I am desperately seeking some advice to lock in a travel plan covering Shimla and Manali in no particular order, originating from Delhi. We are a group of 5 adults and looking to minimize long bus journeys as much as possible. Our train arrives at Delhi on 21/10/12 @ 0900 and return date is 26/10/12 @ 07:20 from Hazrat Nizzamudin station. I have got 5 days and cannot work out an itineary that will cover Shimla toy train, Shimla and Manali essential sight seeing. We are not interested in visiting temples as such. Most hopeful snow locations in Manali is a must. I looked at Delhi - Manali - Shimla or the other way around, trying to minmize 12-14 hour long bus rides. Please help.