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Himachal Tour Yatra
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations : Shimla (2 Nights) - Manali (3 Nights) - Dharamshala (2 Nights) - Dalhousie (2 Nights) - Chandigarh - 1 Night
Day 1 - Hello, Shimla (Drive from Chandigarh to Shimla (120 km/approx. 4 hours))
In the morning, begin your drive to Shimla. The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is often referred to as "Queen of Hills." It was the capital of Punjab till Indian independence in 1947. Shimla, situated at 2200 meters above sea-level was used by the British as the capital during summers. It boasts of many structures with a colonial look and feels. It is frequented by tourists all round the year that come to enjoy its serpentine roads, majestic snow capped peaks and thick forest cover. It remains a favorite of honeymooners are well. Upon reaching Shimla, check-in to your designated hotel and enjoy the remaining evening at leisure. There is an array of interesting spots you can visit which include Jakhoo Temple, Kali Bari Temple and Himachal Museum and Library. The Mall road also makes for a great getaway for shopping and eating alike. Later, return to the hotel and get a good night's sleep.
Day 2 - Sightseeing in Shimla
Today you can choose to go for a day long sightseeing tour of Shimla. But we also suggest a day-long excursion to Kufri, a small but charming hill station at a short distance from Shimla. Kufri is the epitome of subliminal beauty and enjoyable climate. It witnesses throngs of tourists every year most of who visit to indulge in an array of adventure sports such as trekking, hiking, and skiing. Another absolutely exciting thing to do is take a mule ride to the Mahasu Peak. Those who have the stamina can even trek it. The highest peak in the region, Mahasu, offers splendid views of the Himalayas and you can see beautiful places like Badrinath and Kedarnath. After this, return to the hotel and relax for a while. Hit the Mall Road in the evening where you can enjoy its bustling activity and many roadside shops. Enjoy its old world charm with buildings with colonial structures. Thereafter, return to the hotel and get a good night's sleep.
Day 3 - Manali Time! (Drive from Shimla to Manali (250 km/approx. 6 hours))
Today after breakfast, you check-out of the hotel to carry on to Manali. Another beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is known for its endearing landscape and of course the gushing River Beas that runs through it. Upon arrival in Manali, check-in to your hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, you can spend time in exploring the nearby spots. Later return to your hotel and retire to your room for a good night's rest.
Day 4 - Trip to Rohtang Pass ( On Direct Payment )
In the morning, gear up for a stint with one of the beautiful spots, Rohtang Pass. Enjoy divine views of the mountains, glaciers, forests, and rivers. After enjoying stunning views at the Rohtang Pass, return to your hotel and rest for some time. Go for a stroll on the Mall Road and later return to the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay. Imp Note - The visit is subject to premission by NGT (National Green Tribunal). Alternate sight-seeing will be provided in case of any deviation!
Day 5 - Sightseeing in Manali
After breakfast in the morning, leave for a day-long sightseeing tour of Manali. Dotted with beautiful Deodar and Pine trees, fruit orchards, Manali offers many adventurous activities like trekking, skiing, and mountaineering. For those looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush, these activities are a must do. For those with a spiritual bent of mind, it may be a good idea to visit some famous temples in the area. These include the Hadimba Temple, Old Manali and Manu Temple and Vashisht Temple. In Old Manali, you will find old-style Pahari houses with wooden balconies. After exploring the local attractions of Manali, enjoy your evening at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Drive from Manali to Dalhousie (350 km/approx. 9 hours)
In the morning, embark on a road journey to Dalhousie. A quaint and charming hill station, Dalhousie is positioned across five hills (Potreys, Tehra, Kathlog, Bakrota, and Balun). It has been named so after a British Viceroy Lord Dalhousie and served as a summer retreat for many British officers and bureaucrats. The town is rich in old British history and has many bungalows and churches with colonial structures. Upon reaching Dalhousie, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and rest. Later in the evening, visit some nearby attractions and markets. Come back to the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 7 - Sightseeing in Dalhousie
To explore the best of Dalhousie, go on a full-day sightseeing tour in the morning. Panchpula, the first stop, is home to many water springs, the most well known being Satdhara, known for its medicinal properties. This place also houses a monument built in the memory of freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh. Next, stop at the Subhash Baoli, a beautiful spot where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a famous freedom fighter spent some time in 1937. A popular picnic spot, the places offers majestic views and has proper seating arrangements. Later, pay obeisance at the Bhulwani Mata Temple at Bara Pathar. Finally stop by witnessing the stunning views of Bakrota Hills. After this interesting day of sightseeing, return to the hotel and get a good night's sleep.
Day 8 - Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamshala (120 km/approx. 4 hours)
In the morning, embark on a road journey to Dharamshala. Nestled in the Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas, Dharamshala is home to gorgeous snow-covered peaks and thick forest covers. It offers a fine mix of both Indian and Tibetan culture as it serves as a home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in exile. Upon arrival to Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel and enjoy your evening at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 - Sightseeing in Dharamshala
This morning, check-out from the hotel and embark on a sightseeing tour of Dharamshala. You will get to see many attractive sites in this beautiful place including colorful temples and gompas, Kangra Museum, Dal Lake, St. John's Church, etc. Visit St. John's Church that is built in the neo-Gothic style and is surrounded by pine, fir and deodar trees. A monument inside the church is dedicated to Lord Elgin who was the Viceroy of India during the 19th century. Learn about the traditional system of Tibet for preparing medicinal pills at the Tibetan Medical Centre. At Kangra, also see the Art Museum that stores artifacts belonging to the 5th century. After exploring Dharamshala, return to the hotel and relax. Enjoy remaining evening at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Drive from Dharamshala to Chandigarh (250 km/approx. 6 hours)
The next morning, get ready to drive from Dharamshala to Chandigarh. A truly well-planned city, Chandigarh is very well known across India for its well-laid roads and landscape. Located in the foothills of the Shivalik range in the Himalayas, it gets its name from the Hindu goddess - Chandi. Best known for architectural wonders designed by renowned architects, such as Le Corbusier, Maxwell Fry, Pierre Jeanneret and Jane Drew Chandigarh has lots of shopping arcades and great monuments. Upon arrival complete you check-in formalities at the hotel and rest for some time. Afterwards, you can visit places such as Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex, Rock Garden and Open Hand. Sukhna Lake is a man-made wonder that offers truly tranquil and beauty environs, and one can indulge in sports like skiing, yachting, and boating. The Rock Garden has been built by former road inspector and artist Nek Chand from urban and industrial waste. An open-air exhibition hall, it holds items made from auto parts, porcelain, metal wires, mudguards, and frames. Capitol Complex, a government building, designed by Le Corbusier was earlier the seat of the Punjab Government. Today it serves as headquarters for both the governments of Haryana and Punjab. Open Hand, a 50 ton, and a 14-metre high structure was also created by Le Corbusier. It is made from metal sheets and symbolizes peace and unity. Alternatively, you can visit the famous shopping arcade of Sector 17 and indulge in some retail therapy. After this exciting day out, return to your hotel and sleep overnight.
Day 11 - Depart Chandigarh
Afterbreakfastatthehotel,check-outofthehotelandtakeyourreturnjourney. Tour Ends
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