Day 1: Pick up from Delhi / Chandigarh -
Transfer to Shimla [360 kms/8 hrs]
Pick up from New Delhi /
Chandigarh Railway Station / Airport and drive to Shimla - The Queen of Hills.
From Delhi to Shimla it is almost 7 hrs journey or approx 342.1 km via NH 44
and NH5. This journey takes you through the picturesque hills filled with dense
forests of oak and pine trees. On arrival check-in Hotel. Evening roams around
Mall Road in Shimla. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Shimla Sightseeing
After morning breakfast,
proceed for a full day of local sightseeing of Shimla and surrounding places
covering Chail, Kufri, and Fagu. Evening return to hotel, dinner, and Overnight
stay at Shimla.
Day 3 : Shimla to Manali transfer via Kullu
[7 h 17 min (245.7 km) via NH205]
After morning breakfast,
drive to Manali via Kullu through NH 205. Depending on the road condition the
travel time may be longer but the scenic beauty during the trip is breathtaking.
Lots of roadside Dhabas for food, drink, and rest are available. During the
trip, you can find vegetarian and Jain Food also. It is advisable to carry some
dry foods during Shimla to Manali Trip. Come to the Hotel. Take rest. Dinner
and Overnight stay at Hotel in Manali.
Day 4: Manali Sightseeing [by local Taxi]
The morning after breakfast
leave for an excursion trip to Rohtang Pass, a mountain pass located 52km from
Manali in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It is the conjunction between
Kullu with Lahaul and Spiti Valleys. On the return stop at Solang valley to enjoy
the afternoon. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and night stay.
Manali - New Delhi / Chandigarh drop
After breakfast in the hotel,
drive back to New Delhi / Chandigarh airport / Railway station for the onward
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WELCOME TO SHIMLA & MANALI - THE VALLEY OF GOD'S
When it's about a tours with hills, mountains, snow, a cup of warm coffee and the unparallel beauty of Mother Nature, the place comes in our mind is nothing but a Manali Package Tour. In fact Manali is an amazing hill destination located in the in the Kullu valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. That is why it is also often referred as Kullu Manali.
Due its amazing location in the lap of Himalayan mountain range, Manali offers the best view one can imagine during their Manali Tour Packages. In short, Manali is a power packed destination with various kinds of adventure activities (Paragliding, Trekking, Skiing, River Rafting, Zorbing), temple tour and snow viewing points. Literary you can play with snow in Rohtang Pass which a must visit place during Manali Tour. God has decorated this place with all his treasures and that’s why it is rightly called - "Valley of Gods"
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SHIMLA MANALI TRIP
Shimla - Why Shimla is among the top trending tourist destination among the travellers in India? Actually not for the Indians, for foreigners also Shimla is the buzzing destination because of its mystical magical woods, snow capped mountains peak, beautiful crystal clear lakes and a rich history. Shimla is the perfect combination of natural beauty with rich culture and heritage.
Manali - is a popular destination for all seasons and for all travellers. 40 kms away from Kullu to the north, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape at manali is breath taking. With the snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water, lash green deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards, Manali has become a tourist hub for Trekkers, Travellers, Honeymoon Couples and Foreigners. The most visited palce here are Arjun Gufa, Club House, Hidimba Devi Temple, Jagatsukh, Kothi, Manu Temple, Mountaineering Institute, Nehru Kund, Rahala Water Falls, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Tibetan Monasteries, Vashisht Hot Water Springs, Mandi, Keylong, Trilokinath, Kaza, Kangra, Shimla, Chhatru, Batal.
Rohtang Pass - Located at an altitude of 13,050 feet or 3,978 meters above sea level, Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass in the eastern hills of the Pir Panjal Range and another adventure tourist site in Himachal Pradesh. It is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road and provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above clouds, which is truly breath taking. Rohtang Pass is amongst the most visited tourist spot during Shimla Manali Tour. It's a picture perfect destination with yearlong snow capped mountain, innumerable waterfalls, small mountain lakes and valleys. Rohtang Pass is closed for travellers from November to April mainly in winter due to heavy snowfall and extreme weather of the region. The pass opens for travellers in May and travel season remains on up to end of October generally before starting snowfall.
Solang Valley - Popularly known as Snow Point, Solang Valley is located at an altitude of 2,560 meters above sea level and is 13 km NorthWest of Manali. This place is famous for its 300-meter ski lift. It is a picturesque spot and offers splendid views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Solang Valley is popular for hosting various winter adventure sports like skiing, parachuting, paragliding, Zorbing, Horse riding, etc. Solang Valley is also one of the favorite trekking hotspots in the region that offers magnificent views of snow-capped peaks and glaciers.
Kothi - Away from the hustle bustle of Manali, Kothi is a small hamlet (16 km from Manali) surrounded by magnificent hills and valleys. It is popular among the trekkers for Rohtang and its nearby hills. People, who like to spend some quality time relaxing in serenity, prefer to visit this place. Kothi is also popular among Nature Photographers, Adventure lovers and trekkers.
Kasol - Known as ‘mini Israel’ as it attracts a significant amount of Israeli tourist, Kasol is a hidden gem in the lap of Himalayas and located just 75 km away from Manali. It is picture perfect paradise of nature lovers. Having very less population this is the first choice for the travellers who want to spend some quality time in serenity. It’s a heaven for backpackers, trekkers and nature lovers also.
HOW TO REACH SHIMLA FOR YOUR HIMACHAL HOLIDAYS?
Well, this is a big question that frequently circulate on the web. You can reach Shimla by 5 ways.
OPTION 1 - FROM DELHI BY TRAIN
Travelling to Shimla from Delhi by train is a dream journey for every traveller that is fond of curving tracks, dark tunnel and forested hills. It is an epic journey to the passengers through the hills of Himachal. The distance from Delhi to Shimla by train is almost 342 km but there is no direct train that takes you to Shimla from Delhi. Travellers need to change the train at Kalka station. Delhi to Kalka is almost 303km and the train passes through the important stations like Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra Junction, Ambala, Chandigarh, and finally, Kalka. It’s a broad gauge line.
From Kalka the picturesque journey to Shimla begins. The Kalka-Shimla train journey covers 109 tunnels, 20 railway stations, and 969 bridges. It is famous for its spectacular views of snow capped peaks, rugged cliffs, lush green terraced farm lands, and innumerable mountain streams. Take a fresh breath and behold the beautiful countryside that passes by you through the entire journey to Shimla.
OPTION 2 - FROM DELHI BY CAR
Actually there are no flights between Delhi and Shimla. So the best way to travel and explore Shimla and its surrounded destinations are either train or by road. Like train journey, the journey through road is adventurous also as it offers some of the best breathtaking views while driving through the hills and tunnels. While in long drive, do not forget to taste authentic Himachali cuisines in the road side Dhabas.
There are lots of options to travel Shimla from Delhi. Travelling in AC Volvo is a luxury one but there some guests who want to travel independently and prefer safe and hassle free journey. For them there is lots of Car Rental service in Delhi. You can book your Delhi to Shimla tour by Car Rental service provider like Uber or Ola for a safe and secured journey with best deals.
OPTION 3: FROM CHANDIGARH BY TAXI/CAB
The best and comfortable way to reach Shimla from Chandigarh is by private cab or local taxi. Travelers can hire an OLA / Uber or Local Taxi and travel direct up to Shimla. It is almost 110 km long journey and takes roughly 3 hrs depending on the traffic and road conditions. A hatchback can cost up to Rs. 2000 where as a Sedan and Suv can cost respectively Rs. 2200 to Rs. 3000 Per Car.
OPTION 4: FROM CHANDIGARH BY BUS
There are lots of busses that travel daily from Chandgarh to Shimla at a certain interval. Bus operators like Cityway Travels, Laxmi Holidays, Himachal Travels and HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) operates daily buses with experienced drivers to ensure safety and security. You can book a bus ticket online from portal like www.goibibo.com, www.redbus.in, in.via.com etc. The bus fare is very reasonable i.e. between Rs 500 to Rs. 800 per person depending on the peak season rush, festivals and emergencies.
OPTION 5: FROM CHANDIGARH BY TRAIN
The third option that any traveler can choose is to travel up to Kalka station from Chandigarh. The distance between Chandigarh to Kalka is only 27km and hardly takes 1 hour. From there travelers can book train ticket for a picturesque Kalka to Shimla Toy Train ride between the spectacular tunnels, bridges, valleys and lush forestry mountain slopes. It’s a lifetime experience to cherish in memory for rest of the life.
Q. When can we visit Shimla Kulu Manali?
Mainly the summer, especially end of March to end of June is a good time to visit Shimla, Kullu and Manali. During this time weather stays pleasant and the sky is mostly clear. For the one who would like to experience snowfall, October to February poses to be a good time.
Q. When can we enjoy snowfall in Shimla, Kullu & Manali?
Snowfall can be best viewed and experienced during December to February. So if you book your Shimla Manali Package Tour in winter, it would be a good choice.
Q. What kind of adventure sports does Manali offer?
Manali is a treasure-trove of adventure lovers. There are several sports here which can feed the adrenalin in you. You can try sports like River Rafting, Camping, Trekking, Paragliding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Quad biking, Ziplining, Rappelling and Zorbing. Travellers can enjoy both way cable car rides in Solang Valley. It cost Rs 650/- Per head both ways. Paragliding is also is in full demand amongst the travellers in Manali and Solang Valley. Paragliding varies from short 1 minute flight to 20 minutes long flight.1 minute short flight can cost Rs. 500 to Rs 700 based on the operator. The long flight can cost Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1800 based on Paragliding flight operator and travellers rush. One things to be noted, while booking Paragliding in Solang Valley or in Manali, alwas go with licensed and trained pilot. Never do paragliding during monsoon or foggy weather and to enjoy it full start it from top most position of the valley.
Q. What are the famous Himachali delicacies?
Himachali delicacies are sure to leave you mesmerized with the variety of flavours that are infused in the cuisines. Some of the most famous Himachali traditional foods that you can try out on your next Himachal Package Tour are:
Dham – An elaborate meal that included dal, rajma, rice, curd, boor ki Kadi and gur. This authentic dish is mostly served during weddings and festivals.
Siddu – mostly made with wheat flour, it is taken with mutton or vegetables. It’s a must try that giver travellers the real taste of Himachali cuisine.
Red rice – an extremely flavourful and nutritious of this popular staple etc.
Aktori – Originated in spiti valley, it is mainly a pan cake made with buckwheat leaves and wheat flower.
Q. Where can we shop in Manali?
Manali has a variety of stores and markets to offer its visitors lots of trinkets to buy from. Shops offer local handicrafts, shawls, woollen clothes, Kashmiri shawls, Kinnauri and Kullu Shawls, Kullu Caps, jewellery, Prayers Wheels, Thangkas, Tibetan and Himalayan Handicrafts, Dorjes, antiques, books etc. Some of the famous shopping hubs of Manali are :
Old Manali Road
Manali Mall Market
The Polandball Shop
Bhuttico Showroom Manali
Gadan Thekchokling Gompa
Charitable Trust Tibetan Handicrafts
Q. What are places to cover during a Shimla Manali Tour Package?
If you are planning your Shimla Manali Trip, the following places always should be in your bucket list:
Beas Kund Trek
The Great Himalayan National Park
Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple
Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk art
Q. How is the Night Life of Manali?
Manali is known for having a very happening nightlife which doesn’t let its visitors feel board anytime. From the rustic eateries to the modern night clubs, Manali has it all. Some of the places to experience the best nightlife of Manali are:
The Johnson's Cafe and Hotel
Traveller-friendly resort dining room for global food, chic low lighting and an open air terrace
Address: Circuit House Road, Siyal, Kullu, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Phone: 086268 14404
The Lazy Dog Lounge
Live music & a western-style pub menu draw travelers to this casual venue with a riverside patio
Address: Manu Temple Rd, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Phone: 070182 28644
Khyber Restaurant And Bar
Address: Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Phone: 098160 45972
Cafe Manali Bistro
Address: Manali Bistro, Manu Temple Rd, next to yes please guest house, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Address: Near Nehru Kund, Leh Manali Hwy Vpo Bahang, Dist, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175103
Phone: 094184 61969
Q. Which is a more popular tourist destination – Shimla or Manali?
In terms of scenic beauties, attractions, vibes and amenities, both Kullu and Manali are equally beautiful to vist, stay and relax. Though as per distances Shimla and Manali are different spots, both serves as equal attractions amongst the travellers.
Q. What attires should we carry in a Shimla Manali Trip?
Himachali stores offer the travellers a variety of trinkets to choose from. One can buy Tibetan handicrafts, Woollen clothes, Kullu shawls, Kullu caps, Prayer Wheels, Thangkas, etc.
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