Kashmir Honeymoon Places

Honeymoon Places in Kashmir

Planning for an extravagant trip with your better-half post your nuptial? Well, the breathtaking valley of Kashmir is your ideal honeymoon destination. You must have seen pictures of its vast landscapes with gushing river streams and those lofty snow-capped Himalayan mountains. It is time to soak in the beauty of the region with your partner by your side. 

Kashmir has been a perfect choice among newly-wed couples for many years. With an endless number of places to visit and a bunch of activities to experience, it is growing day-by-day, hosting tourists from all over the world. Whether you want to spend some quality time with your partner or you both have been an adventure buff since the beginning, Kashmir is your call this time.  Not only for honeymoon, to-be married couples come here for their pre-wedding shoots. Those pictures on Shikara ride with birds flying in an array behind you or you are holding your partner in lush grasslands with wildflowers dotting the region, are just postcard perfect.Photography is very much liked among the post-wed couples as well. 

With sightseeing, enjoying meals, doing popular activities, Kashmir is your much-awaited place to visit. The best thing about visiting Kashmir for a honeymoon is that you can do it any time of the year.  Right after getting married, you can come here whether it is summer, winters or spring, autumn. It is accessible throughout the year with each season showcasing its charm and uniqueness. 

Cliffhangers India provides some best Kashmir honeymoon packages along with great deals on them. We give some extra services to couples and have the best time ever in the valley.

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Best Time For Honeymoon In Kashmir

Truth to be told, The best time for your honeymoon completely depends on you and your partner. Kashmir, being a year-round destination, is visited by tourists from all over the world. If you want to experience recreational activities like Sightseeing, Paragliding, white water rafting, photography, June till September are some excellent months to plan a trip. During these months, the temperature is not very low, fluctuating between 15-30 degrees and there is no trace of snowfall as well. In July and August, you can experience light drizzling and not very heavy rainfall there unlike the rest of Northern India. 

Some other places of Kashmir like Gulmarg, Yusmarg and Kokernag are crowded in winners as well, lasting from November till mid-february. The snow sticks to the ground and there are high chances that you may catch a live snowfall. Enjoy some fun activities like skiing, sledding, snowboarding on the great slopes of Kashmir. Whenever you go, make sure you have done a thorough research about the weather conditions and routes. Pack all the essentials and wear comfortable clothes according to the weather. 

The remote areas, if visiting for the first time, should be explored with a local travel agency who knows about them. Carry all the required documents like ID-proofs and permits too. 

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Popular Kashmir Tours

01. Srinagar

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You can plan a honeymoon trip to the summer capital of jammu and Kashmir and you won’t regret it. The city in front of you is so immensely stunning that it is one of the famous places for some serenity and adventures. People also come here for their pre-weddings shots as the pictures clicked here don’t need any filter. Popularly called as “ Venice of the East”, the place has some of the older than age Mughal Gardens and ever-calming serene Lakes such as Dal lake and Nigeen Lake. 

Best Time: The best time to visit Srinagar is in summer as the city offers crystal clear views and the weather is also moderate, offering a pleasurable climate to look around. 

Couple Activities: Some activities to enjoy with your partner in Srinagar is enjoying a ferry on the Dal Lake via Shikara Ride. You can start your first day in the capital city with this. 

Visit the Mughal Gardens including Shalimar Garden, Nishat Garden, Chashme Shahi Garden etc. Picnics and strolling in these gardens are a nice way to spend some quality  time with your partner. For thrilling activity, do paragliding in Srinagar as it is recently introduced. 

How to Reach: Srinagar Airport is the nearest Airport where scheduled flights are available from your city. Book your flights and from the airport, book a cab or hire a taxi to reach Srinagar. The city is at a distance of about 15 kilometres from the airport. 

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02. Gulmarg

Gulmarg

If there is the most popular honeymoon destination in Kashmir valley, it would undoubtedly be Gulmarg. From some of the most scenic spots here like Khilanmarg, Alpather Lake to the immense number of outdoor and winter activities available, the place is the ideal place for the perfect honeymoon you have always dreamt of.  It invites tourists all year round and it is crowded most of the time. 

Best Time: The best time to visit Gulmarg depends on your likings and preferences. If you have been an enthusiastic adventurer, visit in winter. This time of the year, you can visit live snowfall, turning the place into a dreamy winter wonderland. Enjoy winter-sports like skiing, snowboarding, and sledging. In summers, the balmy weather is the perfect time for pony rides, golfing and other recreational activities like sightseeing, photography, bird-watching. 

Couple Activities: Gulmarg Gondola ride is the activity you can enjoy with your partner. The soulful ride takes you to places like Kongdori to Apharwat Peak. Enjoy Golfing in the 18-hole Gulmarg Golf Course. Pony rides to Strawberry Valley, Maharani Temple are soothing. Have a wildlife tour in the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve.  

How to Reach: Reach the Capital City Srinagar either via a flight to Srinagar Airport, the closest one. You can also take a train to Jammu Tawi Station and reach Srinagar in 5-6 hours. From Srinagar, Gulmarg is only 50 kilometres away and take a cab or taxi or book a private vehicle to reach there in less than two hours. 

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03. Pahalgam

Sonmarg

Pahalgam is quite a romantic destination to go for your honeymoon trip. It is just perfect for every newly-weds who want to feel some serenity as well as experience adventures in the valley as well. Make your bollywood dreams come true in the Betaab Valley of Pahalgam where bollywood hot “ Betaab” was shot. Some other places in Pahalgam that are unmissable for honeymooners are Aru Valley, Chandanwari, Lidder River etc. 

Best Time: Pahalgam welcomes tourists throughout the year but the preferred time to visit here is Pahalgam. From April to June, it is balmy weather with mild rainfall in July and August. The temperature hovers from 15-30 degree celsius. For live snowfall in the valley, visit Pahalgam in winters. 

Couple Activities: Some of the popular activities to do here is trekking as there are many treks like Tulian Lake trek. Other adventures include paragliding in the Aru and Lidder river. Both beginners and experienced rafters can come here. Enjoy sightseeing tours and photography in this stunning town. 

How to Reach: The total distance between Pahalgam and Srinagar city is about 136 kilometres and you can conclude the journey in less than 3 hours. If you are coming from Jammu Tawi station. It would take you 7-8 hours to reach Pahalgam. 

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04. Sonamarg

Sonmarg

Confess your eternal love for your lifelong partner in the “ Meadow of Gold”, Sonmarg. It could be your ideal destination to enjoy some quality time with your better-half. The place has been featured in many movies like “ Raazi” and “ Silsila” and you too can reminisce about those Bollywood dreams here. Some majestic places to visit in Sonamarg are Baltal Valley, Gadsar Lake, Thajiwas Glacier, Vishansar Lake etc. These places are known to provide the highest level of adventure possible. 

Best Time: Visit Sonamarg in the balmy weather of summer, from May till September. It does rain occasionally in July and early August but it would not hinder your plans. The climate remains pleasant with mild weather and clear routes are one more advantage too. 

Couple Activities: The famous Kashmir Great Lakes start from the very stunning Sonmarg itself and you too can go on this adventure ride for almost 9 days. These days would be the most memorable ones. Visit lakes like Vishansar and Gangabal for trout fishing and angling, camping near them is very serene and romantic. 

How To Reach: about 80 kilometres separate Sonmarg and Srinagar but the roads are motorable and easy to ride on. You can complete the journey in less than 2 hours via a cab , taxi or private vehicle. 

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05. Yusmarg

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Yusmarg, or as it is famously known by the name, Meadows of Jesus, might be located in a hidden region of the valley but it is readily visited by people all year round. The highlight of this place are the endless grasslands with water streams gushing in-between them. Doodhganga river and Nilnag are such water-bodies. Some other places to visit in Yusmarg with your partner are Harijan Dargah, Burgah, Cherry Park, Charar-i-Sharief etc. 

You can visit here to take a much-needed break from the hustle-bustle of city life. 

Best Time: To enjoy to the fullest in Yusmarg, visit the place from May to September when the grasses are the most lush to walk on bare feet. Temperature at this time fluctuates between 20-30 degree celsius and you might see another side of the valley in rainfall in the August month. 

Couple Activities: The most popular activity to do here is Pony rides. Hire a horse or pony to visit some nearby places and enjoy the route. Some others include trout fishing and angling in the Doodhganga river and Nilnag. You can not miss trekking here as very calming treks are available like Sunset Peak trek and Burgah trek. 

How to Reach: Reach Yusmarg via a cab or taxi in less than 2 hours. It is at a short distance of only 47 kilometres from the Srinagar city. Motorable roads offer pleasant car drive. 

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06. Doodhpathri

Doodhpathri

Doodhpathri is a retired gem of Kashmir Valley and an exotic place to spend your honeymoon. It is located in the Budgam district and is nestled by the mighty Pir Panjal range. The place is undoubtedly marvellous but the routes taking you there are no less beautiful. With its gushing rivers like Shalinga River, the valley is dotted by vibrant wildflowers from Spring till autumn. The ambience here gives you authentic tranquillity. It is also a popular pre-wedding region to get your pre-nuptial pictures clicked. 

Best Time: June to September is the most convenient time to visit Doodhpathri. It looks like a staircase to heaven with its lush grasslands and dense forests. The clear crystal views with maximum visibility are perfect for sightseeing. 

Couple Activities: The most popular couple activities to do together here are ATV rides and pony rides. It is fun and adventurous and the final destinations are worth it. Some other includes trekking with gorgeous short trails, camping in the stunning setting and photography. 

How to Reach: There are various options to travel to Doodhpathri. From buses available and  taking travellers there to booking a cab or taxi, it is totally on you. The total distance between Srinagar and Doodhpathri is only 45 kilometres and an hour drive is more than enough to cover the journey. 

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07. Warwan Valley

Warwan Valley Trek

Visit the famous Warwan Valley of Kashmir to have the most adventurous experience. The regions of Warwan Valley are very pristine and worth every second spent there. The nature-lovers often skip the famous places like Pagalgam, Gulmarg and come here . Warwan Valley is located in the Kishtwar district of the valley. The antiqueness found here is very specific. The remote location of the valley contributes to its serenity and the great level of thrills/ 

Best Time: The best time to plan a honeymoon trip to Warwan Valley is in the summer from June to September. In the winters, the valley is completely covered in thick layers of snow and becomes inaccessible. 

Couple Activities: The Warwan valley trek is one of the most thrilling experiences ever. The routes are definitely challenging but the scenic spots here are worth the trouble. Some other activities to do are sightseeing, photography, nature walks, river rafting, fishing and angling. Enjoy these recreational activities to have the most memorable trip. 

How to Reach: The total distance between Warwan valley and Srinagar is about 136 kilometres that can be covered in 3-4 hours. Rent any vehicle to do it on your own. You can also book a cab or share a taxi. 

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08. Aru Valley

Aru Valley

One of the most popular destinations for your honeymoon, Aru Valley is a must-visit. 

Aru Valley comes in the most popular ABC valleys of Pahalgam. ABC denotes Aru Valley, Baisaran Valley and Chandanwari. You will also find some places here where many bollywood movies and songs were shot. Relive those bollywood dreams with your partner by your side. It is a popular place for pre-wedding shoots as well. Visit here for that too. 

Best Time: The best time is undoubtedly summer with the blooming wildflowers dotting the entire valley and enjoyable climate for all sorts of activities. You can also visit Aru in winters as well but the heavy snowfall limits the services available here. 

Couple Activities: The globally famous Tarsar Marsar trek starts from the very beautiful Aru Valley. It is a 7-day trek that you can undertake with your better-half preferably in the summertime. When in Aru Valley, do not miss river rafting in the Aru river. The place is beginner-friendly as well. Enjoy paragliding, fishing and angling, sightseeing etc. here. 

How to Reach: Pahalgam is about 100 kilometres from Srinagar and then 12 kilometres further lies the Aru Valley. Take any government or private-owned bus to reach Pahalgam town and then Book a taxi or share a cab to Aru Valley. It is a complete journey of about 3-4 hours. 

09. Patnitop

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Patnitop is located at an altitude of about 2024 m in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a popular tourist hill-station and can be a perfect honeymoon getaway if you both are mountain people. You will see the huge trees of pine arching the entire region. 

The setting that snow-laden mountains form here is unparalleled. Many festivals are also celebrated here and you can participate too if you are there at the right time. These festivals include Nag Panchmi in the Naag Mandir and Winter carnival. 

Best Time: Visit Patnitop from November to February as the place is very famous for some of its winter activities. The heavy snowfall here makes great slopes. Visit in Summer for the sightseeing tour and pleasant weather existing in the town. 

Couple Activities: as mentioned above, many winter-adventures are available such as skiing, sledging, snowboarding. Visit Kokernag to experience them with your partner. Do skiing in Mathatop, Nathatop etc. Go for trekking in the trek to Shiv Ghar. covering a distance of about 11 kilometres. Some other activities include paragliding, nature walks, picnics etc. 

How to Reach: Choose the route offered by National Highway 44 to reach Patnitop from Jammu city. The total distance from Jammu is about 110 kilometres while Kokernag is about 165 kilometres from srinagar city. Taxis and cabs are available. 

10. Kokernag

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Kokernag in the Kashmir valley can be your honeymoon destination if you want to be in the lap of nature and enjoy its beauty. The place is located in the Anantnag district of the valley. It is surrounded by stunning springs and waterfalls that are believed to have healing power and you see a large number of gardens as well. The serenity and freshness in the air can be felt in Kokernag. This popular destination is also known as “ Golden Crown of Kashmir” for all the right reasons. 

Best Time: Lasting from June till Last August, the weather of summer is the most suitable time to visit Kokernag. The temperature ranges between 15-25 degree celsius. Spring and Autumn season are perfect too with different shades of hues casting the entire region. Different varieties of flowers are seen here too.

Couple Activities: You can go on a flora tour in the botanical gardens of Kokernag where you see some rare varieties of plants, herbs and shrubs. You see towering Chinar trees here. Some other activities to do are picnicking and strolling on the shores of Patnitop spring, the water is supposed to have medicinal properties, treating stomach aches and digestion problems. Some short trails are available here to enjoy trekking and hiking. 

How to Reach: Kokernag is situated on the Anantnag-Sinthan-Kishtwar road and is at a distance of about 70 kilometres from the city of Srinagar. Hire a cab till Anantnag and then to Kokernag, about 25 kilometres further. 

11. Lolab Valley

Lolab Valley

Quite lesser-explored regions of Kashmir valley, Lolab valley could be a dream destination for your honeymoon. Located in the Kupwara district, exploring it with your partner is a thrilling experience. It is located at an altitude of about 1600 m, with numerous water-streams meandering in the lush meadows with snow-capped mountains in the backdrop. It lies near some other remote regions of the valley like Bangus Valley, Teetwal, Keran Valley etc. if you have time, visit them too as part of your honeymoon trip. 

Best Time: The most suitable time to visit Lolab Valley is in Summer with temperature hovering around 15-25 degree celsius. Avoid visiting in the harsh weather of winter, from December to February. It snows here heavily this time of the year.  

Couple Activities: The main highlight of Lolab Valley is the Lahwal River where picnics, strolls and nature walks are often done by visitors to feel the serene energy. One of the most thrilling activities to enjoy here is horse rides. You jumping with the horse in the meadows, by shores of rivers fills your vein with much-needed adrenaline. Some other recreational activities include sightseeing, photography, bird-watching etc. 

How to Reach: about 115 kilometres separate Lolab Valley from Srinagar. National Highway A1 is the route to travel via cabs, taxis and private vehicles. Start an early journey to cover the distance in less than 3 hours. 

12. Sinthan Top

Sinthan Top

Sinthan Top is an alpine and remote region of the valley, located at an altitude of 12,400 ft. On your honeymoon trip, include this off-beat place to experience some dose of adventure. Sinthan Top is located between Kishtwar District and Daksum valley, but majorly in Kishtwar.  

Trek to Sinthan Top is one of the most adventurous things to do here with its twisted routes and increased altitude gain. The region was not much popular earlier but recently gained well-deserved immense fame especially among couples. Do visit here. 

Best Time: The entire region is fully covered with thick layers of snow in Winters. It remains closed for almost 6 months and only accessible for visitors from June till mid-september. Hence, summer is the convenient time to visit Sinthan Top when routes are clearer. 

Couple Activities: Famber Valley is one of the major highlights of this place and trekking till there is one of the things couples can do together. Enjoy camping and stargazing in the magical ambience here. Include sightseeing, photography, nature walks in your itinerary to explore the areas thoroughly. 

How to Reach: Sinthan Top is about 130 kilometres away from the city of Srinagar. Reach the Srinagar airport and then the main city. From there hire a cab or book a taxi To cover the distance in about 3-4 hours. The roads are motorable.

13. Gurez Valley

Gurez Valley

When you visit Gurez Valley for your honeymoon trip, you feel like you have been taken back in time. The exotic valley is so aesthetically beautiful that it shows the rich heritage of the valley. One of the remotest places of not only Kashmir but of the country, the valley has been visited by lots of nature-lovers from the last few years. You might encounter some of the inhabitants of the region here who belong to the Shina tribe. The services that are found in the main towns are not available but whatever there is, you can not find anywhere else. 

Best Time: With the condition of weather in Gurez Valley not being very pleasant in the winter because of heavy snowfall, summer is the best time to make plans with your better-half. The moderate weather can be felt and temperature is not very low either. 

Couple Activities: some of the activities to enjoy here in Gurez Valley that are couple-friendly as well includes trekking, Fishing, anglsing. Biking on the rough, uneven roads, sightseeing etc. You can also visit the border as the valley is in close proximity to the India-Pakistan Border, though you do need the required permission. 

How to Reach: The best way to reach Gurez Valley is via a private vehicle through the motorable roads. You can also book a taxi or cab to reach Gurez Valley in less than 4 hours covering a distance of about 123 kilometres from Srinagar city. 

14. Bangus Valley

Bangus Valley

Bangus Valley is at the same distance as Gurez Valley but they both are unique in their own ways. One more place to add in the off-beat honeymoon trip, Bnagus Valley is one of the peaceful places that exist. The entire valley is divided into two- The Big Bangus and the Small Bangus. They both are nestled by some peaks like Chowkibal, Qazinag and Shamsbery etc. It is located in the Kupwara district of the Kashmir  valley at an altitude of about 10,000 ft. Choose homestays or cottages for accommodation here. 

Best Time: Like most of the places of Kashmir, Bangus is too enjoyed to the best in the Summers. With crystal clear views and sightseeing opportunities, the place is a treat to the eyes. Weather will be favourable for all kinds of activities. 

Couple Activities: In the Bangus Valley, you can enjoy activities like Camping by Mawri river whose turquoise water is very soothing and calming. The Bangus Valley trek is undertaken by lots of adventure buffs so that’s one more thing to add in the itinerary. Other outdoor activities include wildlife safari, photography etc. 

How to Reach: Bangus Valley is 128 kilometres away from the city of Srinagar. There are motorable roads in perfect condition to complete the journey via cab, taxi or pirate vehicle. 

15. Daksum Valley

Daksum Valley

The speciality of Daksum Valley is that it is located in a very remote area of the region and hence not very crowded. You get some well-deserved peaceful time here with your partner hence quite a perfect place for your honeymoon. The services here might be not as those available in big towns like Srinagar but residing in cottages or in tents, is a whole another experience. Lying under the star studded sky or talking sitting around a bonfire is very soothing. You see the glimpses of Pir Panjal range as it is situated in the Anantnag district of Kashmir valley. 

Best Time: An excellent time to make plans to visit Daksum Valley is from May to September when the climate around is very pleasant. Throughout the winter, it is covered in heavy snow and inaccessible. 

Couple Activities: The lush grasslands here gives you an amazing opportunity to walk barefoot with your better half as it is extremely relaxing. The Sindhi river is a scenic spot where you can do so many activities like taking a stroll or nature walks. Trout fishes are found in abundance here so fishing and angling is another adventure to take part in. make sure you have the required permission and the fishing gears. 

How to Reach: Situated at a distance of about 85 kilometres from the city of Srinagar and private vehicle is the highly suggested form of transportation. You can also book a taxi or hire a cab to reach there. 

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    Every place in Kashmir is an ideal honeymoon destination but you can choose some popular ones like Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Yusmarg, Gurez Valley for a fun and adventurous trip with your partner.
    Summer is the best season, particularly June and July to explore the Kashmir Valley. You can visit famous tourist attractions and do activities like Shikara rides, trekking, paragliding, river rafting etc.
    To plan a honeymoon trip in Kashmir, the prices vary depending on various factors such as duration, accommodation, activities and the time of the year.
    Both Kashmir and Manali are some of the most visited destinations for a romantic honeymoon. With their own charm and uniqueness, they offer great places to explore. However, Manali is quite an overrated one too. Visit Kashmir to realise the real meaning of beauty. 
    Each place of Kashmir gives tough competition to the other in terms of beauty. Not only the popular places like Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Srinagar are stunning, the off-beat destinations are no less. They are surprisingly very serene and gorgeous to stay around.
    Some of the romantic experiences in Kashmir are the picnics that you can plan by the shores of the unbelievably breathtaking water-streams here. Go for nature walks and strolls in the grasslands and local markets.
    The kashmiri cuisine with its mouth watering dishes is a must-try on your honeymoon. Try the Kashmiri Kahwa in the morning for the best start. Enjoy other dishes like Rogan Josh, Pulao, Yakhni etc. vegetarian dishes include Dum Aloo, Hara Saag etc.
    Indeed. You can surely experience snow during your honeymoon in Kashmir if you are there from December till mid-february. During this time, enjoy activities like skiing, sledging and snowboarding.
    Pack clothes according to the weather. Keep some warm clothes as well as cotton ones too. Other essentials include a first-aid kit, portable charger, power bank, snacks, water bottle etc. keep all of this in a big and spacious bag.
    Kashmir is a safe destination to travel to for your honeymoon. There are good options of transportation, safe places to explore. Visit the offbeat places with a travel agency as they know the best about the Kashmir valley.
    The best honeymoon places in Kashmir are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Yusmarg etc. Some offbeat places include Kokernag, Gurez valley, Lolab valley, Patnitop, Sinthan top etc.
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