Amit’s love for mountains took him on some unforgettable adventures in the Himalayas. Read about his recent 5 nights/6 days family trip to Himachal Pradesh that became yet another vacation filled with exciting locations and lifelong memories planned by TravelTriangle
Every year, my family and I eagerly wait for an enthralling vacation in the Himalayas. We took a trip to Sikkim & Darjeeling and then Kashmir in the past few years to explore the beautiful Himalayan range. This year we thought of visiting Himachal Pradesh and see what it has to offer in terms of natural beauty and scenic locations.
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Details of our family trip to Himachal
Since I had used TravelTriangle earlier for our trip to Kashmir, I had no hesitation in going back to them for a family trip to Himachal Pradesh. I relied on their expertise again to help me realize a memorable vacation right in the heart of the Himalayan mountains.
Trip Cost: INR 31,000
Trip Duration: 5 nights 6 days
Agent Name: Travels Talkies
Places Visited: Chandigarh, Kullu, Shimla, Kufri, Manikaran, Kasol, and Manali
Inclusions: Transfers, accommodation, meals, sightseeing, and taxes
Exclusions: Train tickets, lunch, and additional expenses
Our Himachal trip itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Shimla via Chandigarh, sightseeing in Chandigarh
Day 2: Breakfast in Shimla, drive to Kufri, and sightseeing
Day 3: Transfer to Manali, visit to Pandoh Dam and later to Kasol, drive to Manali
Day 4: Visit to Rohtang Pass and Solan Valley, Candlelight dinner,
Day 5: Sightseeing in Manali on a bike
Day 6: Departure
Here we were again, the tickets were booked, the plan was sorted and the anticipation was rising every minute. At this point, it almost felt like a yearly ritual where my wife and I would hype the destinations and dream about being in the mountains before even leaving.
Day 1: To The Hills Via Chandigarh!
We boarded a train from Jodhpur and arrived in Delhi at 9 am. At the New Delhi railway station, we met the driver who was present to receive and take us to Manali.
On our way to Himachal, we stopped in Chandigarh, where we decided to visit places like the Rock Garden and Pinjore Garden. After this short stint of sightseeing, we carried on with our journey and reached Shimla around 7 pm. Over there, we checked into Hotel Sangeet and rested for the night.
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Day 2: Riding Like Kings Into The Hamlet Of Kufri
The next morning, we had breakfast in Shimla and left for the charming village town of Kufri. Just at the starting point of Kufri, we rented a horse and rode all the way to Fun World Kufri entertainment park. Needless to say, our son was thrilled to bits by seeing a place filled with amusement rides. After taking some rides at Fun World, we had lunch in Kufri and returned to Shimla for some sightseeing.
We began with a visit to Jakhu temple and then covered beautiful places to visit in Shimla like Lakkad Bazaar, Wax Museum, The Ridge, and Mall Road. That evening got a whole lot better after some of my friends paid us a visit in Shimla. We spent our entire evening at the Mall Road shopping, dining, and having fun.
Day 3: The Green Mountains, Scenic Rivers,& Beautiful Villages
The next morning, we checked out from Shimla and left for Manali at 7 am. On our way, we stopped for a while in Kullu at Pandoh Dam. After clicking some pictures and enjoying the scenery, we proceeded to our next stop- Manikaran Gurudwara.
Later on, we also visited the touristy village of Kasol. Like others, we were also mesmerized by the beauty of this small rustic haven for hippies. With the backdrop of mountains and the Parvati river streaming in full flow, Kasol was easily the most beautiful place we saw on our family trip to Himachal Pradesh. After having an early dinner in Kasol, we left for Manali and arrived at The Rioso Resort at 11 pm
Day 4: A Surprise Candlelight Dinner That Made An Evening Romantic!
Post breakfast, we got ready for a visit to Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Although we didn’t do any adventure sport in Solang Valley, we just went for a quad bike ride in Solang Valley. We clicked a lot of pictures in the snow at Rohtang Pass. It was a special moment for our son as he was seeing snow for the very first time.
After we returned from our excursion, we got a very pleasant surprise from the hotel staff and the agent as our room was upgraded to a honeymoon suite and we were given a complimentary romantic candle light dinner. This kind gesture from the hotel really made our trip memorable.
Day 5: Manali & It’s Surroundings Explored On Two Wheels!
The next morning, we hired a bike and explored the sightseeing places in and around Manali. On our bike ride, we covered places like Manu temple, Hadimba temple, Club House, Buddhist Monastery, and Nature Park.
In the afternoon, we went to an amazing cafe called Club 1947 where we enjoyed good food, hookah, and vibrant music. Finally, in the evening, we finished our day with some souvenir shopping for family and friends at Mall Road in Manali.
Bike rental- INR 800 per day (Enfield or Avenger bikes)
Day 6: Ending One Adventure & Moving On To The Next One
This morning we checked out of Manali to end our incredible family trip to Himachal Pradesh with TravelTriangle. From Manali, we took a cab with our friends and headed for a religious visit to Vaishno Devi in Jammu.
As yet another exciting family trip to Himachal Pradesh drew to a close, I felt even more in love with the mountains than ever before. Even after going on vacations to the mountains for so many years, we still came back with a wanderlust to witness something new. Such was the magic of the Himalayan mountains we witnessed.
- The day spent in Kasol was amazing as we enjoyed delicious food and gorgeous natural beauty at a hippie paradise.
- Club 1947 was the best place we visited in Manali. The atmosphere, service, and food in that cafe were top class.
- The experience with TravelTriangle which was memorable. The agent and the TravelTriangle were quite proactive in making sure everything on our trip was planned perfectly.
Tip to travelers:
- Travelers looking to find offbeat places around Manali must hire a bike and explore accordingly.
If you love the hills, then this is the place for you! Book your Himachal tour package and take your family on a memorable vacation!
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