Romantic Getaway - Honeymoon Destinations @ India
From pleasant beaches to peaceful mountain hideaways, India has a wealth of post-wedding romantic getaways that will treasure for the rest of your life. There are some lovely places like - Kashmir, Kerala, Goa, Ooty, Mumbai, Andamn, Sikkim, Nainital, etc. We provide customized and personalized packages for the couples that will take them to one of the beautiful honeymoon destinations in India.
Kashmir, Sikkim & Darjeeling, Goa,
Andaman, Kerala, Kullu & Manali,
Mumbai & Pune, Mussoorie, Shimla,
Ooty & Kodaikanal
Kashmir is often called Heaven on Earth, and its visitors totally agree on it. Explore some of the best places to visit in Kashmir, like Sonamarg, Srinagar, Gulmarg andPahalgam. Shikara ride, pony ride and many such activities. You can enjoy skiing in one of Asia’s best skiing destination, Gulmarg. And if you are not visiting in winters, a pony ride up to Thajiwas Glacier is just the perfect idea for snow lovers. Once you step inside the Mughal Gardens, chances are that you wouldn’t want to leave. Wedding trip in Kashmir India guarantees to be your special honeymoon because of its stunning, immaculate, natural beauty. Kashmir is unmatched by any other country for its pristine loveliness, placid lakes reflecting mirror, the scenic beauty, green meadows laced by gurgling streams, luxurious house boats, wild stately chinars, tall snow-capped mountains, the highest golf course in the world, flowers of many hues and scents.
87 km. away this 'meadow of gold' features snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. Nestled in beautiful valley carved out of the River Sindh, this picnic spot is a superb spot for trekking. The town is located at an altitude of 2800 meters and overlooks popular peaks and glaciers like Amarnath Peak, Kaolhoi Glacier, Machoi Peak and Sirbal Peak. Azure Nallah Sidh River meanders through the town, making it look even prettier. A pony ride offers an incredible experience if you want to explore. Hire a horse or pony to reach Thajiwas Glacier that is carpeted with snow all year round. Indulge in fun activities with your loved ones here. Do not miss clicking memorable photographs capturing the mesmerizing scenery. The climate of Sonamarg is always pleasant, be it in summers or in winters.
95 km. from Srinagar the 'valley of shepherds' is at a height of 2130 metres. Pahalgam has developed into a real traveller focus in light of its numerous beautiful attractions and it offers wonderful treks, skiing, mountaineering and camping sites. On the banks of Lidder River, Pahalgam is a popular hill-station in valley. Trekkers and nature-lovers find this town to be a pure delight. In fact, many trekking circuits are started from Pahalgam. About ninety percent of its total area is covered with forests and rich vegetation. Enjoy relaxing on the river banks or taking short treks. For some adventure, you can partake in River rafting in River Lidder. Angling is another interest activity offered here. Pahalgam is also close to a number of attractions such as Avantipur ruins, Anantnag, Betaab Valley and more. In the evening, you can also indulge in shopping getting your hands on superb souvenirs such as woolens, Pashmina shawls, wooden objects, handicrafts and more.
52 km. away the 'meadow of flowers' has snow-capped mountains cupping the meadow. In winter it is covered with thick velvet snow, changing its delicate inclines into a heaven for skiing, skating and tobogganing. It is perched at an altitude of 2730 meters. CNN regarded Gulmarg as “Heartland of Winter Sports of India” and rated it as Asia’s Seventh Best Ski Destination. Whether in summers or winters, the town is a year- round magnet for tourists around the world. Several movies have been shot in this beautiful town, like Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Bobby, Haider, etc. Here you can enjoy a ropeway ride to Khilanmarg or a pony ride. The Gulmarg Gondola is the highest and longest cable car ropeway of Asia and one of the best experiences in Kashmir. This cable car ride is divided into 2 stages and takes you to and from Kongdoori Mountain, which is close to Apharwat Peak. The views from the top are stunning. There are various other adventure activities like rock climbing, skiing and trekking. You can try your hands in golfing at one of the world’s highest golf courses here, with 18 holes. You can partake in the activities of your interest.
Gracefully spread on both the sides of the river Jhelum or Vitasta, Srinagar infers the majority of its grand excellence by this fabulous lake. The lake is partitioned into Gagribal, lokutdal, Boddal and Nagin. It is paradisal to walk around the Mughal Gardens. Dal Lake Located in Srinagar city, which is 6.4 km long and 4km wide. To the delight of the visitors they can enjoy fascinating rides on traditional Kashmiri Houseboats and Shikaras. The Shikara ride can be an hour-long sightseeing session of the Dal a shopping-by-shikara expedition to handicraft shops within the lake area; or a whole-day trip featuring visits to major landmarks in Srinagar.
Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden located on the right bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. Originally named as ‘Farah Baksh’ (The Delightful), this beautiful garden was built in 1619 by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan. However, today it is famous as the name of Shalimar Bagh ‘The Garden of Love’. Shalimar Bagh is the largest in size among all three Mughal Gardens in Srinagar, the other being Nishat Bagh and Chashmeshahi. The lush green and well-maintained Garden of Srinagar designed with terrace lawns, fountain pools and flower beds combined with mighty chinar trees and pavilions. Covering a total area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, it offers an amazing view of lakes and shallow terraces, Innumerable varieties of flowers that blossom in spring and autumn. garden features a canal, lined with polished pebbles and it is supplied with water from Dal Lake. The canal runs through the center of the garden and looks absolutely stunning.
Nature with its Untouched Beauty!! Sikkim & Darjeeling Tour packages are a retreat of scenic and natural beauty with its magnificent snow capped mountain peaks, dark green deep and dense forest cover, calm and soothing lakes and a large number of flowers.Be a Kid again with Kesari’s Sikkim Darjeeling tour Packages- Enjoy the ride in the Toy Train where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill vying for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers. Sikkim Darjeeling are the lands of the muscatel flavoured Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe. Get to know the land of Buddhist monasteries and the glorious gompas which showcase the old flavor of the town with Kesari’s all inclusive Sikkim Darjeeling Tour packages. Explore beautiful places like Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Mirik and Gangtok.
Darjeeling: This will take you to the hill, amid Oak forests, is an extremely refreshing one. It is advisable to start early top save yourself from traffic snarls up the hill.
Mirik:. Perched at an elevation of 1494 m above the sea level, Mirik is an off-beat destination that is becoming a popular tourist destination, near Darjeeling. The drive from Darjeeling to Mirik has a few scenic spots from where you can stop for photo opportunity. With Sumendu Lake in its mid-point, beautiful Mirik town is blessed with verdant tea gardens, landscaped gardens, cardamom groves, Pashupati Market (on the India-Nepal Border) and the mighty Himalayas.
Kalimpong: Placed at the foothills of the Himalayas, the lush destination of Kalimpong is located at an altitude of 1250 meters above the sea level. Offering a relaxed ambiance for a peaceful retreat, Kalimpong boasts of some of the most striking views of the Himalayan peaks. This bustling town has colonial-style architecture and Buddhist monasteries.
Gangtok: The capital city of the north-eastern state of Sikkim. Located at an elevation of 1600 meters above the sea level, the beautiful and peaceful hill town of Gangtok, is known to be one of the most popular tourist destinations of North-eastern region of the country. Its Buddhist monasteries, abundant lush scenery and pleasant climate allure people from all around. Hold hands in hands and admire the enchanting scenery of the town. Gangtok also houses a vast variety of butterflies, and colorful flowers like Orchids and Rhododendron.
Tsomgo Lake: Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake, lying at an elevation of 12,400 feet above the sea level is a glacial lake, which is 37 km away from Gangtok. This stunning attraction, it is frequently visited by Brahmin ducks and other colorful migratory birds. This oval-shaped lake is 50 feet deep and is covered with snow all-round the year. On the banks of the Lake, there is a temple also, dedicate to Lord Shiva temple.
Tusklakhang: The main shrine of worship is interesting in terms of its architecture; wonderful woos carving and its interior decorated with fine murals. It contains a good collection of Buddhist scriptures.
Orchid Sanctuary: It is on the lower slopes of a hill. It offers a rich feast of colours, variety and beauty for the eyes of the beholder as almost all the species including rare ones found in Sikkim are cultures here.
Deer Park: On an edge of the ridge, it makes a popular vantage point. There is an image of sitting Buddha under a beautiful canopy. From here a panoramic view o f the valley and the snow capped peaks is obtainable.
Enchey Monastery: This monastery is 100 years old. It means a 'High Peaceful Place' and is situated about 3 kms, north-east from the centre of the city atop a hill. It is really a quiet and calm place. Icons of gods and goddesses and other objects of ritual worship are also housed here.
Teesta River: The major river in the Sikkim Himalayas is the Teesta / Tista river. It is a standout among the most turbulent waterways in the Himalayas mainly due to the steep altitude gradient found in Sikkim.
The Jelap La-Pass: A Tibetian world 'La' means pass and Jelap La- the lonely, level pass, Nearly 46 m. in length.
Nathu la pass: 5 km. to the North of the Jelap La pass, on the same altitude on a range that into Tibet, is the rarely used Nathu la pass on the Sikkim- Tibet Frontier. The Donkia Pass: It takes ten ardours days and an iron will to reach this pass from Darjeeling, the route starting from Gangtok and taking a circular track, where even bridle paths do not exist.
Gurudongmar Lake: The Gurudongmar Lake is located in Lachen, which is a small and beautiful town in North Sikkim, situated at the height of 10,000 feet above the sea level. The splendid and scenic beauty of the place is breathtaking and attracts tourists from all across the world who visit the lake to spend some quality time in the lap of nature. A night stay at this town is highly recommended before visiting the Gurudongmar Lake. Thangu, the nearest village from the pristine lake, at about 14,000 feet, is another popular tourist attraction. Gurudongmar Lake also has great religious significance attached to it, and the beautiful view of Mount Siniolchu and Khanchendzonga from the lake is a sight to behold and cherish forever. Encircled by snow-capped mountains and crystal clear icy water, it is considered as a very holy lake. The lake is one of the sources of River Teesta, which flows through Sikkim, West Bengal and Bangladesh, to finally merge with the Bay of Bengal.
Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-centurychurches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. Goa has many reasons to make it one of the top tourist destinations not just in India, but all over the world. Blessed with an amazing coastline, its home to some of the most incredible beaches in India. These beaches, divided between North and South Goa, host the most happening parties, offer various kinds of watersports and allow you to have a great time sunbathing or simply relaxing. Goa has a fascinating past, and much of that is visible in its numerous forts and churches. Visitors to Goa are also able to have a unique experience when they visit the spice plantations and the flea markets which sell every kind of exotic items at attractive prices. Goa is also home to several casinos, exciting river cruises and scrumptious seafood.
North Goa Sightseeing
Visit Lord Bodgeshwar Temple, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, Fort Aguada, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach etc. At the Baga/Calangute Beach, enjoy various kinds of water sports activities. Scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, water skiing and speed boating, besides others, are some of the most popular water sports activities in Goa. Enjoy lunch at a beach shack. The evening is for visiting the various Goa flea markets which sell a variety of items like clothes, jewelry, spices and accessories. Music and dance performances are also a part of the flea markets, the most popular of which are Anjunna Wednesday Flea market, Arpora Saturday Night market, Mapusa Friday market and Calangute Bazaar.
South Goa Sightseeing
Visit famous South Goa beaches, which are less frequented by tourists and are oases of solitude and tranquility. The most famous beaches of this region are Agonda Beach, Palolem Beach, Majorda Beach and Colva Beach, among others. You can take a leisurely stroll, revel in the soothing ambience and enjoy delicious food at the shacks or at a local eatery. You could also try out several kinds of adventure sports.
Visit the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Goa and is situated on the eastern border with Karnataka. Falling from a height of 320m, it's regarded among one of the tallest waterfalls of India. The water, as its plummets, creates foamy milk. This is also why the waterfall is known as Dudhsagar, which means, "sea of milk". Drive your way to Collem to board the safari van / safari jeep to take you to the waterfalls. A short walk in the forest leads you to the base of the waterfalls. Experience the thrills of an elephant ride. Visit the Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary later.
The undulating islands are covered with dense forests, white-sand beaches, and endless flowers and birds. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. The sandy beaches on the edge of the coastline and the sea around the islands offer excellent opportunities. It offers adventure activities like trekking, island camping, scuba diving, etc.
Havelock: Radhnagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach in Havelock are real exposures of unpolluted nature for an environment lover. Cellular Jail: Situated in port Blair. It has a Light and Sound show which is a tribute to the martyrs of the heroic freedom struggle.
Ross Island: The Administrative the Capital Prior to Independence from where the Britishers represented the whole Andaman Islands-ROSS ISLAND, A goal for Nature Walk in the midst of well-disposed Deers and Peacocks.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach: Situated in port Blair. It is an ideal beach for swimming, surfing and basking. Sandy, palm-fringed beach. Seaside drive to this shoreline is recently astounding.
Mount Harriet: It was the summer Head Quarter of British Chief Commissioner. Named after Mrs. Harriet Tyler, wife of Col R C Tyler, Superintendent of Port Blair Penal Settlement (1862 - 64). It is situated on 1200 ft above sea level - ideal place for trekking in Jungle. Boat leaves every half an hour from Chatham jetty. The Mount Harriet is in Port Blair. There are several trekking routes, one being through the evergreen forests from Bamboo flat to mount Harriet. It is the highest peak in the south Andaman archipelago, named after Harriet Tytler, the second wife of Robert Tytler, who was a British soldier, naturalist and photographer. Mount Harriet is at a distance of 55 km by road and 15 km by ferry from Port Blair.
Neil Island in Cruise: Neil is a tiny but beautiful island located 37 Kms. to the south of the Andaman Islands. With unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation, it is one of the hot tourist spots in the Andamans. Bharatpur Beach, Sitapur Beach and Laxmanpur shoreline – is a segregated shoreline, lies 2 km north of Neil pier.
Harminder Bay Beach: These beautiful beaches situated at Hut Bay at distance of 100kms from Port Blair and are connected by Island shipping services.
Ramnagar Beach: A sandy shoreline at Diglipur Island. Baratang Island: Lies in the middle of South and Middle Andaman mud volcanoes and limestones caves are fascinating.
Chidiya Tapu: This is the southernmost tip of South Andaman. The lush green mangroves, forest cover with numerous chirping birds and the Sylvan Sands and Munda Pahar beaches make it an ideal picnic site.
Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, monkeys and tigers. Kerala tour offers you a chance to explore the amazing locations of Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey and Kovalam.
Kovalam: Kovalam Beach renowned beach best known as crescent-shaped beach that comprises of three beaches- Hawa beach, Lighthouse beach and Samudra beach.The jewel of Kerala also referred to as Paradise of South. Padmanabha Swamy temple- mix of Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Veli Tourist Village- a wonderful spot for picnic and boating, it also has a Children's park and a floating cafe; the Museum Complex- equally popular amid adults and children, Science & Technology Museum- founded by the Govt. in 1984, it is a study cum recreation center; Shangmugham Beach- one of the popular beaches of Kerala; it is dotted with a few attractions and Akkulam boat club to enjoy boating and other recreational activities.
Munnar: A hill station surrounded by undulating hills covered by the vast expanse of tea estates, this small town provides the perfect spot for relaxing and rejuvenating the body and perfect destination for the honeymoon couples. This hill town is dotted with several attractions. Christ Church- a beautiful British church that was constructed in the year 1910; wildlife spotting at the Eravikulam National Park- called home by the endangered mountain goat of South India (the Nilgiri Tahr); Mattupetty Dam- a popular picnic site with lush surroundings where a dam constructed on a lake and lastly the Anamudi peak. Standing at an altitude of 2695 m above the sea level, this peak is placed inside Eravikulam..
Thekkady: Thekkady, home to the very popular Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Enjoy Motor Boat Ride on the Periyar Lake for sightseeing. One of the most popular national parks in Kerala, Periyar is home to a decent variety of Indian Elephants and Tigers, along with lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri Tahr, Indian giant squirrel and as many as 265 species of birds.
Kumarakom: It is placed on the banks of Lake Vembanad. Lush surroundings and peaceful ambiance are complete charmer, bringing-in tourists from across. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, also known as Vembanad bird sanctuary. This sanctuary is visited by bird watching enthusiasts and ornithologists in good numbers. It is called home by both resident migratory birds such as Siberian Stork, Cuckoo, Waterfowls, Teals, Egrets, Herons, Darters, Wild Ducks, Brahminy Kites, owls, etc.
Varkala Beach: Situated nearly 40 km from the city, this seaside resort is a spa and important Hindi pilgrim spot. There are also excellent trekking trails. Fort Kochi: It is a favourite haunt of tourist as it offers a view of spectacular sunsets.
Kappad Beach: 16 km from Kozhikode commands a place in the history as it is here that great explorer Vasco-Da-Gama set foot on Indian soil. Bekal Beach: The beach is very attractive, especially the fort Bekal, which is the largest and best preserved in the state.
Cherai Beach: It is a lovely stretch of as yet undeveloped white sand, white miles of lazy backwaters just a few hundred meters from the seafront. Cochin: Also known as Kochi, is made up of a gaggle of islands and peninsula that include mainland Ernakulum. The history and development of this lovely seaside city has been shaped by the culture of its various occupiers including the Arabs, Britishers, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese. Kochi is famous for its churches, mosque and temples as well as a natural harbor created by underwater mud-banks: the rougher the sea is outside, the calmer the waters are within.
Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It's also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.
Kullu and Manali are two different places, nestled in the snow clad ranges of the Himalayas. While, the charming Kullu is a valley with scores of picturesque sights and temples, Manali is a stunning hilltop with splashing rivers, water streams, and lofty mountains in the state of Himachal Padesh. Manali is also a perfect place for adventure sports, so people from different parts of the country visit this popular hill station to experience mountaineering, trekking, and skiing.
City Tour of Manali: Hadimba Devi Temple (This temple constructed in 1553 A.D is Dedicated to Himachal’s Most Significant Deity Hadimba Mata) Vaishnu, etc.), Vashisht Hot springs (Dedicated to Vashisht Muni & well known for its hot Curable water and Religious),Tibetans Monastery in market. Explore the Mall Road & IBEX Market of Manali..
Solang Valley: Excursion trip to Solang Valley where you can admire the enchanting sights of the surroundings and can enjoy various thrilling adventure activities. As the winter approaches, the same Solang Valley takes a shape of a Snowy Blanket, thus forming a perfect vista for several snow activities. Solang valley is also known as the 'Snow Valley,' which is famous for hosting various winter adventure sports like skiing, parachuting, paragliding, trekking, and mountaineering. It is one of the most favorite trekking hotspots of the tourists, holidaying in Manali. Solang Valley is located between the Solang village and Beas Kund and offers majestic views of glaciers and snow capped mountain.
Rohtang Pass: A gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, remains one of the most spectacular destinations in the entire Kullu region. This picturesque pass is located around 51 kms away from Manali, at a height of 3980 meters, on Manali Keylong highway. This mountain slope is so beautiful that people from every corner of the country visit this place.
Kothi: It is an awe-inspiring destination, which is located at the foothills of Rohtang Pass, approximately 12 kilometers from Manali at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level. This splendid village offers a magnificent view of snow capped mountains and glaciers and of the Beas River that flows through a very deep and narrow gorge at this point. Kothi is a perfect place for camping if one is planning to climb the Rohtang Pass valley on foot. The majestic locations of Kothi have been featured in many Bollywood movies and a lot of poets, writers, and painters have visited this beautiful sight to soak themselves in the magic of nature.
Kullu and Manikaran: Enjoy thrilling River Rafting (on your own expense), to visit World famous Pashmina Shawl Factory. Later proceed to Manikaran enroute cover Vaishno Devi Temple. Later at 5 pm return to Manali. Manikaran is an important pilgrimage site as it offers Religious Ram Temple & Impressive Gurudwara (It is famous for hot Water spring which can boil Rice, Dal etc. within 5 min which impresses each & every Visitor). Overnight stay.
Kais Monastery, Nagar Castle and Roerich Art Gallery: Visit Kais Monastery, Naggar Castle (Which was once the residence of Raja of Kullu is now popular for Shooting of National / International Movies due to its overwhelming sceneries and Roerich Art Gallery (displays the art of famous Russian Painter Nikolai Roerich which enchants every visitor by its Fabulous Painting & Serene surroundings.
Tirthan Valley: Located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan Valley derives its name from the Tirthan river, which winds its way through it. The pristine river originates from the icy cold glacial springs of Hanskund, a snow-capped peak in the verdant. This quiet valley is ideal for trekking, fishing, wildlife watching, and discovering under-explored hill villages. The idyllic backdrop of Tirthan valley is dominated by cloud-kissed mountains, dense coniferous forests and sprawling alpine meadows. Besides offering spectacular vistas, the valley is also one of the best bird watching destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Amidst the realm of rock and ice that rule the high peaks and ridges, lies the breathtaking Serolsar Lake. A 6 km trek from the Jalori Pass,the shimmering waters of the serene lake reflect the blue of the sky and the green of the pine forest. An uphill hike from the Rolla village will reward you with a jewel of a waterfall hidden in the forested valley. Sit by the tiny waterfall and breathe in the ethereal ambience of the surroundings. Definitely a great getaway to connect with nature and unwind in solitude!!
The third largest state and the second most populous state in India - Maharashtra - is brimming with an array of colorful shrines; a remarkable collection of caves; golden beaches lined with swaying palm trees; historic hotspots with strong past connection; and oodles of emerald hill stations under the canopy of lush western ghats. With an incredible mashup of everything, there's is no better place to go for a holiday in India than Maharashtra.The state is primarily known for its ancient Ellora and Ajanta caves, and pilgrim destinations. Plan a holiday in Maharashtra to witness the dazzling range of experience, beautiful landscapes and years of history. Some most favoured travel destination in Maharashtra, which if visited for a long stay allows weekend shuttle trip to twin cities like Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Nashik, Matheran, Shirdi and world heritage sites Ajanta and Ellora caves, etc.
A Mumbai tour must start with a visit to Victoria Terminus now renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a Gothic building complete with stained glass windows, decorative turrets, carved domes spelling an amalgamation of Hindu, Victorian and Muslim architecture. Madh Island and the breathtaking Elephanta Caves, Ajanta and Ellora Caves are few must-see sights. Madh Island is a little to the north of Mumbai having serene clean, beaches, quaint fisher folk and quietude. Along C-shaped Boulevard hugging the sea coast in South Mumbai constructed over reclaimed land which forms a natural bay connecting Nariman Point to Malabar Hill. One of the popular sightseer places where you would take a walk is the raised promenade running parallel to the six- lane road. A night view of the lighted drive nicknamed it The Queen’s Necklace. Chowpatty beach front, rates as one of the top sightseeing places in Mumbai. Other top sightseeing places highlighting the cosmopolitan, free minded ethos of Mumbai are the Haji Ali Dargah and the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, famous pilgrim sites.
Sitting atop the Deccan Plateau with the Mutha River flowing alongside is the popular city Pune. This is the second largest city in Maharashtra. Also known as the “Queen of Deccan”, this hilly city has a royal history of being home to the Rahstrakuta Dynasty taken over and ruled by the mighty Chhatrapati Shivaji. Pune’s popular tourist places such as the Chaturshringi temple of Goddess Ambareshwari, Ambedkar museum, Parvati temple, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Dagaduseth Halwai Ganpati temple, rock carved Pataleshwar temple, Aga khan palace where Mahatma Gandhi was kept under house arrest and the famous Shaniwar wada built during the time of Bajirao Peshwa. Pune trip is incomplete without pampering one’s taste buds with the Maharashtrian delicious such as Puran Poli, Misal Pav and Mastani milkshake among many others. This place is easily the most favoured travel destination in Maharashtra, which if visited for a long stay allows weekend shuttle trip to twin cities Lonavala and Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Nashik, Matheran, Shirdi and world heritage sites Ajanta and Ellora caves.
Mahabaleshwar, a beautiful hill station, situated in the Western Ghats Range of Maharashtra, is the evergreen forest that calls out to those who love nature. This used to be the capital of Bombay Province during the British regime, is a beautiful plateau surrounded by hills and also the origin point of River Krishna. It is a perfect place for the nature lovers as well as the honeymoon couple along with an ideal destination for youngsters and budget travellers as well. A must thing to do here is to relish strawberry or mulberry that are served with whipped cream. Mahabaleshwar is a place of ethereal natural beauty and indeed an apt destination for couples and weekend excursions. This hill destination has many tourist attractions like Mahabaleshwar temple, Mapro’s Garden, Elephant ‘s head point, Panch Ganga Temple, Venna Lake, Krishna Bai Temple, Pratapgarh Fort, Lingmala Waterfall, Bhilar Waterfall, Helen’s Point, Carnac Point, Atibalehwar temple, Dhobi Waterfall, Morarji Castle as “must visit “ places of this hill station. The Panch Ganga Temple is one of the most visited temples in Mahabaleshwar.
Lonavla is a beautiful place located in Maharashtra with grape-green valley. It positions in the range of Sahyadri which divides the Konkan Coast from that of Deccan plateau, thus offering a breathtaking view of the surroundings. Stationed at a distance of 6 kilometres from Lonavla, Rajmachi Point boasts of the startling view of the historica Shivaji Fort, besides being the favourite amongst the trekkers; it is home to Vajhgai Dari. The next Duke’s Nose, which is some 12 kilometres from the hill station and is named after Wellington’s Duke. The cliff takes pride in exhibiting its Duke’s nose like formation. Following to this is Tiger leap, which justifies the name it offers us the illusion of a tiger leaping into the valley. Lonavla booms with a myriad of sightseeing places like Karla caves which earn fame for the compound of vintage Buddhist made shrines. Lohagad Fort perched on a hill; the railway station of Malavadi paves a way to this ‘Iron fort’ that once remained as a restricted battle zone for Shivaji. Now the place offers a view of its picturesque surroundings consisting of mountains and dainty suburbs. The Lonavla Lake is located 2 km away from the hill station and it is one of the must visit places. Lonavala, a major halt between Mumbai and Pune remains to be the perfect escapade for the ones who prefer taking a break from their hustling and bustling city life.
A hill station in the state of Maharashtra and is located at distance of 3kms from Lonavala and 7kms from Karjat. Khandala is situated at the end of a ghat named Bhor Ghat which acts as a link between the Konkan Plain and the Deccan Plateau. One of the tourist attractions in Khandala is the Duke’s point from where one can have an amazing view of the Bhor Ghat as well. Some of the sightseeing places in Khandala are the Tiger’s Leap, Amrutanjan Point, Karla and Bhaja Caves and the Bhushi Lake. The Bhushi Lake is a perfect place for those who want to relax and spend some time amidst the beauty of nature. The Kune Waterfalls are another attraction in Khandala which is a perfect picnic spot and one can even enjoy bathing and swimming here. The other places here include the Rajmachi Fort whose beauty is breathtaking. Then we have the Lohagad Fort which is a popular attraction for the trekkers. The ancient Shingroba Temple is also another tourist spot which is often visited by travelers. Holidays are incomplete without shopping, Khandala is famous for jams, chikki and various other snacks which are a must buy during a visit here.
Lavasa; the first private and planned hill station in the country, is one of the most gorgeous and sought after holiday destinations near Pune. It is stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino, with a street and several buildings bearing the name of that town. Though the city is laced with all the modern luxuries and comforts, its aura and charm will instantly connect you with the Indian roots. The variety of places to visit in Lavasa, spellbind all the visitors with its charisma. Being situated in the Western Ghats of Pune; Lavasa makes a perfect tourist destination, because of its enchanting panorama. Trekking, Mountaineering, Camping and especially the water sports in the Warasgaon Lake are some are some heart throbbing attractions. Taking a walk around the well-planned city is a must before indulging in other activities.
Panchgani is a hill station southeast of Mumbai in India’s Maharashtra state. It’s known for the Table Land, a huge volcanic plateau. Lookouts like Sydney Point and Parsi Point offer views of Dhom Dam lake and Kamalgad Fort, used as a prison by the British in the early 19th century. To the southeast, the Rajpuri Caves are surrounded by sacred ponds and contain a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Kartikeya. Lots of activities apart from its serenity delight the place and another major reason for, popularity; either it be horse-riding, sky diving, bungee jumping, paragliding, camping etc. gulf the tourist with such delighted package.
With beautiful hills all around, peace, tranquility, and abundance of nature, Mussoorie is a must visit for those who find love in silence. Its snow-capped mountains, thick alpine forests, unspoiled lakes and marvelous sights. Snow falls, a beguiling Mall, appearance of provincial homes and a pleasant atmosphere.
Lal Tibba: The highest point in Mussoorie that offers the breathtaking view of the Himalayan Mountains. It still carries style of British era. After a relaxing break at the Lal Tibba, take a scenic boat ride at Mussoorie Lake.
Municipal Garden: Garden has various types of flowers, an artificial lake and boating facilities. Founded by Geologist Dr. H.Faknar in 1842.There is also a Tibetan Market.
Gun Hill: One of the main attractions of Mussoorie. Ride on the cable car to the top of Gun hill to see the stunning view of snow-capped peaks, best at sunrise.
Mussoorie Lake: A scenic boat ride at Mussoorie Lake. It is a delightful spot. Pedal pontoons are available. It orders a captivating view of Doon Valley and close-by towns.
Kempti Fall: Has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall, located in a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains.
Dhanaulti: On Tehri Road, there are deodar forests and lovely mountain ranges.
Eco Park: Eco Park in Dhanaulti is a newly developed park with the deodar trees.
Nag Tibba: Highest place near Mussoorie, suitable for trekking.
Camel Back Road: It offers the absolute most intriguing and vital vies of the Himalayas at sunset. A wonderful rock development with a life-like likeness to a sitting camel can be seen from this spot.
Children's Lodge: It provides an exciting view of the snow. Enjoy a ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie.
Kanatal: Located in the picturesque settings of the Garhwal Himalayas, the charming hill station of Kanatal is a perfect weekend getaway for the weary souls. Encircled by the sun-kissed peaks and the velvety coniferous trees, the toy town of Kana-taal still remains relatively unexplored. The tiny hamlet of Kanatal is perched at an elevation of 8,500 feet above sea level on Mussorie - Chamba road. Kanatal is a perfect winter destination as it snows here and is also an ideal place for camping. One of the popular tourist attractions, the Surkanda Devi temple is located only 10 km away from Kanatal.
Lovingly called the 'Queen of the Hill Stations', Ooty has been blessed by abundant lush surroundings and stunning vistas. Ooctacamund, Ooty for short, also called Udhagamandalam has been a famous Honeymoon Destination in India since a while. This convention has prevailed in the present times with more people from India and additionally abroad desiring Honeymoon in Ooty. Delegated with the title 'Ruler of Hill Stations', Ooty appreciates the height of 2240 m. over the ocean level. Unblemished magnificence, lavish greenery, clear skies, curvaceous slope trails and falling waterfalls are the fascination which attracts people to visit Ooty.
Botanical Garden: Botanical garden here in the heart of the town, laid out over a century ago, contain more than 600 varieties of exotic plants and trees.
Kotagiri: About 28 km. from Ooty is Kotagiri a quiet and refreshing spot, amidst lush field and forests. Kotagiri is also noted for its nearby waterfalls and vintage points.
Doddabetta: Perched on the highest point of the Nilgiri, this offers a fabulous view of the surrounding peaks and plains. It is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills with a height of 2,637 m.
Centenary Rose Park: With its terraced lawns and colorful flowerbeds-best between May and July- this terraced rose garden is a pleasant place for a stroll. There are good views over Ooty from the hilltop location.
Thread Garden: This Garden is certainly an unusual exhibition, more than 150 species of flowers and plants from around the world have been meticulously recreated using 'hand-wound' thread. Sims' Park is a nice picnic spot and has many varieties of plants and trees and a fine pool where lilies grow.
St Stephen Church: The small Gothic-style Church in the site of a Toda temple; timber for its bowed teak roofs was taken from Tipu Sultan Palace and hauled up here by elephant. The area around church gives you some idea of what the hill station must have looked in the days of Raj.
Kathatty falls: It is on the Kalhatty slopes, the height of the waterfalls is 100 ft. The kalhatty slopes rich in wildlife such as panthers, bisons wild buffaloes, wild dogs, spotted deer and different varieties of the hill bird.
Mudhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary: This is prominent in the state. The thickly forested Mudhumalai borders the Bandipur national park and the Wynad Sanctuary in Kerala. Tiger, gaur, sambar, wild boar. Civic cat, flying squirrel, sloth bear and jackal roam around the forest. loth bear and jackal roam around the forest.
Coonoor: This wonderful hill town has aromatic tea plantations, lofty verdant Nilgiri Hills and colorful wildflowers. Bird watching is a popular activity here due to avifaunal wealth. Do not miss a visit to the Dolphin's Nose- a massive rock formation in the shape of the nose of a dolphin. The views from top are breathtaking. Next, enjoy a visit to the Lamb's rock- a wonderful picnic spot, equally popular amid locals and tourists.
Kodaikanal: On the way, halt to visit the Palani temples. The temples here are a wonderful example of South Indian style of temple architecture. Kodaikanal known for its green hills, placid lakes, granite cliffs, lush valleys and cascading waterfalls, this hill station of Tamil Nadu has several attractions. Enjoy the peace spread all around. The hill town of Kodaikanal is placed around the star shaped Kodai Lake, spread in an area of 60 acres. Popular places of tourist interest include the Kodai Lake, Kodaikanal Solar Physical Observatory, Bryant Park (housing 740 species of roses), Coaker's Walk (a long pathway with wonderful views), Kurunji Andavar Temple (dedicated to Lord Murugan or Kartikeya), Green Valley View with its wonderful vistas, Pillar Rocks (a picnic spot with a small well-maintained garden) and Shembaganur Natural History Museum.
The sprawling township of Shimla, roosted on a bow edge, is the capital of Himalaya Pradesh. Standing at an elevation of 2,200 meters, Shimla is a wonderful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. The frontier enthusiasm can at present be felt here regardless of the indecent stride into the new thousand years. Popular tourist destinations of Shimla like Museum, Mall Road, Christ Church, Kufri (one of the best destinations to witness snowfall) and Chail (in the yesteryears it was the summer capital of Maharaja Patiala), etc.
Kufri: 16 km. from Shimla is a little hamlet famous as a best ski-resort in the state. Kufri begins the throb with life in winter when ski-enthusiasts collect here from all over the world and enjoy the sport on its famous ski-slopes.
The Vice-regal Lodge & Botanical Gardens: It is also known as a Rashtrapati Niwas, was once the residence of the Britishers Viceroy, Lord Dufferin.
Jakhu Temple: On the Jakhu hills offering a fine view of the surrounding valley, snow-capped peaks and the town.
The GLEN: It is pleasant picnic spot only 4 km. from the Ridge. This thickly lush glen is by the side of a snow-bolstered foaming stream at a height of 1,830 metres.
Chandwick Falls: Falls tumbling down a height of 67 metres are located 7 km. from Shimla at a height of 1,586 metres. The falls are now silent, but the profound canyon formed out by the once tumbling falls.
Mashobra: It a popular picnic spot lays 10km. away from Shimla. It offers interesting walks amidst stately oaks and pines with a night halt at the Craignano Rest House atop a beautiful hill.
Tara Devi: 10km. from Shimla is a shrine atop a 1851 metres high hill dedicated to goddess Tara.
Summer Hill: Summer Hill is a picturesque spot on Shimla-Kalka railway line that offers amazing views of the snow covered mountains. Located only a few kilometers away from Shimla, this lovely township offers quiet surroundings and scenic views of the nearby hills. Summer Hill is the same place where Mahatma Gandhi had visited and stayed at the elegant Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur. The place seems to be fully covered with snow during winter and extremely pleasant during summers. The Himachal University too is located in the stunning backdrop of Summer Hill.
Naldera: 10 km. from the Ridge is an extraordinary nine-hole golf course. The appeal of the Naldera, which lies in its propping and sylvan environs, and calm magnificence, is truly powerful.
Fagu: 22 km. from Shimla and at a stature of 2,610 metres, furnishes with a fantastic view of the surroundings valley, its healing magic environs and solitary promise an unforgettable experience and relaxation.
Chail: Chail is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is 44 kilometres from Shimla and 45 kilometres from Solan. It is known for its salubrious beauty and virgin forests. This lovely town was a former summer retreat for the Maharaja of Patiala. Dining at a lake restaurant, walking on the highest cricket ground in the world, and listening to the chirping of birds in the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.
Tattapani: This place is located at a distance of 50 Km from Shimla. Tattapani is famous for hot spring water coming out by the side of Sutlej River. These hot waters came out from different places on the river bed at Tattapani. Locals and tourist enjoy this hot water bath.
Narkanda: At a height of 2700 M, located at a distance of 65 Km from Shimla this place is popular for winter sports and for its scenic beauty.
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