Planning your dream honeymoon within a tight budget can be a difficult task. And with the wedding season starting soon, a lot of couples must be brainstorming on selecting a great honeymoon destination to make this time of their life a memorable one.
Taking care of your budget, here we bring you a list of 10 places in India, which can be perfect for your budget honeymoon.
Whenever there is a mention of offbeat places, Coorg comes on the top. Located near Bengaluru, Coorg’s hilly retreat, coffee plantations, sizzling waterfalls and enchanting hills make it for a perfect honeymoon destination. A five-day stay in Coorg will satiate your soul here.
How to get there: The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport, which is exactly 160 kilometers away from Coorg, while the nearest railway station is 120 kilometers away. There is also a bus service, which connects Coorg to the nearby cities of Karnataka.
Your stay: Coorg has innumerable options for luxurious hotels but if you are someone who likes homestays, then Silver Brook Estate Homestay is apt for you. You can also opt for the 5-star hotel- Hotel Le Coorg, which provides you with a luxurious stay.
Cost per day: ₹ 5000 (Approximately)
Major Attractions (These places are all scenic beauties and are free of cost).
There is no dearth of scenic and beautiful places to visit in Coorg. We bring you the 4 best places you should not miss in Coorg:
A) Abbey Falls
Abbey Falls makes for one of the most popular places to visit in Coorg. Located around 6 km away from the town of Madikeri, the waterfall is located between various coffee plantations and spice estates. Enjoy the gushing beauty where the Cauvery river cascades down a rock face, turning into the falls.
B) Dubare Elephant Camp
For people who love animals, Dubare Elephant Camp is the perfect place to visit. With over 150 elephants, the camp offers a great chance to get to know these enchanting creatures. Watch the elephants being given a bath, fed and trained by mahouts. In addition, take a coracle ride on the river Cauvery and spot a crocodile, wild dog, sloth bear and peacocks.
C) Iruppu Falls
Of all the tourist places in Coorg, Iruppu waterfall is one of the most popular and the most romantic one. The picturesque view of the ferns in the midst of the falls will add spark to the initial phase of your love story.
D) Raja’s Seat
A popular sunset point, it provides a breathtaking view of the green valley and the surrounding hills. It is also surrounded by a beautiful garden of seasonal flowers and musical fountains.
To rejuvenate your body and soul after the tiring wedding ceremonies, a couple should definitely visit Hampi. Located near the banks of Tungabhadra, Hampi is a UNESCO listed world heritage site. You can easily cover Hampi in just 4 days. Here is how:
How to get there- Bengaluru International Airport is the nearest airport, while Hubli and Belgaum airports are the nearest domestic airports. It is advisable to avoid train journeys.
Your stay: Heritage Resort offers you luxury rooms with all the necessary facilities. Its exquisite poolside will offer you the tranquility you require during your stay.
Cost per day: ₹ 5000 (Approximately)
A) Queen’s Bath
A royal bathing complex, Queen’s Bath is the place for all history buffs. The ruins of Queen’s Bath take you down the memory lane as soon as you lay your eyes on its architectural beauty.
B) Hampi Bazaar
Located on the foothill of Matanga Hill, Hampi Bazaar is one of the popular Hampi's sightseeing places. It is an ancient street stretching over a kilometer and lined with the ruins of pavilions. Hampi Bazaar has a number of shops for artifacts and antiques. Shop your heart out in this bazaar.
C) Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex
Hemakuta Hill is a wonderful place lined by a number of Hindu temples, ruins of fortified walls, and broken pathways. Mula Virupaksha Temple in Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex is one of the most prominent places to visit in Hampi.
Kodaikanal is known for its charming & cozy surroundings of oak & pine trees and romantic weather. Perched on the upper slopes of Palani Hills, this is a wonderful paradise for the newlyweds. A 3 day stay in this blissful hill station is all you need to de-stress after your wedding.
How to get there: The nearest airport is Madurai International Airport, after which you will have to book a cab. The nearest railway station is Coimbatore junction.
Your stay: Kodai Resort Hotel offers a breathtakingly beautiful view and a leisurely walk in the lawns of the resort. The Carlton is one of the topmost luxury hotels for a perfect romantic stay.
Cost per day: ₹ 5000 (Approximately)
A) Kodai Lake
Kodai Lake is a must-visit place in Kodaikanal. Its soothing and serene environment would make you not want to go back. The lake is star-shaped and you can take a row boat or pedal boat to explore it.
B) Coaker's Walk
Coaker's Walk is one place you must visit when in Kodaikanal. It is a 1-kilometer long pathway constructed on the slopes of a hillock and is one of the most serene places you will ever visit in India. The kilometer-long walk provides the most picturesque views of the hills and a rare phenomenon, where your shadow is cast on the clouds that envelop the area called ‘Brocken Spectre’, can be witnessed.
C) Dolphin's Nose
A popular trekking spot in Kodaikanal, Dolphin’s Nose is a rock which projects over a wide chasm, which is approximately 2,000 meters deep. Its peculiar shape is the reason behind the name and one can witness the most breathtaking view of the Western Ghats from here.
McLeodganj and Dharamshala offer the best natural splendour and are considered as two of the trendiest honeymoon places in north India. McLeodganj is 9 km upslope of Dharamshala. Both the places offer solemn delight and invigorating sensation as you fly high. McLeodganj and Dharamshala together can be covered in 4 days.
How to get there- The nearest airport is Kangra Airport, 13 km from the town. Pathankot, located 85 km from Dharamshala, is the closest railway station.
Your stay: Fortune Park Moksha, a unit of ITC Hotels, is located in Dharamshala. Opt for the hotel for a luxurious stay combined with comfort.
Cost per day: ₹ 7000 (Approximately)
A) Tse Chokling Gompa
It is a monastery hidden away in McLeodganj and not many people know about it. It was built in the year 1987 to replace the original Tse Chokling Gompa in Tibet that was destroyed by the Chinese as a part of their cultural revolution in Tibet. It has stunning shrines of Buddha in Sakyamuni form and is an important monastery for Tibetans.
B) Tsung La Khang
It is home to a famous monastery known as Namgyal Monastery, along with many other shrines. One of the shrines houses the golden statue of Buddha, and stands adjacent to the Dalai Lama’s residential quarters. You will find monks, nuns, lamas, and tourists flocking the place in a large number.
C) Bhagsu Waterfall
The 500-meter long cascading waterfall is a beauty you’d admire for hours to end. Hiking trips are a delight in these rocky enclosures, and the view that you will get upon spotting the beautiful falls is something you wouldn’t want to miss.
Honeymoon in Kashmir is a dream come true for those who want to see paradise on earth. Some very beautiful places in Kashmir make it one of the most invigorating honeymoon destinations in North India. This beauty deserves at least a 3 days stay to witness the enchanting atmosphere.
How to reach - Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport and is accessible from anywhere in India. Udhampur (230 km from Srinagar) is the nearest railway station.
Your stay- Offering a perfect blend of luxurious rooms and suites with picture-perfect views, The Vintage Gulmarg is for those couples looking for pleasure, exclusivity and relaxation.
Cost per day: ₹ 9000 (Approximately)
Famously known as the ‘Meadow Of Flowers’, Gulmarg is a treat for the eyes with its spread of vibrant flowers against snow-capped mountains as the background.
Sonamarg, as the name suggests, is known as the ‘Meadow of Gold’. An endless stream of stunning flowers and undulated trekking routes are its major attractions. Sonamarg has to be on every visitor's list of places-to-visit in Kashmir for its mesmerising aura and breathtaking views.
Tranquility and serenity are the other names of Pahalgam! This tiny town is known to suck out all the stress of every visitor. This hilly region is famous for its coniferous forests.
Hip beaches, dazzling nightlife, great shopping and an international atmosphere; Goa is always a good idea for couples who want to have an action-packed honeymoon in a happening ambience and North Goa is the best pick. For couples who want a calm and tranquil beach experience, choose a resort in South Goa and you’ll never be disappointed. A good 5 day stay in Goa will take away all your worries.
How to reach- You can take a flight to the Goa airport.
Your stay: The Lalit Resort, The Leela, Taj Hotel and W Hotel are one of the best hotels in Goa.
Cost per day: ₹ 10,000 (Approximately)
A) Aguada Fort
A well-preserved 17-century Portuguese fort, Fort Aguada is located on the Sinquerim Beach in North Goa. Built as the chief defense for the Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas, it was the most prized and crucial fort of the Portuguese era.
B) Dudhsagar Falls
Literally meaning 'a sea of milk', Dudhsagar Falls is a 4-tiered waterfall, known as the 4th tallest waterfall in India. Located at a distance of 46 km from Madgaon, the fall appears spectacular during the monsoons after been fed by the rains.
C) Ashwem Beach
For those looking for some serenity in Goa, Ashwem beach is kind of an oasis. Located in North Goa, around 10 miles away from Anjuna beach, this beach is quite opposite to what the other crowded beaches in North Goa like Baga or Calangute are.
If it is solemn happiness and some intimate time amid breathtaking scenic splendour that the couples are looking for, Lakshadweep is the place to be. Surrounded by quaint islands, sun-kissed beaches, and crystal clear lagoons, this picture-perfect island is an abode of sheer romance. The tropical climate is just perfect throughout the year. A 4 day stay in Lakshadweep is ideal for your honeymoon.
How to reach: Flights from Cochin International Airport fly daily to Agatti Aerodrome. Moreover, one can also reach Lakshadweep from Kochi in passenger ships like MV Amindivi, MV Arabian Sea, MV Bharat Seema, MV Dweep Setu, MV Kavaratti, MV Lakshadweep Sea, and MV Minicoy.
Your stay: Agatti Island Beach Resort, Kadmat Beach Resort of Lakshadweep, Coral Beach Resort, and Minicoy Resort, are a few options out of all the luxurious hotels in Lakshwadeep.
Cost per day: ₹ 8,000 (Approximately)
Also known as Cardamom island, the Kadmat Island is located on a coral reef and is known for its shallow shores that are rich in marine life. The huge lagoon located towards the west of the island makes it a popular tourist destination.
Known for its coral reefs, Bangaram is one of the most visited islands in Lakshadweep. Bangaram is known to be the only island where consumption of liquor is allowed. It is close to Agatti Aerodrome where regular flights to Kochi can be availed. Bangaram is also famous for its clean and calm beaches.
C) Agatti Island
With a majority of Muslim population, the Island is said to have been visited by Arabian traveller Ibn Battuta. The island, unlike the others, isn’t easily accessible as one would need to obtain a special permit from the administration, which is granted only to those visitors who have a confirmed place to stay.
If you are looking for an offbeat honeymoon place in India, pick Jaisalmer as your romantic retreat. Be it the stunning forts, the vintage havelis, or the exhilarating desert camps & desert safari, the place offers every ingredient for a perfect, unconventional honeymoon. Explore the culture of India here.
How to reach: Jaisalmer has its own railhead and airport.
Your stay- To feel closer to the land of culture, Hotel Rang Mahal offers you the best-in-class services in the most traditional way.
Cost per day: ₹ 6,000 (Approximately)
A) Camel Safari
Being in the city of shifting sand dunes, you can’t escape the saddle journey. A bumpy ride on a camel in the Thar Desert is one of the exciting things to do in Jaisalmer.
B) Sam Sand Dunes
Approximately 42 kilometers from the fort city of Jaisalmer, the Sam Sand Dunes on the outskirts is the most recommended places to see in Jaisalmer.
C) Gadi Sagar Lake
Built in the 14th century as a water conservation tank, the Gadi Sagar Lake is the best place to visit for sightseeing tours in Jaisalmer, which is today a popular tourist hangout. The lake encircles several temples, the most notable one being the Krishna Temple that is located on top of the Tilon Gate.
A perfect honeymoon destination for the daring & the brave hearts, Ladakh offers surreal & unworldly charm and splendid serenity. The beautiful tourist attractions and a plethora of things to do in Ladakh further add to the romantic experience here. Bring out the adventurous side in you here.
How to reach: Leh Airport is the nearest connect. The closest railhead is at Udhampur, located 634 km away.
Your stay- The Grand Dragon Ladakh, The Zen Ladakh, and Gomang Boutique Hotel are the best hotels in Ladakh.
Cost per day: ₹ 8000 (Approximately)
A) Zanskar Valley
Without a doubt, Zanskar Valley is one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh. It is amongst the most desolate places in the Himalayan range.
B) Pangong Tso Lake
Remember the breathtakingly beautiful lake from Bollywood movie 3 Idiots where Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan professed their love for each other? It’s Pangong Tso, a lake amongst the popular tourist attractions in Leh Ladakh, situated on the Changtang plateau in eastern Ladakh region.
C) Shanti Stupa
What better place to invoke some thoughts from within than Shanti Stupa? Located on a hill in Changspa, Leh, the Shanti Stupa is one of the most magnificent and peaceful Buddhist monuments you could possibly see in the extreme north of India.
If both of you are adventure enthusiasts, choose Rishikesh. One of the most popular North India's honeymoon destinations for thrill lovers, Rishikesh offers jaw-dropping surroundings with sparkling & forceful Ganga flowing by the side. With many fun things to do in Rishikesh, like river rafting, honeymoon in this destination is an epic affair. A 3 day stay in Rishikesh is a good way to kickstart your married life.
How to reach: Nearest railway station is in Haridwar, located 25 km away. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, located at a distance of around 25 km from Rishikesh.
Your stay: From luxurious hotels to budget guesthouses and amazing adventure camps, Rishikesh has something for people of all pocket sizes.
Cost per day: ₹ 6000 (Approximately)
A) The Beatles Ashram
The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram got globally acclaimed after the international music band, Beatles, visited this serene place. The calmness and tranquility of this place will leave you spell-bound and explain why this ashram is one of the best tourist places in Rishikesh. A quiet session of meditation here will make you fall in love with its spiritual beauty.
B) Neer Garh Waterfall
About 5 kilometers away from the Laxman Jhula, a visit to this mesmerising waterfall will leave you awestruck. It will hold you captive in its eternal beauty. Overall, the place is perfect for a much-needed timeout from the hustle of the hectic life.
So, without further ado, start planning your honeymoon vacation within your budget and have the best time of your life.
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