As the wedding celebrations come to an end, the most awaited time a couple looks forward to each other is none other than the dreamy honeymoon destination!
Worry not if the wedding expenses have burnt a hole in your pocket! You can still rely on a budget honeymoon to save you out of the debts. We bring you the best of the affordable honeymoon destinations in India to cherish romantic moments.
Take out your favourite bikini which you always wanted to wear for your most awaited vacation. Goa is a full packed destination of fun, leisure and adventure which is a perfect add on to your new beginning.
What to see and do: To enjoy the sightseeing you can hire a scooty at an affordable price. Watch the sun go down at Dona Paula beach. Take a 60km drive to watch the view of the famous Dudhsagar falls and the beautiful and plush spice plantation in the area. Goa also offers a plenty of things to the adventure junkies. You can go for paragliding, scuba diving or water scooter rides at Baga or Calangute beach. Experience a fascinating hot air balloon flight in Asslonda ground or spot the dolphins in the middle of the sea boarding a cruise from Sinquerim beach.
Best time to visit: To enjoy a pleasant weather, October to mid-February is the best time. However, couples are also visiting Goa in the months of July and August to witness monsoons.
Getting there: Domestic flights are easily available to Goa. From Dabolim airport, it will take 29 km to reach Panjim (Goa’s capital). If you’re taking a train ride then get down at Mormugao or Thivim to reach the state.
Where to stay: Club Retreat (0832 264 5775), Santana Beach Resort (0832 247 9556) and Paradise Inn (0832 242 0657)
Pull up your socks and head towards an adventurous vacation to the peaks of Himalaya. Adventure junkies can experience thrilling activities amidst the snow clad mountains.
What to see and do: Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the snow in Rohtang pass. Nature and adventure lovers can visit Solang Valley and go for paragliding, mountain biking, skiing, jeep safari, river rafting, camping and trekking. To end the vacation on a happy note, go for a little shopping spree at the mall road.
Best time to visit: To experience the snowfall and chilly pleasant weather October to February is the best time to visit. For making a summer honeymoon pleasant and adventurous March to May can be the best months to spend in Manali.
Getting there: For the air, travellers get down at Bhuntar Airport from where Manali is a 50km drive. Honeymooners travelling by road can take a bus which is well-connected with Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi. For the convenience, you can travel by car as well which is a 550 kilometres drive from New Delhi.
Where to stay: Sun Park Resort (096965 01234), The Manali Inn (+91) 9805092551,52
Ladakh is a perfect getaway for the enthusiastic explorers with its nature’s beauty and steep roads. A mountain covered place with a pleasant climate, this place will give fuel to your adventurous side with your partner.
What to see and do: Go crazy with your mate by bike riding the highest motorable roads in the world and enjoy the snowfall at Khardung La. Go beyond the leisure hotel stays and spend one night camping under the stars in the mountains.
Best time to visit: The time from April-June is the time when the crowd rushes to see the beauty of nature in Ladakh. The sun rays are warm in this season and make it a pleasant weather for sightseeing.
Getting there: Take a flight from Delhi or Srinagar to reach Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport or to add a thrill to your vacation take the Manali to Leh road to travel 437 km to reach your destinations.
Where to stay: Ladakh Greens (01982 252 711), Namgyal Palace (01982 256 356) and Royal Heritage Resort (096978 57450)
Named as the Scotland of India, Coorg is a beautiful hill station in Karnataka. This place is a perfect getaway for a relaxing vacation amidst nature’s beauty and aromatic smell of coffee.
What to see and do: Enjoy the fascinating view of the Abbey falls from where the water gushes from the rock. Add some adventurous spice by going for a trek at the Brahmagiri peak and explore the beautiful trails. Don’t miss the chance to glance at the beautiful blend of nature and wildlife in the Nagarhole National Park.
Best time to visit: To witness Coorg covered with white flowers, March-April is the best time to visit. For an adventurous honeymoon, visit this place in the month of October-March
Getting there: Coorg is nearest to the Mangalore domestic airport and Bangalore international airport. Mysore railway station is nearest to the hill station for those travelling by train. People can take a bus from Bangalore, Mysore or Mangalore.
Where to stay: Hotel Crystal Court (082722 21543) and JS Planters Inn (082762 71800)
Munnar is a beautiful hill station in Kerala which is a picked up location for the Bollywood movies. If the Bollywood wedding was a faraway dream then don’t shy on splurging on a Bollywood honeymoon in the picturesque landscapes of Munnar.
What to see and do: Get clicked around Mattupetty dam with your spouse. For the adventure junkies, you can explore the Munnar hills and experience rock climbing, rappelling, paragliding and cycling.
Best time to visit: Monsoon is the best time to visit Munnar to enjoy a peaceful vacation. But to hide away in the scorching heat, this place gives a pleasant weather in the summer season too.
Getting there: Cochin is the nearest airport to reach this beautiful place in Kerala. For the train travellers, Aluva is the nearest railway station.
Where to stay: Misty Mountain Resort (04865 263 784), Grand Plaza (097464 70118) and Westwood Riverside Garden Resort (+90 392 821 89 06)
Away from the hustle bustle spend some private time with your spouse on the secluded islands of Andaman and Nicobar. Enjoy the warmth of the sun on the sunny beaches. The islands are also a hub for different adventurous activities and historical places and museums.
What to see and do: The couples keen on exploring can experience scuba diving and snorkelling in Neil islands. Spend a day amidst the wildlife with your partner in the Campbell Bay. Take a boat ride from Port Blair to Lalaji Bay to spot the dolphins and go for trekking in the dense forest.
Best time to visit: Summers are the best time visit the islands to experience a pleasant and mild warm weather.
Getting there: The Honeymooners can take a water ride from Kolkata or Chennai to reach the islands. The couple can fly to Port Blair.
Where to stay: Andaman Residency (03192 242 200), Hotel Shreesh (03192 242 115) and Hotel Diviyum Manor (03192 244 505)