Now that you and your partner are tied into this beautiful bond of marriage and love, it’s to celebrate the bond, isn’t it? And what’s the best way to celebrate? A long honeymoon along the hills and the plains! Choosing a destination can get a little confusing so we bring to you a list of the best honeymoon destinations near you.
Nainital is an obvious choice and there’s no denying that. You’ll find beautiful coniferous trees surrounding a pristine lake. Now that’s a sight worth every effort. Since this destination is really famous, you’ll find all the amenities you need.
Best time to visit Nainital is May to December.
How to Reach - Trains are available to Kathgodam. Beyond this point, you can opt for a rented cab.
A rented cab or a private vehicle is the best option. The distance is roughly 250 kms and the duration will be around 5 hours.
Things to do - Nainital Zoo, Mall Road, TIffin Top, Naini Lake, Horse riding, Boating
Like Nainital, Shimla is also one of the most popular (for all the right reasons) honeymoon destination. You simple can’t say “No” to Shimla because she is a true beauty! Those beautiful mountains and the mighty Himalayas… That’s one view you can never get sick of.
Best time to visit Shimla is between March and June.
How to Reach - 5 Trains are available from Bulandshahr to Shimla. The average duration of the journey is 1 day.
A private vehicle/ rented car will take around 8 hours and the distance is 400 kms.
Things to do - The Ridge, Christ Church, Kalka–Shimla Railway, Himachal State Museum, Jakhu Hill
Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, we have another one of the Honeymoon Destination jewels in Uttarakhand - Mussoorie. Mussoorie is located at a comfortable altitude of 2000 metres above the sea level and is frequently called the “Queen of Hills”. Want to know why? Head to Mussoorie now to find out.
Best time to visit Mussoorie is between March and June.
How to Reach - Trains are available to Dehradun. You can opt for a rented cab from Dehradun to Mussoorie.
Buses are available from Ghaziabad.
A private vehicle/rented cab will take around 7 hours for the journey. The distance is around 300 kms.
Things to do -Kempty Falls, Gun Hill, Soham Heritage Art Centre, Mussoorie Lake
When you think of the North, you simply can’t miss Chandigarh. This beautifully planned city seems perfect for a long, lazy honeymoon. While you’re in Chandigarh, don’t forget to gorge on some lip smacking Punjabi food and chug down that tall glass of lassi.
Best time to visit Chandigarh is between August and December.
How to Reach - You can travel from Bulandshahr to Delhi. Direct flights and frequent buses are available to Chandigarh.
2 trains are available along the this route. The average journey is 9 hours.
A private vehicle or a rented cab will take around 5.5 hours. Distance between the two cities is 300 kms.
Things to do - Rock Garden of Chandigarh, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, The Open Hand Monument, Shanti Kunj Park
McLeodganj is a hidden gem in the quaint town of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Untouched and pristine, you’ll find the most peaceful people and accommodating locals here. You’ll find yourself sipping on fresh Green Tea and having Tibetan Bread as you glance at the mighty snow capped peaks of the Himalayas.
Best time to visit McLeodganj is between September to January.
How to Reach - Trains are available to Pathankot. From there, you can opt for a rented cab or a bus.
If you travel to Delhi, you can opt for a direct flight to Kangra which is 15 mins away from McLeodganj. A lot of buses run from Delhi to McLeodganj.
A private vehicle/rented cab will take around 10 hours to reach. The distance between the two cities is around 550 kms.
Things to do - Bhagsu Nag Waterfalls, St. John in the Wilderness Church, Town Square, Italian Food, Cafe Illiterati, Tibet Museum