The eyes that are likely to light up with the anticipation of joyous honeymoon will probably widen further, if the honeymoon destination is in India.
Winters are the best time to honeymoon in India. For summer months, head to the mountains. This if handling warmer climes is a challenge. Also, cuddling is not only easier in cooler climes even has a loftier purpose of keeping each other warm. :-)
India has much to offer. Mountains, beaches, deserts and national parks combined with India's cultural and cuisine diversity makes for a exciting destination. Definitely non-boring, allowing ample opportunities for doing different things together is to be expected in India. See our honeymoon packages in India.
From north to south and east to west there is an abundance of honeymoon destinations in India. We present few scintillating Indian ideas:
Rajasthan - the Royal Way
Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are the prime tourist destinations. Weave your tour through these big cities but include small cities like Bundi, Orchha, Pushkar, Ranakpur, Khimsar, Bikaner and Nawalgarh.
A night in the tents at the sand dunes with camel safari spices up your bonding. Use the nooks and crannies and other parts of the various forts and palaces that you shall visit as a backdrop setting for some spectacular memorable photographs.
Goa - sun and sand with surf and swaying palm trees.
A hot favourite, as you can throw caution to winds, shed most of your clothes and let your hair down. Nothing like the playful setting and atmosphere of a gorgeous beach and sea combination to enhance the togetherness.
Goa is the king of beach destinations as it offers multiple beaches plus a remarkable cultural history that includes a unique cuisine.
A perpetual party zone Goa offers night long parties called "Silent Parties" where partygoers spend the night dancing with wireless headphones so as the surroundings are not disturbed by the loud music.
Anjuna and Calangute beaches are world renowned hence attract a lot of tourists. While this adds to the eclectic energy of these two beaches, you can visit the quieter beaches of Bambolim, Benaulim and Candolim.
Book well in advance for the high season of Goa. This shouldn't be an issue for weddings are not generally done on the spur of the moment. Marriage yes, but not weddings. :-)
Kerala - God's own country.
The lush greenery, the beaches, the temples, the palaces, the culture, the food, the emerald green mountains of Munnar crested by shifting mists certainly deserve the label of God's own country.
Cruise the backwaters gently on a luxuriously fitted out exclusive to you houseboat, on the deck of which have a candlelit romantic dinner as the houseboat glides by through the canals. Indeed a kaleidoscopic experience, it shall be.
The forays in the jungles of Thekkady, the elephant rides, the Ayurvedic massage and just the pure serenity of the land shall usher in a heady intimacy that surely shall be reflected from the blissful visage of you both for others to notice
Manali - the abode of Gods.
Named after Manu, the Sage who recreated human life post-great flood akin to Noah, Manali is a honeymooners paradise.
The emerald green meadows, the lofty snow shrined mountains, the youthful energetic bubbly Beas River, the temples, the cool weather. Manali has plenty of activities to offer such as trekking, rock climbing, skiing, local temples and museums, visiting Solang Valley, river sports for just sitting at the riverside, gazing at the clouds playing hide and seek with the snow summits.
The attached video showcases Himachal Pradesh beautifully - please do see it fully.
Darjeeling - honeymooners delight.
You shall miss the rampant consumerism here. The air is pregnant with the invigorating fragrance of the tea gardens that welcomes you with freshness unexperienced in the city environs. As Darjeeling sits at the foothills of Kanchanjunga Mountain, the view of this towering mountain is spectacular from here. Darjeeling has a general feeling of being untouched by humans much, hence the glory of an adulterated nature hits you with great blast. Bonding with each other in such serene and uplifting atmosphere shall always remain special. Not to miss is the toy train ride, which has been classified as a world heritage treasure. As the demand is quite high, please book your tickets well in advance.
In all of these destinations, there are spots available where you could have romantic dinner - an essential ingredient of the honeymoon. Either you can check in a hotel that offers this or there are restaurants, where they give you a cosy corner with top-notch service for you to have your candlelit dinner. The range is wide and the choice is yours - restaurants in Jodhpur palaces with settings fit for royalty, rustic in Darjeeling or Manali, table at the far end of the jetty in Goa and Kerala.