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Honeymoon In Wildlife Sanctuaries

Are you looking for a romantic rendezvous in the middle of nowhere? Then find great joy in combining your honeymoon with wildlife adventure. For a spectacle you’ll both never forget, take an elephant-back or Jeep safari into wildlife sanctuaries and national parks ensconced in the cocooned comforts of nature. Soak up ethereal beauty and mystic ambience of jungles and track the elusive Asian leopard or a majestic Royal Bengal tiger. And stumble upon historical wonders, ancient temples, cultural highlights, and offbeat attractions along the way.

Be it in the Himalayan foothills or the Vindhya Range, spending your honeymoon in wildlife sanctuaries adds a different flavour to your romance. For a passionate holiday, select a honeymoon safari customized according to your wish and budget. Watch adventure blend with romance as you stay overnight in a private honeymoon tent amidst the sound of nature.

Jim Corbett

India Wildlife Sanctuaries Boasting a gamut of astounding natural bounty, this national park is nestled in the Himalayan foothills. Experience overnight camping in serene ambiance of Dhikala Forest Lodge or go on guided wildlife safaris. Once you've spotted a tiger, go for adventures like white water rafting, boating, and hiking in hill stations of Kumaon and Garhwal regions.

How to Reach: Nearest domestic airport is Dehradun and international airport is in Delhi. Ramanagar railway station lies on the eastern margins of the national park.

Nearby Hotels: The Riverview Retreat, Holiday Resort Corbett, Vanvasa Resort, The Corbett View Resort, and Corbett Leela Vilas.

Nearby Destinations: Nainital, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Ranikhet, and Valley of Flowers.

Ranthambore

Get smitten by a romantic bug while you enjoy your honeymoon in Ranthambore. Located in sun-kissed Rajasthan, this national park comprises lakes, scattered ancient religious sites, and a 10th-century fortress. Plan your honeymoon around November or May when animals come out to play. Embark on an open-jeep safari or a canter ride to encounter striped beasts and other wild animals then visit nearby forts in Rajasthan's capital – Jaipur.

How to Reach: While the nearest major airport is in Jaipur, the city of Sawai Madhopur – which also acts as a gateway to Ranthambore – has a railway station.

Nearby Hotels: Vatika Resort Ranthambore, Aman-i-Khás, Hotel Dev Vilas, Tiger Den Resort, and The Pugmark.

Nearby Destinations: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, New Delhi, Agra, and Sariska National Park.

Kaziranga

After having a cup of special freshly brewed tea, weave through dense jungles on guided safaris or take your lover on elephant-back safaris through marshlands in Kaziranga – the jewel of Assam. Encounter animals like one-horned rhino, tigers, deer, and migratory birds. Besides wildlife viewing, visit Kakochang Waterfalls, celebrate local festivals in Majuli Island, and check out historical sites in Agnigarh.

How to Reach: Nearest airports in Tezpur and Guwahati are served by regional flights. Furkating railway junction has direct trains from major cities in India.

Nearby Hotels: Diphlu River Lodge, United-21 Grassland Resort, Resort Borgos, and Kaziranga Resort.

Nearby Destinations: Guwahati, Shillong, and Gangtok.

Bandhavgarh

Drive into the heart of the park – Tala zone – to witness Bengal tigers, leopards, deer, and birds. Be amazed with archaeological splendour of ancient caves and take a history lesson at Bandhavgarh Fort and Baghel Museum. To make your honeymoon more memorable, take an invigorating visit to the erotic sculptures at “Khajuraho Group of Monuments”.

How to Reach: Airport in Jabalpur is about four hour's drive away. Train station in Umaria is connected with major cities.

Nearby Hotels: Tiger's Den Resort, White Tiger Forest Lodge, Tree House Hideaway Resort, Syna Tiger Resort, and Nature Heritage Resort Bandhavgarh.

Nearby Destinations: Bhopal, Gwalior, Sanchi, Jabalpur, Pench, and Panna National Park.

Bandipur

Nestled in picturesque surroundings of the Western Ghats and in proximity to prominent cities like Mysuru (Mysore) and Ooty, it is one of the most sought after destinations for honeymoon in South India. Pleasant weather throughout the year and nearby hill stations make it a favourite spot for a romantic getaway.

How to Reach: Airport in Mysuru (Mysore) is about 80 km away. Railway stations in Nanjungud and Mysuru (Mysore) connect the reserve with major cities in South India.

Nearby Hotels: The Serai, Vana Vihar, Country Club Wildlife Resort, and The Windflower Resort & Spa Bandipur.

Nearby Destinations: Mysuru (Mysore), Ooty, Coorg, Hampi, Bengaluru (Bangalore), and Nagarhole National Park.

Moreover, Tadoba Andhari in Maharashtra, Kanha in Madhya Pradesh, Gir in Gujarat, Periyar in Kerala, and Sunderbans in West Bengal are among the best honeymoon destinations in India.

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Last updated : February 13, 2016