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Honeymoon in Manali: A complete guide to a romantic trip

Sitting in a cozy warm room, peeping out of a large window while it is snowing outside, even you get a chance to catch some snowflakes from your private balcony, what could be more thrilling honeymoon experience?

And what could be more interesting than celebrating a honeymoon on the riverside in Manali while live Kullu folk music and dance are being organized for you. Or, you are enjoying your dinner in the moonlight while bonfire keeping you warm.

Manali honeymoon packages have everything that you had ever dreamed of.

Honeymoon is a once in a lifetime occasion when newlyweds celebrate their marriage. They want this occasion to be memorable.

The honeymoon destination is chosen very carefully by the couples. Every couple wants their honeymoon destination to be romantic and exotic. They want to be very close to nature.

Kullu-Manali is one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations preferred by thousands of honeymooners. Depending on budget, Manali has a special honeymoon package to offer to all kinds of couples — starting from cheap to budget to deluxe to luxury honeymoon package.

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Be it winter, summer, monsoon or any other season, Mother Nature has blessed Manali with enchanting beauty. Each season has its own charm in Kullu-Manali.

Whenever you visit Manali, the peaks overlooking the valleys remain covered with snow. Beas river, Parvati river and their tributaries add to the beauty of the region. Dense green deodar forests make the whole district picture perfect.

Honeymooners throng Manali and Kullu year-round. Honeymooners make a beeline to Manali during the marriage season. This is the time when Kullu and Manali hotels offer varieties of packages, discounts, and offers. With nearly 50 per cent discount, many hotels provide many free services.

How amazing it would be if you are offered to cook food of your choice or you are taught the local cuisine recipe while you stay in a homestay in Manali. You also get a chance to interact with the local family and get a chance to know the local culture so closely.

If staying in a star category hotel, you can hire a famous flute player who would entertain you with his pure music moving around your dining table.

Manali honeymoon packages have more to offer to adventure enthusiasts couples. You can go for paragliding at Solang, Diyar, Tharku (Kharahal) or Falayan (Fojal). You can enjoy the white water river rafting in the Beas river. You can go trekking/hiking, horse riding, ATV ride, snow scooter ride or skiing. This will make your honeymoon more thrilling and memorable.

Going for a jeep safari tour from Manali can take you to the next level of adventure. Manali-Leh Jeep Safari or Manali-Spiti Jeep Safari are two options. But you need to have at least 7 to 10 days in your hand.

Kullu folk dance is also arranged by hotels on special demand from the guests. Additional facilities like bonfire and discotheque are also available in most of the hotels.

The honeymooners can feel the home-like environment in the homestay unit where they enjoy the TV, gossips and food together with a local family. The brides can also learn to cook the local cuisines or they can make meal of their own choice too.

What is the best time to visit Manali for honeymoon?
Manali is safe in all the seasons. Every season has its own charm. If you want to see snowfall, January to March is the best time for your tour. If you want to see the clouds playing hide and seek with the mountains, the monsoon season is the best time to visit Kullu Manali.

If you are planning a honeymoon trip during summers when the heat starts scorching in plains, April to June is the best time to visit Kullu-Manali when the weather remains pleasant and cool. If you don’t want to mess with rains, snowfall and the tourist crowd, September to November is the best time to visit Manali.

 

10 Romantic Ideas for perfect Honeymoon in Manali
Flower bed decoration or room decoration. You can offer a beautiful flower bouquet to your partner to express your love.
A romantic candle-light dinner in dim-light — either in your room or hotel restaurant.
Having a bath together. Choose a hotel/room with a good, neat and large bathroom. Jacuzzi is another option.
Spend a full day in a hotel room. Don’t go sightseeing; keep an extra day for that steamy romance in the mountains.
You can play some love games. Short games, where loser has to follow the order from the winner, can do wonder. Don’t order silly things but give romantic tasks like kissing, love bites or unclothing one by one.
Couple massage is another option.
Surprising your partner with a honeymoon cake or wine (or both) is a better idea to start your honeymoon in Manali.
Adventure adds to the romance in couples. Honeymoon in Manali is incomplete until you try hand at paragliding, river rafting, skiing (in winter season) etc.
Go for a short trek/day hike with packed lunch. Have your romantic lunch in the lap of nature.
Book a room with a private balcony to sit in idle time. Hold your partner firmly, spend this romantic moment gazing at the beauty of the Himalayas.

How to reach Manali for a Honeymoon tour?
Kullu-Manali is well connected by flight and roads. Train service is not available to the district. Travelling in the Volvo bus (overnight) from Delhi or Chandigarh is the best available option. However, you can hire a private taxi as well.

Kullu Manali Airport at Bhuntar is 50km from Manali and is connected by flights from Chandigarh and Dellhi. Unfortunately, the flights are not regular. If you are buying a Manali Honeymoon Package, then most probably you will travel by Volvo bus from Delhi.

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How far is Manali from Delhi?
Manali is 570KM from Delhi and 310KM from Chandigarh.

 

What is the travel time between Delhi and Manali?
In normal conditions, Delhi to Manali is 13 to 14 hours drive and it is 8 to 9 hours drive from Chandigarh.

 

How many days required for Manali honeymoon package?
You will spend two days travelling between Delhi and Manali. You need to have three full days to see the major attractions here.

If you don’t want to be in a hurry and want to give time to each other, staying for five nights in Manali is recommended. During this time, you can see all the places of interest in Kullu Manali and also will get enough time for each other and for shopping.

 

Is it safe to visit Manali during snowfall?
Yes, it’s safe. But keep in mind that sometimes heavy snowfall blocks the roads for a day or two. You need to be prepared for such a situation. In such situation, you may need to stay in another hotel enroute Manali for one night.

To avoid missing your return flight/train/bus from Manali/Chandigarh/Delhi, you should have one buffer day in hand. The best option is to move to Chandigarh or Delhi in advance and stay there for one night. The probability of snowfall remains high in January and February months.

Best places to visit during Manali Honeymoon Package
Hidimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Temple, Mall Road, Rohtang pass, Solang Valley, Atal Tunnel (Rohtang tunnel), Naggar, Jana Waterfall, Kullu Shawl factory, Manikaran, Kasol, Manali Nature Park.

 

Activities to do during Manali Honeymoon Package
Paragliding at Solang, Dobhi or Kullu, River Rafting in Beas river, Horse Riding, Skiing, ATV (All-terrain vehicle) ride, Ropeway ride at Solang, a small trek to Jogini waterfall, seek blessings from Devi Hidimba Temple, shopping at Mall Road

 

Is it safe to visit Manali during monsoon season?
All the roads remain open in monsoon season. Sometime, in worse condition, very heavy rain for days or cloudbursts may trigger landslides and floods. Himachal has bypass roads to all major places. The drivers are well aware of the roads and also the hidden dangers in monsoon season.

Follow their instructions, do not go close to rivers and landslide-prone areas and you are safe. The worse thing that can happen with you is that you may miss your return bus/flight on a particular day due to the blockage of roads. But this happens once in a year. Generally, small blockades are restored within a few hours.

So, enjoy your Manali honeymoon package and return back home with unlimited memories.

Top Things to do in Manali

Manali, valley of the gods is a colourful hotspot for tourists and nature lovers, tucked in the hills of the upper Himalayas. A picturesque place to spend some time away from the humdrum of the cities, the town offers something for every kind of traveller. The town is located about 270 KM from the state capital of Shimla, and 544KM from the national capital, Delhi.

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Table of Contents
Things to do in Manali
Adventurous Things to do
Offbeat Things to do
Things to Do in Manali for couples
Things to Do in Manali at night
Places to visit in Manali
Places to visit nearby
Places to eat in Manali
Manali tour is not limited to popular tourist places. For a complete vacation, you can take part in exciting activities and experience the town like a local. With a travel package, you can do adventures, sightseeing, and more and have a wholesome trip.

Adventurous Things to Do
Trekking
Trekking is one of the best things to do in the town and also a great way to explore the hills and valleys of the Himalayas. The town serves as a base for some of the most exotic trek routes like the Beas Kund Trek, Chandrakhani Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Deo Tibba Trek, Kheerganga Trek, and other shorter treks through Parvati Valley.
Go camping. Camping in this town is one of the most incredible experiences to have. You can camp at the alpine meadows, pine forests, by the lakes, or the base of snowy mountains. Beas River, Tirthan Valley, Solang Valley, Bhuntar, Sarai and Kothi village are some of the most scenic camping spots.
Manali Camping
Trek through the Rohtang Pass – A legendary mountain pass, this road connects the Kullu Valley to Lahaul and Spiti Valleys and offers incredible views of the snow-capped peaks and slopes of the Pir Panjal Range.
Enjoy adventure sports in Solang Valley. About 12 KM north of the town, Solang Valley is the best destination for mountain sports. Depending on the time of the year, you can try skiing, paragliding, snowboarding, zorbing, cable car riding, and snow sledging.
Ride a Yak at Wildlife Sanctuary
Go for Mountain Bike Riding at Rohtang Pass and Solang Ski pass
Delve into River Rafting in Beas River

Offbeat Things to Do
Meditate and relax at Pandava king Arjun Cave.
Visit Gulaba Village to experience its lush green valleys.
Visit cafes located on Beas River
Practice some yoga at Shri Hari Yoga Ashram
Take a bath at Vashist Hot Water Springs
Religious Things to Do
Take a sulphur water bath at Manikaran Gurudwara
Pay a visit to the Tibetan Monasteries
Visit Lord Shiva’s Gauri Shankar Temple
Visit Manali Gompa and experience the Buddhist Architecture

Things to Do for Couples
Visit Naggar Castle and see the great art pieces
Visit Van Vihar Park and experience its lush greenery
Visit Apple Orchards
Walk amongst The Cedar Trees located on the land next to hadimba temple
Visit Pin Valley National Park and see beautiful flora and fauna
Dip your feet in the water of the beautiful Nehru Kund
Attend the Winter Carnival and participate in various activities
Things to Do at Night
Walk through the streets at night and try café/pub hopping. The mix of a native and international crowd of the town makes for a mystical and vibrant collage of cultures. Or walk through the ethnic bazaars and flea markets and shop for trinkets, souvenirs, and other keepsakes to carry back home.
Visit Manu Market and shop to your heart’s content.
Walk through the Manali mall road
Enjoy The Nightlife in Old Manali
Manali streets
Places to visit in Manali
With abundant natural beauty, ethnic flavours, and adventure options, it offers endless options for sightseeing. Here are some of the best places to visit –

Hadimba Temple – The 15th-century temple is located inside a pine forest and is dedicated to Hadimba, a local deity, who is also a significant character in the epic Mahabharata. The temple also hosts native festivals to commemorate her powers.
Manali Gompa – The local Buddhist monasteries are some of the most sought-after places to visit and reflect the Tibetan influence on the local culture. Of all, the Manali Gompa is the most iconic and popular. You can also do a complete monastery tour by also visiting Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and the Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa.
Vashist Temple and Hotsprings – This tourist spot is known for both its religious and natural significance. The temple is an ancient pilgrimage site that houses a natural hot spring. The spring water rich in glacial minerals is considered holy and has medicinal values, so people flock there to cure ailments and diseases.
Vashist Temple
Vashist Temple
Van Vihar – A small nature park in the middle of the town, with abundant greenery and towering alpine trees. Sitting amidst cedar and pine groves, there’s a small man-made lake, which is open to boating for visitors.
Mall Road – The busiest and the only commercial hub of the town, Mall Road is dotted with shops, restaurants, pubs, and cafes, making it a popular neighbourhood to shop, dine, or just explore on foot.

Popular Places to visit nearby
Besides the popular visiting places, you can also explore other scenic locales nearby. With a tour package, you can do a combined trip of Shimla-Kullu-Manali or visit these places standalone –

Kullu, 42 KM – Manali’s sister town, Kullu is the nearest major district and an equally popular destination. The town offers as the base for treks to Mandi and Prashar Lake. It is also famous for Great Himalayan National Park, Bijli Mahadev Temple trek, mountain resorts with views, outdoor adventures, local bazaars.
Naggar, 24KM – A sleepy historical town set against majestic mountains and greenery, Naggar is amongst the most beautiful places to visit nearby. The town is famous for the ancient Naggar Castle which is also a popular destination for local treks, along with village tours of Soil, Sajla etc.
Gulaba – One of the most gorgeous locales to explore around Manali, the quaint village of Gulaba is a must-visit. You can just drive through the picturesque highways or explore the villages, walk the nearby trails, ride a yak or simply soak in the mountain views.
Baes River
Baes River in Kullu Valley
Best Places to eat
Here are some of the top-rated restaurants you must try out on your trip –

Chopsticks, Mall Road.
Lazy Dog, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali
Café Nirvana, Old Manali.
Drifter’s Café, Manu Temple Road, Old Manali.
People Art Café &Lounge, Manu Temple Road.
Johnson’s Café, Circuit House Road.
Café 1947, Near Nehru Kund, Bahang.