Best Honeymoon Destinations in East India
India is one of the most favoured honeymoon destinations by couples for a rejuvenating start to their newly tied knot. Whether you are witnessing the lush green hilly terrains of Darjeeling backed by snow-clad peaks of Himalayas or sailing through the soothing backwaters of Kerala or enjoying a leisure walk on wet, sandy beaches of Andamans, India gives decent number of choices that top the list of most popular honeymoon destinations across the world.
Glancing East Indian frontiers for the most perfect honeymoon destination will probably end up on Darjeeling being the most endorsed of all. So what makes Darjeeling so popular honeymoon destination? Everything that bounds the Himalayan terrains offers pleasant whispers of nature and the echoes of Darjeeling reverting from foothills of Himalayas are heard very clearly.
Popular as Queen of the Hills, Darjeeling is a town in the northern part of West Bengal. It’s picturesque green hills that hug the wet cotton clouds never fail to mesmerize. So once you‘re in Darjeeling, what to look out for?
- The most obvious are the roads slithering between the lush green hills of Darjeeling.
- Darjeeling generates much of its revenue through tourism and tea industry. So added into the list are the tea gardens, the most desired being the Happy Valley Tea Garden.
- Trek freak? Cheers! You have landed on a perfect location. Kanchenjunga Mountain forms the perfect destination for trekking.
- Darjeeling’s toy trains, now being part of the UNESCO’S World Heritage Site, are one of the most fascinating joy rides in India.
- Tiger hill presents a breathtaking view of Mount Everest and Mt. Kangchenjunga together.
And yes when you are in West Bengal the whispers of nature sound incomplete without the roars of Sunderbans’ Royal Bengal Tigers. Sunderbans also houses dense Mangrove forests, and is a World Heritage Site.
Down the list when you decide to unwind yourself on the shores of Bay of Bengal, then Orissa will the perfect place in East India.
Orissa (now Odisha) is a land of temples and other religious destinations. It has a long coastline and many picturesque destinations. Some of its beaches, are regarded as the finest beaches in the world.
Well, if there is any place that you shouldn’t miss when you’re in Odisha then undoubtedly it has to be Puri.
Puri is also known as Jagannath Puri due to the presence of Jagannath Temple.
What to look out for?
- Puri beach with its gushing blue waters that hug the golden-yellow sand is a magical experience.
- Jagannath Temple, is the aboard of Lord Jagannath whose yatra or procession is the most famous spectacle of Puri. It is one of the of Char Dhams or four holy sites for Hindus.
- Chilika lake, is brackish water lagoon which houses many migratory birds.
If you are looking for calm and scenic destination in Odisha that will give a delighting experience then Chandipur will be the right choice. Also known as Chandipur-on-sea, it is a town in the Baleswar district of Odisha.
Chandipur beach is one of the finest beaches in Odisha. Here, the receding waters during low tide go as far as 5 km from the shore. But during high tide the same waters advance and cover the entire beach.
Witnessing the beauty of the beach during rainy days when dark clouds seamlessly touch the dark surface of the ocean is breathtaking.
Integrated Test Range (ITR), missile testing facility of Indian Army is located on Abdul Kalam island close to Chandipur.
Netarhat, which gained fame as the Queen of Chotanagpur, is a town and popular hill station in the Latehar district of Jharkhand.
Netarhat has ample reasons to be your next honeymoon destination. It has few yet amazing spots that absorb one into the beauty of nature.
Some of these are, Koel Viewpoint, known for the scenic view of lush green hills and valleys of Netarhat, Magnolia Point which gives an excellent sunset view, Lower and Upper Ghaghri water falls and Sadni falls.
Digha is yet another preferred honeymoon destination in West Bengal. It is a seaside town in the East Midnapore district.
Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General of India, in his letters titled the place as Brighton of the East. The Digha beach offers a soothing delight to spend a great weekend and comes up as the perfect destination for newlyweds.