Shimla One of the most famous tourist destinations of India, Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill station. Also known as Simla, your travel to this place will be one event of your life that you shall never forget. This beautiful hill station derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. This lovely hill station was 'discovered' by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. Infact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital. Read about Shimla tourism and know more about Simla travel.
Shimla abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India. Shimla is one tourist destination that can be visited any time during the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero. But this difference is what makes Shimla all the more special!
Manali, at the northern end of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, is a hill station situated at a height of 2050m (6398 ft) in the Himalayas. Situated on the Beas river (Vyaas in Hindi) and near its source, it is a popular tourist spot for Indians in summer and a magical, snow-covered place in winter. A staging point for a number of treks (Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass) and sports such as white-water rafting, Manali is also on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul and Spiti and the Rohtang Pass which is the main attraction near Manali
What is included in the tour
- Pickup & Drop Airport/Station (ex. Chandigarh)
- Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis.
- Daily Breakfast.& Dinner.
- Sightseeings as per itinerary in an exclusive ac vehicle (On Disposal).
- All Hotel Taxes.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any Train/Airfare
- Taxi Cost for visiting Rohtang Pass
- Any kind of Drinks
- Porter Charges (if any)
- Rohtang Pass Excursion Cost.
- Personal Expences
- Entry Fees
- Anything NOT mentioned in the Inclusions
- Day 01 : ARRIVE AT CHANDIGARH & PROCEED TO SHIMLA (5HRS.)
- Day 02 : Shimla - Kufri Excursion with local sight seeing
- Day 03 : Shimla to Manali by Road Enroute Manikaran Visit (10hrs.)
- Day 04 : Manali - Local Sight Seeing & Solang Valley Visit
- Day 05 : Manali - Rohtang Pass Excursion (50kms) - at Own Cost
- Day 06 : Manali to Chandigarh Drop (9hrs.)
Day 01 : ARRIVE AT CHANDIGARH & PROCEED TO SHIMLA (5HRS.)
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. Harmony Purple or similar.
Day 02 : 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. Harmony Purple or similar.
Day 03 : Shimla to Manali by Road Enroute Manikaran Visit (10hrs.)
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. Enroute visit Manikaran. Manikaran Manikaran is a small town located in the Parvati valley, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It lies on the banks of River Parvati. This town is situated at a height of 1760 m above the sea level. It is regarded as the pilgrim centre for both Hindus and Sikhs. Late Evening we reached to Manali. Overnight at Manali. Surya International or similar,
Day 04 : Manali - Local Sight Seeing & Solang Valley Visit
After breakfast get set to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. Morning we proceed for Solang Valley where we can enjoy adventure activities like Zorbing, Paragliding. Later 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 In evening we return back to hotel or free time at mall road. Overnight at Manali Surya International or similar,
Day 05 : Manali - Rohtang Pass Excursion (50kms) - at Own Cost
After early breakfast enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (Closed On Tuesdays). Known for its scenic beauty Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. Manali-Leh Highway a part of NH 21 transverses Rohtang Pass. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. Besides Lahaul and Spiti Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers peaks Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. Later visit the famous Solang Valley. Solang Valley locally known as Solang Nullah is renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting paragliding skating and zorbing. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level. Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush greenery apple orchards snowcapped peaks and lakes attract lacs of visitors. Return to hotel by the evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight in hotel. Surya International or similar,
Day 06 : Manali to Chandigarh Drop (9hrs.)
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and proceed for Chandigarh by road. On arrival you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home.