Himachal Pradesh is known for its beautiful hill stations, pristine natural beauty of its diverse Himalayan topography. Himachal is the very popular among Indian travellers for short / medium length vacations. If you seek mountains, rivers, snow, forests, temples, adventure, apple orchards, terrace farming, amazing people, music and traditional handloom products you won't find a better place to go.
It is important to plan ahead as the timing is most important. If you are not at the right place at the right time you miss most of the enjoyment. We offer special packages for honeymoon couples, corporate groups, adventure seekers, large family trips etc.
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi - Shimla - Manali - Dharmashala - Dalhousie - Amritsar.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi - On to Shimla (330 Kms / Approx. 9 Hrs Drive)
Tour starts at NewDelhi, capital 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 2: Shimla * Excursion to Kufri (20 Kms / Approx. 1 Hrs Drive)
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 3: Onto Manali (272 Kms / Approx. 8 Hrs Drive)
We start the day driving to Manali though an amazing serpentine route through the Kullu Valey. 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 4: 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 05: Manali - Excursion to Solang Valley
This day we drive to Solang Valley. Enjoy the view of the stunning mountains,Cable Car Ride,Paragliding, Vashisht and Beas Kund. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Onto Dharmshala (235 Kms / Approx. 8 Hrs Drive)
Our journey continues to Dharamshala, main town in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is a beautiful city with a forest cover of pine and deodar. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
After a little rest visit St. John's Church and the Tibetan market of Dharamshala. The church, popularly called 'church in wilderness' is far from human habitation and is situated in a dense wood of tall deodar trees. It gives it a gothic touch.
Spend the night at Dharamshala.
Day 7: Onto Dalhousie (145 Kms / Approx. 4½ Hrs Drive)
In the morning, visit McLeod Ganj - the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. McLeod Ganj is also known for its Tibetan market and has several handicrafts which are made by the Tibetans themselves. Later, drive to Dalhousie - a little hill station that still retains its old British charm. Its marvelous forest trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, spring and rivulets. On arrival, check into your hotel.
Later in the afternoon, visit the Martyr's memorial at Panchpulla which commemorates Ajit Singh, a supporter of Subhash Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army during World War II.
En route visit Satdhara, acquiring its name from the seven gorgeous springs and said to contain mica and medicinal properties which are able to alleviate several ailments. Overnight in Dalhousie.
Day 8: Dalhousie - Excursion to Khajjiar (23 Kms / Approx. 1 Hrs Drive)
Today, we drive to 'Mini Switzerland' of India - Khajjiar. It is a scenic spot beautifully landscaped by mother nature. Dense pine and deodar forest and lush green meadows with natural fauna make this place a nature lovers' paradise You can also get a breathtaking view of Dhauladhar ranges of the western Himalayas.
The day is free for trekking. So go around and enjoy nature at its best.Overnight in Dalhousie.
Day 9: Onto Amritsar (190 Kms / Approx. 5 Hrs Drive)
This day we start in the morning and drive to Amritsar. We visit the Golden temple, Jallianwala bagh, Durgiana temple in the day. Latter in the evening visit Wagah border and experience some patriotism at the retreat ceremony there. Back to hotel and overnight at Amritsar.
Day 10: Onto Delhi (495 Kms / Approx. 10 Hrs Drive)
This brings us to the end of our fascinating Himachal tour. You will be transferred to Delhi and you can continue your homeward journey from the Airport of Railway station.
- Accommodation on Twin sharing basis.
- Daily breakfast and dinner at all places except at Chandigarh,Amritsar & Delhi is on breakfast basis only.
- 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.
- All currently applicable hotel taxes except GST @ 5%
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%