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In today’s day and age, couples, especially the new age millennials, desire to indulge in a leisure-filled, luxurious honeymoon, for an unforgettable experience. With an increasing number of honeymooners looking to exploring exotic places, exciting mono-destinations have become their top pick. India has a number of alluring honeymoon destinations that are yet to be explored to their full potential. A trip to these mono-destinations offers a mix of adventure, leisure and scenic sightseeing.
There are plenty on such untapped places, and couples are getting spoilt for choice — a houseboat amid the soothing backwaters of Kerala, a stunning shikara ride in the Dal lake, breathtaking views of the quaint coffee plantations of Coorg, pristine Meghalaya, cultural heritage of Hampi, white rhinos of Kaziranga, or the landscapes of Uttarakhand to name a few.
Here is a list of 5 top honeymoon destinations across India.
Water sports in Andamans
Adventure tourism is rapidly growing in popularity as Indian tourists seek different kinds of vacations. The islands of Andaman offer a wide range of adventure sports for tourists. We have also received a number of requests to tailor adventure activities into our honeymoon packages as a number of couples find this a thrilling experience.
Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh
For the adventure seeking couples, who do not believe in the traditional idea of romance, a high-octane honeymoon amidst the beautiful valleys of Himachal Pradesh is highly recommended. You can paraglide together through the snow-capped mountains of Bir Billing, and enjoy the picturesque view of the Himalayas.
Explore the cultural heritage of Hampi
One of the best ways for couples to spend their honeymoon is by exploring the rich cultural heritage of Hampi. It is known for its history, architectural marvels and renowned ancient ruins. Couples can further navigate through the wilderness of the Daroji Bear Sanctuary, followed by the quaint Tungabhadra dam. With easy accessibility and affordability as its USP, Hampi is an ideal location for surreal romantic escapades.
Stroll and wander through Kerala
Navigating through the backwaters with a romantic houseboat stay, newly-weds can make the most of God’s own country., Strolling through the lush green fields of Thekaddy, or enjoying solace in tree houses, while cherishing the picturesque flora of the region.
Relax in nature’s lap of Meghalaya
For nature loving honeymooners, the pristine state of Meghalaya is where you should head to enjoy its rustic landscapes, expansive vegetation, surreal hills and living root bridges. Its countryside charm will certainly enchant you.
(Daniel D’souza is President and Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel)