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Shimla Manali best time to visit
If you think where to travel in 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 into the Kalka station we faced an unexpected situation. By the time we reached there, lot of people were boarding the toy train similar to a local train.
Also, we don’t have reserved ticket for the same, because IRCTCQ 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 350rs. 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 train.
From Kalka to Simla it was a 4 hours journey. After reaching Simla we took a cab(100rs and 5 minutes journey) for the lift station and from there we went up to shimla mall road lift, It’s less timing and cost-effective.
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We stayed at Dreamland hotel in Simla finally, took some rest and finished our lunch at the hotel. The accommodation in shimla in the hotel dreamland is very good. 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 color was deep blue. 110 ft Hanuman ji is the special attraction in Jakhu temple which is view-able anywhere in simla.
Simla manali Best time to visit
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 center.
After that, we go for Manikaran(hot bath is available). Anyone who is reading my blog please please doesn’t go Manikaran at evening, because at 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 “Hema” which is beside of club house and the Beas river is flooding in front of the hotel.
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. Gumpha monastery was there.
Next morning we visit manali mall and found Gumpha hotel there. Bingoo..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.
Rohtang pass trip
All day activity in ice done there and we spent whole morning by staying there and lots of adventure rides like paragliding in rothangpass, skiing at rohtang pass are too good. Anyone can directly come from shimla to rohtang pass it’s 300km.
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 at the spot.
At the evening we go to the Manali mall 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 woolen garments from Kullu.
All the Simla and Manali tour completed this day therefore that day night we go for Chandigarh by Volvo bus. Read our expense about the tour ” Shimla Manali tour plan“.
At the early morning we reach Chandigarh and we book a hotel instantly there. Which is not good at all but never mind ..buy 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.
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.
This was how my Shimla Manali chandigarh tour which will be in my memory for ever.