Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas and is popularly known as the host to the Dalai Lama. There are Buddhist temples and monasteries. It is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas. Hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Chamba, Khajjiar, Kullu and Kasauli are popular destinations for both domestic and foreign tourists.
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Upon arrival at Chandigarh Airport, we drive to Shimla (capital of Himachal Pradesh) also referred to as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. Shimla is perched at a height of around 2000 meters above sea level. Besides natural beauty it is also an attraction for tourists for adventure activities such as trekking, mountaineering, and skiing.
Reach Shimla, complete check-in formalities at the hotel and take rest.
Night-stay at hotel.
After breakfast visit Kufri (derives its name from ‘Kufr’, means lake). It is especially popular among trekkers and other adventure sports such as skiing tobogganing (sliding downhill on a sled) etc. The salubrious climate and stunning natural beauty makes Kufri a perfect summer getaway. It is the venue for annual winter sports festival held in February. Kufri is also renowned for other adventures activities such. Kufri has the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh. Visit the Scandal Point Jhakoo Temple (private vehicles do not have access to Jhakoo temple because of the location. The guests can take shared taxi available on Mall Road and visit the temple. It’s advisable to visit the temple before it turns dark, hence guests can first visit the temple and then spend time on Mall Road).
After Shopping guests can return to hotel for dinner.
Overnight in the resort.
After breakfast drive to Manali (one of the most popular hill stations in India).
Complete the check- in formalities at hotel.
The evening is at leisure. Flocked by honeymooners & family vacationers all around the year.
Night-stay at hotel.
After breakfast visit popular tourist attractions of Manali.
Morning we proceed for Solang Valley where we can enjoy adventure activities like Zorbing, Paragliding.
Later you can also 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.
In evening we return back to hotel or free time at mall road.
Night halt at Manali.
After early breakfast enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (Closed On Tuesdays). It is Known for its scenic beauty Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. Besides Lahaul and Spiti Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers peaks Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang.
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. 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.
Return to hotel by evening.
Enjoy Dinner at hotel followed by night-stay.
After having breakfast proceed for Dharamshala. On the way enjoy the cool breeze with visual treat of scenic beauty.
Check-in at hotel.
Spend the evening on your own. The peaceful hill town of Dharamshala or Dharamsala is an ideal holiday destination that boasts of lush greenery, fresh air, thick green forests and a number of attractions.
After breakfast proceed for Dharamshala (with major attractions including Dal Lake, Church, Bhagsu Nag Temple and Tibetan Monastery).
After lunch we proceed for sightseeing with 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.
After breakfast, complete the check-out formalities at hotel and proceed for Chandigarh. Chandigarh is the first planned modern city of India designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. it serves as the capital of two states – Punjab and Haryana. However, the city does not belong to either state. Rather, the city is administered by the federal government and hence classified as a union territory.
After breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed for local sightseeing Rock Garden / Rose Garden / Pinjore Garden and Sukhna Lake.
After lunch (at own cost) we proceed to the airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home