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Himachal Tour Package

Package Duration
9 Days / 8 Nights
Destination Covered
Shimla - Kullu - Manali - Dalhousie - Dharamshala

  • Day 1 : Delhi to Shimla (343 Kms / 8 hrs) 

    Description :

    Arrive Delhi and transfer by road to Shimla the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 2 : Shimla

    • Kufri

    Description :

    Today morning, after breakfast, you will visit Kufri which is situated at an altitude of 2500 meters and is just 2 hours drive away from Shimla. Later in the afternoon, visit Zoological Park and then to Mall Road. In the evening, after a sumptous dinner, settle down for a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

    Day 3 : Manali

    Description :

    After breakfast, depart to Manali, a picture perfect hill station at an altitude of 1929mtrs. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure strolling through the Manali market. In the evening, after a sumptous dinner, settle down for a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

    Day 4 : Manali 

    • Hadimba Temple

    Description :

    After breakfast, take a half-day local sightseeing of Manali, visiting the 450 years old Hadimba temple, Vashisht Temple, Club House. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

    Day 5 : Manali

    • Solang Valley
    • Rohtang Pass

    Description :

    Today morning, take a half-day excursion to Rohtang Pass/Rohtang snow point (closed on Tuesday). On return, visit Solang Valley. Today, you can opt for adventure sports like Para Gliding, Zorbing or Skiing (subject to snow) on direct-payment basis. Stay overnight at the hotel. Rohtang Pass: It is 51 Kms | 2hrs from Manali. It is not accessible for almost eight months in a year as it is covered by snow. Guests are generally taken to the snow point on Rohtang Road, permitted by Border Security Force. In case a Tuesday falls on this day, guests shall be taken to the snow point on some other day as we have three nights in Manali. Solang Valley: It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley, 14 kms northwest of the resort town in Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass and is known for its summer and winter adventure activities. Most commonly offered activities are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing. Note: Both Snow Point /Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley will be covered on the same day and the visit is subject to weather conditions (On Direct Payment basis with union cab).

    Day 6 : Manali to Dharamsala

    • War Memorial

    Description :

    After breakfast drive to Dharamshala. Arrive Dharamshala and check in at hotel. After you will visit Baijnath - the oldest existing Shiva temple in the country, War Memorial, Kanga Art Museum, Dally Lake, McLeodganj, St. Johns Church etc. Overnight at the Hotel.

    Day 7 : Dharamsala to Dalhousie

    Description :

    Morning after breakfast departs for Dalhousie (4 hrs.). Situated at 2039 mts in the outer slope s of the Dhaula Dhar range with its natural beauty and natural surroundings. On arrival check- in at the hotel. Rest of the day for leisure and shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 8 : Dalhousie

    Description :

    Full day sightseeing to Khajjiar, 18 Kms from. Dalhousie. Its one of the most scenic saucer shaped Plateau and is surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests, its beauty has further been enhanced by a small lake in the center with a floating island and 9-hole golf course here are the other interesting places to cover. Return to Dalhousie and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 9 : Dalhousie to Delhi

    Description :

    Today after breakfast we checkout from hotel and proceed for Delhi by Road. Drop at Airport / Railway Station. Tour end.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    About Himachal Pradesh
    Himachal is known all around the world for his natural beauty and adventure spot . These are the main reason that people from across the world come to visit himachal pradesh Himachal Pradesh ideal destination to enjoy honeymoon with your loved one with some most popular places of himachal pradesh like Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Kinnaur, Manali, Rohtang Pass and Lahaul Spiti Valley. Dalhousie is a hill station and named on british general governor. Manali lies at a distance of around 40 km from Kullu town. The meandering Beas River and green carpet of meadows best define Manali. Nestled by the Dhauladhar range, snow capped Dharamshala is a treat for the eyes. It is also the abode of the Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. This vibrant state offers entertainment activities, ranging from yak rides, paragliding to trekking. There is a well laid trekking route from Shimla to Leh.

    Summers (March-June) - 22 °C to 37°C Monsoon (July-September) - 25°C to 31° Winter (October-February) - 0°C to 15°C

    Best Time to Visit
    Himachal Pradesh in Summers : From March till June Summers is considered the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh. which starts from the month of March and ends in June. This time is perfect for you especially if you are living in the places with scorching summer. Here, summer is pleasant and welcoming. Travelers indulge in trekking, paragliding, camping, hot air ballooning and water sports during this time. Best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh during summers are Shimla , Kullu Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamsala, Khajjar and a lot others. The temperature in summer ranges from 22° Celsius (71° F) to 37° Celsius (98° F).

    How to Reach Himachal Pradesh
    By Air:There are three domestic airports, namely Jubbarhatti, Gaggal and Bhuntar. Bhuntar Airport is in Kullu Manali and well connected from major cities like Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi. But nearest airport of Shimla is Jubbarhatti Airport often known as Shimla Airport. This airport is connected with Mumbai, Srinagar, Bangalore and New Delhi. Gaggal Airport is also known as Kangra Airport and it is connected to Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh.All the airports provide easy access to taxis, or you can opt for buses as well.

    By Train:Himachal Pradesh is the state of gigantic mountains, and these rugged terrains cause a barrier for the railway line. However, the state does have satisfactory broad gauged railway stations and most of the towns are further connected with toy trains or state buses. Kalka Railway station connects the state with Mumbai, New Delhi, Howrah and Jodhpur. You can travel up to Shimla by boarding the narrow-gauged Toy Trains. Una Railway station is another important railway station that serves the state and has trains coming from different towns and cities of India.Some of the other narrow-gauge railway stations present in the state include Barog, Solan, Shoghi, Mandi, BIlaspur etc.

    By Road:Himachal Government has put efficient efforts to make the state’s road strong and motor-able. There are frequent and affordable bus services that run in and out of the state connecting it with other parts of the country. Most popular routes of the buses head to Delhi, Chandigarh, Kashmir and Haryana.

    Major Tourist Cities
    Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamsala

    Things to do in Manali
    One of the most visited tourist destination of north India and home to some of the most famous tourist attractions. Himachal Pradesh is a northern province of India that is sure to charm all the visitors to the land. Snow and greenery covered peaks of the mountains welcome you to a land which has just about everything to offer to the tourists to the land. Tourist attraction in Himachal Pradesh include some of the most popular hill stations, led by Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Added to these are the various pilgrimage places in Himachal Pradesh, which includes some of the most revered temples of India, as well as a number of respected places of worship belonging to the other communities in India. Himachal Pradesh is also home to some of clearest blue water lakes as well as a number of wildlife sanctuaries. The culture of Himachal Pradesh also forms one of the main tourist attractions among foreigner and domestic tourists.

    Christ Church Shimla : Second oldest Church in North India, Christ Church is the star attraction of Shimla. It was built back in 1884 by Colonel J.T. Boileau. Earlier, the church served the large Anglican British community when Shimla was a British town. The church has witnessed a number of changes which Shimla faced through the years. The architecture of the church takes an inspiration from the Neo-Gothic style. The windows of the church form its key feature. The church has five glass windows which allure people from different communities to visit here and have a glimpse of their beauty. Every window of the church is known to present different virtues of Christianity including faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility.
    Manikaran Gurudwara : One of the most renowned Sikh pilgrimage site near Manali, Manikaran Gurudwara is a secred shrine of Sikhs is located right along the banks of the Parvati river. It is believed that the location of Manikaran Gurudwara Sahib is the exact meditative spot of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The divinity of the Gurudwara is so much that pilgrims actually believe that there lies no need to visit the other religious centers of India, post visiting this place. Not just an honoured place for the Sikhs, Manikaran holds much significance even for the Hindus. In the vicinity of the famed Gurudwara, erupts three hot water springs, which are primarily used as scared bathing ghats. One of them is located under the Gurudwara and the rest two, just adjacent to it.

    Rohtang Pass: A very popular tourist destination near Manali, Rohtang Pass is also known as Rohtang La. Located at an altitude of around 4000 meters from sea level, Rohtang is famous amongst tourists as a place to see snow round the year. It is one of the most visited destinations in Himachal Pradesh by families during summers as there is snow in abundance where one can indulge in snow sports. Rohtang pass also connects the Kullu valley with Lahaul and Spiti. Moreover, it is also used to by the tourist of Leh who travel by bike and cars.

    Soland Valley : Set at a distance of 13 km from Manali city, Solang Valley lies between Solang village and Beas Kund. Offering stunning views of the snow capped mountain peaks and alluring glaciers. The Solang valley is popular for his fine ski slopes which makes it’s a perfect skiing destination of Himachal Pradesh. During summers, Solang Valley turns into best paragliding, Zorbing, and horse riding destination of Himachal Pradesh. In winters, the valley becomes a skiing paradise for all as it offers everyone to ski over fresh white snow. There is a guest house, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports that offer skiing training to the tourists. On the hilltop of the valley, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is also major tourist attraction in Solang Valley. Most of families plan their trip to Solang valley in summer vacation because it is best destination to chill out in Himachal Pradesh during summer season.

    Hadimba Devi Temple in Manali : Hadimba Devi is an ancient temple in Manali, which was built in 1553 by Raja Bahadur Singh. Legends has it that Hidimbi Devi, the wife of one of the Pandavas, Bhima, meditated at the very spot of the temple and owing to such a mythology, the temple was named after her. Located in the cedar forests of Manali, The most religious site of Manali, Hidimba Devi Temple is built around a cave, the sanctum of which is covered by four tiered Pagoda roofs. It is because of the mythological belief and architectural uniqueness.

    River Rafting in Manali: If you wish to awaken the adventure enthusiast in you and are looking for the some gripping water sports, then Manali is the place to be. Manali opens arms to adventure enthusiasts from all across the globe with a variety of adventure sports. River rafting in Manali is the popular adventure sports in Manali. River Beas along with its tributaries promises to offer an exciting river rafting experience in Manali to every adventure enthusiast. The Beas River in Manali also offers other water sports to enjoy like canoeing and kayaking. White water rafting in Manali generally starts from Pirdi or Mohal and goes on till Jhiri.

    Zorbing in Manali: Zorbing is another recreational activity in Manali which has emerged as a great hill sport in Manali. Peoples from all over the country visit Manali to partake in Zorbing. Solang Valley, located at a distance of 14 km from Manali is famous to enjoy zorbing. There are some Professional instructors who ensure your safety in any situation during this activity. With this exciting sport, you get to roll down the Solang Valley in a huge transparent ball and enjoy great views of the valley from every possible angle. You really can’t afford to miss indulging in this one-of-its-kind adventure sport. Rolling down the mild grass slopes while in a huge inflated transparent ball is going to an amazing experience. This adventure sport does not require any prior training.

    Manali Gompa: An important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Manali, the Manali Gompa is located in the heart of the hill station. It is primarily known as "Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa". Since its construction in 1960, it has given refuge to a large number of people, who have come from Tibet. Manali Gompa is the finest example of Buddhist monasteries in Manali, the Manali Gompa sports a pagoda- style architecture with a classic tiered tower at the top. Its always pleasing to visit the monastery as it is situated amidst the lush green natural surroundings of Manali. Besides its pristine location, the monastery is famous for its wall paintings, Chortens and a large statue of Lord Buddha. Quite intriguing are the ideologies of Buddhism, which serve as the main theme of the wall paintings in Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa

    Things to do in Shimla
    Bhimakali Temple : The Bhimakali Temple is a popular attraction in Shimla which is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple is located in Sarahan at the distance of 180 km from Shimla. Maa Durga is present here in the form of Bhimakali. The temple is considered one of the most famous Hindu shrines in the Himalayan province. The temple is 800 years old and it is believed to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Shaivite Hindus. As per Hindu mythology, the Shakti Peethas are devoted to Maa Shakti who is also known as Durga.

    Shimla State Museum : Set on the famous Mall Road of Shimla, State Museum is a colonial building which was built back in 1974. The museum is a major attraction of Shimla and is set at a distance of around 2.5 km from Scandal Point, which is another major attraction of the hill station. The main aim behind setting up the museum was to protect and preserve the cultural wealth of Himachal Pradesh. The museum houses a great collection of coins, photographs, artifacts and other art objects which pertain to archaeology and cultural anthropology of Himachal Pradesh. One can also find a wide collection of damaged sculptures which date back to the 8th century. The museum also has a doll gallery which has a collection of Himachali tribal and bride dolls.

    Skiing in Shimla: Shimla is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh that is famous for some adventure activities and skiing is one of them. There is much option to enjoy skiing in and around Shimla. We have listed some best places for skiing in Shimla where you can take full happiness by enjoying skiing. Kufri: Located at the distance of 13 kms from Shimla city, there are some best slopes to enjoy skiing. If you want to take skiing experience at it best. Kufri is must visit for you!

    Indian Institute of Advanced Study : Originally, IIAS structure was built as home for Lord Duffein, who was the Viceroy of India during 1884 and 1888. The place has witnessed major historic decisions including Shimla Conference (1945) and the Separation of Pakistan and East Pakistan (1947). After independence, the building was renamed as ‘Rashtrapati Nivas’. It was used as a summer retreat by the President of India. Later, it was converted into a research centre for Indian culture, religion, humanities and social and natural sciences. The star attraction of the institute is the teak-paneled interiors. The interiors of the institute are immensely beautiful and unique. The entrance portico, grand staircase, the reception hall and fireplace are the other attractions of the institute. The Indian Institute of Advanced Study is a must visit for photographers and history buffs.

    Sankat Mochan Temple Shimla : An initiative by Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj, the Sankat Mochan temple is one of the most popular religious attractions in Shimla that not only brings pilgrims in abundance, but also tourists of all age groups. Near about 5 km from Shimla, the Sankat Mochan temple has made its placement amidst the lush green forests of a tranquil topography. Named after one of the synonyms of Lord Hanuman, the charming temple complex houses various small temples of Lord Rama, Hanuman, Shiva and the creator Baba Neeb Karori Ji himself.

    Shopping in Shimla
    When ever we are planning our trips ahead, we make it a point to keep some money aside just for shopping. Shopping consists of an integral part of our travelogue. A vacation is never complete without a shopping spree. May it be buying knick knacks or souvenirs for your near and dear ones at home or perchance buying handicrafts products that reflects the culture and aura of the place that your visiting, all calls for a hard bargain. If you are visiting Shimla, you will be spoilt for choice of what to buy and what to discard. Shopping in Shimla is a traveler's delight.

    Lakes in Himachal
    Prashar Lake,Chamera Lake,Rewalsar Lake,Bhrigu Lake,Chandratal Lake,Dal Lake

    Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh
    Guru Ghantal Monastery,Dhankar Monastery,Thang Yug Gompa,Kardang Monastery,Kye Monastery

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