience. Let the hospitality in Jaipur spoil you while you explore its numerous forts, such as Amber, Jaigarh fort and Nahargarh fort; Take a city tour of Udaipur and enjoy the stunning sight of Lake Pichola; Visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.

Perfect for: Couples who ready to be spoilt by unmatched hospitality.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 6 nights/7 days. Book an amazing honeymoon package to Rajasthan right now!

Best Time to Visit Rajasthan: October to March.

How To Reach Rajasthan:

By Air: There are three airports in Rajasthan – one each in Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur that operate both domestic and international flights.

By Rail: To experience Rajasthan like royals, you can consider boarding the Palace on Wheels train, which runs through Jaipur and showcases the fabulous royal splendour of Rajasthan.

Besides, the state of Rajasthan has 4600km of railway tracks, that is evenly spread throughout the region.

By Road: NH8 is the most prominent National Highway that passes through Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Mumbai.

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Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Kapkoti

Jaipur, the Pink City, the magnanimous capital of Rajasthan is all about beautiful palaces, shimmering lakes and enriching culture dominating the streets. Surrounded by Aravali hills, Jaipur's bazars are a sight to behold. From colourful textiles to delicious aromas, everywhere you look, it's an experience to savour. Honeymooners, head here to start your married life on a little royal trail, one where you can experience the best of the bygone era and the present times. Know more about Jaipur and what exactly to do there from Tripoto's Jaipur travel guide.

Things to do in Jaipur: Amer Fort is a massive structure located 11km outside the main Jaipur city. The fort spans an area of 4 square km and it houses four different levels – Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal, and Sukh Niwas. Hawa Mahal is a high-screen-wall palace built for the then royal ladies to watch the festivities on the street without being seen by the public from outside; it is worth a visit.

Perfect for: The couple interested in architecture & culture

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 days

Best Time to Visit Jaipur: November to February

How To Reach Jaipur:

By Air: The nearest airport is the Jaipur International Airport, which is about 10km away from the city. You will get private taxis to go to your respective hotels in Jaipur from here.

By Train: Jaipur has a well-connected railway station as well. Most trains from up north reach Jaipur directly.

By Road: Jaipur has a wonderful bus network owing to its importance to tourism. Most buses up north are directly or indirectly connected to Jaipur.

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Photo of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Kapkoti

Ranthambore National Park is 1334 sq km of wild jungle scrub hemmed in by rocky ridges, and believed to be is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan and even India. Apart from the tigers, there are crocodile-filled lakes, forests full of variety of deers and chinkaras and the trees populated by monkeys. The wild co-exists with the ancient temples and mosques and the mighty Ranthambore Fort, situated at the centre of the park.

Things to do in Ranthambore: Ranthambore National Park is known for tiger-spotting, so that's one thing that you should really put your efforts on. A hike up to the Ranthambore Fort is also highly recommended; enjoy the company of langurs, peacocks, deers, etc., in the serene atmosphere.

Perfect for: The adventurers

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 days

Best Time to Visit Ranthambore: October to April

How To Reach Ranthambore:

By Air: The nearest airport is in Jaipur, which is about 180km from Ranthambore. There are regular flights for Jaipur from all the major cities including, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, etc. The tourists can take direct taxi or bus from the Airport to reach Ranthambore.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur Railways Station, which is 10km away from the park. You can take a local bus or private taxi to reach your destination from there.

By Road: Ranthambore is well connected with all the major cities and town through state bus service and it can be reached through private buses and taxis. Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, and Jodhpur connect Ranthambore directly.

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Photo of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India by Disha Kapkoti

The magical Taj Mahal in Agra attracts more than 8million tourists yearly. And it is worth the hype. However, Taj Mahal is not an only attraction of this ancient city. Once the capital of Mughals, Agra has many fascinating tombs and mausoleums, bustling markets and the Agra Fort. Few km away is Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Mughal architecture and a must-visit when you are in the city. Did you know that Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

Things to do in Agra: Agra is home to the epitome of love – the majestic Taj Mahal. This 17-century mausoleum was commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, for his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Built by white marble that shines on a moonlit night, it is one of the 7 wonders of the world. You should also check out Agra Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Perfect for: North Indian couples

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Best Time to Visit Agra: November to March

How To Reach Agra:

By Air: Agra's Kheria Airport is a military base, so it's a seasonal commercial airport. You can take an hour-long Air India flight from Delhi.

By Train: Agra is extremely well-connected to most cities across India owing to its geographical and cultural importance. Regular direct trains from major cities such as Jaipur, Delhi, Gwalior, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, etc., can be taken.

By Road: Buses ply daily to Agra from major cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow, Kanpur, etc. Agra has two interstate bus terminals, so the bus connectivity is good.

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Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Disha Kapkoti

Jaisalmer is royalty in the desert. The Jaisalmer Fort is a sight to behold, a massive sandcastle that rises from the middle of the desert and is a formidable entity holding an entire city inside it. Fossils, ancient history, art and culture and even the India-Pakistan border, Jaisalmer is a thrilling place to discover all of that and more. Roaming around in the lanes inside Jaisalmer fort or spending a evening quietly on the banks of Gadisagar Lake are experiences that become unforgettable memories.

Things to do in Jaisalmer: It's the land of majestic forts, and the first one you should go witness is the Jaisalmer Fort – it is a world heritage site replete with 12th century ornate Jain idols and stone carvings. Bada Bagh is a large garden complex a bit outside the main city; it contains cenotaphs of various Maharajas of Jaisalmer. The Desert Cultural Centre is a place of interest for the culturally inclined; the museum is dedicated to many artefacts important to Rajasthani heritage. Learn more about this desert empire from Tripoto's Jaisalmer travel guide.

Perfect for: The culturally inclined.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer: November to March

How To Reach Jaisalmer:

By Air: The nearest airport is the Jodhpur airport, which is about 275km from Jaisalmer. This is a domestic airport. The nearest international airport would be Indira Gandhi international in Delhi.

By Train: Jaisalmer is well-connected to direct trains from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and other major cities. The luxury train 'Palace on Wheels' also goes to Jaisalmer.

By Road: All the roads up north lead to Jaisalmer without any fuss. Deluxe as well as ordinary private or state transport buses can be availed from major cities such as Bikaner, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mount Abu, etc. Roads are smooth and well-maintained.

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Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Disha Kapkoti

Khajuraho is erotic and exotic at the same time. It is a shining example of the love of art that our ancestors were known for. The carvings here are not only a study into the art of making love but also a study into the history and culture of ancient India. Khajuraho is beautiful, grand and inspiring and a perfect place for honeymooners.

Things to do in Khajuraho: Visit the temples; watch the sound and light show to understand the history and discovery of Khajuraho; roam around the lanes and shop for some quirky souvenirs; visit the nearby Raneh Falls; go on an early morning safari to Panna National Park for a chance to spot tigers.

Perfect for: The cultural enthusiasts and those looking for some inspiration.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Best Time to Visit Khajuraho: November to March

How To Reach Khajuraho:

By Air: Khajuraho has an airport with daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai.

By Train: Khajuraho has a railhead and has direct trains connecting it to all major cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

By Road: Khajuraho is connected well via roads thanks to developed highways. The time on road from Delhi to Khajuraho is expected to be around 14-15 hours.

Best Honeymoon Destinations in West India

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Photo of Goa, India by Disha Kapkoti

Goa is an eclectic mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures, a blend of sun, sea, sand, seafood, spirituality and trance parties! Goa is unlike any other beach destination in India. India's sunshine state, pint-sized Goa is undoubtedly the shimmering strand of beaches stretching along the Arabian Sea, from the tip to the toe of the state. Each corner of this state has a distinct personality and cater to every kind of traveller or tourist that steps on its beaches. From the bolder Baga to peaceful Arambol, from the pulsating Anjuna to laid-back Assagao, Goa has something for every kind of honeymooner. Know more about Goa from Tripoto's Goa travel guide.

Things to do in Goa: Head to the Konkan Coast that can give you the most fun-filled beachside experience in this best place for honeymoon in India. Take a trip to Goa for its surreal beaches with several cafes and bars dotting the coast. Varca, Candolim, Arambol, Anjuna, Baga, Colva, the list of stunning beaches doesn't end and neither does the fun.

Perfect for: Couples pepped up for unlimited parties on incredible Goan beaches, making this vacation all about their freedom.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Best Time to Visit Goa: October to January.

How To Reach Goa:

By Air: The Dabolim Airport lies just 29km from the state’s capital, Panjim and is well-connected with Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore.

By Rail: There are two major railheads in Goa, one in Madgaon and another in Vasco Da Gama, which are well-connected by trains from all over the country.

By Road: You can reach Goa overnight from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune. There are regular bus services, which operate from these cities.

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Photo of Kutch, Gujarat, India by Disha Kapkoti

Kutch is the wild west of India and home to a geographical phenomenon and some colourful Indian culture. The Rann of Kutch, a 30,000 sq km desert in the Kutch district that stretches from the Gulf of Kutch to the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan is a blinding white expanse of salt in winters and turns into a swampy, muddy land in summers. This crazy geographical phenomena makes it a natural wonder, one which is a must visit in a lifetime. It is also an exotic destination that will not only make for a memorable honeymoon but will also guarantee a thrilling start to your marriage. Know more about Kutch on Tripoto's Kutch travel guide.

Things to do in Kutch: Attend the Rann Utsav; visit Kala Dunger, the highest hill in Kutch district; visit tribes and craftsmen of Gujarat and Bhuj; visit the port town of Mandvi.

Perfect for: Couples looking for an exotic vacation and those interested in exploring varied Indian cultures.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 days

Best Time to Visit Kutch: December to February.

How To Reach Kutch:

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuj airport, situated at a distance of 77km. There are direct flights from Mumbai and Ahmedabad to Bhuj.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is also Bhuj, situated at a distance of 90km. There are daily overnight trains from Ahmedabad to Bhuj. There are also direct trains from Mumbai, and other major cities of Gujarat like Surat.

By Road: You can reach Kutch by road from Ahmedabad. It's an overnight journey and generally does not take more than six to seven hours on the road. There are regular bus services available as well from Ahmedabad.

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Photo of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Disha Kapkoti

Shimmering turquoise water, pristine white beaches, dense primal mangrove forests and rusty sunsets make Andaman islands one of the most romantic beach-side destination in India. Unperturbed by development, these islands are like pearls in an ocean of blue, shining and sparkling, inviting you to come explore the untouched beauty. This is a great place for honeymooners who love the beach but not the crowds. To know more about Andaman Islands, read Tripoto's Andaman travel guide.

Things to do in Andaman: Andaman is easily the best honeymoon destinations in India. While you're in Andaman, Visit Corbyn's Cove beach, North Bay Island and Ross Island; Experience the light and sound show at the cellular jail; Watch the majestic sunset at Radhanagar beach and enjoy snorkelling at the Elephant Beach on Havelock Island.

For an offbeat honeymoon experience, book the Andaman honeymoon package here.

Perfect for: Couples on a lookout for the magical getaway to an undisturbed island to enjoy company not crowd.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 days

Best Time to Visit Andaman: December to March.

How To Reach Andaman: Port Blair is Andaman’s gateway, connected by air and sea. Passenger ships are also available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Visakhapatnam. However, the best way to reach these exotic islands is to take flight from New Delhi, Kolkata or Chennai, as passenger ships take about 50-60 hours.

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Photo of Kerala, India by Disha Kapkoti

Palm-fringed shores, spice plantations and backwaters dotted with houseboats, Kerala is a coastal heaven unlike any other. God's Own Country, this state has an ability to mesmerise you with its ever-changing landscape, exotic wildlife and untouched beaches. Kerala is laid-back, relaxed with the most beautiful sunsets and aromatic food in the country. As the skies change colours from shining blue to rusty orange every evening, you can just lounge on a beach, sipping on some coconut water, you will feel a serenity that is seldom out of our reach. Know more about this stunning coastal state on Tripoto's Kerala travel guide.

Things to do in Kerala: Kerala is probably the best place for honeymoon in India and there is no lack of things to do for newlyweds in God's own country. Explore the beauty of Munnar; Relax on beaches such as Kovalam, Varkala, Kannur; Visit St. Francis Church; Indulge in age old science of life Ayurveda; Spend evenings visiting the Rose Garden; Visit Periyar lake and Mattupetty lake.

Book the Kerala honeymoon package here and witness the romance of Kerala.

Perfect for: Couples who enjoy nature and seek the silence of stunning forests for an ideal getaway.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 5 nights/6 days

Best Time to Visit Kerala: November to February

How To Reach Kerala:

By Air: With three international airports, reaching Kerala is a hassle-free process. The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is located in the southern part of Kerala, Kochi International Airport is located in the centre and up north is the Calicut International Airport.

By Rail: With more than 200 railway stations, train is also a good option to reach God's Own Country. Direct trains to Kerala can be boarded from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata.

By Road: You can reach Kerala from any part of the country on National Highways 17, 47 and 49.

Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by Disha Kapkoti

The French capital of India, Pondicherry is a charming coastal town on the eastern coast of India. Bougainvillea draped colonial townhouses, pastel villas and leafy boulevards frame the inner lanes of Pondicherry while white beaches and shimmering Bay of Bengal form the coastal boundary of the city. Pondy, as it is popularly called, has a vibrant, international vibe, one that reflects a New Age–meets–Old World scenario. Watch the sun-rise on the beach, and see it set as you sit by the promenade! Know more about Pondicherry's amazing bohemian vibe from Tripoto's Pondicherry travel guide.

Things to do in Pondicherry: Pondicherry is the regarded as the best honeymoon place in India by many. Go boating under the dark umbrella of trees and discover the amazing Pichavaram Mangrove Forest; head to Aurobindo Ashram for inner peace; float past the amazing coastline of Pondicherry; have a Franco-Tamil gastronomic affair; visit Auroville; experience solitude at Ousteri Lake.

Perfect for: Couples in need of vitamin sea!

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 6 nights/ 7 days

Best Time to Visit Pondicherry: November to February

How To Reach Pondicherry:

By Air: Pondicherry has a domestic airport, which is connected to Bengaluru via daily flights – except on Wednesdays. Alternatively, you can fly to Chennai, the nearest domestic as well as international airport which is approximately 135km away from Pondicherry.

By Rail: The nearest rail station from Pondicherry is Villupuram, 35km away from the town. The Villupuram railhead is well-connected to cities such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Trivandrum.

By Road: The best way to reach Pondicherry is definitely by road. Multiple buses, from hop-on hop-off local buses, to Volvo air-conditioned luxury ones, run daily between Pondicherry and Chennai and Bangalore. You can also hire a taxi for any of the above destinations.

About 100kms west of Mysore, the hilly hamlet of Kodagu (formerly known as Coorg) is located in the evergreen highlands of the Western Ghats. Spice gardens, cardamom forests, coffee plantations, adventure activities, waterfalls and temples are the gems Coorg has to offer. For those looking for some history, visit the 17th century Madikeri Fort where the revered Tipu Sultan once held court, or the serenr Omkareshwar temple, one of the most famous attractions of the district’s headquarters in Madikeri. While you are here, also visit Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement of south India. To know more about what to do in Coorg, visit Tripoto's Coorg travel guide page.

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Photo of Coorg, Karnataka, India by Disha Kapkoti

Things to do in Coorg: Coorg is another town that is widely considered as the best place for honeymoon place in south India. Pick coffee berries on a lush green coffee plantation tour; soak in a bit of nature at the beautiful Abbey Falls and Iruppu Falls; visit Nagarhole National Park And Dubare Elephant Camp; offer your prayers at the Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery; go mountain biking in Chelavra.

Perfect for: Couples who want to explore offbeat destinations together.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 5 night/6 days

Best Time to Visit Coorg: December to February

How To Reach Coorg:

By Air: Since there is no airport in Coorg, the nearest airport you can fly to is Mangalore, approximately 135km away. The Mangalore Airport is connected with direct flights to different parts of the country.

By Rail: The nearest railway stations are in Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan. There are many trains for these places from different parts of India.

By Road: You can also catch a bus from Bengaluru, Mysore and Mangalore. K.S.R.T.C deluxe buses run daily on this route.

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Photo of Lakshadweep, India by Disha Kapkoti

Located in the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep Islands is an untouched, undisturbed archipelago that is popular among travellers looking for something unique and different. Comprising of palm-covered, white-sand-skirted coral islands, these islands are as stunning as they are isolated. The 4200 sq km of pristine archipelago lagoons, unspoilt coral reefs and warm waters are a magnet for scuba divers and snorkellers and therefore perfect for those honeymooners who wish to combine adventure with love.

Things to do in Lakshadweep: Regarded as the best place in India for honeymoon by plenty, Lakshadweep is screaming for your attention. Discover the beautiful marine life in all its imaginable colours with scuba diving; take a boat trip and indulge in island hopping; experience the serene beaches such Kavaratti Beach, Minicoy Beach, Kadamat Beach, Bangaram Beach; visit the most scenic island with colourful corals: Kalpeni Island.

Perfect for: For the explorer couple, who always has the greatest stories and experiences to light up any conversation.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 days

Best Time to Visit Lakshadweep: October to May.

How To Reach Lakshadweep:

By Sea: About seven passenger ships – MV Amindivi, MV Bharat Seema, MV Dweep Setu, MV Arabian Sea, MV Lakshadweep Sea, MV Kavaratti and MV Minicoy operate between Cochin and Lakshadweep. The journey takes about 14 to 20 hours.

By Air: Lakshadweep has an airport and Air India operates flights from Kochi to Agatti airport six days a week.

Note: To visit the Lakshadweep Islands, you need a tourism permit from Kochi.

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Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Disha Kapkoti

Known for the famous Nilgiri tea, Coonoor is a small hill town populated by tea plantations, hiking trails and red-tile rooftops. The most fascinating part about visiting Coonoor is the heritage train that takes you there from Coimbatore. A trip to the magnificent tea-estates, where you can the entire process of harvesting and packaging tea, is a must-do once you are here. For the adventurers, the multiple hiking trails around the city are a sure-shot way to enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the valley and the surrounding areas. Read and know more about this hill town's beauty on Tripoto's Coonoor travel guide.

Things to do in Coonoor: Dubbed by many as the best honeymoon place in India, Coonoor is the place to visit to start that married life with great memories. Witness the sunset at Dolphin’s nose viewpoint; visit St. George's Church; get drenched at Catherine Falls; picnic at Lamb’s Rock.

Perfect for: Couples craving to experience nature together.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Best Time to Visit Coonoor: December to March.

How To Reach Coonoor:

By Air: At a distance of 70km, Coimbatore Airport is the nearest from Coonoor. You can fly to Coimbatore or even Bangalore in order to reach Coonoor.

By Rail: Coonoor is the only available rail stop on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway service between Ooty and Mettupalayam.

By Road: National Highway 67 connects Coonoor to Ooty and other Indian cities. Buses are available daily to Coonoor from Coimbatore, Ooty and Kotagiri.

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Photo of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India by Disha Kapkoti

Kodaikanal, the misty hill station is relaxed and laid back and perfect for a short weekend getaway. Centred on a star-shaped lake, patches of virgin forests are dotted up and down the hillsides, and evergreen broadleaf trees like magnolia, mahogany, myrtle and rhododendron can be spotted all across the hill town. Kodaikanal has beautiful viewpoints and stunning waterfalls, and these are exactly the things that attract people all to this town all year round. Read more about this precious little place on Tripoto's Kodaikanal travel guide.

Things to do in Kodaikanal: Visit Vattakanal; trek the Kodaikanal Palani Hills; let the fragrance of the pine forest fill up your lungs and pervade your senses; try to look for the magic in the mushrooms; Catch at least one sunrise/ sunset; visit Berijam Lake; buy lots of chocolates and Eucalyptus oil.

Perfect for: Couples who wish to indulge in a delightful experience of walking through winding roads.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Best Time to Visit Kodaikanal: April to June

How To Reach Kodaikanal:

By Air: The closest airport to Kodaikanal is in Madurai, about 120 kilometres away. If you want, you can also fly to Tiruchirappalli International Airport in Tamil Nadu and the Coimbatore airport. From the airport, you can easily get a bus to Kodaikanal.

By Rail: Kodai Road is the closest railhead, about 100 kilometres away from the main town. From here, you can get a taxi. Being the only mode of transportation from Kodai Road to Kodaikanal, taxi rates are not much negotiable.

By Road: Regular bus services are available from the cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Madurai and many more.

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Photo of Allepey, Kerala, India by Disha Kapkoti

Alleppey or Alappuzha is the hub of Kerala's backwaters. graceful and greenery-fringed, disappearing into a watery world of villages, punted canoes, toddy shops and houseboats, Alleppey is a charming city that transports you to an era of twinkling lamps and glittering stars. Float along and gaze over paddy fields of succulent green, curvaceous rice barges and village life along the banks. This is one of Kerala’s most mesmerisingly beautiful and relaxing experiences. Know more about Alleppey on Tripoto's Alleppey travel guide.

Things to do in Alleppey: Visit the Vembanad lake, which is the longest lake in India. It is also one of the largest in India, and the largest in Kerala state. Beach bums can head straight to the Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha town. There is a 150-year-old pier that extends to the sea there.

Perfect for: Couples in search of peace & calm

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 5 nights/6 days

Best Time to Visit Alleppey: September to March

How To Reach Alleppey:

By Air: The nearest airport is in Cochin, which is about 75km from Alleppey. The airport is well connected to major cities in India as well as abroad. You will get private taxis to go to your respective hotels in Alleppey from here.

By Train: Alleppey has a railway station which connects to major cities Cochin and Trivandrum. You can then take a public or private transport to wherever from the station.

By Road: Kerala State Transport buses ply regularly to Alleppey from most cities in Kerala, and from nearby major cities such as Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore, Coimbatore, etc.

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Photo of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Disha Kapkoti

Darjeeling has been a favourite amongst tourists for decades. Often called as the 'front row' for epic Himalayan views, Darjeeling is misty, magical and has a penchant for being just the right amount of mix between being offbeat and being too popular. Colonial era architecture, Buddhist monasteries and unbelievable views of mighty Khangchendzonga are just a few of the attractions that Darjeeling offers. Know more about this West Bengal's prime attraction on Tripoto's Darjeeling travel guide.

Things to do in Darjeeling: As showcased in the picture above, the Toy Train is one of the most iconic attractions of Darjeeling; the 2 feet narrow-gauge line connects New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. For the couples seeking more than just romantic places to spend time at, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is the largest high altitude zoo in the country. You can spot many endangered animals such as the Snow Leopard, Himalayan Wolf and the Red Panda.

Perfect for: The romantics.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 5 nights/6 days

Best Time to Visit Darjeeling: October to March

How To Reach Darjeeling:

By Air: The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, which is about 94km from Darjeeling. This is a domestic airport. You will only get private taxis to go to your respective hotels in Darjeeling from here.

By Train: Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is 88km away from Darjeeling. A few trains also pass through Siliguri which is closer to Darjeeling, but NJP is a lot more accessible.

By Road: Regular buses from Kolkata and Siliguri ply to Darjeeling. From Siliguri, you can even get shared jeeps and private taxis and it is just 80km away. The road is decent.

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Photo of Sikkim, India by Disha Kapkoti

Sikkim has a distinctive personality that is an eclectic mix of beautiful sights, stunning weather and serene Buddhist monasteries. In Sikkim, the beauty is eye-catching, people are warm-hearted and life feels hassle-free. From the cozy cafes of Gangtok to ribboning roads of Zuluk valley, Sikkim will enchant and charm you, and you will be left asking for more. Read more about this magical state on Tripoto's Sikkim travel guide.

Things to do in Sikkim: Ditch the snow-covered Alps and head to the state of Sikkim, considered as one of the best honeymoon destinations in India, to see nature untouched and unexplored. Visit the stunning Tshanghu Lake, Rimbi Waterfalls and Kechopalri Lake in Pelling; Admire the glorious Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok; Scale Dello Hills in Kalimpong and walk to the Tiger Hill to get a view of Kanchenjunga Peak.

Perfect for: Couples craving for the adventure of a lifetime and those who wish to explore the hills and its hidden secrets together.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 days

Best Time to Visit Sikkim: October to May.

How To Reach Sikkim:

By Air: Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal is the airport nearest to Sikkim. The airport is about 124km away from Gangtok.

By Rail: New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri are the railheads nearest to Sikkim, located in West Bengal. New Jalpaiguri is at a distance of 125km and Siliguri is 114km from Gangtok.

By Road: You can reach Sikkim through Siliguri using National Highway 31A.

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Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Disha Kapkoti

Green valleys, blue skies, silvery waterfalls and a culture that is as vibrant as the topography, Shillong is a destination you just can't miss. The city has an ability to wow you with it's panoramic views, forested groves and cafes serving delicious food. Every street here has a story to tell and every nook and cranny is a mystery waiting to be unfolded. Shillong welcomes you with open arms and warm smiles and captivates you with it's abundant natural beauty. Read more about this town here on Tripoto's Shillong travel guide.

Things to do in Shillong: Visit the Nohkalikai Falls, the tallest plunge waterfall in the country. It is more than a thousand feet tall and so the experience is outworldly. The Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures is a museum that exhibits local culture using artefacts, clothing and tools; you should visit this to truly understand the Meghalayan way of living.

Perfect for: The culturists

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Best Time to Visit Shillong: October to March

How To Reach Shillong:

By Air: The nearest airport is in Umroi, which is about 35km from Shillong. This is a very small airport so it's not particularly well-connected. You will only get private taxis to go to your respective hotels in Shillong from here.

By Train: Nearest railway station is in Guwahati, which is 104km away from Shillong. The station is very well connected with all major cities of India. You can easily get public buses or private taxis going till Shillong.

By Road: National Highway 40 connects Shillong with Guwahati. It's an all-weather road so you can drive on it irrespective of heavy rains. State transport buses are also easily available on the same route.

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Photo of Tawang by Disha Kapkoti

Fringed by hulking mountains, dotted with monasteries, and beautiful murals decorating the walls of the town, Tawang is a surreal place, that often looks like it's not a part of this world. Incomparable beauty is presented in terms of shimmering waterfalls and lush green forests and the city is especially colourful during February, when the locals celebrate Losar Festival (Tibetan New Year!). Tawang is often underrated and under visited, but it is a perfect place for those looking to go that extra mile. Read more about this city on Tripoto's Tawang travel guide.

Things to do in Tawang: Madhuri Lake (also known as Shonga-tser Lake) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tawang. In fact, the lake was even featured in the movie 'Koyla'. A stroll around it is highly recommended since it is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and verdant valleys. Nuranang Waterfalls are also a sublime place for a day tour because they are located 40km away from the town. The waterfalls are 6000 ft. tall and are complimented by stunning surroundings.

Perfect for: The explorers

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 7 nights/ 8 days

Best Time to Visit Tawang: March to September

How To Reach Tawang:

By Air: The nearest major airport is in Guwahati, which is 480km away from Tawang. This is a domestic airport. You will get private taxis or public buses to go to your respective hotels in Tawang from here.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Guwahati, which is 485km away from Tawang. The station is well-connected with all the major cities of India. One can take a cab or bus to reach Bhalukpong and proceed to Tawang from there.

By Road: There are regular Arunachal Pradesh State Transport buses from Bomdila till Tawang that you can take. The ride takes 11 hours till Bomdila, and you can leave for Tawang on the following morning.

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Photo of Nagaland, India by Disha Kapkoti

Rich in natural beauty, Nagaland is undoubtedly North East India's crown jewel. Dazzling hills and valleys, headhunting Naga tribes, India–Myanmar border, and many more such things make Nagaland intriguing and exciting. It's an adventure to visit this state. Whether it's the developed souther part of the state or rugged northern hills and valleys, Nagaland is sure to leave you surprised and asking for more. Read more about this fascinating state on Tripoto's Nagaland travel guide.

Things to do in Nagaland: Nagaland may not be popular as the best honeymoon place in India, but it definitely should be. While in Nagaland, trek to Dzoukou Valley and Jafpu Peak; camp out at the Satoi Range; witness the colourful Naga culture at the Hornbill Festival; explore history with the Kachari Ruins; head to the Longwa Village to get a feel of its unusual geographical location; browse through the local craft work at Diezephe Craft Village.

Perfect for: Couples curious about experiences that this corner of the country has to offer.

Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Best Time to Visit Nagaland: February to May and October to December

How To Reach Nagaland:

By Air: Dimapur, at distance of 75 km from Nagaland, is the nearest domestic airport.

By Rail: Nearest railway station is again in Dimapur, which is well-connected with Kolkata and Guwahati.

By Road: After reaching Dimapur, it is possible to get a shared taxi from Dimapur to Kohima. From Kohima, get shared taxis or a local buses to Nagaland.

Where will you start your happily ever after? Do you have any other places I could add to this list? Which is your favourite place to honeymoon? Share you thoughts and experiences here.

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And in Uttarakhand, more than Missouri,a cliche place, there are other better places like Almora, Kasol, kasauni, flower valley. And along with Manali, which can be done in maximum 2 nights, people can spend 3 more nights in Dalhousie, Dharamshala/Mcleodganj. And ideal duration for Andaman is 6 nights. 4 nights are way too less. For Kasmir too, 5 nights are must, with 2 nights in Pahalgam, 1 night in Gulmarg and another 2-3 nights in Srinagar
Thu 04 20 17, 14:03 · Reply · Report
Hi Disha, nice article. You have indeed included the best honeymoon destinations in India. But I would like to add some suggestions: In Andamans, I find my friends going regularly. But almost all of them go to Ross, North Bay, Havelock and Neil islands, but miss the most beautiful island in Andamans, Jolly Bouy/Red skin island, which is not very far from Port Blair. I have been there, and trust me, I haven't seen a more pristine beach or island in India. I wish bloggers like you and travel agents to encourage the young couples to visit Jolly Bouy as a must see place in Andamans. In Kerala, you have mentioned all, but missed the most romantic part, ie a night in a houseboat at Alleppey. No honeymoon is complete without the houseboat nightstay. In Goa, the beaches you have mentioned are all in North Goa which are mostly for party goers. For honeymooners, the place to be is south Goa. Palolem, Agonda, Colva beaches are the destinations for honeymoon, not Bagha or Anjuna beach.
Thu 04 20 17, 13:51 · Reply (1) · Report
Nice observation
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