The long awaited honeymoon is perhaps more lovingly planned than the elaborate wedding itself. Our country is full of hidden treasures which can be the prefect honeymoon getaways. Here is a list of the top five budget friendly honeymoon destinations in India that will transport you from the snowy abode of the Himachal to the enthralling beaches of Goa while being easy on the pocket.
This destination is a complete package of balmy shores, unconventional beaches, water sports, glorious Portuguese architecture, and fiery glasses of feni and also offers an exciting nightlife. To make the trip cost effective, hire a two wheeler and explore the string of beaches in this destination.
Goa is popularly known as the Pearl of the orient and tourist paradise. It has an alarming scenic beauty. The architectural beauty of Goan Temples, Churches and old houses has brought great laurels to Goa. The Sandy beaches, coconut trees, waterfalls truly add flavor to the Goan natural view. Lush green fields, majestic forests train track, long roads and cool breeze makes it a perfect destination for the newly wed couples.
One can indulge in beach activities and water sports in Calangute, Baga, Cavelossim, Agonda and Palolem beaches, ride a boat to spot dolphins and relish the famous nightlife in the numerous shacks and pubs. Club Retreat, Santana Beach Resort and Paradise Inn are some of the best budget friendly places to stay in Goa. Do not forget to try some of the delicious Goan dishes.
Couples can indulge in surfing, para sailing, waterscooter and devour into some mouth-watering sea foods like Mackrels, Tiger prawns, King Fish.
Pocket Pinch- 3N/4D- Rs.12,000 to Rs.18,000 (Per person on twin share)
The abundance of natural treasures and scenic beauty makes it one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. To make things better, it is quite light on the pocket. The snowy peaks, tea gardens, monasteries and the mandatory breakfast at Glenary’s will add delight to your trip. Magnolia Residency, Hotel Long Island and Pineridge Hotel are some of the pocket friendly hotels that you can choose from. You can spot the iconic Khangchendzonga peak on a cloudless day from the Mall and witness the magnificent sunrise from the Tiger Hill or the Batasia Loop. When you are in Darjeeling, do not miss booking a ride on the iconic toy train. And for the shopaholic, this is one of the best places to buy cheap woollens.
Pocket Pinch – 4D /3N- Rs.8000 to Rs.12000 (Per Person on twin share)
This destination is bound to give you a lifetime experience and memories to cherish forever. Wake up to the ture sports at Solang Valley, admire the beauty of snow-clad Rohtang Pass or just enjoy a quiet meal at a riverside cafe. Hotel Crystal, Hotel Manali Castle, Hotel Vintage, Hotel Beas are some of the preferred hotels. The best time to visit Manali is from April-June.
Pocket Pinch – 3D/4N- Rs.12,000 to Rs.15,000 (Per Person on twin share)
Andamans offers the perfect romantic sojourn for honeymooners. Make your honeymoon special by indulging in water sports, experience the pretty corals, pristine white beaches and dense rainforests. Andaman Residency, Hotel Shreesh and Hotel Diviyum Manor are some of the pocket friendly options available. Take an evening stroll at Radhanagar beach with your partner, try out snorkelling in Red Skin or Jolly Buoy Island or tour the heritage Ross Island. For the quintessential foodie, the island offers a wide array of mouth-watering sea food cuisines. Lastly, you must not miss the scuba diving experience at Havelock. It is absolutely out of the world.
Pocket Pinch- 6N/5D - Rs.17,449 to Rs.21,000 (Per Person on twin share)
This mesmerizing hill station in Kerala with flowing tea gardens and lush green meadows will transport you to another world. It is a popular filming location for Bollywood movies. Cochin is the nearest airport and Aluva is the closest railhead to reach Munnar. You can relax in peace as you stroll through the tea plantations, through the bending roads of the Ghats and Anamudi hills. Misty Mountain Resort, Grand Plaza and Westwood or Riverside Garden Resort are a few of the better options.
Pocket Pinch- 4N/3D - Rs.13,500 to Rs.17,000 (Per Person on twin share)