8 Best Romantic Places in India for Honeymoon

So, you are planning a honeymoon trip in India? You will be spoilt for choice when picking a holiday destination for two as the world is full of romantic locations and hideaways. Why not make India one of them? The mix of interesting culture and stunning scenery is sure to satisfy all tastes, whether you are a foodie, a history buff, or simply want a room with a view.

Truly, India is the place where there the Gods reside. So secretive, sacred, lovely, outlandish, beguiling, and grand, that is what India is all about. Perhaps, India has been the most favored place for the gods. India is a land of rich culture and diverse people. It has hills, mountains, beaches, gulfs, deserts, forests and what not! If you are looking for some unexplored adventurous destinations in India then stay tuned!

Winding roads, the fresh smell of the mountains, thick pine and oak forests, a long walk on fresh crunchy leaves with unhindered views of the Himalayas. Indulge in a one of a kind experience in the mountains with unobstructed vistas, while you enjoy the solitary comfort of a good book on the deck, or lounge with a glass of wine and company of your partner.

Why India is Ideal for a Romantic Getaway

With a lot of wonderful spots to visit, if you are on an excursion to the heavenly places of India, here are the famous tourist spots to visit in India.

1. Giridih, Jharkhand

Parasnath is a Jain temple on the highest mountain peak in Jharkhand. Situated at 7 km uphill from the ground, one has to climb this by walking, so people prefer to visit in winter. Khandoli Dam and Usri Falls witness a good footfall around New Year. People from all over Jharkhand and mostly West Bengal) visit here for picnic.

2. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Are you a beach bump or water sports enthusiast? One of the fastest emerging tourist and honeymoon destinations, Andaman & Nicobar Islands are well known for its white-sand beaches, tropical rain forests and mangroves. Andaman and Nicobar has all things that travelers want from a beach from ancient ruins, water to treks. Travelers can board on a ship from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vizag. The ship sails 3 to 4 times in a month and takes around 50 to 60 hours to reach Port Blair.

3. Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

For those who want to find the best tourist places in south India, Horsley Hills serves the best holiday spots in may. Pack your bag and begin your journey towards Horsley Hills, located in the center of Chittoor. Consequently, this hill serves the best iconic alluring beauty, magnificent mountains, and watch astounding sunsets.

Located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Horsley Hills is a picturesque hill town located at 1300 meters above sea level. The city is very close to the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary and you can also find the Sambar deer early in the morning if you are lucky. The city was discovered by the British in the nineteenth century and then became a summer retreat.

The Horsley Hills are famous for their picturesque surroundings and dense vegetation. One can also enjoy adventure sports activities such as Zorbing in Horsley Hills. Go to Horsley hill museum, Mallamma Temple and Highview point view to enjoy the serene beauty of the hills.

4. Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the urban localities is Hamsaladeevi Beach around 100 KM from Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is the place where river Krishna merges into Bay of Bengal. Waking up at dawn and driving from Vijayawada to Hamsaladeevi beach to witness a lovely Sunrise! Isn't it fun to drive in the morning mist through paddy fields and the canals towards the beach.

It's roughly around 90–95 KM from Vijayawada and will take a bit long due to the double lane road and with a river on one side and farms and villages on the other.

5. Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli is a popular Himalayan skiing resort and sloping hill station in the north Indian territory of Uttarakhand. It's encompassed by the tall coniferous and oak wood trees, in addition to the Nanda Devi range and Nar Parvat mountain range. A long link vehicle joins Auli to the town of Joshimath.

In the North of Auli is situated reverential Badrinath Shrine, a popular Hindu journey site, and the Valley of Flowers National Park as well. Its lush high greenery and untamed lifelike snow panthers and red foxes attract everyone.

6. Lakshadweep

Are you a beach bump and searching for best beach vacations destinations to travel? Lakshadweep is the name. It has rich marine life, crystal blue waters, adventure sports. If you want to sunbath on the beach, Lakshadweep must be in your summer vacation destination list.

This island is a least unexplored territory of India. Reaching here is a bit of a task as there are only two options – an all night ferry from Cochin or an expensive flight via the same place. If you’re planning to visit Lakshadweep, plan well in advance as the island has limited staying options. Its beautiful and perfect if all you're interested in is the water and the marine life.

If you are traveling for a honeymoon then you must visit Agatti, Bangaram, Kadmat islands. A bewitchingly beautiful and breath taking island in Lakshadweep, Bangaram is uninhabited island surrounded by a shallow lagoon enclosed by coral reef. Here the sun, sand and surf will cast a sell on you that you’ll never forget. In spite of its charming beauty the island is comparatively underrated among others in Lakshadweep.

It is located over 400 km off Kochi and 525 km from Kollam Port in the Indian Ocean. The atoll is about 7 km northeast of the Agatti Island and 25 km to the southeast of Perumal Par in the western Lakshadweep archipelago. The best part about Kadmat is the tip of the island. There's water coming from three sides at the same time and its really awesome! Carry only BSNL Sim because there is no other mobile network in Lakshadweep.

7. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Not mentioning Ooty in the list of must to visit romantic places in India will be a crime. Otherwise known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty is a sloped station situated in the foothills of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. A charming town in Tamil Nadu, known for its tea gardens.

Ooty is considered as the queen of the Hill stations. Enshrined inside the beauty of Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is a place for all those who love the chilling cold and morning cold tea, especially from the tea plantations of Ooty. A plethora of things to do if you are planning to visit Ooty.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Lake, Stone House, Fernhill Palace, St. Stephen’s Church, Pykara Waterfall, Botanical Garden, Dolphin's Nose, Lamb's Rock, Pine Forest, Kamaraj Sagar Lake are some of the famous tourist places to visit in Ooty.

8. Kashmir

Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination in the heavenly region of Kashmir. It tops the list of honeymooners and several other tourists and is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The valley is indeed spectacular with stunning and unmatched landscape with amazing hospitable people. Grab any chance to visit the valley!

There's absolutely no such specific timing to visit. It depends on what you want to experience. Also it might vary from region to region slightly for example, Srinagar is warmer than Pahalgam. Pahalgam and Gulmarg records temperatures lower than -10 degrees C.

If you want to see patches of green everywhere - amazing green meadows, stunning flowers and pine trees, then it's going to be post March preferably April to June, but if you want to experience only snow with frozen lakes, then it's going to be January or February. Upside of going in winter is less crowded regions and readily available accommodation whereas in Summer, there would be long queues everywhere in the touristy places in the valley.

In January, it snows hard with lot of powdery snow making it great for winter activities like skiing and snowboarding and in February the snow starts to settle which is still good for these activities as well but also great for driving around, horse riding and taking great pictures. Be ready with good amount of warm clothes during the winter months from November through March where actual temperature is low and feels lower, as it lies in the lap of the mighty mountains.

Kalyan Panja