Honeymoon in HP in February 1st week

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Hi,
I am planning a honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh in February 1st week 2009. Duration is going to be like 5 days. Please suggest some places that would be best to visit during this time.
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well this depends on the choice of yours,,,i would suggests that first you check where in HP you would like to go since couples mostly opt for Manali, Shimla in general......but then it would depend on kind of comfort or the location you ae looking for as there are others destinations worth going which would include chamba etc....
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Dear,
Please be little more specific regarding days, Whether 5 days are ex Banglore to Banglore or 5 days stay in Himachal and what is the mode of transport, because if it is by train then I think you have at least 5 days of journey from banglore to anywhere in Himachal and back.
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Sorry for not being specific. It is 5/6 days stay in the Himachal (7/8 days starting from Delhi and back). I am flexible with the budget. I would like to avoid places which are too crowded. But some comfortable accommodation is needed as I'll be traveling with my spouse first time. Please suggest some good locations, considering the time of the year (feb beginning).
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I would recommend Manali any day, One of the best honeymooning place in India. I think it won't be crowded during the period. Hotels to suit all budgets available, reliable and comfortable transport options and beautiful scenery make it an ideal spot.
Go for HPTDC log huts. these are situated at a beautiful secluded place.
Other options are Shimla, If you want an offbeat place look for Fagu or NArkanda. both on Shimla route. Not crowded and have good, comfortable hotels available.
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Thanks Wanderer.
Questions regarding Manali:
1) Is there snowfall in Manali during Feb beginning ?
2) How comfortable are the log huts Manali in winter ? Are the rooms sufficiently heated ? Log huts seems to big for a couple. How about the Hamta cottages ? Are they located at the same place ?
3) Is there any place/resort/cottage with fireplace ?

Questions regarding Narkanda:
1) How safe is this place is for a couple ?
2) Is the route from Shimla to Narkanda unaffected by snow during Feb ?
3) How is the weather here during Feb ?
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Got no responses on this so far. Would love to hear some more. Also what are the good accommodation options in Fagu ?
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My response is in the red

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Originally Posted by bhramon View Post Questions regarding Manali:
1) Is there snowfall in Manali during Feb beginning?
Yep, it snows in Feb
2) How comfortable are the log huts Manali in winter ? Are the rooms sufficiently heated ? Log huts seems to big for a couple. How about the Hamta cottages ? Are they located at the same place ?
Loghuts do not have adquate heating nor is Hamta Cottage. The hotel in the same area which is centrally heated is Apple Country Resort, but this serves only vegetarian food only. Other hotels which are centrally heated are Quality Inn River Country Resort, Ambassador Resort and Holiday Inn. Look for a centrally heated hotel in Manali in winters as it gets pretty cold.

3) Is there any place/resort/cottage with fireplace ?
No idea!

Questions regarding Narkanda:
1) How safe is this place is for a couple?
Pretty safe! Chipping in from Narkanda myself
2) Is the route from Shimla to Narkanda unaffected by snow during Feb ?
It snows almost 5 feet at Narkanda here but being a NH, the road opens up in 2-3 days time.

3) How is the weather here during Feb ?
Chilly! Colder than Manali. The height of the place is 9000 feet
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HPTDC Peach Blossom

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Thanks Vasuki.
Well I've around 6D/5N to spend in HP. Planning to spend 2N in Fagu/Narkanda and 3N in Manali.
In terms of beauty/solitude which place is better ?
Among Fagu/Narkanda which will be better place to stay in terms of accommodation and weather ?
How is the snow king retreat in Fagu ?
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Being a resident, I am biased about Narkanda! If you are looking for just snow and then planning to move to Manali, then Fagu could be ideal as journey time to Manali will be shorter. Snowking Resort is ok, but I like the HPTDC property better. If you are not looking for 5 star services, HPTDC is fine enough.


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Originally Posted by bhramon View Post Thanks Vasuki.
Well I've around 6D/5N to spend in HP. Planning to spend 2N in Fagu/Narkanda and 3N in Manali.
In terms of beauty/solitude which place is better ?
Among Fagu/Narkanda which will be better place to stay in terms of accommodation and weather ?
How is the snow king retreat in Fagu ?
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I'm not stuck on any place and am ready to skip Manali if it is not worth it. Basically what I'm looking for is a laidback itinerary spread over 5/6 days with:

1) Nice scenary, not crowded but not too secluded either
2) Comfortable accommodation with good service and heating (i've gone on treks with YHAI in HP and enjoyed the sleeping bags thoroughly - but not for the honeymoon )
3) Snow (at least at one place)

If you have any better suggestion, it is most welcome.

Also, regarding peach blossom in Fagu, what I'm concerned is if they have central heating ? Star king resort website says they have central heating.
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Forgot to add one more
4) Some snow activities like ski or snow biking that we can try out
#14 Dec 13th, 2008, 19:57
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Well, you can club 3 days at Naldehra/Fagu and 3-4 days at Kasauli if you want a laid back holiday. Naldehra near Shimla has some nice hotels namely, The Chalet, Marigold Cottages (serves only veggie food) and Mashobra Spa and Resort (Not to be confused with Oberoi's Mashobra Resort) You can do an excursion to Narkanda/Fagu and Kufri for one day. Skiing is available at Narkanda only. Shimla town is just half an hour drive from Naldehra. Snow King Resort is uphill at Fagu and could be reached only on a pony or walking as the road gets slippery due to snow. You will find Kasauli refreshing for 2-3 days during this season. Top end hotels are Baikunth Resort and Kasauli Resort and medium priced hotel is Kasauli Castle. You will survive here without central heating. You can plan your journey from/till Kalka by train and the drive ahead to Naldehra is about 4 hours and Kasauli to Kalka is just 45 minutes.

Just google for the above hotels. I guess Marigold is not centrally heated.

Have fun in Himachal!


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Originally Posted by bhramon View Post I'm not stuck on any place and am ready to skip Manali if it is not worth it. Basically what I'm looking for is a laidback itinerary spread over 5/6 days with:

1) Nice scenary, not crowded but not too secluded either
2) Comfortable accommodation with good service and heating (i've gone on treks with YHAI in HP and enjoyed the sleeping bags thoroughly - but not for the honeymoon )
3) Snow (at least at one place)

If you have any better suggestion, it is most welcome.

Also, regarding peach blossom in Fagu, what I'm concerned is if they have central heating ? Star king resort website says they have central heating.

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