Honeymoon in india

Honeymoon in India | The Honeymoon Guide

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At times, complicated and crowded and at other spiritual and life-changing, a honeymoon in India will be a rewarding, crazy shock to your systems.

Incorporating Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, The Golden Triangle is the biggest draw for tourists to India. Most couples will start their honeymoon in India in Delhi, the capital city.

Technically, the capital is New Delhi, which is part of old Delhi. Take a street food tour by rickshaw in the winding alleyways. Explore the culinary delights – India is an incredible foodie honeymoon destination.

Journey to Agra for the monument to love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his ‘favourite’ wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Completed in 1653.

In today’s money, it would cost US$1 billion! See the sunrise over the white marble mausoleum or get up early and try to beat the crowds.

Take a trip to Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the Mughals. Get a taste of rural Indian life.

Continue to Jaipur, the pink city, one of India’s most insta-worthy cities. Visit the Amber Fort and the City Palace. Marvel at the pink and peach hues of Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds.

Don’t forget to make time for spotting majestic tigers in Ranthambore National Park – one of India’s best wildlife experiences and an ideal stop to your honeymoon in India.

Udaipur is often called the “Venice of the East”. This beautiful city is home to stunning lakes, palaces, and temples that are sure to take your breath away. Marvel in the blue city of Jodphur from Mehrangarh Fort. Explore the colourful markets and take a food tour.

Varanasi is a must. Start the day with a sunrise yoga session and end with a sunset cruise on the River Ganges. Discover Himalayan culture at Darjeeling at the border with Tibet and Nepal.

Explore Mumbai’s Bollywood film industry or the architecture and temples of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).

Goa is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. You’ll find endless golden sand beaches and many activities, including waterfalls and river cruises.

For coastal delights, we prefer the peaceful beach backwaters in Kerala in the country’s south, with its wild Indian Ocean coastline and stunning scenery.

Spend your days exploring Kerala’s national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Stay on a houseboat, do a yoga retreat and visit an Ayurveda spa. After all the exploring, you may simply want to relax on one of the many beaches and small fishing towns between Kochi and Kovalam.

Get off the beaten track in the Andaman & Nicobar islands. Pristine rainforest and stunning untouched beaches await on these islands which are actually close to Myanmar than mainland India. One of the most unique destinations to include in your honeymoon in India itinerary.

This is just a small fraction of the places you can visit in this giant country! Is India good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in India is perfect for adventurers, culture, history and food lovers.

India is a fantastic destination if you’re planning a honeymoon on a budget because of the cheaper living costs. One thing is for sure, your honeymoon in India won’t be the last time you visit!

pink facade including windows of the Hawa Mahal pink palace in Jaipur India against a grey sky

where to tag on

There is so much to do that you can easily spend your whole honeymoon in India!

But for couples who have more time you can fly to other destinations in Asia and the Middle East.

How about a luxury stopover in Dubai or Abu Dhabi?

Explore the beaches and culture of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, there are endless options.

For something special you could combine India with the Maldives.

There is also a weekly direct flight from Mumbai to Seychelles.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to honeymoon in India is from November to April.

However, there are varying climates across India, so it can be visited all year round depending on what you want to see and do.

Some parts, such as the northern part near the Himalayas experience cold temperatures during the winter months from November to February.

In the summer hot temperatures and monsoon rains arrive particularly from July to September.

how long to stay

We recommend at least 10-14 nights for a honeymoon in India.

However, the ideal duration of a honeymoon in India can vary depending on personal preferences and budget.

14 nights will allow you some time to recover from jet lag and have time for multiple destinations, activities and relaxing.