Backwaters in Kerala is a network of 1500 km of canals both manmade and natural, 38 rivers and 5 big lakes extending from one end of Kerala to the other.
The backwaters can be explored by hiring a boat for one or several days. If you go for more than a day, the boat usually comes with a navigator and a cook, which provide you with various facilities when exploring the backwaters
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling is a lovely hill station which will make your honeymoon memorable. The acres of tea plantations and chilly weather will be the icing on your honeymoon cake!
Ooty is located in the Nilgiri hills and is one of the most celebrated hill stations. It promises a romantic honeymoon with lots of attractions in the town such as the Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake and Dodabetta peak.
Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South.ooty Located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m, Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district where the two ghats ranges meet. Nature has been generous with this region, which is by far the most beautiful in the state. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like confiers, eucalptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Udhagamandalam and its encirons. Summer temperature is rarely higher than 25°c with a minimum of 10°c and winter is are distinctly cooler with a high of 21°c and a low 5°c. Curiously enough, this slice of paradise remained unknown to the great southern dynasties and it took the British to discover it in the early 1800s. They were, however, not the first inhabitants of this land as a tribe called Todas had been living there long before the British came, claiming that the Nilgiris had been their home since time immemorial. But the credit for modernising Udhagamandalam and making it accessible goes to the British who constructed the first railway line in the area and made it the summer capital of the Madras Presidency.Ooty with smaller hill stations of Coonoor – 19 kms and Kothagiri 31 kms from Ooty are the other hill stations of this district. Nilgiri is India’s first biosphere. It has been declared as one of the 14 ‘hotspots’ of the world because of its unique bio-diversity. Nilgiri presents a truly breath taking kaleidoscope of visual treats and soul stirring experience.
Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory of India and has the most exotic and uninhabited beaches. The beaches here have a bluish-green tinge and white sands. To heighten your honeymoon experience, book one of the cosy beach cottages.
One of world’s most spectacular tropical island systems, Lakshadweep is tucked away at 220-440Kms off the Kerala Coast. The islands offer a precious heritage of ecology and culture. The unique feature of the Islands is its coral reef, making it a pristine leisure spot to come back to. 4200 sq. kms. of lagoon, rich in marine wealth, is spread over 36 islands in an area of 32 sq. kms.The underwater view at Lakshadweep is kaleidoscopic and breathtaking. The lagoon offers excellent potential for water sports like swimming, wind-surfing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking. No wonder, Lakshadweep is fast becoming India’s one of its kind “Adventure sport – Nature Tourism” location.Each island is fringed by snow white coral sands. The crystal clear water and the abundant marine life enhance the beauty of these islands. Against the vast expanse of the blue sea, the island look like emeralds. The huge shallow calm lagoon on one side with wall like reef made of marine live coral boulders blocks the incoming swells of the outer sea. The islands are linked to the mainland by:- ship, helicopter, Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and mechanized sailing wooden vessels. The islands like Agatti and Bangaram can be reached by ship and air from Cochin. From Agatti, Kadmat and Kavaratti are linked by speed ferry. In all the islands, elaborate infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of tourists.
Shimla has been attracting honeymooners for a long time! This gorgeous hill station is a perfect place to visit to beat the heat. Shimla is peaceful, tranquil and complete with natural beauty.
One of the most famous tourist destinations of India, Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill station. Also known as Simla, your travel to this place will be one event of your life that you shall never forget. This beautiful hill station derives its name from “Goddess Shyamla”, who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. This lovely hill station was ‘discovered’ by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. Infact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital. Read about Shimla tourism and know more about Simla travel.
Shimla abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India. Shimla is one tourist destination that can be visited any time during the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero. But this difference is what makes Shimla all the more special!
Head to Rajasthan if you want to spend your honeymoon like royalty. This gorgeous city offers history, places, elephant and camel back rides and lots more. You can also check out other popular honeymoon destinations in Rajasthan such as Mount Abu, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Jaisalmer sits in an expanse of history that has been celebrated by the bards and annals of Rajasthan since the 12th century, when this ‘golden’ citadel was created by Rawal Jaisal of the Bhati Rajput Clan in 1156 AD. It straddled the once prosperous trade routes of the Great Thar Desert, hosting caravans into India, some of them plying the subsidiary routes of the great Silk Road, connecting Asia to Europe. A ‘living’ fort, it has within its walls beautiful palaces and havelis. It is known for its vibrant culture and unique and utterly hospitable desert people. In 2013, Jaisalmer was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site, a great tribute to this surviving mediaeval fortified city, its palaces and havelis finely carved in yellow sandstone, the colour of the Thar desert.
Jaisalmer lies like an oasis, in the centre of India’s Thar Desert, a landscape of dunes and dusks that roll away as far as the eye can see. The area is home to a range of desert wildlife which includes rare species like the Great Indian Bustard and the elusive Indian Gazelle.
Nainital is a quaint and romantic hill station, perfect for honeymooners. It has charming lakes, beautiful scenery, boat rides and pleasant weather.
Coorg in South India is a charming little town also known as the Scotland of India. The orange orchards, refreshing aroma of coffee and acres of verdant greenery is ideally suited for a cosy honeymoon.
Tropical forest is the most complex and least understood vegetation on earth and is also one of the most complicated of all ecosystems of the world. It consists of a rich array of species and a complex web or interactions. The tropical forests of Western Ghats are in varying stages of development. The varying climatic, edaphic and physiographic conditions of different localities have lead to the development of the different forest types namely, Wet evergreen forests, Semi-evergreen forests, Moist deciduous forests, Sub-tropical hill forests and Grass lands.
You may have acquainted with such forests abound in natural beauty somewhere in India. It is also easy to specify some places with a long traditional background. But it is difficult to find both these qualities together in a single place. Here lies the importance of Coorg which itself is a blend of scenic beauty and traditional heritage.
Coorg or Kodagu is one of the smallest districts of Karnataka which covers an area of 4,104 sq.km. It was only in 1956, it lost its position as a state and became a district of Karnataka. Till then it had an elected Chief Minister and the Legislative Assembly. Now it is a part of Mangalore Loksabha Constituency comprising three Legislative Assembly Constituencies namely,Mercara, Virajpet and Somwarpet.
The land of sun, sand and sea – Goa is one of the top honeymoon destinations in India. Couples from all over the world come here to spend their honeymoon. Goa offers pristine beaches, scenic views, warm weather and a lot of fun and activity.