Budget Honeymoon Destinations In India that are a must-visit!

Budget Honeymoon Destinations In India that are a must-visit!

 

Planning to go on your honeymoon, but don’t want to overspend? Well, travelling on a budget is what mostly all couples want to do, after their big-fat-desi-wedding, which may require some good amount of research!

 

Don’t worry, because I have done the research for you, I’ve compiled a list of some really exotic locations, from where you’ll never want to come back! :D

 

Here’s bringing to you honeymoon destinations in India that are budget friendly and will not burn a hole in your pocket. So, scroll down to check them all out:

 

1. Andaman Islands:

 

 

 

To make your charming honeymoon a little more enchanting and thrilling, this Indian Island is highly recommended for exploring! Port Blair, Havelock, Ross Island, Red Skin or Jolly Buoy - all these places offer the most exciting and enthralling activities for a couple to experience.

P.S. you don’t even need to know how to swim!

Why Andaman: Water sports, pretty corals, pristine white beaches and dense rainforests.

How to Reach: Fly to Port Blair or go via a ship from Kolkata or Chennai.

Budget hotels to Stay: Andaman Residency, Hotel Shreesh and Hotel Diviyum Manor.

Honeymoon Attractions: Evening stroll at Radhanagar beach; snorkelling in Red Skin or Jolly Buoy Island; Heritage tour of Ross Island; beach dinner at Havelock; and early morning Scuba at Havelock.

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 6,500.

 

2. Kovalam:

 

 

 

 

This cute, little and picturesque beach town of Kerala offers a memorable beach getaway to the newly weds! Amongst other gems of God’s Own Country, the Kovalam honeymoon experience is a must visit for a couple on honeymoon.

Why Kovalam: The pristine beaches like Hawa, Samudra and Lighthouse, the picturesque palm and coconut plantations along the shore line!

How to Reach: You can take a flight or train to Trivandrum and the dreamy getaway os must 15 Kms from there!  

Budget hotels to Stay: Sagara Beach Resort, Hotel Thushara and Hotel Golden Sands

Honeymoon Attractions: Bare feet walks at the golden sand beaches; spellbounding view of the lighthouse; luxury couple spa and Ayurvedic wellness; and romantic boat rides. Also, the local coastal cuisines are to die for!

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 5,000.

 

3. Darjeeling:

 

 

 

 

‘Kasto Majja Hai Lelaima, Ramailo O Kalee Odhalee’ will be playing on repeat in your head, at your honeymoon staycation in the lap of Eastern Himalayas in Darjeeling.

Why Darjeeling: A memorable trip with the backdrop of snowy mountains, the tea gardens, monasteries and never-ending hilly trails!

How to Reach: You can take a flight to Bagdogra airport in Siliguri, and drive to Darjeeling. It’s a 5 hours journey! You can also take a train to Darjeeling railway station!

Budget Hotels to Stay: Magnolia Residency, Hotel Long Island and Pineridge Hotel

Honeymoon Attractions: Sunrise at Khangchendzonga and Tiger Hill; Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, Mall Road and Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park. Also, it’s a great place to buy some real cozy woolens!

 

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 4,500.

 

4. Murnar:

 

 

 

 

This charming hill station of Kerala all what a newlywed couple needs to visit to on their honeymoon.

Why Munnar: Cold weather, lush green locations, tea garden and the meadows exactly feel like out of a romantic Bollywood blockbuster.

How to Reach: Cochin is the nearest airport and Aluva is the closest railhead.

Budget hotels to stay: Misty Mountain Resort, Grand Plaza and Westwood Riverside Garden Resort

Honeymoon Attractions: Relax in peace as you stroll through the tea plantations, bending roads of Ghats and Anamudi hills.
 

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 4,500.

 

5. Dharamshala:

 

 

 

 

The Land of Dalai Lama himself, Dharamshala is popular for all the right reasons! This Himachali paradise will leave you both smitten with sky soaring hills, chirps of colorful birdies, a vibrant mesh of cultures and of course the availability of everything from shopping to accommodation.

Why Dharamshala: Perfect for all the nature lovers  lovers and culture vultures; picturesque locations; trekking; snow-clad mountains!

 

How to reach: You can take a flight to Gaggal airport, and then a road trip of 12 km from the airport! Or you can take a train to Pathankot Railway Station, the distance from there to Dharamshala is 85 km.

Budget hotels to:  Surbhi Guest House, Treebo GK Conifer and Hotel Gandhi’s Paradise.

Honeymoon attractions: Tsuglagkhang Complex, Kareri Dal Lake, Namgyal Monastery and Naddi Village.

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 5,000.

 

6. Alleppey:

 

 

 

When you are thinking of backwaters Kerala, then Alleppey is something you cannot give a miss to! It’s the most visited honeymoon destination of the state, indeed the country.

Why Alleppey: Spend an evening cruising through the canals or stay over the night aboard the Kettuvallam, there is so much to see and do in this beloved hideout. But first, HOUSEBOAT!

How to reach: You can take a flight to Cochin International Airport which is approx 80 km to Alleppey. If you’re traveling by train, Alleppey has its own railway station.

Budget hotels to stay: Pagoda Resorts Alappuzha, Casamaria Beach Resort and Panoramic Sea Resort.

Honeymoon attractions: Marari Beach, Backwaters of Kuttanad, Pathiramanal, Alleppey Beach and Krishnapuram Palace.

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 6,000.

 

7. Srinagar:

 

 

 

 

 

 Rightly called the Heaven On Earth, Kashmir’s very own paradise is a must visit for all the couples in love! Srinagar is prettified with colorful flowers, glistening Dal Lake and snow-capped mountains.

Why Srinagar: Srinagar is everything you’ve been dreaming of! Flower-laden mountainscape, snow-capped hills, houseboat stays and what not! This place has everything from ease of connectivity and tranquility as and when you want it.

How to reach: You can take a flight to -  Sheikh ul Alam Airport or train to Srinagar railway station.

Budget hotels to stay: Walisons Hotel, New Lucky Star Group of Houseboats, and Hotel Madhuban

Honeymoon attraction: Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Chashme Shahi, Hazratbal Shrine and Pari Mahal.

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 6,000.

 

8. Pondicherry:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This French Colony of India, other than vibrantly colored streets, has some of the most picturesque beaches in India. Also, these beaches have resorts perfect for both luxury and budget travelers!

Why Pondicherry: Mesmerizing beaches, colorful homes, myriad of adventure activities. Also, for couples for something fun, there’s nothing better than bicycle tours.

How to reach: Pondicherry has its own railway station and airport, while the nearest major airport is located in Chennai, about 150 km away.

Budget hotels to stay: Ginger Hotel, Pleasant Inn and Raj Classic Inn

Honeymoon attractions: Shri Aurobindo Ghosh Ashram, Paradise beach, Auroville and Gingee Fort.

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 5,500.

 

9. Manali:

 

 

 

 

 

Manali is undoubtedly one amongst the most famous hill stations in India, for a couple on honeymoon!

Why Manali: The scenic splendour is a major pull, surely; but with many options in activities (such as paragliding and skiing) and accommodation, this becomes priority for many honeymooners, specially in North India.

How to reach: You can take a flight to Kullu–Manali Airport, located in Bhuntar region or a train to Joginder Nagar Railway station, 165 km away from Manali.

Budget hotels to stay: Sun Park Resort, Hotel Vintage Manali, Hotel Greenfields and Hotel Satkar Residency Manali

Honeymoon attractions: Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Great Himalayan National Park and Bhrigu Lake.

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 4,500.

 

10. Goa:

 

 

 

 

Well, the name literally says it all! Your week-long honeymoon will be all about vibrant beach parties, fun, adventure sports and winter carnival.

Why Goa: Where else will you get a complete package full of beautiful landscape, awesome nightlife, unconventional beaches, water sports and retail therapy at flea market?

How to Reach: Dabolim airport is 29 km from Panjim and two nearest rail stations are at Mormugao and Thivim.

Budget hotels to stay: Club Retreat, Santana Beach Resort and Paradise Inn

Honeymoon Attractions: Hire a scooty and enjoy the proximity; indulge in beach activities and watersports in Calangute, Baga, Cavelossim, Agonda and Palolem beach; ride a boat to spot dolphins; and relish the nightlife in happening shacks and pubs. Try your lady luck at the Casino on Mandovi River, you may earn a fortune!

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 7,000.

 

11. Udaipur:

 

 

 

 

For all the couples who want their honeymoon to be on a canvas of colourful heritage, Udaipur is the perfect choice!

Why Udaipur: Experience the vibrant Rajasthan while you are served like a royal Rajput.

How to Reach: Take a flight to Maharana Pratap airport, located 23 kms from the city. You can also take a train to Udaipur railway station!

Budget hotels to Stay: Udai Nivas, Hotel Aashiya Haveli and Hotel Thamla Haveli

Honeymoon Attractions: A two seater boat ride from Lake Pichola to Jag Mandir Palace; a romantic hilly drive to Summer fort and Kumbhalgarh; an English breakfast at a quaint British cafe and a private dinner of authentic Rajasthani Thali.

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 6,000.

 

12. Nainital :

 

 

 

 

 

Nainital is the most optimum selection for any couple to just wants an escape from the city life!

Why Nainital: The lake, peaks, mountains and valleys are to die for!

How to Reach:  Kathgodam, 34 kms away is the railhead next-door while Patnagar is the nearest airport.

Budget hotels to stay: Hotel Hill View Nainital, Hotel Maharaja and Hotel Aroma. Even the luxury hotels are dirt cheap in the off season.

Honeymoon Attractions: Romantic boating trips at Naini Lake, trekking at nearby tals (localite name for lakes) and explore Naini peak.

Average budget for couples per day (land package): INR 4,000

 

So what are you waiting for guys? Get booking & packing already!

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