Published On: Sun, Jul 3rd, 2016

Affordable Honeymoon Destinations from Pakistan (under Rs. 5 Lac)

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affordable honeymoon destinationHoneymoon is a time to celebrate and cherish your special bonding with the love of your life. It is a time to be with your better half and completely forget about the rest of the world. Honeymoons should be unique, peaceful, comforting and above all romantic. It is one of its kind once in a lifetime experience whose memories can be cherished for the rest of your life. Wondering what your honeymoon destination should be? Consider these 14 countries for your honeymoon from Pakistan under PKR 5 LAC of expenses including air fare, food, hotel, sightseeing, local traveling and miscellaneous expenses. (The hotel rates mentioned in the list are for average/economical hotels. Also the flight charges are not fixed and may vary from time to time)

Thailand

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 120,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 8,000 PKR

Asia’s primary travel destination with more than 16 million tourists flying in every year, Thailand has to offer a lot of places to visit. Despite the huge number of foreigners visiting Thailand has managed to captivate its rich cultural heritage while adapting Western influences for tourists comfort. Thailand does have high-rises and flashy lights but real Thailand is about farming village, fishing communities, rubber plantations and Buddhist temples. Thailand’s staple rice is the country’s unique and sophisticated famous cuisine and around 40% of Thais earn their living from the land based around staple rice.

Thailand has had been boasting fastest growing economy in the world after the Vietnam War; tourism being the only factor responsible for the country’s development. However the political stability is an area where the country lacks and corruption is common.

Places to see: Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui

Malaysia

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 120,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 8,000 PKR

A tropical country, with perfect weather all year round with frequent rains, Malaysia is the go to place. The country has beautiful places to visit along with great shopping experience, relaxing sightseeing, resorts and beaches and last but not the least the delicious food that it has offer – the culinary adventure takes you to the most delicious food you would have ever eaten in your life. It has to offer beautiful rainforest, caves, Malaysia is about beautiful blend of three unique cultures.

Places to see: Redang Island, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Malacca, Tanjung Aru, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi

Singapore

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 170,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 12,000 PKR

Singapore is a dream destination for honeymoon. The island is a majestic and true marvel of man-made and natural sights and sounds both. Singapore is all about sci-fi architecture, billion-dollar gardens, contemporary art, striking new hotels and great retail experience. It has amazing water and light displays and many beaches to enjoy your honeymoon.

Places to see: Changi Point Coastal Walk, Bukit Batok Town Park, Light & water show at the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens By The Bay, Sentosa Island

Turkey

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 120,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 10,000 PKR

If you are looking for a honeymoon where you feel peaceful and that makes you feel beautiful – Turkey is the place to go. Deep rooted history, beautiful countryside, and exquisite beaches, ancient ruins of Ephesus, luxury beach resorts along the Aegean Sea – Turkey has a lot to offer. Istanbul is the biggest attraction in the country; however there are many more places to visit as well.

Places to see: Ankara, Mardin, Konya, Antalya, Marmaris, Side, Bodrum, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Istanbul

Sri Lanka

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 160,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 10,000 PKR

Marco Polo has described Sri Lanka as the finest island of its size; the palm-fringed shores of Sri Lanka have attracted Indian, Arabs and Europeans on their shores with the news of spices, precious stones and magnificent elephants. Located just above the equator, the natural beauty of the island is magical. The island has a unique touch of serenity to it and romantic geographers compared the island’s outline to a teardrop falling from the tip of India in the maps. Early Arab traders named the island – Serendib – gave rise to the English word “serendipity”.

Places to see: Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya

Mauritius

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 250,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 8,000 PKR

Mauritius promises a special honeymoon experience, with its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters Mauritius is a beauty itself. Mauritius is a treasure box of experiences, stay at luxury hotels and resorts and experience the magic of one of the most romantic places in the world.

Mauritius hotels have amazing honeymoon special offers and wedding packages. The hotels offer discounted accommodation, champagne, luxurious Spa treatments and romantic sunset cruise.

Italy

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 150,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 10,000 PKR

Italy is a place with most diverse beautiful landscapes in Europe; it has the world’s greatest collection of art treasures – many of which are displayed in cities and buildings. The climate is amazing and cherry on the top being the delicious and authentic national cuisine. The country has great history lying within – although the infrastructure of the country is not eye appealing at all but still it has an aura that would want you not to leave the place.

Italy is one of the most favourite tourism spots in the world, Italians are more loyal to their region than to their nation – something that is apparent in its cuisines, dialects, landscapes and often varying standards of living. Hundreds of local festivals take place in the country, either celebrating a saint or a harvest day, enjoying good food or their obsession with clothes and images and in the daily ritual of the collective evening stroll or passeggiata – a sociable affair celebrated by young and old alike in every town and village across the country.

Places to see: Naples, Italian Lake District, Sicily, Cinque Terre, Milan, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Venice, Rome, Tuscany

France

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 250,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 10,000 PKR

Places to visit in France range from the fretted coasts of Brittany and the limestone hills of Provence to the canyons of the Pyrenees and the half-moon bays of Corsica, and from the lushly wooded valleys of the Dordogne and the gentle meadows of the Loire valley to the glaciated peaks of the Alps. The physical diversity of France is way too much attractive for you to be honeymooning in France. Each region looks and feels different, has its own style of architecture, its own characteristic food and often its own dialect.

The importance of the land reflects throughout French culture. Perhaps the most striking feature of the French countryside is the sense of space. There are huge tracts of woodland and undeveloped land without a house in sight, and, away from the main urban centres, hundreds of towns and villages have changed.

Places to see: Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Arles, Biarritz, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Mont Saint-Michel, French Riviera, Paris

Austria

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 180,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 14,000 PKR

Modern Austria boasts some of Europe’s most varied museums and contemporary architecture not to mention attractive and sophisticated cities whose bars, cafés and clubs combine contemporary cool with elegant tradition. Glorious Alpine scenery, monumental Habsburg architecture, and the world’s favourite musical industry; however, it’s not all bewigged Mozart ensembles and schnitzel.

Places to see: Bad Gastein, Worthersee, Graz, St Anton am Arlberg, Wachau, Zell am See, Innsbruck, Salzkammergut, Salzburg, Vienna

South Africa

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 250,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 8,000 PKR

South Africa is a large, diverse and incredibly beautiful country. The size of France and Spain combined, and roughly twice the size of Texas, it varies from the picturesque Garden Route towns of the Western Cape to the raw subtropical coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal, with the vast Karoo semi-desert across its heart and one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, Kruger National Park, in the northeast. It’s also one of the great cultural meeting points of the African continent, a fact obscured by decades of enforced racial segregation, but now manifest in the big cities.

South Africa’s excellent infrastructure surprises many visitors and draws favourable comparison with countries such as Australia or the United States. Good air links and bus networks, excellent roads and a growing number of first-class B&Bs and guesthouses make South Africa a perfect touring country. For those on a budget, mushrooming backpacker hostels and backpacker buses provide cost-efficient means of exploring the vast number of places to visit.

Places to see: Johannesburg, Cape Winelands, Addo Elephant National Park, Hermanus, Durban, Kgalagadi, ransfrontier Park, Garden Route, Drakensberg, Kruger National Park, Cape Town

Greece

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 180,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 12,000 PKR

Greece remains a premier-league travel destination, despite its economic destination. It has superb beaches and mountainous interior. Yet perhaps its greatest riches are the islands, ranging from backwaters where the boat calls twice a week to resorts as cosmopolitan as any in the Mediterranean.

Minoans, Romans, Arabs, Latin Crusaders, Venetians, Slavs, Albanians and Turks have all left their mark, and almost every town or village has a link to the past, whether it’s a delicately crumbling temple to Aphrodite, a forbidding Venetian fort or a dusty Byzantine monastery decorated with exquisite frescoes. Museums are stuffed to bursting with Classical sculpture and archeological treasures.

Places to see: Cape Sounion, Thessaloniki, Zagori, Halkidiki, Peloponnese, Delphi, Meteora, Crete, Athens, Santorini

Prague (Czech Republic)

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 180,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 12,000 PKR

Historical, fanciful, self-indulgent and cynical, Prague amazes its visitors and charms them.

Flowing from the east towards Germany, the Vltava divides Prague in the centre. Hradčany and Malá Strana, once home to the Austro-Hungarian elite, sit primly on the left bank, faced by the noisier commercial quarters, Staré Město, Josefov and Nové Město. Hradčany, which houses the castle and St Vitus’ Cathedral, tumbles into Malá Strana (Little Quarter), a maze of cobbles, carved doorhandles and stickleback roofs. Over the river is Staré Město (Old Town), a delicate web of alleys and passages running towards Staroměstské náměstí, the old market square. Within Staré Město is the old Jewish quarter, Josefov, which now encloses a luxury shopping district. Nové Město (New Town), the most central part of the modern city, spans the largest area of old Prague, with blocks stretching south and east of the old town in long strides.

Places to see: Powder Tower, Dancing House, Old New Synagogue, Tyn Church, Mala Strana, Wenceslas Square, Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge

Spain

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 150,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 9,000 PKR

Spain is a country that fast becomes an addiction. You might intend to come just for a beach holiday, a walking tour or a city break, but before you know it you’ll find yourself hooked by something quite different – the wild celebration of some local fiesta, perhaps, or the otherworldly architecture of Barcelona. Even in the best-known places to visit – from the capital, Madrid, to the costas, from the high Pyrenees to the Moorish cities of the south – there are genuinely surprising attractions at every turn, whether it’s hip restaurants in the Basque country, the wild landscapes of the central plains, or cutting-edge galleries in the industrial north. Soon, you’ll notice that there is not just one Spain but many – and indeed, Spaniards themselves often speak of Las Españas (the Spains).

You might think you are on holiday in Spain – your hosts may be adamant that you’re actually visiting Catalunya, and will point to a whole range of differences in language, culture and artistic traditions, not to mention social attitudes and politics.

Places to see: Toledo, Cordoba, San Sebastian, Valencia, Seville, Madrid, Spanish Islands, Granada, Barcelona

Maldives

affordable honeymoon destination

Return Ticket for 2 (approximate): 130,000 PKR
Per night average hotel rate: 10,000 PKR

The Maldives are located southwest of Sri Lanka, on the equator. There are 1,190 coral islands, forming an archipelago of 26 major atolls, 202 islands are inhabited, 100 are exclusive luxury island resorts. Many of these islands offer a serene paradise, making it a perfect destination for a honeymoon.

This part of the world is simply paradise. The Maldives is a desert-island dream where tiny islands are scattered like jewels across the ocean, each surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and diamond white sands. The perfect honeymoon and diving location, you’ll find resorts that exude romance and have a choice of luxurious villas, from retreats with a private stretch of beach to over-water hideaways with their own private infinity pool.

The Maldives is one of the most romantic locations in the world.

About the Author

- An enthusiast working in Dubai as an Assistant Operations Manager. Writing about Pakistan and the latest happenings, trends around the globe is my passion. A dreamer, learner and a major foodie.