Shimla, Kullu, Manali are the prime destinations of Himachal Pradesh. People around the world come to visit here every year. When you will visit these places you will marvel at the extra-ordinary beauty of these places as if nature has poured all its loveliness here. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and a famous hill station of northern India. Travellers, who visit Shimla, mostly cover Kullu and Manali for their amazing scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes, snow-covered Himalayan peaks, fruit laden apple orchards, deodar & pine tree forests, lively meadows covered with wild flowers. In order to enjoy this trip proper research and planning is very important. Always be ready with a specific itinerary, keep your road map handy and understand it. While researching, you will come across many names of places, especially temples. Make a list of places you want to visit so and always allow yourself to take proper needed rest while planning the tour. Don’t indulge into a hectic tour schedule. At Kalpana tours and travels we are here to offer you a perfect shimla kullu manali tour guide that will cover all the famous tourist spots, ensuring that you will return with a life-long cherishable memory.
How to reach Shimla?
The best way to reach Shimla is take train from. There are number of trains that run between Delhi and Kalka like Kalka Mail, Kalka Shatabdi and Himalayan Queens. You can also opt for the famous Kalka-Shimla Toy Train which will allow you to enjoy the unmatched beauty of Shimla. It usually takes 5to7 hours to reach Shimla from Kalka.
You can reach Shimla also by Bus. There are regular Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses between Shimla and Delhi. You can take an overnight air conditioned luxury bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla which leave either early in the morning or late at night. This bus ride usually takes about 9 hours.
Hotels & sightseeing:
If you are visiting Shimla during the pick hour, it is suggested that you should book your hotels earlier. Otherwise you can be in trouble to find a hotel room as most of the hotels are fully booked with tourists. Even if you manage to find a hotel room it will, the hotel authorities will charge you extremely high. You can choose a hotel according to your budget as Shimla offer you 5 stars, 3stars luxury hotels to low budget hotels and also home stay. Most hotels offer you sightseeing package. You can opt for them. The Ridge, Mall Road, Jakhu Hanuman Temple Prospect Hill and Kamna Devi, Chadwick Falls , Kufri are some of the most famous tourist attractions in Shimla.
Shimla to Manali:
The best way to reach Manali from Shimla is by cab. But you can also opt for buses. HPTDC (AC and Non AC) and Himgiri Tours and Adventure buses run between Shimla and Manali. It generally takes 5 to 7 hours to reach Manali from Shimla.
Hotels & sightseeing:
At Manali you can choose from luxury resorts, star hotels, budget hotels, guesthouses and home stays. Home stays need to be pre-booked. Situated at an altitude of approximately 3979m, Rohtang Pass is the most popular tourist place in Manali. Huge traffic jam can be experienced while visiting Rohtang Pass during snow fall. Another good place to visit is the Sikh pilgrimage Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, which is famous for its hot water springs. Tourists also visit the Hadimba temple and Maa Sharvari temple. You can shop for woollen garments, handicrafts and the locally made fruit crush from the Mall Road and the Tibet Market.
While travelling Shimla-Kullu-Manali in winter, remember to carry heavy woollen garments and inner thermals. Drink plenty of water in order to keep yourself hydrated throughout the journey.