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5 Unconventional Honeymoon Destinations In Himachal Pradesh (No, not Shimla)

5 Unconventional Honeymoon Destinations In Himachal Pradesh (No, not Shimla)

A place enveloped in immense beauty, serenity, and charm, Himachal Pradesh is a much sough-after tourist destination endowed with mountain ranges, clear blue skies, ancient temples, and lush greenery. It is the natural beauty and tranquility that this place has to offer which attracts tourists all year around, especially couples seeking a quiet place to spend their honeymoon.


With a host of places to visit and every place having its uniqueness, Himachal Pradesh is a place you should definitely consider if you and you’re partner want to wake up to a breathtaking view, spend some quiet time, and want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Here are some not-so-heard-of destinations you could include in your list:


1. Tirthan Valley


Image source: Zoha Zalal Khan


Why to visit: Nearly 3kms from the entrance of the Great Himalayan National Park, this spot is delight for couples who are in love with adventure and trying out new things. Known for its breathtaking view, lush green paths and quiet hamlets, this a must-visit destination for couples.


Ideal duration: 3-5 days

Best time to visit: March-June, October-November

Nearest airport: Chandigarh

Places to visit and things to do: Trekking in Himalayan National Park, Serloskar lake, Trout fishing.


2. Khajjiar


Image source: Nishitaa Vaddadi Putcha


Why to visit: This small town near Dalhousie is often referred to as, ‘Mini Switzerland of India’, and is known for its pastures, lakes, and lush greenery. Khajjiar is surrounded by temples, meadows and dense forests.


Ideal duration: 1-2 days 

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Nearest airport: Jammu

Places to visit and things to do: Khajjiar lake, Khajjiar trek, Lord Shiva statue, Golden Devi temple, Kalatop wildlife sanctuary


3. Kasol


Image source: Chirag Thakur


Why to visit: Nature enthusiasts, take a cue! This destination is known for its adventurous activities, scenic beauty, untouched mountains, and enviable weather. If you want to find an alternative to Greece, visit this destination!


Ideal duration: 3-4 days

 Best time to visit: October-June

Nearest airport: Chandigarh

Places to visit and things to do: Flea market for shopping, Kheerganga trek, Tosh, Parvati river, Pin Parvati Pass, Malana.


4. Chail


Image source: Rajdeep Gaharwar


Why to visit: A small peaceful hill station near Shimla, Chail lies amidst pine and deodar trees. Along with sough-after tourist destinations to visit, this location is also well-known for shopping.


 Ideal duration: 2-3 days

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Nearest airport: Chandigarh

Places to visit: Wildlife sanctuary, Palace Hotel, Cricket Ground, kali temple, horse riding.


5. Mandi


Image source: Chotikashi Mandi


Why to visit: Referred to as the ‘Varanasi of Hills’, Mandi is known for its spiritual vibe owing to the 81 temples spread across it. If you want to choose a peaceful and calm spot in Himachal Pradesh, this is the best option.


Ideal duration: 2-3 days 

Best time to visit: April-October

Nearest airport: Chandigarh

Places to visit: Rewalsar lake, Sunder nagar, tatta pani, Pandoh Dam, Bhutnath temple


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