After months of planning with little to no sleep, you’re finally married! First of all, congratulations! Now you want to leave all the tiredness and madness behind by traveling to a romantic destination, for your honeymoon, with your betterhalf. But both of you want to go somewhere abroad while ensuring that it remains within your budget. Well, you don’t need to worry at all, because we have curated a handy list of the best honeymoon destinations outside India!
While putting together this list, we’ve made sure that all the destinations are scenic, romantic as well as affordable. In these locations, you can easily unwind, and spend quality time making lifetime memories with your partner. So, without any further delay, let’s check out the
Top 5 Affordable Honeymoon Destinations Outside India
Known for its year-round beach honeymoon gateways, heritage walks, adventurous hike in mountains, and different cultural flavors, Sri Lanka could be the perfect honeymoon destination for you and your plus-one. It has so many awesome honeymoon destinations that you might face a tough time deciding which one to choose and which one to skip.
Some of the key honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka are Adam’s Peak if you want to experience an unforgettable sunrise, Nuwara Eliya for its lush tea gardens & sloping hills, and Wijaya & Mirissa Beach, and Udawalawe or Wilpattu to visit a national park.
When we talk about affordability, the overall cost for a 7-day trip to Sri Lanka for 2 people would range somewhere from INR 62,400 to INR 78,000. With this budget, this is a honeymoon destination deal you certainly wouldn’t want to miss out on. A couple can easily get on a round-trip flight to Colombo from India within a range of INR 40,000 - INR 50,000. Also, getting a visa will cost you approximately INR 2,500. If you are choosing to go for local, basic food in Sri Lanka, it will cost you around INR 1,000 per day. Besides, you can easily find lodges in cities like Colombo within a price range of INR 3,000 per night.
Consisting of diverse streets and landmarks, the Philippines could be that abroad honeymoon destination where you would want to spend your honeymoon and bask in the beauty and history it has to offer. You can go to the Boracay Islands to enjoy surreal clear water on three sides and a peaceful evening stroll on the beach. Or better, you can visit Palawan Island to see one of the most beautiful islands in the country. When in the Philippines, you wouldn’t want to miss a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness an active volcano at Mayon Volcano in Albay.
A 7-day trip to the Philippines for 2 people would cost you somewhere between INR 70,000 to INR 76,000 with round-trip tickets costing you between INR 42,000 and INR 46,000. The cost of the visa will be approximately INR 2,850 for each person. You can easily manage food expenses as the average cost stands at INR 1,700 per day for two people. Also, you don’t want to worry about accommodation expenses as they would be somewhere in the range of INR 2,300 to INR 2,600. So, what's the wait now? Book your tickets now!
A magical Turkey honeymoon is just what you need after your marriage to start your journey! In Turkey, you can witness the meeting point of eastern civilization with the western one. If you and your partner love to explore different cultures, it could be the perfect place for you. The reason: it has several diverse places that can satiate your soul. One of them is Pamukkale where you experience a romantic retreat to the thermal hot springs. It could be a perfect place for you to click your honeymoon pictures with a background of snow-clad mountains. You can visit Love Valley to take a deep dive into the natural art of rocks and beautiful flowers. Cappadocia could also be an option where you can soar in the sky with your betterhalf leaving all your worries in the ground for some time.
A honeymoon visit to Turkey would cost you somewhere between INR 78,000 to INR 90,000, which is affordable considering the abroad destination factor in mind. A visa for each one of you will cost around INR 4,280. For the meals, you can keep 1k per day aside for both of you. And for accommodation, you will need to shell out between INR 2,300 to INR 2,600 per night for a decent stay. So, all in all, Turkey could be an amazing honeymoon destination for you. Pack your bags, make bookings, and head to Turkey!
I think we don’t need to convince you about Thailand being one of the most popular honeymoon destinations outside India. You must’ve seen one of your friends posting their honeymoon pictures on social media. The reason: Thailand has everything to offer that you can think of-beaches, mountains, waterfalls, islands, etc. And all of this, in a budget-friendly cost estimate ranging from INR 70,000 - INR 84,000 for 2 people on a 7-day trip.
Thailand has Krabi, which is considered to be a paradise for honeymooners. This place consists of more than 130 secluded islands where you can spend a peaceful time together. If you and your betterhalf are party people, you can go to Koh Samui and give yourself a chance to enjoy a full-moon party. In the region of Chiang Mai, you could experience the traditional Thai temples situated in the lap of lush hills. A visit to Sukhothai Old City can give you a memorable walk-through experience of the city’s ancient ruins. If a hand-in-hand long walk is your love language, this could be an amazing place to visit. Meals in Thailand can cost you around INR 2,000 per day for two people. On the other hand, you will be spending somewhere between INR 3,000 to INR 4,200 per night on accommodation. So, without any doubt, Thailand could be a perfect and affordable place for your romantic escape.
We are putting Dubai as our last destination suggestion for you to go on your honeymoon outside India just because it could hurt your pockets a bit. The reason: the overall cost estimate for a honeymoon trip to Dubai can cost around INR 1,08,500 to INR 1,19,300 where you will also be spending INR 6,500 per day on meals for yourself and your betterhalf. But with attractions like Dubai Mall-the largest mall in the world and Dubai Creek, where you can enjoy a boat ride in one of the main ports of Dubai and used to be the main entrance to the city, your spending will be worth it.
You can also go to the Old Dubai part to experience the true, old essence of Dubai before the landscape was changed into skyscrapers everywhere. When in Dubai, you can easily find a stay within the range of INR 3,000 to INR 3,400 per night.