The entire north eastern stretch of the country is home to the Himalayas. At times the mighty mountain range rises up to form the highest peak in the world while at times it makes way for the foothills that have lead to the evolution of dozens of picturesque towns. The hills can also become unforgiving if you tread at high altitudes in the northern stretches. There are many other hills and plateaus spanning the mainland including the vast stretches of the Eastern and Western Ghats. The hills have always been the most preferred honeymoon destinations in India.
• Kashmir has to be one of the first considerations. It doesn’t matter where you live and how long you would have to travel, what Kashmir has to offer is unparallel. You can start with Srinagar or Jammu. You can explore then Gulmarg. You can combine many places if you have a fortnight to spare. There’s so much to explore in Kashmir that one trip, even if it is your honeymoon, will be insufficient. You would have to go back again sometime. The houseboats, the lakes, the flora and fauna, the landscape and the cultural rendezvous would make your trip to Kashmir unforgettable and more than satiated.
• Himachal Pradesh is another state you should consider while checking out hilly or mountainous honeymoon destinations in India. There’s Shimla which is romantic and dreamy, Manali which is cozy and adventurous, Kasauli which is sleepy and pleasant along with numerous other tourist hotspots make the state an ideal honeymoon destination. You can cover more than one place in one trip. Also, consider a road trip while honeymooning in Himachal. You may also consider Nainital and Mussoorie in the neighboring state of Uttarakhand.
• There are plenty of hilly landscapes in the southern states of India. You can consider Munnar in Kerala, which will amaze you with its misty landscape, the meandering roads, exotic forest and the beautiful hills. You can consider Ooty, a small town nestled in the Nilgiri Hills.
• The foothills of the Himalayas are at their stunning best in Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal and several parts of Sikkim. You can actually start your honeymoon at Darjeeling, spend a few days exploring the hills, food and shopping, travel up to Gangtok and then explore several parts of Sikkim. It can get brutally cold in Sikkim during the peak of winter.