Hi, We are planning a trip to HP in the first week of May. We are arriving in Pathankot by train, and plan to retain a taxi for a week and return from the same. Our tentative itinerary is 2 nights in Mcleodganj; to Khajjiar through Chamba Jot and a night in Khajjiar; a day exloring the architecture at Chamba town, the temples, stay the night in Chamba; move to Dalhousie through the route around the Chamera Dam, and a night and the following day in Dalhousie.; back to Pathankot. We were told by a tourism officer that he recommends against the night in Chamba since it gets quite warm there. Would you corroborate, or do you think its worth the warmth [[we|are architects ]]? Please send suggestions towards this itinerary. Also recommendations towards reliable contacts for the taxi would be appreciated. Regards.
Hey Everyone, after some more advise please regarding the 2nd leg of our journey…
We’ll be finishing in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan and looking to head to Himachal Pradesh. The most northern stop in Himachal Pradesh for us will be Manali.
Basically we’d like to know the best route to get us from Jaisalmer to Himachal Pradesh. We’re easy on which way to travel once we’re in Himachal Pradesh.
Places we’d like to stop in HP are Shimla, Parvati Valley, Kullu Valley, McLeod Ganj. Again advice on best routes, tips/places to see would be useful.
After this we’ll be making our way east through Uttarakhand then into Uttar Pradesh. Any information for us to look up in our research would be great!
Many thanks again, Steph & Ant
I am going to manali with my 2 year old daughter to celebrate new year,2013. please tell me what kind of precaution should have to adopt. I belong to Delhi and catching the volvo on 30.12.201 from Delhi, what kind of precautions should I needed during journey in Volvo and after reaching in manali????????
Hi everyone ! Near to McLeod Ganj , on the top of the hill there is a monastery - I don't know the name - where are organizing Buddhism course . I'm looking for their website . Do you know anyone this website ? Thank you , All the best :) yedi
Hello friends, I am leaving delhi today and will reach mandi by tomorrow morning. Plan is to see Prashar Lake... anyone want to join in along with me can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or i can be contacted at +91-09871938631 Hoping to meet some of you either in Mandi or for the journey to Prashar Lake
hello folks we are 4 adults and 3 kids aged 4,10 and 11 please help me plan a trip .
Hello Friends, I went 4 time to Kheerganga & tosh, now I want to go Pulga, Kalga & upper valley of Pin Parvati. Please suggest me to reach there. I want a travel companion who joined me & enjoy the trekking. regards, Gurteg SP
.....there have now started a lot of parties up there which I do not want. I am in McLeod at the moment and finding it too noisy and busy. Can somebody please let me know the situation there please before I decide to make a move up there? Many thanks
Hello everybody We will travel with my wife north India from start of june until mid july and want to visit Rishikesh ,Shimla and Manali. I would like to have an advise of somebody who came in this places at this time to know what is the best when I arrive to Delhi. First I thought to do like 2 weeks in each cities in the order I wrote just before but after reading different books or forum I saw that on the 3 rd week of June the moonson is very hard in Manali so I though I could take a plane in Delhi to arrive cloth to Manali in begin of June and go done to Rishikesh in July. Some other website say the opposite ! Waiting for your advice Best regards
I am planning to go to Manali from delhi for 9 days from 21st April and try some sport like Paragliding,skiing,trekking and rafting and stay in camps. How will be the temperature there? Will there be enough snow? Has anyone tried rafting in beas before?Howz it? Though I am not finding a travel companion.I do not want to cancel my trip,hoping some positive replies on this forum. Ankita
Hi Friends, We are planning for a honeymoon trip in the month of March and want some advice from you. Thinking to go to any one of the places given below.please direct me on them. 1) Shimla, Dharamsala and Manali or 2) Kerala or 3)Ooty and adjoining Please guide me considering the below things... a) Have got only a week days time.. b) Dont want trip to be tiresome.. c) The most important thing is that we must have time for ourselves apart from site seeing and return to Delhi. We are okay to see a single place(which is worth seeing) near to Delhi and enjoy ones company.... Please help me out and reply ASAP... hoping for a decent and valuable reply Thanks in Advance.
I am thinking of going to Dharmasala in the first two weeks of November. Would that be too cold? What is the average temperature there at that time of year? Does it snow there at that time of year?
Can anyone tell me if its safe to take taxi to catch night train from Dharamsala to Pathankot at 2300hrs? Otherwise, how long is the taxi ride? Thanks
How many minimum days ( 1, 2, 3, ...) one should need to see Shimla. We are party of 4 are planning to visit shimla during the month of November, 2011.
tell about the view of Beas.
Hi, We are planning a tour to Himachal Pradesh (Shimala, Manali, etc.) in November 2011. We will be having small kids (2-4 yrs) with us. So, just wanted to know how would be the weather there in November 2nd week. Mehul
My friends B'Day in july. I decided to plan trip in Shimla to gift her. Please help me regarding the same!
Hi we are a family of 5 adults and 1 kid of 2 years.we plan to visit leh-ladakh in 2012.around teh same time we wish to visit SRINAGAR,KULLU-MANALI,SHIMLA,DHARAMSALA,DALHOUSIE etc .We need advise on the following: 1) Is feb -march months ok for travelling this region.what will the weather be like ?otherwise which will be the best season to visit. 2)any itenerary suggestions for 8 days.we would like to cover watever possible places as this could be our 1 and only trip to this region. 3)any recommendations for any good tour operators/guide who can arrange everything. 4)an other tips and suggestions? Thanks a lot in advance Kind regards
I want know whether i can get a cottage to stay at Simla for 4 days, two adult two kids, please send me the details with photos.
Hi, everybody, I will visit Kulu, Manali and Dharamsara soon in the mid of April. Could you tell about how is the temparature then ? I checked some internet sight to find out, but each of them say diffurent things. One said daytime temparature up to 32c, and another said 17c. Is it possible the daytime temparature in Manali is same as Delhi ? I don't think so. Please give me the exact information. And how about weather ? Sunny or Rain ? I would appreciate your help very much.
Hi, This is my first post on this forum so heres a brief about myself. I am a 29 yr old guy from Mumbai; currently between jobs and looking for a backpacking trip to Himachal Pradesh or Uttaranchal. I have time on hand so am flexible with the dates but would like to begin as early as possible to avoid the xmas and new year tourist peaks. Anyone interested in backpacking and 1 day treks or even campings, please contact me here or on my email id email@example.com Bye
I was wondering what time of year is best to visit Mcleod Ganj, for good weather, or oyher reasons.
What is current weather in Shimla and Manali.. will traveling in end of oct... any idea about shimla and manali.. will it snow fall ????
i plan to visit kullu manali but i don't have any idea about this place.how far manali is from delhi?
Hi all I'm on the lookout for a tour package which combines some trekking/natural/wildlife aspects (I'm an ultra-beginner, who has done, for all intents and purposes, no trekking whatsoever)as well as the monasteries in the region. I am looking for something in early December. Alternatively, any suggestions on how to structure an itinerary independently? I will be travelling alone, and am looking at about 2 weeks in the area. Ideally, I'd like to be able to do a travel trip, rather than a tourist trip (so, if there are homestay suggestions, for instance, I'd be happy to hear of those too!). So, if it is tour suggestions, one which allows you time to go off and explore for yourself would be great. Thanks in advance!
we are travelling to manali and going on trekking ie the hamta pass beginning of september this year would like to know the temperatures day and night and suggestion of clothing to take
Does anyone have any ideas for day trips (not a lot of walking )from Manali in Mid-September? What is there to do there?
Hey guys! I am visiting manali in the first week of September. What are the weather conditions like during that time? Is it usually pouring? Also, what's the average temperature? So I know what to pack for! Thanks : )
I am travelling to the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh in August (starting arnd Aug 5th). I intend to travel at a slow pace, visit schools in the villages in Lahaul district for a few hours during the day, to interact with kids, conduct small workshops/ awareness sessions, rest of the time just take in the surroundings, interact with locals at a liesurely pace. Its going to be budget travel in buses, staying at homestays etc. I intend to travel from Delhi/Chandigarh to Manali by bus, then an other bus to cross Rohtang and start with villages, Gramphoo, Sissu, Tandi, then head to Keylong and proceeds onwards to Udaipur, Trilokinath covering the villages on the way. Any company is welcome. Anybody interested in travelling to Lahaul for any number of days, or heading to Ladakh and have a couple of days to spare, around this time contact me, whether or not you have the inclination towards teaching/kids/schools. All advice regarding safety, schools, locals, routes in this area is welcome too. Thanks.
Hi everyone! We (2 ppl) are heading for Manali in mid June and would love to go for a short trek there (we were thinking about the 5-day Hamta Pass trek). We found myriad treking agencies online, but their offers are kinda rip-offs, asking for at least 2500 Rps per person per day. Is it really necessary to book these things in advance, or do you think it is doable to arrive in Manali and find some cheaper organized all-inclusive trek starting on the next day? By all-inclusive I mean that we are not planning on taking our tents, sleeping bags or anything with us to Manali. Thank you! Pavel