To be crowned as one of the most beautiful states of India, Jammu and Kashmir is jewel in India’s crown. The northern most state is a blend of the snow, the greens, the rivers, the valleys and the list goes on. The quaint state is known for its shades that it outcasts on the entire land. A beautiful honeymoon in such a destination is like a dream coming to life. The beauty of the state endows some dazzling panoramas and the land encompasses a surreal elegance. Whether it is the mountains or the valleys, the place knows how to magnetize the visitors. Jammu and Kashmir is a cultural land that makes you fall in love over and over again. Here is a list of five such honeymoon destinations of Jammu and Kashmir that you will surely not want to miss.
Pahalgam, the heaven on Earth, is a small but developed town of the Kashmir Valley. The green meadows that stretch up to the foothills of the mountains that can be seen at a distance, the scintillating blue skies and the smiling conifers, Pahalgam is a residence of such a mesmerizing landscape. Apart from being the base camp of the Amarnath Yatra, the place is also famous for the scenic charm that spell-binds you. Betaab Valley, Tulian Lake, Baisaran, Aru Valley and Sheshnag are some of the most popular tourist spots of the area. One can rest in laziness of can trek through the conifers both options giving a worldly experience.
The capital of the state, Srinagar is known for its picturesque landscape and is a hot shot honeymoon destination. By the banks of Jhelum, one can see the hues of the nature. The vibrancy in the traditions and atmosphere of Srinagar will take your trip to another level. Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Shrine, Shankaracharya Temple and Pari Mahal, Nishat Bagh, Chashma Shahi and Shalimar Bagh are prime attractions of the city. Apart from these the floating markets, the Shikara and the house boats on the Dal and the Nagin Lakes will let you slowly gulp the scenic beauty in slow motion. The soft music of the breeze, the beautiful sunsets over the Himalayas and calmness of the waters will lull you to a peaceful nirvana with someone special by the side.
‘The meadow of flowers’ as its name translates to, Gulmarg is one of most serene locations of the country. While the snowy effect of winters makes it a Skiers love the summers and the springs let you walk on the path covered with flowers. Its enchanting beauty is beyond comparison and leaves a deep impression of the days spent in the laps of nature. At Gulmarg, one can visit Frozen Lake, Khilanmargand Bota Pathri and Gulmarg Gondola. For adventure lovers trekking, mount biking and snowboarding are available. The view from the Apparwath peak will make you spend the entire day gazing at the horizon ahead.
Known as the Temple City of the state, Jammu or Jammu Tawi is surrounded by the famous shrine of Vaishno Devi. Jammu is an abode of peace and tranquility. Dotted with religious places all over Raghunath temple, Mahamaya temple, Peer Baba, Ranbireshwar temple and Peer Khoh cover almost the entire city. Diverse in its flora and fauna a visit to Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary becomes another attraction. The Bahu fort is also a beautiful monument in the city. The couple can spend the time soaking in the divinity of the place.
With the growing popularity of the region, the area transports you to another universe. The white mighty Himalayas in the backdrop, the clear waters of the lake, the Buddhist monasteries, the Zanskar valley and a poetic view as the eye rolls around the area. The clear water of Pangong Lake, the Hemis Monastery and culture, the white peaks kissed by the sun and a night full of stars makes it one of the most loved and romantic destination for honeymoon. Leh- Ladakh will give you the feeling of an international holiday while keeping you close to the India. It is a sure shot visit.
Jammu and Kashmir can never disappoint anyone. The place itself is a garden where no amount of time spent can ever be enough. But surely, the place leaves some lasting impressions that will compel the couples, year later to come and renew the vows of the old romance that they developed here.