Shimla, Manali, Dharamsala, Dalhousie... the list is limitless. The Himachal Sojourn tour starts and ends in Delhi after taking the guests on a roller coaster ride through the most noteworthy hill stations in India. So are you ready yet? Delhi is a perfect base for an array of North India tours. Since it is very well reachable from all areas in this region, most tours begin from Delhi. In Shimla, you can visit the Mall and explore the main market housed in the city. The chilly evenings of hills will recharge your weary souls. Then your next destination of the tour will be Manali where you will visit the attractions of Manali city. Start off with the Old Manali are, pay a visit to the Hadimba temple, the Manu temple, the Vashisth Village, and the Tibetan monastery. Kullu is also known as the valley of Gods and is mostly frequented at the time of Dussehra, a festival for the Hindus. Your next destination is located in the Kangra valley, Dharamsala is most known for its spiritual connection. Then the beauty of Dalhousie is to be seen to be amazed. Once a summer retreat to the British officers stationed in the region, Dalhousie attracts thousands of guests to its midst every year. Here you will spend your day sightseeing across the city.
Tour Duration : ( 13 Nights / 14 Days )
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Shimla - Manali- Kullu - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrival in Delhi
After arriving at the Delhi airport and railway station get transferred to your hotel. Complete the check-in formalities at the pre-booked hotel and leave for sightseeing covering the major attractions of Old and New Delhi. Stay overnight.
Day 02 : Delhi – Shimla (Train / Road 110 km / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, move to the New Delhi railway station to catch a train to Kalka. Once you reach Kalka, get transported to Shimla by road. On arrival check- in at your hotel,If time permits, you can explore the surroundings on foot. Stay overnight.
Day 03 : Shimla Sightseeing
Morning breakfast and leave for sightseeing in and around Shimla that is going to include a visit to Kasauli and Kufri valley. During your visit to these two places, you can explore the beautiful lush valleys surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Enjoy a nature walk or trekking here. Once in Shimla, do not miss visiting the ancient Jakhu Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanumana. Stay overnight.
Day 04 : Shimla - Manali (265 kms)
After breakfast, get transported to Manali by road. As you reach Manali, check into your hotel. If you want, then you can explore the surroundings on foot admiring the picturesque location or can simply relax or can visit the market. Stay overnight.
Day 05 : Manali sightseeing
After having your breakfast, leave for sightseeing of Manali where you are going to cover the major attractions of hill station such as the ancient temple of Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. The evening is free for leisure activities where you can visit the market. Stay overnight.
Day 06 : Manali (at own cost)
Morning after breakfast leave for sightseeing where you will go to Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Solang Nalah and at the last Rohtang Pass. The first three places are extremely well-known for their beautiful and mesmerizing landscape while at Rohtang Pass and SolangNalah, you can try your hand at a number of adventure activities such as zummaring, para-gliding, rock-climbing and many more. Treat your eyes to the surrounding beauty. Return to Manali for staying overnight.
Day 07 : Manali - Manikaran (85 kms) - Kullu (45kms)
The day after breakfast is booked for visiting Manikaran, the hottest Suplhur Spring Waters in the world. This religious site is visited by both Hindus and Sikhs in large numbers. On the way back towards Kullu, you are going to halt at the famous Kullu Shawl Industry, where you can do a little shopping for your loved ones. On arriving in Kullu, check-into your hotel for an overnight stay
Day 08 : Kullu - McLeod Ganj (Dharamshala) (280 kms / 7 hrs)
After breakfast, get transported to McLeod Ganj (Dharamsala), by road. It is a beautiful hill town that houses a large population of Tibetan refugees and a popular destination amidst foreign tourists. On arrival, check- in at your hotel, The day is at leisure where you can explore the surroundings on foot, can relax and admire the beauty around you. Stay overnight.
Day 09 : Dharamshala
After breakfast leave for going to include Dal Lake, Church, Bhagsu Nag Temple and Tibetan Monastery. All these places are filled with a lot of natural beauty. The evening is free that you can spend at your own discretion, rejuvenate your tired mind, body and soul.Overnight stay.
Day 10 : Dharamshala - Dalhousie (145 kms / 5 hrs)
Today after breakfast, travel towards Dalhousie by road. This is a serene hill station filled with a lot of unspoiled natural beauty. Named after Lord Dalhousie, it was established as a summer retreat during the British Raj in 1854. It is a popular tourist destination of the country. Once you arrive, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Stay overnight.
Day 11 : Dalhousie
Have your breakfast, leave for sightseeing of Dalhousie. Some of the well-known attractions which you can cover are the scenic landscape of Bakrota Hill, Pangi View and Bathri View. You can also visit the waterfalls of SubhashBaoli,Satdhara- 7 springs blessed with medicinal properties and Panjpulla- a memorial with 5 bridges. Night stay.
Day 12 : Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba - Dalhousie
Post breakfast, you are going for a day-trip to the amazing locations of Khajjiar and Chamba town. You can do numerous activities here such as enjoy horse riding, nature walk, zorbing or if you want then you can also visit the popular attractions as well that will include lakes and temples. Return to Dalhousie for an overnight stay.
Day 13 : Dalhousie - Pathankot - Delhi
Have your breakfast and get an on-time transfer to the railway station of Pathankot (Chakki Bank - 90 kms) to board a train to Delhi. Overnight on-board.
Day 14 : Drop Delhi
On arriving in Delhi, meet and transfer to hotel where you can relax. Later get an on-time transfer to the airport or the railway station for your onward journey.