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Christmas and New Year Party: Manali vs. Shimla

Christmas and New Year Party in Manali vs Shimla

Christmas and New Year Party in Manali vs Shimla

There are very few places, where you leave a part of you forever. Manali is one of them. It is a hotspot of activities –adventure, nature trails, trekking, hiking, mountaineering, scenic expanses and everything you can imagine.

I love this place , but what I tell is without any bias for this destination. This is what I have felt with my travel experience to this place in recent years, especially around New Year and Christmas.

Shimla, no doubt is a very popular, year-round travel destination. But Christmas and New Year makes it very crowded, with tourist coming from all over India. In peak time, many tourists without advance booking don’t even find right accommodation in Shimla.

All hotels, resorts and even homestays remain booked throughout during this time. The traffic conditions worsen around this time and there are fewer parking places in Shimla. Such things can sometimes make Shimla less suitable for a thoroughly enjoyable New Year and Christmas celebration.

I have always fancied the idea of enjoying snowfall during this time. But the chance of getting fresh snowfall in Shimla is very rare during this time.

Manali, on the other hand is away from the maddening crowd, surrounded by high rising mountains and refreshing banks of river Beas. It is an ideal destination for people looking to celebrate a long and extended Christmas and New Year.

Accommodations are usually never a problem and come with good parking facilities. Manali receives season’s fresh snowfall early and dons a white cover during New Year. There is abundance of snow related activities for you to enjoy. Snow, mountains, celebrations, spirited parties and a truly relaxing time – what else can one ask for on a New Year eve.

Manali is becoming a hugely popular destination for this year’s celebrations. Advance booking is highly recommended. If you have any inquiries you can send them at –, we will be happy to revert! You can also browse through the exclusive packages to Manali specially designed for New Year and Christmas.

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