Popularly known as the Devbhumi - "Land of the Gods", Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in India, nestles in north-west region of western Himalayas. It has breathtaking pristine natural beauty. From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan Desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers. Arrive at Delhi & transfer to Shimla - It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of the British Raj in India. the city of Shimla, draped in forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak, experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. Arrival & check in to hotel. Evening You can visit the split leveled Mall Road - The Mall, like most hill stations in North India, is the main shopping centre of Shimla. The Ridge and Scandal point are the two main meeting points at the Mall., Town Hall Square etc).
Cover full day sightseeing of Kufri (Skiing slopes, Indira Holiday Home & Deer Park etc.) - 16 kms. Well known for its ski slopes. Commands good views. It also has a Potato Research Station. Shimla has an added attraction of Mini zoo amidst dense forest to the tourists where a rare breed of wild animals and pheasants species commonly found in Himalayan forest region have been kept in natural habitat. Chail (Chail Palace, Highest Cricket Ground in the world etc) - Chail, at a height of 2,250 metres, combines the charm and beauty of a remote and peaceful mountain resort with the splendor and elegance of a princely reserve. The verdant forests around Chail are alive with many species of birds and deer. Naldera (Pine forest & Golf course etc.) - Naldera offers a well groomed nine-hole Golf course; undulating hills and giant deodars, make it a unique spot for picnics.
Check out from the hotel after the breakfast & proceed to Manali - The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas River with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. On our way we will visit Vaishno Mata Mandir, Kullu - Vaishno Devi Temple is located just 5 kim form Kullu on the Kullu - Manali Road N.H. No.1. & drive by the popular Dussehra Maidan - Held (mostly) in the month of October, Kullu Dussehra is also the occasion for many international cultural festivals organized in the Valley. One of the biggest events in the region, it attracts villagers and tourists alike. This is the time to shop for local handicrafts and the famous Kullu Shawls in the bazaar held at the Maidan.
Cover excursion tour to the snow point on Rohtang Road - Rohtang Pass, 51 kms from Manali. Located at a height of 3980 m, the Pass once served as a crucial trade route, and still remains the gateway to the districts of Lahaul and Spiti. Then we can proceed to Solang Valley - Solang Valley is a lush green meadow sloped to provide a perfect ski venue. It comes alive during the winter months for ski lovers and during the summer months it is a heaven for Paragliding, trekking and camping. It is just 13 Kms from Manali.
Local sightseeing of Manali. You can visit Hadimba Temple - Hadimba or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region, the landmark in Manali dedicated to the local deity . This four story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar. Then, take a stroll along the Mall road & visit some Tibetan Monasteries.
Manali is the gateway to numerous adventurous activities and it offers a wide range of activities such as Trekking, Paragliding, Skiing, Rafting, Mountaineering. It is also an ideal place for spending quiet, relaxed & peaceful day.
Check out & take a transfer to Dharamshala - Dharamshala is one of the most popular starting points for treks, walks and rock climbing over the ridges of the Dauladhar Range. Walks around lower Dharamsala and McLeodganj takes through many scenic and solitary spots. Enroute visit to Palampur : Chamunda Devi Temple - Legend has it that two demons, Chanda and Munda tried to harass the goddess Ambika. Enraged, Ambika knitted her brows and from their folds emerged a terrifying of Kali, who slew the demons. Pleased, Ambika declared that Kali would now be worshipped here as "Chamunda". & Tea Garden - The lush green rolling tea gardens adds to the beauty of Palampur. Arrival at Dharamshala & check in. Evening free at Leisure.
Half day sightseeing's of Kangra - This tour covers visit to Brijeshwari Temple and Kangra Fort. The Kangra Fort is sited on a precipitous cliff overhanging the Ban Ganga and Manjhi Rivers. Baijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most important architectural monuments in Kangra Valley. Mcleod Gunj - Dharamshala is divided into two main parts namely, upper and lower. While the lower part shows Indian elements, the upper part is essentially known as Mcleod Ganj. This is the abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who settled here after the Chinese invaded Tibet. Depart to Dalhousie - It is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. The town's average height is 2036 m, and is surrounded by varied vegetation - pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents Panoramic Views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town. Arrival & check in. Time to relax & to stroll around.
Today, visit the widespread meadow of Khajjiar - Referred as the Mini Switzerland of India, Khajjiar is one of the best Saucer shaped meadows lined with Tall Deodar Trees and a Lake in the middle, there is a 500 year old Wooden Nag Temple near to the Lake, Chamba - It gives us an insight into the ancient cultural heritage of the people in this hill city. This land of magical tranquility, charming landscape, refreshing air, mountain passes and slopes and is an ideal place for nature lovers. Some of the temples found in this city include the Laxminarayan Temple, Hari Rai Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple and the Mani Mahesh Temple.
Check out & take a transfer to Chandigarh. Arrival & check in to hotel. Chandigarh.
Check out from the hotel in the morning & take a transfer to Delhi Airport / Railway Station & the tour concludes.
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