12 Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in India

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After spending an insane number of months planning your wedding and every small detail, from your attire to the invitees, the wedding photographer, the wedding venue… (And the list goes on…..), a Beachy Honeymoon is what you need for a romantic respite.

Beach honeymoon destinations are a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after months of wedding planning stress. Beaches offer you everything from sparkling water to picturesque views, romantic sights to enthralling water activities, and so much more to have a great time with your partner.

When we speak of Beach destinations, the first name that comes to mind is GOA!! Oh, come on…. India has too many other beach locations as well, besides Goa. And trust all these beach destinations are perfect for making your Honeymoon a memorable one. These places have everything that you need to make perfect memories of your life’s best trip.

Wondering which all beach destinations I am talking about…?

Well, here is the list of the 12 romantic beach honeymoon destinations in India…..

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the list….

Here we go….. 

Top 12 Beach Honeymoon Destinations in India 

  1. Alleppey, Kerala
  2. Andaman
  3. Daman & Diu
  4. Goa
  5. Gokarna, Karnataka
  6. Kannur, Kerala
  7. Kovalam, Kerala
  8. Lakshadweep
  9. Mahabalipuram, Chennai
  10. Pondicherry
  11. Puri, Odisha
  12. Tarkarli, Maharashtra
  13. Varkala, Kerala 
  14. Yarada, Visakhapatnam
  1. Alleppey, Kerala

God’s own country, Kerala, is known for its beautiful scenic locations and amazing beaches. Kerala has too much to offer to tourists and honeymooners. Kerala is one of the popular destinations not only nationally but internationally. Situated on the northern side of Kerala is Alappuzha or Alleppey, which swanks some of India’s best beaches.

houseboat cruises in Alleppey, Kerala for beach honeymoon

Alleppey is best known for beaches, houseboat cruises, and the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Apart from visiting Alappuzha Beach, honeymooners can enjoy striking backwaters, sumptuous south Indian cuisine, serene night walks, boat rides, etc.

Other major attractions of Alleppey include Mullakkal Temple, featuring a traditional design, and Punnamada Lake’s snake boat races.

Best time to visit Alleppey: October through March. And if you want to enjoy Alleppey Monsoons, then July through September ostensibly is the best time to visit Alleppey.

  1. Andaman

Breathtakingly beautiful Andaman is one of the best beach honeymoon destinations in India. You will fall in love with the place instantaneously. Palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests, coral reefs, Azure water, breathtaking sceneries, classy resorts, sumptuous food, and amazing water sports make Andaman an ultimate beach honeymoon destination for the couple that loves adventure.

boats on Andaman beach

If you love water sports, then Andaman is the place. Besides taking long walks by the beachside, you can indulge in myriads of water sports, such as underwater diving, snorkeling, etc.

Best time to visit Andaman: October through May

  1. Daman

Daman is another beautiful honeymoon destination. It is a beautiful city in the union territory of Daman and Diu, on India’s west coast. Crystal clear water, secluded beaches, swanky resorts, colorful musical fountains, beautiful walkways, and so much more swoon-worthy attractions make Daman a great beach Honeymoon Destination. Located around 3 km northwards of Nani Daman is Devka Beach.

Daman beach Honeymoon Destination

Besides enjoying a leisure walk on white sand by the crystal-clear cool sea, you can visit St. Jerome Fort, Moti Daman Fort, along with the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church. Also, the beachside amusement park makes for perfect sightseeing in Daman.

Best time to visit Daman: October through April.

  1. Goa

Goa, a household name for tourists, is one of India’s most popular honeymoon destinations for couples. From serene beaches to wonderful Goan cuisines and casinos, the place has everything to make your Honeymoon the most memorable experience. Besides being a famous tourist spot, Goa is gaining popularity as a perfect wedding destination for a beach style or intimate wedding celebrations.

Goa beach for honeymoon destination

Balmy shores, spectacular Portuguese architecture, eclectic nightlife, and so much more that honeymooners would desire for. Whether you want to soak in splendid views of the sunset or want to have a leisure walk hand-in-hand on the white sand, Goa is for you. Apart from this, there are clubs and forts to spend your time in.  

Best time to visit Goa: November through February.

  1. Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is a small town on the Arabian Sea in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. Though popular for its pilgrimage sights, it is also known for its pristine beaches. Gokarna is home to beaches such as palm-lined Gokarna.

Besides taking leisure walks, couples can indulge in various other activities in Gokarna. The place has some really swanky resorts and hotels. There are some sacred sites like Mahabaleshwar Temple and Koti Teertha that you will love to visit during your trip.

Best time to visit Gokarna: October through March

  1. Kannur, Kerala

Kannur is a coastal city situated in the south Indian state of Kerala. Besides being famous as an ancient trading port, the place is known for its pristine beaches and enduring monuments such as 16th-century St. Angelo Fort.

Kannur destination for honeymoon place

This seaside city is a perfect blend of beauty and vibrant culture. There are numerous beaches in Kannur, where couples can spend some romantic time with each other. Besides, they can also indulge in some adventure activities, visit beautiful ancient temples and ride in local ferries.

Best time to visit Kannur: January through March and July through November.

  1. Kovalam, Kerala

Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. It is known for its palm-backed beaches, pristine water, striped lighthouse, classy resorts, and sumptuous cuisine.

Kovalam beach for honeymoon destination

It is one of the best beach honeymoon destinations in India. Couples in India have started ditching international honeymoon destinations, for Kovalam offers everything they need to make their Honeymoon perfect. Whether you want to enjoy beachside strolls or want to have seaside dinners, Kovalam is a place for you.

Best time to visit Kovalam, Kerala: October through March and July through September.

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  1. Lakshadweep

Known for its unexploited landscapes and pristine beaches, Lakshadweep is one of the beautiful beach honeymoon destinations in India. The place is popular for its amazing islands. It has everything that you need to make your Honeymoon an unforgettable one.

Lakshadweep beach and mountain

Lakshadweep is a welcoming place; the people here are warm. You will be mesmerized to see the hospitality in Lakshadweep. Moreover, it offers you everything from beautiful white sand beaches to romantic environs and adventure sports like diving, snorkeling, and parasailing—a great place for the couple who love adventure to the core.

Best time to visit Lakshadweep: October through May

  1. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

One of the most unconventional and atypical beach honeymoon destinations in India is Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram is also known as Mamallapuram, is a small town in the Chengalpattu district in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is situated at a distance of 56 km from Chennai. Besides being famous for its heritage sights, the place is known for its crystal-clear beaches.

You will love this less explored location in India. The place is swamped with beautiful temples and serene beaches. Besides enjoying an amazing time at the beaches, you will have the privilege to visit the auspicious temples of Mahabalipuram. There are numerous luxuriant resorts and five-star properties to make your stay comfortable and luxurious.

Best time to visit Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu: October through March

  1. Pondicherry

Pondicherry needs no introduction! Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry, is a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The place is known for its French legacy. You will be mesmerized to see the tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas, majestic churches, pristine beaches, and chic boutiques.

Pondicherry beach

Popularly known as ‘The Little Paris,’ Pondicherry has started to gain popularity in the past few decades. It has become one of the renowned beach honeymoon destinations in India. If you wish to rejuvenate yourself, then Pondicherry is the place. 

Best time to visit Pondicherry: October through March.

  1. Puri, Odisha

When we say Puri, the first thing that comes to mind is Temples and religious sights. But, the place is popular for its beautiful, secluded beaches as well.

Best Beach in Puri, Odisha for honeymoon Destination

So, if you want to have a twin advantage, seek blessings from God, and have fun simultaneously, Puri is the place for you. The place is known for its amazing hospitality and welcoming inhabitants. You are going to have a serene honeymoon in Puri, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Best time to visit Puri: October through March

  1. Tarkarli, Maharashtra

A classy beach honeymoon destination nestled in Maharashtra. Less explored, Tarkarli is one of the not-so-common destinations in India. It’s a cute little place that surely deserves your attention.

Tarkarli beach

If you want to have a peaceful time with one another, then surely Tarkarli is a place for you. Situated 6 km south of Malvan, the pristine Tarkarli beach is surrounded by tall Suru trees and the Karli River. You will be mesmerized to see the crystal-clear water and panoramic beauty of Tarkarli Beach. The place offers various activities, such as scuba diving, water sports, sun-basking, snorkelling, beach walking, sunbathing, etc. Besides, you will love to explore the nearby landmarks and popular attractions, including Sindhudurg Fort, Padma Garh Fort, Devbag Sangam, Vengurla rocks, Dhamapur Lake, Bhagwati temple, Rameshwar, Jay Ganesh Temple, etc.

If you really want to have an opulent honeymoon, then Tarkarli is the place for you!

Best time to visit Tarkarli, Maharashtra: October through February

13. Varkala, Kerala

Another beautiful beach destination in the southern Indian state of Kerala is Varkala. It’s situated on the Arabian Sea and is known for Varkala Beach, backed by palm-covered red cliffs.

This is yet another less-explored beach location in India that has started to gain popularity in recent years. The place is known for its picturesque views, brown sand, and tranquil environs. Besides enjoying beachy holidays, the newlyweds can indulge in numerous adventure activities like surfing, parasailing, etc.

Varkala beach and mountains

Apart from this, there are many Hindu pilgrimage sites and other popular attractions, such as Janardanaswamy Temple, Sivagiri Mutt monument, etc.

Best time to visit Varkala, Kerala: October to March

14. Yarada, Visakhapatnam

Yarada is a neighborhood located in Visakhapatnam City, India. The place is home to many secluded beaches, pleasing landscapes, sparkling waters, golden sand, and lush greenery. The beautiful hill road to the beach makes the whole place even more romantic.

Yarada beach

It is one of the stunning beaches that is sparsely populated. Besides taking romantic strolls, newlyweds can enjoy a secluded environment and magical sunset views in Yarada.

Best time to visit Yarada, Visakhapatnam: November through March.

Closing Thoughts

So, these are the 12 best beach honeymoon destinations in India that you can consider for your Honeymoon. Most of these locations are less-explored and very serene. Newlyweds can have a wonderful time here in these places.

All these places offer hotels in every range, from budget hotels to luxurious 5-star hotels and resorts. In addition to this, you can enjoy numerous water sports and visit other popular attractions in these places.

What are you waiting for now? Just start preparing for the most romantic trip of your life!

Happy Honeymooning…