Top 15 Adventure Honeymoon Destinations in India: Combine Thrill with Romance!

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Enjoying a sip of cocktail while basking with the ambiance slotting in sea, sand and sun will never lose its charisma, but few honeymooners are opting for a new trend of spending the ‘we time’ at an adventurous destination. An adventure enthusiast couple may try going for an outright odyssey or try something new like surfing or so. Whatever is the taste of newlyweds, India is embraced with oodles of adventure destinations that cater perfect adventure opportunities in the midst of gripping exquisiteness of nature. Scroll down to know about the top adventure-honeymoon destinations in India:

Lakshwadeep

Lakshwadeep
The tranquil and azure sea and glinting beaches of Lakshwadeep Islands make it among the best adventure honeymoon destinations in India. This off the ramp spot is no less than the paradise for all the newly married couples who want to unwind themselves and enjoy some private time in a place far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Major Activities: Scuba diving, water skiing, boating, snorkeling, kayaking, speed boating and canoeing
  • Best Time to Visit: October to mid May

How to Reach:

  • By Ship: There are several ships that operate from Kochi to Lakshwadeep. It takes around 18 to 20 hours to reach the destination.
  • By Air: Lakshwadeep is connected by air with the Indian mainland through Cochin Airport. There are a numbers of flights that fly to Lakshwadeep from Cochin.

Leh and Ladakh

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Newlyweds find Ladakh a great place to enjoy a laid-back honeymoon in the lap of arresting natural beauty. Myriad options for adventure act as an added incentive for the couples. In addition to this, honeymooners also get a chance to visit some of the highest mountain passes on the planet like Taglang La, Bara-Lacha La and Lachulung La. One can take his beloved to Pangong Lake where the last scene of ‘3 Idiots’ film was shot.

  • Major Activities: Trekking, Jeep Safari, Mountain Biking, Camping, River Rafting and Sightseeing
  • Best Time to Visit: June to September

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Leh is the nearest airport.
  • By Rail: Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead.
  • By Road: Two road routes are available to reach Ladakh. One can reach here from Srinagar road trail while the other road is from Manali.

Manali

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Situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is bliss for honeymooners in search of adventure-filled destination. Blessed with the mighty and snow laden Himalayas, Manali draws a horde of adventure enthusiasts from all over the globe eventually making it an adventure hub of India. The breathtaking beauty of the town acts as a cherry on the cake.

  • Major Activities: Trekking, Camping, River Rafting, Jeep Safari, Skiing, Para Gliding, Mountain Biking, etc.
  • Best Time to Visit: September to June is considered as the best time to enjoy a trip to Manali.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Bhuntar (50 Kilometers) is the nearest airport
  • By Road: Bus service is available to all major big cities situated nearby such as Shimla, New Delhi and Kullu. One can also drive all the way to Manali.
  • By Train: One has to take a train to Chandigarh and then has to take the roadway to reach Manali.

Jaisalmer

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The barren but amazingly beautiful region of Jaisalmer attracts adrenaline junkies, honeymooners and all other sorts of travelers from each nook and corner of the world. The sublime land of Jaisalmer is a perfect destination for enjoying honeymoon along with enjoying the thrill of various adventure activities offered by the region.

  • Major Activities: Camel Safari, Jeep Safari, Sand Dunes, Desert Camp, etc.
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February is the best time to visit Jaisalmer.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Jaisalmer has its own airport, which is at a distance of 10 kilometers from the city
  • By Rail: Jaisalmer Railway Station is the nearest railhead
  • By Road: Jaisalmer is well connected by all the major cities nearby such as Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur and Delhi.

Gulmarg

gulmarg
Situated at the elevation of more than 2500 meters, Gulmarg is an exquisite spot to relish adventure activities in the middle of chilling cold. Numerous adventure sports, chiefly skiing, catch the attention of tourists in Gulmarg. Moreover, Gulmarg has the only heli-skiing resort in the whole of Asia.

  • Major Activities: Skiing, Heli-Skiing, Trekking, Gondola Ride, Golf, Sightseeing and Fishing
  • Best Time to Visit: November to February is the best time to visit Gulmarg

How to Reach

  • By Air: Srinagar (56 kilometers) is the nearest airport
  • By Train: Jammu (290 Kilometers) is the nearest railhead
  • By Road: Gulmarg has a fine network of roads connecting areas like Sonmarg, Srinagar and other nearby towns in Kashmir

Shillong

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A perfect destination for all adventure honeymooners in quest of natural beauty, Shillong is the capital of the gorgeous state of Meghalaya. The arresting ambiance filled with thrill and nature’s grandeur increases the pleasure of ‘we time’. In addition to the adventures, this region offers tranquilly and beauty that a honeymoon couple hunts for in their honeymoon trip.

  • Major Activities: Paddle-Boat Ride, Swimming, Angling, Kayaking, Trekking, Water Skiing and Nature Walk
  • Best Time to Visit: One can visit Shillong all through the year. However, October to November and March to April are the times when one can explore it at best.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Guwahati (128 kilometers) is the nearest airport
  • By Rail: Guwahati Railway Station (128 kilometers) is the nearest railhead
  • By Road: Shillong has a fine road network connecting Guwahati. It takes 3-4 hours from Guwahati to reach Shillong

Goa:

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Endowed with amazingly beautiful beaches, Goa is an unsurpassed destination for adventure enthusiasts and honeymooners. A plethora of adventure activities offered here adds to the fun of the honeymoon tour and makes it a travel experience never to be forgotten. The exciting adventure activities in the sublime beauty of Goa render ecstasy to the travelers.

  • Major Activities: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Water Sports, Fishing, Trekking, Camping, etc.
  • Best Time to Visit: Goa is the place that can be visited all round the year. However, October to March is considered the best time to visit here.

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Dabolim Airport, located at a distance of 29 kilometers from Panjim, is the only way to access Goa by air.
  • By Train: Madgaon, positioned at 33 kilometers from Panjim, is the major railhead in Goa. It has several trains running to the major cities of India.
  • By Road: Goa is well connected with fine road network from the cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Magalore

Jim Corbett National Park

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The first national park of India, Jim Corbett National Park is an ideal place to be at with a partner. The natural ambiance and the astonishing wilderness of the park blessed with multitude of flora and fauna species is something an adventurer couple always quests in a perfect honeymoon destination. Enjoying safari in Corbett is a great idea to capture some of the most memorable moments of the honeymoon vacation.

  • Major Activities: Wildlife Safaris, River Rafting, Angling, Bridge Slithering, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, etc.
  • Best Time to Visit: Mid November to Mid June

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Pantnagar is the nearest airport. Nearest international airport is in New Delhi.
  • By Rail: Ramnagar is the nearest railhead
  • By Road: Corbett National Park is well linked by roads with the major cities like Lucknow, New Delhi, Nainital, etc.

Darjeeling:

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Darjeeling is one of the most popular tourist destinations among couples in India. Located in the foothills of the imposing Lesser Himalayas, this place offers scores of adventure opportunities amid the bountiful nature. Moreover, spectacular views of Kangchenjunga Peak can render an inimitable snap to the newly wedded couples.

  • Major Activities: Trekking, Jeep Safari, Whitewater Rafting, Mountaineering, Tea Gardens and Paragliding
  • Best Time to Visit: April to June and then from September to December

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport
  • By Rail: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is a major railhead; from here one can also take the toy train which run from Siliguri to Darjeeling. One may take taxi from here to reach Darjeeling (88 kms)
  • By Road: There is a frequent bus service available for Darjeeling from Siliguri, Kolkata, etc.

Lonavala

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It is quick hideaway from the mind numbing rush of Mumbai. The lovely waterfalls and the delightful environs make it a great place for newlyweds to enjoy some unforgettable time together. Lonavala is place where a paragon honeymoon can be relished along with carrying out the hair-raising adventure experience. Adventure activities in Lonavala add cherry to the cake.

  • Major Activities: Hot-Air Ballooning, Valley Crossing, Paintball, Bungee Jumping, Go-Karting, Rock-Climbing, Swoop Swing, Parasailing, Swimming, Flying Fox, Rocket Ejector, Water Parks, Zoomering, Trekking, Burma Bridge and White Water Rafting
  • Best Time to Visit: October to April

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest domestic and international airports are Pune (66 kms) and Mumbai (110 kms) respectively.
  • By Rail: Lonavala Railway Station lies on the train route from Mumbai to Pune
  • By Road: Lonavala can be easily reached by taking the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a popular destination positioned in the Bay of Bengal. It is a place well known for its jail where Indian prisoners were imprisoned by the British. The colorful marine life of this fascinating group of islands is its jewel in the crown and fascinates honeymooners visiting here as they take pleasure of the unmatched vacation in ultimate serenity.

  • Major Activities: Water Sports, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Para-Sailing, Wind Surfing, Snorkeling, Water Skiing, etc.
  • Best Time to Visit: December to March

How to Reach:

  • By Air: The airport in Port Blair operates many flights to Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
  • By Ship: A traveler can sail by ship from Chennai, Kolkata and Vizag. It takes around 50-60 hours to reach the islands by ship.

Matheran

Matheran
Matheran is a famous honeymoon spot especially among the people of Western Maharashtra. It is a unique spot to enjoy honeymoon in the midst of comprehensive calmness. Motor vehicles are not permitted in Matheran. One can walk with one’s better half along the lush and picturesque trails here.

  • Major Activities: Hiking, Horse Riding and Nature Walk
  • Best Time to Visit: September to June

How to Reach

  • By Air: Mumbai is the nearest airport
  • By Rail: There is a narrow gauge train available from Matheran to Neral. Neral town is well linked with Pune and Mumbai by rail
  • By Road: Matheran is well connected to Pune and Mumbai by road network

Rishikesh

Rishikesh
Rishikesh is no less a dream destination for all those who are tied in eternal knot. The scenic vistas of Garhwal Himalayas and the glinting Ganges River, apart from the endless opportunities for adventure sports, make Rishikesh a perfect recipe for a never-to-be-forgotten honeymoon experience.

  • Major Activities: River Rafting, Body Surfing, Bungee Jumping, Waterfall Trekking, Mountain Biking, Rappelling, Kayaking and Yoga
  • Best Time to Visit: Mid September Mid June

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Jolly Grant (Dehradun) is the nearest airport
  • By Rail: Haridwar is the nearest railhead
  • By Road: Rishikesh is well connected with major cities like New Delhi, Haridwar and Dehradun

Rann of Kutch

Rann-of-Kutch
For all the couples who love to spend their vacation in the serene and barren beauty of nature, Rann of Kutch is a model destination. No other adventure can prove to be more romantic than riding on a camel in the sand dunes with the love of your life. A candle light dinner in the cool weather after sunset is something a honeymooner can’t resist here.

  • Major Activities: Camel Safari
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Bhuj airport is the nearest airport
  • By Rail: Bhuj is the nearest railhead
  • By Road: Rann of Kutch is well connected to all major cities of Gujarat

Auli

auli
Auli is a place that can provide honeymooners a vacation worth remembering. If a newly wedded couple has a zeal for satiating adrenaline rush in a place endowed with paramount tranquility and beauty, Auli is the place for them. A great and romantic adventure can be carried out in Auli, which offers the longest cable car ride in Asia.

  • Major Activities: Skiing, Trekking and Cable Car Ride
  • Best Time to Visit: November to March

How to Reach

  • By Air: Jolly Grant (Dehradun) is the nearest airport
  • By Rail: Haridwar is the nearest railway station
  • By Road: There is fine road network from Auli to all the major cities in Uttarakhand.

The above honeymoon destinations are the ideal places for adrenaline junkies and honeymooners to spend a romantic vacation. Therefore, if you are also a newlywed and want to enjoy a memorable adventure honeymoon, there is no reason for you to wait. Just choose from any of the mentioned places and relish a honeymoon that is distinct from the stereotypical honeymoons.

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Having an experience of more than 16 yrs in the Himalayas, Arun is the main driving force & mentor at the Peak Adventure Tours, a leading adventure travel agency in India offers trekking tours in Indian Himalayas including Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet. A long history with exceptional experiences he is the “Marathon Man” in the field of adventure. Today Arun looks after the Peak Adventure and shapes & designs the venture of the organization. He is contributing to this blog as a regular guest author.


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