Mountain Mirth – Himachal Pradesh - 07 Days / 06 Nights
There is no dearth of pleasant surprises that welcome you when you step into Himachal. In fact, each hamlet hidden in the remotest nook and corner of this land of natural abundance holds a great reservoir of excitement and fun. Shimla is distinctive for its variety of architecture. It has one of the rare surviving urban forests, made all the more unique, for its species are temperate to alpine ones in what is otherwise a tropical zone. And then Shimla’s famous Mall offers one of the longest stretches of pedestrian shopping in the world.Surrounded by high peaks in the beautiful green valley of the Beas River, with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet. Backpackers come to hang out in the hippie villages around the main town; adventurers come for trekking, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, rafting and skiing;
DAY 01: DELHI – SHIMLA:
Drive from Delhi to Shimla. Arrive at Shimla and check in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Shimla.
DAY 02: SHIMLA CITY TOUR:
One of the most popular hill Resorts of the North. The town is situated at an altitude of 6810 feet. Initially chosen as a sanatorium for invalid European officers, but soon developed into a big hill town, Shimla has become the summer capital of the country. There are ample opportunities in Shimla for sports. Riding in Jakhu,Tennis and Squash at the club racing and Cricket at annandale, Golf at Naldera and winter skiing at Kufri. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03: SHIMLA – MANALI:
Drive from Shimla to Manali. Enroute you can do the river rafting at Bias river at Kullu. Check in to your hotel at Manali. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 04: MANALI – LOCAL SIGHT SEEING:
Walk through the town visiting newly constructed Buddhist Monastery. Hadimba Devi temple- is a small temple situated in the dense forest. Hadimba is said to be the wife of Bhima from the epic of Mahabharata. Vashist, it is 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 sulphar spring is piped into a modern bath -house. Dinner and Overnight stay at Manali.
DAY 05: MANALI – ROHTANG PASS (AT OWN COST):
Full day tour of Rohtang Pass – The majesty of the mountains and the glaciers can be seen at their best, you have next 2 hours to enjoy this snowy haven. Take a sledge ride down the slopes, try your luck climbing the little snow hills. On your way back to Manali, halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. The Magnificent views and natural beauty are a never-ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi, Ralha falls, Nehru Kund. Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Manali.
- Rohtang pass is closed on Tuesday.
Day 06 – MANALI TO CHANDIGARH :
Drive back to Chandigard in the morning. Arrive at Chandigarh and check in to your hotel. Now proceed for sightseeing tour of Chandigarh including, Rock Garden and Rose Gardens containing a variety of 1600 roses. The famous Museums & Art Gallery housing a good collection of sculptures and paintings are all included in Chandigarh sightseeing. Overnight stay at Chandigarh.
Day 07 – AIRPORT / RAILWAY STATION DROP:
After breakfast we checkout from the hotel and proceed for Airport / Railway Station.
- 06 nights stay accommodation in standard category of rooms in hotels mentioned or similar.
- Daily buffet/fixed menu breakfast at all places
- AC vehicle without Rohtang
- Air Fare/ Train Fare
- Any meals other than those specified in Cost Includes
- Expenses of personal nature such as Tips, Telephone calls, Laundry, Liquor etc.
- Government Taxes Applicable
- Guide and Entrance fees during sightseeing.
- Rohtang pass sightseeing by Local vehicle. Due to union problem outstation vehicles are not allowed.
Note : The rates may change accordingly at the peak season mainly during Diwali, New Year & Summer vacations