My Trip To Shimla Manali (Himachal)
I have always been passionate about snow and mountains for adventure activities. What could be better than Shimla & Manali for this?This trip has been long pending. I had travelled with my husband to Shimla and Manali about 3 years ago and since then I have been longing to go back there.
We did this trip in 10days. We were a group of 7 people and reached Delhi by flight which we boarded from Hyderabad Airport. We had hired a cab from Delhi for the complete trip. I would recommend this as a cab give you a lot of flexibility.
How to plan Shimla Manali trip
There are 2 ways to such long trips. Search for a good travel agent or buy any tour package of shimla or manali. Give him your itenary and he will take care of the rest. It cannot get any easier than this but could be a bit boring for people like me.
The other way is to plan for such trip by you. YOU DO EVERYTHING. First, decide the places you would like to visit. Understand the time taken to drive between these places. Review hotels and book those you like (by location, view and facilities). Book flight tickets and then book a cab for the trip from airport to back. We didn’t take any tour package and I am very happy the way our trip turned out
Shimla is a beautiful hill station located in the heart of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Places we visitedTourist places in Shimla)
Located sixteen kilometres away from Shimla, Kufri is an excellent ski-resort, which offers glorious views of forested slopes and tall ranges, iced in a covering of perpetual snow. The place holds winter sports festival every year. It is mainly popular amongst adventure lovers
This is the shopping street of Shimla. Mall road has a number of showrooms, department stores, shops, restaurants and cafes. A Himachal emporium that offers handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like locally designed woollen cloths, branded cloths, pottery items, and jewellary is also located here.
Manali is located at an altitude of about 6500 ft. above mean sea level and is one of the main tourist towns of Kullu valley.
Places we visited :
It is about 10 kms from Manali. It is famous for the adventure activities it has to offer. Some of the activities include Paragliding & Zorbing.
It is located in the outer slopes of Dhauladhar mountain range. One of the famous tourism destinations of North India, Dalhousie attracts a large number of visitors and is a popular honeymoon destination of India.
Khajjiar is situated at a distance of 27 km away from Dalhousie town, at an altitude of about 2,000 m above sea level. We had lot of hopes on this place. It is also called Switzerland of India. Well, it is a big open ground with lush green grass. You can do horse riding and paragliding here. There used to be lake in the center of the ground but it had been reduced to a small pool now. May be it will be better in rainy season.
Kalatop is located at a distance of about 8.5 km away from the Dalhousie town. This location presents a panoramic view of the mesmerising landscape of the surrounding areas.
From Dalhousie we came back to Delhi and boarded flight for Hyderabad.
Have You been to Shimla before? How was your experience?
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