The Land of Himachal Popularly known as the Devbhumi – "Land of the Gods", Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in India, nestles in north-west region of western Himalayas. The state is landlocked with the Tibetan plateau to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and the Punjab to the west. However, the state stands apart from its neighbours in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty.
Tour Package Duration: (11 Nights / 12 Days)
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Shimla - Chail - Kufri - Kullu - Manali - Dharamsala - Dalhousie - Khajjiar.
Day 01: Delhi - Shimla (355 kms)
Pick up from the Delhi Railway station/Airport. Proceed to Shimla by surface. Check in to at pre booked hotel. Rests of the day at relax. Overnight at Hotel.
Shimla is called the Queen of Hills. Nestled in the north-west Himalayas, Shimla the former Summer Capital of India is a picturesque town. In the evening, enjoy the local sightseeing of Shimla which includes visit to the Ridge, the Mall, and Christ Church etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Shimla - Chail - Kufri
After breakfast proceed for full day tour to Kufri : Kufri is another famous holiday destination of Himachal in India near Shimla. The snow-capped slopes and beautiful sceneries along with skiing and horse ride and yak ride opportunities attract lots of tourist to Kufri. Jakhu Temple - Shimla, The early morning hike up to the Jakhu, or "monkey", temple is something like a tradition in Shimla. Dedicated to the monkey god, Jakhu temple stands on the top of the hill (2455m), offering a panoramic view of the Himalayas Chirst Church Shimla. Overnight at hotel in Shimla.
Day 03: Shimla - Kullu - Manali (260 kms)
After breakfast leave for Manali by surface. En-route to Manali visit Kullu Valley-the Valley of Gods. Kullu Valley is just like a dreamland where the beautiful Beas River runs through the middle of the valley. Transfer to hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: In Manali
Manali is one the most famous destinations of Himachal Pradesh, India. The location of Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley from Manali is an added advantage. After breakfast proceed for a full day tour to Rohtang Pass. Overnight at hotel in Manali.
Day 05: In Manali After breakfast leave for a full day tour to Manali.
After breakfast proceed for local day sightseeing visit to Manikaran, Hadimba Temple with a pagoda shaped roof, Arjun Gufa, Solang Valley (good for skiing). Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Manali - Dharamsala (240 kms)
After breakfast leave for Dharamsala by surface. Check into a pre-booked hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: In Dharamsala (Local sightseeing in and around)
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing of in & around Dharamsala. Visit to Mc Leodganj the seat of his holiness Dalai Lama. The other sightseeing worth visiting are Kangra Art Museum & Kotwali Bazaar. Kotwali bazaar is Dharamsalas busiest area. It offers all the charm of a small town marketplace with small shops selling local goods and all sorts of people wandering around it. Bhagsu Nag Temple: Bhagsu Nag temple is in Bhagsu Village about a km from McCleodganj. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has great historical significance. About seven streams, like miniature waterfalls flow here and these are considered holy with cleansing properties by devotees. A freshwater spring also flows through the temple and bathing in its waters is considered a spiritual experience in itself. Overnight at hotel in Dharamsala. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Dharamsala - Dalhousie (143 kms)
After breakfast proceed to Dalhousie which is just 143 kms from Dharamsala. Check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: In Dalhousie
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Dalhousie, its an another picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India. Nestled in the Dhauladhar mountain range, Dalhousie gives a panoramic view of snow-capped peaks. The sightseeing points included are: Panchpula (picnic Spot), Satdhara (Springs with medicinal properties), Kynance (a private residential building of Dharamvirs), Subhash Baoli, Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Khajjiar - Mini Switzerland
After breakfast take excursion tour of Khajjiar. On this day visit the Switzerland of India. Khajjiar enjoys the title of Mini Switzerland. Khajjiar is a small picturesque plateauin Himachal Pradesh nestled in the foothills of Dhauladhar ranges of Western Himalayas. The scenic hill station Khajjiar is just 20 miles from Dalhousie and tourists enjoy the drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar through the dense forest of pine and deodar. There are Khajjiar temple & small Lake also. Overnight at Hotel
Day 11: Dalhousie - Chandigarh (320 kms)
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh. On arrival hotel check in. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Chandigarh - Delhi (260 kms)
Post breakfast transfer to Delhi for onward journey.
Himachal Tour Packages take you to the amazing landscape of Himachal Pradesh; with incredible views of the snow clad mountains, deep gorges, pristine nature, lush green valleys, undulating grassland, frozen rivers, glaciers, charming lakes and many more stunning natural things to see. There are also many interesting places for the sightseeing and relaxing. Himachal tour packages also give you an opportunity for trekking, mountaineering, fishing, river rafting, skiing, paragliding, ice skating and golf. Himachal due to its varied topography and climate is home to wide variety of flora and fauna. At present it has 32 Sanctuaries, 2 National Park and 3 Games Reserve.
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