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Saturday 31 December 2011

Honeymoon in Kullu Manali

The road to Manali is dotted with small dhabas that serves good Punjabi food. The road is spacious and peaceful and the on both side of the road are endless stretch of wheat field, giving off a faint scent of ripe grain. The road changes course and climbs up a spiraling trail till each reach Manali at an altitude of 1,950 meters. The town is located 40 Km north of Kullu valley at the Beas river valley. Also Called ‘Valley of gods,’ it is a perfect place to invoke blessing while enjoying the splendor of nature.

The name Manila is more of a myth than history. It is named after the Hindu lawgiver Manu and it literally means ‘Home of Manu’. Manu is a mythological character that descended at Manali to create human life after the World was drowned in flood.

The first inhabitant of Manali was the nomadic hunters known as 'Rakshas'. A caste from the Kullu valley called ‘Naur’ was one of the original settlers but their numbers have dwindled. Now Manali is populated by people from different parts of the country.

After the British introduced Apple farming it has become the main source of income along with tourism. Tourism industry in Manali was boosted by the increased militancy activities in Kashmir. The little known town, hidden amidst the pine canopies and clouds has now found its own place among the best hill stations in India. Serene and dreamy, Manali is the perfect place for honeymoon travelers. New crop of urban hotels have sprouted up and they are going extra mile to guarantee a memorable stay. Apart from many picturesque places, Manali offers lots of activities like Skiing, kayaking, snow-bike riding, yak-riding and Paragliding.

Honeymoon Attractions in Kullu


The mountain peak, at 2700 m, above the town, Shoja provides a panoramic view of the entire town and its daily hustle bustle. You can trek your way uphill or even take a pony ride, nice way of enjoying with your partner, and absorb the pleasant beauty of the entire area, with forests, streams, trees, snow peaks and rivers in the view.


This is a lively and active spot with camping facilities. Situated on the Kullu Manali Highway, along the banks of Beas River, this fun filled and beautiful camp site, will provide the element of adventure in your honeymoon.


This breathtaking clearing along the banks of the river Parvati, is a heaven for honeymoon couples. The white, soft sand, and the lush green grass, all can be enjoyed on the river banks. You can also find a tourist hut here, and spend some quiet romantic time with your spouse, while trying your hands in angling.

Raghunath Temple

This 17th century temple, dedicated to Lord Ram, is one of the favourite places for tourists, and even newly wed couples pay a visit to the sacred place for the blessings. It is renowned for the beautiful statue of Lord Rama, especially brought from Ayodhya.

Shringi Rishi Temple

In Banjar valley, 60 kms away from Kullu, this temple is dedicated to the Shringi Rishi, the local deity of Kullu district. Pay a visit to this old place and have a traditional and cultural experience of the old legends of Kullu, with your partner.

Honeymoon Attractions in Manali


6 kms away from Manali, this place is the abode of various local temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva and to Sandhya Gayatri. You can also go to the adjoining Arjuna Caves, and try to scare your partner in the darkness, for some little fun.


It is always a pleasure to trace the local culture of a place , while on tour, so take your partner in the tow and go to visit the Tibetan Monasteries in Manali and discover how the culture is influenced by the Buddhist sect.

Rohtang Pass

A gateway to the valley of Leh, this place is a pure delight for honeymoon couples, with its snow covered mountains. Watch the Chanderi river flowing down from the mountains to the Lahaul valley. Enjoy the fun of para gliding and skiing in the mountains and watch a romantic sunset with your partner.

Hadimba Temple

Just one km from the main town of Manali, this 16th century temple is a beautifully constructed architectural site, with its four tiered pagoda roof and exquisite carving on the doorway. Have a taste of the local flavour with this temple.

Solang Valley

A popular picnic spot , with its beautiful ski slopes and picturesque beauty, this valley provides fun element to its tourists and have provisions for trolley rides also. A popular and busy tourist place, Solang Valley offers local delicacies at reasonable price as well, so get a taste of it with your partner.

Vishist Hot Water Springs and Temple:

Vishist is a small village located on the bank of river Beas. The place is known for hot springs and temples. Natural hot sulphur springs has bath tanks separately for both ladies and gents.

Shopping in Kullu Manali

Every place has its charm and along with that its specialities. So while on a travel, one must buy some tokens for memory; this becomes even more important for the honeymoon couples as keeping memories in the form of souvenirs, of the best time of their life is a special and romantic thing to do. There are many things one can shop for while on a trip to Kullu Manali. Take a look:

Woolen items, like shawls, caps from the Tibetan market
Exclusive Tibetan souvenirs like silver and turquoise jewelery and Thangkas, the cloth paintings with Buddhist themes
Beautiful and quality rugs, carpets and handicrafts, in the Gadan Thekchokling Gompa
Exclusive Pashmina shawls from the Kullu/ Kashmir Shawl Emporium
The natural and herbal shampoos, and local jams, pickles are some other articles you can pick from the local market

What to Do:

Rafting and Kayaking on the Beas river
Hiking the Temples on the hills.
Going for mountain bike ride.
Skiing at Rohtang.
Visiting Apple orchards.

Where to Stay:
There are number of Hotels that provide excellent accommodation, food and service. Hotels are available both in town and on the outskirts of town, if you wish for more privacy. Here are some hotels for your honeymoon visit.

Ambassador Resort
Apple Valley Resorts
Banon Resorts
Club Mahindra Timber Trail
Highland Park Resort
Holiday Inn
Hotel Pinewood
Hotel Negis Mayflower
In the beautiful valleys of Kullu Manali, no matter whether you are staying in a luxury resort or a cottage house, the charm of the exquisite place is surely going to get hold, of the honeymoon couples. So make your plans and and have a nice time in Kullu Manali.

Honeymoon in central India Honeymoon in Khajuraho

Honeymoon in Khajuraho is the ultimate place to embark on a journey of marriage, to know your partner better, to spend the time in peace with each other and to plan for a pleasant future together. Khajuraho is renowned the world over for fabulous stone temples with elaborate and exquisite ornamentation. The sensual carvings depicting maithun couples in various postures are the perfect lesson on an un-trodden journey on Honeymoon in Khajuraho. So Khajuraho is the best Honeymoon Destination in India.

Honeymoon Attraction in Khajuraho

Originally, there were 85 temples in total at Khajuraho but now only 22 of them stand intact. These temples present the zenith in the Hindu temple architecture of India. Take a tour of the village of Khajuraho on Honeymoon in Khajuraho to cover the Western Group of Temples, Eastern Group of Temples and Southern Group of Temples. The temples of the Western Group depict the most sensual art form on the walls.

Enjoy your Honeymoon in Khajuraho with the temple tour of the Kandariya Mahadeva, Vishwanath and Nandi Temple, Jagadambika Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Chaunsat Yogini Temple, Lakshmi and Varaha Temple, Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Parvati Temple and Matangesvara Temple. The Eastern Group of Temples comprises of the Brahma Temple, Vamana Temple, Javari Temple, Ghantai Temple, Adinath Temple and Parsvanath Temple. The Southern Group of Temples comprises of Duladeo Temple and the Chaturbhuja Temple. After an intensive touring of Khajuraho, venture out from the village on Honeymoon in Khajuraho.

Panna National Park, Raneh Fall, Ken Nature Trail, Ken Garial Sanctuary, Banisagar Lake, Ranguan Lake, Gangau Dam, Pandav Falls, Dhubela Museum, Ajaygarh Fort, Kalinjar Fort, Orchha, Jhansi and Gwalior are perfect getaways for excursions from Khajuraho. Shopping on Honeymoon in Khajuraho comprises of metal and clay souvenirs, silver goods, brassware and local handicraft items.

Honeymoon in Pachmarhi

If you are looking for honeymoon destinations in India, then you would not be able to ignore the extremely beautiful hillstation in Madhya Pradesh, popular as Pachmarhi. A honeymoon in Pachmarhi is a complete package, full of fun, adventure, romance and tour.

The place got its name from the five caves that, according to local beliefs, once sheltered the Pandavas during their exile.The special time spent on this calm and pleasant hill station, where you will have lots of eye-soothing sights to enjoy will become some of the most memorable moments for the honeymooners.

Honeymoon Attractions in Pachmarhi

The Beautiful Waterfalls

There are various sights, especially water bodies, that are amazing places for the newly wed couples to spend time in. Amidst the natural bounties, in the company of each other, they can have a really outstanding time. Some of the most popular waterfalls and streams in Pachmarhi are, Jamuna Prapat, known as Bee Fall, Rajat Prapat, or Silver Fall, Handi Khoh, a popular ravine, Jalawataran or Duchess Falls, Sunder Kund or Saunder's Pool. Besides these, various small pools are also a huge hit for picnic, offering a lively atmosphere to the honeymoon couples.

The Intimidating Caves

Pachmarhi also provides the thrill and adventure of cave exploration to the couples. Various places of the hill station are scattered with caves and exotic structures. You can go take a visit to the famous Jata Shankar, a sacred cave whose rocky formations appear as the Lord Shankar's matted hair. The very popular Pandav Caves, the five rocky dwellings which are now protected monuments, are also must watch attractions. You can also see the carved Harper's Cave, whose painting of a man playing a harp, gave it it's name.

The Splendid Hills and Peaks

Priyadarshani or Forsyth Point is the main and central hill peak in Pachmarhi from where the entire place can be viewed. With its many resorts, it now is a popular tourist place, drawing a lot of honeymooners as well. Other hilly sights are Mahadeo Hills, which is a sacred place with its Shiva shrine, and it also has painted caves for tourists delight. Dhoopgarh, is another hill top that offers beautiful views, especially of sunsets.

Piccadily Circus or Tridhara

This is one of the best picnic spots in Pachmarhi, with its exquisite forest area, and natural abundance. The speciality of this place is a spot where two streams meet, and thereby providing tourists a delightful place to explore, and honeymooners a romantic ambiance to enjoy.

The Architectural Delights
Pachmarhi was under Britisher's domination in the past centuries and therefore the surroundings are very much influenced by the colonial style buildings and churches. You can have a great time with your partner here, exploring the mesmerizing churches like, 1892 Catholic Church which is a combination of French and Irish architecture. The 1875 Christ Church is equally popular , because of the splendid sanctum sanctorum and pillarless structure. The cemetery in the nearby areas is a quiet and intimidating place.

Satpura National Park

One of the most popular National Parks of the country, both for tourism and in literature, this park has beautiful trees of evergreen sal, bamboo and teak. Various mountains, waterfalls, rivulets and streams form the internal landmarks of this park. Besides various predators and small animals, the park is also home to many birds. This park provides you a delight of a perfect organic world.

Things to do in Pachmarhi
Do not miss out on the opportunity to have a wonderful water splashing time, with your partner, in the beautiful waterfalls.

The various waterbodies and river sites also offer provisions for boating, do catch up on that.

Gorge on the amazing Maharashtrian, Gujarati and Jain delicacies, available in various eateries of the hill station. One of the famous places to enjoy these delicacies is Chunmun Cottage near Bee Fall.

Visit the Ayurvedic centres of the hill station, as they are very popular.

Trekking on one of the beautiful hill ranges would be a delightful experience for the honeymooners.

Shopping in Pachmarhi

The hill station is rich in its own arts and crafts, especially by the tribals. You must shop for the exclusive bamboo and metal work on the handicrafts, crafted by the Bastar and Gond tribes. There are local weekly markets on the street that sells paintings and many hunting tools, which can serve as the souvenirs of your Honeymoon in Pachmarhi. A small street market near Pachmarhi Bus Station, is acknowledged for its wonderful marble and jute works. You must also buy jars of local honey from this place and enjoy it at your place back home, while remembering a lovely time.


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