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Honeymoon in Garhwal

Destination


If you want to immerse in a spiritual high during your honeymoon while resonating the passion, then Garhwal is the place to be. The Garhwal region straddling across the Himalayan territories of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Tehri Garhwal draws tourists and globetrotters from all over the world majorly because of the awe-inspiring and heavenly beauty of the landscapes all around.

Garhwal also has been attracting newlyweds since long owing to the numerous adventure options it offers including but not limited to trekking, mountaineering, rafting, paragliding, snorkelling and skiing. As a honeymooner pining for unalloyed privacy and seclusion, you’ll find the lovely, dark and deep forests, verdant valleys, rushing rivulets and streams, arresting waterfalls, and the snow-capped majestic mountains providing you the perfect background.

The entire region abounds in a rich variety of flora and fauna. Your honeymoon will be infused with an element of divinity when you step into the sanctum sanctorum of the shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamnotri, and Gangotri-regarded as the holiest of pilgrimage centres by Hindus. There are many sightseeing places in and around the Garhwal region like the Hemkund Sahib, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Hardwar, Pauri, Uttarkashi and Valley of Flowers that you should include in your honeymoon itinerary.

Location


The district of Garhwal is situated in Uttarakhand state in North India. Garhwal ensconced in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas and sprawled across the snow-covered mountain peaks on the Indo-Tibetan boundary is bordered by Kumaon Himalayas in the east. The Tons River on the western flank separates it from the state of Himachal Pradesh. Tibet lies to the north of Garhwal and the state of Uttar Pradesh to the South. The Garhwal constituency is actually made up of the seven districts of Uttarkashi, Tehri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Pauri- Garhwal, Hardwar, Chamoli and Dehradun.

Getting There


The closest railheads are Rishikesh, Hardwar and Kathgodam. All these railway stations are well connected by trains with the major cities and towns in India. You’ll have to make arrangements for private transport or take a taxi for proceeding to Garhwal. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport is in Dehradun-the capital of Uttarakhand. The closest international airport is the IGI airport in New Delhi. Garhwal is also conveniently connected with the rest of the state and nation by NH 58, 87, 73, and 74. State transport buses regularly ply to Garhwal from Hardwar, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, and other towns in the vicinity.

Ideal Time to Visit


You should be scheduling a trip to Garhwal between March-November if you want to visit the major pilgrimage centres in the region, take extended walks in the forested areas, and enjoy trekking.

Accommodation Option for Honeymooners


As the town does not overflow with tourists even during the peak touring season, finding a decent place to stay is relatively easy. As a honeymooner, you can make reservations in Riverside Resort, Mumukshu Resorts, The Banyan House Resort, Ambience Garden Resort, and the Dhaneshwar Camp.

Activities for Honeymooners


Trekking is unanimously the most popular activity for tourists and honeymooners alike. There are many trails in the region that take you to the top of some of the most renowned Himalayan peaks like Neelkanth, Nanda Devi, Shivling, Dhaulagiri, Bhagirathi, Kamet, Banderpunch and Dunagiri.

Though some of the treks can be expediently negotiated by the uninitiated, there are trails that are extremely dangerous. You’d need to have sound mountaineering skills to progress along the risky terrain of these treks. You can also consider trekking to some of the important Hindu temples and shrines. In fact, the only way you can reach the shrines in Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri is by trekking.

Another sough-after tourist activity in the area is skiing. Garhwal is home to some of the most exotic skiing spots like Auli, Chiplakot Valley, Tehri Garhwal, Mundali, Dayara Bugyal and Kush Kalyan. The lofty mountains and fast-flowing streams and rivers in the Garhwal sub-division are suitable for mountaineering and adventurous water-sports respectively.

Attractions for Honeymooners



Shopping


You can shop for locally made handcrafted items, light woollens, talismans, incense sticks, colourful candles, and other knickknacks that are specialities of the region.

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Last updated : January 23, 2016