Honeymoon Destinations in India
Your honeymoon will remain one of your most beautiful and cherished memories in the years to come as you traverse together through life's myriad pathways. India's incredible diversity offers a rich platter of honeymoon destinations to chose from - you can cozy up in the hills at some of the most beautiful hill stations of the world or snuggle down a lush, exotic Kerala backwaters cruise ; honeymoon at a stunning beach resort or romance at a picturesque sea side resort or isles like Pondicherry or Andaman Nicobar.
There are many popular honeymoon spots in North India. The region is full of picturesque locales, with all the exclusivity and seclusion you require, amidst fantastic archaeological sites and stunning beauty of nature, offering the perfect honeymoon of your dreams.
North India has varied landscape with the majestic Himalayas in the North and the mighty Ganges flowing right through the region, rugged landscapes offering settings for amazing adventures. Vacationers get to see a fascinating array of shrines, temples, palaces, forts and go to fairs and festivals that highlight India's multi-cultural society.
Leading the wanton pack are picture perfect locales in Himachal Pradesh with Simla and Kullu-Manali as hot favorites. From Delhi it's a short flight to Kullu, from Kullu airport you reach Manali. Attractions are the Rohtang Pass via Kothi, Rahala Waterfalls and the beautiful and popular Snow Point. You can shop for local goods or stroll around Manali ; visit the Hadimba Devi Temple, Club house, Tibetan monastery and Vashisht hot water springs. Kullu sight seeing includes Mata Vaishno Devi Temple and a drive to nearby Manikaran to see the famous hot water springs.
A range of secluded, exclusive forest retreats have also come up at short distances from Shimla, like the Parkwoods Forest Retreat, Shoghi, the Nalagarh Heritage Fort Resort and many more. Dalhousie and Dharamsala are other hot spots in Himachal.
Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh is also a sought after Indian honeymoon destination. A beautiful and magnificent spot set against the fascinating and scenic backdrop of the Satpura Hills, Pachmarhi is surrounded by lush green forests, ravines and rugged hills, with tranquil pools and several waterfalls which are tourist attractions.
Nainital in Uttarakhand is known for its romantic ambience and picturesque views and is a well known hill station honeymoon spot holding mythological importance as well. Major attractions are the Naini Lake, Bhim Tal, Naini Peak and Snow View Point. Nainital's charisma lies as much in its shopping that included a variety of colorful candles, jewelry trinkets, bags, coats, shoes and watches.
A honeymoon in Rajasthan would be a class apart. Rajasthan, land of kings and warrior clans, appears like a magical land set amidst desolate desert beauty. Rajas and Maharajas are a thing of the past yet their forts and palaces with their architectural elegance, pomp and show, still retain a rich cultural heritage of chivalry, pride and honor, romance and exclusive hospitality. Many are now exotic, stunning heritage hotels. Awesome Jaipur, unbelievably romantic Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur are some very hot spots.
Historic cities of Rajasthan retain age old arts and crafts, colorful bustling markets, lively folk dance, music, colorful festivities that are tradition. The Thar desert stretches out miles and miles of golden sand, oases of magic and romance. Beautiful temples and mosques, parks and wild life sanctuaries dot the state. Rajasthan is known for miniature paintings, textiles, jewelry and handicrafts and its year round fairs and festival- many entail elephants, camel races, dance and audio specially organized for visitors. Rajasthan shopping sprees offer Kundan Meenakari jewelry, embroidered leather, wooden hand crafted items, ivory, lac, glass, brass, silver and gold as well, hand knotted woolen carpets with Persian designs, cotton durries, painted lamp shades, hand-bags, purses, belts, hats, collapsible chairs with graphic embroideries created from leather and much more. And off course no village, religious festival and social gathering is complete without the classic Rajasthani puppets.