Manali Located in spectacular beauty of snow-peaked Mountains is one of the Most popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh for honeymoon couples and families. Manali is the best and most ideal gateway to enjoy your honeymoon, holidays, adventure etc. Shimla is one of India's most popular hill resorts, buzzing with a happy flow of Indian vacationers and full of echoes of its past role as the summer capital of British India.
Day 1: Arrival In Delhi & Drive To Shimla (Approx. 355 Kms/11 Hrs)
Upon arrival and meet and greet with our representative at Delhi Airport, we drive to the Shimla. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh and most popular hill station in the north of India was once the Himalayan summer capital of the British Raj in 1864 (2000 m above sea level). Today, happy vacactioners from all around flock here to get away from the daily hustle of city life. Set amid beautiful hills, meandering streets and mystical woods, Shimla treats honeymooners and families to captivating natural beauty. What also attracts tourists here is the chance to go trekking, mountaineering, skiing and other adventure activities. Upon arrival in Shimla, check in to your hotel and get comfortable. Spend the evening in leisure in Shimla's laidback atmosphere. During your leisure time, take a stroll on popular Mall Road and treat yourself to some local delights and memorabilia shopping as there are an array of eateries and plenty of cafes & joints for a fun time. You could explore the Ridge as well. Return to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
Day 2: Shimla – Kufri Excursion With Local Sightseeing (16 Kms)
After a delicious breakast this morning, get ready to venture into Kufri - a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. With panoramic views of the Himalayas, steep hikes, adventure sports and quite a few fun and interesting sightseeing attractions, Kufri is a great place to unwind. Popular specially with trekkers, the splendid weather and stunning natural beauty make Kufri an ideal summer getaway. Interestingly, Kufri is also the venue for an annual winter sports festival held in February. With the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is also famously referred to as a ski destination. Himalayan Nature Park in the outskirts is home to over 180 varieties of fauna. After, visit the famous Mall Road in Shimla. Also check out the pleasant small square Scandal Point and Jhakoo Temple. Please note: private vehicles are not allowed access to Jhakoo temple because of its location. Guests can take a shared taxi available on Mall Road to visit the temple. It is advisable to visit the temple before dark so you can have time to enjoy yourself on Mall Road as well. Return to your hotel and have a tasty dinner. Overnight stay at hotel in Shimla.
Day 3: Shimla – Manali (270 Kms/8-10 Hrs)
After breakfast, get ready to drive to Manali - one of the most popular hill stations in India situated at a height of 6260 ft above sea level. The exquisite River Beas flows through the town of Manali, creating a spellbinding landscape against the massive peaks of the valley. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and get comfortable with your splendid surroundings. Your evening is free for leisure. Both an ancient site and a modern town, Manali is a fairyland dotted with a number of tourist attractions such as the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley nearby. Whats more, it is flocked by honeymooners and family vacationers all through the year. It is also fast emerging as an adventure destination with activities such as zorbing, paragliding and white water rafting. Overnight stay at your hotel in Manali.
Day 4: Manali Local Sightseeing With Solang Valley (13 Kms)
After breakfast, set out to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. If you are an adventure enthusiast/adrenaline junkie, you can try your hand at paragliding, zorbing and other fun activities at Solang Valley. You can also visit Tibetan Monastery (also a Tibetan cultural centre), the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashist Village, Hadimba Devi Temple - dedicated to Hidimba, wife of Bhim, one of the 5 Pandava brothers of the Hindu epic Mahabharata and the Manu Temple - an old temple dedicated to sage Manu. Later, we proceed to Solang Valley. Your evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
Day 5: Manali – Rohtang Pass Excursion (50 Kms) – At Own Cost
After an early breakfast, get ready to go on an excursion to the iconic tourist attraction in Himachal - Rohtang Pass. Enjoy a breathtaking drive through Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (closed on Tuesdays). An iconic tourist attraction in Manali, Rohtang Pass (13,054 ft) is located on the watershed between the water basins of the Chenab River and the Beas River. Besides Lahaul and Spiti, Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. Manali-Leh Highway, a part of NH 21, transverses Rohtang Pass. The Pass offers visitors beautiful sights of glaciers and mountain peaks such as Geypan and Lahaul Valley. Later, visit the famous Solang Valley. At 8500 ft above mean sea level, the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh, Solang Valley is a must-see for adrenaline junkies. You can choose to go parachuting paragliding, skating or zorbing. Its lush forests, apple orchards, snowcapped peaks and rivers attract visitors as well. By evening, return to your hotel in Manali and enjoy a lovely dinner. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
Day 6: Manali – Manikaran (85 Kms/3 Hrs) – Manali
After breakfast, your day today is booked for visiting Manikaran, located on Parvati River in Parvati Valley. People visit Manikaran for the (very) hot sulphur spring waters to treat many ailments. This religious site is visited by both Hindus and Sikhs in large numbers. You could also go river rafting in Manikaran. On the way back towards Kullu, you are going make a pitstop at the famous Kullu Shawl Industry, where you can do a little shopping. Return to Manali after. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
Day 7: Manali – Chandigarh (350 Kms/10 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Chandigarh (by road) - the best planned city in India. This spic and span green city is an architectural marvel. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board your flight/train back home. Your trip in Himachal has come to an end. Let the memories begin!