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15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!


For starters, a mini moon is a quick getaway, those newly-wed couples take who cannot instantly go to an international destination or plan a long honeymoon due to work or any other issue. As time is the major setback, you can’t travel somewhere which takes 10-12 hours to reach. It should be quick, comfortable and every bit of the minimoon should be memorable. Not a single minute should be monotonous or discomforting as this will be the first vacation that you take, after tying the knot. While it can be super disheartening for couples, we’ve come up with 15 perfect destinations in India for the couple who wish to take a “mini” moon before the actual honeymoon takes place.

Landour, Mussoorie

15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-1 Landour is a cantonment town which is just ahead of Mussoorie. A hidden gem, this place has a stunning view and cafes & restaurants serving delectable food. Once you reach here, you would definitely want to stay for a few more days as this place has a charm of its own. You can visit the Chaar Dukaan, Cloud End (a wildlife sanctuary), Happy Valley, Sir George Everest’s House and can plan your stay at Rokeby Manor which is one of the landmarks of Landour. This place will make you forget everything else and your major focus will be your other half. Fall head over heels for your other half in Landour and get to experience a gala time. The best time to visit Landour is between the months of May to October.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-2 There’s hardly anybody who hasn’t been to Goa and not liked it. Goa makes the perfect destination for a minimoon as it’s near to almost all the cities and has got plenty of stuff, people belonging to all age groups can do. For you and your loved one, it has beautiful beaches (Candolim, Baga, Aguada), shacks, water sports, plethora number of churches, parties and of course the famous King’s beer. To experience the best of Goa, hire a scooty and discover whatever lies out there for you lovebirds. With a number of activities this city has to offer, you will have plenty of stories to take back home. And, this is one of the few destinations which will give you and your other half serenity and calm. The best time to visit Goa is between the months of November to February.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-3 Experience the bizarre mix of fun and calm in Gangtok with the love of your life. Surrounded by the mountain peaks, this hilly city is paradise on earth for all the couples. And even if we keep it’s beauty aside, Gangtok has activities like river rafting in the testa lake, trekking, paragliding, ropeway cable ride, local sightseeing, visit the monasteries (Rumtek, Pemayangtse), Ban Jhakri falls, etc. There is so much of stuff to do here that your other half will go bonkers, loving you for choosing this destination. Oh, and don’t forget to try on the authentic Tibetan food. It’s said to be one of the best cuisines ever. The best time to visit Gangtok is between the months of September to June.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-4 Almora is a cantonment town in the Uttarakhand district and is famous for its wildlife, culture and cuisines. It’s a wonderful location for a minimoon because this town is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees. Head to Almora with your hubby and get the quality experience, you always dreamed of. This town is also home to temples like the Nanda Devi temple, Kasar Devi temple, Gandhi Smriti Sthal etc. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the beauty of this place along with spending an immense amount of couple time. The best time to visit Almore is between the months of April to June and September to November.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-5 If you and your other half are adventure junkies then don’t give this a second thought and straightaway head to Rishikesh. Do plethora number of adventure activities on your minimoon like river rafting, camping, flying fox, parasailing, bungee jumping etc. You guys will have the time of your life and will make tons of beautiful memories here. It’s a stupendous getaway for those who can’t instantly go for a honeymoon. You can also visit temples like the Lakshman temple, Bharat Mandir, Gopal Mandir and waterfalls like the Neergarh waterfall, Garud Chatti waterfall, Patna waterfall etc. The best time to visit Rishikesh is between the months of April to May and September to November.

Mashobra, Shimla

15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-6 Known as the quieter Shimla, Mashobra is a town in the Uttarakhand district. It is surrounded by pine trees, oak and apple orchards. One of the best ways to reach here is through a bike as the journey is intoxicating. You can do so many new things with your other half here like paragliding, rappelling, camping, birdwatching (also known as the birdwatchers’ delight), quad biking, skiing etc. An off-beat destination in the hills, it is the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. The best time to visit this destination is between the months of September to February.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-7 Popularly known as the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur is a land of beauty. With so many lakes, forts and temples to visit, this is the ideal place for a minimoon. Not very far away, Udaipur has tons to offer to those who visit this marvelous place. You can visit places like the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Moti Magri, Bagore ki Haveli, Karni Mata Temple etc with your loved one. Don’t forget to stock the handcrafted products from the local markets as you won’t be able to find such things at any other place. The best time to visit Udaipur is between the months of September and March.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-8 Coorg is a rural district in Karnataka and is also known as the Scotland of India. With attracting mountains and the lingering smell of coffee, this place is great for those who are short on time but despite that want to have a good time. There are many waterfalls and coffee plantations here. The view of the mountains is also superb. Oh, and if you and your other half are fond of elephants then you can head to the Dubare Elephant Camp where you can play and spend time with these majestic creatures. This location is captivating for the newlyweds and we’re sure you’ll come back as happier souls. The best time to visit Coorg is between the months of June to September.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-9 Gokarna is a small town in Karnataka and is often misjudged for having a similar concept as Goa. Gokarna is for those who crave for a peaceful beach holiday. This destination majorly has five beaches- Gokarna beach, Kudle beach, OM beach, Half Moon beach and the Paradise beach. The best part about these beaches is that you have to trek to reach here. You can also visit the temples and relax with a massage. And if you both are yoga freaks then there’s no better than these beaches to do your routine work out at. Head to Gokarna with your loved one during the months of June to August.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-10 Pelling is a small town in Sikkim at the foothill of Mount Khangchendzonga and is an extravaganza for all the culture geeks. If you and your other half have a like for good view and serenity then head to no other place but Pelling. This destination accommodates all types of travelers like the ones who are looking for some adventure and the ones who just want to laze around. This place has a good number of waterfalls, historical ruins and monasteries to visit. Head to this gem of a place during the months of Mid February to June and September to December.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-11 Just 4 hours away from Mumbai, Bhandardara is a holiday resort village who’s major visitors are newlyweds or lovebirds. It is one of the off beat holiday destinations, not known by many but definitely a must visit destination. The highest peak of Maharashtra, Kalsubai is located in Bhandardara. When in Bhandardara, you can camp with the fireflies and trek to the Ratangarh Fort and enjoy a simple lunch by the Umbrella Falls and last but not the least, spend some romantic moments by the Arthur Lake. The best time to visit Bhandardara is between the months of June and March.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-12 This is one town which gives a French feel to a person because of the architecture and cafes. If you are looking for a destination which makes you feel like you’re at a foreign destination but don’t have the time to visit the same, then there’s no better place than Pondicherry for you. You can enjoy a beautiful sunrise with your loved one here and take a boat ride to the Paradise Beach Island. You can also do bird watching and even go for scuba diving. There’s plenty of stuff that Pondicherry has to offer and these were some of them. The best time to visit this magnificent French capital of India is during the months of July to September.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-13 Palampur is a green hill station in the Kangra Valley surrounded by the tea gardens and pine forests. It is known for its tea plantations all over the world and for its fine quality of tea. It is one of the unexplored destinations of India and this is such a beautiful place that you can forget about everything else when here with your loved one. Let the romance linger on as you explore the tea plantations or go for a trek in the Kangra Valley. And as the weather here is next to perfect, you will have a really nice time with your other half. Don’t forget to keep an umbrella though as it can rain here at one minute and become sunny at the other. The best time to visit Palampur is anytime during the year.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-14 Cherrapunji is a sub divisional town in Meghalaya and is popularly known for its misty valleys, swirling clouds and most importantly the year-round rain which takes place here. There are a lot of things couples can do together in Cherrapunji like trekking at the double decker root bridge, take a hiking tour, visit the eco park, go to the nohsngithiang falls etc. Get an experience like you’ve never got before. If you and your other half are people who like outdoor activities and are nature lovers then there’s no better place than Cherrapunji for you guys. You can visit this destination at any time of the year as it has just one season which is Monsoon.


15 Places That Are Ideal for a Minimoon!-15 Visit the land of rustic charm with your loved one for a minimoon to discover the best of Hindu religion. Pushkar will surely bring out the pureness of the love, you and your loved one shares. Visit the ghats, chill at the cafes, shop at the local markets and watch the sunrise and sunset. Pushkar is known for its beauty so get ready to fall in love with this destination and have the perfect minimoon. Pushkar is also super cheap so you won’t come back with empty pockets (more funds for the honeymoon!). Oh, and if you’re going at the time of Holi, then you’re in for a ride because Holi in Pushkar is just crazy insane. The best time to visit this magnificent place is between the months of November and March.

To ensure that you love birds have a fantastic time, we compiled a list of some of the places in India where you can go for a minimoon and come back as a much stronger and happier couple. Before the honeymoon takes place, you can plan a superb minimoon and make your partner very happy. As all the destinations are easy to reach and ideal for a short vacation, you’ll have a good time without sulking over the fact that time was a hindrance. You can also discover places in India on your own for a minimoon. We’re sure, you’ll also be able to find plenty of destinations on your own!
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