Uttarakhand, the bejeweled state exhibiting the majestic Himalayas and several picturesque destinations lies in the northern part of India. Uttarakhand is a state that shows perfect harmony with the nature. While the winters are covered in the layers of snow, the spring comes with the blooming flowers converting the sleepy white land to gardens of painted rainbow. The place is an ideal combination of the chilly breezes, sky-touching mountains, emerald green valleys and softly rappelling rivers. Also known as the ‘Switzerland of India’ Uttarakhand is the perfect honeymoon destination to water the new budding romance. Here is a list of the best honeymoon destinations in Uttarakhand that you would like to explore with the love of your life.
Nainital – the ‘Lake District’ of India as it is referred to, lies in the outer Himalayas on the foothills of the Kumaon range. Dotted with lakes all around the area the place has an unmatchable scenic charm. With Nanda Devi Temple being of prime importance one can enjoy the views of snow covered Himalayan range and the lush green slopes surrounding the lake area painting it with soothing colours. The dense clouds kissing the mountains provide a surreal experience for the love birds.
Auli attracts tourists from the entire country because of its glittering slopes and deodar, oak and apple orchards. It is also called as the skiing destination of India. Also there are many religious places surrounding the place also fills the air with divinity. Auli gives an enchanting view of some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagiri. Apart from skiing it also offers a cable car ride to Joshimath. The entire place is covered in the colours of romance.
A fresh and bountiful perch of tea plantations, Kausani is nestled in the Himalayan range. The trek lover’s paradise is also a heaven for the honeymooners. Base Kausani trek, Bageshwar- Sunderdhunga trek and Adi Kailash trek will take you through pine and oak forests for captivating views of the Himalayas. The town also has some beautiful waterfalls, a sight of which will drench you in love.
The ecstatic hill-station of Uttarakhand is another famous destination between the newly-weds. The serenity and tranquillity of Mussoorie makes the ambience a romantic one. The Himalayas in the northern side and the Doon valley to the south makes you feel standing at the midpoint where every scene is placid. The Kempty Falls, Benog Hill Trek and the night safari and camping at the Mussoorie wildlife sanctuary make it more intimidating.
The highest hill-station on the Kumaon range offers spectacular views of Himalayan Range. Glimpses of the peaks of Kedarnath, Shivling, Nanda Devi and Trishul can be seen from the Zero Point. Also Binsar has a wildlife Sanctuary, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary that houses wild animals like black bear and leopard and has more than 200 species of birds to be seen in the sanctuary. The dense woods of the region make it a plus point for the trekkers to explore the nature.
The Queen’s meadow or Ranikhet is another popular destination of the state. If you want to experience something off-track, come to Ranikhet. Also known for its trekking activities, the place is sprinkled with multi-hued flowers everywhere. Having some rare flora and fauna the place makes trekking or even carefree strolling a solemn experience. Staying in an old small house in the village is another leisurely experience that will add charm to your romance.
The horse-shoe shape town is a show case of pre-British heritage that India encompasses. Almora has a soothing and calm environment away from the hustle bustle of the cities. The green lands and a captivating view of the Himalayas makes it a must visit on the list. The place is also rich in heritage has to offer unique handicrafts and sumptuous cuisines will be a treat in paradise for the two of you.
A clear blue sky with some pointed snow-capped peaks being kissed by the sun, Mukteshwar brings you the most astonishing vistas. Laden with the oaks, deodars and fruit orchards, the hill is a blissful delight for the romantics. The temple of Lord Shiva that stands on the hill-top captivates its visitors by flaunting the Himalayan Range at a distance. The calm and unruffled surroundings of the area make it a perfect honeymoon destination.
If you want to connect with the unadulterated nature, Dhanaulti is the place. Situated high on the Kumaon range the place has a placid atmosphere and tranquil surroundings. With dense woods of alpines, oaks and rhododendrons the place can be explored on foot with your spouse. Adventure activities like flying fox and Burma Bridge are also carried out in the region. This quiet sleepy hill town offers you a range of beautiful landscapes that will leave you mesmerised.
Laying in the laps of Himalayas this beautiful town gets its name from Lord Lansdowne (the viceroy of India from 1888-1894). The place has a cool climate and a pleasant atmosphere. The lush-green land and view of Himalayan peaks such as Chaukhamba & Trishul is a sight to experience. At Lansdowne one can indulge in activities like trekking, bird-watching, boating or can just stroll around an array of oak and pine trees with a plenty of fresh, refreshing and romantic air.
Uttarakhand is blessed with a number of breath-taking and awe-inspiring hill stations and every place does justice to the beauty of the nature. The tranquil arenas and serene atmosphere of each place brings a bundle of romance for the love birds.