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Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

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Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

Hi,

I am planning for a 5 days trip to Shimla-Kullu-Manali in end of Dec 2013. I will be travelling from Kolkata. Please let me know, will it be the right time to visit the places with family? Hope its not peak season. Please correct me if I am wrong. Please suggest some economical hotels and travel agent for taxi/cab. Would need your help with itinerary for the trip.

Thanks.

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Durga Prasad

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1. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

I won't be of much help with the hotels & accomodation but I don't know if its a co-incidence that i came across this interesting blog today which has pretty much all details about places in Manali to visit. Check if it helps

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2. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

Thanks Sargam_Maheswari. I now have a idea on which are the places which I can visit. Still, I would need help with my itinerary for 5 days trip to Shimla-Kullu Manali. I am planning for flight from Kolkata to Chandigarh and then taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla. Is that a good idea?

Please let me know when is the peak season for tourists for Shimla-Kullu-Manali.

Thanks.

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Durga Prasad

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3. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

durga91

December end is peak season for Shimla-Manali. You must pre-book hotels.

Itinerary -

Day1 : Arr Shimla (preferably by toy train from Kalka), Evening – Strolling around the Ridge.

Day2 : Shimla – day trip to Kufri, Fagu, Naldehra, Chini.

Day3 : To Manali, check-in hotel, rest.

Day4 : Manali – Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vasisth Kund etc.

Day5 : Day trip to Solang, Kothi, Rahala, Gulaba.

Hotel : Shimla - Hotel Kapil/Brightland/Hotel White. Manali - New Adarsh, Tourist Hotel, Gilbert, Rohtang Manalsu.

Tranport - Shimla sector : Mohit Sharma, Great Himalayan Travels, Fingask Estate, The Mall, Shimla 171003. Tel: +91-177-2658653. +91-177-2652120, Cell:+91-9816036912, +91-9418036912 [info@greathimalayantravels.in]

Manali : : Mr. Vivek, Trip Manali Holidays C/O Ashtvinayak Tours & Travels +91-9816024288/09736418088, Email: tripmanali@yahoo.com

Edited: 7:27 am, November 20, 2013
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4. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

Thanks Ashis da.Thats great help.

Only thing we are left out is Kullu and Rohtang pass. Can we adjust it in out itinerary? I was planning for flight from Kolkata to Chandigarh (via Delhi). Then Chandigarh to Kalka (via taxi - 40 to 50 minutes via road) and then Kalka to Shimla (via toy train 2-3 hours journey). Please correct me if my info is wrong here.

Which places are most preferred by tourists for stay in Shimla, Kullu and Manali? Any specific permits required to visit any of the places mentioned earlier like Rohtang pass? I am also planning for paragliding and other adventure sports. Which is the place in Shimla-Kullu-Manali for the same? Please suggest.

Thanks.

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Durga Prasad

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5. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

Durga Prasad

Kullu can be done on the way to Manali on Day3. Rohtang will be closed in Dec end. You can enjoy skiing, zorbing, Quod snow scooter at Solang/Gulaba (Day5). No permit is needed in this itinerary.

Edited: 8:46 am, November 20, 2013
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Thanks Ashish da. Will Rohtang pass open in 1st week of Jan ? What are chances for snowfall in the month of Jan?

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Durga Prasad

Edited: 10:58 am, November 20, 2013
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7. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

Rohtang will be open in May end. There will be enough snow in Manali itself in Jan.

Edited: 11:38 am, November 20, 2013
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8. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

Thanks a lot Ashish da. Will let you know for any further help.

Thanks again.

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Durga Prasad

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9. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

Hi Ashis da,

By end of Dec, scenic beauty will be good in Shimla-Kullu-Manali? Hope, other than Rohtang pass, nothing else will be closed. I heard from few people that Dec end will be extreme climate which may lead to closure of few tourist destinations. Is that true? Please help.

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Durga Prasad

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10. Re: Shimla - Kullu - Manali Trip

Need help please.

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Durga Prasad