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
Day 01 – DELHI TO SHIMLA (370KMS)
Arrive Delhi and transfer by road to Shimla (343 Kms / 8
hrs) the former summer capital of British India, set
amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains
which offers some of the most stunning views of the
mighty Himalayas. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 –SHIMLA – KUFRI - SHIMLA
Morning tour of Shimla - 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, evening free to
enjoy the scenic beauty of Kufri. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 – SHIMLA TO MANALI (260kms)
In the morning drive to Manali a 7/8 Hours drive
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
Morning proceed for a half day tour of Manali
visiting Hadimba Devi Temple – built in the tranquil and
serene woods, Vashisth Bath, Tibetan Monastery, and
Roerich art Gallery. In the afternoon half day tour of
Naggar Castle and local Bazaar. Return to the hotel for
Day 05 – MANALI
Full day tour of Rohtang Pass
(AT OWN COST)
– 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.
Day 06 – MANALI TO DHARAMSALA (235kms)
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala. Arrive
Dharamshala and check in at hotel. After you will visit
Baijnath - the oldest existing Shiva temple in the
War Memorial, Kanga Art Museum, Dally Lake, McLeodganj,
St. Johns Church etc. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 07 – DHARAMSALA TO DALHOUSIE (143kms)
Morning after breakfast departs for Dalhousie (4
hrs.). 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
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
Day 09 – DALHOUSIE TO PATHANKOT (CHAKKIBANK)
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and proceed
for Chakkibank. Drop at Railway Station. TOUR END