The perfect honeymoon experience isn’t just about the country or city you visit. It’s also about the places you stay and the foods you eat, the people you meet and the charming experiences along the way. The destination you choose is important, but the memories you make will be defined by the overall experience. That’s where the perfect honeymoon hotel comes in! Even if you’ve narrowed down the country and city, picking a hotel can be as daunting as choosing the destination.
For couples considering a honeymoon in India, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled our top ten picks for the best hotels for honeymooners and couples traveling in India. Read on, and find out which you’d love to make into your India honeymoon headquarters!
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Oberoi is one of the India’s most luxurious hotels in one of the most romantic cities: Udaipur. This calm-yet-vibrant city is home to Oberoi, a 200-year old villa on the banks of the Lake Pichola. It was once owned by Maharana, or “King of Kings,” of Mewar. With its opulence, plush interiors and warm hospitality it is considered as one of the best hotels in Udaipur for honeymoon. The architecture of the hotel is as majestic as Udaipur itself.
The traditional beauty of forts, palaces, monuments, in all their magnificence, can be seen from the hotel. The Oberoi Udaivilas combines the regal architecture outside and contemporary décor inside. The majestic edifice, luxurious rooms, transparent pools, rippling fountains, crystal clear lake and the surrounding majestic mountains makes your honeymoon a royal affair. Although you’ll need a higher budget for a honeymoon here than other hotels in India, it’s a bargain considering they provide a truly magnificent experience where you’ll feel like royals from start to finish.
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
What better place to celebrate your journey of love together than Mumbai, the city of dreams? Endless sights, bustling energy, and the beautiful landscape of this place will enrapture you. The Taj Mahal Palace is undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in Mubmai, and one of the best in the entire country. At Taj Mahal Palace you can enjoy your honeymoon in true grandeur. A great number of phenomenal landmarks of Mumbai can be enjoyed from your rooms in the hotel. Enjoying the night view of the city from the hotel window and cuddling your loved one is a heavenly experience. Meanwhile, attractions like the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea anre just a short jaunt away.
The hotel is one of the oldest in India. It is preferred by travelers who visit to Mumbai irrespective of the nature of the stay; be it holidays, honeymoon, vacations or business trip, simply because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to stay there. The rooms are beautifully furnished, ornamented with unique, modern art and equipped with the latest technologies; offering impeccable style and modern convenience in equal measure. The hotel also flaunts a sublime swimming pool and offers scrumptious regional Indian cuisines.
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan is the dream destination for honeymooners all over the world. There is a timeless appeal to the pink streets, colorful bazaars and ancient history of Jaipur. The Oberoi Rajvilas is lauded as one of the best hotel in Jaipur and a premier honeymoon haven in the country.
The hotel and its architectures give a glimpse into the resplendent Rajput and Mughal culture. The exteriors of the hotel are adorned with Mughal arches, high domed ceilings, gold leaf frescoes and magnificent crystal chandeliers, epitomizing the Rajasthan region’s charming traditions and culture. Explore beautifully laid out gardens and parks and admire royal relics and attractive monuments all about the hotel grounds. The Rajvilas is famous for its luxurious palace-style rooms, private pools, royal villas, gardens, incredible lake views, and the beauty of the fort style of buildings old Rajasthan.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
If you are honeymooning in Udaipur, there are many options for you to stay by the Pichola Lake. But with its history as an ode to romantic energy, the Taj Lake Palace is far and away the best option for couples. The enchanting building was erected as the pleasure palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II and was built in 1746. It is one of the most romantic hotels in the world, serving as a backdrop for many famous movies including the classic James Bond movie, Octopussy.
The Taj Lake Palace is the winner of several prestigious awards, loved all over the world for its scenic surroundings and incredible architecture. The pristine white building is set on the shores of Pichola Lake, surrounded by the Aravali Mountain ranges. The accommodations can be categorized into five levels: Grand Presidential Suite, Grand Royal Suite, Royal Suite, Palace rooms (villas) and luxurious rooms. According to your budget, you can choose the perfect room for your exotic getaway.
Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Kochi
Kochi is a city laid across series of stunning islands; a sight that that cannot be missed in a trip to the south Indian state of Kerala. The Vivanta by Taj is located at the heart of the city, on Willingdon Island.
The hotel boasts an outstanding view of Kochi harbor, a beautiful skyline of the city, and stunning vistas of the sparkling sea and sandy beach. The edifice blends colonial Victorian charm with a chic modern design. The hotel offers many leisure activities and sunset viewing spots abound: sunrise beach hiking or biking, sunrise biking to Bekal Fort, bird walks, and kayaking expeditions. The restaurant at the hotel serves delicacies from all cuisines like seafood and Thai cuisine along with plenty of local flavors and barbecue. The rooms are luxurious, many featuring amazing beach views.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Hyderabad goes by many names: The City of Smiles and the Pearl City are two of them, and give a good idea of what Hyderabad is all about: happiness, beauty, and history. Hyderabad offers a variety of beautiful attractions and activities ranging from historical monuments, parks, lakes, gardens, and museums, along with delightful shopping experiences and delectable local cuisine.
Hyderabad offers a panorama of the past that juxtaposes ancient history, culture, and traditions of the bygone glorious years with a splash of high-tech modernity over everyday life. Like most of the other Taj Hotels, Taj Falaknuma Palace was once occupied by Indian royals.
The ancient architecture of this palace is captivating, reminiscencent of the lifestyle of Indian Nizams and British kings. It is equipped with luxurious Mughal style rooms, world class conference halls, private pools, and a wide range of restaurants, bars, a spa, and natural lawns. It is also in close proximity to tourist attractions like Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum, the film city of Ramoji, and Qutubshahi tombs—all perfect options for honeymooning history buffs.
Wildflower Hall, Shimla
With is location in the Himalayan wonderland of Shimla, celebrating your love in the cool, crisp climate with the epic backdrop of the Himalayas should be on the bucket list for every couple. Wildflower Hall is a leading honeymoon hotel in Shimla. The quaint hotel is cradled between towering Himalayan peaks and offers snowy mountain views you simply can’t get anywhere else in the world.
Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, rejuvenate yourself at the spa, or soak yourself in the sun beds at the top of Shimla Mountains. To make your honeymoon enjoyable, luxurious and contemporary, all rooms feature timber wood floors, air conditioning, satellite television and a beautiful bathroom. Wildflower Hall can also arrange for adventures activities that make the most of the Himalayan setting like trekking, archery, mountain bike riding, and more.
Leela Palace Kempinski, Bangalore
Anywhere known as “The Garden City” is probably ideal for honeymoons, and Bangalore is no different. During your romantic escape, stay at Leela Palace. Its location is convenient to Bangalore’s finest gardens, museums, natural features, palaces, temples and a national park. Bangalore is also a major center of Indian classical dance, music, and vibrant nightlife.
Leela Palace Bangalore is nestled in sprawling nine acres of lush gardens and features décor that reflects the grandeur of the bygone royal heyday of India. Delightful and luxurious amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and wellness center, and four dining options.
The Leela Palace’s world-class spa offers wide selection of treatments and massages, sauna, steam room, and hot tub. The royal architecture, ornate ceilings and rich golden shaded design make it stand on its own from all the other five star hotels in Bangalore.
Solang Valley Resort, Manali
Manali is picturesque Himalayan destination for honeymooners to share their love in the glorious shadow of the world’s tallest mountain peaks. At Soland Valley Resort, the stunning view and beautiful climate is perfect for romance.
The Solang Valley Resort proffers you the panoramic view of the Himalayas and the beautiful River Beas winding and cascading down the valley. Here, you’ll spend intimate moments amidst the clouds and snow-covered peaks. A walk through the resort on a gorgeous starlit night is nothing short of stunning. The hotel also offers the unique delicacies of the Himachal Pradesh region, as well as cultural performances like a Himachali folk dance and song. Adventurous couples can take some time out and enjoy some adventure sports in the Solang valley and river rafting in River Beas, but for those who just want to bask in the beauty, Solang Valley is also the perfect place.
The Leela Palace, Kovalam
In all of India, the Leela Palace in Kovalam is the only resort sits atop a beachside cliff. The stunning view of the beautiful, vast Arabian Sea view is as romantic as they get, offering the perfect setting for honeymooners to have an unforgettable getaway. This resort is a must-visit for any one planning for luxury holidays in Kerala.
Walk along the resort's private beach on a moonless night, beneath a canopy of sparkling stars. Enjoy the lip smacking delicacies of Kerala, and then enjoy the resort's impressive cultural performances.
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