Amidst the alluring hills of Himachal lies Manali, the most beautiful hill station with unrivalled natural beauty. Famous as the Queen of Valleys, Manali is ready to mesmerise you with historical temples and stunning scenic beauty.
Packed with snow and a myriad of bird life, the Lamadugh trek is an ideal way to introduce oneself to the undeniable allure of trekking. Manali is the gateway to Rohtang pass beyond which lie the twin valley of Lahaul and Spiti. The drive up the hills is a treat to the eyes, and the beauty of the landscape around will leave you awestruck. This is a Mecca for adventure sports enthusiasts.
Day 1 - Manali: Private cab transfer from Chandigarh to ManaliUpon arrival in Chandigarh, a private cab will take you down to Manali. Check into the hotel, and spend the rest of the day at leisure with your partner.
The evening can be spent enjoying the beautiful weather, spectacular sunset, and captivating scenery of the quaint hill station. You can also head out for casual stroll and get the hang of the beautiful hill-station.
End the evening with a delicious spread of romantic dinner in hotel’s main restaurant.
Distance from Chandigarh to Manali: 294 km
Travel Time: 9 hours APPROX
Day 2 - Manali: Day excursion to Rohtang PassBegin the second day of your Himachal honeymoon trip with a sumptuous breakfast in the hotel. Once done, you will be driven down to Rohtang Pass.
Enjoy the next few hours amidst the majestic mountains and their snow-white glory. Here, you also have the option of indulging in adventure activities like sledging, skiing, yak riding, etc. Romantic walks on the snow are also suggested.
On your return, while descending to Manali, there will be halts at Rahalla Falls and Solang Valley. Enjoy the peace of nature and also the musical disturbance of gushing water. A few more pit stops at Marhi, Nehru Kund, and local markets will make the second day of your Himachal honeymoon memorable.
On return to the hotel, you will be treated to a delicious night meal. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.
Note: Due to unfavorable weather, Rohtang Pass is closed from November to May. During this time, tourists will be taken to Solang Valley instead. Also, check for the availability of vehicle passes with your agent as these passes are a must for Rohtang Pass tour.
Optional: At SnowPoint near Rohtang Pass, you can try adventure activities like paragliding, skiing, and Zorbing.
Tip: Rohtang Pass is closed on Tuesdays. Plan your trip accordingly
Distance from Manali to Rohtang Pass: 51 km
Travel Time: 1.5 hours
Day 3 - Kasol: Day excursion to Kullu ValleyAfter breakfast at the hotel in Manali, check out and head to Kasol. On the way, you can visit Kullu Valley. The famous Manikaran Gurudwara is also nearby. You can take a plunge into the hot springs and enjoy the pious serenity of the place.
From there, further ahead on your honeymoon trip, there will be Kasol – mini-Israel of India. Check-in to your hotel and set out to explore the beautiful hill station. River Parvati nearby is an ideal chilling spot, where you can go fishing or spend a lazy evening by the paddy fields.
To cap the night off, have a romantic dinner at the hotel and enjoy peace and calm associated with the place.
Tip: Special permission is required for trout fishing and angling. Contact Forest Department for the same.
Distance from Manali to Kasol: 75 km
Travel Time: 2 hours
Day 4 - Kasol: DepartureAfter breakfast, your honeymoon tour to Himachal will come to an end. Upon check-out from hotel you will be driven back to Chandigarh
Distance from Kasol to Chandigarh: 291 km
Travel Time: 8 hours
- Accommodations as per tour itinerary
- Daily buffet breakfast in hotel
- Daily dinner in hotel
- Day excursion to Rohtang Pass
- Transfers: Destination – Hotel – Destination
- All tours & transfers on private basis
- All taxes
- Charges for early check-in & late check-out
- Lunch and snacks
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks & telephone
- Tips and porter charges
- Charges for activities
- Any additional expenses incurred due to weather conditions
- Any Travel Insurance Premium
- Any items or services not specified in the cost inclusions
Best Time to Visit Himachal
Himachal has a varied climate and depending on what you plan to do during the vacation, the ideal time varies. For those who want to roam around the hill stations and enjoy scenic mountain views, summer is the most suitable. For trekking and other mountain related activities too summer is the best season since the snow has melted and roads are accessible. Some trek routes, however, open only in monsoon and require specialized training and skills. Winter is perfect for those who want to stay in the southern cities and enjoy the snowfall.
Summer (April - June)
Summer lasts from April to June in Himachal Pradesh, and the temperatures can go as high as 32 degrees Celsius. However, the climate is cooler than then mainland because of the high altitude, plenty of forests and fresh mountain breeze. This season is perfect for sightseeing, shopping and visiting the picturesque villages of Himachal that are easily accessible during the summers. Most treks also take place during this time and start from the main cities like Shimla, Manali and Dharamshala. Alpine zones of the north remain cool even during the peak of the summer, and some high mountains even receive snowfall during May.
Monsoon (July - September)
Monsoon begins in July and continues through September with a wide variation in average rainfall. Regions located in the plains like Dharamshala receive torrential rains while some northern regions at higher altitudes like Lahaul and Spiti are classified as cold deserts and hardly receive any rainfall. It is best to avoid visiting during this time as the mountain roads become very unstable and there are frequent landslides that lead to the shutting down of roads. Floods are rare but have been known in the past. However, it is safe to visit major cities as they have all-weather roads connecting to the rest of the country. Most adventure sports are not operational during the monsoon.
Winter (November - March)
Winter is Himachal Pradesh is severe especially in the northern parts located high in the mountains. Almost all of the state receives snowfall though it is not very heavy in the main cities. Activities like skiing and other winter sports are operational only during the winter, and that is a truly unique experience. The onset of winter is in November, and it continues until March. The temperatures may drop to well below zero at high altitudes and are near zero in the lower regions.