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Manali - 4N/5D

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Manali - 4N/5D

I am planning for honeymoon in manali at the last week of June. Is it better to take packages by hotels or to schedule ourselves as per our convenient? Also most of the hotels offer 3N/4D packages. Is there any other place nearby - pref. 3-4hrs drive that i can stay one or two more days? I omitted Shimla, because it will be another 10/12 hrs travel which i dont want to take. If anyone can suggest some itenary, it will be good.

TIA

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1. Re: Manali - 4N/5D

Prabhu_V

Sometimes hotel packages are lucrative. May try for the 3N package of Honeymoon Inn/ Sunpark/ Snow Valley Resort.

You may add Keylong in the itinerary, from Manali via Rohtang, it will take 3 days.

AshisRoy

Edited: 7:27 am, May 08, 2012
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Thanks ashis for the info..

which will be comfortable for delhi-manali journey, volvo-seater or sleeper?

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I think, volvo seater.

Edited: 12:12 pm, May 08, 2012
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4. Re: Manali - 4N/5D

Hi:

I will not suggest Keylong for Honeymoon. The drive is good but acco is not for honeymoon.

Great idea could be

Stay at Naggar Castle for a day -great views , great atmosphere and a heritage building. Naggar is before Manali coming from Delhi.

Then move on to Manali. If your budget permits stay at Span Resorts. Other good option is snowcrest Manor. The latter has affordable tariff, rooms are comfortable and private with excellent views. From there move onto Solang Valley resort run by ITC Welcome Heritage.

All three hotels are hour or two away, excellent for honeymoon and different in their own way - so not monotonous.

While at Manali do not miss

- Cable Car drive at Solang

- Snowplay at Solang/ snowpoint

-Ride to Rohtang Pass

- Pizzas at Manali are excellent (I suggest II Forno, Hadimba Temple Road or Casa Bella at Log hut road

Have a great honeymoon

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Thanks manaliguru and ashis for your suggestions....

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If I stay at Naggar Castle, will it make sense to visit Kullu and manikaran from there or is there any other attractions in Naggar. The reason i am asking is the hotel (most likely khushboo resort - fits budget - 20k for volvo package of 4n/5d and 2 full day sightseeing, decent and peaceful location) does provide package including kullu/manali. Also i am ready to extend by stay by another day

My itinerary will be:

day 1- reach manali, visit local / river side

day 2 - Hidimba Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Vashisht Springs

day 3 - solang valley, rhotang pass

day 4 - kullu , manikaran

day 5 - leave to naggar castle, explore nearby

day 6 - leave by afternoon to manali to catch volvo

Please suggest any modification is needed. Also if you know better hotels in the similar rates please suggest that too.

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7. Re: Manali - 4N/5D

Prabhu_V

The itinerary seems okay. Manikaran and Kullu can be done in day trip from Naggar also.

AshisRoy

Edited: 9:26 pm, May 09, 2012
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8. Re: Manali - 4N/5D

Hi :

This is what I would suggest. Do not opt for their volvo package but their luxury package which as announced on website is 16K for 3N and that includes a local sightseeing and trip to Rohtang

Day 1 : Reach Manali and stay at Kushboo resort (Its decent). Their

Day 2 :Trip to Rohtang

Day 3 :Trip to Solang Valley (hire local cab )- Do not miss Solang valley esp cable car on your honeymoon . I personally think Solang is little better organized for snow play

Evening go to Old manali (Manu Temple in Rickshaw). Along the way you can go to some of the excellent restaurants at Old manali -Also good for a short walk enroute old manali on banks of Manalsu.

Day 4 : Leave early and stay at Naggar castle (Comfortable way to reach Naggar is thru' taxi). After your museum and Krishna temple visit go for a walk towards Jana Falls - You will not make it to Jana Falls unless you hire a car, but the trail to Jana Falls is good for hand in hand walk. Just spend quality time together

Day 5 : Afternoon take the bus to Shimla. There is a HPTDC bus which starts from Manali at 8 AM. You can board near Naggar (please speak to HPTDC they accommodate)

Day 5 night : Book yourself at HPTDC holidayhome at Shimla or Hotel White

Day 6 : Morning go for a walk at Mall Road and likewise in evening. Nothing much at Shimla but Mall road is fabulous. Good for a visit during honeymmon

Night : Board HPTDC Volvo bus from Shimla to Delhi

Overall your cost is the same in this plan vs your original one. Kullu and Manaikaran has its own charm (I have written another post on that) but not for honeymooners. Shimla Mall Road will be better for the occasion

Have a great honeymoon at Manali

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9. Re: Manali - 4N/5D

Thanks Ashis...

@manaliguru:

Thanks for the details.

The reason i didnt include shimla in my plan, though it made lot of sense is 'Travel'. I will be travelling from central part of tamilnadu to manali after a busy schedule. I dont want to feel exhausted by keeping busy itinerary and more travel. Moreover, I dont want miss kullu and manikaran(though not ideal for honeymooners), as i am unlikely to visit manali in the near future again.

Let me think over your suggestion. Meanwhile, if you have anyother suggestions please let me know.

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10. Re: Manali - 4N/5D

Prabhu_V

You have taken right decision. Keep Shimla for the next time.

AshisRoy

Edited: 11:53 am, May 10, 2012