Winter is the busiest season for marriages and, consequently, honeymoons. Winter is the time to wrap oneself in the comfort of a nice blanket by a heated fireplace, as well as the presence of a significant other. If you think winters are romantic and beautiful, we have some winter honeymoon getaway options for you with snow-covered valleys and mountains.
Wedding season comes with a wide variety of things to look out for, and you need to have a proper plan for everything. The honeymoon preparation is an essential and exciting phase. However, one must consider the costs. Your dream vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many reasonable honeymoon tour packages that you can choose from and enjoy a romantic getaway.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the 5 best honeymoon destinations to visit in winter.
Nathiagali has a beautiful natural landscape. It offers several fascinating hiking trails to visit the neighboring surroundings. It features beautiful green landscapes and a forest densely covered with oak, pine, and cedar trees. It’s much more beautiful after a winter’s snow.
It is located nearly an hour’s journey between Murree and Abbottabad as it roughly lies halfway between the two cities. The trip from Islamabad takes around 3 hours.
St Mathew’s church, a British-era relic constructed entirely of wood, is one of Nathiagali’s most recognized monuments.
On a bright day, the high ranges of Mukshpuri, Nanga Parbat, and Miranjani are visible from a distance. In winters, the temperature in Nathigali can even drop down to minus 10 degrees.
Hunza is arguably the most well-known destination in Pakistan’s northern areas. It is indeed suitable as a honeymoon location because of the beauty and peace it has to offer. It’s on the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit.
Hunza is about a 2 to 3 hours drive from Gilgit Baltistan. If you are travelling from Islamabad, you may catch an hour-long flight to Gilgit.
The gorgeous lakes and snow-covered mountains will steal your heart. It provides cultural variety as well as a historical perspective. As you spend some time in the snow-capped valley, you will fall in love with the kind and hospitable people of Hunza.
These are some of the places you should go to Karimabad, Baltit and Altit Forts, Gulmit, Rush Lake, and Passu while you’re on your romantic trip. Pack a whole lot of warm clothes as the temperature can go down to minus 5 degrees.
Traveling to Skardu in winter is a bit challenging as you have to go by road from Rawalpindi by taking the Karakorum Highway. You can also take a bus (service provided by NATCO or Mashbrum) from Pir Wadahai terminal in Rawalpindi.
Traveling by road will take around 4 hours, and if you chose to take a flight to Skardu from Islamabad, it would take roughly an hour to reach.
Skardu may be covered with snow during the winter, but it is calm and serene if you prefer a calm and peaceful environment. Skardu is known as “Tibet-e-Khurd” or “Little Tibet” thanks to its history and architectural heritage, which is a mix of Caucasian and Tibetan cultures.
You may also go exploring the town, even in the winter; transportation will be accessible to areas like Sadpara Shigar valley, Khaplu, and Shangrila, with the exception of the Deosai plains which may be blocked because of the snow. The temperature can drop as low as minus 25 degrees, so be prepared for the extreme change of weather.
Naran, the biggest town in the Kaghan valley, is famous for its picturesque views. Naran is the perfect romantic getaway, with ice lakes, mountain vistas, lush vegetation, and flowing waterfalls.
This town in the Mansehra region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has always been a famous tourist attraction. With increased tourism in Pakistan, the town is flooded with tourists throughout the year.
You can travel by road to Naran from Islamabad, and this journey will take you around 6-7 hours. After a tiring road journey, you can find peace in the beauty of the town in the weather that remains mostly below 0 degrees in winter.
Neelum Valley is widely known as Pakistan’s “blue gem.” Neelum Valley is among Pakistan’s most frequently visited and toured locations in the north. Neelum is an Azad Kashmir district located almost 90 kilometers from the state’s capital. Neelum is nearly 180 kilometers from Islamabad and takes approximately 7 hours to travel by car.
Muzaffarabad can be reached from Islamabad through the Murree-Expressway and Kohala. Then, along the Neelum Road, you may go to Kutton, the first town in the Neelum Valley, and then continue your romantic journey.
This is a perfect place to visit in winters as the weather is perfect at around 3-4 degrees, and you can actually enjoy and explore heaven on earth.