Day 1 - Arrive in Delhi - Drive from Delhi to Shimla (330 km/approx. 9 hours)
After arriving at Delhi Airport/Railway Station, board the designated
vehicle and drive to Shimla. This scenic hill station served as the summer
capital of the British before the Indian independence. After the end of
British rule in India, Shimla was named the capital of Punjab; later, it
became the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Owing to its snow-capped mountains, pleasant climate, serene environment and meandering streets, Shimla is often referred to as the 'Queen of the Hills'. It is located at an elevation of about 2200 m above sea level. Tourists flock this town all across the year from different parts of the country and abroad to witness its natural beauty and enjoy a range of adventure activities on offer. Being an all-weather destination, this hill station is one of the favourite tourist locations of the country.
While exploring this beautiful destination, do not miss the chance to visit the famous Mall Road. This road featuring numerous shops, brand outlets and eateries is a prominent attraction of the hill station. On way to Shimla, admire the picture-perfect landscapes and inhale the fresh mountain air.
Upon your arrival at Shimla, check-in at the hotel. Take a nap and refresh yourself. Go for a walk in the evening and enjoy the cool weather of the place.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day2 Trip to Kufri
Wake up in the morning and check-out from the hotel. Be prepared to go for
an enthralling trip to Kufri, a beautiful hill station. This place is highly
admired by adventure-lovers as it is famous for sports like trekking,
skiing, hiking, tobogganing and mule-riding. You can participate in these
sports at Kufri and enjoy your time. Go to Mahasu Peak by hiking or
mule-riding and get the privilege of taking a panoramic view of majestic
You can also visit Nag Devta Temple that is dedicated to the serpent god, The Himalayan Nature Park and Indira Tourist Park. At Himalayan Nature Park, you will get to see a variety of endangered species of animals and birds.
After enjoying at Kufri, return to the hotel and take a nap. In the evening, go for a walk on the famous Mall Road of Shimla. Return to the hotel and spend a cosy overnight stay.
Day 3 Drive from Shimla to Manali (270 km/approx. 9 hours)
Check-out from the hotel in the morning and drive to Manali, another
glittering hill station. Popularly known as the 'Queen of Valleys', Manali
presents a beautiful picturesque of snow-capped peaks, meandering water of
River Beas, green fields, dense forests and deep valleys. Owing to its vast
expanse of lush greenery, pleasant climate and scenic environs, this place
is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The hill
station of Manali is located in the valley of the Beas River. It lies about
40 km away from another picturesque hill station – Kullu. It is believed
that this place has been named after Manu, considered to the lawgiver of the
Hindus. There is an ancient temple, devoted to Lord Manu in Manali.
Upon your arrival at Manali, check-in at the hotel and enjoy your evening at leisure. In the evening, you can go out to explore nearby places for shopping and eateries. Return back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 4 Trip to Rohtang Pass
In the morning, go for an adventurous drive to Rohtang Pass. Located on
Keylong/Leh highway, this pass is a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valleys. The
pass offers a spectacular view of glaciers, streams, forests and valleys.
While driving on Rohtang Pass, you will be thrilled to witness the mystical
panorama all around.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon. You may take a shower to refresh yourself and rest for some time. In the evening, go for a walk along the beautiful Mall Road and enjoy your time at leisure. Return back to the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 5 Sightseeing in Manali
This morning, wake up early and check-out from the hotel. Embark on a
sightseeing tour of Manali. The stunning beauty of snow-clad peaks, valleys,
forests, orchards, fields and streams will tempt you to praise this hill
station. Besides its natural serenity, Manali also holds religious
significance. Manali is named after Manu, the Hindu Law-Giver and also it is
the home to many gods and goddesses.
You can visit Hadimba Temple, Old Manali, Manu Temple, Vasisht Village, Vasisht Temple and the Gompas in Manali which are some important religious sites.
Hadimba Temple is dedicated to goddess Hadimba and is well known for its unique dome shaped construction and carvings. In Old Manali, you can see old-styled wooden Pahari houses and visit Manu Temple. Vasisht Village is famous for its sulphurous springs, views of sweeping valleys and Vasisht Temple.
After visiting the important sites in Manali, return back to the hotel and relax. Spend your evening at leisure and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 6-Drive from Manali to Dalhousie (360 km/approx. 9 hours)
Meals: Meals as per hotel plan
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dalhousie. This
elegant hill-station was named after Lord Dalhousie, the Indian Viceroy in
the nineteenth century. Situated on five hills of Himachal, Dalhousie
portrays a combination of natural serenity and unique architecture of
colonial times. Exploring Dalhousie's culture and historical sites will be
an amazing experience for you.
Upon arrival at Dalhousie, check-in at the hotel and relax. Enjoy a comfortable stay overnight.
Day 7-Sightseeing in Dalhousie
Meals: Meals as per hotel plan
Today, wake up in the morning and embark on a sightseeing tour of Dalhousie,
a gorgeous hill station. You will be amazed to witness the eye-catching
scenery of the snow-capped peaks. You can explore the Victorian and Scottish
architecture in the churches and bungalows in the city.
Visit some famous tourist attractions in Dalhousie that include Panchpula, Bara Pathar, St. John's Church, Subhash Baoli, Bakrota Hills etc.
Panchpula is a stream of fresh water that is made up of several natural pools. This stream is known to be the main water supplier to Dalhousie. You will also notice the Satdhara springs at Panchpula. A monument in the remembrance of Sardar Ajit Singh, a revolutionary in Indian freedom struggle, is constructed at Panchpula. You will observe that the monument is the meeting point of several streams.
At Bada Patthar, visit Bhulwani Mata Mandir which is a small temple located in the middle of a dense forest in Ahla village.
Visit St. John's Church whose architecture reminds of the Victorian era. This Protestant church resembles the Roman Catholic Church in England. In the library of the church, you will find rare photos and books that narrate the story of Dalhousie's culture and history.
Subhash Baoli is a seasonal spring with medicated, fresh water. It is named after Subhash Chandra Bose, the renowned freedom fighter. It is said that he spent seven months in Dalhousie to cure himself with the water of this spring.
From Bakrota Hills, you will get to see a fantastic view of Himalayan peaks. At Bakrota Mall, you can walk through the 5 km rounded path and get the privilege to see a panoramic view of beautiful mountain peaks, forests and valleys through different angles.
After spending a full day in exploring Dalhousie, return to the hotel and relax. Enjoy a comfortable stay overnight.
Day-8 Drive from Dalhousie to Delhi (600 km/approx. 14 hours)
Meals: Meals as per hotel plan
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive to Delhi Airport/Railway
Station. Proceed towards your next destination.
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