6 BEST Things to Do in Manali for Honeymoon

Set on river Beas, Manali is one of the most popular tourist and honeymoon destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is an awesome honeymoon destination with lots of love in the air and an amazing environment. It's a fine place for couples. Located at an height of 6260 feet, Manali is the favourite hill station of couples and travel lovers.

Well, let us give the start off by saying congratulations because you are just married and for sure, you are also going for a blissful vacation. Have you had the destination in your head? If not, then we have one destination to suggest to you, and it is Himachal Pradesh with some of the most popular honeymoon destinations like Kullu, Manali and Shimla.

Manali is one of the best Hill Stations in India you must visit once. The beautiful hill station offers mesmerizing snow covered mountains and lush green grasslands with breathtaking weather. Manali is generally jammed with tourists throughout winter season unlike Narkanda where you can have unhindered access to an endless cover of snow where you have acres of snow-clad landscape.

Manali is on everyone’s bucket list in India to enjoy a romantic vacay with their loved ones. It is a paradise for newlyweds and snow lovers. Well, you just can't forget this place! If the crowd that squeezes into Manali in winters and summers has put this place off their list, it's time to put it back, right at the top of the list.

things to do in Manali for honeymoon

End your search for romantic experiences in Himachal Pradesh. Here is why! Don't miss to experience:

1. Adventure Sports in Solang Valley


If you have little time, you can book a direct flight from New Delhi to Kullu and then take a taxi to the Solang Valley. Mainly known for its magnetic image of pulling couples, Manali is the most romantic town in Himachal Pradesh which is included in most Manali honeymoon tour package as a must-visit sightseeing place, and there are reasons to justify it! From paragliding to ice skating to rappelling to rock climbing and more, you can enjoy all here.

From intriguing adventure activities like trekking, camping, rafting to zorbing and skiing, Manali is wrapped in a snow-blanketed in winters and remains green in summers with a little snow. Set on the Beas River, it's an entryway for the adventurers who love to do skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in the Parvati Valley.

At a distance of 13 km from old Manali is the amazing Solang Valley. The sight of glaciers and snow capped mountains is fascinating. With incredible ski runs, this valley of India is perfect for skiing and other winter sports. In the summers, adventure travel enthusiasts can practice activities like paragliding, parachuting, horse riding and zorbing.

It's additionally a takeoff point for paragliders, boating lovers, and mountaineers of the Pir Panjal mountains, and the 4,000 m high Rohtang Pass.

How To Reach? From Delhi, Manali is approx 532 km, and one could go via private vehicle, public bus or from flight and land at the Kullu-Manali Airport in Bhuntar.

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2. Rafting in Solang Nala


If you are talking about a rafting adventure, you cannot afford to get lost and discuss rafting in Himachal Pradesh. Blessed with the flow of water that flows from the Himalayan ranges, the state offers immense possibilities for rafting. From Chenab to Sutlej, from Ravi to Beas and much more, each river attracts tourists for hard adventures.

Tick the ultimate definition of adventure experience in the Kullu Valley and go for rafting with your sweetheart. Feel the blood rushing through your veins at each rapid you conquer in the Beas River. Watch the green forests on rafting in the crystal-clear river water of Kullu.

3. River Bank Camping near Hot Water Spring


You may plan a stay at one of the ideal luxury hotels or resorts. If you want to stay close to nature don't stay in mall road. Find a place like Vashisht Hot Springs. There is a hot water kund and you can also take a short hike to a beautiful waterfall. If its a sunny day you may witness the the most beautiful rainbow. If you like hostel and community vibe go to old Manali.

If you are on low budget or even if you are a purse full of money, stay at a hostel! It will be a guaranteed experience. Hostels are a bliss for travelers on budget. Even if you are not, it will be one of its kind experience. You can also book a home stay. Trend of locals giving stay to travelers is really picking up in the country, but you need to make sure its safe and well reviewed first. Better still, go see and book.

4. Eat in Old Manali


Comparatively less crowded, with fascinating and promising views of the Himalayas and overflowing with cafes, Old Manali is where you will fall in love again with Manali.

You must not forget the awesome restaurants in the entire region. More so if you love food. Manali has a lot of cafes and plush restaurants that serve continental food and popular snacks. However, without connecting with the native cuisine, one’s trip cannot be deemed complete to this beautiful Himalayan town. If you’re in Manali, you have got to try the following items that are native to the region. Manali offers a loads of cheap street food.

As a traveler, you cannot miss out on the local fish in Manali. Himalayan trout is caught by the local villagers from the river in Beas and sold to the eateries. Trout in Manali and that too with natively grown baby potatoes tastes the best. The famous delicacies include red rice, masala omelette, sidu, babru and patande. From Parathas to Momos and Dosas, Manali has it all and its super cheap.

Siddu is one of the most widely consumed local delicacies in Manali. It can be enjoyed with or without the stuffing. Siddu is essentially a mix of wheat and yeast. It is steamed in nature and goes well on its own or with any staple vegetable. The localities eat it with ghee. There are lots of cafes and shops and you can taste siddu momo and other food items.

The upper Himalayan Siddu is available at all major and minor eateries near the Mall, Manali as well as in homestays in Old Manali.

From a distance and its first look, Babru comes across as a Poori. However, its far from it in taste and preparation. At least, the local authentic preparation. Babru is stuffed with black gram and is spicy in taste. Nothing feels better than savouring stuffed Babrus along with some Masala Tea when the cold winds blow from snow clad peaks in Manali.

Finally coming to Aktori, it is the closest you’ll have to a mini cake in Manali. Its prepared from buckwheat and is considered quite auspicious to consume. It’s more like a barfi actually. Travellers having a taste for sweet flavour should surely try out the Aktori in Manali. This mini cake is often prepared with jaggery and tastes good. Not to forget healthy.

5. Visit Rohtang La


With jaw-dropping views, lush environment-friendly woodlands, fields carpeted with flowers, spurting blue streams, a continuous fairy tale like mist sticking around in the air, and a relentless scent of pines and freshness - Manali has been blessed with phenomenal scenic charm. One can also visit Solang Valley, Beas River and Van Vihar to enjoy the natural beauty.

While visiting Manali, you should visit Rohtang Pass, the most essential point on the Manali-Keylong Road. Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh.

Visit Kothi, Gulaba Fall and Marhi on the way to the Rohtang pass. This is one of the highest passes in the Himalayas, located in the eastern Pir Panjal mountain range, about 51 km from Manali. This pass connects the Kullu valley with the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti and was an important part of the Himalayan trade route.

However, the excursion to the Rohtang Pass is always somewhat dependent on weather conditions, mostly snowy. Go to Rohtang Pass in Manali if you wish to portray the beauty of snow in your images. The snow-covered trees, ground and mountains will overwhelm you!

6. Trek to Jogini waterfall


Other unimaginable spots here are Kalath Hot Water Springs, Jogini Falls, Solang Valley and Vashist Hot Water Springs. The most prominent places to visit in Manali include the Manu Temple, Hidimba Devi temple, Gulaba camp, Malana valley, and Rahala waterfalls.

Visit Manu temple, Hadimba Devi Temple and old Manali on the first day. You can plan a trek to Jogini waterfalls on the second day or alternatively you can plan a trip to Solang valley and Rohtang pass.

Best time to visit Manali


Manali is an ideal destination for summer vacations. Popular for its delightful views, greenery and snowy mountains, Manali is amazing among the best hill stations in India in May and June. Weather is amazing during summer and moreover you can avoid hot weather and high temperature of India during your trip.

The best time to visit Manali is from September to December and from February to April. People who love the high mountainous vistas and snowfall never miss a chance to buy Manali tour packages, especially during the winter season when it becomes super icy.

SET-OFF LIST

Easy connectivity from the NCR Region via bus, private vehicle. Well if you are on a low budget, the cheapest way to get there is via Volvo or Himachal roadways. All the buses depart from ISBT Kashmere Gate.

Budget months are March to June and November to February for snowfall.

So, if the wanderlust for romance in you has now woken up after reading this article, then waste no time and get your bookings done with reputable honeymoon operator! Share this article to give some major travel goals to all your travelholic friends! See, Click, Eat, Shop and get mesmerized with the beauty at each turn.
Kalyan Panja

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