Shimla Manali Kalka Naggar Himachal Tour Itinerary
For a snow-clad vacation trip, the best way place to visit in the Himachal. The northern state of India has too many natural wonders to offer. Be it for the leisure tourists or for the adventure tourists, it has all the options. From trekking at the Snow Point or creating the base camp for further mountaineering adventure, from architectural brilliance at Shimla to Manali’s temples in the Cedar packed valley, the trip has all the scope to make your vacation a memorable one.
Day 1: Kalka To Naggar
Naggar is a settlement in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. On arrival at Kalka Railway Station, hire a car to drive up to Manali. It takes about 7 h 7 min to drive up and covers a distance of 263.8km. Drive through NH154 and NH3 and reach the hotel. Stay overnight at Naggar.
Day 2: Naggar to Manali & Manali Local Sightseeing Tour
Situated at a distance of 22 Kms from Manali, Naggar is a big village which is known to the travellers for its heritage. At a height of 5750fts from sea level, the city is situated at the bank of Beas River.
Overnight stay at hotel in Manali. Only light motor vehicles are allowed to cross the river. To proceed towards Khakhnal, tourists have to visit Naggar from Manali side.
Day 3: Visit Snow Point
When Rohtang Pass gets inaccessible, tourists generally visit what is called the Snow Point. About 51km in driveway, this is one of the places where tourists can enjoy skiing. It is adviseable to return to Manali before sunset, specially to avoid any mishap due to snowfall. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
Day 4: Manali sightseeing
Hadimba Temple Manali is one of the mafous places to see in Manali. Covered by Cedar forests at its foothills. Vashisht hot water springs is frequently visited by tourists and is a natural wonder. Its water is said to have healing powers. Rehala Falls is about 16km from the town of Manali. Gadhan Thekchholing Gompa or commonly referred to as the Manali Gompa is the other place of tourist attraction. Malana Village and Raghunath Temple are for the leisure tourists. For adventure tourists, there are options for biking, trekking, rafting, hiking and paragliding.
Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
Day 5: Shimla – Kullu – Manali
See the majestic sunrise, one has to visit the Summer hill which is the most popular tourist attraction. it is about 5 km from the ridge and offers a breathtaking top view of the city. The Summer hill is also a part of the 7 hills that make Shimla. The Indian Institute of Advanced Studies displays a magnificent example of British architectural design. Annandale is approximately 3 kilometers away from the Ridge and is a mini golf course. The Chadwick falls and the Naldehra and Shaily Peak are other recreational places in Shimla.
About 84.8 km from Shimla, Kullu is also a popular tourist spot. Plying between Shimla to Kullu, there is only one direct bus service. The oldest temple in the valley is Raghunath Temple. Bijli Mahadev Temple, Pandoh Dam, The Great Himalayan National Park are other leisure places to visit. For adventure tourists, there is optiuon for rafting, fishing, skiing and trekking.
Travel 42 km by road to reach Manali from Kullu. There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Kullu to Manali. So, the best possible way to reach is by hiring a car. After the daylong sightseeing at Kullu, take rest at the hotel in Manali.
Day 6: Shimla – Kufri – Shimla
Kufri derives its name from ‘Kufri’ which means lake. It takes about 53 min to drive the way and covers about 17.5 km distance via NH5. It is the venue for annual winter sports festival and skiing competition is the main interest. The Himalayan Nature Park on the outskirts of the town is a major point to see. The Kufri Zoo is another place to visit for the tourists. Kufri is basically the starting point of trek. The go-Karting circuit in Kufri is also popular among the adventure tourists. Stay overnight at the hotel in Shimla.
Day 7: After having breakfast, drive down to the Shimla Railway Station.