Himachal Pradesh Highlights
Destination Covered : Delhi – Shimla – Kullu – Manali – Dharamshala – Chandigarh – Delhi
DAY 01 : DELHI – SHIMLA BY ROAD 380 KMS 8 HOURS DRIVE
Morning leave for Shimla. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Shimla. Shimla. One of the most popular hill resorts of the north.The town is situated at an altitude of 6810 ft, initially chosen as a sanatorium for invalid European officers, but soon developed into a big hill town and became the summer capital of the country. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : SHIMLA
Morning full day city tour of Shimla including visits of Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained glass – windows of Christ Church which was built in the 1850 ‘s . Afternoon excursion to Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty. Return to Shimla for overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 : SHIMLA – MANALI BY ROAD 265 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
DAY 04 : MANALI
Walk through town visiting newly constructed Buddhist Monastery. Hadimba Devi temple – It is small temple situated in the dense forest is very intresting . Hadimba is said to be the wife of Bhima from the epic of Mahabharata. On the way up to the village you come upon the Vashist hot baths where a natural sulphar spring is piped into a modern bath – house. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05 : MANALI
Full day tour of Rohtang Pass – The majesty of the mountains and the glaciers can be seen at their best, you have next two hours to enjoy this snowy haven. Take a sledge ride down the slopes, try your luck climbing the little snowhills. On you’re descents to Manali, halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley.The Magnificent views and natural beauty are a never – ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi, Ralha falls, Nehru Kund. Return to the hotel for Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 : MANALI – DHARAMSHALA BY ROAD 235 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Dharamshala where low rolling hills criss crossed by narrow fast flowing streams, scores of tiny hamlets , lush tea gardens and paddy fields with the backdrop of the Majestic Dhauladhar Mountains. Enroute visit Chamunda Devi temples. After settling into the resort, explore the town, replete with Tibetan culture and the residence of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Overnight at hotel in Dharamshala.
DAY 07 : DHARAMSHALA
Imbibe the magic of the ‘White Ranges’ and of history and nature as much as you can while visiting the Tibetan Monastery, St. John’s church in the wilderness, Trichund Peak, Odichi huts, Dal lake, Naddi. Shop in the bazaar for Tibetan handicrafts in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 08 : DHARAMSHALA – CHANDIGARH BY ROAD 252 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
DAY 09 : CHANDIGARH
Morning sightseeing tour of Chandigarh, the best – planned city of India , designed by renowned French architect Le Corbuiser. Here visit Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake , Sector 17 Market etc. Overnight at hotel
DAY 10 : DELHI – CHANDIGARH 200 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon leave for Delhi drop at Delhi