Admit it to not, a honeymoon is the most important journey one undertake as a couple. It is the honeymoon that sets the tone and embarks the many countless travels and trips to come. The honeymoon has to be just perfect, come what may.
Millenials are known for breaking the trend. Be it their profession, or choice of a life partner or be it planning their wedding online, we are hardly known for following the path. Sites like Wedmegood.com have made finding wedding vendors quick and hassle-free. One can find wedding venues in their preferred location, a candid wedding photographer or a professional makeup artist – all this with the help of a single wedding planning app.
And when it comes to honeymoon, some couples are breaking the trend here too and are opting for offbeat honeymoon destinations to unwind and relax before starting their marital life.
Offbeat honeymoon destinations come with their own set of sweet advantages. For the start, these destinations are not crowd-infested. You can take long hand-in-and-hand romantic walks without bumping into other ‘chooda-clad’ women. Imagine, sitting and gazing out to sunset with no hustle-bustle or chatter in the background!
And the best part about offbeat honeymoon destinations is that they usually are easy on the pockets- something absolutely perfect for those of us who fend for themselves. Last and not the least, away from the gazing crowd, you can just be yourself.
So, forget Manali and Mussourie as Ourtitbits is here with a list of 10 offbeat honeymoon destinations to have a happy, memorable and most romantic start of your married life:
- Coorg, Karnataka:
This rural district of Karnataka is also known as the Scotland of India, all thanks to its perpetually misty landscape and lush green hills. With its unending aromatic coffee estates and sizzling waterfalls, you will find hard to leave this place. Those of you with a streak of adventure can go for a trek up to Abbey Falls, sail in a coracle in Cauvery River or star gaze while camping overnight in coffee estates.
Forget Goa and head to this underrated destination. While the beaches, as well as local culture, will leave you enchanted, the solitude serenity of the place will make you fall in love with your partner all over again. Music lovers amongst you will relish the stay here as various music fests keep happening around the year round. A perfect location for beach lovers and water babies!
- Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh:
Give Manali and Dharamshala a skip and head to Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh instead. Also known popularly as Switzerland of India, Khajjiar is unbelievably breathtaking with seemingly endless lush green meadows and surrounding snow-clad mountains. Kalatop wildlife sanctuary and Khajjar peak are the points to explore when you will be done with capturing the amazing beauty of the place in your lens.
- Chopta, Uttarakhand:
Unending green meadow and lush green forest in the middle of nowhere- this unexplored lesser-known hill destination is just the place where you need to unwind after hectic back-to-back wedding rituals and parties. Located in Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand, the place will leave you enchanted and at peace. Detox yourself at this place with fresh air, equally fresh and mouth-watering food.
North-east India is a gem and Sikkim is a diamond! Those amongst you in search of serenity and peace should consider Zuluk, a small hamlet perched at a stunning height of 10,000 feet near Indo-Tibet border. The place provides a marvelous view of Kanchenjunga. One can visit Tsomgo Lake and Ravangla during the daytime before heading back to your love shack in Zuluk for the night.
- Tarkarli, Maharashtra:
A perfect getaway for Mumbaikars and Pune people, Tarkarli is a refreshing and rejuvenating getaway with its pristine beaches, clear water, and colorful underwater life. This place also provides a wide range of activities to amuse your adventurous side- snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin spotting, and paragliding.
- Valparai, Tamil Nadu:
Fond of road trips? This place is just the thing for you. Tea plantation a biodiversity hotspot and a hill destination, Valparai is definitely one of most beautiful offbeat honeymoon destinations in India. More than 30 hairpin bends on a road that is frequented by wildlife, the road trip from Bangalore to Valparai is as exciting as it can get.
Also, read WedmeGood: 5 International Honeymoon Road Trips Your Indian Driving License Will Hold to make most of your driver’s license internationally and feed your wanderlust.
- Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh:
A small town in Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang will steal your heart with its breathtaking valleys, misty rivers, and stunning waterfalls. Sela pass, Tawang monastery, Gorichen Peak, Shonga-Tser Lake, Nuranang Waterfall- the places-to-visit in Tawang list is quite long and tempting. A perfect place for nature lovers amongst you!
- Kumarakom, Kerala:
Just two of you in a houseboat, sailing through narrow, picturesque backwaters and yummy freshly-caught barbequed fish- can it get any better? Nourish your love and intimacy in this God’s own country town and you will have loads of blush-worthy memories for life.
- Jaisalmer, Rajasthan:
Want to feel like a royal? Head to Jaisalmer and be like one. This desert town will give you whatever you want- solitude, adventure, scenic beauty, hospitality as well as yummy delicacies.