Shimla and Manali are two of the most beautiful hill stations in India. Nestled in the Himalayas, these towns offer breathtaking views. These stations has snow capped mountains, lush green valleys, and glistening rivers. A 4 nights 5 days trip to Shimla and Manali is the perfect choice. This 4 nights 5 days Shimla Manali tour is the best to explore all sights. Moreover, the sights of these stations provide extreme beauty of nature.
Arrival in Shimla
The first day of our trip started with our arrival in Shimla. We were transferred to hotel, and after checking in, we decided to explore the town. Shimla, also known as the Queen of Hills, is a beautiful hill station. It is known for its colonial artwork, beautiful temples, and stunning vistas. The city is also famous for its scenic sights of valley which visible from Ridge. Moreover, the nearby roads of Shimla, also has many shops to buy things.
Gems of Shimla
We started our exploration with a visit to the Christ Church. It is a beautiful Gothic style church built in 1857. The church is located in the heart of Shimla. Its beautiful stained glass windows and rich wood carvings left us awestruck. We also visited the Jakhoo temple, which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is located on top of Jakhoo hill. Moreover, the temple offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges. After a day of sightseeing, we returned to our hotel and enjoyed a Himachali dinner.
On our second day in Shimla, we decided to explore the town further. We decided to take a walk on the famous Mall Road. This road is lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants. The road is closed to vehicular traffic. Therefore, it makes it the perfect place for a leisurely stroll. Moreover, the food outlets of this road offers very tasty and lip smacking food. This road also has many shops that sells clothes and wooden handmade crafts. It is also the best place for a night walk.
We also visited the Viceregal Lodge. It is a beautiful colonial building that was once the summer residence of British Viceroy. The building is now open and houses a museum that showcases the history of Shimla. In the evening, we also attended a cultural program. The program showcased the traditional music and dance of the region. Moreover, we tried some local delicacies. The channa madra and khatta meat are of the tasty dishes in this city.
Journey to Manali
On our third day, we left Shimla and journeyed towards Manali. The drive from Shimla to Manali is around 250 kms and takes around 8 hours. The journey also offered stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys. We arrived in Manali in the evening and checked into our hotel. Manali is a popular tourist destination to visit. Moreover, it is known for its beautiful landscapes, ancient temples, and thrill sports. This scenic town will surely make you stunned with its beauty of nature.
On our fourth day, we decided to explore the town of Manali. We started with a visit to the Hadimba temple. It is a beautiful ancient temple that is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba. The temple is surrounded by beautiful deodar trees. It also offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We also visited the Vashisht Temple, which is an ancient temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located in the beautiful village of Vashisht. Moreover, this temple is known for its gorgeous hot springs. In the evening, we enjoyed a traditional Himachal dinner.
Departure from Manali
On our last day in Manali, we decided to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We took a leisurely walk along the banks of the Beas River. Moreover, we really enjoyed the serene beauty of the surrounding valleys. In the afternoon, we checked out of our hotel and started our journey back home. The roads in these mountains area also give very pretty sights at every turn. The green valleys and views looks stunning while crossing mountains one by one.
A 4 nights 5 days trip to Shimla and Manali is the perfect choice. You can discover the beauty of these hill stations in these days. These towns offer stunning vistas, beautiful temples, and delicious local cuisine. This land is best for nature lover, an thrill lovers and a culture buff. Shimla and Manali have something to offer every tourist. These stations are a perfect getaway spot to spend quality time. Therefore, Shimla and Manali should definitely be on your bucket list.
Shimla and Manali are the top famous and loved hill station in the whole region. These stations offer scenic beauty of nature, green lands, history and ancient artwork. Shimla and Manali are also the stations that offer many thrill sports to enjoy. Moreover, the climate and chilling breeze in these stations are soothing.