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Monsoon Honeymoon Destinations



By Palak Bhalla

Not every day is your wedding and thus, not every day is your honeymoon. So why not digress from the wedding planning for a while and plan the perfect honeymoon for you, especially with the rain knocking on your doors!


Some couples choose monsoon season to tie the nuptial knot deliberately but rest have various reasons to get married in rain hastily. Be it by will or against it, the marriage anyway takes place under the sky full of rainy clouds and tiny droplets kissing the earth. Those who don’t mind a rain shower or two to drench themselves in the rain and love of their spouse and otherwise, following options are a boon for their relationship spa time. You don’t even have to look much far; the ideal monsoon oriented destinations are thriving in our own country. And if it is a videshi trip on your cards then there are some breath taking places for you to go. So, take a look at the expert’s opinions!

Goa:
Goa during the monsoon is a great time to avoid the throng of tourists and enjoy it at a leisurely pace. A beautiful monsoon getaway, Goa is amongst the best monsoon honeymoon destinations in India, especially in August and September. Thanks to rocking nightlife, sun kissed beaches, historical churches and to top it, the beautiful rainy days, Goa will surely elevate your passion! Rich in natural beauty, complete with unending carpets of greenery and delicious cuisine, there is never a bad time to visit Goa.
Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • You must be tired of all running around during the wedding. What better way to relax than opting for a relaxing couple spa. You should definitely put it in your itinerary.
  • Indulge in great Goan cuisine and plan for a candle light dinner with your partner. Visit Thalassa, Vagator for the perfect romantic ambience and lip-smacking food.
  • If the weather permits, indulge in some watersports on the beaches.
  • Plan a trip to the stunning Arvalem Waterfalls and Dudhsagar Waterfalls.

Coorg:
Also known as the Scotland of India, Coorg is the most affluent hill station of Karnataka. This amazing honeymoon destination in India definitely attracts tons of newlyweds, especially during monsoons. Best known for its striking natural beauty, the valleys, mountains, & forests come alive in the rainy season making for these a perfect backdrop!
Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Enjoy a trek on the lush green valley with your love.
  • Sit by river Cauvery and enjoy the tranquil, serene atmosphere.
  • If the weather permits, go rafting!
  • Trek to the beautiful Iruppu Falls and Unchalli Falls.
  • Seek blessing at a few old temples: Igguthappa Temple and Omkareshwara Temple.

Udaipur:
Udaipur unlike other destination is not a hill station, nevertheless is a great destination to celebrate your honeymoon. Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes, where you can relax and enjoy some precious moments with your beloved. Let the allure of this captivating city make your honeymoon once in a lifetime experience.
Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • You are in the city of lakes; enjoy boat rides with your partner in the pleasant weather.
  • Udaipur has numerous royal heritage hotels. Stay in one of these and kick start your life like a royalty.
  • Taste the delectable Rajasthani cuisine.
  • Sehelion-Ki-Bari – Queen’s Resort for their friends, Sukhadia Circle (Drive Pass) are some excellent stopover.
  • Drive to Kumbhalgar for a royal experience and enjoy the light and sound show with your partner.

Kovalam:
You will be awestruck by the coconut trees surrounding the beaches and the sea kissing your feet with a pleasant breeze to pamper your souls. The remarkable splendour of this little town in Kerala is better experienced than told.
Best Honeymoon Experiences:

  • Long walks with your partner on the pristine Kovalam beach.
  • Build some sand castles amidst the green coconut trees.
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala for a romantic time together.
  • Witness the most beautiful sunset in the Arabian Sea on the Samundra beach.
  • Do not forget to treat yourself with a couple’s spa while on your honeymoon in Kerala.

Darjeeling:
A honeymoon spent at Darjeeling can only be defined as a magical experience. This amazing honeymoon destination during monsoons offers the most gorgeous sunrise views ever. Laze back as you enjoy the sunrise over the horizon of Tiger Hills. It is indeed a great find for newly-wed couple. You get to admire the unhindered beauty of the Kanchenjunga mountain ranges and also try your hands on adventure sports with your beloved and fall in love all over again with picturesque backdrops.
Best Honeymoon experiences:

  • Adore the beauty of the snow clad Tiger hills and visit the Jhandi Dara sunset point for one of the best sunsets across the mighty Himalayas.
  • Try your hands on some professional mountaineering.
  • Take the ropeway to get bird’s eye view of the entire city.
  • Seek blessing at the Tibetan Buddhist Monetary and the Mahakal Temple.
  • Visit the zoological park and the Neora valley national park for some wild adventure.

Inputs for local destinations by Arun Bagaria-
AVP Sales & Operations, TravelTriangle

Paris:
Famous for fashion, culture and history, this place is a paradise for romance. It is all about extravagance in the streets of Paris where every corner of the road turns towards a new wonder and leaves you smitten by its beauty!
Best Honeymoon experiences:

  • Take in the views of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Walk hand in hand along the River Seine.
  • Discover the real City of Lights on a night bus tour.
  • Admire the grandeur of the Palais Garnier.
  • A visit to Laduree and Pierre Herme to sample gourmet macarons and French pastries is a must.
  • Honeymooners must visit the frenzied Champs-Elysee.
  • For the shopaholic bride, the Place Vendome, which is also home to many legendary designers, is indispensible.

Iceland:
Bountiful natural beauty and eye pleasing night skies, all of this makes Iceland a perfect visual delight. Those who want to cozy up with their partners in the chilly cold oceanic weather, Iceland can give you a flawless solitary retreat!
Best Honeymoon experiences:

  • Soak in the tranquil atmosphere in the Blue lagoon.
  • Drive the Golden Circle, the ultimate natural wonder trail.
  • Sail between the icebergs at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
  • Get up close and hike to the top of Skogafoss waterfall.
  • For those who are true travel lovers, a drive around the Golden Circle will prove to be the most unforgettable part of your tour. The major halts on the route can be at the Þingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall, and the valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur.

Costa Rica:
Although only a petty sized place, but a home to numerous flora & fauna makes Costa Rica a nature lover’s sanctuary to loosen up and share their affinity for nature with their better half. From forests to beaches and water sports to nightlife, this place has got everything to give your marriage an adventurous start.
Best Honeymoon experiences:

  • Zip-line over lush green cloud forests of Monteverde to add some escapade to your chemistry.
  • Hike up and close to the active Arenal Volcano for a never before experience.
  • Enjoy the beachy side of Costa Rica with 300 beaches opening up to the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
  • The magically cascading waterfalls formed by the streams and rivers snaking their way through the mountainous forests are perfect for an afternoon swim.

Hawaii:
As soon as the name Hawaii comes across our mind, the first image that pops up in front of our eyes is that of beaches and sky blue coloured sea water. What else do we look for on a honeymoon? A raunchy place, delicious food and an awesome experience with the love of our life! And Hawaii offers this and much more to the honeymoon couples.
Best Honeymoon experiences:

  • Drive the Road to Hana in the island of Maui witnessing the beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and forests.
  • Snorkel at the Molokini Crater and reach the depth of your relationship with the depth of the water.
  • Experience the spectacular sunrise at Haleakala National Park.
  • The Maui Ocean Center will take you to the world beneath the ocean’s surface.
  • Kualoa Ranch is one of the world’s most famous nature reserves which can be visited to enjoy the greenery, mountains, horses and lot more.

Bali:
Bali has been one of the best islands in the world with the Balinese culture left untouched by the modern day development. The adventurers can trek in the jungles and explore the hidden stone temples while those who want to relax can turn to the white beaches spread across an expansive area. For those who want to do it all, Bali is the place to go!
Best Honeymoon experiences:

  • Stay at one of the many luxury resorts in Ubud with infinity pool.
  • Bike through the amazing Tegalalang rice terraces.
  • Try sea walk and other adventure sports in Tanjung Benoa.
  • Hike the rugged path to the summit of Mount Batur, and your effort will be rewarded with a stunning view.
  • The waters off the coast of Bali’s white beaches are an ideal spot for diving, while the dense jungles, teeming with monkeys and hidden stone temples, call out for exploration.
  • Then coax your sore muscles back into action with a massage at one of Bali’s many luxury spas.

Inputs for the foreign destinations by Gunjan Indrayan
Co-Founder & Director, Tripoetic

So, what are you waiting for love birds? Book your honeymoon with these places in mind and give your life partner a beautiful beginning to a new life with you. Happy Honeymooning!

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