Looking for a romantic getaway with your new bride/ groom? Here’s our list of top 10 honeymoon destinations including budget, time to visit and more!

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations honeymoon-ideasHey everyone! The wedding season is here and we all know what that means – shopping, food, wedding planning and finally, honeymoon planning! For the travel-loving couples, the process of selecting the honeymoon destination begins as soon as the wedding date is fixed! Afterall, it’s one of the most anticipated trips in everyone’s lifetime! Excitement ensues, and so many questions arise. Should you leave right after the wedding or wait to settle into your new lives? Should you go someplace warm or cool? How much budget should you keep? Should you get a travel package or plan yourselves?

Well, all these questions need a whole dedicated post for themselves, but today let’s at least tackle the most important question of all – where should you go?

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If you’re looking for ideas for best honeymoon places, you’re in luck, because I just found this great online tool by Expedia called ‘Honeymoon Destinations that gives loads of choices for every budget and season. What’s more – it even tells you how much the flights cost from Delhi and Mumbai, 5-star hotel prices, sight-seeing ideas and even tells you where you can find Indian food there! Innit cool?!

expedia-honeymoon-destinations-finder-tool-best-top-honeymoon-ideasIf you need more reasons to go to a particular honeymoon destination, the tool even talks about celeb couples who honeymooned there or if it’s been featured in any Bollywood flick! Lots of desi inspiration.

So let’s go over some of the top 10 honeymoon destinations I found over there to help make your choice easier…

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

Auckland, New Zealand

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New Zealand became a top destination on everyone’s bucket-list ever since Lord of the Rings came out, since we were all taken in by its enchanting beauty. From diving to surfing to kayaking and whale-watching, you’ll find lots to do on the beaches. With pristine waters, snow-capped mountains and untouched ancient rock formations, the places around Auckland offer some of the best scenic beauty our planet has to offer.

Budget: ₹4-5 lacs
Best Time to Visit: February to May
You Need Minimum: 8 nights

Santorini, Greece

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Being the destination I chose for my own honeymoon, Santorini will always hold a special place in my heart! Its iconic blue domes on white buildings set against the backdrop of a deep blue sea are really soothing to watch when you’re spending a romantic sunset with your lover. Get a quad bike and roam the hills, or explore the island’s tiny markets, get a taste of the exotic Greek food or go for a swim in the beach, and spend romantic late evenings with a bottle of local wine and olives. Also nearby are Athens and Mykonos for the art-architecture-history and party lovers, respectively. Although Santorini is really the best honeymoon spot in the Mediterranean zone!

Budget: ₹3-4.5 lacs
Best Time to Visit: April to September
You Need Minimum: 5 nights

Maldives

Maldives is a true holiday destination with its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and coconut trees. If you get bored of relaxing in the hammocks or dipping your feet in the water while sipping cocktails at a seaside restaurant, you can go diving to meet hammerheads and whale sharks. A week or two in Maldives will surely refresh you!

Budget: ₹3-4 lacs
Best Time to Visit: November to April
You Need Minimum: 4 nights

Paris, France

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No honeymoon guide is complete without a mention of Paris, the city of love! Romantic walks by the river Seine, kissing by the Eiffel Tower and walking in the rain along Champs-Élysées have all the ingredients required to make sweet memories! If you’ve never been to Paris, it’s really a great idea to consider it for your honeymoon. There’s something there for all the first-timers – art, architecture, food and wine, shopping and of course, sight-seeing! Also check out our travel guide to Paris!

Budget: ₹2-3 lacs
Best Time to Visit: April to September
You Need Minimum: 5 nights

The Bahamas

Crystal white sands and clear blue waters will make going to Bahamas like stepping into a desktop wallpaper! Take a cruise around the islands, go kayaking with your new bride or groom and scuba dive to swim with Caribbean reefs fish! Or get your Instagram pic clicked with flamingos! Mix cocktails, dance next to the fire and try Bahamian food to enjoy this paradise!!

Budget: ₹6-8 lacs
Best Time to Visit: Anything except May to November
You Need Minimum: 6 nights

Reykjavik, Iceland

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With its breathtaking natural beauty, Iceland needs no excuse to visit. It’s just a wow-destination if you wanna spend the night under the stars, watching the northern lights or Aurora Borealis and countless stars. Also, the midnight sun and hotwater lagoon are unmissable. Plus, the glaciers, icebergs, the dramatic landscapes of the fjords are a photographer’s dream. It’s on my bucket-list!!

Budget: ₹4-7 lacs
Best Time to Visit: Late November to February for Northern Lights; June to August for Midnight Sun, Whale Watching
You Need Minimum: 8 nights

Prague, Czech Republic

If castles, spires and palaces are the building blocks of your fairy-tale honeymoon, head to Prague. It’s often said as Paris’s equal in beauty, and that’s why it’s become one of the world’s top 10 honeymoon destinations in recent years. There’s lots to see there with its historic sites and museums, too. Don’t miss Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and Prague Castle. Take a river cruise or enjoy the city’s world-famous beer!

Budget: ₹2-3 lacs
Best Time to Visit: March to April to June and September
You Need Minimum: 4 nights

Bora Bora

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Budget: ₹10-14 lacs
Best Time to Visit: November to April
You Need Minimum: 5 nights

Bali, Indonesia

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Over the last few years, Bali has become a common honeymoon destination for Indians owing to its gorgeous scenery, spas and cheaper air tickets. Explore the local culture, relax under the sun umbrellas at the beaches or get a couples massage!

Budget: ₹1-2 lacs
Best Time to Visit: April to June and September
You Need Minimum: 4 nights

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is of course one of the top 10 honeymoon destinations in the world, and unmissable if you wanna enjoy the sea and sand while tasting some yummy Thai food. The Thai culture is great to explore with its temples and palaces. Also Phuket’s markets are worth a visit for their bargains. Don’t miss the nightlife!

Budget: ₹1-2 lacs
Best Time to Visit: November to February
You Need Minimum: 5 nights

So how did you like our guide to the top 10 honeymoon destinations? To view more details and flight prices and to see many more cool ideas like this, head over to Expedia’s Honeymoon Destinations tool and you’ll surely find it helpful! Write us your thoughts on this guide and Expedia’s tool by tweeting us @shilpa1ahuja. And mostly, don’t forget to have lots and lots of fun!!

Muaah 🙂