Shimla Kullu Manali in Himachal Pradesh is known for its landscapes of snowcapped mountains, rivers, and lakes. Shimla was capital of British India, it still holds its charm. Whereas Manali is situated on the banks of Beas river in the Kullu district is one of the famous hill stations of India. These places are popular for the honeymoon so you can grab a Shimla Kullu Manali holiday package and enjoy your honeymoon in the queen of hills. This a guide which will take you through the things that you can do in this trip.
How to reach?
Shimla is just 350km from New Delhi and 118km from Chandigarh. So, you can reach Chandigarh or Delhi and take a private vehicle or state-run buses from there. You can also opt for the heritage toy train from Kalka to Shimla.
Manali is about 250Km that is 6 hours’ drive from Manali. Kullu-Manali Airport is the nearest airport situation at Bhutnar. There are regular flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to this airport. Kullu Manali is well connected by state-run and private buses. Roadways provide you breath-taking views in the way. It is better to take Shimla Manali tour packages from Delhi for convenience in traveling.
When to visit?
Irrespective of the time you choose to visit these hill stations you will love its charm and beauty around the year. Therefore, you can take Shimla Kullu Manali holiday package round the year. The best time to visit Kullu and Manali is in the summer months that is March to June. You get a pleasant climate which enables you to enjoy various outdoor activities like river rafting, trekking, paragliding, and other adventures. When you avail Shimla Manali tour package then you should also opt for summer months as you can easily indulge in these outdoor activities.
From the months of October cold begins whereas in the months of late December and January there are snow showers. So, if you want to experience snowfall then select Shimla Kullu Manali holiday package available for winter months. But you should surely avoid the months of July and August when there are heavy rainfalls and landslides. The roads that lead to Rohtang pass are closed from January to April.
Places to visit
Remaining of British Raj in Shimla will take you back to history and beauty. Beautiful churches, buildings, mall road are places where you can find traces of past time which are mostly enchanted by beautiful landscapes. The central part of the city can be enjoyed on foot. Christ church, green valley, mall road, ridges are some of the must-visit places in Shimla. You can avail Shimla Manali holiday tour package and enjoy the places of interest without much hassle.
You get a view of Shivalik ranges when you walk through pine trees to reach the Jakoo temple. Besides that, you can also visit Kufri which is located just 19km from Shimla. It is known for its snow-clad hills. You can enjoy skiing, hiking and many other activities there, but you must select such a Shimla Kullu Manali holiday package which includes these activities. The journey to these hill stations is more rewarding than the destination. So, in the way to Kufri you can stop at green valley for photographs which will be the best photographs of the vacation. The valley is covered with thick pine and deodar forests with hills on all sides and distant snow-capped Himalayan ranges.
Manjathal sanctuary, state museum, and Annadale are some must-visit places included in Manali Shimla package 6N/7D. There are numerous cafes and restaurants on the mall road for grabbing savory bites along with live music. Highroad café and wake and bake are the most popular cafes of the place. The hot salami burgers from Beekay are loved even by the locals. You can even collect some souvenir with you from the Lakkar Bazar.
While in your way to Manali from Shimla you can visit Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara which is a major pilgrimage for Sikhs also known for its hot water springs. You can never miss the sightseeing of the Kullu valley. Hidimba Devi temple, Manu temples, local market, and mall road are some of the amazing places that you should not miss to visit while on your trip to Kullu Manali.
You can even choose to explore great Himalayan National park and Manali sanctuary and along with the Tibetan monastery. If you are planning to visit the place in the first week of January then you can select Delhi Shimla Manali hill station tour packages and enjoy Manali winter carnival which offers great band performances, folk dances, sports, and much more activities. In your visit don’t miss to treat yourself with steaming hot noodles and momos and sip hot tea. Trout fish is a must try for non-vegetarians. Taking a Shimla Kullu Manali Holiday package ensures that you are able to cover up all the places of interest at a reasonable price.