36 Best Honeymoon Places in India to Spend your Special Time

Recently we received an email from our reader who is looking for the best couple-friendly places in India to plan their honeymoon trip. Well, this is one of the most common queries we have received so far and before we share the places, let me briefly share the points you should consider while planning a honeymoon trip in India.

  • Season + Safety => Yes, we found many couple have planned their honeymoon trip to Manali during winter. I am not saying this is wrong decision but you must be ready to face road blockage and heavy cold too.
  • Transportation and Sightseeing => Don’t includes many places in your trip as it will increase your transpiration time and you will end up spending more time in your car! Try to include 2-3 places and spend at least 2 days at one place. Explore places around with enough time and comfort.
  • National vs International Destinations => I am not against international trips but trust me, there are amazing places in India which can outrank international destinations. It is not about budget but about knowing your own country. Experience the culture and freedom of your own places.

The idea of Honeymoon is to spend a few days with your partner in a place that offers privacy, fun, and an experience that you like to remember as your firsts. Popularly, honeymooners from India have always wanted to spend these special days abroad, visiting foreign countries, which seem to be more accommodating. However, the scene is changing drastically.

Honeymooners of today can find a lot of new places for honeymoon within our country that are as good as places abroad, sometimes even better! It’s not just about a romantic scene or places but the popular honeymoon packages of today incorporate activities that are more fun and social. From adventure honeymoon packages to camping honeymoon treks, there are a lot of new avenues and opportunities to explore. Of course, you will also be able to do it at a far less price than if you had taken a foreign trip. The experience however is as giving!

Top 36 Honeymoon Places in India

If you and your partner are looking for an amazing honeymoon destination, India is a great option! There are tons of incredible places to choose from, each with its own unique charm. Here is a glance at some of the best honeymoon places in India.

#1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

A honeymoon vacation in the Andaman Islands is a popular pick among young couples from the country. Full of lush greenery, blue and immaculate beaches, incredible marine life, happening nightlife and several luxurious accommodations, Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be bliss. There are several different islands that have become popular among honeymooners in recent years and include Neil Islands, Campbell Bay, Havelock Islands, Port Blair, Little Andaman Islands, Cinque Islands, Barren Islands, Diglipur, Mayabunder, Rangat, Baratang Island and Long Islands. Each offers pristine blue seas and beautiful beaches to relax and enjoy your stay in privacy.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – October to May (During Winters & Summer)

#2 Goa

Goa-for-honeymoon

Goa has always been a popular honeymoon destination in India and also one of the oldest for the country. Honeymooners flock to Goa for its long stretch of beaches, pristine locations, adventure sports and a lot of beach and night activities. Spread across the coast and facing the sea are several honeymoon suites that you can pick from. So whether you are up for a romantic walk on the beach in the evening or a champagne breakfast, it’s all there.

You might also want to rent a bike and check out the Portuguese Heritage Homes, the lover’s point of Dona Paula de Manezes, take a trip to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary or just spend some alone time with your partner at unexplored Cola beach! Goa is again perfect during the winters when the sun isn’t too harsh on your skin.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – October to January (During Winters)

#3 Alleppey

Alleppey - Best place in Kerala for Couple

A foremost backwater place in Kerala, a honeymoon in Alleppey is one of a kind of experience. You can either opt for a lakeside resort or a luxury houseboat that allows you to spend you night in the backwaters; it would be a calm experience, perfect for couples who are looking to be with each other on their most special vacation. Wading through the serene backwaters and just hearing the chimes of nature with your partner in your arms is certainly a beautiful and romantic experience. The backwaters of Alleppey are at their best during the winters.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – September to March (You can visit in all seasons as well)

#4 Manali

Manali

Another popular destination among honeymoon tourists from India and abroad, Manali offers a well-rounded romantic package. Full of beautiful riverine valleys, snowy peaks, magical forests and other unique vistas, the hill station has everything that guarantees a memorable stay. It would be a destination for all kinds of honeymooners, whether you are looking for some peaceful and private escapade or a romantic vacation that is dotted by adventure and fun. Apart from the Monsoons, Manali is perfect all round the year. However, be prepared for some snow fights during the peak winters!

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – All Seasons (Winter season is best to view snow mountains and do activities)

Here we have published a detailed comparison of Manali and Kerala as a honeymoon destination. You can have a better understanding of these places to plan your honeymoon trip.

#5 Munnar

Munnar

Among the highest and most ‘giving’ honeymoon destinations in Kerala, Munnar is situated at the heart of the lush green tea estates and offer opportunities that you always looked forward to with your partner. You can choose among romantic garden cottages and plush villas for your stay. Wherever you are in Munnar, the misty mountains, valleys and waterfalls are never far away.

A trek in Munnar hill station is an experience that you wouldn’t want to miss, especially with your partner by your side. It’s the charming forest and you two and nothing else in between! The background score is omnipresent, thanks to a variety of birds and wildlife! When you are back from your trek, it will always be amazing to have a candlelight dinner waiting for you. Kerala has so many non-touristy places as well which is unexplored by tourists so on a trip of Kerala- God’s own country tourists can enjoy at various places.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – During Winters (Climate is cool and comfortable)

#6 Coorg

coorg

An all-embracing lush and natural environment, Coorg is a place where nature ensures that you have the best of time with your partner and loved one. The destination offers a range of natural settings, shifting from waterfalls to mysterious forest trails. Within a comfortable distance from Bangalore, Coorg is a place dotted by waterfalls, coffee plantations, mountains, flower valleys, lakes, leisure centers, temples and much more.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – October to February

#7 Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a magical land of mountains, lakes, waterfalls and people. Its culture and experiences are perfectly suited for honeymoon couples looking to spend their special days in the laps of nature. This is a place where people from across the world rush to have a view of the Himalayas and fall in love with the mountains. Seeing the sunrise and the peak of the Kanchenjunga Hills glow it the golden light is a perfect moment for any couple. Darjeeling is popularly known as the “Queen of the Hills”.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – September to April

#8 Dalhousie

Dalhousie

Nestled in the laps of the Himalayan Valleys, Dalhousie is another magical destination for honeymooners looking to get away from the city and have a perfect vacation of fun and romance. Apart from the beautiful valleys, mountain lakes, waterfalls and forest, Dalhousie is also the stop for adventure tourism and outdoor activities. Walk on a hill trek or paraglide with your partner over the hills – it is certainly a one of kind of experience.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – March to October

#9 Tawang

Tawang

Located in the evergreen Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang boasts both natural marvels and manmade wonders. A pre-arranged honeymoon tour will let you soak in the experience of orchid gardens, warm valleys, the colorful tribes, ancient monasteries, and romantic evening that you are looking forward to. Due to the recent popularity of honeymoon tourists, you will find several special hotels and holiday resorts catering to the requirement of couples.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – June to October

#10 Pahalgam

Pahalgam - Best honeymoon place in India

Jammu and Kashmir has always been and will always remain the first destination when it comes to high mountains and snow covered peaks. Pahalgam in the northern part of Kashmir has attracted honeymooners for several years now for its scenic view, the small town culture, the warm ambiance and the romantic opportunities. It’s all fresh and green all around and this is especially perfect if you are a lover of the outdoors. With a variety of rich flora and fauna, Pahalgam is also well connected to other popular destinations like Gulmarg, Srinagar, Kokernag, Jammu and Ladakh.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – January to April

#11 Kumarakom

Kumarakom

Generally romantic vacation would mean holding hands and long walks in the beach and pampering your partner with candlelight dinners, luxurious accommodations and similar things. Well, how about an authentic spiritual experience in a laid-back houseboat that drifts on silent waters and wades through mangrove forests! Kumarakom is a place where you can opt for such an opportunity. This is also a honeymoon destination where you can book a treehouse to spend some really unique and romantic time with your partner. If you think chocolate and flowers are passé to showing your love, this is what you should try!

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – October to April

#12 Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep

If you have always loved to get away to the deep blue frontiers, Lakshadweep is a perfect choice. Not being a highly frequented place also makes Lakshadweep a perfect honeymoon vacation for honeymooners looking for a private and romantic getaway. The options for accommodations are many and range from beach houses to expensive sea-facing resorts. Apart from being away from the crowd, this is also a place where you can enjoy several water sports, snorkeling, diving, and happening nightlife and culture. Lakshadweep is perfect all around the year but you may want to skip the summers when the sun is too harsh.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – All Seasons (Avoid visiting in peak summer season)

#13 Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti

A destination in Mussoorie, Uttaranchal; Dhanaulti is widely popular for its natural landscape and scenic views of the hills. Located at 2286m, it’s a place where you can indulge in moonlight trails, romantic trails, adventure sports and private evenings. Throughout the year, Dhanaulti is frequented by adventure tourists for its opportunity in rock climbing, mountain biking, excursions, and treks. Join the camp barbeques and dance till the end of the night under the starry sky. The best time of the year to visit Dhanaulti is between the months of October and April.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – October to July

#14 Shimla

Shimla

The Himachal landscape has always bewildered the nature tourist and if you are planning your honeymoon, Shimla is one of the top picks for your vacation. It has everything that you would want to incorporate of a romantic vacation – amazing natural views, couple activities, sports, hiking, romantic restaurants and a culture that is exceptionally accommodating. From romantic walks along the intimidating snow-covered roads to being adventurous n love over skiing, ice skating or fishing, Shimla offers all. The best time to be at Shimla for winter activities in between the months of November and February.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – November to February

#15 Srinagar

Dal Lake

Srinagar is a paradise and offers a heavenly feeling all round the year. It’s not just because of the natural scenery that abounds and surrounds the city but the innate culture that make Srinagar an amazing place to explore with your partner. Take a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake or just travel around to places in houseboats or spend your evening in the tulip gardens, it will all be an experience that you would save for a lifetime. The best time to visit Srinagar with your partner is between the months of October and April.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – April to October

#16 Jaisalmer

jaisalmer

If you have been planning for a royal and luxurious experience for your honeymoon, Jaisalmer is perfect. This is a destination that will welcome you will royal splendor. Choose among the various palace hotels and recline to evenings that are perfect for a romantic start to your married life. The city of forts, palaces and grandeur, you will sure find fun and indulgence in Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer provides you a mesmerizing view of Sunset from the desert. You can also do lots of activities in desert-like a Jeep Safari, Enjoy later night music shows, Camel riding and many more. For the best experience, visit Jaisalmer between the months of October and February.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – October to February

#17 Nainital

Nainital

The lake city of Nainital is nestled amidst green mountains and is a serene destination for honeymooners. It’s a quiet little valley with centrally located lakes that brings in tourists from across the globe all around the year. Nainital is a hill station surrounded by 9 lakes and this was the main reason behind its name.  If you ever plan for your honeymoon to Nainital then don’t forget to visit Bhimtal, Navkuchiya tal, Khurpa tal, Sattal, Sukha tal and Navkuchiya tal. You can take a lake tour, view the Himalayan glory, explore the cave gardens, trek to China peak or just watch the sunset in golden glory. Nainital is perfect all round the year.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – Throughout the Year

#18 Ooty

Ooty has emerged as a popular honeymoon destination in recent years as several couples are looking for a laid-back experience among natural treks. Several nature cottages and homestays ensure that you can be a part of the land and enjoy the hill station at its prime. Ooty is perfect all round the year and monsoons are especially enchanting.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – Throughout the Year

#19 Auli

Auli is a perfect winter destination is you want to make snow a part of your romantic experience! Auli also has huge rivers, high mountains, scenic valleys and a variety of opportunities for adventure sports. It’s especially suitable for young couples who are outdoor lovers and would want their honeymoon to be a natural escapade. Auli is best visited during the winter months between October and March.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – October to March

#20 Gangtok

Situated above 1600 meters, Gangtok is more than a hill station and is a perfect pick for Honeymooners. While Gangtok lures all kinds of travelers, the beauty of nature and the amazing culture of the place make is a romantic destination par excellence. Several love birds and couples visit Gangtok between February and June for an out of the world experience amidst an unparallel natural ambiance. Well, you may also visit Gangtok during the winters if you are keen of playing in the snow! It would be an excellent opportunity for winter sports with your partner!

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon – Winter Season

#21 Matheran

When it comes to enjoy the cozy romantic moment of your life then Matheran is the first place that strike to our mind. This smallest hill station in Maharashtra India is extremely popular among couples who are looking for a honeymoon trip. The untouched natural beauty and calm weather throughout the year makes it a perfect destination. Travelling to this place is very easy and you can find plenty of suitable and easy accommodations that fit your budget. 

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon October and May

#22 Dalhousie

If you want to spend your honeymoon and enjoy the beauty of place then Dalhousie is certainly one places that you can visit while being on a honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh. This place is really magnificent and famous for its wonderful sights, cool weather that will make you fall in love with Dalhousie. The place is a is also known for its wonderful ancient temples, culture and rich art, as well as locally crafted handicrafts, which is ready to blow your mind on your visit. 

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon March to May

#23 Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is one among the top honeymoon destinations in India. The beautiful landscape and romantic weather mysterious natural caves, glittering waterfalls, luxurious resorts and beautiful terraced gardens is a perfect destination to get lost in the nature with your life partner. However the best time to go to this beautiful place is between April to June when the temperature is between (24 – 36-degree Celsius) and in September to October when the temperature is between (20-30 degree Celsius). 

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon April to June

#24 Udaipur

For years Udaipur is always a popular destination for honeymoons. The terrific architectural beauty & Natural Wonders makes this place a hotspot among couples. Udaipur has everything from lakes to fort white marble palaces stunning architecture so that you can enjoy this special moment. However, it will never disappoint you with its amazing travel options. You can simply sit together and celebrate this beautiful place.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon September to March

#25 Saputara

Saputara is another famous honeymoon target. The spot is very popular among tourist and weekend vacationers who often come here to enjoy the pleasing weather, good food and the natural beauty of the Western Ghats. Saputara promises as true honeymoon experience where you and your special one can experience the fun adventure in the lap of nature.  Here you can not only explore the love but also get a chance to explore the unknown culture and heritage of Saputara which has loads of thing to offer! 

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon October to February

#26 Wayand

Wayanad is a highly popular destination among couples for a fantastic Honeymoon Destination in India. If you are a nature lover, then Wayanad has lots of things to offer.  Wayanad is well connected with popular traveler locations like Bangalore, Kannur, Ooty, and Mysore. In fact, it is a haven of deep valleys and thick forests covered the tranquil atmosphere makes it an awesome and optimal area for your honeymoon.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon October to May

#27 Shillong

Shillong the capital of Meghalaya is an idealistic Honeymoon destination in India. The place is also home to numerous picturesque lakes, lush green valleys, dark caves, waterfalls, and many more. Here you can also experience the green hill with clouds, Cleanest River floating below your feet through the trip. So for what you are waiting for just pack your bag and get ready to enjoy with your partner.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon Throughout the Year

#28 Kasol

Kasol in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most famous destinations for vacationers and also for honeymooners. The place is believed to be the next heaven for every newly married couple who wants to spend some quality time. The pleasant hilly peaks give the serene atmosphere which makes this a perfect spot for starting your love life.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon March to June

#29 Haflong

Haflong is another brilliant option for honeymooners. Here you can explore its amazing natural beauty surrounded by the hills and the valleys covered with flowers and big trees. This scenic hill station also provides good sightseeing opportunities to the newly married couple with options for trekking, paragliding, and bird watching as well.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon Throughout the Year

#30 Sundarbans National Park

Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal is a fabulous honeymoon location. The place gives you a refreshing start on your honeymoon tour. The Mangrove forest looks excellent and ready to improve the beauty of the place with different species of trees, excellent view of Sunrise and Sunset, Royal Bengal Tiger, Crocodiles on the bank of the river. Here you can enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner, campfire gathering, and music and dance nights.

Best Time to visit for Honeymoon Throughout the Year

#31 Jaipur

Jaipur - Best place for honeymooners

If you are looking for a honeymoon place in India in December, Jaipur is one of the best options. The city is one of the popular honeymoon destinations in India due to its rich history and beautiful architecture. The city is home to many famous landmarks such as the City Palace and the Hawa Mahal, and couples can enjoy a romantic camel ride through the streets.  Jaipur also includes some of the best restaurants in India, so you can enjoy a relaxed meal or an intimate dinner for two. In other words, with its romantic atmosphere and wealth of things to see and do, Jaipur is the perfect choice for a honeymoon destination.

Best Time to Visit for Honeymoon – October to March

#32 Idukki

Idukki - Honeymoon places in South India

Idukki is one of the most beautiful honeymoon places in South India. The couples who are looking for a romantic and secluded getaway for their honeymoon, Idukki is the perfect place. The mountainous region offers stunning views, and there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and picnicking. Idukki is also home to several Ayurvedic resorts, which provide the perfect opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. In addition, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes in Idukki that offer delicious Kerala cuisine. So, if you’re looking for a romantic and relaxing honeymoon destination, be sure to consider Idukki.

Best Time to Visit for Honeymoon – November to February

#33 Pondicherry 

Pondicherry - Best place for couples

If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination that’s off the beaten path, Pondicherry is the perfect place for you. This charming Indian city has a lot to offer, from beautiful beaches to stunning temples. Plus, its French colonial history gives it a unique flavor that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-filled trip, Pondicherry is sure to make your honeymoon unforgettable.

Best Time to Visit for Honeymoon: October to March

#34 Yercaud

Yercaud - best honeymoon place

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that won’t break the bank, Yercaud may be the perfect place for you. This small town in Tamil Nadu is nestled among lush greenery and surrounded by mountains, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. And there’s no shortage of things to do; from hiking and boating to shopping and dining, you’ll find plenty of ways to keep busy. Best of all, Yercaud is extremely budget-friendly, so you can splurge on a few extra nights or some special activities without blowing your budget.

Best Time to Visit for Honeymoon: October to June

#35 Rishikesh

Rishikesh - honeymoon places in North India

Rishikesh, one of the best honeymoon places in North India, is the perfect choice to spend your honeymoon if you’re looking for a mix of adventure and relaxation. With its beautiful scenery and endless activities, Rishikesh has something for everyone. Whether you want to go hiking, rafting, or just spend time exploring the area, Rishikesh is the perfect place to create lasting memories with your new spouse. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Rishikesh for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Best Time to Visit for Honeymoon: September to Mid-May

#36 Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal - honeymoon place in Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal is another beautiful honeymoon place in Tamil Nadu. It is situated in the Western Ghats mountain range. The town is popular for its scenic beauty, pleasant weather, and numerous tourist attractions. Honeymooners can enjoy a variety of activities in Kodaikanal such as trekking, boating, horse riding, and shopping. The town is also home to many temples and churches. Kodaikanal is an ideal honeymoon destination for couples who are looking to spend some quality time together in a tranquil ambiance.

Best Time to Visit for Honeymoon: October to March is the best time. You can also visit Kodaikanal during the monsoon to have a relaxing honeymoon and enjoy the breathtaking view of forested hills that turn into a wonderful canopy at this time of the year.

Honeymoon trips require a lot of research and planning and this article will definitely help you to choose the best honeymoon places in India to add to your itinerary. If you still need more information about any of these places, you may feel free to write us. We would love to help you to plan your entire honeymoon package.

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