Amazing Shimla Manali Tour

Amazing Shimla Manali Tour

OVERVIEW- Himachal Pradesh is dotted with a number of scenic hill stations, which are extremely popular as summer and holiday destinations. Shimla and Manali are two of such places, which do not have natural beauty in abundance but also have a number of tourist attractions. Shimla, sprawled over an area of 18 sq km, this spectacular town is adorably dubbed as the 'Queen of Hill Stations'. Manali is a beautiful hill station enclosed by lofty mountains and dense pinewood forests along with the meandering Beas River. Shimla & Manali both lying amidst the soaring snow-clad Himalayan ranges; it is enveloped by lakes and lush green meadows that create a beautiful picture. In terms of adventure, both the summer destinations has a lot to offer which include skiing, mountaineering, trekking, rock-climbing and river rafting.

DELHI- New Delhi, capital of India is a mix of the ancient and modern architecture. This 3rd largest city of India unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture, and human diversity. Divided in two parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India and exerts a beguiling charm on visitors.

SHIMLA- Popularly called the “Queen of Hill Stations”. Once the summer capital of the British in 1864 AD. Presently also it is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is a perfect heaven for those in search of tranquility. Nature has blessed this capital city with innumerable gifts and man has used them to make Shimla one of India's best destinations.

MANALI- Popularly called the “Switzerland of India” is a small hill town in the valley of Kullu. Manali is extremely popular with tourists for its lavish display of un spoilt natural beauty. Manali is mainly popular for the adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering, hiking, skiing, paragliding, kayaking and mountain biking. It is an excellent place for a holiday.

Please Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor summer holidays vacation for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India summer tour.

Tour Destination: Delhi – Shimla – Manali - Delhi
Travel Duration:  05 Nights/06 Days

DAY 1: DELHI - SHIMLA- Welcome at Delhi. Straight drive to the Queen of Hill Stations-Shimla. Transfer to the hotel.
Later you can visit the MALL ROAD, which is the main shopping center of Shimla. It is considered as the heart of the town. A vast variety of goods, handicrafts, wools and shawls, pullovers, Tibetan carpets, pickles, and squashes are here to offer. Shimla is considered the best market for handicrafts.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: SHIMLA- After breakfast at the hotel, visit the beautiful locations of Shimla.

FAGU HILL- For enchanting Himalayan glimpses, Fagu is situated on Hindustan-Tibet Road and is gifted with some beautiful views.

KUFRI- 16 kms from Shimla and the winter sports capital. During winter, visitors have the facility for skiing. Kufri is a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful view of the hills around and the snowy peaks. There is also a zoo that delights children.

CHRIST CHURCH- Located on the Ridge, the Christ Church is known to be the second oldest church in North India. This pale yellow structure dominates the skyline of the Mall. The stained glasses installed on its large windows enhance its beauty.

JAKHOO HILL- Lies 2 km from Shimla, Jakhoo hill positions itself at an elevation of 8000 ft. This is the highest peak of Shimla from where you can enjoy the charm of its landscape. It houses an old Hanuman temple, which is frequented by devotees from different parts of the world.

SHIMLA STATE MUSEUM- This museum was started in 1974 and serves as a repository of different relics related to art, cultural anthropology and archaeology. The museum secures a collection of 9000 objects that highlight the cultural richness of Himachal Pradesh. It has various galleries, showcasing artwork of various patterns and periods.

THE RIDGE- Situated in the heart of Shimla, The Ridge is a spacious area that runs east to west alongside the Mall road. It connects the place at the Scandal point on the west side. The road leading to wooden crafts market is known as the Lakkar Bazaar. 
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3: SHIMLA - MANALI- After breakfast, drive to Manali
In the evening you can visit the MALL ROAD, which is the main shopping center of Manali. A vast variety of goods, handicrafts, wools and shawls, pullovers, and Tibetan carpet.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: MANALI- After breakfast, visit the Switzerland of India-Manali.

ROHTANG PASS-The highest point, 4,112m, on the Manali-Keylong road, 51-km from Manali town. Rohtang pass is the stretch which connects Manali to Himachal's dreamier and dessert like landscapes, Spiti and Lahaul. Surrounded by soaring snow-capped mountains, it provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above clouds, which is a sight truly breath-taking. Owing to its picturesque surroundings, this pass serves as an ideal picnic spot for tourists and people from nearby areas.

SOLANG VALLEY- A valley between the Beas Kund and the Solang village tends to be a favorite for all its visitors as well as the locals. Also known as the Snow point, the Solang valley is famous for the glaciers and snow-clad landscapes. Activities such as parachuting, paragliding, horse riding, driving mini open jeeps and sking in winters are available for tourists.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5: MANALI- Explore more places today, like

HADIMBA TEMPLE-Hadimba or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. It is an ancient shrine that lies a few kilometres away from the main market of Old Manali. This temple is dedicated to Lord Manu, who is considered to the creator of human race on the earth as per the Hindu mythology.

MANU TEMPLE- Manu temple is said to be the only temple of Manu in India, who is believed to be the creator of human race. This Pagoda style of structure offers quite a glimpse into history, spirituality as well as a fascinating style of architecture.

VASHIST HOT & SULPHUR SPRINGS- Renowned for its hot springs and temples. Vashisht is a tiny village that lies towards the Rohtang Pass on the left bank of the Beas River. This place is famous for its ancient temples and hot springs. The popular hot sulphur natural springs at this place receive a lot of visitors year round as it is believed these waters can cure skin diseases.
   
KOTHI- a picturesque spot and an ideal resting resorts of poets, writers and the lovers of peaceful environs
Spend your time together; enjoy the snow and other adventurous games. 
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6: MANALI - DELHI- After breakfast, later travel back to Delhi to catch your flight/train towards onward destination.

Distance & Time (Approx)

  • Delhi –Shimla: 375 kms/08 hrs
  • Shimla - Manali: 250 kms/08 hrs
  • Manali - Delhi: 600 kms/14 hrs


Himachal Pradesh at a Glance

  1. Population: 6,856,509
  2. Area: 55,673 sq km
  3. Geo Location: North India
  4. Average Climate: 5°C to 35°C
  5. Best Time to Visit: March - December


New Delhi at a Glance

  • Population: 16,787,941
  • Area: 1,484 sq km
  • Geo Location: North India
  • Average Climate: Summer extends from Apr. to Jun. (25°C to 46°C), Winter from Oct. to Mar. (3 °C - 30°C), and Monsoon from Jul. to Sep. (25°C to 35°C).
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year, though the best climate is experienced from Sep. to Apr.
  • STD Code: 011
  • Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport


Shimla at a Glance

  1. Population: 169,578
  2. Area: 35.34 sq km
  3. Geo Location: Himachal Pradesh (North India)
  4. Average Climate: 5°C - 18°C
  5. Best Time to Visit: March - November
  6. STD Code: 0177


Manali at a Glance

  • Population: 8,096
  • Area: 5.12 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Himachal Pradesh (North India) 
  • Average Climate: 0°C to 25°C
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year
  • STD Code: 01902
  • Airport: Kullu Airport

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