After all the wedding functions get over, here comes the time when the newly wedded couple embarks on their first vacation together. Honeymoon is not just a tradition but a special time for husband and wife to celebrate their new relationship and know each other better. Are you also looking for a honeymoon destination in India as your wedding is just around the corner? India has romantic hills, scenic beaches, placid lakes, luxury resorts, exotic wildlife and much more else for romantic couples. To make things easier for you.

Andaman – A paradisaical island nation

A captivating island nation with stunning sunny beaches, azure sea waters, secluded islands, lush jungles and plethora of water sports activities, Andaman is one of the top destinations for honeymoon couples in India. It boasts of owning colourful corals, and exotic marine life which can be explored by an adventure loving couple. This place in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea is filled with bliss, which helps you in creating memories for a lifetime. The laid-back feel and secluded environs give you a chance to know each other better. Apart from natural delights, there are a number of man-made wonders also.

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Activities for couples:

  • Partaking in a wildlife safari at the Campbell Bay National Park
  • Enjoy Scuba diving at Neil Island
  • Candle-lit dinner on a beach, under the moon-lit sky
  • Visit Barren Island for watching South Asia’s only active volcano
  • Leisure walk at the pristine Radhanagar beach
  • Trek to the Saddle Peak
  • Boating and water surfing at the Little Andaman Island
  • Embark on sightseeing in Port Blair
  • Island-hopping including Neil Island, Cinque Island, Ross Island, Barren Island, Chidiya Tapu, and Havelock Island.

Goa – A laid-back beach retreat

One of the favourite destinations for couples in India, Goa is fun-filled, laid-back, easy and everything else that is counted as amazing. This beach state of Goa has every element, which make up for an ideal romantic vacation, which a newly wedded couple yearns for. While the South Goa beaches are ideal for those who are looking for seclusion, North Goa beaches await those who wish to engage in pure touristy fun. Along with some of the world’s best beaches, there are old Portuguese churches, beach shacks, pulsating nightlife at the discotheques, flea markets, water sports activities, the French Quarters, Portuguese forts, sumptuous food, free-flowing booze, flea markets, river cruise, exciting casinos, and much more.

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Activities for couples:

  • Water sports at the North Goa beaches like Baga, Candolim, Anjuna and Calangute
  • Leisure walks and sunset views at South Goa beaches Colva, Benaulim, Palolem, and Agonda
  • Rent a motorbike for romantic rides to explore the place
  • Explore the mighty Portuguese forts including Aguada Fort and Chapora Fort
  • Visit the Old Goa churches including Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Night parties at Anjuna
  • Visit the casinos to try your luck
  • Shop, dance and dine at the popular night markets
  • Dance till you drop at the famous nightclubs such as Love Passion Karma
  • Visit the spice plantation and enjoy a special Goan lunch

Kashmir – Truly a paradise on earth

Titles as the ‘Heaven on Earth’, Kashmir is best honeymoon destinations in India. The Kashmir valley lies between the Himalayas and Pir Panjal ranges, and boasts of innumerable delights for you and your life partner. This is an all year round destination with attractions for every season. The highlights include clear blue skies, snow-covered peaks, breath-taking views, adventure sports, leisure activities¸ tasty food and much more. No single moment here is going to be boring. Explore the place as you whisper sweet nothings into each other’s ears. There also are a number of man-made wonders like landscaped gardens, old temples, and wonderful mosques.

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Activities for couples:

  • Houseboat stay in Srinagar
  • Shikara ride in Dal Lake, Srinagar
  • Treat your eyes to wonderful views at the Mughal Gardens
  • Shop for your loved ones in Srinagar and Pahalgam
  • Do not miss Gondola ride in Gulmarg
  • River rafting in River Lidder in Pahalgam
  • Seek nature’s blessings in Sonmarg
  • Horse/Pony ride to savour lush views of Pahalgam
  • Trekking, golfing, skiing and camping

Udaipur – A scenic lake city

Referred to as one of the most romantic destinations in India, Udaipur or the ‘Lake City’ has various delights for love-smitten newly-wedded couples. With the Aravallis in the backdrop, there are glorious palaces, placid lakes, wonderful havelis, bustling local bazaars and so on. There is a lot that can be done here. Every nook and corner of this place has a tale to tell. Opt a heritage luxury hotel so that you can feel like erstwhile kings and queens. Splurge on the various luxuries available here.

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Activities for couples:

  • Romantic boat ride during sunset in Lake Pichola
  • Embark on sightseeing including City Palace, Bagore ki Haveli, and Saheliyon Ki Bari
  • Stay in a luxury heritage palace hotel
  • Partake in paragliding
  • Romantic candle-lit dinner at a rooftop restaurant
  • Shop for handicrafts from Shilgram and local markets
  • Excursion to Delwara Temple

Kerala – A verdant peaceful heaven

Lovingly referred to as the ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala is perfect for a couple who loves staying close to nature. Along with a variety of landscape, this South Indian state offers a lot including peaceful environs, copious greenery, picturesque hill stations, exotic wildlife, rejuvenating Ayurveda, romantic resorts, serene beaches, houseboat rides, lip-smacking food, and placid backwaters.  The state offers much-needed intimacy that is required by a honeymooning couple. There are a number of man-made wonders to explore too.

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Activities for couples:

  • Romantic houseboat cruise in Alleppey (Alappuzha)
  • Bamboo rafting and Wildlife safari in Periyar (Thekkady)
  • Nature walk in the plantations of Munnar
  • Bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Trek to Chembra Peak in Wayanad
  • Visit to the pristine Poovar Island
  • Ayurveda session and Beach-hopping at Kovalam

Manali – All about leisure and adventure

One of the most romantic holiday destinations in India, Manali is an ideal destination for adventurer couples as well as leisure lovers, making the fun double. The majestic hills, awesome vistas, adventure activities, views of roaring Beas River and unique experiences, offer both of you a chance to create unforgettable memories, worth cherishing for a lifetime. It is a perfect combination of nature wonders and man-made delights. It also is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India.

Activities for couples:

  • River rafting in River Beas
  • Walk hand-in-hand at Mall Road
  • Para-sailing, zorbing and zip-lining at Solang Valley
  • Enjoy sightseeing incusing Vashist Village, Naggar Castle, Hadimba temple etc.
  • Snow activities like sledging at Rohtang Pass
  • Excursions to Manikaran Gurudwara and Naggar village

Darjeeling – Gem of West Bengal

Darjeeling, lovingly called the ‘Queen of Hills’, is one of the most famous places for honeymoon in India. This pristine hill town in Northeast India is a bliss due to all the memorable offerings for a honeymooning couple. Views of Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga Peak, verdant views, Himalayas in the backdrop, architectural delights, pleasant weather, aromatic tea plantations, and Buddhist monasteries are some of the star attractions here. Embark on sightseeing including Ghoom Monastery, Rock Garden, Everest Museum, Batasia Loop, Observatory Hill, etc.

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Activities for couples:

  • Stay in a tea estate bungalow
  • Shopping for each other at the Mall Road
  • Scenic ride in the Darjeeling ropeway
  • Joyful ride in Darjeeling’s toy train, a UNSCO World Heritage Site
  • Mesmeric sunrise and Kanchenjunga view from the Tiger Hill
  • Sugary and Savoury delights at Glenary’s
  • Wildlife spotting in the Singalila National Park
  • Picnic on the banks of Senchal Lake

Ooty – South India’s Pride

One of the most-visited hill stations in South India, Ooty is often described as the ‘Queen of Nilgiris’. The hill town lies amid the lofty Nilgiri Hills and offer matchless lush scenery. The town was once a British hill resort during the late 18th century but became the summer capital of Madras during the 19th century.  The place boasts of salubrious weather all around the year along with lush peaks, tea gardens, placid lakes, botanical garden, rose garden, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mountain Railways. If you and your partner are searching for a place with peaceful ambiance, this is the place to be.

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Activities for couples:

  • Stay in cottages amid beautiful landscape with views of the Nilgiris
  • Enjoy the tranquillity, cuddling into each other’s arms
  • Picnic and boating, Ooty Lake
  • A ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway
  • A walk in the tea gardens
  • Sightseeing including Stone House, Pykara Waterfalls etc.
  • Plan an excursion to Coonoor
  • Head to popular viewpoints including Dolphin’s Nose

Shimla – the Queen of Hill Stations

Set a step in Shimla, referred to as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, and you are going to feel that love is in the air. This hill station is highly popular amid the honeymooning couples due to its amazing weather, and gorgeous green views of pine and deodar trees. Let the love blossom amid the serene soulful surroundings of this erstwhile British summer retreat. It has featured on the list of popular honeymoon hill stations in India and still has not lost its charm. Have a heartfelt conversation with your partner as you enjoy a candle-lit dinner. Explore the place on foot holding hands. It is an all year round destination.

Activities for couples:

  • Evening visit to the Mall Road for shopping
  • A relaxed breakfast at a local bakery
  • Enjoy a leisure walk at the verdant Ridge Road
  • Toy train ride from Shimla to Kalka
  • A day’s excursion to Kufri for snow adventures
  • Hike up to the Jakhoo temple
  • Embark on sightseeing including Scandal Point, and Viceregal Lodge

Ladakh – Adventure, Love and More

A secluded paradise for newly-wedded couples, Ladakh brings you closer to your life partner so that you both can understand each other better. If you are an adventure-loving couple and do not mind slight discomfort too, you can opt for a bike trip to this place. However, this is possible only in summer months, as in winter months, there is thick snow all around. Another option of arriving here at the Leh airport. A journey on some of the world’s highest motorable roads is going to be enthralling and filled with stunning vistas. Do not miss out on capturing the stunning landscape of this place in your cameras. Relish local specialties in food and clothes.

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Activities for couples:

  • Explore the pristine Nubra Valley on a double-humped camel’s back
  • Visit the old Buddhist monasteries like Hemis, Spituk, Lamayuru, and Alchi
  • Evening visit to local bazaars of Leh
  • Sightseeing including Shanti Stupa, Magnetic Hill, and Leh Palace
  • Camping on the banks of Pangong Lake
  • Chadar trek on River Zanskar in winters
  • Explore the beautiful countryside
  • Visit to the Khadungla Pass
  • River rafting, and Wildlife Spotting

Geetika Handa is a travel writer who has an interest in sharing her experiences with all. She provides a detailed account of any travel topic she chooses to write on. You can get detailed information and tips about choosing the right kind of holiday packages in the country from her write-ups.