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India is home to several scenic spots that are perfect for honeymooners to explore. Steeped in nature’s bounty, these destinations offer couples natural serenity, ample privacy and romantic escapes that make for a memorable trip. If you are planning your honeymoon in India, we suggest visiting any of these places that are simply perfect for the first trip you take as man and wife. Here are our top recommendations for you and your better half. Also Read - EC Announces New Date, Says Elections For 18 Rajya Sabha Seats Will be Held on June 19



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Photograph courtesy: Sylvianism1/Creative Commons

Photograph courtesy: Sylvianism1/Creative Commons



The monsoon and winter seasons are ideal for a couple’s vacation in Kerala when the air is misty, the weather pleasant and the views scenic. Kerala has several different landscapes to offer to tourists that include backwaters, hill stations, tea plantations and beaches. We suggest you see a bit of everything the state has to offer to truly get a feel of its beauty. There’s so much to see in Kerala but you can cover most of it in less than 10 days. Kochi is famous for its Chinese fishing nets and you can catch a beautiful sunset here. Take a stroll on the famed Marine Drive promenade in the evening. Munnar is known for its rolling hills and tea plantations and has a green cover as far as the eye can see. Next, move on to Alleppey where you can take a cruise on the backwaters and stay in a houseboat too. If you both are beach bums, Kerala is home to some of the best ones in the country including Kovalam and Varkala. Stay in a hotel right next to the beach for a splendid view and if your heart desires, go for a swim or try water sports on the beach.

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Rajasthan

Rajasthan

If you want a royal honeymoon that pampers you silly, there is nothing better than a trip to Rajasthan which is popular for its opulent heritage hotels and regal stays. The winter months are perfect to visit this state as summers can be too hot. Rajasthan has gems like Jaipur, Jaisalmar, Udaipur and more. Each one is distinct from the other and offers a different side to showcase. You can begin your honeymoon in Jaipur where you can admire the city’s architectural marvels like Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. Jaipur is also famous for gemstones and you can shop for some when here. Jaisalmer is another place you should visit for its grand forts and the historic tales of valor. You can even camp under the stars or stay in a fort when here. Move on to Jodhpur which has the impressive Mehrangarh Fort and seal the deal with a romantic candlelit dinner at the Mehran terrace. Next visit Rajasthan’s most romantic city which is Udaipur. A cruise on the Lake Pichola, a stay at Lake Palace and quiet strolls around the city: Udaipur is all this and more. You can also consider staying at one of the many havelis here that offer a royal accommodation.

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Andaman Islands

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If you both are beach bums who want to escape to a quiet, romantic spot away from the city madness, consider the serene Andaman Islands for your honeymoon. Dotted with white sand beaches and islands, this place is a haven for nature lovers and vacationers who want to spend some quality time together. Andaman Islands offer all that and also take you back in time with monuments built in during the British Raj. The Cellular Jail where our freedom fighters were jailed is in Port Blair and offers a glimpse of a bleak time in Indian history with its light and sound show in the evening. Move on to other more happy spots like Havlock has one of the best beaches in Asia. You can go snorkelling here and stay in a beachfront hotel. Neil Island is another island that you can visit which has rich coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Andaman Islands are also one of the best spots to learn scuba diving in India and if you two are the sporty kinds, you can opt to learn this activity. You will have to take ferry rides from one island to the other and there are government ferries run regularly throughout the day.

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Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh has abundance of natural beauty that can leave one mesmerized. It is quite a popular honeymoon destination and you are sure to find several honeymooning couples here when you visit its hill stations. Shimla is one of the most popular places and has several sightseeing attractions to offer to tourists. The Viceregal Lodge which was the former residence of the Viceroy of India is open for tourists. Shimla is also home to a number of quaint cafes and shops where you can grab a bite and shop for souvenirs and other knick-knacks. Manali is another hotspot in Himachal that should be on your list. The scenic beauty of snow-capped peaks and the hippie culture from the ‘60s make it one of the best places for a vacation. Manali is one of the best places for adventure sports as well such as trekking, rafting, etc. The other places you should visit in Himachal are Dharamsala and Dalhousie. McLeod Ganj which is in upper Dharamsala is the seat of the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama and you will find a peaceful stay here. Visit monasteries and eat some scrumptious food when here. Dalhousie on the other hand is simply for relaxation and taking in the beautiful scenery outside.

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Goa

Goa

Goa, the ultimate party destination, the land of beaches is also one of the top honeymoon destinations in India. The monsoon and winter seasons are perfect for a visit here as summers can be very hot. The north Goa region is perfect for those who want to party and experience the fun side that Goa is known for. South Goa on the other hand is for those looking to spend some quality time together on serene beaches without too much crowds to disturb them. Goa has both sides to it making it perfect for newly-weds who want a bit of privacy and fun in their honeymoon.

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