Top 10 most romantic honeymoon places in India

India has always been known for its diverse geography and culture. This is the reason that it’s one of the most sought-after romantic honeymoon places in the world. So, If you and your spouse are planning for ‘inside the budget’, mystical and ideal honeymoon time where you can visit heaven on earth (Jammu & Kashmir) or walk on the land of beaches (Goa) or maybe sit on dunes (Rajasthan) then India is just the place for you. I have shortlisted some of the most romantic honeymoon places in India.

Most romantic honeymoon places in India

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

romantic honeymoon places in India

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most visited and popular honeymoon hotspots in India. Surrounding alpine forests, mighty snow peaks, lush green valleys, enchanting rivers and the romantic meadows will melt your heart away. The charm and tranquil of Shimla is the perfect place to start a new journey for the newlyweds.

When to go?: Shimla is at its best between February to April or September to November, when the snow has just settled and the sun is high and there is mist in the air.

Experiences: Trekking, Ice skating, Paragliding, toy train, temples, and Churches. They say if you pray in Christ church of Shimla, all your wishes come true.

How to reach?: Kalka is the nearest railway station and Jubarhati is the nearest airport.

Where to stay? :

  •  Shilon Resort (Madhok Business Centre, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana, Punjab)
  •  The Oberoi Cecil (Chaura Maidan Road, Shimla)
  •  Radisson hotel (Goodwood Estate, Lower Bharari Rd, Shimla)
  •  East Bourne Resort and Spa (Khallini, Shimla)

Jammu and Kashmir

romantic honeymoon places in India

Who doesn’t know the ‘Paradise on Earth’, Jammu and Kashmir with its heavenly beauty and picturesque mountain framed valleys? The toughest of hearts can melt in the meadows of Gulmarg, the romantic excursions at Pahalgam, the sight of sun-kissed humbling mudbrick houses of leh-ladak and babbling, gushing streams of Srinagar. This is the land where love was born, easily, it is one of the most romantic honeymoon places in India.

When to go? : Winter season.

Experiences: Skiing, shopping, Dal Lake, spa, sight-seeing, Masjid, Gardens, Trekking, Houseboats

How to reach?: Jammu airport and Leh airport are the two central airports and throughout most places of the state, train connectivity is there.

Where to stay? :

  • Vivanta by Taj (Kralsangri, Brein, Srinagar)
  • Peacock houseboats (Hazratbal Road, Srinagar)
  • Hotel Maharaja Inn (Jammu road, Katra)
  • The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa (Gulmarg, J&K)

Goa – Romantic honeymoon places in India

romantic honeymoon places in India

Located on the shores of Arabian Sea coast, the land of sun, sand, and sea – Goa, with its exotic beaches, attracts most romantic honeymoons and getaways from couples across the world. Such is the warmth of the rustic city with the shimmering sun in the backdrop, eclectic nightlife, glorious Portuguese architecture, fiery glasses of feni, and some delectable spice-laden vindaloo, Goa has everything for you to make you wish your honeymoon period never ends.

When to go? : November to march. If you are up for great beachside parties and fun honeymoon time this is the season you should be definitely visiting.

Experiences: Grab a feni, Stay at a beach shack, Sunset, dance night, Boat rides, water skiing, surfing, sunbathing

How to reach?: Dabolim Airport is 29Km from the state’s capital. There are also two railway stations Madgaon and Thivim.

Where to stay?:

  • Resort Rio (Arpora, Bardez, Goa)
  • North 16 (Calangute, Goa)
  • Cidade de Goa (Vainguinim Beach, Panjim, Goa)

Kerala

romantic honeymoon places in India

This state in India has many romantic honeymoon places like Alleppey, Wayanad, Munnar, and Kumarakom. It is a place with a lot of history, culture, biological diversity and rich vegetation. Honeymooners love to explore through the splendid backwaters of Kerala and relax on the beach with some fresh coconut water and spicy fish and prawn curry. Kerala is one of the most visited honeymoon places in India.

When to go?: Rainy season.

Experiences: Snorkelling, fishing, Boating, trekking, Parasailing, water gliding, Elephant riding

How to reach?: Kerala is well connected by water(Cochin, Vizhinjam), air(Cochin, Calicut, Trivandrum) and rail(numerous). Fix a date and go for it.

Where to stay? :

  • Taj Bekal resort and Spa (Kasargod, Bekal, Kerala)
  • Kochi Marriott Hotel (Edappally, Kochi)
  • Kumarakom Lake Resort (Kumarakom North Post, Kottayam)
  • Secret Garden (Pattalam, Fort Kochi)

Rajasthan

romantic honeymoon places in India

If you want a grandeur experience in the golden sands of the Thar of India, then Rajasthan is one of the most popular romantic honeymoon places in India for you. Its captivating dunes, temples, the nomadic culture, camels and a huge list of tourist activities will keep your romance engaged and your honeymoon unforgettable especially if you are vintage and architecture-loving couple.

When to go?: January to March this is the period when its neither too hot nor too cold.

Experiences: Camel riding, Sand dunes, Jungle Safari, Parasailing, Paragliding, Hot air balloons

How to reach?: There are multiple airports and rails/buses to the place.

Where to stay? :

  • Mana Hotels (Sadari Road, Ranakpur)
  • The Leela Palace (Udaipur, Rajasthan)
  • Suryagarh (Sam Road, Jaisalmer)
  • Amanbagh (District Alwar, Ajabgarh)

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

romantic honeymoon places in India

Nothing can be better than a quiet time for the newlyweds as they take a walk along the seashore, hand in hand, the azure skies on top and silver sand on their feet. The list of romantic places for honeymoon in India is incomplete without this love bugs filled the place with its sunny beaches, secluded islands, and its world-class water. It’s a beach paradise with sparkling lighthouses sprinkled on the isles of white sand.

When to go?: May-September. The monsoon seasons is the perfect time for visiting

Experiences: Candlelight dinner, Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Sunset points

How to reach?: Port Blair with sea and airport.

Where to stay?:

  • Sea Shell (Marine Hill, Port Blair)
  • Anugama Resort (wandoor village, port blair)
  • Barefoot (Havelock Island, Andaman Islands)
  • Tango Beach Resort (Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

Ooty, Kodaikanal

romantic honeymoon places in India

Located at Nilgiris hills of South India, they are one of the most celebrated romantic honeymoons places in India. The attractions here include Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, Dodabetta peak, Kodaikanal Lake, Croakers Walk, Silver Cascade Waterfall and several enchanting lookout points.

When to go?: March to June.

Experiences: Waterfalls, Tea garden, hills, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, lake

How to reach?: Coimbatore Airport and Mettupalayam railway station are the closest connecting places with the rest of the country.

Where to stay?:

  • Kodai Resort Hotel (Coaker’s Walk, Kodaikanal)
  • The Carlton (Lake Road, Kodaikanal)
  • Palm Grove (Tea estate, Kotagiri)
  • Paradise Perfect (Welbeck Rd, Fern Hill, Ooty)

Agra

romantic honeymoon places in India

The city of Taj Mahal, the eternal monument of love is not just known for its historic significance but is also termed as top romantic honeymooning places of India. The city is a house of luxurious hotels and resorts providing a perfectly serene vacation with your beloved. It will immortalize your love for each other (the shahi way) when you admire the embodiment of eternal love ‘The Taj’.

When to go?: October to February. This time of year you can see the Taj in its full grandeur against a clear sky.

Experiences: Taj Mahal, Ancient forts, Luxury resorts

How to reach?: Kheria Airport of Agra connected with frequent flights and Agra railhead connected closely to Delhi.

Where to stay? :

  • Hotel Taj Resorts (Near Shilp Gram, Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal, Agra)
  • The Oberoi Amarvilas (Taj East Gate Road, Near Taj Mahal, Agra)
  • ITC Mughal Agra (Fatehabad Road, Taj Ganj, Agra)
  • Trident Agra (Fatehabad Road, Agra)
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