Unusual honeymoon destinations that couples can think of post lockdown!

Looking for a romantic first vacation with your partner? Well look no more, here is a list of places you can consider once the COVID-19 variants have taken a back seat...

Unusual honeymoon destinations that couples can think of post lockdown!
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The wedding season is unstoppable in India. Even during the pandemic and with restrictions in place, the one thing that was not stalled are weddings. And it’s not just aam aadmi we are talking about here, even celebs have gone ahead and had the lockdown nuptial. Think Yami Gautam. But what happens to the honeymoon, we wonder? How are couples managing to keep up with that post wedding tradition? Travellers say staycation is a trend but they are itching to get to cooler climes. Here is a list of not so commercial options for you to consider…

 

  1. Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a lovely hill station set in the gorgeous Kumaon Himalayas with a name that translates to “Queen’s Meadow.” According to legend, Queen Padmini was so captivated of the natural beauty of the area that King Sudhardev erected a palace for her here and named it Ranikhet. It’ known for its massive gold grounds, Rani lake, The Bhalu dam, some stunning sunset points, orchad gardens and not to miss age-old temples with archaic history. This hilltop, hidden in the hills of Almora, is the perfect romantic getaway, within the budget and full of scenic beauty.

 

2. Pondicherry

I know it’s weird we talk about this one being a honeymoon place, but trust us Pondy is a must visit. With partner, definitely yes. Pondicherry, often known as Puducherry and simply Pondy, is one of India’s seven Union Territories, bordering the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This former French colony is a romantic getaway that combines traditional Indian sensibilities with French architecture, making it the best of both worlds. The streets of Pondicherry’s French Quarter, also known as White Town, are lined with lovely mustard-yellow colonial houses draped in bougainvillaea. There are also quaint cafes and trendy boutiques that serve wonderful French food and beverages. Just pick an alley and take a stroll. You can thank us later.

 

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3. Ladakh

If you’re one of those sporty, adventurous couples, then look no more, Ladakh might be an answer to all your fantasies. The former Buddhist kingdom, is a stunningly craggy landscape. Arid mountains, dramatic rocky outcrops, scenic gompas, meditational mani walls, and multi-colored flags are just a few of the many sights that highlight Ladakh’s grandeur. In terms of environmental consciousness, Ladakh’s well-balanced traditional community has a much to offer the West. Ladakh is a stunning and untouched Himalayan wilderness. It is a place that everyone who is looking for a way to satisfy their insatiable desire for adventure and is considered to be heaven. Aside from trekking, Ladakh offers a variety of adventure activities such as motorcycling, river rafting, and safaris. Ladakh, sometimes known as the “Land of Passes,” is a fascinating area of the state of Ladakh. And not to mention, the yummy Tibetian cuisine. One of the most untouched places, and a must visit!

 

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4. Barmer

Amazing temples, forts, dunes, chirpy markets, and countless more secret spots with rich historical backgrounds are all worth exploring in Barmer. Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, this is place for the thinker. The Barmer Fort, Nakoda Jain Temple, Mahabar Sand Dunes, and Safed Akhada are some of the must-see tourist attractions in Barmer. Apart from visiting old Jain temples, visitors can have some quality time in the city’s gorgeous and tranquil parks, where they may view the lovely sunrise or sunset amidst the dense sand dunes. But especially for couples, there are an array of small, locally owned havelli’s that one can book to spend their romantic getaway!