Top 7 honeymoon destinations of India
Top 7 honeymoon destinations of India
Your honeymoon is such a special time. It is when you have the opportunity to truly connect with your spouse. Experiencing this special moment in a country that celebrates love and marital bonding can be very rewarding on an emotional level.
There is no place in the world that captures the essence of undying love better than India. The country is home to some of the most legendary couples in the world, from the mythological duo Radha and Krishna to the very real Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. The land of diversity has a rich heritage of romance. It makes sense then to start your love life in this amazing place.
Honeymoon trips to India can be really special. India is an unforgettable honeymoon experience – one that your heart will not hastily forget. Celebrating your honeymoon in India, a land rich with a vibrant history, spectacular natural landscapes and intoxicating sensory experiences, will ensure you have a truly memorable time. You will definitely treasure your getaway for many years to come.
Imagine telling your children stories about your visit to ancient, lost temples. Or the day when you reveled in luxury only available to members of the royal family? What about this thrilling night safari, where you came face to face with the majestic Bengal tiger – the verdant jungle of the King of India? And who can forget the gentle lapping of the sun-kissed waters at your feet during your stay in a beach paradise?
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So book your tickets after COVID-19 and plan a brilliant tropical honeymoon in India, the land of the exotic. If you are wondering where to start your amazing journey, here we have listed an overview of the 7 best honeymoon destinations in India:
Agra, Uttar Pradesh:
Home to the world’s most enduring ode to marriage and love, the Taj Mahal, Agra, is a destination with a rich history. The base of the Mughal Empire, Agra still has many beautiful mosques, bustling chowks, and ancient public baths. Located a few hours from the capital New Delhi, Agra can be an excellent starting point for your tours through northern India. There are many five and seven star hotels here to accommodate your stay. We recommend that you stay in the luxurious Oberoi Amarvilas. You have a view of the splendid Taj Mahal from your room, which makes the stay really special.
A former land of the Rajputs, Udaipur is home to some of India’s most breathtaking and lavish palaces. Udaipur is where romance meets luxury. If you want to sound like royalty in your new life, then a Udaipur honeymoon is a must. You will start your day in India’s most lavish palaces converted into hotels and head to bustling bazaars, breathtaking havelis and the picturesque Aravalli mountain range. We recommend that you stay at the Taj Lake Palace – a hotel located in the middle of Lake Pichola. Royal hospitality, traditional architecture, special welcome and general atmosphere are the highlights of your stay at the hotel
If the slumbering winds, sparkling turquoise waves and hammocks hung between tall coconut palms seem like the perfect relaxing honeymoon, then the village of Mararikulam in Kerala will be the perfect destination for you. Completely laid back, but with world-class amenities at your disposal, this rustic little spot offers a comfortable escape from the hectic stress of wedding planning. Marari Beach has a luxury resort where you can wake up to the Arabian Sea right on your doorstep. Besides the many beaches, Mararikulam is home to temples, churches and heritage museums. Witness the mesmerizing sunset from your private villa at Marari Beach Resort and make your honeymoon one of the best days of your life.
A slow boat ride through the gentle backwaters of Kerala can be the most romantic start to your wedding. Kerala is called “the land of God” for a reason. The lush tropical mangroves, white sand beaches and canals of Venice adorned with tall coconut palms, fig trees and peepal, make this such a romantic setting. You can rent a boat house for the duration of your honeymoon and be quiet all the time. When you want to disembark, you can visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary to see exotic migratory birds or visit nearby Alleppey to see the famous Lake Punnamada Snake Boat Race. Feel the privacy of your own winding pool villa at Kumarakom Lake Resort, making your honeymoon perfect.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh:
A list of the best honeymoon destinations in India won’t be complete without a mention of Khajuraho. This quaint little town has earned a reputation for having an erotic history. The magnificent ancient temples found here are carved out of massive blocks of natural stones and decorating their facade are among the most sublime sculptures of Indian eroticism. The sculptures are so beautifully carved that you will be impressed by the creativity and skill of the ancient craftsmen. If you are interested in immersing yourself in Indian history and mythology, then the temple art here will make a very interesting spectacle. Stay in the Temple View Room at Lalit Temple View Hotel and admire the architectural wonder from your room.
Darjeeling, West Bengal:
Home of the winery, Darjeeling is a divine honeymoon destination renowned for its romantic atmosphere. This beautiful city is a kaleidoscope of experiences, offering something for all types of couples, whether you prefer serene experiences or adrenaline-fueled fun. The Kanchenjunga mountain range is only a few hours from here and if you like to hike through snowy forests teeming with rhododendrons, magnolias and Dhupi (exotic pines) you will love to spend a honeymoon here. There are many tea plantations here that offer tours and tea-making classes. You can also buy internationally famous variations to take home with you. Stay at the colonial Glenburn Tea Estate and admire the natural beauty with your partner from your villa.
A phenomenal place filled with sunny beaches, pristine mangroves and turquoise waters, the Andaman Islands are a phenomenal place for a honeymoon. If you are ready, you may even consider making it your wedding destination. Andaman is the perfect honeymoon spot for couples who love the water. Learn to scuba dive or cross the sea on a glass bottom yacht and learn about the wonderful marine life here. There are also many ancient caves tucked away here, which you and your spouse can explore. Stay in the private luxury villa at Taj Exotica Resorts & Spa and experience nature that helps you strengthen the sacred bond of love.
The best time to visit the above places is from October to March. For better sunlight and photography, visit these locations during the months of February through March.
Jay Kajaria is the founder of Bespoke India Holidays. Bespoke India Holidays is an award winning company specializing in creating luxury trips to India and the subcontinent.
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