Weddings are special! Whether it is an arranged marriage or a love marriage, it is the excitement of spending your entire life with that special one. Each ritual holds a special meaning, and the bride and groom are totally excited to go through each one of them. The haldi, mehendi, sangeet and pheras – all have their own special significance. And finally, when the couple has tied the nuptial knot, comes the time for the honeymoon. The honeymoon is that special event where the couple is alone and gets to spend quality time together, without a worry in the world.
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While couples tend to prefer exotic locations abroad for this occasion, we have for you equally good and relatively unexplored destinations in India where you can chill and enjoy with your loved one. So, read on:
P.S.: All package costs seen randomly from MakeMyTrip.com.
Think of pristine landscapes, laidback life, quaint plantations, and fresh coffee aroma everywhere! Well, this is Coorg or Kodagu for you. Also known as the Scotland of India, Coorg is the ideal place to be if you are looking for some peace and relaxation after the wedding madness. If you’re still in the mood for some adventure, then Coorg also offers you sports like whitewater rafting and trekking. Something for everyone- that’s the motto for life here.
An ideal package for two would cost you INR 77,000.
Located in the Bay of Bengal and surrounded by water on all sides, this group of islands is a must-visit. From Port Blair, which is the Capital City, to Havelock Islands, Neil Island, Baratang Island, Rangat, and the North Andamans – this place has something for all. Whether you wish to just relax by the seaside or indulge in water sports, to enjoy the scenic beauty or look at some exotic wildlife, this place has options galore. You will feel short of time and so many things to do and visit.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands will cost you INR 66,000 onwards for a couple.
This place needs no introduction. From deserts to historical forts to lakes, Rajasthan sure is a charming place to be in. From Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, to Jaipur (the capital city), you will not feel bored here. You can go sightseeing, or enjoy an exclusive puppet show as you camp in the deserts with your loved one by your side.
You also have the option to visit various museums or feel like royalty when you visit the innumerable palaces out there. You can even enjoy a train ride on the luxury train, Palace On Wheels while visiting the state.
A romantic trip with your loved will cost you INR 50,000.
Lakshwadeep literally translates to a “hundred thousand beaches” and this group of islands is located in the Arabian Sea. This place is a beach-lovers paradise and all those who wish to enjoy the uninterrupted view of the sea with their soulmates can head to this group of Islands. This group consists of 36 islands and also has 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks.
You can enjoy thrilling water sports while here like kayaking, scuba diving, water skiing, and yachting. However, all categories of passengers, whether Indian nationals or foreigners, require a travel permit to travel to Lakshwadeep that can be obtained from Kochi in Kerala. The must-visit places there include Minicoy Islands, Agatti Islands, and Kavaratti Islands.
An ideal package for two would cost around INR 66,000.
We have a soft corner for all the wonders that the North-East holds for us. And, Sikkim is no doubt at the top of our travel bucket lists. It is rightly known as a ‘Window for the Himalayas’ and has various natural hot springs that are known for their therapeutic value with the average temperature ranging till 50°C.
The places that you shouldn’t miss when in Sikkim include Solophok Chardham, Yumthang Velley, Tsomgo Lake, Pelling, and the Buddhist Circuit. It is a clean, green and a completely organic state and will make you fall in love with its calming surroundings, lush subtropical woodlands and rhododendron groves.
You will have to shell out INR 40,000 for a trip for two people.
This quaint town in South India is the place to be if you wish to bring down the pace of your life a few notches after the maddening wedding week. From French towns to majestic beaches, from tree-lined boulevards to spiritual sceneries, Puducherry is definitely a go-to place if you wish to enjoy your honeymoon. You can experience authentic French cuisine here and also indulge in local South Indian delicacies.
Pondicherry has a host of places that you can visit, such as, heritage museums, ashrams, beaches, backwaters, temples, mosques, lakes, and gardens. Chunnambar, Ousteri Lake, Paradise Beach, and Serenity Beach are some of the must-visit places there. A standard package for 2 will cost you INR 40,000.
If you are looking for a perfect amalgamation of beaches, heritage and culture, then this Union Territory in Gujarat is your place to be at. From beaches to forts to temples, churches and museums- this place has something for everyone. This place will redefine coastal beauty for you and its white sand beaches are a place to die for. Daman and Diu will also be a must-visit place if you are an alcohol lover as you get foreign liquor at dirt-cheap prices. Ghogla Beach, Mirasol Lake Garden, Diu Fort, Gangeshwar Temple, and Nagoa Beach should definitely be a part of your itinerary. You will have to shell out close to INR 50, 000 for a couple to visit this place.
Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty is your place to be if you wish to get lost in lush forests, beautiful gardens, British Raj-era bungalows, and temples. Rightly known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Ooty offers all this and much more while you are on your honeymoon.
It offers a quite retreat for the honeymooners and its sprawling grasslands and never-ending tea gardens will truly captivate you. The things that should be on your travel list here include the Pykara Lake, Doddabetta Park, Upper Bhavani Lake, Avalanche Lake, and the Thread Garden. Your honeymoon package will cost you INR 60,000 for Ooty.
So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and book your ideal honeymoon destination from our list above. Do let us know your favourite places from out of these in the comments section below. Here’s wishing you guys a very Happy Honeymoon from the team of BollywoodShaadis!