7 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. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.
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