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Beautiful Himachal – 11 Days

Validity: Till 30th June 2024

Chandigarh - Shimla - Manali - Palampur - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Chandigarh
Day 1: Chandigarh - Shimla (370 kms/ 10 hrs)

Arrive Chandigarh airport / railway station. Pick up and travel to Shimla by road. Shimla is the former summer capital of British India and now capital of Himachal Pradesh. Set amidst the snowcapped Shivalik mountain ranges it offers some stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Upon arrival check in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Shimla - Morning Kufri Excursion & Afternoon Local Sightseeing

After breakfast enjoy an excursion to Kufri, a popular ski resort in winter, with gorgeous mountain views. Visit Indira Tourist Park at Chini Bunglow & Himalayan Wildlife Zoo.

In the afternoon, return to Shimla for a half day sightseeing tour covering Jakhoo Temple, Himachal State Museum & Library and Indian Institute of Advance Studies (IIAS), Christ Church, Scandal Corner, Mall road & Ridge. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Shimla - Manali (260 kms/8 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Manali, enroute crossing Kullu town. On arrival, check in at hotel. Manali is in the ancient Kullu valley, surrounded by towering peaks at an arm’s length. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Manali – **Rohtang Pass / Snow Point & Solang Valley Excursion

After breakfast visit the Rohtang Pass (up to snow line during winter/due to heavy snowfall), which offers a panoramic view of mountains rising far above the clouds. This afternoon visit Solang Valley, a famous picnic spot and ski resort in winter. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding (in winter), rope way ride and paragliding at your own/ extra cost. Overnight at hotel.

**Rohtang / Snow Point visit subject to prior permission and weather conditions (Closed from Nov to April)

Day 5: Manali - Morning Naggar Excursion & Afternoon Local Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit the Naggar Castle and Roerich Art Gallery. Afternoon return to Manali to visit the 450 years old Hadimba Devi Temple, the oldest temple in Manali, Club House, Tibetan monastery and Vashisht village, known for its hot sulphur springs. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Manali – Baijnath – Palampur (180 kms)

After breakfast depart for Palampur, seeing Joginder nagar Valley and visiting Baijnath Temple enroute. Evening arrive Palampur and check in at your hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Palampur - Dharamshala (40 kms/ 02 hrs) - Afternoon Local Sightseeing

After breakfast drive to Dharamshala visiting Chamunda Devi Temple on the way. Arrive and check in at your hotel. Dharamshala, also known as little Lhasa, has been the seat of his Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the leader of the Tibetans, since 1960.

Enjoy afternoon sightseeing covering Mcleodganj, Dal Lake, Dalai Lama temple, Bhagsu Nag, Naddi & Church. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Dharamshala - Dalhousie (145 kms/ 06 hrs) - Afternoon Local Sightseeing

After breakfast drive to Dalhousie, arrive and check in at your hotel. Dalhousie, in western Himachal is full of old world charm and holds lingering echoes of the Raj era. It is named after Lord Dalhousie, the British Governor General in the 19th century.

In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of Dalhousie with its charming colonial architecture and some beautiful churches. Visit Punjpula, Subhash Baoli, St. Francis Church and St. John's Church. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Dalhousie – Khajjiar and Chamba Excursion

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, begin a full day tour of Chamba & Khajjiar. Khajjiar, 20 kms from Dalhousie, is often called India's mini Switzerland. Thick forests of deodar climb the slopes and the snow-line rests above these woods.

Drive to Chamba town, a former princely State and one of the oldest in the area, dates back to the 6th century. Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Chowgan: Chamba's wide concourse, Bhuri Singh Museum named after Raja Bhuri Singh of Chamba and St. Andrew's church. Evening return to Dalhousie. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Dalhousie - Chandigarh (300 kms/ 9 hrs) – Sukhna Lake Visit

Early morning, drive from Dalhousie to Chandigarh. On arrival check in at your hotel. This evening visit Sukhna lake. Overnight at hotel in Chandigarh.

Day 11: Chandigarh to airport / railway station (260 kms/ 6 hrs)

After breakfast, check out to visit Rock Garden and transfer to airport or railway station in time for your onward journey.

End of tour.

Package Price: From Rs. 56,300 per person on double sharing room on MAP basis.

Validity: Till 30th June 2024

Hotels:

City Hotel Name Room Category Meal No Nights
Shimla Mars Valley Superior Double Breakfast & Dinner 2
Manali Snow Peak Deluxe Room Breakfast & Dinner 3
Palampur RS Palampur Superior Double Breakfast & Dinner 1
Dharamshala Aliza Inn Executive Room Breakfast & Dinner 1
Dalhousie Nature Valley Deluxe Room Breakfast & Dinner 2
Chandigarh Clarks Velvet Deluxe Room Breakfast & Dinner 1

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation on double sharing basis at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Daily breakfast, dinner and overnight at hotel.
  • Arrival / departure transfers, all sightseeing as per the above itinerary by air-conditioned transportation.

Price Excludes:

  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • Any kind of air, bus or rail fare.
  • Expense of a personal nature like tipping, porterage, laundry, and telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any Insurance etc.
  • Any other meals other than those mentioned.
  • Entrance fees, camera fee, monument guide services.
  • Adventure activity like rafting, mountain biking, motor biking etc.
  • Extra nights in hotel due to ill health, flight cancelation, bad weather or any other reason.
  • The use of vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Extensions of tour program or diversions in the tour itinerary for any reasons eg. due to bad weather, road closure, breakdown or any natural calamities.
  • Services of a transfer rep / local guide in any place and if required would be charged extra.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned under the “Price Includes” column.

Note:

  • Hotels subject to availability. In case fresh taxes are levied by the Government, the additional cost will have to be paid.
  • Above rates are not valid for the festive season (Diwali, Christmas and New year). Please contact us for the same.
  • Prices valid for those residing in India. NRIs / overseas guests are requested to contact us.
  • Taxes as applicable.

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