In today's world, going on a honeymoon after marriage has become a routine simply because most couples regard honeymoon as an excuse to go away on a holiday, to a destination they have never been before. What many people forget is that honeymoon is a chance for you to be alone with, not surrounded by people you know, and really get to know your spouse. Here is a chance for you to lift your honeymoon above the mundane holiday by planning trips to the very best honeymoon destinations in India.
A trip to the lovely Kashmir will rank among the top 10 honeymoon destinations in India and infact be one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world as Kashmir offers a lot to newly-weds. Be it skiing in Gulmarg or water skiing on Nagin Lake or strolling hand-in-hand with your loved one through the saffron fields in Pulwama, a trip to Kashmir will make you fall in love with your spouse all over again. You can also visit the ruby and sapphire mines of Paddar, trek to Kohli glacier, white water rafting down the Lidder River or go paragliding off Patnitop with the majestic Shivaliks as the backdrop.
Another honeymoon destination in India known for its resplendent landscape is Himachal Pradesh. This scenically situated state is often referred to as honeymooners' idyll, only that this idyll can be readily achieved. Imagine yourself standing at Scandal Point, Shimla with your loved one drinking in the breath-taking view that lies ahead of you, or trekking through Shimla Glen. You can also trek through the Rohatang Pass off Manali, taste some Himalayan beer in a brewery in Kasauli, take a dip in the hot springs in Kullu or simply relax in a resort in Dalhousie. For the budget conscious, there are cheaper options of accommodation for you to explore.
Rajasthan, literally translated to mean land of the kings, can have you and your spouse spending your honeymoon king style! Envisage yourself atop of a kaleidoscopic-ally decorated camel, visiting royal palaces and feeling much like royalty in the city of Jodhpur. The city of Udaipur situated on the banks of Lake Pichola is filled with white marbled palaces and architecture that will transport you to the era of the Rajputs and makes Udaipur one of the sought-after honeymoon destinations in India. An evening in desert, watching the sunset and listening to folk music and watching colourful dancers move their bodies in rhythm with the music in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Goa is one of the popular honeymoon beach destinations and has miles and miles of endless beaches, sun surf and good seafood. Waking up to a champagne breakfast followed by an exploration of the old Portuguese colonial remains, the Latin quarter of Fontainhas, scuba diving and snorkelling can be your idyllic honeymoon. Goa is also considered to be one of the budget honeymoon destinations in India. A walk on the beach with your loved one, or cycling around the streets of the cities, visiting flea markets together can enrich your experience of being together.
Allepey, Kerala is known as the Venice of the East. The backwaters which run parallel to the Arabian Sea provide the perfect picturesque backdrop to make your honeymoon perfect and is one of the top honeymoon destinations in India. A boat ride on the crystalline waters of the lagoons or you can choose to hire a houseboat for yourself and your loved one to enjoy the tranquillity. Andaman Islands located to the South East of mainland India is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the country. The endless sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, accommodations bordering the tropical rainforest and remotely located make these islands the perfect spot of utopia on earth. As a couple you can enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, game fishing, long walks on the beaches of Wandoor and romantic dinners in sea-front restaurants.
So if you are about to be married, make sure you spend enough thought on planning your honeymoon and if you are already married you know what to do next!