For all those of you who agree that our very own country has the most beautiful places to visit while on your honeymoon, here is a list of some outstanding luxury hotels that will make your honeymoon truly memorable. Indulge in these unique retreats for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
THE TAMARA, COORG
Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means ‘dense forest on steep hill’. Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this district has a lot to offer to newlyweds. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views makes Coorg an unforgettable honeymoon destination. A pristine environment, a gently sloping topography, an east facing orientation and two waterfall streams flowing through makes Tamara a spellbinding retreat perfect for a spectacular honeymoon. Absolutely love the ‘tree-house’ style cottages! So cosy!
THE WILDFLOWER HALL BY OBEROI, SHIMLA
Situated 8,250 feet above in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairy tale luxury resort set in 22 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The former residence of Lord Kitchener, rebuilt to a new magnificence, Wildflower Hall has a magical aura of the bygone colonial era. Wood paneling and original artwork, teak wood floors, hand knotted rugs and rich furnishings complemented by spectacular views make the rooms special retreats. While on your honeymoon, enjoy beautiful views of mountains and valleys from the restaurants, outdoor Jacuzzi and the heated swimming pool. Take leisurely walks on the trails winding through the fragrant pine forests and enjoy gourmet picnic hampers that accompany your explorations. If you’re the adventurous kind, the resort offers white river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, archery, billiards and even ice skating (in winter).
KUMARAKOM LAKE RESORT, KUMARAKOM
Kumarakom Lake Resort is a 5 star luxury resort, sprawling across 25 acres of lush greenery. Set in a soul-stirring ambiance on the serene banks of the Lake Vembanad, this resort is a honeymooner’s paradise! Vembanad lake has a vast stretch of tranquil, emerald green backwaters unlike anywhere in the world.
This is premium luxury in God’s own country.
TAJ GREEN COVE RESORT, KOVALAM
Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa is located close to Kovalam Beach and spread across 15 acres of land. The hillside and the floating cottages overlook the backwaters and the blues sea. Kovalam truly captures the essence of Kerala while offering newly-weds breathtaking backwaters, lush landscapes, coconut palms and pristine beaches to rejuvenate and relax after their stressful and tiring wedding festivities.
This resort also hosts surreal destination weddings (for about 100 guests) in true Kerala style!
THE LEELA PALACE, UDAIPUR
With a majestic location on the serene Lake Pichola and spectacular view of the Aravalli Mountains, The Leela Palace evokes grandeur and opulence of the land of the Mewar. Beautifully designed to reflect the surrounding style and influences and the intricate craftsmanship of a by-gone time along with world-class amenities, Leela Palace Udaipur is an ultimate palace experience fit for regal indulgence on your honeymoon.
These were some of the best locations I could find when I researched the best of the best honeymoon destinations in India. If you’ve had some great experiences in other wonderful properties like these, please share them with our brides-to-be! We are all ears!