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5 Most Romantic Places for an Indian Honeymoon

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.

indian honeymoonimage via Ashwin Kumar

2. Luxury in Shimla

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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

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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

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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

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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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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Hippie in Heels, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

17 Comments

  1. Renuka Singh November 9, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Taj Lake Palace would be my first choice for a romantic getaway!

  2. christine wilhelm November 10, 2015 at 3:42 am - Reply

    Honeymooning with man-eating tigers! Oh yeah, just my style! LOL!

  3. De'Jav Speller November 10, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Glamping sounds amazing that you’re so close to tigers.

  4. Alana | Paper Planes November 10, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

    So pretty! How would you even *start* to narrow it down to one of these lux locations?!

  5. Nick @ Goats On The Road November 10, 2015 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    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!

    • Rachel Jones November 13, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      #5 is my favorite too… one day I’ll stay there! :)

  6. Anne November 11, 2015 at 3:31 am - Reply

    i love the diversity of these but I also think Yab Yum on Ashvem Beach in Goa is a fabulously romantic place!

    • Rachel Jones November 11, 2015 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      I haven’t been there, but have heard it’s nice.

  7. Betsy November 13, 2015 at 5:32 am - Reply

    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.

    • Rachel Jones November 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Like you I just looked longingly at the Taj Lake Palace! One day…. sigh!

  8. Sheetal November 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Andaman and Sikkim, these two places are really beautiful in India. We spent couple of weeks in there.

  9. Mallika Ahuja August 11, 2016 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    udaipur very beautiful place for love birds ………………………..

  10. Francesco Cunsolo December 5, 2016 at 2:30 am - Reply

    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

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