Honeymoon in Manali: 2020 A Guide To A Romantic Escape!

Tourist Places in Manali on Honeymoon

Hadimba Temple, Jogini Waterfall, Van Vihar National Park, Vashisht Hot Spring, Manali Wildlife Sanctuary, Rohtang Pass, Cafe 1947, Igloo Stay Experience in Manali, Old Manali, Mall Road, Paragliding in Manali, Riverside Adventure Camp in Manali, Go for Trekking at Bhrigu Lake and many more.

Places to Visit in Manali on Honeymoon

Hadimba Temple

This four storey wooden temple is located in the middle of the Van Vihar forest in Kulu Manali. Being one of the oldest temples in this region, it is a prime tourist attraction and an important part of the Manali tour packages. Built in 1553, it is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, the wife of Bheema, the Pandava brother.

There is also a sacred rock in the temple premises that is believed to possess mystical powers of healing. The Hadimba Temple’s unique architectural style that combines elements of Buddhist temple architecture is palpable.

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Jogni Waterfalls

If you are looking to embark on a trek to one of the most remote and untouched places to visit in Manali, then Jogni also called as Jugni Waterfalls is the best place to be. Located at an easy distance of about 3km from the main market of Manali, it can be reached directly by a vehicle. As soon as you park at the base of the falls, you will see the beautiful natural scenery that encircles the entire falls area. 

The trek route passes through narrow paths and is breathtakingly beautiful as it traverses orchards, pine forests and several small streams. Al through the way, you can see the peaks at Rohtang Pass and the gush of the Beas River flowing by. The trek to the top of the waterfall lasts for about 20 minutes and will expose you to some of the most serene beauties of nature. Try to make it in the afternoon when the sunlight catches droplets of the waterfall.

Timing:  Always

Entry Fee: None

Photography Allowed:Yes

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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!


08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Vashisht Hot Water Springs & Temple

Vashisht Hot Water Springs & Temple
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Located in the premise of the 4000-year-old temple of Vashisht, the kulguru of Lord Ram, the hot springs are a major tourist attraction in Manali.

Revered by the locals and tourists alike, the springs are said to have medicinal properties due to the presence of chemicals like lithium, calcium, etc. that cure a host of diseases.

Taking a long dip in the relaxing waters of the spring magically calms one down. There are separate areas for men and women to access the springs. 

Location: Near Manali bus stand

Distance from Manali Bus Stand: 3.5 Kms

Best time: After the monsoons (mid-September) or the pleasant summer months of March-June

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for this
tourist attraction in Manali

Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

Located only two kilometres from Manali, this wildlife sanctuary is a naturalistic paradise that spreads over 3,000 hectares. The terrain here is characterized by lush green forests and snow capped mountains. On a trip to this sanctuary, you are always inundated with the sights and sounds of colourful birds and exotic flora and fauna.

While deodar, fir, chestnut, walnut and robinia are the most commonly found vegetation in this sanctuary, you can also easily spot snow leopards, brown bears, musk deer and ibex herds in the picturesque vicinity of the sanctuary.

Addition to this, Manali Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise for the birdwatchers and the shutterbugs. Amongst the many rare and exotic species, a plenitude of tree creepers, kokla and kingfisher are the most commonly found species.

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Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is quite famous among Ladakh travelers but the unpredictable avalanche and severe climatic conditions make it scary some times. Nonetheless, it had made adventure seekers’ tour of Ladakh mind-blowing. A high mountain pass at an elevation of 3978 meters above the sea level, Rohtang is just 51 km from Manali. It is a part of the proud Pir Panjal Range of the mighty Himalayas and it is one of the Kullu famous places.

It acts as the connecting link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Being an ancient trade route, it was well maintained by the natives. The generic name of the pass suggests that either the pass was the oldest and the most used pass. With the increase of visitors every year, the fragile mountain ecology will be in threat, environmentalists worry.

But the exciting beauty of the mountain terrains seen from the top of the pass is indescribable and flamboyant. The Indian Government started building a tunnel which is 8.5 km long to bypass Rohtang pass in order to reduce the travel time and distance to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh.

The tunnel promises to reduce the distance by 50 km and the time by five hours between the south and north faces of Rohtang pass. Currently, the time taken to ascend and descend the pass itself is 5-6 hours.

 Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 3978 meters above the sea level in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.

 The pass is located about 51 kms away from Manali and you can reach the pass if you take Leh- Manali Highway.

Best time to visit: 
The pass will be open from the months of May to October as the snow starts melting and the paths will be cleared.

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Cafe 1947

One of the oldest and best known cafes in Old Manali, Café 1947 was its first music café. Resting easily on the banks of the gushing waters of Manalsu River, it is a quaint albeit a highly recommended and a beautiful place to satisfy your taste buds. 

On any given day, it is not uncommon to see a live music jam happening at one of the booths at the same time as the patrons enjoy the delicious servings of world, Indian and European cuisine. Get your favorite book and relish the stories with some ginger or lemon tea in your hands. The café also hosts quite a few live gigs at regular intervals.


 Wednesday - 7 PM - 12 AM

Thursday - Tuesday 11 AM - 12 AM


-Burger of Bodom


-Dimebag (the burgers)


-Slayer (the pizzas)

-Metallica (the pasta)

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Igloo Stay Experience in Manali Flat 21% off
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Location: Sethan Valley, Manali

About the Experience:
The campsite is settled at an off-beat location of an altitude around 10,000 feet mean sea level. This whole zone is marked by white sheets and views of mountains all around. One will be staying inside the snow-made homes, also called Igloo, and feel the warmth of snow, not ironically but in real. Accommodation in Igloo will be on double sharing basis and for your utter comfort, warm feather sleeping bags with extra fleece will be provided with thick foam mattress and hot water bottles.

About the Activities:
The experience includes trekking, skiing, snowboarding, tube slide, Igloo Making, slide ride along with a complimentary snow dress. If you need a guide for the snowboarding & skiing session, just ask us at a little more cost. Moreover, you will get evening bonfire and music for the best time of your life.

Check-In: 1:00 PM on Day 01
Check Out: 
12:00 PM on Day 02

How to reach?
From Mall Road, Manali, a 45 minutes drive to the mountain top by
 shared 4 wheel drive cab will land you at the campsite base.
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Old Manali

If you want to see the other side of Manali and the touristy town, just take a walk across the Manalsu River bridge and cross over into the part of Manali that is also known as ‘Old Manali’. The exotic charm of the village will make you feel like you have walked into a whole other world. The town has somehow carved out a niche of its own and managed to retain the old world charm, where you have the characteristic world traveller, hippie vibe in its midst, it also has the traditions of the relics of the older civilizations. 

The idyllic village setting will make you feel like you have walked into the happy and hippie 1960s! The pathways are lined with swaying Eucalyptus trees and the small roads pas through valleys that are abundant with greenery. The calmness of the surroundings is broken only by the twittering of birds and the gush of the River Kullu.

Attractions: Apart from the sheer mountain beauty, there are a number of places to visit in Manali old town. The most peculiar and must visit amongst them being the quaint eateries like Lazy Dog, Red House Café, Bob Dylan’s Café, Café m 1947 and Pizza Olive. All of these serve awesome world cuisines like Pasta, Burgers and mouthwatering Pizzas

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Mall Road

Often acknowledged as the heart of Manali, the Mall Road in Manali is the most attractive tourist destination for the Himachal travelers. Renowned for its street shopping adventure and bustled with heaps of activities, the Mall Road of Manali has got a lot of things to keep you busy for the day. Lined with multiple restaurants, cafes, and dhabas, this place is ideal for those who have got a flavor of bargaining skills deeply rooted in them.

Start your journey through the Mall Road by paying homage at the Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple. It has got the right blend of both architectural flavor and vibrant tones to capture with your DSLRs’.  The Sakyamuni idol is the main shrine here.

Next, this famous commercial center has got a lot of emporiums and shops lined up for you to buy some exquisite souvenirs. The Tibetan Style Handicrafts found here are simply astounding.

You can even the sweet smelling Tibetan-styled incense sticks and intriguing singing bowls at some of the shops here. There are some shops at the Mall Road selling Kullu and Kinnauri shawls in a wide array of flamboyant patterns and colors.

Some other local souvenirs to dig at the Mall Road are prayer wheels, Kullu Caps, Thangkas, Dorjes, Bamboo souvenirs, Buddhist paintings, keychains, nameplates, and turquoise and silver jewelry, etc.

Shawls, Tibetan jewelry, tweed jackets, and handicrafts are somethings you should never miss on while strolling here. Apart from these, the Mall Road in Manali features Thai Market, Dragon Shopping Complex, Hong Kong Market, New NAC Market, Shangri La Shopping Complex, and Snow Lion Underground Market.

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Things to Do in Manali on Honeymoon

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Paragliding in Kullu Manali, Flat 13% off
  • Manali
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₹1,447 ₹1,250

Location: Solang Valley, Manali

Timings: You can avail the activity anytime between 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Experience an amazing paragliding ride in the skies of Manali and Solang Valley on your next holiday with your family and friends. Experienced pilots will offer you both single and tandem rides for this experience and will take you on both short and long flights across the Kulu Valley. 

After a quick briefing session by instructors about the activity a group of professionals help gliders get adjusted onto the paraglider. Once that's done, the fun begins! The experience of flying amidst Himalayan slopes, the picturesque view of the winding Beas River below and cool breeze brushing against gliders makes for a thrilling adventure.

The short fly will be for 5 to 6 minutes depending on weather conditions. You will get to enjoy a birds-eye view of the beautiful hills and valleys of Kulu and Manali. The take-off site is at Dhobi, which is a new age, offbeat paragliding site and is now gaining popularity. The equipment you will need is imported from France and are tested for safety.  If you wish you can avail video recording option to save your memories for a lifetime  as it is going to be captured by a Go PRO action camera.

This activity is suitable for age group of 16 years to 45 years.

How to reach: It is located at about 20 km from Kullu and you can reach here by either taking public transport or by hiring a private cab. Dhobi is the take off point and it is at a height , so cabs and all are going there without any hassle
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Riverside Camping, Rafting and Paragliding in Manali, 23% off
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  • Manali
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  • Manali
₹1,635 ₹1,250
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Check-In: 10:00 AM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Camping Location: Bhanu Bridge, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is a popular tourist destination and serves as a getaway to Lahul and Spiti district as well as Leh Ladakh. We here welcome all the guests to enjoy and explore unbelievable and memorable experiences in the lap of nature. 

Manali has become a favourite place when it comes to adventure activities. And some of the best things to do here are rafting and paragliding. And that is exactly what this tour brings for you. 

In riverside camping in Manali tour, you are promised to take rest on the laps of  Manali's serenity with camping, rafting, and some other adventurous activities. Start by rafting on the white water rapids of the river in Kullu for 7 km. This is one of a kind experience while you camp riverside in Manali. You will find adventure nestled secretly away where you can have fun with your family and friends. Embark on this getaway and enjoy the peace and tranquillity as river roars by.

How to Reach?
The riverside camp In Manali is located at Leh Manali Highway and you can reach there by intercity coach transfers. The camp is situated 200 meters from the river.

The package is available in four variants:

Camping with River Rafting
Camping with Paragliding
Camping with River Rafting and Paragliding
Only Camping 

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Camping, Rafting & Adventure Activities at Manali Flat 17% off
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Camping Location: Bhanu Bridge, Manali

Check-In on Day 1: 10:00 AM
Check-Out on Day 2: 11:00 AM

The tour takes you on a journey to the rivers in Manali for rafting and camping by the riverside. This campsite is situated at a scenic valley filled with remnants of nature and gashing sound of the river. The site is equipped with all the basic amenities like an in house cafe, power backup, indoor and outdoor games.

All the camps in this property has a Flat screen TV, Private Bathroom, desk and a patio with a children's playground as well. This property also offers some indoor, outdoor games and evening entertainment.

How to reach?
The campsite is located around 5 Km from the Mall Road of Manali. You can board a private cab to reach the village.

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Go for Trekking at Bhrigu Lake

Go for Trekking at Bhrigu Lake
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This beautiful lake is surrounded by the majestic Himalayas on all the sides. A lot of people also come here for trekking in the region in midst of the Himalayas. At such a scintillating height, Bhrigu lake makes the perfect place for trekking.

Location: It is located in Manali and is quite close to some of the other tourist spots in the place. However, the high altitude is something which takes a lot of time to cover.

Highlights: Most people visit the place due to the history it has. It is believed that Rishi Bhrigu wrote the famous Bhrigu Samhita on this site. It was also said that he used to meditate on this same site. There is a Nehru kund nearby through which a spring originates from the lake which tourists love.

Best time to visit: You must only visit the place during daytime which will take you around 1-2 hours.
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Skiing in Solang Valley
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About the Activity: 

  • Experience skiing in Solang Valley for over 2 hours with your friends and family this holiday season and enjoy the different adventures in store for you. 
  • Solang Valley is a known ski resort in the Western Himalayas and lies just 13 kms from Manali. 
  • There are comfortable lodges here that take care of all staying and eating arrangements for you and your friends for those post skiing cravings.  
  • Participate in skiing with expert skiers; some of them who have trained in Japan and Austria. 
  • A splendid environment with virgin snow draped mountains has made skiing in Himachal Pradesh a memorable experience for anyone who loves the snow and some adventure. 

Activities: Skiing 

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"One of the cheapest and best sightseeing around the internet, perfect guide cum driver who knows all the ways and points , well guides with all the tradition over there , on time pickup and will take you for lunch however your budget is, almost covered all the places in Manali, thank you for such a wonderful trip."
Karthik Karthik Hampta Pass Trekking 2020
"The Hampta Pass Trek is a Total bliss. You get high with the mountains..the scenic views; the hot Maggie's and definitely with Snow. But also it's a moderate level; as I was a bit towards the heavier body persons,there were very little difficulties..otherwise it's the best one could ever do; to embrace Life."
18 September 2014
Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of the box experience!!!
24 December 2019
Thanks to Thrillophilia for providing such an amazing and thrilling package in Manali. It was really an awesome experience. The camps and amenities were fantastic. My friends and I enjoyed trekking with our guide Chetan bhaiya. He is very caring and nice guy. Our evening was well spent around a mesmerising bonfire and DJ music. It was like a treat for everyone. Food served was good. The splendour view of mountains covered with snow and enchanting waterfall rejuvenates yourselves like anything. Infact, river rafting was a chilling experience in the cold!! I would recommend others to try such wonderful camping and spend their time in the lap of nature away from busy and chaotic routine life. It is really worth enjoying!
24 October 2018
Hampta Pass was my first multiple day trek and I had an amazing experience overall. The base points like Chika, Jwara, Balu ka Ghera are all placed very well from each other and serve as a perfect checkpoints for the overall trek. Our trek started on 14th Oct and due to snowfall our group could not complete the trek and we had to come back from somewhere near Blau ka Jheel. So my advice would be to plan this trek before September end otherwise it gets too cold and you can't even compete the trek. But apart from this, the Hampta Pass Trek is thoroughly enjoyable with scenes that feel straight out of some fairytale or wallpapers. As for beginners, this trek is easy-to-moderate with only very few tough patches. Happy Trekking!
We went for a trip to Kullu Manali and it was an amazing trip. The mesmerizing views, snowfall. everything was so beautiful. The accommodation was cozy and comfortable, meals provided during the tour was tasty, We enjoyed activities at Rohtang pass and it was fun visiting the local markets. We had a nice time on the trip.
This was our honeymoon trip, it couldn't have been better, everything was destined, our trip organizer was exceptional in customer service our driver was so friendly and adjusting, each hotel stay was good
16 January 2020
We were a group of 3 friends and visited Manali in the month of January. It was such an amazing journey for us right from the start from Delhi. We meet our driver Mr Mukesh and our trip started with a night drive to Manali. Mukesh was a really good driver and person. Our stay was very comfortable and food during the tour was also nice. Rohtang Pass was really amazing and we played in the snow ride snow scooter. Thanks to team Thrillophilia and Mukesh for making our trip memorable.
12 January 2020
Me and my family really enjoyed visiting Shimla and Manali on this tour. My kids were gone mad by seeing the now and it reminded me of my childhood days when I saw the snow first time. Our driver was very good and knowledgable pahadi person. He shared lot of interesting stories with us and not to mention we enjoyed some Himachali song with him also. Accommodation was very good and all the activities in the tour were planned as per the itinerary. A very satisfying trip and thanks to Thrillophilia for planning our family tour of Manali so we well.
We went to Kullu Manali for our honeymoon and it was an amazing trip. We enjoyed a lot during the entire trip. The adventure activities like paragliding, skiing were so much fun to do. Paragliding was one fo the best thing we did, we even did river rafting in Kullu and had a lot of fun. The city is so beautiful and the weather was a little cold. The trip was so well organized, we even had fun shopping and exploring the cafes there. Thanks, Thrillophilia for the memorable experience!!

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  1. Is Manali good for honeymoon?

    Yes. Manali is among the top honeymoon destinations in India. A quaint hill-station, the weather, the topography, the many beautiful and historical attractions makes Manali a great place to spend your honeymoon and even other vacations. Moreover, one can also indulge in the many activities like camping, trekking, paragliding, rafting among others with their significant other and enjoy the romantic escapade.
  2. Which is the best time to visit Manali for honeymoon?

    The best time to visit Manali for a honeymoon is during the summers, from April till June. This is when the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing. Besides, if you want to witness snow during your romantic holiday, then you can consider a honeymoon from December till February.
  3. Where should I stay in Manali for a honeymoon?

    Stay at some of the best resorts and hotels in Manali for your romantic honeymoon in Manali.

    1. The Himalayan: A Victorian-style designed hotel, the Himalayan offers a great blend of modern and historical. Book yourself the castle room to spend the honeymoon amid the old-world charm and a luxurious elegance.

    2. Hotel Honeymoon Inn: As per its name, this hotel is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon in Manali. The rooms offering views of the mountains and the scenic surroundings, a lush and well-maintained lawn among many other facilities are all ideal for an intimate and amorous experience.

    3. Banon Resort Manali: This is a 100 year hotel, that is also one of the best places for a honeymoon in Manali. With cozy and elegant rooms, great views of the surroundings and excellent service, you will surely enjoy your stay here.

    4. White Meadows Manali: Among the best places to visit in Manali for couples, this is a 4-star hotel that provides you with splendid views of the valley and the Beas River. Besides, their spa offers couples services that would leave you rejuvenated. The entire property has rooms with great views along with all modern amenities.

    5. Solang Valley Resort: One of the best places to spend your honeymoon in Manali, this luxury hotel has spectacular views of snow-clad mountains and clouds. Moreover, their accommodation and the honeymoon suite will Amp-up the holiday.
  4. How much does it cost to take a honeymoon trip in Manali?

    Manali being a popular holiday destination is quite expensive. It will cost you 1500-2000 INR per day for two people, thus a 7 day trip would cost you anywhere between 10000-15000 INR. This cost is an estimate that includes hotel stay, meals, sightseeing and travel.
  5. Which are the adventure sports couples can do in Manali?

    Couples planning a vacation in Manali should definitely add these fun and adventurous activities for a memorable time.

    1. Skiing: This tops the cart among things to do in Manali for couples during winters. Ski through the snow-laden slopes with beautiful scenery along with your significant other and enjoy the excitement. The ideal time to go skiing is from December till February in places like Rohtang Pass, Gulaba, Solang Valley.

    2. Camping: Take a day off from your honeymoon in Manali and go camping amid the naturalness. Sleep in tents, sit next to a bonfire and admire the starry sky with your partner for a romantic moment. One of the most popular things to do in Manali for couples during summers, you can go camping in Sethan and Solang Valley.

    3. Trekking: Witness the best of Manali by going on a trek with your significant other. Ascent through steep and gravely trails while getting exquisite views of the Himalayan mountain peaks, lush greenery and other alpine sceneries along the way. You can attempt the most popular treks including Kheerganga trek, Tosh Valley trek, Hampta Pass trek and more on your honeymoon in Manali.

    4. Paragliding: Soar in the clear blue sky while adoring the best of alpine views. Paragliding is among the adventurous and thrilling things to do in Manali for couples. You can try this activity in Solang Valley and Marhi.

    5. Water rafting: Ride the water currents and feel the adventure with your partner by rafting in Manali. One of the best things to do in Manali for couples, it is a preferred summer activity that can be enjoyed in Phirdi.

    6. Zorbing: Try zorbing in Solang Valley almost all year long. Get inside a giant ball that tumbles down a slope for a topsy-turvy or upside down experience. It is also a more fun and joyous activity for couples to experience while honeymooning in Manali.

    7. Jeep Safari: Take up a jeep safari tour and get a chance to see swirling roads with picturesque views of the alpine region. Go through high mountain peaks and explore the mountain life. This activity takes place from June till September, from Manali to Tsomoriri lake.

    8. River Crossing: Climb up a tight-rope and cross the river by walking from one end of the rope to another. This activity can be enjoyed almost all year in Solang Valley and has become a favored adventure for couples in Manali.

    9. Snow Scooter ride: A popular winter adventure, snow-scooter rides let you go around the snow-covered trails and for a fun experience. You can take your partner along for a romantic ride during your honeymoon in Manali. The ideal time to partake in this activity is from December till February in Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass.

    10. Zip-lining: Cross the forests and mountains while enjoying a bird's-eye views of the scenic surroundings by Zip-lining in Manali's Solang Valley and Haripur. An adrenaline-filled activity, you and your partner can enjoy a day full of amusement during your honeymoon in Manali.

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