One of the biggest hassles of travelling abroad is getting a visa. No matter how convenient some countries may have made it – the whole documentation and running around can be a really daunting process. And certainly, that’s the last thing you’d want to worry about when planning your honeymoon. So why add to the stress when there are some really romantic international honeymoon destinations that you can visit without a visa?! Read on and get booking for your most special vacay ever!
This gem next door could be perfect for lessons in simplicity and smiles. The land of happiness beacons with its natural beauty, majestic valleys and one of the best views of the Himalayan ranges. A trek to Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery will make it even more interesting.Best time to visit: November to March
2. Hong Kong
The assorted food scene, exotic night markets, mix of affordable and high-end shopping and an eclectic nightlife - Hong Kong has it all. Oh and it has a Disneyland too. For up to 14 days, you can have a blast without a visa. All you have to do is fill an online pre-arrival registration form and you’re good to go!Best time to visit: October to December
This one tops honeymooners’ preferred destination list worldwide. With powder white beaches, blue lagoons, coral reefs and some of the best beach resorts – it is just picture perfect. The free (yes free) visa on arrival for Indians is for up to 30 days. Simply relax and soak in nature’s beauty or head for snorkeling, sailing, underwater diving and other water sports. Best time to visit: November to March.
The land of beautiful mountains, scenic rivers, art and history has enough to fill your romantic itinerary. In fact, you don’t even require a passport to cross its borders – any government issued identity card would do. Adventurous? Try the Annapurna Circuit for about 15-20 days – it is one of the best treks in the world. Best time to visit: October-May.
What better than enjoying scrumptious seafood with the backdrop of some of the best beaches in the world or take a lesson in history about the country’s colonial past? They even have rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and ample wildlife. Head here already!Best time to visit: May to December.
Whether it is visiting the heritage site of Petra, floating in the Dead Sea or admiring the beauty of the desert of Wadi Rum, this Arab gem won’t disappoint. With ancient monuments, ruins, nature reserves, castles and the Temple of Artemis – Jordan is a whole different world.Best time to visit: March to May.
It would be easy to get romantically lost in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat, or as you visit the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to admire the splendid Khmer architecture. Peek into the art, culture and history of the nation and enjoy some scrumptious Khmer food.Best time: November to March.
First off, Thailand isn’t just about Bangkok (although there are fabulous things to do here as well), the islands and highlands of this country are extremely welcoming and picture perfect. Take a cooking class together as a couple, stay by the river or relax on the beach – you will always have enough to do. Best time to visit: October to March.
While it is still an off-the-radar destination for Indians, this South American gem has beautiful sights of six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They even have icebound peaks, high-altitude deserts, exuberant rainforests and vast savannahs of the Amazon basin that will leave you mesmerized. Give it a try! Best time to visit: May to October.
The Las Vegas of the East is perfect for those who love to party, are shopaholics and those who wish to soak in some culture. This tiny country is full of surprises and has so much to offer that there will never be a dull moment. The casinos and malls add more glitter to this gem.Best time to visit: October to March.
This Caribbean island is full of culture, music and history. Relax on its sandy beaches or go on an adventure like zip-lining in a rainforest, a jeep safari or head out to some snorkeling and diving sites. Soak in some of its arts or you can even admire the British-colonial style architecture.Best time: November to mid-December.
If you have sun and sand on your mind, Fiji with its over-300 islands will lure you. Go snorkeling, kite surfing, golfing, shopping or on a safari. The nightlife here is eclectic. Honeymooners mustn't miss Mamanuca Islands.Best time to visit: July to September.
13. British Virgin Islands
Sailing, fishing, visiting national parks and museums or going for water sports - there’s plenty to do here. The beaches are lined with reefs and offer yachting opportunities. In fact, the Horseshoe Reef in Anegada Island is the largest coral barrier reef in the Caribbean.Best time: September to November.
14. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
A vibrant nightlife, some fun shopping, entertainment areas and of course, beaches. You can go cycling, birdwatching or castle exploring. In the walled city of Nicosia, enjoy your time at a 500-year-old Turkish bath, visit the magnificent Selimiye Mosque or visit the historical Bandabulya Bazaar - it is full of unique experiences.Best time to visit: September to November.
15. Kish Island
Ranked among the 10 beautiful islands of the world, Kish Island is a shopper’s paradise and has beaches so clean that you can see the fish in the water clearly, all the time! You might also want to check the Underground City which is about 1000 years old and is partly open to tourists.Best time to visit: November to April.