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5 budget honeymoon destinations

August 06, 2007
The wedding madness is over and it's now time to relax and enjoy a couple of weeks alone with your spouse on your honeymoon. Most newlyweds dream of a romantic getaway where they can enjoy the scenery of a beautiful hill station or lounge around at the beach, but not everyone can afford to spend lakhs on a trip to Switzerland.

Ravi Dabiroon from Zice Holidays says that 80 per cent of his clients look for budget destinations. "We provide holidays that range from Rs 1,500-2,500 per person for domestic destinations," he adds.

While he says that travel agencies like his own offer clients a perfect getaway that suits their pocket and temperament, it is advisable that people do some research on the place they want to visit.

"To maximise the experience of where ever you are traveling, it would be important to read about the place, know its culture and have a definite contingency plan in place," he says.

So, for those of you on a budget, here are some great honeymoon locations to fit your requirements. Remeber, most tourism places in India and neighbouring countries offer off-season rates from June-August.

A taste of the Far East: Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand has a lot to offer a honeymooning couple. For those with a taste for the fast and snazzy there are beaches, bazaars, amusement parks and clubs/ pubs. For those who want to spend time just enjoying nature, there is much greenery too. There are ancient, historical places that will keep you enthralled.

Offers This place offers amazing discounts on honeymoon packages at this time of the year. There are packages that start as low as Rs 10,500 per person for a five-night trip.

How to get there Every package on offer includes air travel. You can access any popular travel website (such as makemytrip.com) to check out discounts.

Text: Shilpa Shet
Photograph: HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
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