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Himachal Pradesh in 3rd wk of January

Posted by Suni | Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:15 pm

I plan a trip to HP pn and after 3rd week of january next yr.are the roads open that time.is there any possibility of suddenly closing of rd due to snow fall though i want to sea snow and that is why i choose january.we will be two adilts start from kolkata.can you chalk out a
tour pogram for us. Thanks and happy diwali to all members and guest of hq.

Re: Himachal Pradesh in 3rd wk of January

Posted by A m | Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:42 am

Decise on ur mode of travel. Suggest SUV after Manali for higher reaches as roads will be snowbound at some places, slushy, muddy or even severely damaged. Plan to go to Kaza, Kellong too of u enjoy pristine beauty but first find out if the roads will be open by mid Jan. They are generally closed from mid-Nov. HP Tourism office is in kolkata. If you ike adventure and local flavour, and if both are male, youngish, you can even plan local bus journeys instead of taking cab. It is plenty of fun. Similarly, if u want to stay at local homes, rather than hotels, there are options starting from 500 bucks a day. Explore HP websites for more options. Even roadways timings, online ticketing facilities are available.

Re: Himachal Pradesh in 3rd wk of January

Posted by Abhijit | Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:22 am

Sorry no exp in winter . It should be open to reach Shimla from Chandigarh. May be frm Shimla to further up like Manali etc needs to be reviewed once u r in shimla. In Manali Rohatang Pass wud be challenge based on the situation. Ck HP tourism bulletin regularly.

To enjoy snow fall it happens in May also. One has to be lucky.

Prefer to travel in Mar, chances r bright as u can go out & enjoy the same. In Jan may be u have 2 enjoys from window????

Best of Luck...


Re: Himachal Pradesh in 3rd wk of January

Posted by Vijay | Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:41 pm

Hi Suni, Himachal in 3rd. week will be full of snow. Roads upto Shimla or Manalli will generaly be open. Beyond Simla or Manalli It will depend on weather. keep extra days in hand. As during snow fall generaly difficult to drive. if heavy snowfall , road gets closed.
best will be, go to simla and from there , depending on weather plan further trips. Pleanty of options available from Simla.

Re: Himachal Pradesh in 3rd wk of January

Posted by R k pathak | Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:28 pm

Though you enjoy visit to Shimla however there is chances of road blockade

Re: Himachal Pradesh in 3rd wk of January

Posted by Anuprasad | Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:27 pm

Hi! Suni,
Happy Deepawai.
How to reach Shimla - there are several option. Option 1 - From Howrah by 12311 Kalka Mail upto Klaka then Kalka to Shimla by Shivalik Delux Express- it's toy train but without travel in this train, you will miss some wonderful experience. Else you may opt for hired taxi from Kalka to Shimla, it's 90 Km drive takes 3 hrs approx. must do advance reservation for Shivalik Express thro IRCTC. Option 2 - From Howrah to Delhi by Train & from Delhi to Shimla by bus or avail any train for Kalka from Delhi. Option 3 - Fly to Chandigarh from Kolkata then Chandigarh to Shimla by Bus or hired taxi. For hired taxi you may contact Mangatji of Shimla Taxi Union, mobile no. 9816169021. Shimla Taxi Union provide most reasonable rate in HP. You may also contact Kalka Taxi Union. Kalka to Chandigarh distance only 25 KM.
Shimla tour during end of January will give you different experience of snow. As your are both adult & having no child - so you should go on that time which one may not dare to go HP in Shimla in winter with little child. In Jan or Feb - my opinion one should go for Tribal Circuit i.e. Shimla-Sarhan-Sangla-Kalpa for details visit http://hptdc.nic.in/cir04.htm (there are 8 tour prog given, you may chalk out as per your convenient). January - February is best time get flavour of apple garden of Himachal.

Re: Himachal Pradesh in 3rd wk of January

Posted by Sumit | Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:27 am

Well, roads to places like Rohtang Pass would be closed. Normal destinations like Simla, Manali would likely be open, barring exceptions. You can experience snowfall in Manali, so do not worry. Carry heavy woolens.

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