Looking for beautiful private spaces to rest in and loads to fun, exquisite activities to try out while on your honeymoon in India? Choose from only the best, even if there are endless options within such a large country! Since it is the first time you will be travelling with your loved one as husband or wife officially, here are some of the best honeymoon resorts in India that you can stay in for a blissful and romantic memory.
The Oberoi Amarvilas [Agra, Uttar Pradesh]
The Oberoi Amarvilas has been consistently voted as one of the top honeymoon resorts in India. Taj Mahal, a name unfamiliar to none, has its construction inspired by a love story. All the rooms of the Oberoi Amarvilas offer a grand, almost panoramic view of this magnificent mausoleum. This resort enjoys an unrivalled position in almost every aspect. Honeymoon couples can expect romantic and elegant infrastructure, splendid service, as well as a candlelit dinner to wind down after a fun-filled day.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas [Ranthambhore, Rajasthan]
As India’s leading luxury jungle resort, the Oberoi Vanyavilas, one of the many Oberoi hotels, offers couples an adventure without compromising on luxury and comfort. You’ll be creating an unforgettable honeymoon for you and your loved one at the Oberoi Vanyavilas, which is spectacularly crafted with breath-taking landscapes and elegant interiors. Enjoy a spa, massage or any other beauty ritual while you spend your honeymoon staying at this charming accommodation.
Oberoi Wildflower Hall [Shimla, Himachal Pradesh]
Also a part of the Oberoi Hotels chain, the Wildflower Hall is the best honeymoon resort for you and your loved one if you’re looking to get a first-hand experience of Himalayan tranquillity and be as close as you can to nature. Built within acres of a protected cedar forest, the resort features unique, open air whirlpools for a glorious and panoramic view of the Himalayas. Indeed, the Wildflower Hall promises visitors some uninterrupted time in the serendipity of nature.
Banasura Hill Resort [Wayanad, Kerala]
Located in the verdant hills of Wayanad, the eco-friendly property of Banasura Hill Resort is made entirely of mud, bamboo furnishings and coconut palm leaf roots. You can enjoy a night of campfire merrymaking. If you’re feeling energetic, trek up to Wayanad’s highest Chambra Peak, and be rewarded by the glorious nature that’s resting at Banasura Hill Resort’s entrance.
The Serai [Chikmagalur, Karnataka]
It is hard to find a bad review of The Serai, a luxury resort that is situated in the midst of a vast coffee plantation. The resort is the superb choice for honeymoon couples who seek accommodation that are quiet and yet still hums with activities, including cultural festivals, mehandi and horse riding. Nearly all of The Serai’s guests, be it honeymoon couples or families, have sung high praises of the place. Return trips are often promised firmly and taken fervently. Honeymoon couples can savour some delicious time together in the individual villas, which come with private jacuzzi pools and large bay windows.
Old Kent Estates [Horur, Karnataka]
The Old Kent Estates is meant to provide the guests with an experience of the Bygone British Raj era. The sensible, yet ingenious construction combines tradition with modern comfort. Built within an extensive coffee plantation, the resort is also home to a diverse family of flora and fauna. Indeed, your honeymoon at Old Kent Estates will be a bed of roses!
The Tamara Coorg [Yevakapadi, Karnataka]
The Tamara features among the top beautiful and romantic resorts in the exotic land of India. If you’re looking to spend some time alone with your partner, The Tamara is the ideal place to explore, with its incredible landscapes that winds through cardamom plantations. It has even been featured in Conde Nast’s list of ‘Top 20 Romantic Resorts in India’.
Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere [Alappuzha, Kerala]
With a glorious view of the backwaters of Vayalar, The Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere is a relatively serene, luxurious resort which features upscale rooms and a spectacular service that reflects Kerala’s warmth. Suites at this resort include whirlpool baths, and there is even a houseboat here that offers a kitchen with a private chef. Indulge yourself in the allure of the peaceful essence of Kerala, and you will be having the time of your life while on your honeymoon.
After the hundreds of congratulatory back slaps from well-meaning relatives, honeymoons are a much-needed chance for you lovebirds to unwind. Moreover, with the pressure to organise the perfect wedding, the detail-intensive honeymoon-planning can really stress the couple out. Thankfully, agencies like MakeMyTrip wraps up all the nitty-gritty details, so that you can be whisked away paradise without lifting a finger. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?
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