From the lush forests of Kerala to the idyllic beaches of Andaman’s islands, Varkala, Manapad or Arugam Bay, from teeming colourful cities of Kolkata or Madras to the silent Mangroves forest of the Sundarbans, from the majestic temples of Tamil Nadu to the spectacular views of Sikkim, the Indian subcontinent has a biological and cultural diversity like no other place on Earth.
If you are looking for a completely different honeymoon then India is the perfect choice! Honeymoons are special and our honeymoon departures will not only give you a memorable journey but also benefit local people and the environment…
Our special departures for honeymoon are designed for couples who do not want to miss the opportunity of exploring local culture also during their honeymoon and at the same time to indulge in paradisiac destinations in the final part of the journey. Our honeymoon packages in fact combine some of our featured responsible tourism itineraries, which can be easily followed in pairs, with special extensions on the most beautiful beaches of South Asia, Ayurvedic centres or forest resorts where to unwind and relax before your return.
This is an inedited itinerary which has all the successful ingredients to make a honeymoon tour in India special … The cultural fragrance of an Indian capital like Calcutta, the adventure of a National Park of the Sundarbans, the cultural heritage of Shantinikethan, the chilled area of Darjeeling hills, the tantric Buddhist monasteries of the Sikkim and finally the pristine beaches of the Andamans… The tour will start from the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Calcutta or Kolkata, known also as the city of joy, has long been known for its literary, artistic and revolutionary heritage. As the former capital of India, Kolkata was the birthplace of modern Indian literary, artistic and scholastic thought. The people of Kolkata tends to have a special appreciation for art and literature; its tradition of welcoming new talent has made it a city of furious creative energy. For these reasons, Kolkata has often been dubbed as the Cultural Capital of India or the Literary Capital of India. As to appreciate the cultural heritage of this area you will visit the city of Shantinikethan, famous due to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a University town -Visva-Bharati University. Here you will have the chance to appreciate the Baul songs and dance and to visit a Santhal village, enjoying a local lunch at Shantiniketan. The state of West Bengal is also known for its wildlife, in particular the Sundarbans, the largest delta and mangrove forest in the world. Here you will be host in a community based Jungle resort from where you can interact with local people and discover the wildlife, like the famous tiger of Bengal, in country boat. An overnight train will bring you to the hill station of Darjeeling, situated in North East India, just south of Sikkim. Darjeeling provides the perfect ambiance of a hill resort with its mild climate and laid back charm. Its verdant hills and valleys are steeped in colour, and are interspersed with vast stretches of rolling green tea gardens. From here the journey will continue to the bordering state of Sikkim. This state located in the lap of the Himalayas, sandwiched between Nepal Bhutan and Tibet lies a small stretch of rugged land just 40 miles by 70 miles. The perennially snow-capped mountains, lush green tropical and temperate forests, gurgling streams and the rich flora and fauna – a true Shangrila or “Nye-mae-el” which simply means ‘heaven’. Embarking on a journey of Sikkim will bring you to discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. The panoramic perfection of the Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging. The final part of this honeymoon tour will bring you to unwind on the pristine beaches of the Andamans. Havelock island will be an ideal location where to rest before returning back home!
Kolkata » Sundarbans » Shantinikethan » (by overnight train) » Bagdogra » Darjeeling » Biksthang » Hee Bermiok » Pelling » Tashiding » Rumtek » Bagdogra » (by flight) » Port Blair » Havelock » Port Blair » Kolkata
When to go:
For Sikkim and west Bengal from March to May (spring) and from the end of September to the beginning of December. Andamans can be visited from October to May, however the best time is from January to May (summer).
Prices from € 1.955,00 per person
“We have some lovely memories….Our honeymoon in the Andaman islands had been the best of what we would ever expect! Places and beaches are incredible beautiful and still uncontaminated which made really a perfect honey moon”
Laura and Luca Esposito, 2013
“A great mix of mountains, cities and beaches at the discovery of a country full of treasures, lovely colours & helpful people. All these made a perfect honeymoon holiday!!! Good hotels & efficient transport always waiting for us”.
Carlo Cantini, 2013
This honeymoon tour will bring you to experience all the best attractions of Kerala, in particular its uncontaminated forest, its cultural heritage and Ayurveda, its famous and traditional health system… Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is a destination of a lifetime. The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Varkala, the majesty of the undulating hills of Wayanad, the serenity of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey, the rich cultural historical heritage of Fort Cochin and Guruvayur and the enchanting woods and forests of Wayanad and Nilambur will have you bowled over. That such a small terrain can hold diverse geographical features and cultures is a wonder in itself. Kerala tourist places are the most popular destinations in India. Kerala is well known for its backwaters, beaches, wild life sanctuaries, Hill stations and Ayurvedic treatments. Kerala Beaches are spread along the 900 km Arabian Sea coastline and it became one of the main attraction in Kerala Tourism. The Kerala backwaters are a network of interconnected brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast. This journey will start from the magic land of Wayanad, rich in natural wonders, history and tradition. With its vast expanse of greenery, spice scented breeze, mist capped mountains, salubrious climate, hypnotising scenic beauty, Wayanad stands as one of the loveliest hill stations of Kerala. Your honeymoon trip will start here in a beautiful forest resort located in front of the small islands of Banasura Dam. Here you will receive a special treatment, including a welcome drink on arrival, a full body Ayurvedic therapy for couples and one speed boating inside Banasura Earth Dam. During your stay in Wayanad you will have the chance also to discover the lifestyle of traditional farmer families and the work of an NGO working on bamboo handicraft production. In Nilambur you will be hosted in a traditional Illam (Brahmin’s house) and visit their Kaavu, sacred groves, as it is located in their property. From Nilambur you will be transferred to Guruvayur, where you will have the chance to experience directly for 4 days Ayurvedic treatments in a traditional resort. In these four days will be guided through a vegetarian diet, body massages and natural medicines to recover and rejuvenate your body and mind from the stress of everyday life. Your next destination will be the ancient town of Kochi, also known as the “Queen of Arabian Sea”, the most important commercial place of this beautiful State of Kerala. The Chinese fishing nets, Dutch buildings, Portuguese artistic, British monuments, etc. add the beauty of Kochi. From Cochin the journey continues to one of the most idyllic tropical paradise of south India, Kumarakom. On the banks of Vembanad Lake is interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals. With a traditional country boat you will have an authentic experience of village life at Kumarakom, exploring a fine example of an itinerary linking the communities with tourism initiatives. Your last day in the area will experience a full day (and night) cruise on the romantic charm of Kettuvaloms (traditional houseboats) towards the city of Alleppey. From here you will reach your final destination: the beach of Varkala, where to unwind before returning back home…
Calicut » Wayanad » Nilambur » Guruvayur » Cochin » Kumarakom » Alleppey » Varkala » Trivandrum
When to go:
Best time to visit Kerala is from October to March (summer). From June till September heavy rains (monsoons) ideal for ayurvedic treatments!
Prices from € 1.325,00 per person
This trip gives you an opportunity to explore the most famous cities of Rajasthan and simultaneously discover the real Rajasthan through visit of rural villages and off-beaten destinations on spirited journeys set to open your eyes, heart and soul. Meet every day extraordinary people, immerse yourself in ancient, thriving cultures and marvel at Rajasthan’s characters. We provide opportunities for travelers to engage with local communities; see, hear and learn through interactions, stories and experiences that make this trip so unique. The tour starts in the Indian capital of Delhi, where you will have the opportunity to discover the old enchanting streets of the inner city of Paharganj thanks to the help of young guides trained by a local NGO working in favour of street children. On the way to Rajasthan you will visit the famous building of Taj Mahal, an UNESCO world heritage site, which was originally built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, in the loving memory of his wife. The tour will bring you to discover some of the most beautiful Rajasthani cities such as the pink city of Jaipur, the holy city of Pushkar, the blue city of Jodhpur and finally the lake city of Udaipur. While visiting those famous cities you will have the chance to explore rural villages and meet local people, discovering the diversity of cultural expression through folk dance, folk song and puppet show performances. You will attend puppetry and pottery workshop as to learn and create your own puppets and pots that you can carry home as souvenirs. This will give you the opportunity to discover the source of a community’s culture and celebrate the ancient, living traditions that miraculously continue to thrive. At the same time you will have the chance to experience directly the life of traditional Rajput (royal caste) families, spending some of your days and nights in royal palaces and castles with royal families in Roopangarh and Bhenswara; Roopangarh Fort is a former fortress and palace in the town of Roopangarh, which today has been transformed into an heritage hotel, where travelers can experience the essence of Maharaj culture. In Bhenswara instead you will be host in the Ravla castle, an ancestral heritage which reflects the traditional Rajput hospitality with a wonderful blend of tradition and modernity. The ambience at Ravla Bhenswara means sheer luxury amidst a traditional village. When you are hungry, indulge in well-known succulent Rajasthani food and learn secret recipes. On special request, we can arrange for culinary workshops where you can engage with host, source vegetables from the market, give a hand in preparing the delicious Rajasthani dishes and sit out and have a satiating lunch/dinner with the family. During free time, stroll around the village; spend time with farmers and women who engage in different kind of activities.
Delhi » Agra » Jaipur » Pushkar » Roopengarh »Jodhpur » Udaipur
When to go:
The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into the following four seasons: Summers (April to June), Monsoon (July to September), Post-Monsoon (October to December) and winter (January to March). Summers in Rajasthan are hot and humid with the average temperatures rising up to as high as 45 degrees Celsius at times. Rajasthan is a popular destination across the globe and is visited by tourists throughout the year thanks to a pleasant climate during all the year. However, the best time to visit Rajasthan is considered the period between the months of October to March.
Prices from € 1.450,00 per person