ARRIVE AT CHANDIGARH & PROCEED TO SHIMLA (120 KM / 4-5 HRS.)
- Upon arrival at Chandigarh Airport, we drive to Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful
hill resort was the erstwhile summer capital of the British. It is one of the top tourist destinations in India
owing to its mild climate, meandering streets and snow-clad mountains. Often referred to as the 'Queen
of Hill Stations’, Shimla is perched at a height of around 2000 meters above sea level. Besides its natural
beauty, what attracts hordes of tourists to this place is the opportunity to indulge in various adventure
activities, such as trekking, mountaineering, and skiing. Once you reach Shimla, complete the check-in
formalities at the hotel and take some rest. Stay overnight at the hotel.
SHIMLA - KUFRI EXCURSION WITH LOCAL SIGHT SEEING
- Today morning after a filling delicious breakfast visit Kufri. Kufri derives its name from ‘Kufr’ which means
lake. It is especially popular among trekkers. The salubrious climate and stunning natural beauty makes
Kufri a perfect summer getaway. Kufri is the venue for annual winter sports festival held in February.
Kufri is also renowned for other adventures activities such as skiing tobogganing (sliding downhill on a
sled) etc. Kufri has the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh. Kufri is also a haven for nature
enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as the Himalayan Nature Park is situated on the outskirts of the town. The
Park is home to over 180 varieties of fauna. Thereafter visit the famous mall road of Shimla. Visit the
Scandal Point Jhakoo Temple (private vehicles do not have access to Jhakoo temple because of the
location. The guests can take a shared taxi available on Mall Road and visit the temple. It’s advisable to
visit the temple before it turns dark; hence the guests can first visit the temple and then spend time on
the mall road.) After ample of Shopping time return to your hotel for a mouth-watering dinner. Overnight
in the resort.
SHIMLA TO MANALI (285 KM / 9 HRS.)
- Have your breakfast and begin driving Manali, one of the most popular hill stations of India. Upon arriving,
complete the check- in formalities at the hotel. The evening is at leisure. Flocked by honeymooners and
family vacationers all around the year, Manali is dotted with a number of attractions. Stay overnight.
MANALI - LOCAL SIGHT SEEING & SOLANG VALLEY VISIT
- After breakfast get set to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. If you an adventure enthusiast,
you can try your hand at paragliding, zorbing etc. You can also visit Tibetan Monastery- not only a place
of worship but also a Tibetan culture centre, the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashist Village,
Hadimba Devi Temple- dedicated to Hidimba, wife of Bhim-one of the 5 Pandava brother of the Hindu
epic Mahabharata and the Manu Temple- an old temple dedicated to sage Manu, Club House. Later we
proceed for Solang Valley where we can enjoy adventure activities like Zorbing, Paragliding. The evening
is at leisure. Stay overnight.
MANALI TO DHARAMSALA (250 KM / 7-8 HRS.)
- After having breakfast, hit the road to Dharamshala. On the way, let the cool breeze come while treating
your eyes to the scenic, spread all around. After arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel. Spend the
evening as per your own liking. The peaceful hill town of Dharamshala or Dharamsala is an ideal holiday
destination that boasts of lush greenery, fresh air, thick green forests and a number of attractions. Stay
DHARAMSALA - FULL DAY LOCAL
- After breakfast is free for a tour of Dharamshala where you are going to cover the major attractions that
are going to include Dal Lake, Church, Bhagsu Nag Temple and Tibetan Monastery. All these places are
filled with a lot of natural beauty. After lunch we embark on a sightseeing visit to the famous Tibetan
Medical Centre, where treatment is done using rare Tibetan medicines, St. John Church, which is one of
the oldest churches of this region. It is widely acknowledged for its Belgian stained-glass windows, which
were donated by Lady Elgin. Other than these attractions, some other places to visit include Kangra Art
Museum, Tea Gardens and Kunal Pathri Temple.
DHARAMSALA TO DALHOUSIE (120 KM / 05 HRS.)
- After breakfast followed by check-out formalities. Later, begin driving towards Dalhousie, Dalhousie - a
famous hill station in Himachal famous for snow-capped mountains. Quite a few Tibetan refugees have
made a home in Dalhousie and there are painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side
of the ridge. You can also visit the British-era churches of St John (1863) and St Francis (1894) set
among the pines at opposite ends of the ridge. The market areas at Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk
are linked by lanes – Thandi Sarak (Cold Rd) and Garam Sarak (Hot Rd). The latter lane receives more
sunshine.. Arrive at the hotel check in and relax. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight at the
DALHOUSIE - KHAJJIAR - DALHOUSIE
- After breakfast today visit Khajjiar - Often called India's Switzerland the exquisite glade of Khajjiar
(1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along with its fringes thick forests of deodar climb the
slopes snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to KhajjI
Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers. Overnight at the hotel.
DALHOUSIE TO AMRITSAR (WITH WAGAH BORDER) (200 KM / 6 HRS.)
- After breakfast, check out from Hotel & proceed for Amritsar by road. On arrival check-in at hotel and
later visit Indo-Pak Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-
Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat”
ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down
their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on
marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Overnight stay at Hotel." Note: Golden open
24hrs. so you can visit golden temple same day late at night but at own cost.
AMRITSAR LOCAL SIGHT SEEING & DROP AT RAILWAY / AIRPORT STATION
- After breakfast, start your half day city tour (if time permit) with the blessings of Golden Temple-the
most important sikh shrine which is also called Mecca for the Sikhs is a living symbol of the spiritual and
historical traditions of the Sikhs. Later visit Jallianwala Bagh- where, on April 13, 1919, British and Gurkha
soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden gathering, killing hundreds of civilians. Also, visit the
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum - The summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh which is
situated in the heart of Ram Bagh. Later drop at Airport / Railway Station.