Himachal, the mystic abode of the Himalayas features lush green terrains that comprise hidden waterfalls & thriving rivers, archaeological sites & museums, spectacular valleys that host mind-blowing thrills, and picture-perfect vistas for adventure freaks and nature lovers respectively. I was interested in a holiday amid impeccable landscapes away from the hustle and bustle of city life and chose to visit Kullu, Manali, and Shimla. The following is the 7 days itinerary of my couple trip to Himachal Pradesh:
Itinerary of our Couple Trip to Himachal Pradesh
Day 01: Enroute Delhi to Manali
Day 02: Manali city tour
Day 03: Getaway to Manali adventure sports
Day 04: Solang Valley tour
Day 05: Manali to Kullu to Shimla
Day 06: Shimla City tour
Day 07: Shimla Kufri and Jhaki Sightseeing
Day 8: Departure
What to see
Encountering the thrills of Solang Valley and walking boundlessly through the streets of Shimla, numerous experiences made my holiday an unforgettable memory for a lifetime. I would suggest the following places to explore while staying in Kullu, Manali, and Shimla:
1. Solang Valley
Solang valley, the gorgeous Snow Valley in Manali, hosts adventure sports, such as parachuting, skiing, paragliding, mountaineering, and trekking. I was eager to indulge in some daring expeditions as it was my first getaway after lockdown. The valley is located at an altitude of 2,560 m and mesmerized me with its picturesque vistas. Located amid Solang village and Beas Kund, the valley offers majestic views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains.
Kufri is a vibrant hamlet located on the outskirts of Shimla and serves to be a perfect escapade for tourists. It has the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh, and the famous Himalayan Nature Park is the prime attraction here. Home to exquisite flora and fauna, the place gave me a chance to rejuvenate amid untouched nature. Strolling through the grandeurs of verdant terrains while listening to the sounds of forests were spellbinding.
3. Shimla Mall Road
The Mall Road in Shimla is a hub of travellers as it enfolds numerous restaurants, clubs, bars, shops, and a lot more. During my days in Shimla, I loved walking down the Mall and capturing the local vibe. I used to walk to the Ridge and Scandal point. The Mall Road gave me a chance to indulge in shopping and I got woolen clothes. I ate delicious street food and clicked pictures to have reminders of my enthralling vacay in the capital city of Himachal Pradesh.
What to eat and drink
I relied on the properties I was staying at for my meals. As I was staying at Jannat Resort and The Alpine Retreat, I preferred taking all the meals there. The food was delicious and fresh, and I was satisfied as social distancing was followed meticulously at the in-house restaurants of these properties. I did try some local delicacies while exploring the markets but made sure that hygienic standards were being observed.
Where to stay
While holidaying in Manali, my stay was booked at Jannat Resort, whereas for Shimla, it was The Alpine Retreat. Both the properties were well-maintained and ensured a comfortable ambiance for visitors. I was glad that they were following all the safety guidelines mentioned by the authorities.
The following are a few things that helped me have a comfortable journey during the post-Covid times:
- Book your holiday in advance so that everything is well-planned.
- Carry extra face masks, hand sanitizers, and all the essential medicines you prefer for fever, nausea, fatigue, etc.
- Wear proper masks while exploring the places for your safety.
- Do not avoid sleep and take breaks during the entire journey.
- Follow all the safety precautions meticulously and maintain social distancing.
TravelTriangle ensured a safe experience, and I had a tension-free holiday. My couple trip to Himachal Pradesh during post Covid times gave me a chance to unravel spectacular landscapes of Kullu, Manali, and Shimla and expedite the thrills that I wished for a long time. I look forward to having more such journeys in the upcoming months.
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