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Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

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Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Hi,

I have 2 small kids - 1 year & 6 months old & another 6 years old. Wondering whether Christmas would be the right time for travel to Manali/ Shimla because of chilling whether. Whether snowfall would be available at Shimla during this period.

Awaiting your reply.

Regards,

Sabir

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1. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

If you get precaution for the kids, that wont be any problem. Unless there is any specific reason. Kids from all over India gather at Manali in Christmas, they enjoy snow there. Chances of snow at Shimla in Christmas is remote.

AshisRoy

Edited: 01 November 2011, 16:38
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2. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Thanks Ashis for your prompt response... Would it be advisable to book through a package tour like 'Makemytrip' or direct/ online hotel booking & local taxi.

I am planning 3-4 day trip ex. Delhi to Shimla & Manali. What should be the app. budget considering the Christmas season.

Can we get good rooms in the range of 2k-3k. Pl. suggest few in Shimla & Manali.

Is Rohtang pass accessible during this period ?

Thanks & Regards,

Sabir

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3. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Shimla has not had a white Christmas over the last ten years. Day temperatures will be well over zero both in Shimla and Manali in this period. Your only real concern would be going up to the Rohtang pass near Manlai, and getting trapped in bad ( subzero) weather.

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4. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Sabir,

I always insist on self made holiday package. Book the hotels online and get a cab for transfer and sight seeing. Even you may hire a cab from Delhi for the entire trip. that will charge @Rs.2500 per day in Innova. So, the budget would be Transfer & Sight seeing 4 days @Rs.2500 = Rs.10000, Hotel @Rs.3000 x 4days = Rs.12000, Food = Rs.5000. Total cost Rs.27000 for 2 persons.

Shimla Hotels : H. Shiwalik Regency, H. Nishat, H.Eve, Himani's Premium, H. Harsha, H. Brightland, H. Gulmarg.

Manali hotels : Hotel Mountain Top, Rohtang Manalsu (HPTDC), Silmog Garden, Le Grand, Dreamview Resorts.

Rohtang Pass will be closed in December.

AshisRoy

Edited: 01 November 2011, 21:43
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5. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Thanks a ton, Ashis...

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6. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Rothang and beyond is often trafficked beyond the Rohtang ( i.e. buses up to Keylong ) in December ( …wordpress.com/2008/12/11/last-bus-to-leh/ for example ) . Later there are day tours up to "snow point " , anywhere between the actual pass at 3978 meters , and Marhi (3300-ish.) Again , not recommending this with a kid in tow.

Edited: 02 November 2011, 22:00
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7. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Thanks, Vistet...

Can you guide regarding good Volvo Bus services available from Delhi to Manali. How many days in advance can online booking be done ? Is Redbus a good option for booking ?

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8. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Yes Redbus is a good option For booking

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9. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

Thanks for your advise. I have booked through Redbus

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10. Re: Is it advisable to go to Manali in December with small kids

is it safe to visit manali in december and what is the tempreture.

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