Unforgettable romantic vacations are a specialty of honeymoon places in India. The vast country is blessed with spectacular locations, where couples can enjoy luxury while creating memories for a lifetime. For the sun loving couples, the tropical beaches are exciting. The postcard-perfect hill stations are favored by cuddly couples.

The iconic landmark of love, Taj Mahal, the timeless desert, unexplored forests, and also the adventure hubs are not far behind among the best places for honeymoon in India. If you are thinking of romantic vacations, then here is our take on top 12 best places for honeymoon in India.

Manali – Charming haven in Himachal

Manali, a beautiful hill station nestled in Himalayas, is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations of India. The hill town enjoys superb views of snow-covered mountains. The river Beas flowing through the town adds to its charm. Go on scenic strolls in the apple orchards. River rafting, paragliding, zorbing, are some sports you can enjoy as a couple. Make Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley a part of your itinerary. The picturesque scenery, the exciting things to do and the lavish resorts help the love-birds to create memories of a lifetime. The best time is from October to June.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Stroll through the apple orchards
  • Take blessings at ancient temple and monasteries
  • Go for river rafting, paragliding, zorbing, etc.
  • Picnic at the riverbanks.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Span Resort, Holiday Inn Manali, Solang Valley Resort, The Himalayan Spa Resort Manali, The Manali Inn, Apple Country Resort, De Vivendi Resorts, Manu Allaya, etc.

Andaman – Heavenly Islands made for love

The heavenly islands of Andaman are a good choice for honeymoon in India. Away from the mainland, the archipelago is a world of its own. Untouched beaches, cerulean waters, lush rainforests, vibrant marine life, incredible sights, adventure sports and welcoming resorts are a part of your holiday in Andaman. Once you are here, you will never wish to return. Providing a taste of heaven and a perfect start of love life, honeymoon in Andaman will be one of the fondest memories of your life. The best time to Andaman from October to July.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Spend time at the beaches, do not miss the breathtaking Radhanagar beach.
  • Enjoy a pampering stay at the luxury resorts
  • Try scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing and other water sports with your partner.
  • Explore the historic places and museums.
  • Treat yourself to a candle lit dinner at the beach.
  • Go trekking and exploring the islands.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Silver Sand Beach Resort Havelock Island, Hotel Sea Shell Port Blair, Hotel Sinclairs Bay View, Barefoot Resort Havelock Island, Fortune Resort Bay Island, etc.

Leh-Ladakh – High on adventure and bliss

Ladakh for honeymoon is a popular choice for adventure loving couples. The isolated region in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the toughest terrains in the world. Facing the majestic beauty, the thrill and bliss of Ladakh will bring you closer to your partner. Explore structures with great architecture, including the Tibetan palaces, monasteries. The adventures, festivals, cuisines are some great experiences. The attractions you must visit at all costs are Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri, Nubra Valley, and the sand dunes of Hunder. The best time to go for ladakh from May  to September.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Drive through the rustic mountain scenery.
  • Camp at the breathtaking Pangong or Tso Moriri Lake
  • Learn about the Buddhist culture with visit to the ancient monasteries and Gompas
  • Spend time at the unique cold desert at Hunder, with double humped Bactrian camels, safari and camping.
  • Trekking, bird watching, camping are thrilling experiences to try.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

The Grand Dragon, Ladakh Sarai, Chamba Deluxe Camp, Ladakh Retreat, The ULE Ethnic Resort, ULE Adventure Camp, Resort Pangong, Bikamp Ladakh, etc.

Kerala – Blessed God’s Own Country

When you seek true bliss, then God’s Own Country, Kerala is the best place in India for honeymoon. Beaches, backwater, hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, quaint blessed spots, what your heart desires you will find it in the paradisiacal landscape of Kerala. Plan a vacation where you enjoy a houseboat cruise on the backwaters. Include to spend time on the beaches. The misty hills are blessed with tea and spice plantations. Spot the magnificent waterfalls, go for wildlife safaris, and savor the pampering Ayurvedic therapies. The nourishing environs are perfect for your love to bloom. Best time to go for honeymoon in kerala from August to April.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Houseboat backwater cruise in Alleppey or Kumarakom.
  • Stroll through tea gardens in Munnar.
  • Stay at a tree house in Wayanad.
  • Go for wildlife safaris.
  • Enjoy the beach leisure at Kovalam.
  • Pamper yourself to couple Ayurvedic massages.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Vivanta by Taj Bekal Kasargod, The Zuri Resort & Spa Kumarakom, Carnoustie Beach Resort & Ayurveda Spa Alappuzha, Vythiri Resort Wayanad, Spice Tree Munnar, Marari Beach Resort Mararikulam, Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra Kovalam.

Sikkim – North East’s Untouched Delight

North East’s unexplored gem, Sikkim is one of the best honeymoon places in India. The pure mountain air is good for blooming love among couples. Spend time admiring the glorious Mt Kanchenjunga in all its now covered glory. Explore the ancient heritage of Tibetan Buddhism. Take part in the plethora of adventures the region provides including trekking, paragliding and river rafting. You can enjoy the city pleasures in Gangtok or getaway to the heart of nature in Pelling or Yumthang valley.  The best time to visit in sikkim from throughout the year, except monsoon, July to September.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Marvel at the sun rise over Mt Kanchendzonga.
  • Visit ancient monasteries including the Rumtek monastery
  • Pay a visit to Nathu La Pass, Tsogmo Lake, Gurudogmar lake,
  • yak ride
  • Go for trekking, paragliding or river rafting.
  • Enjoy walks in the scenic MG Road in Gangtok
  • Cuddle in the lavish resort enjoying the blissful ambiance.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino Gangtok, The Chumbi Mountain Retreat & Spa, Hotel Central

Ooty – Queen of Nilgiris

The Queen of Nilgiris, Ooty is a popular honeymoon destination in India. Couples favor this beautiful place because of its charm. The Nilgiri Toy Train is a romantic way to arrive to the town. Explore the tea estates and have a taste of Nilgiri tea. Go for trekking through the scenic environs. The lavish resorts enhance the bliss. Long walks, leisurely boating, amazing sightseeing and incredible experiences are highlights of honeymoon in Ooty. Have a taste of homemade chocolate or attend a flower show, you will really love it.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Ride the Nilgiri Toy train.
  • Enjoy the sight of roses, specially the miniature hybrid ones.
  • Trek to the Doddabetta peak to enjoy the scenery.
  • Pray at the Holy Trinity church, a beautiful site of impressive architecture.
  • Enjoy boating at the Ooty Lake.
  • Gorge on the delicious chocolates.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Taj Savoy, Hotel Meadows Residency, Hotel Sinclairs Retreat, Hotel King’s Cliff, Hill Country Holiday Resort Lovedale, Fortune Resort Sullivan Court, Sterling Holiday Resorts Elk Hill, etc.

Coorg – Dreamy Haven in the mountains

Coorg is a dreamy haven for honeymoon couples. Settled in the lap of lush Western Ghats dotted with waterfalls and lookouts, the town is charming. The views of misty mountains are breathtaking. A visit to Abbey and Irrupa Falls is amazing. Get yourself some great clicks with butterflies on your visit. Walk through the coffee plantations. Go for a peaceful day at Bylakuppe, known for a Tibetan monastery and community. The enchanting bliss of Coorg acts as the perfect destination for amorous vacations. Best Time to visit to go coorg throughout the year, even the rains are magical.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Picnic along the Irruppa and Abbey waterfalls.
  • Go on walks in the coffee plantations and pick berries on the way
  • Safari at Nagarhole National Park and Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Spend a day at Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery in Bylakuppe
  • Watch the sun rise from the Raja’s seat.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

The Windflower resort and Spa, Orange County Coorg, Vivanta by Taj Coorg, etc.

Nainital –  City of Lakes in the lap of mountains

The list of best places for honeymoon in India is not incomplete without a mention of Nainital. The ‘city of lakes’ is a place formed when romance come to life. Snuggled in the lap of mountains with backdrop of snow covered peaks, the town is scenic and exhilarating. Enjoy romantic boat rides, stroll through the misty roads, and marvel at sights of the snow peaked mountains. Adventure is also a part of the pleasant vacation. Nainital is a perfect nest for love-birds.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Boating in Naina Lake, Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal and Sattal
  • Experience sunset at Hanuman Garhi, it’s a sight you will cherish forever
  • View the Himalayas from Tiffin Top
  • Ropeway ride to get to the beautiful lookout to snowcapped mountains.
  • Collect candles and some scented delights from Mall Road.
  • Wildlife safari at the Corbett National Park.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Jilling Terraces, The Naini Retreat, Te Aroha Dhanachuli, Manu Maharani Lodge, Shervani Hill Top Inn, Hotel Earls Count, Chevron’s Fairhavens

Goa – Beach Paradise

The beach paradise, Goa is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Think of all tropical blessings, and Goa has it all. Snuggled along the Arabian Sea, the smallest state of India has more than 50 beaches. There is a beautiful shore waiting for you according to your every mood. Churches, wildlife sanctuaries, backwaters, waterfalls, adventure sports, nightlife and other delights add to the fun. Romance blooms here like nowhere else, as you minds are free from burdens and are one with the relaxed pace of Goa. Best time to go for honeymoon in Goa from August to March.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Enjoy the sun, sand and surf.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Goa
  • Safari at the wildlife sanctuaries
  • Explore the spice plantations and the lesser-known backwaters
  • Party all night at the clubs, pubs, and beaches.
  • Try your luck at the casinos
  • Indulge in the thrilling adventure sports.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Park Hyatt Resort, The Leela, Zuri White Sands Resort, Holiday Inn Resort, Cicade de Goa, Taj Exotica, Vivanta by Taj, Marriott Resort and Spa, Resort Rio Goa, Alila Diwa, etc.

Alleppey – India’s Very Own Venice

Romance is born from bliss and Alleppey offers you just that. Known for its backwaters, the city gets its title ‘Venice of India’. Explore the breathtaking stretch on a houseboat cruise with your love. The serene landscape create memories to cherish forever. Spend time enjoying the sights or enjoy the pleasures of your resort. Choose to get a pampering Ayurvedic massage in the land where Ayurveda was born. You and your partner will feel rejuvenated in the blessed environs. For luxury honeymoon in India, Alleppey is the best choice.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Stay in a houseboat, it is your own floating paradise.
  • Cruise through the palm fringed backwaters
  • Go for stroll on the Alappuzha beach
  • Get a couples Ayurvedic massage
  • Learn about the maritime history
  • Dine enjoying the mouthwatering delicacies

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Lake Palace Hotel Alappuzha, Citrus Retreats Alleppey, Punnamada Backwater Resort, Abad Turtle Beach Resort, Keraleeyam Ayurveda Resort

Jaisalmer – Romance in the heart of Thar Desert

Jaisalmer is a romantic honeymoon spot in India. Enjoy the pleasures of the golden desert on a vacation here. The timeless Thar Desert is the key attraction of the town. Enjoy camel safari, sand dune bashing, camping and other incredible experiences. Spend an evening around a bonfire with your partner, as the stars shine down from the sky. You will certainly have a memory you cherish for a long time. Also check out the Jaisalmer Fort, beautiful Jain Temples, monuments of historical importance and vibrant markets.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Desert safari, camping and dune bashing
  • Visit Jain temples
  • Explore the vibrant markets
  • Take a walk through history as you marvel through ancient forts and temple
  • Enjoy the royal hospitality of the Rajputana

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Fort Rajwada Hotel, Taj Rawal Kot, Hotel Rang Mahal, Hotel Mandir Palace, Heritage Inn, Suryagarh Jaisalmer, The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot

Agra – The Icon of Eternal Love

Last on our list, but certainly the best Agra is a romantic destination perfect for honeymoon in India. What better way to immortalize your love for each other than by admiring the icon of love, Taj Mahal? Enjoy the view of the monument built by the Mughal emperor for his love. Agra is one of the most romantic getaways in the world. The Mughal days are bygone but the charm lingers and you and your partner would have a good time enjoying it. The best time is from October to March.

Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Marvel at the Taj Mahal.
  • Walk through the gardens of the mausoleum.
  • Enjoy exploring the thriving markets.
  • Imagine the olden days of royalty at the Agra Fort and other masterpieces of architecture.

Recommended Honeymoon Hotels or Resorts:

Hotel Taj Resorts, the Oberoi Amarvilas, Trident Agra, ITC Mughal, The Gateway Hotel, Hotel Clarks Shiraz Agra, Radisson Hotel, Courtyard Marriott, Trident Hotel.

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