With its spectacular views and rustic colonial charm, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and a wonderful honeymoon destination. Given its pleasant weather, snowy peaks, cafes and restauran (Read More)ts, and even sacred sites, honeymooners would find that there is plenty to do here. With Holidify’s Shimla honeymoon packages, you are sure to have the perfect time with your partner!
Green Valley is known for its gorgeous views of green hills, where you can walk around for a while and take in the surroundings. You can also set up a romantic picnic near the Chadwick Falls, a prepossessing sight amidst the largely untouched Glen Forests. The Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary is home to rare flora and fauna and is an exciting tourist attraction.
A trip to Shimla surely warrants trying your hand at activities like skiing in Narkanda that is popular for its snow-covered slopes and forests. Moreover, the naturally formed Shimla Ice Skating Rink is the best spot for ice skating. Another way to experience the snow is to trek to the foggy hamlet of Fagu, where you get marvellous views of the mighty Himalayas and vast meadows.
When you travel to Shimla, embark on the Heritage Walk to uncover its rich colonial past; hire a guide to take you across the various heritage sites and share some fascinating stories! At the same time, you and your partner can enjoy a cultural excursion without a guide by visiting the Christ Church, Visceral Lodge, Gorton Castle and Gaiety Heritage Cultural Centre etc.
There are numerous cosy homestays in Shimla that offer lodging, alongside luxurious hotels like Wildflower Hall Hotel and hill resorts, where you and your partner would indeed have a fantastic time. Shimla is also famous for its cafes like Wake & Bake and Cafe Hide Out, where you can enjoy a delicious meal while engaging in a nice conversation!
The best time to plan a trip to Shimla is between March and June, when the weather is most pleasant, but the months from November and February are ideal for experiencing the snow. Though Shimla has plenty to offer for honeymooners, the perfect duration for your trip is about 2-3 days; for an unforgettable journey, you can always visit nearby destinations like Kufri and Chail.
Kufri is well-known for its snow-clad peaks and slopes, perfect for skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding. You can also scale the Mahasu Peak on a pony/ horseback to enjoy stunning views with your partner. On the other hand, Chail is visited not only for its abundant natural bounty but also for camping. The vast open spaces are great for pitching your tent and having a romantic meal around a bonfire. Holidify’s diverse range of customisable and budget-friendly Shimla honeymoon packages guarantee you and your partner an unforgettable trip full of amazing experiences!
Shimla is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Himachal Pradesh, frequented by newlyweds for its pleasant weather, luxury resorts and breathtaking environs. Blessed with an abundance of snow-capped Himalayan mountains, lush green pastures, tranquil lakes and pine forests, the natural beauty of Shimla is perfect for a honeymoon backdrop. Apart from offering apt terrain for thrilling activities like ice trekking, river rafting and paragliding, the hill station of Shimla has a lot of sightseeing spots including mountaintop viewpoints, bustling pedestrian avenues, traditional handicrafts markets, colonial museums and churches and wildlife sanctuaries.
What can couples do in Shimla?
Some of the must-visit sightseeing destinations in Shimla for couples to explore are Green Valley, Kiala Forest, Mall Road, Himalayan Bird Park, Shimla State Museum, Kuthar Fort, Gorton Castle, Chadwick Waterfall, Viceregal Lodge and Military Museum At Annandale. Couples can also take a ride through Shimla on the narrow-gauge toy train, visit Christ Church and Tara Devi Temple, enjoy a picnic at the famous Summer Hill and Glen Hill, shop at Ram Bazaar and Lakkar Bazaar, watch cultural performances at Shimla Ridge, watch the sun go down at Scandal Point and play golf at the alluring course of Naldhera. For adventure aficionados, Shimla offers outdoor activities like ice skating, trekking to Jakhu Temple, mountain biking, pine forest walks and paragliding. If there is extra time, couples can visit Kufri for skiing during the winter months.
Which is better for honeymoon Shimla or Manali?
While Shimla and Manali are both beautiful honeymoon destinations in their own right, Shimla is more commercialized with most of the sightseeing spots being close to the centre of town and activities being resort or stay-centric. Manali, like Shimla, is home to snow-clad peaks, valleys, pine forests, temples, convivial markets and rich cultural hubs. However, Manali also boasts of the iconic Beas River, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass. Full of daring mountaineering activities to take part in the serenity of the Himalayas, Manali is better for couples seeking adventure on their honeymoon date. It is up to couples to choose whether they wish to spend their honeymoon relaxedly in Shimla with sightseeing dates or go to Manali for outdoor sports.
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