Splurge a Magnetic Honeymoon at Kullu Manali the Most Beautiful Hill Stations

on our way to Kullu Manali

on our way to Kullu Manali

Green rush deep valley, redwoods, secluded lovers paradise, fireplaces, snow-capped peaks, enthrallingly beautiful location, cascading waterfalls… wondering where this mickle destination could be. Well, I am talking about Kullu Manali pertinently called the Switzerland of India. As newly married we were looking for a destination filled with splendors of nature and experience privacy with a dash full of romance. Our parents introduced us and we planned to take the plunge happily last year after 10 months of courtship. While pounding on the thought of honeymoon he told me look, we do not want to stress about planning the honeymoon. So, I told him let find an online travel booking and let them help us. Himachal Hotels came to our rescue and advised us Kullu Manali. Our bottom line was, it should fit our budget and it better be a freaking spectacular honeymoon. After detailed information we eventually nixed that idea as well.

our hotel at manali

our hotel at manali

I was told the truth that, Kullu Manali is an ideal city of love with its rich architecture and breath taking scenic displays. We booked a resort in Manali for three day and a hotel in kullu for three days. As a traveler I’ve had some great road trips in my life, but this one is far the best. There is a certain romance to getting married in winter. The resort offered us

We at Kullu Manali

We at Kullu Manali

top-notch facilities and impeccable services. Crackling fire at the hearth, a blanket in front of the hearth, dark wooded lavish interior, enormous bathroom and above all a breathtaking vista outside this was how our room looked like. The highlight of our honeymoon was going for long walks on the hills surrounded by snow capped mountains, Beas river flowing nearby along the wide glacial looking on riverbed, old beautiful architectural buildings built on the peaks of the hillocks. We also took a slow walk holding hands in the thick deodar forests full of cool breezes. We stayed at Manali for three days and three days in kullu. In kullu we visited famous old villages like Malana, Kasol and Naggar.

Malana Weavers at Kullu

Malana Weavers at Kullu

We indulged our self in an exotic rich spa treatment which included aromatherapy and deep tissue massage. We immerse ourselves in a plethora of activities like paragliding, zorbing, skiing, water rafting, which I guarantee you will enjoy with your spouse. We also biked on an old gravel road in kullu. We were told that it’s just phenomenally peaceful in Kullu during winters; the residents spend their winter in activities like sitting around the fire, spinning wool and knitting. Spending your entire life in living such pleasurable life, a dream that each one of use desire.

Manali

Manali

We traveled to Kullu Manali on our honeymoon and started a new chapter of our life. A romantic getaway for all newly wed couples especially when Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

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Exotic Low-Priced Fantastic Travel Destinations in Himachal

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Himachal Pradesh has numerous travel destinations with a peaceful ambiance and a variety of enjoyable relaxation activities. Winters in Himachal is a very popular time for road trips, the most traveled months are from November to March. Adventure seekers always look for the tourist destinations where they can take part in various adventurous activities. The tourists can experience the activities such as mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking, rafting, jungle tourism, rock climbing, biking, safari rides, and many more. Winter travel destinations in  Himachal Pradesh are famous for its breath taking views, exciting adventure sports and thrilling experience.

There are lots of winter travel destinations that provide a perfect getaway. Here is a list of must-see travel destination that are fun to visit, inexpensive, adventurous, exotic, filled with luxurious low-priced hotels, vast quantities and varieties of delicious delicacies, feasible to travel and economical.

Top Ten Travel Destination of Himachal :

Shimla

Shimla

Kullu

Kullu

Woods of Dalhousie

Woods of Dalhousie

Lushgreen Grounds of Khajjiar

Lushgreen Grounds of Khajjiar

monastery in McLeodGanj

Monastery in McLeodGanj

Kinnaur

Kinnaur

KAZA

KAZA

Sangla Valley

Sangla Valley

Keylong

Keylong

Kasauli

Kasauli

My Epiphany in Rugged Snow Peaks of Sangla Valley

Kinner kilash

Kinner kilash

I was tired of fighting with the rush hours at the office. It was time to take a much awaited real trip to the mountains. A trip where I could relive my childhood thrills wake up to relentless orchestra of sound birds and cloudy wind knocking at my window. An adventure outdoor lover like me could only think of one place, Sangla Valley at Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. At an altitude of 2,860 Sangla valley is enclosed by towering snow-dusted mountains on all sides. The valley is situated on the banks of river Baspa. I hurriedly booked a hotel through Himachal hotels and reached there late night.

Morning View

Morning View

The snowball throwing clouds had brought silent blanketing snow that night. On reaching to my destination I could see the villager’s slate roofs were covered with puffs of snow. The evergreen foliage was covered with layers of icing. For a moment it felt like I was in heaven. At last I retired to my cozy luxurious room. In my passing phase and sleep I saw through my window a flash of lightening in the sky followed by a loud thunder. Suddenly, it woke me up and I’m not complaining. Tiredness took over me and snooze me to a much needed sleep.

The next morning the weather was drearier- grey sky above, strong winds

Old Budhist Temple

Old Budhist Temple

followed by drizzle. I was thinking to my self here goes my day down the drain suddenly, there is knocking at my door and I’m being informed that my guide Dhampat is here. After a brief introduction he takes me for a drive to nearby kapla. I was unable to views of the sacred Kinner Kailash due to weather condition. I spent whole three day exploring villages like Roghi, Batseri and Chitkul.

I explored their culture, tasted their famous apples, studied their changing

Walk in the Woods

Walk in the Woods

architecture and hand carving. Spent my evenings around bonfire and ate mouth watering exotic dishes like barbecued lamb with jacket potatoes. Dhampat also took me to weather beaten Bodh temple. The temple had dragon pillars lined in the corners and series of wooden carving on the wall. I saw a group of Buddhists carrying on a deep guttural sound of Buddhist chanting. I sat against one monk his voice wove with the passing of his beads. I sat there for an about one hour in peace. We also took a small walk in the woods where I could see thick chunks of ice straddles into a narrow gulley and forming into a stream. The water in the river glimmered as glass. Beyond Chitkul lies a vast expanse of inhospitable mountains terrain and beyond that the forbidden tracts of Tibet. I am quite thankful to god because it usually rained during the night time.

I spent a beautiful trip and the memory of it will linger on till few decades.