India is one of the best honeymoon destinations like no other in the world, one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world. India has a lot to offer to travelers of any kind, particularly for travelers visiting India for their honeymoon or romantic getaways. From the lush green pastures of South India to the majestic Himalayas in the Northernmost region of the country, honeymoon in India is a truly romantic and delightful experience for honeymooners and romantic couples alike.
Enjoy the most popular beaches of the coastal areas, ethereal atmosphere in the Romantic Hill Stations of the north, charming deserts of the north-west and the nature blessed north-east, you will be amazed and delighted at every point. Not to forget the rich historical and heritage sights including the beautiful Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, the splendid temples of Khajuraho or the architecturally wonderful temples of the South.
Honeymoon in India in itself is an experience of a lifetime and there are plenty of choices available depending upon your taste and preferences, when it comes to choosing honeymoon destinations. Below are the top 10 Most Popular Honeymoon Places in India.
The Andaman and Nicobar are a group of some 572 islands, islets and atolls. This island attracts a number of couples towards its azure sea, thick forest, exotic variety of flora and fauna and the colorful coral reefs that create a gorgeous landscape. It is a one of the best honeymoon destinations in India and captivates the young romantic couples with its bewitching beauty. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the perfect place to give you newly wedded life a great start and create timeless memories.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is between October and May.
How to Reach:
By Air: Flights to Port Blair can be boarded from Chennai.
By Ship: Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam offer ships that can take you to Port Blair. The voyage takes around 50 to 60 hours.
Places to Visit: Samudrika marine museum, Mahatma Gandhi marine national park, Radhanagar beach, Elephant beach, Ross and Smith Island, Bharatpur beach, Amkunj beach
Coorg is located in the Western Ghats in the state of Karnataka. The city gets its splendor from the evergreen forests, enthralling waterfalls, serene streams and rivers and so much more. Coorg is often called the ‘Kashmir of South India’ as it is one of the best hill stations that you will find in Southern part of the country. It is famous around the world for the variety of coffee and tea plantations. Such great beauty makes Coorg one among the top honeymoon destinations in India.
Best time to Visit: Coorg maintains pleasant weather all through the year.
How to Reach:
By Air: The nearest domestic airport is the Mangalore International Airport, about 160 kilometres away. The nearest international airport is in Bengaluru, which is approximately 265 kilometres away.
By Bus: The K.S.R.T.C deluxe buses run daily from Bengaluru, Mysore and Mangalore.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is in Mysore.
Places to Visit: Abbay Falls, Irupu Falls, Namdroling Nyingmapa Tibetan Monastery and Golden Temple
Darjeeling is one of the most popular and one of the most important hill stations in east of India. Situated in the state of West Bengal, it is perched at an elevation of 2,042.2 meters it is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. the romantic setting of the hills created by tall pine trees and misty clouds along with other scenic features attracts a number of couples to this place. The tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site are the soul of this city.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit this hill station is between April to June and from September to December.
How to Reach: Darjeeling can be reached from New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri or Bagdogra from where you need to travel by road. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest major railway junction which is 88kms away from Darjeeling and Bagdogra is the nearest airport which is located at a distance of 94kms. You can take a toy train ride from either NJP or Siliguri through scenic mountain route that takes about 7.5 hrs to reach Darjeeling or you may even board a taxi.
Places to Visit: Senchal Lake, Ghoom Monastery,Mahakal Temple, Observatory Hill, Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoo, Tiger Hill, Bhutia Busty Monastery and Dhirdham Temple and the toy train.
Goa is the most famous beach destination of India. It’s gorgeous landscape created by golden beaches, beautiful rivers and lakes and architectural magnificence makes it a great tourist destination. Goa is flooded with tourists all through the year. The perfect party ground for the young, this beach city is also one of the top honeymoon destinations in India as a lot of young couple prefer a beach honeymoon with a taste of dazzling nightlife.
Best Time to Visit: the best time to visit Goa is between October and March.
How to Reach: Dabolim is the main airport and is situated at a distance of almost 29 kilometers away from Panaji. The neartest railway station is located in located in Margao. You can also take a bus from a number of important cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Khozikode, Mysore, Ahmedabad and many more.
Places to Visit: Dudhsagar waterfall, Baga Beach, Aguada Beach, Bats Island, Divar Island, Bom Jesus Basilica, Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort.
Also called the “Meadow of Flowers”, Gulmarg is a town within the Himalayas and is within miles of the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. The valley is 3 kms long and is full of beautiful flowers like blueberries and daisies. Gulmarg hill station is also famous for its ski and golf resorts and offers you a ride on the world’s second highest cable car. Gulmarg honeymoon destination is very well defines the beauty of Kashmir and its landscape.
Best Time to Visit: November to February is the best time to visit Gulmarg.
How to Reach: The nearest airport lies in Srinagar from where you travel by road. By rail you can reach Jammu and then cover the rest of the distance by road. From Srinagar you can get buses for Gulmarg.
Places to Visit: Gulmarg Gondola, Baba Reshi Shrine, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Kongdori and Shark Fin.
The beauty of Kerala is well defined by its serene backwaters and calm atmosphere. The state is home to some of the most scenic hill stations of South India. It serves a wonderful place for couples as it is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Tall palm trees, delicious sea food, amazing beaches, creative architecture adds to the beauty of Kerala. There is a lot that this place has to offer its visitors and is home to some of the best Ayurvedic spas in the country.
Best Time to Visit Kerala: September to March is the best time to visit Kerala.
How to Reach: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Cochin International Airport Karipur or Calicut International Airport are the three important airports of Kerala. It is easily accessible by road from any part of the country through National Highways 17, 47 and 49.It has around 200 railway stations which can be reached from all the important cities of India.
Places to Visit in Kerala: Munnar, Wayanad, Aluva, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Kovalam Beach, Periyar National Park, Munroe Island
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. It lies in the Aravali Range and is well known for its Dilwara Jain Temples that offers you the view of breathtaking sunset. Mount Abu is a great destination for those interested inboth desert and mountain life it is also a great place to get a taste of Rajastha as this city offers you all kinds of authentic Rajasthani good.
Best Time to Visit Mount Abu: November to March is the perfect time to visit Mount Abu.
How to Reach: Abu Road is the nearest railway station just 28 KM from the main city. The nearest airport is Udaipur at a distance of 185 km. It is well connected by road with major cities of the country and the nearest national highway is NH14.
Places to Visit: Nakki Lake, Achalgarh, Guru Shikhar, Peace Park and Adhar Devi Temple
Nainital is a beautiful hill station in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. It is situated at an altitude of 2,084 meters above the sea level. Often referred as the ‘Lake District’ of India is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Boating in Naini Lake as you admire the picturesque setting of the city is one of the best things that to do in Nainital.
Best Time to Visit Nainital: December and January is best while the rest of the year offers pleasant weather conditions.
How to Reach: The nearest airport is located in Pantnagar from wher you can avail taxi or bus services. Buses from Delhi are available for Nainital. Kathgodam is the nearest Railway station that is 34kms away from the city.Places to Visit Nainital: Naina Devi Temple, Gurney House, Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo, Tiffin Top, Snow Vie Point and Astronomical Observatory.
Udhagamandalam or Udhagai or Ootacamund or Ooty is famous tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. It is located in Nilgiri Hills and is a well known for its mile ling tea gardens. This hill station sees a large number of crowds that comprises of families as well as couples. Ooty is a top rated honeymoon destination in South India. Take a ride on the Nilgiri Toy Train and enjoy the views of the mountains. The landscape of this city offers amazing views and picturesque settings.
Best Time to Visit Ooty: April to June is the ideal time to visit Ooty.
How to Reach: Coimbatore and Bangalore are the nearest domestic airport from Ooty. You will get both government and luxury buses from Bangalore, Mysore and Chennai. The nearest railway station is Mettupalyam, 40 kilometers from Ooty.
Places to Visit in Ooty: Avalanche Valley, Rose Garden, Kalhatti Falls, Mudumalai National Park, Mukurthi National Park, Deer Park, Wax World and Tribal Museum.
The summer capital of British India is one of the most popular hill stations in India. It is one of the best and greatest honeymoon places in India because of its mesmerizing beauty. Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla lies at an altitude of 2200 meters above the sea level and a has a large portion of area under forest cover. It is visited by a number of people during summers to get a relief from the harsh heat of India.
Best Time to Visit: September to May is the best time to visit Shimla
How to Reach: Shimla can be easily reached by air. It has its own airport in Jubbarhatti, which is located at a distance of 23 kilometers from the main city. Take a train to Kala from where you can board the toy train to Shimla. You can take buses to Shimla from Delhi and other major cities in North India.
Places to Visit: Jakhoo Hill, Shimla State Museum, Summer Hill, Christ Church, Tara Devi Temple, Annandale, Shoolini Temple, Viceregal Lodge and The Ridge