India is blessed with some of the most beautiful cities that proudly showcase its scenic locales, progressive scale, and rich heritage. And amongst those cities lie some of the most romantic honeymoon destinations – where the aura itself is filled with nothing but love!
It is a known fact that the winter season is indeed the wedding season in India. Now while the season may be perfect to let the warmth of romance take over, a big challenge that newlywed couples face is picking a honeymoon destination! A part of this dilemma is the fact that some cities are not really suitable for winter honeymoons. Generally, hill stations are considered to be picture-perfect settings for romantic getaways! But, some hilly areas experience extreme winters where even locals find it difficult to bear the temperature.
But, we are not here to rain on your parade. Instead, let’s flip the coin and tell you about the winter honeymoon destinations in India that can save the day: –
1. Las Vegas of India – Goa
Wait, what?! How is Goa a good honeymoon destination in winter? Visualize this – the mesmeric beauty of the beaches, romantic walks under the moonlight, and candlelight dinners…
Goa experiences pleasant weather during winters, especially during December, when the feel of Christmas makes the ambience even more jolly and amazing. It is with good reason that Goa makes its way to almost all the honeymoon packages in India.
If you are planning to experience the happening nightlife, you can visit places like SinQ, Café Cabana, Ozran, Baga, and Calangute Beach in North Goa. And if you want to soak in the quiet and mesmeric beauty of the beaches with your loved one, South Goa is your place; St. Jacinto Island is a must-visit place in South Goa.
Looking for something even more secluded? Not many know that Goa offers a small island named Charao Islands situated in the periphery of River Mandovi. You can explore the mangroves as well as spot purple herons, and other such birds by kayak or dug-out canoe.
2. Soak in the Royalty at Rajasthan
‘Padharo mhare desh’ – this tagline rightly suits the royal state of India. Rajasthan is one of the best winter honeymoon destinations for newlywed couples. Personified by its historic monuments, marvellous palaces, placid lakes, and, of course, the delicious Rajasthani cuisine – this state will leave you enchanted. If you want to experience the feel of how the kings and queens of Rajasthan led their lives, you have Jaipur to transport you to that world. If serenity is your thing, a little further lies Udaipur, the perfect place for a winter honeymoon. Udaipur has earned its reputation as the ‘city of lakes’ owing to immensely popular lakes like Pichola, Fateh Sagar, Rajsamand, and Udaisagar, among others. You can’t get more romantic than being in a boat under the moonlight?!
And if even that doesn’t pique your interest, then how about a candlelight dinner in the desert? Complete your winter honeymoon in the royal state with a visit to Jaisalmer for a romantic dinner, camel safari, and obviously the sand dunes.
3. Spectacular South India
The South of India is a treasure trove of warm winter honeymoon destinations. The Carnatic region of India offers a number of hill stations wherein you can enjoy the wintry feels of Kashmir – minus the snow. The weather during winter is very pleasant, thus affording you the perfect setting to have a romantic time with your spouse amidst the tranquil green-clad ambience.
One of the most famous warm winter honeymoon destinations in South India is Ooty. Surrounded by lush green trees, this place is a perfect destination for newlywed couples to spend some quality time. Having said this, there’s another beautiful hill station where you can be sure of having an amazing time; Coorg. Known to be the “Scotland of India”, Coorg is a brilliant winter honeymoon destination in India to head out to. This beautiful town is known for its natural aura, pleasant weather, adventurous activities, and a number of beautiful places to visit. Having said this, Wayanad, Munnar, and Kochi in Kerala are some of the other places for your winter honeymoon.
4. The Islands of India
Last but not least are the islands that dazzle with white sandy beaches and blue waters. To start with, you have Andaman & Nicobar Islands that has got to be one of the hottest winter honeymoon destinations in India. The island offers many fun activities like kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, to name some. On the other side of the spectrum is the Lakshadweep Islands. With beauties like Minicoy, Bangaram, and Kavaratti to its name, Lakshadweep is a winter honeymoon destination unlike any other; it’s a place where the ambience adds to the magic of romance!
The bliss of marital union is incomparable – it is enriching and absolute. Start it on a beautiful note with these winter honeymoon places in India. There’s nothing quite fulfilling as the experience of travelling with the one you love.