Koirala's wedding in Nepal last month was a boisterous affair attended by numerous guests from the business, political and entertainment worlds.
She and her new husband, businessman Samrat Dahal, decided to change the pace with a relaxing honeymoon in Sievi, central Finland. Koirala says she jumped on board when her husband suggested Finland as a honeymoon destination.
"I said, 'Yeah, why not?'. Something new, something different. I am really enjoying every bit," says Koirala.
The couple is taking advantage of the Finnish outdoors by canoeing, rambling in forests, and taking sauna.
Koirala is a member of a well-known Nepalese political family. Her grandfather and great uncles served as prime minister, and her father was a minister. Her aunt, Sujata Koirala, is Nepal’s current foreign minister and travelled to Finland last spring.
Manisha Koirala has worked as a Bollywood actress for around twenty years. Now she is also a UN goodwill ambassador working to improve the status of women and children in Nepal. She says change takes time.
"It's going take awhile. It's a long battle, but at least there many people working, and I'll be one of them."
The couple will make their home in Katmandu.