Himachal Pradesh tour
Destinations covered: Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie and Dharamsala. Day 01:- Chandiagarh – Shimla (130 km/3 Hours) Met upon arrival at Airport / Railway station and transfer by road to Shimla. On the way visit Pinjore Garden, Parwanoo Enjoy Cable car ride & on arrival, Check in…
Destinations covered: Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie and Dharamsala.
Day 01:- Chandiagarh – Shimla (130 km/3 Hours)
Met upon arrival at Airport / Railway station and transfer by road to Shimla. On the way visit Pinjore Garden, Parwanoo Enjoy Cable car ride & on arrival, Check in at the hotel. Evening is at leisure on mall road . Overnight stay at hotel in Shimla.
Day 02:- Shimla
After breakfast , This morning we visit Narkanda. Which is 65 km from Shimla. A quaint sleepy hamlet from here you get breath taking views of the snow clad Himalayas , Hatu peak at an altitude of 3143 mts.(10000) ft. Above sea level. 8 kms. From narkanda and in winter there exciting ski slopes for your to ski on and a cosy. On the way we visit Wild Flower Hall, Kufri, Fagu, Theog, Matiana. Overnight stay at hotel in Shimla.
Day 03:- Shimla
Morning after breakfast we visit Sankat Mochan Temple (On national Highway – Hanuman Temple, Motorable Road commands excellent view of Shimla Town), Institute of Advance Studies (Housed in the erstwhile Vice Regal Lodge const. in 1884 – 1888), Prospect Hill ( Temple on the top of the hills, A 5 minutes climb from Sankat Mochan Commands a unique view of hills, , Himalayan Bird Century, Summer Hill. Overnight stay at Shimla.
Day 04:- Shimla – Manali (257 km / 7 Hours)
This day after breakfast at hotel get driven to Kullu one of the famous hill station of India. Reach there and enjoy the sightseeing of this lovely place. You will visit Raghunath ji Temple. Bijli Mahadev Temple, After sightseeing transfer by road to Manali, located in the ancient Kullu valley, surrounded by towering peaks at an arm length. Arrive and check in the hotel , Rest of the day is at leisure to visit the local markets . Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05 :- Manali – Rohtang Pass / Snow point
After breakfast you visit to Rohtang pass /Snow point ( situated about 51 km from Manali town at an altitude of 4111 mts. (13,400 Ft.) On the highway to Keylong, is Rohtang Pass. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herring boned ridges in to the Lahaul valley. There is a beautiful Doshohar lake left to the pass, where Pilgrims go every year on the auspicious day of 20th Bhadon, enroute visit Kothi Gorge, Gulaba village, Rahala Falls, Marhi and Solang Valley and enjoy skiing , Paragliding and other adventurous activities (cost not included), return to hotel by evening. Overnight stay at Manali.
Day 06:- Manali – Dalhousie (350 km / 8 Hours)
After breakfast we proceed to Dalhouse(on the way ) visit Palampur ( we visit the Tibetan Medical Center that treats patients , Visit the Tibetan Medicines . See the Church of St. John which has beautiful Belgain stained glass windows from the 19th century. You may also choose to take part in a meditation class to take part in a meditation class or visit a local monastery. Enjoy the evening at you leisure). Kangra ( Kangra is surrounded beautiful hills), Baijnath ( The Shiva temple at Baijnath is one of the most remarkable monument of Kangra Valley. The temple consists of an ‘Adytum’ surrounded by a spire of the usual conceal shape with a ‘Mandap’ covered with a low pyramid shaped roof . The ‘Adytum’ contains the Lingam. There is fine sculpture work to be associated with Ravana who worshipped Lord Shiva (in Ramayan) at this spot and gained immortality. Baijnath is one of the ‘Twelve Jyotiralingam. Shivratri is a well attended fair. Stay overnight at Dalhousie.
Day 07:- Dalhousie
After breakfast we spend the day sightseeing Khajjiar (Switzerland of India )(2000 mts. 27 km.):- Dalhouse is known as Switzerland of India. A little out of Dalhouse is a beautiful, charming retreat that makes an ideal day excursion , this tranquil spot has a small lake in the centre, on which is a floating island. The local people hold the lake for in legend , it is associated with Khajjinag, the deity that is enshrined in the temple here. The temple here has a golden dome , Panchpulia, Subhash Booli, Kala top etc. Overnight stay at Dalahousie.
Day 08 :- Dalhousie to Dharamsala (117 kms / 3 hours)
After breakfast we proceed to Dharamsala and check in hotel and soon we visit whole day sightseeing in Dharamsala. Mcleodganj:- With an average elevation of 2082 meters above sea level. Mcleod Ganj is named after sir Donald Friell Mcleod who was the Lieutenat – Governor of Punjab under whom the area was developed. The place is known for its various attractions including the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama. The place is one the most frequented spots in Dharasala and is famous for its Tibetan culture , handicrafts and temples. The Hanuman Tibba is the dhighest peak at the height of 5,639 meters above sea level and can be viewed from Mcleod Ganj. Masrur :- Masrur is famous for its various rock-cut temples that date back to the 8th century A.D. The carving in the temples are finally detailed and are similar to that of the Ellora caves in Maharashtra and contain various images of the Hindu deities like Lord Ram , Sita and Lakshamana from the oldest Hindu epic , Ramayana.
Kangra Fort: – was the seat of residence of the one of the oldest existing dynasties in the world. The Katoch rulers of Kangra belong to the lineage of the rulers of Trigata mentioned in the Hindu Epic Ramayana , Mahabharat and also Alexander the Great’s war records. The fort complex contains several well detailed halls and watchtawars along with a couple of temples that date back to the 9th century A.D.
Dal Lake :- The Dal lake in Dharamsala is named after its eponymous counterpart in Jammu and Kashmir, It is one of the popular picnic spot and it surrounded by the thick deodar and juniper forests . The Kali temple located near the banks is home to a marvelous annual fair. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 09:- Dharamsala to Delhi (492 km/ 9 hours)
After breakfast we proceed to Delhi Ariport / Railway station. The tour ends with great fun & smils.