After the bustle of a big fat Indian wedding, a honeymoon is a perfect time for the newly-wed couple to lay back and enjoy the serenity, romance, and beauty around them. With its diverse terrain and culture, India provides a perfect honeymoon destination for all couples. From the beaches of the western ghats to the high altitudes of North India, there is something for everyone.

Explore these honeymoon destinations in India and plan your dream honeymoon itinerary today

1. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 

Dalhousie is an underrated haven for honeymoon couples among the hill stations in this beautiful state. With a beautiful climate, fairy-tale architecture, vast flora and fauna, and scenic appeal, Dalhousie tourism would make all your honeymoon dreams come true. Perfect for some quiet time appreciating the scenery with your partner or indulging in adventure activities to take the excitement up a notch, your honeymoon in Dalhousie would be a truly enriching experience. Trek up the Dainkund peak or spend a day at the mesmerizing Satdhara Falls. You can also try out various cuisines – from Chinese to South Indian here. The rich culture of the place offers you a great getaway from the hustle-bustle of city life and even presents exquisite souvenirs to take back. Unwind with Dalhousie’s natural bounties and cosy homestays, and the town will leave you mesmerized.

Best time to visit: July to September

Must-visit places: Dainkund Peak, Chamera Lake, Satdhara Falls, St John’s church, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Estimated budget: About Rs.10,000 for 2 nights/3 days

Nearest airport: Gaggal, Himachal Pradesh


2. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

This scenic beauty of Himachal Pradesh lies in the picturesque Kangra Valley. Dharamshala, home to the Tibetan monk Dalai Lama, is a tranquil destination for those wanting to indulge in Tibetan culture and spirituality. Thick deodar cedar trees, snow-capped peaks, quaint old monasteries, and natural beauty have made Dharamshala one of the popular honeymoon destinations in India. Dharamshala has a range of things to do with your partner, including boating in the beautiful Dal Lake or enjoying a serene picnic at the Bhagsu Falls. For the food lover, Dharamshala is an excellent site to eat the famous steamed and fried momos (dumplings). 

Best time to visit: March to mid-July

Must-visit places: Dal Lake, Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsu Falls, Triund Hill

Estimated budget: About Rs.10,000 for 2 nights/3 days

Nearest airport: Gaggal, Himachal Pradesh


3. Coorg, Karnataka

One of the most beautiful destinations in Karnataka, Coorg is a paradise for all honeymoon couples. Popularly known as the Scotland of India, it combines the best of natural beauty and culture. The landscape remains misty all year long, providing a perfect backdrop for a heavenly honeymoon experience.

Coorg is famous for its white water rafting – a favorite among adventure enthusiasts. For those who want to explore different kinds of food, ensure you try kadambuttu (steamed rice dumplings), pandi curry (pork curry), and noolputtu (steamed rice noodles), to name a few.

Additionally, forest-covered hills and the spice and coffee plantations act as a close acquaintance with nature. If you are a couple who loves cycling and trekking then Coorg is the perfect honeymoon destination for you.

Best time to visit: March to June

Must-visit places: Talacauvery, Abbey Falls, Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole National Park

Estimated budget: About Rs 16,000 for 2 nights/ 3 days

Nearest Airport: Mangalore (Approx. 3.5 hours)


4. Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

What better place to spend your honeymoon than beaches? Capital to the great Andaman islands, Port Blair brings to life all the beautiful island dreams. The popularity and historical significance of the place attracts tourists from all parts of the world. From a relaxed beach vibe to an adventure trip, this is one of the few honeymoon destinations in India to have it all. If you love seafood, definitely give Andamani fish curry a try. In addition, the place hosts a variety of water sports, including scuba diving and snorkeling for the adventure enthusiast couple. 

Best time to visit: October to February

Must-visit places: Samudrika Marine Museum Light & Sound Show, Aberdeen Bazaar & Samudrika, Chidiya Tapu Cellular Jail

Estimated budget: About Rs. 16,000 for 3 nights/ 4 days

Nearest Airport: Port Blair airport


5. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Over the years, Mussorie has retained its popularity as a great honeymoon destination in India. With the amalgamation of scenic beauty and some of the most magnificent architecture, the hill station of Mussoorie offers an escape into the majestic Himalayas. The panoramic views of the hills make a perfect romantic destination, especially in the winters when the mountains are covered with snow. Hike up to the happy valley and immerse yourself in the misty clouds and greenery or sit back and relax in a cable car that overlooks the lush greenery of Doon Valley. The street food is delicious here. Give aloo ke gutke, kafuli(spinach curry), and phaanu (lentils and gahat dal) a try. 

Best time to visit: March to June

Must-visit places: Kempty Falls, Cable Ride, Mall road, Gun Hill

Estimated budget: About Rs. 15,000 for 3 nights/ 4 days

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun


6. Leh-Ladakh

If you are a couple looking for offbeat adventure destinations, Leh-Ladakh is the perfect place for you. With a surreal landscape, pristine icy lakes, winding roads, and vibrant cultural life, Leh would provide you with a memorable romantic getaway. Spend quality time with magnificent views of the turquoise-colored Pangong lake, or rent a bike to explore Magnetic hill. This honeymoon destination provides an exciting start to a new life and makes your holiday trip worthwhile. Try out local food like thukpa (clear soup with vegetables and noodles), a perfect dish to keep you warm during winters.

Best time to visit: April to July

Must-visit places: Pangong lake, Magnetic hill, Thiksey Gompa, Khardung-la pass, Shanti Stupa

Estimated budget: About Rs. 25,000 for 3 nights/ 4 days

Nearest Airport: Leh Airport


7. Alleppey, Kerala

Alleppey in Kerala is one of the most popular honeymoon places in South India. Located in God’s own country, this picturesque city is known for its scenic beauty and private houseboats. The city is fondly called the ‘Venetian Capital of Kerala’ due to the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake and an enchanting network of canals, lagoons, and natural beauty. If you are a couple who loves exclusivity and nature, then Alleppey is the perfect honeymoon destination for you. It also has a variety of delicious food items, one of the most popular being ‘the Kerala Sadya’. After having them once, you’d want to have more. Alleppey guarantees a relaxing honeymoon experience with its exquisite hospitality, rejuvenating massage therapies, and treatments that would allow you to bask in the serenity and take off the hangover of a big fat Indian wedding.

Best time to visit: November to February

Must-visit places: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha Beach, St. Andrew’s Basilica Arthunkal, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

Estimated budget: About Rs. 14,000 for 3 nights/ 4 days

Nearest Airport: At Kochi (approx. 2 hours drive)


8. Pondicherry

Known as ‘little Paris’, this bohemian-chic destination is the perfect honeymoon spot for free-spirited couples. A former French colony, Pondicherry is sure to leave you and your partner mesmerized with its spellbinding beauty and French culture and architecture. The fairy-tale charm of the city is reflected in the cozy cafes and chic boutiques offering delectable French cuisine. Samosas near south boulevard are considered one of the best street foods there. The cobblestoned paths are perfect for a stroll with your partner. Traveling through the city, you would feel like time has stopped moving, and everything is calm and rejuvenating.

Best time to visit: October to March

Must-visit places: Paradise Beach, The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Chunnambar Boat House, Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Estimated budget: About Rs. 28,000 for 3 nights/ 4 days

Nearest Airport: Chennai


9. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, the ‘Scotland of the East’, is your perfect gateway to explore the beauty of North East India. Located 1,525 m above sea level, the city is a nature lover’s paradise. With stunning landscapes and silent mountains, Shillong would make for a beautiful honeymoon destination. The city is home to numerous waterfalls and crystal clear lakes that add to the soothing climate all year long. Along with the scenic beauty, Shillong has a lot to offer, including golf courses, museums, and the zoo, all of which ensure a thrilling yet romantic holiday experience in the city. It is a delight for the foodies too. Meghalayan food primarily consists of spicy, flavourful meat and fish dishes with rice.

Best time to visit: April to June 

Must-visit places: Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak David Scott Trail Don Bosco Museum

Estimated budget: About Rs. 30,000 for 3 nights/ 4 days

Nearest Airport: Shillong Airport


10. Goa

Goa is one of the most popular romantic destinations in India. A blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, Goa is the perfect destination to explore pristine beaches, charming restaurants, and remarkable architecture. Visit the golden beaches with your partner because after all what’s more romantic than watching magnificent sunsets with your loved one? Spend a day in solitude spotting dolphins at the Silent Noise party, indulge in water sporting activities like Scuba diving at Sinquerim, or plan a romantic candlelight dinner at the Colva beach. The hospitality of the city would leave you in awe and make for a fulfilling and wholesome honeymoon experience.

Must-visit places: Baga beach, Calangute, Colva beach, Sinquerim, Basilica of Bom Jesus church, Dudhsagar falls

Nearest Airport: Goa Airport


11. Udaipur, Rajasthan

If you are a couple who loves royalty and poise, then Udaipur is the go-to destination for a good honeymoon in India. Known as the Venice of India’, Udaipur would leave you in awe with its beautiful lakes and the heritage Havelis that reflect an era long gone. The city is culturally rich and studded with royal structures and huge castles that would make your honeymoon dreamy. A list of luxury hotels and villas would let you immerse in royal hospitality and make for a memorable honeymoon experience. Do try the mouthwatering food of Udaipur, like dal batti churma, gatte ki sabzi, kadhi pakoda, etc. Additionally, the scenic beauty of water lakes and magnificent green landscapes and the vicinity to popular tourist destinations add to the grandeur of this beautiful city.

Best time to visit: September to March

Must-visit places: City Palace, Fatehsagar Lake, Vintage Car Museum, Lake Pichhola, Sajjangarh Palace

Estimated budget: About Rs. 15,000 for 3 nights/ 4 days

Nearest Airport: Udaipur Airport


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With an abundance of things to see and do in all these excellent honeymoon destinations in India, you can customize your perfect honeymoon plan with a mix of these places too. A blend of serenity, nature, and culture, these destinations would ensure that you spend quality time with your partner and come back rejuvenated. These exciting yet beautiful spots would provide a great start to your married life, so pack your bags today and book your dream honeymoon destination now.