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Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations For Indian Couples To Have The Time Of Their Lives


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Marriage is a very special occasion in the lives of two people anywhere in the world; and when the couple is Indian the occasion becomes even more so because it's a bond between not just two individuals but two families. Yes, it's a very serious affair. It involves a thousand rituals and a couple of million rupees to make it as lavish as possible. Since the wedding is very hectic, the couple is usually given a farewell with a honeymoon at the end of the seemingly endless proceedings. If the marriage is arranged, the honeymoon plays a very important role in helping the individuals get to know each other to form the foundation of a lifelong relationship. Hence, the destination and the duration should be given ample thought for Indian couples because it's much more than a recreational trip for them. Considering all these options, here are the top 10 international honeymoon destinations for Indian couples:


Photos of Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Marriage is a very sacred affair in India. Hence, there is no better place than Kathmandu to start a marital relationship where spiritualism will aid the couples to help understand each other from within as well. As soon as the flight starts descending at the Kathmandu airport, one can witness a sea of temple peaks from the window. And the experience only amplifies manifold from thereon. Wherever the honeymooners stroll around in the city, they will be followed by the distinct soothing sounds of a spiritual center nearby. But that doesn’t mean there is a dearth of entertainment zones and world-class casinos here. There are plenty of things to do for every kind of couple and the fact that each Indian rupee is equal to 1.6 Nepali rupees also ensures that a honeymoon here is not a costly affair.

What a couple must do while here: Pay a visit to the ancient Swayambhunath Temple. Get a luxury spa treatment together at Tranquility Spa in Thamel.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 5 days will cost approximately Rs. 1 lakh.

There are some world-class hotels in our neighbouring country, and you can book them right now if planning a honeymoon. Read more on Kathmandu here.


Photos of Bali, Indonesia 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Bali is definitely more than a mere place; it's a tropical state of mind. A bare mention of its name invokes images of limitless blue waters with the shining sun, accentuating the backdrop. The cleaner than thou beaches have plenty of surfers, divers, local musicians and dancers whose idea of a perfect day is to just chill and make merry. Isn’t that precisely what a honeymoon couple wishes for? Locals are extremely welcoming to Indians because the city is replete with Indians and Hindu temples and hence they understand what we like or not pretty well. There are dramatic volcanoes and temples on mountain edges. There are lavish resorts and endless calm beaches. There is plenty of room to go wet and wild.

What a couple must do while here: Have dinner inside a cave at Samabe Resort. Take a helicopter ride with Air Bali.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 5 days will cost approximately Rs. 1.2 lakh.

You can book great resorts and hotels at reasonable prices right away if Bali is where you wish to celebrate your honeymoon. Read more on Bali here.

Photos of Maldives 1/1 by Prateek Dham

If we upgrade Bali a couple of good notches, then we reach the higher ground of Maldives. With unparalleled luxury amidst pristine white-sand beaches, Maldives is the ultimate beach destination for Indian honeymooners. The little island country is home to some of the most opulent resorts competing with each other for honeymooners’ attention. The only issue you’re likely to find here is to zero in on your ultimate stay, because they're all goddamn gorgeous. All these top-notch resorts come with extraordinary offerings like in-room masseurs and pillow options. In case a couple does actually step out of all this luxury to the beach, they will be welcomed by an immense variety of aquatic fauna such as turtles, manta rays and even sharks. Maldives is a paradise in every sense of the word.

What a couple must do while here: Spend at least a night at Villingili, the only resort island of Maldives. Kuramathi Islands is ideal for honeymoons because it is close to the centre of the state.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 7 days will cost approximately Rs. 2 lakhs.

Most of the hotel stays in Maldives are world-class and you can book one of them right now if you're planning a honeymoon. Read more on Maldives here.


Photos of Mauritius 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Whenever I think of Mauritius, I am always reminded of the epic Mark Twain quote, "Mauritius was made first and then heaven; heaven being copied after Mauritius." Trust me, he wasn't exaggerating. The island nation first came into existence for being a cheaper alternative to Madagascar, but gradually came into its own thanks to the incredible variety of flora and fauna and gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean you get here. If the honeymooning couple is a wildlife lover then there is arguably no better place than this because of the presence of rare species such as the pink pigeon, Mauritian kestrel, giant tortoises, etc. They can even visit the Black River Gorges National Park or Rodrigues (a completely secluded island) for an advanced course in biodiversity. The abundance of nature also ensures fresh sea food and water sports. Sigh. What else would you really desire?

What a couple must do while here: Hike together at the Black River Gorges National Park. Visit the secluded but magnificent crater lake of Ganga Talao.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 7 days will cost approximately Rs. 2 lakhs.

To live amidst undiluted nature, you can book the best hotels in Maldives here. Read more on Mauritius here.

Photos of Paris, France 1/1 by Prateek Dham

The city of love and arts & culture. You'd be lying if you say Paris is not on your bucket list of dream destinations. With iconic architectures, eclectic cuisines, trend-setting boutiques and artistic masterpieces almost everywhere, Paris is one of the most instantly recognisable cities in the world. Nothing has already been written about the French capital that you will find here; you'll be doing yourself and your partner a favour by going for a Parisian honeymoon.

What a couple must do while here: Visit the Eiffel Tower and get yourself clicked in front of it. Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris is an exotic gothic church and will be fascinating for both believers and non-believers.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 7 days will cost approximately Rs. 2 lakh.

Paris is not as expensive as is usually perceived. You can book these Parisian hotels and decide for yourself. Read more on Paris here.

Photos of Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Anytime is a good time to visit Venice, but honeymoon is the best time. The omnipresent beauty of "The Floating City" will help bring the newly-wed couple closer with a common admiration for artful surroundings because it's a dream come true for art lovers, being a fluid mix of old Venetian and modern Italian architecture. The resulting epic grandeur is accentuated by the signature Grand Canal waterway through the city, culminating fittingly at the Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco. You need to visit it to believe it.

What a couple must do while here: Get around the city in a gondola. Go on a wine tour.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 7 days will cost approximately Rs. 2.2 lakh.

Book some of the most stylish hotels in the world while in Italy. You won't even have to look hard to find them. Read more on Venice here.


Photos of Santorini, Thira, Greece 1/1 by Prateek Dham

It's not surprising that the Greeks wrote the most imaginative epics; after all they had such sublime locations to get inspired by all day long. Santorini is straight out of a utopian Greek epic, with spectacular multicoloured cliffs soaring over the caldera. There are formations of multiple islands but the main one, Thira, does the job of taking your breath away, pretty darn well. It is definitely home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

What a couple must do while here: Stay in Imerovigli, a small village island famous for its sunsets. Visit Akrotiri, an archeological site with a Bronze Age settlement.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 7 days will cost approximately Rs. 2 lakh.

Every stay is a dream come true here, check out the hotels in Santorini and book them without paying right away. Read more on Santorini here


Photos of United States 1/1 by Prateek Dham

There are so many things that you can do while here; in fact, you'll only run out of days after a point because Uncle Sam's country has got infinite things to offer. Some of the world's most luxurious islands – Hawaii, Muai – can be pitstops before you join in the city life at the sin city (Las Vegas) and Hollywood (California). You can go for strolls together on the white-sand beaches or hike all the way up to a volcanic crater. There are also the best beaches to surf at and have candle-light dinners to end the nights. This honeymoon should ideally not last less than a month because you'll only be asking for more.

What a couple must do while here: A visit to Disneyland is a must. A trek followed by a camp stay by Lake Tahoe is highly recommended too.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 21 days will cost approximately Rs. 8 lakh.

From Madison Square to the Hawaiian Islands, you can book a great hotel anywhere within the United States. Read more on this destination here


Photos of Switzerland 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Switzerland is a seamless melange of rural and the urban; a ride in a red train across the snow-clad peaks en route to Jungfrau will make the man and wife believe in boundless love. Once they’re at the ultimate destination at the top, the animated spa waters of the mountains shall heal their souls ensuing a fresh beginning to embrace each other. From the whitest whites of the Alps to the cuckoo clocks of the contemporary downtown centres, this tiny European nation has everything to die for.

What a couple must do while here: Drink at a rooftop bar in Zurich. Climb atop the Jungfrau mountain and create memories of a lifetime.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 14 days will cost approximately Rs. 5 lakh.

If you wish to create your own DDLJ together, book your Swiss stays and plan an epic honeymoon. Read more on Switzerland here.


Photos of Singapore 1/1 by Prateek Dham

Closer to home and culture now, Singapore has reinvented itself to one of the world's hottest go-to destinations and it's a totally deserved pedestal. Earlier it used be just a layover for us while we were on our way to further down south, but we soon discovered that this tiny nation has all the things that we’re crazy for available in limitless quantity. From dirt-cheap street shopping to inexpensive lip-smacking local dishes churned out on the sideways all across, this is indeed the relatable honeymoon heaven for us Indians. The entire country can be covered in a week but that doesn't mean that you’d be wanting to leave it.

What a couple must do while here: All cinema fans must visit Universal Studios. Just chill the fish out at the Sentosa Beach.

Recommended duration & average expenditure: 7 days will cost approximately Rs. 1.5 lakh.

From high-rise 5-stars to cozy B&Bs, you can book all sorts of hotels in Singapore. Read more on this destination here.

If you're someone who's going to get married in the near future, this list should be really helpful to you while planning the honeymoon. If you've already planned or are done with your honeymoon, do share your unique honeymoon travel experience on Tripoto and help 25 million fellow travellers in the process! 

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