Shimla honeymoon package in India
One of the most complex decisions newlyweds have to make is where to spend their honeymoon - probably one of the most significant vacations a couple will take. Finding romantic secluded honeymoon destination can be challenging.
Down the decades, Shimla has been high on the list of India's honeymoon destinations. Whether this was the result of images culled out of its past with all the aura of colonial privilege, or reams that have rolled out of Bollywood right from the time of the hit movie Love in Shimla, or the simple fact that this remains one of the most accessible of 'hill stations' and one with well developed facilities- Shimla has what it takes to attract a couple on a honeymoon. There are various Travel agents in Delhi and Travel Agencies in Gurgaon that offer turnkey Shimla honeymoon packages.
A Victorian Summer :- The town of Shimla rose in the wake of the Gurkha wars when the victorious British decided to retain certain pockets as military outposts and sanitaria. Within a couple of decades, it had become the summer focus for the British stationed in India. Shimla was the hill station for the elite- all the minions of the Raj kept at bay from the inner circle, began bestowing the town with sobriquets such as Mount Olympus and Home of the Little Tin Gods.
Strolling in Shimla :- The most spectacular of the buildings that rose in the wake of the British Empire's jump to the hills, was the former Viceregal Lodge that now houses the Indian Institute of Advance Study. It is the far side of the Lodge's estate that is rarely seen. Covered with oak and rhododendron trees through which slim firm lined paths slither and offer glimpses of the snow-clad mountains.
There is the stump of a tree in the courtyard on which many prospective suitors and lovers tie red threads and wish what they will. On one side is Shimla itself, and on the other you can see the flattened hilltop of the airfield and a display of narrow valleys and gorges.
Taking the toy train from Shimla to the suburb of Tara Devi and the temple there can make for a pleasant day trip. The woods are again a mixture of oak and rhododendron interspersed with some cedar trees.
Jakoo hill is the stronghold of Shimla mascot; the rhesus monkey and the summit views-especially at sunrise and sunset. Another one of Shimla little secrets is the village of Bihargaon that lies deep down its southern slopes.
Beyond the Mall Road :- Past Shimla lies the suburb of Mashorba. While the village itself has precious little on offer- apart from the view – there are several places of considerable beauty that lie close to it. Natural plateau covered with magnificent centuries old cedar trees criss crossed by narrow brooks. An edge holds a beautiful wood and grey slate temple on this idyllic spot.
Mashorba normally comes with Carignano and the golf course at Naldehra thrown in. But if you are looking for something a little less commonplace, then head up to the President's Retreat or drive along the Bekhalty Road.
With golf high on the agenda for many visitors. Naldehra and the recently introduced Learn Golf Packages are good suburban attraction. The layout of the course was suggested by Lord Curzon would abandon the resplendent Viceregal Lodge in town and camp in the cedar woods of Naldehra for weeks on end, communicating with his office by heliograph . His youngest daughter, Alexandra, was regarded as being conceived at the glade he loved so much, and was given naldera as her middle name.
At the end you really need is each other and decent walking shoes, for the unexplored side of Shimla holds more than the beaten furrow. All this may not have very much to do when you encounter one of the towns famous cabbies whose aim is to fully fleece you up. And what better than a couple on their honeymoon as people who can be easily fully fleeced up.
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