Top 15 Hill Stations for Honeymoon in India
Honeymoon is one of the best times of your life, thus make it special by spending it in the best way amidst the spellbinding natural beauty of India.
Spend your honeymoon at any of the below hill stations to make it perfect. Read here about Top 7 Hill Stations for Honeymoon in India.
1. The Soothing Shimla
Shimla is one of the best places for honeymoon in winters. Spend some cozy moments with your special ones sitting by the fireplace of the quaint cottages, as the snow drizzles touch the window panes. If you love cold, then the snow carpet of Shimla is your idle destination; ice skating and playing with snow balls are fun activities here. Besides these you have the breathtaking beauty of the snowcapped Shivalik hills and the joyous streams of Shimla to gift you a blissful vacation.
The Ridge, Jakhoo Hill, Kufri, Fagu, Chail, Glen, Prospect Hill, Kamna Devi Temple and Himalayan Bird Park.
Skiing at Kufri and Fagu. Natural walks through the woods of Deodar and Rhododendron. Shop soft pashmina shawls and warm clothes at The Ridge and The Mall.
Jubbar-Hatti is the nearest airport, just at 23 km. Shimla is connected to Kalka through narrow gauge railway line. There are luxury coaches and private taxis which ply from Delhi (370 km.), Manali (280 km.) and Chandigarh (117 km.) to Shimla.
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2. The Enchanting Kasauli
Go on a rendezvous with your beloved at Kasauli. Nestled at the mystic mountains of Himachal Pradesh, this comparatively less popular hill station helps you know each other in solitude.
Cherish the sublime beauty of nature and divinity at the Lover’s Lane, Anglican Church, Lower and Upper Mall, Monkey Point, Gilbert Trail and the Sunrise-Sunset Point.
Witness sunrise and sunset as the sky plays with color. Stroll through the quiet streets of Lover’s Lane and Gilbert Trail, under the shadows of Deodar and Rhododendron trees. Bask in the exotic beauty of red roses or get naughty at the snowy slopes of Kasauli with your sweetheart.
Chandigarh airport is closest to Kasauli; just at 70 km. From the airport, you can hire taxis. Kalka is just at 33 kms and the nearest railway station and has direct trains from Delhi, Kolkata, Amritsar and Mumbai.
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3. The Magical Darjeeling
Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, Darjeeling mesmerizes tourists with its exquisite view of the Great Himalayas. The Buddhist monasteries, the rich flora and fauna are the other attractions of the place. If you want to open your eyes together witnessing the rising sun from back of the Himalayas, visit Darjeeling; if you want to fall in love once again with your partner, the amiable atmosphere of Darjeeling creates the perfect environment for the same.
A visit to Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Peace Pagoda makes your trip a complete package of fun and entertainment.
Watch sunrise at the peaks of Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill. Trekking through the mysterious mountains or feel thrilled at the sanctuaries. Travel on toy trains from Kurseong to Darjeeling to enjoy the beauty of the hills.
Bagdogra airport (68.8 km) is closest to Darjeeling. New Jalpaiguri railway station (67.7 km) is the nearest railway station which connects the hill station to the major cities of the country.
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4. The Sublime Shillong
Want to touch the clouds with your special ones? Shillong is your destination. Aptly known as the abode of clouds,’ Shillong is located at Meghalaya. The crystalline waters of the lake, the chilled rain drops and the misty surroundings make it a perfect honeymoon destination.
Checkout the Lady Hydari Park, Shillong Park, Cathedral Catholic Church, Spread Eagles Falls, Elephant Falls, Sweet Falls, Lakes of Umiam and Ward.
Enjoy a pleasant boat ride over Lake Umiam or walk hand in hand through the sprawling gardens of Lady Hydari Park. The sweet sound of the waterfalls adds a different charm to your honeymoon.
Guwahati is both the nearest airport and railway station to Meghalaya. It takes just 2-3 hours to reach Shillong from Guwahati on road.
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5. The Oasis of Mount Abu
Surprisingly the desert land of Rajasthan also has a hill station of Mount Abu. Situated at an altitude of 1220 meters of Aravalli, this hill station promises complete privacy. The tranquil lakes and the natural ecstasy beckons the love birds from round the country to Mount Abu.
The Jain temples of Dilwara, Gaumukh Temple, Achalgarh Fort, Guru Sikhar, Honeymoon Point and the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary are must visits and top attractions in Mount Abu.
Honeymoon Point is the best place to view sunset while Nakki Lake is great for sailing through the amazing landscape. You can also witness the wildlife of the deserts at the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Get a panoramic view of the unique place from Guru Sikhar, a height of 1722 meters. Get more details about Things to do in Mount Abu
The Maharana Pratap Udaipur airport is just at 207 kms from Mount Abu and there are private taxis available at the airport which take you directly to the hill resort. Abu Road is the nearest railway station, just at 29 km from the hill station; from here you can hire jeep or taxi to reach the hill station. You can directly reach Mount Abu from Jodhpur (235 km), Udaipur ( 156 km), Ahmedabad ( 222 km) and Jaipur ( 509 km).
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6. The Green Munnar
Tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, is a treat to the eyes and heart. The honeymoon couples can find their own abode at the silent valleys of Munnar while the tea plantations of the place are green paradise.
The Anamudi Peak, Devikulam, Attukul, Mattupetty, Munnar Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Lock Heart Gap and Pothamedu are tourist hotspots. Not only these, there are various places to see in Munnar.
Feel the heavenly aroma of spices at the Spice Garden of Munnar or walk through the tea gardens over the dew drenched grassland. Get close to one another trekking to the Anamudi Peak, located at an altitude of 2700 meters.
Cochin International airport (110 kms) is the nearest airport, while Aluva (110 kms) is the closest railway station. You can hire cabs from these places. Also, there are regular buses playing between Munnar, Tamil Nadu and other cities of Kerala. Get more info about how to reach Munnar by road, air and rail.
Suggested Tour : 3 Days Munnar Tour
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7. The Oomph of Ooty
This is one of the most well-known hill stations of incredible India. With the backdrop of the miraculous Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is bound to increase the love. The refreshing scenic beauty, the inviting atmosphere and the remarkable gardens of the place beckons the love birds.
Visit the Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden, Kalhatty Waterfalls, Ooty Lake, Avalanche Lake, Emerald Lake, Government Museum, Stone House, National Park and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Read more about Favorite Tourist Places in Tamilnadu
Couples will enjoy boat ride over the Ooty Lake or a toy train ride through the spellbinding beauty of the hill station. Deer, buffaloes, rabbits and the rare birds have find a safe shelter at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.
Coimbatore Airport is just at 94 km from Ooty while the nearest railway station is at 1.3 km distance. The railhead of Mettupalyam (40 km) connects Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore and Mysore to Ooty. Buses regularly ply between Chennai (573.5 km), Bangalore (283.6 km) and Mysore (126.2 km) to Ooty.
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8. Kodaikanal – The Princess of Hill Stations
Kodaikanal is located in southern India and is an important honeymoon destination in Tamilnadu. It is called as the princess of hill station. The hill station holds all cliché high altitude activities and is famous for its serene look. Endowed with rich and dense forest regions, waterfalls, valleys and wealth of rare Kurunji flower, this region is famous for all its natural elements. Kodaikanal became a visible spot for tourists only by the end of 19th century and until date; it has satisfied millions of honeymooners.
Some of the top places to spot in Kodaikanal are Kodaikanal lake, Silver Falls, Guna Caves, College Museum, Wax Museum, Kurunji Andavar temple, Pillar rock, Berijam Lake, Solar Observatory, Coaker’s Walk, Green Valley view point, Bear Shola falls, Echo point, Silent valley, Caps valley and others. Apart from the attractions inside Kodaikanal, you ought to visit Manuvanur, a valley and hiking spot, located a little away from Kodaikanal.
Top cliché activities to enjoy in Kodaikanal are hiking, trekking, sightseeing, sunset view, drive through valley, boating, coracle ride, horse riding, picnic, visit to waterfalls, enjoying fresh vegetables and exotic fruits, visit to gardens and much more. If you are visiting in summer, you ought to visit Kurunji Andavar temple to spot Kurunji flowers, which blooms once in 12 years. Visit to water bodies will be at the prime during winter and early summer season.
Located at a height of 7200 feet above mean sea level, this travel destination is easy to reach, as it has been a peak tourism destination for more than a century. The nearest airport is located in Madurai, which is 120 km away. The nearest international airport is located in Coimbatore. You can find buses to Kodaikanal from numerous destinations in Tamil Nadu. However, frequency of buses and cabs to the hill station is very high from Madurai, Dindugal, Coimbatore and other surrounding regions. The nearest railway station is located in Kodaikanal Road, 80 km away from the hill station. However, people prefer reaching Madurai via railway station and hire a cab to reach the hill station. The best route to enjoy reaching the hill station is from Madurai to Kodaikanal. Some prefer Palani to Kodaikanal, but it is too long and enduring. The slope routes do not have good lighting facilities and thus, it is important to ascend or descend when there is ample sunlight.
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9. Manali – The Lovers Paradise
Located in Himachal Pradesh, it is a resort town located at the end of Kullu Valley. This is a small hill town, which gained popularity because of its location in the ancient trade route. Today, it is an important honeymoon destination among those, who want a secluded and yet, beautiful hill station to enjoy a romantic time. Manali is the gateway to Leh, Spiti and Lahaul. If you are looking for a snow-filled honeymoon, visit Manali between December and March.
Top places to visit in Manali are Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Hadimba temples, Beas Kund trek, Vashisht Baths, Chandratal Baralacha trek, Great Himalayan National Park, Hampta Pass trek, Manikaran, Chandrakhani Pass, Parvati Valley, Kullu, Manu temple, Nehru Kund, Old Manali, Van Vihar, Bara Bhangal Kalihani trek and many others.
If you are visiting in winter, this is the land of skiing and other snow activities. Other top activities to enjoy here are zorbing, paragliding, trekking, boating, parasailing, hiking, picnic, sightseeing, photography, water rafting, camping and many others.
The nearest airport is located in Bhuntar, around 50 km away from Manali. You can find frequent flights from Delhi to Bhuntar. From Delhi, it is easier to reach Manali via Ambala, Chandigarh, Mandi and Kullu. You can find luxury buses and cabs from various important cities around Manali. The nearest railway station is located in Joginder Nagar, which is 175 km away from the hill station. The best way to reach Manali is by taking the Kalka-Shimla railway route and take up road route from Shimla to Manali, which is a very aesthetically pleasing route.
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Kalpa is a small hill town located in the river valley of Sutlej. It is located in Kinnaur district of northern India. This region is famous for its lush apple orchards. You can also find many temples in this region. This is the land of many ancient structures located along the winding mountain roads bordered by Chilgoza forests. Kalpa had been a hidden gem until recent times. Today, it is an entry spot for those who visit to visit Spiti Valley, Kailash Mountain and others.
Top places of interest in Kalpa are ReckongPeo, Kothi, Chaka Meadow, Kinnaur Kailash mountain range, Kalpa monastery, Chandika Devi temple, Khawangi Mandir, Kalpa Fort and others.
Top activities to enjoy in Kalpa are trekking, hiking, sightseeing, picnicking, camping, visit to orchard, visit to vineyards, overnight stay at villages, visit to temples, exploring monasteries and many others.
Kalpa is a small town located at a very high altitude. The options to reach the town are very less. The best way to reach is by travelling by road. The nearest airport is located in Shimla, which is 276 km away from the town. From the airport, you can find cabs and buses to Kalpa. You can find frequent buses from Delhi, Punjab and other regions to Kalpa. The nearest railway station is located in Shimla. You can find cabs from the railway station to Kalpa too. Once you reach Kalpa, you can find cabs and buses to reach any village around Kalpa.
11. Coorg – The Scotland of India
Coorg is called as the Scotland of India. It is located in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is one of the most popular hill stations of southern India. The best time to visit Coorg is between October and May. The peak tourism season is from February to May. Apart from being blessed with acres of coffee plantation, waterfalls and other natural beauty, this hill station’s scenic beauty has encouraged many resorts to thrive here for luxury honeymoon experience.
Top tourist attractions of Coorg include Nisargadhama, Iruppu falls, Abbey Falls, Bhagamandala, Nagarhole National Park, Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri, Tadiandamol, Raja’s Seat, Madikeri, Nalknad Palace, Chelavara Falls, Kote Betta, Rajiv Gandhi national park, TriveniSangama, Payaswini and others.
The iconic activity of Coorg is trekking. Other notable activities to enjoy in Coorg are hiking, boating, camping, sunset view, river rafting, jeep safari, picnicking, zip line, quad bike drive, bird watching, spa sessions, paragliding, playing with elephants, fishing and many others.
The nearest airport is located in Mangalore, which is 160 km away from the hill station. The nearest international airport is located in Bengaluru, which is 265 km. You can find cabs and buses to Coorg, from any part of Karanataka. The nearest railway station is located in Mysore, which is just 95 km away from hill station. People prefer reaching Mysore via train and hire cab to reach Coorg. Once inside Coorg, it is best to scale the place in a cab or on foot.
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Located at the suburbs of Dharamsala, it is the honeymoon part of the region. It is also called as Little Lahsa. This is the region for a relaxed exotic styled honeymoon. Since the British Rule, this region has been an important tourist destination. Later, when Dalai Lama fled to India, this region started to gain more religious factor and today, it is an important honeymoon and pilgrimage destination in India.
Top regions to visit in this hill station are Tsuglagkhang temple, Namgyal Monastery, Tibetan Institute of Performance Arts, Nechung Monastery, Gyuto Monastery, St. John in Wilderness Church, Dal Lake, BhagsuNath, Bhagsu Falls, Bhagsunath temple and others
Top activities to enjoy here are trekking, hiking, sightseeing, exploring, camping, pilgrimage activities, sunset view, boating, forest trekking, souvenir shopping, mountain pass ride, stargazing, yoga, meditation, spa session, cultural shows and many others.
The nearest airport is located in Gaggal. However, only a few flights serve this airport. Thus, it is best to reach Delhi and choose other transportation to reach the hill station. You can find buses and cabs from numerous regions around McLeod Ganj like Delhi, Dharamsala, Chandigarh and others. The nearest railway station is located in Pathankot, which is just 90 km away from the hill station. You can also reach Jammu and Kashmir via rail and choose road transportation from Kashmir to the hill station.
The snow covered peak of Himalayas bubble romance than any other destination of the country. This hilly region filled with oak trees and dense forest region at the height of 2800 m above sea level is the perfect place for any kind of honeymooners. Auli is an important tourist destination of Uttarakhand. This region is famous for top ski resorts of the country. The natural surroundings, snow covered Himalayan ranges, valleys and historic monuments of 8th century makes the place, one of a kind.
Auli artificial lake, Auli ropeway, GorsonBugyal, Chattrakund, KwaniBugyal, Joshimath, Chenab Lake, Narsingh Temple, Nandi Devi national park and others.
Top snow activities to enjoy in Auli are skiing, ice skating, snow trekking at AuliGoron circuit and others. Other activities to enjoy here are sightseeing, photography, camping, picnicking, sunset view, boating, trekking, hiking, backpacking, cable car ride, visit to valley of flowers, visit to temples, paragliding, nature walks, parasailing, cycling, yachting and many others.
The nearest airport to Auli is located in Dehradun, which is 188 km away from the hill station. Air travel can be moderately risky during monsoon and heavy winter season. In addition, chances of flight being delayed for several hours can be very high. Thus, people always choose road transportation to reach Auli. The route to Auli is also scenic and mesmerizing, throughout the year. You can find buses and cabs from many major cities to Joshimath, a city, which is just 16 km away from Auli. From Joshimath, you can find buses and cabs to any part of Auli. Avoid night travel, if you are choosing to travel by road. If you are visiting during winter, sometimes buses might be halted because of road conditions and tourists should take cable car ride to reach Auli, which would be a unique experience. The closest railway station is located in Haridwar, Dehradun and Rishikesh. From the railway station, you can find cabs and buses to reach Joshimath.
Compared to other hill stations, the altitude of this city is very less, at just 435m above mean sea level. This is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the country and today, it is the capital of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is also the gateway to numerous important tourist attractions like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mussorie and others. This is the land of many temples, parks, canals, rivers, waterways and much more. From Dehradun, you can choose to visit Mussoorie. It is one of the top places chosen by senior citizens to spend their retirement times.
Top places to enjoy in Dehradun are Forest Research Institute, GucchuPani, Sahastradhara, Tapkeshwar, Buddha temple of Dehradun, Asan Barrage, Lacchiwala, Dehradun Zoo (also called as the deer park), Clock Tower, Daat Kali temple, Santala Devi temple, LaxmanSiddh temple, Fun Valley, Khalanga war memorial, Jagatram and many others.
Top things to do in Dehradun are trekking, hiking, natural sightseeing, sunset view, picnicking, photography, boating, bird watching, forest trekking, pilgrimage visit, cave exploration, waterfall visit, paragliding, monastery exploration, nightlife, shopping and others. If you are ready to travel a little, you ought to try jungle safari at Rajaji national park, trekking at Shivalik hills and others.
Dehradun is an important tourist and educational center in the region. Thus, it is easier to reach this hill station. The city has an airport, which is just 20 km away from the center of the city. You can find frequent flights from Delhi and surrounding regions to Dehradun. Dehradun has its own railway station, which receives trains from surrounding regions and major cities like Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Chennai, Ujjain, Varanasi, Allahabad, Mumbai and others. The station is just two kilometers away from the center of the city. Dehradun has a busy bus station and you can hire buses or cabs from surrounding regions and other major cities to reach Dehradun.
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Gulmarg is a small hill town, located in Baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a secluded region famous among honeymooners and an important skiing destination during winter. Gulmarg is the heart of winter sports of India. This town lies in the valley of PirPanjal ranges of Himalayas. Thus, scenic beauty is guaranteed. The natural meadows of this region is famous for its green beauty and wild flowers during summer and spring and, it becomes a vast white field during winter. You can find small parks and forests around the meadows. If you are visiting for honeymoon, spring and summer are the best seasons.
Top places to visit in Gulmarg are Gulmarg biosphere reserve, strawberry field, Apharwat peak, Alpather Lake, Ningle Nallah, Ferozepur Nallah, Seven springs, Gulmarg golf course, shrine of Baba Reshi, Maharani temple, St. Mary’s Church and others.
Top winter sports to enjoy in Gulmarg are skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, heli-skiing and others. Other activities to enjoy in Gulmarg are trekking, hiking, camping, picnicking, bird watching, zoo visit, golfing, 4WD through snow, boating, cable car ride and many others.
The nearest airport is located in Srinagar, which is 56 km away from Gulmarg. You can find frequent flights from Delhi, Amritsar and Mumbai international airports to Srinagar. From the airport, you can find cabs, pre-paid taxis and buses to Gulmarg or surrounding villages. If you hire buses from major cities, you can easily reach Srinagar, Sonmarg or other towns near Gulmarg. From these, you need to find government or private buses to reach Gulmarg. Jammu has the nearest railway station, which is 290 km away from Gulmarg. You can find trains from various parts of the country to Jammu. Once you reach the railway station, you can find cabs or buses to reach Gulmarg.
Suggested Tour : 6 Days - Kashmir Honeymoon Tour
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Begin a new phase of life with your beloved at any of the above honeymoon spots.
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