If you are looking for breathtakingly beautiful backdrops for your honeymoon photos and picture your honeymoon or romantic getaway in a land of exotic sights, smells and sounds, India could certainly be that dream couple's escape you are seeking.
Enjoy a romantic getaway to India
Ironically, it is said that the custom of newlyweds taking a honeymoon originated in India, where upper-class newlyweds would travel through the country and visit relatives who had been unable to attend the wedding. Add to this romantic tale the fact that one of the world's most iconic buildings, with its own moving love-story behind it, is found in India, and you have a richly layered and unique destination in which love and life is historically intertwined. Many couples in love travel to India specifically to see the incredible Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to her 14th child.
India's 'City of Lakes', Udaipur, with its temples, gardens, traditional bathing ghats and grand palaces - many of which are now hotels catering for tourists - is another incredibly romantic location. And, one of India's top tourist destinations, Jaipur, also in the state of Rajasthan, draws visitors to the majestic forts and monuments that give the city its nickname of 'The Pink City'. Still in Rajastan is Jodhpur - no honeymoon or romantic getaway to India is complete without including Jodhpur on your itinerary. With its brilliant blue buildings set against the imposing sandstone Mehrangarh Fort, Jodphur's romantic beauty can not be denied.
If a more relaxed lifestyle is calling you, head to gorgeous Kerala situated in southwestern India. Known as 'God's Own Country', Kerala offers honeymooners the unique, and utterly romantic option, of cruising its backwaters by private house boat, before checking into a luxury resort on one of Kerala's stunning beaches or finding your zen at one of the many ayurvedic or yoga retreats found here. The lush tropical climate of Kerala offers honeymooners and romantic couples the perfect mix of seclusion and adventure with lush mountains and forests to explore.
Many who have been to Goa say it is completely unlike the rest of India - a unique destination that the hippies of the 60s first discovered and who left an indelible mark on the Goa of today. Honeymooners or couples looking for the ultimate romantic getaway will love the miles of scenic beaches in Goa, the swaying coconut palms, old colonial Heritage Portuguese buildings, and the easy going and laid-back vibe. The perfect end to your Indian Odyssey!
Why you'll love an India honeymoon or holiday
India has something for everybody - with a rich history and culture, divine cuisine, stunning beaches, forts and palaces and even one of the world's most famous romantic icons with the Taj Mahal, an Indian honeymoon will never be forgotten.