The Queen of Hills of India- Shimla

The Queen of Hills of India – Shimla

Shimla tour is one of the biggest tours in my life. That time I was in class 3 even I didn’t know the distance between Kolkata and Shimla but that time I was so much excited. But I remembered the road of Shimla to Manali is very nice.

Our journey begins from Kolkata and we reached Ambala station. Then we had gone to Shimla from Ambala, though I remembered a little portion of this tour. In evening we reached Shimla and the weather was pretty cool and pleasant.
Kalibari is located on the top of the hill and from our hotel this temple is not so far. So, next day we went to Kalibari and this is a nice place.

After that we started our sight scene. The best part of Shimla is Shimla mall. This market occupies a large portion and this is a nice place for marketing.
From Shimla to Manali the journey take almost 1 day. That time the weather of Manali was cold.
In my life Rotang pass is the first place where I saw snowfall and I remembered the whole scenery. That time the wind was blowing so much so we can’t covered the whole portion. The place was covered by full of snow. This experience is beautiful for me.



This temple is located in forest and far away from the city. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahabharata and the forest is surrounded by the Mountains.

This small town attracts tourists visiting Manali and Kullu to its hot springs and pilgrim centres.

An experimental geothermal energy plant has also been set up here. We went to Manikaran from Manali. Here a Gurudware also situated.

But this place is famous for the hot spring. This place one side occupy hot water and other side occupy cold water. It’s an amazing experience.



Also Bipasa River and Vasni Devi temple located here. This is one of the biggest tours of my life.
Kolkata to Shimla and Manali 11 nights and 12 days Tour Summary :
Date – 08/11/1996-19/11/1996
Tour Members : 3
Tour plan :
Day 1 : Night : Train from Howrah
Day 2 : Train
Day 3 : Morning ; Reached Ambala, Then By Bus Shimla
Day 4 : Shimla Sightscene
Day 5 : Stay In Shimla
Day 6 : Manali by Bus
Day 7 : Rotang pass Sight scene
Day 8 : Manali Sight scene, Hiribmba Mandir
Day 9 : Manali to Kulu, Manikaran
Day 10: Ambala Train
Day 11: Train
Day 12 : Howrah
Some more info :
Hotels : Simla : OYO 3361 Hotel Kapital
Address: Circular Road, Near Victory Tunnel, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003
Phone: 083770 04514
Hotels : Manali :Address: Near BSNL Exchange, Model Town, Distt. Kullu, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Phone: 01902 252 425
Things to carry :- a) Voter id card b) Heavy Woollen Clothing & socks c) Good rubber-soled shoes d) Camera with sufficient batteries and film / memory cards
Things to do in Simla-Manali
1. Listen To The ‘Falls’ Music
2. Touch The Stone With Healing Powers While Sightseeing In Manali
3. Be Sporty While Doing Things In Manali
4. Go Back In Time At The Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art
5. Ride A Yak
Some more info :
Tourist Information Office (Shimla) : 0177-2658302, 0177-2652561
Tourism Information Office (Manali) : 01902-253531

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