Thinking of getting married this summer and going on a romantic honeymoon with your sweetheart, but still not sure where to go? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here we list some of the most exotic places in India that you can visit, especially in May. They are all perfect for summer and are sure to give you a nice resting place.
Beautiful honeymoon destinations in India in May:
1. Mount Abu:
Abu Hill is a famous hill station located in Rajasthan. This place is almost like an oasis in the middle of the desert. The temples here are extraordinary, and the stunning beauty of this place is sure to make your honeymoon unforgettable. This place is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India and probably a beautiful place you should visit.
Couples can enjoy many outdoor and indoor fun at Mount Abu, such as trekking, camping, rock climbing, helicopter rides, visiting Dirwara Jain Temple, Honeymoon Corner and many more.
Mount Abu can be reached by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is in Udaipur, upon arrival you can choose to take a taxi or take public transport. Rail is another option, with the nearest railway station being Abu Road Station. You can always travel by road from anywhere in the country if you want.
Hillrock Hotel, Palace Hotel and Regent Hill Hotel are some of the most popular hotels in this area. You can also find affordable hotels and relatively cheap homestays.
The local cuisine is so vibrant that you can spend a whole day eating. Foods like Bajre Ki Roti, Gatte Ki Khichdi, Laal Maas, Malpua and more will keep you hooked.
Spending a week is ideal for newlyweds.
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Kodaikanal is the ideal destination for all couples who love nature and are looking for a romantic getaway. Lake Kodak is very beautiful and has the most amazing boat trips. The best time to visit this place is in May as the weather is very pleasant this time of year. Come to a place and never regret it.
Like most hill stations, Kodaikanal offers couples outdoor activities such as trekking to Watakanal, Pombal Falls, Dolphin Nose and camping.
Whether by air or rail; you can reach major nearby cities like Chennai and Bangalore, from which you can choose some public transport or taxis. If you decide to travel by road, you will need to travel 3 to 4 hours to get to most states in southern India.
Kodaikanal has plenty of options when it comes to staying at hotels like Villa Retreat, Kodai Resort, SterlingKodai Lake and more. You can choose other accommodation options such as homestays and hostels called Representation of Clouds, Country Woods which are reasonable and equally good.
The main area of Kodaikanal offers most types of food including South Indian food, Continental food, Intercontinental food. You can also taste delicious Tibetan food.
A four-day trip to paradise will soothe your soul.
Alappuzha is located in the beautiful state of Kerala, known as the “Venice of the East”. Sparkling blue waters, beaches, lagoons and long sandy beaches are the main attractions of this place. This is a great place for all young couples looking for relaxation and peace. It also has a great houseboat experience that you will love.
Being the Venice of the East, your first priority when you arrive in Alappuzha should be to rent a houseboat in the backwaters of Alappuzha. Other activities may include visiting Alappuzha Beach and Lighthouse. You can choose to end your tour with a visit to the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.
Whether by air, rail or road, you’re covered. Alappuzha is close to Cochin and can be easily reached by people from all over the country. Your nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, 75 km away. You can rent a taxi or car and drive yourself to your destination. There are frequent trains and public transport buses to Alappuzha from most parts of the state.
You can get a lot of seafood here, MeenMolagitta Curry, smoked fish and Fish molly are your must haves. You can also have duck curry and fried duck, which is great too.
At night, you have to float in one of the houseboats, which is a breeze for everyone who visits Alappuzha. Other accommodation options include lakeside hotels and resorts.
Spending 3-4 days at this place will surely make memories for a lifetime.
Mysore is full of history and culture. It is famous for its charming evergreen Brindavan Gardens. The Mysore Palace, located here, looks great, especially at night. The musical fountain here is beautiful, be sure to visit between March and June.
Visiting Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Somnathpur Temple, Srirangapatna, Mysore Railway Museum, Karangi Lake and many more historical and natural attractions will consume most of your time in Mysore .
Mysore is also a major city in India, with air, rail and road connections in all directions. Mysore has its own airport and it is possible to rent a taxi, Uber or car to reach the destination. Also, you can rent a two-wheeler if you like. You can also reach Mysore by road from most of the country.
Mysore masala dosa, lamb pulao, churmuri are some of the local delicacies you can try. You can also enjoy most of the Indian food in Mysore.
Windflower Resorts Mysore, Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden, Southern Star Mysore are the top rated hotels and resorts in Mysore, with a wide selection of homestays, government guest houses and hostels.
Couples can cover most of the above attractions and more in 4-5 days.
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Dalhousie is one of the beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. It’s beautiful, calm, and the environment here is warm and comfortable. The springs in this place are known to have medicinal properties. Snowy mountains look great at any time of the year, although the best time to visit should be in summer. However, they are very breathtaking and picturesque.
Khajjiar is where you can indulge in horseback riding and paragliding, Panchpula where you can go boating, ziplining and more, followed by Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, these are some of the tourist attractions Dalhousie has to offer for couples.
The nearest airport is 107 km from Gaggal and about 87 km from Pathankot Railway Station, from where you can hire a taxi to reach your destination. Buses from cities like Dharamsala, Delhi, Chandigarh provide affordable travel.
Dalhousie offers Indian, Chinese and Intercontinental cuisine to quench your hunger.
Dalhousie offers luxury hotels as well as budget hotels.
3-4 days is what couples can allocate to spend their time at this beautiful hill station.
Manali is a famous hill station in the Himalayas. Snow-capped mountains and snow-capped mountains create a romantic and gentle mood that honeymooners look forward to. The Solang Valley here is ideal for a picnic, orchards, temples, caves, temples are sure to make your honeymoon very interesting and exciting.
Manali is quite unique for its snow-covered mountains and weather. Couples can do many things in this place. If you are adventurous, a must visit is Luotang Mountain Pass. It offers a variety of adventure activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, paragliding and more. You can also choose to visit the ancient Manali and Hadimba temples. Also, don’t forget to rejuvenate in the Vashist Spa.
If you want to get to this place, the nearest airport is in Bhuntar, which is about 50 kilometers from Manali. There are buses from several parts of the country, especially Delhi. Couples who live nearby can also drive to this place as the driveway is nice and the views are beautiful. Must-have local delicacies are damme, kadi chawar, red rice and grayling.
Popular places to stay at our hotel or resort that we recommend include River Country Resort, Spa Resort, and White Meadows Resort. Also, you can easily find many budget hotels as well as homestays around. If you are on your honeymoon, you can spend about five to six days here to experience the best.
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7. McLeod Ganj:
McLeod Ganj is located in Dharamshala and has many beautiful temples which are monolithic and very elaborate. There are waterfalls to look forward to here, and you can do great activities like rock climbing and hiking. They will make your honeymoon fun and adventurous.
McLeod Ganj is connected to all major cities in the country by air rail and road, so it is easy to get to this place. The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport at Pathankot Junction.
Boating, hiking, camping, hiking and stargazing on Dal Lake are some of the activities that you and your significant other can indulge in. You should also visit the various temples and monasteries in this place.
House Om Tara, Pawan Guest House, Hotel Hill Town, Pink House,
Fortune Park Moksha is the best place to rest after your daily activities and rest.
This place has a lot of Tibetan settlements, so trying some authentic Tibetan dishes is a no-brainer.
You can choose to stay in McLeodganj for 4-5 days.
The romantic city of Shillong is full of hills and valleys sure to enchant you and your loved ones. Elephant Falls and Umiam Lake are some of the great places you can visit here. This place is also known for its churches, temples and waterfalls, and has some ideal picnic spots that you will witness.
Boating, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking on the Kynshi River are some of the must-do activities for couples.
You can get to the nearest city by plane and train, after which you have to do the rest of the journey by road, or hire a taxi, or take public transport, or drive to Shillong.
This is another place on our list that has a Tibetan colony, and the food you must eat also includes some traditional Tibetan foods like steamed buns, roast pork and spare ribs.
Hotels such as RiKynjai, Royal Heritage Tripura Castle, Aerodene Cottage, The Habitat Shillong and many more guarantee a great experience. Depending on your preferences, you can choose to stay in one of the palatial and nature-rich hotels and resorts.
Since Shillong has to offer you a wide variety of these activities and venues, you can spend up to a week with your partner.
Darjeeling is the most beautiful hill station in West Bengal. The food here is absolutely phenomenal. It is surrounded by lakes and forests that add to the gorgeous beauty of the place.
The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, 96 km away; the nearest train station is New Jalpaiguri, which means that on the last leg of your journey, you will have to take a public transport taxi or self-drive to your destination.
Ride the iconic toy train, visit Tiger Mountain, the Darjeeling Cableway, and go on a shopping spree at Chowk Bazaar.
Mayfair Darjeeling, Pines Spa Resort, Cedar Lodge, Little Tibet, KhushAlaya, Central Nirvana Resort are our recommended resorts for all budget groups. Homestays and hotels are also available if you are very strict on a budget.
Momos, Thukpa, Alu Dum, Dalle, Naga cuisine are some of the local delicacies you can try. There are many hotels serving most Indian food and…