Shimla-McLeodGanj-Leh in December?

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I've been visiting Rajasthan but am looking for a break

am thinking of Shimla-McLeodGanj then Leh but am not sure of options at this time of year? are these places currently accessible?

are they easy to get to and would I go by train or deluxe bus?

I'm on a rather limited budget so not looking for luxury but at least want a sleeper

also any suggestions for accommodations in these places for under 500R per night? would like H/C shower en suite if poss.

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Shimla and Mc Leod Ganj are of course accessible but you will not ba able to get to Leh at this point of time.

Shimla: Volvo/Deluxe/Normal Buses from Delhi/Chandigarh or Train from Kalka. You can book a Shatabdi till kalka from delhi or come to Chandigarh and then board a bus to kalka.

Mc Leodganj: Volvo Bus from Delhi till Dharamshala and from there you can hire a taxi. Or alternatively you can board a normal bus from Chandigarh till dharamshala and then move to Mcleodganj.

You will need to search for accomodations 'coz advance booking would definately cost more.
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also any suggestions for accommodations in these places for under 500R per night? would like H/C shower en suite if poss.

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YMCA Shimla is good. Seven Rivers in Mcleod is cheap & Basic but nice setting. Seven Seas in Bhagsu is nice place large rooms with large bathrooms. KK
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thanks!

so if I arrive to Shimla with no advance booking will I be able to find a clean single for under 500R/night with H/C shower?

does the YMCA have singles?
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so if I arrive to Shimla with no advance booking will I be able to find a clean single for under 500R/night with H/C shower?

does the YMCA have singles?
It depends when you arrive. Prices are Seasonal. KK
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kullukid I am planning to arrive within about 2 weeks from today
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It will be no prob's finding something in Shimla for Rs500. When you get off the bus/train you'll be inundated with touts wanting to carry your bags up the steep steep hill for free, providing you stay at an hotel of their choice (not the YMCA!). KK
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If you take a rickshaw from the station to the lift,it brings you out 3 quarters of the way up the mall & you can avoid the touts.
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thanks it is useful advice!

I hope I can put this in my itinerary

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