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Manali - Shimla trip

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Manali - Shimla trip

Hi,

We are planning Manali-Shimla trip from 22 Feb – 26 Feb from Delhi with below itenary.

21 Feb – Leave delhi at 10 pm

22 Feb – Reach Manali in morning. Local sightseeing post lunch

23 Feb – Solang Valley

24 Feb – Kullu Manikaran

25 Feb – Morning leave for Shimla at 6 am. visit Kufri and Narkanda on the way.

26 Feb – morning local sightseeing, leave around 3 pm

I have a few questions. Should we be going to Shimla first or is the above itenary ok. Can we do Kufri & Narkanda visit while coming from Manali to Shimla. Will Manali – Shimla roads be open.

Request your valuable inputs. thanks

India
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1. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

You can do either Shimla or Manali first, that make no difference as such. You can go to Shimla from Manali via Narkanda and Kufri. Manali- Shimla road is open.

Edited: 7:20 am, February 03, 2014
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2. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

Thanks Ashis Ji and appreciate the efforts put in to help travellers.

Also need advice whether it is safe to do journey at night. we are planning to hire an innova for the entire trip. Also could u pls suggest which are good places for shopping in Kullu - Manali.

Regards..... Ravi

Edited: 11:40 pm, February 03, 2014
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3. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

RaviG1981

Avoid night journey in this route. You can enjoy the scenic beauty en-route in day journey. Buy woolen items from BHUTTICO in Manali. 'Shawl Factory' is there at Kullu. But they widely encourage drivers for bringing customer...and the commission is invariably added to the price.

Edited: 2:15 am, February 04, 2014
New Delhi, India
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4. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

Thanks AshisRoy Ji

will go with your advice. I am thinking to now go first to Shimla (leaving early morning around 4 from delhi) and do local sightseeing on Day1. can this be done. how much time will it take from Delhi to Shimla?

Day 2 - Shimla to Manali (what time should we leave from Shimla to cover Kufri and Narkanda on the way?)

While travelling from Manali to Delhi, can we cover Kullu + Manikaran on the way if we leave early? If yes, what time should we leave from Manali.

Regards.... Ravi

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5. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

RaviG1981

Delhi to Shimla take around 9 hrs. If you reach Shimla by 1 p.m. You can visit The Ridge, Prospect Hill, Glen, Elysium Hill, Chadwick Falls etc on that day.

Start from Shimla by 7 a.m. for Manali via Kufri and Narkanda

Kullu + Manikaran can be done enroute Delhi from Manali, the journey will take 14 hrs.

Edited: 5:56 am, February 04, 2014
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6. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

Many thanks AshisRoy Ji... this is really helpful...

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7. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

Hi,

I read an article couple of days back which mentioned that many roads in Kullu- Manali are blocked due to heavy snowfall. Just wanted to recheck the road condition. we are travelling during 22-26 Feb. Is Shimla Manali road (via Narkanda) open. Also is there a possibility of snowfall around that time.

Regards.. Ravi

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8. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

Hello Ashish,

Request your inputs please. Thanks

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9. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

Presently the route to Manali from Shimla via Narkanda (Jalori Pass) is closed.

Edited: 3:17 am, February 14, 2014
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10. Re: Manali - Shimla trip

Is there any possibility of the same being opened till 22 Feb. Also if that road is closed can we visit kufri on the same day while we travel from Shimla to Manali. Thanks