Now that you've finally tied the holy knot of matrimony, the natural thing to do next would be to choose a honeymoon destination. It's tricky because as a married couple you'll be going to your first trip which will undoubtedly be a cherished memory for decades to come. If you've chosen to stay in India and enjoy your honeymoon here, let's just clarify one thing that you haven't settled for anything else. When it comes to the best places to visit in India, there's a magnitude of choices with each one topping the other.

So stop fretting because we are providing you one-hell-of-a list of some the best honeymoon destinations in India that'll definitely kick your wanderlust into full throttle. 

Want to create the first beautiful memory of your married life? Let's narrow the choices and help you select the honeymoon destination that allures you the most.


1. Andaman : If sun, sand and lots and lots of sea is your preference, head out and indulge in the wilderness of the Andaman Islands with your partner. For newlywed couples, Andaman is definitely one of the most trending honeymoon spots in India. With pristine virgin white sand beaches, secluded islands, crystal clear azure lagoons, vibrant marine life and dense forest, Andaman is a favourite getaway for most couples and in any case, one of the best places to visit in India.

How to reach: You can easily get direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi to Port Blair which is considered Andaman's getaway.

Ideal duration: 5 to 15 days

Best time to visit: October to May

What you will experience: Luxury resorts, quiet and tranquil beaches , snorkelling, water sports, scuba diving, museums and other historic places.

What to eat: Needless to say, this island is renowned for its spicy sea food delicacies. You will find prawns, crabs and fish everywhere. Make it a point to try the Tandoori fish in Port Blair at the Lighthouse House Residency


2. Srinagar : The summer seat of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar has long been one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Situated on both sides of river Jhelum, Srinagar has its character of changing with each season. Probably the biggest attraction of this place are the Shikaras on which you can spend some quality time with your partner over the Dal Lake.

How to reach: All major cities connect to the Srinagar International Airport. If you want to travel by train, the nearest station would be at Udhampur, Jammu.

Ideal duration: 3 to 9 days

Best time to visit: April to September

What you will experience: The Mughal Gardens, Shikara, Kashmiri Wazan, houseboats, shopping

What to eat: Rajma Chawal at Peera, Rogan Josh and Kashmiri Pulao at Ahdoos, Gushtaba and Shahi Naan at Mughal Darbar.


3. Agra :What better way to start your married life than admiring the embodiment of love. Taj Mahal in one of the best places to visit in India? If you have the affinity towards a "shahi" honeymoon and want that royal grandeur, Agra is definitely the place for you.

How to reach: Going to Agra by flight can be tricky because the Kheria Airport of Agra is a seasonal one and is only connected to New Delhi through Air India flights. All Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi Chennai train routes are perfect to reach Agra.

Best time to visit: October to February

Ideal duration: 3 to 6 days

What you will experience: Taj Mahal, ancient palaces and forts, Mughal history and luxury resorts

What to eat: From sweet to spicy, you will be able to satisfy your taste buds in Agra. Some of the things you should try are Bedhai and Kachori, Chaat, Dalmoth, Peth and Paranth.


4. Jaisalmer : Known as the "Golden City", Jaisalmer is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert. If you want your honeymoon to be a hearty affair, this place won't disappoint you.

How to reach: The closest domestic airport is Jodhpur but you can always reach the place through train.

Best time to visit: October to March

Ideal duration: 7 to 10 days

What you will experience: Desert safari, sand dunes, palace on wheels, forts, local music, festivals, arts and craft.

What to eat: The rich cuisine in Jaisalmer is quite different from other parts of India. Must try dishes for you will be murgh-e-subz, ker sangri, kadi pakora, bhannon aloo. Go to the "Trio" restaurant; it serves one of the most authentic Rajasthani cuisine.


5. Gangtok :There a valid reason why Gangtok is considered one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. The sight of sunrise over the horizon of Khangchendzonga can be truly inspiring. With pleasant weather all year round, it's become one of the travel hubs of India in recent times.

How to reach: Bagdogra is the nearest airport while New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station.

Ideal duration: 6 to 7 days

Best time to visit: All year round

What you will experience: Buddhist monasteries, trekking, view of the Himalayas ,culture, landscapes, lakes, shopping.

What to eat:  Momos at Potala Restaurant, Gya Thuk/Thukpa at The Denzong Inn, Gundruk and Sinki. 


6. Udaipur : The "city of lakes" Udaipur is the perfect honeymoon destination if you are looking to get a exotic royal break with your spouse. The allure of this wonderful city is enough to make your honeymoon a lifetime experience and remember Udaipur as one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.

How to reach: The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport which is situated just 20 km from the centre of the city of Udaipur.

Ideal duration: 6 to 8 days

Best time to visit: October to March

What you will experience: Havelis, Palaces, Hiking, Shilpgram, Lake Pichola and city tours.

What to eat: Delhi gate ki Jalebi, Boharwadi falafils. Also try the famous restaurants like Palki Khanna, Devigarh For Palace and Ambrai Restaurant.


7. Manali : Considered a haven for both backpackers and honeymooners, travellers from all around India are immediately attracted to Manali. The tiny hippy villages and lofty mountains are a sight to behold and offer just the setting for a romantic getaway and is one of the best places to visit in India

How to reach: The nearest airport, Bhuntar is located 50 km away. Manali is easily accessible from nearby cities like Chandigarh and Delhi.  

Ideal duration: 4 to 6 days

Best time to visit: All year round.

What you will experience: Dhauladhar, snow, Pir Panjal ranges, trekking, river rafting, paragliding, temples, cafes and shopping

What to eat: Red rice, Dham (usually during the wedding ceremonies),river trout, tea, and kadhi chawal.  


8. Munnar : One of the renowned tourist spots, the picturesque city of Munnar in Kerala is considered to be one of the best honeymoon destinations in India for its exotic appeal. Carpeted with verdant tea plantations and engulfed in greenery in any which way you see, it's the perfect place to captivate your imagination and refine love.

How to reach: The nearest airport is Cochin while the railway station Aluva is situated at a distance of 110 km from Munnar.

Ideal duration: 6 to 7 days

Best time to visit: January to May and October to March

What you will experience: Eravikulam National Park, Wildlife, hills, tea garden, Western Ghats, Anamudi and Devikulam

What to eat: For vegetarians, the best option would be to go for the kairali thali which comprises of stir fried mixed vegetables coconut kheer, puli enji, rice, rasam and sambhar. For those who wants to try non-veg dishes like Malabar parotta, visit Mezbaan hotel for amazing food. 


9. Coorg : Called the "Scotland of India", the scintillating milieu of the place amidst jade green hills, visiting Coorg can be a rejuvenating experience for you and your spouse as this is definitely one of the best places to visit in India.

How to reach: The nearest domestic airport is about 16 km away to Mangalore. But the railway station in Mysore is only 95 km away.

Ideal duration: 5 to 6 days

Best time to travel: January to May and October to March

What you will experience: Waterfalls, coffee plantations, historic places, landscapes, hiking, bird watching and culture.

What to eat: Supremely aromatic Sannakki rice, Pandhi Kari, pottu, Mangye Pajji and Mudrakani 


10. Gulmarg :There's no doubt that Gulmarg, often touted as the "Meadow of flowers" is quite capable of bringing out all the romantic emotions within you. With snow clad hills and landscapes laden with wild flower, it's no hoax that Gulmarg has been one of the best honeymoon destinations in India for decades now.

How to reach: The closest railway station is in Udhampur while the nearest airport is situated in Srinagar.

Ideal duration: 6 to 7 days

Best time to visit: March to November

What you will experience: Snow capped mountains, hiking, trekking, Gondola rides, lush green hills (in summers).

What to eat: Yakhni (a curd based lamb dish), dum aloo (vegans love it) and rogan josh(spicy red lamb curry)

These are 10 of the best places in India for your honeymoon. Where you will go will obviously depend on your preference and budget.    

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