Tucked away quietly in corners of India, are places you and your spouse might not have on your couple travel list. But if a hideout with your partner is what you’re looking for, here are some options we highly recommend.
Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
Travel during July to Dzukou Valley and surprise your spouse with a land full of colourful flowers, especially the rarest Dzukou lily. To enjoy the full potential of the place, go on a trekking expedition either from Viswema village or Zakhama Village to reach the valley.
Note: Non-residents need an Inner Line Permit to enter the Naga Hills.
How to reach: Fly to Dimapur airport and take a taxi to Viswema village or Zakhama Village
From taking a soothing dip in the hot springs to witnessing over forty species of rhododendron plants and flowers, Yumthang has got the fairy-tale vibe one only reads about. Make sure you visit the valley from late Feb to mid-June to enjoy the flowering season. Attend the vibrant Losar festival between February and March.
Note: Protected area permit is required to visit Yumthang
How to reach: Fly to Gangtok airport and take a taxi to Lachung, where you get tourist buses and cabs to Yumthang
Walk hand-in-hand with your other half into the lush greenery of this quaint little town away from the city’s madness. From silent boating at Bhulla Tal to thrilling jungle camping, you can choose to add additional layers to your honeymoon.
How to reach: Fly to Jolly Grant airport and take a bus or a cab to Lansdowne
Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh
Take a breath-taking road trip through the serpentine roads from Visakhapatnam to Lambasingi to enjoy this quiet and misty village of Andhra Pradesh. One can also visit strawberry farms to have some freshly picked strawberries there.
How to reach: Fly to Visakhapatnam airport and rent a cab or bike to Lambasingi
Go on a date on a boat house or discover the water kingdom by snorkelling; this beach village has it all to always keep you on your toes. If bird-watching is your thing, then do visit Devbagh village near Tarkarli.
How to reach: Fly to Dabolim airport and hire a cab to Tarkarli