No Lies: 10 Stunning Honeymoon Places in India in July

The season of monsoon weddings is here! Weddings are always enjoyable, but sometimes they can be a bit stressful; it is patently obvious why all that the bride and groom are looking forward to at the end is a quiet and relaxing time with each other to open the newest chapter of their lives together. When the clouds gather, and the rains soak everything, and you’re sharing a single umbrella with your better-half, you can make it more romantic than the iconic image of Raj Kapoor and Nargis together! Here are some amazing honeymoon places in India in July for that monsoon honeymoon that, like your partner, you can’t say no to!

1. Coorg:


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Popularly called the “Scotland of India”, Coorg is one of the most greenest and picturesque locations in India with its many tea plantations and vast forests. It has a beautiful, yet distinctive geography; replete with gushing waterfalls, rippling streams and racing rivers, it is incontrovertibly one of the best honeymoon places in India in July.

2. Shimla:


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One of the many jewels adorning the foothills of the Himalayan range, Shimla is a popular tourist destination for most parts of the year. The Kalka-Shimla Railway, established in 1903, is one of the earliest engineering achievements of the British Raj, who paved the way to their ‘summer capital’. Also known for its handicrafts and gorgeous locales, Shimla is a no-brainer as a destination for honeymooners.

3. Sikkim:


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With destinations like the lovely Yumthang Valley, the stunning Gurudongmar Lake, and monasteries and other places, Sikkim is like an intricately beautiful dream. Whether it is to enjoy the view of Kanchenchunga or wade through one of the clear streams in the green valleys, Sikkim is the way to go for an amazingly unforgettable honeymoon.

4. Mahabaleshwar:


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One of the oldest honeymoon destinations, Mahabaleshwar continues to receive a host of newly married every year seeking to enjoy the green locales as seen from the Kates Point, on the famous Dhom Lake. Other places to visit include the Pratapgad Fort, Panchganga river and Venna Lakes, that will surely leave lasting memories with any visiting honeymooners.

5. Lakshadweep:


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Away from the maddening mainland, Lakshadweep is a quiet and picturesque island with fishing communities who depend extensively on the sea for their sustenance. This reverence is seen in the way the pristine beaches are maintained. Walking with your partner hand in hand along the beach with waves hugging your feet will surely be ‘a walk to remember’, making Lakshadweep a worthy addition to our, or any other list of the best honeymoon places in India in July.

6. Pahalgam:


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Pahalgam is one of those places that you cannot erase from your mind once absorbed. Such is the beauty of this little town in Jammu & Kashmir, complete with the quiet Sheshnaag Lake, the stunning Lidder River and the lusciously green Betaab Valley. It is definitely the honeymooners’ jackpot!

7. Chamba:


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One of the many jewels of the Himachal region, Chamba is a haven for honeymooners. Sketched with green grazing meadows visited by the Gaddi villagers (semi-nomadic shepherds), valleys for trekking, and amazing landscape of the hills, Chamba is a place like no other.

8. Kullu-Mannali:


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The open Valley between Manali and Largi, Kullu is what makes you describe a honeymoon destination as “delicious”! Famous for its unconquerable beauty and magnificent hills, the Kullu-Manali region is rich with the Pine and Deodar Forests to snap-capture some great honeymoon pics!

9. Kasauli:


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The tiny cantonment town of Kasauli is infused with a culture that is reminiscent of the British times, and is widely considered the pride of Himachal Pradesh. The changing skies seen from the Sunset Point, the shopper’s paradise at the Mall road, all basking in peaceful and foggy mountain-views, Kasauli in all its beauty is the ultimate honeymoon destination for a couple.

10. Alappuzha:


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Living up to the name of “God’s Own Country”, Alappuzha or Aleppey is an emissary of the lush greenery and scenic backwaters that are unique to Kerala. Complete with luxurious house-boats cruising the backwaters, canoes in the town canals, religious structures like the Mar Sleeva Forane Church, Mullakkal Devi Temple, and deliciously mouth-watering coastal cuisine, there is no reason to keep the honeymoon couple away from this amazing location.