Himachal Pradesh is home to several hill stations. Situated on the River Beas, Manali & Shimla are two of the most visited hill stations in Himachal Pradesh.Here you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery at two classic hill stations, soak in the rich culture, let your soul relax in serene monasteries. Himachal Pradesh is one of the coveted destinations highly desired for its snowy mountains, lofty hill stations.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Chandigarh & Proceed To Shimla (115kms /approx 3.5hrs)
Pick up from Chandigarh airport/railway station by our driver and transfer to Shimla. Enroute, visit Pinjore Garden. On arrival, check in hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2: Shimla Sightseeing
After breakfast, proceed to the famous hill spot 'Kufri'. You can also hire poni(horse) at your own cost there itself and experience beauty of an Apple Garden or Tree.
On the way back from Kufri,visit Sankat Mochan Temple which also offers great views with nice and calm environement. Thereafter, you will be dropped at Shimla's famous Mall Road where you can see prime places like Church & Scandal point. It is also famous for shopping and eating out at one of the restaurants as it offers various options specializing in different cuisines.
Later proceed to hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Shimla To Manali (250kms/ Approx 6.5hrs)
After early breakfast, proceed to Manali. On the way, visit Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Temple, Kullu Valley & Shawl Factory. You can also do River Rafting in Kullu (seasonal) at your own cost.
On arrival, check in hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay in hotel.
Travel from Shimla to Manali
Day 4: Manali - Rohtang Pass - Manali (Own Cost)
After breakfast, proceed for a full day tour of Rohtang Pass. The majesty of the mountains and the glaciers can be seen here, you can enjoy this snowy heaven.Take a sledge ride down the slopes, try your luck climbing the little snow hills.
On your descents to Manali, you can do Paragliding (Optional) at Solang Valley, and take a Helicopter Ride (Optional) through the beautiful snow capped mountains. The Magnificent views and natural beauty are a never-ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi, Rahala falls and Nehru Kund. Optional adventure activities at Solang Valley are Rapelling, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, Paragliding and Snow scooter fun-rides.
Return to hotel by evening for overnight stay.
Day 5: Manali Sightseeing
After breakfast, walk through Manali town visiting newly constructed Buddhist Monastery and the handicraft centre.
Later, visit the 450 years old temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, Jagatsukh and Vashist kund.
Hadimba Devi Temple - is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas
Vashisht, an extremely picturesque little place clinging to the steep hill side. On the way up to the village you come upon the Vashist hot baths where a natural sulphur spring is piped into a modern bath-house.
Return to hotel by late afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 6: Manali To Dharamshala (235kms/approx 7hrs)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dharamshala. This city, surrounded by dense coniferous forests from all sides, is located in the Kangra Valley. A walk in the lush green surroundings of this valley offers a delightful experience.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Later embark on a sightseeing visit to the famous Tibetan Medical Centre, where treatment is done using rare Tibetan medicines.
St. John Church, which is one of the oldest churches of this region. It is widely acknowledged for its Belgian stained-glass windows, which were donated by Lady Elgin.
Other than these attractions, some other places to visit include Kangra Art Museum, Tea Gardens and Kunal Pathri Temple.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Travel from Manali to Dharamshala
Day 7: Departure (250kms/approx 5.5hrs)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & transfer to Chandigarh Airport/railway station for departure, back to home with beautiful memories of a life time trip.