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    The breathtaking peaks and crests of Himachal Pradesh serve as the perfect backdrop for every love story in India, don’t you think? Rudra’s budget trip to Himachal to celebrate his partner and their blossoming love will convince you that Himachal is the go-to choice for couples. Read on!

    Heatwave grips many Indian states in the month of May, including my home city Hyderabad. On one such hot day, I put forth the idea of a honeymoon trip to the mountains in front of my wife. To my relief, she instantly agreed to it. We deliberated over where to go for quite some time before narrowing it down to Shimla and Manali. From this point onwards, it was a breeze. We contacted TravelTriangle and they helped us execute our 6 days budget trip to Himachal.

    Details Of Our Budget Trip To Himachal

    Trip Cost: INR 26,249
    No. Of People: 2 adults
    Trip Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
    Inclusions: Breakfast, dinner, hotel, welcome drinks on arrival, airport transfers, private cab for sightseeing, candle light dinner, honeymoon cake
    Exclusions: Camp stay, flight tickets, Volvo bus tickets, rail tickets, Rohtang permit, guide charges, heater charges

    Itinerary For Our Budget Trip To Himachal

    Day 1: Overnight journey from Shimla to Delhi
    Day 2: Arrival in Shimla
    Day 3: Horse riding at Kufri village
    Day 4: River rafting at Kullu
    Day 5: Trip to Solang Valley and Hill Top
    Day 6: Sightseeing in Manali and departure

    Must Read: 11 Travel Tips For Himachal Pradesh That Will Come In Handy For Your Trip In 2019

    Weather In Himachal In May

    The weather at Shimla remained pleasant throughout our journey. There were no occasional rain showers or thunderstorms. It can get a bit chilly in the night, so if you’re wondering what to pack for Himachal trip, make sure you carry lots of woollen jackets and overcoats. We were slightly disappointed upon reaching Manali as we didn’t witness any snow, but the awesome weather made up for it.

    Highlights From Our Budget Trip To Himachal

    We have shortlisted some of the highlights from our budget trip to Himachal that you may include in your travel itinerary:

    1. River Rafting

    river rafting at Kullu

    we enjoyed floating in the water

    One of the most special experiences from our trip to Himachal on budget was river rafting at Kullu. My wife and I, being huge adrenaline junkies, were waiting for this activity with bated breaths. We fell in the river once and the water was icy cold but after a few moments of discomfort, we enjoyed floating in the water. Our instructor was friendly and made sure we were well-looked after.

    2. Snow Skiing

    at solang valley with wife

    snow covered mountains

    great experience while doing Skiing

    Solang Valley has some of the finest ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute of Manali has installed a ski lift for training purpose here. A guest house of Mountaineering and Allied Sports Institute, Manali is situated a stone’s throw away from the Institute. My wife and I had never skied before, so we were as nervous as children going to school for the first time. We fell a couple of times but we managed to do a few laps.

    Suggested Read: Trekking In Himachal Pradesh: 12 Best Routes To Put On Your Bucket List

    3. Horse And Yak Ride

    horse ride

    pose with the statue

    dressed in traditional himachali attire

    had great fun while exploring the city

    sightseeing of mountains

    There were a lot of fun activities scheduled for us at Kufri village like horse and yak ride, moon walking, haunted house, mirror maze, infinity room, and tunnel ride. We had the utmost fun experiencing all of these rides. We were left thrilled by the beauty of Kufri and were pleased by the hospitality of the locals who carried out these activities.

    4. Local Sightseeing

    went on to explore the mall road

    clicked a picture with rabbit

    green valley at the back

    enjoying the romantic time

    We continued towards Hadimba temple which was built in 1553. It has a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof and is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. We then proceeded towards the Club House. We enjoyed a range of facilities there, such as a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and a restaurant.

    Where To Stay In Himachal

    The offbeat stays in Himachal provided by TravelTriangle were satisfactory. We enjoyed our stay the most at hotel Raidavilla at Manali. It was equipped with world-class facilities and it is easily accessible by road. It is located a stone’s throw away from the prime attractions in Mandi. The rooms are neat and clean and the hospitality are satisfactory.

    Food In Himachal

    We preferred street food delicacies in Himachal because we both are fond of experimenting with local cuisines. The food habits in Himachal Pradesh are very different from other states. We were exposed to a range of delicious food items at restaurants in Himachal Pradesh. Most of the cafes and restaurants in Mandi serve North Indian and Chinese food.

    Suggested Read: Starting Our Lifelong Journey On A Honeymoon Trip To Himachal: The 7 Blissful Days

    Shopping In Kullu

    Kullu is home to a range of shopping complexes. We bought sweaters, cardigans, and bedsheets from the Kullu market area. Shopping in Kullu is a pleasurable experience. Make sure you bargain hard for traditional artifacts because most of the shopkeepers quote an unrealistically high price for handmade products.

    Himachal Travel Tips

    Here are some important travel tips for your budget trip to Himachal that you should keep in mind to have a wonderful vacation:

    1. Carry enough cash with you.
    2. Opt for a homestay in Manali instead of staying at Mall Road, Manali.
    3. Share vehicles with other tourists instead of hiring one for sightseeing.
    4. If you want to save money, opt for local cuisine at roadside stalls over upscale restaurants.

    Our Experience With TravelTriangle

    Our experience with TravelTriangle was incredible! Our TravelTriangle agent went out of his way to make sure we were having a good time and all our requests were taken into account. The concerned person customised our budget trip to Himachal according to our requirements and preferences. Our driver was friendly too.

    Further Read: 7 Best Airbnbs In Himachal Pradesh For One Of The Coziest Staycations Ever

    Our budget trip to Himachal was no less than a dream. We had the time of our life and were gratified by the love and generosity of the locals and the natural beauty of Himachal. If you’re planning a honeymoon trip, I highly recommend you plan a trip to Himachal with TravelTriangle and avail exciting deals and discounts.

    Queries Regarding Our Budget Trip To Himachal

    We have answered a few commonly asked queries about our budget trip to Himachal below. If you have any questions, I am sure you will find the answer below:

    Q. Which month is best for Himachal Pradesh?

    A. The best month to visit Himachal Pradesh is June. Apart from occasional brief showers, the weather is overall pleasant for an outdoor walk.

    Q. How much does Manali trip cost?

    A. If you plan to take a budget trip to Manali from Delhi, it should cost you anywhere between INR 6,000-10,000. If you plan to pursue outdoor activities like paragliding and skiing, the costs also go up accordingly.

    Q. Which is the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh?

    A. The most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh is Kinnaur. Its topography is unlike any other hill station in Himachal Pradesh.

    Q. Is 2 days enough for Manali?

    A. Yes, if you plan to only visit the prime attractions in Old and New Manali, 2 days should be sufficient. But if you plan to embark on a trek from Manali, you will need more than 2 days.

    Q. What is famous in Himachal?

    A. Himachal Pradesh is famous for its pilgrimage spots and adventure activities like paragliding, among other things.

    Q. How to reach Himachal Pradesh?

    A. Arrive in Delhi and take a cab to Majnu Ka Tilla. From there, take a volvo to Shimla overnight. Voila, you will be in Himachal Pradesh within 8 hours!

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