10 Best Honeymoon Places This Winter: A December To Remember

The wedding buzz is over, the crowd has receded, and it is time for the honeymooners to make a move and start their lives together already! Although Incredible India may have become a cliché, India is resplendent with little nooks for the new couple to cosy up together and make memories to be cherished and shared. If you’re planning your honeymoon in winter, here are ten of the best and most romantic honeymoon places in India in December!

1. Kerala

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Yes. “God’s own country” welcomes the newly married into its bosom. With lush green surroundings and whispering backwaters, the land of elephants is replete with all things that would give honeymooners a time both enjoyable and memorable. Houseboats in Kuttanad complete with rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and dining areas, are outfitted with all the luxurious relaxation that anybody would crave for. The Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary and Silent Valley are for the adventurous couple waiting to share their adrenaline-filled experience with each other. A visit to Kovalam would complete the tour with relaxing Ayurvedic spas, revitalising sun baths and a cruise through the luscious backwaters – a fitting end to the perfect honeymoon.

2. Goa

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This beach-studded surprise is an inexhaustible vacay zone. The Baga, Agonda and a whole other array of beaches are the gems of this wonderful little Union Territory; I hear from the little birdies that Mandrem is thesecluded beach with the much needed and desired privacy for fledgling couples. The clear waters are home for adventure-seeking honeymooners as they host many adventure water-sports like Wind surfing, Paragliding, and never-ending fun on water-scooters! Apart from adventure sports, other must-see places in Goa include the renowned Basilica of Bom Jesus, a great historical monument and also the famous Salim Ali bird Sanctuary. Still not convinced? You can drink your bodies away into bliss, and enjoy some the excellent food culture that marks Goa as being different from all the other coastal treasures in India. Surely one of the classic honeymoon places in India in December.

3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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If there were a Billboard All-Time Top Ten for honeymoon destinations in India, we know that the cluster of the Andaman and Nicobar islands would make the list every single time. An all time favourite amongst foreign tourists as well, this archipelago offers many a number of places to see for their aesthetic beauty and historical importance. You can go canoeing in the clear waters of the Andaman sea, snorkelling at the Jolly Buoy beach, gaze in rapture at the moving light-and-sound show at the cellular jail, and enjoy long, lingering evening walks at Chidiya Tapu. There are many activities for the honeymooners to bond over in this mesmerizing group of islands.

4. Kodaikanal

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Moving away from the coast to the hills; replete with wonderful trek-routes, scenic lakes and picturesque valleys, the quiet and beautiful hill town of Kodaikanal is a haven for honeymooners in winter. The equivalent of the Alps in the South of India, this area is home to the rare Kurunji flower that blooms once in 12 years. Whether it is trekking through the Coaker’s Walk for a glance at the picturesque locales, or enjoying the floral diversity in the Bryant Park and the Chettiyar Park, the breath-taking beauty of trekking through the Pine forests or boating in the scenic Kodai Lake will win you thrice over. This is the place for the ultimate cosy honeymoon that you just won’t get enough of.

5. Nainital

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The gem of Uttarakhand that adorns the foothills of the Kumaon Range, Nainital is resplendent in terms of scenic beauty and provides its visitors with an encriching cultural experience. Apart from being a diorama of picturesque surroundings, the many lakes like the Sattal or Bhimtal lakes are also in the must-see list of places in Nainital. Be it canoeing or yachting in the Naini lake, or enjoying the view of mountains adorned with pure snow from the Naina Peak, honeymooners can be assured of making more than cherishable memories.

6. Darjeeling

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Darjeeling might just be one of the cosiest options for the honeymoon couple seeking for an escape after a winter wedding. Complete with its vast tea estates and enjoyable climate, Darjeeling is full of surprises like the Tiger Hill from which you can absorb the view of Mt. Kanchenchunga during sunrise, and the fascinating steam train dearly called the “Toy Train” which will take you around for that first one of a kind joy ride with your partner. Ultimately, Darjeeling is one of the best honeymoon places in India in December, so make sure to visit and kick start your married life!

7. Mysore

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For a complete package of flora and fauna, and celebration of culture and history, there is no place more ideal for a break from the din of marriage than a visit to Mysore, the jewel of Karnataka. The well renowned Mysore Palace is a marvel to see at night with all the bright lights that accentuate the wonderful structures against the night sky. The stunning beauty and peace of the Brindavan Gardens, the pristine lakes of Karanji and Kukkarahalli, and most importantly the Krishna Raja Sagara; temples, monasteries, markets and museums – you’ll not want to pack your bags at the end of a honeymoon in Mysore!

8. Kutch

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The largest district in all of India, Kutch is the most prized posession of the beautiful and colourful land of Gujarat. For the couple that loves and enjoys travelling and bird watching, the Rann of Kutch is the ultimate destination with its famous flamingos, and other desert fauna. The village of Nakhatrana is also an excellent choice for bird watching, and for its famous Dabeli snack. The White Desert, the Bhuj region, and many other locales offer not only rich cultural diversity but also many markets that offer bangles, tote-bags and many other attractive and indigenous products that you just have to take home. Pack your bags honeymooners, and remember to have an extra bag! Get ready to indulge yourselves!

9 Rajasthan

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If you had a wedding that made you feel regal, you can wade in the feeling longer with a honeymoon trip to Rajasthan, especially during winter. The rustic havelis of Jaipur, and temple roads and narrow streets with little souks will have many memories to give you (not to mention the selfies!). You cannot miss out on Jaipur— the Pink City— and Jodhpur for the many forts like Amer, Jaigarh, Jantar Mantar, the Mehrangarh and Jaswant Thada. Mix it up with the camel and elephant rides, and catch the Rann Utsav if you can for a most memorable trip to mark the beginning of your married life.

10. Jammu and Kashmir

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The crown of India may have seen a great part of our Nation’s bitter-sweet history, but it’s beauty is ever-increasing and inspiring to say the least. A popular tourist destination for people within and outside India, J&K makes for an amazing honeymoon destination. The lush valleys of Srinagar, “Srinagar’s Jewel” the beautiful and famous Dal lake with its incredible flora, and trekking towards Ladakh, make it one of the most amazing places to visit in India – J&K has it all. Upon a single visit you know Shammi Kapoor was addressing Jammu & Kashmir and not Sharmila Tagore when he sang “Tareef karoon kya uski jisne tumhe banaya”!

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