A lot of people say India is many countries within a country. Reason being every state offers a difference experience. So if you are wondering what are the best honeymoon places in India, then the it depends upon how kind of experience you are looking at. Some of the options are:
- Religious trip with a mix of the above
What place to shortlist also depends upon when you are travelling and your budget and the weather at that time. If you like beaches, Goa is an obvious choice. But remember that Goa is considered off season during summer (April to June) and rainy season (July to September). That means prices will be high from October to March and lower from April to September. Goa is also a good choice if you like to party or want a lot of activities like water sports, casino, city tour etc.
There are other well known beaches like Gokarna in Karnataka. May people in south India know about this place but for the rest of India, not many people would have heard the name. If you are looking for a quiet beach holiday, you should definitely try Gokarna. The other very popular beach holiday is Andaman and Nicobar islands. You could visit Havelock, Neil island and Port blair. Radha nagar beach in Havelock is very popular. Similarly there is Digha beach in the north east which is worth a try.
If you like mountains and hills, and want to enjoy the weather, there are many good options. Some of the popular places in North India are Manali, Dalhousie, Auli, Shimla etc. In West India, you have Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala among others. In South India, we have Coorg, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Ooty among others. In the east India, you have Gangtok, Darjeeling as the most popular ones. One thing to remember is avoid South India mountains if you are planning to travel in summer (April to June) as it will be very hot. In the Summer season, you could consider North India or East India mountains to enjoy the weather.
If you are looking to visit a temple to take blessings before you start the tour, then you could explore nearby places. For e.g. if you are visiting a temple in Rajasthan, then you could club it with Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur.
So my pick for the best places to visit in India for honeymoon are:
Summer season (April to June):
- Beach – Goa/
- Mountain – Manali/Dalhousie/Auli
Rainy Season (July to September):
- Beaches – Best avoided
- Mountain – Coorg/Munnar/Mahabaleshwar/Kashmir/Darjeeling/Gangtok
Winter Season (October to March):
- Beaches – Goa/Gokarna/Digha
- Mountain – All mountain destinations in India. You can pick any based on your budget
You can also get some ideas on https://www.tripdarwin.com/tripIdeasList