Amazing and not so common hill station honeymoon ideas that should cost under Rs. 10,000 including stay and transportation. Destination discussed - Auli; Potters Hill (Near Shimla);Coorg and Tyda near Vizag.
: Auli is popular ski
resort and not a traditional honeymoon destination But who
said you can’t ski on your honeymoon? The views, ambience and
the journey to Auli are amazing and makes for an enjoyable honeymoon.
You can stay at the decent cottages run by Garhwal Mandal (Govt
enterprise). Cottages are reasonably comfortable with adequate privacy.
Nobody stops you from having a whale of time indoors (while you are not
sking). Comfortable rooms in Auli Guest house start at Rs.1100. You can
make bookings from the website directly
To reach Auli, take a train to Rishikesh and then take a bus to Joshimath. From Joshimath you can take the ropeway to Auli. The ropeway, with a 3,400-ft ascent to Auli takes 45 minutes, providing an awe-inspiring view of Nanda Devi and costs Rs. 200 per person. For more details, visit Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam website. They accept online bookings too
Potters Hill: Himachal has always been popular with honeymooners. We urge you to avoid crowded Shimla city and try Potters Hill, which is just 5 Kms west of Shimla. Potters Hill is an Eco-Tourism destination. Sceneries are excellent and you can for long walks with your beloved as you cherish the natural beauty. Do not miss the amazing sunset.
Himachal Govt in association with Forest Dept. offers accommodation facility in form of deluxe tents and cottages. Tents may be a bit too cramped for honeymoon and hence it might be wiser to opt for the more spacious cottages. Resort offer 2 nights 3 day package for Rs. 6,000 and that includes all meals. Tents are bit more economical at Rs. 4,000. You can check more details here at their website.
Coorg: Ooty and Kodai have been traditional honeymoon destinations in South India. Unfortunately, they can get monotonous and crowded. Coorg is a better bet as it has managed to remain unspoilt. Coorg is coffee land and there many estates who welcome guests and these estate stays makes the entire proposition interesting. To make the best of estate stays and to get a discount, you can schedule your stay during week days. Coorg is quite close to Bangalore (250 KM). If you are in South India, you might not have to spend too much money on transportation to reach Coorg which is well connected by bus from Bangalore and Mysore.
4. Jungle Camp, Tyda : Tyda is a small village nestled in the hills of Eastern Ghats on the way to Araku from Vizag. Andhra Pradesh Govt has started a jungle resort to promote eco-Tourism at Tyda. The resort offers good cottage accommodation at Rs. 800/- per day. Excellent option for young couples to enjoy themselves and admire the rich flora and fauna. You can combine Tyda honeymoon with a beach stay at Rishikonda, which is just 8 kms from Vizag. Rishikonda has an excellent beach and AP Govt run Punnami resort is a good budget option. You can check all the details at the APTDC site .
Vishakapatnam is well connected
by train and reaching there should not be an issue.
Related: Beach Honeymoon Ideas |
Sun, sand, surf...they all add up. We shortlist four beach honeymoon ideas - Devbag, Gokarna, Kerala Backwaters & Andamans. Stay at any of these destinations should cost less than Rs. 10,000/- (Around $300)
1. Devbagh Beach Resort: This is an excellent resort run by Junglelodges (A Government of Karntaka undertaking). Devbagh is a small-secluded island with untouched, virgin beaches. Panoramic casurina groves provide an ideal backdrop. Accommodation is in the romantic log huts. The ambience, private secluded island and the cosy log huts make it a great beach honeymoon destination. Activities such as water sports and snorkelling are available at an additional cost, at the resort and in the season. The best thing to do while on a beach honeymoon is to lie on a hammock (every log hut has a hammock) and watch the sea through the gaps between the trees. As it is a secluded island, long walks on the private beach are possible and in low tide one can walk a considerable distance into the sea.
The best season is from October to May. Resort is generally open all thru the year except during heavy monsoons (July). Devbagh is near Karwar (on the Mumbai – Trivandrum Konkan railway). From Mumbai, it is an overnight journey and for those from Delhi and up north, New Delhi - Trivandrum Rajdhani Express is ideal. Bookings for the resort can be made thru’ Jungle Lodges office and on their website . Stay with food and other facilities cost Rs.1,900 per person per night and should fall within your budget. Rooms are not luxurious, but the ambience, privacy and a private beach make up for it. Head to Devbagh for a picture perfect romantic beach honeymoon.
2.Gokarna :The famous "OM beach" is a pristine white beach in Gokarna. While Gokharna offers all that made Goa popular, the crowds are nowhere comparable to that in Goa. For a great beach honeymoon, you can stay at Om Beach resort . The tariff at the resort is Rs.1,500 per person per night and facilities are better than many budget resorts. Gokarna is pretty much a round-the-year honeymoon destination but it gets muddy in Monsoons.
Gokarna is on the Konkan railway and the beach is a bit away from the town at 9 Kms(Autorickshaws ply from the railway station). Those coming from Bangalore can take overnight train to Hubli and reach Gokarna by bus (Around 4 Hours by bus from Hubli). Head to Gokarna, if you plan to have quiet beach honeymoon without compromising on creature comforts.
3.Kerala backwaters : Houseboat cruise are romantic and a perfect way to spend your honeymoon. There are more modern houseboats with Air Conditioner and powered by motor engine. However, the best ones are those powered by the experienced pole man - they are quiet and has an earthy charm. As the houseboat moves gently you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Kerala backwaters.
List of Honeymoon Resorts in Kerala
4.Andamans: The most amazing beaches in India are in Andaman Islands.It is now well connected with regular flights to Port Blair from Chennai and Kolkatta. If booked early, the fares are affordable. To make up for the airfare, you can select lower grade accommodation. Government run Accommodation - Turtle Resort, Kalipur, Diglipur and Hawabill Nest, Neil island have tariff in the range of Rs.500 –600. While the resorts may not be plush, they are adequate and comfortable. The virgin beaches of Andaman and ample privacy are things that will make your beach honeymoon at Andamans memorable.