I am not really one to think about my next destination based on romance. In fact, I never have. I probably never will. But I don’t write this blog for ME, I write it for my lovely readers, YOU! I know that you may actually want to know where to book romantic places in India or where the locals think is the best Indian honeymoon spot.
I left out boat rides on the backwaters of Kerala, week-long holidays in Goa, camel safaris in Rajasthan, and houseboats in Srinagar… because every other article about romance in India claims these to be the best. Since when is a bumpy camel ride romantic? I want to share the honeymoon places in India I might consider if I were the one getting hitched.
I’m going to narrow it down to the top five honeymoon destinations in India – and most are a splurge – but then that’s what honeymoons are for!
5 Most Romantic Indian Honeymoon Destinations in India
1. Glamping in Ranthambore
Why not spend your time in a luxury campground surrounded by tigers!? Waking up to coffee and great views, spending your days on a safari, and the nights in a fancy ass tent… not bad! Two that look amazing and are on my mental bucket list are both the Oberoi Vanyavilas and Sher Bagh.
Check rates and availability at the Oberoi Vanyavilas.
Check rates and availability at the Sher Bagh.
image via Ashwin Kumar
2. Luxury in Shimla
A week in the Himalayas is always a good idea. This is a huge honeymoon spot and where the Brit’s used to vacation back in the day. Because of that, there are loads of options for high-end luxury hotels. One of the most famous is Oberoi’s, Wildflower Hall.
Check availability and rates at the Oberoi here.
3. Beach bungalow in Andamans
The Andaman’s are the same as the Seychelles and Maldives in terms of how they look. You can most definitely have your dream honeymoon here – and at a little bit lower price than the other places. The photos speak for themselves.
Check rates and availability at Barefoot at Havelock.
4. Renting a villa in Sikkim
This is what Airbnb is great for (use my link there for $40 off your stay). Sikkim is a gorgeous town in the NE side of India in the mountains and you can stop and see Darjeeling tea fields on the way. But instead of checking in at a hotel, rent out a little villa (preferably one with a housekeeper… most in India will have staff and even a cook). The best time to go here is the early season (Oct-Nov).
5. Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur
I’d be crazy to make this list without this infamous spot and just go ahead and pick out the Taj Udaipur for you. A huge marble mansion/fortress/palace in the middle of a lake.. views of the Ghats, boats all around, lunch and dinner on the roof, and trips into town to see the markets and elephants even! Plus, this is one of the most luxurious Taj hotels in India. Read more about the Maharaja style of Udaipur.
Use this link to check availability and prices at Taj Udaipur.
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Taj Lake Palace would be my first choice for a romantic getaway!
hehe me too ;)
Honeymooning with man-eating tigers! Oh yeah, just my style! LOL!
lol, an adventurous honeymoon! haha
Glamping sounds amazing that you’re so close to tigers.
So pretty! How would you even *start* to narrow it down to one of these lux locations?!
it was a serious struggle!
Oooh, super romantic, we love this! Number 5, Taj Lake Palace, looks so luxurious and fancy, wow! So beautiful. We don’t particularly travel for romance either, but this is seriously an awesome post and we really enjoyed reading it!
#5 is my favorite too… one day I’ll stay there! :)
i love the diversity of these but I also think Yab Yum on Ashvem Beach in Goa is a fabulously romantic place!
I haven’t been there, but have heard it’s nice.
All of these places sound fantastic! The only place I have seen is the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. I was in Udaipur for six weeks and just looked at the Lake Palace. I wanted to stay one night so I could make photographs, however, it was going to cost about 800 USD! Oh man! One day. But I think my first choice is the Beach Bungalow in the Andaman’s. Which is funny since just before this post my partner and I were talking about going there. :) So we will have to check out Barefoot at Havelock for sure. Thanks Rachel for the great suggestions.
Like you I just looked longingly at the Taj Lake Palace! One day…. sigh!
Andaman and Sikkim, these two places are really beautiful in India. We spent couple of weeks in there.
udaipur very beautiful place for love birds ………………………..
Oberoi in udaipur is very nice also, but doesn’t have the location of the Taj Lake palace. You could probably pick six hotels in Udaipur