The Blissful Summer


The much-awaited and needed break from the tight-lidded schedules finds solace in the summer capital of India – Shimla. This capital state of Himachal Pradesh is well endowed with picturesque natural landscapes and a perfect location, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and green pastures. Shimla Tour takes you through the grandeur of the British era that is apparent in its architecture as several heritage buildings witness historical moments like the Viceregal Lodge. The engineering wonder of the Kalka Shimla railway line with one hundred tunnels is a UNESCO-recognised mountain railway site.

Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts is the Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri as it houses more than one hundred and eighty animals and birds. Another high-altitude destination to explore in the state of Himachal Pradesh is Manali.  make the trip a smooth ride with the Manali packages and lives up to the expectations of any troupe of backpackers or couples on their honeymoon. Located in Beas River it is known for skiing in Solang Valley and also adventure sports like rafting, paragliding, and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains which sheath the four thousand metre high Rohtang Pass. This beautiful township is the gift of the Himalayas to the vacationers around the globe.

The Ridge

Shimla Tour starts with a bang as you visit the Ridge. It is regarded as the heart of Shimla in terms of being a tourist attraction and location. This tourist spot is a wide open street which runs beside Mall Road from east to west and links the famous Scandal Point. What is enchanting about this attraction is that it showcases gorgeous views of the snow-dusted mountain ranges which fall against the blue sky. It is laced with restaurants, cafes, shops, boutiques and bars. It is the hub of activities in Shimla.

Hadimba Temple

Manali packages becomes more bewitching as you visit the Hadimba Temple. The temple is also renowned as the Hidimba Devi Temple as the name suggests it is dedicated to Hidimba Devi who was the wife of Bheema and was built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in 1553. It is an ancient cave temple and has a wooden structure with a 24-metre tall wooden shikhar or tower. The square roof of the temple is covered with timber tiles and is embellished with a brass cone at the top. There is another shrine which is in reverence to Hidimba Devi’s son Ghatotkacha on the premises and is swathed with cedar graves and snow-covered mountains which act as the backdrop and top the list of best places to visit in Manali.

Jakhoo Hill and Temple

Next up on the itinerary of the Shimla Tour is Jakhoo Hill and Temple. The Jakhoo Hill is blanketed with alpine trees and simply happens to be the highest point of Shimla and showcases the scenic views of the snow-covered Shivalik Ranges beside the sister town of Sanjauli. Perched at a height of eight thousand feet above sea level is the ancient temple of Hanuman ji. The temple is known for having the tallest statue of Lord Hanumanji with a height of 108 feet. The holy shrine is shrouded with mysteries and legends and it is believed that Hanuman ji rested for some time during his voyage to get Sanjeevani Booti for Lakshman ji’s revival.

Solang Valley

The alluring Manali packages becomes more memorable and adventurous as you visit the Solang Valley. This is a mini valley which is located at eight thousand and four hundred feet a short drive away from Manali. It is a haven for sports and adventure lovers where they can try their skills at skiing or go for a snowmobile exploration. When the season changes tourist flock for paragliding, zorbing, mountaineering and trekking. At Solang Valley, the tourist can hop on a cable car and enjoy a mesmerising view of the Himalayas. The name of the valley is a blend of words Solang and Nallah. It is also known as the snow point which lies between Solang village and Beas Kund.

Viceregal Lodge

Take a trip down history with the Shimla Tour as you visit the Rashtrapati Niwas which was earlier known as Viceregal Lodge which is located on the Observatory Hills of Shimla. Viceregal Lodge was once the residence of the British Viceroy of India. It well preserves some of the most ancient articles and photographs which date back to British rule in India. It was designed by Henry Irwin and built-in a Jacobethan style of architecture. The famous Simla Conference was convened by Lord Wavell in the year 1945. At the Viceregal Lodge, many decisions regarding the future of India were devised, discussed and agreed upon.

Jogini Waterfalls

Located from the main town of Manali on the trail of the Manali Tour is the Jogini Waterfalls which are three kilometres away. The route which leads the way to the scenic waterfall is laden with glimpses of the flowing Beas River and the snow-capped peaks of Rohtang. The trek to the waterfalls lies two kilometres away from the renowned Vashist Temple. The trek is a beautiful trek which is dotted with pine trees and orchards as the waterfalls cascade down from a height of 160 feet. Trek takes around three hours to ascend. The bewitching waterfalls are considered the most romantic attraction in Manali and get flocked by couples.

Kalka Shimla Railway

One of the highlights of the Shimla Tour is the Kalka Shimla train ride which was constructed in 1898 and happens to be a narrow gauge railway and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The train meanders through a mountainous route starting from the foothills of the Shivalik Range at Kalka to Shimla. The spectacular surrounding offers views of encompassing hamlets and hills. It takes intervals at various tourist destinations like Solan, Dharampur, Summer Hill, Salogra, Taradevi and Barog. Passengers pass through eight hundred and sixty-four bridges nine hundred and nineteen curves and one hundred and two tunnels. The train ride in Shimla is hard to miss as it showcases some of the most majestic and mystical sights that Shimla has to show willingly.

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