Himachal Holiday (Ex-Chandigarh)
Shimla is the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and one of the best tourist destinations in India. Shimla is blessed with all the natural loveliness and place is considered as one of India’s well-liked hill resorts. Viceregal Lodge, Jakhu Temple, Historic Buildings, Gaiety Theatre, Himachal State Museum, Rothney Castle, Christ Church, Shimla Heritage Museum, Kali Bari Mandir etc are some of the best sights of Shimla.
Manali is a spectacular hill station bounded by colossal snow clad mountains and deep pinewood forests. Some of the top attractions of Manali include Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashishth, Arjun Cave, Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Parvati Valley, Vashisht village etc. Tourism in Manali is in high due to its lovely places and heritage. Manali presents the tourists chances in mountaineering, trekking and skiing as well.
Chandigarh is a gorgeous city and is identified internationally for its architecture and urban design. Chandigarh has a range of tourist attractions including theme gardens, Sukhna Lake, The Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Government Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh Museum and Art Gallery, Leisure Valley, the Garden of Fragrance in Sector and some other famed tourist destinations like Pinjore Gardens, Morni Hills, Nada Sahib, Kasauli are positioned here.
Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destination Covered: Chandigarh - Shimla - Manali - Chandigarh
Day 01: Arrival Chandigarh - Shimla
Tour starts at Chandigarh ,Union territory of India. Your tour begins after your arrival at Airport /Railway station or we pick you up from your hotel/home. We then proceed on a picturesque drive to Shimla – a hill station and capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is names after Goddess Shyamala (avatar of Mata Kali). Shimla welcome tourists throughout the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters may be freezing. After we reach Shimla we check in to your hotel and the rest of the evening is free for leisure or rest.
Day 02: Shimla - Kufri - Shimla
This morning we take a half day excursion to Kufri. Kufri is famous for is hiking and trekking routes and is a popular destination for those who seek fun in snow. In winters you can enjoy skiing and tobogganing. Indira park and fun world have some fun activities for visitors and give you a panoramic view of the valley and peaks around.
Return back to Shimla in the evening. Stroll around on Mall road and ridge road or trek through the wood to Mahasu peak for a grand view of mighty Himalayas. Yak and Pony rides are available on direct payment basis.
Day 03: Shimla - Manali
We start the day driving to Manali though an amazing serpentine route through the KulluValey. Manali is located on the banks of river Beas. The chunky afforests with cool gentle winds, vast expansion of meadows, small quaint settlements and lovely orchards, give a majestic look to the serene ambiance of Manali. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy the remaining day as leisure or rest.
Day 04: Manali - Excursion to Rothang Pass
This day we drive to Rohtang Pass for a day excursion. It was once an important trade route in medieval times between Leh and Himachal through Lahul and Spiti. Rising snow peaks tower above the clouds give you an experience of a lifetime.
In case road to Rohtang Pass is closed, ponies and horses can be directly hired to reach the pass or Snow Point. We return to hotel in the evening and spend the night at Manali.
Note: Only local vehicles are allowed for Rohtang Pass / Snow point visit.
Day 5: Manali
This day you will be taken on a city tour or Manali and the interesting places to visit around the city. On top of your list will be 450 years old Hidimba Devi temple and Tibetan Monastery. Hidimba Devi temple is a deeply revered shirne with four-tiered roof shaped like pagodas. At the Tibetan monastery you get to see several unique Buddha statues and Tankha paintings.
We recommend you spend the rest of the day taking a leisurely walk with your companions amidst the snow or the cedar woods. Enjoy your walks under the starlit skies after dinner or rest at the hotel.
Day 06: Manali - Chandigarh Departure
Enjoy morning healthy breakfast and visit Kullu valley followed by a drive to Chandigarh by transfer to airport/ railway station for your further journey.
- Accommodation on Twin sharing basis.
- Daily breakfast and dinner at all places.
- All transfers and sightseeing by AC Vehicle (Ex Delhi). ( Please note that AC will be switched off during hills )
- Excursion to Rohtang Pass in local tansport.
- All toll taxes, parking charges, driver allowances.
- Currently applicable hotel taxes.
Package doesn’t include:
- Any Air or Rail fare.
- Any other meal not mentioned in price includes.
- Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
- Any Pony / Doli Charges in Kufri and Chail
- Any monument entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
- GST @ 5%