There are many tourist destinations in India, but it wouldn’t be surprising to know that there are just as many perfect romantic honeymoon destinations in this nation as well. Most people want their honeymoon to be just as wonderful as their wedding day, so they go the extra mile to ensure that it’s just as perfect in reality as it is in their heads. If you’re one of those dreamers, look no further, for here’s your own personal list of the perfect honeymoon destinations in India for you and your spouse.
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Heaven on earth makes for the number one spot when it comes to honeymoon destinations. Kashmir’s magical city of Srinagar needs no introduction. It has everything from a picturesque landscape and adorable shikaras to cosy houseboats and snowy cocoons. Not to mention the endless shopping opportunities, delicious food and colourful gardens that will give you the feeling of being the leads of a romantic Bollywood flick. Srinagar is perfection personified.
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Let’s not underestimate the North-East region of India and look at the marvels that it has studded over the map like luminous gems. Gangtok has a backdrop of the snowy Himalayas, serene Buddhist monasteries, a rich culture that surprises everyone and lakes of sparkling beauty that are sure to take your breath away. If that wasn’t enough, you’d get some incredible pictures in Gangtok that future generations will probably be jealous of.
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Romance comes alive in the glorious city of Agra. The absolute monument of eternal love stands as one of the wonders of the world in this vibrant city. What better way to celebrate your love than posing in front of the Taj Mahal and acknowledging an everlasting romance? Agra’s beauty knows no bounds, and there are some awfully luxurious hotels offering astounding views scattered around this city to make your stay there a memorable one.
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Another one of India’s very own romantic jewels is Rajasthan’s most adored city of Udaipur. Fascinating hills, man-made lakes, royal palaces and a rich Rajput blend of Mughal culture makes Udaipur one of the most sought-after destinations in India. It is also a top location for hosting royal weddings in the country and for good measure. Udaipur has some rare and brilliant attractions all over the city. A honeymoon here would be most rewarding.
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Paragliding over an enticing landscape and skiing down the snowy mountain slopes of Manali will likely make your honeymoon a rather thrilling one. If you’re a trekking enthusiast, there is too much allure in Manali’s mountains to overlook. Otherwise it’s still worth a visit given the number of naturally beautiful layers of this northern town of India. Bring your loved one to this quaint town with some adventurous as well as equally romantic opportunities for the honeymoon of a lifetime. Just as a last-minute tip, zorbing is a rather amazing activity to indulge in at Manali.
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Weddings can be exhaustive for the bride and groom, so there’s probably no better way to relax than visiting one of the calmest locations of India. Kerala’s lovely hill station of Munnar has attractions that you just can’t ignore. Stroll through the spice and tea plantations, refresh yourself at the serene mountain valleys, take a wildlife sanctuary tour and breathe in the tranquillity of undersized cottages. Nothing cosier than a cooling trip to Munnar for your honeymoon.
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Looking for a colonial themed winter retreat for the honeymoon? Dalhousie’s pine trees and rich mountainous backdrop of the British-era buildings will be your best choice. This sleepy little town has great opportunities for hiking and trekking along with hypnotic churches with amazing architecture. The powdery mass of a town will give your honeymoon a wintry calm post a wedding that you might have spent in too much furore. This underexplored town of India is quite a delightfully romantic location.
India has a plethora of romantic locations, so you know that there’s more where the aforementioned came from. This list should help you and your beloved decide which destination to head over for your honeymoon, or maybe you can even see them all if you’re ambitious!
Rohit has a passion for travelling that he records on TransIndiaTravels.com through regular blog posts that represent his love for writing just as much as travelling through many great places in the world.