First trip with your better half and cannot decide on where to go?
It is true that it is not easy to decide on one place if you have chosen India as your honeymoon destination but there is no need to worry.
If one wants to enjoy the beauty of nature coupled with some romantic moments and picturesque surroundings one can opt for a Honeymoon in Shimla. With a number of housing facilities and delicious food, this place is one of the best options for a romantic getaway.
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Honeymoon in Shimla gives one an opportunity to forget the hustle and bustle of the traffic-jammed cities and walk on the vehicles prohibited, Mall Road with their special someone. This summer capital of British India offers one a special honeymoon with a colonial backdrop.
Best places to see in Shimla –
The haven for shopaholics is here. Himachal’s Madame Tussauds is here. One of the oldest churches in North India is located here. The largest cricket pitch in the world can be seen here. The number of places to visit in Shimla is countless. You think about it and you have it here.
Yes! Shimla is a traveler’s delight.
From Mall Road to the Himalayan Bird Park, there is diversity in everything. From Christ Church to Viceregal Lodge, this place oozes of some great architectural masterpiece.
To chalk out some of the places to visit is not an easy task!
Places to visit in Shimla –
Scandal Point, the Ridge: Seeing the sunrise from among the snow-capped mountains is one of the most breathtaking moments anyone can ask for. Scandal Point, a hit among the mountain lovers offers one the visual delight they ask for.
Not only that, but it is also home to the famous Tudor Library. One can visit it anytime during the day but if planning a trip to Shimla missing out on this place is a strict no.
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Kufri: Went to Shimla but did not try your hand at any activities? Then maybe you have missed the joy of skiing in winter. Kufri, one of the best places to visit when one plans a honeymoon in Shimla is known for its snow-clad hills and enchanting beauty.
After being mesmerized by the beauty of this city one can forget themselves in the engaging activities offered here. It is located at a distance of 19 km from the city and can easily be reached from there.
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Green Valley: Seeing Bollywood movies and wondering where that place is? It is here! Green Valley is one of the top places in Shimla sightseeing. It is located near Kufri and is at a distance of 8 km from the Shimla bus stand.
It is one of the best places to visit in Shimla for couples. Surrounded by breathtaking locations, this place is known for its elite beauty. This place is open from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening and is free of cost. After all, traveling also demands some photographs with a charming backdrop!
Jakhoo Hills: Going to Shimla and seeing the lovely mountains, one definitely has a desire to trek. A visit to Jakhoo Hills is a short trek in itself. This is the highest peak in the region and is famous among religious and adventure seekers.
At a 45- minute hike to the top is located the famous Hanuman Temple, Jakhoo Temple where a 108 feet Hanuman statue is worshipped. The timings vary and it is open twice a day. This religiously known temple surrounded by enchanting beauty is a heaven for all.
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Annandale: A must see the place on the list of Shimla sightseeing, Annandale is home to a mini-golf course and striking surroundings. It is open from 9 am till 5 pm and is ideal for a romantic escape with your partner.
Shimla State Museum: Visiting Shimla one should have some knowledge about the glorious past the city had. The Shimla State Museum located on Mount Pleasant is a treat for history lovers.
The British architecture and beautifully maintained lawns definitely do not make one regret visiting this place. There are visiting hours according to which one can plan.
With the scenic view and romantic atmosphere,
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Naldehra and Shaily Peak: Surrounded by high mountains and tall trees and covered by a blanket of greenery, this place offers the eyes a peaceful beauty and the mind a happy retreat. This is ideal for Nature lovers and photographers.
Options for horse riding are also available. Imagine riding a horse with your partner on such location with the unlimited sky above and the never-ending meadows ahead!
Chadwick Falls: One of the most enthralling places in Shimla, Chadwick Falls is a must for the peace seekers. The whole beauty of Shimla cannot compete with the serenity of this place.
Dense forests and the water falling down makes one lost in the lap of Nature. One can visit it anytime they want but it is advisable to avoid it when it gets dark.
Best time to visit Shimla –
The climate of Shimla is usually pleasant. The summers are cool and the winters are bearable. The tourist footfall is huge and there are a number of activities to indulge in and a number of places to visit.
March to June: This is the time when this place witnesses the summer season. The average temperature during this time varies from 15 degrees to 25 degrees. A large number of tourists visit Shimla during this time as the place is covered in a layer of greenery and the number of activities is also many.
The best time to visit Shimla for honeymoon is ideally from March to June. As the tourists prefer this season more, the bookings have to be done in advance.
July to September: Since it is located at an altitude, monsoons may lead to landslides and accidents. Therefore, tourists usually avoid this season for traveling and the hotel rates also fall.
October to February: Come winters and the number of visitors to Shimla increases. The best time to visit Shimla for snow is from November to February. The greenery of the summer season is now covered by white snow turning the region into a beauty. The best time to visit Shimla for snowfall is late December which lasts through January. A number of activities like skiing and ice- skating take place.
For honeymooners who prefer snow, they can visit this place during November- December as by then this region gets covered in snow.
Things to do in Shimla –
Tourists visit Shimla not only from India but also from all over the world. Likewise, the activities here cater to all those who come here. In summers, a visit to the Green Valley is enough to mesmerize one in the beauty of the city. While during winters, one can go for skiing down the Ridge and ice- skating on the Mall Road.
Skiing: If you are visiting Shimla during the winter season, skiing is something that is not to be missed. Skiing in Kufri attracts a number of tourists and is ideal for everyone from families to couples to friends. In short, if you are here, you will have to go for it!
Toy Train Ride: Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, the Kalka- Shimla toy train ride is one of the most popular activities to do in Shimla. If one wants to reach Shimla from Kalka, they can avail of this facility which takes roughly 6 hours to reach. There are different trains running to and fro Shimla and one can up their luxury quotient depending on the budget.
This train passes a number of tunnels giving one a memorable ride. There are also trains with their ceiling made of glass, making the experience all the more reminiscent. Honeymoon in Shimla will seem incomplete without it!
Shopping: No matter how much someone hates it, they cannot live without it. This reference here is made for shopping. Yes! No matter how much one tries to save or control themselves if you are in Shimla you ought to visit Mall Road and Lakkar Bazaar where you cannot keep your purse inside your pocket because you will like one thing in every shop at least!
Lakkar Bazaar is located at the beginning of the Jakoo Hills. So as soon as you are done with your shopping, you can trek up towards the hill. The market is known for wooden items and it also keeps beautiful shawls, souvenirs, and many more things. Mall Road is a pedestrian-only zone where the people are allowed to walk around freely and they can even buy a number of items from the nearby shops.
Ice- Skating: Out of all the adventurous things to do in Shimla, ice- skating is a hot favorite among travelers. For this one can visit Shimla during December- January as the snowfall makes the area ideal for this activity. It is cheap and there is protection as well. A number of clubs also arrange this facility making the experience exciting.
Best places to stay in Shimla –
Wildflower Resort: Wildflower Resort, an Oberoi Resort, radiates beauty with class. With a number of options available for rooms, each coming in with a different view of Shimla will definitely make your morning beautiful. There are also a number of facilities available such as having lunch on the terrace with a Himalayan view.
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One can even opt for working out in the gym or taking a dive in the pool. Honeymoon in Shimla and having a meal with your special someone surrounded by tall trees and snow-capped mountains? Well, you can have that dream fulfilled here!
Woodsmoke Resort and Spa: Located atop a forested ridge at 6200 feet, this place gives one the chance to enjoy the hospitality of the people while indulging in the aroma of romance. The number of rooms on offer are not much but they definitely are worth the price.
The resort also offers facilities such as spa, conference rooms, Business Centre, and games room, reading area as well as a restaurant and bar. They even have pickup facilities from Delhi, Chandigarh and other nearby towns. This place is ideal for couples and family alike.
Koti Resorts: One of the most elegant places to stay when on a trip to Shimla, Koti Resorts gives one privacy, luxury, and comfort all at one time. It is located between the town of Mashobra and the famous Naldehra Golf Course. They have a number of facilities on offer along with different packages.
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For honeymooners, they have a special package to offer of 3 nights and 4 days with a number of features such as accommodation in a premium room, sightseeing in the car and much more.
The Oberoi Cecil: The name itself is enough to tell one about their hospitality and they continue their legacy even now. With wooden flooring and a glowing fireplace, this place offers different rooms and suites according to one’s budget and taste.
Not just that, with their additional facilities of spa, gym, and pool make the package all the more enriching. Keeping the best for the last? They even have a children’s activity Centre as well as a ballroom catering to the Shimla elite!
Woodville Palace: The only Palace Hotel in Shimla, this heritage property gives one a chance to enjoy a ‘shahi’ vacation away from the jam-packed cities. The rooms here speaks for its own with each decorated with 1930’s art deco era and personal artifacts of the Jubbal Royal family, who maintains it, including a large number of photographs of Indian Royalty.
One even has a choice to choose from Deluxe, Imperial and Royal Suite. They even offer tour packages to buyers. It is even a hit among Bollywood artists such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty and many more. Not even that, the likes of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Karan Johar even prefer it to shoot for their movies.
Snow Valley Resort: Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and pinewood trees, this resort is the largest in the Log Hout area. It comes in with different packages such as Honeymoon Packages, New Year Packages and many more. Apart from this, there are also a number of features complimentary like free Wi-Fi access, disco, and bar.
So, if you have gone through this blog and have a smile on your face, then go ahead and book your tickets to Shimla now!