Shimla/Sarahan vs Almora/Kausani vs Darjeeling/Pelling. Help!

#1 Jun 13th, 2009, 06:04
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Hi guys,

I've got one week to spend between one of these pairs of places in the Himalayas and I can't decide which is best. Please help.

Getting there isn't an issue but once there I'm looking for good views of snow caps, interesting day trips (monasteries, temples etc) and - as much as possible - hassle free travel between the places. It would be great to hear from those with experience of these things/places.

Time wise I'm looking at the first week of October if that helps in terms of where will have the best views. Really hope someone can help!!
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#2 Jun 15th, 2009, 09:43
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Difficult to choose actually, both have their different flavors now darjeeling/pelling is for mindblowing view of kanchendzonga, shimla/sarahan urban himachal and almora kausani again himalaya at its best.
if you ask me pls choose what you want then if you cant simply do a coin toss .
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Hi,

I've heard that after monsoon, so October, is best time to go to these places but I've also heard reports of people being there a week and it just being damp and getting no view. I realise it's quite unpredictable but does anyone know, are the chances of clear views better at one place than the other at the beginning of october?
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thanks,

I've decided I'm actually gonna do Shimla/Sarahan and maybe Kalpa too as I'm coming from Rajasthan and with a bit of careful planning can fit my whole time together quite nicely with this arrangement.
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good you have decided. shimla sarahan is a nice option,from shimla you can go to sarahan via Kufri, Fagu, Narkanda Rampur, night stay in Rampur. i guess you can drive to manikaran as well but the road condition is supposed to be bad.
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hi,

Yeah, I had thought about heading up to Kullu and Manali but that wouldn't be possible with Sarahan too and after 3 weeks around places like Khajuraho, Agra, Udaipur and Jodhpur I think I might be ready for a few more peaceful days and I hear Manali is pretty crowded, especially in October. Plus I only have one week from arriving in Shimla before I gotta go back to Delhi and fly to the UK.

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