The clock is ticking. You are filled with excitement and trepidation at the prospect of marrying the man of your dreams. Everything is set – from the ceremony details to the entourage, down to the guest list. Everything except one thing: you have no idea where to spend your honeymoon. You and your future hubby have considered several places and since you both have an interest in exotic scenery, delicious spicy food, yoga, meditation and culture, India came to mind. Still, you could not seem to find the best place for honeymoon in India.
Here is a suggestion: why not visit the Andaman Islands?
You may or may not have heard of the place. A quick search online will tell you that Andaman is one of the country’s most romantic destinations to date. Andaman’s popularity as the best place for honeymoon in India has skyrocketed over the years. If you want your honeymoon to be as memorable as you imagined, it is highly advisable that you prepare your Andaman itinerary first. If you do not know where to begin, then just click here to view a list of awesome Andaman itineraries. These itineraries can be customized to suit your specific honeymoon travel needs.
Many honeymooners are pressed for time so they could only find bits and pieces of information about the place. India is a famous tourist magnet but it is not known for white sand beaches and crystal seas. However, the discovery of Andaman, otherwise known as “The Maldives of India,” is slowly changing popular perception. From breath-taking sights to recreational activities that build lasting memories, couples and newlyweds from around the globe have plenty to do on these islands. In fact, we encourage you to start planning your trip as early as possible so you can get your fill of this wonderful destination.
To help you plan out your itinerary, here is a rundown of what you and your future husband can look forward to at the best place for honeymoon in India:
1. Heritage and Culture
The Republic of India has seven union territories and one of these administrative regions is the Andaman group of islands. Situated along the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, the 150-kilometer territory is comprised of two island groups: Andaman to the north and the Nicobars to the south. The islands’ closest neighbors are Northern Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar. The native Sentinelese people, whose history dates back to the Paleolithic era, were the islands’ first inhabitants. They live in seclusion, away from today’s civilization.
After successfully conquering a great portion of India, the Maratha Empire seized control over the islands in the late 17th century. The British converted Andaman into a penal colony for mainland criminals two centuries later. When World War II shook the world, the Japanese occupied the islands and divided local sentiments. Not long after India’s Independence, the islands’ population increased drastically due to massive migration from mainland India.
There are eight noteworthy heritage sites that you should not miss during your honeymoon stay in Andaman: the Aberdeen Heritage Walk, the Cellular Jail, Viper Island, Chatham Island, Ross Island, the State Martyrs’ Memorial (Balidan Vedi), the Param Vir Chakra Memorial and the Netaji Memorial Stadium. Include some of these locations in your honeymoon itinerary (or visit each one of them if you have enough time). The heritage sites will give you a glimpse of Andaman’s colorful and interesting past plus a real feel for the culture of its natives.
You and your hubby can view the 19th century gallows of the Cellular Jail, visit galleries and photo exhibits, take wonderful and dramatic pictures of heritage buildings, pay your respects to fallen fighters at various memorial sites or walk hand-in-hand while exploring the trails of the Aberdeen Heritage Walk. You can also find souvenirs and trinkets at the shops and bazaars around these heritage buildings.
2. Beautiful White Sand Beaches
This is the most exciting part of your honeymoon: pristine white sand beaches! The critically acclaimed beaches of Andaman have earned the region a reputation that could rival the Maldives. No wonder many people consider Andaman as the best place for honeymoon in India. The naturally beautiful beaches offer the perfect romantic vibe for honeymooning couples plus a breath-taking view of crystal blue waters.
Imagine you and your new husband, totally relaxed and reclining side by side, feeling the cool breeze, on the pale shores of an island in Andaman and Nicobar. Besides admiring the scenic islands, you can engage in various outdoor activities throughout the duration of your honeymoon. Here are some things you might want to experience and enjoy together:
- Ride a motor boat and join an island-hopping adventure (you can insert a heritage tour in between if you want to save time)
- Snorkel and see the island’s hidden treasures
- Try parasailing to have a bird’s eye view of the whole tropical scenery
- Immerse in the local culture by witnessing the Sentinelese way of life
- Find a secluded area anywhere in the islands for meditation and yoga
- Enjoy a quiet walk or have meaningful conversations along the beautiful shorelines
- Take advantage of the vitamin-rich sea and swim to your heart’s content
- Visit caves and forest sanctuaries
- Sun bathe to get the tan that you want while reading a good book
Take note of these tourist attractions during your Andaman honeymoon and find the time to explore them:
- Diglipur (the highest peak)
- Barren Island
- Little Andaman Island
- Cinque Island
- Neil Island
- Campbell Bay
- Baratang Island
- Long Island
The tropical backdrop of islands and beaches stand in stark contrast to the heritage buildings and monuments and the inhabitants – a native population that shies away from human contact. Though this may be the case, the unique blend of nature and history makes Andaman a fascinating and unforgettable place for newlyweds.
Remember to document your honeymoon from start to finish. Preserve the wonderful memories you’ll be making with your new husband while finding time to appreciate the scenic islands. If you feel your itinerary falls short, however, you can always contact us to show you more of what Andaman has to offer.
So what are you waiting for? Couples will flock to Andaman soon. Start planning your honeymoon as early as today! Call us now!