It’s well past winter and the summer months are approaching us. In such a scenario, where can you head for a perfect honeymoon? The beaches? Nah! Hill stations are the saviours in this case. These tranquil destinations offer a romantic atmosphere with significantly lower temperatures (sometimes chilling!) and lush environment. If you’re having a hard time choosing between them, you can check out the best hill stations in India right here and head off for your honeymoon in the hills!

Darjeeling – CC by 3.0 / Mjanich

 

Romantic Hill Stations for a Honeymoon

1) Munnar

Great For     Wellness RetreatThe vast green valleys of MunnarCC by 2.0 / Bimal K C

Munnar is a lovely hill station in Kerala that is situated just at the end of the majestic Western Ghats. The lush landscape of this hill station draws thousands here every year to enjoy its cool climate and see its many tea gardens on the slopes of hills. You could make a trip to the Attukad Waterfalls or even see the magnificent Mattupetty Dam which is built into a mountain! Do not miss out on the sights of elephants which Kerala is famous for.

Best Time to Visit
 Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Munnar would be in the months of winter when the temperatures are low. However, the climate is moderate throughout the year.

Where to Stay
How to Reach
 How To Reach

You can catch a train to Aluva or a flight to Cochin. From there, you will have to travel by road to reach Munnar.

2) Ooty

 Pykara Falls

This spectacular paradise is a trendy honeymoon destination in Tamil Nadu. You can reach Ooty in a mini train of the century-old Nilgiri Railways which connects it to Coonoor. From the misty Dodabetta Peak to a peaceful walk in the forest, this place has everything you need to have a memorable honeymoon. The Ooty Lake has special boating facilities for couples, and you can also find hotels with lake view here! Can there be anything more romantic than this?

  Tea Plantations in Ooty

Best Time to Visit
 Best Time To Visit

Ooty has cool temperatures in winters and moderate weather during summers. You can see the best of this hill station between July and March.

Where to Stay
How to Reach
 How To Reach

Ooty can be reached on road from Coimbatore which is well connected to major Indian cities.

3) Shimla

Great For:     Destination Weddings, Couples, Adventure Sports Shimla / CC by 3.0 / Aiwok

One of the best hill stations in India, Shimla is known for its greenery during the summer and is covered with snow during the winter months. The city may have an urban vibe to it but is still true to its natural essence. To get into the spirit of the town, you can visit the Mall Road or dive into its history by visiting the Rashtrapati Niwas. Do climb uphill to the Jakhoo Temple and take a short trip in the scenic Shimla-Kalka Railways to get some spectacular views of the scenery around.

Best Time to Visit
 Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Shimla is during the winter but its a great place to get away from the summer heat too!

Where to Stay
How to Reach

How to Reach

You can catch a flight to Jubarhati and go by road to Shimla. It is also well connected by roads to major cities in India.

4) Kodaikanal


Vattakanal Valley

This hill station in Tamil Nadu is comparatively less urbanised than its counterpart Ooty and has some fantastic natural gems. From the thundering sound of the Silver Cascade Falls to the tranquil Kodai Lake, Kodaikanal has got it all. On your visit, do make sure that you visit Vattakanal Valley and make it a point to stay in its peaceful surroundings; you will get some ethereal views of the valley during the day and star-studded sky at night! No doubt its a favourite among honeymooners!

Best Time to Visit
 Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kodaikanal is during the winter months between October and March but the climate is cool throughout the year.

Where to Stay
How to Reach
 How to reach

You can take a flight to Madurai which is well connected to most cities in India. From here, Kodaikanal is just a short drive away.

5. Manali

Great For:      Hiking, Adventure Sports

In my opinion, Manali is the must-visit hill station in North India. It is most famous for being the gateway to Solang Valley, Parvati Valley and the stunning Rohtang Pass. If you fancy some treks, you could go to the Bhrigu Lake with your partner, or if you prefer a more tranquil place, a visit to the 500-year old Hidimba Devi Temple is perfect. It also has some Buddhist temples and monasteries and gives you a chance to see Beas River in all its magnificence.

Best Time to Visit
 Best time to visit

Best time is considered to be between months of October and February during winters. The climate is moderate through summer months too.

Where to Stay
How to Reach
 How to reach

The closest airport is Bhuntar which is 50 km away from Manali. It is also well connected to major tourist hotspots in North India.

6) Matheran

Great For:      Hiking, Family   The spectacular view of Matheran Hill / CC by 3.0  /Omkar A Kamale

Matheran may not be as famous as the other hill stations, but it may be the best hill station in Maharashtra for one simple reason – no vehicles are allowed here. You can experience real peace in this town without the sounds of any automobiles. The best way to reach it is by a ride in the 100-year old Matheran Railways mini train. Whether you wish to explore the lush regions of the town and the valley around or just to relax in and around your resort, this place provides a romantic vibe unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit
 Best time to visit

Best time to visit Matheran is during monsoon and winter from July to February. The hill station is at its best during rains.

Where to Stay
 Top Hotel Picks

You can enjoy forests of the town at Neemranas Verandah In The Forest.

Top 10 Hotels in Matheran

How to Reach
 How To Reach

Matheran is located near Mumbai and can be reached easily by road or you can catch the Matheran Railways mini train from Neral station.

7) Darjeeling

Great For:     Destination Weddings, Camping  

 CC by 2.0 / Man

If we’re talking about the best hill stations in India, how can we miss out on the Queen of Hills herself – Darjeeling! Known for its exotic teas and scenic views of the Himalayas, this hill station is definitely a place where you can spend your honeymoon. You can reach Darjeeling in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’s ‘Toy Train’. The lush surroundings and views of the snow-capped peak of the third highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga, make this a great place to go to for your honeymoon. Moderate temperatures throughout the year ensure that it’s never too cold or hot.

Best Time to Visit
 Best time to visit

The best time to visit Darjeeling is from October to March when the temperatures are cool and the monsoon has played its magic on the landscape.

Where to Stay
How to Reach
 How to Reach

You can catch a flight to Bagdogra, which is located 100km away. From here you can reach Darjeeling by road. There are some direct flights to Darjeeling from North Indian cities too.

India has many marvellous hill stations thanks to its topography that has the perfect mix of every type of landscape. Such beautiful places are bound to bring the couple closer. Coupled with the activities you can enjoy together, having your honeymoon in one of these hill stations will be an unforgettable moment in your lifetime.