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Places to Visit in Shimla Manali

Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It's also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass. Planning a trip to the hills? Well, Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh offer unparalleled landscapes of snowcapped mountains, enchanting lakes, rippling rivers and guaranteed no holds barred fun. Once a summer capital of British India, Shimla still retains the charm of that Colonial era. And the other Himachali town of Manali is set on the banks of Beas river in Kullu district and is a popular honeymoon and backpacking destination. You can also easily combine the two of them in an 8-9 days trip, in any order. First of all, let’s get down to the essentials of visiting these queens of hills.