13 Honeymoon Destinations In India In May. Explore.

If you’re an Indian or have stayed in India you know how hot summers can get. Save for the lucky extremities of the country, everywhere else is just cooking. It’s hot, hot, hot and there is no respite. We’re quite sure productivity and office hours increase for workplaces that offer a strong air conditioning. But, we digress.

Turns out, it’s not the extremities that are cooler. There are a number of honeymoon destinations in India in May that make for an excellent cozy escape for couples looking to have a good time whether it’s by the pool with their shades on, or going scuba diving or cruising over breathtaking backwaters or just going about their thing and pausing every now and then to notice the breathtaking sights.

Whatever it is that you have envisaged, you are covered. These are your options for honeymoon destinations in India in May, the haunt of summer easterlies and Trade winds:

1. Shillong, Meghalaya

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It may seem a bit silly of us to say there were options within the mainline and then recommend the North-East as our first option, but we’re just to help you make the right decision and nothing else, and our first pick isn’t one to merely discount at a glance. Within a reasonable budget, the discerning couple can take in a number of breathtaking sights that have largely been untouched by civilisation. The crisp air, the quaint hill station, the easy trip to nearby Cherrapunji are all good reasons to give this option a good, solid thought.

*Click here for more. You can also check out the official website of Meghalaya Tourism here.

2. Nainital, Uttarakhand

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Also known as the nature lovers’ honeymoon destination, a trip to Nainital is bliss for those looking to lay back and just take it easy surrounded by picturesque scenery. A comfortable stay and plenty of lakes and peaks to keep the adventure enthusiast in you busy, Nainital can be the backdrop to one of the most relaxing and memorable time of your lives. Almora and Kausani offer nearby adventure for those so inclined.

*Tour packages available here.

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3. Coorg, Karnataka

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Officially Kodagu, Coorg is a little treasure tucked away in the south of India that offers up some spectacular honeymooning options for couples looking make their way around lazy hills, maybe put their trekking shoes on, and definitely look at and admire all of the beautiful sights on display. The plantations on display are a sight in themselves. You’ve got plenty of spas, restaurants and even a National Park to keep you occupied as well.

A quick search on the web will give you lot of options to choose from. Look out for exclusive resorts offering honeymoon packages.

4. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

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Another southern gem, Udhagamandalam or Ooty is one of the most resplendent hill stations one could hope to holiday in within India, and as such makes for an overall knockout on our list of honeymoon destinations in India in May. What’s in store? Try old English architecture, narrow lanes, pine trees and a toy train – romantic ride on one of the most romantic honeymoons one could hope for in this idyllic old-world town.

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5. The Lakshadweep Islands

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Sticking to our southern theme for the moment, the Lakshadweep islands may not be the closest options, but that really shouldn’t matter to many people, and if you’re one of those, then here’s what you can have – soft sand, summer surf, and sapphire lagoons. And the sun, of course. But no need to worry, there are plenty of coconut palms to take refuge under with a glass of Sangria by your side. And later on, have a look at the corals too.

Lakshadweep ranks one of the absolute best honeymoon destinations in India in May, and globally.

*For all the details and packages, click here. A quick search on Google will throw up many other options for you to choose from.

6. Darjeeling, West Bengal

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Darjeeling is worth visiting for just for the jaw-dropping view of Kanchenjunga that is on offer, but there’s a lot more to do there for sure. Darjeeling has gotten a bit of stick in recent times for being altogether too touristy, if there were such a thing, but that is offset by just a little planning and registering with the right vendor. Excellent food, party atmosphere, relaxing sights and plenty of culture await in Darjeeling.

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7. Gangtok, Sikkim

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Cosy, and amongst idyllic setting, Sikkim is the perfect destination for those looking to avoid the bustle of everyday life. A number of wonderful resorts and hotels await with incredible views and delicious cuisines on offer. The presence of a number of old-world shrines and stupas, as well as monasteries offer a unique cultural addition to the honeymooner. The local bazaar is full of vibrance and colour, and the sights are well, breathtaking.

*Honeymoon packages, here.

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8. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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It would be an incomplete list of best honeymoon destinations in India in May, if it didn’t feature one of the best options available to the honeymooner – the classic Manali. Situated among gorgeous hills, Manali not only has some of the best sights on offer, but some of the best activities too, with a number of both exciting and relaxing options like river rafting, boating, a trip to Rohtang Pass, visiting Old Manali to take in some culture and even relaxing by Bhrigu lake. Manali has a number of excellent places where the comfortable and cosy stay will complement your overall experience – a once in a lifetime one at that.

9. Kerala, God’s Own Country

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So much of Kerala offers such a variety of things to do, and so much resplendent beauty, that it’s hard to pin down only one place in Kerala as being worthy of hosting your beautiful honeymoon. The fact is that Kerala offers places like Munnar, where lush rolling green hills are studded with tea and coffee plantations as far as at the eye can see, and a crisp mountain air, but not just that. The beaches at Kovalam are some of the best spots to set up camp next to, and have yourself an outstanding honeymoon packed with plenty of fun and adventure. The backwater at Alleppey are legendary in their own right, with Kumarakom also gaining fast notoriety as a stellar location. The choice is yours, the decisions are all worth the experience.

*For more information, check out the official website of Kerala Tourism.

10. Leh, Ladakh

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Kashmir in itself is an idyllic paradise, but the little section of Leh in Ladakh offers up sights like no other. A rustic option for those looking at a more hands-on honeymoon, Ladakh offers rocky cliffs, sky-high lakes and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. If being alone and amidst some of the best sights on offer by nature sound like the perfect getaway to the both of you, then you could do much worse than jet off for Leh, and book yourself a Royal Enfield while you’re about it. A number of stupas, the Leh palace and a few gorgeous trekking trails, among a host of other attractions are also definitely worth looking into.

*More information, here.

11. The Andamans

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If you’ve ever seen the travel ads for Tourism Australia, you get a good idea of what the Andamans are about, without the Kangaroos and the Australian Open, of course. Jokes aside, crystal clear waters along with untouched (read, pristine) lands await you on your trip to the Andamans. The weather is excellent, the resorts and good food plentiful, and the scuba diving is something else. Wait ’til you catch a glimpse of the colourful coral reefs. Or you could just chill at the beach, if that’s your thing. Either way, the Andamans are an option like no other, and definitely one you should consider.

*More information, here.

12. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

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It’s not a hub for expats just for nothing. With picturesque scenery, good weather all round the year and a host of cultural activities and establishments to get into, Kodaikanal is one of the best locations for a honeymoon when it comes to South, or indeed any part of India. The huge lake in the middle has a bustling market that is surrounded by quaint English style houses and narrow lanes that lead to some truly outstanding eating establishments. The views are plentiful and the end result, most romantic.

*Packages available here.

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13. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Fans will say that we left the best for last, and they might indeed be correct. Nestled in the Himalayas, Shimla is a land where the bright shopping market extends past one crevasse, which is accessible only through cable car. Initially, the British used Shimla as a refuge from the sweltering heat of Delhi and the architecture still prevails, adding a most picturesque setting. Cedar and Oak forests abound, there is no shortage of places to eat or things to do in Shimla, but you can be just as well off nestled together with a bottle of wine and taking in the sights.

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So there you have it, that’s our round up of the best honeymoon places in India in the sweltering month of May. Let us know if we’ve left out any place and we will be happy to add it to our list.

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