Shimla The Queen Of Hills & Perfect Honeymoon Destination
Shimla is also surrounded by the Rhododendrons, pines and oak trees. This city has a colonial and well-planned architecture. Shimla is a place full of romance which provides amazing scenic views. The chilling weather and picturesque surroundings of Shimla have filled the air with love. Shimla has amazing views of the Himalayas, wildlife sanctuaries, enchanting nature parks, cozy hotels, and resorts. Shimla also provides numerous picnic spot and hills which makes this an ideal place for the couples who wish to enjoy the warmth and coziness of their new relationship and also wish to roam around in a secure and safe environment.
Climate Adds A Magical Essence
Shimla has a pleasant and cool climate which makes this place as the most preferred tourist destination all over India. Because of fantastic weather, tourists escape from the unbearable heat of the plains and visit the hills of Shimla. Shimla receives snowfall during the last week of December. During summer the temperature varies from 15-27 degree Celsius and during winter the temperature varies from 0-17 degree Celsius. Each season of Shimla has its own charm and so it can be visited throughout the year.
Some famous tourist attractions in Shimla are:
Chadwick Falls – Chadwick Fall is uniquely revitalizing situated about 7 kms away from Shimla. This fall is just 45 minutes walk from the Summer Hill. Chadwick fall is surrounded by dense forests and is located at an altitude of 1586 meters. The fall provides the most romantic and perfect backdrop due to the melodious sound of tinkling falls and the thick forests. During the monsoon, the fall provides the best view. Also, a fair is held in the month of April beside the fall.
Kufri – A small village known as Kufri is situated just 10 kms away from Shimla. For the honeymooners, this village provides various adventurous activities. The skiing resort of Kufri will not only provide a wonderful stay but also various arrangements for skiing, hiking, and trekking. Visitors can also enjoy horse and pony riding in the Kufri village.
The Mall – The mall is the main shopping hub for the tourist which provides ample no. of restaurants. The shops in the shopping center provide the latest trends. Also, there is a bazaar below the mall where crafts are displayed by the hillmen. Also, there is a Scandal Point at the top of the mall.
The Lakkar Bazaar – This bazaar is famous for its wooden made decorative items and showpieces. One can also buy fruit-based items like sauces, jams and pickles and also dry fruits and fresh fruits from this bazaar.
Jakhu Temple – The Jakhu temple is one of the most famous temples situated on the Jakhu hills. This temple is dedicated to the monkey God, Lord Hanuman. This temple is 45 mins walk from the Scandal point and offers views of the snow-capped mountain peaks and wonderful surrounding valleys. Many monkeys are found in and around the temple.
Christ Church – Christ Church is the second oldest church in Shimla and is also a must visit place for the tourist. This church is known for its stained glass windows. Visitors find peace and solace in the church and also seek blessings from the almighty. Visitors can also attend the English languages services which are held on the Sunday mornings.
Hotels in Shimla – For the warm and cozy honeymoon, Shimla provides plenty of options for hotels. Couples look for privacy and tranquil during these days. Shimla hotels provide the perfect ambiance for the couples along with a lavish stay.
Toshali Royal View Shimla – Toshali Royal View is considered as an ultimate honeymoon destination which is situated in nature’s lap away from the hustle bustle of Shimla city. The hotel provides charm surroundings along with mouth-watering foods. This hotel offers a luxurious stay and a warm ambiance to its visitors.
The Glen Forest – The Glen is a beautiful picnic spot which is situated at a distance of 4 km from the Ridge. This forest provides calm and serene moments for the couples. Streams of icy cold water flow through the dense forests. This forest is situated near the Kennedy house and Cecil Hotel.
Narkanda – Narkanda is one of the best beautiful places in Shimla which cannot be missed. It is situated 60 km away from Shimla and offers the excellent place for the couples. This place has a calm environment which is away from the annoying city life. One can also enjoy skiing at Narkanda. The visitors can also go for trekking up to Hattu Peak which is at a distance of 8 km from Narkanda. The trek offers the mesmerizing view of the snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys on its way.
Mashobra – Mashobra is another famous picnic spot surrounded by oak and pine trees. It offers beautiful scenery to its visitors where they can walk and talk with their partner. The area adjacent to Mashobra is famous for apple orchards, red, green and yellow apples. Every year in the June month, an annual fair called Sipi fair is conducted here.
Fagu – Fagu provides the best scenic view of the Himalayas and is surrounded by apple orchards. This place is for that couple who wish calmness and solitude in the surroundings. This place is also famous for trekking. It offers an idyllic surrounding to its visitors.
So, if you are looking for a romantic vacation then Shimla is considered as the best romantic place which makes your trip an unforgettable one.
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