Incredible Himachal

9 Nights / 10 Days


Incredible Himachal

Delhi – Shimla – Manali – Dharamsala – Chandigarh - Delhi

Himachal Pradesh (literally meaning snow-laden abode) lies in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, and can undoubtedly deliver an outstanding travel experience to tourists from across the world. Travel to India’s best hill stations, nestled gorgeously in the lap of the mighty Himalayas - Dharamshala, Manali and Shimla. Dharamshala is a place to see thriving Tibetan Buddhist culture in India; no wonder it is called the “Little Tibet” , which is also the seat of His Holiness “The Dalai Lama” himself. Shimla and Manali are the two all time favorite Indian hill destination filled with a perfect amalgamation of natural beauty, adventure trails (including some of the highest passes in the world), ancient temples & monasteries and colonial heritage. Embark on a euphoric tour of ‘9 nights and 10 days’, exploring every tourist hotspot, and experiencing these three timeless hill towns of India.

Highlights

  1. Get opportunity to visit the official residence of the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala.
  2. Get a chance to explore the flavours of Tibetan culture and tradition in Dharamshala.
  3. You can indulge in adventure sports like zorbing, paragliding, etc. near Manali.
  4. Learn the legend behind the ancient and highly reverred Hidamba Temple in Manali.
  5. Explore the the rich colonial heritage of Shimla, an esrtwhile British summer resort.
  6. Take home unique and traditonal Tibetan handicrafts as souvenirs from Dharamshala.
  7. Witness modern architectural wonders and interesting sights of Chandigarh.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive at New Delhi Airport, after clearing immigration and customs, our representative will meet you at the arrival area and transfer to hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay in Delhi

DAY 2
DELHI - SHIMLA (370 KMS. / 8 HRS APPROX.)
After breakfast, check-out and drive to Shimla. You will pass through various small markets, small towns and will see the countryside. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the time on leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay in Shimla.
Shimla: The Summer Capital of the British India, Shimla is truly a perfect place to enjoy your holiday as leisure. Now the capital of Himachal Pradesh, it is a Hill station of north, offering a great view. The place still has the touch of British architecture and designs in certain places; just walking around the Mall is pleasure. Nothing like the mainstream Indian climate, Shimla is very cool and fresh. The lush green Hills and the snow capped mountains stand tall, making it a very scenic place.

DAY 3
SHIMLA – TOUR SHIMLA AND KUFRI
After breakfast, proceed for a day tour of Shimla and Kufri. Visit several prominent attractions like the Jakhu Temple, and Christ Church, Ridge, Viceroy House, Summer Hill.
In the afternoon, drive to Kufri (8600 Ft), a 18 km drive from Shimla, which takes about an hour. In Kufri, you can rejuvenate yourself amidst the dense forests, snow-capped mountains and exotic flora and fauna. Evening time is completely free to enjoy the breath taking beauty of Kufri region.
Return to your hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay in Shimla.

DAY 4
SHIMLA – MANALI (250 KMs./7 HRS. APPROX.)
After breakfast, check-out and drive to Manali. Enroute you will visit Kullu Valley. Visit Shawl factory of Kullu. Kullu Valley is surroundded by Shivalilk Ranges of Himalayas is famous for Apple Trees. On arrival check in to hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay in Manali.

DAY 5
MANALI
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Manali. Visit Hadimba Temple, an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, a mythological figure from the Indian epic Mahabharata. Vashist Hot Springs, renowned for its temples and sulphur hot springs, endowed with great healing powers. Manu Temple, the temple is dedicated to the Indian sage Manu who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti. Visit Tibetan Monasteries. Walk around the mall in the afternoon. Dinner and Overnight stay in Manali.

DAY 6
MANALI – DAY TRIP TO ROHTANG PASS (55 KMS./2.5 HRS APPROX., ONE WAY) / SOLANG VALLEY (15 KMS./1 HR. APPROX, ONE WAY)
After breakfast, proceed for a day trip to Rohtang Pass (13,000 Ft) (SUBJECT TO AVAILIBILITY OF PERMIT). This is one of the world’s highest motorable roads, and surely has a mesmerizing view of the other gigantic mountains. There couldn’t be a better way to make the most of your visit here than indulging in snow adventure like skiing, paragliding, zorbing, sledging and many others.
If Permit is not available, then visit Solang Valley (8400 Ft), known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing. You can avail all these on direct payment basis. Evening return to hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay in Manali.

DAY 7
MANALI – DHARAMSALA (240 KMS./6.5 HRS. APPROX.)
After breakfast, check-out and drive to Dharamsala passing through beautiful landscapes of the Himalaya.
Arrive in Dharamsala, check-in at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay in Dharamsala.

DAY 8
DHARAMSALA
After breakfast, a day tour of Dharamsala. Visit the Bhagsu Nath Temple, then visit Norbulingka Institute which is perhaps one of its best in the world. The institute has its own temple, Museum, Meditation Hall, One thousand, one hundred and seventy-three images of the Buddha decorate the forty-four foot high temple hall. Visit Tsuglhakhang, The temple and residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, afternoon enjoy a walk along the mall road, where Tibetan refugees display and sell their crafts.
Also visit St. John in the Wilderness Church Afternoon free to walk around the mall area. Dinner and Overnight stay in Dharamsala.

DAY 9
DHARAMSALA - CHANDIGARH (250 KMS. /7 HRS. APPROX.)

After breakfast, drive down to Chandigarh. Upon arrival, visit Rock Garden, Open Hand Monument. Sukhna Lake. Then check-in at hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay in Chandigarh.

DAY 10
CHANDIGARH - DELHI (270 KMS. / 6.5 HRS. APPROX.) DEPART DELHI
After a leisurely breakfast, check out from hotel and drive straight to Delhi international airport for your flight to onward destination.




Package Includes -

  • 09 Nights accommodation at good 3 star hotels on Twin / Double Sharing basis.
  • Assistance at airports during arrivals and departures by GeTS Holidays Representative.
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner at all the Hotels.
  • Transportation in a Private Non Air-conditioned vehicle, with professional driver
  • Air-conditioning will work in plain areas only
  • Bottled water in the car
  • All currently Applicable taxes, tolls . parking charges, driver’s allowances



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