PICKUP FROM CHANDIGARH – SHIMLA (120 KM / 4 HRS.)
- Arrival at Chandigarh airport / railway station and proceed for Shimla by road. Shimla, the capital of
Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hill resort was the erstwhile summer capital of the British. It is one of
the top tourist destinations in India owing to its mild climate, meandering streets and snow-clad
mountains. Often referred to as the 'Queen of Hill Stations’, Shimla is perched at a height of around 2000
metres above sea level. Besides its natural beauty, what attracts hordes of tourists to this place is the
opportunity to indulge in various adventure activities, such as trekking, mountaineering and skiing (At
your own cost). Once you reach Shimla, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and take some
rest. Following dinner, stay overnight at the hotel
SHIMLA TO KUFRI EXCURSION AND LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
- Today morning after a filling delicious breakfast, visit Kufri. Kufri derives its name from ‘Kufr’, which
means lake. It is especially popular among trekkers. The salubrious climate and stunning natural beauty
make Kufri a perfect summer getaway. Kufri is the venue for annual winter sports festival held in
February. Kufri is also renowned for other adventures activities such as skiing tobogganing (sliding
downhill on a sled) etc. Kufri has the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh. Kufri is also a haven for
nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as the Himalayan Nature Park is situated on the outskirts of the
town. The Park is home to over 180 varieties of fauna. Thereafter visit the famous mall road of Shimla.
Visit the Scandal Point, Jhakoo Temple (private vehicles do not have access to Jhakoo temple because of
the location. The guests can take a shared taxi available on Mall Road and visit the temple. It’s advisable
to visit the temple before it turns dark; hence the guests can first visit the temple and then spend time
on the mall road.) After ample of Shopping time return to your hotel for a mouth-watering dinner.
Overnight in the resort.
SHIMLA TO MANALI (285 KM / 8-9 HRS.)
- Today after breakfast we checkout from hotel and transfer Manali by road, another beautiful hill station
in the state. Located in the Beas River Valley, at an elevation of more than 2000 meters above sea level,
Manali can be reached from the national highway that leads to the Ladakh region. Manali is about 40 km
from another scenic hill resort – Kullu. Home to snow-clad mountain peaks and rich flora and fauna,the
town of Manali is flocked by tourists from across the country, especially in the holiday season. The name
'Manali' have been derived from the words 'Manu' and 'Alaya', which mean 'Abode of Manu'. According
to a legend, Manu was a sage who was believed to have recreated human life after the world was
devastated by a great flood. There is an ancient temple in the old Manali village that is devoted to this
saga. Upon reaching, check-in at the hotel and take some rest. Dinner at Hotel. Overnight at Manali.
MANALI SOLANG VALLEY VISIT & LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
- After breakfast, get set to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. Visit Tibetan Monastery- not only
a place of worship but also a Tibetan culture centre, the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashist
Village, Hadimba Devi Temple- dedicated to Hidimba, wife of Bhim-one of the 5 Pandava brother of the
Hindu epic Mahabharata and the Manu Temple- an old temple dedicated to sage Manu. Club House. Later
visit the famous Solang Valley. Solang Valley locally known as Solang Nullah is renowned as the preferred
location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is
no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting paragliding skating and zorbing (At
your own cost). It is 8500 feet above mean sea level. Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its
lush greenery apple orchards snowcapped peaks and lakes attract lacs of visitors. The evening is at
leisure. Dinner at Hotel. Overnight at Manali.
MANALI TO DHARAMSALA (250 KM / 7-8 HRS.)
- After having breakfast, hit the road to Dharamshala. On the way, let the cool breeze flow in while treating
your eyes to the scenic, spread all around. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas,
this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. The Thekchen Chöling
Temple Complex is a spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhism, while the Library of Tibetan Works and
Archives houses thousands of precious manuscripts. After arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel.
Spend the evening as per your own liking. The peaceful hill town of Dharamshala is an ideal holiday
destination that boasts of lush greenery, fresh air, thick green forests and a number of attractions. Stay
- After breakfast is free for a tour of Dharamshala where you are going to cover the major attractions that
are going to include Dal Lake, Church, Bhagsu Nag Temple and Tibetan Monastery. All these places are
filled with a lot of natural beauty. After lunch we embark on a sightseeing visit to the famous Tibetan
Medical Centre, where treatment is done using rare Tibetan medicines. St. John Church, which is one of
the oldest churches of this region. It is widely acknowledged for its Belgian stained-glass windows, which
were donated by Lady Elgin. Other than these attractions, some other places to visit include Kangra Art
Museum, and Kunal Pathri Temple. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
DHARAMSALA TO DALHOUSIE (120 KM / 05 HRS.)
- After breakfast followed by check-out formalities. Later, begin driving towards Dalhousie, Dalhousie - a
famous hill station in Himachal famous for snow-capped mountains. Quite a few Tibetan refugees have
made a home in Dalhousie and there are painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side
of the ridge. Arrive at the hotel check in and relax. Evening free for leisure at the hotel, or plan a leisurely
walk at the ridge. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
DALHOUSIE TO KHAJJIAR EXCURSION AND LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
- After breakfast today visit Khajjiar - Often called India's Switzerland the exquisite glade of Khajjiar
(1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along with its fringes thick forests of deodar climb the
slopes snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to Khajji
Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers. Later back to Dalhousie
and you can also visit the British-era churches of St John (1863) and St Francis (1894) set among the
pines at opposite ends of the ridge. The market areas at Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk are linked
by lanes – Thandi Sarak (Cold Rd) and Garam Sarak (Hot Rd). The latter lane receives more sunshine.
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
DALHOUSIE TO AMRITSAR (5 HRS.), WAGAH BORDER VISIT
- Checkout from Hotel after breakfast and then we drive to Amritsar by Road. Amritsar is a city in the
north-western Indian state of Punjab, not far from the border with Pakistan. At the center of its walled
old town is the gilded Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), considered the holiest gurdwara, or religious
complex, of the Sikh religion. It’s at the end of a causeway, surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar
lake, where pilgrims bathe. On reaching check in to the hotel. If time permits proceed for visit to iconic
bating retreat ceremony at Wagah-Atari border. Later back to hotel, dinner & Overnight stay.
DEPARTURE FROM AMRITSAR
- Start your day early and visit to holy Golden Temple. Return to hotel for breakfast and checkout
formalities. If time permits you can also visit Jallianwala bagh & the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer
Palace Museum. Finally proceed to airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home.