Why travel abroad when India has got some of the most alluring locations to offer as an ideal backdrop for your honeymoon? Yes, it is indeed true. While most of us would be looking forward to Venice or Switzerland as the ultimate honeymoon destinations in the world to think of in the month of December, very few of us realize that our own country has got some adorable quiet abodes for love to blossom and to beam with its resplendent glory. Here is a list of some of the most picturesque and gorgeous honeymoon places in India in December that can render your passionate moments to be cherished forever.
1. Jaisalmer - Love Amidst the Golden Sand Dunes
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While most of the North India gets wrapped up with chilly winds, couples usually look forward to a place that offers them a warm comfort for their dilly dally romance. Known for its golden sand dunes and overlooking ‘jharokhas’, Jaisalmer is one place in India that can give tough competition to any middle eastern alluring desert. Those beaming havelis, smiling faces and starry nights will offer you a perfect escape from the hustle and bustles of the metropolis. For couples who love to stay in quiet and forlorn places, this is one place to think of as honeymoon destination in India in winters.
Activities for couples: Desert Safaris, Camping, Camel Rides, Village and Cultural Safaris
How to Reach Jaisalmer: Reach Jaisalmer Airport from Delhi or take a train from Delhi Railway station
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Jaisalmer: Hotel Fort Rajwada, Tokyo Palace hotel, The Gulaal, Killa Bhawan, Suryagarhmystic Jaisalmer
2. Lakshadweep Islands - Flirt with the Waves
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Lakshadweep is still that unexplored corner of India that offers a vast sea scape of pristine nature and gushing waves. For couples who wish to honeymoon at a place which is less commercialized and bohemian than Goa, Lakshadweep is an ideal option. A visit to Lakshadweep will satiate your craving for a Maldivian or Mauritian holiday and is certainly one of the best honeymoon places in India in December. Shimmering waters, recluse canopies, vibrant marine life and luxurious resorts overlooking sea waves will offer you a perfect ensemble of a honeymoon experience to die for.
Activities for couples: Scuba Diving, Kiet Surfing, Sunbathing, fishing and cycling around
How to Reach Lakshadweep: Passenger Ships from Kochi, or a flight from Cochin International Airport to Agatti Aerodrome.
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Lakshadweep: Kadmat Beach Resort, Coral Paradise, Kasims Homestay, Minicoy Lodge
3. Alleppey - the Ultimate Winter Destination in India
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The God’s own country is also the prime destination whenever one thinks of honeymoon places in India in winters. Alleppey is indeed warm, offers you a communion with nature and is a study in Kerala’s culture and traditions. An ideal way to think of a honeymoon in this pristine land is to book for a houseboat and stay in it for those first days of your exuberant passion. These backwater houseboats are luxurious, and render an unparalleled experience to begin your marital life with.
Activities for couples: Nature and Wildlife tours, Ayurveda’s massages for couples, Riding in Boat cruises and Kayaking
How to Reach Alleppey: Cochin airport (nearest airport), buses from Kerala, by train from Cochin and Trivandrum.
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Alleppey: Deshadan Backwater Resort, Palmgrove Lake Resort, Riverine Resort, Bella Homestay, Ramada Alleppey
4. Darjeeling - A Quiet Romantic Corner
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For couples who wish to experience that soaring ardour amidst the quiet environs of India, Darjeeling comes across as the first option if you are thinking of choosing your honeymoon destination in India in winters. Emerald green tea plantations overshadowed over by the majestic Khangchendzonga offers a picture perfect image of nature to look forward to. Curious travel couples would love to take a stroll in Darjeeling’s quaint lanes and dense tea plantations. Also, the colonial era architecture adds that whiff of desire to explore this nature’s abode for the newly married.
Activities for couples: Treks and tours, off road adventure, Long Walks, Paragliding
How to Reach Darjeeling: Reach the nearest airport Bagdogra from major cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. From the airport, take a taxi to reach Darjeeling.
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Darjeeling: Dekeling Hotel, Hotel Seven Seventeen, Cedar Inn, Villa Everest, Magnolia Residency
5. Manali - For Adventure Loving Couples
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One of the most picturesque locations in India, Manali, also offers one of the most coveted adventure zone for couples who wish to make their honeymoon thrilling. The snow clad mountains in winters become the perfect place for winter sports that the adventurous couple might just wish to include in their honeymoon. This small town exudes a dizzying charm with its chilly bylanes, pristine Beas’ gushing waters and an opulent green nature whose beauty fails to get captured in eyes. Do take up a drive on the road that stretches from Manali to Kullu and you will end up witnessing some of the most beautiful views on Earth, with overarching mountains on one side and galloping Beas River on the other. With a combination of activities and scenic beauty, Manali is definitely one of the honeymoon places in India in December that you would love to visit.
Activities for Couples: River Rafting at Beas River, Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Zorbing, Trekking and much more
How to Reach Manali: By bus or taxi from Delhi
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Manali: Citrus Manali Resorts, Quality Inn River Country Resort, Manuallaya The Resort & Spa, Hotel Mountains Trail Manali, Banon Resort, The Orchid Greens
6. Munnar - Experience Passion in the Quaint Valleys
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One of the popular honeymoon places in Kerala, Munnar is literally a piece of heaven on earth. The centre of tea plantation in India, Munnar offers stupendous views of nature that is still uncorrupted from modernity and rapid commercialization. Munnar is a collage of waterfalls, vast tea plantations and misty mountains that hanker to offer a soothing experience to the lovers immersed in love.
Activities for couples: Visiting tea estates, Cycling, Guided Morning walks, Forest Camping and Night Safaris
How to Reach Munnar: State-run or private buses from various towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu are the best way to reach Munnar.
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Munnar: The silver Tips, Spice Country Resort, Green shades, Rivulet Resort
7. Pondicherry - Find Love in French Alleys
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Pondicherry is the perfect place to be when one is thinking of honeymoon vacations in India in December. A town made up of French alleys and an alluring seascape, Pondicherry will mesmerize couples who wish to enjoy a quaint honeymoon. French architecture, small shops and creativity spills the cityscape of Pondicherry making it an ideal honeymoon destination for culture seeker couples.
Activities for couples: Boat rides, cycling, Scuba diving, Water activities, sunbathing
How to reach Pondicherry: Bus/ Train from Chennai, Thanjaur, Trichy, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Madurai
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Pondicherry: Laila’s County, The Richmond, Pleasant Inn
8. Dalhousie - Step Back in time
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Take a time travel and explore the colonial streets of Dalhousie for an experience that will get inscribed in your memory. This enchanting little town knows how to demurely attract the couples to its adorable precincts. Thick forests, wildlife, tranquil ambience and refreshing views of the far mountains draped in snow, attract nature-loving couples to spend their cozy moments here.
Activities for couples: Paragliding, horse riding, boat cruises and Zorbing
How to reach Dalhousie: From bus/Taxi or train from Delhi
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Dalhousie: Grand View Hotel, Hotel Pearl, Sagrika Resort Dalhousie
9. Udaipur - A Story of Royalty and of Love
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If there is one place in India where tourism and royalty blend, it would be Udaipur. Even a simple stay in Udaipur can offer you a tete a tete with royalty and its many manifestations. Known as the Venice of the East, Udaipur seems to be a vision woven with romance and ultimate beauty. This town tells you narratives of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carrying the flavor of a heroic past, epitomizing valour and chivalry. Since the weather in Udaipur remains inviting in December, it remains one of the most booked city in India for honeymoon.
Activities for couples: Bicycle trips, boat tours, Trekking, Day Safaris
How to reach Udaipur: Reach Maharana Pratap or Dabok Airport which is located at a distance of 22 km from the city of Udaipur.
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Udaipur: Leela Palace, Karohi Haveli, Udai Kothi, Mahendra Prakash, Panna Vilas, Jagat Niwas Palace
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10. Goa - Get SunKissed
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And ofcourse, how could we forget Goa! While most of the other states in India get chilly in December, this state in India assures balmy weather for lovers to get sunkissed and get that glorious tan. Glistening waters, a dazzling nightlife and that hippie charm invites couples who love to get immersed in a happening scene rendered by the effervescent Goa. So go and celebrate love in the tiny pearl of India, Goa!
Activities for couples: Dolphin watching tours, shopping, cruises, biking, partying hard
How to reach Goa: Take a flight from Delhi, Mumbai or other major cities to Dabolim Airport which lies just 29 kilometres from the state’s capital, Panjim.
For that luxurious Honeymoon Stay in Goa: The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, Vivanta by Taj, Park Hyatt, Marbela Beach Resort, Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
So where would you like to go for your honeymoon in the winterish delight of December? Let us know.