10 Nights Program
CHANDIGARH ( 1NT ) – SHIMLA ( 2NTS ) – MANALI ( 3NTS ) – DHARAMSHALA ( 1NT ) – DALHOUSIE ( 2NTS ) – AMRITSAR ( 1NT ) – CHANDIGARH
| Tour Code: 150
DAY 01 : CHANDIGARH – SHIMLA
Upon arrival at Chandigarh airport/ railway station, pick up & drive to Shimla. Shimla, the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snowcapped Shivalik Mountains, offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. On arrival at Shimla check-in at the hotel. (Overnight in Shimla)
DAY 02 : SHIMLA
This day after breakfast proceed for sightseeing in and around Shimla and visit Kufri. At an altitude of 2,622 meters, Kufri is famous for its trekking and hiking trails, and snow-covered slopes for skiing and tobogganing. Afternoon take a walking tour of Shimla, visit the Jakoo hills that offer a panoramic view of the town, the Vice Regal Lodge or walk down the road. (Overnight in Shimla)
DAY 03 : SHIMLA – MANALI
This day after breakfast Check out and drive to Manali . Enroute keep your cameras on, to take the pictures of scenic spots such as beas river, kullu valley, Dashehra maiden etc. On arrival Check in at the hotel. Manali is a picture-perfect hill resort at an altitude of 1,929 meters set amidst snowcapped peaks, the beauty of Manali is enchanced by the beas river with its clear water, meandering through the town. All around one sees deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. Evening free for individual activities. (Overnight in Manali).
DAY 04 : MANALI
This day after breakfast proceed for local sightseeing of Manali, visit the 450 years old temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, which showcases some excellent woodcarving. Also visit Manu Temple and Vashisht Kund, known for its hot sulphur springs. Evening free for shopping at local Tibetan Market. (Overnight in Manali).
DAY 05 : MANALI(OPTIONAL)
This day after early breakfast proceed for Snow Point on Rohatang road. Enoute stop at Solang vallwy. Rohtang pass (altitude 3940 meters) is 51 kms from Manali,but due to heavy snow covered roads, this pass is not acceddible for almost 8 months of the year. Evening back to Manali and time free for individual leisure activities. If roads to Rohtang Pass are closed then visit Snow Point (ponies/horses can be hired directly). Overnight in Manali.
DAY 06 : MANALI TO DHARAMSHALA
A distance of 260 kilometer on the way stopping at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous For Tea Garden. Dharamhsala is a hill-station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 kms north-east of Kangra, It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international repute as “The Little Lhasa in India”. O/N Hotel
DAY 07 : DHARAMSHALA – DALHOUSIE
After Breakfast drive from Dharamshala towards Dalhousie after doing the local sightseeing of Places which includes, His holiness Dalai lama residence at Mc Leodgunj, War memorial, Bhagsunath temple and Dal Lake. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. O/N Hotel
DAY 08 : DALHOUSIE
Dalhousie has been named after the British Governor – General of the l9th century, Lord Dalhousie. Surrounded by varied vegetation – pines, dodders, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Local sightseeing of Dalhousie includes visit to Panjipula, Subhash Baoli and excursion to Khajjiar 24 km from Dalhousie surrounded by thick Deodar forest. Drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar is awesome. O/N Hotel
DAY 09 : DALHOUSIE – AMRITSAR
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Amritsar. Later proceed to visit Golden Temple, Jalyanwala Bagh & Waga Border. Overnight in Amritsar.
DAY 10 : AMRITSAR – CHANDIGARH
This day after breakfast Check out and drive to Chnadigarh. On arrival at Chandigarh transfer to for check in. Overnight in Chandigarh.
DAY 11 : CHANDIGARH – DEPARTURE
This day after breakfast, chcek out from the Hotel and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Chandigarh. Visit Rock Garden. An unpretentious entrance leads to a magnificent, almost surrealist arrangement of rocks, boulders, broken Chinaware, discarded fluorescent tubes, broken and cast away glass bangles, building waste, coal and clay-all juxtaposed to create a dream folk world of palaces, soldiers, monkeys, village life, women and temples. Later transfer to Chandigarh airport/railway station where the tour ends.