Himachal Pradesh is among the most visited top mountain tourist places in North India, Himalayas region. It gifts you with memories that last for a lifetime. Its landscape has a lot to do with it: valleys, mountains, ancient monasteries, historical sites, lakes, mountain passes! A Himachal Pradesh tour satisfies the wanderlust in you, whatever it is you may be looking for. Pick up any Himachal travel guide, chances are you will be hooked on to it within a few minutes. The state has so much to offer, no wonder it’s a top tourist attraction in North India. Himachal Pradesh tourism has something in store for nature lovers, honeymooners, adventure lovers, history buffs and spiritual seekers. The contrast in its diversity is to be seen to be believed. You have lush valleys like Kinnaur, Kullu and Kangra & barren terrains of Lahaul & Spiti. Tales of Malana fascinate tourists as much as the Buddhist culture in Mcleodganj. Exploring Dalhousie, with its rich colonial past, is sheer delight. The famous Hill stations like Shimla, Kullu & Manali are dotted with meadows, orchards, quaint villages & rich colonial past.
Tour Name: Splendid Hills
Destinations: Delhi/Chandigarh - Shimla - Manali - Chandigarh/Delhi
Duration: 06 Nights & 07 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi / Delhi – Shimla (345 Kms / 08 Hrs.) or Arrive Chandigarh / Chandigarh – Shimla (110 Kms / 04 Hrs.)
Arrive at Delhi/Chandigarh Airport or Railway station, and drive to Shimla, via Dharampur, Solan. Check in at hotel. Evening at leisure, personal activities & relax after long journey. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 02: Shimla – Excursion to Kufri (15 Kms / 30 Mins) & Shimla Sightseeing
After Breakfast, excursion tour to Kufri. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park, poney and Yak Ride and one can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, The place is a tourist hotspot for its awesome scenic and sports activities.
At afternoon visit Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (Vice regal Lodge built in 1885). Jakhoo Temple at 2455m, this is the town's highest peak and a famous point for Shimla's famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grindlays Bank (1912) the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grindlay. At evening walk at The Scandal point & famous shopping place of Shimla ‘The Mall’ & The Ridge, later back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 03: Shimla – Manali (240 Kms / 07 Hrs.)
After breakfast you will depart by surface for Manali, en-route pass by Beas Sutlaj Link Project, Sundernagar Lake, Pandoh Dam, Beas River, Kullu valley, visit Shawl Factory at Kullu. Arrive Manali and check in at hotel. Evening at leisure & relax after long journey. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 04: Manali Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, start local Manali sightseeing tour visit Hadimba Temple built in 1553 with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof, it is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. Club House The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant makes wonderful outing for the day. Visit Manu temple which located in old Manali. Later proceeding to Vashisht village well known for its hot springs. Later visit Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar. Evening free for leisure and explore the shopping mall of Manali. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05: Manali - Excursion Tour to Rohtang Pass (Up To the Snow) (51 Kms / 02 Hrs.) & Solang Valley (44 Kms / 2 Hrs.)
A day excursion to Rohtang Pass by surface (51 kms), situated at an altitude of 3979 mtrs above sea level. Rohtang Pass is the gateway to Leh & Lahaul-Spiti valley. It affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains, Glaciers, peaks and Chandra river flows down in the Lahaul valley.Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendour. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul valley.
Visit the Solang Valley the place is also well known for adventurous sports whether summer sports or winter sports. Parachuting, skating/skiing, zorbing and paragliding are some of the famous sports played here. Few ski agencies also offer different courses as well as equipment to enjoy but these agencies are active only in winter seasons since snow melts in summer season. Later back to Manali and explore the local market. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 06: Manali – Chandigarh (300 Kms / 08 Hrs.)
Check out from hotel drive to Chandigarh. Chandigarh is the 1st planned modern city of India designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. The city was named after the mother goddess of power, Chandi. Whose temple Chandi mandir is a feature of the new city. Evening explore the Chandigarh sector 17 market. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 07: Depart Chandigarh or Delhi Drop (245 Kms / 05 Hrs.)
After breakfast check out from hotel, drive to Chandigarh/Delhi airport or train station and board flight or train back to home.
- Assistance on arrival & departure at airport or railway station.
- Accommodation at hotels/resorts as per the itinerary.
- Breakfast & Dinner at the hotels/resorts
- All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned vehicle
- Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges and interstate taxes.
- GST (5%)
- Any Airfare or Train
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
- The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
- Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
- Medical & Travel insurance
- Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
- Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
- Monument Entry Charges/Heating system/Any Local Ride Not Included.
- AC will not work in hill stations
- As per Himachal Government Ruling outsiders not go to do the Rohtang Pass & Guest Have to Take Car from union on Direct Payment Basis