Do you know why it is the hardest task for any new married couple to choose a best honeymoon destination in India? Because there are countless beautiful places for honeymoon in India with the variety of attractions and uniqueness, so everyone easily get confused to pick the right one among all the romantic honeymoon destinations. So in the blog post I’m shedding light on India’s all time best honeymoon destinations which attract honeymooners from across India every-year. I am sure this guide that will surely help you out to pick the right honeymoon destination from the list of top 10 most popular honeymoon spots in India. Let’s check it –
Best Honeymoon Destinations in India
Enjoying honeymoon in Kerala may become memorable for honeymooners because Kerala has been one of the top 10 honeymoon places in India for a long time. It offers the natural beauty of backwaters, sun bath at beaches, hills of Munnar & Wayanad, popular tourist places like Cochin & Allepey, which make the honeymoon trip too romantic and unforggetbale.
There are plenty of hidden tourist attractions for honeymooners which can’t missed if you’re in Kerala in this winter for honeymoon. Most recommended places are-
Best time to visit Kerala for honeymoon:
Mid of September to the end of March is the best time to visit Kerala for a romantic honeymoon trip.
How to reach Kerala for honeymoon – By Train, Air, & Road
Kerala by Train: Kerala is very well connected with Indian railway, so you book your ticket to any city of Kerala from any major cities in India.
Kerala by Air: There are three main airports that connect beautiful cities of Kerala.
• Thiruvananthpuram International Airport
• Kochi International Airport
• Calicut International Airport
Flights are available to/from these airports to Indian as well as overseas destinations.
Kerala by Road: Kerala connects two main states of India with national highways, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. NH17, NH47, NH 49 are three national highways to reach and connect multiples cities in Kerala.
No doubt why Goa is one of the top visiting and the most beautiful honeymoon places in India. It is blessed with beauty of beaches, beautiful coconut plants surroundings, lush gardens, heritage monuments, and the famous Portuguese buildings. You can enjoy a romantic walk on the beaches of Goa with your life partner. And also can enjoy the popular beaches night parties, delicious sea foods, deep sea fishing, parasailing, and wind surfing adventurous sports which promise to make your honeymoon trip eventful I suggest you look into the list of top 10 best 5 star hotels in Goa if you want to visit Goa for your honeymoon.
However, there are endless places to visit and lot of activities to do in Goa. But if you wanna visit to Goa for lucky time, I suggest you check my latest post on best places to visit in Goa.
Best time to visit Goa for honeymoon:
From March to May (summer) and October to February (winter) is the ideal time for honeymoon in Goa.
How to reach Goa for honeymoon – By Train, Air, & Road
Goa by Train: ‘Madgaon’ and ‘Vasco-da-gama’ are the two railways stations in Goa. Honeymoon couples can plan their journey till these destinations. And trains are available from all big cities of India to Goa for tourism.
Goa by Air: I suggest you book your ticket to Dabolim airport. It is nearest and easiest way to visit in Goa for romantic honeymoon.
Goa by Road: Kadamba bus stand (Panaji) is the main bus stop in Goa. You can get bus services from/to Goa from all nearest popular cities.
Manali is one of the most popular honeymoon places for those couple who’re looking for an ice-cold hill station to have some good time. 🙂 It is all time favorite honeymoon destination for Indian married couples as well as foreigners. But Manali is not only blessed with the green hills, snow covered mountains, waterfalls, and the big green grass landscape, it is also one of the best tourist places in India for adventure sports e.g. skiing, hiking, trekking, mountaineering, paragliding, river rafting, angling, and biking.
So don’t be confused if you’re planning to go Manali for a romantic honeymoon trip, because Manali is the best honeymoon destination in North India and you won’t be disappointed if you stay here for couple of days.
Best time to visit Manali for honeymoon:
October to February is the best time for honeymoon in Manali because this is time when you will find snow fall in Manali and beautiful natural surroundings with romantic climate.
How to reach Manali for honeymoon – By Air, Train, & Road
Manali by Train: There is no direct train to Manali. Either you can take train till Chandigarh or Ambala railway station. Then you can take other road transport to reach the romantic honeymoon land of Manali. However, Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station to reach the hills of Manali.
Manali by Flight: If you wanna travel to Manali by Air, get drop point at Bhuntar airport. It is only 10 km. away from Manali.
Manali by Road: The most preferred and cheapest way to reach Manali for honeymoon. Pick bus or local taxi services to reach Manali.
Again one of top visited hill stations and the most romantic winter honeymoon destinations in India. Famous for the pleasant cold climate, natural beauties of pine trees, tea gardens, mountains, local traditional market, and the most famous toy train journey; Darjeeling may be the best destination for the honeymoon time. However, you can enjoy lot of beautiful attractions and places in the city of Darjeeling but I suggest you never miss Tiger Hills. Only eight kilometer (8 km.) away from main Darjeeling city, Tiger Hills is famous for its panoramic view of the sunrise over the mountain of Kanchenjunga Himalaya. It you missed Tiger Hills, you missed everything in Darjeeling!
There are also some others tourist spots where you should visit once-
- Batasia Loop
- Rock Garden
- Singamari Ropeway
- Darjeeling toy-train Journey
- Kanchenjunga Mountains
- Peace Pagoda
Best time to visit Darjeeling for honeymoon:
From the end of monsoon is the best time to go Darjeeling. You should plan honeymoon in Gangtok/Darjeeling from October to March because this is the season when weather looks so romantic.
How to reach Darjeeling for honeymoon – By Road, Air, & Train
Darjeeling by Train:
New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station, as it connects all major destinations of India.
Darjeeling by Flight: Bagdogra airport is the only way to reach Darjeeling by air. Flights are available from all top destinations in entire India. However, again you will have to use road transport to reach Darjeeling, and it will take approx 3 hours.
Darjeeling by Road: Two main cities, Gangtok and Kalimpong, are well connected with popular places of India. You can take bus from these places to the lands of Tea.
The romantic climate, snow covered mountains, adventure sports, and the gorgeous view of Himalayas make Shimla one of the most favorite honeymoon places in India. Blended with some of the best natural beauties and tourist places e.g. Hip Hip Hurray Amusement park, Jakhu temple, The Mall Road, The Ridge, Lower Bazaar, Viceregal Lodge, Dorje Drag Monastery, and Christ Church, I’ll definitely recommended to all honeymoon couple who’re searching an exotic honeymoon place in North India.
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There are plenty of brand restaurants, coffee shops, and fashion shops too where you can spend your honey time with your life partner. Find here list of top 10 five star hotels in India with brief info if you wanna see how luxurious these hotels are.
Best time to visit Shimla for honeymoon:
April to July in summer and October to February in winter are the most romantic time to visit Shimla for honeymoon. In summer when entire north India suffers from hot weather then Shimla delivers the best atmosphere, and in winter season… you know what I mean 😉 🙂 😉
How to reach Shimla for honeymoon – By Train, Flight, & Road
Shimla by Train: The famous Kalka railway station is the best to way to reach Shimla. And from Kalka, tale a ride of famous Toy Train to enjoy and explore the beauty of Shimla.
Shimla by Flight:
You have two option to reach Shimla by air, either Jubbarhatti airport or Chandigarh airport. Both can be accessed from various cities airport.
Shimla by Road: There is no problem to reach Shimla using public transport, taxi, or self vehicle.
Lakshadweep is as popular as Kerala among travelers for honeymoon in India because of its unbeaten natural beauties of Island, sandy beaches, the ultimate view of blue sea, scenic gardens, water sports, and sunbathing. Lakshadweep offers a calm & romantic environment for honeymooners who want to just lose themselves.
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So if you are planning for honeymoon trip in Lakshadweep, some top recommended places where you should definitely visit-
Best time to visit Lakshadweep for honeymoon:
Beach lovers who already visited Goa and beaches of Kerala, they should plan honeymoon in Lakshadweep from the month of October to the end of April. Throughout this season you will find everything best in the manner, whether it is climate, natural surrounding, beautiful beaches, or water sports and activities.
How to reach Lakshadweep for honeymoon – By Road, Air, Sea, & Train
Lakshadweep by Train: No trains.
Lakshadweep by Road: No buses.
Lakshadweep by Air: Flight is the fastest way to reach the group of Islands Lakshadweep. The only way to reach Lakshadweep for holidays or honeymoon, first you have to check-in at Cochin/Kochi airport in Kerala. Then you have to take flight to Agatti Island. That’s it.
Lakshadweep by Sea: Sorry, but I’m not sure about this!
7. Andaman and Nicobar Island
Andaman and Nicobar Island is the gateway of romance with the exotic environment. The top-notch hotels, tourist privacy, superior dining, and lot of adventurous sports & water activities make it one of the best honeymoon destinations in the World. Honeymoon couples can enjoy here the under-water marine life with varieties of colorful fishes, water-skiing, sail boats, windsurfing, speed boats, sunken ships, jungle life, flora and fauna.
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It is also the right place if you are a sea food lover. You can taste there India’s best sea foods & recipes as well as any other Indian traditional food. And don’t worry, there are also plenty of finest options for your nightout and stay!
Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Island for honeymoon:
The most suitable time to visit Andaman for honeymoon is from October to March. Weather remains romantic and not much warm till the end of March, and all the tourist activities can be enjoyed. But avoid monsoon season!
How to reach Andaman/Nicobar Island for honeymoon – By Air, Road, Ship & Train
Andaman/Nicobar Island by Train: No trains.
Andaman/Nicobar Island by Road: N/A
Andaman/Nicobar Island by Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair is the way to reach here via flight.
Andaman/Nicobar Island by Ship: Ship services are available from Chennai, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam to Port Blair. But it may take almost 3-4 days.
Situated at the hills of Nilgiri, Ooty is one of the most beautiful and romantic honeymoon hill stations in India. Well known as the ‘Paradise for Honeymooners’, Ooty is the best naturally blessed a charming hill station in entire South India. It might be a perfect choice honeymoon place for those who want to be away from the crowd and enjoy some quality time.
These are the popular places and attractions around Ooty –
- The Nilgiri Toy Train Ride
- Botanical Gardens
- Angling in Ooty
- Boating at Pykara Lake
- Glen Morgan Tea estate
Best time to visit Ooty for honeymoon:
Ooty is the some of the honeymoon places in India that can be travelled throughout the year. However, winter season is the peak time when honeymooners prefer to go Ooty. Of Course summer season is also good for holiday in Ooty but only if you’re on a family trip with children; not on honeymoon trip. Plan honeymoon in Ooty from the end of September to February to enjoy the best of winter climate.
How to reach Ooty for honeymoon – By Road, Air, & Train
Ooty by Train: Ooty railway satiation. Hope, rest you can search online 🙂
Ooty by Air: Coimbatore international airport is the main point where you have to depart to reach Ooty for the romantic honeymoon trip. From there, just 2 hours drive is needed to get in touch with the nature and hills of Ooty.
Ooty by Road: You can pick public transport from Coimbatore to Ooty, as well as other nearby areas E.g. Coonoor, Mettupalayam, Tiruppur, Pollachi, Palakka, and more..
We have to admit Nainital is the dream destination for holidays and honeymoon in North India. It is best known for its pleasant climate, beautiful lakes, boat riding & water sports activities, rock climbing, candle light dinning, traditional shopping, and spectacular hills surroundings. Spent sometime at Mall Road and experience the best sightseeing of the town.
There is also some beautiful places if you prefer Nainital for the honeymoon-
- Aerial Ropeway
- Jim Corbett National Park
- The Lakes
Best time to visit Nainital for honeymoon:
Winter and summer, both are the ideal time for honeymoon in Nainital but Winter seasons are recommended over summer. Don’t ask me why! 😉 😀 🙂 There will be snowfall, lovely climate, and you can do all you wish to do in winters 😉
March to June (summer), October to February (winter)
How to reach Nainital for honeymoon – By Road, Train, & Flight
Nainital by Train: For a memorable honeymoon journey to Nainital, visit Kathgodam railway station. Just 25 km. from the city and you’re in 🙂
Nainital by Flight: Nearest airport is Pantnagar, and then only 1 hour drive to Nainital hill station.
Nainital by Road: Very easily connect by road with the most popular North Indian tourist destinations like Ranikhet, Ramgarh, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kotdwara, Almora, and Dehradun.
If you are looking for a honeymoon place in India which offers mountains, green hills, waterfalls, lakes, caves, boat riding, adventurous activities, romantic spots, temples, and delicious food joints, then Mahabaleshwar is the most preferred destination for honeymoon. It is also very close to Mumbai and Pune both. So if you are planning to visit Mahabaleshwar, you can also plan to visit Mumbai and Pune as well.
Best time to visit Mahabaleshwar for honeymoon:
However, Mahabaleshwar is year-around romantic honeymoon destination but I suggest you visit in November to March or from March to June. But here is the point, if you’re a monsoon lover who just love to rain; Mahabaleshwar is just for you. It look spectacular in monsoon. Some of the waterfalls and landscapes look stunning in the rain!
How to reach Mahabaleshwar for honeymoon – By Air, Road, & Train
Mahabaleshwar by Train: You have to pick the train for Wathar station to reach Mahabaleshwar quickly. It is just 60 km away from this honeymoon spot. However, Pune railway station is another option if you find any difficulty or long route to reach here.
Mahabaleshwar by Flight: Pune airport is the only airport (120 km. away from Mahabaleshwar) to reach there for honeymoon or a family holiday trip.
Mahabaleshwar by Road: This honeymoon place is very well linked with all big and famous cities of Maharashtra. E.g. Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Kolhapur.
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