A new journey of life begins with marriage and honeymooning is the celebration for that. When you two people start a new life, they need to have some time alone in a far off place where they can relax and take time to understand each other. So, go on and check out these best beach destinations to have a perfect time with your partner.
9 Best Beach Destinations For Honeymoon In India
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands
- Daman & Diu
Pondicherry – The French Part of India
Having a strong French influence, Pondicherry is a destination for lovers. The town is filled with ancient architectures and beautiful beaches. Often referred to as the French Riviera, it is one of the seven Union Territories of India. Pondicherry gives the French feel even though it is far away from France and so does its beaches. Blessed with numerous pristine beaches, Pondicherry offers some amazing romantic evenings.
Beaches: Promenade beach, Rock beach, Auroville (township and beach), Pondicherry beach, Ousteri lake, Paradise beach, Serenity beach, Mahe beach, Karaikal beach.
Kovalam – The Beaches by the Arabian Sea
Kovalam is surrounded by water on three sides and is being located near the Arabian Sea, it becomes a picturesque destination. There are many sea view resorts that are especially for honeymooners and give an excellent service. Kovalam is also known for its Ayurvedic massages. Couples can get any type of massages but the most famous one is the royal massage. Being a beach destination, Kovalam has some mouthwatering dishes that the tourists fall in love with immediately. From fresh seafood dishes to the local rice and coconut made dishes, it is all there in the menus.
Beaches: Kovalam has three beaches namely Hawah beach, Lighthouse beach and Samudra beach. The beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing or simply walking barefoot on the beach.
Lakshadweep – A Group of 36 Islands
An exotic location for honeymooners, Lakshadweep has to offer many small islands to its visitors. Of the 36 islands that make the archipelago, not all are open for tourism and the ones that are open require a special permission by the government for entrance. Kavaratti, the capital of Lakshadweep is one of the most developed islands and is home to the sacred Ujra Mosque.
The beach is more beautiful than imagination and can be used for snorkelling, diving, swimming and fishing. Lakshadweep, previously known as Laccadives, is India’s only coral atolls. The best time to visit is between December and May when the climate is cool and dry unlike the other months when it rains heavily.
Beaches and islands: Kavaratti beach, Minicoy beach, Agatti beach, Kalpeni beach (Honeymooner’s favourite), Kadmat beach (white sand), Bangaram beach.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands – 300 Islands
With Port Blair as the capital, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of 300 beautiful islands that make a heaven. The beauty of these islands lay in the palm-lined white sand beaches. The corals are a magnificent view in sight when you go diving or snorkelling.
The islands are home to the world’s largest sea turtle species. The tropical cuisine is a must try which includes a wide variety of fruits, seafood and local dishes.
Beaches: On the Havelock Island: Radhanagar beach, Kala Pathar beach, Elephant beach, Vijaynagar beach. Beaches near Port Blair: Wandoor beach, Bharatpur beach, Red Skin Island beach.
Goa – The Beach Capital of India
Goa has made its name worldwide for its happening beaches. Not only Indian but foreigners from different parts of the world are visiting Goa every year. Not only for beaches but Goa is also famous for its exotic nightlife. The atmosphere at night is totally different from what you see in the daytime.
The beaches are filled with party people and the best part about it is that you can join in too. If you are not loud party couple then you can go to the ‘Silent Noise’, a club that allows you to plug in the songs on your headphones and dance all night in your own tunes.
Beaches: Vagator beach, Calangute beach, Anjuna beach, Sinquerim beach, Colva beach, Palolem beach, Benaulim beach, Baga beach, Candolim beach, Dona Paula beach, and Mandrem beach.
Alleppey – Stay at the Houseboat Cruise
The silence of Alleppey will grow your love to the next level. The stay at the houseboat is one royal experience that you both would not want to miss. The exquisite interiors and the beautiful view of the water outside will make your heart sing.
The houseboats are perfect as they sail through the backwaters of Kerala, isolating you from the hustle and bustle while letting you enjoy the tranquillity. Apart from this, the Alleppey beach is another attraction for honeymooners. The beach is lined with palm trees, gardens and a lighthouse that gives it a unique look.
Beaches and other attractions: Alleppey beach and Marari beach are the two beaches in Alleppey. Other than that you can visit the churches and the temples.
Tarkarli – Home to Dolphins
Tarkarli is a village in Maharashtra with shores in the Arabian Sea. The beach is beautiful with turquoise water and soft white sand with the backwaters of Karli river to the south. The Malvan beach is blessed with the friendliest mammals of the sea- dolphins. The best time to spot dolphins is early morning.
The boat that takes you for spotting will also show you around other attractions. Scuba diving and swimming are other adventure sports that you can take up.
Beaches: Tarkarli beach, Achara beach, Tsunami beach (no relation with the tsunami, just a name), Devbaugh beach, Chivla beach, Vengurla beach, Nivati beach, Malvan beach.
Daman & Diu – Towns Separated by the Arabian Sea
Daman and Diu, a union territory of India, are separated by the Arabian Sea. For couples, this town in Gujarat offers scenic beauty of the sunset and the sea. Although swimming is not allowed in most of the beaches because of the closeness of the rocks which can be fatal yet there are many other activities to take part in.
With a touch of Portuguese in its architecture, Daman and Diu has some marvellous structures which include the St. Paul’s church, Diu museum, Lord Shiva temple and Nani Daman fort.
Beaches In Daman Jampore beach, Devka beach.
Beaches In Diu: Chakratirth beach, Goptimata beach, Nagoa beach, Jallandhar beach.
Gokarna – A Town in the Arabian Sea
A small pilgrimage town in Karnataka state, Gokarna is a holy shrine to Lord Shiva. Many honeymooners want to start their new life with the blessings of the lord and Gokarna is the destination for them. This town is home to multiple beaches that make it a perfect destination for fun and pilgrimage. Tourists can walk to the beach which also gives a glimpse of the life and culture of the town.
Beaches: Gokarna beach, Om beach, Kudle beach, Half moon beach, Paradise beach.
These were some of the best beach honeymoon destinations in India especially handpicked for the interest of the honeymooners. If this list is not enough then here are some beaches that are perfect for honeymooning: Yarada beach, Mahabalipuram beach, Kanyakumari beach, Puri, Marari, Vizag, Gopalpur.
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