DURATION: 8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS
DAY 1: DELHI SHIMLA (370 Km / about 8-9 hrs drive)Early morning, drive to Shimla. Shimla often referred to as the "Queen of Hill Stations" & it was the summer capital of India under the British. It is a beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. On aarrival in Shimla, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Shimla.
DAY 2: SHIMLAMorning 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 & Local 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 in Hotel at Manali.
DAY 4: MANALIAfter 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 colorful Market of Manali. Overnight in Hotel at Manali.
DAY 5: MANALI-DHARAMSALA (235 Km / about 5-6 hrs drive)After breakfast drive to Dharamsala, Dharamsala lies on the backdrop of the snow-draped Dhauladhar Mountains, a sub-system of the Himalaya, the town is surrounded by woods of pine and deodar and commands majestic views of the main range and the Kangra Valley below. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight in Hotel at Dharamsala.
DAY 6: DHARAMSALA- DALHOUSIE (110 Km / about 3 hrs drive)Morning after breakfast, enjoy the visit of Mcleod Ganj, is the home of the His Holiness Dalai Lama and Tsuglakhang Buddhist Temple. Later visit the Tibetan Medical Institute and Museum and Tibetan Library.
Later drive continue to Dalhousie. Dalhousie is spread out over five hills & named after the 19th century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later visit the Panjpulla (A pretty spot, where water from natural sources flows under five bridges), Bara Patthar (small temple), Bakrota hills (offers magnificent views of the snow clad peaks). Overnight in Hotel at Dalhousie.
DAY 7: DALHOUSIE-KHAJJIAR-CHAMBA-DALHOUSIEAfter breakfast drive for a full day excursion to Khajjiar & Chamba.
Khajjiar: A picturesque spot with an emerald shaped meadow amidst a dense Deodar forest which even has a lake with a floating island at its centre & often called India's Switzerland, This amazing hill station is houses of magnificent and incredible attraction like 12th century temple Khajji Nag dedicated to Snake God, Five life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers & Golf Course.
Chamba: Chamba stands on the right bank of the river Ravi. It is a cold land with warm people under the purest of skies, offers a variety of scenic beauty. It is well known for its splendid architecture and a base for numerous attractions like Bhuri singh Museum, Hari Rai Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chamunda Temple, Rang Mahal, The Chowgan & St. Andrew Church.