Honeymoon… A thing of wasting time and money for old fashioned people, a thing of necessity for a new generation and for me a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy life with a person who is going to be your companion throughout your life and maybe beyond it. As the day of my wedding (April 2013) came closer something inside me started burning. Is it good to go on a honeymoon trip against the old-fashioned approach of my parents? Will it be worth going on a trip with an unknown companion provided we were going for an arranged marriage thing? If yes, What place to go? And here came the longest stop. Could I manage a Foreign trip keeping up with the friend circle I had or the kind of honeymoon trips they have had? Or will it be a good idea to just elope from the home to any place and spend some time with my partner? Time went on and I explored all sorts of honeymoon destinations. Plenty of suggestions and workouts happened and in Feb 2013, I decided to go on a trip to Himachal Pradesh. Being a native of the neighboring state, it would cost me a lot lesser than any other place and probably that was one of the most appealing reasons as I could not afford an expensive one. I appointed Himalayan Trips LLP as my Honeymoon Trip Planner. Paid the 10 percent holding amount and then got busy in the functions/relatives and finally Marriage. I won’t describe the services here because I am going to emphasize on the Best honeymoon destination rather than best honeymoon tour planner. On the pre-decided day, a cab came to pick us up and we were off to a journey that will probably be cherished for life. Not because it was our honeymoon trip but we both were amazed by the beauty of the place. Starting from Shimla, be it Mall road, where after seeing all the young college days couples, we could reflect on our yesteryears or be it the view of Snow-capped mountains from Kufri (Maybe Kinnaur / Spiti Valleys) which reminded us to be grounded and gave us a message you can’t be perfect and hence need to adjust with each other in the instances of ups and downs. A Visit to Jakhu Temple didn’t fail to advise both of us to have faith and trust in each other as we did in God. After Shimla, we were on our way to Manali and for the most part of our journey, we both were awestruck of the last 02 days in Shimla. With a Hop On and Hop off kind of drive planned through Himalayan Trips LLP by putting fillers such as Pandoh Dam, Outlet of which advised us that no problem is bigger than your strengths, Mini Vaishno Devi Temple alongside the Bias River we reached Manali in the evening but not before having an adventurous river rafting in Kullu bargained by our cab driver. As soon as entered Manali, we completely forgot Shimla. Such is the beauty of this place. After the long drive, we decided to take a break in the evening and relax a bit but with the excitement of visiting numerous places in the morning. The next morning, Ahh… After almost 6 years in 2019, I still remember that moment. As soon as we came out of the room and waited for the morning tea by room service, we witnessed something which felt out of this world. This particular moment made me realize why people are so crazy about Manali is one of the best honeymoon Destination and why travel agents around India advertise Honeymoon packages for Himachal. The Sun was outshining, and it was lighting up the Snow on the mountains. As soon as we both tried to peep into the peaks, our ears were mesmerized by the sweet voices of unknown species of birds and to cap everything off a cool breeze blew across our bodies probably because of the dense pine/deodar forests around us. This summed up all the travels / all the expenses / All the time away from work and everything else.
Planning to get married in near future?? If yes have you decided on your honeymoon yet? If not, plan it now? There are plenty of reasons why you should go on a honeymoon. You might have gone on several holidays and will go on aplenty in future. But you will remember this holiday throughout life. Why you should go on a honeymoon trip? Honeymoon, A holiday for newlywed’s couple, is the best period to know each other. Whether you have been dating your partner for years or you got married to an unknown partner. The honeymoon is something which gives you time to know, how you wish to start a new phase of your life. Apart from knowing each other, this is the period you will spend the most amount of private time with your other half. Away from the hustle and bustle of the marriage arrangement and rituals, this is the time you relax and enjoy. This is the best way to start a new journey hand in hand with your life partner. There are many other things you will do on your honeymoon that we won’t discuss here. Why the Location of your honeymoon trip should be cautiously Chosen? There are several things you need to plan for a honeymoon trip. I will rate the location of the honeymoon trip as the most important above all. Location plays a vital role in every trip. Whether it’s a family holiday or honeymoon trip, Location is the first most things which come to mind. An adequate location will take care of half of an awesome honeymoon trip. A fabulous honeymoon location depends on weather, environment, and security of location as you tend to get private. Why Himachal is one of the Best Honeymoon Destinations? There are very few locations, which beat Himachal as the Best budget honeymoon destinations in India. Nestled with plenty of natural beauty, Himachal is one of the most sought honeymoon destinations in India. Himachal Pradesh has everything for being the best honeymoon destination on a budget. You ask for any feature and Himachal pops up everywhere. Be the Natural Beauty, Calm Surroundings, Chilled weather or adventurous activity, it has all.
- Natural Beauty: You opt for any station in Himachal as your safe honeymoon destination. Each one will have equal or better beautiful surrounding than the other. Imagine yourself standing hand in hand with your partner and surrounded by the natural beauty of the free-flowing river, lanky pine trees, and snow-clad mountains. The sweet voice of free-flowing water in the river and the sound of the cool breeze will mesmerize your ears. To top that up, imagine the sweet voices of birds echoing in your ears while sitting under the pine trees.
- Romantic Weather: Having awesome weather to go with you while you are on a honeymoon trip is like icing on the cake. And for that reason, nothing can be better than Himachal. The naughty weather may sometimes annoy you. But it will leave you in awe most of the times. While chilled weather awaits you, it can be ever refreshing for a couple to be in Himachal. The Blue skies, the snow-clad mountains, the green valleys will only add to the romantic mood you have. An evening in a chilled climate along with the natural beauty around it becomes a deadly combo for couples.
- Security: Himachal is one of the states with lesser crime rates. This feature makes this place even more sought honeymoon destination. With no danger to your privacy, you can and indulge in a late-night walk and allied activities. With local administration and residents practicing “Atithi Devo Bahv”, you can always enjoy your stay at any location without worrying about your privacy.
- Adventurous Activities: Himachal is full of adventure sports activities. Be it river rafting, trekking or paragliding, it offers everything. An adventure sports activity can always increase your heart rate and leave you excited and excitement can lead to many good experiences with your partner. Try flying in the air with your partner or trek to some moderate peaks, your partner is most likely to fall into your lap either in excitement or after exhausting. The excitement can do wonders to a shy personality and result in breaking the ice between you and your partner.