Five relatively unknown and hence, quiet places for a newly married couple to visit in India for their honeymoon in a beuatiful tranquil place surrounded by either nature, wildlife, history or beaches.

From the silken land or emerald backwaters of the South to the lush green hill tops of the North, India has the most delightful and romantic getaways for all the honeymooners looking for once in a lifetime experience. Then whether it is the popular long shorelines and beaches of the coastal region, scented hilly regions of the North-East, snow capped hilly regions of the North or the fascinating deserts of the West, travelling in India with your better half has its own pleasant surprises. Read through to discover some of the not so popular but awesome honeymoon destinations in India.

Auli, Uttarakhand

Dazzling natural landscape in a hilly topography, enthralling coniferous woods and oak fringed incline, Auli is the ideal honeymoon destination for couples looking for adventure while they try to get to know each other even better. Far off from the hustle-bustle of the actual world, it is a tranquil place leaped in by the hoary crest of the gigantic Himalayas which surprisingly is also famous as a ski destination of India. Enjoy skiing, tread into snow sports and trek in the meadows as you lay your eyes on the 270 degree view of the magnificent Himalayas that is fully clamed in snow all throughout the year. Let the gorgeous silent Auli offer you honeymooners the perfect romantic setting that you are looking for a new start together.

Hampi, Karnataka

If history intrigues you, and you in the company of your spouse want to indulge into mesmerizing sculptures as well as monuments of the past, Hampi is the place to move hand in hand with your partnerWitness the rocky landscapes protected by the tumultuous Tungabhadra River in the North, the granite cliffs in the rest of the three sides that itemizes the splendor of the ancient towns and enjoy the past with your present as you roam together amidst the ruins of the great Vijaynagar Empire. Stroll in to the ruins together to feel the opulent remains of the ancient broken city and its palaces that narrate a saga of brave men. Let your love blossom as you witness the ruler’s love for art and architecture in this historical town of central Karnataka.

Ranthambore, Rajasthan

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Wildlife and nature lovers will find a list of things to do in the famous Ranthambore National park. Sounds bizarre? Well, the couple can not only have a glimpse of their favorite predator, the Tiger in the day, have safari rides, roam around beautiful lakes, witness hundreds of different flora and fauna and climb on the fort in the day time but also relax in the most seductive luxury tents at the night. Night time campfire, jungle trips, nature walks amidst the beautiful scenery and the wild atmosphere is the perfect background to let loose in passion and romance.

Chakrata, Uttarakhand

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Dense forests, luscious greenery along with cold streams and thick mountains welcome you to the tiny hamlet in Uttarakhand located right in between the Tons and Yamuna river. From exploring the place together- various dusky caves in the area including the historic Budher cave- to taking an enchanting mountain ride to the archaeological site of Lakhamandal, you can check out this mesmerizing place where Pandavas as per the mythology are believed to have escaped from. Spend some romantic time in the forest rest houses and wake up to the pure gentle wind looking at the warm morning sun. Head out for a peaceful walk into the woods, explore plenty of flora and fauna and experience an intimate honeymoon right in middle of the wild nature which is the training ground of India’s intelligence agency, RAW (Research and Analysis Wing).

Tarkali, Maharashtra

Konkan region of Maharashtra is famous for its blue pristine beaches with white sand and the Casuarinas trees. Enter Tarkali with your spouse and you will witness for yourself what a splendor this Sindhudurg town is!  From the houseboats in the Karli River on the lines of Kerala to scuba-diving and snorkeling like that of Andaman- Nicobar and Lakshwadeep Island, Tarkali has all the facilities and amenities to give you once in a lifetime experience. Stay in the bamboo houses, slurp the luscious sea food and indulge into some water activity- come down the Sindhudurg to give your new life a fresh bold start.

By Deepti Verma

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