You have spent sleepless nights planning your wedding- from the decorations to the invitees, you have taken care of probably every odd thing. Amidst all other important things, have you planned your honeymoon yet? If your answer is a no, well, there is nothing to worry here you have a list of all the romantic and budget-friendly honeymoon destinations in India. India is a land of diversified culture and traditions. You probably haven’t yet discovered her thoroughly. Keeping aside Taj Mahal and the Northeastern part of India, you have multiple options to choose from for your honeymoon.
1. Munnar, Kerala:Kerala has a charm that will keep you longing for more and more simply because the delightful backwaters is irresistible. Kerala has a plethora of mountains and lakes, coffee plantations and spices. Take a walk with your partner besides the luscious green fields or spend quality time in the porch of one of the cottages.
What to do:To ignite the romance between you and your partner, you can indulge in romantic spa sessions or ride a houseboat while your stay in Alleppey. You can also enjoy the setting of the sun while sitting together beside Chinese catamarans.
Best time to visit:Though monsoon is the best time to visit Munnar, you could also get enjoy pleasant weather during the summer months.
How to reach:If you choose to reach by air, Cochin will be the nearest airport. However, for a journey by train, you would be going by Aluva.
2. Gulmarg, Kashmir:
Well, this place and give Switzerland a run for the money. With the white snow and cold weather, you will end up cozying in front of a fire. Explore the local flavor and enjoy the panoramic views with your beloved and you will realize why Kashmir to heaven.
What to do:Dal Lake coupled with your romance will be no less than a Bollywood movie scene. Enjoy viewing the beauty of Gulmarg from a height of 14,000 ft in the Gondola ride. To experience some fresh and awesome strawberries run-up to the Strawberry Valley in Gulmarg.
Best time to visit:If you want to feel nature, the months of April, May, and June would be suitable. While, if you are planning to go skiing then December to mid-March is when you should head off.
How to reach:Gulmarg is a well-connected place. The nearest airport is Srinagar. Jammu is the nearest railway station. Gulmarg is also well connected with regular bus services from Srinagar, Sonmarg and neighboring towns.
3. Udaipur, Rajasthan:
We have been introduced to the royalty of Udaipur on several occasions through Bollywood films. Well, if you ask if Udaipur is as royal as shown in the movies, then the answer is, yes, it is! It is one of the most romantic destinations in India. You will be experiencing the royal life with your partner while walking through the forts of Udaipur.
What to do:Udaipur has plenty to offer you. You will definitely take back a honeymoon worth remembering. You can indulge in some post-wedding photography at one of the forts at Udaipur or simply enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola while watching the sunset.
Best time to visit:The best time to visit Udaipur would be between the months of September and March.
How to reach:The nearest airport, Maharana Pratap Airport is situated 20 km away. Udaipur Railway is well connected to major cities in India. There is a well-established bus network too.
Often you might have planned a Goa trip with your college buddies and if that has not materialized, then this is your chance. Though you won’t have your friends, no matter you have your partner for life. This place has everything to make sure your honeymoon phase never ends.
What to do:Watch the sunset together at Dona Paula beach. You can take a 60 km drive to see the very famous Dudhsagar Falls. If you are an adventure freak, Goa has Paragliding, Scuba Diving, Water scooter rides for you. Nothing can be more romantic than walking hand-in-hand with your partner on the white sand or spend the night at some of the finest nightclubs in Goa.
Best time to visit:To enjoy the best weather, Goa should be visited between October and mid- February. However, you can also visit the place from July to August.
How to reach:Flights are available till Dabolim airport which is 29 km away from Panjim, the capital of Goa. For those who would travel by train, you can get down at Thivim or Mormugao.
5. Andaman Islands:
Andaman should feature on every honeymooner’s list. It happens to be the ideal place for a honeymoon in India. The beauty of the lighthouse or a walk on Asia’s best beaches can defeat Thailand or Maldives. This is the perfect place for couples who want to make some beautiful memories.