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When to go

DAILY

Price

FROM USD 1350 PP

Ideal Length

9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights

Highlights of Himachal Pradesh


Delhi 01 – Chandigarh 01 – Dharamshala 02– Manali 02 – Shimla 02 – Delhi 00

+Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

(ETA: At your arrival flight time, advised) in ‘Delhi’ you will be met and transferred to your hotel for checkin.

Overnight: Hotel in Delhi
+Day 02: Delhi / Chandigarh(238 kms, approx. 5 hours’ drive) (B)

7am. you will be picked up from your hotel in Delhi and then driven to ‘Chandigarh” for checkin.

2pm. Today afternoon we begin your sightseeing with ‘Rock Garden’, ‘Rose Garden’, and for sunset we visit the famed ‘Sukhna Lake’ for leisure time.

Later we return to Hotel.

Overnight : Hotel in Chandigarh
+Day 03: Chandigarh / Dharamshala (252 kms, approx. 6-7 hours’ drive) (B)

8am.You will be picked up from your Hotel and then driven to Dharamshala covering some of the most beautiful and breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar range and checkin at Hotel.

Rest of the day free to relax or to do your own activities.

Overnight : Hotel in Dharamshala
+Day 04: Dharamsala (B)

9am. After breakfast we take you for sightseeing of Dharamsala. We visit Dalai Lamal’s Village aka Tibetan Children’s Village that is dedicated for the care and education of Tibetan refugee/orphaned children. Next we drive you to town of Mcleodganj in the suburbs of Dharamsala. Here we visit Tsuglagkhang Complex where we explore its Tsuglagkhang Tibetan Temple, Tibetan Museum, a local Tibetan Handicraft Market and monastery of Namgyal Gompa where you can meet and interact with local monks. Later we visit St Johns Anglican Church, and hop-on a local Rickshaw to visit the medieval shrine at Bhagsunath Temple dedicated to ‘Lord Shiva’-the destroyer god who removes all evil from world. The sacred shrine here is believed to have strong healing properties.

Later we return to Hotel. After tour we will take you back to Hotel to relax.

Overnight : Hotel in Dharamshala
+Day 05 : Dharamsala / Manali (235 kms, approx. 6-7 hours’ drive) (B)

8am. After breakfast/check-out we drive you to colonial hill-station of Manali and check in at your Hotel. Rest day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel in Manali
+Day 06 : Manali (B)

8am. After breakfast we take you for sightseeing of Manali. We drive you 6kms South to the scenic Jagatsukh Village surrounded by picturesque valleys and snow-clad Himalayan ranges. Here we also explore Shiva Temple built during the early 8th century. Next we visit the 1553 built Hadimba Devi Temple dedicated to Hadimba-the demon wife in the ancient Sanskrit epic ‘Mahabharata’. Later we visit Vashisht Village located on the banks of Beas River. Here we hire a Mountain Bike and pedal thru riverside, local markets and café’s. Here we visit inside Vashisht Temple famed for its Hot Springs inside that is believed to have medicinal values. So feel free to take a dip!

12pm. We take you to renowned ski-slopes and glaciers of India Solang Valley. Here are free at leisure.

Later we return to Hotel.

Overnight: Hotel in Manali
+Day 07 : Manali / Shimla (260 kms, approx. 7-8 hours’ drive) (B)

8am.After breakfast/check-out you will be driven to colonial hill-station of Shimla and check in at your Hotel.

Rest day at leisure

Overnight: Hotel in Shimla
+Day 08 : Shimla (B)

8am. After breakfast we take you for sightseeing of Shimla. We visit the official summer capital of the British viceroys at Viceregal Lodge today calledIndian Institute of Advance Study. Inside we visitits Museum. Next we take you for a soft-trek up the Jakhu Hill to visit Monkey Temple located on its top. Here watch-out for temple macaques ready to pick on tourist food! Next we visit the scenic spot of Kufri located over 7500 ft. Later we take you to Shimla’s main street The Mall and visit the famed Indian Coffee House for some Local Coffee. Enjoy leisure time at The Mall.

Later we return to Hotel.

Overnight: Hotel in Shimla
+Day 09 : Shimla / Kalka (by Toy Train) + Kalka / Delhi (by local train) (B)

9.30am. After breakfast/check-out you will be driven to Shimla Train Station to board your hill Toy Train to Kalka.

256 Shimla-Kalka Toy Hill Train Non A/C Chair Class ETD Shimla 10.40am ETA Kalka 4.05pm (or similar)

“Famed as one of the worlds most interesting heritage train journeys!This distance of 96 kms will make you cross 103 tunnels! All of which were made during the British rule in India. Enjoy breathtaking spectacular views of hills and serene nature”

4.05pm.Upon arrival at Kalka train station you have to change for train to Delhi.

12012 Kalka Shatabdi 1st Class ETD Kalka 05.45am ETA Delhi 09.55pm (or similar)

12012 Kalka Shatabdi 1st Class ETD Kalka 05.45am ETA Delhi 09.55pm (or similar)

Overnight: Hotel in Jaisalmer
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NOTES:Check in time at 1400 hrs / Checkout time 1100 hrs at most of the hotels. Red Fort in Delhi is closed every Monday whereas Taj Mahal Monument in Agra is closed every Friday, due to their weekly maintenance. B means breakfast, L means Lunch and D means Dinner