After spending all that money on your wedding, you’re probably not too keen on taxing your Savings Account any further. But there’s the honeymoon to think about! Can you make it memorable without hurting your pocket further? The answer is, yes! We’re going to tell you about a few charming and inexpensive places in India that might be just perfect for a honeymoon.
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So, let’s get to it. Here are some quirky honeymoon destinations that are easy on your pocket but beautiful nonetheless.
Kudle Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka
Not only do you get to live right next to the beach, you get to live in a one room shack where you can’t escape each other, even if you wanted to (we seriously hope you don’t). There are amazing sunrises, temple visits (if you’re into that kind of thing), yoga on the beach to help you unwind, midnight beach walks, and some fantastic coastal food.
The shack will turn out to be cheaper than what you spend on getting there and while you might not have access to a five-star facility, it certainly will be an experience to remember.
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Though there are a lot of gems to visit in God’s own country, Kovalam is the best destination for beach lovers. So, if you are looking for some peaceful, beach romance, then hop on the train/bus with your loved one and head to Kovalam.
There are lot of interesting couple activities that you can do in this quaint little town. You could pamper yourself with an Ayurveda wellness spa, take a romantic boat ride, catch a spectacular view of the lighthouse, witness the beautiful sunset or just play on the golden sand beaches. Non-vegetarians can treat themselves to some lip-smacking coastal cuisines.
This beautiful hill station is a favourite honeymoon destination in India. You can call it a ‘heaven’ for nature lovers. It is known for the Naini lake. This lake and its surrounding hills offer a spectacular view. Some of the activities you can enjoy here include boating and trekking. Or you could take a slow stroll and explore the different attractions that Nainital offers. Besides, the entire trip will be way cheaper than your one-way flight tickets to Switzerland. Great savings, great experience!
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Whether you want to satiate the adventurer in you or you want to enjoy some spiritual time or both, Rishikesh is the best honeymoon destination for you. This serene place is equally popular for a pilgrimage and adventure sports.
Yoga, meditation, kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, rappelling, camping – whatever it is that you like, you can enjoy it in Rishikesh. Stay is also not a problem here. There are a number of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and even dharamshalas where you can stay. Travel with your HDFC Bank All Miles Credit Card and get rewarded for each travel reservation you make.
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Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir
Ah! Beautiful Kashmir. But staying there could turn out to be expensive. Why don’t you try to build your own houseboat? We’re serious! You could get hold of one that’s not doing too well and spend time repairing it. Hear us out.
Not only will you get to stay on the lake, but you also literally find out how well you two work together (fingers crossed for positive results). There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the results of your hard work. We hear marriage is hard work too.
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Not only does this coastline make for a beautiful drive (one spot requires you to ferry your car across) but you get to eat some exquisite Malwani cuisine. If you like your food spiced up, you’re in luck. The homestays on the way bring you a dish right from their kitchen with freshly caught prawns.
And don’t worry about the rooms. They have special bridal rooms, way out in the fields. There’s nothing like being surrounded by thigh-high wheat and being in the middle of nature with your dearly beloved.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali gets you up close and personal with the Himalayas. The beautiful views come with a chill that gives you a thousand reasons to cuddle.
But the best part of Manali is playing out your favourite scenes from Bollywood movies. You may not be able to cosy up to your star crush but you can make your honeymoon feel that way for sure. No one is going to judge you if you suddenly break into song. The number of movies that have been shot there definitely call for it.
Live out your Bollywood dream!
The most popular destination of all! There’s no way we could leave it out of this list. Goa comes with its unique cuisine and even more unique history. Architecture, historical spots, beaches, parties, good food, waterfalls and long drives; you’re entirely covered.
You can join a myriad of other honeymooners on the cruise ship as you dance to some groovy tunes. You can book a tour bus with all the new friends you make and get some great bulk deals on the water sports. Maybe a mass honeymoon will save you a lot of money.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu
What’s better than the Nilgiris, the lush tea estates and some really steep hair-pin bends witnessing the beginning of your eternal love story? Welcome to Ooty, folks! If your idea of a honeymoon is being in the midst of nature accompanied by a cool breeze and of course your life partner, then Ooty is the best romantic getaway for you.
Just walking through the beautiful emerald hills below the sapphire sky looking at the blooming flowers and the colonial-style houses will make your honeymoon a memorable one. And the whole trip won’t cost you much either!
A beautiful hill station located in God’s own country, Munnar is the perfect example of a picture-perfect paradise. Escape the city’s crowd, pollution, and noise and enjoy a peaceful honeymoon amidst Munnar’s lush green tea plantations and magnificent stretches of forest. The weather in Munnar is extremely pleasant too.
Believe us, neither you nor your wallet will regret spending a week of your honeymoon time at this romantic hill station.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Fancy the idea of romancing the hills? You should totally honeymoon in Shimla then. Apparently, the number of newly-weds visiting Shimla is more than the number of locals residing here. Talk about being a popular honeymoon destination!
So, what does Shimla offer? Apart from the spectacular scenery, you get to enjoy the chilly yet pleasant weather, and homestays that are truly affordable. Just sit back and relax in the lap of the Himalayas!
A beautiful culture and a host of other stuff to do, Udaipur is a royal honeymoon destination for newlyweds. This ‘city of lakes’ is home to a lot of architectural remnants of an age gone by and is filled with antique treasures. There are a lot of things you can do in Udaipur, like an elephant safari, a boat ride, or a camel ride, a stroll through the beautiful palaces, shopping for handicrafts, the list goes on.
Clean. Affordable. Impeccable scenic beauty. Colourful.
Do you need more reasons to visit this beautiful state? Oh, here’s another one – You get the see the golden sun setting behind the enchanting snow-capped mountains. Now, that’s a sight to behold with your loved one! There are a lot of interesting places to visit and some yummy food to taste. For those of you newlyweds planning to travel before the 27th of December 2016,here’s something that might be of interest to you. Citi Cashback Credit Card is providing amazing cashback offers on domestic flights booked via MakeMytrip. You should check them out.
The lush environment in Coorg will leave you spellbound for sure. A haven for those in love, you can spend your honeymoon days experiencing the local culture, taking a walk through the sprawling plantations, sightseeing or trekking. To sum it up, Coorg is the perfect honeymoon destination for relaxing and rejuvenating. And it won’t cost you much either. There are a lot of affordable homestays in Coorg. Cosy accommodation and yummy food without burning a hole in your pocket. Sounds like a good deal, right?
The ‘Venice of the East’ or Alleppey is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the country. How does a romance in the midst of waterways, lagoons, and backwaters sound to you? Perfect, right? Get inside a houseboat and enjoy a night or two romancing while watching the beautiful sunset, the starry sky, and some amazing Kerala food. The houseboat cruise may cost a bit, but it’s definitely going to be a tad cheaper than a Transatlantic cruise!
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