Why Kashmir is the Ideal Destination for Your Honeymoon

If you are planning for your honeymoon and thinking about which destination you should go, Kashmir should be in your top list because it is one of the best romantic places in India. Kashmir is famous for its natural attractions which is perfect for honeymooners for their romantic dates 

In this guide I will discuss how to make your honeymoon a memorable trip to Kashmir, and the best places to visit in Kashmir? How much does it cost for a honeymoon in Kashmir, as well as why the houseboat in Dal Lake is the best place for a honeymoon.

What is the Best Time to Visit Kashmir for a Honeymoon?

How to a Plan Honeymoon in Kashmir

If you are planning your honeymoon, in Kashmir there are two options you can consider winter or summer 

The best time to visit Kashmir for your honeymoon is between April and September when the weather is pleasant, and the flowers are in full bloom.

The second option is to plan your honeymoon in Kashmir during the winter season, which is the best time for winter lovers, which starts from November til February when the entire Kashmir valley is blanketed in snow, which makes it a winter wonderland for skiing, snowshoeing, or sleigh rides. In the evenings, you can cosy up in front of the fireplace. 

However, it is important to remember to pack warm heavy woollen clothes and plan accordingly to ensure a memorable and safe trip.

Advisable clothes to pack for summer

You can pack lightweight clothes, such as cotton, linens, T-shirts, shorts, and sunglasses.

If you are planning your honeymoon during winter in Kashmir, which starts from November to February. 

It’s the best idea to create unforgettable memories with your spouse for a lifetime. Kashmir is an ideal place for honeymooners where they enjoy their honeymoon in a valley of snow. 

Advisable clothes to pack for winter

I would recommend packing warm and comfortable clothes. First, make sure to bring a thick wool sweater, heavy jacket or coat and warm trousers or pants. These will help to insulate your body heat and keep you comfortable in even the coldest temperatures.

Don’t forget to pack wool gloves and socks that keep your hands and feet warm additionally, shawls are also important accessories to have on hand, that will keep your head and neck warm. Finally, pack warm body thermals to wear underneath that will keep you comfortable and warm throughout the day. With these items, your winter honeymoon trip to Kashmir will be adventurous and memorable 

How much does it cost for a honeymoon in Kashmir?

This is a question that many travellers ask us here is the answer.

The expenses for your honeymoon in Kashmir will depend as per your preference whether you are planning for a luxury stay or a budget friendly package

Are you having trouble planning your Kashmir tour? I’m here to help you. I recommend that you plan at least 7 days of your honeymoon in Kashmir. 

For example, a 6-nights and 7-days honeymoon package in Kashmir would cost from INR 21000 to 13999 per person. The package includes accommodation meals, and transportation for sightseeing in Kashmir valley

Discovering Romance A Honeymoon Itinerary for Kashmir Hidden Gems

Kashmir is a valley of romantic places which makes it an ideal destination for honeymooners.

On this honeymoon tour itinerary of 6 nights, 7 days. I have written everything you need to know for your romantic getaway of Kashmir. 

From the best places to visit to the best accommodation options and the top activities to do, this itinerary has it all. I hope this guide will make your travel convenient.

My ultimate Honeymoon tour Itinerary is below  (A Step-by-Step Guide) 

Day 1: Houseboat Dal Lake Srinagar

How to a Plan Honeymoon in Kashmir

When we hear about Dal Lake houseboats, it is the best place to stay during your honeymoon trip in Kashmir. Where you can spend time with your partner with a candlelight dinner and honeymoon suites in the houseboats are pre-decorated for the honeymooners.

If you are looking to enjoy a romantic evening then a Shikara boat ride during sunset can be the perfect choice for honeymoon couples and memorable evenings under the stars.

Day 2: Srinagar to Pahalgam 2 Night Stay

How to a Plan Honeymoon in Kashmir

From Srinagar to Pahalgam which usually takes around 3 hours by cab the time duration may change depending on the traffic moment, you will be passing by Saffron field of Pampore, and 1100 year old AvantiSwami Temple Ruins visit in Awantipura then you will start heading south of Kashmir through the Bijbehara, Khanabal and Anantnag. 

Make sure to keep your camera handy for some stunning panoramic shots. Once you reach Pahalgam, there are many attractions for honeymooners, check into your pre-booked hotel.

One pro advice: If you want to explore all the popular tourist spots in Pahalgam, you must plan for a two nights stay. This will give you enough time to get around and visit popular tourist places in the valley of shepherds.

Day 3: Pahalgam Day Trip

How to a Plan Honeymoon in Kashmir Bataab Valley Pahalgam

Welcome to the romantic gateway of Pahalgam is a perfect destination for newlyweds. The fresh air and cool breeze will make your honeymoon truly memorable. 

Pahalgam is a beautiful hill station located in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is known for its stunning scenery and is one of the major pilgrimage site for Hindus, the town is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and crystal-clear Liddar river. Pahalgam is a popular tourist destination of Jammu & Kashmir. Pahal

Things to do in Pahalgam (During Two nights stay)

  • Mamleshwar Temple Pahalgam
  • Lidder Amusement Park
  • Pony Ride
  • Phalgham Local Sightseeing
  • Betaab Valley
  • Aru Valley
  • Chandanwari
  • Baisaran Valley
  • Dabyan Kashmir Valley Point
  • Tourist Guide Available

Over night stay in Pahalgam

Day 4 : Pahalgam to Gulmarg

How to a Plan Honeymoon in Kashmir Waterskiing & Jet skiing in Gulmarg

On the fourth day afternoon, you will be travelling to Gulmarg. The distance is about 140 km which takes around 3.3 hours to reach there from Pahalgam. Valley offers multiple restaurants on Highways both Veg and Non-Veg you can stop anywhere as per your choice for lunch, during the evening, you will reach Gulmarg, where you can go for an evening walk, then check in to your hotel, have a hot shower, make yourself fresh and relax. 

Enjoy a delicious dinner as per your preference Veg or Non Veg  and enjoy the overnight in the valley of the snow crowned mountains.


Day 5: Gulmarg Day Trip

Gulmarg Gondola ride booking

Gulmarg is a beautiful hill station in Kashmir, it’s an ideal place for honeymooners. You can take a Gondola ride up to the first and second phases to see the entire valley. Gulmarg has plenty of activities to offer that are:

Things to do in Gulmarg

  • Gondola Ride
  • Strawberry Valley 
  • Rani Temple 
  • Pony Riding
  • Gulmarg Sightseeing
  • Guide Available

Note: Private or commercial vehicles are not allowed in Gulmarg. You need to hire a local vehicle or pony for sightseeing.

Return to Srinagar in the evening and have a candle light dinner at your houseboat. 

Day 6: Srinagar to Sonamarg Day Trip

Kashmir Sonmarg

After a delicious buffet breakfast at the houseboat, it’s time to start your day trip to Sonamarg from Srinagar. The journey takes two hours, which is around 80 km. You will be driving parallel to River Sind until you reach Sonamarg. 

Along the way, there are several tourist spots where you can stop for a while, such as the Wayil Bridge, which is famous for the shooting of the movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan and captured those moments into photos that will last a lifetime. 

As you drive closer to Sonamarg, the beautiful green meadows surrounded by mountains will make your day trip truly unforgettable. Once you reach, it’s time for a tea break. 

Let’s start your day trip in Sonamarg with a knowledgeable local guide. Your first destination is Thajiwas Glacier, situated at an altitude of 9,186 feet above sea level. Ponies can take you there from Sonamarg is two hours of journey. As you climb higher and higher towards the glacier enjoy your honeymoon day trip in Sonamarg, with the incredible views of the Himalayan Mountains. While you reach there, capture the moment of your honeymoon with some photos.

Note: One important thing is that if plan to visit Thajiwas glacier, then it takes a whole day, so you can’t visit other places in Sonamarg on your day trip.

If you don’t want to visit the Thajiwas Glacier, there are other places to explore in Sonamarg as follows.

  • Zero Point Drive 
  • River sind
  • Pony ride
  • Baltal Valley
  • Rafting Point
  • Table Top
  • Local Sightseeing in Sonamarg
  • Tourist guide available

Come back in the evening and enjoy Kashmiri Chai Kahwa at Sonamarg and Prepare yourself to go back to Srinagar, to your houseboat and celebrate the last night of your honeymoon trip in Dal lak

Day 7: Departure from Srinagar Return home with memories of your honeymoon

Srinagar airport departures

After having breakfast it is time to prepare yourself for going back home. Be assured you have packed bags, everything and all your belongings are checked. Double check that you have all the necessary documents and tickets for your journey. 

Have a safe journey with everlasting memories of your honeymoon.

Romantic Retreat: Best Honeymoon houseboats in Srinagar

How to a Plan Honeymoon in Kashmir

If you’ve chosen Kashmir for your honeymoon, you may be looking for an ideal houseboat in Dal Lake, below these five are the best options. I have visited and reviewed each of these houseboats myself to ensure that they offer all the necessary amenities, from comfortable rooms to delicious meals. These houseboats are the best choice for honeymooners, where you have an unforgettable honeymoon experience in Kashmir.

Dal Lake Houseboats
Nigeen Lake Houseboats
Chicago Group of Houseboats
Mascot houseboats Nigeen Lake 
Sukoon Houseboat
New Jacquline Heritage
New Golden Gem Houseboat
WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats
heritage Shreen Houseboat
Akbar Group Of Heritage Houseboats
Golden Hopes Group of Houseboats
Peacock Houseboats

Luxury Retreats: 10 Best Honeymoon Hotels in Kashmir

best honeymoon hotels in srinagar

There are numerous hotels in Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Srinagar where you can stay during your honeymoon. I recommend some of the favourite hotels for honeymooners in Kashmir valley as flowing:

5* Luxury Hotels
4* Luxury Hotels
The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar
The Vintage Gulmarg
Vivanta by Taj Srinagar
Lemon Tree Hotel, Sonamarg
The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa Gulmarg
The Sultan Resort Sonmarg
Radisson Golf Resort Pahalgam
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Sonmarg
The Orchard Retreat & Spa, Srinagar
Hotel Hill Top Pahalgam


Frequently Asked Questions about Honeymooning in Kashmir

Is Kashmir safe for a honeymoon?

For all couples, safety is a primary concern when planning their honeymoon. The government of India officially announced that Kashmir is safe for everyone, around 1.62 crore tourists have visited J&K since Jan 2022 till Oct 2022, which is the highest number in 75 years.

Conclusion: If you’re looking for an adventure filled love story – Go plan your vacation at Kashmir.

Kashmir has a range of budget-friendly accommodation options for honeymooners, from houseboats to hotels. Houseboats have become a popular option for honeymooners as they offer stunning views of the Dal lake and mountains, as well as luxurious amenities and activities.

 There are many hotels in Kashmir. It depends on your budget. Which hotel would you like to take, from budget-friendly rooms to luxurious suites. Hotels provide a range of amenities such as swimming pools, spas, restaurants. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an affordable stay in Kashmir. 

I hope this helps you plan your honeymoon at Kashmir, and I wish you a safe and enjoyable trip.