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Hi everybody,
Please ..! can any one help me to know the coolest places in India.
I am planning to go my honeymoon in a snowy place.
I supposed to go by 2005 May and I dream to go snow falling places.

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Snowy places and May i think its going to be Summer you dont get snow around that time.
Have to wait here if anyone knows, where you will get snow that time.
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Snowy Places

Hi,

I dont think you will get snow anyway in India during this time i.e May, yes if you are the adventurous type there are options of mountaineering so u might encounter snow then but try to make in in November -Jan you will get snow in many parts of North India.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
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The above posters are right !

If you wish to experience snowfall and still not be too far away from civilisation, then you have to time your visit for January or February. In these months you have plenty of choices in Himachal, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, J&K and Sikkim.
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You might want to try your luck with a resort above Manali, such as Whispering Rocks in Palchan. Snowfall is possible in May, though unlikely, and you're sure to find plenty of lingering snow on the ground nearby. It's a short trip from there to the snowfields of Rohtang pass.
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thanx

Thanks everybody
I reallly thanking you all,

Hi Mr.Rickshaw walla,
can you give more details about the place you have mentioned.
I am from south ,,i mean from Kerala,

hello Mr.Shimla,
Can you explain how can i reach there in shimla and manali(resort which rickshawala mentioned)

Can anyone suggest the best place for the just married couples..
cool chilled, beautiful flowers, trees and greenfields other than Ootty.

Best regards
jemshy
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Shimla can be easily reached from Delhi (370 km.) by rail or road, via Kalka. If its by rail, then you change trains at Kalka. The journey from Kalka to Shimla by the narrow gauge mountain railway will remain etched in your memory forever !

Shimla to Manali is a fantastic 260 km. route passing through the most exquisite scenery ever ! The Palchan village which rickshawwallah mentioned is a little above Manali and you can hire a taxi from Manali to get there.

Am attaching a picture of my wife and myself at Palchan; this was in March, 1995. It had snowed the previous evening at Manali and Palchan.
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need more details

Thankyou Shimla

You have given me a clear picture of Shimla...this is the place i lwish to visit with my wife.
You are doing fantastic role in this forum., i reaally appreciate you.
I need more details of Shimla & Palchan ,can you give me details of expected expenses,also please give some hints about the good and bad things over there in Shimla and Palchan.
What is the nature of the peoples, hotels, resorts.
Is there any trouble makers,thieves etc.
How many hours need to travel from delhi to Shimla, what are the must see places there...etc

One more thing, how can i make sure that there will be snow falling in 2005-May.

Best Regards
Thanks in anticipation
Jemshy
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snow-forecast.com has online temperature, snowfall maps like this one . there is also a free email alert for snowfall that lists among others something that may be Manali (funny spelling).
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Hello Jemshy,

Thanks for your compliments; but I'm just one of the many many helpful members on this forum.

Generally speaking, Himachal Pradesh is a very safe place for travellers. The one exception may be remote parts of Kullu and Parvati valley which are famed for hashsih growing and where of course, you need not venture !

1. Shimla - a sublime hill station at 2205Mts. in the Shivaliks, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is a subtle amalgamation of past and present; traces of Raj history co-exist with Domino's Pizza joints!! This place combines the charms of a hill town with the amenities of a modern city to make your visit a fulfilling one !
You can take the overnight Kalka Mail from Delhi Jn. station to Kalka. Journey time approx. 6.5 hours. At Kalka change over to the connecting narrow gauge mountain train Shivalik Deluxe Express, which covers the 96 kms. to Shimla in 4 hours. You'll be in Shimla by 10.00 a.m.
Accomodation to suit all budgets is available in plenty at Shimla; this needs to be pre- booked if you're planning a visit from April to June; October to November; and during X'Mas&New Year.

2. Palchan is a delightful village very near the famous hill-town of Manali. I do not know about the resort which rickshawwallah mentioned, hence cannot comment on it. You have the option of staying at Manali rather than at Palchan and I strongly suggest doing so, as from Manali you can also visit Vashisht, Jagatsukh,Naggar and Manikarn.
There are close to 400 hotels in Manali, so accomodation is never a problem, except in peak season.

There is no need to be unduly alarmed about thieves, etc. in Himachal, but the normal precautions apply. Prevention is always far better than cure !!

I hope you find the above useful. Do PM me anytime for any more information.
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Hello Shimla,
thanks for your information.
Can you give details for must see places in Shimla & Manali.
How many days in Manali & Shimla need to see all those places,can i hire taxi there with out driver.What is the expense for the same.
As you adviced before I am planning to reach Shimla by train from Delhi then Kalka.In shimla i will hire a taxi without driver.Is it economical?
I need your advice to make my tour most economical.
Mr.shimla What do you think, are we need a tourist guide to see the places is it worthful ?Can we do our sight seeing our selves with a tourist map.
which is the best place to stay in Shimla & Manali during our trip.
Please dont forget i want to go to the panchal which rickshawallah mentioned.
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Originally Posted by jemshy Hello Shimla,
thanks for your information.
Can you give details for must see places in Shimla & Manali.
How many days in Manali & Shimla need to see all those places,can i hire taxi there with out driver.What is the expense for the same.
As you adviced before I am planning to reach Shimla by train from Delhi then Kalka.In shimla i will hire a taxi without driver.Is it economical?
I need your advice to make my tour most economical.
Mr.shimla What do you think, are we need a tourist guide to see the places is it worthful ?Can we do our sight seeing our selves with a tourist map.
which is the best place to stay in Shimla & Manali during our trip.
Please dont forget i want to go to the panchal which rickshawallah mentioned.
Jemshy,

Must see places in Shimla - EVERYTHING !!! A week is not enough to savour the charms of this favourite place of mine!! And I'm serious, not joking at all.

Must see places in Manali - River Beas, Mall Road, Hadimbaa Temple, Old Manali, Club House, Walks in the Manali woods, Vashisht hot water springs, walk along the Beas left bank upto Jagatsukh Temple. Alot four days for Manali and a further day each for Palchan, Naggar and Manikarn.

I will not advise taking a taxi, you can easily do your sightseeing around Shimla and around Manali either on foot( for the nearby places) or by Himachal Tourism's deluxe coaches(for the far off ones). You will miss the charms of Himachal if you do not do any exploring on foot ! From Shimla to Manali you can commute by HPTDC deluxe coach or ordinary state transport buses.

A tourist guide is NOT AT ALL necessary ! Take a map and explore on your own. The pleasure of doing so is indescribable !!!

Places to stay will depend on your budget - however, personal recommendations are Hotel Holiday Home at Shimla; and Hotel Beas at Manali. HHH is sligtly on the expensive side, so if you prefer a cheaper alternative at Shimla then consider Hotel Crystal Palace on Cart Road.
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shimla ...i thankyou again.and again..
I am plaanning a circuit which covers places shimla, Manali and kullu.
my visit will be in early or end of May and i will spend 7 days.
Is it good time to visit these three places in May,how can i book the hotel rooms.Please help me.
Earlier i told about my dream(want to see snow falls),will my dream become fulfill.
If house boats are there, please tell me about the tariff, facilites..etc.
I want to know more about ROHTANG PASS..actually what is that?
i saw one picture(pls see attachement).can you give me details about this place, is it easy to go there by my tour circuit.
{I want to see the beauty of great Himalaya ....}
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May is a peak season for travel in Himachal and you will have to pre-book everything from trains to hotels to deluxe coaches. Not the ideal month in which to travel !

Though its still far too early for you to even think of booking, you can book on-line for trains through http://www.irctc.co.in 60 days in advance excluding the date of journey and your hotels one month in advance through HPTDC's website http://www.hptdc.nic.in

There are no houseboats in Himachal, they are found only in J&K and Kerala.

Snow fall in May at Shimla, Kullu and Manali is most unlikely, but who can predict nature's moods?

Rohtang pass is just that - a mountain road pass ! People flock there to play in the fallen snow. It is snowbound for most of the year and is open to traffic only at certain periods. Certainly worth visiting in May/June. This can be easily aproached from Manali by share taxi / deluxe coach.

7 days for Shimla, Kullu and Manali together are too few, you should double the stay if possible.
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Historically, Rothang have been very unforgiving against some attempts to cross in the wrong weather : the name means "plain of corpses". Further north you also find Rolang Thang : plain of ghosts.

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