Himachal Pradesh (literally meaning snow-laden abode) lies in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, and can undoubtedly deliver an outstanding travel experience to tourists from across the world. Travel to India’s best hill stations, nestled gorgeously in the lap of the mighty Himalayas namely Dharamshala, Manali and Shimla. Dharamshala is a place to see thriving Tibetan Buddhist culture in India; no wonder it is called the “Little Tibet”, which is also the seat of His Holiness “The Dalai Lama” himself. Shimla and Manali are the two all-time favorite Indian hill destinations filled with a perfect amalgamation of natural beauty, adventure trails including some of the highest passes in the world that stand tall at 13,000 feet above the sea level, ancient temples, Buddhist monasteries, and colonial heritage. Embark on a euphoric tour of ‘9 nights and 10 days’, exploring every tourist hotspot, and experiencing these three timeless hill towns of India.
Arrive at New Delhi Airport, after clearing immigration and customs, our representative will meet you at the arrival area and transfer to hotel.
After breakfast, check-out, and drive to Shimla. You will pass through various small markets, small towns and will see the countryside. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the time on leisure.
Shimla: The Summer Capital of British India, Shimla is truly a perfect place to enjoy your holiday at leisure. Now the capital of Himachal Pradesh, it is a Hill station of the North, offering a great view. The place still has the touch of British architecture and designs in certain places; just walking around the Mall is a pleasure. Nothing like the mainstream Indian climate, Shimla is very cool and fresh. The lush green Hills and the snow-capped mountains stand tall, making it a very scenic place.
After breakfast, check-out, and drive to Manali. Enroute you will visit Kullu Valley. Visit the Shawl factory of Kullu. Kullu Valley is surrounded by Shivalik Ranges of Himalayas is famous for Apple Trees. On arrival check in to the hotel. Evening at leisure.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Manali. Visit Hadimba Temple, an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, a mythological figure from the Indian epic Mahabharata. Vashist Hot Springs, renowned for its temples and sulfur hot springs, endowed with great healing powers. Manu Temple, the temple is dedicated to the Indian sage Manu who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti. Visit Tibetan Monasteries.
Walk around the mall in the afternoon.
After breakfast, proceed for a day trip to Rohtang Pass (13,000 Ft) (Subject to Availability of Permit). This is one of the world’s highest motorable roads, and surely has a mesmerizing view of the other gigantic mountains. There couldn’t be a better way to make the most of your visit here than indulging in snow adventures like skiing, paragliding, zorbing, sledding, and many others.
If Permit is not available, then visit Solang Valley (8400 Ft), known for its summer and winter sports conditions. The sport’s most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating, and zorbing. You can avail of all these on a direct payment basis. Evening return to the hotel.
After breakfast, check-out, and drive to Dharamshala passing through beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas.
Arrive in Dharamshala, check-in to the hotel.
After breakfast, take a day tour of Dharamshala. Visit the Bhagsu Nath Temple, and then visit Norbulingka Institute, which is perhaps one of its best in the world. The institute has its own temple, Museum, Meditation Hall, and one thousand one hundred and seventy-three images of the Buddha that decorate the forty-four-foot high temple hall. Visit Tsuglhakhang, The temple and residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, afternoon enjoy a walk along the mall road, where Tibetan refugees display and sell their crafts. Also, visit St. John in the Wilderness Church.
Afternoon, free to walk around the mall area.
After breakfast, drive down to Chandigarh.
Upon arrival, visit Rock Garden, Open Hand Monument, and Sukhna Lake. Then check-in at the hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive straight to Delhi international airport for your flight to onward destination.
Then check-in at the hotel.
|Duration||:||8 Nights / 9 Days|
|Starting price||:||675 Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi - Shimla - Manali - Dharamshala - Chandigarh - Delhi|