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Shimla - Manali - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Chandigarh

09 Nights - 10 Days

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Day 01: New Delhi - Shimla (360 Kms - 7H 57Min) 

Arrive Delhi airport / railway station and drive 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.Enroute visit Pinjore Gardens or Ropeway at Timber Trail,Parwanoo.Arrive and check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll on The Mall and the famous Ridge.Ridge is famous for its stunning vistas of the valley and the Christ Church which is the most photographed landmark of Shimla.

Overnight: Shimla.

Day 02: Shimla

After breakfast excursion to Kufri.Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park,Poney and Yak Ride and One can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri,after lunch sightseeing of various places in and around.Shimla mosques built in(1830),Vice regal Lodge built in (1885),Christ Church built in (1844),The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887),The Grindlays Bank (1912)- the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grindlay,The Scandal Point and The famous Shopping Plaza of the North The Mall.

Overnight: Shimla.

Day 03: Shimla - Manali (249 Kms - 6H 54Min)

Transfer from Shimla to Manali by surface Enroute visit Kullu valley,Beas River,Dashehra maidan etc.Arrive and transfer to hotel Manali.Evening free for rest.

Overnight: Manali.

Day 04: Manali

Morning proceed to visit the 450 years old Hidimbadevi Temple, the oldest temple in Manali,Tibetean center & monastery,Vasisth village,known for its hot Sulpher springs Roerich art Gallery.Bahist Temple,Solang Valley which offers a spectacular view of glaciers and snow capped peaks at an altitude of 3978 meters.Also visit Kothi,Rahala Water falls on the way.(Subject to weather conditions and road being open).Rest of the day is at leisure or takes a stroll down the Mall road.

Overnight: Manali.

Day 05 : Rohtang Pass (51.2 Kms - 1H 47Min)

Early morning visit a place not to be missed - Rohtang Pass,from Manali at an altitude of 3978 meters.Also visit Kothi,Rahala Water falls on the way.(subject to weather conditions and road being open).Rest of the day is at leisure or takes a stroll down the Mall road.Return back to Manali.

Overnight: Manali.

Day 06:  Manali - Dharamshala (241 Kms - 6H 53Min)

A distance of 260 kilometer on the way stopping at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous For Tea Garden.Dharamhsala is a hill-station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 kms north-east of Kangra,It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Since 1960,when it became the temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama,Dharamshala has risen to international repute as “The Little Lhasa in India”.

Overnight: Dharamshala.

Day 07: Dharamshala - Dalhousie (117 Kms - 3H 27Min)

After breakfast drive from Dharamshala towards Dalhousie after doing the local sightseeing of places which includes,His holiness Dalai lama residence at Mc Leodgunj,War memorial,Bhagsunath temple and Dal Lake.Reach Dalhousie in the evening.

Overnight: Dalhousie.

Day 08: Dalhousie 

Dalhousie has been named after the British Governor – General of the l9th century,Lord Dalhousie.Surrounded by varied vegetation – pines,dodders,oaks and flowering rhododendron.Local sightseeing of Dalhousie includes visit to Panjipula,Subhash Baoli and excursion to Khajjiar 24 Kms.from Dalhousie surrounded by thick Deodar forest. Drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar is awesome.

Overnight: Dalhousie.

Day 09: Dalhousie - Chandigarh (314 kms - 6H 14Min)

Transfer from Dalhousie to Chandigarh by Surface & stay at Hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Chandigarh.

Day 10: Chandigarh 

After breakfast check out hotel.Visit Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Lake.Drop at Chandigarh Airport/Railway station to return back to home.

End of the tour with unforgotten memories. 

 

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