I booked 3 flight tickets to Delhi for mom, dad and bro (since I planned it 2 months earlier, I got ticket in cheapest price . i.e. Rs 2400 per person ). Oh- and yes I contacted a local travelling agent of shimla and booked a package for 4 days trip nearly 20 days before the trip and it cost me around Rs 11,000 (bargained price and it included 5 rooms and 1st day trip: From shimla [pick up point]-kufri [ scenic view on way] –kullu [scenic view on way]-manali [hotel drop], 2nd day: manali [hotel pick up] – solang valley[you need to trek on your own from there], 3rd day: manali hotel pick up- local tour– private bus stand) . Wondering why 3 days plan is shown🤔?? Well the 1st day, which was the day we reached shimla, we explored the mall road of shimla and I wanted my parents to get adapted to the weather, so I did not plan anything with our tour guide that day, only the room was arranged by them. For more details please comment below, I will get back to you.
Once my parents reached Delhi airport, I asked them to meet me near old Delhi railway station (it is near Chandni chowk metro station). They reached there within 1 hr 30 mins using subway ( cheap, safe and fast connection, after all Delhi transport connectivity is not a joke 😉). I have pre-booked 4 sleeper tickets to kalka(a month earlier) and price was so cheap (cost me only around rs 800 total) and BTW our train name was HWH-DLI-KLK MAIL and it reach Old Delhi around 9:30 pm. We all were excited to start our journey and I have packed dinner for my family, before leaving the apartment. After all home cooked food is more preferred and hygienic (my mom was not expecting that I will cook dinner for whole family😜😜) .