DURATION: 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
DETAILED TOUR PROGRAMME:
DAY 1: MUMBAI/ BANGALORE/CHENNAI – DELHI (BY FLIGHT OR TRAIN)
DELHI- SHIMLA (BY AC VOLVO BUS OR PRIVATE VEHICLE) (370 KM / ABOUT 8-9 HRS DRIVE)
Arrive New Delhi airport/railways station and meet our representative with garland welcome. Transfer to hotel after a long journey. Take time to relax and later you enjoy half day sightseeing including India Gate, famous monument built in memory of soldiers who died in 1st & 2nd World War, Rasthpati Bhawan (President House), Parliament House & famous (Sikh temple) Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Evening free for your own activities.
NOTE: If you take private vehicle then you have to leave for Shimla from Airport or Railway station.
DAY 2: SHIMLA
Morning after breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing of Shimla including Jakhoo Hill, Institute of Advance Studies, Christ Church & Mall Road. Overnight in Hotel.
JAKHOO TEMPLE: The highest point in Shimla at a height of 2455 metres & offers eye catching view of the town & hills. According to the epic tale of Ramayana, Lord Hanuman rested on this hill while he was on his way to Lanka. The Jakhoo temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman
INSTITUTE OF ADVANCE STUDIES: Formerly it was known as the Vice-regal Lodge, this is one of the finest British-Colonial buildings anywhere in the World and combines a variety of architectural styles with remarkable Interior woodwork.
CHRIST CHURCH: This is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained glass windows which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility
MALL ROAD: This is the main shopping centre of Shimla. It has many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, Post Offices, tourist offices & Lakkar Market.
DAY 3: SHIMLA – MANALI (260 KM / ABOUT 6 HRS DRIVE)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Manali. Manali is located near the northern end of Kullu Valley & on the banks of River Beas. Manali – an important hill station & breathtaking natural beauty is the hallmark of this valley. Enroute enjoy the amazing view of the beautiful villages situated among the green Hills On arrival in Manali, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight stay in Manali.
DAY 4: MANALI
After breakfast start your sightseeing of Manali including Hadimba Devi & Manu temple in Old Manali, hot water spring at Vashist temple, Arjun Gufa (Cave of Arjun) & take a walk on Mall Road to see the colourful Market of Manali. Overnight in Manali.
DAY 5: MANALI – ROHTANG PASS – MANALI (56 KM/ 3 HRS)
After breakfast visit Rohtag pass (Closed on Tuesday). Manali is the gateway to Rohtang pass beyond which lie the twin valley of Lahaul and Spiti. In winter the mountain slopes are snow clad and they turn into perfect skiing slopes. This point is one of the main attraction for tourists coming to Manali. Later return back to Manali. Overnight stay in Manali.
DAY 6: MANALI – CHANDIGARH(280 KM/ 7 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Beautiful & well planned city, Chandigarh is also capital of Haryana & Punjab. Chandigarh is also famous for shopping, gardens, Lake & much more. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later visit Sukhna Lake & enjoy boating in lake. Evening free for shopping & other activities. Overnight in Chandigarh.