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Shimla & manali

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Shimla & manali

we(family)are going shimla & manali in last of may 2012 for 8-9 days. we got reservation in kalka-shimla exp,how is this train ? please plan a best trip for us and suggest some good hotels at both places. budget is 2k per night. plz suggest also some affordable sightseeing arrangements.

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1. Re: Shimla & manali

Suggestive tour plan :

Day1 : Arr Shimla, check-in hotel White.

Day2 : Shimla – day trip to Kufri, Fagu, Naldehra, Chini. Evening – Strolling around the Ridge.

Day3 : To Manali, check-in hotel New Adarsh, rest.

Day4 : Manali – Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vasisth Kund etc. Afternoon – Shopping.

Day5 : Day trip to Rohtang Pass [May end to November end] or Kothi, Rahala, Gulaba.

Day6 : Day trip to Kullu and Manikaran

Day7 : After breakfast – Solang Valley and Naggar. Afternoon proceed to Delhi by Volvo bus at 5.30 p.m.

AshisRoy

Edited: 02 May 2012, 17:13
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2. Re: Shimla & manali

Hi shabnam k,

The Kalka Shimla link is one of the best hill trains running, am sure that you will enjoy the journey along with your family. But i must warn you that you have to be careful with your belongings during the entire route, especially while the train passes through many of the tunnels.

One of my friend lost his expensive Camera, 3 years back during this train ride. You must check- Shingar Hotel in Shimla (near high court) and Manali Inn in Manali as per your budget.

If time is not a limitation then you must try, this route from Shimla to Manali via Jalori Pass-Shoja-Jibhi-Banjar-Aut, with an overnight in either Shojha or Jibhi. Am sure you will love it.

Cheers!!!

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Ashish ji,

thanks for ur valuble reply, i've two kids age 6 & 4 yrs. and they can't walk much. so plz suggest best hotel near mall & ridge. Is hotel white is fit for me ?my budget is is 2k.

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4. Re: Shimla & manali

Hi Shabnam K,

Even from Hotel White, the walk to the ridge is half kms. To move closer u have to spend lot more than 2000 per night. Try Combermere at 5500 per night.

Pls read post 71 and 31 on below url:

tripadvisor.com/…0

Local sightseeing options can be probed on below URL:

http://www.hptdc.nic.in/trans.htm

Hope this helped!

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shabnam k

The Ridge is walking distance from H.White / Brightland. Hope, the kids won't have problem to reach there.

You can book Hotel Brightland also. Distance from the ridge is almost same as H. White, but it would be better accommodation within the budget.

AshisRoy

Edited: 04 May 2012, 12:29
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6. Re: Shimla & manali

thanks once again to all of you. plz guide me, while going from shimla to manali, should i take night bus service or day service, how is scenic beauty in

the way to shimla -manali.

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7. Re: Shimla & manali

I would suggest for the journey in day. You can enjoy the scenic beauty and day journey is always safe, specially on hilly terrain. Although you will get a full day in your plan, if you travel at night.

AshisRoy

Edited: 04 May 2012, 20:10
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8. Re: Shimla & manali

Resp Sir

Approx Cost For Below Package Wil Be @ 32 -34 Thousand For Season Dates For three Strar Hotels

Tour Programme:

Day 01 : Delhi - Manali (570 kms)

Arrive in Delhi by Air or Train. After reach in Delhi go to bus stand (PICK UP CHANDERLOK BUILDING CANAUGHT PLACE AT 05:30 PM AND REACH MANALI 08:00 AM TO 09:00 AM ). Travel by overnight Volvo bus from Delhi to Manali

Day 02: Manali Local Sight Seeing

On arrival in Manali check in at hotel, Afternoon half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Village and Tibetan Monastery.Afternoon free to explore the Shopping malls of Manali. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Rohtang Pass Up To Snow Line (51kms)

After Breakfast at hotel. Today full day excursion to snow Point visiting Kothi Village, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass and sollang valley (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) enjoy Skiing Paragliding and other snow activities full day by Individual Taxi and return to Manali Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Manali – Kullu – Manikarn(85kms)

After Breakfast Morning excursion to KULLU AND MANIKARN Full day tour enjoy, of vaishno Temple, River Rafting and kullu shawls weaving industries,Kasol valley by Individual Taxi and return to Manali of explore the town Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Manali –shimla (285kms)

After breakfast check out from the Hotel & drive to Shimla (6-7hrs.) Enroute visit Kullu valley, Beas river,Pandoh Dam, Sundernaggar lake etc. evening Arrive shimla and transfer to hotel. overnight stay in Shimla.

Day 06: In Shimla

Today Full day sight seeing tour visiting Kufri,Green valley, Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple. Evening free to stroll in the famous The Mall which is main shopping area of city, The Ridge and the bustling Lower Bazar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Shimla-Delhi (380kms)

After breakfast Drive Shimla to Delhi by evening or morning bus Luxury/ Volvo (10 hr. Journey)

Manali & Shimla Package inclusion:

Welcome Drink on arrival (non alcoholic).

Accommodation for 06 Nights and 07 Days for a couple

MAP meal Plan (Bed Tea, Breakfast and Dinner) For all days in Hotel

All Sight seeing by Individual Taxi Manali & Shimla

Bus ( A/C Volvo ) Ticket for two person from Delhi to Manali and from Manali to Shimla individual Taxi and Shimla to Delhi two Ticket Volvo .

Pickup and Drop from Bus to Hotel.

01 Candle night Dinner.

All Taxes for the entire Package

Try

HOTEL SHIMLA – BRIDGE VIEW REGENCY /HOTEL Surya / HOTEL SHINGAR

HOTEL MANALI – SUNPARK RESORT / HOTEK CHANDER PALACE / HOTEL VERSHA / Snow VALLEY / BRODAYS INN

Happy Holidays

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9. Re: Shimla & manali

Hi Shabnam K,

Pls dont choose Hotel Brightland. The distance to Ridge may be a little more than from Hotel White but it is a STEEP ASCENT. Your family will huffing and puffing your way up!

Trust this helped!

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10. Re: Shimla & manali

As Mr AshisRoy Suggest -

You can book Hotel Brightland also

See Below Review -

tripadvisor.in/Hotel_Review-g304552-d1156162…