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Shimla - Manali Trip in April 3rd Week. Need advice.

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Shimla - Manali Trip in April 3rd Week. Need advice.

We are planning to do a Shimla - Manali - Amritsar - Chandigarh trip in April 3rd week. 2 Adults with 2 Kids (14+ years) This is the itinerary we are planning:

Day 1 - Reach at Chandigarh Airport by 2:00 PM, Taxi to Shimla and rest

Day 2- Sightseeing in Shimla. Since there is no snow in Kufri, is it worth going there?

Day3 - Travel to Manali by Taxi. Can we cover Kullu, Manikaran on the way?

Day4 - Trip to Solang Valley. Since Rohtag Pass is closed, should we go there?

Day 5 - Manali local sightseeing

Day 6 - Travel to Amritsar by Taxi. How much will it cost? Rest at Amritsar.

Day 7 - See Golden temple. Is there anything else worth seeing? Many people mentioned about Wagha Border, But kids are not interested. Return to Chandigarh and rest.

Day 8 - Sightseeing at Chandigarh and drop at airport at 5:00 PM

Anybody see any issue with this itinerary?

Should I take taxi from Chandigarh for the entire trip or should we get it from each of these places? Which one will be better? Appreciate your help.

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1. Re: Shimla - Manali Trip in April 3rd Week. Need advice.

Day 1 - OK

Day 2- Kufri is worth visit & who said there is no snow? !!

Day3 - Yes

Day4 - You can't go to Rohtang. So better concentrate on Solang only.

Day 5 - OK

Day 6 - in between 6000-7000.

Day 7 - Ram Bagh, Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Day 8 - Ok

You should book taxi for whole tour. it will be economical.

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2. Re: Shimla - Manali Trip in April 3rd Week. Need advice.

Thanks Virsa.

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3. Re: Shimla - Manali Trip in April 3rd Week. Need advice.

Dear Friend

Your Plan seems good but some of the journeys are very Hectic. Eg - Manikaran on the way to Manali is doable if you leave early in morning but entire journey will take 12-13 Hours.Better to Enjoy water rafting at Kullu.

Manali to Amritsar is around 400 KM.Which will take more than 12 Hours.You can plan Dharamshala-Meclodgunj if Amritsar is not must.

Make day 5 as Local S/S in Manali with Nagger Castle and Rohtang Pass (up to snow Point) and Solang valley on day 6.

Book a CAB preferably Inova for entire tour from Chandigarh to Chandigarh.Remember only HP passing vehicles allowed for Rohtang pass so try to get HP Passing Vehicle.You can book from Shimla tour operator.

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4. Re: Shimla - Manali Trip in April 3rd Week. Need advice.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Vijay

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