Winters may seem dull, but winter-weddings are definitely not!
In India, weddings are so much more than merely marking the beautiful journey of two souls. Here weddings are full of fun, glitz and glamour and memories to last a lifetime. But once the revelries are over, it is time for the most awaited romantic getaway for the couple to enjoy the company of each other. While a lot of couples prefer international destinations for their honeymoon, there is a huge treasure trove of stunning destinations in India too, which can make your honeymoon an unforgettable experience.
Winter in India generally lasts from November till February and there are many beautiful places to visit with your beloved to make most of the cozy weather! So, if you are getting married this winter and wish to go on the perfect honeymoon, we present some of the best domestic honeymoon destinations in the country.
Read on to know about things to do on your trips and get the best travel trips.
Located in the heart of Rajasthan, Udaipur entices visitors with majestic palaces and sparkling lakes. Known as the ‘Jewel of Mewar’ Udaipur is especially beautiful in winter as the Aravalli will be full of freshly bloomed flowers. You can visit the royal forts, watch beautiful sunsets, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola and romantic candlelight dinner under the stars. If both of you are adventure junkies, you can go for hiking or trekking and if you are foodies, gorge on mouth-watering cuisines.
Udaipur is very well connected to almost all the major cities through air and railway. It has some of the most luxurious options to stay for couples on their honeymoon. One of the most popular is the Taj Lake Palace on Lake Pichola for the luxurious suites and perfect service.
Manali, the snow-clad hill station in the Himalayas can be exciting to visit as honeymooners. Winters are chilly and shivery but doubly romantic with the snowfall and your partner by your side. The snaking Beas River, the magnificent trees and the clean air will make your winter holidays worthwhile.
You can indulge in adventure sports like hiking, paragliding and riding snow scooters to experience the thrill together. You can watch the sun go down between the mountains, take a stroll to the Hadimba Temple, enjoy a cuppa at some of the best cafes in the town and shop on the Mall road. You can reach Manali by road from Delhi or Chandigarh or fly to the closest Bhuntar Airport.
A beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats, Munnar is one of the top honeymoon destinations in Kerala. The misty mountains, serene tea gardens, and plush resorts make Munnar one of the most romantic places in India. You can reach Munnar through the nearest airport in Cochin or through the Aluva railway station which is located at a distance of 110 km.
Enjoy the company of your beloved in the God’s Own Country by visiting the lush green tea estates or plan a safari to the Eravikulam National Park. You can also hike amidst the wildlife on the hills or trek to the Anamudi Peak. Also, make your winter escapes special by enjoying a private campfire on the chilly nights. Other top attractions include Echo Point, Raja Mountain, Pothamedu View, Rose Garden, Anamudi Shola National Park, and Mattupetty Dam.
One of the extremely popular hill stations in South India, Ooty has all that is needed to be one of most beautiful winter destinations for newly hitched couples. You can book a flight to Mangalore and reach Ooty by road. Ooty can be the best place to enjoy a quiet vacation for the two of you amidst nature. Winter in the beautiful town is special because of the winding hilly roads are filled with trees full of gorgeous rose orchids.
Other significant places to visit are the Botanical Garden, the Rose Garden, the tea plantations and the Dodabetta Peak. Take a fun ride on the Toy Train from Connor and enjoy a boat ride on the Ooty Lake. You will be able to find many luxurious resorts in this small town to enjoy a comfortable stay or a romantic dinner with your better half.
Goa, the party place for tourists from all over the country and outside, can be a fun destination for honeymooners in India. The bustling beaches of Goa, ancient churches, forts, and delicious Goan cuisines can make your winter vacation a memorable one. If you want some peace and quiet, visit the Miramar Beach and Morjim Beach, two of the secluded beaches ideal for couples and make a bonfire on a cozy winter night. There are many things to do in Goa like enjoying a cruise, going for exciting water sports, shop from the local markets like the one on Anjuna road and have fun gambling in the floating casinos.
Goa can be reached through the Dabolim Airport in Panjim. The major rail stations connecting it to the rest of India are Madgaon and Thivim.
The island cities of Andaman and Nicobar on the Bay of Bengal are very popular among the honeymoon destinations in India. The islands are particularly lovely during winter with a very comfortable weather. The quiet beaches, beautiful sunsets, lush forests, heritage buildings, and museums and the wonders of underwater marine life will keep you busy on your trip. Visit the Karmatang Beach to watch exotic leatherback, hawksbill and green turtles. Add some thrill to your trip with snorkeling, scuba diving and boat rides on the Bay of Bengal. Enjoy the local cuisine, breathe in the salty island air and return home with a rich experience to last forever.
You can enjoy a lavish stay in some of the best resorts on the islands and also opt for a luxurious cruise on the sea. Reach the Andamans through the Port Blair Airport where flights regularly transport from Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai. Also, you can travel on ships sailing from the harbors of West Bengal.
Located on the western coast of Kerala, Lakshadweep islands look like scattered white gems on the heart of the deep blue Arabian Sea. The marble-white sands and clean beaches make the Lakshadweep Islands one of the most beautiful honeymoon places in India. Winters are pleasant in the islands and couples can enjoy alone time on the sparsely crowded beaches. Unwind among the roaring sea and pristine beaches away from the bustle of the cities.
You can indulge in activities like surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, canoeing, water skiing, and kayaking. You can swim among the fishes in the crystal clear water and watch beautiful sunsets while sailing on the Arabian Sea. You can choose to stay in one of the 10 inhabited islands. Kalpeni Island, Agatti Islands, Parelli Islands, Kavaratti Islands, and Minicoy Islands offer pleasant stays at luxurious resorts. You can reach Lakshadweep via Kochi by ships or flights.
There are many other hidden gems in India left to be explored. If you want your honeymoon to be romantic and memorable look no further than your own country for the perfect destination. You can find tailor-made holidays online for some of the most exotic destinations in India. So this winter splurge on a ‘desi’ honeymoon with your beloved and enjoy the most romantic trip of your life!