Me and my wife is planning to visit Delhi, Shimla and Manali during the period November 30th - December 30th. Below is the itnerary that we have narrowed down to.
Nov 30th- Arrive in delhi by afternoon. Visit Red Fort, Qutab Minar and India Gate.
Dec 1st- Take the 6am shatbdhi to Agra Cantt. Visit Taj Mahal and other places in Agra. Board the 8:45pm Shatbdhi back to delhi
Dec 2nd - Take the 7:40am Kalka Shatbdhi from New Delhi to kalka. After getting down at Kalka at 11:45am, board the Himalayan Queen to Simla at 12:10pm. Arrive Simla in th evening. Stroll in the ridge and check-in
Dec 3rd - Spend the day in Simla (??)
Dec 4th - Depart for Manali from Simla in the morning
Dec 5th - Spend the day in Manali
Dec 6th - Spend the day in Manali
Dec 7th - Spend the day in Manali and leave for delhi in the evening
Dec 8th- Arrive in delhi in the morning
I have a few questions: (will try to keep it short and simple)
1)On dec 4th, we are planning to depart from Manali by bus in the morning on some suggestions by some travel experts. Wont we waste an entire day for travel?
2) My wife is quite a adventourous person and she wants to engage in adventorous activities especially river rafting. Please let me know whether it will be available. Also what are the other activities available in Manali.
4) Finally would appreciate if i get some advice on the good budget hotels in Delhi ( prefer closer to railway station ), simla and manali.
Also kindly review the plan and advice if any amendements needs to be done
Thanks in advance