Romance brings refreshment to live and you will feel it very well when you get opportunity to visit some of the best romantic places of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh has tourist destinations of all types. Himachal Pradesh has many offbeat romantic places where couples spend some of the best moments of their lives. Places like Shoghi, Narkanda, Kasauli etc. are some of the offbeat places that are visited by romantic people who want some days of seclusion and serenity away from the city crowd.
It has places for the newlyweds, elderly people, youngsters and adventure lovers. Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamsala etc. are the places that are visited by numerous people thereby remain crowded throughout the year.
Couples who love adventure and are looking for great ambiance would find Manali the most preferred romantic destination. Whether it is a weekend break that you are planning to enjoy with your partner or if it is your honeymoon trip, Manali has all that a couple would look for. Quaint monuments, gardens, glistening waterfalls and rivers, and nature parks would definitely make your day when you visit this very popular hill station of north India. Hadimba Temple
, the Mall
, Rohtang Pass
, Solang Valley
etc. are some of the best attractions of Manali. Camping in Gulaba would definitely a great experience for you and your partner.
Manali is visited throughout the year but the stay can be enjoyed the most during summer and winter months as some of the annual festivals are organized during that time.
Dalhousie is a place that still has colonial look and feel. The city has everything to get ranked as one of the topmost romantic places of Himachal Pradesh. This place is an ideal one to enjoy some cozy moments with your beloved ones. Enjoy the magnificent landscape of Daikund Peak or for boating along with your partner in the Chamera Lake of Dalhousie. Other attractions of Dalhousie are Khajjar Lake, Bhuri Singh Musuem, Chamunda Devi Temple and St. Andrews Church. Pathankot being only within 100 KM of Dalhousie, you can always have a nice weekend retreat from Dalhousie. Fringed by tall Oak and Deodar trees and situated around 5 magnificent hills, Dalhousie is a marvelous place for the romantic minds.
What once used to be the summer capital of colonial India has been transformed into one of the best and the most visited romantic retreat for the tourists. Covered with the forests of Pine, Oak, and Rhododendron Shimla is a marvelous place for couples. Walking trails
to the Scandal Point
or visit to the age old monuments Viceregal Lodge
and the Christ Church
, Shimla has everything that blends the British Era with the modern India. Adventure Lovers will have ample opportunities to enjoy themselves.
Being easily accessible from many parts of north India, Shimla has become a weekend destination for the youngsters also. Eateries with all types of cuisines, pubs, bars and discotheques of Shimla will add more to your enjoyment.
Nestled very close to another popular town Mcleodganj in Kangra Valley, Dharamsala is inhabited by numerous Tibetans. A very popular attraction for the people who take special interest in Buddhism, meditation and Spiritualism, Dharamsala is also having panoramic landscapes and natural beauty for romantic people. You can enjoy some of the best traditional massages here in Dharamsala that would sooth you from inside and outside both. Serenity and calmness along with endless natural beauty make Dharamsala one of the best holiday retreats for the tourists of all types. Popular attractions of Dharamsala are Nurpur, Kunal Pathri, Triund, Bhagsunag Falls, St. John’s Church and the Jawalamukhi Temple.
Offbeat Romantic Destinations of Himachal Pradesh
Find below those romantic destinations of Himachal Pradesh that are not visited by many but are considered as some of the most happening places for couples. Away from the crowds of tourists and hustle-bustle of city life, these places offer wonderful opportunities to the couples to enjoy the nature the most and feel each other’s presence by creating a special bondage.
Shoghi is a small suburb area of Shimla. It comes 12 KM before Shimla Town. For a secluded honeymoon trip or for few days of romantic holiday, Shoghi Valley is an ideal place. Couples would definitely enjoy the captivating picturesque village surroundings, green slopes of the valley and snow-clad mountain peak while they try to discover each other. Famous for its natural beauty, Shoghi Village is located at a height of 5700 feet. Tourists like the huge varieties of fresh fruit products like pickles, juices, syrups, jellies etc. Far away from the crowd of a popular hill station, Shoghi, a small suburb fringed by rhododendrons and Oaks, is an ideal retreat for the honeymooners.
There are many old temples i.e. Tara Devi Temple, Ma Kali Temple and Hanuman Temple around Shoghi which are also very popular among the tourists. The climate of Shoghi remains pleasant throughout the year so visitors keep coming here the entire year. You get budget hotels and home stays in Shoghi.
Kalpa has gained popularity among all types of tourists. Located in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, Kalpa is a place blessed with endless natural beauty. Kalpa is located at a height of 2758 m. Tourists get to see the wonderful Sutlej passing through the rocky slopes of Kinnaur Kailash Mountains. Kinnaur Kailash Mountains is the main attraction of Kalpa. Another interesting place is the Sangla Valley. Sapni, Naga Temple, Kamru Fort etc. are the major attractions of Kalpa. Kalpa can be visited the best during summer months.
is a group of villages located very near to Kullu. Raision is a very beautiful place on the bank of River Beas. The villages
are situated at the foothill of huge Dhauladhar Range. With River Beas in its backdrop and numerous trees of Apples, Pomegranate and Kiwi, Raison becomes one of the most charming holiday destinations of Himachal Pradesh. You get villas, cottages and resorts to stay in and around Raison. You get home stays along the side of river and the hills both. Neeralaya, Tree House Cottages, Upadhyaya Cottages are some of the home stays tourists get at Raison.
Parwanoo is a perfect retreat for the nature lovers so you will enough of romanticism when you visit this wonderful place of Himachal Pradesh located in Solan District. Parwanoo has lots to offer to its visitors. Beautiful orchards and gardens add more attraction for the visitors. You will get captivated with the stretches of apple orchards of Parwanoo. Mughal Gardens and Cactus Gardens are must to visit places of Parwanoo. Mansa Devi Temple and Kali Mata Temple are the places of religious importance and visitors come here in huge numbers.
If couples have a long holiday then they can visit Kasauli and Pinjore from Parwanoo. Parwanoo can be enjoyed the best during summer months when climate remains pleasant. Parwanoo has many types of accommodations available. Tiber Trail Heights, Tiber Trail Resorts, The Nest, Kenwood Resort, Park Inn Hotel, The Shivalik are some of the places to stay in and around Parwanoo.
For an idyllic cool summer retreat for enjoying some days of seclusion and romance, there is no match for Kasauli. Climbing up the mountains and enjoying the lush green surroundings are some of the best pastime you can have along with your beloved one. The amazing places to enjoy sunrise and sunset in Kasauli are the Manki Point and Sunset Point. Kasuali Gurka Fort and Christ Church Kasuali are other major attractions along with the Hanuman Temple located on the top of the hill which will not only give you spiritual happiness but will sooth your body and mind with breathtaking views of the surrounding.
Opened for the international tourists during the early days of 90s only, Spiti Valley is not very common tourist spot in Himachal Pradesh. Many parts of Spiti Valley remains unexplored till now and that is why you still have the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful holiday vacation in this wonderful place of Himachal Pradesh. A popular way to this valley is from Manali Town and the journey will take you on an unforgettable journey to a “world within a world” (this is how Spiti Valley has been described by the great writer Rudyard Kipling).
Considered as the paradise for paragliding lovers, Bir is an offbeat romantic place of Himachal Pradesh. If you and your partner are ardent lovers of adventure sports then Bir is the right place for you. Paragliding and hand gliding competitions are held here so you can enjoy them when you are in Bir. There are other popular tourist attractions in Bir. They are Bir Tea Factory, Chikling Gompa and Tibetan Colony.
If you have not much inclination towards adventure sports, you can always go on for nature trails in this one of the most happening places of Himachal Pradesh.
Located at a height of 2368 M in the Seraj Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Shoja is a beautiful place near Jalori Pass. Known for its beautiful Tirthan Valley and famous temple of Budhi Nagin, Shoja has many other spots that are never-to-be missed. Visitors get to see the beautiful views of lofty Himalayan range from Shoja. Many adventure seekers prefer to go for Tirthan Valley Trek too. The Waterfall Point is one of the best places of Shoja that offers spectacular view of a cool waterfall flowing down the slopes.
If you and your partner are looking for a quiet place that is full of greenery and you have special likings for streams gushing down the slopes of the mountains then Palampur is the ideal place. This enchanting place has tea gardens and forests of Deodar and Pine and you would definitely get the best place to enjoy a romantic holiday away from the rush and chaos of the city. During your walking trails, go and visit the peaceful place having the blending of natural beauty and spiritualism, Tashi Jang Monastery, a famous place of Palampur. Located in Kangra Valley, Palampur is a very famous hill station surrounded by picturesque landscapes and serene environment. Far away from the madding crowds of city, couples enjoy cozy moments with each other in Palampur.