Lush green trees and beautiful mountains, a walk on a tranquil path, isn’t this what we need. Northern part of India has many picturesque locations for a perfect honeymoon or staycation with bae. Enjoy a romantic holiday with your spouse on these hill stations of North India. Shaadifever has made a list of 10 destinations for a peaceful stay at a serene location amidst the mountains.
Kashmir is definitely like paradise on Earth and on top of our list. Being a zenith of beauty, Kashmir offers houseboat stays and Shikara rides all of which somehow amplify the charm of a honeymoon. Get enchanted by the mesmerising view of the Himalayas and relish the natural beauty of heaven on Earth. As a beautiful destination, Kashmir is on the top of our list.
Things to do-
- Shikara ride in Dal Lake
- Gondola ride in Gulmarg
- Stay on a houseboat
- Visit the Tulip Garden
Best time to visit– May to August
Places to visit in Kashmir-
Srinagar– Dal Lake, Nehru PArk, Floating Post office, Shalimar bagh, Pari Mahal, Hari Parbat fort are a few main attractions.
Gulmarg– Maharani temple, Khilanmarg, Strawberry valley and Apharwat Peak.
Pahalgam– Lidder River and Amusement Park, Deer park & Zoo, Mamleshwar Temple, Betaab Valley, Sheshnag Lake, Aru Village, Matrand Sun Temple, Saffron fields, and Anantnag Sulpher Springs.
Sonamarg– Thajiwas Glacier, Manasbal Lake, Ganderbal, Khir-Bhawani temple, and Narang temple.
Add these places to your travel itinerary while you plan a trip to Kashmir.
With a tinge of Colonial Era and vintage buildings, Shimla is an amorous destination for a honeymoon or trip with bae. With snow clad mountains to beautiful apple orchards, Shimla has a charismatic charm of its own.
Best time to visit– Throughout the year, avoid paying a visit in the rainy season.
Things to do in Shimla –
- Take the toy train ride
- Visit the Shimla Ridge
- Hike to Jakhu Temple
- Visit Kufri and Chail
- Take a stroll at the mall road
Places to visit – Viceregal Lodge, The Ridge, Kali Bari Temple, Chadwik Falls, Lakkar Bazaar, Army Heritage Museum, Scandal Point, Tani Jubbar Lake and many more.
Looking for a spectacular view and snow covered mountains? Manali is definitely your best bet. It has everything for a couple, from a beautiful view to lakes and adventure sports, a perfect honeymoon destination in Northern India.
Best time to visit– Throughout the year (avoid rainy season)
Things to do in Manali with your partner–
- Go for paragliding and rafting
- Visit Rahala and Jogini falls
- Visit the monasteries and temples
- Take a holy dip at the hot spring
Places to visit in Manali– Hadimba Temple, Vashisht hot spring, Jogini Falls, Van Vihar, Rohtang Pass, Gulaba, Naggar and Manikaran Saheb Gurudwara
With the soothing sound of water, fresh air and clear skies, Nainital is a romantic destination for a couple. Spend your honeymoon with a view of pristine lakes, colourful boats and the scenic landscapes.
Best time to visit– March to June
Things to do in Nainital with your partner–
- Boating with BAE
- Take the ropeway to reach the snow view point
- Coffee date with a lake view.
Places to visit in Nainital– Naini Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Eco Cave Gardens, Bhimtal Lake, Sariyatal, Tiffin Top, Snow Point View and Bhotia Market.
The Queen of hills- Mussoorie, has its own rustic charm. With colonial structures to postcard perfect mountains and the stunning view of Dehradun from the hills, Mussoorie is the most loved honeymoon destination which is a complete package for a holiday with bae.
Best time to visit– Throughout the year
Things to do in Mussoorie-
- Visit Landour and enjoy the scenic view with some pancakes.
- Enjoy the cable car ride to Gun Hill.
- Watch the sunset together at Cloud’s End.
- Have some awesome desserts and coffee at cafe’s in Mussoorie.
Places to visit in Mussoorie– George Everest’s house, Shop at the mall road, Company Garden, Lal Tibba, Gun Hill, Soham Himalayan centre , Kempty Fall and Camel’s back road.
A well known tourist place in Uttarakhand, Auli is famous for snow skiing. With tranquil conifer lined slopes, Auli offers a spectacular view of the Himalayas.
Best time to visit– December to February
Things to do in Auli–
- Ski, of-course!
- Check out the artificial lake
- Explore Joshimath and take the ropeway
- Camping in Auli
Places to visit– Trishul Peak, Vridh Badri Temple, Chenab Lake, Nanda Devi National Park, Auli Gorson Trek, Chattrakund Lake and Joshimath.
Leh & Ladakh
Get enchanted by the beautiful landscapes. Leh & Ladakh have picked up as a holiday destination for couples. Super safe as it is managed by the Indian Army, the place has a lot to offer, from the famous Pangong Lake to Nubra Valley, there are a lot of picturesque locatiob to visit in Leh and Ladakh.
Best time to visit– April to August
Thing to do in Leh & Ladakh–
- Camel safari at Nubra Valley
- White water rafting
- Camping under the star lit sky.
- Relish the mouth watering local food
- Go on a trek with your partner.
Places to visit– Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Nubra Valley, Tso Moriri Lake, Thiksey Monastery, Markha Valley, Hemis National Park, Diskit Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Royal Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Magnetic Hill and Hunder Dune Safari
A high altitude town in Himachal, built in the colonial -era, Dalhousie is the perfect getaway for the love birds. Boasting of picturesque locations to cozy stay spaces, Dalhousie is an ideal honeymoon destination.
Best time to visit-March to May
Things to do in Dalhousie–
- A romantic boat ride in Chamera Lake
- Picnic day at Mini Switzerland of India, Khajjiar
- Visit the awe-inspiring Satdhara falls
Places to visit– Panch Pulla waterfall, Khajjiar, Chamera Lake, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Ganji Pahari, Dainkund Peak, Chamunda Devi temple, Subhash Baoli and Tibetan Handicrafts market.
One of the most beautiful places in Himachal to plan a honeymoon. Dharamsala or Bhagsu is a beautiful city that has a lot of attractions and natural scenery to offer. Holiday in Dharamshala will help you escape to those lush green hills that will undeniably give you both precious memories to treasure for life.
Best time to visit– February to June
Things to do in Dharamshala–
- Camping in hilly terrain
- Explore Kangra Fort
- Visit Dal lake
- Take a stroll in tea gardens
Places to visit– Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, McLeod Ganj, Kangra Valley, Dharamkot, Triund Hill, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsu Waterfall, Gyuto Monastery, Bhagsunath Temple, Dal Lake etc.
Surrounded by the lower Himalayas, Kasauli is a quaint town covered with beautiful pine and cedar trees. Kasauli is the perfect destination for a budget honeymoon where you can spend ample time with your beloved exploring the nearby areas, taking in the breathtaking mountain view, going on romantic trails and nature walks
Best time to visit–
Things to do in Kasauli–
- Toy train ride
- Visit to the sunset point is sure to get you in a romantic mood
- Try the Tibetan food.
Place to visit– Gilbert Trail, Tibetan Market, Manki Point, Christ Church, Timber Trail, Gurudwara Sri Guru Nanakji and Gurkha Fort.
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