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Best Place in India for Honeymoon

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by Ravi2016, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Ravi2016

    Ravi2016 New Member

    I am getting married in August, and everything is being planned to the smallest detail, one thing which I am in charge of is planning the honeymoon. I have searched many destinations and finding it a bit difficult to decide where to go for the honeymoon.

    The honeymoon will be in India, but there are just so many beautiful places in India to visit it 's hard to know which is the best place for a honeymoon.

    I was considering Goa, but I think it is a crowded and an over popular place, which my fiancee and I would wish to avoid.

    Please give your input in the best place in India for a honeymoon, please also mention the best time of the year to visit the places which have been listed.
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    There are many places in India for the honeymoon couples. Like you said, places like Goa tend to be a bit crowded and commercialised. However, even in such places, you can find some part of it which is secluded. I think that's the best thing about having a honeymoon in India, you're bound to find unknown destinations even at the most popular regions. If you love nature, India has many destinations for that. If you love adventure, then India doesn't fall short on that as well.

    Let us start the listing! This list is about the famous honeymoon destinations in India along with the less crowded regions in the area. Here they are:

    1. Goa. Since you were considering Goa, it means there was something about the place that you found beautiful. Although this place is famous for its nightlife and parties, you can still find some beaches here that are secluded and perfect for couples. Consider the following places:
    • Arambol Beach. Although this beach is starting to gain popularity, it's still one of the lesser crowded beaches in Goa. The beautiful beach is bordered by cliffs on each side. There are many beach shacks which serve delicious food here as well.
    • Cola Beach. This beach has lagoons which make it even more serene and beautiful. There's some beach huts in the area where you can spend the night with your loved one.
    • Sinquerim Beach. There's no shortage of luxury resorts in this area but it remains one of the most secluded beaches in Goa. It's a pristine beach with white sands and turquoise water.
    Best time to visit: October to January for pleasant climate, June to September for greenery and great discounts.

    2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Just going to the islands can be a bit challenging so that's probably the reason why the beaches here aren't as crowded as other beaches in India. Consider these places:
    • Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island. Dubbed as the "Best Beach in Asia," it's no wonder why this beach is a paradise for lovers.
    • Ross and Smith Islands. What sets these islands apart from other beaches? Well, it is connected by a sand bar in the middle. Water here is crystal clear as well and not a lot of tourists know about this gem of an island.
    • Guitar Island. The name is derived from the guitar shape of the island. It's a small island but very secluded and romantic, perfect for couples.
    Best time to visit: October to May.

    3. Coorg. How about a little bit of Scotland right in India? Well, that is Coorg for you and this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Here's some attractions in here perfect for couples:
    • Abbey Falls. Surrounded by dense forests, this gushing waterfall is quite a beauty to watch.
    • Irrupu Falls. The water falls from around a 60 feet height. It's an amazing scenery to watch and the place itself is a bit secluded.
    • Brahmagiri Peak. Enjoy trekking this peak especially if you're both adventurous. The views from the peak are amazing. There's also a wildlife sanctuary at the top which you can visit.
    Best time to visit: November to April.

    4. Darjeeling. They say sunsets here are quite magical, with the view of the mountains and the greenery all around. This is also known for its tea plantations. Some must visit places here are:
    • Happy Valley Tea Estate. Set amidst lush greenery, this is one of the world's highest tea plantations about 2,100 metres above sea level.
    • Neora Valley National Park. Fulfil the nature lover in you with this park which houses the most number of Red Pandas in the world.
    • Tiger Hill. You cannot leave Darjeeling without trekking Tiger Hill which offers amazing views of the Himalayas and Kanchendzonga Ranges.
    Best time to visit: October to March.

    5. Jaipur. Set amidst the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, the amazing views all around are perfect for couples. Enjoy a camel safari or maybe take a stroll through the ancient structures in the city. Here's some places for couples:
    • City Palace. A visit to the Pink City won't be complete without going to the City Palace. It houses the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal, the former being a museum now. Its amazing architectural style will leave you in awe.
    • Amber Fort. It's a must to visit the fort via an elephant ride. Explore the fort for a few hours to truly understand it.
    • Jantar Mantar. This has the largest sundial in the world and even though it's years and years old already, many of the astronomical equipments still work.
    Best time to visit: November to February for its pleasant climate, it's the peak season though.

    Now, let's list some of the offbeat honeymoon destinations in India:

    1. Tarkarli in Maharashtra. This is about 540 kms away from Mumbai. Despite the proximity, not a lot of tourists visit this beautiful town with its amazing beach. Some attractions here are:
    • Tarkarli Beach. Just between the union of the Arabian Sea and the Karli River, there's the Tarkarli Beach. With its blue water, powdery sands, it's a wonder why not many tourists flock to this paradise on Earth.
    • Karli Backwaters. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride with your other half here and have the ultimate relaxation you both need.
    Best time to visit: October to March, for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

    2. Mcleodganj in Dharamshala. Known as the place where the Dalai Lama himself resides, this little town near Dharamshala attracts some visitors. Some attractions here perfect for couples are:
    • Tsug Lag Khang Temple or Dalai Lama's Temple. There's several shrines, temples, museum and stores you can explore here.
    • Bhagsunath Temple and Waterfall. Trekking to this place provides you with amazing views en route. The waterfall cascades into the temple itself.
    • Dal Lake. Enjoy boating with your loved one or just take a walk beside the lake.
    Best time to visit: March and June to escape the city heat. But it can be visited all year round due to its pleasant climate.

    3. Yumthang Valley in Sikkim. This is definitely an offbeat destination and it's away from crowds as well. For the adventurer in you, try out this place. Attractions here are:
    • Zero Point. Do you love snow? Well, this place has it, all-year round. Enjoy playing with snow with your loved one here or just enjoy the cold climate.
    • Yumthang River. This is just nearby the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. There's also a nearby hot spring you can enjoy here.
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden. Enjoy walking amongst the beautiful plants in this garden.
    Best time to visit: Spring or Summer from March to June.

    I hope this helps!

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