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Paradise of Himachal Tour

DURATION : 8 Nights / 9 Days

DESTINATIONS : Shimla - Manali - Dharamsala - Dalhousie - Chandigarh

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to Visit
Shimla The Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies, Christ Church, Jakhu Temple and Kufri.
Manali Solang Valley, Rohtang, Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vasisht and Van Vihar.
Dharmshala Mcleodganj, ST. JOHN’S and Bhagsunag,.
Dalhousie St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church, St. Francis church, SUBHASH BAOLI, PANCHPULA and KALATOP.
Chandigarh Leisure Valley, Rock Gardner and Sukhna Lake.

Short Description

Himachal with Chandigarh, Shimla, Manali, Dharmshala, Dalhousie and Chandigarh are the most visiting Destinations and is adventure freak's heaven and not without reason. Most of the extreme sports that are popular in India could be participated in this hill town. Most of the trekking routes in Himachal start from Manali; some of which lead to Hampta Pass, Deo Tibba base camp, Friendship Peak, etc. Paragliding is another adventure activity for which Manali has gained a reputation. People from everywhere come here to take off and be air-borne.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Chandigarh - Shimla (118 km - 3 Hrs)

Today you will arrive at Chandigarh Railway station. Upon arrival our assistance will meet you at Railway station and handover the documents to you, later drive to Shimla. Shimla, The `summer capital' of British India sprawls along a crescent-shaped ridge at an altitude of over 2100m in southern Himachal Pradesh. This was the most important hill station in India before Independence. Shimla was once part of the Nepalese kingdom and called Shyamala (another name for goddess Kali). The British ‘discovered’ it in 1819. The famous main street, The Mall, still runs along the crest of the ridge and is lined with stately English-looking houses. Christ Church, Gorton Castle and the fortress-like former Viceroyal Lodge reinforce the English flavour.

Day 2: Shimla Sightseeing

Morning Post Breakfast, we will Start our City Tour of Shimla including The Indian Institute Of Advanced StudiesChrist Church is Situated on the Ridge is Christ Church, which is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained glass windows which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility and Jakhu Temple dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman. It's located near the highest point of the ridge and offers fine views of the town, surrounding valley and snow-capped peaks. Other scenic spots nearby include the 67 m high Chadwick Falls, the picnic spot of Prospect Hill, Kufri - KUFRI (16 km) :  At 2501m, this is famous for its wide views and ski slopes. An enjoyable walk leads up to the Mahasu Peak.  At Kufri, Himachal Tourism runs the Cafe Lalit and Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall & the Ridge. 

Overnight Stay at hotel in Shimla.

Day 3: Shimla – Manali (249 Km - 07 Hrs)

Morning post breakfast at hotel and proceed to another hill station” Manali”  Manali is a magnet, attracting many tourists from all over the world The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas River with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards.
Overnight Stay at hotel in Manali. 

Day 4: Manali Sightseeing

Morning Post Breakfast, we will Start our sightseeing Rohtang Pass & Solang valley. Solang Valley Located at a distance of 13 kms from Manali, Solang Valley lies between Solang village and Beas Kund. It offers a beautiful view of glaciers and snow capped mountains. Since the valley has fine ski slopes, it is a perfect place for skiing & hot picnic spot. In the Evening Visit the Famous The Mall Road.Excursion to Rohtang: - Situated about 51 km from Manali town at an altitude of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.) on the highway to Keylong, is Rohtang Pass. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendour. Evening city sightseeing of Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vasisht, Van Vihar.
Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.

Day 5: Manali – Dharamshala (234 Km - 07 Hrs)

Morning breakfast at Hotel and check out, later proceed to Dharamshala, upon arrival check in at hotel and fresh-n-up, rest of the time for leisure and shopping.
Overnight Stay at hotel in Dharamshala.

Day 6: Dharamshala Sightseeing – Dalhousie (117 km - 04 Hrs)

Morning Post Breakfast, check out form the hotel and we will Start our city Tour of Dharamsala including various Monasteries and Mcleodganj often called Little Lhasa and the residence of the Dalai Lama, which has been here for over three decades. The monastery has larger-than-life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. Also visit ST. JOHN’S, the charming dressed stone church in the wilderness, “Residence of the Dalai Lama”The Dalai Lama lives on the south edge of town. He came to Dharamsala in the year 1960 and since then, he has been living here only. Most of his house has been transformed into government offices, while he occupies only a small portion of the entire complex and “Library of Tibetan Works & Archives” There is also a library of Tibetan works and archives in Dharamsala. It comprises of a rich collection of almost 40 % of the original Tibetan manuscripts. There is also a photographic archive in the library. Bhagsunag- It is one of the best tourist attractions in Dharamshala and is known for its old temple, a fresh water spring, and slate quarry a waterfall surrounded by stunning cliffs and trees. Tourists can take a dip in the chilly water of this fall and visit the Bhagsunag temple to seek blessing of Lord Shiva. The Bhagsunag Fall falls on the way to Triund, so the tourists can continue with their journey to Triund once they visit this elegant fall. Bhagsunag Fall is located only 2 kms from Mcleoganj. After sightseeing proceed to Dalhousie.     
Overnight stay at hotel in Dalhousie.

Day 7: Dalhousie Sightseeing

Morning Post Breakfast, After breakfast you will go for sightseeing of Dalhousie - 

In western Himachal Pradesh, the hill station of Dalhousie is full of old world charm and holds lingering echoes of the Raj era. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar Mountains are also visible from this enchanting town. Morning Post breakfast check out form the hotel and visit Dalhousie sightseeing included: CHURCHES: There are four beautiful churches in Dalhousie. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St.John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.SUBHASH BAOLI (1 km) : It was at this enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent time in 1937, contemplating and meditating. PANCHPULA (3 km): This is a picturesque spot where a stream feed a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh. KALATOP (10 km): This wild life sanctuary is a home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear. SHOPPING: Tibetan handicrafts including pullovers and carpets at Dalhousie. Chamba Slippers, 'Rumals' and Shawls at Chamba town.
Overnight Stay at hotel in Dalhousie.

Day 8: Dalhousie - Chandigarh (260 Km - 6 Hrs)

Morning post breakfast at hotel and check out, later drive to Chandigarh. Upon arrival at Chandigarh check in at hotel and rest.
Overnight stay at hotel in Chandigarh.

Day 9: Chandigarh Sightseeing - Departure

Morning after breakfast check out form the hotel and proceed to visit Chandigarh sightseeing. At Chandigarh we will visit Leisure Valley - Leisure valley is the most beautiful and popular tourist attraction destination in Chandigarh. Chandigarh Leisure valley is like a garland of gardens that beautifies the entire city. Rock Gardner - exquisite artwork made from industrial and urban waste, Sukhna Lake - manmade lake. After sightseeing drop you at airport or railway station for your next journey.
Here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in Double Room as per the hotel chosen by guest.
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotels.
  • Arrival/Departure with assistance.
  • AC transport as per program.
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per Program.
  • One bottle of water per person per day.
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances.
  • Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.

The Price Excludes:

  •  Any airfare / visa / insurance
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column cost includes.
  •  Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, video fee, etc.
  •  Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

Route Map

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