Plan a trip from Shimla to Manali.
255 km from Shimla to Manali. You can also go by bus if you want. But there are some problems if you go by bus. On the way to Manali, the bus will stop at Kullu, Mandi, Sams Lake, Rafting Point, Pandoh Dam, Sundarnagar, Hanuman Temple, 3 idiots No. If you want to go by bus, you have to stay in Kullu for 1 night. But if you take a car from Shimla, you can see all the places of Kullu while going to Manali. Then you don’t have to stay in Kullu for one extra night. It will be done within Rs. 1000 / -. You have to leave Shimla very early in the morning. After seeing all the places, you can buy shawl from Kullu and reach Manali between 10-11 pm.
And if you want to go directly to Manali without going to Shimla, then you have to go to Delhi first by Rajdhani Express train from Kolkata. The fare of AC-three tier of Rajdhani Express is 3000 rupees per person. Then you can go to Manali by road from Delhi. – AC Volvo 1000 rupees. You can also take a taxi or a private car from Delhi to Manali.
History of Manali: –
In ancient times, the valley was inhabited by a nomadic hunting community called ‘Rakshas’. Later, shepherds from the Kangra Valley settled in Manali for agricultural work. One of the oldest inhabitants of the region was ‘Naur’ or ‘Nor’, a diverse species in the Kullu Valley. There are still a few houses of the ‘Nar’ family here. There was a ‘Naur’ family in the village of Swal near Haripur on the west bank of the Manali.
The English started cultivating apples and trout fish, which did not exist in the history of flora and fauna of Manali. It is said that when apple trees were first planted, the yield was so high that the stalks of the trees often broke as they could not bear its weight. The main livelihood of most of the residents here.
On the way to Manali you will see everything in Kullu-Manikaran: –
In Manikaran you will see how naturally hot (boiling) water is coming out from under the ground and Kullu is another hill state of Manali. If you go to Kullu, you must buy shawls from there. Kullu shawls are famous and the price is also low. Girls can buy pashmina shawls. There are also different types of shawls for boys.
Kullu has its own natural form so many people come to visit Manali through Kullu. It will take at least 3-3.30 hours to travel from Manali to Kullu. Places to visit in Kullu Hanging bridge, rafting point, Sams lake, Honuman temple, 3 idiots tunnel etc. The 3 idiots tunnel means that the 3 idiots movie has been shooting a little bit in that tunnel. About 5 km Long tunnel. 44 km from Kullu. Manipulation away. Manikaran, 44 km away, can be reached in about two and a half hours via Bhuntarjari-Kasol. Vishnukunda in the west, Harendra mountain in the north, Brahmanala in the east, Parbatiganga in the south – Manikaranatirtha across this vast land. The mythological narrative of Shiva-Parvati, the free purification of all people irrespective of religion, the whole picture of Nanak’s gurudwara-manikaran is like a pilgrimage ground deserted in devotion. The warmest spring in the world is also here. The temples here are home to Vaishnodevi, Hanuman, Mainadevi, Sri Krishna, Rama and other deities.
Pandoh Dam, some distance from Mandi. Hydropower generation through dams on rivers. Beas is horrible here. Fenil has to be yawning towards the bottom. Going to Beas here is strictly forbidden. There is a history of some bad accidents here. It is also forbidden to take pictures.
If you want to go to these places of interest, there is no alternative without a car because no other vehicle can go to those places without a car. So it would be best to take a car from Shimla to Manali. The road from Kullu to Manali is as beautiful as it is terrible.
Everything to see in Manali: –
If you stay in Manali for 2 days and 3 nights, you will see everything in Manali: –
It is located at an altitude of 3,96 meters or 13,050 feet above sea level. Its distance from Manali city is 51 km or 32 miles. It is connected to the valleys of Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti. You have to go to Rothang Pass to enjoy the winding path of the mountain road and the beautiful scenery. When you come here, you will see rows of white and huge mountains and huge boulders. For those who love ice skating, tobogganing, etc., there are beautiful arrangements. Overcoats, boots, etc. are available for rent as the weather is very cold there.
Buses are available to Rothang Pass. The journey started at 9 am and ended at 5 pm. The rent is 500 rupees. Exclude Tuesday from the plan, as this day is allocated for cleaning the Rothang Pass. Rothang Pass-Gulaba Border, Solang Valley 1 day tour package will cost 3500-4000 rupees if you reserve a taxi.
The Manali government does not allow more than 600 vehicles to pass through Rothang Pass every day (to maintain environmental balance). So fix the cab the night before and make sure you get permission.
You can rent special snow jackets on the way. But if you have winter clothes like: – Gloves, hats, snow walking shoes and jackets then you just don’t need to rent. After touring Rothang Pass, on the way back to Solang Valley. You can ride a cable car (Rs. 600 per person) and paragliding (Rs
2000 per person). The way to and from Rothang Pass is the most beautiful. You can enjoy the view from different parts of the road. On the way you will see many Bollywood movie shooting sites including Krishna. However, you can go directly to Rothang Pass after seeing Solang Valley without going to Rothang Pass.
The Rothang Pass is closed from December to mid-June due to heavy snowfall. There is no reason to despair. The next time you go to Ladakh, you have to take the Manali-Leh Highway. Because then you have to go to Ladakh after passing the Rothang Pass.
Solang Valley: –
It falls on the way to Rothang Pass and is 14 km from Manali city. Located on the northwest side. It is well known for adventure lovers. There are parachuting, paragliding, skating etc. You have to ride a horse from the road to the snow point of Solang Valley. Horse rent is 300 rupees per person.
It will fall on the way back from Rothang Pass. It is a beautiful waterfall in Manali. If you go here, you can see how the water flows down the hill and joins the Bipasha / Beas river.
From here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Its location is a short distance from Rehala Falls.
Bipasha / Beas River:
The Bipasha / Beas River, which flows through the village of Manali, is truly a marvel of nature. The length of the river is 460 km or 290 miles which joins the Sutlej river in Punjab. The water of this river is very cold and its currents are very dangerous. For those who love to do river rafting, there are good arrangements for rafting.
Hirimba Temple: –
Hirimba Devi was the wife of Bhima, the character of the Indian mythology “Mahabharata”, the origin of this temple is in her memory. The temple is surrounded by a forest monastery. The temple was built in 1553 on a gigantic rocky outcrop inside a forest covered with fir trees. Surrounded by wooden infrastructure, the temple has a spire shape above it.
The three-tiered quadrangular roof on the roof side gradually gets smaller in size and rises to the top, the peak on top of it. According to the Mahabharata, when the five Pandavas were sent into exile, they moved to Manali. There was a battle of Panchpandabha with the brother of the then powerful and powerful Harimba Devi. Harimba Devi’s brother died in this battle and later Harimba Devi got married to one of the Vims of Panch Pandava. Later when the five Pandavas returned after the exile, Hadimbi Devi did not return with Vima. He stayed in Manali and spent his life in austerities. And today this pilgrimage which is basically known as Hirimba Temple surrounds the temple of the ascetic Hirimba Devi.
Next to Hirimba Temple Mall Road. You can walk from the hotel.
Roerich Art Gallery:
I was stunned, speechless as I entered the compound of the Roerich Art-Gallery on a hilly road with a pine forest on either side. Surrounded by pine and mountain flower gardens, the environment like this picture is perfect for an art gallery.
This art gallery was once the residence of the famous Russian painter Nicholas Roerich (born 9 October 184 AD, St. Petersburg, Russia – died 13 December 1947, Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, India). Mr. Roerich moved to India after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Fascinated by the beauty of Himachal, Roerich built his residence here and lived here till his death. After his death, his son Savitoslav converted the residence into the Roerich Art Gallery. In addition to the art-gallery, there is a photo-studio of Savitoslav.
The castle is a minute’s drive (by car) from the Roerich Art Gallery. The village of Nagar, 1751 m high, on the banks of the river Beas, was the capital of the Kullu kings. The castle was built by King Sidh Singh of Kullu in about 1460 AD. Another young king of his dynasty, Gyan Singh, sold the castle in exchange for a small gun to Major-Hay, the first British commissioner of India. The walls of this castle are made of stone, wooden beams and wooden ceilings. Made from a combination of stone and wood, this castle is a unique example of architecture. Thanks to Major Hay, a unique Indo-European ambiance has been created here with a combination of western materials such as fireplaces, chimneys, wooden stairs, sofasets, etc.
In the post-independence period, Nagar Castle was handed over to HPTDC in 1986. At present this castle is a hotel of Himachal Pradesh-Tourism-Development-Corporation (HPTDC). This Castle Hotel is an ideal place to spend your honeymoon. Another feature of the Castle Hotel is the food served here. Extraordinarily delicious trout curry (meaning trout fish soup) …
Curved mountain path. Hills on one side of the narrow road. Step by step on that hill is an apple orchard and a pine forest. On the other side of the road, somewhere deep, somewhere or shallow ditch.
If you look closely, you can see the river Beas. Somewhere again you have to leave behind the beautiful hill village like the picture towards the known waterfall. The road is so narrow that if a car comes from the opposite direction the car on the other side has to stop. It takes about 45 minutes by car to reach the known waterfall from Nagar Castle. The natural beauty of the road from the car at this time is indescribable. One has to go through the extraordinary breathtaking beauty to the known waterfall.
Staying in Manali: –
It is formed in the middle of big mountains
The small town of Manali. The Mall Road is famous here. Many hotels and motels have sprung up around Mall Road. The rent of the hotel varies from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 1600. The hotels have heater system. There are many shopping malls on Mall Road for shopping which are very close to the hotel.
Eaten in Manali
There are many good quality food hotels in Manali. Such as: Gujarati, Madrasi, Punjabi, Bengali etc. Among the Bengali food hotels are Hotel Adarsh, New Ashapuri Bhojonaloy, Ashapuri Bengali Restaurant etc. which are located on Mall Road.
Try to make a breakfast deal with the hotel where you will be staying. If it takes a little longer, agree. Because you don’t want to go out in the cold at seven in the morning. You have to make breakfast with potato parota, fried bread, Maggie noodles and tea. Because they use ginger and cardamom for tea.
Lunch / Dinner: –
If you want to eat rice, eat it in Thali system. You will get both Veg / Non-Veg. It will be better to eat veg thali. Because cooking fish and meat is not good at all. You can’t eat it, it will just be wasted.
Also what else you can eat:
– Chicken Momo – Local food.
– Trout fish.
– Pastries, cupcakes.
– Lick the petals.
– Golgappa or Panipuri.
– Idli, Dosa.
– Apples, pears – Do not forget to eat the fruit. Very fresh, no formalin.
– Potato Gobi.
Things to consider in Manali: –
1. Smoking on the streets is prohibited. If caught, you will have to pay a fine.
2. Manali is cold all year round. Those who are planning to go to Manali must keep warm clothes like: – Jacket, overcoat, hat, sneakers, gloves etc.
2. When fixing the hotel, check if the geyser and room heater are OK.
2. The best time to visit Manali is from May to October. Many people go to see the snowfall in November-December. I went in December. Due to heavy snowfall, the roads are sometimes closed.
4. There is no better way to redeem dollars in Manali. It is best to redeem dollars from Kolkata before moving to Manali.