Himachal Pradesh, as the name suggests, is the state located among the majestic mountain range of the Himalayas. It’s the land of serene beauty, unexplored trails and ethnic enlightenment. If you are making a plan of visiting the Land of the Gods, you should never miss two cities of this beautiful state -- Shimla and Manali. The picturesque views from these two towns helps you de-clutter your mind.
If Shimla reminds you of a gateway to the mesmerizing mountain range, Manali is the gateway to world famous Parvati and Solang valleys. While Manali will show you its adventurous side of paragliding, rafting and mountaineering, Shimla shows the British architecture, town planning and a combination of colonial and modern setup.
Tourists from across the world come in large numbers to these two cities to soak in the culture that is very popular in their countries. To go to Manali from Shimla you can book a cab on one-way or return journey plan at very affordable rates. If you are looking to visit these two cities, you can book Shimla Cab’s Shimla Manali tour package at a very reasonable price. Our fleet of cars includes Economy, AC Car, Non-AC car, Sedan Class cars and SUVs.
This package is for all types of travelers; from solo travelers to honeymooners and people who want to enjoy some quality time with their families and friends.
The two cities are filled with sightseeing spots and if you are looking to cover maximum of this trip, hiring a cab is the best decision as it will save you time and the hassle of finding your transport option.
Manali, nestled in the mountains near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley. The town is about 270 km north of the state capital, Shimla, about 300 km north east of Chandigarh and 544 km (338 miles) northeast of Delhi, the national capital.
Places to visit
Vashisht Baths: Vashisht Baths are a must visit for people going to Manali. Situated inside the famous Vashisht Temple, this bath is a hot water spring. The water of this spring is believed to possess medicinal values. The Vashish Baths is also known as Vashisht Springs. There are arrangements for separate bathing areas for men and women.
Solang Valley: A trip to Manali is not considered complete without visiting the beautiful Solang Valley. At 14 kilometres to the North West of the main town of Manali, Solang Valley is situated on the way to Rohtang from Manali. The valley is a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts with options like parachuting to paragliding and horse riding.
Hadimba Temple: This is the temple dedicated to Bhima’s wife and Ghatotkachh’s mother Hidimba Devi. The architecture of the temple is completely different from that of any of the other temples, with its wooden doorways, walls, and cone-shaped roof. The magnificent temple also holds a very great monumental importance to Hindu pilgrims as it is a part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata
Himachal State Museum: The Himachal State Museum will take you back to the state history with its collection of ancient historical sculptures, paintings, coins, handicrafts, photos, and other items from all over the state. The museum’s building, a colonial architecture with sprawling gardens all around, is one of the best places to visit in Shimla. It has over 9000 objects in the collection and some of the popular galleries present here are Indian archeology, Himachal archaeology, Prehistoric objects, Wood Carvings, Monuments, Photographs, Bronzes, Arms Gallery, Gandhi Gallery, Philatelic, Anthropological, Pahari Miniature Paintings, Rajasthan Paintings, Contemporary Art, and Wall Paintings Gallery.
Jakhoo Temple: Another high point of Shimla, the temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is on Jakhoo Hill set amidst the lush green background of the Shivalik hill ranges. The temple has the world's biggest Hanuman statue and it can be seen from most parts of Shimla.
Legend says it that Hanuman took some rest at the very place when he was looking for Sanjivani Boot to revive Lakshman who fell unconscious after being hit by an arrow of Ravan’s son Indrajeet. You should book a cab to reach Jakhoo temple as it is far away from the city and it will save you the hassle of negotiating with auto drivers.