There is no moment more worth than the moments spent with your partner. Memories spent together are the best treasure that is remembered for life long. Shimla is the dream destination for couples irrespective of the fact whether they come here for a weekend holiday or for a week-long vacation. Shimla has abundant natural charms and quiet surrounding that makes it a pleasant destination for the romantic visitors.
Whether couples are young college students who are visiting here from the nearby cities like Chandigarh or Delhi or newly married couples are planning a vacation here, Shimla has everything to offer them. Shimla is the preferred choice for the elderly couples as well because of its well-facilitated staying facilities, serene environment and wonderful natural bounties overlooking the various hotels and resorts.
Shimla is easily reachable by road, rail and air from other parts of the Himachal Pradesh State and from the major cities like Chandigarh and Delhi too. Nice Views of the entire city from places like Annandale, Potter’s Hills, Leisurely walks on the roads leading to the Malls, the Ridge, misty walks and trailing through the secluded jungle ways, snow watching, nice sunset and sunrise, wildlife watching, enjoying picnic , going for adventure activities like skiing, ice skating etc. are making Shimla the most visited romantic destination.
Romancing through Leisure Walk
No moment can be more precious than that of the one when you walk hand-in-hand with your partner. Shimla has many places where vehicles are prohibited and thereby offers wonderful walkways where couples enjoy leisure walking.
Walking to the Mall and the Ridge
The Mall and the Ridge are the famous places of Shimla so even if you are on your romantic vacation, you would never like to miss out the walking trails reaching to the Mall and the Ridge. The Mall is a shopping place where you can buy even a smallest item like a hand-crafted wooden key ring to the expensive and huge furniture piece to decorate your home or office. Walk down through the road reaching the Mall and enjoy the moments you are spending with your partner there.
While you are walking down, do spend some time at the Scandal Point , the meeting point of the two roads, the Mall and the Ridge to breathe in fresh air and appreciate the scenic beauty around.
Walking to Taradevi Temple
Couples can have enjoyable walk to the Taradevi Temple. Visitors must trek about 4 km to reach the hilltop where the temple is located. To reach the temple, deep forests, narrow paths are to be crossed and you can also enjoy the excellent scenic beauty of the surroundings.
Adventure during Romance
Romancing while you enjoy adventurous activities would definitely create a strong bondage between the couples. Shimla has been a favorite hill stations for the visitors who look for pleasant and cool surrounding where they have great romantic holidays and at the same time they could enjoy all types of adventure sports like river rafting, ice skating, skiing, angling etc.
River Rafting in Tattapani
Tattapani is a major destination for the couples as they could discover their romance through one of the most popular adventure sports offered at Tattapani, River Rafting. River rafting starts from Chabba, a place about 18 km away from Naldehra and the entire stretch of river rafting is about 11 km that ends at Tattapani. The season for river rafting is from April to June.
Fishing at Tattapani
Getting popular for Trout Fishing, Tattapani has become a favorite spot for adventure seekers. Located about 51 km from Shimla City, Tattapani is situated at an elevation of 656 m. Trout fishing can be done from March end to October end by paying nominal fees so for the couples, Tattapani is very alluring getaway.
Ice Skating at Shimla
Ice skating in Shimla is one of the most sought after adventure sports. Enjoy ice skating in Shimla with your partner and have some wonderful romantic moments together. Shimla is famous for being the only natural ice skating rink of our country. Young couples find the entire arrangement very happening and enjoy their fullest at this open air ice skating rink.
All types of skating gears are available here for the skating enthusiasts.
Skiing at Kurfi
Known for its peaceful surroundings and picturesque landscapes, Kurfi also owns a nickname- “Switzerland of the East.” The most happening beauty of Kurfi is not the only reason why couples remain attracted to this place but other activities like hiking, trekking and ice skiing are also offered during the months of November to February. For the pleasant and cool environment of Kurfi during summers, romance can be at soaring heights for the couples during their visit to Shimla during summer months April-June.
Romancing while Wildlife Watching
If the atmosphere is serene and surroundings are picturesque, couples are sure to have wonderful romantic moments with each other. Shimla offers wildlife watching where you can enjoy great moments of togetherness while watching the wild life of all types.
Camping and Trekking at Chail Sanctuary
Mounted over the Himalayan Range, the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a height of 1000-2180 m. This was once the hunting reserve of the Maharaja of Patiala, and now has become the wildlife sanctuary, a must-visit for the couples. Forests are made of pine, oak and cedar trees and animals of various kinds like Wild Boar, Porcupine, Ghorals, panthers etc. are found here in Chail Sanctuary. Couples would love this place as they get to know each other amongst the wilds.
Wild Life Watching at the Himalayan Nature Park
The Himalayan Nature Park at Kufri is situated at a distance of 19 km from Shimla. While you watch some rare and exotic species of fauna here in this park, you can enjoy charming romantic moments with your partner here at this nature park. Animals and birds like Musk Deer, Barking Deer, Pheasants, Monals , Kaleej etc. can be watched here among the scintillating surroundings.
Romancing at the Best Shimla Accommodations
Shimla has no dearth of accommodations and couples will never find budget as a hindrance to their romantic stay in Shimla. Shimla has accommodations of all types ranging from mid budget to high budget .Not only the tourists who come from far-off places but couples from major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh do keep coming here on weekends , stay in the hotels , home-stays and various resorts in Shimla.
The Oberoi Cecil
Nestled among the beautiful surroundings, this 5-star hotel is a heritage hotel with inviting ambience, vintage furniture and décor and wonderful views of the mountains and valleys. Spa, Internet facilities, trekking and sightseeing arrangements are also offered to the gusts. Walk down to your hotel from the famous Vice Regal Lodge of Shimla and enjoy the walkways passing through cedar forests, old monasteries while you enjoy sceneries around.
Radisson Hotel Shimla
Located in the most strategic location, Radisson Hotel overlooks the surrounding mountain ranges of Shimla. The calm environment and all types of modern facilities including the furniture ensure couples have the most enjoyable stay in Shimla because they could not get better ambience for romance.
Located at a height of 2190 m above the mean sea level, Woodville Palace is a palace turned hotel. The palace was the residence of Maharaja of Jubbal and still has its private Woodland where couples could enjoy their morning and evening walks. Good ambience, homely stay and friendly people make it a perfect accommodation for the couples.
Romantic Eating and Drinking Out in Shimla
Shimla also boasts multi-cuisine restaurants and bars where you will definitely get mouth-licking food to taste, some wonderful drinks to enjoy and obviously some of the most romantic moments of your life along with your partner. Locals and the tourists flock in these eateries and pubs to enjoy the best romantic moments of their life.
Couples like this restaurant for its cozy atmosphere. They can feel the warmth of their relationship when they come here and have some good food. The food offered here have the homely touch.
Sher E Punjab
If you are already tired of cuisines from around the world, try out the genuine Indian spicy food at this eatery. Apart from a calm atmosphere to have wonderful time with each other, couples can have freshly made food items at this eating joint.
Visitors can enjoy tea or any other drink among a charming atmosphere and it is open 24 hours. While you enjoy your drink, whisper few lovely words into your partner’s ears and see him/her giving a lovely smile.
Indian Coffee House
The coffee house may not be trendy but its vintage atmosphere still attracts visitors towards it and they could feel the Colonial British atmosphere.
Café Coffee Day
A popular choice for the youngsters, this coffee house is not only has chic modern decoration but the menu also showcases the latest food trends.
Romantic Excursions around Shimla
Your romance would get a different meaning when you are going for some excursions in various places of Shimla District. Naldehra, Narakanda, Kurfi, etc. are some of the places that couples visit during their stay in Shimla.
Located among the lofty Himalayan Ranges, Naldehra Hill Station is located about 22 km from Shimla and is destination offering picture perfect view. Clear Blue Skies and deep green forest in Naldeshra make it picturesque landscape for the couples. One of the highest golf courses of the world is situated here at Naldehra at an elevation of 2044 m. To unwind and rejuvenate your body and soul with your partner, Naldehra Hill Resort is just the perfect one. Early morning sunrise is looks spectacular from here. The best time to visit Naldehra is from April to June.
Located about 60 km from Shimla city, Narkanda is another amazing place where couples can go for excursion. Situated about an elevation of 2700 m, couples have perfect relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere. If you are looking for ultimate romantic vacation then Narkanda has lots to offer. Far away from the hustle bustle of the city life, couples can enjoy skiing at Narkanda during the winter time. The Ski Resort of Narkanda is one of the popular ski resorts of our country. Those who love to enjoy adventure sports; December to March is the best time to visit Narkanda. Narkanda has trekking opportunity till Hattu Peak. The entire place is like a wonderland for the visitors.