Andaman and Nicobar islands: The very idea of having a honeymoon on an island, surrounded by waters all around, is romantic. Be it the summer months or the winter, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are among the best places for honeymoon in India. It is exotic and private, with a mind-blowing repertoire of flora and fauna, from jungle life and hills to colourful fishes and sunken ships, alongside great food and accommodation. For the active couple, there is water-skiing, windsurfing, speed boats, glass-bottom boat rides, and much more. For underwater enthusiasts, Havelock Island is perfect for snorkelling and Scuba diving.
Tamil Nadu: Be it a spiritual couple or wildlife enthusiast, Tamil Nadu is the place to be. The October-November as well as January-May periods are perfect for a visit to the evergreen forests in Valparai, with Anaimalai Tiger Reserve and similar national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. For a spiritual beginning, couples can Arunachala Temple or Ramana Ashram in Tiruvannamalai during February-August. In October-June, Ooty, nestled in the Nilgiri Hills, with Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden, Glen Morgan Tea Garden, and Dodabetta peak, alongside angling and boating, is paradise for honeymooners.
Darjeeling: Located in West Bengal in the arms of the Lesser Himalayas, Darjeeling is often referred to as the Queen of Hills. It is one of the most picturesque and peaceful places for honeymoon in India, with a pleasantly cool climate, and Kanchenjunga framing the skyline. Nearby attractions include the Rock Garden, sunrise from Tiger Hills, Batasia Loop, Peace Pagoda, Singamari Ropeway, etc. There are activities like rock-climbing or paragliding, and a tour in the UNESCO World Heritage Site toy-train is a must. While summer is the ideal time to go there, couples can also choose the winter months.
Kerala: Kerala unfurls itself in beautiful ways, be it in the summer months or the winter, and is a sought-after place for honeymoon in India. For a relaxed sun bath, there is Kovalam Beach. For a romantic cruise journey in Alleppey. Munnar and Wayanad, set in the hills, deserve a visit for a wonderful time. Couples can explore the backwaters, with the network of lakes, canals and rivers, in houseboats or discover the hidden treasures around Kerala. For a traditional holiday, complete with thick vegetation, diverse biology and the gentleness of the rural culture, Kerala is the ultimate place.
Goa: Another of Bollywood’s favourites, Goa is an exotic mix of fun and beauty, offering any new couple a honeymoon worth remembering, with warm sun, golden beaches, endless sea and swaying coconut palms, alongside colonial Portuguese buildings and churches, and other nearby places including hilly places. Adventurous couples may choose from activities like water-sports, deep-sea fishing, wind surfing, etc. India’s party capital serves the best sea-food, Goan sausages or pork vindaloo, paired with feni or other drinks, at the beach shacks. Summer and winter are both great for a fun holiday.