Crazy - Check! Cozy - Check! What's a honeymoon without being crazy! In our effort to make your honeymoon trip a lifetime experience, we want to put together some best honeymoon places in India where you can enjoy! Wedding in winter is best as the weather is perfect, there is festivity in the air and everything works out beautifully! The only problem is winter weddings, in India, cut out all your favorite honeymoon destinations. But we've worked out a perfect and unique list of best honeymoon places in India in winter for all you couples who are planning winter weddings. Worry not, we’ve covered you all the way!
It can be quite challenging sometimes to sit and plan your Honeymoon in the madness of the wedding preparations. Deciding on the honeymoon place in India, number of days, budget, relaxed or adventurous, etc. etc. are what you have to start with and there’s some more to the list.
Best Honeymoon Places in India in Winter
1. Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj
Home to the Dalai Lama and Tibetan government in exile, and starting point for some exhilarating treks into the high Himalayas, Dharamsala, or more correctly, its upper town McLEOD GANJ, is one of Himachal’s most irresistible destinations. Spread across wooded ridges beneath the stark rock faces of the Dhauladhar Range, the town is divided into two distinct and separate sections, separated by 10km of twisting road and almost 1000m in altitude.
Host to group of foreign and domestic tourists, McLeod Ganj is a place of pilgrimage that attracts tourists from all over the world. Many foreigners visit India specifically to come here, and its relaxed and friendly atmosphere can make it difficult to leave. Despite heavy snows and low temperatures between December and March, McLeod Ganj receives visitors throughout the year. Daytime temperatures can be high because of clear sun, but you’ll need warm clothes for the chilly nights.
2. Kullu & Manali
Himachal's main tourist resort, MANALI, stands at the head of the Kullu Valley, 108km north of Mandi. Despite lying at the heart of the region's highest mountain range, it remains easily accessible by road from the plains, fourteen hours on a bus from Delhi. You could be staring from your
hotel's balcony across apple orchards and thick pine forests to the snowfields of Solang Valley. Manali has become increasingly popular with domestic tourists, and now greets an eclectic mix of honeymooners, holiday-makers, hippies, trekkers and traders.
Old Manali retains some of its atmosphere, and the village of Vashisht across the valley, with its increasing number of guesthouses and cafés. Vashisht nowadays has become a popular place to chill out. For those preferring to venture into the mountains, Manali makes an ideal trekking base for short hikes and serious expeditions. The relaxing hotels in Manali’s cleaner, greener outskirts, and dozens of sociable cafés and restaurants ranged around a well-stocked bazaar.
3. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is a hill station in the southwest of Kerala, famous for its mild climate, national parks, and sanctuary, inhabiting endemic species like Nilgiri Thar, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar. You can visit Eravikulam national park which boasts of some of the rarest flora like Neelakurinji, which only blooms every 12 years. The major attraction of Munnar is its tea plantations. The green fields with the aroma of fresh tea leaves will leave you in tranquility. You can also make your way to echo point, which is a meager 15 minutes distance from Munnar and take a stroll around the beautiful slopes and sit near the water of the nearby lake, or try screaming and the echo of your voice will be reverberated by the nearby mountain ranges of Mudrapuzha, Kundala, and Nallathanni.
The small, peanut-shaped crater lake of Nainital, set in a mountain hollow at an altitude of 1938m, 277km north of Delhi, gives its name to the largest town in Kumaon. Discovered for Europeans in 1841 by Mr Barron, a wealthy sugar merchant, NAINITAL swiftly became a popular escape from the summer heat of the lowlands, and remains one of India’s top hill stations. Throughout the year, and especially between March and July, groups of tourists and honeymooners pack the Mall, a 1.5km stretch of restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops that links Mallital (head of the lake), the older, colonial part of Nainital at the north end, with Tallital (foot of the lake).
Nainital’s position within striking range of the inner Himalayas – the peaks are visible from vantage points above town – makes it a good base for exploring Kumaon. When the town’s commercialism gets a bit much, it’s always possible to escape into the beautiful surrounding country, to lakes such as Sat Tal (23km away), where the foothills begin their sudden drop towards the plains to the south, or to the forested ridges around Kilbury (12km) and the old Shiva temple at Mukteshwar (51km), both of which offer up stunning Himalayan vistas.
Ranthambore National Park lies in the shadow of the Aravalli and Vindhya mountain ranges and covers a core area of 275 sq km (106 sq miles) in Rajasthan. Its razor-sharp ridges, deep boulder-filled gorges, lakes and jungles are the habitat of carnivores such as the caracal, panther, jackal and hyena, numerous
species of deer, and a rich variety of resident and migratory birds. The most famous resident, however, is the endangered tiger, and it is a unique experience to catch glimpses of this majestic animal. Like other parks in the region, this was originally the hunting ground of Jaipur’s maharajas and it only became a Project Tiger Reserve in 1973.
Spreading around the shores of the idyllic Lake Pichola and backdropped by a majestic ring of craggy green hills, UDAIPUR seems to encapsulate India at its most quintessentially romantic, with its intricate sequence of ornately turreted and balconied palaces, whitewashed havelis and bathing ghats clustered around the waters of the lake – or, in the case of the Lake Palace hotel and Jag Mandir, floating magically upon them.
Not that the city is quite perfect. Insensitive lakeside development, appalling traffic along the old city’s maze of tightly winding streets and vast hordes of tourists mean that Udaipur is far from unspoilt or undiscovered. Even so, it remains a richly rewarding place to visit, and although it’s possible to take in most of the sights in a few days, many people spend at least a week exploring the city and the various attractions scattered about the surrounding countryside.
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