After deciding costumes, invitations, food, venue, etc. for your wedding, picking a location for your honeymoon might seem like a task. Followed by the wedding, this is one of the best times that every couple looks forward to, but the best honeymoon ideas and destinations might not pop up while you’re occupied by prepping up for your wedding. With the comfort and privacy of a homestay and proximity to all the prominent attractions around, here are some honeymoon destinations in India that are not only away from the crowd, but also budget-friendly.
Also known as the ‘Scotland of India,’ Coorg is a tranquil town that boasts of majestic mountains and the scent of coffee that lingers throughout the town. From the couples who love adventures to the ones seeking peace, there is a lot to do in this not-so-big town. Be it sipping from the same cup of filter coffee or dining in local eateries, you won’t be disappointed by the simplicity of this magical place. Start your day with lush views right from your bedroom and end it with a cosy bonfire, or by cooking a hearty barbecue meal together.
What to do: Spend some peaceful time near Wellington lake, explore coffee plantations, visit Sim’s Park and Heritage Train.
Coorg Villas to stay at: Bett’s Plantation, Sanctum Retreat, Acacia.
Stay experiences: Explore the organic farm and relish the farm-to-table experience together, walk around the orchards, enjoy the warmth of the bonfire.
While we’re listing some heavenly places, Gangtok can never be missed. Adorned with multi-hued skies and plunging green valleys, Gangtok is one of the most pleasing destinations for a peaceful time with your partner. Be it gazing at the mesmerising sunset while snuggling, or just sipping a cup of tea while lazing on the terrace, every little thing here makes for some great experiences.
What to do: Explore the thrill of riding a yak together, witness the magical sunset at Tashi View Point, visit Pemayangtse Monastery, spend some peaceful time near the Seven Sisters Waterfall.
Gangtok Villas to stay at: Debrung, Orchid Glade
Stay experiences: Treat your tastebuds with Tibetan food, spend your nights enjoying karaoke with a bonfire, soothe your eyes with beautiful views of the valley.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Thinking of spending quality time in untouched nature? Make it happen at Kodaikanal, a true gift of the forests! Come here to explore the mysterious natural caves, serene hills, lush meadows and a blissful star-shaped lake. Connect with your significant other while you reconnect with nature here. The all-year-round pleasant weather makes Kodaikanal an absolute treat.
What to do: Explore the man-made beauty of Kodaikanal lake where you can go boating, walk through the Bryant park to familiarize yourself with a variety of plants, lose yourselves in the pine forest and trek to Dolphin’s Nose.
Kodaikanal Villas to stay at: Eco Escape, Misty Cove.
Stay experiences: Embrace nature in the forest land, walk to the pristine streams, stop by the waterfalls on the way, explore the freshness of organic farming and relish barbecue meals together.
Oozing with love itself, royalty all around, and great stories, Udaipur is one of the most romantic places to spend your honeymoon in. The city of lakes leaves no stone unturned in wooing honeymooners with its starlit sky, royal hospitality and romantic vibes. This crown of Rajasthan is certainly the best architectural marvel boasting of grand palaces and majestic forts.
What to do: Visit the City Palace, witness the magical sunset from Monsoon Palace and embrace the countryside environment, go for boating in Fateh Sagar Lake, cherish the flora and fauna around Jaisamand Lake.
Udaipur Villas to stay at : The Jungalow, Lake Bagela, Parijat.
Stay experiences: Embrace the palace-like retreat, stroll through the orchards, laze around in your private pool, take in the majestic views around and soak yourselves in the jacuzzi.
There won’t be a better place to spend your precious honeymoon in the Venice of the East, as rightly described by Lord Curzon after getting mesmerised by the beauty this city offers. Wane through the city of backwaters and explore the pristine beaches, paddy fields and lagoons. Stroll through beaches and come home for a relaxing spa session together.
What to do: Visit the Marari beach and embrace the huge rows of palm trees and pristine water, indulge in some bird-watching at Pathiramanal or Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, cherish the royal beauty of Vembanad Lake, the longest lake in India.
Alleppey Villas to stay at: The Rain, La Riva Heritage Villa.
Stay experiences: View the spectacular Arabian Sea from your private infinity pool, experience the best of Ayurvedic spas in your own privacy and comfort, stroll through the orchards and share a meal together by the riverside.