5 Top Honeymoon Spots In India For Couples Who Hate Beaches

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Beach destinations in India have long been considered as top spots for honeymooning couples. But if you would like to opt for a hatke destination and experience something unique, India has myriad options for you to choose from. Here are top 5 picks for top honeymoon spots in India for all those couples who are not exactly excited by the prospect of heading to the beach for their honeymoon.

1.      Rajasthan:

This is one place that is synonymous with royalty, history, magnificent forts and palaces and of course, the vast desert. If both of you would like to experience Rajasthan thanks to its many palaces, brightly coloured markets and the romantic desert sands, then you can take your pick from one of the cities which the state is famous for – Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur or Jodhpur.  While you are there, don’t forget to sample its delicious cuisine and load up those shopping bags.

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2.      Leh-Ladakh:

If the two of you fancy a honeymoon filled with adventure, stunning landscapes and mountains, then consider Leh-Ladakh as one of your options. Besides an abundance of natural beauty thanks to its rugged terrain, you can try trekking, rafting, motorcycling and you will get to look at Buddhist monasteries and their culture up close. Given that you have embarked on a new adventure together; this is sure to make for a fantastic start.

3.      Srinagar:

A lot of people still remember Shammi Kapoor serenading a coy Sharmila Tagore in a shikara on the Dal Lake! We have seen some recent movies show case Kashmir’s breath-taking beauty as well. Considered one of India’s most picturesque places, Srinagar has plenty to offer from a houseboat stay to apple orchards and gardens. If you are visiting from a warmer place, pick the cooler months of the year so you can enjoy the snow in Gulmarg, which is not too far from Srinagar.

4.      Ooty:

Looking for some quiet after all those hectic pre-wedding and wedding weeks? Head to the hills and Ooty. Nestled in the Nilgiris, this hill station with it’s year around pleasant climate is a very popular destination amongst honeymooners. You can either visit one of the many lush gardens or verdant parks that Ooty boasts of. Make sure to go on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a railway line at an elevation of 2000 feet so you can see Ooty in all it’s splendour.

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5.      Shillong:

A must visit place for those of you who love nature, Shillong with its winding roads, marvellous waterfalls and quaint architecture is a top honeymoon spot in India. Besides being able to indulge in trekking and adventure sports, it has great restaurants and a nice nightlife too. Cherrapunji about 30 odd kilometres away and considered the wettest place in India is worth a visit too while you are in Shillong.

So if you have decided to forgo the beach for your honeymoon, we hope these 5 top honeymoon spots in India help you pick another memorable place!

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