Here''s the list of Do''s and Don''t in Shimla and Malini:DONTs-----------1. Do not buy Kesar or Shilajeet. No matter how much they persuade, it''s all dup.2. Do not hire a photographer no matter what he says they charge 60/- per photo and don''t stop taking snaps. They easily bill you around 1000/- just few low grade photographs.3. Which ever hotel you have booked always read the reviews on net and stick to what other say. Don''t go to snow valley resort(Manali) we made a mistake.4. Avoid travel at night in private vehicles, road are dangerous. 5. Avoid buying Shawls or things that are available at your hometown.DOs-------1. Carry warm clothes between Oct till March.2. Carry a Video camera to shoot especially while traveling in and out of Shimla and Manali. Keep at least 3 hrs of recording time reserved for capturing your scenic journey.3. If you are hiring a vehicle from Delhi make sure you hire driver having experience of hill side driving.4. Don''t miss para gliding and try to fit it in your budget. It''s lot of fun.