Greatest Honeymoon Locations in Europe That Appear like Cities from Storybooks

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Have you ever wanted to walk into picturesque worlds inside paintings? To experience the natural splendour that you have often seen in dreamy paintings and landscape photographs, choose from the storybook cities in Europe. We dug into the details of Europe destinations and shortlisted some of the most enchanting towns far away from home. Plan your honeymoon in cities that look like a dream. Find a quiet, quaint town of love, and bask in the beauty of nature.

Bled, Slovenia

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A picture of Bled is all that it takes to believe that storybook towns exist. Nestled in the foothills of the Julian Alps, Bled is a resort town in Slovenia. Picturise a honeymoon destination engulfed in nature’s beauty, snowy clouds hovering on the top of your head, a quintessential castle roosted on a rock overlooking an endless crystal clear lake. This wondrous resort town is situated right in the middle of an Alpine lake. Renowned as a tourist destination, this picture-postcard tiny island witnesses an outstretched glacial lake that surrounds the island town of your dreams. The journey to reach the island destination is as fulfilling as the experience of staying there. Sail on a flat bottomed wooden boat, known as ‘Pletna’ in Slovenia’s native language. Upon reaching the island, ninety nine steps bespeckled with the shining sun anticipate your arrival. 

Activities: While splendid views of a fairytale destination is what helps Bled garner every couple’s attention, the island can be so much more than a few romance dipped days and nights. You can explore a wide array of sport activities and plan an offbeat adventure honeymoon with activities like horse riding, golf, fishing, canoeing, trekking and more. Ride on a Pletna to reach the monumental South Staircase (Južno Stopnišče). Dive into Lake Bled for a panoramic underwater view. Enjoy adventures around Triglav National Park and Julian Alps or try rafting and tubing in the rivers of Gorenjska region.

Must Explore: The Bled Castle museum houses an exquisite collection tracing the history of the town from the time of its origin. Lovebirds should definitely visit the The Church of the Assumption and ring the wishing bell. Head to the exhibition space on the Provost’s House or say your prayers at the Parish Church of St Martin.

Bibury, England

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Bibury is a storybook village, located in Gloucestershire, England. It stands on both banks of the River Coln and gains its reputation for traditional houses and ornate buildings. Bibury is every couple’s dream destination with cobbled narrow streets running along honey colored cottages. The city is a study of contrast with weavers’ cottages and an expanse of water meadows.

Activities: The trout farm is a must visit if you are a fan of fishing expeditions. Go fishing and catch your own trout, or savor the delectable taste of smoked trout recipes. Choose from delectable English gourmet cuisine in Bibury’s traditional English restaurants.

Must Explore: Take a tour of the picturesque Arlington Row cottages decorated with blooming flowers. These cottages were originally built in the year 1380 as monastic wool stores and were later converted into weavers’ cottages. We also recommend that you explore the marine life of Bibury. Plan a tour of the Bibury Trout Farm that is situated in the heart of Cotswold Village. Soak in the splendid sight of the water coming alive with a flock of ducks, swans, kingfishers, herons and otters or spend time on the meadows alongside River Coln. Head to the Saxon Church or the Church of St. Mary to spend precious silent moments of devotion with your partner. 

Annecy, France

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Have you ever fantasised about riding on a boat and gazing at the pastel hued houses decked with blooming geranium all around you? Named after the lake in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region – Annecy is a destination from your reverie brought to life. The French city is also referred to as the Venice of the Alps. The aura is that of a world away from the world we live in. Castles, cathedrals and architectural masterpieces, lie on both sides of the river Thiou. Choose one of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe and sail with your partner through Annecy, drenched in shades of love. A backdrop of serene mountains of lands covered in enchanting woods is undoubtedly the most romantic setup for your honeymoon diaries.

Activities: You must try the ride on the water taxi that takes you to three picturesque villages – Talloires, Menthon St. Bernard and Veyrier. The Lake Annecy is the place to be for couples lusting for adventures in water. Head to the lake if you would love to indulge in wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, and diving experiences with their partners. You can also opt for paragliding and landing on water. 

Must Explore: Check out the Touring Lac d’Annecy or Lake Annecy, renowned as ‘Europe’s cleanest lake’. If you have the innate desire to explore all things heritage, art and culture, visit the Palais de l’Île that houses the Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Centre. You can also take a walk through the narrow canyon of Gorges du Fier and soak in the splendid view of the running water below the footbridge.

Have you always dreamt of spending your honeymoon in a storybook town? check out these fairytale destinations in Europe and plan your dream honeymoon. 

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Adventurous Honeymoon Locations in India for the Daredevil Lovers

Divine Mantra, Delhi
Divine Mantra, Delhi

Dear Couples, if you wish to feed your adventure seeking soul with an adrenaline rush, come and ride on the adventure coaster with us. We bring to you, a list of places around India that can breathe life to your adventurous honeymoon plans.  

Aqua Adventure in Lakshadweep

Dive into the marine world that rests in Lakshadweep’s archipelago of 36 Arabian Islands. Spend your honeymoon in the silken beaches, outlined with lush rainforests. Head to Bangaram Islands in Lakshadweep and choose from the countless options they offer – Shipwreck Snorkeling, Shore Snorkeling, WindSurfing, Banana Boat Ride, Day Turtle Watch and Day Lagoon Fishing Boat. Head to the Agatti Islands to savour the taste of zero gravity experience or hop on the High Speed Catamaran cruise that sets sail from Agatti to Kadmat Beach Resort. The journey offers breathtaking sites of coral reefs, sandbanks and  marine animals. You could also explore the Scuba Diving program that is known in our country for the variety they offer to divers of all levels till 35m. You could also go for Yachting, Kayaking, Glass-Bottom Boat Tours, and Water Skiing to add more adventure to your adventurous honeymoon plan.

An Underwater Walk in Goa

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If you are not an expert swimmer but desire to take a deep plunge inside the marine world, worry not!  The Underwater Walk adventure is the answer to your dreams of exploring the aquatic thrill. We recommend The Baina beach in Mormugao, Goa. Your adventure of walking on the sea floor will be assisted by trained and certified underwater walkers. A lead waist belt is tied to your waist that weighs almost four kilogram. This is to balance your body and keep it straight underwater. You will also be provided with a fiber glass helmet with a tube attached to it that takes care of the flow of air to your head. Right before the adventure begins, a certified walker will train you with an easy sign language guide. The same will be used to communicate with you once you have reached the depths of the sea. The experience of Underwater Walk allows you to feel weightless in the ocean. Float in the depths of the sea like a mermaid with your beau.

Parasail at Payyambalam 

Situated 3 km from Kannur; Payyambalam Beach, offers you the experience of flying without wings and floating in mid air. The adventure is famously known as parasailing and also identified as parascending or parakiting. A necessary gear, a parasailing wing and a motor vehicle are the must equipment for Parasailing. The joy ride in mid air only lasts for 5 minutes but the experience of flying with a birds eye view atop the crystal water body, admiring the sight of the Payyambalam coastline and the turquoise Arabian Sea is pristine. Your beau and you will be required to wear a harness that is attached to a parachute and a strong rope at both the ends. One end of the rope is tied to a motor vehicle. The rope is usually 300 feet in length. When the motor vehicle catches speed, the rope propels the adventurer to 300 feet in the air. Payyambalam also offers other water sport activities like jet skiing and snorkeling.

Skiing in the Snow cladded Gulmarg

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If the idea of dancing with your partner in a snow cladded land excites you,  the ‘Paradise on Earth’ – Kashmir’s popular skiing destination Gulmarg is your ultimate adventure honeymoon destination in India. If you and your partner are  intermediate, advanced or expert skiers, choose Gulmarg to quench your desire of gliding on the powdery slopes of the Himalayas. You can choose from two adventure laded itineraries. You can either explore the out of bound terrains like the Looker’s Left (Southeast part of Gulmarg ridge), Looker’s Right, The Back (starts at the summit of Mt. Apharwat Ridge), Lienmarg, Monkey Hill, Babarishi trees, Tangmarg, and Drang Village or you can ski tour and snow camp in the Sunshine Peak. The Gondola Bowls in the inbound terrains is the place to be for beginners in skiing. You can also opt for a Heliskiing experience in the renowned Himalayan range.

Cross Desert Safari

Once an arm of the Arabian Sea, The Rann of Kutch now stands separated from the Arabian embrace. If the wildlife intrigues you, a cross desert safari drive here is the answer to your gripping dream of adventure honeymoon amidst wildlife. Nestled in the Rann of Kutch, is the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India – The Wild Ass Sanctuary which sprawls across 4954 sq. km, and is home to a multitude of rare species including the khur sub species of the wild ass. The Little Rann of Kutch has been declared a Ramsar site. According to an estimate by UNESCO, 70-73000 bird homes are nestled here. Head to the marshlands or the Nava Talav Lake to enjoy the rare sight of migratory birds like the ceraneous vulture from Egypt, the blue tailed bee eater from Europe, the houbara bustard of Iran and more. Opt to spend the night in one of the safari camps or resorts situated at the border lines or edge of the Rann of Kutch. 

Let your honeymoon be a celebration of the thrill of unifying with the love of your life. Cherish your honeymoon wrapped in the foamed sheets of an everlasting ocean or feeling the chills of the sliding snowflake? Plan your adventuremoon today, for that adrenaline ride!

Tell us what you think about these amazing adventure experiences in India in the comments section below. 

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