Shimla-Manali Tour Package – Favorite among Honeymooners

When it comes to honeymooning couples mostly opt for hill stations because the soothing cool and pleasant weather of a hill station allows them to de-stress themselves immediately after all the hassles of an elaborate wedding. Shimla & Manali are two most opted for honeymoon destinations of India not only because of the soothing climate but also because of some of the incredible treasures Nature has endowed the places with and because of their many noteworthy tourist destinations.

Manali

Manali

Honeymoon trip is the dream of every newlywed couples and to let it happen in the most romantic way a perfect congenial setting is needed for new found love to blossom. Thus romantic honeymoons have to be planned quite seriously before embarking on the journey and you shouldn’t just set out for the trip unthinkingly. Our country India is blessed with many enchanting Honeymoon destinations among which the Shimla-Manali trip is quite popular among the honeymooners. There are many reasons why these Hill stations of Himachal Pradesh are so preferred by the honeymooners of our country.

Every Hill station has a beauty of its own. If Kashmir has been nicknamed as the ‘Heaven on Earth’ the magnificence of these Himachal Hill stations too would leave you spellbound with their serenity and unparalleled scenic beauty, rightly to be compared to the ‘Switzerland of India’. It’s no wonder that the Nature loving once upon a time British rulers of our country overwhelmed by the Natural beauty and cool pleasant weather of Shimla had shifted their summer capital to this very hill stop.

Facineting Himachal

Fascinating Himachal

Honeymoon trip is undertaken with the sole goal of relieving the stress of the hectic marriage ceremonies, customs and for bringing the couples close to each other so that the bond of love develops and strengthens between them. The Shima-Manali Honeymoon Tour Package could perhaps be one of the most fantastic options for stress relieving and also for romantic bonding post wedding. These beautiful hill stations of the Himachal with lush valleys, snow-capped hills, cascading springs, blossoming colorful gardens and delectable fruit orchards would definitely relax you after all the elaborate wedding customs and the pristine soothing and fragrant breeze blowing gently across you, would definitely put you in a mood of true romance.

Shimla Train

Shimla Train

While you choose these destinations for honeymooning you would definitely not want to miss the major Tourist attractions of each of these hill stations. For instance when it comes to Shimla your tour operator will obviously include in the package the major Shima sightseeing places like

  • The Shimla Ridge
  • The Shimla Mall
  • The Christ Church
  • The Shimla Kali Bari
  • Tara Devi Temple
  • Shimla State Museum
  • Chadwick Falls
  • Prospect Hills
  • Summer Hills

If you want some adventure mingled with romance, well, that too is possible, because the rugged mountainous curves and ridges offer plenty of opportunities for adventure sports like skiing, golfing, mountaineering, angling and trekking. And couples on honeymoon trip usually do a lot of shopping too because they love to take home gifts for friends and family. The Shimla Mall is one place from where you can pick some exclusive Pahari handicrafts, embroidered attires, caps to take home as gifts.

Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass

Manali, the scenic hill town nestled in the lap of the Kullu Valley too has many appealing gifts of nature to make the honeymooning couples feel romantic. Some of those are the evergreen Conifer groves, whispering forest covers, snow clad peaks, gurgling jolly springs and meandering swift flow of the Beas River. When you opt for the Shimla-Manali Honeymoon Tour Package, your Tour operator would definitely include the hot sightseeing destinations of Manali into the Package. The top ones are:

  • Rotang Pass
  • Hadimba Temple
  • Vashist Hot Spring
  • Solang Valley
  • Arjun Gufa
  • Nehru Kund
  • Tibetan Monasteries

Ice-skating, skiing, rock climbing, Heli-skiing, rafting are some of the major adventure sports you could enjoy here during your honeymoon trip. Adventure tourism is a special kind of tourism and your tour operator may arrange it for you within your Honeymoon Package for some extra charges or if there’s a wedding season going on you might even get some special offer and discounts on these packages.

So if you are a newly-wed and have plans to go for a Honeymoon soon, you could consider going to these Himachal Pradesh hill stations only to come back with some sweet memories that would indeed be an invaluable achievement for the rest of your life!

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20 (or More) Things You Can Do In Kashmir

Kashmir, perhaps, offers the greatest variety in the places you visit, sights you can see, experiences, things to do and lots more that ultimately boils down to time at your disposal and your energy levels. Would you want to take in all or concentrate on gorging on a few delights? Decide it by yourself.

kashmir heaven

India’s own paradise on earth, Kashmir, is a potpourri of places to visit, sights to see, experiences you must undergo, things you must buy, food you must eat, beverages you must drink, things you can do and more in that you can simply be there and do nothing, losing yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of it.

What people want when they visit Kashmir is value for money. Here is all that you can do, though not necessarily in order of importance.

Places to visit

  • Visit Srinagar, the city of temples and the fabulous lake. While here, take a shikara ride on the Dal by moonlight with someone to serenade you. Stay in a houseboat and haggle with vendors on boats.
  • Move on to Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg each a fabulous hill station.
  • VisitManasbalLake and go on to Kokernag and then to Sinthan Top.
  • Do not forget to visit Yusmarg!
  • Would you overlook Leh? Never.

Gardens

So enamored were the Mughals they built gardens that exist even today and are the prime attractions in Kashmir. The best Mughal styles can be seen in Nishat, Shalimar and Chashmeshahi, all of them located in and around Srinagar.

Mughal Gardens

  • Nishat is the largest, said to have been built by none less than Empress Nur Jahan through her brother Asaf Khan.
  • Chashmeshahi is more like a private retreat but beautiful nonetheless.
  • Emperor Jahangir, not to be outdone, went on and created the Shalimar, a garden of love, populated by stately chinar trees, pavilions and flowers.
  • Pari Mahal is another quaint but beautiful garden in Srinagar.
  • If you miss Tulip Garden, you will rue it the rest of your life, especially when it is in full bloom, a gorgeous riot of colours.
  • Badamvaer is the garden of almond blossoms at the foot of Hari Parbat Fort, built by Emperor Akbar but the garden owes its name to Ranbir Singh, the Dogra Monarch who ordered the garden filled with almond trees.

Activities

  • Lie down on the snow, the grassy flower laden meadows, by the side of a lake or by the side of a river and admire the majestic mountains. Take a nap as the gentle murmur of waters splashing playfully in the rivers lull you to sleep.
  • Climb a mountain and sit there, calmly admiring the view all around you. Do it in spring and the Valley is a burst of vivid colors carpeting the verdant Earth.
  • Go trekking on well beaten paths or explore and find out new areas.
  • Do you love paragliding, ballooning, white water rafting, mountain bike riding, walking on the glaciers or bungee jumping. Do any or all of them. Start at Patnitop.
  • Go skiing at Gulmarg. There are ski instructors who will teach you how in case you do not know how to.
  • Go white water rafting at Pahalgam.
  • Fish in the rivers or the lakes. If you land a freshwater trout, consider yourself lucky.
  • Amble lazily like a well fed elephant along serpentine roads in the bazaars of Srinagar and Jammu. Buy a souvenir such as a walnut wood furniture or carving, saffron, Pashmina shawl or a Kashmir carpet. Buy some crewel embroidery upholstery or wall hanging. They are gorgeous.

kashmir skiing

  • Go on a pilgrimage to Vaishnodevi—start at Katra and come away fulfilled. Mata Vaishnodevi always grants wishes so make one when you are there in her presence. If you are religiously inclined, Jammu is the city of temples and you can visit BawewaliMataTemple, PeerKhoCaveTemple, ShankaracharyaTemple and Raghunath Mandir to leave you spiritually fulfilled. Then, just to round off matters, go on to AmarnathCave.
  • Eat to your heart’s content. Gorge on sweets flavored with saffron, dry fruits and spices. Dine heartily on Wazwaan style cooking, at least thirty six courses if you can last that long. Do not forget roghan josh, gushtaba and rishta. Would yo want to eat Chinese stuff? Your choice. However, try Tibetan Tsampa and other Tibetan foods. Eating ice cream when it is snowing outside is a heavenly experience so gorge on walnut laden ice cream with a fire blazing cheerfully in a corner.
  • Try to wear the local long coat reaching down to below your knees and carry a Kangri with some coals to know what it feels like to have a warming fire close to your skin.
  • Make plans to visit Leh and Ladakh. Remember, you promised to explore Kashmir and Ladakh is a different world altogether. However, find time to visit NubraValley, Lakes Pangong and Moriri and Zanskar. You will be glad you broke your promise.
  • On a cool, cool night, gather your friends around you and have a nice fire going with drinks to warm and songs to delight.  Slosh around in the snow, build a snow man and make plenty of snowballs—not for decoration.
  • Take your wife or girlfriend to Aaru or Betaab valley, look her in the eye and reaffirm your bonds with the Earth and Heavens as witness.
  • Go with friends on dangerous adventure trip and live dangerously knowing your friends are there to lend a helping hand.
  • Get lost in the mountains and try to discover your way back to civilization or live off the land forever.
  • Rise early and watch the sun rise in crimson majesty, coloring the sky in various hues of crimson and yellow as strains of Shivkumar Sharma sound somewhere in the back of your mind.
  • Photograph, photograph, photograph and more photograph till your finger aches from clicking and your camera gives up the ghost. Have a spare handy. Camera, that is.
  • Make a wish you come across terrorists and hope the wish does not come true.
  • Drink the local teas. One is Nunchai–tea with milk and salt and the other is Kahwa, a brew with honey, cinnamon, cardamom and of course tea but without milk. Munch on Lawasa or Chochworu—two Kashmiri flat breads.
  • If you remember, try to buy the cricket willow bat you promised your brother or friend or neighbor.
  • Make a vow to come back here as soon as you can, as many times as you can.