Be it love or arranged, marriages may be made in heaven, but finding out whether walking the earth together can be as divinely beautiful as promised is where all the fun remains. The best way to discover someone is by sharing amazing experiences that can often stretch the string of your compatibility too. But as it is in music, often the right notes are played when the string is taught tight enough to shatter, yet still remains light when you strum it!
While marriages are pious relationships that go through the roller-coaster of life to strengthen overtime, the first common experience that a couple share is their Honeymoon. Their first trip alone, i.e. honeymoon provides them a unique opportunity to enjoy the most quality time and coin the foundations of the bond marriage brings upon them.
Yes, exotic honeymoons in foreign lands are alluring to very many. But our own India has a few hidden gems of holidaying heavens that only a few know about. Here are 3 best honeymoon destinations in India that you never knew about:
Allure of Alleppey:
Situated in the middle of God’s own country – Kerala, Alleppey is perhaps the most beautiful city of the state with tranquil waters, peaceful rapture of greenery, rustic houseboat rides for couples on the beautiful backwaters and great cuisine. With unique veins of canals and lagoons, Alleppey is India’s answer to Venice, but even one better, with its crystal blue waters and panoramic greenery around it.
In addition to romantic houseboat rides aboard unique rustic bamboo-decorated boats, Alleppey is also blessed with several specimens of colonial architecture, beautiful home-stays with on-campus spice gardens and friendly locals.
Alleppey or Alappuzha with its mirror-still lagoons, palm fringed canals, storybook lakesides and shores exhibiting the day-to-day life of the natives will give you ample time and space to enjoy each other’s company in an unrushed yet pleasantly exciting manner. The backwaters stretch for 1500 Km making it a vital system of transportation for the locals and the tourists alike. The backwater is often times the only link between, people, produce and goods and supplies in the numerous isolated, picture-book villages of the city. A ride aboard the special houseboats called as Kettuvallam, will surely warm your heart and get the romance flowing!
Rolling green hills, pleasant valleys with cute houses tucked in between rocks, sprawling tea estates, numerous parks and temples, monasteries the gong the bell of spirituality and piping hot, fusion cuisine, mixed with Tibetan and East Indian goodies, all of this makes Darjeeling one of the best honeymooner’s hill-stations.
Darjeeling is a treat for your eyes and elixirs for your soul, to relax, refresh and romance! The pleasantly chilly weather throughout the year provides the perfect mood for snuggling in cozy, comfort while sipping on world famous Darjeeling tea and discussing your life and the future together. Romantic hikes around the numerous parks and smiling shopkeepers will definitely make your honeymoon memorable. While you’re there be sure to eat a bowl of hot noodle soup, from a friendly local while on the way, accompanied by breath-taking views of Kanchenjunga mountain.
The Scotland of India:
Rightfully named as Scotland’s strong competitor in the heart of our own India, Coorg is the perfect romantic getaway for newlyweds. Sprawling green valleys, rustic, romantic architecture, the smell of woody interiors, jovial and pleasant locals and the uniquely scintillating hills of Coorg will definitely make your honeymoon a success.
Nothing beats, bringing out the inner child in you together at the numerous waterfalls with sparkling showers and fairytale views. You can even meet and play with elephants at the elephant camp, pet them, splash around a little and enjoy the simplicity of small things in life. A piping hot cuppa after a walk amongst the beautiful hilly lanes together with your fingers inter-twined will bring the cinematic happy endings at sunset every evening! Take some time to breathe and find solace at the marvelous monasteries in Coorg while you understand the deeper meaning of the power love and giving.
Your first honeymoon happens only once, so splurge a little, let loose, and know that no amount of sappy music, or love poetry will be corny enough and it’s all acceptable! Because, if not at your honeymoon, then when again?!