60 Best Honeymoon Destinations in India

  • RENUKA SHAHANE
  • Jan 27, 2016
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Honeymoon is the much needed couple-time to connect, bond and establish a great relationship. And whether you've known a person for 10 years, 10 months on 10 days; Honeymoons are a perfect getaway after the hectic wedding that you just were a part of! This is the time when you can actually relax, rejuvenate and understand each other as a person.

We understand planning a wedding can be overwhelming and to plan a honeymoon after that; can really be stressful! To simplify your honeymoon planning, we offer a list of the best honeymoon destinations in India that guarantee a romantic getaway and a dreamy time with your loved one!

Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in India

1. Goa - The Best Beaches for Honeymoon:

 

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Hip beaches, dazzling nightlife, great shopping and an international atmosphere; Goa is always a good idea. For couples who want to have a chic honeymoon in a happening ambience, 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!


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2. Kashid - The Place to go for an Adventurous Honeymoon :

Located a drive away from Alibag, Kashid is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India in winters since the temperature is perfect for a dip in the sea without giving you a tan! A perfect beach getaway, the signature tall trees and open view of the beach makes Kashid a favoured honeymoon destination from Mumbai and Pune.

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3. Daman and Diu - Offbeat and Under-rated honeymoon place in India:

 

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Sun-kissed beaches, colonial charm and mix-trix of churches, caves and temples; Daman and Diu are one of the most under-rated beach destinations in India. Drop in here for some beach fun on the Nagao beach, Jallandhar Beach, Ghogla Beach, Devka Beach and Jampore beach! It is also an ideal honeymoon destination in December!

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4. Pondicherry - The French Experience on your Honeymoon:

Experience little France in India, plan your honeymoon to Pondicherry for an eclectic mix of Bohemian as well as classic French elegance! Known for its Aurobindo Ashram and Matrimandir, Pondi has tons of sightseeing spots. Walk around its beautiful lanes dotted with artistically designed buildings, spend your evenings at the French quarter, have a romantic dinner by its beaches; possibilities are endless!

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5. Alapuzzha/Allepy - The Backwater Delight:

 

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Think wooden houseboats in the backdrop of coconut grooves, think Alleppey. A great choice for honeymoon in the backwaters of Kerela, this is where you can experience venice in India. The town has great beaches to relax; you can also go for kayaking or visit the Krishnapuram Palace that presents the typical Keralite-style architecture.

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6. Kovalam - The Hippy Beach Town:

This beach town one of the best honeymoon places in Kerela and with its fascinated tourists with its quaint beaches, ample coconut grooves, great resorts and soothing Ayurvedic spas. The stony outcroppings add a distinct hue to the striking panorama of the town.


7. Andaman and Nicobar - Experience Luxury and Extravagance on your Honeymoon:

 

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Comprising of several small islands in the Bay of Bengal, this is a perfect honeymoon destination for beach lovers! The clear blue waters, the secluded islands and the luxurious resorts make it a great place for a romantic getaway. The scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing are some must-do activities here!


8. Mandarmani - Quirky Beach Town for a Romantic Vacation :

This is pocket-sized sea-side resort on the Kolkata-Digha route. What welcomes you on the visit here is the sight of red-crabs crawling on the 13 kilometre long stretch of beach! Known for its neo dune formation and a low waves, Mandarmani is one of the best places near Kolkata for a honeymoon.


9. Tarkarli - White Sand Beauty:

 

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Home to sparkling blue water, Tarkarli has white sandy beaches which are quite a break from the golden sand beaches of Konkan. The Karli backwaters, the small fishing villages and great opportunities for water sports make it a popular honeymoon place for beach lovers!

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10. Kumarakom - Beauty of Backwaters:

If you want to have a honeymoon in the backwaters of Kerela, Kumarakom is a hot pick! Settled on a man-made land on the Vembanad Lake, the city is named after its ancient temple dedicated to Kumaran. Have a romantic ride on the boathouse in its tranquil backwaters, enjoy delectable local cuisine and slurp fresh coconut water; rejuvenation guaranteed!


11. Alibaug - Secluded Beach Town:

 

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This charming town in the Konkan area of Maharastra offers striking panorama of beaches, marine forts and verdant coconut plantation that make a perfect setting for honeymoons. Plan a picnic to beaches like Mandwa and Kihim, taste the yummy fish preparations in coconut gravy and go trekking to its historic forts!



12. Gokarna - Pristine and Spiritual:

This striking temple town in Northern Karnataka has emerged as a vacation spot owing to its rustic, unblemished beauty, clean beaches and laid-back atmosphere. The Nirvana beach, the Om beach and the Heaven beach are ideal for a starry-eyed romantic getaway!


13. Lakshwadeep - An Ideal Honeymoon Place in India :

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The only coral atoll of India, Lakshwadeep is the Maldives of India. This blue bounty of nature is offer variety of activities like Scuba diving, Yachting, Pedal boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Snorkelling and sunbathing. You can also plan a visit to the stunning Banagaram Atoll on your trip.


Best Hill Stations For Honeymoon in India

14. Munnar - of Tea and Love:

Lying in the largest tea-growing region of South India, Munnar is a stunning hill station in Western Ghats. Covered with verdant hue, Munnar is one of the best honeymoon destinations for couples who want a tranquil break for the urban chaos. You can take a stroll in the tea estates, go hiking and paragliding and explore the stunning nature of Kannan Devan Hills.


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15. Manali - Nature and Adventure:

 

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Nestled in the beautiful Kullu Valley, Manali is a dream destination for Honeymooners. Home to striking nature, Manali is a great spot for adventure sports like paragliding, rock climbing and trekking. You can also dip in the hot water springs or take a trip to the Rohtang Pass.


16. Shimla - Best of the Best Honeymoon Destination:

Queen of hills, Shimla is a charming gorgeousness that is labelled as one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Perfect for both summer and winter honeymoons, the place will amaze you with its Victorian architecture, its nonchalant atmosphere and its breathtaking nature.


17. Lonavala - The Paradise of the Western Ghats:

 

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Known for its crispy and scrumptious Chikkis, Lonavla is a refreshing change just a few kilometres away from Mumbai and Pune. Perfect for honeymoons in Monsoon, Lonavala is where you can admire the verdant Western Ghats; the mystic caves dating back to ancient times, the British influence on the petit lanes and a romantic weather you just can’t get enough of!


18. Yercaud - Charming Hill Station for Honeymoon:

Flanked by the Shevaroys range of hill in Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a pretty hill station which makes a perfect spot for a honeymoon in December. A town of seven forests, what strikes you first on your visit is the aroma of coffee and orange plantations! Boating, trekking and nature trails are popular activities in Yercaud!

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19. Chikmagalur - Beautiful Hill Town:

 

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Chikmagalur sits on the base of Mullayanagiri range and is a famous as a coffee paradise. The weather is moderately cold all round the year making it an ideal honeymoon place in India throughout the year! The beautiful gardens with rose beds, the 360 view of the Baba Budan Giri mountain range and the toy train ride are some of the top highlights of the trip to Chikmagalur.

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20. Madikeri - Nature's Retreat:

A cosy hill station nestled between Mysore and Mangalore; Madikeri is a hot among the couples who want a typical hill-station honeymoon! The best place to take leisurely walks in the fog, Madikeri is perfect place for honeymoon in Decembers. The hoary Abbey falls, the 360 degree view from the Raja’s seat and the aromatic coffee plantations add to the allure of the place!


21. Gulmarg - Snow and Cold:

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Snow-capped Himalayas, LOC in proximity and great opportunity to ski, Gulmarg is one of the best summer honeymoon destinations in India. Take a pony ride, enjoy the stunning views of the valley from the cable car and go skiing; Gulmarg is a place to be!

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22. Srinagar - Shangri-la:

‘Heaven on Earth’ personified, Srinagar is a great summer honeymoon destination of India. Live on a house boat in the Dal Lake, climb up to Shankaracharya temple to admire the panorama of the city, take a trip to Gulmarg and Sonmarg and taste the delightful and rich Kashmiri cuisine, Srinagar makes you feel good about life!


23. Gangtok - Pristine and Spiritual:

 

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A hill station in the Himalayas, Gangtok is also the capital city of the ethereal state of Sikkim. Stunning monasteries, mighty Shivalik range and serene nature make it one of the perfect summer honeymoon places in India. One of the most fascinating highlights of the trip to Gangtok is the visit to Nathula pass which is the India-china border. You can also drive up to the Ganesh Tok to admire the panoramic view of the city.

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24. McLeod Ganj- Spiritual Sojourn:

Set in Dharamashala, this Little Lhasa is a pocket full of sunshine! Best for Yoga and spiritual sojourns, McLeod Gunj is a great place for couples, who want to have a honeymoon to detox their mind and soul! An ideal place for a summer honeymoon!

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25. Coorg - South Indian Delight:

 

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A pristine hill paradise, Coorg is one of the best honeymoon destinations in South India. Known for its serene hills, beautiful waterfalls and warm hospitality, Coorg makes a perfect background for romantic getaway. Wooded slopes, immaculate villages and quintessential feel of a hill station; need a reason more to be here?



26. Darjeeling - The Sunrise Point:

A classic honeymoon destination in the North visit, take a toy train ride from NJP to Darjeeling and explore the stunning nature on the way. An unadulterated beauty with the backdrop of Kangchenjunga, the mystic air of the Himalayas, steaming hot plate of momos and a nature that will just spell-bound your senses; Darjeeling is a place to be!

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27. Matheran - Simplicity and Sonder:

 

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Best place to honeymoon in winters, Matheran is special because of its vehicle free zone! No pollution, no honking, just the sound of tranquil nature makes it perfect for the much-needed romantic holiday. With around 38 spectacular sightseeing points, cold air and chaos free environment, this is one of the top favourite honeymoon destinations in India.


28. Mahabaleshwar - Strawberries and More!:

This little town in the Western Ghats still retains its colonial charms. Be it natural beauty, street shopping, binging on steaming hot corn frankies and fresh strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most romantic spots in Maharashtra. Take a boat ride on the Venna Lake, drench in its waterfalls, have a carriage ride on the table ride and breathe in the cold, this place is perfect for a honeymoon!

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29. Dalhousie- Chamba’s Delight:

 

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Set in the stunning back-drop of snowy white Himalayas, this little resort hill town is dotted with thick pine and deodar forests, British style bungalows and has an unperturbed aura to it. An ideal honeymoon destination in Summer, Dalhouise is where you can slurp on hot cup of tea with your loved one gazing at the natural beauty, take a stroll in its Tibetan markets and enjoy a Himalayan experience.


30. Shillong- In The Clouds:

The first thing that strikes you about this Meghalayan city is its bunch of waterfalls. Fondly named as the ‘Scotland of the East’, Shillong has a mild climate all year round, making it ideal for a summer honeymoon.

31. Tawang- Trekker’s Paradise:

 

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If you want to spend your honeymoon at an off-the-beaten-path destination, Tawang can be a great choice. Best known for adventure activities like trekking, Tawang is Arunachal Pradesh’s best kept secret. Serene Monastery, unimaginably beautiful nature and vigorous but rejuvenating treks, this is one of the best summer honeymoon destination.


32. Pahalgam - Hidden in the Valleys:

A little hamlet just a drive away from Srinagar, Pahalgam is the pristine paradise that is also home to the Betaab Valley, Chandanwari and Aru Valley. This is also the base for the Amarnath Yatra. Activities like nature excursions, white river rafting, fishing and camping are popular in summer.


33. Nainital- Lake District:

 

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Unscathed prettiness, Kumaon Hills, bunch of lakes and beautiful hills make Nainital an ideal place for a picturesque honeymoon. Water zorbing, rope-way ride, paragliding and trekking are some of the great activities couples can do on their trip together!

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34. Ranikhet- Queen’s Meadow:

This is the where one of the most beautiful women in ancient India- Queen Padmavati was wooed by King Sudhardev and breathes romance! The western view of the Himalayas, the apple orchards and the history makes it a perfect setting for a summer honeymoon.


35. Auli - Switzerland of India:

 

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A ski destination, this beauty sits in the lap of Himalayas, in the close proximity of Badrinath. A snow-capped beauty, the best thing about the place is the view it offers of the Himalayas. You can also plan an excursion to Joshi Math and Vishnu Prayag.

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36. Kasauli - Himalayan Beauty:

Legend says that this pretty town was created when Lord Hanuman was advancing towards Sanjeevani hill and is one of the most striking hill stations in India. A typical Himalayan town, the place for a honeymoon in summers owing to its cold and pleasant weather!



37. Mount Abu- Lost in the Hills:

 

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The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu lies in the scenic Aravali hills. Activities like Rock climbing, Rappelling, Caving & Camping and wildlife excursions are some top activities to do in Mount Abu.


38. Mussoorie- Mighty Beauty:

Bestowed with variety of vegetation and diverse fauna, this city is Uttarakhand is known for its surreal beauty! Visit the Kempty falls, take a trip to Happy Valley and cuddle-up with your loved one in a hand-woven shawl bought in the local market, Mussoorie is a perfect summer honeymoon destination.

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39. Coonoor-In The Nilgiris:

 

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The captivating aroma of the Nilgiris, the sight of tall Nilgiri forests and a hot cup of locally brewed tea; Coonoor is a great place to share a romantic time with your loved one! 


40. Kodaikanal- Nature’s Resort:

Set 7200 feet above sea level, this scenic hill station is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Beautiful nature trails, parks and waterfalls adorn this misty destination. Boating on the Berijam Lake is a must-do! 


41. Khajjiar - Sleepy Hill Station: 

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Located a drive away from Dalhousie, this sleepy hill station in the Chamba valley nestles between verdant meadows and mighty forests. Perfect for a secluded getaway, Khajjiar is an ideal honeymoon destination for nature lovers. 

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Adventure Honeymoon Destinations in India

42. Jim Corbett National Park:

This is an off-beat honeymoon destination for couples who want a break from the mushy-mushy hill stations and beaches! Turn the escapade mode on with a visit to the oldest National Park of India. Observe the beauty of the Royal Bengal Tiger, take a jeep safari through its wilderness and enjoy the eco-tourism!


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43. Ranthambore - Wildnerness:

 

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For the couples who love the wild, Ranthambore is a great pick for the honeymoon. This wilderness is where you can spot exotic native animals and birds, go on a jungle safari and experience the secluded time in the lap of nature.


44. Leh- The High Desert:

Clearly not for light-hearted, this adventure packed destination is one of the best honeymoon places for couples who like to challenge their adrenaline. Apart from the audacious road trip to the place, the striking nature will make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 


45. Sundarbans- Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger:

 

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Great spot to plan a honeymoon if you are a lover of adventure and wilderness, Sundarban National Park offers exciting opportunities to explore the native speices like King Kobra, Leopards and if you are lucky, you may even spot a Royal Bengal Tiger!


Urban Honeymoon Destinations in India

46. Bengaluru - The Smart and the Sensational:

Famed as the garden city and the cleanest city of India, Bengaluru is a top pick for urban honeymoons. You can opt for a conventional sightseeing of the city or choose to relax and unwind, Bengaluru has it all. The city has delightful culinary diversity and dozens of pubs and clubs that can instantly elevate any evening!

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47. Mumbai - Metro and Multi-Ethnic:

 

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Yeh Hain Mumbai Meri Jaan! The city of glitz, glamour, fame and much more; Mayanagari Mumbai is not a cliché honeymoon spot for sure! But what we suggest is a staycation at any of its classy hotels, binge on its diverse culinary delights and absorb the pace and vibrancy of the city life!

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48. Hyderabad - City of Pearls:

The city of pearls and palatable Biryani; Hyderabad is more than just an IT hub! The city blends the past of the Nizam and the present of a metro city. Top highlights of the honeymoon here are the visit to Golconda Fort, a picnic at the Ramoji film city and a boat ride over the Hussain Sagar Lake.

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49. Chennai - City of Bliss:

 

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A city with a history of 369 years, Chennai is beachfront city that offers an assorted cultural experience to its visitors. Be it catching a show of Bharatnatyam or taking a tour of its national and zoological parks, Chennai is not a cliché honeymoon destination! Do not forget to shop for the classic Chennai silks on your visit!

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50. New Delhi - The Splendid Capital:

Dil walo Ki Delhi; the Indian capital deserves to be on a honeymoon itinerary for two reasons; one- it blends the old and the new with utter perfection and two- it is one of the pit-stops on visiting any North Indian hill station. Get lost in its historic monuments or go pub hopping; Delhi spoils you for choices!

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Historic Honeymoon Destinations in India

51. Pushkar - The Lake Town:

 

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The claim to fame of this town is not just the fact that it is one of the oldest town of India, but also the striking nature in the backdrop of hills and lakes!


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52. Mysore - Majesty and Magnetism:

The ‘City of Palaces’, Mysore is one of the urban-historic destinations perfect for a honeymoons in December. Take a tour of its majestic palace, shop for Mysore silk and relish the sweet treat of Mysore Pak.


53. Udaipur - City of Lakes:

 

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Think Royal, Think Udaipur! City of Lakes, Udaipur is the right choice for honeymoons, especially if you want to splurge. The boutique palace hotels offer top-notch romantic ambience that will make you feel like a Maharaja and Maharani on your visit. There are many charming forts, monuments and lakes that will make the time in Udaipur, a memorable one!


54. Agra - The city of the Taj:

Okay, so this is where the epitome of love Taj Mahal sits. If that’s not a good reason to plan your honeymoon to Agra, wonder what is! Plan a honeymoon to Agra, admire the Taj at dawn and at night and you’ll know what the fuss is all about! The historic city of Fatehpur Sikri is also a must-visit!


55. Jaisalmer - Desert Beauty:

 

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The golden city, Jaisalmer is more than just a historic desert city; it’s an experience! This westernmost point of India is a great place for a romantic getaway where you can visit the fairy-tale like palaces; take the camel safari in its sand dunes, shop for multi-hued fabrics and enjoy the laid-back feel of the town.


56. Jodhpur - Getaway to Thar:

Known as the gateway to Thar, Jodhpur is a city that is replete with forts, palaces, havelis and everything exotic! Experience the grandeur of the Rathore at this ancient Marwar capital, enjoy the panorama of the blue houses and explore the fascinating Mehrangarh fort on your visit. For a luxurious honeymoon experience, book a stay at the Umaid Bhavan Palace and you’ll have a vacation to remember!


57. Jaipur - The Pink City:

 

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The pink city; the best thing about a honeymoon in Jaipur is the royal experience it offers! You can take small trips to Amber fort, shop colourful local fabrics and jewellery and enjoy the glimpse of Rajasthani hospitality at Chowki Dhani!

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58. Puri - Legends and Love:

For couples who want a spiritual sojourn on their honeymoon, Puri is the right pick! Ideal for exploring the near-by places like Bhubaneshwar and Chillika lake, Puri offers the much-needed solitude perfect for a honeymoon.


59. Hampi- Hot and Hippy:

 

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One of the hottest hippie destinations in India, Hampi can be a quirky experience with its forlorn ruins and its backpacking scene! Click pictures, make new couple friends and have a bike trip; you’ll have a honeymoon to remember!


60. Khajuraho- Erotic and Classy:

If you are a couple that loves exploring historic places, this UNESCO World Heritage site is the right choice for your honeymoon. Home to around 20 temples, the sculptures are not only an epitome of Hinduism and Jainism unity, but also focus on the essential life stages of dharma, kama, artha and moksha.

Paint the golden period of your marriage with a hue of Pink, Plan a honeymoon to any of these surreal destinations in India! Comment below and let us know your favorite! 

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RENUKA SHAHANE RENUKA SHAHANE

Living out of a carry-on and traversing through the labyrinths of Europe, exploring the wilderness of America, divulging the eccentric culture of the Latin world and re-connecting her roots that sprawl in the rustic villages of India is one dream that she sees every single night. Once Lost, Now Found; Renuka is still oscillating between the paths to choose and the dreams to chase. A believer of righteousness, she likes to trust that her life is in accordant with her favourite book.

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