Shimla Manali Tour
Destinations : Delhi (1) – Chandigarh / Shimla (2) – Manali (2) – Chandigarh (1) – Delhi
Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
This morning, a traditional welcome on arrival at Delhi International airport by our company’s representative and transferred to your hotel for a night stay.
Evening you may choose to visit the biggest Temple Akshardham, this beautiful Mandir (Temple) built without steel, consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangle shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of India"s great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities,
Day 02: Delhi – Chandigarh / Shimla (130 kms / 3.5 hrs)
This morning, you will be transferred to Delhi Railway station to catch your train to Chandigarh.
Shatabdi Express # (Dep. 0740 hrs / Arr. 1105 hrs)
Upon arrival visit, the most unique and a spectacular attraction in Chandigarh is the Rock Garden. It is a classic example of innovation and recycling at its best. Designed to look like a lost kingdom, this sprawling 40 acre garden is situated between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake. Also visit an artificial Sukhna lake at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik hills.
Later embark on your drive to Shimla for 02 nights stay, the former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era creates an aura which is very different from other hill.
Evening at leisure to visit the most famous MALL ROAD for shopping and have some excellent viewpoints like Scandal Point from where you can see the Hanuman statue of Jakho temple. The best part of the mall is if you are tired of walking you can sit on the benches placed by the side of the road. The leisurely walk on the mall road is a joy and pleasure. A trip to Shimla is incomplete without visiting the Mall.
Day 03: Shimla
This morning after breakfast get ready to have an excursion to Kufri & Chail.
Kufri, Kufri derives its name from ‘Kufr’ which means lake. It is especially popular among trekkers. Popular treks to Manali, Shimla, Rewalsar, Fagu, etc. start from Kufri. Kufri, Shimla and Chail form the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. The salubrious climate and stunning natural beauty makes Kufri a perfect summer getaway. Kufri is also the venue for annual winter sports festival held in February. Organized by the travel and tourism department of Himachal Pradesh, the festival is a major attraction with tourists. Skiing competitions are the main event at the festival.
Chail: This picturesque hill station, located amidst scented forests of chir pine and gigantic deodars, is built on three hills. The palace on the Rajgarh Hill; the Residency Snow View, once occupied by the British residents on Pandhewa Hill and on the third being the Sadh Tiba hill. Overlooking Satluj Valley, Shimla and Kasauli are also visible at night from here.
Evening, drive back to your hotel in Shimla
Day 04: Shimla – Manali, via Kullu & Manikaran (250 kms / 7 hrs)
After breakfast, embark on your drive to Manali via visiting Kullu Valley.
Kullu, a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between Manali and Largi famous for its beauty and majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards.
In Kullu visit Raghunath Temple built by the Raja Jagat Singh. This temple houses the image of Raghunath (Lord Rama), who is also the main deity of Kullu valley.
Manikaran, known for its hot Sulphur springs that bubble next to the icy waters of the Parvati river at 1737 m. The place is visited by both Hindus and Sikhs. Thousands of people take a holy dip in hot waters. The water is so hot that can boil even the dal, rice and vegetables etc. can be cooked in it. According to an old legend, Manikaran is connected with Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Parvati, who lost her ear rings here, which gave birth to hot waters on the bank of Parvati river. There is a Lord Rama, Shiva temple and Gurudwara.
Arrive Manali and check into your hotel for 02 nights stay.
Day 05: Manali
Early Morning drive for half day trip to Rohtang Pass - the beauty of snow clad mountain peaks and the thrill of adventurous drive can be enjoyed at its best. Enjoy skiing in the snow. On descending to Manali, halt at the Rahalla falls.
Later enjoy visiting Solang Valley - a beautiful valley with enchanting views of snow capped mountains, thick conifer forest, lush green meadows and a meandering river. It is host to a spectrum of adventure activities and one can indulge in sports like skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and can also experience adventure activities like hiking, camping, traversing, snow mobiling, zorbing, mountain biking, quad riding, horse riding and many more.
Day 06: Manali – Chandigarh (295 kms / 8 hrs)
This morning, embark on your drive to Chandigarh along the picturesque valley. Upon arrival check into your hotel for a night stay.
Rest of the day at leisure
Day 07: Chandigarh – Delhi
This morning, you will be transferred to Chandigarh Railway station to catch your train to Delhi.
Kalka Shatabdi Express (Dep. 0653 hrs / Arr. 1025 hrs)
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to Delhi International airport to catch your flight to fly back home.
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