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Honeymoon Destination In Himachal Pradesh

Discussion in 'Himachal Pradesh' started by DeepikaSharma, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. DeepikaSharma

    DeepikaSharma New Member

    My fiance and I are planning a honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh and are confused to what the destination should be. Shimla is a popular place but it is too crowded so we want to avoid overcrowded places. We would like to go to a destination where we can spend some quality time together without the noise and large crowds. We will have our own transport so we won't have a problem going out to tourists spots or to go out and eat. Please also suggest whether the stay should only be a week or more in Himachal Pradesh.

    Many thanks

  2. Rocky

    Rocky New Member

    If I were in your place I would be off the Kashmir, one of the most beautiful honeymoon destinations in India. It is further north but is well worth travelling the extra distance. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.

  3. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    Himachal Pradesh is best known as the "Paradise for Honeymoons." With its picturesque landscapes and snow-capped mountain views, it's no wonder why lovers adore this region. The cold is just an excuse to get closer to your loved one as well. Here's some uncrowded honeymoon destinations in Himachal Pradesh:

    1. Chail. This is just about 44 kms away from Shimla. This is a great destination for people who are sick of crowds but want to explore temples, valleys and even sanctuaries. Some attractions here are:
    • The Chail Palace or Maharaja Bhupinder Singh's Palace. This was the residence of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh after his exile from Shimla. There's an orchard, a park, tennis court and even lodging since this has been converted into a heritage hotel. Entry fee to the place is Rs. 100 per person.
    • The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary. Although this is not a well-known sanctuary, it's actually a very well-maintained and has rich flora and fauna one. It even overlooks the Sutlej Valley and is covered with pine and oak trees. Some animals you can find here are: the Himalayan Black Bear, Flying Squirrel and Spotted Deer.
    • The Gurudwara Sahib. This shrine actually resembles a small church and even has a few free accommodation options inside.
    • The Kali Ka Tibba. As the name suggests, this is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is situated on top of a hill, overlooking the Shivalik Peak and Choor Chandni Peak.
    • The Sidh Baba Ka Mandir. A temple dedicated to Sidh Baba which makes it a popular pilgrimage site in the area.
    • The Chail Cricket Ground. This is the highest cricket ground in the world. It is now occupied by the Chail Military School though.
    2. Kasauli. This is a small town about 71 kms away from Shimla. It offers picturesque views and since it's just small, not many tourists go here. Aside from that, you can cover the entire town by foot. Attractions here are:
    • The Kasauli Brewery. It was Edward Dyer who brought the brewery in the town. It's a great place for buying some wines and whiskeys for yourselves or your friends.
    • The Christ Church. Known for its neo-gothic architecture, this church offers tranquility to its visitors.
    • The Sunset Point. A perfect place to enjoy the sunset as it changes colours here, very romantic for the couples.
    • The Monkey Point. Offers amazing views of the surrounding town and the Sutlej River. However, you need a permit to access the place.
    3. Mandi. Best known for its temples although there's other attractions here as well. Places to visit are:
    • The Rewalsar Lake. This lies on a mountain spur and has floating reeds in it. Guru Rinpoche's spirit is said to be within these reeds and they are supposed to move through prayers. There's also a statue of Guru Rinpoche here which is the second largest statue in Himachal Pradesh.
    • The Panchavaktra Temple. You can find this at the point where the Beas River and Suketi River meets up. It has the famous five faces of Lord Shiva.
    • The Tarna Temple. This temple is dedicated to Shyama Kali and the interiors of the temple are lined with gold.
    • The Sunken Garden. This is a 500 years old garden where major events and activities in the town are held.
    4. Kinnaur. This is about 23 kms from the airport in Shimla. Attractions here are:
    • The Lipa-Asrang Sanctuary. Located at a height of about 5,000 metres, this sanctuary is home to Leopards, Blue Sheeps and Brown Bears.
    • The Nako Village. You would need an Inner Line Permit to see the entirety of the village. There's monasteries, a lake and even festivals to enjoy here.
    • The Sangla Valley. A popular trekking spot for hikers for its beautiful surroundings. You can find several temples and monuments here as well.
    5. Thanedar. If you're looking for a nature retreat, then this is the place for you. Filled with fruit orchards and the rural life, it is the place to just relax and enjoy the simple life. Attractions here are:
    • The Apple Orchards. This is where you can pick fresh apples and enjoy them right off of the orchard.
    • The Tani Jubbar Lake. A small lake which is an ideal spot for picnics.
    • The Nag Devta Temple. This is a sacred temple to the locals here and you won't be able to enter it but you can view it from the outside.
    For each destination, about 2 to 3 days would be enough for them. So you can squeeze about two of these for a one-week stay in Himachal Pradesh. I hope this helps!