The list of honeymoon perfect destinations is too long, but it will remain incomplete without adding “the heaven on earth” in it. Yes, you should have estimated by now that we are talking about Kashmir. All of us have dreamt about the Honeymoon many times before actually going for it as it’s a very special event in life.
Honeymoon in Kashmir is an altogether beautiful experience, and you are lucky if you are getting this chance. But you must know certain places and experiences to be enjoyed in Kashmir which will help in turning your honeymoon into a fairy tale. The lush green surroundings, blossoming flowers and snow-capped mountains will make you love-struck every time you see them.
Things to do in Kashmir During your honeymoon
Go for a Royal Shikara ride:
Don’t miss the chance to admire the charm of Dal Lake with your loved one. Enjoy some tranquil moments as the boatman row your bright coloured Shikara amidst pristine water of the lake. Express your deepest emotions away from the hustle-bustle of tourists and noises of vehicles sailing smoothly over the peaceful lake of Srinagar.
Touch the sky with Gondola cable car:
The typical Bollywood movie scene must have come to your mind while thinking about the cable car ride in high mountains of Gulmarg. Yes, you can also become like a Bollywood couple singing lovely songs in a private cable car (known as Gondola) in Kashmir.
Apart from all love-filled moments, you can also adore the mesmerising view of snow-covered hills while riding in this cable car. Many thrilling activities such as skiing, snow scooter ride and sledge ride are waiting for you at the end of this exciting cable car ride in phase1.
Stay in a houseboat:
The nights should also be as special as days to light up your love life. You will surely forget all your five-star hotel escapades after spending a night in a beautiful houseboat by the side of the lake. Wake up next to a breath-taking view of the lake surrounded by mountains which will provide a visual treat to you! A private houseboat will play a crucial role in making your honeymoon unforgettable.
Refresh yourself with hot spring bath:
If you are going to Kashmir in the winter season, then hot spring bath must be on your to-do list. Bathing in hot spring water instead of the bathtub will be a unique yet memorable experience for you! So ease yourself by soaking in the natural hot water and beat the winters. The natural smoke rising from water spring slowly merging with dense wintery fog will elate your mood.
Add adventure with river rafting:
Enjoy your honeymoon in Kashmir to the fullest through some adventurous and thrilling activities. River rafting with your spouse is one such sport. If you are one of the adventure freaks, then this one is surely for you! Go with the flow of river water as your boat will literally fly over it. You can enjoy the white water rafting in the Lidder river of Pahalgam.
Explore gardens of Kashmir:
Walkthrough the Mughal gardens of Kashmir which once used to be the gardens of kings and queens. Lovebirds usually come here to spend blissful moments near natural beauty which enhance their romance to the next level. You must want to capture the best time of your life on the camera. So you can opt for any of these gardens. The symmetrical grounds, fountains and plantation make Mughal Gardens a picture-perfect destination for newlyweds. Some of these are Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Chashma Shahi.
Enjoy the top view of Kashmir valley through paragliding:
Make your honeymoon a fun-packed affair by flying over the green valleys with your better half. You can point mountains, Mughal gardens, lakes which are visible in a mini form beneath your feet. The pure air of heights filling your nostrils will give you heaven like experience. Paragliding will be more exciting when the panoramas below are worth holding your breath! Various paragliding options are available at many places such as Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Sanasar, Bhaderwah.
Take a walk to saffron fields:
Kashmir valley store abundant of natural places and scenarios in its lap. Induce the flames of love in the proximity of natural beauty. Visit the saffron fields of Pulwama to have some heartily conversations with your soul mate. The fragrance of multihued saffron fields will brighten up your day. Don’t forget to click some photos with DDLJ pose in the widespread purple fields.
Shopping in Kashmiri markets:
If you are a shopaholic then exploring Kashmiri markets and buying some souvenirs for your loved ones will be exciting for you. Kashmiri shawls, handlooms, winter clothes, copperware and carpets are among the top famous articles of the town. Stroll through the colourful markets and choose your favourite items as your honeymoon gift. You can buy fresh veggies, fruits and flowers from the Shikaras at Dal Lake.
Take a pony ride to the mountains:
The fairy tale style honeymoon requires mighty horse ride in the valleys of paradise. A pony ride excursion through the turns and twists of mountainous paths will be a perfect fit and increase your heartbeat. It will be more astonishing with someone special as you can chit chat while enjoying the stunning views from the heights. The best part is you won’t be tired even after covering a long distance on difficult paths.
Apart from all these, you can plan surprises for your partner according to your tastes to make him/her happy. You must add a personal touch to express your feelings and profess your love and make your honeymoon in Kashmir an unforgettable experience of life. You should also explore some other places of Jammu and surrounding areas if you are going to stay for more than 15 days. Love has its own language, so let your emotions flow in order to make your better half feel lucky to be with you in Kashmir!