Hello there! We work to make your wedding ceremonies a little more special for you, however, this time we sat down to assist you in selecting the location of the first vacation that you both are gonna enjoy as a married couple, your honeymoon. The honeymoon period is special for so many reasons but mostly for it is an extended wedding celebration that you enjoy just in your special one’s company. The new budding romance between you both paired with breathtaking landscapes and delicious cuisines is what is called as a perfect honeymoon.   

We selected the best locations in India and abroad for both an exquisite honeymoon or a budget-friendly honeymoon. So, let's not waste any more time and dive in! 🏖️

Best Honeymoon Destinations In India

The diversity that our country has been blessed with gave us the option to almost all types of locations that you would want to go and celebrate your love at. Check them out!

Visit The Paradise Itself In Kashmir 

Amir Khrusau said, "If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this" and we cannot agree more. Dal Lake's calm perfectly contrasts with the floating markets' cacophony. The detailed works of carpet weavers and woodcarvers in the valley will leave you stunned. With magnificent and beautiful places of worship and equally beautiful and vibrant gardens, Kashmir wins hearts. For the snow-clad winters in the valley as gorgeous as green spring, it is a good idea to visit Kashmir anytime throughout the year.  

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Manali Is For The Adventure Junkies!

Manali is a year-round favourite, surrounded by the high Himalayas covered in snow and the emerald Beas Valley, with tons of adventure activities waiting for you. Choose either to participate in adventurous activities such as trekking, rafting and skiing (in winter) or relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air, options are limitless in Manali. You can also unwind and feed up here for a few days while planning your journey into the mountains.

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Goa That Is a Shimmering Strand of Beaches

A blend of heartwarming sun, sea, sand, seafood, spirituality and trance parties, Goa has to be the most popular Indian holiday destination all over the world. Goa is certainly a shimmering strand of beaches that extend from the top to the bottom of the state along the Arabian Sea. Goa has something for all, from the party hub Baga to the peaceful Arambol, from the vibrant Anjuna to the laid-back Assagao. Let’s not forget its architectural wonders ie. the forts and the churches. And, oh! Did we mention the beautiful Dudhsagar Waterfall?

Also Read: 10 Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in India

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The Unrefined Andaman And Nicobar Is A Treat For The Eyes

For honeymooners who love the beach but not the crowds, this is a perfect place. Shimmering turquoise water, pristine white beaches, thick primal mangrove forests, and rusty sunsets make the islands of Andaman one of India's most romantic beach-side destinations.

Another Untouched Beauty, The Lakshadweep Islands

A magnet for scuba divers and snorkelers, the 4200 sq km of untouched archipelago lagoons, unspoiled coral reefs and warm waters are therefore suitable for those honeymooners who want to mix adventure with love. This one is also an excellent choice for those who wish to just relax in an untouched, undisturbed archipelago along the Arabian Sea.

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Mussoorie - The Queen Of Hills For A Reason

Mussoorie has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in India for centuries and we see why. A major attraction since the time of the Raj, this glamorous hill station is managing to capture hearts with its lush green beauty.  It's an ideal place for honeymooners to stroll, or just relax in their room and watch the clouds cross. Often you can also see the Doon valley beneath when the mist clears!

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Auli Is For The Quirky Soul

This one is growing to be a popular hill station in India. However, this one is still left comparatively unexplored. The snowy landscape in the winters makes for thrilling ski trips and the lush meadows in the summers make for lovely sunny afternoons. Don't forget to ride the cable car over the gorgeous Nanda Devi & Nar Parvat.

Almora Is Peaceful Treasure

On the top of the Kashyap hill of the Himalayas, Almora has mountains covered with beautiful white snow. Green Fields surrounded by white mountains welcome you with a warm smile to what we call heaven. This has to be a must-visit location for someone who wants to take a break from the hustle-bustle of the city life and spend some time in calmness to enjoy solitude and peace.

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The Mini Switzerland Of India - Dalhousie

For those of you looking to explore some architectural wonders of the British and post-independence era as well as to enjoy gorgeous views, exciting treks and some fresh mountain air Dalhousie is an ideal vacation spot. Named after a viceroy in 1850, this quiet hill station has a lot to offer.

Explore Some Gorgeous Lakes At Udaipur

Called the Venice of India by many going to its beautiful lakes and heritage palaces built around it, Udaipur is a honeymoon destination for the couples fond of the royal lifestyle and poise. Use castles and palaces adorn the beautiful streets of Udaipur, many of these palaces are now turned into hotels where you can check-in and be treated like the royals.

Visit The Pink City For Some Royal Romance

Rajasthan has a lot of exotic options for you in case you are looking to celebrate a lavish royal honeymoon period and no one comes close to the beautiful city of Jaipur owing to its forts, palaces and luxury resorts. While you are at it, don’t miss trying the tasty Rajasthani thali, it's wholesome!

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The Epitome Of Romance In Agra

Do we even need to mention anything? The Tajmahal is known as the love symbol all over the globe. Start your married life nearby this gorgeous white marble beauty to make your honeymoon unforgettable. Other remarkable attractions that make Agra a must-visit is the gorgeous Fatehpur Sikri, it’s so beautiful, you wouldn’t want to miss it!

Experience An Unforgettable Desert Safari At Jaisalmer

The ‘Golden City’ welcomes you with open arms, a beautiful smile and a ‘Khambagani’. Located in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer sketches the magnificent image of romance on the soft dunes, which is incomparable to any other location. This one makes for a perfect option as a honeymoon destination with great pleasures of desert safari and tour of royal forts.

Must Check: Best Wedding Venues in Jaisalmer

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Soak In Nature's Exquisiteness In Pachmarhi

This hill station is an epitome of natural beauty and restores utter peacefulness to visitors. This hill station, hidden from the boisterous town crowd, is a paradise for lovers of serenity. Sightseeing at the lovely locations such as Bee Fall and Priyadarshini and enjoying the scrumptious local cuisine of Pachmarhi are must-do things to do with your partner here.

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Opt For Something Offbeat Like The Rann Of Kutch!

Enjoy the only white desserts in Indian at the beautiful Rann of Kutch with your partner. To add a taste of adventure to your journey, you can enjoy ATV rides and camel safari. This holiday in the Rann of Kutch includes all sorts of experiences, from romance to adventure. Camping under the stars in kutch cannot be missed.

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God’s Own Country Kerala 

This is the most underrated tourist spot in India. Kerala has everything from exciting beaches to lush green views, vibrant flowers and hills. Spend your honeymoon in Kerala if you wish to experience it all in one go.

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The Charming Pondicherry Will Take Your Breaths Away!

Pondicherry, the French capital of India, is a charming coastal town on India's eastern coast. The inner lanes of Pondicherry are framed by Bougainvillea draped colonial townhouses, pastel villas and leafy boulevards, while white beaches and the shimmering Bay of Bengal shape the town's coastal boundary. Pondy has a colourful vibe, as it is usually called, one that portrays a scenario of the Modern Age-meets-Old World. Watch the sun-rise on the water with your partner, and see it set as you relax by the seaside!

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Play In Nature’s Lap At Coorg

On a lush green coffee plantation tour, pick up coffee berries; soak in the beautiful Abbey Falls and Iruppu Falls in a touch of nature; visit Nagarhole National Park and Dubare Elephant Camp; give your prayers at Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery; go mountain biking in Chelavara.

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Sip Some Nilgiri Tea In The Beautiful Tea Plantation At Coonoor

Coonoor is a small hill town occupied by tea plantations, red-tile rooftops and hiking trails. The most interesting part of visiting Coonoor is the Coimbatore heritage train that takes you there. The numerous hiking trails around the town are a sure-shot way for visitors to enjoy some of the most amazing views of the valley and the surrounding areas.

Alleppey - Kerala’s Backwaters

Alleppey's Backwaters is our favourite honeymoon destination, situated in God's own country. The lovely waters of the backwater lakes and private houseboats make this a wonderful experience. The stunning backdrops and settings make Alleppey one of India's most romantic locations.

The Incredibly Beautiful Darjeeling 

Darjeeling is sometimes referred to as the 'front row' of epic Himalayan views. It is both misty and magical. The architecture of the Colonial period, Buddhist monasteries and incredible views of the mighty Khangchendzonga are just a few of the attractions offered by Darjeeling.

Sikkim Is One of The Best Honeymoon Destinations In India

Sikkim has an eclectic mix of stunning sights, amazing weather and peaceful Buddhist monasteries.  The beauty in Sikkim is eye-catching and locals welcome you warmly with a smile. Sikkim will enchant and charm you, from the cosy cafes of Gangtok to the ribbon roads of Zuluk valley, and you will be left asking for more. Sikkim is also considered the cleanest state of India.

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Another Northeastern Wonder Is Shillong

A paradise for culture lovers, Shillong is bound to make you fall in love with the spread of natural beauty everywhere. The double-decker bridges, cautious to explore the natural beauty, are a wonder not to be missed. Shillong is often favoured by couples who want to have a lot of privacy. The quiet mountains and the calm clouds in Shillong give you more peace than you can imagine.

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Tawang - A Nature Lover’s Heaven

For a couple who are in love with nature as such as they are in love with each other, Tawang is an ideal honeymoon destination aced with thick forests and beautiful cherry blossom trees. (BRB! *Booking our tickets*)

The Crown Jewel of Northeast India

Rich in natural beauty, Nagaland is inarguably the crown jewel of North East India. Dazzling hills and valleys on the border between India and Myanmar and many other such things make Nagaland fascinating and exciting. Visiting this state is an adventure. Nagaland is sure to leave you amazed, whether it is the settled southern part of the state or the remote northern hills and valleys.

Kodaikanal Is An Undisturbed Beauty

Patches of virgin forests are scattered up and down the hillsides, centred on a star-shaped lake, and evergreen broadleaf trees such as magnolia, mahogany, myrtle and rhododendron can be spotted in the hill town. There are gorgeous viewpoints and breathtaking waterfalls in Kodaikanal, and these are the things that draw tourists to this city all year round.

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Nainital - The City Of Lakes

Nainital, a hill resort in the Kumaon area of the Himalayas, is a hypnotic destination renowned for its nine stunning lakes that it is also named after. The beautiful environment and the stunning beauty of the place make it one of India's finest places for family holidays and honeymoons.

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Getting Lost In Nature In Ooty

There are romantic views, gorgeous waterfalls, and calm lakes in the little hill station to sail on with your love. Newlyweds enjoy its rich and spectacular landscapes and serenity. The fresh smells of eucalyptus, flowering plants, and lavender-coloured flowers covering the meadows, the tea plantation and the rolling hills of the town that will make you fall in love with this place.

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Dive In History At Khajuraho

Khajuraho is both romantic and exotic. It's a shining example of the love of art that was known to our ancestors. The carvings here are not only a study of the art of making love but also a study of ancient India's history and culture. This is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.

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Mount Abu

There are numerous places to visit in Mount Abu, nestled in the picturesque Aravalli Range. Mount Abu will shower you with immense natural beauty, be it the placid lakes or spectacular sunset spots. Take your better half and enjoy a scenic boat trip to Nakki Lake. At Sunset Point, look at the splendid colours of the sky as you stroll through its busy alleys hand in hand.

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Best Honeymoon Destinations in World

You are going to go on a honeymoon only once in a lifetime, so why not go a little extra and choose one of these international destinations to go to!

Spend Some Romantic Time With Your Partner In The Magical Bali

A Bali honeymoon is pure magic. The Indonesian island that celebrates the passion for love.  Bali does not only offer untouched beaches, surfing, snorkelling and massages, but it’s also full of culture, art, music, rice terraces and many temples, with an exotic feeling. Nature is celebrated here, and at unbelievably lush stays, it is easy to get into the spirit.

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Santorini Is An Ideal Honeymoon Destination

Santorini, Greece, known for its stunning sunsets, rich Greek cuisine and romantic hotels, is ideal for newlyweds. Before taking in the ruins at Ancient Akrotiri and Ancient Thira, honeymooners must sit on red and black sand beaches. Wine lovers will love tasting wines at the island's wineries, and a catamaran cruise around the caldera should be considered for those who enjoy boating.

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Hawai Is The Romantic Getaway That You Need

Hawaii's Big Island has you covered, whether you and your partner are searching for a relaxing honeymoon or one packed with adventure. Here, at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, you can relax on breathtaking beaches, walk to spectacular waterfalls and glimpse the craters and active volcanoes. 

Bora Bora For A Super Fun Honeymoon

The jaw-dropping scenery of Bora Bora is just the tip of the iceberg, or rather, the volcano. Newlyweds have a range of stunning sunbathing, scuba diving and sailing beaches and lagoons, plus luxury spas and romantic overwater bungalows. On this French Polynesian island, hotel rates are high, but visits between December and March or a Pacific Ocean cruise will help reduce expenses.

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St Lucia To Enjoy A Lavish Honeymoon

Look no further than St. Lucia if you are looking for a lavish Caribbean honeymoon. You will discover beaches of white sand and green mountains dotted with boutique resorts. To see natural attractions, such as The Pitons, Sulphur Springs and Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, visit the Soufrière area if you need a break from the beach. You will enjoy hiking, taking mud baths, and relaxing in geothermal pools along with your partner.

The Land of Sun - The Maldives

We hear the Maldives and immediately think of a honeymoon. In the Indian Ocean, the tropical South Asian nation consists of 26 coral atolls, meaning limitless beaches, turquoise waters for miles, huge reefs and plenty of fresh fish and seafood. At any of the luxury resorts you select, you're pretty secluded, so expect a holiday packed with romantic meals, spa treatments, aquatic adventures and sheer relaxation.

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Gorgeous Mauritius 

Mauritius may be off the beaten track, but for newlyweds, its turquoise seas, rich wildlife and luxurious resorts make it an ideal destination. This tiny African island is a refuge for birds and marine animals east of Madagascar. Plus, its beaches are major hubs for kitesurfing, scuba diving and sunbathing. Additionally, many hotels offer discounts to newly married couples in the city.

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City of Love - Paris

The City of Lights, Paris, but also called the City of Love. If you enjoy a great hand-in-hand romantic stroll, you'll love the French capital, which offers music, architecture and art alongside amazing food and wine, of course. Don't forget to shop for your favourite styles from the world's fashion capital.

Phuket Is Heavenly!

Phuket, Thailand, is a perfect destination for honeymooners who are looking for equal parts adventure and relaxation, known for its white-sand beaches, comparatively low price tags and abundance of cultural sites. Couples can visit Buddhist temples throughout the day, take boat tours and indulge in genuine Thai cuisine. Do not forget to save time for a lazy afternoon at one of the island's hundreds of spas, ranging from aromatherapy to traditional Thai oil massages.

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Tuscany, Italy

Italy's countryside is all about romance, from luxurious villas to aromatic cuisine. Before checking out the world-renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa, couples should visit less-crowded cities like Siena and Lucca. You can find an abundance of expansive vineyards and cascading hills where you can settle in for a flavorful meal and a shared bottle of wine, no matter which Tuscan vacation you select.

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Lake Como, Italy

Situated about 50 miles north of Milan in northern Italy, the beautiful setting of this Italian lake attracts celebrities and honeymooners in massive numbers. Couples can spend the time boating, loading up on gourmet Italian cuisine or just sunbathing by the lakefront pool of their five-star hotel.

The British Virgin Islands

In the British Virgin Islands, newlyweds who dream of spending their days on the water and their nights in a cosy hotel should consider celebrating their wedding. 

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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is an abode of serenity and tranquilly, with its monasteries, temples and spiritual melting pots, originating from the Pahari term for 'oak shelter'. he city's natural beauty is enough to attract visitors to Kathmandu year after year.

Scenic Views of Bhutan

From one neighbour to another, Bhutan, too, has some scenic views to offer to its visitors. Thanks to its remoteness and subtle Western influence, the miniature kingdom in the Himalayas is epic for trekking and has maintained quite a sense of culture.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

If you're going for your honeymoon in Argentina, get ready to do a super-sensual tango. The nightlife is especially fabulous in the capital city, and people come to dance from all over the world. Enjoy all the vibrant community, local grill-focused cuisine and lively, photogenic bicycle-bike lanes covering most of the town.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Beautiful hotels and intimate guesthouses serve as a home base to explore the magnificent peaks and mountains, coastline and wildlife of Cape Town, from penguins to baboons. There's plenty to be had if you're into history, along with great wine and adrenaline-pumping experiences.

Switzerland

If you grew up in the 90s binging Bollywood movies like us, you already love this place. How about recreating those pretty movie scenes, only this time, they will be a little more personal.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Pacific side has it all for nature and adventure enthusiasts. Santa Teresa is a small beach town with plenty of surfing to mellow the vibe. Wildlife is all around, the ocean is warm, the waves are perfect, and creative kitchens and pretty hotels are located in the rain forest above the beach.

Napa Valley, California

The most popular American wine country is full of beauty, not to mention game-changing wine and iconic restaurants and resorts that are beyond imagination for couples who enjoy culinary arts choices. You can relax in plenty of spas beyond the wine, or there are hikes through redwoods and lakes too.

Sacred Valley, Peru

The Sacred Valley, nestled in the Andean highlands of Peru, includes beautiful valley towns such as Urubamba and Aguas Calientes, where one flies to Machu Picchu. Unsurprisingly, a perfect honeymoon destination for those who love to experience nature in all its beauty.

Mexico City, Mexico

Over the last few years, the capital city of Mexico has only increased exponentially in appeal as its food, nightlife and gallery and museum scenes have all exploded. Several hotels that are glamorous and grand and beautifully decorated also have the ideal place to snuggle up. 

Final Words

There you go! That’s quite a long list but well, totally worth it! While we wholeheartedly enjoyed exploring these gorgeous locations for you (We bookmarked some for us, too ;P), we hope you found the perfect destination that you were looking for.

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Top 51 Honeymoon Destinations - Everything You Need To Know

by Apoorva Saxena

Top 51 Honeymoon Destinations - Everything You Need To Know