9 Best Honeymoon Places in Shimla for Couples to Melt in Each Other’s Arms Like A Candle

The degree of romance in the Himalayas feels different and you can’t ignore this fact. If you can digest this truth, brace yourself! We will talk about the best honeymoon places in Shimla for couples where you can level up your romantic fantasies.

Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is like an old wine because it tastes, smells, and tantalizes couples uniquely. It is the first place that comes to mind for 88% of couples (approx.) when the idea of romantic vacations near the NCR region strikes. So whether you would want to borrow a romantic date amidst the snow-capped peaks or satiate your quest for the lush greenery, consider Shimla to make your honeymoon base.

9 Best Honeymoon Places to Visit in Shimla For Couples

Shimla is a lit honeymoon destination of North India where every reason to melt in each other’s arms is equally graceful. Here romance hit differently. We don’t find any reason not to visit Shimla for a honeymoon as it has pristine waterfalls, ancient temples, adventurous trekking trails, and several vantage points. Here we bring to you the insanely beautiful 9 best honeymoon places to visit in Shimla for couples to achieve the highest degree of romance. Take a look:

1. Chadwick Falls

Visiting Hours: 6 AM – 6 PM

Best Time to Visit: July to September, and October to February

Distance from Mall Road: 6 kilometers/20 minutes (approx.)

Spend the ample romantic afternoon or evening at Chadwick Falls in Shimla on your honeymoon. This place is a drop-dead gorgeous place to visit in Shimla for honeymoon couples because the surroundings are encircled with thick deodar and pine trees. New age couples who love photography and travel blogging will find Chadwick Falls are the perfect place to rekindle their romance amidst lush greenery.

The cascades fall from the height of 86 m (approx.). You can reach Chadwick Falls on a short hike if you are looking to hike the easy waterfall in Shimla with your spouse. The cold winds brushing your face and your feet in the cold crystal clear water will level up your endorphins. Join the group hiking excursion from Mall Road with other like-minded couples. Don’t wait for the sunset at Chadwick Falls because when dusk strikes, wild creatures come into action.

Trekking Distance to Reach Chadwick Falls: 1-2 kilometers/30 minutes (approx.)

Attractions to Visit Around Chadwick Falls: Summer Hill and Lutru Mahadev Temple

Important Travel Tip: Beware of the leeches because Chadwick Falls is surrounded by lush grasslands.

2. Jakhu Temple

Visiting Hours: 7 AM – 8 PM

Best Time to Visit: July to September, and October to February, and early monsoon

Distance from Mall Road: 6 kilometers/20 minutes (approx.)

Positive relationships, high self-esteem and spiritual salvation, are the few key reasons why you should visit Jakhu Temple on Shimla honeymoon. Also called Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo, the temple is dedicated to the strong Lord Hanuman. Legends of this temple say that Lord Hanuman stopped here in search of Sanjeevni Booti. You will feel the immense blessing of Bajrangali when you reach the temple.

There is a giant 108 feet (approx.) statue of Lord Hanuman. To reach this temple, there are three ways – one is hiking around 200 steps (approx.) and the other one is by road. Also, a ropeway from Mall Road is another option to reach Jakhu Temple. But we suggest you trek to Jakhu Temple with your beloved to combine the adventure and spiritual touch on your honeymoon.

Jakhu Temple is perched on the hilltop named Jakhu Hill, and therefore, the temple is named Jakhu Temple. Located at an elevation of 2,455 m (approx.) at sea level, this temple serves itself as an excellent vantage point for Shimla food couples. Surround yourself with the thick alpine trees. Don’t flaunt your gadgets or any personal belongings to the monkeys because monkeys on Jakhu Hill are tech-friendly. They might snatch your expensive gadgets and run, so beware.

Base Point of Ropeway to Jakhu Temple: The Ridge

Ropeway Charge: 600 INR (approx.) per person round up

Up and Down Hill Journey Charge: 300 INR (approx.) per person

Trekking Distance from Mall Road: 2 kilometers/(30-40 minutes)

Places to Visit Around Jakhu Temple: The Ridge, Mall Road, and Christ Church

Important Travel Tip: Try to refrain from maintaining eye contact with monkeys.

3. Naldehra

Best Accommodations in Naldehra: The Nilaya, Chalets Naldehra

Best Time to Visit: July to September, and October to February, and early monsoon

Distance from Shimla: 23 kilometers/1 hours (approx.)

The thick pine-scented forests and emerald greenery is waiting to welcome you and your sweetheart. Go, explore Naldehra, a lesser-known place to visit in Shimla for honeymoon couples. This scenic town is situated a few kilometers outside and is mainly famous for its beautiful Golf Course built by British Viceroy Lord Curzon.

Naldhers is situated at an elevation of 7,200 ft (approx.), and thus, the climate remains salubrious here always. If you are an ardent admirer of witnessing snowfall in Himachal honeymoon, Naldhera in winters freezes with thick ice sheets. Explore the ancient temples, embark on the trekking trails, and enjoy the pony rides with your sweetheart in Naldehra.

The thing to Do in Naldehra and Places to Visit: Sunset gazing at vantage points, playing golf at Golf Course, and dine in the revolving restaurant – The Chalets Naldhera.

4. Kufri

Best Accommodation in Kufri: Sterling Kufri, Galleu Hill Resort

Best Time to Visit: July to September, and October to February, and early monsoon

Distance from Shimla: 15 kilometers/40 hours (approx.)

Famed as the winter sports capital of Himachal Pradesh, Kufri has been famous since our parent’s honeymoon days. It is one of the most celebrated romantic places to visit in and around Shimla for honeymoon couples to indulge in heaps of winter adventure sports. A thick sheet of ice and guaranteed snowfall after October till January are a few reasons why couples flock to Kufri in winters. But even in summers, you can quench your thirst for adventure and a romantic experience in Kufri.

Choose from the wide range of fun-filled activities to try in Kufri, from camping to trekking. Kufri is the base camp for many long-duration treks like Fagu Manali and Chail. Also, there is one Himalayan National Park where you can come across vast flora and fauna species. Moreover, you will find cozy accommodations in Kufri loaded with great views of the snow-capped peaks.

Things to Do in Kufri and Attractions to Visit: Flying Fox at Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, zip-lining with go-karting at Kufri Fun World, and indulge in snowfall activities November to January.

Important Travel Tip: Choose winters only to indulge in winter adventure sports. However, trekking, cycling, and jungle hiking, skiing are the activities you could try in summers and early monsoon.

5. Chail

Best Accommodation in Chail: Ekaant Retreat Resort, Tarika’s Jungle Retreat, Chail Hamlet Resort.

Best Time to Visit: July to September, and October to February, and early monsoon.

Distance from Shimla: 46 kilometers/2 hours (approx.)

Exchange romantic talks over a “Chai ” in Chail. It is another lesser-explored town around Shimla which is drenched with salubrious beauty and virgin forests. Infact, it is one of the three destinations of the Golden Triangle Himachal Pradesh journey, which is strikingly gorgeous for couples. There are a lot of unspoiled trekking trails that pass through emerald green forests. Furthermore, you can witness the wildlife of Chail at its national Park to spot rare and endangered flora and fauna, including Himalayan Black Deer and Sambar.

If you are lucky and on your honeymoon, you may find Indian Cricket Team players roaming in Chai, thanks to the beautiful Chail Cricket Ground in the vicinity of Chail. You should bookmark Chail on your Shimla honeymoon trip because the hotels in Chail are super affordable. Furthermore, a less crowded settlement of tourists is another reason to visit Chail yours with your charm.

Things to Do in Chail and Attractions to Visit: Enjoy the meal with good views at Sadhupul Lake, visit the Church like Gurudwara Sahib.

Important Travel Tip: Avoid visiting Chail in monsoon to dodge any restriction on outdoor activities. Summer is a salubrious time. Carry woolens in the winters because the temperature is freezing cold. Don’t forget to book your accommodation in advance in winter because it’s the peak time when accommodation skyrockets.

6. The Mall Road

Best Accommodation in Mall Road: Radisson Shimla, Fairmount, Snow Valley Resorts

Best Time to Visit: July to September, and October to February, and early monsoon

Opening Timings of the Shops at Mall Road: 10 AM to 10 PM

Shopping in Shimla is the ticket to enter your sweetheart’s heart more than anything! And when you are in Shimla, you can’t dare to miss the favorite hangout spot for couples – The Mall Road. It is a shopaholic nirvana where foodies and photography lovers also can quench their thirst with almost anything. You won’t find any dull moments at Mall Road from the morning till evening. Newly married couples could be seen indulging in shopping therapy with their beloved ones. 

Things to Do in Mall Road: Test your bargaining skills while buying Tibetan handicrafts. Shop Himachali caps and stuff made of bamboo and wood at Lakkar Bazaar. End your romantic evening, followed by a romantic candlelight dinner at the themed restaurant in the heart of Mall Road.

Important Travel Tip: Vehicular movement at Mall Road is not allowed. The only way to explore Mall Road is a foot safari.

7. The Ridge

Visiting Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM

Distance from Shimla Bus Stand: 2 kilometers/10 minutes (approx.)

Exploration Time: 2-3 hours (approx.)

The Ridge in Shimla is basically the large open space where the Himachal Tourism Department annually organizes the cultural festival. Also, the Ridge connects Scandal Point, Mall Road, and Lakkar Bazar. The Ridge is the same place where the Neo-Gothic architecture designed Christ Church is positioned.

A romantic evening spent with your beloved one at Ridge is one of the best experiences you could indulge at Shimla. You can stroll the whole Ridge and its nearby vicinity on a foot safari. The entry to the Ridge is free, and you can gather here to witness the stunning sunset while your sweetheart is next to you!

Things to Do in Ridge and Places to Visit: Admire the snow-capped peaks encircling the Jakhu Hill. Admire the Neo-Gothic Architecture of Christ Church, and shop till you drop at Lakkar Bazar.

8. Scandal Point

Visiting Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM

Distance from Shimla Bus Stand: 2 kilometers/10 minutes (approx.)

Exploration Time: 2-3 hours (approx.)

Rejuvenate your senses and admire the changing hues of the sun from orange to pink at Scandal Point. This is one of the best romantic places to visit in Shimla for honeymooners if you believe sunsets are best observed with the Himalayas in the background. Locals and like-minded tourists hang out in the evening at Scandal Point.

A lot of eateries you could locate at Scandal Point. And this place is connected with Mall Road so you must combine a visit to Mall Road with Scandal Point. We suggest you explore Scandal Point in the evening or half-day at your leisure.

Things to Do at Scandal Point and Places to Visit: Tour the Scotland Church, and photograph yourself with your beloved one in traditional Himachal attire.

Important Travel Tip: Keep your mask on the face because policemen are always in action. You will be penalized for violating the COVID-19 guidelines if you are found without a mask.

9. Christ Church

Visiting Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM

Distance from Shimla Bus Stand: 2 kilometers/10 minutes (approx.)

Exploration Time: 30-45 minutes (approx.)

This is the same attraction in Shimla, which graces the Instagram feed of many travel influencers who have been to Shimla. Christ Church is the second oldest church in North India and is the perfect place to manifest spirituality and peace on your honeymoon trip to Shimla. The church was constructed in 1844 because Anglo Indians and Britishers who preached Christianity urged the ruling Britishers to make a place of worship for them.

The architecture of Christ Church is jaw-dropping because it is inspired by Neo-Gothic architecture. If you are planning a honeymoon to Shimla in winter or around Christmas, see the dazzling lightning on the whole church. Make sure you weave some moments of spirituality and prayers together on your honeymoon.

Attractions to Explore Near Christ Church and Things to Do: Trek to Jakhoo Hill, Enjoy the nice view of the snow-capped mountains, and indulge in shopping therapy around the market.

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