We always wait eagerly for the long/extended weekends to fall in place, when we can plan our road trips. Road trip for us is one of the most exciting things to do in our leisure time. What all you need is a car, few friends, a camera, a pen drive loaded with melodious songs of all time and loads of food items to munch on all along.
Last January, it was Shimla and Kasauli for us. It is declared as the summer capital of British India.
The best part of a road trip includes: You can stop by anytime you want, click pictures (I personally love this thing :)), you can enjoy the small stalls of tea and trust me you cannot get such amazing tea that you start loving your ride even more & another thing which I like the most when I am on a road trip with my loved ones is I’m with my loved ones only with no one else along.
Here, you get a feeling as if you have reached heaven. You definitely need to visit Kufri, which is just 16km from central Shimla. It serves as a best place to experience skiing during the winters.
The highest peak in Kufri also known as Mahasu Peak, was covered with beautiful flora which makes it another famous tourist hot spot in here.
I love visiting historic places, especially the palaces. Kotkhai Palace is located in the valley of Kotkhai, near Shimla. It is constructed in Tibetan infrastructure which looks amid beautiful and the natural surrounding beauty which makes it a perfect place for getting you pictured in frames 🙂
How to reach Shimla from Delhi: You can choose the following route- Delhi -> Panipat -> Karnal -> Ludhiana -> Panchkula -> Solan ->Shimla. On this route, many petrol pumps, pharmacies, ATMs and road-side dhabas are located. You can just stuff yourself in your car for heading to Shimla. It is going to take you around 6 hours to cover the distance of 371.2Km and reach Shimla from Delhi. It took us 8 hours, because we love our road trips this way only (stopping by a lot, enjoying the natural scenery , eating on every passing by dhabas 😀 and clicking a lot of pictures…after all travelling is all about creating memories)
It is better to travel well than to arrive- Buddha