A wedding is one of the most auspicious and memorable occasion of one’s lives. Therefore a lot of thought has to be put into in, even if when you have a wedding planner at your disposal.
The guests, the venue, the food, the after-party, the list is endless and the pressure is almost too much. So in between all this conundrum if you have forgotten to plan the equally important and much more enjoyable honeymoon, fret not, we have just the list for you.
But here is thing, so many of us want to honeymoon in international waters, but we don’t believe in that. Why go anywhere else when India has every beauty you can imagine and more.
Here is the List of Top 15 Most Romantic Places In India (For Honeymoon):
Jammu and Kashmir
If there is indeed a paradise, it is Kashmir, this much is a given. One of the best honeymoon destinations in India, nothing spells romance like the valleys of Kashmir. The vivid landscape and agreeable weather perfectly complements your celebratory mood.
Visit the charming lands Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonagram. In Srinagar, enjoy the calmness of the serene Dal Lake in sharp contrast to the cacophony of the floating markets.
In Gulmarg, participate in winter activities like skiing or snowboarding. In Pahalgam be greeted by icy glaciers and lush valleys. And Sonamarg happens to be the perfect hill station where you can cozy up to your beloved in the freezing winter nights.
Kashmir is a place where you find beauty wherever you look, its temples glorious, its gardens vibrant and its hills captivating. The valleys and hills of Jammu and Kashmir are witness to uncountable love stories, let yours unfold here too, once again.
Best time to visit: If you are looking to enjoy the unfiltered beauty of the place, then April to October but if snowfall is what your heart desires, then December to February.
If you and your one are the sort of couple that likes a little thrill and adventure, then Auli is tailor-made for you. Surrounded by the imposing mountains of Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat and densely covered in deodar and oak forests, Auli’s beauty is scintillating.
It is the land of snow-capped slopes, winding lanes, misty mornings, and foggy breaths. A beauty you just can’t seem to get enough of. From Joshimath, Auli may be reached on road or you may choose the more popular and exciting option of a cable-car.
The journey to Auli in a cable-car is a breathtaking one, with you getting a full view of the scenic town. Auli’s other main attractions include the Auli artificial lake; the highest man-made lake in the world and trek to the enigmatic Gurso Bugyal. And to make the matters even more tempting, Auli is quickly becoming India’s ideal skiing destination.
Best time to visit: The ideal time to visit Auli is anywhere from November to March.
Founded in 1850, Dalhousie is a high-altitude town tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh, with it stretching across 5 hills. This tiny tinsel town is reminiscent of an old charm, it boasts of a time that you never experienced yet it makes you nostalgic all the same.
With misty mountains, wildflower dotted meadows and gushing serpentine rivers – Dalhousie is a lover’s paradise.
This quaint and charming settlement gives you a chance to explore its grand architecture, beautiful temples and numerous hiking trails. If you want to honeymoon like they do in your favorite Bollywood movies, Dalhousie is for you.
Best time to visit: Dalhousie is its most beautiful natural self in the summer months of March to May.
Can there be a list of honeymoon destinations to visit in India without mention of the very place that symbolizes love: the Taj Mahal in Agra. The gorgeous palace attracts many honeymoon couples round the year and it is always somehow crowded.
But then again it is worth every accolade. However, the ancient city of Agra has much more to offer. As it was the capital during the Mughal era, Agra is dotted with monuments, mausoleums and tombs of historical value.
The Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are must-visits. Roam the boisterous town with your beloved and find out what it was like to fall in love in the olden days.
Best time to visit: Agra is best travelled November to March.
A life without having been to Goa is a life unfulfilled or so we Indians tend to believe. Goa is the perfect location for a romantic gateway. A mix of Indian and Portuguese culture – whatever you want, Goa will offer in aplenty.
And yet a vital truth that remains elusive to the masses is that Goa is much more than its neon parties, music festivals and nightlife glitz and glamour. It’s a place of mesmerizing beauty where the endless blue sea and lush greenery blend with the sky above. With many beaches to its name, Goa has a beach for every kind of traveler.
So splash around in aqua green waters, eat delectable seafood, go to the best beach parties and go sun-bathing. There’s nothing like a honeymoon in Goa.
Best time to visit: Visit the shores of Goa anytime from October to January.
Located in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is the queen of hill-stations. Standing at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, this little hill town made for a popular holiday destination in the British era, the remnants of which can be seen in the grand and archaic architecture of churches, summer palaces, libraries and hotels. A major attraction of Mussoorie is its ropeway to Gun hill. Tourists can avail a romantic ropeway to the second highest peak of Mussoorie i.e. the Gun Hill which offers enchanting views of the town as well as the surrounding mountains.
Best time to visit: The weather at Mussoorie is always pleasant especially during the summer months of April, May and June. If you want to witness heavy snowfall, opt for the winter months.
The gorgeous capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a land of vibrant colours, divine aromas, majestic forts and exuberant marketplaces. With beautiful royal attractions of Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, etc. Jaipur is the ideal location witness the beauty of the bygone era.
The perfect amalgamation of old and new this bustling city has all the facilities of a modern one and yet transports you to the ancient times. The Pink City also holds vibrant bazaars of trinkets, gorgeous Indian clothes, spices and more.
Here you can shop at your heart’s content. One of the cultural jewels of India, Jaipur is a lovely place to plan a grand honeymoon.
Best time to visit: Jaipur has a very hot climate during its summer months, so the best time to visit the city would be November to March.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Any clean or picturesque beach could make for a honeymoon location but nothing can be as ideal as a honeymoon in an island. Turquoise blue waters, powder- white stretches of sand, small cliffs, mangrove forests and golden sunsets, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a lover’s fondest dreams.
If you want to spend your honeymoon watching the endless ocean, bath in aqua green waters, enjoy piña coladas on the beach and enjoy the unfiltered beauty of nature, your search for the ideal place is now complete.
For the thrill-seeking couples, there are also numerous water sports like snorkeling, sea-walking. No place could be more appropriate for the beginning of a new phase of life.
Best time to visit: December to March is the ideal time to plan the trip.
Bordered by Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, the state of Sikkim boasts of dramatic landscapes, stunning alpine meadows, freezing glaciers and dizzying mountains inclusive of India’s highest mountain, the Kanchenjunga.
From the moment you drive into Sikkim, you will be transfixed by its beauty, the Kanchenjunga visible from any vantage point. Playing host to a numerous waterfalls, intricate Buddhist monasteries and cozy cafes, one is bound to fall in love with Sikkim.
And even though Sikkim’s beauty is undeniable, the best part of Sikkim isn’t the place but its people. Everyone you meet in Sikkim will forge an instant connection with you and you will be keep them close to your heart forever.
Characterized by pleasant summers and bone-chilling winters, a trip to Sikkim will make for the ideal lover’s holiday.
Best time to visit: Any time is a good time to visit Sikkim. It never disappoints.
Famously referred to as “God’s own country”, Kerala is a place of ever-changing landscape with palm tree lined shores, diverse wildlife, exotic plantations and tranquil beaches. If you are looking for a rejuvenating holiday with your one, then there is no better place than Kerala.
Explore the vivid landscapes of Munnar, unwind on the Kovalam beaches, sip coconut water, taste authentic Malabar delicacies and get relaxing Ayurveda messages. Kerala is a lovestory waiting to happen to you and your beau.
Best time to visit: Kerala has very humid summers which is not good for tourist activities so plan your trip during the winter months i.e. November to February.
Capital of the state Meghalaya, Shillong is a beautiful city of lush greenery, silvery waterfalls and cool summers. This charming city is also home to exciting mountains, calm lakes, beautiful golf courses, forest groves and interesting museums, zoos and caves.
Known for its picture postcard locations, Shillong has no dearth in natural beauty. Shillong is also known for its rich heritage and culture and amiable people with smiling faces.
Also, Shillong is often referred to as the music capital of India as many musicians have hailed from the city. Thereby it is no surprise that many music events are held there every year.
Best time to visit: Although favourable round the year the most appropriate time to visit Shillong would be October to March.
A small hill town in Tamil Nadu, Coonoor is a hidden treasure. One of the most picturesque and serene hill stations, Coonoor offers panoramic views of the Nilgiri hills. Dotted with expansive tea plantations, red-tile rooftops and hiking trails, one of the most exciting segment of the trip is the journey from Coimbatore to Coonoor on a heritage train, which offers you unforgettable views.
A not-to-miss activity would be a trip to the tea estates where you learn about tea harvesting and packaging.
For adventure lovers there are also many trails that will take you to valleys and meadows overlooking breathtaking views. Watch sunsets at the Dolphin’s nose viewpoint, go for a drip in the Catherine falls and enjoy a romantic picnic in Lamb’s Rock, Coonoor will not disappoint.
Best time to visit: For best experience visit during December to March.
One of the seven union territories of India, Pondicherry officially Puducherry is the French capital of India.
A unique amalgamation of Indian civilization and French architecture, Pondicherry offers the best of both worlds. The walls of the French quarter in Pondicherry are draped in Bougainvillea with its streets dotted with colonial townhouses, pastel villas, quaint cafes and chic boutiques.
They even serve delectable French cuisines and drinks to exemplify the feeling, a perfect experience of France right here in India. The sparkling waters of Bay of Bengal acts as the boundary to this coastal town where you can enjoy a romantic boat ride, sip cold beverages and enjoy honey coloured sunsets.
Best time to visit: It is best visited during the months of October-March.
A royalty when it comes to deserts, Jaisalmer is for the adventure loving couples. Renowned as the “Golden City”, Jaisalmer is the land of majestic forts with the most awe-inspiring one being the Jaisalmer Fort.
Hop on your camel saddle for a desert safari and find yourself at the gates of the Jaisalmer Fort in the middle of the desert. Set up camp amidst the golden desert under the night sky lit up by a billion bright shining stars.
Roam the cobbled streets to travel to havelis, ornate Jain temples, serene Gadisar Lake, national parks and exotic bazaars. Jaisalmer is about to be your most romantic tryst yet
Best time to visit: Ideal time for visit is November to March.
Popularly known as India’s Honeymoon Capital, the exquisite hill station of Manali lies in Himachal Pradesh.
One of the most visited hill stations in the country, Manali is bestowed with unparalleled scenic beauty. Dense forests smelling of fresh pine, mountain slopes cloaked in glimmering snow, charming little hamlets, gliding streams and valleys carpeted in wildflowers, Manali is as dreamlike as it sounds.
And even though its natural beauty is enough to keep you hooked, it has museums, temples, vibrant malls, adventure treks and adrenaline-pumping activities to its name, just to ensure that it becomes a trip of a lifetime.
Best time to visit: Travel to this land of beauty between December-March.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip, woo your beloved all over again and sweep them of their feet. You already know where to begin.