Don’t want the weather to ruin your honeymoon? Well, spring is not the only perfect time for travel, winters can also be fun! Check out the following Winter Honeymoon destinations for your memorable trip:
Visit the Canadian Rockies for a breathtaking view of the sublime, heavily glaciated and sharply pointed mountains. The scenery is picturesque and will transport you to heavenly land of beauty. The Rocky Mountaineer is a train service that travels from the coast of British Columbia to the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and vice-versa. This relaxing, comfortable train trip will allow you to experience Canadian wildlife the best possible way. The Niagara Falls in winters is exquisite. You will witness the marvelous ice bridge and catch the beauty of sun glinting off the ice wrapped in mist. Also check out the Quebec Winter Carnival and take part in fun adventure sports like snow rafting, horse-drawn sledge rides, International Snow Sculpture Competition and much more.
The main attraction for winter lovers would be the Snowy Valley, located in the neighborhood of Santiago. Offering the best skiing runs in the whole of South America, you can plunge down the shiny white slopes and experience the thrills of a lifetime. Contact the ski resorts like Valle Nevado, La Parva, Potillo and many others for complete guide, accommodation and facilities for a wonderful skiing experience.
Innsbruck, located at the centre of the Austrian Alps, is a great choice for biking, hiking and winter sports. No wonder it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. One could also check out cultural sites like Schonbrunn Palace and Cathedrals or visit the animals at the Alpine Zoo. Visit the most accessible Ice Caves, Eisriesenwelt Caves for sheer beauty of various ice formations. Check out St. Anton for some snowboarding action.
When in Switzerland, do visit the Diavolezza mountain range in Graubunden. Its blinding beauty serves as an excellent backdrop for various winter sports all year round. The Christmas markets held in Basel, Zurich, Geneva, Bern and Montreux are an event in themselves. Various Christmas decorations, Swiss confectionaries and dairy products are sold here. Also, the annual festival of Escalade, celebrated near 11th December in Geneva, is a popular tourist attraction. It commemorated the city’s victory over the Duke of Savoy back in 1602. You will witness colorful parades and the reenactment of Escalade stories.
Stavanger, situated on the south west coast of Norway, has a great number of beautiful wooden architecture. One can visit the Norwegian Oil Field Museum, Canned Goods Museum and the cathedral. The beautiful Lysefjorden offer two of the best day hikes in Norway. Also visit the alpine centers for skiing experience. Better still, take a cross-country ski tour, guided by a local, that will take you around a ski trail in Tromso Island and one can view beautiful mountains and exquisite nature.
Situated in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia comes to the rescue of the residents of the Northern Hemisphere when they are sweating it out during the summers. Tasmania offers a lot for winter lovers. You can ski in Ben Lomond National Park or take a stroll in the wilderness of Cradle Mountain, situated in the Lake St Clair National Park. Also check out the Winter Festivals of Sydney and Melbourne.
7. New Zealand
New Zealand offers a lot of choices in skiing spots. North Island, Queenstown and Wanaka are the places to visit for sports. You can book cruises and organized tours to visit various places in the beautiful country, which provided the breathtaking scenery for the Hollywood “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
North Indian winter is the best time to soak up all the culture without breaking into a sweat. Visit the pink city, Jaipur and Agra’s Taj Mahal. You can also stay a day or two at Shimla or Kullu Manali and witness picturesque sceneries. A planned trek to the Himalayan Mountains is always a good option throughout the year. The southern part of India has moderate climate throughout the year and you can visit various religious and cultural places without must discomfort caused by the weather. Check out the wildlife on various safaris across the country.
Nepal offers a lot in terms of Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. The Himalayan range extending from north of India can be seen at the south of Nepal. Many packaged tours are offered to visit Kathmandu, Chitwan and the like, which include treks and hikes and various site seeing opportunities.
Apart from being a yet another skiing destination, Japan also offers various other attractions in winters. You can take steam train ride, take pictures of ice monkeys and view many spectacular species of birds and animals. The majestic Mt Fuji is a spot for all seasons and you can take organized cruises and tours to witness various igloos, lakes, mountains and forests.