Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter

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14th Jan 2017

Journey begins from bangalore airport to chandigarh

Tip no 1 - If you are travelling to shimla ,manali,it is better to book your flights to chandigarh since journey from chandigarh to shimla is only 3.5 hours by road.

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter 1/3 by Venkatesh Nayak
journey to shimla from chandigarh

If you want to see the white beauty of nature it is recommended to travel in jan,feb,mar .

We stopped on the way for lunch at this nikki rosoi dhaba.. Good food with great view

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter 2/3 by Venkatesh Nayak
Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter 3/3 by Venkatesh Nayak
View from the niki rasoi restaurant on the way to shimla

we reached shimla hotel around 5 pm . Checked in at snow valley resorts.Very decent hotel for 2 nights stay . Good breakfast(complemetary) and overall good stay.

View from room(snow valley resorts)

Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak

Climate was very cool around 7c. Night it used to get more colder and difficult to roam around . So we decided to take rest the first day by having some hot soup. This resort is actually around 3km out from the shimla town.

on the way to kufri.. Green valley

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

Day2 -kufri

We had good breakfast at the hotel and decided to visit kufri. Had expectation to see and play with snow.Fingers crossed.On the way driver stopped us to click some pics at Green valley . The view was magnificent with greenery all around .

shimla town

Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak

Once we entered the shimla town , full town was covered with snow but luckily roads were open and it took almost 2.5 hours to reach kufri which is 15 km from shimla .We had decided to do skiing so once we entered kufri driver stopped us to buy some snow shoes and dress for rent .This kind of shoes is must to buy to walk on snow and dress is also needed so that your expensive jackets dont get spoiled. total package for one person ( including dress ,shoes and skiing ,tube ride 2k per person) Prices were bit on higher side but we did not have choice and no one seemed to reduce or bargain

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak
Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak
Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

awesome views

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

After skiing and tube ride , we had to take horse ride to reach top of kufri pont . Horse ride costs 500 per person .the place was too crowded and too many horses around

Horse ride

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

Horse ride took us to some one the best views one could ever get .The ride was bit scary but somehow managed to reach the top of kufri.

Kufri fun world

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

You can have maagi and some snacks at this place. after spending around one hour at this kufri fun world we had to wait for our house to come . The horse ride took 30 min one way . After we came back we came back to shimla town and decided to visit shimla mall road. We had heard a lot about the mall round and wanted to do some shopping here. You get good quality woolen shawls and clothes.

church at mall road

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

mall road

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

There are plenty of good restaurants here at mall road. you can spend at least 2 to 3 hours here . After shopping and eating we decided to come back to hotel and take rest

Day 3

Day 3 - Shimla to manali

We had a early checkout at the hotel around 8am and started our long journey to manali. The journey takes around 10 to 11 hours depending on traffic and road condition.

on the way we can do river rafting . It costs around 1800 per boat for rafting near kullu . We opted not to do rafting since if it is a group of 5 ppl rafting will be fun . but only 2 ppl it will not be that exiting.

on the way to manali

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak

vaishno devitemple at kullu

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak

Lunch at bal gopal dhaba

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak

On the way we stopped at this vaishno devi temple .

Road journey views

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

Beas river

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

We reached manali at around 6.30 pm . checked in to the hotel quality inn and suites.(highly recommend this place for couples and family travel) They upgraded our room for free to duplex and view from the room was awesome

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak
Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

Room view

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak

view from room

Photo of Snow city - Shimla manali Trip during Winter by Venkatesh Nayak
Day 4

Day 4

We decided to tour in and around manali . Places to visit

1. hidimba devi temple (roza movie shooting place)

2. vashisht kund(hot springs)

3.solang valley ( unfortunately closed due to snowfall)

4. mall road

5.Van Vihar (not worth )

view from vashisht kund

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak

hidimba devi temple

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak
Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak

We wanted to visit solang valley in the noon but due to snowfall the valley was closed for visitors. We were disappointed

Day 5
Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak
Day 6

Day 6 - we wanted to checkout early since journey to chandigarh takes around 11 hours . But when we got up in the morning manali had turned into snow city. Night it had snowed heavily

snowfall

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak
Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Venkatesh Nayak

We got to experience snow fall for the first time and it was amazing . Our checkout got delayed due to road blocks . Driver was not able to reach our hotel so we had to stay till 12 pm in the hotel and enjoyed every moment with the snowfall . It was like dream come true

Finally it took around 10 hours to reach chandigarh at around 8.30 pm in the evening . We took rest at the hotel

Day 7- Last day of the trip

Day 7

Since we had flight back to bengaluru at around 1pm we could not roam around chandigarh city

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