Weddings are generally a once in a lifetime affair and most couples dream of having a gala event. The next important thing after the wedding ceremony would be the ‘honeymoon’. Most couples make elaborate arrangements for the very important event in their life. In fact, quite a lot of research goes into choosing the right honeymoon destination. Here, the top 10 honeymoon destinations in India, are listed out for the benefit of couples searching for the right place:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
One of the most sought-after tourist spots in India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are also the highly favoured destination for the honeymooners. The scenic beauty coupled with the serene atmosphere makes it a great spot for honeymoon. Added to it, the climatic conditions are also conducive for the couple to have a great time. Some places of interest in the Islands are the ruins of the cellular jail, Andaman Water sports complex, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Neil Island for scuba diving, Mt Harriet, Cinque island, Radhanagar Beach at the Havelock Island, to name a few. While Nicobar Islands are not easily accessible, the Andaman Islands are easily accessible and hence most honeymooners prefer to spend their time there. Accommodation, food, sightseeing, shopping or sports; the Island has all the facilities! The right time to visit would be between October and May.
Alleppey / Alapuzha:
Alleppey or Alapuzha, known as the Venice of the East, is an important tourist destination in India. The place is very famous of its boat houses and honeymooners prefer the boat house cruise. Go on a cruise and enjoy the day break from the deck with your loved one by your side! Good food and totally comfortable ambience at the boat house, is something that needs to be experienced. Watching the sun going down the horizon holding your spouse close to you will be a surreal feeling for sure! Alleppey is well connected by road, air and water which is makes it easily accessible. It is one destination that honeymooners should never miss. Places to visit here would be: Alappuzha Beach, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Arthunkal, Mannarasala Temple, St. Andrew’s Basilica, Edathua Church, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple, to name a few. The best time to visit is between September and March.
Manali is an excellent honeymoon destination that is easily accessible from Delhi and Chandigarh. The climate is idea for honeymooners, which is a major reason for many preferring it. Some of the important sight-seeing places in the area are Dhauladhar, Snow, and Pir Panjal Ranges, and Beas River. For honeymooners with an adventurous bent of mind, hiking, trekking, river rafting, and paragliding, are a good option. This is one destination that can be visited all through the year as the climate is lovely.
Munnar in Kerala is an apt honeymoon destination. Apart from a great climatic condition, the scenic beauty would be a feast for the eyes. Except between June and September, which is the dampest period due to monsoon rains, Munnar can be visited any time. Some places of interest are: the lush Tea Gardens, which are ample in the area, the Western Ghats, great Wildlife, the Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi, and Devikulam. Trekking is advised only when the weather conditions are good.
Darjeeling, the Queen of Hills, is the third most Googled destination in India. In fact, it is the only popular tourist destination in Eastern India. Glorified with great scenic beauty coupled with the temperate climate, it is an ideal location for the honeymooners. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is synonymous for its breath-taking view. Apart from this, Darjeeling is well connected by road from Bagdogra, Gangtok and Kathmandu. The ideal time to visit Darjeeling is between September and April.
Ooty is a popular honeymoon destination located at the Nilgiris Hills. It is a fascinating place completely dotted by the greenery. The lush greenery and lovely climatic conditions make it an apt honeymoon destination. Nilgiri Hills, Botanical Garden, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Lake, Pykara Lake, Sandynalla Reservoir, Doddabetta Peak, Mudumalai forest range, are some of the places of interest. Ooty is famous for its homemade chocolates. It is a great tourist and honeymoon destination that can be frequented all through the year.
Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu is a perfect honeymoon destination as it boasts of a pleasant weather throughout the year. The magnificent lakes, fantastic greenery and hills will certainly make the stay a great one!
Nainital in Uttarkhand state is located at the foothills of Kumoan. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India and hence a favourite spot for the honeymooners for their romantic escapades. The lush landscapes, Nainital Lake, Naini Peak, and Snow View, are some of the tourist attractions. It is advisable to visit Nainital between October and April to experience the best weather conditions.
Shimla in Himachal Pradesh has always been considered as a great honeymoon destination. Some places of interest in Shimla would be the Christ Church, which is the second oldest church in north India, Jakhu Hills, the Shimla State Museum, Tara Devi Temple, Sankat Mochan, Summer Hills, and Kufri are some of the places of interest. It is also an ideal place for ice skating, trekking and shopping. Honeymooners can visit Shimla any time in the year as the climatic would be lovely all through.
Khajurao in Madhya Pradesh would be an apt honeymoon destination as it houses some of the best erotic sculptures. The Hindu and Jain temples, built in the medieval period, have great collection of artistic erotic sculptures that will be a feast for the eyes. The Khajurao Group of Monuments has been declared as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In India, marriages are still arranged by families; therefore, the newly-weds do not get to know each other very well. It is the honeymoon that would break the ice and cement a good bonding. Therefore, choosing the right honeymoon destination is the essence for a long and happy married life. Choose your honeymoon destination right away and have a great time with your loved one!