Best Hill Stations in India for Honeymoon

Best Hill Stations in India for Honeymoon

A honeymoon is a time when a newly married couple can have some alone time in their own little paradise and make memories of a lifetime. Following the hectic wedding days, a honeymoon comes as a much-needed break. A hill station provides not just an aesthetically pleasing landscape but also brings peace and calm that everyone wishes for. The pine trees, waterfalls and the peaceful silence will make you fall in love with each other all over again. So take your pick from the best hill stations in India for a honeymoon with your significant other to have the time of your lives.

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Here is the list of 32 Best Hill Stations in India for Honeymoon

1. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

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Known For : Mawlynnong | Umiam Lake | Elephant Falls

A hill station in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, Shillong is one of the less exploited hills stations. You can head over to the Don Bosco museum to get an insight into the cultural heritage of North-East India or simply enjoy each other's company at the popular Elephant falls and Lady Hydari Park. It is a place full of life, good music, and great hospitality. This is one of the best hill stations in India for a honeymoon.

Best Time : September to May

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Read More 31 Shillong Attractions

2. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

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Known For : Law's Falls | Sim's Park | Lamb's Rock

Amidst the lush green Nilgiri hills, Coonoor is a great place to head to with your loved one. It is located in the state of Tamil Nadu at the height of 1800 metres and is one of the few hill stations in the Nilgiris. Here, you can enjoy walks among the famous tea gardens, go on a hike, or simply sit and sip on some locally grown tea, soaking in the beauty. The greenery of the Nilgiris, where one often hears nothing but the twitter of the birds make this place picturesque and perfect for a romantic honeymoon.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 17 Coonoor Attractions

3. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

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Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as one of the best hill stations in India for a honeymoon because of its unique culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality. 

Best Time : October to March

Read More 34 Coorg Attractions

4. Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

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Known For : Pangong Lake | Magnetic Hill | Leh Palace

A land like no other with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth. If you are looking for a mountain trip with your loved one, this is one of the best hill stations in India for a honeymoon.

Best Time : Jun to Sep

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Read More 58 Ladakh Attractions

5. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir - The Skiing School and Honeymoon

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Known For : Kongdori - Gulmarg Gondola | Skiing in Gulmarg | Khilanmarg

Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys making it a perfect hill station getaway for your honeymoon.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 20 Gulmarg Attractions

6. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth

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Known For : Dal Lake | Mughal Gardens, Srinagar | Nishat Bagh

Famously known as 'Heaven on Earth', Srinagar is every bit the epitome of paradise on earth. The stunning picturesque setting of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir makes one of the best hill stations in India for a honeymoon. Srinagar lies on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round, contributing to the perpetual influx of tourists visiting this city which offers a plethora of gorgeous scenic vistas.

Best Time : April to October

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Read More 42 Srinagar Attractions

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7. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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Known For : Nathu La Pass | MG Road, Gangtok | Rumtek Monastery

Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. The mesmerising prismatic beauty and the beautiful winding hill roads are even more breathtaking if seen from a bird's eye view in a cable car.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 32 Gangtok Attractions

8. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh - The land of Hill Kingdoms, Temples and Monasteries

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Known For : Chamera Lake | Manimahesh Lake | Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Chamba is that one getaway you've always dreamed off. Minimal human alteration in the topography and environment and the balanced temperatures of the area make it the perfect destination all year round. The river Ravi cuts across town and adds to the scenery. Chambal is present at the confluence if Ravi river with Chal river.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 15 Chamba Attractions

9. Mokokchung, Nagaland - An urban habitat to Ao Naga

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Known For : Longkhum | Ungma Village | Langpangkong Caves

The most significant urban centre in all of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima and the home of Ao Naga.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 7 Mokokchung Attractions

10. Auli, Uttarakhand - The skiing destination of India

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Known For : Skiing in Auli | Gurso Bugyal | View Points

Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD. Auli is the best hill station in India for a honeymoon if you are looking for a mixture of adventure and picturesque views.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 12 Auli Attractions

11. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

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Known For : Kaas Plateau | Table Land | Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station for honeymoons in India. This little town is near Mahabaleshwar, and is famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 13 Panchgani Attractions

12. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The romantic coffee hill station of Karnataka

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Known For : Mullayanagiri | Kudremukh National Park | Baba Budangiri

If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, you are going to love Chikmagalur, which has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air. Very famously known as the ?Coffee Land of Karnataka?, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka and stands at an altitude of 3400 feet. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quaint getaway from the busy life of the city.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 15 Chikmagalur Attractions

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13. Matheran, Maharashtra - Cutest little hill-station of India

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Known For : Louisa point | Panorama Point | Charlotte lake

Nestled amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a cosy little hill station that stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above sea level, and is just 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, making it the perfect weekend getaway. With its name literally translating to 'overhead forest', Matheran is the smallest hill station in all of India, but it is extremely popular in terms of tourists looking for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 30 Matheran Attractions

14. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Surkhanda Devi Temple | Eco Park, Dhanaulti | Apple Orchard Resort

With minimal human intrusion, without overloading or overwhelming your senses or expectations, Dhanaulti slowly seeps into your conscience like a long lost pleasant dream, bringing with it comfort and quiet, and giving you the much needed break from your humdrum routine life.

Best Time : September to June

Read More 10 Dhanaulti Attractions

15. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm

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Known For : Chaubatia Orchards | Jhula Devi Temple | Majhkhali

Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 19 Ranikhet Attractions

16. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir - Popular Himalayan honeymoon hill stations in India

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Known For : Aru Valley | Betaab Valley | Lidder River

With untouched and gorgeous natural beauty, Pahalgam is a feast to the eyes and senses. Submerged in lush greenery and alluring Himalayan ranges, it calls for some moments of requiescence at nature's own home.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 18 Pahalgam Attractions

17. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.

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Known For : Killiyur Falls | Emerald Lake, Yercaud | Bear's Cave

Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views. Yercaud is a popular hill station for honeymooners in India due to its more economical options along with stunning coffee plantation views.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 14 Yercaud Attractions

18. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Library of Tibetan Works and Archives | Dharamshala Cricket Stadium | Dharamshala International Film Festival | St. John in the Wilderness Church | War Memorial

Home to the Tibetan spiritual and political leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is unlike any other place. It is home to many Tibetan refugees and offers a truly memorable experience. You can head over to Upper Dharamsala or Mcleodganj and indulge in some local cuisine, or take part in the Triund Trek and see the beauty of the Himalayas. The cool climate and the scenic beauty of this place only heighten the romance.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 20 Dharamsala Attractions

19. Chail, Himachal Pradesh - Quiant honeymoon hill station in India

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Known For : Chail wildlife sanctuary | Palace Hotel | Cricket Ground

Densely populated by deodar and pine trees, Chail is wonderful. It was the former summer retreat for the Maharaja of Patiala. Chail is the best hill station for a honeymoon in India if you enjoy quiet secluded spots and provides an escape from reality. It overlooks Shimla and Kasauli and also has some breathtaking views. It is just 63 km or a 2-hour drive away from Shimla.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 11 Chail Attractions

20. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The queen of hill-stations

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Known For : Lal Tibba | Lake Mist | Kempty Falls

Located at the height of 2005 metres and a rich colonial past, Mussoorie is another classic honeymoon destination. It is 35 km from the Doon city and offers a panoramic view of the same. If you are looking for a little solitude, head over to the cantonment town of Landour and indulge in some pancakes at the spot known as "Chaar Dukaan".

Best Time : September to June

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Read More 29 Mussoorie Attractions

21. Ponmudi, Kerala - Stunning hill station with tea gardens

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Known For : Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary | Golden Valley | Mini Zoo, Ponmudi

Located at 915 feet above sea level, Ponmudi is a lovely hill station. It is well connected to Thiruvananthapuram and is surrounded by tea gardens, springs, mountain flowers and waterfalls. It has various cottages which offer a view of the Western Ghats mountain range. It also has valleys where mist descends, making this place truly romantic.

Best Time : November to May

Read More 5 Ponmudi Attractions

22. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries

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Known For : Elephant's Head point | Chinaman's falls | Dhobi waterfall

Situated in the Western Ghats range, Mahabaleshwar is another popular hill station. Couples can head over to one of the many points that promise to offer breathtaking views or binge eat some locally grown strawberries. This hill station is surrounded by a green cover and has a pleasant weather, making it a great honeymoon destination.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 31 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

23. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India

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Known For : Khajjiar | Satdhara Falls | Panchpula

Dalhousie is a great honeymoon retreat. It is secluded, pollution free, surrounded by pines and colonial architecture, and offers a beautiful view of the Himalayas. You can also partake in many activities together like zorbing, go on treks or have a little adventure of your own by heading over to the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 20 Dalhousie Attractions

24. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway | Tiger Hill | Batasia Loop

Darjeeling offers a spectacular view of the snow clad Kanchenjunga. This 'Queen of Hills' is a lovely place for honeymooners. Here, you can taste the wide variety of locally grown tea, shop for local handicrafts, or take a ride on the UNESCO World Heritage Railway line that has been there since 1881. Darjeeling is a haven for nature lovers. It is culturally diverse and is a much-preferred honeymoon spot.

Best Time : February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

Read More 21 Darjeeling Attractions

25. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon hill station

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Known For : Solang Valley | Rohtang Pass | Adventure Activities in Manali

Manali is one of the most popular honeymoon destination. It offers a great view of many surrounding peaks. It has been the location of many Bollywood movies and is truly a lover's retreat. It offers various opportunities for adventure sports like paragliding, skiing in the Solang Valley, or simply sitting in the cable car, basking in the beauty. It is also popular for the Manali Winter festival which takes place in February.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 42 Manali Attractions

26. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and pretty honeymoon hill-station of India

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Known For : Atukkad Waterfalls | Echo Point, Munnar | Pothamedu View Point

Located in God's own country, Munnar is a sight to sore eyes. The beautiful stretches of tea gardens, tranquil hills, and a cool climate make this place a perfect honeymoon destination. Munnar is situated at the height of 6000 feet and was once a summer resort for British India. This hill station has exotic species of flora and fauna, being close to the Eravikulam National Park, with its beautiful water falls, streams and valley. You and your loved one can indulge in nature walks witnessing the scenic beauty of Munnar.

Best Time : September to May

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Read More 45 Munnar Attractions

27. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

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Known For : Eco Cave Gardens | Naini Lake | Naina Devi Temple

Nainital is yet another classic honeymoon destination. Located in the Kumaon region, this "Lake District" is a go-to destination for romantic getaways. It has many natural attractions like Naini Lake and Naina Peak. Here, you two can take long romantic walks on the Mall Road, boat rides on the lake and then retire to one of the many of the hotels overlooking the Naini Lake.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 26 Nainital Attractions

28. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India

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Known For : Adventure Activities in Khajjiar | Khajjiar lake | Kalatop wildlife sanctuary

Situated at the height of 6500 feet, Khajjiar is rightly called India's "Mini Switzerland". It is 20 km from Dalhousie and is surrounded by green meadows with a lake located in its middle. It has a landscape mirroring that of Switzerland, with a great view of the Kailash Parvat that is breathtakingly beautiful. Make the most of this place by having a picnic together or a walk beside the lake.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 9 Khajjiar Attractions

29. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway | Ooty Lake | Ooty Rose Garden

Established by the British in early 19th century, Ooty is one of the three hill stations in the Nilgiri hills. There's plenty to do in Ooty. You and your loved one can take a walk among the pine trees or the extensive tea gardens or hop on the 46 km Heritage train line witnessing the beauty of Ooty. Ooty is one of the best hill stations for a honeymoon in India due to its popularity and well-developed infrastructure.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 43 Ooty Attractions

30. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History

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Known For : Mall Road, Shimla | Kalka Shimla Toy Train | The Ridge

Once the summer capital of British India, Shimla is a classic honeymoon destination. The capital is much preferred by honeymooners for its beautiful skyline, the famous Mall Road, and the lovely weather. It has beautiful colonial architecture, the finest example being the Viceregal Lodge. Shimla is easily accessible by train or by road, having the popular heritage Kalka-Shimla railway line.

Best Time : October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

Read More 45 Shimla Attractions

31. Kausani, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Rudradhari Falls and Caves | Gwaldam | Trek to Pinnath

Located at the height of 6200 feet, Kausani offers a 350 km magnificent view of the snow clad Himalayas. This hill station is preferred for its quiet and serene atmosphere, having a thick cover of pine trees. Here, couples can partake in many activities like bird watching, hiking, or taking a walk across the village to see the local culture. Kausani also receives a significant amount of rainfall.

Best Time : April to June, September to December

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Read More 11 Kausani Attractions

32. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) | Kodai Lake | Bear Shola Falls

Situated at 7200 feet above sea level, Kodaikanal is mesmerising. It is located in the Palani Hills in the Western Ghats and is surrounded by a thick forest cover and a centrally located lake. Kodaikanal is preferred hill station for honeymooners in India for its picturesque surrounding that makes you not want to leave this paradise.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 34 Kodaikanal Attractions

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