Planning a wedding is an expensive affair and quite a tiresome task. Honeymoon destinations promise the much needed romantic escape to the married couple after their weddings. There are a wide range of honeymoon places in India to make everlasting memories, starting from breathtaking hill-stations and glistening sand dunes to surreal beaches and colourful islands.
Planning an Indian honeymoon can be a pocket friendly exercise or an extravagant luxurious event, depending on the couple’s preference, with a guaranteed promise of enchanted experience. Here I present my list of top 20 honeymoon places in India to ease your process of finding the perfect destination for your honeymoon.
Top 20 Honeymoon Places in India
- Andaman islands
- Kodaikanal and Ooty
- Jammu & Kashmir
- Leh & Ladakh
- Daman and Diu
1. Andaman islands
Surrounded by tropical forests and blue-green waters, sprinkled with marooned islands, active mud volcanoes and stretches of mangrove forests and adorned with many white sandy beaches, Andaman is one of the most romantic honeymoon places in India for beach lovers. It is away from the mainland and has a small population making it a private location to spend time with your loved one.
Radhanagar beach, Kala Pathar beach, Elephant beach, Sandbar Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, are some of the popular beaches that you can enjoy. Couples who enjoy water sports can take up surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, and Jet snowboarding as bonding exercises.
These exotic beaches are also ideal for casual swims, long walks during sunsets and romantic beach side candlelight dining for a lazy day.
Andaman consists of roughly 300 islands, many of which are unexplored. Barren Island, Baratang Island, Havelock Island, North Bay Island and Jolly Buoy Island are known to provide couples a magical view to compliment each other’s company. Couples can go island hopping through small ferryboat flights or cruises while enjoying the cool breeze and poetic views.
Best time to visit: November to April
Relative Humidity: 70% – 90%
Average temperature: 25 °C
Checkout: Experiencing Scuba Diving in Andamans
Lakshadweep Islands are situated in isolation in the Arabian Sea . They are one of the most sought out honeymoon places in India owing to its sparkling blue beaches, coral islands, splendid lagoons,glittering sand, luxurious resorts and surrounding palms. They are a personification of immaculate nature that is bound to provide the couple a tranquil and relaxing getaway.
Agatti Island, Bangaram Island and Kavaratti Island are the most preferred islands for nature loving honeymooning couples. Kavaratti Beach, Minicoy Beach, Kadmat Beach and Bangaram Beach are some of the popular serene beaches.
Couples can engage in various water sports such as snorkelling, glass-bottom boat ride, jet skiing, parasailing and scuba diving. They can spend romantic evenings sunbathing, taking strolls around endless lagoons and going boating during sunset. Some resorts provide moon-lit dinner options on the beaches and overnight romantic cruises. Helicopter rides, picnics on the beach, swimming in the lagoons, kite surfing, canoeing are some other activities that couples can do in the islands.
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Relative Humidity: 70%
Average temperature: 25° C to 35° C
Checkout: Magnificent Lakshadweep Islands
Rajasthan is India’s supreme state that exhibits royalty through its rich fairytales. The state is a treat to anyone who is moved by history, takes pleasure in Indian culture and craves for delicious food. This is a fantasy land that combines its grandeur and beauty with love. The sheer beauty of the state will lure you into making unforgettable memories with your partner.
Every city in Rajasthan has its own unique charm and is all worth exploring. For an authentic desert experience, the cities Jaisalmer in the majestic Thar and Bikaner can be relished on a camel’s back. Stargazing while camping in the desert, witnessing the celebration of folk music and dance is a mesmerising experience. To get a taste of the land of kings, visiting the various forts and palaces in the cities of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur is an enriching recreation. Shopping through the colorful markets, lovely gardens and old havelis are some other activities you can do while you are in the cities. You can stay at heritage hotels or luxurious resorts for a highly pampered and royal treatment. For a spiritual endeavor after your union as a couple, you can pay a visit to the holy land of Pushkar and the mystic city of Ajmer. Mount Abu, being the only hill station in the desert, is very popular among the newly weds’ honeymoon places in India. Couples can take a peaceful vacation through the cities of their preference depending on their individual tastes. All these amazing places and culture make Rajasthan a perfect honeymoon destination in India to spend some quality time for the newly weds.
Best Time to Visit: October – March
Climate: Tropical desert (dry and arid)
Relative Humidity: 30-40% (during summers)
Temperature: Extremely cold from October to February, scorching heat from March to September.
Popularly known as God’s own country, Kerala is a coastal landscape that changes into mesmerising colors, highlighting its vast beaches, picturesque backwaters, infinite coconut groves and cloudy hills. exotically romantic destination for newlyweds. It offers a diverse geography for newlyweds to have a relaxed, romantic honeymoon.
There are some incredible stays in all of Kerala that offer laid baid ayurvedic pamper sessions, houseboat rides at the backwaters and waterfall views from your windows. Munnar is one of the most famous honeymoon places in Kerala. Couples can roam through an endless stretch of tea plantations, explore the various species of flora and fauna in Eravikulam National Park and enjoy the scenic beauty of Pallivasal and Chinnakanal falls. Kovalam, Varkala and Kannur are some of the beaches where you can spend magical evenings watching the sinking sun. Kerala is also famous for the most aromatic food in India.
Best Time to Visit: November – February Climate: Tropical
Relative Humidity: 78%
Average temperature: 28° C
Checkout: Top 28 Tourist places in Kerala
Goa has always been the most sought-after attraction for honeymooners and party animals from all over the world. Other than the bright sunny beaches and the bustling nightlife, Goa has a spectacle of old cathedrals and Portuguese-style buildings built stunningly.
North Goa is the prime focus of tourism in Goa, with the most romantic beaches like Baga, Calangute, Dona Paula, and Mandrem, several nightclubs like Titos and Mambos and rave parties on the beachside, couples can be entertained throughout their trip.
South Goa is peaceful, starkly different from the North. Couples looking for a laid-back and quieter vacation can find their solitude in South Goa. They can visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls and the monkey beach and Mormugao fort in Vasco da Gama.
There are numerous beach resorts and wellness centers that cater to couples who want to have a luxurious holiday. They can spend their evenings at the beach and watch beautiful sunsets and enjoy a candle-light dinner at a seaside shack. Anjuna, Mapusa, & Bicholim markets are the famous shopping areas in Goa. It is undoubtedly one of the best honeymoon places in India for the couples.
Best Time to Visit: October – April
Relative Humidity: 76%
Average temperature: 32° C
6. Kodaikanal and Ooty
Ooty, the “Queen of hill stations”, is enveloped by the Nilgiri Hills and is known for its pleasant climate and striking beauty. Other than the stunning landscape and viewpoints there are several places for a couple to get entertained during their honeymoon, such as tea gardens, lakes, waterfalls, national parks. A ride on the toy train is cherry on top for the tour.
Kodaikanal is a hill station at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and is surrounded by a star-shaped lake. Apart from its lush nature, it promises plenty of exhilarating activities for couples seeking adventure on their honeymoon. Kodaikanal has some of the most enchanting viewpoints and is also a popular shopping site.
There are various adventure activities, such as paragliding, river rafting, wild safari, rock climbing, etc, that honeymooners can engage in on their trip to ooty and kodaikanal. The adventure activities make Kodaikanal and Ooty one of the most exciting honeymoon places in to visit in India.
Best Time to Visit: Sept to May
Climate: Subtropical highland
Relative Humidity: 83%
Average temperature: 14.4 °C (Ooty) and 16.3 °C (Kodaikanal)
Coorg (Kodagu) is a hill station in Karnataka embraced by the exuberant Western Ghats, popularly known as Scotland of India. It has a captivating landscape and the warmest hospitality amidst the scintillating milieu of the hill town. Other than discovering hidden waterfalls, visiting temples and taking in the beauty of the town from famous viewpoints, the couple can make their honeymoon special by taking romantic walks through the scintillating hills, enjoying elephant rides and going on a wildlife safari. The breathtaking and scenic views make Coorg one of the prime honeymoon places in India.
Best time to visit: October to March and January to May
Climate: Tropical Monsoon
Relative Humidity: 84%
Average temperature: 26 °C – 29 °C
Darjeeling is a scenic hill station with an alluring ambience that will make your honeymoon unforgettable. It is nestled amidst serene purlieu with a spectacular “front row” view of the Himalayas. The amazing cold weather, colonial era architecture, tea gardens and Buddhist monasteries make Darjeeling one of the most lovely honeymoon places in India.
Couples looking for an adrenaline rush on their honeymoon can enjoy adventurous activities like rafting, mountaineering and trekking. Honeymooners can savor a hot cup of Darjeeling tea
While taking walks around the tea plantations, take a joyride on the toy train, visit peaceful monasteries and taste delicious local food for a more relaxing get away.
Best time to visit: October to March
Climate: Subtropical highland
Relative Humidity: 76.64 to 92.71 %
Average temperature: 13.6 °C
9. Jammu & Kashmir
Arguably one of the most sought out honeymoon destinations in India, Jammu & Kashmir is a fairyland that exudes romance through its lush valleys, glittering lakes, stunning mountain views and scenic beauty. The capital city, Srinagar and Gulmarg offers colorful summers and blankets of snow during winters, magical mughal gardens and shikara ride in the vast Dal Lake.
Couples can make their honeymoons exciting by indulging in skiing, trekking, river rafting, paragliding and kayaking. They can visit some of the most spectacular temples, witness intricate masterpieces made by carpet weavers and wood carvers in the local markets and try out some authentic local delicacies.
Best time to visit: December to February( for snowfall), otherwise April to October.
Climate: Moderate Subtropical
Relative Humidity: 80 %
Average temperature: 24.2 °C
Surrounded by the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand is a mesmerising retreat for a newly married couple. There are many romantic places in Uttarakhand amidst mountainous terrains and the enormous backdrop of the great Himalayas. These places offer ideal weather and scenic spectacle with enchanting hill stations, green valleys, vast lakes, buzzing rivers and dense alpines with colorful flowers in summers and covered in snow during winters makes it one of the most perfect honeymoon places in India. Some of the major attractions in Uttarakhand are Auli, Dehradun, Jim Corbett, Mussoorie, Nainital, Ranikhet and Rishikesh.
Best time to visit: March to April and September to October
Climate: Moderate Temperate
Relative Humidity: 76 %
Average temperature: 22.8 °C
Meghalaya is one the most romantic honeymoon places in India. The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong offers a romantic weather and abundant beauty to compliment your honeymoon perfectly. The city will woo you with its lush green valleys, panoramic views, blue skies with clouds you can touch, larger than life waterfalls and its vibrant culture. Shillong is also famous for its local delicacies and shopping markets. The tallest plunge waterfall in India, the Nohkalikai Falls is also situated here. Explore the mesmerising city while you enjoy a cozy time with your partner.
Best Time to Visit: September to May
Climate: Warm and Temperate
Relative Humidity: 84 %
Average temperature: 17.1°C
Shimla is a popular and affordable honeymoon destination in India. It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and is easily accessible. It is widely known for its scenic beauty, colonial charm and gigantic snowy mountains. It offers ideal weather conditions for a honeymoon throughout the year.
Couples can indulge in adventure activities like ice skating, trekking, hiking, skiing and paragliding. They can enjoy shopping in Shimla’s famous Mall road, watch the sunrise from Chadwick Falls, take a romantic walk on the Ridge, ride on the toy train and visit historic temples.
Best time to visit: October to June
Climate: Subtropical highland
Relative Humidity: 65 %
Average temperature: 22.5 °C
Dalhousie is called ‘Little Switzerland of India’ situated on five hills in the north of Himachal Pradesh. Its picturesque views, plunging pine-clad valleys in the summer and snow covered valleys in the winter; mountainous backdrop will make your honeymoon more magical and unforgettable. The town has a colonial allure that sets a pleasant romantic mood.
The couples can take up exciting treks; explore the architecture and history of pre-independence India, visit various churches and temples in the town, participate in activities like hiking, paragliding, boating, take a refreshing dip in the Satdhara falls, shop through the local markets of the town and enjoy the pristine mountain air with a hot cup of chai to make their honeymoon more exciting.
Best time to visit: March to June
Climate: Warm Temperate Relative
Humidity: 54 %
Average temperature: 15 °C
14. Leh – Ladakh
Leh-Ladakh is located in the midst of the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges and is one of the most marvelous honeymoon places in India. Away from the buzzing city life and lights, this destination offers an array of choices for a memorable honeymoon. Some of the popular attractions are uneven terrains best suited for trekking, the striking blue Pangong Lake for its scenic beauty and snow-wrapped mountains. It is a perfect combination of breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage and great food.
Leh-Ladakh serves delicious Ladakhi and Tibetan delicacies, the best cheese made from yak’s milk and kahwa tea to make any foodie couples’ honeymoon dream come true. The local markets sell unique handicraft products, carpets, jewellery and traditional dresses. You can take back some of the best crafted souvenirs from the central Bazaar Road of Leh.
The couples can make their honeymoon special by camping near the Pangong lake under star-studded skies or stay at a cosy homestay in Nubra Valley, going on a camel ride, witness the mesmerising sunrise from the Pangong Tso, explore Zanskar Valley, participate in adventure activities like rafting and hire a bike for an expedition along river banks.
Best time to visit: April to July
Climate: Cold desert
Relative Humidity: 51.3 %
Average temperature: 5.2 °C
Manali is an alluring hill station surrounded by high snow covered Himalayas and tiny bohemian villages. It provides a perfect romantic setting with its pristine beauty, mystic forests and stunning waterfalls. The emerald Beas valley, Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries are few other attractions in Manali.
Couples have a variety of choices to make their honeymoon exceptional. They can go sightseeing and discover hidden valleys, plan an excursion at Jogini Falls, go on a Yak safari and witness some spectacular views from Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges. You can make your stay more eventful by taking on adventurous activities like skiing, trekking, paragliding and zorbing in Solang Valley, rafting on the Beas river and camping.
Best Time to Visit: December to March
Climate: Warm Temperate
Relative Humidity: 70 %
Average temperature: 15.1 °C
Pondicherry is a popular coastal town, situated in Tamil Nadu, with an international vibe. It is known for its modern plus old-school essence that arises from it being rich in French architecture. It has been one of the most sought-out honeymoon places in India as nothing spells romance like France.
The inner lanes in the town are dotted with colonial townhouses, villas painted in pastels and picturesque frames with bougainvillea drapes. Pondicherry is outlined by glistening Bay of Bengal and crystal white and blue beaches. There are limitless options for couples to spend their honeymoon in various parts of the town. The promenade is a great attraction for watching the sun rise on the beach, paradise beach and Pichavaram Mangrove Forest offers romantic and magical boat ride experience and touring the city on a bike through the French colonies can be fascinating. Taste exquisite food in some of the best cafes and restaurants in the city, spend a peaceful day at the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville, plan a picnic at Ousteri Lake and go scuba diving in the sea with colourful corals.
Best Time to Visit: October to February
Relative Humidity: 60.2 %
Average temperature: 28.3 °C
Gangtok’s serene beauty is enriched with spirituality making it a paradise for honeymoon travels. The town has a calming nature to its environment emanating from its misty mountains, fresh lakes and tranquil monasteries. Couples can enjoy the sunrise from Tiger hill, take a romantic walk through the tea gardens, go on a ropeway ride, visit Peace Pagoda and attractive monasteries, and those looking for activities can take up trekking and yak rides.
Sikkim is a unique combination of beautiful views, soothing weather and historic Buddhist monasteries. The lush green and calm environment make it a must visit honeymoon place in India. Other than its sceneries, Sikkim is famous for its warm inviting people and their simple lifestyle. Couples can experience the most sought out sunrise over the horizon of Khangchendzonga, journey through the ribboning roads of Zuluk valley, go on a romantic cable car ride and visit Tshangu Lake, Rimbi Waterfalls and Khecheopalri Lake in Pelling. Adventure activities like trekking and rock climbing provide adventure enthusiastic couples the entertainment they seek.
Best time to visit: September to October and March to June
Climate: Warm and temperate
Relative Humidity: 81%
Average temperature: 16.5 °C
Khajjiar,located in the Chamba valley, is close to Dalhousie giving the honeymooners a mix of forests, lakes and pastures. The beauty of the town has greatly influenced the kingdoms of the Rajputs, Mughals and many more. Khajjiar’s green meadows, dense forests, views of slow-clad Himalayan ranges and enchanting temples leave an everlasting impression on any traveller.
Couples can stay at luxury resorts, go on a safari through the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, visit the Khajjiar lake, explore Kailash villages and participate in adventure sports like paragliding, horse riding, zorbing and trekking. Khajjiaar is one of the top honeymoon places to visit in India.
Best time to visit: April to June
Climate: Warm and temperate
Relative Humidity: 29.5 %
Average temperature: 15.3 °C
19. Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu are small union territories in Gujarat. They are 786 km away from each other. Choosing this to be your honeymoon destination will provide you with the untouched beauty of nature, romantic weather and tranquility. The island is decorated with silver beaches, ancient churches, thick forests and palm trees.
Couples can enjoy their evenings at serene beaches, explore historical places/monuments, temples and churches and indulge in water sports.
Best Time to Visit: July to March
Relative Humidity: 98 %
Average temperature: 26.8 °C
Most famous for being the abode of the Mughal grandeur and epitome of eternal love, Taj Mahal, Agra was the capital of Mughals. It alone makes it one of the best honeymoon places in India for the romantic couples. Reminiscing about infinite love and appreciating the company of each other can be an enriching experience for the couple.
It has many architectural beauties rich in history like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, other tombs and mausoleums and is home for some of the best Luxury resorts in the country. Couples can go on a shopping spree in the bustling local markets.
Best Time to Visit: November to March
Relative Humidity: 77 %
Average temperature: 35 °C
The beauty of spending a honeymoon in India is that you get to experience a varied lifestyle. There are some of the best honeymoon places in India on a budget. You will certainly find a romantic place to spend some quality time with incredible options. So, grab your bags and book tickets to these destinations in order to have the best life experiences.
FAQ's on Honeymoon Places in India
- What things are to be kept in mind before traveling given the coronavirus situation?
Our suggestion would be to avoid travelling during the pandemic but if you must take the break then there are a few things you can keep in mind to stay safe:
- Stay Home If You’re Unwell
- Make a list of necessary things to carry and as much as you can, don’t decide not to carry essentials in your luggage thinking you can get at the destination.
- Be aware of exactly what surfaces you’re touching at all times
- Minimise Human Contact
- Get A Window seat while travelling
- Wipe Down Your Surroundings or spray a sanitizer around before getting comfortable at any place or removing your mask
- Don’t Drink Water in unknown places
- Which country is the best for a honeymoon?
The most popular honeymoon destinations in the world are Mauritius, Phuket, Bali, Paris, Maldives, Greece, etc.
- Where should we go for a honeymoon in Lakshadweep?
Lakshadweep is a perfect honeymoon destination. There are many islands to experience your honeymoon, some of them are Agatti Island, Bangaram Island, Kadmat Island and Kavaratti Island.
- Which part of Goa is best for a honeymoon?
Although North Goa is a popular tourist attraction, South Goa is where you have to be for your honeymoon.
- Which place is the best for a honeymoon in summer & Winter in India?
You can visit Andaman islands, Lakshadweep, Goa, Kodaikanal and Ooty, Coorg, Shillong, Shimla and Manali during the summer and Rajasthan, Kerala, Darjeeling, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Dalhoiuse, Leh & Ladakh, Pondicherry, Gangtok and Sikkim, Agra during the winter.