Long stay Hillstation holiday
- 10 days
- 1 person
The scenic beauty of the Himalayas is an awe-inspiring view to the beholder. The majestic hills and the mesmerizing valleys are enough to enchant anyone. The natural wonders of the region along with its architectural marvels add to the spectacular sights of Himachal Pradesh. So, exploring heritage destinations will be a delight to travellers.
tour plans 10 days
Chandigarh - Shimla (115 km/approx. 3.5 hrs): Arrival: Chandigarh Airport. Our representative will meet you. Transfer to Shimla – the hill station town has picturesque landscapes that mesmerize the beholder. Check-in to the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Shimla.
Sightseeing in Kufri: Have breakfast at the hotel, and drive to Kufri. A popular picnic spot located near Shimla. Either hike on foot to Mahasu Peak or get a mule ride (own expense) up the hill. This is the tallest peak in Kufri with a spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains. In the afternoon, visit the Viceregal Lodge, Christ Church, St. Michael's Cathedral, and Jakhu temple. In the evening, go for a stroll on Mall Road. The sight of beautiful architecture and lip-smacking snacks will be a delight. Also, shop for souvenirs. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Shimla – Kullu – Manali (280 km/approx 6.5 hrs): Have breakfast, and check out of the hotel. Drive to Manali. En route enjoy sightseeing in Kullu. The valley is covered with Pine and Deodar forests. The majestic mountains are known for their breathtakingly beautiful sights. It is also the abode of Apple orchards. Later proceed to Manali and enjoy the view of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges. People flock to the temples here throughout the area. Also, they come to Manali for adventures like trekking, paragliding, rafting, and skiing. Check-in to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the resort in Manali.
Sightseeing in Manali: Have breakfast at the resort. Go on a drive to Solang valley. Try adventure sports available valley. Relish in the scenic beauty of the beautiful valley. Later, visit the popular Hadimba Temple, Naggar Castle, and Art gallery. In the evening, go for a walk on Mall Road. Overnight stay at the resort.
Leisure times: Have breakfast at the resort. Spend the day at leisure in Manali. Alternatively, try various adventure sports. Go sightseeing at Rohtang Pass & Atal Tunnel. Overnight stay at the resort.
Manali - Dharamshala (215 km/approx. 6 hrs): Have breakfast, and check out from the resort. Drive to Dharamshala. Check-in to the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Revive yourself with yoga and meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional). Overnight stay at the hotel in Dharamshala.
Sightseeing in Dharamshala - Drive to Dalhousie (115 km/approx. 3.5 hrs): Have breakfast at the hotel. Visit Tsuglagkhang Complex - Centre of Tibetan culture, which includes a museum and the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Later, visit popular monasteries, the Tibetan medical center, and the Church of St. John. Also, rejuvenate yourself with yoga and meditation retreats available in Dharamshala (optional). Later, drive to Dalhousie. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dalhousie.
Sightseeing in Dalhousie with Khajjiar Excursion: Have breakfast at the hotel. Go for an excursion to Khajjiar, the mini Switzerland of India, 23 km from Dalhousie by road. The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer-shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag with a sanctum carved from wood. Return to Dalhousie. Go to Bhulwani Mata Mandir at Bara Pathar, hike up the Bakrota, and also visit St. John’s Church. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Drive from Dalhousie – Amritsar (200 km/approx. 4.5 hrs): Have breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Amritsar - colloquially known as Ambarsar, which is a spiritually significant city for the followers of Sikhism. The city derives its name from the sacred pool. This holy pond circumscribes Harmandir Sahib, which is popularly known as the Golden Temple. Later, check in to the hotel, and proceed to the India-Pakistan border at Wagah. Watch the Beating the Retreat ceremony. Then, visit the Golden Temple. If time permits also go to the Jalianwala Bagh. Overnight stay at the hotel in Amritsar.
Departure: Have breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Chandigarh airport for the flight back home. Have a pleasant journey ahead!
Meal plan as mentionedSightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle (A/C in vehicles will not work in hilly areas)9 nights accommodation in well-appointed rooms in the mentioned hotels or equivalentDrivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
Air tickets and airport taxesEntrance fees and monuments charges as per the itineraryCamera/Video camera fees applicable at monumentsPersonal expenses like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides/drivers, and othersSpecial activities as per the itinerary