When people speak of enjoying an Oriental honeymoon, it's not just about traveling to China or South East Asia. Though no one can deny the charming surprises the aforementioned destinations have for newlyweds; India is one country that one must seriously consider as a honeymoon destination. It is the jewel of the orient! Of course there are a large number of cities that are very cosmopolitan and modernized, there are unspoilt destinations just for couples and lovers.
Top honeymoon destinations in India include Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, Kerala, Goa, Lakshadweep, Darjeeling, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mahabaleshwar, and Nainital.
This South Indian state is a honeymooner's paradise. It has everything from dense forests, steep hills, tea gardens, spice plantations, backwaters, seascapes and wildlife reserves. Among the most romantic things that a couple can do is book a houseboat tour along the backwaters. Simply sail along picturesque locales; eat local cuisine and spend time together with only the stray bird for company. Sail past famous boat race locations, watch toddy tappers at work as you skim past a fishing hamlet and just enjoy the vast silent stretch.
For the wildlife lovers Kerala is home to quite a few wildlife sanctuaries. Among the popular ones the following definitely deserve a mention:
â‚¬ Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
â‚¬ Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
â‚¬ Aralam Wildlife reserve
Couples who love lush hills, quiet and beauty could choose to spend a holiday in any one of these lovely hills stations:
All the above mentioned destinations lie on the Western Ghats. Deep gorges, vast valleys, steep cliffs, mountain passes and misty mountain peaks, are signature Kerala. Couples can actually book exotic tree houses or homestays to get the real feel!
The historic city lies in the West and is an integral part of the state of Rajasthan. Since Rajasthan is more of a desert the people are even more colourful, lively and happy. Local customs spell regalia. Each and everything in this part of the world reflects its royal heritage. Udaipur is special. It is flanked by three lakes and surrounded by hills. It was founded by the valiant king MaharanaUdai Singh. The city extends a regal embrace to couples. There is a lot to see and do in this part of the world. To begin with you could book a royal suite in a heritage hotel; which was probably home to one of the local rajahs in the past! Decidedly one of the top honeymoon destinations in India.
Goa lies in the western part of the country. The tiny state is famous for its beaches, hills and coconut plantations. You'll feel the foreign influence during your stay in the city. It is very different from other parts of India. Explore the beaches, enjoy the historical sights and shop till you drop. Join a midnight beach party or explore the amazing tourist attractions.
These group of islands are a great favourite with couples who like peace and sheer natural beauty. Just imagined being marooned on an uninhabited island (of course with all the necessary food stock) with your lover!