Simla, Narkanda, Kullu, Manali, Rohtang Pass Info required

#1 Jun 3rd, 2016, 17:58
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Hi,

This year , I have planned to visit Simla,Kullu,Narkand, Manali, Rohtang Pass in October. We are 5 member team with 2 senior citizens about 70 years and a kid of 10 Years. I will start from Howrah by Kalka Mail on 8th. Below is my rough itinerary. Need your suggestions whatever it might be to improve the travel experience with a sound plan. Please help.

Itenarary
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8th June HWH to Kalka. Start at 19:40
10th June Reach Kalka. 4:30 AM
10th June Catch Sivalik. 5:30 AM
10th June Reach Simla. 10:15:00 AM, night stay
11th June Simla Local sigh seeing. night stay at simla
12th June Narkanda visit , start at 8 AM. local sight seeing same
day and night stay
13th June Start for Kullu at 8 AM. Reach By 3 PM and night
Stay
14th Visit Kullu. Night Stay
15th Set for Manali at 8AM. Reach by 10 AM
16th Visit Manali. night Stay
17th Visit Rohtang pass and Back night stay at Manali
to Manali.

Probably I will add 1-2 more days before return. So please suggest if you think I need extra days.

Please suggest me with good hotels as well with not so costly rates in convenient places if you know.

Thanks in advance.

Suman

*** Will modify my plan based on your input. So please suggest.
#2 Jun 4th, 2016, 13:53
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Originally Posted by touraddict71 View Post Hi,

This year , I have planned to visit Simla,Kullu,Narkand, Manali, Rohtang Pass in October. We are 5 member team with 2 senior citizens about 70 years and a kid of 10 Years. I will start from Howrah by Kalka Mail on 8th. Below is my rough itinerary. Need your suggestions whatever it might be to improve the travel experience with a sound plan. Please help.

Itenarary
----------

8th June HWH to Kalka. Start at 19:40
10th June Reach Kalka. 4:30 AM
10th June Catch Sivalik. 5:30 AM
10th June Reach Simla. 10:15:00 AM, night stay
11th June Simla Local sigh seeing. night stay at simla
12th June Narkanda visit , start at 8 AM. local sight seeing same
day and night stay
13th June Start for Kullu at 8 AM. Reach By 3 PM and night
Stay
14th Visit Kullu. Night Stay
15th Set for Manali at 8AM. Reach by 10 AM
16th Visit Manali. night Stay
17th Visit Rohtang pass and Back night stay at Manali
to Manali.

Probably I will add 1-2 more days before return. So please suggest if you think I need extra days.

Please suggest me with good hotels as well with not so costly rates in convenient places if you know.

Thanks in advance.

Suman

*** Will modify my plan based on your input. So please suggest.
Narkanda - Kullu / Manali will be a 10 hr drive through Jalori Pass. That is a beautiful road.
You can think of stopping at Tirthan Valley which will take you about 5-6 hrs from Narkanda. Next day you can travel straight to Manali from Tirthan Valley which should take you 4-5 hrs.
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Hi Styler,

Thanks for your suggestion. However I have modified my itinerary a bit and here is the revised one.

8th June HWH to Kalka Start at 19:40
10th June Reach Kalka 4:30 AM
10th June Catch Sivalik 5:30 AM
10th June Reach Simla 10:15:00 AM, local sight seeing and night stay
11th June Bhunter via Jalori pass, Narkand night stay at Bhunter
12th June Start for Manali via Manikaran sight seeing at Manikaran same day and night stay at manali
13th June Visit Rohtang pass and Back to Manali night Stay
14th Visit Jawlamukhi Night Stay
15th Start fo Dharamsala, visit McleodGunge Night Stay
16th Start for Dalhousie night stay
17th sight seeing at Dalhousie night Stay at Dalhousie
18th Start for Amritswar night stay at Amritsar
19th Amritsar Visit night stay at Amritsar
20th return

Request you all to comment/suggest on this. Also please suggest good hotels at reasonable cost if you are aware of. Planning to book a cab for our 5 member team from Simla. Is there any reliable place at Simla to hire cab which can be kept for the entire journey till Amritsar?

Thanks & Regds,

Suman
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Hi All,

Please find my journey details and timings given below. Based on my duration of stay, could you please advise me on the must visit places?
Also please let me know if I can find the famous apples in HP during that period.

8th OCT HWH to Kalka Start at 19:40
10th OCT Reach Kalka 4:30 AM
10th OCT Catch Sivalik 5:30 AM
10th OCT Reach Simla 10:15:00 AM, local sight seeing and night stay
11th OCT Bhunter via Jalori pass, Narkand night stay at Bhunter
12th OCT Start for Manali via Manikaran sight seeing at Manikaran same day and night stay at manali
13th OCT Visit Rohtang pass and Back to Manali night Stay
14th OCT Visit Jawlamukhi Night Stay
15th OCT Start fo Dharamsala, visit McleodGunge Night Stay
16th OCT Night stay at Mcleod gunge night stay
17th OCT sight seeing at Dalhousie night Stay at Dalhousie
18th OCT sight seeing at Dalhousie night Stay at Dalhousie
19th OCT Start for Amritswar night stay at Amritsar
20th OCT return

Thanks & Regds,
#5 Jul 5th, 2016, 13:35
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Hi All,

I haven't yet received any advice on my itinerary. Hence a bit worried. Isn't this site active any more? Has it been moved to any other place?
Can anyone let me know the present status as without support from experienced members it would be defunct.

Regds,
#6 Jul 5th, 2016, 13:55
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Originally Posted by touraddict71 View Post Hi All,

Please find my journey details and timings given below. Based on my duration of stay, could you please advise me on the must visit places?
Also please let me know if I can find the famous apples in HP during that period.

8th OCT HWH to Kalka Start at 19:40
10th OCT Reach Kalka 4:30 AM
10th OCT Catch Sivalik 5:30 AM
10th OCT Reach Simla 10:15:00 AM, local sight seeing and night stay
11th OCT Bhunter via Jalori pass, Narkand night stay at Bhunter
12th OCT Start for Manali via Manikaran sight seeing at Manikaran same day and night stay at manali
13th OCT Visit Rohtang pass and Back to Manali night Stay
14th OCT Visit Jawlamukhi Night Stay
15th OCT Start fo Dharamsala, visit McleodGunge Night Stay
16th OCT Night stay at Mcleod gunge night stay
17th OCT sight seeing at Dalhousie night Stay at Dalhousie
18th OCT sight seeing at Dalhousie night Stay at Dalhousie
19th OCT Start for Amritswar night stay at Amritsar
20th OCT return

Thanks & Regds,
Hi
Frankly it's a very confused itinerary and that is probably the reason for people not giving any advice. You are traveling too much and wont have time to explore the beauty of any place. Things like walks through mountain trails, visit to waterfalls, visit to temples etc.
You are trying to do too much in very little time.

I would suggest one of the following :

Option 1
You stick to Shimla & Kullu Manali for this trip.
You can visit Shimla, then Tirthan Valley through Jalori Pass for a couple of days then spend 3-4 days in Kasol, Manikaran, Kullu Manali.

Option 2
Visit Mecleodganj, Dhalousi, Kala Top, Khajjiar, Chamba, Bharmour for a week.
Move onto Amritsar.

Final decision is yours.

Styler
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I do understand what you say. Many thanks for your advice. As tickets are already booked.. It seems I will have to compromise
#8 Jul 6th, 2016, 13:06
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Hi,

I will be in Kullu on 11th OCT i.e on the day of Dussera and would like to visit the famous Dussera festival there. I see, it takes place in Dhalpur Maidan, kullu which is about 9-10 Km from my hotel Sangam.

Can anybody suggest if it is ok to travel this distance at night? Are the roads safe (being on the mountains) for roaming at night?

Thanks & regds
#9 Jul 7th, 2016, 19:48
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the whole travel from bhuntar (snagam hotel) to kullu is in the base of valley not very far from river. so no mountains. will be fine as there will be lots of ppl around. beware to drunkards though. And try not to travel from your hotel to dhalpur by your own vehicle. parking will be almost non existent. take public buses. govt ply extra buses during fests so should not be a problem.
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Many Thanks Lowkey for your valuable suggestions. Will keep a note of this.

Regds,
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