15 Romantic Things to do in India for Couples this Year
Honeymoon destinations in India are quite popular. The country is filled with abundant beauty! From the north to east, you’ll find snow-capped mountains and shiny lakes, and from west to south, you’ll experience lush green mountains with some beautiful beaches of the Arabian Sea. When it comes to honeymoon, travelers often look for a peaceful place with some mesmerizing views. And that what India has!
More so, budget tours of India make your experience unforgettable that too at a pocket-friendly price. Without wasting time, let’s dig deeper into the best honeymoon destinations of India and exciting things that couple can do:
1. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Covered with pink-hued palaces and a series of shiny lakes, Udaipur is one of the romantic places in India. The lake-front is taken by hotels and resorts, heading to the tangled backstreets to find the true heart of the city and experience the old Udaipur with traditional Havelis and historic bazaars. Couples can take a boat ride from the romantic Taj Lake Palace and admire its irresistible beauty for years. It is a perfect place for having candlelight dinners with the bustle of this city.
2. The Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Witness the enthralling Mughal architecture at its most magnificent, surely the giant, bold and romantic palace on the planet, The Taj Mahal. It is the symbol of love that Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan designed for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Begum. This was built from precious materials and semiprecious stones from around the world; it took more than 20 years and about 20,000 men to build. The beauty of this palace is extravagant, which is why it is listed in “The Seven Wonders of the World.”
3. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
The sunsets are always peaceful and romantic, the journey to Kanyakumari on the southernmost tip of India at Chitra Pournami or full moon to see the sun setting holding hand with your partner with the moon rising. This place almost entirely surrounded water because, at Kanyakumari, the Bay of Bengal meets the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. This is also a pilgrimage place as it boasts a 3000-year-old temple, namely Bhaghavathy Amman Temple, perched on the seashore, which is worth the visit.
4. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
On the heights of Himalayan Mountains, snow-capped, picturesque Manali is a magnificent destination for a honeymoon retreat. If you and your partner are adventurous, filled with energy, then reveal it here in Manali. This place is full of adventurous activities like river rafting, trekking, skiing, and a lot more. Or if you want to lay on the snow-capped mountains, then explore the Solang valley from the cozy warmth of a riverside cottage.
5. Kumarakom, Kerala
To dive into the Keralan tradition, Kumarakom is a spectacular place for honeymooners as one can spend their valuable time, cruising the enchanting backwaters in a traditional houseboat. The place is covered with lush, green banks; the scenery is nothing less than magical. Take pleasure in the sounds of water riding you calmly towards the coconut-tree lined shore, evoking a sense of conventional romance. You can also enjoy the best of Keralan cuisine in tandem!
6. Kodagu, Coorg, Karnataka
Kodagu is titled as the Scotland of India, but as the clouds spread out above the green, verdant, swirls of a coffee plantation that divulge itself as far more exotic. Respire in the scent of fresh and coffee and relax with your partner in the laid-back life of Coorg’s as you explore its sleepy plantations. Moreover, there are innumerable opportunities for ardent strolls due to the area’s rich birdlife and atmospheric teak and sandalwood forests.
7. Darjeeling (West Bengal)
As the name of this town invokes up the fragrant scent of tea leaves. Lying in the foothill of Himalayas, Darjeeling is the incredibly beautiful boasting curving rows of manicured tea plants elegantly shaping the hilled landscape into emerald-green waves. To experience its old-worn charm, plunge through the mist-covered mountains on the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
8. Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
To all the honeymooners, Puducherry is an amazing destination in Tamil Nadu. Its ancient colonial villas, and colorful leafy streets, everything influences the French revolution. This place, also known as the “Little Paris of India” as it certainly promotes some of the City of Love’s romantic charm. Take a walk along the beach promenade for panoramic views out over the Bay of Bengal.
9. The Jaisalmer desert, Rajasthan
Have you imagined a night under the stars with the love of your life? You can make that happen by exploring the Jaisalmer desert in Rajasthan. You can take a fluffy and enthralling Camel ride and see the heat reducing and sky shooting with millions of stars. This mysterious desert will surely entice as spending the night in a luxurious tent and relaxing in isolation will make you fall in love with this beautiful destination.
10. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
In the monsoon season, this white desert stretches a line between India and Pakistan is covered with water. As the water soaks in the summers, it converts into a barren landscape of pearlescent salt flats. Exploring this place during the Rann festival is truly exciting, which brings color, music, and crowds to the land. Apart from the crowd, the honeymooners can explore the white earth here, contrasting with the clear blue skies.
11. Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Known as blue-city for its famously cobalt-colored buildings, Jodhpur is undoubtedly a colorful and alluring city for the honeymooners. The city boasts the famous Mehrangarh fort built with red sandstones walls hovering at the top of the cliff. You can have a stay in heritage palaces within the fort’s walls as many palaces have been converted into five-star hotels and enjoy the city view from beautifully carved windows.
Covered with palm trees and white sand beaches overlooking the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep is known for its cluster of islands that make up this beautiful destination more amazing. It is the country’s only coral atoll, and being the part of the same marine mountain range of Maldives, the destination offers various snorkeling and diving opportunities. This will make you feel as you’re in a world, which makes it an ideal destination for honeymooners.
13. Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir
Srinagar is one of the popular honeymoon destinations in India for decades now. While a few areas of this place are affected by the violence, it still remains for the country “Heaven on earth.” Stay on a Gurkha houseboat on the Nagin Lake and cruise the water of the “Venice of the East.” Or you can take the Shikara ride in the water during the night and watch the cluster overhead.
14. Leh, Jammu, and Kashmir
Encircled by the snow-covered Himalayan, Leh is a great place for adventure lovers. There are numerous areas that offer stunning trekking opportunities along with mountain biking. But there are also some amazing places to explore, from the medieval Tibetan Leh Palace to the golden-roofed Karma Dupgyud Choeling Monastery and the more recent Shanti Stupa “peace pagoda” was inaugurated by Dalai Lama. The pagoda’s terrace is a mesmerizing place to watch the sunrise or to take part in a yoga session.
15. Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
Although it’s an offbeat destination, Mamallapuram is overflowing historic architecture that was carved in the seventh century. These impressive temples and sanctuaries are listed as UNESCO sites, and exploring these ruins and watching the sunsets is an amazing thing to enjoy.