Honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie Honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie         Manali          Shimla


Honeymoon in Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a place where you can find lush green valleys and towering mountains in their wildest and most magnificent aspects. Its natural beauty, invigorating air, warm sunshine and quiet surroundings are further enhanced by its open green valleys and dense forests. The quiet picturesque town of Dalhousie is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The pine-covered slopes are intersected with paths and treks; make this place an ideal honeymoon destination for romantic couples who want to make their honeymoon the most romantic and the most memorable one.

How To Reach Dalhousie:

By Air:
The nearest Airports are Amritsar Airport -192 km from Dalhousie (approx. 5 hours drive) Jammu Airport -190 km from Dalhousie (approx. 5 hours drive) Gaggal Airport (in Kangra -135 km from Dalhousie).

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is Pathankot (Punjab) around 80 km from Dalhousie. You can drive from Pathankot to Dalhousie and it takes 2-3 hours by car and around 5 hours by bus. You can also rent taxis near the railway station.

By Road:

Chandigarh (353 km) and Delhi (563 km) are the nearest cities to Dalhousie. You can take buses, taxis and tourist vehicles to Dalhousie from here.

Being an ideal honeymoon destination, Dalhousie is well equipped with excellent accommodation options ranging from luxury and five star hotels to small budget hotels and tourist lodges.

The best time to visit Dalhousie is from mid-May to mid-October.

Prime attractions of Dalhousie are the following -  

1. Panpulla - situated 2 Kms from Dalhousie
2. Kalatop - situated 10 Kms from Dalhousie and is famous for the Diankund Peak.
3. Khajiar - is 23 Kms from Dalhousie by road and 13 km from Kalatop. This place is also referred to as the mini Switzerland of India.
4. Dalhousie has a number of old churches. The most famous are the St. Patrick's Church, St. John's Church and the St. Francis' Church.
5. Chamba
6. Khajuraho
7. Maklodganj
8. Dalhousie hills: Bakrota hill, Terah hill, Moti Tibba hill, Portreyn, and Kathalag hill.

Mighty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, misty woods, fast flowing rivers, enchanting lakes and flower filled meadows aptly describe Himachal Pradesh which is blessed with the most beautiful and spectacular landscape in the whole world.

Himachal Pradesh has the most preferred honeymoon destinations popular among romantic couples all over the world. The most frequented honeymoon destinations in the state of Himachal Pradesh are:

Manali -

Manali is situated at the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. Manali, a veritable showpiece of nature with its unspoilt scenic beauty, is situated 40km away from Kullu to the north. Apart from well defined snow capped peaks one can see the Beas River with its clear water meandering through the town. The landscape is indeed breathtaking with its valleys, rivers, peaks, rich flora and fauna,and makes this place an ideal honeymoon destination.

How To Reach Manali:

The nearest airport is Bhuntar (50 km) from Manali where taxis and buses are available in plenty. The closest railhead is at Jogindernagar (135 km), Chandigarh (310km) and Ambala (355 km). It is 585 km from Delhi via Mandi and 270 km from Shimla. The luxury buses ply to Manali from Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi daily.

Tourist Attractions in Manali :

Places to see around Manali -
   1. Rohtang Pass - situated 50km from Manali on the Manali-Keylong road
   2. Arjun Gufa - situated 5km from Manali on the left bank of beas
   3. Beas Kund - situated 50km from Manali
   4. Jagatsukh Temple - situated 6km from Manali
   5. Kothi - 12 Km from Manali on the Keylong road at the foot of Rohtang Pass
   6. Old Manali - situated 3Km from the present day Manali
   7. Rahalla Falls - situated 16km from Manali and 4-km away from Kothi, at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass
   8. Solang Nullah - 14 km northwest of Manali
   9. Vashisth Hot Sulphur Springs - situated 3Km from Manali

You can also indulge into shopping and The Mall in Manali serves this purpose. You can take back many interesting items ranging from clothes to decorative pieces and gift items. The place specializes in Woolen goods and is most famous for the brilliantly patterned shawls. You can also purchase assorted Tibetan curios such as prayer wheels, amulets, dorjees or thunderbolts, masks, musical instruments, jewelry and thangkas to keep the memories of the place alive even when you return back home.

The best time to visit the picturesque Manali is from May to October. There are dozens of places to stay in Manali depending on an individual's needs and budget.

Shimla - the capital of the mountain state of Himachal Pradesh - with its salubrious climate, easy accessibility and numerous attractions have made it one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in northern India. Located on the slopes of lower Himalayas, surrounded by green hills with snow-capped peaks, and magnificently robed in dense forests of oak, pine, fur and rhododendron, Shimla is today one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in India.

The splendid views of the snow-clad ranges of the Himalayas, fine walks through oak and flowering rhododendron, enchanting resorts within easy reach, golf at Naldehra and skiing at Kufri and Narkanda make Shimla the preferred choice of romantic couples the world over.

How to Reach Shimla:

By Air:
Archana Airways and Jagson Airlines operate a shuttle service between Delhi to Kullu (via) Shimla. Jagson flies to Chandigarh, Kangra and Kullu. The airport is at Jubbarhati, 23 km from Shimla.

By Rail:
The train from Kalka to Shimla covers 60 miles in 6 hours in curves and gradients and five miles of this journey are entirely underground as the train passes through 107 tunnels. You can still travel through this immensely popular route to Shimla from Kalka. The narrow gauge line to Kalka is connected to Delhi, Kolkata and Amritsar by broad gauge.

By Road:
Shimla is well connected by road to most towns within the state and to all major towns in Punjab and Haryana. It is linked by bus and coach to Delhi (370Km) and Chandigarh (117Km).

HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) has coaches to all the major towns in the area besides Chandigarh and Delhi.

There are good roads from Delhi, Chandigarh and Mandi to Shimla. You can board the Private and State Corporation buses to reach here or alternatively you can also hire taxis.

Tourist Attractions in Shimla:

You can visit the following places in Shimla -

1 The Mall - a busy shopping area with old colonial buildings, souvenir shops and restaurants
2 Viceregal Lodge - Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
3 Himachal State Museum
4 Jakhoo Hill - the highest point in Shimla
5 Annandale - venue for picnics, cricket, polo matches, gymkhana races
6 The Glen - pretty picnic spot
6 Summer Hill
8 Chadwick Falls
9 Prospect Hill
10 Sanjauli
11 Chail
12 Mashobra - 9.6 Km from Shimla
13 Kufri - 16 Km from Shimla
14 Naldehra - The scenic nine-hole golf course is located at 23 Km from Shimla.
15 Kasoli
16 Shilong Bagh
17 Jabli
18 Parwanu
19 Shimla hills: Prospect hill, Summer hill and Observatory hill in western Shimla, Jakhu hill in Central Shimla.

Various lodging choices are available in Shimla depending upon individual needs and budgets. These accommodations range from five star luxury hotels to reasonably priced budget hotels. You can also stay at low price lodges that are available to tourists during the peak season.