Honeymoon in India

From snow-clad Himalayan Mountains to tranquil backwaters near Kochi, world-famous cuisine, the palaces of Rajasthan and chaotic cities like Delhi, a honeymoon in India will shake you to your core…

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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 in 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.

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! India is a fantastic destination if you’re planning a honeymoon on a budget because of the cheaper living costs. For something special you could combine India with the Maldives – check out our Ultimate Maldives Honeymoon Guide. One thing is for sure, your honeymoon in India won’t be the last time you visit!

Best time to visit India

Generally, the best time to visit India for honeymoon is from October to April but as there are varying climates across the country, 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 and in the summer hot temperatures and monsoon rains arrive particularly from July to September

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Is India good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in India is perfect for adventure, culture, history and food lovers.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in India? We recommend at least 10 nights with some additional time needed for a beach add-on.

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