Offbeat and Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in India


Offbeat and Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in India

Are you are looking for a unique honeymoon destination in India – most beautiful honeymoon destinations in India that are both offbeat and romantic? Are you tired of looking at the pictures of those idyllic and veritable paradises on earth promoted by the travel companies? Are you googling for the top 4 most romantic honeymoon destinations in India or honeymoon packages in India? Are you tired of hearing the same old suggestions of places like Kashmir, Shimla, Manali, Mussoorie, Ooty, etc.. Finding a honeymoon package in India can become a daunting affair by the sheer choices that you have. Honeymoon packages in Kerala, honeymoon packages in Manali, honeymoon packages from Mumbai, honeymoon packages in India, the list goes on and these words will buzz in your ears.

Do you want to go where no honeymoon couple has gone before? Are you looking for off beat honeymoon destinations in India? Then you are at the right place. We have for you a list of offbeat honeymoon destinations in India that promise a wonderful experience. These offbeat and romantic honeymoon destinations in India will not be choc a bloc with couples jostling with each other to take that one ‘unique’ selfie to take away as a honeymoon souvenir. These places provide you an ideal setting to spend quality time together, discover each other and take home memories that would bring a smile to your faces whenever you relive those moments.

The Sundarbans


If you are looking for a secluded honeymoon experience in the wilderness, then what could be better than the beautiful forests of the Sundarbans. Situated in Bengal the amazing ecosystem that includes crisscrossing waterways with mangrove forests stretching as far as the eye can see, makes an ideal backdrop for an unforgettable honeymoon experience. As you cruise through the waterways lost in the depths of each other’s eyes do spare a glance at the salt-tolerant mangroves passing by, the crocodiles and snakes slithering furtively on the islands and the graceful spotted deer prancing daintily in the forest. The roar of the Royal Bengal Tiger at the dead of the night is guaranteed to get you closer to each other.


How to get there

Sunderbans is about 114 Kilometers from Kolkata and can be reached by bus/car/boat.

The best time to visit

We recommend the Monsoon months between June to September guarantee an unparalleled experience. More wildlife sightings, rain, and spectacular sunsets make the Sundarbans one of the ideal honeymoon places in India in monsoon and promise an exhilarating experience.

Where to stay

Sundarban Tigerland Resort is a nice place set in the midst of lush greenery with all amenities at your disposal. There are quite a few other hotels and resorts that you can choose based on your budget.



Khajuraho is an ideal place to start a romantic adventure with your partner and make one’s honeymoon memories linger for a long, long time. The poetry of love sculpted in stone by loving hands in the temples of Khajuraho make it an ideal place for two hearts to beat as one. So if you are a couple who love to travel back in time and be enthralled by ancient art, culture, and heritage, Khajuraho is where you need to head to for a romantic odyssey. The ancient temples and the calm and serene environs are sure to leave an indelible mark on your hearts and minds and are sure to haunt you for many, many years.


How to get there

Khajuraho is connected by Air to Delhi and Varanasi and by train to Delhi. It situated about 200 Kilometers from Jhansi. One can travel to Jhansi by train and take a car to Khajuraho.

The best time to visit

We would recommend the winter months between October to January as being ideal for a honeymoon in Khajuraho. The temperatures would tend to soar during the summer months. Thus Khajuraho is one of the best honeymoon places in India in winter.

Where to stay

The Ramada Khajuraho promises to be an ideal foil for your romantic escapade in Khajuraho.



If your idea of a honeymoon in India is a secluded place high up in the mountains where you can walk hand in hand, breathing in the invigorating mountain air, the Pelling at a height of 7,200 feet is just the place for you. High up in the mountains wake up to mesmerizing views of the Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga, mountains. You can get drunk in the sheer beauty of pristine nature all around you and get lost in each other too as you wander through enchanted lakes and magical fountains. It is a place literally close to where marriages are made, heaven.


How to get there

Pelling is about 115 kilometers from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim and can be reached by road.

The best time to visit

We would recommend visiting between the months of September-December to get some spectacular views of the snow clad mountains and experience the chill of the mountains. If you are looking for honeymoon places in India in summer then Pelling can be a best bet!

Where to Stay

De Regency is a nice hotel with some great views of the mountains. You can have your morning cup of coffee watching the morning light reflecting from the far of snow-capped mountains of the Himalayan ranges.



The setting sun casts a golden shadow on the sea, the waves gently rush to caress your feet as you walk on the soft sands, hands interlocked and eyes filled with dreams. If you want your honeymoon to assume similar contours, then head out to Cherai. A relatively unknown and long stretch of sea and sand near to Kochi. You can walk for hours on the beach and not meet a soul. And when you get tired of the sand, you can turn your attention to the enchanting backwaters. Wake up early to catch a magical sunrise as you cruise in silence on the romantic backwaters of Cherai.


How to get there

Cherai is about 27 kilometres from Kochi International Airport and can be reached by car.

Where to Stay

Le Petit Elephant is a nice and secluded place, ideal for a honeymooning couple.

We hope these off beat and top 4 romantic honeymoon destinations in India would give your honeymoon that extra zing! We would appreciate your thoughts on this post. Do let us know which of these destinations appeal to you the most. Which place do you consider as one of the best honeymoon destinations in India?

Offbeat and Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in India

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94 thoughts on “Offbeat and Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in India

  1. Chris Reply

    Some gorgeous looking spots, especially those views at Pelling (I’m a sucker for beautiful mountain views).

    Is that also where the very first image in the post was from as well?

  2. Hendrik Reply

    Beautiful amazing pictures, this really looks worth a honeymoon location. We already did our honeymoon in the US and Hawai, but this seems to be a very nice idea to do the anniversary honeymoon 🙂
    Especially the mountain region looks very interesting for this purpose.
    Thank you for sharing these great tips!

    Cheers Birdie & Hendrik

  3. Mar Pages Reply

    The play of light and shadow on that image of Pelling is beautiful. The ancient temples at Khajuraho at outstanding, will have to go and visit to it up close. Think I’ll go there alone first, enjoy it all to myself 🙂

  4. Tami Reply

    I love your very descriptive posts! These would be beautiful destinations, whether you’re honeymooning or not! My husband I really enjoy exploring any new place we haven’t yet been, and we’ve been married for 31 years!

  5. Megan Johnson Reply

    This is such a great blog post!! Everything about it!! I was just telling my boyfriend the other day that when we get married I don’t want to go somewhere typical for my honeymoon! And we both love the mountains and the forest more than the beach, so you have given us some great options! Thank you 🙂

  6. Life, Other Than Reply

    Love the suggestion of Khajuraho and the Pelling. I would very much enjoy visiting either of those – or both! India is still on the “To Do” list of places to visit, but these spots are definitely getting added to my itinerary when I do make it there!

  7. Annemarie Reply

    These places look so beautiful! I would have a hard time deciding where to go. Great source of inspiration! I especially liked the Cherai sunset.

  8. Flo @ Yoga, Wine & Travel Reply

    I feel like I am missing out on some truly stunning places in India! I am visiting Mysore in January to practice yoga so won’t have a chance to travel around India this time around, but I’ll definitely be back – Sundarban looks so incredible!

  9. Gareth Reply

    I must admit, I had never though of India as much of a romantic destination but really, your post proved me long. Certainly catching sight of some of the wildlife in The Sundarbans would be magical although honestly, Pelling seems particularly appealing to me with the snow-capped mountains in December. A thoroughly enjoyable post complimented with some great photos

  10. Katie Reply

    I hadn’t realised there was such a romantic side to India. A great post that has got me mentally planning a trip! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Joe Reply

    Khajuraho is certainly an offbeat destination! It’s arguably a bit of a wonder of the world, with its rather naughty depictions on its architecture 😉 Shame about the touts though! Thanks for sharing this, some very interesting looking places on here!

  12. rachael Reply

    I woulr LOVE to see a tiger in the wild! Such a shame they are so endangered. These really look like beautiful and interesting places to honeymoon

  13. Paige Wunder Reply

    These sound like some really incredible options for honeymoons. My husband and I just got married in June, but we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and even though it was magical it’s definitely a bit more cliche. We are, however, planning to be in India for my 28th birthday, so perhaps we’ll make a second honeymoon of it! Khajuraho would be my top choice!

  14. Nadine Smith (Scenes From Nadine) Reply

    Now why didn’t I consider India when I was planning my honeymoon?! These places are gorgeous! Definitely honeymoon-material. TI wouldn’t be able to choose coz all of these places have something special about them… whether it’s the beach or the wilderness! The Sundarbans look great though!

  15. Candy Reply

    A honeymoon in India definitely sounds like a one of a kind experience. I had my honeymoon in Hawaii, but who says I can’t have more than one 🙂 I would love to hear those Royal Bengal Tiger roaring!

  16. Christina Reply

    What a fabulous roundup of scenic and romantic spots in India, Vyjay. I like Khajuraho as it is truly unique and fits into the honeymoon mould. Pelling also looks spectacular.

    • Christina Reply

      Also, watching dawn break over the Himalayas sounds like an incredibly romantic thing to do. I know quite a few people who would love to do that.

  17. Rachel G Reply

    So many enticing options! My husband and I took a very simple honeymoon, a roadtrip to a national park in the USA (where we’re from). Spotting a tiger on your honeymoon would be a bit intense!

  18. Abhinav Singh Reply

    Those are some great ideas. I am mostly a solo traveler but there have been times when I have craved the company of a special someone. Of the destinations mentioned by you Cherai, Khajuraho and Pelling appeal the most to me. Oh, and Sunderbans too.

  19. Samarpita Sharma Reply

    Loved the selection of places – most offbeat destinations have also become crowded now, so offbeat travellers are always on a lookout for new destinations. This list should be helpful to many such honeymooners.

  20. Megan Indoe Reply

    Wow, we are going to use all of these destinations in India when we finally make it there together! Scott has always wanted to go back and I have never been! The Sunderbans sounds incredible, but being that close to tigers at night sounds a bit terrifying! Did you get that close to a tiger to take that photo?! Incredible ideas, thanks for sharing!

  21. Sindhu Reply

    A very interesting compilation of some of the amazing and offbeat destinations in India. Unfortunately, I haven’t visited any of these places and hence they are right away going to my travel list.

  22. Tara Reply

    I read a kids’ book about the Sunderbans years ago, and I’ve wanted to visit ever since. Good to know that I can consider it a romantic getaway!

  23. Kerri Reply

    Honestly, I have never even considered that India might be such a place. So many beautiful places here and all of them worthy of a visit I am quite sure. Well sold on behalf of India 🙂

  24. Stephanie Reply

    These are beautiful suggestions. I had never considered India a honeymoon destination before. I would love to visit the waterfalls and see some of those beautiful temples. It looks like a truly romantic place to take a trip.

  25. Michelle d Reply

    What a great breakup of honeymoon destinations! Some really great ideas in here. I’ll definitely be saving this for the future.

  26. Kevin Wagar Reply

    These are all fantastic ideas for a romantic getaway. I think any of these places would be perfect for almost any kind of getaway!

  27. Megan Jerrard Reply

    Some incredible destinations here … we’re already married, though very much enjoy planning “second honeymoons” lol we’ve had a few of those already 😀 I would love to discover the Sundarbans as our big passion is wildlife. Thanks for the ideas!

  28. Ami Reply

    Nice list of destinations. I so want to do Pelling …and now even more so after your description. Khajuraho for me has always been on top of my list but have never seen it as a romantic destination. Maybe I will shift my lens a bit to your description.

  29. Anna Reply

    These are all great suggestions! I was thinking of going to Greenland for my honeymoon, but might have to reconsider now 😉 I’ll certainly try to visit Khajuraho at some point!

  30. lex Reply

    have always known india to have lovely destinations but never knew these were how lovely and beautiful they were, now i just have the wish to go there quicker than i expected.

  31. Bhushavali Reply

    Wow. That’s a very beautiful list! Khajuraho never comes to mind when you think of Honeymoon, but what better way to begin married life than with those amorous sculptures!!!

  32. Garth Reply

    Great post, not many people think of India for a honeymoon, but why not! My favourite would be the temples of Khajuraho. Thanks for sharing

  33. Angie (FeetDoTravel) Reply

    So many glorious places to choose from, where would you start? However you have given a fantastic guide here with lots to think about! When we were celebrating our anniversary, we chose India and the Golden Triangle which included a trip to Ranthamborne National Park and we were incredibly lucky to see tigers in the wild, we then had a week relaxing in Goa so yes, India is a great destination for a honeymoon or anniversary! #feetdotravel

  34. Julie Cao Reply

    I would love to go to honeymoon at the places that is less visited. Pelling seems exceptionally appealing to me with the sheer beauty of the mountain range. I have never lived on the mountains and holding up a warm cup of coffee and watch the glowing morning light would be my dream come true.

  35. JuliaSan Reply

    We are currently in India and saw some of the palces on your list. I can confirm, that all of them are just amazing spots.

  36. Mindi Hirsch Reply

    Having never been to India (at least not yet!), I never thought of India as a honeymoon destination. Although we previously enjoyed our honeymoon in Portugal, Cherai looks like a very enticing destination for a future visit.

  37. Vicki Louise Reply

    I’m not planning a honeymoon (ever!) but I would love to visit all these places just for the beautiful surroundings and the fact they are so unknown to most people! They’re the perfect picturesque location for some peace and serenity!

  38. Mel and Marcus Reply

    Travel to India seems to be getting really popular. We hadn’t really thought about India as a romantic destination but this post has definitely changed our opinion.

  39. verushka Reply

    Such interesting places. I have only heard of and been to Cherai in Kerala. Never considered India as a honeymoom destination before.

  40. Lisa Reply

    Such a beautiful place I can see why it would be romantic as well. Visiting the temples would be amazing. I must admit with that scenery my mind would be on hiking. Thanks for sharing this unique place with us.

  41. FS Reply

    I have always been interested in visiting romantic and beautiful places. This was very helpful. Will surely try to visit all of them.

  42. Nisha Reply

    Awesome place of honeymoons , thank you for sharing. I haven’t been to many of these so it’s more valuable to me. First I would like to go to Khajuraho.

  43. Wanderlust Vegans Reply

    Theres a lotof great romantic places for a honeymoon in India. It is fun to go to places that are not as common to travel to so that the experience is unique. What a great way to spend a honeymoon. I especially want to see Khajuraho

  44. Wanderlust Vegans Reply

    There is a lot of great romantic places for a honeymoon in India. It is fun to go to places that are not as common to travel to so that the experience is unique. What a great way to spend a honeymoon. I especially want to see Khajuraho!

  45. Travel Lexx Reply

    Wow some really stunning locations there! India is a country that appeals to me more and more with every post you publish! While I am quite a long way away from being married, I definitely would consider some of those places for my honeymoon! Thanks for sharing

  46. Brown Gal Trekker Reply

    Pelling looks great. I’d love together whether honeymoon or not 🙂 Thanks for the tip. Will keep it in mind.

  47. The Travel Ninjas Reply

    We are firm believers in the principle that you can never have too many honeymoons. These romantic India destinations are so inspiring. Khajuraho would probably be our first stop, but they are all awesome.

  48. Suz Reply

    I never knew India could be so romantic! We’re not honeymooners anymore, but my husband and I are always on the lookout for special and romantic spots to enjoy. I’ll have to add these to that list, because they look incredible!

  49. Sudipto Reply

    This is such a beautiful post. I truly love the photographs. Love the way you have depicted Sunderbans as a honeymoon destination.

  50. Davide Reply

    Gorgeous places as a Honeymoon destinations, well I could say: Original and off-beaten path!! Great idea to have chosen these locations; Me and my wife are planning an Honeymoon but in 2 different countries, we have chosen the first one and maybe this post suggested me the second too!! Well, we will figure it out in few months, thanks for sharing it 😀

  51. ThriftyTrails Reply

    I never considered India as a honeymoon destination but wow was I wrong! A tiger roaring in the night will definitely bring us closer together! Beautiful images.

  52. Mike Reply

    I’ve heard great things about the Khajuraho temple and you just confirmed them! I’m not on a honeymoon soon but I definitely want to stop by and explore the temple grounds

  53. Jitaditya Narzary Reply

    Good to see an unusual list. I can imagine how carnal it would be to listen to the primal sounds of the Sunderbands on a moonlit night wth the loved one. See I am getting carried away already.

  54. Snigdha Reply

    Your pictures says it all.Looks like an amazing romantic getaway. Its a good breakaway from the cliche romantic destinations in India.Thanks for sharing.

  55. Esther Reply

    I don’t think I could choose just one destination, so I would do a tour-honeymoon around all of them! Pictures are incredible!! Interesting post 🙂 Actually I never thought before on a honeymoon in India! 🙂

  56. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler) Reply

    What amazing Honeymoon Destinations or I would think anytime travel. Just Beautiful…I like the Sundarban Tigerland Resort for a nice stay and a visit to Khajuraho. Such lovely places I have never heard of and would love to visit some day. Wonderful Photos and I will pin this for others to see. Thanks for Sharing 🙂

  57. Emma Reply

    I’ve always loved the idea of safari for a honeymoon and India looks beautiful and very romantic! Love the tigerland resort! Now I just need to get my boyfriend to propose 😳

  58. Vicky and Buddy Reply

    These all seem lovely, but I think Pelling would be my favorite. It would be nice to visit a place that isn’t full of other tourists; definitely more romantic that way.

  59. Rashmi and Chalukya Reply

    These are some amazing destinations. Pelling looks awe-inspiring! The snowcapped mountains, abundance of pristine nature is always what we look for to spend a memorable time.

  60. Joanna Reply

    These are some great and varied honeymoon options. I have only traveled in the North of India and if I would have to choose one of these destinations here, I would go with Pelling. I love hiking and being surrounded by nature only in a secluded place makes it a perfect honeymoon destination in my opinion.

  61. Shayan Reply

    to be honest, none of these tickle our fancy as couple but I love the way you write this post so poetically, it almost makes me want to visit each.

  62. Kristina Reply

    Never really see people suggesting places to go during the monsoon season, but I agree that rain can really help atmosphere of a place! These all look SO gorgeous. I really need to get to India sooner rather than later!

  63. Jenn Reply

    What amazing honeymoon destinations! Any couple should definitely refer to this in their planning!

  64. Priyanka Singh Reply

    Interesting list of the offbeat romantic gateways, Cherai and Pelling I’ve never heard before. I believe not just for honeymoon but anyone who like to explore something new would head towards these places, me too.

  65. Sophia Reply

    Nice blog.. Good job.. Thank you so much for the information. It’s a great post…I love travelling and want to travel all over the world. Explore new places, adventurous things and many more. And photographs are just amazing. Keep writing !!!

  66. VideoPortal Reply

    We understand planning a wedding can be overwhelming and to plan a honeymoon after that; can really be stressful! To simplify your honeymoon planning, we offer a list of the best honeymoon destinations in India that guarantee a romantic getaway and a dreamy time with your loved one!

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