Arrive Chandigarh Airport / Ambala Station / Delhi & proceed to Shimla (120 km from Chandigarh / 170 km from Ambala & 370 km from Delhi). Arrive Shimla & transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Shimla.
A visit to one of the most popular summer getaways is bound to be filled with excitement and fun. Considered to be the Queen of the hills, Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British promises you a memorable holiday.
After breakfast proceed for Kufri sightseeing famous for its Himalayan park, pony and yak ride one can see wide endless Himalayan panorama from kufri, also take a romantic view of Thick Deodar forest, back to Shimla, transfer to lift, visit The Mall road, The Riz, Gaity theater, Christ Church, Scandal Point, General Post Office. Back to hotel, dinner and rest overnight at hotel.
Kufri: A tiny hill station in Shimla got name from the work "Kufri" meaning a lake in the local language. The highest point in the surrounding region Kufri has a Himalayan Wild Life Zoo which hosts rare Antelopes, Felines and Birds including Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. During winter a meandering path through the potato plantations turns into a popular Ski track. Kufri is the only tourist place where you can roam around in a nature park on a Yak! Sipping hot chocholate during cold evenings, sitting in the midst of snow can bring out the love in you.
The Ridge: Located in the heart of Shimla, The Ridge road is a large open space which runs east to west alongside the Mall Road, and joins it at the Scandal point on the west side. On the east side, the Ridge road leads to Lakkar Bazaar, a wooden crafts market. The large water reservoir present at the Ridge acts as the main supply of Shimla town. Dotted with a church, library and many statues, the Ridge is a choice of many for a long walk.
The Mall: The Mall in Shimla is referred to as the 'heart of Shimla' is the Biggest Mall road of North India. The Mall extends from Barnes court in the eastern side to Vice Regal lodge in the western side. Movement of vehicles is prohibited in the Mall of Shimla. There are many attractions on the mall road like Gaity Theater, Kali Bari Temple, Christ Church, Scandal Point, and General Post Office.
After breakfast Check out from hotel early in the morning proceed for Manali. Enroute visit Kullu Valley, world famous Kullu Shawl factory, Vaishano Devi Temple, Later proceed to Manali. On arrival Check in Hotel. Overnight at Manali.
After breakfast proceed to Manali Town sightseeing which include:
Hidimba Devi Temple: An ancient cave temple entirely dedicated to Hidimba Devi, is circumscribed by cedar forest. The deity image in this temple is that of a huge rock which was built in 1553.
Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple: Just about 3 kms from Manali, spread across the Beas River is Vashist, a village with natural sulphur springs. Comprising of modern bathhouses, Turkish-style showers - travelers come here for medicinal benefit. There is also a pair of old stone temples, dedicated to the local patron saint Vashista.
Manali Gompa (Tibetan Monastery): The Manali Gompa servs as an important gathering place for Buddists from Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Ladakh, Nepal, and Tibbet. Built in the 1960s, the new monastery is famous for its wall paintings, chortens and a large statue of Lord Buddha.
Club House: The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant makes wonderful outing for the day. You can enjoy various indoor and outdoor sports in the club by taking due permission at the reception along with a nominal fee.
Rest of day free for leisure. Overnight at Manali
After Breakfast proceed for excursion to Rohtang Pass [IN MANALI THE CLIENTS HAVE TO MAKE THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS AT THEIR OWN COST FOR TRAVEL TO ROHTANG PASS, THIS IS DUE TO THE TAXI UNION ISSUE IN HIMACHAL]. Carry warm cloths like hand gloves, muffler, sweater, shawl, & sports shoes etc. Rohtang pass is situated at an altitude of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.)[Rohtang pass might be closed due to heavy Snowfall/landslide].Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its heights and splendour. At the top of the pass air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul Valley, enroute visit Kothi, Gulaba, Rahala Falls, Marhi and enjoy skiing, paragliding and other adventurous activities(cost not included).Visit Solang Valley if Rohtang Pass is closed. Back to hotel. Overnight at Manali
Full day free for rest or leisure activities. Overnight Manali
After breakfast proceed for Chandigarh. Arrive after appx. 9 hours journey and check in at Hotel. Evening visiting the famous Rock Garden, Rose garden Sukhna Lake - the beautiful lake that is the major attraction of Chandigarh. Overnight stay at hotel.
After b/f depart for Chandigarh (1 hr) / Ambala (2 hrs) / New Delhi station /Airport (6 hrs)
Mr. Nilesh Badheka