The much awaited holiday season is here! Vacationers are looking eagerly for a perfect place to treat themselves to a great gateway. Himachal as usual is warming up for a very welcoming Christmas and New Year’s bash this year.
If you are up for a vacation in Shimla during Christmas you will be waking up to the melodious sound of 111 year old pipe organ on Christmas morning. It is one of the fascinations of spending Christmas and New Year in the queen of hills. The pipe organ which was installed at Christ Church on September 23rd 1899 is believed to be the oldest working instrument in the world.
Another fervent reason which draws tourists to Shimla and its vicinity, around Christmas is the hope of snowfall – an impeccably white blanket. Who knows you might just get lucky this time! Shimla looks glorious in every season by the way. But it is during snowfall when it turns into a scintillating fairy-tale town. Every nook and corner of this town becomes a work of art.
Shimla gives you a very Christmassy feel which you seldom feel anywhere else. Mall Road is all lit with sparkling lights, merriment and the whole festive feel. Shopper can avail seasonal discounts, while foodies can feast at various eateries and dinning place here.
Going Beyond Shimla
The higher reaches, beyond Shimla to some extend stay snow covered around the holiday season. So if you really want to witness a snowy Christmas and New Year, you should head to places further from Shimla. The most accessible tourist hotsp
ots to enjoy the fun and frolic of holiday season, that too with snow includes: – Naldehra, Manali, Kufri, Khajjiar, Fagu and Narkanda. The more remote places, which are bound by heavy snowfall, remain closed and inaccessible during this time.
Most Importantly – Remember These Tips
It is Himachal’s peak tourist season during Christmas and New Year. This means you need to plan as early as possible. It is always advised to book your accommodation way in advance if you want to have a worry fee vacation in Shimla or its vicinity. Most hotels and resorts remain fully booked, leaving thin chance for walk-in customers.Parking is a constant problem in hilly regions and you might not want spend the entire night looking for suitable place to park your vehicle. So keep this factor in mind.Traffic gets a bit heavy during this season. It would be more convenient for you to arrive at your destination one day early.Though oft repeated, pack adequate clothing and shoes to bear weather’s brunt comfortably.
If you want to tread to high altitude destinations during winters in your own vehicle then consider – road condition, weather conditions and health issues. Take extra fuel, food and driver to meet any exigency.
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