After the wedding, comes the most anticipated moments for couples, the treasured honeymoon period. Every couple wishes to make this period of time in their life one of the best experiences that can be cherished for a lifetime. And to make it special, trips to exotic places are planned by almost everyone. While some prefer the lush greenery and peaceful environment of the mountains, others love to ponder on miles of exotic beaches.
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India is one country that is blessed with some of the most beautiful places in the world. It is the land of the Himalayas, the Ganges, the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. So, whether you are looking for stunning beaches, serene backwaters, snow capped mountains or exquisite flora and fauna, India has so much to offer to travellers that the visitors would only enjoy the marvels and many facets of this colourful country without ever getting tired of it.
So, let’s set out on a journey to explore the top 5 honeymoon destinations in India.
The gorgeous beaches of Goa
Couples who are in love with the sea prefer the gorgeous beaches of Goa as the best honeymoon destination. The perfect combination of a beautiful sea and endless stretches of exotic beaches make this place a honeymooner’s paradise. Not only does the natural beauty of this place attract honeymooners, the care-free attitude and ample opportunity to enjoy is the most important attraction for newly weds.
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In Goa, you can expect to find secluded as well as crowded beaches, lots of adventure sports and activities, the finest of Goan cuisine and seafood along with other Gourmet specialties. Goa also has a large number of good quality hotels and resorts that offer accommodation facilities within a budget. Moreover, there are other attractions like beach parties, casinos, lots of food and drinks that make your honeymoon in Goa an enthralling journey into the most important trip of your life. Thus, the excitement of being with your loved one just gets better with the vibrant atmosphere of scintillating Goa.
The backwaters of Kerala
An idyllic place like the backwaters of Kerala can be the perfect setting for your honeymoon. As you constantly try to hold on to these moments and wish to spend a lovely time with your better half, Kerala would mesmerize you with its natural beauty. Commonly referred to as ‘God’s own country’, the serene beaches, the lush greenery surrounding the backwaters or the hills of Munnar would captivate your senses like no other place.
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This popular honeymoon destination in India is blessed with lovely beaches such as Kovalam, Marari, Varkala, Alappuzha and Bekal. Riding on houseboats, cruising through the backwaters of Kerala is one of the best activities for honeymooners. It allows couples to enjoy the much desired privacy in the calm and soothing surroundings where nature’s bounty knows no limits. And if you have already indulged in the natural beauty of the sea and backwaters, head towards the hill stations of Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad, Idukki and Devikulam. Overall, Kerala is endowed with some of the best ingredients that make a perfect honeymoon destination.
The archipelago of Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep is primarily known for its serene atmosphere, the blue green water of the Arabian Sea and the lovely corals dotting the ocean floor. If you want to be completely cut off from the hustle and bustle of the city, away from the constant rings of your mobile phone, this is the ideal place to be. Here, in the cradle of nature, only the two of you can enjoy some of the greatest pleasures of life. The Lakshadweep islands are perfect for enjoying the little things in life like sitting together on a deserted beach or playing with the sand as you soak in the evening sun.
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A beach cottage can be a wonderful accommodation, if you are willing to take in the real spirit of these islands. This veritable paradise would make you wonder about the beauties of nature as you take a tour of the coral reefs, the natural lagoons and off course the glittering blue water of the sea. Places like Bangaram and Agatti should feature in your must see list. The sea here is teeming with marine life and if you love to have a close encounter with life beneath the sea, do not forget to try out some scuba diving or snorkelling. Other adventure sports like paragliding can also be tried here. This tropical fantasy would therefore leave you spellbound with its elegance and beauty.
The hills of Himachal Pradesh
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If you are attracted by the hills and mesmerized by their raw beauty, Himachal Pradesh can be the perfect honeymoon destination for you. Places like Shimla, Kullu, Manali are endowed with awe-inspiring landscapes, snow capped mountains and gardens in full bloom offering honeymooners the ideal romantic atmosphere. Walk through the fruit orchards or indulge in the stunning beauty of the Himalayas as you look at the tall peaks and white landscape, all covered in thick layers of snow. And if you are a little adventurous, take a pick from activities like skiing, kayaking and ice skating.
The raw beauty of Ooty
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Ooty, a perfect romantic getaway is one of the best destinations to spend your honeymoon. The raw natural beauty of Ooty would automatically light a fire in your heart and would promise to offer you the ideal honeymoon. When you look out at the lush green hills of the Nilgiri covered in a thick haze of mist, you’ll fall in love again and it will surely take your breath away. Moreover, the weather in Ooty is so good that it is bound to attract you to the outdoors where the two of you can enjoy some trekking through the mountains. You can also take a trip through the tea plantations and eucalyptus forests or enjoy a visit to the famous Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden, Dodabetta peak and the Rose Garden. Hotels and resorts at Ooty offer different types of accommodation facilities according to your budget and serve some of the best South Indian delicacies.