This is a very popular itinerary for Himachal Pradesh where guests combine two popular destinations of Himachal Pradesh i.e. Shimla (6000+ ft asl) and Manali (6500+ ft asl) with Chandigarh as the access point.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Chandigarh To Shimla.
Visit Mall area Arrive at Chandigarh and proceed to Shimla (120 kms - 3 hours). Enroute visit Pinjore Gardens, time permitting. Afternoon / Evening visit to the Mall area. Sightseeing around Mall area comprise Christ Church, Vice Regal Lodge and Indian Institute of Advanced studies.
Shimla Proceed for local sightseeing in and around Shimla such as The ridge to walk along the Mall, Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhoo HIll, St. Michael's Cathedral, State Museum, Kali bari Temple, Hanuman Temple. Return by late evening. Guests interested in walking may opt for Taradevi Temple walk. Experiential traveller may opt for a heritage walk from Mall to Vice regal lodge. Adventure oriented guests may opt for Rafting at Tattapani. Naturalists, Trekkers, Painters and Bird watchers may head for Summer Hill, a wooded area 5 kms west of Shimla, excellent for views, trekking and bird watching.
Arjuna Gufa is one of the most interesting tourist spots in the whole of Manali. Whether one beliefs in the legend or not the natural beauty of the cave is appealing to all ...
Arjun Gufa,Manali,Himachal Pradesh 175130
Travel from Shimla to Manali
Day 05 : Rohtang Excursion.
Half-day excursion to Rohtang Pass (42 kms - 12000+ ft asl). Rohtang pass is one area where one may get snow in Summer. Guests enjoy snow experience. On the way back visit Solang Valley, hub of adventure sports in Manali such as Paragliding, Zorbing etc. Solang Valley turns into a Ski resort in Winter.
Solang Valley popularly known as Snow Point, is 13 km northwest of Manali and famous for its 300-meter ski lift. It is a picturesque spot and offers splendid views of glaciers...
Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India
Day 06 : Manikaran Or Jana Waterfalls Excursion
Day excursion to Kullu Valley and Manikaran hotwater springs / Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara (80+ kms one way from Manali) or visit Jana waterfalls, a perennial waterfall at 40 kms from Manali (Jana waterfall is perennial and it is recommended to also have lunch at one of the Dhabas around here).
Day07 : White Water Rafting
Adventure oriented guests may opt for a White water rafting session in Winter. Guests arriving in Manali with a purpose of relaxing may just opt to do nothing and enjoy Himalayan views.
Day 08 : Manali To Chandigarh
Proceed to Chandigarh (292 kms - 8 hours). Arrive by evening .