Honeymoon in Kullu & Manali
Thinking of a romantic vacation with your better half this summer? How about a honeymoon in the middle of snow-clad peaks, deodar forests and colourful gardens with a sparkling river flowing by? Away from the din of the city, honeymoon in Manali is a great way to unwind and spend time with your partner.
Manali is a small town nestled between the Himalayan range and the Beas River. The road to this hill station is broad and quiet with an endless stretch of wheat fields on either side. The road is dotted with small eateries that serve authentic Punjabi food. It changes course and climbs up a spiraling trail before reaching Manali, which is at an altitude of 1,950 metres. The town is located 40 km north of Kullu Valley at the Beas River valley. Also called the ‘Valley of Gods,’ Manali is a perfect honeymoon destination amid nature's splendor.
A new coterie of urban hotels has come up in recent times and they are going the extra mile to guarantee a memorable stay. Apart from many picturesque places, Manali offers a range of activities like skiing, kayaking, snow-bike riding, yak-riding and paragliding for you to enjoy with your better half.
Honeymoon Attractions in Kullu
This small village near Jalori Pass is located at an altitude of about 2700 m. It provides a panoramic view of the entire town and its daily activities. Trek your way uphill or take a pony ride in the company of your partner. Soak in the pleasant beauty of the entire area, with forests, streams, trees, snow peaks and rivers in the view.
This is a lively and active spot with camping facilities. Situated on the Kullu Manali Highway, along the banks of Beas River, this fun-filled and picturesque campsite will provide an element of adventure to your honeymoon.
This breathtaking clearing along the banks of River Parvati is a heaven for honeymoon couples. You can also find a tourist hut here and spend some quiet romantic time with your spouse while trying your hand at angling.
Raghunath Temple is situated at a height of 2,050 m above sea level. It offers awesome views of the surrounding areas. Shringi Rishi Temple is about 60 km from Kullu. It is dedicated to the local deity of Kullu district.
Honeymoon Attractions in Manali
A gateway to the valley of Leh, this place is a pure delight for honeymoon couples. Watch the Chanderi River flowing down from the snow-capped mountains to the Lahaul valley. Enjoy paragliding and skiing in the mountains and watch a romantic sunset with your partner. Located towards the east of Rohtang Pass, Bhrigu Lake, at an altitude of 4,300 m, is also a must-see.
A popular picnic spot with beautiful ski slopes and picturesque beauty, this valley provides the perfect fun element to tourists. It has provisions for trolley rides as well. Don't forget to try local delicacies of Solang Valley and see how your spouse rate them.
Rare and Enchanting Wildlife
Pin Valley National Park is located in Lahaul and Spiti district. It is steeped in Buddhist culture and home to rare & endangered species like Snow Leopard and Siberian ibex. Manali Sanctuary has rich flora and fauna. The Great Himalayan National Park was recently added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Ancient Hindu Temples
Jagatsukh Temple, located in Jagatsukh village, is surrounded by a picturesque landscape. It serves as a base for trekking enthusiasts. You can also go to the adjoining Arjuna Caves. Try some harmless fun with your partner in these deep and dark caves. Hadimba Temple, a 16th century temple, has a four-tiered pagoda roof and exquisite carving on the doorway.
Take your partner to the Tibetan Monasteries in Manali and discover how the local culture is influenced by the Buddhist sect.
Shopping in Manali
During your stay in Manali, buy souvenirs to bring home your special memories of this place. Among the many things to shop here are woollen items like shawls, rugs, carpets, handicrafts, caps from the Tibetan market. Besides thangkas (cloth paintings with Buddhist themes), exclusive Tibetan souvenirs like silver and turquoise jewelry are also tempting. Natural and herbal shampoos, local jams and pickles are other items you can pick from the local market.
Things to Do in Manali
- Rafting and Kayaking on the Beas river
- Hiking the Temples on the hills.
- Going for mountain bike ride.
- Skiing at Rohtang.
- Visiting Apple orchards.
Where to Stay in Manali?
There are a number of hotels providing excellent accommodation, food and service. Hotels are available both in the town and on its outskirts. You can ask for honeymoon packages in hotels.
- Ambassador Resort
- Apple Valley Resorts
- Banon Resorts
- Club Mahindra Timber Trail
- Highland Park Resort
- Holiday Inn
- Hotel Pinewood
- Hotel Negis Mayflower
The charm of Kullu and Manali gets on to both of you whether you are staying in a luxury resort or a cottage house. So, make your plans to visit Kullu-Manali and have a nice time.