- Top 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in India
Top 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in India
The heartbeat of every part of India beats in a different tune. Every part of this country features a unique wonder. In the Northern corner, you will find the serenity of the Himalayan mountains. Travel a bit south, you get to connect with the history of millions of decades. The east part of the country is the representative of the culture, whereas the Southern part is the perfect combination of history and nature’s gift. The entire country is bound to bring out lots of emotions in its visitors, like awe, lost and love.
"So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked."-- Mark Twain
The definition of love differs from person to person. Thus, the choice of Honeymoon location can also differ from one couple to another. A couple can prefer secluded beaches for romance, whereas the crazy adventure sports can be a choice of a crazy pair of lovebirds. Seeking romance in the pages of history, or losing in the lap of amazing nature can also be a fresh start of a lifetime together. Fortunately, for these diverse choices, India has stored diverse locations.
An eternal tale of romance is well known in every corner of the world, which had created the amazing marble edifice of love, named ‘Tajmahal’. One of the seven wonders of the world, the tomb of two eternal lovers is mostly famous for the immortal love story of Emperor Shah-Jahan and his wife Mumtaj. Just beside the scenic river Jamuna, after the death of his beloved wife, Emperor Shah-Jahan had created the white Marble tomb which had taken around 22 years to complete.
The tale of love is wrapped around the city of Agra which is located in the northern part of the country. As one of the wonders of the world, the Tajmahal is always packed with the tourists. To enjoy Taj along with a bliss of solitude, the best place for the newly married couple is the park ‘Mehetab Baag’. This park is located just opposite of Tajmahal, across River Jamuna. Imagine sitting in the bank of this river, holding hands with your new spouse, watching the sun setting over Tajmahal.
Apart from the Tajmahal, the city of Agra also hosts the famous Agra Fort. It was the home of many generations of Mughal emperors. The stories related to them and their queen concerts are still alive in every corner of this fort. Overall, the city of Agra is perfect for starting a new life together surrounding by the Royal romances.
Delhi is not only the capital of the country, it has a mile-long history co-existing with the modern culture. It is the perfect place for a couple to enjoy the Historical monuments and charming parks during the daytime and the enchanting nightlife of the night. The history of this city can be traced back a million years. The city had witnessed the rise and fall of the ancient kings, the Mughal empire, and the British Colonization. This city can provide the newlywed lovebirds a range of options to roam around. The peace and serenity of the garden surrounding Humayun’s Tumb and Lodhi Garden is the best place to walk hand-in-hand, along with clicking some memorable pictures with great Mughal architectures behind. The history lovers can pay a visit to the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Qutoob Minar. Walking barefoot through the entire campus of Birla temple holding the hand of your new spouse can be another great experience.
A Honeymoon trip cannot be completed without shopping. The traditional markets like Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market are some best places to buy local items without breaking the bank. After a whole day of adventure, if you are still bursting with energy, dine in style at Connaught Place, or head on to Hauz Khas village to dance all through the night.
Are you adventurous enough to start your new life together in the setting of the Arabian Nights? Well, a certain part of Western India can give you the feel of myth, mystery along with a royal adventure.
The term ‘Rajasthan’ signifies the land of Maharajas or the kings. Rajasthan also represents Royalty, grandeur, and vastness of Thar Desert. The ‘land of the king’ is harsh, barren and full of earthy raw beauty. If the passion of your romance can ignite the fire, then the land of Rajasthan is perfect for your honeymoon. Imagine spending a night at a desert of golden sand, in between the luxurious tents and a dose of traditional hospitality. Standing on the edge of Thar desert, Jaisalmer is a town which can offer you these unique pleasures. Matching the color of Golden sand, the city of Jaisalmer also portrays the color gold. The impressive Fort and all the houses of this town are created with the yellow sandstone, thus getting the name ‘Golden Town’. The desert can be enjoyed through a Safari, but the most romantic way to explore is a night-stay at the tents, in between the desert. These tents are created with the inspiration of the Bedouin tribes of this desert. The traditional dance show by the firelight during the night is to bring the feel of an Arabian night.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
The central part of the country is blessed with mile-long history and the architectures from an ancient era. Khajuraho is one of the ancient cities of India, which is still preserving the sculptures and the temples from the ancient era. Now, what is the main reason this place is perfect to spend your Honeymoon? Well, the temple of Khajuraho is created with the sculptures which portray the passion, sex and erotic descriptions of the ancient India. These temples are created in the era of Chandela dynasty. It is believed that the founder of Chandela dynasty, Chandravarman was the son of Moon. The Moon himself seduced the renowned beauty Hemavathy, the mother of Chandravarman. Later, after he had founded the Chandela dynasty, he had commissioned to sculped the erotic tales of love in the wall of the temples. So, if you are in the most passionate phase of your life, what is better than the place which is worshiping the passion?
The term associated with Goa is celebration and party. These beach town located in Southwestern corner of the country, promises endless beach parties, gorgeous flea markets, mixed eccentric culture. The city was a Portuguese colony in the past. The Portuguese heritages are still co-existing with the ethnic Southwestern culture of the country.
This is one of the city which offers endless options for romance and adventure. You can spend your days by walking hand in hand in the white sandy beaches, try the candlelit dinner in the beachside restaurants, enjoy the evening floating in the water at the Mandovi river cruise or try some adventure sports like Parasailing, Scuba Diving, windsurfing etc.
The adventure of Goa must start at Panjim, visiting the old Latin quarter, especially the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The best way to enjoy the variety of beaches is to stay in one of them. Baga, Paolem, Anjuna are the most popular beaches, crowned with a number of beach bars, beach shacks. Away from the crowd, if you are looking for calm and quiet, you can try the less popular beaches like Vagator Beach, Ashwem beach, Mandrem Beach, Agonda Beach, Cavelossim Beach etc. Lastly, you cannot miss the mouth-watering Goan cuisine along with the finest wines.
Honeymoon on a deserted island—the perfect definition of romance in solitude. Well, not exactly deserted, but an island of India can be the closest to fulfilling this dream. In the heart of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, the small island is located in the South-Eastern corner of the country. The island promises white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, the thrilling underwater activities along with the wide varieties of delicious sea-foods.
In the past, this island used to be the place where the prisoners used to be sent to recluse. There are a number of tribal groups based on different areas, which are still very protected. The main base of this island is the capital city, Port Blair. It is a historic town from where the secluded islands and the famous beaches can be accessed easily. To enjoy the quiet romantic ocean away from the crowd, you can stay a few days on the Havelock island. Spend your days roaming around at the private beaches of the beach resorts, swimming at the Radhanagar beach, and Snorkelling at the Elephanta Beach. Another picturesque quiet island is Neil island, where the white sand, quiet sea and unusual rock formation is perfect as a setting for your blooming romance.
The Southern end of the country is blessed with the immense beauty of nature. The maximum part of the beauty of Kerala had been created by the god himself, justifying the title ‘God’s own Country’. The elusive backwaters of Kerala are also not an exception. The backwaters are a series of extension of lakes, lagoons connected with the Malabar Coast of Arabian Sea. Surrounded by water on various sides, this part of Kerala is called 'Venice of the East'.
The lavish houseboats are the best way to explore the backwaters and the life surrounding it. These houseboats are also best options for staying overnight, especially for a newly hitched couple. There are a number of towns and villages located in the stretch of the backwater. Some of the places can be an excellent base to explore the backwaters, like Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam etc. On the stretch of the backwaters, the Vembanad Lake and its surrounding areas give you the best views of the surrounding green areas, the Coconut trees, and the local villages.
In the north-most part of the country, lies a place in the lap of the Himalayan region, which is known as ‘Heaven on Earth’. The place is called Kashmir, bejeweled by the snow-covered mountain ranges, scenic towns, lavish lakes, mile-long apple orchards and many more wonders. The capital city Srinagar is based on the bank of scenic Dal Lake, which can be an ideal destination for your Honeymoon. A stay in the wooden houseboats of Dal lake can be described as a Royal experience, so is a ride on the Sikara; the small boats used for transferring. Imagine floating in the lake with your loved one, surrounded by the scenic mountains in a very well decorated boat, when another boat full of flowers comes by your side to offer you wide range of fresh flowers. Well, this experience is very common in Dal Lake as there is a floating market, mainly operates in the early morning. Some of the house-boats and the parks located here are very ancient, even can be from the era of the Mughals. After a solid dose of romance around the lake, you can visit the local apple orchards, the hill-top Shankaracharya Temple, or the popular local shops of handicrafts and dried fruits.
Himachal Pradesh is another gift of Northern India which is based on the lap of the Himalayan region. The bunch of Himalayan small towns is the star of this region, which are favored by the travelers of every kind. The popular tourist towns like Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamsala are the popular towns of this region. Although, these towns are very crowded all through the year. Thus, to enjoy the serenity of Himalayan region, just with your new life partner, the less popular destinations like Kinnaur-Kailash can be perfect for your honeymoon. It is located in the Kinnaur district. The roads are under-developed, the towns of this regions are less-populated. Thus, the small towns like Sarahan, Kalpa, Sangla, Chitkul are best to enjoy a calm and quiet Honeymoon among the immense beauty of nature. Kinnaur-Kailash region is based on the mountain range of similar name, which is said to be the winter retreat of Lord Shiva. Fall is the best time to travel, with the Giant apples of Kinnaur mostly cover the apple orchards from head to toe.
In the Northeastern part of the country, the state Nagaland is famous for its tribal heritage, bakeries and the awesome beauty of nature. Of all the destinations, Nagaland is the most uncommon place to go for a Honeymoon. Yet, for its unique heritage, it can be an enchanting place for the adventure lovers. The gateway to this mysterious land is Dimapur. The drive till the capital Kohima is an enchanting one; with the amazing landscape and the coffee shops in between. Kohima is located in between the mountains and possesses a unique charm. The heritage park Kisama Village gives you a view of the Naga tribes and their traditional house.
Overall, it is a great place to have a different taste of life. Here, you can enjoy being with your brand-new spouse among the tribal heritage, beautiful landscape and mouthwatering cakes and pastries.
No matter which corner of the country you have chosen for your honeymoon, the country India will sure to bring you some surprise. So, if you are planning to get hitched, do plan in advance which places to rope for the excellent start of your life together.