With the commencement of the month of October, the people of India awakes up with a mood of extreme happiness and festivity as the seasons of the major festivals like Durga Puja, Diwali and Christmas comes knocking at the doors along with the hopes or confirmed news of some known ones tying the matrimonial bond. As the desire for decking up in some loud clothes and accessories gets fulfilled due to the number of wedding invitations we get along with the approach of some of the festivals where the attribute of brightness plays a central role, thereby the coming of the tenth month of the year is always considered to be the herald of happier times to come. Meanwhile, if you are the ones whose honeymoon trips had to be repeatedly called off due to hectic work schedules, then it is perfect time of the year to pack off your bags and fly away with your life partner to some of the breathtakingly beautiful destinations in the country where the vibes of romance amidst the cheerful surroundings never seems to die and will charm your senses at its utmost level. There can be no better time than this season of festive holidays to take a much needed break and enjoy some relaxing time with each other. With the schedule of weeklong holidays given ahead of the commencement of the major festivals, you can jot down the places to visit, do some research on its history and location beforehand, book your flight tickets and hotel rooms, pack the requisite essentials and you are good to go to have a fun time. From the lush green lofty mountain peaks and the endless expanse of the vast blue sea to the interesting tales of the ancient castles and the most happening party locations, India is a treasure trove of some awesome destinations that can answer the curiosity of a traveller well. During the month of October, the travel agencies do a roaring business due to the huge number of families or couples contacting them in a hope to take some affordable tour packages to satiate their wanderlust.
Some of the best honeymoon destinations you can travel in this season of festive holidays-
Known as the ‘Abode of Clouds’ or ‘Scotland of the East’, Meghalaya is a perfect destination where romantic vibes are always felt with its comfortable kind of chilly weather, spectacular waterfalls, living rootbridges and lofty mountain peaks that always remains enveloped in dreamy masses of white clouds. If you are the ones who does not hesitate to hike or go through rough terrains of mountainous areas just to witness the rare sights of Nature in its full glory, then Meghalaya is the ultimate place for you to go on your honeymoon trip. The topmost place to visit in Meghalaya is Cherrapunjee which looks like a place situated right amidst the clouds. With a light drizzle that is always felt there, the tourist attractions of one of the wettest place in the world like the Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Eco-Park, Seven Sisters Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Double Decker Living Root Bridge will never fail to amaze you and fall in love with this beautiful corner of India. Apart from a visit to the capital city Shillong where places like Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, Lady Hydari Park, Don Bosco Museum is there to thrill you, never miss visiting Dawki as the crystal clear waters of the Dawki River will make both of you feel as if the boats around you are floating in mid-air. Some of the other places that can leave you spellbound with its rich natural beauty includes Jowai, Mawsynram and Mawlynnong.
The lovers of mountains, the ones who are always in deep longing to breathe over the calm and fresh air of the highest places of the world , the avid seekers of the wild flora and fauna and the pairs who never gets bored with hiking should pack their bags for a memorable honeymoon trip to Arunachal Pradesh. Imagine yourselves amidst a vast beautiful valley covered with lush greenery, ripe vegetation, colourful flowers where you two can walk endlessly hand-in-hand and enjoy the local culture, lifestyle and cuisine. Sounds like a scene of a romantic Bolllywood movie, right? You can taste this experience in real life in Arunachal Pradesh. From the historic and pretty Mechuka Valley where the Losar festival is celebrated and the sleepy and picturesque Ziro Valley which looks like a village straight out of an Enid Blyton novel to the Sangti Valley abounding with pristine forests and fruit orchards and the Dibang Valley with its lesser known wonderful views, Arunachal Pradesh will always increase your thirst of travel due to its ethereal beauty. To enjoy company among the wildlife, there is the Namdapha National Park with its cute red pandas, the Eaglenest Widlife Sanctuary with its bright and lesser known birds and the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary with its majestic tigers. To enjoy a rich spiritual experience, the topmost places to set your foot in is Tawang and Bomdila as it houses the famous Buddhist monasteries in India.
A state that is chock-a-block with castles and forts, there can be nothing better for a fairytale imaginer to fly away to Rajasthan where the vibes of royalty can still be felt today and the interesting tales associated with the infrastructure of the past nobility never fails to give goosebumps or a chill down the spine. From the tall ramparts of every fort and the extravagant and intricate designs of each royal memorabilia to the spicy, rich cuisine and its colourful textiles, accessories abounding in variety across its markets, you can create your own fairytale together in its settings by clicking and posting your own stunning photos in social media. Each of the seven divisions of Rajasthan i.e. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, Kota and Bharatpur- has left a strong imprint of yore in the modern era. Meanwhile, the Thar desert is also there to amaze you with the vastness of its sandy hues about how big the size of the planet Earth is indeed.
If you are a lover of the vast blue sea and want to spend some lovely time together amidst sunny beaches with a view of the best kind of sunsets and sunrise over a watery horizon, the answer is yes, you guessed it right- Fly Off to Goa. One of the most popular domestic honeymoon destination, Goa will always remain a popular choice among newlyweds because its day life and night life is always lively and colourful and can never fail to charm even the die-hard homebodies to venture outside. With a number of beautiful beaches situated across the state that is located near the Arabian Sea, Goa also attracts people obsessed with adventure and those who never get tired by partying late into the night. As the state is full of nightclubs that always play loud music with lots of flashing lights, party lovers can have a whale of time here. Meanwhile, visitors can also get to enjoy water sports on the surface of the sea and even get to witness the wonderful aquatic life by diving deep into the sea with guides. Meanwhile history and nature lovers will also find Goa pleasant as some ruined forts and pretty waterfalls abounds this state.
Uttarakhand is truly a piece of romantic heaven on Earth as the spirits of adventure and spirituality can be deeply felt simultaneously in this Himalayan state abounding with wonderful hill stations and significant religious places. Apart from the regularly visited Nainital and Mussorie which is always there to charm you with its lakes and pleasant weather, Auli and Rishikesh are present to give you both an adrenaline-rushing experience of skiing and water activities respectively. As ‘prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,’ you can communicate with God for well-being of your soulmate here at its famous temples, enjoy a romantic time by strolling across the pleasantly chill mountainous lanes together and shout your heart out literally by indulging in some thrilling adventurous sports. Therefore, Uttarakhand is the perfect honeymoon destination from where you can earn rich benefits of travelling as well as create good memories together.
With scenic hill stations, quaint villages, snow-covered mountains, lush valleys, diverse flora and fauna, unblemished nature and abundant trekking trails, it is not for nothing that Himachal Pradesh is called Devbhoomi ( Land of Gods). Apart from the colonial era hill stations of Shimla and Kasauli abounding with stunning natural vistas, churches and various kinds of old British era infrastructure to surprise you, there is Spiti Valley, a remote village located at an altitude of 3810 metres to awe you with its views which also makes you feel as if you have travelled almost to the top of the Earth literally. The other jaw dropping places of Himachal Pradesh includes include Manali, Dharamshala, Kasol, Bir Billing, Dalhousie, Khajjiar. To get a perfect honeymoon feel amidst healthy air and stunning mountains, you should visit Himachal Pradesh where you can spend some awesome time together by just strolling and admiring the unimaginable treasure troves of Nature and getting your answer on why Gods or Apsaras always choose this venue as their escape retreat.
With an undisturbed boating experience in its calm backwaters perfectly sparking the emotions of love between two persons who are head-over-heels with each other, there is no doubt as to why Kerala has always remain also one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. Meanwhile, the coffee and spice plantations of the state along with its rich variety of flora and fauna in wildlife sanctuaries makes it is a paradise for nature lovers. To enjoy the experience of a calm beach and sea, Kerala is the best place to visit. By sitting together in a cosy corner of the beach, you can get refreshed by the breezy atmosphere of the Arabian Sea and also enjoy the breathtaking expanse of the huge water body. Kerala also offers some of the rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa massages thereby enabling both of you to take a soothing break from the tensions of the everyday hectic lives.