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Himachal Special - I

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
Dalhousie

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 mountainous ranges.

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 Overnight stay.

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 DALHOUSIE (360kms)
Morning after breakfast departs for Dalhousie (8 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 hotel.

Day 07 – 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.

Day 08 – DALHOUSIE TO CHANDIGARH (318kms)
Morning drive to Chandigarh. Arrive Chandigarh check in the hotel and now proceed to sightseeing tour of Chandigarh including Rock Garden, constructed almost entirely out of city garbage; Rose Garden 30 landscaped acres containing a variety of 1600 roses; Museum & Art Gallery housing a good collection of sculptures and paintings. Overnight at Chandigarh.

Day 09 - AIRPORT / RAILWAY STATION DROP
After breakfast we checkout & Drop at Railway Station or Airport. TOUR END
 

Manali Hotels
(3 Nights)
Shimla Hotels
(2 Nights)
Chandigarh Hotel
(1 Night)
Dalhousie Hotels
(2 Night)
Off Season
From 8th April to 31st March 2013
Season
(Diwali)
        MAP
(Breakfast & Dinner)
CP
(Breakfast Only)
MAP
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Hotel Harmony  / A Star Regency Hotel Gulmarg Hotel Sunstar Hotel Topaz 8701 8176 10861
" Moon International Diamond Inn Himalayan Resort 9376 8851 11638
" De Park /Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore " 9815 9290 11131
Hotel Jessica / A Star Regency /Armaan Cottage Hotel Gulmarg Diamond Inn Hotel Topaz 9106 8581 11266
" Moon International " Himalayan Resort 9781 9256 12043
" De Park /Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore " 10220 9695 11536
" Hotel Himdev /Hot Spring Tattapani Sunpark / Diamond Plaza / Palmdale Mohan Palace / Sagarika 10161 9736 11927
Harmony Cottage Hotel Gulmarg Diamond Inn Hotel Topaz 9410 8885 11671
" Moon International Classic Pinjore Himalayan Resort 10085 9560 12448
" De Park /Aachaman Regency Sunpark / Diamond Plaza / Palmdale " 10734 10209 12265
" Hotel Himdev /Hot Spring Tattapani " Mohan Palace / Sagarika 10464 9939 12332
Ishaan Resort /Dreamview Resort Moon International Classic Pinjore Himalayan Resort 10490 9965 12549
" De Park /Aachaman Regency Sunpark / Diamond Plaza / Palmdale " 11038 10513 12265
" Hotel Himdev /Hot Spring Tattapani " Mohan Palace / Sagarika 10768 10243 12332
Snowvalley Resort/ Shingaar Regency De Park /Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore Hiamalayan Resort 11536 11011 12751
" Hotel Himdev /Hot Spring Tattapani Sunpark / Diamond Plaza / Palmdale Mohan Palace / Sagarika 11477 10952 13142
" Sukh Sagar Regency " " 12017 11317 14087
" Brightland Hotel Marc Royale Mongas / Dalhousie Heights 14235 13535 15146
De Vivendi / Royal Park Resort /Manali Heights De Park /Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore Himalayan Resort 11334 10809 13561
" Hotel Himdev /Hot Spring Tattapani Sunpark / Diamond Plaza / Palmdale Mohan Palace / Sagarika 11274 10749 13952
" Sukh Sagar Regency " " 11814 11114 14897
" Brightland Hotel Marc Royale Mongas / Dalhousie Heights 14032 13332 15956
" Toshali Royal View Lemon Tree Indraprastha 15350 14300 17848
Snow Crest Manor Hotel Himdev /Hot Spring Tattapani Sunpark / Diamond Plaza / Palmdale Mohan Palace / Sagarika 11781 11256 13345
" Sukh Sagar Regency " " 12321 11621 14290
" Brightland Hotel Marc Royale Mongas / Dalhousie Heights 14539 13839 15349
" Toshali Royal View Lemon Tree Indraprasth 15856 14806 17240
Mapple River Crescent Sukh Sagar Regency Sunpark / Diamond Plaza / Palmdale Mohan Palace / Sagarika 13637 12937 15707
" Brightland Hotel Marc Royal Mongas / Dalhousie Heights 15855 15155 16766
" Toshali Royal View Lemon Tree Indraprasth 17173 16123 18658
" Kufri Holiday Homes " " 17780 16730 19608
Manali Inn Toshali Royal View Lemon Tree Indraprastha 17173 16123 19063
" Kufri Holiday Homes Timber Trail Resort / Shivalik View " 19029 17979 21121
" Marigold Cottages Timber Tail Heights Grand View / Mount View 19940 18890 23079
Quality Inn River Country Toshali Royal View Lemon Tree Indraprastha 18489 17439 19873
" Kufri Holiday Homes Timber Trail Resort / Shivalik View " 20345 19295 21931
" Marigold Cottages Timber Trail Heights Grand View / Mount View 21256 20206 23898
Apple Country Toshali Royal View Lemon Tree Indraprastha 19704 18654 21088
" Kufri Holiday Homes Timber Trail Resort / Shivalik View " 21560 20510 23146
" Marigold Cottages " Grand View / Mount View 22033 20983 24631
" Tarika Jungle Retreat Timber Trail Heights " 24766 23716 25846
Manuallaya Resort Marigold Cottages Timber Trail Resort / Shivalik View Grand View / Mount View 25556 24606 27952
" Tarika Jungle Retreat " " 28290 27240 29167
" Eastbourne Resort Timber Trail Heights " 29640 28590 31395
Hotel Cost (Per Person) - From 05th April to 15th July 2013
Manali Hotels
(3 Nights)
Shimla Hotels
(2 Nights)
Chandigarh Hotels
(1 Night)
Dalhousie Hotels (2 Nights) Rates Per Person
Hotel Harmony Hotel Gulmarg Hotel Sunstar / Diamond Inn Hotel Spring / Hotel Topaz 10625
" De Park / Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore / Silky Resort " 11570
Hotel Jessica / A Star Regency / Armaan Cottage / Harmony Cottage Hotel Gulmarg Hotel Sunstar / Diamond Inn Hotel Spring / Hotel Topaz 11435
  De Park / Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore / Silky Resort " 12380
  Hotel Himdev / Hot Spring Tattapani / Sukh Sagar Regency Sunpark Resort / Diamond Plaza Mohan Palace / Himalayan Resort 13706
Ishaan Resort / Prini Palace / A Star Regency Hotel Gulmarg Hotel Sunstar / Diamond Inn Hotel Spring / Hotel Topaz 12448
  De Park / Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore / Silky Resort " 13393
  Hotel Himdev / Hot Spring Tattapani / Sukh Sagar Regency Sunpark Resort / Diamond Plaza Mohan Palace / Himalayan Resort 14719
Shingaar Regency De Park / Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore / Silky Resort Hotel Spring / Hotel Topaz 16430
  Hotel Himdev / Hot Spring Tattapani / Sukh Sagar Regency Sunpark Resort / Diamond Plaza Mohan Palace / Himalayan Resort 17756
  Kufri Holiday Homes / Ceder Grand City Heart Premium / Marc Royale Indrapastha Resort / Dalhousie Heights 21628
Snowvalley Resort De Park / Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore / Silky Resort Hotel Spring / Hotel Topaz 14810
  Hotel Himdev / Hot Spring Tattapani / Sukh Sagar Regency Sunpark Resort / Diamond Plaza Mohan Palace / Himalayan Resort 16136
  Kufri Holiday Homes / Ceder Grand City Heart Premium / Marc Royale Indrapastha Resort / Dalhousie Heights 20008
Royal Park Resort / Manali Heights De Park / Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore / Silky Resort Hotel Spring / Hotel Topaz 14405
  Hotel Himdev / Hot Spring Tattapani / Sukh Sagar Regency Sunpark Resort / Diamond Plaza Mohan Palace / Himalayan Resort 15731
  Kufri Holiday Homes / Ceder Grand City Heart Premium / Marc Royale Indrapastha Resort / Dalhousie Heights 19603
  Toshali Royal View Palmdale / Diamond Plaza (Regal Room) " 18725
De Vivendi De Park / Aachaman Regency Classic Pinjore / Silky Resort Hotel Spring / Hotel Topaz 15215
  Hotel Himdev / Hot Spring Tattapani / Sukh Sagar Regency Sunpark Resort / Diamond Plaza Mohan Palace / Himalayan Resort 16541
  Kufri Holiday Homes / Ceder Grand City Heart Premium / Marc Royale Indrapastha Resort / Dalhousie Heights 20413
  Toshali Royal View Palmdale / Diamond Plaza (Regal Room) " 19535
Quality Inn River Country  / River Crescent Hotel Himdev / Hot Spring Tattapani / Sukh Sagar Regency Sunpark Resort / Diamond Plaza Indrapastha Resort / Dalhousie Heights 19781
  Kufri Holiday Homes / Ceder Grand City Heart Premium / Marc Royale " 23653
  Toshali Royal View Palmdale / Diamond Plaza (Regal Room) " 22775
Manali Inn Toshali Royal View Palmdale / Diamond Plaza (Regal Room) Indrapastha Resort / Dalhousie Heights 20311
  Kufri Holiday Homes / Ceder Grand City Heart Premium / Marc Royale " 22539
  Marigold Cottages Lemon Tree / Maryland " 23821
Apple Country Toshali Royal View Palmdale / Diamond Plaza (Regal Room) Indrapastha Resort / Dalhousie Heights 23584
  Kufri Holiday Homes / Ceder Grand City Heart Premium / Marc Royale " 25811
  Marigold Cottages Lemon Tree / Maryland " 27049
  Tarika Jungle Retreat Belle Vista / K.C. Royal Grandview 29186
Manuallaya Resort Marigold Cottages Lemon Tree / Maryland Indrapastha Resort / Dalhousie Heights 30403
  Tarika Jungle Retreat Belle Vista / K.C. Royal Grandview 32495
  Eastbourne Resort Timber Trail Heights Grandview (Lux. Room) 36883
(Breakfast & Dinner) (Breakfast & Dinner) (Breakfast Only) (Breakfast & Dinner)  
   
Vehicle Type Non AC Indica AC Indica AC Indigo Non AC Tavera AC Tavera AC Innova 12 Seater Tempo 12 Seater AC Tempo
Charge for Entire Tour  17000  19000  20000  22800  23800  25500  36500  38500

Extra Adult = 45% of the Hotel Cost
Extra Child With Bed = 35% of the Hotel Cost
Extra Child Without Bed = 25% of the Hotel Cost
Extra GST 3.09%