Planning your honeymoon tour? When it comes to that first trip with your significant other – there is no place like the hills. With their might and unparalleled views, the mountains teach us lessons in beauty as well as modesty in how to live our lives. While the first name that comes to mind when you talk of snow clad hills and romantic escapes is Switzerland – what if we told you that you can experience that, in our very own country? Himachal Pradesh will have you booking a Himachal tour package for couples right away. Here are a few romantic things to do with your partner:
Listen to the Music of the Falls in Manali
One of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is honeymooner’s central in the state. And rightly so – it is a versatile destination and offers a taste for every traveller’s palate. While for the adventurers it offers hiking, skiing, rafting and other sports, we recommend the waterfalls for the couples looking to make memories.
Jogini waterfalls – located in the Vashisht village near old manali, this waterfall is a secluded spot with great scenic beauty. It can be reached by a short hike from Old Manali village. The hike offers great views of the Beas river, and the waterfall itself has many spots to be explored, which make it perfect for a romantic day trip.
Enjoy the Solitude in Chail or Dalhousie
You may be one of those couples from whom the time you spend together, alone, away from from everyone else is what matters the most. If so, then you need to look no further for your perfect escape with each other.Chail is a small town located about 44 kms from Shimla, which used to be a summer retreat for the kings of Patiala. Today, its an isolated hamlet, with perfect mountains, forests and meadows around. It is also home to the world’s highest cricket stadium. While you’re here, you can also visit the Chail wildlife sanctuary nearby. Chail doesn’t have too many unique things to do. So it’s an ideal place if you’re looking to relax with your partner.
Built on similar notes, Dalhousie used to be the summer retreat of the British Raj in India. Dalhousie is similar to the colonial charm and the old world feeling to Chail, and it is another romantic getaway you can make the most of. Dalhousie also has some great picnic spots such as Panch Pulla and Satdhara Falls, which make for good day trips.
Take a Romantic Walk in the Meadows of Khajjiar
Khajjiar, as everyone knows, is dubbed as the ‘Switzerland of India’. Located near Dalhousie itself, this small hamlet is located in a huge, huge meadow, which has a lake in the middle of it. The lake has a small island on it, too.The grassy green meadows, surrounded by thick forests and tall mountains beyond them, make this a very picturesque place and perfect for couples. While you’re here, you can do horse riding or zorbing (floating around in an inflatable plastic ball filled with air).
A long walk in the beautiful meadows with your loved one in the serenity of mountains – that’s what films are made of, right? Go live yours in Khajjiar.
Hills and Lessons of Peace in Mcleodganj
The ideal way to start your new life should be this, like a clean slate, a fresh person with fresh thoughts. Mcleodganj, a small town situated near Dharamshala, is one of the centres of Buddhism in India. This was brought in here by the Tibetians that have peacefully settled here after fleeing their country during the war.A perfect soul searching retreat – there are many monasteries, learning and meditation centres here where you can learn more about Buddhism. Take a class or a course for cleansing yourself, internally with your partner, as your start your new lives.
Other than this, it is a mountain hamlet, with all the elements of Tibetan culture which you can explore – along with its famous cafes that offer great views and mouth watering food.
Explore the Blissful Barot Valley
Nestled in the lap of the Dhauladhar Ranges, Barot Valley is a small, serene valley located in the Mandi district of Himachal. It is one of the best offbeat places to celebrate your honeymoon in.Barot is located at the banks of the beautiful Uhl river. Spend some time alone, along the banks of the river in solitude. You can also visit the Nargu Wildlife sanctuary, which is located on the other side of the river.
Uhl river is famous for its trout fishing and trout farming, both of which you can practice and witness, making a fun activity to do. For the more adventurous couples, there are many treks that start from here – both easy and difficult. If you’re looking to spend time in nature – you can take a small hike to villages nearby like Jhatingri. You can also camp out at the Thandi Golai site. It is situated about a 2 kms from the main market of Barot.
Away From All, In Nature: Gushaini
A quaint village surrounded by thick forests, Gushaini is located in the Tirthan Valley of Himachal Pradesh, which is relatively lesser known as compared to the other parts of the state.This area makes for the perfect honeymoon destination for various reasons.
Gushaini has forests all around it where you can go for perfect long walks, or visit nearby villages such as Jibhi. Other than this you can visit various hidden waterfalls here, which the locals know about and are pristine romantic spots. Another attraction in the Tirthan valley is angling, which is one of the best here, and makes for a perfect romantic day activity.In Gushaini, the major attraction for stay is Raju’s guest house – which can only be reached by crossing a flowing river in a cable car, which makes it an experience of its own.The isolation, the untouched romantic spots and the closeness with nature make Gushaini a perfect place to celebrate your love.
And you thought India didn’t have many romantic places? Choose Himachal for your honeymoon tour package, and we’re sure you won’t regret it!