Imagine your hair fluttering as you are piercing through the cold breeze as a newlywed couple. Sounds romantic, right? Flying to honeymoon destinations and spending a good couple of days there has always been the traditional way. But if you’re looking for something different, something out of the box to make your honeymoon memorable, drive your way to those honeymoon destinations.
Now you might wonder why a honeymoon road trip is better.
This is so because your journey becomes a part of your honeymoon too. The memories you create during your road trips are the kind of memories you can’t create once you are at the destination. Just picture riding on your favorite bike with arms wrapped around your partner. Or imagine holding hands while driving through the beautiful sunsets. The pit stops at highway tea stalls and dhabas. Witnessing these scenes and more all along the way, are the things that make honeymoon road trips so exciting.
Here are 10 most perfect honeymoon road trips that we have shortlisted for you and your loved one:
#1 Manali To Leh
A stretch of 480 kilometers of rugged terrain and treacherous roads, this honeymoon road trip is for every adventure loving couple. The majestic snow-capped mountains, gigantic passes, and beautiful monasteries make it look like a real-life Utopia. The criss-cross routes might wear you out but the radiant beauty of the region is what makes it challenging yet most romantic among honeymoon destinations.
The roads are open for about 5 months a year during summers and autumn. The journey takes a total of around 2 days with one stopover for rest and acclimatization. The places that cross between Manali and Leh are Rohtang, Keylong, Baralacha La, and Sarchu. Solang valley is a nearby place where you can even experience adventure sports like skiing and paragliding. If this is still not convincing, just recall Kareena Kapoor dancing to “Yeh Ishq Haaye” From Jab We Met. Just hop into your open jeep or Bullet with your loved one, and drive amidst this snowy glory.
#2 Guwahati To Tawang
The drive from Guwahati to Tawang is an experience. It is sure to bring you closer to the virgin beauty of Northeast India. The curves and edges of the roads are thrilling. The mountain peaks submerged in the clouds create the perfect backdrop for your honeymoon road trip. The journey between two absolute essentials of Northeast is 520 kilometers and challenging. But the extremely beautiful terrain is what makes it worth it. And a stopover in between should get you ready for the road next morning again.
#3 Mumbai To Goa
Although different from the above-mentioned honeymoon road trips, the drive from Mumbai to Goa doesn’t fail to give you a fascinating experience. This is also called as the ‘Father of Indian road trips’ and whoever doesn’t want to go to Goa. And if driving to Goa is what you’re doing, it couldn’t get any better. The drive along NH 17 is butter smooth. If you leave early morning, you can make it in 12 hours right before the parties begin. There are awesome roadside joints to keep your belly and spirits full. To experience something different on the way, you can even take a pitstop at Sajjangarh Fort, Satara. Even though it’s a party place, Goa is also one of the perfect honeymoon destinations in India.
#4 Ahmedabad To Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch, a white desert in Gujarat is absolutely surreal. On your drive to Kutch from Ahmedabad, you will find a lot of remnants and tiny villages that you can enjoy with your partner. You get to experience Gujarat’s heritage all along the way and the beauty of the magnificent Rann is what leaves you spell-bound during your road trip. The stretch of around 480 kilometers with Mehsana and Bhuj along the way, can be covered within 9 hours. You can also stopover at Wild Ass Sanctuary, which is a famous tourist spot in Gujarat. And if you’re honeymoon falls around the famous Rann Utsav, consider yourself lucky.
#5 Bangalore To Coorg
Even though Bangalore is situated in the midst of quite a few weekend getaways, Coorg is definitely the most romantic place of them all. It’s considered to be one of the best honeymoon destinations in South India. Driving along the beautiful coffee and spice plantations gives you a surreal experience amidst the scenic paradise. The terrain and climate are both perfect and nature gives you the perfect opportunity to relax with each other. Don’t forget to stop over Mysore for a delicious Mysore Dosa and the beautiful Mysore Palace.
#6 Delhi To Agra To Jaipur
Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra together form the Golden Triangle and is considered to be one of the most romantic honeymoon road trips in India. Taj Mahal has always been the epitome of love, and drive to Agra from Delhi along the Yamuna Express Highway with your beloved keeps that emotion alive. You can make a short visit to Vrindavan on the way to Agra.
The way to Jaipur from Agra is a delight for culture lovers with majestic monuments and historical sites. Both the places represent Incredible India with so much heritage within. You can also experience a thrilling safari at Keoladeo National Park on your way. Amer fort and Nahargarh fort are a must-visit in Jaipur.
#7 Chennai To Puducherry
Well if you are the couple for a bike ride, this honeymoon road trip is definitely for you. The 3 and a half-hour ride through the East Coast Road is an experience that is sure to rejuvenate the soul. The sound of waves frolicking with a butter-smooth road ahead, this journey can be really romantic for couples. You can witness the changing reflections of the Sun on water, the scenic locations will leave you mesmerized. You can also visit Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Mudaliarkuppam, which hosts boat houses and water sports facilities, along the way.
#8 Puri To Konark
The scenic roads in Orissa are beautiful to make any other eastern state look lesser. But the tree-lined roads during the majestic sunset of the Puri-Konark roads, are something else. The trees have formed a canopy on either side of the roads. The cool, misty breeze leaves you mesmerized while driving through this beauty. Even though the stretch is pretty short, just 36 kilometers and can be covered in an hour, the beauty of the roads will force you to take pitstops for your photo sessions. And since everyone is an Instagrammer these days, this journey will give you the opportunity to click beautiful pictures for your Honeymoon posts. There’s this peculiar and satisfying smell of the ocean throughout the road the makes your experience even better.
#9 Vishakhapatnam To Araku Valley
What could be a better way to spend your honeymoon than to witness the graceful marriage of the Bay of Bengal and the majestic Eastern Ghats? The ocean meeting the mountains is a view that you can rarely experience elsewhere. Vishakhapatnam has always attracted a lot of tourists because of its lush greenery and calm surroundings. It has always been one of the most ideal honeymoon destinations in India. But it even gets better if you take a road trip from here to Araku. The curled roads, the gentle elevation and the serenity of the hills are what make it perfect for your honeymoon road trip. This 3 hour stretch of around 116 kilometers with pitstops like Borra caves and Tatipudi Reservoir and natural beauty are sure to leave you mystified.
#10 Gangtok to Tsomgo Lake
This is surely going to be one of the most challenging rides you have ever taken, but that is what makes it so special. Words fall short when it comes to describing the scenic beauty of Sikkim. The mighty hills submerged in the foggy atmosphere, with Buddhist flags all along the roads are a view to witness at least once. The uncertainty of the terrain adds to the experience of your journey. Tsomgo Lake, pronounced as Changu Lake, is one of the most magical natural occurrences in India, and if you visit this lake in Winter, you’d find the lake frozen and the terrain snow-covered. You can even enjoy the experience the amazing Yak rides there. Sikkim can be just the perfect honeymoon destination for you and your loved ones, and this particular drive, the perfect honeymoon road trip.
A road trip for your honeymoon with the special one? It couldn’t get any better, right? Pick up a place and do something different with your partner, something you have never done before. Sometimes, a road trip with your partner is the best thing to do. If you need help with planning a trip to any of these places, hire a Scout. Travel experts from all over will help you #MarkAndEmbark on a journey of a lifetime.