Top Honeymoon Destinations in India

It is an undeniable fact that the real struggle for every couple planning to get married is to choose the honeymoon destination. Traditionally planning a honeymoon trip has been limited to destinations like Switzerland, Europe, and Bali. However, with increasing popularity and developing infrastructure the mystic land of India is emerging as a popular honeymoon destination for couples. The diverse land of Incredible India offers you some of the most desirable romantic destinations that can make your stay even more thrilling. Whether you fancy the Chapora Fort view from the sun-soaked beaches of Goa or a traditional honeymoon trip in the houseboats in backwaters of Kerala, a peaceful stay amidst the royalty of Rajasthan or planning for some water sports /adventure in the Andaman, India certainly has so much to offer.

  • 13-Nov-2019
  • Written By: Vartika Srivastava
Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

The fascinating city of Srinagar is known for Dal Lake, Mughal garden, houseboats, and authentic Kashmiri cuisine. The Indian paradise Gulmarg is an hour away from Srinagar where one can experience the best Gondola rides. Srinagar is considered as the best honeymoon destination in India in May, although one can also plan between April to October. 

Where to stay?

Vivanta by Taj-Dal View: It is located at about a 40-minute ride from the Srinagar International Airport and about 30 minutes away from the Srinagar Railway Station. Vivanta is a five-star luxury resort that overlooks Dal lake and is surrounded by mountains. 

The Lalit Grand Palace: Located at a prime location in Srinagar, The Lalit Grand Palace is about half an hour away from the International Airport. The property is a former palace built by the Maharajas in 1910, hence the rooms and premises of the property depict royalty. 

How to reach?

By Air: Sheikh ul Alam Airport, better known as Srinagar International airport is well connected and has regular flights from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Mumbai. 

By Train: The railway stations of Srinagar, Jammu Tawi, and Udhampur station are very well connected and have frequent trains from different parts of the country. 

By Road: Srinagar being the capital city of Jammu & Kashmir is well connected with cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Leh. 

Alappuzha

Alappuzha, Kerala

Alappuzha, popularly known as Alleppey, is called the Venice of the East. The popular attraction of Alappuzha honeymoon India is backwaters of Kerala which houses over a thousand houseboats. The best months to visit Alappuzha is between October and February, hence it is enlisted as the best honeymoon places in India in February. 

Where to stay?

Lake Palace Resort: Located at the banks of Vembanadu Lake, The Lake Palace Resort represents a perfect blend of tradition and modernity depicted in the atmosphere. It is located approximately two hours away from Kochi Airport. 

Punnamada Resort: The resort is situated at the serene banks of Vembanadu Lake. Punnamada’s Kettuvallam (houseboats) are equipped with the best standards of luxury. 

How to reach?

By Air: The nearest airport to Alleppey is Cochin International Airport which is about 78 kilometers from the place. It connects to all the major cities across the nation. 

By Train: Alleppey Railway Station is located around four kilometers away from the center and has frequent trains from the nearby locations. 

By Road: Alleppey has NH-66 passing through it which connects it to all major cities around it.  

The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle

The term denotes the tourist circuit which connects India’s capital city Delhi, with Agra and Jaipur. It is because of the geographical placement of the three cities that together they make a triangle. The most popular tourist destinations like Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, the Taj Mahal, and Red fort are located at the triangle.  

Where to stay?

The Leela Palace, New Delhi: Located at a distance of 30 minutes drive from the IGI Airport, The Leela Palace is known for its regal and exquisite setup. 

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur: Built-in 1835, it is the former residence of Maharaja (King) Sawai Man Singh II and Maharani (Queen) Gayatri Devi. It showcases the royal heritage of Rajasthan and is sprawled in a wide area which makes it the largest palace hotel in Rajasthan. 

Neemrana Fort-Palace: The 15th century Neemrana Fort Palace gives an authentic fort living experience and showcases the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan. 

How to reach?

By Air: The IGI Airport of New Delhi being one of the biggest airports in India is very well connected with all the other airports. It also connects to Agra through the expressway. 

By Train: Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra have centrally located Railway stations. They connect to all major cities in the country through the rail network. 

By Road: Delhi being the country capital is well connected through the expressway with Agra and Jaipur via NH48. One can hire private cabs or opt for VOLVO buses to commute between the same. 

Goa

Goa

Honeymoon in Goa brings a novel experience to you of witnessing age-old Parisian buildings, old Cathedrals, sun-soaked beaches, and innumerable party places. Luxurious beach resorts, buzzing nightlife, and candlelit dinners at beaches make it the best romantic honeymoon destinations in December. Hence it is called the beach capital of India. 

Where to stay?

Vivanta by Taj-Fort Aguada: The property stretches along the Sinquerim and Calangute beaches. The sea-facing Vivanta built on 17th Century Portuguese Coastal Fort gives a serene and enchanting experience of the rustic natural environment. 

Grand Hyatt Goa: Located at the sides of Bambolin Bay, it redefines luxury with its colorful ambiance and tropical forests. 

How to reach?

By Air: The International Airport of Goa is located at Dabolim. It is situated at a distance of approximately 30 kilometers from Panaji. It connects well with all major cities of the country and also the UK and Germany. 

By Train: The major railway stations are Madgaon and Vaso-da-Gama station. The railway station is centrally located and easy for commutation. 

By Road: The main bus stand is the Kadamba bus stand which has frequent buses from nearby cities. 

Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands

The sparkling water at Port Blair, Havelock and Niel Islands are sure to thrill you with beauty and calmness of this place. Andaman honeymoon trip is for the couples who love to explore and set on an adventure together in scuba diving, snorkeling or deep-water swimming. To add some spices to your romantic trip, they excel at organizing beachside candle-lit dinner with local food. They have a rich variety of sea-food to offer.   

Where to stay?

Barefoot at Havelock: Located at the pristine white sand beach at Havelock Island, Barefoot gives a glimpse into the tropical life at the islands. It is well connected to all the mainstream beaches at Havelock. 

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa: It is located at the main beach Radhanagar beach at Havelock Island. With mangrove fringes in the surrounding, it accommodates 54 modern luxury villas to give an extraordinary experience to its guests.  

How to reach?

By Air: It is important to obtain permission and carry documental proof for Non-Indians traveling to Andaman. The airport is located in Port Blair which direct flight services from Kolkata, Chennai, and Vishakhapatnam. 

By Ship/ferry: Since Andaman is an island it is well connected through sea route and has ship/ferry transport services from many ports like Kolkata, Chennai, and Vishakhapatnam in India.

Top rated hotels

Top-rated hotels for Honeymoon in India

If you are a couple who fancy an exotic and relaxing stay in the best property of India, the following are a few suggestions for you. The royal infrastructure, regal furnishing, and warm hospitality mark the pillars of Indian tradition and culture. You are sure to experience all of those here. 

The Oberoi Udaivillas, Udaipur

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Leela Palace Kempinski, Bangalore

The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

Neemrana Fort Palace