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shimla kullu manali tour plan guide from kolkata

Shimla Kullu Manali tour plan from Kolkata

We two couples decide to go shimla for the honeymoon. It’s the most beautiful and best Honeymoon Destination in India. Holiday in Shimla is our first choice for our honeymoon. We take Kalka mail from Howrah in April, it’s an 11 days Shimla Kullu Manali tour plan from Kolkata . 2 days 2-night journey in train. When we reach Kalka its 4 am and Sibalike express toy train waiting for us.

Kolkata to Simla distance is 1834 km by train and Simla to Manali distance 248 km by Car. The normal temperature is 12 degree in April. In return, we are not back again in Kalka via Simla in the same way so we have added Chandigarh.

18 April–KALKA MAIL–time–7:40 pm–departure from Howrah. 20th April toy train Shivalik express(5:00 am) it a departure from Kalka (some toy train start earlier please check). Toy train ticket also can buy earlier from Indian railway. Last day we are in Chandigarh. Because return again via Simla and Kalka is just time killing matter for me instead of going to revert I choose to move to a new destination. We stay in Simla for 2 days, Manali for 4 days and Chandigarh for 2 days.

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Day -1 and Day -2

Train journey Howrah–9 no platform at 7:40 pm and Train journey continued the 2nd day.

Day -3

Arrival at Kalka at 4:30 am and go to Simla by toy train at 5:00 am, arrival at Simla 10:00 am & check-in for the hotel at Simla and rest. Enjoy in the mall, Kali Mandir, State Museum, buy cookies and drink in evening 3:30 pm–also book a small car for next day local side seen and booking for Manali.

Day -4

Local side saw at Simla- Chadwick Falls, Jakhoo Temple, Sankat Mochan, Tara Devi, Fagu, Kufri, Zoo.

Day -5

Check out Simla 6 am and go for Manali -distance-260km. Check in at Manali at night including Manikaran (It’s on the way) and Sundar Nagar lake. Our hotel near Club House and front of the beas river. Note – Best Bengali food available in Gumpha hotel.

Day- 6

Local side seen 7 am -Hidimba Devi temple, Jagatsukh, Kothi, Manu temple, Mountaineering Institute, Nehru Kund, Basistha muni ashram Rahala waterfalls, Naggar fort, Kulu temple, village side temple and Beas river by footsteps.

Day -7

Morning at 5 am Rohtang pass, adventurer game at Solang valley and return to Manali market.


Next day eating lot of local food, again hire a small car for Kulu and by the time we also book a Volvo bus for Chandigarh at night.

Day -9 ( The added place of shimla kullu manali tour plan)

Good Morning @Chandigarh.

Day -10

All day activity in Chandigarh with Chandigarh tourism bus. Visit the rose garden, rock garden, Sukna lake, and museum, etc. Therefore, we took the train from Chandigarh.

Day 11 and 12

Full day train and return at Howrah at 11:30 am -29 April.

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Shimla manali tour cost

Tour budget 4 four personIndian Rupees
train fair5440
toy train fair1120
Food for 11 days12000
Cab cost Simla to Manali14500
Bus fare for Chandigarh2600
Amusement cost5000
For 4 person76260
For 1 person19065 rs


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Shimla india travel – Our holiday story 

If you think where to travel to India then Shimla come on the mind first. We got married and planned for the honeymoon. We choose Simla Manali and Chandigarh. It was a dream destination. We took “Kalka” from Howrah in the month of April 2014, moreover, its a 2 days 2-night journey in the train so it was tiring journey. Shimla Manali best time to visit is in April month in our choice. But you can visit anytime.

We reach Kalka at 4 am and took Sibalike express toy train for Simla. While we entered the Kalka station we faced an unexpected situation. By the time we reached there, a lot of people were boarding the toy train similar to a local train.

Also, we don’t have reserved ticket for the same, because IRCTC not confirms that hence the ticket checker gave us an extraordinary idea, as per his idea same time we bought a general ticket for rs 20 and converted it as a reserved ticket which was charged around 350 rs. Shivalik express which is a very good toy train and I have to say the journey was speechless. At the station “barog” they provide breakfast which was included with the ticket. It one of the best luxury tours through a train.

From Kalka to Simla it was a 4 hours journey. After reaching Simla we took a cab (100 rupees and it’s a 5 minutes journey) for the lift station and from there we went up to Shimla mall road lift, It’s less time to reach mall road and cost-effective.

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We reach our hotel and took some rest and finished our lunch at the hotel.  In the Evening we went to the mall also called the ridge Shimla and bought some socks, shawl etc. We also booked a car for the next day local sightseeing and bought food for dinner. In Shima restaurant, Gupta hotel is very cheap and good, and the Simla restaurant menu for the hotel is veg foods only.

Next day morning we went to Green Valley, Jahku temple, Fagu, Kufri, Zoo, Chinese park, Sankat mochan temple and return to the hotel. Kufri was very bright, and the sky colour was deep blue. 110 ft Hanuman Ji is the special attraction in Jakhu temple which is viewable anywhere in Simla.

jakhu temple hanuman statue shimla

jakhu temple hanuman statue

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After a good sleep we get up in the early morning we are immediately out for to Manali. We finish our breakfast at a dhaba and started our journey. The ups and down of the hill area can feel by anybody. We also finished our lunch at a roadside hotel also buy juice from govt juice centre.

After that, we go for Manikaran (hot bath is available here ). Anyone who is reading my blog please please doesn’t go Manikaran in evening, because returning there is no light and the street condition was very poor. As a result, we reached Manali at 10 pm and check in to our hotel which is beside and the Beas river is flooding in front of the hotel.

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Manali Tourist Information 

Next day we first visit Hirimba Mata temple, Basista Muni ashram(hot bath is available), Nehru Kund, Manu temple and return back to Manali mall road. Gumpha monastery was there.

Next morning we visit mall road and found Gumpha hotel there. Bingo…It’s a Bengali hotel, most of the stuff is also Bengali. We finished our dinner with Bengali food and return to our hotel. On the next day, we were going for what we are waiting for. Means Rohtang pass and Sangla valley.

manikaran gurudwara manali tour

pictures of manikaran gurudwara


Rohtang pass trip

All day activity in ice done there and we spent the whole morning by staying there and lots of adventure rides like paragliding in Rohtang pass, skiing at Rohtang pass are too good. Anyone can directly come from Shimla to Rohtang pass its 300 km.

For Rothatnpass need to out early from the hotel because of its a single and narrow road. Car parking is might a problem also don’t rent a dress for Rohtang pass earlier there are lots of locals ready to rent on the spot.

In the evening we again went to the maill buying saffron etc.. from a reputed shop and finished dinner at Ghumpha hotel.

Last day in Manali we go for Nagar fort, Tibetian monastery, Buddhist monastery, Gayatri Mandir, swale factory, Mata Vaishno Devi temple at Kullu etc and buying some good quality woollen garments from Kullu.

All the Simla and Manali tour completed this day. Therefore, that day night we go for Chandigarh by Volvo bus.

rohtang pass manali tour guide

rohtang pass manali

Chandigarh sightseeing tour

In the early morning, we reach Chandigarh and we book a hotel instantly there. Which is not good at all but never mind who is staying in the hotel !!! The full day we are moving in the city and buying big size t-shirt at sector 22 Good quality normal use garment products are there.

The temperature is the very different from Manali its almost 35-degree @Chandigarh. We drink lots of juice/sheck there. Everybody was so tall, average height is 6ft at all.

Chandigarh tour by bus

Next day we visit Chandigarh tourism development corporation office and book our last tour with Chandigarh tour bus which is 55 rs per head. We visit the museum, Rose garden, Santi kung, rock garden, Sukna lake etc. Moreover, the main attraction is rock garden and Sukna lake(boating is available) in Chandigarh. At the night we took the train from Chandigarh and return to Howrah.

chandigarh govt tour bus tourism

chandigarh tour bus

rock garden chandigarh tourim

rock garden chandigarh

Pinjore garden in Chandigarh

While coming from Simla and reach Chandigarh you can visit Pinjore garden or Yadavindra garden. After many years of Mughals king of Patiala, Maharaj Amar Singh reopened the garden. The Mughal architecture is awesome. It’s under Panchkula Zilla in Haryana State. This Mughal garden is approx 22 km away from Chandigarh. You can see a small zoo, garden and playing area from kids here. You can add this place in your shimla kullu manali tour plan.

Shimla toy train Idea

Kalka to Simla we convert local ticket to reserve ticket by help with the ticket checker. That will help us to get the sivalik express toy train.

**Again come to Kalka via Simla is not pretty good idea for us. So We add an extra trip @Chandigarh.


Not to do list ( Our shimla kullu manali tour plan mistakes)

We Book a car for the entire tour from Simla. Which is cast 11000 for 3 days. We bear one-night stay cost for the driver which is included with the car package but in Manali, there are lots of cars available.

When we come from Simla to Manali we go for Manikaran on the same journey, as a result, we reach the too late at the night around 11 pm. Also the road for Manikarn (85 km) there is no light at all and the road condition is very dangerous.

Don’t buy any Saffron kind of things from local shoppers. Buy only from reputed shops. Try to find this shop in the mali market.

Don’t rent the dress for Rohtang pass earlier there are lots of locals ready to rent it on the spot.

Don’t go for Simla Zoo, it kills your time.


In Simla we buy few good shocks, there is a market around the mall. The journey from Simla to Manali we buy some fruit juice from Himachal Govt juice centre. In Kullu, we buy some sweater, shawl, form the shawl factory. In Manali, we buy some saffron, dry apricot, apple pickle from a reputed shop in Manali mall market and from Chandigarh sector 22 we buy some t-shirt (big size & good quality).

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In all the location “Paratha” is common. Various type of “parathas are available”. In Chandigarh juice/shake lassie’s is available on every corner with a big size. At top of the Rohtang pass, we eat hot Maggi. In all over the Simla and Manali this kind of food available.

Packing list

Excluding all the dresses we carry gloves, socks, caps, knife, a small amount of rope, moisturizer cream, multipurpose plug, and a small torch etc.


In addition to please contact the hotel before two days before the date of the journey & always carry an identity card.


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Hi..Myself Ruma Dey in Kolkata with joint family and I have a daughter who is 3 years old now. I am a homemaker and love to travel very much. This website is dedicated for those who love to travel. I am trying to put each and every experience what we faced in past. I am trying to serve as best as possible. Please note all the places and expenditure are personally experienced. If I can help anybody, I assumed this is my prize for it.Please feel free for any kind of information related to this blog.

3 Responses

  1. RAMANAN says:

    Hi Ruma,

    your blog is indeed informative, keep travelling and post more.


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