Himachal Pradesh iterally “snow-laden province” is a state in northern part of India. Situated in the Western Himalayas, it is bordered by states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Haryana on the southwest, Uttarakhand on…
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Himachal Pradesh iterally “snow-laden province” is a state in northern part of India. Situated in the Western Himalayas, it is bordered by states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Haryana on the southwest, Uttarakhand on the southeast, and Tibet on the east. As its southernmost point, it also touches the state of Uttar Pradesh. The state’s name was coined from the Sanskrit—Him means ‘snow’ and achal means ‘land’ or ‘abode’. Himachal is in the western Himalayas. Covering an area of 55,673 square kilometres (21,495 sq mi), it is a mountainous state. Most of the state lies on the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range. At 6,816 m Reo Purgyil is the highest mountain peak in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh Tour organized by Himalayan Destination can make your vacation memorable one, as we are specialist in this sector.The state is spread across valleys. About 90% of the state’s population lives in rural areas. Many perennial rivers flow in the state with numerous Hydro-Power plants producing surplus electricity that is sold to other states. Tourism and agriculture are also important constituents of the state’s economy.
The drainage system of Himachal is composed both of rivers and glaciers. Himalayan rivers criss-cross the entire mountain chain. Himachal Pradesh provides water to both the Indus and Ganges basins. The drainage systems of the region are the Chandra Bhaga or the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej, and the Yamuna. These rivers are perennial and are fed by snow and rainfall. They are protected by an extensive cover of natural vegetation.
Himachal Pradesh has around 463 birds, 77 mammalian, 44 reptile and 80 fish species. The Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Pin Valley National Park are the national Parks located in the state. The state also has 30 wildlife sanctuaries and 3 conservation reserves. Shimla Manali Tour organized by Himalayan Destination can make your vacation memorable one, as we are specialist in this sector. Himalayan Destination is one of the best Shimla Manali tour and travel operator, who organize Shimla Manali Tour.
Shimla or Simla is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is a very popular holiday-retreat during the summer months and is well-known for its Victorian architecture, which is reflected in certain areas of the Mall and The Ridge. It is also a famous holiday spot for honeymoon. The elevation of Shimla is 2276 m above from the sea level.
Set amidst beautiful hills and mystical woods, Shimla is one of most aesthetically planned cities in India. An erstwhile summer capital of British India, this town’s captivating natural beauty, and the atmosphere are bound to leave any tourist overwhelmed. The well-knit roads, impeccable cleanliness, and an efficient administration make for a perfect combination for any tourist destination in the world. This town has colonial-style buildings alongside the historic temples and the amalgamation of the worlds leaves everyone visiting this region spellbound. Within this city, one must visit the Mall Road, The Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies and Jakhu Temple. Shimla is also used as a base to cover other nearby places like Chail, Kufri, Naldehra, Mashobra, Tattapani and Narkanda. The Toy Train to Shimla from Kalka passes through beautiful hills, valleys and is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world. From Kalka to Shimla Toy train route passes through 108 nos of tunnels makes more attractive.
There are quite a few theories regarding the origin of the word Shimla. Locals insist that the name originates from Shyamali Devi, a re-incarnation of the fearsome Goddess Kali.
How To Reach
By Train, the nearest broad gauge head is at Kalka – a four- to seven-hour journey from Delhi. After that, take the mountain train from Kalka to Shimla, it takes time around four hours. This railway track has recently been granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The view is stunning, with the line passing through an amazing 103 tunnels.
By Road, it takes only 2 hours from Kalka to Shimla and takes 6 hours from Delhi to Shimla by car. Govt. & Pvt. bus services are also available from both Chandigarh & Delhi to Shimla.
If hiring a private car, ensure that the driver has experience driving in hilly regions and is not deprived of sleep.
By Air, The nearest airport is at Chandigarh, it’s about tthree hours away from Shimla.
What To See
Solan, located on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the lower ranges of the Himalayas and is more of an industrial town with various industries. Solan is a more low-key hill station ideal for travelers looking just some time away from city rush. A beautiful city in Himachal Pradesh, Solan has ancient temples and monasteries that attract hundreds of tourists and devotees every year. Being set in the backdrop of majestic hills adds and quaint charm to these centers of worship. This city also has a 300-year old fort located at the top of a hill which is in ruins but has an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the countryside. The Shoolini Mata Temple and jatoli Shiv Temple are must-visits for both devotees and tourists. One of the most famous monasteries in this region is the Yundung Monastery, which must be visited by everyone travelling to Solan.
Solan has one of the oldest breweries in the country and is popularly known as The Mushroom Capital of the country owing to the amount of Mushrooms produced every year. Solan is also called as The City of Red Gold as it produces bulk quantities of tomatoes.
The Mall: The Mall is the main shopping centre of Shimla. This shopping centre has a good number of banks, restaurants, post offices, clubs, bars and tourists offices. There is a famous theatre of Shimla called Gaiety Theatre. The Mall is also the main meeting place for the people of Shimla. Statue of Mahatma Gandhi just outside Christ Church located at the heart of the Mall.
The Ridge, built at the top of the town at 2230m, The Ridge is the center of Shimla’s cultural and social life – an excellent place to view the surrounding mountains.
Christ Church, The Ridge (Near Municipal Library). Open every day, services Su 8:00AM-11:00AM. Constructed in 1846, this is the second oldest church of the North India. The stain-glass windows, representing charity, faith, patience, hope, fortitude and humility, and 19th century organ are particularly impressive. The fresco that surrounds the chapel window was designed by Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling’s father.
Lower Bazaar, The Mall (Below Central Section). Shops Open Mo-Sa. The Lower Bazaar is home to the city’s less expensive hotels, cheaper restaurants and stores, and a congested wholesale vegetable market. Although less opulent than its upper neighbor, the Lower Bazaar retains an old worldly charm and is an excellent place to try some Shimla specialty dishes, like Uradh Dal with rice or Shepard’s Pie. It also sells clothes and household items.
Viceregal Lodge, The Mall (A top Observatory Hill), Open every day (Only the entrance hall and gardens are open to the public). This lodge is now part of the Institute of Advanced Studies. An imposing British-raj mansion built under the guidance of Lord Dufferin in 1888. Manicured British style gardens surround the mansion on three sides, while the fourth side is a place to relax and watch the sun dip below the Himalayan foothills. The teak-paneled interior is impressive, and well worth a viewing. This lodge is a 1 hour walk from the end of the mall, near the Oberoi hotel.
Tara Devi Temple, is named after one of the many forms of Goddess Kali. This well-maintained temple is located at the top of a steep hill about 11 kms from Shimla bus stand. There are stunning views of Shimla town and the Himalayas. This is a perfect location for people who are looking for some rest and peace at a high altitude, around 6070 ft. The temple is very clean with a beautiful flower garden surrounding it.
Chadwick Falls, 7 km away from Shimla, the inviting spot of Chadwick Falls is a premier travel destination. A trip to the Chadwick Falls during the monsoons will be an unforgettable experience. Located in an incredible landscape, the place is home to some old shrines that are sites of immense significance for pilgrims.
Dorje Drag Monastery, Sarasvati Garden Estate, Kusmuti. A monastery in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, also known as Thubten Evam Dorje Drag.
Kufri, in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples, because of its proximity to Shimla and relatively higher altitude which makes it a place with snow all through the winters.
Kufri is just about 10 km from Shimla and is quite a retreat if you’re in Shimla and snow is something which excites you. While there’s not much to see in Kufri as such, but the panoramic views and temples after a bit of trekking are worth the time. Kufri itself is mostly treated as a spot for the tourists visiting Shimla and it is advisable to club sightseeing in Shimla or nearby areas like Chail, Mashobra, Naldehra or Narkanda as well if you intend to visit Kufri. Also, Kufri is a relatively crowded and popular attraction as almost everyone visiting Shimla comes here.
Kufri Amusement Park located at 8500 ft. above sea level offering adventure activities like Burma Bridge Crossing, Flying Fox, Commando Net, Rock Climbing etc and also activities like Boating, Bump’em Cars, Rides, Indoor Golf and a number of virtual reality, redemption & video games. Other attractions include Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Shopping, Telescopic View etc. The food at the restaurant is excellent.
Chail, is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world’s highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees. Surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizing views from such a great height, known as a hiker’s paradise, Chail is bound to give a tourist a memorable travelling experience to a tourist. This place is famous for having the world’s highest cricket and polo grounds and has a luxurious resort situated on three hilltops. Once the summer capital of The Patiala, the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a tourist destination. This is the quintessential destination for tourists looking for a calm and relaxed vacation away from the more bustling and crowded tourist destinations in this state. Being the summer capital of the majestic kings of Patiala, the most famous place to visit in Chail is their palace which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. One must also visit the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary and the famous cricket ground.
Narkanda, surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is a quaint little town in Shimla district which is popular for skiing in winters.
Situated at a height of 9000 feet, this town attracts tourists for its ethereal natural beauty and its beautiful apple orchards. Surrounded by tropical forests and majestic hills, this is one place that tourists to Himachal Pradesh should not miss. Narkanda also has a lake called the Tannu Jabar Lake which is one of the most important tourist attraction here. There also exists a temple near the lake which is a must visit for all tourists and devotees coming here. Narkanda also has various trekking routes which all adventure-seekers should go for. Narkanda has a beautiful hill called Hatu Nag which one can trek up to. This hill offers a panoramic view of the town below and all adventure lovers travelling to this town should try it. One can also go for skiing during the winters.
Mashobra, is a lush green expanse in Himachal Pradesh, tucked away at a height of about 7700 feet, ensuring minimal human obstruction in the course of nature to provide you with the most pure and liberating experience of your lifetime.
Mashobra’s proximity to Shimla makes it a perfect alternative for people who are looking for a peaceful little hill-station. With just about enough resorts and enchanting natural bounty, come to Mashobra if you have a for a lazy weekend outing or a week-long vacation.
Sankat Mochan, A popular Hanuman temple is located here. We get an excellent view of Shimla from the temple. It can be reached by car or on foot.
Best Time To Visit Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh in summer – From May & June, temperatures ranges from 15°C to 25°C. The place enjoys a pleasant weather and thus can be explored easily.
Himachal Pradesh in Monsoon – From July to September, in monsoon, rainfall started. Temperatures ranges from 15°C to 25°C. Forest and hills are full of green. Some of the place may close due to landslide. But still tourist can enjoy the weather.
Himachal Pradesh in Pre Winter – From October till Mid December, is one of perfect time for safe & nature lover traveler. After rainy season hills are full of green color. Weather is pleasant. Temperatures ranges from 10°C to 20°C. Most of the times sky is clear.
Himachal Pradesh in winter – From Mid December till April, winter is much colder here, with temperature ranging between 0°C and 10°. This is the perfect time for snow lovers. Due to heavy snowfalls some roads may not accessible. If you are planning to come in this season don’t plan with a tight schedule, keep some buffer day.
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Chandigarh / Kalka Railway Station or Airport to ShimlaAfter pick from Chandigarh or Kalka Railway station, start your wonderful weekend vacation to Shimla. Shimla renowned its name as Queen of hills due to its flattering sceneries and colonial heritage which has retained its charm from British India time to till now. Reach Shimla within 4 hours and check into the hotel. After some rest and post lunch explore Mal & Kali Bari by own. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Shimla.
Shimla Local SightseeingAfter fresh up proceed for Shimla local sightseeing to cover, Kufri (It is one the best ski point in winters and in summers, it turns into a famous tourist picnic spot), Jakhu Temple (According to Mahabharata Myth Hanuman Ji rested while Searching for Sanjivini Plant), Vice regal lodge which was once the residence of British Viceroy of India which is now converted to advance study for its academic use). In Evening Explore, The Mall, Scandal Point, Ridge, Lakkar Bazaar and Christ Church. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Shimla.
Shimla to Chandigarh / Kalka Railway Station or AirportAfter breakfast check out from the Hotel & drive to Chandigarh / Kalka Railway Station or Airport. Drop at Kalka Railway station while recalling all the memorable moments of your exotic trip…
Pick up from Chandigarh / Kalka Railway Station or Airport by individual Cab and drop at Chandigarh / Kalka Railway Station or Airport.
02 Nights Accommodation in double or triple or quad shearing basis.
Transfers & sightseeing by 1 Non AC cab (Dzire / Innova / Xylo / Scorpio / Tavera / Tempo Traveler) as per the itinerary.
Taxes& Expenditures Included: Parking, Toll Tax, Luxury Tax, Green Tax Fuel Exp. and Driver Exp.
02 Breakfast & 02 Dinner
Air Fare / Train Fare / Travelling or Accidental Insurance or Claim or settlement.
Monument Entrance Fee / Camera Fees.
Any Adventure Activity River Rafting, Yak ride, Boating, Paragliding Etc.
Any Personal Expenses – Laundry, Shopping, Tip, Extra Meals, Hard or Soft Drinks Etc.
Extra sightseeing other than specified or normal route.
You can travel through out the year. A general guideline to travel in Himachal as follows -
Himachal From May to June - In summer, temperatures ranges from 15°C to 25°C. The place enjoys a pleasant weather and thus can be explored easily.
Himachal From July to September - In monsoon, rainfall started. Temperatures ranges from 15°C to 25°C. Forest and hills are full of green. Some of the place may close due to landslide. But still tourist can enjoy the weather.
Himachal From October to Mid December - In Pre winter, this is one of perfect time for safe & nature lover traveler. After rainy season hills are full of green color. Weather is pleasant. Temperatures ranges from 10°C to 20°C. Most of the times sky is clear.
Himachal From Mid December to April - In winter, is much colder here, with temperature ranging between 0°C and 10°. This is the perfect time for snow lovers. Due to heavy snowfalls some roads may not accessible. If you are planning to come in this season don’t plan with a tight schedule, keep some buffer day.
It can be fully customized as per customer's choice. Customer can choose any date as per there availability.
Yes, you can. The mention costing is calculated based on mentioned persons. If no of persons have changed then costing will be automatically revised.
Generally we used Non AC vehicle -
Upto 4 persons group - Swift Dzire / Similar
upto 8 persons group - Sumo / Bolero / Innova / Xylo / Tavera / Similar
upto 12 persons group - Tempo Traveler / Similar
Yes, there are many options of hotels in this route.
Deluxe category hotel will be used for this package. But anyone can upgrade there package options as per availability.
Inquire to us or reach us directly 7980464525 / 8697471273 and book your package with advance amount as directed to you & we will sent to you the confirmation detail within 7 working days from date of advance received.
More than 45 days advance amount is non refundable.
In between 44 to 30 days 50% of the total tour cost.
In between 29 to 15 days 75% of the total tour cost.
In between 14 to 07 days 85% of the total tour cost.
Less than 7 days / No show or after arrival in Bhutan 100% of the tour cost.
Yes you can. But it is fully depends on hotel / transportation availability. Cancellation policy may applicable as per hotel / transporter policy. Seasonal hike may applicable for this circumstances.
For all Indian citizen Voter Card / Passport / Aadhar Card / Driving License (Adult only) & Birth Certificate / Passport / Aadhar Card (Child only).
For all foreigner Passport is mandatory for all traveler.
Please note that without valid documents check-in at hotel is not possible. Better to ask before travelling for valid documents list.
Yes you can with prior information. Additional costing may applied for this up-gradation. Up-gradation is depends on availability.