Best Honeymoon Destinations in India

Best Honeymoon Destinations in India

Wedding planning and rituals are stressful enough, so the last thing you need on your honeymoon are any more worries. India has numerous honeymoon destinations where you can relax and rejuvenate as you start a new chapter of your life. Newlyweds have many options to choose from and book some of the best honeymoon places in India.

India’s varying terrain and weather conditions suit every kind of traveler. With so many diverse choices, it can often become difficult to select that one perfect place. To add love to your first moments together and make them even more special you must pick a honeymoon destination that matches the interest of both of you. 

From surreal beaches to scintillating hill stations you can spend your time amidst nature or if either of you is an adventurous soul you can indulge in adventure sports as well. You can also opt for a luxurious stay amidst coffee plantations at Ooty or book a houseboat in Kerala. Here is a list of the best honeymoon destinations in India to explore with your better half.

Andaman & Nicobar

Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Honeymoon Destination in India
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: debaldas)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Cellular Jail, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Ross Island, Radhanagar beach
  • Best time to visit: From October to May
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

Tucked around 1,400 km away from the east coast of India, The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a tropical paradise and the most romantic getaway for your honeymoon. You can bask at the white beaches lined by turquoise waters. Port Blair is the capital city connected to the world through its airport and seaport. 

Beyond beaches, Andaman & Nicobar Islands also offer a glimpse into Indian history. The best of these islands can be discovered by underwater exploration activities offered along the coastline. Havelock Island has great diving and sea walking options while Neil Island serves as one major tourist attraction for its stunning white sandy beach surrounded by sparkling clear waters.

Main tourist attractions in Port Blair are Cellular Jail, Murugan Temple, Manglutan Village, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, and Zonal Anthropological Museum. A romantic drive along the Munda Pahad Beach in Chidiya Tapu or an oceanfront dinner date at Sinclair’s are the best things to try for couples.

Leh, Ladakh

Leh - Ladakh, Honeymoon Destination in India
Leh – Ladakh, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: darshanchudasama)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Pangong Lake, Khardungla Pass, Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa, Diskit Monastery
  • Best time to visit: From April to June
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

Ladakh, a vibrant Buddhist region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is surrounded by vivid landscapes. Ladakh is a thrilling playground for adventure lovers offering activities such as camping, climbing, Camel safari, jeep tours, rafting, and high-altitude trekking.

The winding roads of Khardung La lead to the beautiful Nubra Valley and the highest motor-able pass in India at 18,390 meters. You can also witness the calm and natural beauty at the internationally renowned Pangong Lake and Tso Moriri Lake. Leh offers you the much-needed privacy and a horde of fun activities to enjoy for couples.

Alleppey, Kerala

Alleppey - Kerala, Honeymoon Destination in India
Alleppey – Kerala, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: kunalkalra)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Houseboat, Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple
  • Best time to visit: From November to February
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

Famous for its beautiful backwaters and houseboats, Alleppey is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon. You can book overnight stays on houseboats and indulge in water sports along some of Kerala’s best beaches. The palm-fringed network of canals and waterways offers a stunning backdrop for romantic pictures with your special one.

Alleppey is the perfect honeymoon destination for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Couples who are nature lovers, hippies, or those who admire simplicity are charmed by the unique culture of Alleppey.

You can go bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Pathiramanal or spend time lazing at the romantic beaches like Alappuzha Beach and Cherai Beach. The luxe resorts offer amazing sunset views as you enjoy rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments specially curated for couples.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali, Himachal Pradesh, Honeymoon Destination in India
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: rishabhdharmani)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Hidimabha Devi Temple, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Manu Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Mall Road
  • Best time to visit: From October to June, December to February for snowfall
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in North India. Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, the hill town offers some of the best views of the snow-covered Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. No matter where you stay across the hilltown you can wake up to the beautiful view of the sun rising over glittering mountain peaks.

Rohtang Pass, Gulaba, and Rahala falls are the popular tourist places in Manali to visit on your honeymoon. The majestic Jogini waterfall is the perfect place to spend some time together and experience nature closely. For exciting adventure sports, you can visit the beautiful Solang Valley.

If you are daring enough you can camp at 10,000 feet in the mountains at Bhrigu lake and enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings. Pin Valley is also a stunning destination. It is the only cold desert national park in Himachal Pradesh, located in the picture-perfect Lahaul and Spiti district.

The unpretentious nightlife and quirky markets are perfect for catering to you and your partner’s whims and fancies. Tibetan Monasteries are also a popular attraction for honeymooners where they seek blessings for a blissful married life.

The charm of Manali can be further explored by staying in luxe Tree House Cottages in the valley. Tucked away in the lap of the Himalayas these treehouses are surrounded by lush greenery. They are perfect for spending some alone time cozying up under the stars.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur - Rajasthan, Honeymoon Destination in India
Udaipur – Rajasthan, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: bhaveshrao)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Hidimabha Devi Temple, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Manu Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Mall Road
  • Best time to visit: From October to June, December to February for snowfall
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

Udaipur is fondly referred to as the City of Lakes and is the perfect destination for a royal honeymoon in India. This beautiful palace city is the crown jewel of Rajasthan and an essential destination on your honeymoon travel itinerary. 

Surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills the city has numerous manmade lakes which have earned it the epithet of ‘Venice of the East’. It also holds relics of the rich history and culture of the state in the form of gorgeous temples and palaces. 

Udaipur City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Eklingji Temple, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, and Jag Mandir Palace are prominent tourist spots to visit in Udaipur. You can explore the rich history of the Rajputana at these monuments or spend the evening enjoying a boat ride through Lake Pichola’s serene waters.

Udaipur offers you every inch of royalty and romance on your honeymoon with its imperial ambiance, royal accommodations, and world-class hospitality. From starlit dinners to desert camping you can pick the best option to spend time with the love of your life.

Goa

Goa, Honeymoon Destination in India
Goa, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: alexeyturenkov)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, Dudhsagar Falls, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Dona Paula, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception 
  • Best time to visit: From November to February
  • Ideal trip duration: 5 to 6 days

To give your married life a blissful start, Goa is one of the most mesmerizing honeymoon destinations in India. Goa is renowned for its scenic natural beauty comprising lush greenery and palm-fringed shores. Strolling down hand in hand, upon the silky sand of the numerous beaches of Goa will surely bring you closer to each other. Butterfly Beach, Palolem Beach, Velsao Beach, Calangute Beach, and Anjuna Beach have the romantic vibe to enrich your honeymoon experience. Strewn with beautiful stones and seashells, these beaches are perfect for a relaxing honeymoon.

You seek the blessings of the almighty at the majestic churches of Goa. Couples can also indulge in various adventure water sports like parasailing, boating, kayaking, water-skiing, scuba diving, and windsurfing. You can make your honeymoon trip to Goa memorable with a well-planned-out romantic dinner date at the beachfront. Gorge on fresh seafood and yummy local delicacies. 

Tuscany Gardens and Fiesta are idyllic places for a romantic evening. Anjuna Flea Market, Panaji Market, and Panjim Market are perfect for shopaholics. You can buy jewelry made of seashells, cashew nuts, Feni, handicrafts, bags, and hats as souvenirs from the local markets. Goa has a vibrant nightlife with beachside party scenes. When in Goa you can’t miss hitting the dance floor with your beloved in the happening clubs of Goa. Wind up your day swaying to the foot-tapping music at Club Tito, Sin Q NightClub, and other beachside party spots. 

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg / Madikeri - Karnataka, Honeymoon Destination in India
Coorg / Madikeri – Karnataka, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: melvinaugustine)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple), Tadiandamol Park, Raja’s Seat, Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Best time to visit: From September to February
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

A serene and scenic wonder, Kodagu or Coorg is an ideal honeymoon destination in India for newlyweds. Located in the state of Karnataka, this pristine hill town offers temples, forts, hills, and enticing greenery to visitors. Its heavenly weather, blissful sceneries, expansive plantations, and gurgling brooks all provide an amazing backdrop for a rejuvenating honeymoon.

Popularly known as the Scotland of India, Coorg has a rich heritage and culture, along with exotic flora and fauna. You can get lost amidst the mesmerizing beauty of bamboo groves, sandalwood, and oak trees or take guided tours of the verdant coffee, tea, and spice plantations. You can visit the popular tourist places of Coorg such as Nisargadhama Ecological Park to explore the indigenous flora. The Abbey Falls is an astounding natural wonder. It is a popular picnic spot along with the Kali Mata Temple near it where you can seek blessings.

You can enjoy the harvest festival of Puthari if you visit the hill station from September to November. The Kodava Hockey Festival is another major event recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. You can relish delicious meat dishes along with the traditional Coorg cuisine, cooked with coconut, spices, and curry leaves.

Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok, Sikkim, Honeymoon Destination in India
Gangtok, Sikkim, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: sahilpandita)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Mt. Katao, Do Drul Chorten, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Seven Sisters Waterfall, Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Best time to visit: From September to June
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

Located at the foothills of the Shivalik range, Gangtok boasts some exotic natural beauty attracting couples. A pristine hill station in Sikkim, it is the perfect romantic escapade in North-East India. The glittering lakes, serene nature scenes, dense forests, gushing waterfalls, and mountain valleys provide the perfect backdrop for an ideal vacation.

An important Buddhist center, Gangtok stuns you with the amazing views of the snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga. The Enchey and Rumtek Monasteries are holy pilgrimage spots for Buddhists. They also offer some exquisite views of the Mountain peak and the city. Travel to the Nathula Pass and visit the Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. You will get mesmerized by the beauty of the sacred Tsomgo Lake.

You can savor some of the best Sikkimese food items like Momos, Gundruk, Thukpa, and Sinki. Besides, you can also delight in freshly brewed beer or a refreshing cup of tea or coffee with a bite of fresh bakery items.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Honeymoon Destination in India
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: kumarchandugade)
  • Major Tourist Attractions: Town Hall, Sanjauli, The Ridge, Kiala Forest, Kuthar Fort
  • Best time to visit: From March to June
  • Ideal trip duration: 4 to 5 days

Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh is a picturesque hill station in India. Its mesmerizing flora and fauna complemented by the pleasant climate make it an ideal honeymoon destination in India. The hill town is mostly visited by couples from NCR to escape the blistering heat and the din of North India. Nestled among the Shivalik Mountains, Himalayas, Pir Panjal, and Dhauladhar ranges, Shimla is the perfect place to unwind after your marriage rituals.

Formerly the British Capital of India, Shimla entices honeymoon couples with its lush green environment, tranquil setting, and myriad options of fun and adventure. You can explore the popular places to visit in Shimla like Summer Hill, Kufri, Chail, Jakhoo Hills, and Naldehra Peak. You can shop for Himachali Hats, shawls, wooden carvings, and carpets at Mall Road.

An exciting Kalka Shimla toy train ride takes you through the scenic wonders of Shimla. Nature-loving couples can walk amidst the Pine Forests and feel the thrill of camping in the woods. Adventure seekers can go river rafting, trekking, cycling, paragliding, and ice skating for an adrenaline-pumping experience. You can also visit the Tara Devi Temple to seek the blessings of the presiding deity.

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Honeymoon Destination in India
Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: 6ix4ourtystudio)
  • Major tourist attractions: Botanical Gardens, Dolphin’s Nose, Toda Huts, Doddabetta Park, Pykara Lake, Pykara Waterfall
  • Best time to visit: From March to June
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

Ooty is among the most amazing honeymoon destinations in India. It is a popular hill station in South India for honeymoon couples. Located in Tamilnadu, the charming hill station offers cherishable natural magnificence in all seasons. There are many popular tourist places to visit in Ooty. It is known for its picturesque scenery, pleasant weather, sprawling tea estates, and misty hills.

Ooty is a perfect place for all types of couples, including nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Along with your beloved, you can revel in exciting adventures like angling, boating, fishing, trekking, motorbiking, and camping under the stars. You can also witness the Nilgiris mountains. 

You can ignite your romance in the various hilly resorts, hotels, homestays, or villas of Ooty. Relax as you enjoy the astounding views from your room or take a walk among the dense pine and eucalyptus trees. The charming valleys, huge pastures, steep curves, deep tunnels, and alluring bridges offer romantic backdrops for your pretty pictures together.

Ooty is also a haven for shoppers. Homemade chocolates, green tea, traditional jewelry, natural honey, genuine leather items, spices, woolen clothing, and Eucalyptus Oil are souvenirs you can carry home. These are available at local markets and street-side shops at Tibetan Market, Main Bazaar, Charing Cross, Lower Bazaar Road, and Upper Bazaar Road.

Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir, Honeymoon Destination in India
Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: akshatvats)
  • Major tourist attractions: Khilanmarg, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Alpather Lake, St. Mary’s Church
  • Best time to visit: From December to February
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 4 days

Covered in the serenity of snow, Gulmarg, is one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in India. Set out in Kashmir, the beauty of Gulmarg is beyond its natural views. If you plan to enjoy your honeymoon in the lap of nature amidst blooming flowers, Gulmarg is the place for you. But the exciting activities and sightseeing spots make Gulmarg an absolute romantic getaway for honeymooners. 

Couples get to enjoy daylong picnics at Strawberry valley or trek to Alpather Lake. You can choose to relax as you walk hand in hand amidst the serene environs or take part in thrilling activities together. Skiing or snowboarding is among the most popular adventure sports to enjoy in Gulmarg. The Gondola ride is another preferred activity amongst couples as it offers a bird’s eye view of the pristine surroundings.

Photography enthusiasts, nature lovers, and honeymooning couples enjoy capturing beautiful photographs against the blissful view of Ningle Nallah. The striking beauty of the stream makes it the most talked-about destination amongst couples visiting Gulmarg. It is an ideal spot for enjoying a picnic and camping with the love of your life.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, Honeymoon Destination in India
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, Honeymoon Destination in India (courtesy: harishshah)
  • Major tourist attractions: Jaisalmer Fort, Longewala War Memorial, Kothari’s Patwon ki Haveli
  • Best Time to Travel: From October to March
  • Ideal Time Duration: 2 to 3 days

The Golden City of India, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan offers myriad activities and adventures for a honeymoon couple. Lying on the western border of India, it comprises a serene and exotic landscape, which forms the perfect background for a romantic getaway.

With an abundance of sightseeing spots, Jaisalmer welcomes you with its magnificent architecture, brilliant crimson-hued endless sand dunes, and lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisine. It is the perfect place to unwind with your significant other from the just-completed wedding rituals. Among the several thrilling and adventure activities, you can choose to enjoy camel rides, camping, jeep safari, quad biking, dune bashing, and parasailing. 

You can live the life of the royals by booking a stay at the heritage hotels in the city. Dig up the history of the Rajputana at the Golden Fort and witness the beautiful architecture of the regal Havelis. Walking through the narrow lanes of Jaisalmer is the best way to take a peek into the city’s vibrant past. The Tanot Mata Temple near the border is a must-visit place in Jaisalmer.

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

  • Major Tourist Attractions: Khajjiar, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Satdhara Falls, Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills
  • Best time to visit: From March to May
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

One of the most preferred honeymoon destinations in India, Dalhousie is often referred to as the “Mini Switzerland”. It is a prominent hill station in Himachal Pradesh and also a perfect stress buster for couples after the tiring rituals of marriage. Located in the Chamba district, it stretches over five hills offering mesmerizing scenic beauties. 

The sight of snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar Ranges is sure to steal your heart. It is a breathtaking view as clouds embrace the mountains in the distance, while the greenery of the landscape is brought out by the sun’s rays. With a beautiful climate, fairy-tale colonial architecture, vast natural abundance, and scenic appeal, Dalhousie would make all your honeymoon dreams real. 

Couples can enjoy a romantic boat ride on Chamera lake which offers a picturesque view of the surroundings or seek blessings at Chamunda Devi temple. Walk hand in hand at Mall road and shop for Tibetan handicrafts or Kullu shawls. Hike up at the Kalatop wildlife sanctuary to explore the regional flora and fauna. Panchpula is a romantic waterfall perfect for a picnic amidst the wild.

Darjeeling, West Bengal

  • Major Tourist Attractions: Kanchenjunga mountain, tiger hill, Batasia Loop, Darjeeling ropeway, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Best time to visit:  From April to June
  • Ideal trip duration: 4 to 5 days

Exclusively famous for its tea plantations, Darjeeling is a fascinating hill station in West Bengal. It offers spellbinding views of the Kanchenjunga mountain. Also known as the Queen of hills, it is a beautiful place to enjoy time with your loved ones. The serenity of Darjeeling makes it one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India.

You can enjoy a romantic ride in the famous toy train declared a world heritage railway line by UNESCO. It gives you a glimpse of life in Darjeeling as it travels through the steep edges of the Himalayas. It is an ideal way to enjoy the charisma of the scenic hill station with your partner.

Sumendu Lake, surrounded by pine trees on one side and lush Savitri Pushpaudyan Garden on the other is a very famous attraction in Darjeeling among honeymooners. The lake offers a perfect romantic escapade for couples. 

Tea lovers can stroll through the aromatic and verdant tea gardens. One of the best honeymoon spots is Tiger hills where you can calmly gaze at the snow-clad Himalayan peaks. The place provides dazzling views of sunrise and you can enjoy a good time with your loved one.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

  • Major Tourist Attractions: Naini Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Bhimtal, Eco Cave Gardens, Himalayan View Point, Snow View Point, Tiffin Top
  • Best time to visit: Either between September to October or December to January.
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

The calming sense of relief offered by the greenery of Nainital cannot be replaced by any other location. If you are willing to enjoy the beauty of nature with your partner, Nainital is just the right romantic getaway for couples like you. Situated in proximity to Delhi, this beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand is famous for its Naini Lake. Though a popular summer retreat for tourists, Nainital attracts honeymooners with its heart-warming beautiful environs.

Boating is the topmost activity to enjoy in Nainital during your honeymoon. A ropeway ride lets you sweep away some sweet moments together while offering uninterrupted views of the pristine surroundings. Couples can spend quality time at the Eco Cave Gardens, where wild animals can be witnessed in their natural surroundings. 

Visit the famous tourist spots of Nainital like Snow Viewpoint together to discover the natural beauty of the revered peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Nanda Kot. You can capture the best photos of your honeymoon in the serene surroundings against the backdrop of the splendid hill station of Nainital. 

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

  • Major tourist attractions: Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, Mosques, Shankracharya Temple, Pari Mahal Garden
  • Best time to visit: From April to October
  • Ideal trip duration: 4 to 5 days

The breathtaking beauty of Srinagar makes it the best option for newlyweds. With its scenic natural beauty, Srinagar is a popular hill station set out in Jammu & Kashmir. It is among the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in India owing to the serenity of lakes and valleys of the region. It is the top destination if you are planning to be left bewildered by mother nature.

Honeymooners can enjoy and take part in activities such as boating, skiing, or trekking. The favorite among honeymoon couples is a stay in cedar framed houseboats in Jhelum Waterway. For Couples who are interested in experiencing something memorable, a Shikara ride in the gorgeous Dal Lake is a must-try. You can experience the thrill of enjoying the incredible views of Char Chinar and shopping at the vibrant lake market with your special someone. 

Shalimar Garden, Mughal Garden, and Badamwari Garden depict a fine blend of natural allure with exemplary architectural craftsmanship. You can witness the natural grandeur of Srinagar during the annual flower festival at Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden.

Lakshadweep

  • Major tourist attractions: Kavaratti Islands, Kalpeni Islands, Bangaram Islands, Kadmat Islands
  • Best time to visit: From October to February
  • Ideal trip duration: 5 to 6 days

Lakshadweep is India’s smallest Union Territory but a popular tourist destination in India. It is strewn with spellbinding natural beauty. Lakshadweep’s 36 islands cover 32 square kilometers of land. The archipelago provides everything you might want for an unforgettable romantic trip. 

Being one of the most popular honeymoon and as well as a beach destination in India, it offers couples much-needed privacy in a tranquil setting. Sparkling water, glistening sand, magnificent beaches, opulent resorts, and adventurous activities, Lakshadweep offers it all. You will have a fantastic time here with your loved one and will not be disappointed owing to the abundance of adventure and entertainment opportunities.

The major tourist attractions include Agatti Islands, Minicoy Islands, Kavaratti Islands, and Bangaram Islands. You can also take part in various activities that are perfect for couples like scuba diving, sunbathing, kite surfing, canoeing, fishing, and fish hatchery.

The weather is mostly pleasant, with temperatures not exceeding 30°C. You also get to enjoy the relaxing sea wind and bright mornings on the beach. Because the mesh of islands is quite tiny in terms of the area covered, it is preferable to stay for 5 nights and 6 days. The period is great for resting and unwinding while also participating in different enjoyable activities on the islands.

Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • Major tourist attractions: Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Birla Mandir, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort
  • Best time to visit: From October to March 
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

Celebrate your union with the love of your life in a royal way at Jaipur. The capital of the state of Rajasthan, it is a perfect destination for people searching for a romantic getaway drenched with culture. Jaipur is a royal honeymoon destination in India catering to the whims and fancies of newlyweds. The city allows you to explore the heritage of Rajasthan while spending quality time together.

You can explore attractive tourist attractions in Jaipur and relive the opulent life of the kings. Adding to the experience are the breathtakingly beautiful views of the desert. For a lavish honeymoon, you can book one of the many heritage hotels or old Havelis equipped with world-class amenities.

The pink city is an ideal honeymoon location for couples looking for a wholesome experience. You may also participate in adventure activities such as rifle shooting, village resort stays, sand quad biking, mean machine rides, hot air balloon festivals, and so on. The place’s lovely weather and stunning environment will ideally complement your joyful mood.

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

  • Major tourist attractions: Lal Tibba, Happy Valley, Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake
  • Best time to visit: From April to June
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

Mussoorie is one of the most charming honeymoon destinations in India and among the most popular tourist places in the Himalayan foothills. Dotingly referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills,’  Mussoorie allows travelers from all over the world, particularly newlyweds, to explore the scenic beauty of the place. The serenity of the hills and splendor of the valley provide joy to honeymooners as they begin their journey together with a beautiful first experience.

There are several beautiful sightseeing spots in Mussoorie for couples along with several fun activities. With verdant views of the Doon and Shivalik hills on one side and spectacular snow-capped Himalayan peaks on the other, the hill station is strewn with natural abundance. You can enjoy a romantic walk with your loved one along Mussoorie’s Mall Road or watch the sunset over the splendid landscape at Cloud’s End.

Mussoorie’s sparkling beauty is enhanced by the famous tourist attractions like Kempty Falls, Landour, Dalai Hills, and Gun Hill. You can take part in various adventurous activities with your loved one, such as trekking, hiking, boating, fishing, photography, and mountain biking.

Shillong, Meghalaya

  • Major tourist attractions: Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Museum, Bishop Falls, Phan Nonglait Park
  • Best time to visit: From March to June
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

Shillong translates to ‘an abode of clouds’. It is a hill station in Northeast India that serves as the capital of Meghalaya. The natural beauty of the area, as well as the hospitable attitude of the Khasi people, make it a popular tourist destination. It is also known as the Scotland of the East. Everything about this location makes it suitable for an exciting honeymoon. 

Shillong has several waterfalls, parks, gorgeous lakes, and undulating hills. Beyond its natural charm, the hill station has traditionally drawn travelers, particularly honeymooners, because of its chilly climate and astounding landscape decorated with hanging clouds. It takes you extremely near to mother nature, and you will appreciate the memories you make in Shillong for the rest of your life.

Together you can participate in a variety of activities like trekking, river rafting, kayaking, camping, and mountain biking. The culture and food of this quaint hill town are among the greatest in the world.

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

  • Major tourist attractions: Peace Park, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Guru Shikhar Peak, Sunset Point, Achalgarh Fort
  • Best time to visit: From November to March
  • Ideal trip duration –  3 to 4 days

Topping the list of popular destinations in Rajasthan, India, Mount Abu is a serene place with beautiful parks, revered temples, and ancient forts. Located on the picturesque Aravali Plateau, Mount Abu is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by lush green woods and brimming with the natural beauty of lakes. The heritage and culture of Rajasthan can be observed in the intricate temple architecture, the historic forts, and majestic Havelis.

Whether it’s boating on the gorgeous Nakki Lake or watching the sunset at Toad Rock, Mount Abu’s tourist attractions will keep you busy all day. Trek through the huge Kumbhalgarh Fort or spend a contemplative day at the Dilwara Jain Temple to make your time here memorable.

Besides the prominent sightseeing spots, there are also many interesting activities to participate in with your partner to make your honeymoon a great experience. You can indulge in trekking, rappelling, camping, and rock climbing. If you are a fan of history or a nature lover, you will feel at home in the tranquility of this little hill station.

Pondicherry

  • Major tourist attractions: Rock beach, Serenity Beach, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, The Sacred Heart Basilica
  • Best time to visit: From October to March
  • Ideal trip duration –  2 to 3 days

One of the most charming honeymoon destinations in India, Pondicherry, steals the heart of every romantic couple. It is a small fascinating town now officially known as Puducherry since 2006. Once the largest French colony in India, the town is also known as ‘Little Paris’. Popular among honeymooners, it is a lovely beach destination in South India that features spellbinding beauty against the backdrop of charming French culture and architecture.

You can stroll hand in hand on the beautiful sandy beaches of Pondicherry. Paradise Beach, Promenade Beach, and Serenity Beach are among the best places to visit in Pondicherry with your partner. Take a bike tour together on a vintage-style bicycle along the streets to see the seaside city’s colonial architecture. 

Couples having an inclination toward yoga, meditation, and spirituality can visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Water sports lovers can enjoy scuba diving in the pristine waters of the Bay of Bengal to witness the beautiful coral reefs, underwater caves, and colorful fishes.

Auroville beach is the perfect destination for beach lovers. Tucked neatly in the corner of a forest, it is a serene and exotic location ideal for couples. The beach is a favorite amongst adventure lovers and surfers as it has shallow waters that are perfect even for beginners.

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

  • Major Tourist Attractions: Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhulla Tal, Bhim Pakora, Snow Viewpoint
  • Best time to visit: From March to November
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

Another breathtakingly beautiful honeymoon destination in India, Lansdowne, is one of the quietest and most unexplored hill stations in Northern India. Situated away from the maddening crowd of the cities, it is a perfect getaway for honeymooners from India. A clean and pretty hill station, it offers a picturesque view of the snow-clad peaks and mountain ranges. An ideal destination for a cozy honeymoon, this beautiful place is adorned with blue pine trees and Colonial-style architecture that is soothing as well as romantic.  

You can go for long walks amidst lush greenery in the mornings and evenings or enjoy a romantic boat ride in Bhulla lake which is well maintained by the Indian army. Experience calmness and peace in Tip N Top, a small hilltop viewpoint that provides visitors with magnificent, breathtaking views. With beautiful interiors and green surroundings, St. Johns Church is a must-visit destination.  

For an exciting and offbeat way of honeymooning you can enjoy overnight camping. It is enthralling and romantic as you set up a tent, sit around the bonfire and enjoy a dinner date in the lap of nature. Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect bird-watching spot for nature-loving couples.

Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

  • Major tourist attractions: Aru Valley, Betaab valley, Chandanwari
  • Best time to visit: From March to November
  • Ideal trip duration:  2 to 3 days

Situated on the banks of river Lidder, Pahalgam mesmerizes its visitors with its spectacular scenic beauty. It offers lush green grasslands, lofty mountains, and soothing surroundings. With a heavenly feeling, it is one of the best destinations in Jammu & Kashmir to visit on your honeymoon.

Surrounded by beautiful pine trees, it is an ideal honeymoon destination in India for those couples who seek peace.  A feast for the eyes and the senses, Pahalgam is worth visiting. The awe-striking beauty, the pleasant weather, the marvelous tourist attractions, and the enticing things to do and places to visit  in Pahalgam make it the ideal destination for all honeymooners.

You can go camping in the Aru valley and soak in its natural beauty. The gurgle of River Lidder adds music to the silent atmosphere of Pahalgam. You can spend time by the bank of the Lidder River and enjoy the blissful company of mother nature with your beloved. 

Enjoy rafting on the pristine waters at river Lidder and explore the magnificent beauty of Pahalgam by trekking to the Kolahoi glacier. Surrounded by snow-dusted mountains and the Lidder River flowing by, Chandanwari is a perfect place for a romantic date with the love of your life.

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

  • Major tourist attractions: Sim’s park, Dolphin’s nose, St. George’s church
  • Best time to visit: From October to March
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

Enjoy a magical time with your love in one of the most beautiful destinations of South India, Coonoor. This perfect honeymoon destination in India is surrounded by lush green tea estates, narrow winding paths, and over-the-top dreamy landscapes. Famous for its Nilgiri tea, it offers a peaceful and relaxing environment for couples.

A haven for adventure and photography enthusiasts, the Hidden valley is a nice place for an exciting trek. Enjoy riding on the Toy Train, which takes you through narrow passages, over breathtaking bridges, and inside dark tunnels. 

Spend some romantic time in the famous sightseeing places of Coonoor like Botanical garden and Sim’s park with your partner, while admiring beautiful rose flowers and plants. You can also visit one of the most picturesque waterfalls, Catherine falls for a rejuvenating picnic with your partner. A romantic gem, Dolphin’s nose offers a picturesque view of the mountains and lush green tea estates. You can spend the evening witnessing the sunset and panoramic views of the majestic hill town.

Diu, Daman & Diu

  • Major tourist attractions: Fiesta de Diu, Zampa Gateway, Diu Fort, Gangeshwar Temple
  • Best time to visit: From October to February
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

Diu is a popular tourist destination for beach lovers and honeymooners. One of the top beach holiday destinations near Gujarat, Diu is famous for its azure seas and pristine beaches.

The natural splendor of the destination will steal your heart. Water sports such as parasailing, jet-skiing, water boats, and a variety of daring sports will have you glued to the beach for hours.

Diu is among the few honeymoon destinations in India which offer both lovely weather and stunning scenery that will ideally complement your romantic mood. Fudam bird sanctuary is the perfect place to enjoy bird watching. History lovers must visit Naida Caves, Diu Fort, and Panikota Fort to explore the heritage of the city.

Diu has everything a newly married couple would like to do in Goa like jet skiing, parasailing, and hot air balloon rides, but at an even cheaper price. The seafood and the beach life here are exquisite as the seawater is clean and safe to swim in.

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

  • Major tourist attractions: Kasauli Club, Mall Road, Christ Church, Lover’s Lane
  • Best time to visit: From April to November
  • Ideal trip duration:  2 to 3 days

Kasauli is a tiny Himalayan hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh that attracts couples and honeymooners all year. Couples looking for a pristine honeymoon destination in India must visit Kasauli. The nice surroundings, scenic beauty, and temperate climate are among the reasons that honeymooners pick this location for their romantic getaway. You can look forward to an amazing honeymoon experience as you embark on a new chapter in your life. 

Monkey Point, Sunset Point, and Lover’s Lane are popular Kasauli tourist attractions. These locations are tranquil and ideal for couples seeking solitude amid nature’s splendor. You can enjoy seeing the lovely sunset with the love of your life or simply walk through the valleys to witness the spectacular views of Kasauli.

You must enjoy the toy train ride in Kasauli for an intriguing holiday with your sweetheart. Couples may worship and seek blessings at Christ Church. Nature enthusiasts can hike along the Gilbert Nature Trail to take in the sights and sounds of nature.

Munnar, Kerala

  • Major Tourist Attractions: Eravikulam National Park, Lockhart Gap, Mattupetty Dam, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate 
  • Best time to visit: From October to March
  • Ideal trip duration: 3 to 4 days

Munnar is among the most picturesque hill stations in South India. Nestled in the Western Ghat mountain ranges, it offers spectacular vistas and an equally nice environment that complements the visual appeal of this lovely tea town. It is no surprise that Munnar is known as the Kashmir of South India and it is also among the best honeymoon destinations in India.

Munnar provides the ideal backdrop for newlywed couples to begin a new chapter in their life. The rolling green tea farms that dot the hills and vistas of this charming and scenic hill town are the most notable aspects of Munnar. 

You can enjoy a picnic at the Atukkad Waterfalls, one of top tourist attractions in Munnar or witness the beautiful Rose Garden. Tea lovers can enjoy a walk at Nallathanni Estate and discover the history of tea at the KDHP Museum. For an adrenaline rush, you can trek together up to the Pothamedu View Point and your efforts will be rewarded with the spectacular views of the lush plantations.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

  • Major Tourist Attractions: Taj Mahl, Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Fatehpur Sikri
  • Best time to visit: From October to March
  • Ideal trip duration:  2 to 3 days

Agra is home to the monument dedicated to lovers, the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. If you are looking for the best honeymoon destinations in India, Agra should be in your list. The best way to start your wonderful journey together would be to see the monument that serves as a symbol of love, the beautiful Taj Mahal.

Agra is ideal for newlywed couples who wish to ignite their romance in the city that is home to the architectural pinnacle of love. It is a popular destination for honeymooners who are enthralled by the narrative of one emperor’s passionate love for his empress.

Agra, in Uttar Pradesh, is sure to transport you back in time with its Mughal-era architecture and timeless masterpieces such as Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-daulah’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb, and Jama Masjid. These beautiful monuments have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. You can also visit Fatehpur Sikri which is only an hour’s drive from Agra, and see the old town housing its exquisite Fort Palace. 

Auli, Uttarakhand

  • Major Tourist Attractions: Hanuman Temple, Artificial Lake, Trishul Peak, Naina Devi Peak
  • Best time to visit: From December to February
  • Ideal trip duration: 2 to 3 days

Auli is a lovely ski resort in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district in the Himalayan Mountains. In Garhwali, Auli is also known as Auli Bugyal, which means “meadow.”  It is ideal for newlywed couples because of its romantic ambiance and natural charm. You can wake up to the views of verdant hillslopes and meadows backed by lush oak and coniferous forests. Popular among the winter honeymoon destinations in India, Auli is well known for its romantic charm.

Joshimath and Trishul peak are popular viewpoints in Auli. Each of these peaks here is distinct and fascinating in its own way. They all offer different romantic vistas where you may spend some time together.

The Hanuman temple is a well-known Hindu monkey god’s temple that is notable for being the resting site where Hanuman slept before flying to Lanka. This majestic site of worship is perfect to seek blessings.

Auli has a luxurious ski resort at the Gorson Reserve forest as well as a variety of adventure activities such as snowboarding, camping, trekking, and Gondola cable car rides. The experience of spending the evening together sitting by a bonfire, sleeping outdoors under the stars, and waking up to splendid views of a serene hill station makes for a life-long memory.

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