10 Beautiful Honeymoon Destinations in India

Looking for romantic destinations in India for honeymoon? Consider these beautiful destinations. According to The Hindu Business Online, the wedding industry of India is valued at $50 billion, ranking 2nd in the world. This industry caters to more than 10 million weddings each year and is estimated to increase multi-fold within the new decade.

Honeymoon trips form a sizable chunk of this industry, generating revenue for the travel sector as well. Today’s millennials are open for trips to locations beyond the traditional places. Here is a list of the best honeymoon places in India for would-be couples or those who are yet to take off on such a trip. The most preferred honeymoon locations for Indian couples include both foreign and domestic places.

Whether you are looking for a spiritual and healing experience or an adventurous and thrilling trip, here are top places in India every American tourist should visit for a full and thrilling experience. Enjoy the culture, food, and history of the region and visit a mix of everything to experience the beautiful country that is India.

India is a huge country with amazing diversity both in terms of culture and geography. In its vast expanse, you’d find breathtaking scenery in national parks, as well as majestic remains of ancient kingdoms and empires.

best honeymoon places in India

Those opting to spend their honeymoon in India can consider these destinations –

1. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is a south Indian state located on the Deccan plateau and is known to be one of the most beautiful states in India. With its diverse topography and rich culture, this state will be an excellent choice for anyone looking to go on a vacation. There are many famous places to visit in Andhra Pradesh, and here's a list of some.

The Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, a national park, is located in the Cumbum Taluk of Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 3.61 km. It contains the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, East Coast Wildlife Sanctuary and West Coast Wildlife Sanctuary as well.

Coringa has got ridges with an elevation of 600 m and hills having an elevation of 450 m and above. The abundance of flora and fauna as well as the place's scenic beauty makes Coringa attracts tourists to visit this place every year.

2. Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh

One of the best places to visit in Andhra Pradesh. A remote and peaceful place which famous for Pennar River gorge view and an underground Chitravati river cave.

Gandikota is called Grand Canyon of India known for it’s spectacular gorge/canyon view. There are lots of other things to do like - easy trekking down to the Penna river, going on a coracle ride, Swimming, Camping and an awesome Waterfall too. The gorgeous view of Grand Canyon of India is simply unforgettable. Gandikota is a great place for camping, a bit of trekking down to Penna river, indulge in swimming. There is a seasonal waterfall too. Belum caves is not too far.

Undeniably of Indian DNA and so unknown, Andhra Pradesh is a vast territory southeast of India. From the pristine beaches of Visakhapatnam to the calm waters of Dindi, from the beautiful Araku Valley to the caves of Borra, with an age of more than one million years, are some of its main tourist destinations. The Penna River as it passes through the town of Gandikota, is known as the Grand Canyon of India.

The ruins of the Gandikota fort tell its story that dates from the 12th century in the area of the Gandikota canyon and the beautiful temple of Madhavaraya, surrounded by big canyons and arid landscapes. 300 kilometers away from the temple of Gandikota is the city of Hampi in Karnataka with the Virupaksha temple, the Lotus Mahal and the Hemakuta hills.

Anantapur is one of the largest cities in Andhra Pradesh. Anantapur is a religious place, which is known worldwide for its culture and history. There are many temples in Anantapur where there is always a crowd of devotees. Friends, you will be surprised to know that it passes not one, two, 3 but 6 rivers from the city.

It used to be a part of the Vijayanagara Empire earlier; that is why many historical sites and temples exist here. The world-famous lepakshi temple is present here. It is believed about the temple that when Rama's wife, Sita, was kidnapped and taken away by Ravana, Jatayu fought with Ravana at this place. This place is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Anantapur you can enjoy the Ganesh Park, popularly known as Cheruvu Katta, with its temples on the banks of the Ananthasagar in the old part of the city. The Anantapur clock tower, which is located in the heart of the city and remembers the days of independence, is also well known. Gooty Fort is majestically located at a distance of 52 kms from Anantapur at a height of 300 mts on a hill.

It is one of the oldest hill forts in AP Built during the Vijayanagara era, the fortress is built solely in the shape of a shell with 15 main gates and is significant for its available water resources at such height.

And those who enjoy the caves, can see the Belum Caves (natural caves) about 15 kilometers from Tadipatri, or the Batrepalli waterfalls, near kadiri, although they only carry water in the rainy season. Kasapuram is about 4 kms north of Guntakal and is known for the Nettikanti Veera Anjaneya Swamy temple. A huge procession is taken out once in a year on the day next to Telugu's New Year's Day of Ugadi.

Average daily expense per couple: 5,500 INR.

Best time to visit: October to March.

3. Mayavi Caves, Andhra Pradesh

Mayavi Caves are located at a 30 km distance from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. As the name suggests, this is a famous religious place to visit, which not only has a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva but also has carvings and sculptures of various gods on the walls.

4. Talakona Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh

Another beautiful waterfall to visit in Andhra Pradesh is Talakona Waterfalls. The place is nestled high on the mountains and has several waterfalls cascading down. The water is crystal clear even in summer, hence it's a popular tourist spot.

5. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

The ideal getaway to soak in natural beauty with minimum distraction and maximum comfort. You will find yourself immersed in the rejuvenating power of nature at every turn. Wake with the gentle light of sunrise, energised by the joyful chirping of birds. As evening sets in, sink into the feeling of peace as the stars take over the vast canvas of the sky.

Dalhousie is a village scattered on the mountainsides at 2000 m altitude. The panorama of the Pir Range mountains to the north is remarkable. The Dalhousie hill station is filled with a primitive charm that evokes nostalgic memories of the British Raj. The hill station is one of the best tourist places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

Dalhousie is blessed with varying altitudes with a variety of vegetation such as deodars, oaks, and pines. The little town of Dalhousie flaunts a rich architectural legacy, much of which is visible in the sacred churches like St. John Church, St. Francis Church, etc. The hill station gets its name after India’s former Viceroy Lord Dalhousie.

It is an ideal destination to avoid the crowd of Shimla, Kullu, and Manali. Go for picnics under the sun, explore sight-seeing tours, and don’t forget about Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

The place is very wooded, the beautiful cedars of the Himalayas (Deodar) and the giant rhododendrons, in bloom in early April form a very pleasant setting. The English made Dalhousie a summer resort during the colonial period, in order to take advantage of its mild climate while the plains of Lahore or Amritsar cooked in the sun. Dalhousie keeps track of this past with a number of luxury but dated hotels.

Just like Manali, even Dalhousie is a perfect place to enjoy your quality time without your spouse and family members. It is one of the best places in India to visit during winters for amazing views. You can also visit the National Himalayan winter trekking expedition held between December 1st week till January week one. The famous food that you can enjoy here is Mudra, Dham, Aktori and Luchi Poti.

Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm of the British era. The city is named after the 19th century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. Different levels of altitude of the city with a great variety of vegetation that includes pines, cedars, oaks and rhododendrons in bloom.

Rich in colonial architecture, the city preserves some beautiful churches such as the St. John's church (the oldest built in 1863), St. Francis' Church (built in 1894), St. Andrew's Church in 1903 and St. Patrick's Church in 1909. There are also magnificent views from the Chamba Valley and the mighty Dhauladhar range with its imposing snow covered peaks fill an entire horizon.

The beauty of Dalhousie can be estimated rightly by its title, The Little Switzerland of India. This charming hill station is settled on five majestic mountains namely Kathalagh, Terah, Potreyn, Bakrota and Bhangora. The beautiful lakes, enticing waterfalls and dense green wildlife sanctuaries are the main elements that make Dalhousie one of the top scenic hill stations of Himachal Pradesh.

If there is any location in the checklist that looks most remarkable throughout the snowfall, it is Dalhousie. The classic atmosphere created by the Scottish as well as Victorian-style will certainly teleport to a different time-zone. Vacationers hoping for the finest places to go to in Himachal in winter months can choose this location.

This hillside station was one of the most preferred summer locations of the Britishers that is reflected in the majestic Victorian style mansions in this area. Among them, one of the most well-known is Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls as well as the Dainkund Peak.

The serene atmosphere and hustle free ambience of Dalhousie works as an icing on the cake! Pick up your camera and go to places like Panch Pulla, Chamara Lake, Satdhara Falls, Khajjiar and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary to get the best shots.

Before planning your honeymoon destination in India, it is advised to purchase a domestic holiday cover. Make the best of the trip and stay financially protected against any untoward incidents which can befall.

If you plan on trekking with your better half, it is advised to purchase a trek cover insurance policy beforehand for financial protection against accidents. You can also avail a road trip travel insurance policy for financial protection against mishaps if you are going for the trip on the road.

These insurance policies can easily provide the necessary financial coverage of untoward incidents and play a vital role in assuring safety as well as security for the insured. Refer to leading financiers for comprehensive coverage and an easy claims process.

6. Mehrauli, Delhi

With numerous museums, amusement parks, innumerable monuments, panoramic gardens, and unlimited scope for entertainment, New Delhi is definitely above all when we talk about the top destinations for a family vacation in India. Shop at Dilli Haat for the best handicrafts, and eat different food from different Indian states there. Look at the National Rail Museum, which is filled with historical exhibits.

Visit Lodhi Gardens with family and explore historical sites. Mehrauli Archeological Park is also know as Jamali Kamali mosque. Every one knows about Qutub Minar but most do not know about Jamali Kamali which is located right next to Qutub Minar. You can find the beautiful ruins inside spread over many acres.

Delhi has a history of being the chosen capital settlement of many empires, and thus has played host to seven historical cities through time, most of their ruins still visible. St. John's Church in Mehrauli village in Delhi is an architectural marvel of disbelief. It has a Mughal facade like the Red Fort's Lahore Gate, and it has a Hindu spire on top!

The Lodhi-era tombs of Wazirpur Gumbad complex are a treat to watch, with their beautifully ornate design and a scenic setting. If you step inside these somehow haphazardly placed tombs, you will see incense sticks and flowers scattered around the graves which indicates that locals come here for worshiping.

Zafar Mahal is in Mehrauli village, overlooking the dome of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki's dargah in extreme right and also the domes of Moti Masjid in the center. In the foreground of Moti Masjid are the unmarked graves of at least three Mughal emperors and one Mughal prince along with an empty plot in between that was reserved for Bahadur Shah 'Zafar' (the last Mughal emperor).

Zafar Mahal itself takes its name from that of the last Mughal emperor and it was the last monumental structure built by the Mughals during the fading years of the Mughal era.

Dilli Haat presents a fascinating world of craft, handwork and cultural activities. You can buy chikankari suits, phulkari dupatta, pashmina shawls, silver jewellery, banarsi saree, Rajasthani puppets, madhubani paintings and lot of handmade work from all over India. It is located in the commercial centres of South Delhi, opposite INA market.

In the Greater Kailash Market near Kailash Colony metro station, you can find beautiful jewellery, dresses, saree blouses, bags, footwear etc. There is one hidden treasure in the basement, which sells the most gorgeous ready-made blouses.

Visit National Museum definitely. It's a great museum where you will definitely feel good after seeing the different things which is related to different dynasties, cultures and architectures.

7. Amritsar, Punjab

Amritsar can be a great experience for families and one of the worthy places for a family vacation in India. There are some amazing attractions in the city that will make your trip with your family an unforgettable experience. One of the best things to do in Amritsar with your family, go to the Wagah border and watch the retreat ceremony on the India-Pakistan border.

Visit Jallianwala Bagh, a symbol in the fight for Indian independence. Visit the Golden Temple and be enchanted by the beautiful beauty.

8. Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

Nellore is one of the places in Andhra Pradesh, which is known as a historical center. This place is rich religiously and spiritually. It is also known as the Hi-Tech City of Andhra Pradesh. Because the main center of ISRO is present here. Along with technology, the civilization of Nellore is also prosperous.

Due to empires like Maurya, Pallava, Chola, and Vijayanagara in Nellore, there are many small forts here, which attracts more tourists. The Udayagiri fort and Venkatagiri fort here are very famous all over South India. Apart from these, The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple here is a prominent scenic place. The weather here is hot often, so winter is the best time to visit here.

9. Papikondalu, Andhra Pradesh

The trip to Papikondalu or Papi Hills, a picturesque region in the Eastern Ghats, traversed by the Godavari River, is an unforgettable experience. The best way to get to see these hills covered with deciduous tropical forests is by taking a seven-hour cruise along the Godavari River, one of the largest in India and the largest in southern India, from Kunavaram to the confluence with the Sabari river, where its waters turn brown and turbid.

Travelling on cruise boat from Rajahmundry to Papikondalu (4 hours boat journey) and staying on river bank at kolluru huts for whole night will be most memorable event in life. The advantage here is, you don’t have any mobile network, or any other transport. You will be completely disconnected from the world until you get your cruise on next day evening.

You can have open air bath here with crystal clear water and the depth here is just 4 feet which is ideal for bath who doesn’t know swimming. Sea coast is just 60 km from here and the place Antarvedi is most beautiful place to visit (here Godavari submerges into sea).

According to legend, Rama and Sita lived in Papikondalu and therefore it is a sacred place. In a summit called Perantalapalli there is a temple dedicated to Shiva, venerated by resident tribes whose rituals, if one visits the place, must be strictly followed. Here you can stop the boat and enjoy the nature, before the exuberance of the vegetation dotted by waterfalls.

Papikondalu is also one of the most recognized places in the Eastern Ghats as a habitat for big cats, wild boar, deer and a treasure for birds.

When you are in Andhra Pradesh, be sure to attend a classic Kuchipudi dance show.
Kalyan Panja