• Menik Senanayake

Honeymoon Destinations that won't Break your Bank Account

Updated: Apr 29, 2020

After the roller coster ride of wedding planning, your honeymoon is going to be your first distraction-free opportunity to enjoy some quality time with your spouse. Your honeymoon should be a relaxing time for the two of you while also meeting your travel goals, style and above all things, your budget. We think it is really important to curate a honeymoon experience that is not going to financially overwhelm you and your significant other. We curated travel experiences and destinations that are luxe yet affordable. The rates that we have included are rough estimates so that you have a better idea of what you would pay before you shortlisted a destination. We strongly recommend consulting Classic Travels for current rates and travel information. The company is known to deliver amazing honeymoon itineraries all over the world.


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From expeditions to the Sahara desert, to antique hunting in bazaars to stunning Islamic architecture, Morocco is a country that isn’t short of adventures. In addition to visiting the Souks of Casablanca, we consider touring the walled city of Fez Medina a mandatory Moroccan experience .

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.150,000

Visa Cost Rs.35,000

2. Vietnam

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Having talked about the natural beauty of Vietnam in a previous blog post, we’d like to emphasize the urban culinary adventures that are just waiting to be found in the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. We highly recommend street eats like Chao Muc, Bahn Mi and Pho.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.90,000

Visa Cost Rs.13,000

3. Egypt

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The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the last remaining structures from civilization of ancient Egypt. You can view it along with the smaller pyramids of Menkaure and Khafre. We also recommend taking a boat cruise on the Nile to see as much of the remnants of the ancient world as well as modern Egyptian life. The lamb kebabs are no joke either…

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.120,000

Visa Cost Rs.10,000

4. India

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While most people enjoy going sari shopping in Mumbai, we would rather be exploring the Pink city of Jaipur, in Rajasthan. As proud bookworms, we are dying to experiencing the Jaipur Literature Festival as well.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.40,000

Visa Cost Rs.5,000


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Visiting Myanmar is pointless without going to Yangon to see the Shwedagon aka Golden Pagoda. We also recommend diving in the Myeik Archipelago to explore some of the most beautiful underwater territories with stunning corals.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.80,000

Visa Cost Rs.5,500

6. Cambodia

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Koh Rong island is known as the Ibiza of Cambodia. If partying on your honeymoon isn’t your thing, consider visiting Koh Thmei, Koh Ta Kiev and Angkor Temple.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.70,000

Visa Cost Rs.9,000

7. Turkey

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As a result of being the the bridge between Europe and Asia, modern Turkey is one of the most culturally diverse countries on earth. In addition to visiting the hot springs of Pamukkale, we also recommend visiting the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and also the Selimiye Mosque.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.120,000

Visa Cost Rs.12,000

8. Indonesia

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Although Bali is the best known destination in Indonesia, we recommend visiting Mount Penanjakan that overlooks the Mt Bromo Volcano. Scuba diving is also an excellent way to spend your honeymoon here, as 20% of the earth’s coral reefs are here.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.85,000


9. Thailand

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The underrated northern region of the country is not only home to strawberry plantations and vineyards but also hosts an incredible fall festival dedicated to river spirits. Creating a a visually stunning spectacle, thousands of candlelit floats are offered during the Loi Krathong festival.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.50,000

Visa Cost Rs.8,500


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The Philippines is an archipelago of seven thousand diverse islands and islets, each with their own culture and cuisine. However, the one thing common across the islands is the incredible hospitality and warmth of the people. We recommend eating Lechon and trying out shark diving in Cebu.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.80,000

Visa Cost Rs.10,000


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Go see the lost city of Ciudad Perdida in Teyuna. This archaeological site is believed to have been founded in the 9th century and is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. We recommend visiting the Amazon rain-forest as well. Just be sure to do your research and book a guide with a reputable tour-guide.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.190,000

Visa Cost Rs.35,000


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While most visitors to Mexico head straight to the all inclusive beach resorts, we prefer to experience the architectural wonders of the ancient Mayan culture. Surrounded by tropical jungle, the temples of Palenque are one of the most unforgettable sights in the country.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.220,000

Visa Cost Rs.35,000

13. Cuba

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The magic of Cuba extends far beyond the old word charm of its architecture and vintage cars. Cuba is famous for producing incredible rum. We recommend visiting the Museo del Ron Havana Club which is a museum dedicated to the history of rum production. They also stage world class ballets if you get bored with beaches.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.250,000

Visa Cost Rs.35,000

14. Georgia

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Georgia is a tiny country with majestic scenery of every imaginable kind. The snow capped Great Caucasus mountains with their snow-capped peaks, the forests and canyons of the Kutaisi region are just a few reasons why you should consider Georgia when you research your honeymoon destination.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.130,000

Visa Cost Rs.35,000


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Lord Byron declared the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, “the pearl of the Adriactic”. With the surrounding turquoise sea, limestone paths and awe-inspiring culinary scene, we find it hard to dispute that title. Game of thrones fans will recognize this walled city as the location for King’s Landing. Try Crni rižot which is a risotto that gets its dark hue from squid ink.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.200,000

Visa Cost Rs.35,000


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The toughest part about writing about Portugal is knowing what to exclude. We truly had a tough time narrowing down experiences for our readers. That’s how confident we are about you having an unforgettable honeymoon in this country. Since everyone already knows how amazing Lisbon is, we decided to encourage you to visit the hilltop castle town of Sintra, the surfspots of Saõ Miguel, and the Douro Valley vineyards.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.140,000

Visa Cost Rs.14,000


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The ninth largest country in the world is packed with fairytale castles,

beaches, forests and everything in-between. For a Christmas season honeymoon, we recommend visiting the resort town of Zakopane that is nestled at the foot of the Tatra mountains.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.120,000

Visa Cost Rs.16,000

17. Romania

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From the bustle of Bucharest to the lush countryside, Romania is filled with beautiful forests, abandoned castles, moss swamps and mountains. Be sure to pay a visit to Bran castle, the alleged dwelling of Count Dracula. Take a nighttime tour, if you dare.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.130,000

Visa Cost Rs.20,000


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Beautiful Barcelona is honestly one of our favourite places on earth.This coastal city is not only home to Modernista architecture and Museu Picasso but also a place where the infectious joie de vivre that just seeps into your soul. Visit any of the city beaches, the Barcelona FC home stadium Camp Nou, Park Güell and the La Boqueria market for a proper Barcelona experience.

Rough Ticket Price Per Person Rs.100,000

Visa Cost Rs.14,000

The airline rates we have included are rough estimates so you can select your destination according to your budget. We strongly recommend consulting Classic Travel for current rates and travel information.

Menik Senanayake is a writer and blogger living in Toronto, Canada. She’s a polyglot who ironically prefers the company of animals over people.You can read her travel stories at lavenderlune.org and follow her on Instagram here.

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