The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India.Manali is famous as a Honeymoon Destination among Indian tourists while Western tourists visit Manali for adventure sports and leisure, nature trips in the Himalayas. Chandigarh Occasionally called as "The City Beautiful", the Union territory of Chandigarh serves as the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Chandigarh & Proceed To Manali (310kms/approx 8hrs)
Pick up from Chandigarh airport/railway station by our driver and transfer to Manali.
On the way, visit Pandoh Dam & Kullu Shawl Factory.
On arrival at Manali, check-in the hotel & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: Rohtang Pass (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 3: Manali To Shimla (250kms/approx 7 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel & proceed to Shimla. On the way visit Pinjore Garden .
Upon arrival, rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Travel from Manali to Shimla
Day 4: Shimla Sightseeing
After breakfast, proceed to the famous hill spot of Kufri you can also hire a poni (mini horse) at your own cost there itself & experience the beauty of an Apple Garden or Trees.
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 5: Shimla To Chandigarh (120 Kms/approx 3.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Chandigarh popularly referred to as the 'City Beautiful'. Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab and Haryana, is regarded as one of the best planned cities of the country.
Later, you may opt for a sightseeing trip of this beautiful city and visit its popular attractions, such as Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex and Open Hand.
Rock Garden is a masterpiece that was formed from urban and industrial waste. Established as an open-air exhibition hall, it houses many items made porcelain, metal wires, auto parts, mudguards, frames, etc.
The man-made Sukhna Lake, situated at the foothills of the Shivalik range, has a 3-km shoreline. It was built in the year 1958, after a dam was built across a seasonal stream - Sukhna Choe that flowed from the Shivalik hills. Sport activities, like water skiing, yachting and boating are on offer at this lake.
Capitol Complex is a government building that was designed by the great Le Corbusier. Earlier, it was the seat of the Punjab Government; however today, it is the headquarters of both the governments of Haryana and Punjab.
Open Hand is a 50 tonne and 14-metre high and structure that was created by Le Corbusier. Made out of metal sheets, this giant hand is a symbolism of unity and peace.
Alternatively, you can pay a visit to its famous markets, such as the shopping arcade of Sector 17, also called as as the City Centre.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Travel from Shimla to Chandigarh
Day 6: Departure
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.