Congratulations on your wedding date being fixed! Now, you must be planning your honeymoon.
Oh wait, confused are you? Let this article guide you and offer some ideas on how to plan your honeymoon and places you can go to.
1. An Exotic Locale
This is obviously the first idea that is likely to pop in anyone’s mind. It may be only once in your life that you visit a really beautiful location, so why not let it be on the special occasion called your honeymoon. If you have been saving and have the budget, try Hawaii or Tahiti. Or you can try a Caribbean getaway, with a host of islands to choose from – Virgin Islands, Barbados, Jamaica or Aruba. Pristine waters, fantastic beaches, and options for outdoor activities make these places worth considering.
2. The Adventure Trail
So, you are marrying your sweetheart who you share your common interest of adventure, sports and thrills with. That’s great, because you can plan a honeymoon both of you can enjoy thoroughly. How about river-rafting? If you are getting married at the end of winter or around the beginning of winter, rafting in the Ganges might be a fun thing to do. If you intend to head to Europe, try skiing. If you plan to travel across the Pacific waters, Australia is also a hotspot for scuba diving and snorkelling. Closer home, you can plan a trip to Goa, Lakshadweep or Mauritius, for these activities.
3. Hiking Trip
If you and your wife-to-be are nature lovers and think it’s worth exploring its true beauty on foot, go hiking on your honeymoon. You could travel to McLeodganj and hike to Chamba, or the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. You can also take a trekking tour from Nainital, Rishikesh or Manali. A trip worth remembering would be one to the Valley of Flowers. However, plan carefully so that you do not spend your honeymoon getting completely exhausted!
4. Countries worth Visiting
If you do not wish to tax or tire yourself during your honeymoon, and would rather spend it enjoying the freshness of a new country, you could consider a trip to Venice, Italy, considered one of the most artistic and romantic cities of the world. You could even plan a trip to Paris, France. For history buffs, the Château de Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pantheon are must-visits in this city! Make your lady love swoon as you show her around. Make sure you learn a bit of French before you visit! For a dash of adventure and a hint of the sea, you may consider visiting Australia. Great food, superb beaches and some beautiful sights are the promises that the largest island of the world offers honeymooners.
5. Family Trip
Love your family? Well, however Americanised you may think you are, the true ‘desi’ blood in you may not want to plan a holiday without your parents and siblings. So, why not plan a family trip to a great location? Your parents as well as hers (IF they get along with one another, that is) can be part of this and you may land up having a real good time together. What’s more, this may be the first and last time you get the entire family together for a holiday, what with everyone’s hectic schedules and other commitments.
Wherever you plan to go for your honeymoon, make sure it is a place that is likely to interest both of you equally. That way, you can ensure a getaway you will always remember.