Honeymoon & Travel

10 Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in India (No, Not Goa!)

Medha Chawla, 30 Sep 2019

A honeymoon is always better when it is on an island or by a beach! Isn't it? You have azure blue waters, serene sunsets, romantic beachside dinners, picturesque views, pleasant wind, swanky resorts and enthralling water activities–pretty much everything that honeymoon fantasies are made of! But whenever anyone talks about beach honeymoon in India, everyone screams 'GOA'–as if it is the only beach destination in India. 🙄

So to prick this bubble and introduce you to some breathtakingly beautiful beaches in India, I pen down this blog on the best beach honeymoon destinations in India apart from Goa. 😎 If you haven't yet done your honeymoon bookings, this blog is a MUST read.

10 Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in India 🏖

1. Lakshadweep

A host of a lot of pristine islands, Lakshadweep is one extraordinary honeymoon destination in India. Its unexploited landscape beauty and crystal clear beaches make it a coral paradise. It is nothing less than a wonderland for honeymooners. It has got everything needed for an unforgettable honeymoon. Right from the stretched white sand beaches, romantic environs, beach cottages, luxuriant stay options and adventure sports like snorkelling, parasailing and diving–Lakshadweep offers it all for newlyweds.

Best time to visit: October to May

2. Allepey and Kovalam, Kerala

Situated in the northern side of Kerala, Allepey and Kovalam boast of some of the best beaches in India. The natural beauty blended with a fine touch of luxury makes them popular honeymoon destinations in India. Apart from the beaches, honeymooners can also enjoy gorgeous backwaters, sumptuous food, boat rides, stay in a boathouse or beach resorts and visit oodles of touristy places.

Best time to visit Allepey and Kovalam: November to February and June to August

3. Pondicherry

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If you aim to unwind yourself after the hectic wedding planning shenanigans, Pondicherry is the place to head to! Away from the hustle and bustle, 'The Little Paris' in India promises a tranquil, luxurious and a high-on-romance honeymoon. Pondicherry is one such beach honeymoon destination that instantly makes you fall in love with its French architecture, Postcard-perfect yellow-hued colonial villas, majestic churches, chic boutiques, cutesy cafes and, of course, the stunning beaches.

Best time to visit Pondicherry: October to March

4. Mahabalipuram, Chennai

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This heritage beach town is another uncommon honeymoon destination. You can explore historic places, surf on the playful waves, have an exciting time on the serene beaches, catch a unique boat ride that takes you in the middle of the sea, seek blessings from the auspicious temples and embark your journey on a blissful note. The luxuriant resorts and five-star hotels spoil you with world-class luxury.

Best time to visit Mahabalipuram: October to March

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5. Andaman

Secluded beaches, swanky resorts, breathtaking natural beauty and so much more swoon-worthy attractions–Andaman is the ultimate destination for a beach honeymoon straight outta your dreams. So many couples now ditch the international honeymoon destinations for the serene beaches of Andaman and the ultra-luxuriant experience that this place offers.

Best time to visit Andaman: October to May

6. Gokarna, Karnataka

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Gokarna is a small town in Karnataka and is home to four most pristine and secluded beaches. Its beaches are so breathtaking that can put the over-hyped beaches of Goa to shame. Gokarna is a scenic blend of hills and beaches. Right from yoga and meditation retreats to enthralling adventurous activities to luxuriant resorts and fancy dining options  - Gokarna is truly a dreamy honeymoon destination.

Best time to visit Gokarna: October to March

7. Tarkarli, Maharashtra

Chances are you have never heard of this name before! But it is a true hidden gem in Maharashtra that definitely deserves your attention. It is a small town abundant with white sand beaches and coral reefs. It is not a popular or a bustling tourist destination hence its beauty is intact and Tarkarli offers you spectacular natural views. It is a perfect destination for a secluded and romantic honeymoon.

Enjoy Insta-perfect suns, dolphin spotting, romantic strolls on the beach, stay on a boathouse and several water sports like jet-skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Sounds interesting, doesn't it? And hey, there are a lot of luxurious stay options as well.

Best time to visit Tarkarli: October to February

8. Varkala, Kerala

This hidden gem in Kerala is being hailed as the next Goa of India. This untouched and less-explored beach has been counted as one of the top ten seasonal beaches in the world by Discovery Channel. This beach city lures with picturesque landscapes, brown sand and a tranquil yet romantic atmosphere. The newlyweds can indulge in several activities like parasailing, sunbathing, sightseeing, surfing, witnessing the best beaches in India and even sign up for some Ayurvedic or Yoga treatments.

Best time to visit Varkala: October to March

9. Puri, Odisha

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Sure Puri is more famous for its religious touch! But If you also thought of Puri as a mere world-famous Hindu religious destination, you surely need to think again! A perfect destination for a beach honeymoon, Puri is a treasure trove of serene beaches and natural beauty that promises you a memorable honeymoon.

Best time to visit Puri: October to March

10. Kannur, Kerala

This seaside city in Kerala is home to some spectacular and private beaches. Settled on the shores of Arabian sea, Kannur is a scenic mix of fun and culture. There are several beaches, temples and adventurous activities that the couples can explore while having the time of their life. The utterly pleasant weather can further make your honeymoon steamier (ahem ahem)!

Ride in a local ferry, visit a water park, seek blessings at several temples, churches and mosques, indulge in romantic seaside dining, spend calm time amidst the beauteous nature views and take romantic strolls on the beaches - doesn't it sound like a perfect honeymoon?

Best time to visit Kannur, Kerala: July to November and January to March

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Which beachy destination are you headed to for your honeymoon?🧳 Tell us in the comments below!