40 mesmerizing honeymoon getaways in India
An Indian wedding, by and large, is a mega event. Though generally, we manage it with ease too. But, most of the brides and grooms, during their courtship period have one confusion in common. They spend long hours discussing about where to go for their dream honeymoon. It takes some effort to find the right mix of budget, climate, travel time, sightseeing etc. and which has to please both, as well.
Let us make it a tad easy for you to make your decisions, in case you plan to spend your honeymoon within India. Mind you, India does have some serious variety of destinations from which you can select according to your tastes and preferences (and your spouse’s, of course!). So, here we go! A bucket list of Honeymoon Destinations.
When it rains in Tawang, they say the cupids fly around. This smallest district of Arunachal Pradesh feels like a gateway to heaven with its misty valleys and sparkling blue lakes. Situated at 3500 metres above sea-level, this romantic getaway will stun you with its beauty.
Nearest airport – Tezpur (320kms). Nearest railway station – Tezpur (320kms)
Goa is the destination for fun lovers. However, it’s also a place for a romantic honeymoon. The Saipem hills which are very close to Candolim beach have a terrific setting for an ideal honeymoon destination. The view of the river and valleys beneath and the serenity on offer definitely makes it a preferred honeymoon spot.
Nearest airport – Dabolim (34kms), Nearest railway station – Thivim (18kms)
Nestled at the foothills of Himalayas, offering a stunning view of the snow capped mountains and the chill weather, makes Manali one of the favorite honeymoon spots of India. The perfect romantic setting of pine and deodhar forests and the cold misty climate will make it worth a holiday.
Nearest airport – Bhuntar Kullu (40kms) , Nearest railway station – Chandigarh (350kms)
If you and your spouse are not altitude sick, then valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are your heaven on earth. Located 4000 metres above sea level this place is simply jaw-dropping with its snowy plateaus and sparkling blue lake streams. A place of many monasteries, Lahaul and Spiti will stun you with the solitude and tranquility it offers.
Nearest airport –Bhuntar Kullu (85kms), Nearest railway station – Shimla (309kms)
If beach is what you are looking for your honeymoon, it cannot get better than Havelock. Powdery white sand, transparent blue waters and extremely private ambience makes it an ideal spot for honeymooners. Havelock also has the best scuba diving activity. Just make sure the seas aren’t rough and head to Havelock for your dream honeymoon.
Nearest airport – Port blair (20 min by sea plane and 90 min by ferry)
Om beach in Gokarna is one of the most calmest and beautiful beaches in India. Situated very close to the NH66, it offers some great accommodation options. Not hustled by too many people, it exudes divine serenity. Gokarna could be just the right private honeymoon getaway you are looking for.
Nearest airport – Dabolim airport Goa (154kms), Nearest Railway station(Konkan) – Ankola (20kms)
The misty village roads, the serene valley views, the Gondola rides and blossoming mountain slopes-all these make Gulmarg a hotspot honeymoon destination. Skiing, horse riding, visiting the highest golf courses, if not playing etc are things not to miss out at Gulmarg.
Nearest airport – Srinagar (57kms), Nearest Railway station(Konkan) – Jammu (290kms)
A stay beside the sparkling water of the Lidder River and amidst the lush green pine forest with a view of the mighty snow-capped Himalayas would be just perfect for your honeymoon. Pahalgam is endowed with so much natural beauty that travelers from all over the world are awestruck with it. This could be a serious contender in your list of honeymoon spots.
Nearest airport – Srinagar (95kms), Nearest Railway station(Konkan) – Jammu (255kms)
Known popularly as “Scotland of India”, Coorg is a famous hill station in the south of India. Pleasant by its climate and the hilly landscape, Coorg is also famous for its lovely oranges. With so many accommodation options across budgets, Coorg can be a great option for honeymooners.
Nearest airport – Mysore (120kms), Nearest Railway station –Mysore (95kms)
Nestled among the Western Ghats, Chikamagalur is one beautiful landscape with its lush green carpeted hills and eternally mesmerizing waterfalls. The place is known for its coffee and pleasant weather and is sure to surprise you with its sheer natural beauty.
Nearest airport – Mangalore (170kms), Nearest Railway station – Gudur(40kms)
A moonlit night on a cozy houseboat and a stunning view of the vast rippling backwaters of Kerala could be a dream honeymoon sequence for anyone. Live your dream in utmost privacy and away from the busy cities at Kumarakom backwaters.
Nearest airport – Cochin (85kms), Nearest Railway station – Kottayam(16kms)
Munnar is one of the most stunning hill stations in India. The terrains are green carpeted with tea plantation and the climate is cool and there is fog all around. Slight drizzle happens regularly to up the ambiance. Munnar is a great romantic getaway and a sure shot hit among honeymooners.
Nearest airport – Kochi(110kms), Nearest Railway station –Aluva (110kms)
On the top of the mesmerizing Thamarassery ghats, nestled gloriously on the foothills of Chembra peak, is one of the most romantic getaways named Vythiri. The natural beauty of Vythiri is so enchanting, that at times you start feeling that you are floating on the clouds. Experience the heavenly stay at Vythiri with your loved one.
Nearest airport – Kozhikode (90kms), Nearest Railway station – (70kms)
The Britishers loved it. We Indians love it even more. One of the best and most explored hill stations of the south, Ooty has its charm still alive. A sure shot destination which offers you literally everything that a hill station can offer. Go and immerse into the misty woods with your loved one.
Nearest airport – Coimbatore (87kms), Nearest Railway station – Coimbatore (88kms)
Yet another prized possession of India is Kodaikanal. Set in a picturesque plain among naturally designed granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, lush green hills and water streams, Kodaikanal will blow your mind away, every time you visit the place. And at Kodaikanal, love is always in the air.
Nearest airport –Madurai (120kms), Nearest Railway station – Dindigul(95kms)
This pretty little hamlet is situated close to Ooty. It is a beautiful little hill station famous for its production of Nilgiri tea. Take a walk through the green velvet slopes or enjoy the mist at your hotel balcony, everything about Coonoor is romantic.
Nearest airport – Coimbatore (79kms), Nearest Railway station –Coimbatore (71kms)
Mandu, on a full-moon day with your spouse, is one of the most romantic experiences you will ever have in life. The massive royal forts of the yester years stand majestically among the lush green plains to give an old world charm to the whole ambiance. The place is serene and extremely natural.
Nearest airport – Indore (94kms), Nearest Railway station – Indore(91kms)
The gem of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is a very famous hill station in Maharashtra. Endowed with immense natural beauty, Mahabaleshwar have a few stunning view points and incredibly beautiful waterfalls. Enjoy the mist and cloud beneath you atop the hill, which feels like the land’s end.
Nearest airport – Pune (120kms), Nearest Railway station – Pune(120kms)
Situated very close to Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani too is a breath taking beautiful hill station. The view one gets from the top is mesmerizing and the entire place is totally pure and refreshing.
Nearest airport – Pune (98kms), Nearest Railway station – Pune(104kms)
A superlative hill station very close to Mumbai, Lonavala has the perfect weather and vegetation to give its guests a memorable time. With a host of activities like trekking, fishing etc, the place has all the ingredients for a great honeymoon getaway.
Nearest airport – Mumbai (98kms), Nearest Railway station –Lonavala
Situated as a twin to Lonavala, is another beautiful hill station called Khandala. Every year this place is visited by many tourists and the proximity to the Yeshwant rao Chavan Expressway makes it all the more accessible to all. Plenty of accommodation options enables it to be a great stay.
Nearest airport – Mumbai (89kms), Nearest Railway station – Khandala
Union Territory of Diu
Diu is serene little sea-side destination. It has beautiful beaches and fantastic man-made structures and a host of beach resorts too. If silence and solitude is what you are looking for in your honeymoon, head straight to Diu.
Nearest airport – Diu , Nearest railway station – Veraval(90kms)
Unlike the rest of Rajasthan, Mt.Abu is a pleasant hill station where many tourists like to visit year after year. Away from the city grinds, Mt.Abu offers a peaceful and relaxed holiday, especially for the honeymooners.
Nearest airport – Udaipur (175kms), Nearest Railway station – Abu Road(28kms)
If an ancient fort, long road trips through the dessert and starry nights on a barren land thrills you, then your best option is Jaisalmer. It will be a totally different ambience at Jaisalmer for the honeymooners especially those who like a bit of an adventure.
Nearest airport – Jodhpur 9275kms) , Nearest Railway station – Jaisalmer
Yet another hidden gem of Rajasthan, Neemrana is a beautiful with its lakes, valleys and hill view. There is a lot of history and heritage on offer along with great privacy and fabulous climate. If you like to explore a bit of monuments etc on your honeymoon trip, Neemarana is the place for you.
Nearest airport – New Delhi (106kms), Nearest Railway station – Alwar (71kms)
If you like rain, and if you like more rain, you are going to have the time of your life at Cherrapunji. Being the second wettest place on the planet, it is not for the ones who want to explore around too much. Only if you are a rain-lover, will you enjoy this place. And those who enjoy it, this place is heaven for a honeymoon.
Nearest airport – Umroi (91kms), Nearest Railway station – Guwahati (181kms)
Beach, surfing, exotic resorts and a bit of culture, this is what Puri is all about. The beaches are breath-takingly beautiful and you may find a few private spots as well at the beach to spend time. Though there is no much nightlife in Puri, it is indeed a very tranquil place to spend your honeymoon.
Nearest airport – Bhubaneshwar(60kms), Nearest Railway station – Puri
Gopalpur is a hidden gem of Odisha. The destination is picking up fame as more and more people have started visiting the beautiful beaches here. With some exemplary beach resorts and the serene atmosphere on offer, Gopalpur might pleasantly surprise you with its hospitality
Nearest airport – Behrampur (16kms), Nearest Railway station – Bhubaneshwar(180kms)
Pelling is a fast emerging destination in Sikkim. Second only to Gangtok, the destination offers a mind blowing view of the great Mt. Kanchenjunga. The flowery mountain slopes, the valley and the sparkling streams of water gives it a fantastic atmosphere. If you are thinking to venture out the North East for your honeymoon, Pelling must be on your list for sure.
Nearest airport – Siliguri(135kms), Nearest Railway station – Siliguri(135kms)
The name Lachen means Big pass. If you love the adventure of altitudes and is looking for a place which looks like a beautiful postcard at any part you see, Lachen is a fantastic option. The sheer view of Gurudongmar lake with backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas is a sight of a lifetime!
Nearest airport –Bagdogra (200kms), Nearest Railway station –Darhjeeling (174kms)
Agra (Taj Mahal), UP
Agra may be called the love capital of India, thanks to the historic Taj Mahal. Every couple must surely visit the Taj at least once in their lifetime as it the biggest monument built in the name of love. Gazing at the Taj holding your spouse’s hand is the one moment which will remain in your hearts ever.
Nearest airport – Agra, Nearest Railway station – Agra Fort
A beautiful village set around the Nainital Lake, this destination is one among the hot favorites with honeymooners. Experience boating or cable car rides with your spouse at the lake with a background view of the mesmerizing mountains and the valley of flowers. The charisma of Nainital is evergreen and it is easily one of the most romantic places in India.
Nearest airport – Pant nagar(65kms), Nearest Railway station – Kathgodham (34kms)
Mussoorie is the ‘Queen of hills’ in Uttrakhand. Escape from the sultry weather on the plains to the magic of Mussoorie. The gardens, the valleys, the waterfalls, the lakes, Mussoorie has everything that you look to have at a hill station, on your honeymoon.
Nearest airport – Dehradun (64kms), Nearest Railway station – Dehradun(36kms)
Ranikhet literally means Queen’s land. And this beautiful hill station is less than a queen among hill stations. The mountain views through the pine trees and the cool scented mountain breeze adds to the terrific ambience of this lovely hill station. The air is so pure and the atmosphere filled with calm and solitude, and of course, romantic too.
Nearest airport – Pant nagar (119kms), Nearest Railway station –Kathgodham (80kms)
This is a hidden gem in Uttaranchal. If one wishes to enjoy snowfall in Uttrakhand, Dhanaulti is the place to be in. The fantastic view of the peaks at Garhwal Himlayas, fills your eyes and heart equally. It is a great place to enjoy tenting and camping too. Discover this hidden gem on your honeymoon.
Nearest airport – Dehradun (80kms), Nearest Railway station –Dehradun (66kms)
Kausani is one of those special places from where you see the scintillating views of the peaks of Himalayas. The peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nandakot can be viewed in awe in all its might from Kausani. So is the valley view and meandering streams. The experience is no less than heavenly for anyone visiting Kausani .
Nearest airport – Pant nagar(177kms), Nearest Railway station – Kathgodham(142kms)
One of the prides of North Eastern India, Darjeeling is a very famous hill station known for its tea plantations and climate. It is a unique amalgamation of natural beauty and heritage trails. With so many accommodation options across budget ranges, Darjeeling could be your dream honeymoon destination.
Nearest airport – Bagdogra(96kms), Nearest Railway station – Darjeeling
Kalimpong, West Bengal
Kalimpong can be described as an amazing combination of nature, history and spirituality. The picture perfect setting with the backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas, and the meandering river valleys amidst lush green wilderness make Kalimpong an ideal destination for honeymooners.
Nearest airport – Bagdogra(80kms), Nearest Railway station – New Jaipalguri (77kms)
Islands are always honeymooners’ favorite spots. Lakshadweep is a beautiful island where one can enjoy their honeymoon period. Bangaram and Agatti are the most stunning among the islands. Enjoy blue sea and privacy at Lakshadweep.
Nearest airport –Agatti
The land of spices and hills, Thekkady is one of the most visited destinations of Kerala. Nestled on the banks of the serene Periyar River, Thekkady has supreme ambience on offer when it comes to honeymooners. The plantation visits, the boat ride, the safaris and elephant rides and the view of the misty hills makes this place a class apart.
Nearest airport – Madurai (150kms), Nearest Railway station – Kottayam (114kms)
There could be plenty more places in India which is ideal for honeymooners with varied choices of destinations. Though the list is never ending, one must be really proud of the cultural and geographical varieties than this great nation offers to the travelers around the world!