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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in India

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Top 10 best honeymoon destinations in India

Possibly the best phase of one’s married life, an eternal honeymoon is the fantasy for all! Which is why choosing the perfect honeymoon destination is as important as the candles, the rose petals and the moonlight walk hand in hand. And no, you don’t have to fly a thousand miles to share those beautiful memories together..!
India, being a colourful milieu of multi-cultural nuances, boasts a wide spectrum of maddeningly romantic destinations, each with its own charm and unique character. Be it, spectacular historic destinations, or ravishingly beautiful hill and sea getaways, the country offers endless choices for selecting one’s perfect honeymoon destination. So here’s a little list we have put together of places that have seduced generations of love struck couples and will surely ‘make your heart go on ...’
1. Goa
For us, Goa = Romance. Period. With its legendary sun, sand and surf, miles of captivating scenery, and a galore of fine restaurants churning out delectable seafood, this erstwhile Portuguese settlement makes for a wonderful honeymooning destination. Take your pick of accommodation from amongst the numerous romantic resorts of North Goa or South Goa and dive into some of the best moments of your life. If you want to skip the crowds, visit during monsoons. Enjoy all the flavors of Goa at Goa Travel Guide
Affectionately known as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala spells pure bliss for the smitten ones. Grand churches, palm fringed beaches and of course the meandering network of languid backwaters simply cast a spell upon the ones in love. Make sure that you hire a houseboat for at least a couple of days and discover the joy of gliding from village to village amidst a delightful kaleidoscope of changing scenery. You will often feel that there is no one other than the two of you on the houseboat with the unseen helping hands of an efficient service staff giving you an absolutely unobtrusive experience. Plan your dream honeymoon down south at Cochin Travel Guide
Adorning the Western Ghats, the fabulous destination of Mahabaleshwar holds the distinction of being one of the few sites in the world to be blessed with evergreen forests. Huge tracts of strawberry plantations will make your heart leap with joy, while the revered Mahabaleshwar Temple will prove perfect for seeking blessings. As the sun sets, the two of you will do well to take a relaxed boat cruise across the Verna Lake. Click here to enjoy the strawberries with your honey: Mahabaleshwar Travel Guide
Kodagu’s beauty has earned it the epithet, ‘Scotland of India’ and honeymooning couples flock here by the dozen. Huge rolling plantations of Coffee and Cardamom make for perhaps the most exhilarating views. Tucked away amidst sylvan surrounds, you can simply melt in the arms of your loved one in the Abbey Falls. And if you still have time, spend some at the Nagarahole and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuaries to make your experience all the more memorable. Plan your trip to this paradise city at Coorg Travel Guide
Always fantasized about honeymooning in France? Well, closer home, the next best option is Pondicherry. Steeped in years of French colonial rule, the destination still retains and fiercely guards its old heritage, especially in the Old Quarter. Some of the popular romantic escapades are to stroll hand in hand down the promenade, laze on the beaches, cycle across the city, dig into some scrumptious French cuisine at romantic restaurants and to check out the numerous old temples, churches, and historic structures. Needless to mention, it’s worth visiting the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. ‘The French Riviera of the East’ is waiting for you at Pondicherry Travel Guide
Want to spend your honeymoon in a pious Buddhist milieu within an enviably beautiful place? Look no further than McLeodganj. Located in Upper Dharamsala, this place is the seat of the holy Dalai Lama and peaceful Tibetan culture is deeply entrenched here. While getting blessed by the Dalai Lama himself is the deep desire of many couples, the destination also offers a delightful souvenir shopping experience by way of Buddhist thangkas, garments and handicrafts. Create your dream trip to the ‘Little Lhasa’ at Mcleodganj Travel Guide
7. Leh
If you lovebirds are looking for a destination extraordinaire, plan your honeymoon in Leh. The glory of the mighty Himalayas, captivating ancient structures, old Buddhist monasteries, and an indescribably ruggedly handsome landscape - Leh can prove to be a fantasy come to life. Honeymooning in Leh will make you feel like two carefree little kids playing in Mother Nature’s lap. Places you just can’t miss - Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Hemis gompa and Leh Trekking Trails. The ‘Land of Lamas’ is waiting for some exciting action at Leh Travel Guide
Hmmm … you have to see it to believe it and then ….. well you know what. Yes, the reference is to the celebrated sculptures here. As you probably know, these sculptures bring Kamasutra to life and are depicted in unimaginable postures of love making. Believed to have been built way back in the 9th Century, the temples of Khajuraho are a testimony to the Chandela Dynasty’s architectural brilliance. However, Khajuraho is not just about eroticism. The destination is often referred to as the ‘Temple Town of India’ and has a deeply spiritual ambience. Let the poetic depiction of love and passion make your honeymoon unforgettable. Plan it at Khajuraho Travel Guide
If you are keen on the Dubai desert experience for your honeymoon but are wary of paying a bomb, then Jaisalmer is the place for you! Gazing hand in hand at the setting sun, traversing miles and miles of sand on camel back and sleeping out under the stars are just some of the lovely experiences that a Jaisalmer honeymoon offers. An unforgettable sight is to watch the sun rays play a glorious dance on the ‘Golden Fort’ and the adjoining gleaming desert. Learn more about the ‘Golden City of India’ at Jaisalmar Travel Guide
Hidden away in the hills of West Bengal, Darjeeling strikes a deep chord with many. Mind numbing views of the Kanchenjunga, huge tracts of verdant tea plantations and lovely little souvenir shops - the place is promising indeed. The two of you will be enchanted by the plantation tours and of course the Toy Train ride that undeniably reminds you of Barfi’s “Murphy” cycling alongside. The ‘Queen of Hills’ has and will perennially be reminiscent of a romantic old age charm that you just can’t miss! Check her out at Darjeeling Travel Guide
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