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Summer Excursion to Shimla Manali

May 10,2019

A pleasant breezy morning, refreshing air, fresh oxygen to your lungs and calm & serene evening with a spectacular view are all you crave for in the scorching summer heat. Himachal Pradesh has numerous attractive hill stations that are most popular among tourists as summer travel destinations. Summer months are the best time to visit these hill stations as it offers the perfect weather conditions and is an escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

The two most interesting places, Shimla know as “Queen of Hills” and Manali the hot “honeymoon destination” are a must visit. This article will be your guide to Shimla and Manali trip. We will suggest you the best places to visit, most popular food joints and the adventurous activities you need to explore to make it a memorable experience.

Shimla, being the summer capital of British India has a rich heritage and architectural magnificence. It is a perfect destination for those who love architecture and enjoys exploring history. Whereas, Manali will be more appealing to people who are fond of staying close to nature. The most convenient and economical way of traveling to Shimla and Manali would be through HRTC and HPTDC Volvo buses. Also, do not forget to experience the toy train journey from Kalka to Shimla.

Where to Stay in Shimla- Manali?

Due to heavy tourist traction in Shimla and Manali, the places offer a wide range of hotels and home-stay facilities that can easily fit into any budget. You will find hotels ranging from five star luxuries to economical rooms in close vicinity of Shimla and Manali. Therefore, finding a stay would not be an uphill task for anyone travelling to Shimla and Manali. It is preferable to make online bookings as the hotels may be running short of space during the peak season.

Where to Eat?

  • Cafe Sol: It is located on Mall Road, Shimla and is one of the finest restaurants that offer quality food in the town. The place has a great ambiance and is preferred as a chilling place by locals.
  • Trishool Bakery: One of the oldest bakeries in Shimla, it offers lip-smacking confectionaries. They offer some great pastries, burgers and other eatables. The place is quite reasonable, and everyone who visits Shimla should once go to this place.
  • Johnson’s Cafe: The famous cafe is a favorite spot of all the visitors. It offers multiple cuisines and is a must visit.
  • IL Forno: This is the place where you will get the best pizzas in Manali. So, all those who love Italian food should definitely visit this place.

What all to Do?

Activities to do in Shimla: Visit the famous places like Mall Road, State Museum, Viceregal Lodge, Jakhoo Temple etc. To reside in nature’s lap and stay in beautiful surroundings, you can also plan your stay at Mashobra. Also pamper yourself with the beauty of places like Chail, Naldehra and Theog.

Activities in Manali: In Manali, some of the sightseeing locations are Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Mall Road, Local Monastery etc. Nagar castle is another place to look out for as it offers a romantic settings, great views and delicious food. Also, do visit the Mall Road that will give you a walk around the local endowments.

We hope this article helps you to plan an amazing summer getaway to Shimla and Manali.

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