Himachal : Manali Shimla Tour – 7 Days

7 Days

Overview

A Manali to Shimla tour in Himachal Pradesh is a classic Himalayan adventure, offering stunning mountain scenery, historical sites, and cultural experiences. You’ll likely start by winding your way through valleys and along rivers, stopping at places like Kullu, famous for its shawls, and serene Rohtang Pass, a high-altitude mountain gateway.

Manali, nestled amidst snow-capped peaks, is a popular winter destination for skiing and snowboarding. Here, you can visit the Hidimba Devi Temple, a wooden structure nestled within a forest, or explore the laid-back lanes of Old Manali.

Shimla, the colonial-era summer capital, boasts a different charm. Take a stroll along the bustling Mall Road, lined with shops and restaurants, or ride the historical Kalka-Shimla Toy Train for mesmerizing mountain views. Don’t miss the chance to soak in the beauty of the Himalayas from Jakhoo Temple, perched on a hilltop.

This route is perfect for nature lovers, history buffs, and adventure seekers alike. Whether you crave snowy slopes or historical architecture, Himachal’s diverse landscapes and rich culture have something for everyone.

Key Destinations

  • Shimla: The Ridge: A large open space in the heart of the city with stunning views. Mall Road: The main street with shops, cafes, and colonial architecture. Jakhoo Temple: A Hanuman temple situated on Jakhoo Hill. Christ Church: A prominent landmark with neo-Gothic architecture. Kufri: A nearby hill station known for its ski slopes and hiking trails.
  • Manali: Rohtang Pass: A high mountain pass offering breathtaking views (subject to weather conditions). Solang Valley: Famous for adventure sports like paragliding, zorbing, and skiing. Hadimba Temple: An ancient cave temple surrounded by cedar forests. Vashisht Hot Springs: Natural hot springs with medicinal properties. Old Manali: Known for its laid-back vibe, cafes, and scenic beauty.

Tour Itinerary

Services: Volvo Only Start your wonderful journey to Manali by boarding the Volvo from Delhi/Volvo pick-up point (Guests are requested to report at scheduled time). The overnight Journey will be by Volvo. Exotic Manali offers something special for everyone. It gives peace to mediators, inspiration to Artists, Daring Activities for Adventure Seekers, and this list just goes on. As soon as you enter the terrains of Manali, you will feel a cool breeze already taking all your stress away and surprising you from its jaw-dropping landscapes.

Arrival at Manali in the morning. You will be Picked up from the Manali bus stand & Then Check-in at the hotel at 12 Noon. In the Afternoon you can go for a half-day local city tour of – “Hadimba Temple” built-in 1553 with a superbly crafted pagoda roof, it is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. Club House with comprehensive facilities that include roller skating, an auditorium, billiards room, a library, a bar, and a restaurant makes a wonderful outing for the day.
And visit “Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, Manu Temple, Jogani Water Fall, and “Vashist Temple” are well known for their hot springs. There are old temples dedicated to the Saga Vashist and to Lord Rama. Evening visit famous “Mall Road”. Overnight stay at a hotel in Manali.

Morning, after breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing in – “Solang-Valley”, “Atal Tunnel”, Nehru Kund, Kothi Village, “Him-Valley”
While visiting Solang Valley one should also try their hands on adventure activities as it is one of best places for adventures near Manali. You can enjoy activities like :- Paragliding, Cable Car Ropeway, Zorbing, Snow Scooter, Skiing, Horse Riding, and also can enjoy a short Trek to “Anjani Mahadev”. Overnight stay at a hotel in Manali.

Morning, after breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing :- Gayathri Temple and Shiva Temple, Nagar Castle, Roric Art Gallery, Waterfall, Beautiful Drive, KULLU- River-Rafting, Shawls Factory. Overnight stay at a hotel in Manali.

Morning, after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Shimla to see on the way sightseeing :- Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Devi Temple, Beautiful Drive, KULLU- River-Rafting, Shawl Factory. Overnight stay in the hotel in Shimla.

Morning after breakfast proceed to Shimla for in and around sightseeing in Shimla visit :- "Green valley”, Indira tourist park, Himalayan nature park, Chini Bungalow, “KUFRI” India one of the best holiday paradise Kufri in Shimla is beautifully tucked on an altitude of 2,622 meters. Afternoon free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla Town – “THE MALL & THE RIDGE” This large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges. Shimla “Landmarks:- The Neo-Gothic Structure of Christ-church and the Neo Tudor – “Library Building”, Jakhu-Temple, Sankat Mochan, Inst. Of Advance Study. At 07 PM board the Volvo AC bus for Delhi for an overnight journey. Drop at Shimla Bus Stand by Taxi will be provided by us…

Day 7 :
Delhi

Arrive Delhi in the morning at Around 7 A.M

Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit

  • Summer (April to June): Ideal for sightseeing, trekking, and adventure sports.
  • Monsoon (July to September): Lush greenery and fewer tourists, but some areas may experience landslides.
  • Autumn (September to November): Clear skies and pleasant weather.
  • Winter (December to February): Snowfall and winter sports, especially in Shimla, Manali, and Spiti.

Transport

  • Himachal Pradesh is well-connected by road. Major towns like Shimla and Manali have bus services, taxis, and rental cars. For remote areas like Spiti, private vehicles or guided tours are recommended.

Accommodation

  • A range of options from budget guesthouses to luxury resorts. Homestays are also popular, especially in rural areas, offering a chance to experience local culture.

Adventure Activities

  • Trekking: Popular treks include the Hampta Pass, Beas Kund, and the Triund trek.
  • Paragliding: Bir-Billing is a world-renowned paragliding site.
  • Rafting: River rafting in the Beas River (Kullu-Manali) and Spiti River.
  • Skiing: Solang Valley and Kufri are popular skiing destinations.
  • Camping: Campsites are available in Manali, Spiti Valley, and other scenic spots.

Cultural Highlights

  • Festivals: Attend local festivals like Dussehra in Kullu, Losar (Tibetan New Year) in Dharamshala, and the Summer Festival in Shimla.

Local Cuisine

  • Try Himachali dishes like Dham (traditional feast), Chana Madra, Siddu (steamed bread), and Babru (a type of flatbread).

Handicrafts

  • Shop for local handicrafts like Kullu shawls, Kangra paintings, and Tibetan artifacts.

Safety Tips

  • Altitude Sickness: Take it slow when traveling to high-altitude areas like Spiti Valley. Acclimatize properly and stay hydrated.
  • Road Conditions: Some roads, especially to remote areas, can be rough and prone to landslides. Travel during daylight and check local advisories.

Weather

  • Carry appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions. Winters can be extremely cold, especially in high-altitude areas.

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Himachal : Manali Shimla Tour – 7 Days