Himachal Pradesh is a home to a number of hill stations filled with scenic beauties. And amongst many other locations, the most famous and must visit places are Shimla and Manali. It’s a home not only to nature lovers but also for adventure freaks, who are looking for some thrilling adventure sports. These two places can be visited throughout the year. Every season has got its own beauty.
If any is planning out for any trip any haven’t visited these two places then Shimla Manali package should be on the bucket list. Shimla also was known as the “Queen of hills” and Manali known as the “Valley of Gods”, nestled amongst the mountains of Himalayas offers an enchanting picturesque view to one’s eye.
Known among the most popular hill stations in India, Shimla is strung along a 12 km ridge, with steep forested hillsides alongside. It remains filled with tourists from all across the world. It starts getting snow in the winters and from mid-July – mid-September, it’s frequently covered with clouds.
The tourism is getting boosted here with the help of many tourism organizations who offers very reasonable Shimla Manali package making it easier for people.
For adventure activities like trekking, rafting, camping etc. it’s perfect to come in summers. The best time to visit is from December- February when it starts snowing. One can go for skiing and ice skating at this time. One can reach Shimla either by train (Shimla is connected to Kalka by the Toy train route), road (350 km from New Delhi) or air (Jubbarhatti airport is located 23 km’s from the city). Even though it’s a small town but once you enter this beautiful place, the serenity, the warm welcome from the localities will make you fall in love. Shimla has got the only open-air ice-skating rink in Asia
Some of the must visit places are:
Mall road, one can get a taste of the local culture with the local handicrafts, shawls, exquisite jewelry etc. Ridge, located at the heart of Shimla. It is the most famous place in Shimla. People come and soak themselves in the beauty of the place. Then there is Kufri, Toy Train, Jakhoo temple, Theog and many more.
Shimla Manali Package starts getting even more enthralling once you get to the valley of the Gods, Manali. The aura is impeccable. Amidst the snow-capped mountains, rippling water of the river valley, one feels like coming home to nature and its comforting and rejuvenating embrace. It’s believed that there was once a holy sage named Manu who landed on this land to recreate human life after it got devastated by a great flood. There is an ancient temple dedicated to the holy sage. Thus this valley is also known as the “Valley of Gods”.
It’s a perfect destination for all sorts of adventure activities namely skiing, hiking, trekking etc. This place is also famous for its Dussehra celebration. The event is grandiose and overwhelming. Winter calls the fresh snow attracting a great section of people. The whole air gets filled with laughter and joy with people making a snowman and throwing snowballs at each other.
Being called the “valley of Gods”, it has got many divine places to visit. Hadimba temple is among one of them to visit. There is also a great place to go trekking. It’s the Rohtang Pass. It’s the highest point of the Manali- Keylong Road. Located at an altitude of 4112 meters above sea level, it provides a splendid view of surrounding mountain ranges. The route allows the trekkers to witness the ethereal beauty of the surrounding.