Plenty of memory cards and spare camera batteries are required here- the mainly mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh north of Delhi is blessed with some of India’s most photogenic scenery, as well as friendly, smiling locals, historic towns and villages and more besides. The distances covered in Himachal are never huge, but the landscape is always changing, and there are plenty of subtle differences in the culture and religion as you move around the state.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01: Arrival At Delhi
Arrive Delhi and proceed for Shimla – The town is amazingly gifted by the nature and pleasant cool climatic conditions that make it rightly describe as “Queen of the Hill Stations”. This picturesque town was the summer capital of British India. Today the town is distinctive for its variety of architecture. It will be a wonderful experience to enjoy holiday in Shimla exploring some of the magnificent attractions and sightseeing spots in a pleasant and unforgettable way. Arrive Shimla and check in and Overnight stay at your Hotel.
Day 02: Shimla Sightseeing Tour
After Breakfast Proceed for Shimla sightseeing visiting – Kufri – Is a tiny hill station located 13 kms from Shimla. Kufri has a Himalayan Wild Life Zoo which hosts rare Antelopes, Felines and Birds including Himalayan Monal. Chini Bunglow – famous for its statues and architecture is one of the attractions. Chail – The summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala. Chail famous for cricket ground was built in 1893 after leveling out the top of a hill. Mall Road – This is the hub of Shimla’s social life and resembles an English Home Country’s marketplace. A passenger lift operated by HPTDC can be taken from Cart road to The Mall. Lakkar Bazaar adjacent to the Ridge is popular for its wood crafts and souvenirs. Ridge Road – has a Neo Gothic structure of Church from 1844 and a Tudorbethan styled library building built in 1910. Return to Hotel. Overnight.
Day 03: Shimla To Manali (275 Kms) (breakfast & Dinner)
After Breakfast Proceed for Manali. Arrive Manali and check in at your Hotel. Manali – Breath taking landscape where you can find snowcapped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town, On the other side are deodar & pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. From temples to antiquity, to picturesque sightseeing spots and adventure activities, Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all the travelers. Evening at leisure. Overnight.
The Beas River is a river in the northern part of India. The river rises in the Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows for some 470 km (290 miles) to the ...
River Beas, Himachal Pradesh
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Travel from Shimla to Manali
Day 04: Manali Sightseeing(breakfast & Dinner)
After Breakfast proceed for Manali sightseeing visit – Haddimba Temple – Manali has many attractions but the chief Centre of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the Dhoongri Temple dedicated to goddess Haddimba. It has four tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. Vashist Kund – A small village located on the left bank of river Beas. It is renowned natural hot Sulphur spring with two separate bathing tanks for gents & ladies. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. Tibetian Monasteries – 3 newly constructed colourful monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts. Visit the Mall Road for shopping, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.
After Breakfast full day excursion to Rohtang Pass – It offers a panorama and spectacular Mountain View The pass is open from June to October each year although trekkers can cross it earlier. It is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley. There are beautiful sights of glaciers where you can enjoy in the snow. Return to Hotel. Overnight. Outside Vehicles are not allowed in Manali Hence Local Vehicles are to be hired from Taxi Union in Manali.
Day 06: Manali To Dharamshala (225 Kms)(breakfast & Dinner)
After Breakfast proceed for Dharamshala – A city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodars. Arrive Dharamshala and Check in at your Hotel. Later visit Mcleodganj – The headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile and the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Namgyal Monastery is one of the great attractions here. Return to Hotel. Overnight.
McLeod Ganj is a village in the suburbs of Dharamshala, in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It has an average elevation of 2,082 metres. It is situated in the lap ...
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Travel from Manali to Dharamshala
Day 07: Dharamshala To Dalhousie (225 Kms) (breakfast)
After Breakfast proceed for Dalhousie – A beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy in India at that time. Rich in colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches. Arrive Dalhousie and check in at your Hotel. Evening explore the surroundings of the Hotel. Overnight
Travel from Dharamshala to Dalhousie
Day 08: Dalhousie – Khajjair – Chamba (65 Kms One Way)(breakfast & Dinner)
After Breakfast leave for Chamba – Chamba provides a glimpse into the ancient cultural heritage and architecture of the Pahari people. This land of mystic serenity, enchanting vistas, refreshing air, lofty mountain passes and slopes provide ample opportunities for nature lovers. Khajjair – A saucer like green meadow, with a small glacial lake in the center and surrounded by a dense forest of deodar trees and mountains is definitely worth a visit. Return to Hotel. Evening at leisure. Visit Mall Road. Overnight at Dalhousie
Day 09: Dalhousie To Amritsar (190 Kms) (breakfast & Dinner)
After Breakfast proceed for Amritsar and transfer to Hotel. Later Proceed for sightseeing, Visit Golden Temple, Jaliawala Bagh, Wagha Border. Return to Hotel. Overnight.