All the hullaballoo of the wedding is over and every little job related to the wedding must have been successfully taken care of by now. Now comes the fun part that you both have been waiting for - your dream honeymoon! Ever since you’ve met your soul-mate, you’ve been fantasising about going to a land far far away and bringing back memories of a lifetime. An exotic destination with beaches, hills, sunsets, candlelight dinners and oodles of passion is something that makes your honeymoon unique and a once in a lifetime trip - because any travel plans after that are going to be "trips" but never again a "honeymoon."
While there might be a long list of places when you think of cheap honeymoon destinations in India with Udaipur, Sikkim and so on topping the list. But apart from these cheap honeymoon destinations in India, you might want to check out the cheap honeymoon destinations outside India too.
Isn’t that true? Well, you’re almost there! Take a look at our exclusive list of cheap and best honeymoon destinations outside India and get ready to live your ultimate fantasy!
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Be prepared to get mesmerised by this gorgeous island country surrounded by almost 7000 more islands. One of the most popular, cheap & best honeymoon destinations outside India, the Philippines is a place you must consider without fail if you are looking forward to celebrating your honeymoon outside India. The quiet Bellarocca Island with magnificent views is just the kind of honeymoon destination you dream about. Spend a day or two at the white sandy beaches of Palawan Island with an enchanting trip to the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan and get drenched in the beauty of wildlife and mountains in the Chocolate Hills of Bohol. And if you’re looking for a little adventure, feel the thrill of cliff jumping or scuba diving at the Boracay Islands. Start picking your honeymoon dresses and maybe even coordinate with your partner!
Places to visit: Boracay Islands, boat ride to Balicasag and Virgin islands of Bohoc, Lake Kayangan and Lake Baracuda at Coron, Mactan Island.
Best time to visit: November - February
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: INR 40,000 - INR 80,000
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A perfect honeymoon destination for couples who want to enjoy a little bit of everything! Yes, Sri Lanka has increasingly become a beloved location for honeymooners. So if you’re looking for some cheap honeymoon destinations outside India, you should consider Sri Lanka. From exquisite cave paintings and sculptures of Buddha at Kandy to spotting leopards and crocodiles at the Yala National forest to a romantic escapade to the secluded beaches of Bentota or the noble mountains of Nuwara Eliya - Sri Lanka is a whole package of romance, fun and adventure that will serve perfectly for cheap foreign honeymoon destinations. Don’t forget to treat yourselves to some lip-smacking Sri Lankan cuisine and might try getting your hands on their world-famous Ceylon white tea.
Places to visit: Yala National forest, Buddha cave sculptures at Kandy, Ayurvedic Spa Center, Kosgoda, Ella rock & Bandarawella, tea estates of Nuwara Eliya and Hikkaduwa beaches.
Best time to visit: December-April
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: INR 40,000 - INR 70,000
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Couples alert! If you have decided to go to Thailand, you’re about to experience a glimpse of paradise on your honeymoon. With its marvellous beaches, wild parties and rich cultural heritage, Thailand is one of the most sought-after yet cheap honeymoon destinations outside India. Get sun-kissed at the gorgeous Phi Phi Island or get lost amidst the sandy beaches and wild mangroves of Koh Lanta; if you’re party animals, you must not forget to experience the Koh Phangan and Koh Samui islands. And if you plan your honeymoon around November or December, make sure to attend the Loi Krathong festival (Lantern festival).
Places to visit: Krabi Islands and Phi Phi islands, Casinos and clubs in Bangkok, beach parties at Koh Samui, Chiang Mai tribal villages.
Best time to visit: November-April
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: INR 70,000 - INR 1,00,000
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Jordan is more like one of those underrated honeymoon destinations. If you are planning a 5-6 days trip to Jordan, you will be able to include Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea in your itinerary too. Apart from the hep scuba diving and snorkelling at Aqaba in the Red Sea, imagine spending an afternoon floating in the Dead Sea? Take a tour of the ancient ruins of Amman which also has some of the best nightclubs and shisha lounges to offer. Experience the unique stay at the Wadi Rum luxury camps for an extraordinary experience. Jordan is definitely a great choice for cheap honeymoon destinations outside India if you’re looking for an off-beat location without too many tourists buzzing around you.
Places to visit: Ruins and the ancient theatre of Amman, drive on the King’s highway through the Wadi Wala Valley, scuba and glass boat ride at Aqaba, open-air souks and terrace cafes at Amman, view of the monastery from the cave in Petra, mysterious Djinn Blocks, the High Place of Sacrifice.
Best time to visit: March-June (Spring)
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: INR 90,000 - INR 1,50,000
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Imagine yourself on a serene island, secluded in a beautiful tropical stay that overlooks the forests on one side and the sea on the other. Bali is one of those fantastic yet cheap honeymoon destinations outside India where you and your beloved can spend some quality time together lost in each other's eyes while sailing on a boat. In fact, after the madness that wedding celebrations bring along in India, you might even need calm serene beaches and splendid views to add to the spice of your intimate beginning. The scrumptious coastal cuisines just add to your happiness here. You can spend some beautiful evenings while staying at Kuta Island and watch the Kecak and fire dance at the Uluwatu Temple. You can also ride into the sunset on a horse with your beloved just like those Nicholas Sparks plots at Canggu. When you're looking for exotic but cheap honeymoon destinations outside India, think Bali!
Places to visit: Balangan and Suluwan beaches of Uluwatu, Mount Batur, Crystal Bay at Penida Island, Sanur beach, Gili Islands and Kuta Island.
Best time to visit: May, June, September, October
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: INR 80,000 - INR 1,00,000
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As a result of your search for cheap honeymoon destinations outside India, let us show you the "honeymoon-ish" side of Cambodia. Visit Southeast Asia’s largest Lake Tonle Sap and spend hours in tranquillity with your partner. Sunbathe at the Long Set Beach at Koh Rong; Pack a picnic by the enormous waterfall at Phnom Kulen National park. Shop at the local markets and pamper yourselves at rejuvenating spas and massage centres. Don’t leave Cambodia without indulging in some mouth-watering street food.
Places to visit: Largest religious monument Angkor Wat Siam showcasing Khmer architecture, Tonle Sap Lake, Nightlife at Sihanouk, romantic cruise dinner at Mekong River and Apsara Dance performance.
Best time to visit: November-March
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: ₹1.10 lakh
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A honeymoon in Turkey will be a spectacular combination of experiences. The Bosphorus cruise with the view of the whole city, the stunning Hagia Sophia, Suleyemaniye and blue mosque; an exquisite city of Antalya with coastal villages and beautiful bazaars and cafes; underwater caves and sunken ruins in the Gulf of Fethiye - the list of breathtaking spots is unending. So when you think which are the cheap honeymoon destinations outside India, Turkey might just be your answer! And once you have picked Turkey as a cheap romantic honeymoon destination, do not forget to pack the right outfits for the perfect lookbook for the trip to click mesmerising photographs.
Places to visit: Hagia Sophia, Suleyemaniye and Blue Mosque, the Turkish bazaars, Marmaris for happening nightlife at Turkish Riviera, hot air balloon ride at Cappadocia.
Best time to visit: April-December
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: INR 88,000 - INR 1,00,000
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Pristine beaches, a rich tapestry of wonderful culture, islands and fascinating flora and fauna are just a few things that can delight you for a honeymoon in Malaysia. It is a beautiful destination that you cannot have enough of and be assured that it would offer you wonderful stories and memories to relive and cherish for life. If you are looking for a cheap honeymoon destination outside India which not only fits your budget perfectly but is also a breathtaking scenic beauty, then this is a must-visit for you.
Places you must see: Tioman Island, Langkawi, Perhentian Island, Sunway Lagoon, Petronas Towers, Batu Caves, Gunung Mulu National Park, Genting Highlands
Best time to visit: April-June, September-December
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: ₹90k – ₹1.2 Lacs per couple
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It is an exotic and secluded getaway that is perfect for a romantic honeymoon. With sandy beaches and the endless beauty of romantic places to go, it ranks among the top favourite destinations for a cheap honeymoon outside India. Without burning a hole in your pocket, you can have a time of your life. The solitude of these places adds a magical touch to its beauty and perfection that you can explore with your partner.
Places you must see: Mahe Island, La Digue, Curieuse Island, Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, Sainte Anne Marine National Park, Aride Island
Best time to visit: All through the year
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: ₹2 Lakh – ₹2.5 lakh per couple
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Our list of cheap honeymoon destinations outside India does not end without majestic Bhutan. With rich cultural history and scenic beauty to kill for, Bhutan offers some spectacular options for you honeymooners. Your itinerary can include your stay at a seventh-century temple or a 17th-century fortress or in an old palace that resonates with amazing stories of yesteryears. For days, you can also head to the countryside for solace and solitude.
While there, spend time on a helicopter tour over the enigmatic Himalayas or go for a biking tour across the meandering country roads of Bhutan, and indulge in some cultural, spiritual, and wellness tours together. This is literally everything that makes this place one of a kind for honeymooners who are looking for a unique experience.
Places to visit: Punakha Dzong, Manas National Park, Samdrup Jongkhar, Trongsa
Best time to visit: Round the year!
Approximate cost for 4 nights & 5 days: INR 55,000 - INR 90,000
Every newlywed couple dreams of a romantic getaway after the wedding to a place that’s far from the madding crowd. And now you know that your dream of an international honeymoon isn’t really a farfetched one. At least now you have a solid list of cheap honeymoon destinations outside India to begin your new journey. So what are you waiting for? Choose your favourite destination, pack your bags and simply fly off!
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