If your thought of a holiday in India is being footloose with Himalayas and communion with nature nothing beats Himachal Pradesh literally meaning “the land in the lap of Himalayas”. With Himachal Tour Package of 9 nights and 10 days itinerary, explore scenic hill stations, gushing waterfalls, abundant wildlife, emerald lakes, snowcapped mountains and the mesmerizing beauty of upper Himalayas. This Himachal Holiday Tour package lets you explore the dotted destinations of the state such as Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dharamshala, Khajjiar and Dalhousie. Shimla is one of India's most admired hill resorts, buzzing with a happy flow of Indian vacationers and full of relics of its previous life as the summer capital of British India. Kullu, also known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, is a cluster of beautiful valleys in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is surrounded by lofty peaks in the beautiful green Beas valley, with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions. The picturesque surroundings of Dharamshala and the existence of great Buddhism culture make this town one of the best in India. Also, Dharamshala attraction is at its peak during summer, when the temperature is at its peak. Vast span of verdant meadows, dense deodar forest, and the views of the snow-covered Kailash, Khajjiar is a nature lover’s paradise with some incredible tourist places in and around it. Dalhousie reflects a perfect mix of modern India and old world charm, where British aura can be felt from its colonial architecture.
Tour Duration : ( 09 Nights / 10 Days )
Destinations Covered : Chandigarh - Shimla - Kullu - Manali - Dharamshala - Khajjiar - Dalhousie.
Day 01 : Arrive Chandigarh drive SHIMLA (120 km / 4.5 hrs)
Pick up from Chandigarh Railway station drive to Shimla en route visit to parwanoo and other local attraction on the way, on arrival Check-in at your Hotel at, Dinner & Overnight stay.
Day 02 : Shimla Sightseeing
After Breakfast Excursion to Kufri. Kufri is famous for Himalayan National Park, Pony and Yak Ride and one can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, after lunch sightseeing of various places in and around. Shimla mosques built in (1830), Vice regal Lodge built in (1885), Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grind lays Bank (1912)- the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grind lay, The Scandal Point and The famous Shopping Plaza of the North The Mall & Overnight stay.
Day 03 : SHIMLA – KULLU - MANALI ( 265 Km / 08 Hrs)
After breakfast check out hotel depart foe Manali. On the way visit Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Mata Temple. On arrival check in hotel & Overnight Stay.
Day 04 : MANALI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast sightseeing of places in and around Manali, Like Hadimba temple, Manu temple, Vashisht Bath, Van Vihar, Tibetan Monastery, Club House and evening shopping at the local market Mall Road. Dinner at hotel, Overnight Stay.
Day 05 : Snow Point
Excursion to Rohatang Pass. Situated at an altitude of 3979 mtrs above sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is the mighty Rohtang Pass - the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. It affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul valley. Dinner at hotel’s/N/S
Day 06 : Manali - Dharamsala (240 kms)
After breakfast leave for Dharamsala by surface. Check into a pre-booked hotel. En route visit Palampur, Chamunda Davi temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Dharamsala Local sightseeing
After breakfast leave for Visit to Mc Leodganj the seat of his holiness Dalai Lama. The other sightseeing worth visiting are Kangra Art Museum & Kotwali Bazaar. Kotwali bazaar is Dharamsalas busiest area. It offers all the charm of a small town marketplace with small shops selling local goods and all sorts of people wandering around it. Bhagsu Nag Temple : Bhagsu Nag temple is in Bhagsu Village about a km from McCleodganj. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has great historical significance. About seven streams, like miniature waterfalls flow here and these are considered holy with cleansing properties by devotees. A freshwater spring also flows through the temple and bathing in its waters is considered a spiritual experience in itself. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Dharamshala - Khajjiar - Mini Switzerland / Dalhousie
After breakfast take excursion tour of Khajjiar. On this day visit the Switzerland of India. Khajjiar enjoys the title of Mini Switzerland. Khajjiar is a small picturesque plateauin Himachal Pradesh nestled in the foothills of Dhauladhar ranges of Western Himalayas. The scenic hill station Khajjiar is just 20 miles from Dalhousie and tourists enjoy the drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar through the dense forest of pine and deodar. There are Khajjiar temple & small Lake also. Afternoon drive for Dalhousie. Overnight at Hotel
Day 09 : Dalhousie
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Dalhousie, its an another picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India. Nestled in the Dhauladhar mountain range, Dalhousie gives a panoramic view of snow-capped peaks. The sightseeing points included are : Panchpula (picnic Spot), Satdhara (Springs with medicinal properties), Kynance (a private residential building of Dharamvirs), Subhash Baoli, Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Dalhousie – Chandigarh (380 km / 7 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh in time transfer to Railway station for onward destination.