12 Hidden Romantic Places In Himalayas
With travel being on everyone’s mind, it’s tough to locate unexplored destinations, especially in north India. That’s however no excuse to compromise on kindling romance and letting the sparks fly.
Himalayas however hide many more secret destinations that are tailor made for couples and newlyweds. Destinations that take you far from over-eager tourists milling around, enthusiastic vendors shouting to catch your attention, beautiful places marred with litter and noise pollution. Instead, head to these hidden romantic places in the Himalayas to hear nature’s music and view its splendor from a new—more passionate—perspective.
1. Kokernag, Jammu & Kashmir
In the Breng Valley of Anantnag district, Kokernag is a paradise for lovers looking for a calm, quiet holiday. Go exploring the untainted landscapes, while the comfortable stay ensures ultimate relaxation amidst heavenly natural beauty.
For an ultimate romantic experience: The lush Kokernag gardens are perfect to let the romance bloom, while small cascading fresh water springs offer captivating cuddling spots. The summer months (April to June) are pleasant, but we suggest an autumn rendezvous when magical sprays of crimson and golden hues envelope the town. Not many luxurious stay options are available, however for a mushy escape, warmer accommodations work better.
2. Kupwara, Jammu & Kashmir
Kupwara, a heaven enclosed by Pakistan administered Kashmir and Baramulla district, is noted for its lush green meadows, gushing streams, and alpine mountains. The charm and the beauty of this place is apt for a second honeymoon. A gem hidden away from the usual limelight of Jammu & Kashmir, this should be next on your list of top Himalayan escapes.
For an ultimate romantic experience: The sweeping views of the valleys and homely cottages are warm and inviting. Kupwara’s serenity gives you time with your loved one in the backdrop of scenic Himalayan beauty and some interesting historical sites. It’s a sight to behold during the winter months as pristine white snow blankets the district.
Enjoying lovely mountain views while sipping on a cup of piping hot tea is a dream that warm Himalayan homestays turn into reality. Look for some good ones in Kupwara at AirBNB.
How to reach: Kupwara is easily accessible from Srinagar via roadways. The distance is 85 km via NH1A and NH701.
3. Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir
The crystal azure sky and sprawling saffron fields define Pulwama, an eye-catching district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. There are many beautiful sites, scenic paths, stunning lakes, entrancing forests, and interesting wildlife that collectively give you all the solitude you look for in your busy urban life.
For an ultimate romantic experience: Spend time together at Tarsar Lake, Marsar Lake, and various natural water springs, surrounded by the sound of chirping birds only. The wondrous beauty and the pleasant weather here are at their prime during summer and autumn months, April to October that is.
How to reach: Pulwama is well-connected to Srinagar and Jammu through airways, roadways and railways.
4. Pangot, Uttarakhand
A mere 15 km away from Nainital, Pangot has managed to stay hidden for a long time. A heaven for bird-watchers and nature enthusiasts, Pangot is full of exotic birds and other local endangered birds. The quaint hill station is a good pick for a quick getaway of one or two days.
For an ultimate romantic experience: Don’t miss the thrilling driving through the forested area. Camping at Pangot with your loved one, especially during the winter season, will be an affair to remember.
How to reach: Pangot is just over an hour away from Nainital.
5. Khirsu, Uttarakhand
Khirsu, a remarkable town in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, takes you through an era of classics, surrounded by evergreen trees of Deodar and Oak. Revitalize your relationship at this breathtaking town, hidden away from the urban population of the metros.
For an ultimate romantic experience: Spectacular views of Himalayan ranges and astounding beauty of the place will leave you in utter awe. Bask in the winter sun while lying on lush green grass with your soulmate. Comfortable accommodation and home-stay options at affordable prices are perfect to reacquaint and rejuvenate your relationship.
How to reach: Khirsu is well-connected to all major cities in Uttarakhand by road, rail and air.