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Destination: Delhi-Kalka-Shimla-Manali -Chandigarh
Duration :10 nights / 11 days

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Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi. You will be met by our representative at the airport and then transferred to hotel for overnight stay. Delhi is a city that defies a one-line description as the capital of India or as the capital of the world’s largest democracy. Actually, Delhi is India in miniature. Delhi is 32,87,263 sq. km of India’s fantastic variety compressed into 1483 sq. km over the millennia; it has wooed rulers, attracted plunderers, and tried historians with so many details. Today, even as it preserves an enviable heritage, Delhi is a true cosmopolitan city always on the move

Day 02:In Delhi

This morning, proceed for city tour of Old & New Delhi visiting includes the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Delhi Gate, and Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the last two being modern structures constructed after India’s Independence in 1947. New Delhi, on the other hand, is a modern city designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. It is a spacious, open city that houses many government buildings and embassies, besides places of historical interest. Notable attractions in New Delhi include the Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Laxminarayan Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Quila, Qutab Minar, and Bahai Temple.

Day 03:Delhi – Kalka by Train Himalayan Queen Dep: 0600 hrs Arr: 1120 hours

Kalka – Shimla by Himalayan Queen Dep: 1210 hrs Arr: 1720 hours Morning in time transfer to the railway station to board the train for Kalka. Upon arrival board the toy train for Shimla – the Summer Retreat of the British. Meet and assist upon arrival at the Shimla Railway station and transfer to the hotel. Shimla was the former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh. Rest of the day is at leisure and free to explore this quaint town. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04:In Shimla

Morning sightseeing tour of Shimla including The Mall – Shimla’s principal promenade and best for a leisurely walk. Jakhoo Hill is the highest point in Shimla and offers a panoramic view of the city. Glen forest is one of the most fascinating picnic spots in Shimla. Summer Hill has pleasant shady walks in quite surroundings. Chadwick Falls are situated amidst thick forest and gives a breathtaking view. Prospect Hill is a popular picnic spot that gives some beautiful views of the region

Day 05:In Shimla

Morning drive to Kufri – a popular tourist resort 16 kilometers to the east of Shimla at an altitude of 2,510 meters above sea level. The surrounding countryside here offers you a good opportunity for hiking especially to the nearby Mahasu peak. Also visit the small village of Mashobra, 13 km from Shimla on Shimla-Naldhera road. The village is surrounded by thick forests and offers some pleasant walks including one to Sipi where a fair is held every year. A temple dedicated to Goddess Durga is worth visiting. A little further lies Naldhera – famous for having the oldest and the highest golf course in India. The town, perched at an altitude of 2,050 meters, is around 23 km from Shimla. An ancient Nag temple is also situated here. It is said that Lord Curzon was so enchanted by this place that he named his daughter after it. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06:To Manali

Morning drive to Manali. Arrive Manali and check – in at hotel. Set amidst forests of towering cedars, circled by snowy peaks and the unending roar of the Beas as a constant companion, Manali offers unparalleled opportunities for trekking, nature walks, angling and other winter sports

 

Day 07: In Manali

Morning proceed with a sightseeing tour of Manali. Manali has many attractions but the chief center of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the DHOONGRI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Hadimba, the wife of Bhim of Mahabharat fame. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the temple complex, which was built in 1533 A.D. Mountaineering Institute, located 3 kms on the left bank of river Beas towards Kulu. This Institute organizes basic & advance training courses, in trekking, mountaineering, skiing and water sports. Skiing and trekking equipments can be hired from here by booking in advance. Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple (3 kms) Vashist, a small village located on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass is worth a visit. It is renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is another Temple of Lord Ram here. Arjun Gufa (Cave) 4kms. from Manali towards Naggar, the cave is situated near Prini village 1km. above the road where Arjun had meditated. This is good 1/2 a day excursion with charming view of the brilliant mountains. Jagatsukh 6 kms from Manali, located on the left bank on Beas on the road to Naggar. The place is famous for very old temples of Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri in Shikhara style – worth a visit. Overnight at the hotel

Day 08:In Manali

Morning visit the picturesque landscapes of Kothi and Solang Valley, besides the 9,000-foot-high Rehalla Falls. Solang Valley is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes. The winter skiing festival is organized here. Training in skiing is imparted at this place. Also visit the Rohtang pass on highway to Leh. It offers a panorama and spectacular Mountain View. The pass is open from June to October each year although trekkers can cross it earlier. It is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gateway to Ladakh. Overnight at the hotel

Day 09:To Chandigarh

Morning drive to Chandigarh – the capital of two states, Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh is independent India’s most modern and well-planned city, designed by Le Corbusier. Arrive Chandigarh and check – in at hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure and free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10:To Delhi by Shatabdi Edxpress Dep: 1820 hours Arr: 2140 hours

Morning sightseeing tour of Chandigarh including Rock Garden, constructed almost entirely out of city garbage; Rose Garden 30 landscaped acres containing a variety of 1600 roses; Museum & Art Gallery housing a good collection of sculptures and paintings
Later in time transfer to Railway Station to board train for Delhi. Meet and assist upon arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11:Leave Delhi

In time transfer to the airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services