Meeting new people, exploring the unexplored places, and learning about different cultures are some of the things that traveling helps me to experience. It also soothes my mind. But since I am a banker by profession now, I rarely get time to head out, unlike my college days when traveling from one city to another was all I used to do with my friends. But like they say, getting married changes everything, mine did too. It took me back to the golden days when ‘travel’ was my first love (Though, it’s second now).
So, I was looking for the best honeymoon destinations in India, where my wife & I could spend quality time together and also escape the heat at the same time. It was then I came across TravelTriangle’s website on the internet and I installed the app right away. Since picking a hill station was already on my mind, all I had to do was select my holiday mood on the app and choose from the suggested destinations. After a good amount of browsing, we decided to plan our honeymoon trip to Himachal as the location seemed perfect to us and the packages quite pocket-friendly. Post the booking and payment, we were all set to drive to the hills and we couldn’t wait for our romantic journey to start!
Here’s a glimpse of our Himachal honeymoon package:
Trip Type: 6 Nights 7 Days honeymoon trip
Cost: INR 43,250 from North India Tours Travels
Inclusions: All the accommodation, breakfast and dinner, transfers from and to the airport, cab for local sightseeing, honeymoon inclusions like a candlelight dinner, cake & flower decoration in the room, and all types of taxes
Exclusions: Airfare/ train fare, Lunch, charges for camera and entry fees, and personal expenses
Here’s a snippet of our Himachal trip itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi from Koderma; drive from Delhi to Shimla by cab; transfer to Hotel Shimla Greens upon arrival in the hills; dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
Day 2: After breakfast, head out for Kufri and Shimla sightseeing; visit attractions like India Tourist Park, Christ Church, Scandal Point & more; later, return to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 3: After breakfast, leave for Manali; visit attractions like Kully Valley & Pandoh Dam en route; relax in Hotel Snow Country for the day upon arrival
Day 4: Sightseeing excursion to Solang Valley after breakfast and return to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 5: Visit attractions like Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Village, and more; explore the Mall Road in the evening; return to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 6: After breakfast, drive to Naggar Castle and spend the whole day there; return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay
Day 7: Leave for Delhi from Manali by cab in the morning
Spellbinding Places To See In Himachal That Made Our Trip Memorable
1. India Tourist Park in Kufri
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We began our romantic sojourn with a stay in Shimla and a visit to the famous India Tourist Park in Kufri. Situated near the Great Himalayan Nature Park, this is one of the best places to visit in Himachal, especially for couples.
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While there was a lot to do there like indulging in a yak or pony ride, both of us decided to explore the park, soak in the serenity, and capture every beautiful moment together. It was indeed the best place to visit for kick-starting our honeymoon in Himachal.
2. Christ Church, Mall Road & Scandal Point in Shimla
vShimla is the queen of hills and it’s no secret anymore. On the second day of our trip, we had our breakfast and headed out to the park first in Kufri and then the famous attractions in Shimla later in the evening.
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It was quite an eventful day as we visited the Christ Church, Mall Road, Ridge Road, Scandal Point, and almost every other famous place that was in the vicinity of our hotel. The weather only added stars to our experience and we had an impeccable time throughout the day.
3. Kully Valley & Pandoh Dam
On the third day of our romantic vacation in Himachal, we left for Manali as soon as we had our breakfast. The drive to Manali from Shimla was truly a breathtaking affair and a journey that both of us will cherish for lifelong.
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During the road trip, we stopped by at the gorgeous Kully Valley & Pandoh Dam. Situated between Manali and Largi, this valley is nothing less than a beautiful gem in the hills. Both our eyes and souls were delighted!
4. Solang Valley
Amongst all the places to visit in Himachal, Solang Valley is one place that you can’t afford to visit. We spent the whole day in the snow and there’s no doubt that we recall it as one of the best moments of our honeymoon trip.
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Being in the lap of nature with your loved one is a feeling that even you would want to experience time and again. And I, I was left awestruck, looking at my wife who looked even more beautiful while standing against the sheer beauty of Solang.
5. Naggar Castle in Manali
It was the second last day of our holiday in Himachal, and it was time to visit the gorgeous Naggar Castle. Situated on the left bank of River Beas, the castle looked like a home away from home.
We explored it for a while, sat hand in hand, and captured a zillion memories, both with our camera and our eyes. It’s indeed a must-see place in Manali and we felt glad that despite the continuous rain, we could make it to this place.
High Points Of Our Honeymoon Trip To Himachal
- Exploring Shimla
- Witnessing snowfall in Manali
- Visiting Solang Valley
Low Points Of Our Honeymoon Trip To Himachal
- There were actually no low points during our whole trip. Even though we missed a visit to the Hadimba Temple and a few other places since it was raining continuously for two days, we went with the flow and enjoyed every moment. The weather only added special moments to our holiday, so nothing got affected at all.
Tips For Future Travelers
- Do check the weather before you leave for your trip and pack accordingly.
- Solang Valley is a paradise for honeymooners. Make sure you visit there during your trip.
- Plan at least a five to six day vacation as there are so many breathtaking places to see in Himachal, and you can’t afford to miss any.
- Last but not the least, if you’re looking for a true value for money honeymoon experience, consider booking your trip from TravelTriangle.
Our overall experience with TravelTriangle was amazing. We got everything that we were promised before booking the trip and there were no last moment surprises at all. The hotels were great, the food was good, and the whole trip was really well planned. All in all, we realized that a Himachal honeymoon with TravelTriangle is all a couple needs if they are looking for a value for money and memorable experience!
Frequently Asked Questions About Honeymoon Trip To Himachal
What should one buy in Manali?
There are various souvenirs you can buy from Manali. Some of the best ones are:
1. Woollen clothing
2. Tibetan and Himalayan handicrafts
3. Kinnauri and Kullu shawls
4. Kullu caps
5. Prayers wheels
How far is Kufri from Shimla?
The distance between Shimla to Kufri is approximately 21 km by Road. Since, no direct flights, trains, and buses run between Shimla to Kufri, the most convenient way to travel is by hiring a taxi.
Which are the top-rated restaurants in Manali?
Here is the list of best restaurants in Manali:
1. Mount View Restaurant
2. The Open Air And Multi Cuisine Restaurant
3. Renaissance Manali
4. Rooftop Restaurant At Keylinga Inn
5. Basil Leaf Restaurant
6. Dylans Toasted And Roasted Coffee House
7. La Plage
8. Open Air Restaurant At Apple Bud Cottages
9. Il Forno
10. The Lazy Dog
11. Cafe 1947
12. Chopsticks Restaurant
When does it snow in Shimla?
If you wish to enjoy the snowfall in Shimla, make sure to visit during the winter months hare from mid-December to January.
Is Manali a good place for honeymoon?
Yes, Manali makes a perfect place for honeymooners. There are various blissful experiences that they can indulge in Manali. Moreover, attractions like Vashisht Hot Spring, Manikaran, and Hadimba Temple add great charm to its beauty.
Which are the best shopping places in Manali?
Following is the list of the best markets in Manali:
2. Himachal Emporium
3. The Mall Road
4. Tibetan Market
5. Old Manali Market
6. Manu Market
What should one pack for a honeymoon in Himachal?
Here are some must-pack while planning a honeymoon to Himachal:
1. Sunscreen and moisturizing lotion
2. Warm clothes
3. ID proofs
4. Appropriate shoes
6. Camera and batteries
7. Power bank.
Is a permit required to visit Solang Valley?
No, you do not require any permit to entre Solang Valley.
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