As the Summer Capital of the British in India, Shimla was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India's most popular hill resort. Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Delhi/shimla
Arrive Delhi. You will be met, assisted and driven to Shimla (366 kms / 8.5 hrs approx). Arrive Shimla and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Shimla.
Day 2: Shimla Sightseeing
Proceed for a full-day tour of Shimla. Visit the six-storeyed Vice-Regal Lodge or Rashtrapati Niwas, formerly the residence of Lord Dufferin, the British Viceroy. The style of architecture is English Renaissance, the masonry comprises light blue limestone and the wrought stonework is done in sandstone. Also visit the Christ Church and St. Michael's Cathedral, known for its
Christ Church, Shimla, is the second oldest church in North India, after St John's Church in Meerut.Built in the neo-Gothic style in 1857 to serve the largely Anglican British...
Ridge To US Club, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001
Day 3: Shimla To Manali
Drive to Manali (260 kms / 7 hrs approx). Arrive Manali and check in to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Manali.
Travel from Shimla to Manali
Day 4: Manali Sightseeing
Proceed for a full-day excursion to Rohtang Pass (One way 51 kms / 3.5 hrs approx). Manali is the gateway to Rohtang pass beyond which lie the twin valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. The pass is at an altitude of 13,400 ft and the area offers spectacular sights of glaciers and peaks and Chandra river that flows down the Lahaul valley. Overnight in Manali.
Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys...
Rohtang Tunnel North Portal Approach Rd, Himachal Pradesh 175140
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Day 5: Manali City Tour
Proceed for a full-day tour of Manali. Visit the Hidimba or Dhungri Temple, dedicated to Hidimba, wife of the Pandava prince, Bheema. The temple is noted for its four-storeyed pagoda and
exquisite wooden carvings. Visit the Manu Maharishi Temple, dedicated to sage Manu. Later visit Vashisht Kund, to see a pair of old stone temples. Thereafter proceed to the Tibetan Market, featuring shops that sell shawls, woolen clothes, handicrafts, imported goods and souvenirs. Overnight in Manali.
A tiny local, situated on the banks of the majestic River Ravi, Vashisht is bestowed with natural springs and fabulous sand stone temples. The Vasisht Kund temple is dedicated...
Vashistha Kund, Manali,Himachal pradesh,
Day 6: Manali To Dharamshala
Drive to Dharamshala (235 kms / 5 hrs approx). Arrive Dharamshala and check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight in Dharamshala.
Travel from Manali to Dharamshala
Day 7: Dharamshala Sightseeing
Proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Dharamsala. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar ranges, Dharamshala, lies perched up on the high slopes of the
Kangra valley. Dharamshala is better known as Dalai Lama's abode and Tibet's Government-in-exile. A visit to the Namgyal Monastery, ensconcing the Center of Tibetan Studies is nothing short of mandatory. Visit McLeodGanj - Little Lhasa is thick with the Tibetan cultural feel. Evening, drive to Dalhousie (143 kms / 3.5 hrs approx). Arrive Dalhousie and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Dalhousie.
Kangra Valley is situated in Himachal Pradesh , India . It is a popular tourist destination, with the peak season around March and April. Dharamshala , the headquarters of...
Dhauladhar Ranges, Dharamsala, India
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Travel from Dharamshala to Dalhousie
Day 8: Dharamshala To Dalhousie
Enjoy a day at leisure in Dalhousie. Built on and around five hills, Dalhousie is located on the edge of the Dauladhar range and surrounded by breathtaking snow- capped peaks.
Overnight in Dalhousie.
Day 9: Dalhousie To Chandigarh
Drive to Chandigarh (318 kms / 6 hrs approx). Arrive Chandigarh and check into your hotel. Afternoon proceed for a half-day tour of Chandigarh. Visit the famous Rock Garden. Spread
over 12 acres of wooded land, it features urban waste turned into art objects. Also visit the Rose Garden this beautiful garden features nearly 1,600 varieties of roses. Later, visit the Government Museum and Art Gallery. Overnight in Chandigarh.