Planning a romantic honeymoon with your loved one? Well then, there is no need to hunt around for sundry locales when you can get everything in India itself. You may not know it but India is home to some of the most exotic locations in the world. And if you are looking for an extremely exotic locale for your honeymoon, here are some of the best choices you can opt for!
India’s answer to the Swiss Alps, Shimla is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, not to mention one of the best honeymoon destinations as well. The hill station will welcome you with lush green hills, snow covered mountain peaks, ancient temples, flowery meadows, rustic villages dense oak, pine and fir forests, and a wonderful climate to top it all off!
In addition to plenty of sightseeing opportunities in the form of scenic drives and hikes, Shimla offers plenty of adventurous activities for enthusiasts as well. These include mountain climbing, trekking, skiing and snowboarding. Not to forget mentioning all that fun in the snow!
Coorg aka Kodagu is located in South India and is akin to Shimla in the North. Devoid of the pollution and chaos of city life, Coorg is one of the best destinations for a peace filled, relaxing and romantic honeymoon.
Filled with beautiful green meadows, bright orange orchards, spectacular waterfalls (don’t miss the Dodoveearaja, Abbi Falls and the Bhagamandala, Irupu Falls), ancient forts (the Madikeri Fort is a must visit), and never ending coffee plantations, this beautiful hill station boasts of a pleasant climate throughout the year, making it all the more special for people who flock to the haven nestled between fluffy white clouds.
Another one of those places that has a pleasant cool, climate throughout the year, Kodaikanal is a very popular tourist destination among South Indians. The place is also a regular with honeymooning couples and houses plenty of lovely attractions to make your honeymoon all the more memorable.
Your trick to making the best of your visit to this beautiful hill station is to get a good guide who would show you the best spots in the area. These include the star studded attraction of the station; the Kodai Lake (opt for a romantic boat cruise), the Silver Cascade Falls, the Green Valley View, the Devil’s Kitchen, Coaker’s Walk, the Dolphin’s Nose and the Berijam Lake etc.
A group of about 36 islands in the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep is considered to be the smallest Union Territory of the country and is located about 300 kilometers from the Kerala coast.
Anything about an island is beautiful. And the islands of Lakshadweep are no different. The islands offer honeymooners the experience of a lifetime via a sunny climate for most part of the year, stunning beaches, crystalline blue waters, luxurious beach houses and cottages, exquisitely colorful marine life and plenty of adventure sports and activities. Wake up with the soothing sounds of the palm trees swaying in the wind and the waves beckoning you. Stay in the water all day long or venture inland to visit some scenic locales. Catch some sporting action on the beach or jump into the water to catch some mind-boggling underwater scenery. The options are limitless!
Of course! How can we ever forget the epitome of love, the TajMahal; and the city it belongs to, Agra? Considered as one of the foremost honeymoon destinations in India, Agra is home to this monumental fort which also happens to be one of the eight wonders of the modern world.
Agra is also filled with plenty of historical monuments, ancient palaces, picturesque lakes and palatial gardens among other attractions. So kick start your married life by visiting the eternal symbol of love in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. And while you are at it, make it a point to visit the other attractions in the region too.
Rightfully called ‘Heaven on Earth’, Goa is the place to be if you want a fun filled honeymoon complete with beautiful sunsets, beach parties, discotheques and plenty of water sporting action. Thronged by tourists the year around, Goa is an excellent retreat for honeymooners who can do more than just walk hand in hand near the beach and watch the sunset together (which by the way happens to be one of the most romantic things you can do with your loved ones).
Spend your days soaking up some rays by the beach and enjoying a myriad of beach activities like parasailing, water scooter riding and scuba diving etc. Take a trip to the mainland to visit some of the more religious establishments in the region, including the Convent of Santa Monica, Church of the Three Magi Kings, the Mahalakshmi Temple, the Ganpati Temple and the Devaki-Kirshna Temple etc. And when the sun sets, get out your party gear and dance away into the night with your loved one.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
And last but not the least, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which are till now largely known for that one particular island that featured in a Bond movie as the agent’s hideout. Boasting of a pleasant climate the year around, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the perfect destinations for a beautiful, memorable honeymoon.
With loads of sparkling sandy beaches and luxurious resorts to choose from, the islands in this archipelago offer so much for honeymooners, including a unique opportunity to get a tent for hire and camp out on one of the beaches. Apart from this, individuals can opt for activities like scuba diving, surfing, boat cruising, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, sailing and scuba diving.