4 Ultimate Honeymoon Places In India In Winter For Cosy Nights

Winter is a time of celebration and also a popular month of marriages in India. To celebrate the embarkation of this journey, they would want to initiate their session with matrimony by consummating their marriage during their honeymoon, and there is no dearth of honeymoon places in India in winter!

With the wealth of choices available to you in this vast, sprawling land, we had a tough time picking out some of the better ones. Browse through our selection of locales for some truly unforgettable winter honeymoon memories. We’ve thrown in a selection of warm destinations as well for those who don’t want to bring out the winter clothing; but have made sure to include a selection of colder destinations as well. Enjoy your beautiful winter beginning!

1. Kerala :


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There is no comprehensive list of honeymoon destinations in India that does not rank Kerala amongst its highest contenders. Offering beaches, backwaters, forests and mountains, this smorgasbord of experiences will leave your mouth hanging as you sip bewilderedly on a coconut. Lovers of ayurvedic spas will be delighted with the sheer wealth of options to choose from. The lushness of the surroundings, coupled with all the aromas of their delicious cuisine will leave you wanting more. Kerala just keeps giving you more and more, with tons of options as far as activities go. For the ultimate experience, go for a cruise on the backwaters and meander down the river all day and then crash in a floating house, where you’ll be greeted by the water lapping at your balcony rail.

2. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir :


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This beautiful north Indian destination has become the latest go-to place for adventurous couple, with numerous mountain biking activities and river rafting opportunities. A bit unconventional as far as normal honeymoon destinations go, Ladakh is a high altitude paradise, famous all over the world for its tranquil lakes that pepper the barren landscape. It is also one of the few places in the world where you can experience the sheer beauty of a high altitude desert. Nestled amidst majestic mountain ranges, Ladakh is also known by the moniker of Little Tibet. An almost surreal destination, it is also one of the safest places in India. Adorned with the ubiquitous monasteries, you can soak in the peace from the air in this magical landscape. All in all, the individual flavours of this elevated Eden combine to create the ideal romantic escape, and one of the best honeymoon places in India in winter.

3. Dalhousie :


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Ensconced in charm, Dalhousie is a winter paradise. Sitting prettily atop the Dauladhar Range, this city is beautiful throughout the year; but in winter it all turns fantastical. Imbued with a natural abundance of old-world appeal and the ambiance of the British Raj, this is a beautiful city for some lonely walk together. You can stay in one of the array of new, modern hotels that have come up on the Mall Road, or choose to go vintage and get waited on hand and foot in one of the old repurposed Victorian mansions; perhaps explore some of those Jane Austen fantasies that you might have had, ‘oh Mr. Darcy!’ indeed. The snow lets loose in January, and this is universally acknowledged as one of the best times to visit. The pristine white blanket of snow looks spectacular, but doesn’t really let you do much of anything. The recommendation for tourists at this time is to do nothing; curl up under a blanket together, with steaming mugs of hot chocolate, and do nothing.

4. Train Ride of Opulence – The Maharaja’s Express :


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While not technically a destination in and of itself, this train will take you on a magical journey to a bygone era of grandiose elegance that is coupled with opulence. The Maharaja’s Express, thought to be India’s reply to the Orient Express of the West, holds the accolade for being the World’s leading luxury train, and will have high odds in favour of you having one the most singular honeymoon experiences possible. Ride in the lap of luxury as you elegantly dash past the scenic terrain and travel through some of the finest tourist destinations in India. They offer 5 pan-Indian journeys, which include 2 tour itineraries that cover Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. Travel the length of India, absorbing the heritage as you tour, moving from the deserts of Rajasthan to the Western Ghats in Maharashtra. With two superb restaurants to choose from and an amazingly well-stocked bar, you won’t go missing for anything; that is if you somehow manage to miss the round-the-clock butler service that will cater to your every need.

The most basic room in this train has an attached bathroom with a shower, while the suites and higher boast of complete washrooms with an actual bathtub. In a train.

A bathtub, in a room with locked doors, that yet has the option of having a bottle of Chardonnay delivered to it, accompanied by some Lindt chocolates, in a moving train. Imagine the possibilities.