A holiday in the hills is on everyone’s mind when it comes to enjoying romantic moments with your loved one. It could be your honeymoon or a romantic getaway to step back from the daily humdrum of life and spend some time with your partner. Revive your soul with a vacation in the mountains. With cool weather and stunning views, Himachal holidays come highly recommended. Here is our list of top places to visit in Himachal Pradesh for a romantic vacation.
Top Romantic Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh
Tour Himachal and you will be greeted with the views of snow-capped mountains, placid lakes, rolling meadows and verdant forest covers. There are places more than one to check out.
Breathe in the pure mountain air when you visit Shimla. Surrounded by pine and deodar trees with views of the lofty Himalayas, this hill station is a very popular honeymoon destination.
Hop onto the toy-train at Kalka for a ride through the most picturesque settings – it is a journey of romance. Once here, head out to the Mall Road. Have an ice-cream with your loved one in the chilly ambience of this hill-station or visit a local bakery. Discovering these quaint little eateries in Shimla, with your loved one, is an experience to cherish.
You can also plan an outing to the ice-skating rink here. It is the only natural one in South Asia. Shimla Packages are available online for your convenience. Book one for your honeymoon here between the summer months of March and June, which is the best time to visit Shimla. The temperature during the day stays around 30 degrees Celsius and slips to 15 degrees Celsius once the sun goes down – just perfect for cosy couples to experience romance in Shimla.
Who amongst us has been to Kullu-Manali and not fallen in love? Kullu is also called the ‘Valley of Gods’ as it is surrounded by the most beautiful valleys in the region. You will hear the gurgle of River Beas as you arrive. The air is sweet with the smell of fresh pines and views of the sky-grazing snow-peaks are jaw-dropping spectacular.
Visit the Raghunathji Temple to seek blessings as a couple while you are in Kullu.
Venture out to Manali from Kullu – it is just 48 kilometres away. Pack your days with visits to the Solang Valley and the Rohtang Pass. You can go paragliding and horse riding at Solang if you visit during the summer. The Rohtang Pass is on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. Play with snow with your partner at the Rohtang Pass and take pictures of your vacation in local gear.
You can also go skiing here if you visit in October or November. Check out the Manali Honeymoon Packages which include such activities in their itinerary. The best time to visit Kullu-Manali is during the summer. At Manali, the temperature during the day stays around 25 degrees Celsius and slips to 10 degrees Celsius at night making it the best time to visit Manali.
Chail is just 60 kilometres away from Shimla and the abode of peace. It is also known as the Lover’s Hill.
There are fruit orchards to visit and nature treks to follow in Chail. Go camping and cook your own meals out in the open. Spend the night stargazing with your loved one and a romantic time is guaranteed for you. Visit in summer. Between April and June, the temperature ranges between 24 degrees and 15 degrees Celsius.
On the Dhauladhar ranges, lies the hill-station of Dalhousie on the top of five hills. It is 70 kilometres away from Chandigarh. Its Chamundi Devi Temple is quite famous. Visit Khajjiar and you will understand why it is called ‘Mini Switzerland’ with its lovely rolling green meadows. Carry a picnic hamper when you visit the Khajjiar Lake. It is a very romantic setting for celebrating togetherness. Visit Dalhousie between April and June when the temperature stays below 30 degrees Celsius by day. At night, it slides to about 21 degrees Celsius
70 kilometres away from Shimla, lies the romantic hill-station of Kasauli. It has a distinct colonial charm with romantic bungalows and cosy cottages, in the middle of pine and oak forests, which date back to the times of the British Raj.
The Sunset Point is a must-visit if you are in a romantic frame of mind. Visit it towards the end of the day and you will be awarded the most gorgeous views of the setting sun – a good time to hold hands and soak up the ambience. Between April and June, the temperature ranges between 28 degrees Celsius and 14 degrees Celsius. Take a walk through the Lover’s Lane in Kasauli on a mild summer afternoon – you will cherish its memory forever.
There is no dearth of romantic destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Take a vacation and celebrate love.