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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.

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. The best time to visit Manali is from September to December and from February to April. 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.

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.

Well if you are on a low budget, the cheapest way to get there is via Volvo or Himachal roadways. They charge a flat fees of around 600 INR to get you to Manali. All the buses depart from ISBT Kashmere Gate.

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 Manali


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.

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. 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.

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.

Interesting Reads: Hampta Pass Trek

2. Rafting in Kullu


Tick the ultimate definition of adventure experience in the Kullu Valley and pick rafting solivagant 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 in Kasol


Escape into the Himalayas on your Himachal holidays and head to Kasol for the riverbank camping experience. Notorious for its non-matriculated green beauty, a camping package to Kasol is all about an amalgamation of trekking, camping, and exploring the offbeat trails with your sweetheart. Plus, ignite the flames of romance by flaring up a bonfire to raise your camping experience.

Interesting Reads: Travel Tips for Kasol

4. Accommodation in Manali


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.

5. Food in Manali that tourist should try


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 traveller, 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.

6. The Toy Train Ride


To reopen the old school romance with your sweetheart, take a joy ride to Toy Train that commences from Kalka to Shimla. Watch out the breathtaking snow vistas outside your window as the train takes you to the 102 tunnels and countless bygone era railway stations!

Interesting Reads: Kalka Shimla Toy Train Experience

7. Meditation in Mcleodganj


Distanced around 480 km from Delhi and notorious for trekking, sightseeing, and photography, the town of Mcleodganj is home to the Tibetian spiritual leader Dalai Lama and is surrounded by majestic princely hills, and emerald green vistas. From monasteries to lakes to Tibetan carpets, rugs, and exotic sculptures, head to Mcleodganj for rejuvenating holidays!

Interesting Reads: Best Places to Visit in McLeod Ganj

8. Rafting in Spiti


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.

One of the rafting expeditions in the Himachal Pradesh is located on the Spiti and Pin river. The Spiti River originates from the Kunzum Range, located at an altitude of 16,000 feet above sea level and is the main territory of the Sutlej River near Shimla. On the other hand, the Pin River is a tributary of the Spiti River.

The river expedition in the valleys of Spiti and Pin offers the opportunity to explore the majestic beauty of the valley of Kullu, Ladakh and Tibet. Along these, the beams that navigate the rivers can experience the serene environment of the valleys of Leh, Nubra and Zanskar. You can visit some popular monasteries, villages, subtropical forest areas, as well as experience the overnight camping experience in the foothills.

To have a memorable expedition along the river in the valleys of Spiti and Pin, you can consider starting your trip from Manali. This picturesque mountain station in Himachal Pradesh is known for a large number of Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan markets. You can start your trip by visiting religious shrines and buying some exquisite souvenirs from nearby stores.

After sightseeing in Manali, you can continue to Kiato and enjoy rafting to the camp in Rangrik. In addition to rafting in this place, the main adventure awaits you in Pin Valley. The rafting itinerary in this valley will allow you to visit the beautiful Kungri gompa, the town of Giu and other interesting areas until you reach the Spiti river.

After reaching the shore of the Spiti River, you may prefer to make a trip to the Tabo Monastery. This popular monastery extends over an area of ​​6,300 square meters and covers 9 temples, 23 chortens and residences for Buddhist monks. When visiting the monastery, you can see the huge collection of paintings on scrolls, manuscripts, statues, ancient murals, etc.

Although the Spiti and Pin valley attracts tourists for rafting, but not all places are safe for rafting. To get a better idea about the expedition along the river in Spiti and Pin Valley, you can seek guidance from tour operators in India. Some experienced tour operators may also offer you rafting excursions accompanied by experienced beams. So, save time for the rafting adventure and reward yourself with some moments of wonder!

Well, if you visit Spiti in winter, it gets cooler by many notches, and not just literally. All snowy, white Spiti is nothing less than a dreamland. Add to it the excitement of visiting centuries-old monasteries and frozen lakes. You will be dazzled by the breathtaking beauty of the Spiti Valley, visiting ancient Gompas (Buddhist fortifications), and charming villages perched on the mountainside.

9. Sightseeing in Manali


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.

While visiting Manali, you should visit Rohtang Pass, the most essential point on the Manali-Keylong Road. 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! One can also visit Solang Valley, Beas River and Van Vihar to enjoy the natural beauty.

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.

Cover 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.

10. Visit 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.

SET-OFF LIST

  • Budget months are March to June and November to February for snowfall
  • Package to Himachal trip starts at INR 5,000 per head with meals, stays, transfers, sightseeing
  • Easy connectivity from the NCR Region via bus, private vehicle
  • See, Click, Eat, Shop and get mesmerized with the beauty at each turn

So, if the wanderlust for romance in you has now woken up about this Himachal Pradesh honeymoon 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!
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