Shimla and Manali are the two most famous gem of the places you can explore in our Incredible India. They are like at the peak of the popularity with a plethora of places to explore. Trust me, you won’t ever get tired of the sheer beauty of these places. Well, we have created a list of some of the best things to do in Shimla Manali just for your utter convenience. They are like your ultimate next travel goals. Don’t believe me? Just look at the itinerary in detail below.
A “holiday” is a single word that can leave everyone working a 9 to 5 job in a frenzied state. Getting to take some time off from all the hectic work, chaotic city life away from all the hustle in the lap of nature has an overwhelming charm. But who here has enough time to plan that much needed getaway? I mean from deciding the location to the sheer travel expenditures, to the hotels and to the returns, these things are bound to take a toll on you and often are the reason why you never get to travel anywhere and feel stuck at a single place.
Well for your utter convenience, we have created a list of some of the amazing and best things to do in Shimla Manali, a travel package of your lifetime. Shimla and Manali are the “Winter Wonderland” of India. The places in winters look surreal. It’s like someone has draped an all white sheet of beautiful snow all over the hill stations. They are the perfect holiday destinations in India and let me tell you some details to prove that very fact.
All the travel itinerary for you will be taken care of. All you have to do is pack your bags and just hop onto the next amazing getaway of your lifetime. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with the itinerary. Intrigued much? Here read on for the amazing itinerary.
- Duration of your dream holiday- 5 Nights/ 6 Days
- Destination- 2 nights in Shimla and 3 Nights in Manali
- Accommodation- Hotel on a twin sharing basis
Here are some of the best things to do in Shimla Manali:
Next on the amazing getaway list is the road to the amazing Manali. The next stop would be a little valley near Manali, Kullu. Reaching Kullu after a long day of visiting the Pandoh Dam and the amazing views of the Beas-Sutlej Link project will be quite refreshing. The place has an aura that makes everyone fall in love with its beauty. Explore the local culture, local markets and the handlooms of the place. Don’t forget to get yourself the famous Kullu Shawls. They are quite a fashion statement. Kullu's markets exploring is like one of the best things to do in Shimla Manali.
Strolling the Mall Road in Shimla is one of the best things to do in Shimla Manali and this is a no-brainer. Coming to the most beautiful destination in the entire Himachal, the “Queen of Hills”, Shimla, you won’t ever be disappointed with its beauty. Take a stroll in the famous Shimla Mall Road, a heavenly shopping hub. The place is famous for its over the top little theme centric cafes, clubs, restaurants and the unique emporiums for handicrafts. You won’t ever get tired of exploring the mall road amidst an amazing crowd. The evening weather, a hot coffee or a cold ice cream in the chilly winds. What else does an amazing travel destination sounds like? Read on for much more to enjoy on the itinerary.
Most of us might not get time to visit the most famous wax museum in the World, Madame Tussaud in London. But, for Shimla tourism has made it possible and have bought the same replica to us. The Wax museum in Shimla is like 2 Kms from the mall road and will offer an exact personification of the original Madame Tussauds. Who needs to visit London when you can visit Shimla?
Next on your itinerary is the amazing Manali. The heaven on earth, Manali, is a place you won’t ever forget. First on the Manali list is the Hadimba Temple. Hadimba Temple is the most famous temple in Manali and gets thousands of travellers in the year. The temple is famous for its historical background. It belonged to the Rakshasa Hidimba who was also the wife of the Pandava Bhima. Vashisht hot water springs are located on the edge of river Beas and are dedicated to the local saint Vashisht. The hot water springs are located only at a distance of 4-5 kms from Manali and hold a major hype among the tourists and pilgrims. They can also be rented privately as a closed spa type area. The Turkish style bath-houses are famous all over Manali for its amazing ambience and aura.
Solang valley is famous as the “snow point” near Manali and is responsible for holding avariety of snow sports also including adventure sports like skiing, paragliding, parachutes etc. The valley is also famous as the highest altitude trekking hotspot. Major travellers visit this place for its magnificent snow covered peaks and lush green scenery. Horse riding and Zorbing are also some famous adventure sports available at Solang valley. Paragliding your way through the air. Isn't it one of the best things to do in Shimla Manali?
Ridge is the most famous place in Shimla to explore. Situated at the top of the mall road, the Ridge offers you a picturistic view of the entire hill station in all its glory. Do not miss a chance to visit the most famous Church in Shimla situated on the Ridge itself. Some say Lord fulfils your every wish if you pray with all your heart in the Church. Believe me or not, it won’t hurt to try it out. Scandal Point, Gaiety Theatre, Town hall are the other amazing attractions near Mall Road and The Ridge to enjoy leisure time.
Getting to explore the Jakhoo hills in Shimla is one of the best things to do in Shimla Manali. Situated at the altitude of about 2455 m on top of sea level, Jakhoo Hill in Shimla is a must visit destination. The Rope Way to Jakhoo Temple leading to the top of the hill might be your best experience of the entire magnificent Shimla. It is no less than a ride in the air itself. Visit the Jakhoo Temple, seek the blessings of Lord Hanuman and even get a chance to get a picture taken with lots and lots of monkeys. It is the most auspicious pilgrim destination in Shimla with a 108 feet tall Lord Hanuman Statue. Seems like fun right? Wait till you visit it.
Searching for best things to do in Shimla Manali? Ice skating rings any bells? Not very far from the Shimla Mall road is an ice skating ring for all the snow adventure lovers. You can actually wish your own serendipity in the ice skating rink. Thousands of visitors travel to Shimla to enjoy these amazing snow sports. Do remember to visit Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, the former summer retreat of Indian President. It is one of the most beautiful architectural sites in our country passed onto the coming generation as a centre of advanced humanity and arts studies by the president Dr. Radhakrishnan.
Rohtang is the most famous destination to visit in Kullu Manali. It’s like a tradition to visit the eastern hills of the Pir Pinjal Range. It lies at an altitude of 3978 metres above the sea level and is always covered in snow, making the area look divine. River beas lies at the southern end of Rohtang pass while Chenab lies at the northern end making the whole Rohtang Pass look like beautiful snow covered heaven on earth. The area is famous for its breathtakingly beautiful hidden waterfalls and some snow sports are always the main attraction of the tourists.
This is all the detailed itinerary of the amazing 5N/6D trip of your lifetime to the most beautiful places in India. The list of best things to do in Shimla Manali will be like the best you can ever get your hands on. We bet this would be the most magical trip of your lifetime.
- A/C in the vehicles will not be applicable on hilly areas
- The prices for all the adventure sports are excluded
- Return Journey meals included
Next on your itinerary list is the very famous Kufri. The winter wonderland, a small district near Shimla is a sight to behold. Visit the adventure park in Kufri or just roll in and out with the snow sports, ski your way through or go tobogganing, you won’t ever get tired of the beauty of the place. Do remember to bring your warmest of clothes though. You can even take up a hike to the Mashu Peak, the famous hiking place uphill and bask in the beauty of nature.