8 Romantic (Yet Affordable!) Suites For Your Honeymoon!
Akanksha VatwaniGuest Contributor
The definition of a beautiful and romantic honeymoon does not necessarily begin with foreign destinations. After all, it’s the person you’re with that matters most and even the most boring place can turn magical if you have the spark and love. We’ve put together a list of the most amazing and affordable honeymoon suites in India, which will make your first vacation together extremely special.
1. The Himalayan Village, Kasol
This resort is ideal for those who love nature, rivers, mountains and everything refreshing. Sitting in the lap of the Himalayas amidst the Parvati Valley, this is an absolute favourite with honeymooners. They have the options of honeymoon suite cottages or machaans which are like tree houses and provide a breathtaking view of the valley. Also, it is a great option for both summer and winter weddings as both seasons have their own beauty to offer.
Kashmir is called the Switzerland of India and it truly lives up to its reputation - it is covered with flowers and lush green pines in the summer, and snow which looks as if a fairy sprinkled the city with icing sugar during winter. The Lalit, Srinagar is undoubtedly the best property for those looking for a special honeymoon experience as even the most basic room exudes luxury, and their expansive grounds offer pretty views of nature. Also, it is a walk away from the famous Dal Lake.
For those wanting to explore the southern part of India, this resort is one of the best in Kochi for its luxury offerings at an affordable price. The super-courteous staff drives you around in golf cars across the vast expanse of the resort - be it the game room, restaurant or spa. Also the villas are built strategically around a huge common swimming pool and the balcony of each villa opens to the pool. So you have access to the poolside all day and night ;) Pro-tip: Even standard villas are top notch! Best time to book is Nov - Feb.
A favourite amongst those who love the hills, Shimla never disappoints its visitors. From the old world charm of the colonial architecture built in the 19th century to the panoramic views of the Himalayas, it is one of the most sought after locations for honeymooners in India. Hotel Marina, a boutique luxury hotel, is a beautiful property within an affordable range for that memorable honeymoon experience. Also, it is a great location for both summer and winter weddings.
This spectacular resort situated in the hill station of Munnar, has been designed in and around the Shola forest keeping its natural surroundings as intact as possible. Their cottage balconies give a splendid view of the Western Ghats and Nilgiri hills and, as the name suggests, tall trees. Enjoying a pleasant weather all round the year, this resort offers a spa and exciting activities like nature walk, rappelling, river crossing etc. to adventure lovers. They also offer special honeymoon packages to choose from, the most affordable one being the Luna package.
The ultimate destination for honeymoon in India, Goa offers everything for the young happy couple - from parties, drinks and food to amazing sunsets. We suggest the Novotel Goa Shrem in Candolim as it is super chic, super clean and offers world-class service and food for the money. Also, it is situated in North Goa - a convenient distance from party spots. Best months to visit are from October to February.
Jaisalmer is situated in the very heart of Rajasthan and attracts tourists from the world over every year. Explore Rajasthan like royalty with Fort Rajwada, which is essentially a heritage fort converted into a hotel. The hotel’s cultural evening programmes will make you dance to the tunes of folk songs and traditional Rajasthani music, which is a one-of-a-kind experience. The desert safari is a must and the winding roads inside the Jaisalmer fort take you back in time. Book this for your winter honeymoon.
The pink city offers culture, tradition, shopping and opulence. The Loha Garh Fort Resort is majestic and luxurious. With a variety of options to choose from, like a cottage with private pool and jacuzzi tents, this resort guarantees an extravagant and romantic time at an affordable price.