Honeymoons are meant to be special and memorable. They are supposed to create memories that one cherishes for life. There can be no better place to spend your honeymoon than in the lap of nature in Himachal. The snow clad mountains, the chilly small hill stations and the simplicity of the people will warm your hearts. The accommodation is not overly priced, and the travel experience priceless. But like any other place, keep a few things in mind that will ensure a new and formidable start to your married life.
1. The best time to visit Himachal is from April to October. The weather is pleasant and roads in good condition.
2. Travel in a sturdy four wheeler if possible in order to ignore the pot holes from distracting you from your beau.
3. If you or your spouse suffers from altitude sickness or have asthma, stop. Moving towards the beaches is a better option for you.
4. At all times carry a good sunscreen with you. After all, you don’t want to show tanned images to your grand children.
5. Only drink bottled mineral water. No matter how clean the spring might look, you don’t know its source. A stomach bug will surely throw the romance out of the window.
6. No matter how fit you might want to look in front of your new wife, travelling without woolens in the winter months is a bad idea. In the hills the weather changes in a few hours, come well prepared.
7. No matter how wonderful the view and how wild you might be feeling, do not stand at the edge of a cliff or a river side to click selfies. The fall and the current might be deceptive and you may end up going home alone.
8. Since the honeymoon also marks an end of your single era, behave responsibly and do not drink and drive at any time. Wear your seat belts at all times.
9. Driving in the hills is not the same as driving in the plains. Trying to teach your wife how to drive on a honeymoon is a bad idea.
10. Smoking and drinking in public place is completely banned in all of Himachal. Getting fined for being kiddish will definitely not go down in your book of good memories.
11. No matter how smitten you are, please, do not leave us any autographs on the rocks, trees or heritage buildings. You never know who is watching you from where.
12. Most of the towns will be swarming with tourists in the season time, on national holidays and on weekends. So if you are looking to spend some quality time alone, choose some offbeat destination or be game to explore the countryside.
13. If you are the type who is looking to do something different, then Himachal is the state for you. Try your hand at a host of adventure and extreme sports or go for a trek in the wild.
14. If your wife likes to shop, she’s going to be terribly disappointed. The state has very little to offer for the shopaholic. If you are looking for ethnic stuff stick to the government showrooms to get the best deal.
15. The food in the state cannot be classified as exceptionally rich like the neighbors in J&K or flavorful like the Rajasthanis. It is simple, nice and sustainable. If you are looking for French pate and steaming sizzlers then be ready to dish out moolah.
16. Last but not the least; Himachalis are simple, peace loving people. Give respect if you want it in return. Respect nature and its bounties and have a safe trip.