Why Choose Anantnag for Your Honeymoon
If you are searching for an ideal locale for your honeymoon, come to Anantnag. Some may suggest Switzerland, others may find islands in the midst of an ocean to be more romantic; but none can beat this quaint little town nestled among the Himalayan Mountains.
Why Opt for Anantnag?It is important to note that Anantnag is the name of a district as well as a town. As a district, it is the third most populous one and comprises of many established towns as well as many important tourist spots. Anantnag town, located in the western edge of the district on NH 244, is said to be an ancient settlement and also the financial headquarters of the district.
To explore the history behind the name 'Anantnag'?But why the place is called Anantnag? According to Hindu mythology, the area is the abode of Anant Nag, the great serpent with thousand heads. Mythology also says that this is the place where Lord Shiva dropped his many (anant) snakes (nag). However, the accepted notion is all very secular. Lake in Kashmiri Language is known as nag and anant means without end; since there are many (endless) lakes in this district, the area is called Anantnag. Indeed, these lakes adds to the charm of this place and if are here for you honeymoon, you would definitely want to spend some time besides these.
To view the breath-taking lakes of Jammu KashmirYes, lakes are there everywhere and Dal Lake at Srinagar provides equal opportunity. While that is true, one has also to remember few places offer such pristine beauty untouched by pollution. Indeed, it seems Nature has been especially generous while creating Anantnag. High mountains covered with thick forests and streams trickling down the sides offer a breath taking view. Added to that are the numerous lakes nestled among the chinar trees. Clear blue sky hovering above adds a celestial effect to the whole scenario.
What to do in Anantnag?
The next question you may ask is how to spend time in Anantnag. Indeed, while on a honeymoon it is important to be able to spend time in a meaningful way. The whole concept has been envisaged so as to allow close interaction between husband and wife and to enable them to know each other intimately. That is possible only if they spend some quality time together.
Visit the attractions around youAlong with places of natural beauty, there are also many places of religious interest that are also historically significant. Moreover, it is not just inside Anantnag, but you may also enjoy visiting many places outside the city. Pahalgam, for instance, is one such place. Do visit it while you are on your honeymoon in Anantnag. Besides, there are Martand Sun Temple, Ashimuqam Shrine of Sheikh Zain-Ud-Din, Masjid Syed Shab, Kherbawani Asthapan, Aishmumqam, Nagbal, Achabal, Kokernag, Verinag, Duksun etc.
On the other hand, you like offbeat places, Sheshnag is the place to go. However, motorable road stops at Chandanwari and therefore, you need to hire ponies from there or walk the remaining 7 km. It is said, the lake is the abode of five/seven headed serpent Sheshnag; if you do not believe it is all right; just enjoy its beauty.