20 Best Honeymoon Destinations in India for the Holiday of a Lifetime

Published: 22 Jan, 2020

Along with a grand Indian wedding scenario, India offers some of the best incredible destinations for honeymoon holidays. The diversity certainly has a romantic air about it that draws not only Indian honeymoon couples but also newlyweds from around the world. India is a land that leaves an indelible mark on every heart. If you are also planning your romantic honeymoon trip and don’t have any idea, or still thinking about where to go in India on a honeymoon trip in this 2020, we can help you pick the right place to discover the magic. I have handpicked the best honeymoon destinations for 2020 from North to South & East to West in India that will gift you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Here we go:

Honeymoon Destinations in North India

1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla Governor Palace

Enclosed by alpine trees, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. During the peak wedding season, the hill station turns out to be the hideout for many honeymoon couples. A honeymoon trip in Shimla will not only let you explore the top tourist attractions, unwind amidst the mesmerising but also indulge in a number of fun-filled adventure activities. Book honeymoon tour packages for Shimla at the best price.

How to reach Shimla?

Shimla Airport is located in Jubbarhatti, which is approx 23 km away from the capital city and Kalka is the nearest railway station from where you can board the Kalka-Shimla toy train or choose to travel by road.

Best time to visit Shimla: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Shimla

  • The Oberoi Cecil
  • Radisson Hotel Shimla
  • East Bourne Resort & Spa
  • Shilon Resort
  • Woodville Palace

Places to see in and around Shimla

  • Jakhu Temple
  • Mall Road
  • The Ridge
  • Kufri
  • Narkanda

Best activities in Shimla

  • Ice Skating (winter season)
  • Trekking
  • Temple visit
  • Shopping

Ideal honeymoon duration in Shimla: 2-3 days

Best places to eat in Shimla

  • The Devicos
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Indian Coffee House
  • Wake and Bake Cafe
  • Cafe Simla Times

Shopping in Shimla

  • Himachal Emporium: for handicrafts.
  • Tibetan Refugee Market: for woollen clothes, Tibetan rugs, carpets, padded jackets, mufflers, bags, shoes, scarves, sweaters, Tibetan jewellery and more.
  • Lakkar Bazar: for wooden decorative items and souvenirs.

2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Hadimba Temple Manali, Himachal

Yet another best destination to go for your honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh, Manali has something special to it that offers memories to cherish for a lifetime. The hotels and accommodation facility is commendable, although a bit high on prices, Manali yet gives full worth for money. Also, couples who are looking for adventure sports on their honeymoon, then Manali is a place to be.

How to reach Manali?

The nearest airport is located in Bhuntar which is at a distance of approx 50 km from Manali. The other best way to reach Manali is by road as this tourist destination is well connected by road with other major cities including Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, Ambala and more.

Best time to visit Manali: Throughout the year.

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Manali

  • Hotel Orchard Green
  • Sun Park Resort
  • Hotel Manuallaya
  • Quality Inn River Country Resort

Places to see in and around Manali

  • Hadimba Temple (old Manali)
  • Club House
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Vashisht Temple and Hot Spring
  • Tibetan Monasteries
  • Manu Temple
  • Nehru Kund
  • Mall Road
  • Manali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Solang Valley
  • Naggar Castle

Best activities in Manali

  • River rafting
  • Hiking, Paragliding
  • Trekking
  • Shopping
  • Skiing in Solang Valley (winters)
  • Igloo Stay in Sethan
  • Birdwatching

Ideal honeymoon duration in Manali: 3-4 days

Best places to eat in Manali

  • Cafe 1947
  • Drifter’s Cafe
  • Casa Bella Vista
  • Rooftop Restaurant at Keylinga Inn
  • Renaissance Manali

Shopping in Manali

  • Old Manali: for street shopping of funky t-shirts, beads and jewellery and more.
  • Tibetan Market: for Tibetan artefacts, souvenirs, rugs, hand-woven carpets, shawls and other woollen apparels.
  • Bhuttico: for shawls (angora and pashmina), caps, jackets, gloves, scarves, socks, etc.
  • Mall Road: for anything and everything.

3. Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli Uttarakhand winters

With breathtaking views of the Himalayas soaked in the golden hues of the sun, Auli in Uttarakhand is one of the best locations for a honeymoon. The destination offers ample opportunities to the daredevil couples who wish to indulge in adventure activities during the winter season like skiing, snowboarding and other exciting activities. Besides, for couples who are not much into adventure, Auli is even perfect to just snuggle up, relax and create unmatched memories to cherish for years to come.

How to reach Auli?

The best way to reach Auli is by road through public buses plying between Rishikesh to Joshimath. Joshimath is located at a distance of approx 16 km from Auli, so you can either take the ropeway up to Auli or choose to travel either by road by hiring a taxi.

Best time to visit Auli: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Auli

You can either choose to stay at the hotel/resorts of Auli or Joshimath. Staying in Joshimath you can travel to Auli for the day.

  • Cliff Top Club Resort
  • The Tattva Resort
  • Dream Mountain Resort
  • The Royal Village

Places to see in and around Auli

  • Auli Artificial Lake
  • Narsingh Temple
  • Chenab Lake
  • Chattarkund
  • Gorson Bugyal
  • Kwani Bugyal (Trek)

Best activities in Auli

  • Skiing (winter)
  • Snowboarding (winter)
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Ropeway Ride

Ideal honeymoon duration in Auli: 2-3 days

4. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital Uttarakhand

One of the much-celebrated honeymoon places in Uttarakhand, Nainital offers tranquil ambiance with the views of splendid mountains and eye-shaped or bean-shaped lake. And it’s not just the beauty of Nainital but also the exotic neighbourhood, places like Saattal, Naukuchiyatal and Bhimtal that will make your honeymoon even more romantic. Ah, also don’t forget to visit India’s oldest wildlife sanctuary, Corbett National Park.

How to Reach Nainital?

The nearest railway station is in Kathgodam, which is around approx 36 km from Nainital. From Kathgodam, you can take a taxi to reach Nainital. Alternatively, there are buses between Haldwani (40 km) and Nainital. Also, there are buses from Delhi and other major North Indian cities to Haldwani.

Best time to visit Nainital: Between October and June

Best hotels/resorts in Nainital

  • Arif Castles
  • Vikram Vintage
  • Naini Retreat
  • Shervani Hilltop

Places to see in and around Nainital

  • Naini Lake
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Mall Road
  • Gurney House
  • Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo
  • Corbett National Park
  • Tiffin Top
  • Astronomical Observatory
  • Snow View Point
  • Eco Cave Garden
  • Himalayan Botanical Garden
  • Himalaya Mini Golf
  • Sattal
  • Naukuchiatal
  • Bhimtal

Best activities in Nainital

  • Boating in Naini Lake
  • Short Hike to China Peak
  • Skating in Zoomland
  • Shopping in Tibetan Market
  • Stroll on the Mall Road
  • Vantage Point to Overlook at Valley from Tiffin Top
  • Golfing at Mini Golf Course
  • Cable Car Ride to Snow View Point

Ideal honeymoon duration in Nainital: 2-3 days

Best places to eat in Nainital

  • Sakley’s Restaurant & Pastry Shop
  • Zooby’s Kitchen
  • Machan Restaurant
  • China Town
  • Giannis Pure Veg
  • Sonam

Shopping in Nainital

  • Tibetan Market: for clothes, perfumes, umbrellas etc.
  • Mall Road: for rhododendron squash, fruit marmalades & jam and souvenirs (wood carved articles)
  • Bara Bazar & Mall Road: for fancy candles

5. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Ranikhet-Beautiful view of pine forest

The green and clean Ranikhet win the heart of admirers for its beauty. And when it is about the newlyweds, Ranikhet provides lone time to spend together, with minimal to negligible disturbances. It is the blend of nature walks, scenic landscape and warm hospitality that makes Ranikhet one of the best places to visit when looking for budget honeymoon places in India. In addition to this, Ranikhet will even let you and your partner attain blessings at some of the ancient Hindu Temples. So, don’t wait and Get the best deals on Ranikhet honeymoon tour packages.

How to reach Ranikhet?

The nearest railway station is in Kathgodam, which is located at a distance of approx 80 km from Ranikhet. Getting down at Kathgodam Railway Station, you can take a cab to reach Ranikhet.

Best time to visit Ranikhet: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Ranikhet

  • Woodsville Resort
  • Chevron Rosemount
  • West View Resort

Places to visit in and around Ranikhet

  • Jhula Devi Temple
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Binsar Mahadev Temple
  • Bhalu Dam
  • Syalikhet
  • Chaubatia Orchard
  • Sunset Points
  • Ashiyana Park
  • Haidakhan Babaji Temple
  • Golf Course
  • Tarikhet

Best activities in Ranikhet

  • Temple Visit
  • Walk Through Chaubatia Garden
  • Golfing at Upat Golf Course

Ideal honeymoon duration in Ranikhet: 3-4 days

Best places to eat in Ranikhet

  • Mohan’s Cafe
  • Baba Cake
  • Dolma Restaurant
  • Lali’s Inn and Restaurant

Shopping in Ranikhet

  • Bal Mithai (sweet)
  • Shawls & Tweed
  • Candles
  • Woollen Clothes
  • Handicraft

6. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli Nature Walk

Kasauli Hill station in Himachal Pradesh can rightly be called the best location for honeymoon couples. What appeals the most in Kasauli is its quaint setting, which takes one back in the time of British Raj. The Gothic-style churches and the well-maintained pavements give Kasauli a retro look. So, plan your honeymoon here to enjoy long nature walks with your partner amidst splendid tranquil settings.

How to reach Kasauli?

Chandigarh is situated at a distance of about 57 km from Kasauli, making it convenient for a road trip. You can hire a taxi from Chandigarh to reach Kasauli. Also, Kasauli is around 287 km from Delhi, so reaching the destination by road is not a difficult task. You can hire a taxi from Delhi to reach Kasauli.

Best time to visit Kasauli: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Kasauli

  • Kasauli Exotica
  • Ramada by Wyndham Kasauli
  • Winnies Holiday Inn
  • 7 Pines by Leisure Hotels
  • Kasauli Castle

Places to see in and around Kasauli

  • Timber Trail
  • Monkey Point
  • Gilbert Trail
  • Baptist Church
  • Christ Church
  • Gurkha Fort
  • Kasauli Brewery
  • Central Research Institute
  • Mall Road
  • Sunset Point and Lover’s Lane
  • Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji

Best activities in Kasauli

  • Cable Car Ride
  • Nature Photography
  • Sightseeing of Historical Sites
  • Taste Fine Scotch Whiskey at Kasauli Brewery
  • Watch Sunset
  • Shopping

Ideal honeymoon duration in Kasauli: 2-3 days

Best places to eat in Kasauli

  • Rudra Cafe
  • Hangout, Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
  • Cliff Houzz Restaurant
  • Narinder Sweet House

Shopping in Kasauli

  • Fruit Wines
  • Handicraft
  • Jams & Marmalades
  • Woollens

7. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

View of Mcleod Ganj

A beautiful hill town perched just above Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, Mcleodganj is an ideal honeymoon destination as it doesn’t give up on romance. The place offers an amazing view of the Dhauladhar Range that leave the couple awe-struck. Not only this but couples who seek a little adventure, Mcleodganj even offers activities like trekking that gives a holistic experience.

How to reach Mcleodganj?

Dharamshala is well-connected from cities like Delhi, Ambala, and Chandigarh by road. There are regular buses to Dharamshala from these destinations. Upon reaching Dharamshala, you can hire a taxi to reach Mcleodganj covering a distance of approx 6 km.

Best time to visit Mcleodganj: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Mcleodganj

  • Horizon Villa – North
  • Hotel Norbu House
  • Hotel King Castle
  • Hotel Sapphire & Restaurant

Places to see in and around Mcleodganj

  • Dal Lake
  • St. John in the Wilderness
  • Naddi View Point
  • Bhagsunag Falls
  • Bhagsunag Temple
  • Triund Hill
  • Chamunda Temple
  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Dharamshala Cricket Stadium
  • Naam Art Gallery
  • Monolithic Rock Temples
  • Bhagsunag Temple
  • Kangra Museum
  • Kunal Pathri Temple

Best activities in Mcleodganj

  • Trekking
  • Shopping

Ideal honeymoon duration in Mcleodganj: 3-4 days

Best places to eat in Mcleodganj

  • Illiterati Books & Coffee
  • Seed Cafe
  • Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen
  • Crepe Pancake Hut
  • Peace Cafe
  • Mc’llo Cafe
  • Common Ground Cafe
  • Lung Ta
  • Tibet kitchen

Shopping in Mcleodganj

  • Tibetan handicrafts
  • Handwoven rugs and carpets
  • Singing Bowls
  • Colourful Bags and Purses
  • Silk and satin wall hangings
  • Buddha statues, Prayer wheels and Prayer flags
  • Bead necklaces, metalwork jewellery
  • Handcrafted diaries and handmade paper

8. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar

When it comes to planning a honeymoon trip in India, Srinagar can’t be missed. The lofty undulating mountains, sparkling lakes and soothing weather win the hearts of the newlyweds. The two major attractions in Srinagar are the Shikara Ride and the stay in the houseboats. These houseboats are nothing but lovely mini-hotels that are ideal for any honeymoon couple. What’s more, Kashmiri cuisine is sure to spice up the honeymoon in Srinagar, so don’t miss out on trying it.

How to reach Srinagar?

Srinagar has its own international airport named Sheikh ul-Alam Airport which is well connected to the major cities of India.

Best time to visit Srinagar: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Srinagar

  • The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar
  • Vivanta Dal View
  • RK Sarovar Portico
  • Hotel Dar-Es-Salam
  • Mirani Resort

Places to see in and around Srinagar

  • Mughal Gardens
  • Charar-i-Sharif
  • Pari Mahal
  • Dal Lake
  • Nagin Lake
  • Shankaracharya Temple
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
  • Hazratbal Shrine

Best activities in Srinagar

  • Stay in Houseboats
  • The Mughal Gardens
  • Shikara Ride
  • Food (Kashmiri Wazwan)
  • Shopping

Ideal honeymoon duration in Srinagar: 4-5 days

Best places to eat in Srinagar

  • Ahdoos
  • Mughal Darbar
  • Stream Restaurant
  • Shamyana Restaurant

Shopping in Srinagar

  • Silk and Wool Carpets
  • Walnut Wood Items
  • Papier Mache Artifacts
  • Kashmiri Pashminas
  • Kashmiri Kahwa (tea)

9. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie

Dalhousie can be rightly called the summer honeymoon destination of India. Once a British Summer Retreat, Dalhousie introduces one to the colonial-style structures scattered all around the town. The blend of green rolling hills, dotted with pine, deodar and oak trees makes up for a lovely place to spend a honeymoon at. Also, on being here get a glimpse of majestic Dhauladhar range and the beautiful Chamba Valley as well.

How to reach Dalhousie?

The nearest railhead is Pathankot which is approx 80 km to Dalhousie. Several cab services are available from Pathankot to reach Dalhousie. The best way to reach Dalhousie is by road. One can either avail buses operated by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HPTC) or Haryana Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) from New Delhi.

Best time to visit Dalhousie: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Dalhousie

  • Grand View Hotel
  • Snow Valley Resorts
  • Aamod at Dalhousie
  • JK Clarks Exotica Dalhousie

Places to see in and around Dalhousie

  • Satdhara Falls
  • Chamera Lake
  • St. John’s Church
  • Dainkund Peak
  • Khajjiar
  • Bakrota Hills
  • Gandhi Chowk
  • Dalhousie Cantonment
  • Sadar Bazar
  • Tibetan Market
  • Panchpula
  • Kalatop
  • Panjpulla
  • Subhash Baoli

Best activities in Dalhousie

  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Boat Ride
  • Shopping

Ideal honeymoon duration in Dalhousie: 2-3 days

Best places to eat in Dalhousie

  • Cafe Dalhousie
  • Kwality Restaurant
  • Moti Mahal Delux

Shopping in Dalhousie

  • Buddhist paintings
  • Copper and silver ‘diyas’
  • Tibetan carpets from the Tibetan Handicraft Centre
  • Bags, dolls, carpets, purses and handicrafts from the Tibetan Market

10. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Gulmarg kashmir snowboard

Situated in the lap of beautiful Kashmir, Gulmarg is yet another best honeymoon places in India. It is amazing to spend some of the best days of your married life in a gem of a place like this. Also, Gulmarg is called the skiing destination of India; the thick beds of snow over the lofty mountains allow brilliant opportunity for skiing here. So, couples who are planning a honeymoon during the winter season can make the most of this adventure sport.

How to reach Gulmarg?

Gulmarg is well-connected by road with Srinagar, which is situated about 50 km away and has an airport that connects it with other cities of India. From Srinagar, cabs are readily available for Gulmarg.

Best time to visit Gulmarg: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Gulmarg

  • Hotel Heevan Retreat
  • The Rosewood
  • The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa
  • The Grand Mumtaz Resort

Places to see in and around Gulmarg

  • Gulmarg Gondola
  • Golf Course
  • Alpather Lake
  • Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
  • Khilanmarg
  • Baba Reshi Shrine
  • Shark Fin
  • Kongdori
  • Maharani Temple
  • St Mary’s Church

Best activities in Gulmarg

  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Take a Ride on Gulmarg Gondola
  • Golfing
  • Explore wildlife at Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

Ideal honeymoon duration in Gulmarg: 4-5 days

Best places to eat in Gulmarg

  • Hotel Highlands Park
  • Bakshi
  • Raja Dhaba
  • Nedous Dining Room

Shopping in Gulmarg

  • Pashmina Shawls and wraps
  • Silk carpets
  • Walnut Wood items
  • Papier Mache
  • Stone Jewellery
  • Loose Tea/Kahwa
  • Kashmiri Pheran

11. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Agra

The city of the renowned Taj Mahal in unavoidable when planning a honeymoon in India. The only reason one would like to spend the honeymoon in Agra is because of the existence of this UNESCO World Heritage Site but undeniably Agra has more to it with once being the capital of Mughal Empire. So, couples can explore many other magnificent forts, fascinating tombs and mausoleums that are worth visiting. Besides the monuments and rich history, Agra is the perfect reflection of modern India with a brilliant collection of luxury hotels and resorts, mega shopping malls and complexes and amusement parks.

How to reach Agra?

Both railways and roadways are the best and most convenient ways to reach Agra. There are regular trains to Agra from the major cities of India like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Jhansi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. In addition to this, Agra boasts impressive road connectivity that connects Agra with its nearby cities and states by both government and private buses.

Best time to visit Agra: Between October and March

Best romantic hotels in Agra

  • The Oberoi Amarvilas
  • Courtyard Agra
  • Trident Agra
  • ITC Mughal Agra
  • Hotel Taj Resort

Places to see in and around Agra

  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Itmad-ud-Daulah
  • Mehtab Bagh
  • Tomb of Akbar
  • Jama Masjid
  • Chini Ka Roza
  • Anguri Bagh
  • Dolphin Water Park

Best activities in Agra

  • Heritage Tour
  • Shopping
  • Fun at an amusement park

Ideal honeymoon duration in Agra: 2-3 days

Best places to eat in Agra

  • Pinch of Spice
  • The Salt Cafe Kitchen & Bar
  • The Grand Gopika Thaal
  • Taj Terrace

Shopping in Agra

  • Sadar Bazaar: for handicrafts, Pethas (sweets), garments to leather bags.
  • Subhash Bazaar: for silk products and silk sarees
  • Kinari Bazaar: for handicrafts, along with marble, glassware, rugs, leather and textiles.
  • Raja ki Mandi: for garments, sweets, jewellery, ladies items, household items.

12. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

Dhanaulti

For couples looking for a quiet, scenic place, Dhanaulti situated in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas is suitable for a cozy honeymoon. Quaint setting, salubrious climate and natural beauty will give you the best honeymoon experience. The lovely flowers of rhododendron cover most of the forest area providing a very pretty picture also winter is an excellent time to visit when the snow covers the land and mountains offering prettier picture.

How to reach Dhanaulti?

The nearest airport is in Dehradun which is located at a distance of approx 36 km from Dhanaulti. Alternatively, travelling to Dhanaulti by road is easy as Dehradun is well connected to most cities such as Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Delhi Agra and Mussoorie by Uttarakhand State Transport buses. Upon reaching Dehradun, you can hire a taxi to reach Dhanaulti.

Best time to visit Dhanaulti: Between October and June

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Dhanaulti

  • Apple Orchard Resort
  • Burans Breeze

Places to see in and around Dhanaulti

  • Dhanaulti Eco Park
  • Surkanda Devi Temple
  • Dashavatar Temple
  • Kaudia Forest
  • Potato Farm
  • Tehri Dam
  • Dhanaulti Adventure Park

Best activities in Dhanaulti

  • Temple visit
  • Hiking

Ideal honeymoon duration in Dhanaulti: 2-3 days

13. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

pahalgam

Inarguably one of the best places to visit in India for honeymoon, Pahalgam is the pride of Kashmir. Comprising a charismatic ambiance, serene valley, gargling Lidder River and the sky-kissing mountains, Pahalgam is no less than a dreamland. If you and your partner are an adventure or nature lover, Pahalgam is the right place for your honeymoon. The place offers a perfect blend that by no means will fail to impress you and offer wonderful memories. For couples who like to spice up their honeymoon with some adventure can go for river rafting, camping and paragliding in Pahalgam.

How to reach Pahalgam?

The nearest airport is Srinagar’s Sheikh ul-Alam Airport which is located at a distance of approx 90 km. Srinagar has regular air connectivity to the major cities of India. From the airport, you can hire a taxi to reach Pahalgam.

Best time to visit Pahalgam: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Pahalgam

  • The Chinar Resort & Spa
  • Hotel Royal Hillton
  • Hotel Highland Resorts
  • Hotel Pine Spring

Places to see in and around Pahalgam

  • Aru Village & Valley
  • Betaab valley
  • Baisaran
  • Chandanwari
  • Mamleshwar Temple
  • Pahalgam Golf Course
  • Tulian Lake
  • Sheshnag Lake (between June and September)
  • Mattan

Best activities in Pahalgam

  • Nature walk
  • River rafting
  • Paragliding
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Golfing
  • Shopping

Ideal honeymoon duration in Pahalgam: 4-5 days

Best places to eat in Pahalgam

  • Dana Pani
  • Rivendell
  • Tulyan and Nathu Rasoi
  • Punjabi Rasoi

Shopping in Pahalgam

  • Pashmina Shawls and Handicrafts
  • Kashmiri Phirans and Jackets

14. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Mukteshwar

Nature has a humble way to convey that simplicity is always attractive and Mukteshwar in the lap of Uttarakhand is the perfect example of it. A honeymoon in Mukteshwar will offer a spectacular view of the majestic Himalayan range, the rhododendron forests and fruit orchards all around. Also, couples can indulge in some of the exciting adventure activities. So, come here to enjoy quality time with your partner in this picturesque offbeat hill station of North India.

How to reach Mukteshwar?

The nearest railhead is Kathgodam Railway Station located at a distance of approx 64 km from Mukteshwar. Kathgodam has well train connectivity to the major cities of India including Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. Travelling to Mukteshwar by road is convenient as many private buses ply between Delhi to Kathgodam and Nainital. From Kathgodam you can hire a taxi to reach Mukteshwar.

Best time to visit Mukteshwar: Between October and March

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Mukteshwar

  • Casa Dream- The Resort
  • Parvada Bungalows

Places to see in and around Mukteshwar

  • Mukteshwar Temple
  • Rajarani Temple
  • Brahmeswara Temple
  • Sitla
  • Chauli ki Jaali
  • Methodist Church

Best activities in Mukteshwar

  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Watching sunrise above Nanda Devi Peak
  • Temple Visit
  • Shopping at Kilmora Shop

Ideal honeymoon duration in Mukteshwar: 2-3 days

Best places to eat in Mukteshwar

  • The Birdcage
  • Nirvana Organic Kitchen
  • Chirping Tales Cafe
  • Alankar

Shopping in Mukteshwar

Kilmora Shop: for traditional Kumaoni clothes, hand knitted woollens, handwoven shawls, socks, gloves, souvenirs, and more.

15. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie Uttarakhand

The green-cloaked hills that flank the entire Mussoorie makes for a perfect hideout for the honeymoon couples. Perched on a high ridge in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie determines to offer the best honeymoon memories. The view of the majestic Shivalik ranges and the Doon Valley (on clear sky day) enhances the beauty of the place. So, plan your honeymoon to Mussoorie and enjoy leisurely strolls, sit long hours at the coffee shops and create lovely moments.

How to reach Mussoorie?

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun which is located at a distance of approx 59 km. Alternatively, travelling to Mussoorie by road is easy as Dehradun is well connected to most cities such as Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Delhi Agra and Mussoorie by Uttarakhand State Transport buses. Upon reaching Dehradun, you can hire a taxi to reach Mussoorie.

Best time to visit Mussoorie: Between October and June

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Mussoorie

  • Hotel Sun and Snow
  • Sterling
  • Hotel Padmini Nivas
  • The Amber – Vermont Estate
  • Jaypee Residency Manor
  • Fortune The Savoy

Places to see in and around Mussoorie

  • Gun Hill
  • Jwalaji Temple
  • Lake Mist
  • Mall Road
  • Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kempty Falls
  • Lal Tibba
  • Jharipani Falls
  • Company Garden and K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum
  • Bhatta Falls
  • Soham Heritage & Art Centre
  • Mossy Falls
  • Mussoorie Christ Church
  • Shedup Choephelling Buddhist Temple
  • Mussoorie Heritage Centre

Best activities in Mussoorie

  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Tour
  • Nature Walk
  • Shopping
  • Boating

Ideal honeymoon duration in Mussoorie: 2-3 days

Best places to eat in Mussoorie

  • Trout House Grill & Bar
  • JW Cafe
  • Wisteria Deck
  • Urban Turban Bistro
  • Kalsang

Shopping in Mussoorie

  • The Mall Road: for mementos, knick-knacks, souvenirs, apparel, and home decoration
  • Tibetan Market: for sober artifacts, hand-woven carpets, trendy clothes and jewellery
  • Library Bazaar: for wooden items, trinkets Chinese vases
  • Classic Emporium: for Tibetan sculptures, handcrafted lampshades, porcelain figures and a lot more.

16. Leh, Ladakh

Pangong Lake, Leh

Impeccable and astounding is how one can describe Leh and it is the breathtaking landscape that attracts honeymoon couples in Leh. On being here, honeymoon couple can expect immaculate location, soothing climate (only if visiting in summers) and splendidly built Buddhist monasteries. Besides, even though there are several hotels, but a stay at homestays in Leh will offer a unique and pleasant experience on your honeymoon.

How to reach Leh?

Leh has its own airport named Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport which is well connected to Jammu, Srinagar, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai and several other cities in India. Several cab services are available from the airport to reach your desired destination in Leh.

Best time to visit Leh: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Leh

  • Hotel Grand Dragon
  • The Zen Ladakh Resort
  • Hotel Druk Ladakh
  • Karakoram Hotel
  • Hotel Ladakh Residency
  • Hotel Ladakh Sarai

Places to see in and around Leh

  • Namgyal Tsemo Monastery
  • Leh Palace
  • Zoravar Fort
  • Thiksey Monastery
  • Hemis Monastery
  • Hemis National Park
  • Phyang Monastery
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Stok Monastery
  • Alchi Monastery
  • Tso Moriri
  • Tso Kar
  • Pangong Tso

Best activities in Leh

  • Exploring Buddhist Culture
  • Trekking
  • Monastery Visit
  • Exploring Wildlife at Hemis National Park

Ideal honeymoon duration in Leh: 3-4 days

Best places to eat in Leh

  • The Tibetan Kitchen
  • Chopsticks Noodle Bar
  • Gesmo Restaurant
  • Bob’s Cafe
  • Bon Appetit

Shopping in Leh

  • Tibetan Handicrafts & Wares
  • Silver and Stone Jewellery
  • Apricots’ Jam, Oil
  • Pashmina Shawls and Woolens
  • Rugs and Kashmiri Carpets

Best Honeymoon Travel Guide for Northeast and East India

17. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, Meghalaya

When it is about a honeymoon in northeast India, one cannot miss out on Shillong situated in the state of Meghalaya. Undoubtedly, the beauty of Shillong comprising surreal settings, cascading waterfalls, green rolling hills and tranquil ambiance exemplifies the charm of a honeymoon. When here for honeymoon, enjoy musical nights with people playing the guitar and humming famous melodies. Also, the exotic sunrise here is something that is unavoidable.

How to reach Shillong?

The nearest airport is in Barapani, which is some 30 km from Shillong. You can hire a cab from the airport to reach Shillong. The nearest railhead to Shillong is in Guwahati, which is approx 100 km away. From Guwahati, you can avail cab service to reach Shillong.

Best time to visit Shillong: Between October and June

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Shillong

  • Royal Heritage Tripura Castle
  • Hotel Polo Towers
  • Pinewood Hotel
  • Ri Kynjai

Places to see in and around Shillong

  • Shillong Peak
  • Spread Eagle Falls
  • Umiam Lake
  • Elephant Falls
  • Mawphlang
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Meghalaya State Museum
  • Lady Hydari Park
  • Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture
  • Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
  • Laitlum Canyons
  • Sweet Falls
  • Diengiei Peak
  • All Saints Church
  • Air Force Museum
  • Police Bazaar

Best activities in Shillong

  • Boating in Umiam Lake
  • Golfing
  • Angling in Dawki
  • Rock Climbing
  • Camping
  • Trekking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping

Ideal honeymoon duration in Shillong: 4-5 days

Best places to eat in Shillong

  • City Hut Family Dhaba
  • Cafe Shillong
  • Dejavu
  • ML 05 Cafe
  • Dylan’s Cafe
  • Madras Cafe

Shopping in Shillong

  • Scottish Cloth/Dress Material
  • Khasi Scrubs
  • Shawls and Stoles
  • Raja Chilly and Other Organic Products
  • Bamboo Handicrafts

18. Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok Tourism

Dipped and drenched in natural beauty, the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is yet another amazing place to be at for your honeymoon. A perfect blend of urban and quaint setting gives Gangtok an interesting look, whereas the colourful and vibrant culture manages to keep people engaged and entertained. The honeymoon couple can enjoy long nature walks and the best sunrises and sunsets can be a visual treat. The cable car ride from Deorali to Tashiling Secretariat is a fun way to get a bird’s eye view of the city. Not only this but to add a little pinch of adventure on your honeymoon, you can even try river rafting in the Teesta River and drive to Nathu La.

How to reach Gangtok?

The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, which is about 126 km away from Gangtok. Upon reaching Bagdogra, you can hire a taxi to reach Gangtok. The nearest railhead to Gangtok is in New Jalpaiguri, which is located at a distance of approx 118 km away. From the railway station, hire a cab to reach Gangtok.

Best time to visit Gangtok: Throughout the year

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Gangtok

  • Delight the Fortuna
  • Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino
  • Tashiling Residency Hotel & Spa
  • Summit Norling Resort & Spa

Places to see in and around Gangtok

  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Seven Sisters Waterfalls
  • Hanuman Tok
  • Kanchendzonga National Park
  • Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
  • Saramsa Garden
  • Cholamu Lake
  • Ganesh Tok View Point

Best activities in Gangtok

  • Trekking
  • Cable Car Ride
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting at Teesta Bazar
  • Paragliding
  • kiing at Mt Katao

Ideal honeymoon duration in Gangtok: 4-5 days

Best places to eat in Gangtok

  • Shuffle Momos
  • Cafe Live & Loud
  • Baker’s Cafe
  • The Coffee Shop Restaurant
  • Khan Uncle’s Biryani House
  • Roll House

Shopping in Gangtok

  • Tibetan Carpets
  • Black Cardamom
  • Thangkas
  • Wall Hangings
  • Sikkim Tea
  • Sikkimese Cups
  • Silver Jewellery
  • Semi-Precious Stones
  • Buddhist Figurines & Prayer Flags

19. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Unparalleled beauty swathes Tawang, which is tucked in the beautiful state of Arunachal Pradesh. Sacred is what most people would call as it is an important seat of Mahayana Buddhism. But, Tawang has gradually emerged as a romantic getaway in India as its natural beauty drew many honeymooners. Alpine mountains, waterfalls that gush into deep gorges, sapphire sky and radiant lakes make Tawang a great place to spend time with your partner after tying the knot.

How to reach Tawang?

The nearest airport is located in Tezpur (Assam) which is approx 324 km from Tawang. The airport is well connected to other major cities of India. The nearest railway stations to Tawang are Naharlagun Railway station and Guwahati railway station located at a distance of approx 459 km and 442 km respectively. From the airport and railway station, you can avail buses, taxis, and shared taxis to reach Tawang.

Best time to visit Tawang: Between October and June

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Tawang

  • Hotel Gakyi Khang Zhang
  • Tawang Lodge

Places to see in and around Tawang

  • Galden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery
  • Zimithang, Gorsam Stupa
  • Khinme Monastery
  • Taktsang Gompa
  • Singshur Nunnery
  • Sangetsar Lake also called Madhuri Lake

Best activities in Tawang

  • Exploring the monasteries
  • Stroll on Madhuri Lake side
  • Nature walk

Best places to eat in Tawang

  • The Dragon Restaurant
  • Woodland Restaurant
  • Hotel Mon-Valley

Shopping in Tawang

Tibetan Settlement Market: for traditional items, Chinese crockery items, Buddhist religious items like prayer flags and wheels, statues of Lord Buddha, wall hangings and more.

20. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling Himalaya Railway, West Bengal

Dressed in green with a glistening white background of Indian Himalaya, Darjeeling never fails to offer an amazing honeymoon experience. Set in the East Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is known for cool climate and perfect landscape comprising widely sprawling tea estates. Not only this but the breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga Range from the Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Toy Train and Batasia Loop are some other great things that you cannot miss out enjoying in Darjeeling.

How to reach Darjeeling?

The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, which is some 67 km away from Darjeeling. The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is in New Jalpaiguri, which is approx 72 km away. Several cabs are available from these destinations to reach Darjeeling.

Best time to visit Darjeeling: Between October and June

Best romantic hotels/resorts in Darjeeling

  • Mayfair Darjeeling
  • Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa
  • Glenburn Tea Estate
  • Cedar Inn
  • Udaan Dekeling Resort, Darjeeling

Places to see in and around Darjeeling

  • Darjeeling Toy Train
  • Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoo
  • Observatory Hill
  • Senchal Lake
  • Dhirdham Temple
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Mahakal Temple
  • Tiger Hill
  • Bhutia Busty Monastery

Best activities in Darjeeling

  • River Rafting
  • Toy Train Ride
  • Wildlife Sighting at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Trekking
  • Cottage Camping

Ideal honeymoon duration in Darjeeling: 4-5 days

Best places to eat in Darjeeling

  • Sonam’s Kitchen
  • Keventers
  • Tom & Jerry’s
  • Glenary’s
  • Nathmull Tea
  • Kunga Restaurant

Shopping in Darjeeling

  • Darjeeling Tea
  • Hand knitted items at New Mahakal Market
  • Woollen clothes at Dragon Market
  • Handicrafts & Souvenirs at Chowrasta
  • Carpets at Tibetan Self Help Center

There are many more places where you can enjoy your honeymoon in India, but in this blog, I have selected the top 20 best destinations in North & North East India where you can plan your honeymoon in 2020. Stay tuned to find out more famous and happening honeymoon places in West & South India in the future!

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Swati Mishra

Born and brought up in Assam- ‘The Land of Tea Gardens’, Swati is a Travel Writer who yearns to travel around the whole world someday. Coming from one of lush-green and peaceful states of India, her love for nature and rain is beyond imagination. She is an observant and is keen to explore more about the things that comes her way which could be clearly seen in her write ups. Other than this, she is a foodie and can do anything for food that is made out of cheese especially- The Alfredo Penne Pasta!

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