Choosing a honeymoon destination can be a daunting task. For securing a little bit of peace and quiet, it is important to find a place not already overcrowded by other merry holidaymakers. You may also be looking at unwinding after the hectic wedding ceremony, away from the stress of it all. Depending upon your budget allocation and the city you hail from, plan your romantic getaway at an offbeat destination. No matter what the time of the year, your honeymoon must be made of memorable moments. Read on to discover a list of places you can consider visiting on your honeymoon. Most of them are just a train trip away.
Spring in Khajjiar: Hailed as the ‘Switzerland of India’, Khajjiar is best-visited during spring. You need to travel to Pathankot, the best connected railway station nearest Khajjiar. There are many trains which connect Pathankot to the rest of the country. The lush forests and rolling meadows of Khajjiar replicate the ones in Switzerland. At Khajjiar, there is a beautiful lake surrounded by cedar forests – an idyllic place to marvel at the splendor of Nature. On a clear day, you can also see Mount Kailash from the lake. Should you be interested in a few outdoor activities, opportunities for trekking, paragliding and horse riding also present themselves here.
Summers In Tawang: You will fall in love with the place, the moment you set foot in here. Set in western Arunachal Pradesh, you can travel to Tawang from Tezpur. It is the nearest airport. Trains are also available. In Tawang, you will see the snow-clad peaks of the eastern Himalayas. The seat of Buddhist religion and culture, Tawang is the birthplace of the Dalai Lama. Tour the Tawang Monastery. It is the abode of peace. The Gorichen Peak and Sela Pass are a few of the other places you can visit nearby.
Monsoons in Coorg: After a monsoon wedding, head off to Coorg in Karnataka to revel in the lush greens of the hilly south. Take a train to Mysore, the railway station nearest to Coorg and thereafter you can hire a car to your destination. Spend a day at the spa at Coorg enjoying an Ayurvedic massage with your partner. There are many Ayurvedic therapy centers here that offer such facilities. Plan a picnic at one of the many coffee plantations which dot the region. It makes for a great romantic afternoon. Tour the Abbey falls located between a coffee plantation and a spice estate. Remember to keep your camera-phone charged to capture those lovely memories.
Binsar in the Winter: If it is a winter honeymoon you are planning, how about retreating to the hills of Kumaon? Chilly during the months of December and January, Binsar is the highest hill-station in the Kumaon Range. Trains ply to Kathgodam which is the railway station closest to Binsar, some 53 km away. From there, you can travel by road to your hotel in Binsar. Visit Zero Point at Binsar with your spouse. The panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Shivling and Kedarnath at the break of dawn are glorious. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is also a must-visit. For honeymooners looking to reconnect with nature even as they set out on the journey of life, Binsar is a top-draw.