Best Honeymoon Destinations Under Budget In India

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Have you ever fantasized and made a list of honeymoon destinations? Yes is the obvious answer for most people. While marriage is lesser desired idea and we try our best to not think much about it, a honeymoon is a totally different thing. There are even chances you are single, but that doesn’t give you a reason to not think of what place you would be visiting with your better half. Most of us dream of going places that are far-off, preferably out of India. But it is not always fairytales. So, more realistically, most of us are so busy with lives working or doing something, planning a honeymoon outside the country sounds a bit far-fetched. Also, after bearing the expenses of a typical big fat Indian wedding, we’d want to compromise with the honeymoon budget but still keep it awesome. Don’t worry, we are blessed to live in a country that has an amazing geographic diversity. Name the kind of place you want to visit, we have it on our menu. So, India has a number of beautiful honeymoon destinations which promise to make your honeymoon a memorable one. Let’s have a look at different locations that could be just right for you and your partner as a honeymoon destination.

Honeymoon Destinations In North India

1. Leh-Ladakh

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Best Time To Visit

June to October

How To Reach

to reach Leh-Ladakh, you can get to Delhi and then board a flight from there. You can even take a bus or rent a car from Delhi to Leh. It Takes about 3 days to reach Leh Ladakh via Manali.

Attractions

Leh Ladakh is most known for its valleys, hills, and monasteries. You can visit the Pangong Lake that has a captivating scenery to offer. It is situated at an altitude of 4350 meters and has a beautiful backdrop of mountains and hills right in front the lake. If you want to witness the greenery of Leh, take yourself to Nubra Valley by passing from Khardung La Pass. While Khardung La Pass is a great place for people who would want to ride motorbikes, reaching Nubra Valley and spending time gazing the greens, the sea, and the alfalfas can be an amazing thing to do. You can also choose to go for rafting at Zanskar River. One of the interesting spots in the magnetic hill, wherein after a point you can just turn off the engine of your car and still be dragged uphill- something that will shock and amaze you.

2. Kashmir

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Best Time To Visit

Different time slots for different places.

March to May for witnessing spring, December to March for witnessing the winters.

How To Reach

To get to different parts of Kashmir, you have to first board a flight to Srinagar. Once you reach Srinagar, you can take a taxi or board a bus to reach different cities in Kashmir.

Attractions

If you are looking forward to going water skiing, boating, trekking, or bird watching, Srinagar is your spot in Kashmir. If you visit in December and January, you’d even get to see snow. Don’t forget to go boating in the Dal Lake and Nageen Lake in Srinagar- something it is famous for. Gulmarg is a great place to be at to treat your eyes to the most amazing and colorful flowers. For a mix of greenery, flowers, and a nice trekking route, you can visit Sonamarg. While all these places are a great romantic getaway, you can visit Kargil- a city that every Indian remembers. Pulwama offers a scene right out of a movie- it has the bluest of skies with saffron fields meeting the horizon. In Pulwama, you can also visit two of its lakes- Tarsar and Marsar. If you are looking forward to trekking and mountain climbing, consider visiting Doda which has the most breathtaking view- mountains, waters, and trees.

3. Manali

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Best Time To Visit

March to June

How To Reach

To reach Manali, first get to Delhi. From Delhi, you can either go by bus or car to Manali which will take you about 12 hours. You can even rent bikes to reach there if you would like to enjoy the beautiful scenery the route has to offer.

Attractions

Manali is one of the best honeymoon destinations with the river Bias flowing on one side of the road. The sound of the flowing stream is dulcet to the ears. The best thing to do is- rent a vehicle and be out and about. You can go to Solang Valley and take the ropeways. Also, visit the Siva temple which has a beautiful waterfall. Besides, you can also visit the Hidimba Devi Temple. In the winters, you can also go to the Rohtang Pass where it snows. At the night time, you can walk around the mall road that has shops filled with beautiful native products.

Honeymoon Destinations in South India

1. Munnar

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Best Time To Visit

August to May

How To Reach

You can take a train to Madurai, Ernakulam, or Aluva and then get to Munnar by road. While all three stations are quite close to Munnar, Aluva is the closest (135kms).

Attractions

Munnar is best known for its greenery. No matter what part of Munnar you visit, the scenery will amaze you and set the right mood for a honeymoon. This is why Munnar is one of the most preferred honeymoon destinations in the Southern part of India. Consider visiting Attukal or Nyayamakad if you love waterfalls. Chithirapuram is yet another place to be at- which gives you a feeling of being in a beautiful countryside. It also has tea-plantations. For a nice picnic spot where you can take long walks, visit Devikulam- a place filled with nice lawns and a variety of plants.

2. Alleppey

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Best Time To Visit

November to February

How To Reach

You can first reach Cochin by train or by air. Then take a taxi or bus from there to Alleppey. It is only 75 km from Cochin.

Attractions

If you are obsessed with waterbodies and want to have a romantic time with your partner in the cruise, what’s better than Alleppey? You see water and trees both at the same place- which makes it even better. Make sure to not miss taking the houseboat for a day tour in the backwaters. Alleppey also has some of the best beaches (Alleppey beach and Marari beach). Besides the beaches and backwaters, Alleppey is also well-known for a number of temples and churches. Some of the churches with impressive architecture are St. Andrews Basilica Arthungal, St. Mary’s Forane Church, and Edathua Church. If you have a love for experiencing cultural specialties of places, you can also watch kathakali.

3. Coorg

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Best Time To Visit

October to March

How To Reach

The nearest airport to Coorg is Mangalore International Airport. After you get there or Bangalore, you can reach Coorg by bus. You can even rent a cab or self-drive to Coorg. Driving your own vehicle or renting a vehicle would be better.

Attractions

If you want to be close to nature during your honeymoon, Coorg is the right place for you. The impressive Abbey Falls surrounded by greenery and rocks is a great spot to spend some quality time at. You can go to the Nagarhole National Park to look at a variety of species, including a number of rare animals and birds. To have an adventurous experience with your partner, you can go river rafting in Barapole River. If you are there by your own vehicle, you can drive off and take yourself to isolated spots where you and your partner can take uninterrupted walks and spend quality time.

Honeymoon Destinations In North-East India

1. Gangtok

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Best Time To Visit

March to June

How To Reach

If you plan to travel by air, the nearest airport is Bagdogra, West Bengal, which is 124 km away. You can hire a cab or go by a private vehicle from the airport to Gangtok. If you want to go by train, you can go by train to New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri which is 148 km away from Gangtok. Pretty much like that from the airport, you can hire a taxi or go by a private vehicle to Gangtok. You can even make use of the helicopter facility if it is available in the season you visit.

Attractions

Gangtok is best known for its beautiful snowcapped mountains and the monasteries. So, if you want to enjoy the scenery, you should consider visiting Hanuman Tok. The view from Hanuman Tok is amazing and you will be able to witness lush green hills. For a more quiet and tranquil time, you can go to Singhik Viewpoint that has an amazing element of nature to it. You can visit the flower exhibition center that flaunts an exquisite and beautiful variety of flowers. There are a number of parks, like Himalayan Zoological Park, Deer Park, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary if you enjoy gazing animals. A few monasteries, like Tsuk La Khang Monastery and Rumtek Monastery, are a must see. Phurchachu hot springs are yet another site that would amaze you with the natural hot springs that are even considered sacred.

2. Darjeeling

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Best Time To Visit

April to June (summers); October to December (winters)

How To Reach

In order to able to go to Darjeeling, you have to first reach any of the three cities- Bagdogra, NJP, and Siliguri. Once you reach any of these places, it is easy to reach Darjeeling. You can hire a taxi or a private vehicle. You can even board a bus or go by the toy train that is operated by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Attractions

Darjeeling is well-known for its tea plantations. So there is no way you would want to miss the tea plantations. Out of all the honeymoon destinations, this is the one where you can find freshly brewed tea for the tea lover in you and your partner. You’d find more than 85 gardens that produce the Darjeeling tea. When you visit one of these plantations, a guide will tell you about the process of manufacturing the famous Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling is full of temples and monasteries. Some of them are- Mag-Dog Yolmowa Monastery, The Ghooma Monastery, The Peace Pagoda, Dhirdham and Mahakal Temples, and Bhutia Busty Temple. For a more picturesque view, take yourself to Mirik- where you can go boating in the Sumendu Lake. Tiger Hill is yet another picturesque spot which is the highest point and lets you go hiking and trekking. You get to enjoy the beautiful views of the Kanchenjunga Range.

3. Pelling

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Best Time To Visit

Winters- December to February, Summers- March to May

How To Reach

You can reach Pelling by first taking a plane/train to the closest cities. Bagdogra is the nearest city with an airport (160 km). You can also take a train to The New Jalpaiguri that is 152 km from Pelling. After that, you can hire a taxi or board a bus to Pelling. You can even drive yourself to Pelling since the roads are good enough for driving.

Attractions

While visiting Pelling in the summers would be the best for sightseeing, winters have their own specialty. The whole place is covered with snow- which is one of the best honeymoon destinations for people who love winters and snow. Just like any other north-east city, Pelling has a number of impressive monasteries, like Songachoeling Monastery and Pemayangtse Monastery. If you want to take a nice stroll along a beautiful waterbody, taking in the scenes surrounding it, Khecheopalri Lake is the place. This lake is surrounded by lush green field and trees, ideal for taking long walks with your partner. You should also visit the famous Kanchenjunga Falls that has a very natural and green surroundings. You can also visit Singshore Bridge- Asia’s second-highest suspension bridge.

Honeymoon Destinations In West India

1. Goa

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Best Time To Visit

November to February

How To Reach

You can first get to Panjim, the capital by air. It is only at a distance of 29 km from Goa. Once you reach there, you can get hire a taxi. You can also go directly to Goa by bus. Cities, like Panaji, Madgaon, and Vasco Da Gama have buses that go up to Goa. You can also go to Madgaon or Thivim via train and then hire a taxi for Goa.

Attractions

Goa is majorly for people who are obsessed with beaches. If you want to get a taste of not-so-Indian beaches but can’t afford those pricey honeymoon destinations out of India, Goa is for you. It is amazing how India has its own corner that has a very different view to offer. It is the right place for honeymooners who would want to relax and have nice food and drinks. Best of the beaches in Goa are- Agonda Beach, Palolem Beach, Cavelossim Beach, and Mandrem Beach. Besides going to beaches, you can also take a stroll on the streets of Goa. Goa gives off colonial vibes. You can visit Old Goa, Margao Market, and a number of casinos and restaurants around the place. Goa also has massive churches that are a good site. Also, Goa has beautiful waterfalls, like Dudhsagar Falls, Arvalam Falls, Netravali Falls, and Kuskem Waterfall. Goan restaurants have a great variety. You will be able to find exotic cuisines and drinks that have an authentic flavor. So, don’t miss out on the food.

2. Rann of Kutch

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Best Time To Visit

July to March to escape the scorching heat.

How To Reach

To get to Kutch, you first have to get to Bhuj since it is the closest place that has an airport. Once you get there, you can hire a taxi to get to Kutch. You can also directly reach Kutch by a train from Mumbai called “Kutch Express”. Also, most major cities are connected with Kutch via railways. To have a fascinating traveling experience, you can choose to travel to Kutch by road. There are buses to Kutch or you can hire a taxi or drive yourself.

Attractions

Haven’t you heard of those romantic stories in the deserts? That’s basically why Rann of Kutch is one of the best and unique honeymoon destinations. Deserts are a great place to ignite the romantic person in you. So, if you’re going to the Rann of Kutch, you go to the Great Rann of Kutch and go for desert safari. It is one of the rarest sites you would witness, where you can walk hand in hand with your partner. It is not just the desert that Kutch has to offer. You can also visit the Mandvi beach- a change from the desert where you can relax and have a great time. A little bit of sightseeing would include places, like Aaina Mahal, Prag Mahal, and Kutch museum. If you are interested in history and would want to witness the world’s oldest civilization for real, you can go to Dholavira that has traces and ruins of the Indus Valley and Harappan Civilization. Another place called Kala Dungar is the highest point in the Kutch region. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the desert. There’s also a temple of Dattatreya at the top of the Kala Dungar Hill.

3. Daman And Diu

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Best Time To Visit

August to February

How To Reach

You can reach Daman and Diu by air by landing at Mumbai, which is 193 km from Daman and Diu. You can board a flight from Mumbai or Porbandar to Diu. You can also take a flight till Bhavnagar or Porbandar and then go by road to Daman and Diu. If you want to take a train, you can get down at Vapi railway station that is just 12 km away from Diu. If you would rather travel by road, buses are a great option and cities, like Vadodara, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai.

Attractions

Daman and Diu are a mix of best beaches and beautiful forts. So be ready to have a mix of experiences, from relaxing, to long walks. The Sao Jeronimo Fort along the Damanganga River and Moti Daman Fort with the Pargola Garden are a sight to see. Another historic site to see is the Dominion Monastery that had scholars from all around the world coming to gain enlightenment. Daman and Diu are blessed with beautiful beaches with amazing resorts on them. The Devka beach in Daman has a nice amusement park and a musical fountain, adding more to the beach. There’s a hillock located close to the Chakritirath Beach in Diu. Make it a point to go there in the evening to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Daman is a cultural hub with a number of Portuguese churches and Portuguese architecture in general. After you are done visiting all the famous places in Daman and Diu, you can take walks in the market areas and local places of Daman and Diu at nights. If not that, consider walking on the beach for a calm and quiet night.

These are some of the best honeymoon destinations in India that will give you a nice and memorable honeymoon experience without causing a money splurge. All of these honeymoon destinations have their own timings when they are best to be seen. So, make it a point to do proper research and go to that place at the time when it is best to be visited. When visiting places that are cold, pack your bags carefully and don’t ever forget to include warm clothes. Also, it is a good idea to make prior bookings. Since you will be visiting a place that is totally new to you, it is better to do needed research. Book your hotel, rent a taxi, book your air/train/bus tickets well before time to avoid last-minute bustle. Also, check the hotel reviews before making bookings. And the best tip to be out and about and cover places that you want to in a place is to rent a car or two-wheeler that you can drive yourself. That way, you can stop wherever for any stretch of time without having to worry about time.

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