All you love struck couples! Get ready to experience a magical honeymoon, steal some special moments with your beloved and cherish these moments for a lifetime. Cuddle up, whisper sweet nothing’s to each other and stroll along the pathways of love hand in hand as we run you through some cozy destinations that will take you to the moon and back on this special trip of love. Holidaymine plucks out 10 beautiful locations in India as cupid aims his arrow towards these destinations, perfect for your ideal honeymoon:
Rediscover your love in the picturesque hill station of Coorg or Kodagu that will totally captivate you with its enchanting spell. This scenic hill station with its alluring mountainous area is renowned for its coffee plantations.
Take your Juliet right in the middle of coffee plantations and declare your love for her, the best part is that it is also possible to stay amidst these coffee plantations. Explore the Abbey and Iruppu Falls or visit the Nagarhole National Park. Wake up to the fresh aroma of coffee with your beloved besides you in this serene haven of love.
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Nicknamed as the “Golden City” Jaisalmer in Rajasthan will give you a honeymoon experience that will take you back to the time of the romantic fable ‘Arabian Nights’. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort which contains a palace and several ornate Jain Temples. It lies in the heart of Thar Desert and has many finely sculpted houses and temples.
Jaisalmer is quite remote which is an added advantage since you wouldn’t want to be surrounded with people on your honeymoon; the surrounding desolate landscape evidences a stark, austere beauty. Become the prince of your princess’s dream and take her for a romantic camel safari on the golden sands of Jaisalmer. Sleep on the cool sand and watch the sky come alive with twinkling stars or gaze at the sunset which will set ablaze the sky making it appear as magical as your love in the enchanting city of Jaisalmer.
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SRINAGAR- JAMMU & KASHMIR
Begin the story of your romance in the city known as the “Venice of the East” Srinagar located in Jammu & Kashmir. Rich in natural bounties from cascading rivers, snow fringed mountains, lush valleys and stunning gardens it is the perfect location to inspire romance for honeymooners.
Take your beloved on a romantic ride in the local ‘Shikara’ as you cruise your way through the majestic Dal Lake. The Shalimar Bagh, Chasme Shahi, Pari Mahal and Nishant Bagh are some of the places which have written the beginning of great love stories.
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A hit amongst the honeymooners Shimla is an ideal destination for newlywed couples. The romantic climate, green hills and swaying fields will give you more than one reason to choose Shimla as your honeymoon destination. It has the perfect blend of nature and tourist places giving a whole new meaning to the word ‘romance’.
Take long strolls along the Mall Road, shop till you drop for local handicrafts in the lower bazaar or have some fun at the Hip Hip Huarray Amusement Park. You can also visit the Christ Church where trails lead uphill through the forests leading to the Jaku Hill. You will never get tired of walking on the romantic streets of Shimla, especially when you are with your love!
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Wayanad is the perfect destination for lovestruck couples who want to experience a fairytale honeymoon. Hidden amidst the hills of Kerala it is carpeted with lush greenery that will make you instantly fall in love with this destination. Wayanad will give you a taste of history, wilderness and culture bound together, making it even more alluring for newlywed lovebirds.
The Chembra Peak is one of the major attractions of Wayanad, give your partner a sweet surprise as you will be greeted by a heart shaped lake at the top of this peak. The Eddakkal Caves and Bansura Sagar Dam are other major attractions that will add five stars to your honeymoon, or rather five hearts I would say.
Make your love nest in the picture perfect hill station Darjeeling. Ignite the spark of your romance as Darjeeling will greet you with its pleasant climate, beautiful tea gardens and bustling markets.The simplicity of Darjeeling will dazzle you and make you fall in love all over again!
Relive the scenes of the famous Bollywood blockbuster 'Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' in the famed Darjeeling Railway or spend a romantic time in the majestic tea eastates.Camp besides the picturesque lake Mirik before you head towards Darjeeling. Other attractions to look out for are the Batasia Loop,Rock Garden,Peace Pagoda,Tiger Hills and the Kanchenjunga Mountains.
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You will be greeted by a white meadow of snow as you enter Auli located in Uttrakahand. Blessed with invigorating views of the splendid mountain ranges this destination will ignite the spark of love, as you walk through its frosty lands and get spectacular sights of snow fringed mountain ranges.
Spice up your romance! Add a tinge of adventure to your love story; try your hand at skiing as Auli is a popular skiing destination of Uttarakhand. Get a magnificent view of the Nanda Devi which is also the second highest mountain in India. Disappear into the forests decorated with deodar and Oak trees or trek on the snow laden slopes of Auli, this destination is a perfect blend of adventure mixed with the flavor of romance.
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Nicknamed as “Mini Switzerland” Khajjar is the dream destination of every honeymooner. Located in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Khajjar carpeted with green meadows and dense forests will give you a country side experience.
Khajjar is best explored on foot; go for long walks in the thick pine forests or simply admire the Dauladhar Mountains together, you can also visit the Khajjar Lake surrounded by a saucer shaped lush green meadow and a floating island. Take a romantic horse ride together and gaze into her beautiful eyes as the horse gallops on the green pastures of Khajjar.
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We all have at one point of time made promises of getting the moon and the stars for our better halves. Although it’s not literally possible to fulfill these promises of love we can definitely take them to a place which is as enchanting and beautiful as these promises. The mesmerizing Leh dotted with stupas and brick houses is a perfect honeymoon destination. Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir it is the heart of the Leh district and capital of Ladakh.
Gushing streams and narrow footpaths in Leh lead to Ladakhi buildings, with flat roofs and ornate wooden frames. You can share a steaming cup of tea in the chilling whether of Leh as you explore the breathtaking Shanti Stupa. The Hemis Gompha, Stok Palace, Megnetic Hill and Tsomoriri Lake and things to look out for while on your trip of love.
Visualize a world where you are surrounded by sun kissed white sandy beaches, azure crystalline lagoons, mysterious tropical rain forests, dazzling corals, a swimming elephant and spectacular starlit skies. The Havelock Island at Andaman is a combination of all this and more making it your perfect honeymoon haven.
The sparkling turquoise waters are a visual treat, while you can laze for as long as you want with your beau on the Radhanagar beach, one of the most popular beaches here. Get tanned and go for scuba diving together as you unveil the underwater kingdom. Explore the Havelock Island with a ride on the mighty Ranjan which is a local elephant on the Havelock Island.
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