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Honeymoon is that part of any wedding that every travel-lover is excited about. From exploring new places to actually spending some quality time knowing and understanding your loved one, various things make honeymoons the favourite part for the bride and groom. And with the wedding season here, couples are busy planning for this special vacation and finding just the right location. While there is no denying that the cliched Maldives, Switzerland or Goa, Shimla all have their charm, there are many less-explored places that give you the privacy and serenity that you crave. From Bora Bora to Norway – 7 Honeymoon Destinations For an Amazing Start to Your Happily Ever After.
December brings with it the annual wedding season in India, and while the wedding shenanigans continue till summers, famous honeymoon spots are flooded with the newlyweds. The smart and easy way off this issue has to be choosing a not so usual location, which offers everything that you crave for, in your honeymoon destination, minus the touristy crowd! And if you are one of the few who are looking to explore the paths less taken, we are here for you. Whether you are looking for an international trip or are all too happy traversing throughout India, here are some dreamy honeymoon locations that will still give you the privacy you deserve! Travel Tip of the Week: How and What to Pack For a Honeymoon Trip, Checklist For Your Romantic Vacation.
Seychelles Islands have been gaining a lot more popularity in recent times as a go-to honeymoon as well as a travel destination. With more than a hundred Islands making up this beautiful country, the clear blue skies and long deserted beaches are in abundance here. The most popular island in this country, Mahe, is full of white sand beaches that host enthralling water sports and a variety of great luxury hotels. But if you are looking for something a little more secluded, then head over to the smaller island of Praslin, where the total population is merely 6500 people!
Things to remember – Do note that finding vegetarian food options on these islands is a hassle. However, you can always carry your own veggie treats and opt for a suite with a kitchenette, that will keep you satiated.
Andaman And Nicobar
Now, if you are craving for the beach experience but don’t want to shell out lakhs in this process, our very own Andaman and Nicobar Islands make a brilliant honeymoon location. These beautiful islands, nestled in the corner of our country, offer everything from serene quiet beaches to fun water-activities and of course memorable stay options! Whether you choose to take a conventional holiday plan online, or make your own travel itinerary, visiting the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a brilliant way of spending time with your cherished one and making new memories.
This beautiful country that is so close to India, offers something for every type of honeymooner. There are beaches like Mirissa, Bentota and Trincomalee, which offer a soul-soothing vacation for the newlyweds. Meanwhile, the adventure lovers can also head over to the Sri Lankan mountain village of Ella, or the forests like Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Habarana. After all, nothing brings people closer than a thrilling adventure!
The architectural wonders that Turkey beholds, need no introduction. The stunning monuments like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, The Cotton Castles in Pamukkale, will all leave you mesmerised and transcend you into a different era. But if you are looking for a more romantic experience, head over to Cappadocia and enjoy the memorable hot air balloon ride, which encapsulates the breathtaking mountain views of the city, all in one frame!
Note: Check the weather around your travel time to ensure that you don’t miss out on the balloon rides!
When we think about honeymooning in Thailand, the destinations that come to our mind are Phuket and Bangkok. And this is the reason that they are often flooded with people from across the world. However, various more secluded places in this country make for an excellent honeymoon option, on a budget! Railay or Rai Leh is one such incredible Thai beach paradise that is only connected to the mainstream world via boats. And when you are talking about transportation inside this beautiful beach, the most trusted tool is your own feet! So if you are someone who loves taking those long walks by the beach, and want to enjoy the sea thoroughly, this is the perfect destination for you!
While this is a popular travel destination for many, visiting Budapest during the winters (December to February) can be a great way of experiencing the snow-clad town and adorn its beauty, through the chilly weather. The fact that most hotel and airfare might be lower, considering it is off-season, the location becomes all the more attractive. So if you are a couple who are yearning to experience the snow, and tick off this beautiful destination, then this is the perfect choice for you.
North East India
Now, there is no questioning that North East India is one of the most beautiful and quaint parts of the country. The valleys of green, covered with a fresh layer of white snow in some regions, the frozen lakes with yaks wandering around and the mesmerising pagodas (Buddhist temples) that bring you all the calm and peace you need, everything makes the northeast an irresistible destination. While January to April, in particular, are the winters, they set the perfect weather for some amazing snow-clad travel experience!
We hope that these destinations give you and your partner the itch to explore a little more, and bond with the most breath-taking views at your purview. If you are planning for an international honeymoon, a quick check on the visa procedures will serve you well. While most of the destinations covered offer visa on arrival for Indians, you will have to apply for an e-visa to visit Sri Lanka. But it is a fairly quick and easy process! So get packing!