SHIMLA Situated in the north-west Himalayas, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Spread across 12 kms along a ridge that overlooks terraced hillsides and cultivations, Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from Kalka. Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as Skiing, Trekking, Fishing and Golfing etc.
MANALI Once called the "end of the habitable world," Manali is an important Shimla Hillshill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Besides offering quite a few places for sightseeing, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. In brief, Manali-the veritable "valley of the Gods"-is an ideal place for the ones in search of both adventure and comfort.
DHARAMSALA - stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a
magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine
forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. The snow line
is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamsala than any
other hill station in India. Dharamsala now really has
become international, with a number of Tibetan
settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the
‘Dalai Lama'. Dharamsala is divided into two distinct
parts : lower Dharamsala the civil and business area
with Courts and Kotwali bazaar and upper Dharamsala
composed of places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj.
DALHOUSIE - Dalhousie is a quiet town, with a
sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over
five low-level hills at the western edge of the
Dhauladhar range, just east of the Ravi River. The
picturesque town is interspersed with the colonial-era
buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The
pine-covered slopes around it are intersected with paths
and treks, which are ideal for short undemanding walks.
The gateway to the Chamba Valley, this colonial town was
established in 1854 by
the British governor-general Lord Dalhousie. Covering an
area of 14 sq.-km and surroundedby alpine vegetation,
Dalhausie has charming architecture and panoramic views
of both plains and the whitecapped views of the
01 – DELHI – SHIMLA (380 Km / 10 hrs Drive)
In the morning drive to Shimla. Shimla perched at 7000
feet above sea level, The heady combinations of Chill
mountain air, orchards and colonial charms still make
Shimla a dream get away. Upon arrival check-in to your
hotel, Full day city tour – The Ridge – famous for its
neo – Gothic structures, Lakkar Bazaar - popular for its
wood crafts and souvenirs , Jakhoo Hill, St. Michael’s
Cathedral and State Museum. for Overnight stay in Shimla
DAY 02: SHIMLA CITY TOUR
Morning tour of Shimla -. Kalabadevi 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, evening free to enjoy the
scenic beauty of Kufri. Overnight at Hotel in Shimla.
DAY 03: SHIMLA - MANALI
(360 KM / 10 HRS DRIVE)
In the morning drive to Manali take you to the valley of
Gods, is a combination of natural splendor and rich
cultural heritage. On arrival check-in at the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: MANALI - LOCAL SIGHT SEEING
Walk through town visiting newly constructed Buddhist Monastery. Hadimba Devi temple-It is small temple situated in the dense forest is very interesting . Hadimba is said to be the wife of Bhima from the epic of Mahabharata. Vashist, it is an extremely picturesque little place clinging to the steep hill side. 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. Dinner and Overnight at Manali.
DAY 05: MANALI - ROHTANG PASS
(AT OWN COST)
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 snow hills. 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 stay at Manali.
Day 06 – MANALI TO
DHARAMSALA (225 KM/8 HRS DRIVE)
In the morning drive to Dharamshala, on arrival check in
at the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 07 – DHARAMSHALA –DALHOUSIE (95 KM/4 HRS)
Morning after breakfast depart for Dalhousie .
Situated at 2039 mts in the outer slope s of the Dhaula
Dhar range with its natural beauty and natural
surroundings. On arrival check- in at the hotel. Rest of
the day for leisure and shopping. Overnight at the
DAY 08 – DALHOUSIE – KHAJJIAR – DALHOUSIE
Full day sightseeing to Khajjiar, 18 kms from.
Dalhousie. Its one of the most scenic saucer shaped
Plateau and is surrounded by dense pine and deodar
forests, its beauty has further been enhanced by a small
lake in the center with a floating island and 9-hole
golf course here are the other interesting places to
cover. Return to Dalhousie and overnight at the hotel.
09 – DALHOUSIE –
AMRITSAR (191KM / 5 HRS)
Breakfast we checkout from Dalhousie and proceed for
Amritsar by road on arrival checkin at hotel and later
visit Indo-Pak Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat
Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30
Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the
evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from
both countries march in perfect drill, going through the
steps of bringing down their respective national flags.
As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervour rises and
lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst
thunderous applause. Return to hotel. Overnight stay in
DAY 10 – AMRITSAR
After breakfast. Start your full day city tour with
the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh
shrine which is also called Mecca for the Sikhs is a
living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions
of the Sikhs.
Jallianwala Bagh- where, on April 13, 1919, British and
Gurkha soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden
gathering, killing hundreds of civilians. After lunch
visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum- The
summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh which is situated
in the heart of Ram Bagh, Amritsar. Overnight at
DAY 11 – AMRITSAR TO RAILWAY
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and drop at
Railway Station / Airport. TOUR END