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Top Indian Heritage Sites for Honeymooning

You make grand plans for your honeymoon months in advance and eagerly look forward to make the most out of your honeymooning trip post marriage. When it comes to choosing an ideal spot for an exclusively private and passionate honeymoon, India offers a rich and diverse mosaic of spectacular sights and attractions that are steeped in history. Many of these places of historical interests have been listed as heritage sites by UNESCO. The number of newlyweds coming down to India from all over the world to commemorate their first trip together as a married couple amidst magnificent heritage sites is increasing annually.

India is fast coming up as a strategic destination for honeymooning couples as far as heritage tourism is concerned. Even many Indian couples are reconsidering their plans of visiting a foreign location. They’re more interested in embarking on a trip to India’s well-known heritage sites. Presented below is a listing of India’s topmost historical spots that have been declared as ‘world heritage sites’ by UNESCO. Newlyweds can include these places in their post wedding itinerary for making their honeymoon event worth reminiscing for a life time.

Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra)

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station comfortably nestled in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra. One can get to this heritage site quickly from the city of Pune. The mesmerising surroundings of the spot can put a spell on any honeymooning couple. There is a tantalizing appeal about the lush green environment complete with rushing cascades and the rich variety of flora and fauna. You’ll treasure every moment of your time spent in Mahabaleshwar. You can also consider visiting the hill station of Panchgani to make your honeymooning more memorable.

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Agra (Uttar Pradesh)

Everybody is aware that the Taj Mahal in Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is a monument that is steeped in history. Shah Jahan, one of the Mughal emperors built the mausoleum in memory of his wife Noor Jahan. It took nearly two decades to build the Taj Mahal and labourers from all over the world were recruited for constructing it. The monument has stood as a testimonial of eternal love since the 15th century and will continue to. There are other historical sites in Agra that you should not miss visiting including the Agra Fort.

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Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)

Khajuraho in the state of Madhya Pradesh has been attracting tourists and travellers from all parts of the world including of course newly wedded couples since long. The enduring appeal of Khajuraho lies in its sophisticated erotic sculptures. Figurines of men and women and deities in various erotic postures carved out with astute perfection throughout the temple can teach a thing or two to all newly married couples. Visiting Khajuraho can kick-start your matrimonial life in a manner you won’t be able to envisage.

Hampi (Karnataka)

Hampi is actually a historical city complete with forts and palaces and is situated in the state of Karnataka. It is one of the most prominent of all historical landmarks in Karnataka. Hampi used to be the capital of the Vijayanagar Dynasty. Hampi is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. One is simply awestruck at the architectural splendor of the numerous forts, palaces, temples, and gigantic pavilions that lie within Hampi.

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Ajanta & Ellora (Maharashtra)

The caves of Ajanta & Ellora have been chiseled out from large rocks and boulders. John Smith an English army officer stumbled upon the caves in 1819 while he was on a hunting trip. After you complete your tour of Ajanta & Ellora caves, you can visit the caves in Aurangabad and the fort as well, Elephanta caves, and Daulatabad Fort.

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Last updated : January 25, 2016