Best honeymoon destinations in India and overseas for every season!
“Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.” Could Leo Tolstoy be any more right when he said this? The first day of the honeymoon is something all couples look forward to, especially after a tiring week of wedding celebrations. And if you have to take my word for it, please, please go on a honeymoon even if it is just for a couple of days. The first few days after you are married will never come back. Hold them with all your might and cherish every second of your honeymoon.
And in case you’re now wondering which honeymoon destinations to shortlist then sit back and scroll below to know of all the best honeymoon destinations in India as well as the best honeymoon destinations in the world and that too for every season of the year! Want to honeymoon in June during low season? Worry not, I’ve got you covered!
Honeymoon destinations in India for Winters
1. Munnar & Alleppy in Kerala
Munnar & Alleppy in Kerala are the two honeymoon places you can definitely consider to visit in January. Right from exploring the beautiful tea plantations in Munnar to going on backwater cruises in Alleppey, there are a lot of romantic things to do on a honeymoon if you come here!
2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
If you and your partner are both beach bums, then the Andamans is a great honeymoon destination in India to visit in January. The weather is cooler and you can do everything from walking on quiet beaches to get your adrenaline high by doing scuba diving and other watersports.
Darjeeling is undoubtedly one of the best honeymoon places in India to visit in January, especially if mountains and greenery is your calling. Explore the tea plantations here or simply enjoy the view of the mountains or take the toy train ride! Darjeeling is the perfect honeymoon destination in northern India if you are planning to have a short stay of 3-4 days!
Whatever I say about Goa will always fall short of words. This land of beaches, beers, nightlife and scenic beauty is hands down one of the best honeymoon places in India for winter.
5. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
If sand dunes and sunsets are what make you happy, then Jaisalmer is a great honeymoon destination in India during winters. You can spend time roaming around the beautiful city or take camel safaris while relaxing and unwinding at a luxury hotel.
Blue seas, blue skies and beautiful sandy beaches are something you will totally love while visiting Lakshadweep. It is one of the most serene honeymoon places in India to enjoy scenic views or go water sporting.
Honeymoon destinations outside India for Winters
1. Seville, Spain
If you love exploring different cities, then Seville in Spain is a great honeymoon destination outside India to visit in January. You can get a romantic boat ride on the Guadalquivir River or have an intimate bath at the Arabic Baths of Aire de Sevilla. The possibilities of a honeymoon in Seville are endless!
2. Marrakech, Morroco
Marrakech is one of the world's oldest and most beautiful cities. You can pick this honeymoon destination outside India if you want to take a quick trip and come back home. 3 days in Marrakech are enough to experience a hammam bath for two and a romantic hot air balloon ride. Of course, if you have more time, there are a lot of other things you can try as well.
3. Petra, Jordan
If you are a couple that enjoys historic places, then Petra in Jordan is one of the best honeymoon places outside India for you to explore. Apart from strolling among the ancient ruins and religious places, you can take short trips from Petra to places like Aqaba for water sports or simply go hiking in the Dana Biosphere Reserve.
4. Florence, Italy
Apart from watching the breathtaking sunsets on river Arno to taking romantic stroll in the Bardini gardens, there are countless things you can do on a honeymoon in Florence. Catch the stunning view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo or having a scrumptious Italian dinner with a view at Ponte Vecchio.
5. Kyoto, Japan
If you are a couple who prefers visiting offbeat honeymoon destinations outside India, then Kyoto is Japan is something you can definitely consider. Aside from marvelling at the sheer beauty of this city, you can visit romantic places like Kamo River & Kiyomizu Temple. If you both are foodies, you can also try Kyoto’s numerous Michelin star restaurants as well as its famous street food.
Sea lovers worldwide vouch for Seychelles to be one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Azure waters, silver sands and tranquillity spread afar is something that every couple would want on their honeymoon. While in Seychelles, you can have a candlelit dinner by the beach, take a helicopter ride over the islands or simply stroll on Victoria Streets holding hands.
Honeymoon destinations in India for Spring-Summer
Does Leh-Ladakh really need any description at all? This picturesque honeymoon destination in India is a favourite among couples who love riding bikes, camping or simply looking at the night sky together!
Bored of the run-of-the-mill Himachal tour packages? Well, then the tri-city tour of Dalhousie-McLeodGanj-Dharamsala is just the perfect honeymoon destination in North India for you!
3. Jammu & Kashmir
Mughal Emperor Jehangir rightly said about Kashmir that “If there is heaven on Earth, it is here, it is here!” Jammu and Kashmir is a place of stunning beauty and eternal grace. It is one of the preferred honeymoon destinations in India for couples since, and a ride on the Dal Lake shikhara goes on the top of the itinerary here!
Tucked away in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttrakhand is one of the best honeymoon places in India to visit during summers. While you are here, you can spend your time in Auli, watch the scenic views in Kausani or visit the Jim Corbet National Park for a wildlife safari.
Undiscovered and untouched by tourists, Meghalaya is a beautiful and cheap honeymoon destination in India for those couples who are on a tight budget after spending a bomb on the wedding. While you're here, you can visit Shillong, see the Cherapunjee falls, soak in the scenic view of the Umium Lake or simply row a boat in Dawki.
Honeymoon destinations outside India for Spring-Summer
Another beach honeymoon destination outside India that is blue waters and far-off horizons! Book a beautiful sea-villa in Maldives and spoil yourself and your partner with exotic massages, jacuzzi and view of the blue water. Take a day away from the villa and go scuba diving or try other water sports if you both are adrenaline junkies!
2. Paris, France
If you think Paris is a cliched honeymoon destination, then it really isn’t! Believe me when I say that Paris will make you fall in love all over again. You have probably heard this a hundred times before, but it is true. And do I really need to tell you what honeymooners can do in Paris? Hasn’t Bollywood already told us that?
If you are looking for cheap honeymoon destinations in Asia, then a trip to Phuket-Krabi is something that should top your list. Again, a beach destination, this one has beautiful waters, amazing food and the most welcoming people you will ever come across. If you have more days to spare, you can even stop at Bangkok for shopping before you head home!
4. Mykonos & Santorini, Greece
Greece is a scenic honeymoon destination outside India that you can visit during summers. Try to visit Santorini and Mykonos for their beautiful beaches, local culture and amazing nightlife!
Cambodia has a cheaper currency than India, so it is one of the cheapest honeymoon destinations outside India. While you’re in Cambodia, you can visit the Phnom Kulen National Park, do water sports, or enjoy the nightlife In Sihanouk. The possibilities to have a terrific honeymoon in Cambodia are endless!
Honeymoon destinations in India for Monsoons/Fall
1. Hampi, Karnataka
One of the best budget honeymoon destinations in India, Hampi is a paradise for couples who love historic places. You can live and roam around the ancient village of Anegundi, which is a pleasant heaven for nature lovers apart from going around marvelling at the ruins at Hampi.
2. Wayanad, Kerala
If you are looking for honeymoon places in India for a short 3-4 day trip, then Wayanad in Kerala is an idyllic honeymoon destination. Surrounded by lush greenery, beautiful mountains and a pleasant weather, Wayanad is perfect for indulging in romantic strolls, walk through tea estates, enjoy the unwind at romantic resorts set in the lap of nature.
If you and your partner both are mountain lovers and would prefer a honeymoon at high altitudes, then Tawang is the best honeymoon destination in India for you! You both can go hiking at the Gorichen Peak, visit the Nuranang Waterfalls, spend a day at Shonga-Tser lake, or simply meditate at the Taktsang Gompa and soak in the beauty of the mountains.
One of the best beach honeymoon destinations in India aside from Goa, Pondicherry is a paradise of beautiful views, bygone French culture and amazing food. Apart from visiting the Serenity and Paradise beaches, you can explore the French Colony on foot or take a day out and visit Auroville too!
One of the most popular honeymoon places in India, the tri-city of Shimla-Kullu-Manali is worth a visit in Himachal Pradesh. There are a ton of things that you can do when you are here. Don’t miss out on white water river rafting in Beas and soaking in the beauty of the Solang Valley though!
Honeymoon destinations outside India for Monsoons/Fall
Bali is a cheap honeymoon destination outside India, which you can shortlist if you want to take a honeymoon trip abroad. While here, you can watch a sunset at Tanah Lot Temple, chill on the beaches, do some water sports, or if you want to do something offbeat then you can climb two active volcanos Mount Agung and Mount Batur!
2. South Africa
South Africa is an offbeat honeymoon destination outside India and a totally captivating one at that. You can either pick one city in South Africa and see it completely or hop from one place to another across the country. However, when you are here, you must experience a wildlife safari and enjoy the nightlife and beaches of South Africa at any cost!
3. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is a city of scenic landmarks and romantic rooftop bars that has a shabby-chic style with an eclectic mix of attractions. It is a great honeymoon destination outside India where you can start your day with a champagne breakfast, enjoy treatments at a historic spa, watch a movie tour the Danube by a speedboat. And yes, don’t forget to place a lovelock on Elisabeth Square before riding the Budapest Eye!
Vietnam is another cheap honeymoon destination outside India where you consider visiting if you wish to travel abroad! It has beautiful beaches, sparkling bays and stunning colonial structures, which you both can explore on your honeymoon. Do make sure to visit the ancient town of Hoi An Region, Valley of Love and the Xuan Huong Lake in Dalat!
If you want to head to South America for your honeymoon, then Brazil makes it to the top spot for consideration. If you do visit Brazil for your honeymoon then don’t miss out on cruising in the Amazon River, seeing Christ the Redeemer and witnessing the sheer magnificence of the Iguazu Falls. If you have more time then spend your time chilling on the beaches of Rio De Janerio or soaking in the beauty of Fernando de Noronha.
Did looking at all these honeymoon destinations in India and abroad make you want to skip the wedding and head directly for your honeymoon? 😉