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That first trip you make with your beloved is the one whose sweetness should last throughout your family life. So choose from the best possible options we give you, to make your loved one blissful and contented. Before you set sail, make sure you choose the destination, which will be the most comfortable and the most enjoyable for your loved one. After all, marriage is a matter of providing for her/him what they need the most: serenity, peace and quiet. Let the music flow and the romance begin.
Breathtakingly beautiful, Munnar is the place where lovely couples such as yourself would want to spend your special days. One can view the serene and tranquil view of valleys down below, right from the curtained windows of your cottage on foggy mornings. Set at an altitude of 7000 ft above sea level, Munnar is that location which will excite your senses while you walk down the mud roads with your arms around your beloved. What you could expect at this place would be sprawling tea plantations through which you can walk, enjoying the chirping of birds and wallowing in the aroma of spices and herbs. One could easily find a home-stay at one of the most lovely picture- book towns in the area at an affordable cost. Dotted with beautiful resorts, cottages and windy lanes, the place could offer you romantic sunset and sunrise locations which you might not want to miss. Also visit the three gurgling streams in the area, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Do time your honeymoon around anytime between August and May.
If one wants a honeymoon where you get to sail on the most beautiful backwaters in the country, Alleppey would be the place to visit. A sail through the palm-fringed canals could give you a feel of togetherness which you wouldn’t even dream of. When in the place, do book a honeymoon resort at the Marari resorts that give you the most picturesque view of the countryside coupled with all modern luxuries. Also the Coir Village Lake resort which is located right in the middle of one of the most beautiful canals in the place can give you excuses to stay close to your lover all day and night.
When at Alleppey, do plan a one-night and day sail on the Kettuvallams or house boats that will take you through the length and breadth of the water channels till you get lost in the beauty of the picture- book landscape.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The islands near the southern tip of peninsular India, Andaman and Nicobar, can be for you one of the best honeymoon locations available at an affordable cost. The islands known for their emerald and blue waters and clean beaches would offer you the most romantic experience of togetherness with a slight tinge of adventure. From cool swimming destinations to snorkeling and diving destinations, the place can thrill and excite the togetherness in you. When on a trip to the place, do remember to pack those swim- suits and diving trunks so that you can feel the cool waters up close. The places to visit in these islands would be Jolly Buoy, Cinque Island, Red Skin Island, Havelock Island and Ross Island. These small yet serene places would allow you to be together in quiet and enjoy every moment of your trip with your beloved.
The crescent beach formation in South Kerala, Kovalam, is fabled as a lovers’ destination since long. Fringed with palm trees, the beach gives one a picture perfect spot where one could enjoy the passion of the unspoken words of one’s beloved. Standing aloft on the cliffs which separate the three crescent shaped beaches, holding the hands of your partner can give you the feel of the journey which you are about to embark on. One can find home -stays or romantic cottages in any of the three beaches, which gives you a complete clear view of sunset and sunrise. The largest of the three beaches is the lighthouse beach known for its lighthouse, which is 35 ft tall. Do not forget to make a trip here on a moonlit night to enjoy the cool feel of romance tickle your spine. The other two crescent beaches are called Hawah and Samudram beach formation. Located in the southern tip of the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram, this tourist destination can be reached by road. Presence of other tourist spots like the port city, Vizhinjam at a distance of 3 km makes Kovalam a sought after destination for honeymooners.
Hundreds of islands, all strung by a beautiful line of deep blue sea are what Lakshadweep would have in store for you when you embark on the first trip with your lover. Fringed by snowy coral reefs and sand banks, this group of islands would offer you the most pristine leisure spot that one could hope for when on your honeymoon. What one could expect in this place would be beautiful beaches with their silver sand that will not hurt your beloved’s feet, small romantic cottages with all modern facilities that will just give you a stay of ease and leisure, romantic cruises through those blue waters making your beloved feel that you care for her and she is the most important person in your life. One of the most beautiful tropical islands the world has ever seen, it is tucked away at 200-400km off the Malabar Coast of Kerala. It is an archipelago that covers 4,200sq km, rich in marine wealth, and is spread over 36 islands in an area of about 32sq km, out of which 10 are inhabited.
What makes Agra the perfect honeymoon destination is of course the presence of the icon of love, Tajmahal. This is the place where one could read out those marriage vows once again promising your partner that you will love her not less than the way Shahjahan Loved Mumtaz Mahal, for whom the monument was constructed. The place could have you both love-birds chirping with joy at the very first sight. The city is located further north of Delhi and is known for its other historical and religious tourist locations including Fathepur Sikri a city built to be the capital of Mughal rule. The city which is a kingdom unto itself is an abode of architectural splendor. If one wants a meaningful honeymoon with a good bit of site seeing this is the place to go. The Agra fort, which is also a marvel in red stone displays the might of the erstwhile rulers of the land. Agra can be reached on road from the nearest city, Delhi, which is only 100 km away.
What more would you want than a hint of revelry on your honeymoon. For those of who would like it wild and sexy, Goa, with its golden beaches, enchanting music and sensuous wine, is the right place to be. Once a Portuguese colony, Goa now has that feel which takes you on a trip of its own. When in this historical place, the lovers should not forget to visit the Dona Paula beach known for the eternal love between legendary Dona Paula de Menzes who allowed her to be devoured by the sea for being forbidden to marry the love of her life, a local fisherman. The beach has a feel of unrequited love which makes you feel how special and blessed you are to have each other’s company. Other places to visit would be the famous Bom Jesus Basillica, where the mortal remains of the patron saint of Goa, St Fransis Xaviour, is still preserved. When in Goa, also rent a home-stay at one of the Portuguese houses which will give you a feel of being in a foreign land. Even the boat cruises in the night and the carnival in December could be a time to jive and live.
One of the most exotic places in the world, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, could be the right place for a honeymoon trip. What Khajuraho is famous for would be the erotic, love making sculptures in its ancient temple walls. While the wild ones among you could try to get adventurous later on during the evening, taking inspirations, the meek ones could just savour the taste of love which existed in its most wild form those days. The place would give you a jump- start on your honeymoon. There are over 17 temples in this place which would give you the blessings of the God of Love, Kamadeva.
Located in the south Indian state, Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is another hill station, which you might want to visit when you are planning your honeymoon. Located very close to Ooty, you could also choose to travel to both the places on your honeymoon trip. The hill station has its charms including sprawling tea gardens, lofty peaks and also the specialty of being one of those places where Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes Kunthianus), the rare blue flowers which bloom once in 12 years happen to be in abundance. One could just be lucky enough to be at this location in Nilgiris when the beautiful flowers spread the length and breadth of those valleys.
One of the most frequently visited hill stations in South India, Ooty is the place where you can have a joy ride in toy trains and be like children once and for all. Also known as Udhagamandalam, this hill station is located in the Nilgiris, or the Blue Mountains. While strolling around unnoticed in the green beauteous surroundings, the two love birds might also want to take a ride on the mountain train, which takes you on a splendid ride where you will get to see the most thrilling and exhilaratingly beautiful places in the hill station. When in this hill station do not give its lakes a miss as they are the most picture perfect locations for you to photograph yourself for memory’s sake. Also visit the tea gardens, lofty mountains, dense forests and grasslands which would all give you a mouthful to speak of when you get back to your friends.
What more could you expect but the company of your beloved in the most breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan mountains. Dalhousie, hill station located in Himachal Pradesh, is going to offer you just this experience of togetherness which might have wished for since the time of your first meeting with your lover. Surrounded by five hills, the place would give you the best view of the mountains and also a good stay that will be cost effective. Places to visit during your love trip would be Chamba hill station, located in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. One of the ancient locations in the country, this place would give you a feel of the past which compels you to move forward with your beloved by your side. Also visit the Pangi valley which will be in full bloom during the summers. This could be the ideal location where you could have those memorable moments with your beloved.
If you are a romantic person who likes to take your lover to the most beautiful, quiet, romantic destinations with a slight tinge of adventure, Darjeeling in West Bengal is the place to visit. The hilly area with its cool cottages and luxurious stay near lush green forests, gurgling streams and flowery valleys will just take your breath away. When in Darjeeling, do not forget to visit the Ghoom hillock which is just 6 km from the town. The place will mesmerize you and take you to an ancient past of Buddhist history as it has the most exquisite collection of images (15 images) of Buddha. If you are a bit of a mountaineer, do take your partner on a pleasure filled adventurous trip up the Padmaja Naidu Zoological park where you get to see the most wondrous creations of God’s good earth. What better way to celebrate your feeling of togetherness, than to see these chilly “Queen of Hills”.
If you want a jump- start for your honeymoon where the days are warm and the nights are cold then Jodhpur is the place to visit. Located in Rajasthan, the place gives you the most beautiful view of its sprawling flower gardens. What a way to go about a honeymoon – a bed of roses it would be for your beloved. Mandor Garden, Umed Garden and Mandore Garden would give you the view of romantic palaces where kings and queens of the region happily lived ever after. These fairy tale locations also have fountains which dance to the tune of wind and secret ponds which could give you some quite time alone. Even the lakes of Jodhpur, Balsammand Lake, Kaylana Lake and Sardar Samand Lake are also beautiful waters capes.
The pink city, Jaipur, known for its monuments, palaces and hospitality, should be visited during your honeymoon. So do put on those summer wear you have been having all this while to pack up and leave for the most majestic honeymoon you could ever have. One of the most colorful cities in the country, the place can be the ideal location for shopping. To get a bird’s eye view of the city, do visit Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort, with an antique feel about them. Also visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Statue Circle and Jantar Mantar to have all the fun in the world.
One of the coziest hill stations which gives you a cool place is Manali. Hence, do find that special spot near the fireplace to snuggle up next to your lover on this trip. A walk through the streets of Manali in Himachal Pradesh would reveal to you the most majestic sight of those Himalayan Mountains, which you will remember for a lifetime. The snowy countryside, the amazing cuisine and the lovely honeymoon cottages might just be the thing you are looking for. From roller skating to clubbing, one can do almost anything in Manali. If you want to begin your life together with the blessings of God, do visit the Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple and Vasisht Temple. Also present are serene Buddhist monasteries.
Located in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie, the famous hill station could just be the place you might be looking for while planning your honeymoon trip. It has those cool locations right at the foothills of the Himalayas, lovely cottages with special honeymoon suites to rent and even guided tours, which would take you to the most romantic locations where you will be able to be wild and free as two love-birds. One of the most exquisite walks you could ever take on an evening would be up the “Camel’s Back Road” which would give you a splendid view of the snow capped mountains. Gun Hill, a place where you can get a bird eye view of the hill station also has a cable car which would take you on a romantic slow ride up above the mundane life with your beloved. Also visit the beautiful company garden which has the rarest collection of flowers. Happy Valley, Kempty River, Lake Mist, and Mussoorie Gardens are some of the other places which you should not give a miss. And one of the most preferred places of stay in the location is Cloud End, which gives you a pleasant stay up above the foggy valleys.
The hill station in Meghalaya, Shillong is that place which is heavenly with its sprawling gardens, lofty peaks, gurgling streams, waterfalls and gaming destinations. When here, do not miss the most spectacular, Shillong Peak which is 1965 meters above sea level. Besides offering a bird’s eye view of the beautiful hill station, the peak could also be good hiking destination for the adventurous among you. At night, the city lights down below could be quite a view. Also visit places which are quite close to Shillong when here. The most beautifully complete romantic trip awaits you at Cherrapunjee (Sohra) which is just 56 km from Shillong where you could drive up to see a water fall, Nohsngithian Falls. Sohpetbneng Peak at a height of 1,343 meters is just 20 km from Shillong and is mythologically supposed to be surrounded by a sacred forest. Also visit the Ward’s lake, Umiam Lake, Botanical Garden, Lady Hydari Park, Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian, Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls and Sweet Falls
Kasauli is that place which has a lane marked for lovers – Lover’s Lane. A walk down this romantic lane might be just the start you need for your honeymoon. One of the old British colonies, the place has many houses that looks like British cottages. Do get an advance booking in one of these residences which will be romantic, warm and just enough for the two of you. Kasauli Cub and Brewery should be visited when here for they give you the taste and feel of this region and its rich culture of wine tasting and revelry. Also visit the sunset point in the place which is located over 6400 ft above sea level that can give you the most scenic sight of the mountains that you need. The Pine Walk, a trip through the lofty pine trees with their fresh scent would just waken your sense before you tumble into that sensual sleep.
Known as the Lake District, Nainital is the place where you’ll fall in love all over again. Dotted with serene lakes everywhere, Nainital might just be the location, which will give you a togetherness which you always dreamed of. The most important among the lakes here is the Naini Lake which spreads right through a picturesque landscape. A sail on these lakes in a romantic yacht would unite you two in the most unforgettable way possible. Gazing at the horizon, the two love- birds can set sail towards the lovely life ahead. Also visit, Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal.
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