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Several couples in India flock to other countries for their honeymoon these days. And many who honeymoon in India do it because of lack of a higher budget to travel abroad. But India has ample places that can make you feel royal if you are ready to splurge. So instead of going abroad, spend your honeymoon in the country itself and have a blissful time by getting pampered with a stay in some of the best hotels. Also Read - India-China Ladakh Standoff: 'Situation Stable And Controllable, All Channels Open For Talks,' Says Beijing



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Rajasthan

If there is one state that epitomizes royalty, it is hands down Rajasthan. From its architectural marvels that consist of forts, palaces and havelis to its accommodation options many of which are heritage hotels and reek of royalty. A honeymoon in Rajasthan is truly a luxurious one and you can be assured of getting pampered silly from your welcome to your check-out. Here are a few places to stay on your honeymoon in Rajasthan.



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Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur: Managed by the Taj Group of Hotels, the Umaid Bhawan Palace is a heritage hotel and an actual palace that is still home to the royal family. It is touted as one of the best hotels in the world and those who have stayed here will tell you why. The hotel’s interiors will take you back in time to a royal era and their service and amenities will make sure that you feel regal in every way possible.

Tariff: Rooms start from Rs 66,000 per night and upwards

Where:Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Contact:0291 2510101

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Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur: Another Taj property, this palace is set in a beautiful location. The hotel is on Lake Pichola and was the pleasure palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II who called it Jag Niwas. Luxurious rooms and suites await your presence to one of the most romantic hotels in India. You can also drive around in vintage cars for a tour of the city.

Tariff: Rs 49,000 onwards per night

Where:Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Contact:0294 2428800

Agra

One of the world’s most romantic monuments and a wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal is in Agra that makes it a fitting destination to begin your new journey together as man and wife in this city. Agra is perfect in the winter when the cool breeze hits your face and the moonlight shines on the white-marbled structure. There are hotels you can stay at that will make your romantic sojourn even more memorable with their pampering and even give you a glimpse of the monument right from your room. Here’s where you can stay.

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The Oberoi Amarvilas: One of the most luxurious resorts in Agra, the Oberoi Amarvilas offers a view of the Taj Mahal from all its rooms and suites, making it a perfect choice for honeymooners. It is very close to the Taj and other monuments like Agra Fort and Jama Masjid are also a few kilometres away.

Tariff: Rs 71,000 and upwards for a night

Where:Taj East Gate Road, Near Taj Mahal, Agra

Contact: 0562 2231515

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DoubleTree by Hilton: If you prefer a more contemporary setting then opt to stay at DoubleTree by Hilton which also offers view of the Taj Mahal from most of its rooms. Other amenities include room service, free WiFi and four restaurants that serve an eclectic mix of cuisines.

Tariff: Rs 7,000 onwards for a night

Where:2, B/H-1&2, Agra

Contact:0562 7102323

Goa

Goa is another scenic destination that attracts both the newly-wed honeymooners who want ample privacy as well as the party hoppers who love a large crowd. South Goa is perfect to relax on secluded beaches, get spa treatments and eat some yummy seafood with your loved one. The resorts here are mostly luxury properties that give couples everything at one place.

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The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort: Tucked away in Canacona, this Lalit property is a massive one offering guests a view of the sea, the Sahyadri range and river. And in the midst of all this is a golf course. This resort only offers suites so you can be assured of limited guests coming here. Enjoy a stay here with service that is unparalleled and amenities that will make you feel pampered.

Tariff: Rs 18,000 and upwards for a night

Where:Raj Baga, Palolem, Canacona, Goa

Contact:0832 2667777

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Park Hyatt Resort & Spa: This amazing property is very close to the beach and offers a host of facilities. From terrace dining to a poolside bar, water slides and lagoons, you will be in the lap of luxury here. an expanse of lush greenery followed by the sea is visible from most rooms here.

Tariff: Rs 44,000 and upwards for a night

Where:Arossim Beach Rd, Cansaulim, Goa

Contact:0832 2721234

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Kerala

One of the most beautiful states in India, Kerala is a dream vacation that is perfect during winter and makes for a splendid honeymoon destination. From a romantic houseboat on the backwaters to taking a stroll on some of the best beaches in the country, there is a lot to explore in Kerala. Here’s where you should stay.

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Kumarakom Lake Resort: A premium luxury resort in Kerala, Kumarakom Lake Resort is the perfect retreat for honeymooners. It has lakeside villas that come with private pools and it is also known for its Ayurvedic spa massages. Get pampered silly with its service and take in the beautiful view from your room when here.

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Tariff: Rs 20,000 and upwards for a night

Where:Kumarakom North Post, Kottayam

Contact:91 4812524900

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Vivanta by Taj, Bekal: An underrated Taj property, Vivanta by Taj in Bekal is a secluded resort that has the beach as well as the backwaters and a grand spa. Private villas that come with ample space and even plunge pools are its star attraction. Authentic Kerala cuisine on a banana leaf is also served here.

Tariff: Rs 12,000 per night onwards

Where:Kappil Beach, Kasargod, Bekal, Kerala

Contact:91 4676616612

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Kashmir

Called ‘paradise on earth’ Kashmir is the crown of India and is one of the most scenic places in the country. It is a perfect place for couples to begin their honeymoon and start this new chapter in their life. From the snow-covered parts of Gulmarg where you can learn to ski to the tranquil waters of the Dal where you can sit in a shikara, there is a lot to do in Kashmir.

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The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa: Surrounded by meadows and forests, this resort is a beautiful escape from the city life and promises to make your stay wonderful. A cigar lounge, spa and rooms done up in Kashmiri architecture make your stay memorable.

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Tariff: Rs 14,000 onwards for a night

Where:Hotel Khyber Rd, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Contact:01954 254666

Lalit Grand Palace

Lalit Grand Palace: Overlooking the Dal Lake, Lalit Grand Palace is a luxury property that also comes with butler service in few rooms. It is close to the Royal Spring Golf Course and has amenities like a spa, restaurants, bar and an indoor pool as well.

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Tariff: Rs 14,000 onwards for a night

Where:Gupkar Rd, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Contact:0194 2501001

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