Top Tourist and Honeymoon Destinations in India
If you think honeymooning abroad is the latest trend in India, think again! Actually, now it’s the other way round. Couples from all over the world are coming to India to celebrate their special moments. Rich culture, exceptional hospitality, vast variety of topography to suit every need and amazing landscapes, no wonder people are flocking to India in herds for their once in a lifetime experience.
The destination for honeymoon has to be something special to celebrate the unforgettable occasion of being together. India has abundance of romantic places to visit for your honeymoon. Being one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world, India is a travel destination like no other.
While there are hundreds of options to make your time together with your spouse special, here are a few that would surely mesmerize you and capture your imagination.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Exotic environment, world-class hotels, tropical forests and pristine white sand beaches make Andaman & Nicobar Islands my favorite honeymoon destination. Whether you are looking forward to spend some quality time in quiet and solace with your loved one or indulge in some adventure sports like scuba diving and snorkeling, Andaman is an ideal place.
It is a cluster of 572 islands that are sprinkled in the Bay of Bengal, making a blissful destination for honeymooners.
There is no other place in India where you can see white sand beaches surrounded by sparkling blue seas and tall palm trees.Enjoying the sunset on a beach is a great way to relax on your honeymoon.
Places worth a visit: The circular jail (They tell you about the history of the place through a light and sound show), Neil Island, Havelock Island (For white sand beaches and water sports), viper island (This is where the Britishers had their colony) and a lot more.
Activities you can enjoy: Water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walk, sea bathing, boating, barbecue, candlelight dinner at the beach and sun basking .
Best season to visit: October to March
Endowed with the title of one of the best honeymoon destinations in India, Kerala has natural treasures that are so rich that even God has chosen to call it as its own country. There is no other place on the planet where you can find such scenic backwaters as in this small state, Kerala.
Honeymooning here is invariably a walk in the heaven.
Kerala is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India because of its romantic resorts on beaches and hill stations. Munnar Hill station, Alleppey Houseboats, Koavalam Beach and Marari Beach, are some popular destinations in Kerala.
Munnar commands spectacular views of low-flying clouds and valleys.
Activities you can enjoy: Water sports, elephant ride, boat ride, backwater boat tour.
Best season to visit: Octomer to March
“Agar firdous baroye zameen ast, hami asto, hami asto hami ast” – Amir-e-Khusru Dehluvi (If there is paradise on earth, It is here, it is here, it is here)
Being one of the most famous destinations around the world, the city is a paradise in every sense. Wet lands, historic cities, dotted lakes midst hills are some attraction of the city. The place is perfect for lovers who are hoping for a heavenly time on their honeymoon. Snowfall in Kashmir gives you a chance to enjoy the lovable moments. The scenic beauty creates an atmosphere to make the moments even more special.
Kashmir also offers number of options for those interested in activities. Water skiing, golfing and trekking are some easily available sports here.
Best season to visit: December to early March, when the city is covered with snow.
Ladakh means the land of high passes. It is located in the leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Ladakh remains covered in snow and inaccessible by land most part of the year. If you are a mountain lover this is the place for you. The colorful gompas have attracted many Buddhists here. It is also one of the best hikes in India and the topography is sure to make your heart skip a beat. Options like high-altitude treks and river rafting is what drives tourists here.
Places worth a visit:
Pangong lake one of the largest salt water lakes at an altitude of 5000 metres approx, is a must visit in Leh, but don’t expect boating facility. Only one third of the lake is in India with two third being in China. This is a place where you can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy with your partner. It is also known as “Little Tibet”, since it plays host to large number of Tibetan festivals. If you are planning to travel by road, it is advisable to check if it is open before proceeding.
Magnetic Hill located in ladakh is place where the landscape and surroundings create an illusion that you are going uphill when you actually are going downhill.
Khardung La is arguably the highest motorable pass in the world and is covered in snow throughout the year.
Best season to visit: June until September
That’s not it. There are other good options too.
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