Get up, close and personal with nature in the lap of the Himalayas! See snow-capped peaks, visit ancient temples and indulge in some adrenaline pumping adventure sports in Manali, Shimla, Kufri, and Rohtang. See the best that Himachal Pradesh has to offer on our Dazzling Himachal tour.
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Upon arrival at Chandigarh Airport, you will drive to Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hill resort is the erstwhile summer capital of the British and one of the top tourist destinations in India owing to its mild climate, meandering streets and snow-clad mountains. Often referred to as the 'Queen of Hill Stations’, Shimla is perched at a height of around 2000 meters above sea level. Besides its natural beauty, what attracts hordes of tourists to this place is the opportunity to indulge in various adventure activities, such as trekking, mountaineering, and skiing. Once you reach Shimla, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
After a delicious breakfast, you will travel to Kufri; a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. With panoramic views of the Himalayas, steep hikes, adventure sports and quite a few fun and interesting sightseeing attractions, Kufri is a great place to unwind.
Popular, especially with trekkers, the splendid weather and stunning natural beauty, make Kufri an ideal summer getaway. Interestingly, Kufri is also the venue for an annual winter sports festival held in February. With the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is also famously referred to as a ski destination. The Himalayan Nature Park on the outskirts of the town is home to over 180 varieties of fauna.
You will then visit the famous Mall Road in Shimla. Also, check out the Scandal Point with its Tudor style post office and Jhakoo Temple.
Private vehicles do not have access to the Jhakoo Temple because of its location. Visitors can take a shared taxi available on Mall Road and visit the temple. It’s advisable to visit the temple before it turns dark.
After breakfast, get ready to drive to Manali - one of the most popular hill stations in India situated at a height of 6260 ft. above sea level. The exquisite River Beas flows through the town of Manali, creating a spellbinding landscape against the massive peaks of the valley. Both an ancient site and a modern town, Manali is a fairyland dotted with a number of tourist attractions such as the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley nearby. What’s more, it is flocked by honeymooners and family vacationers all through the year. It is also fast emerging as an adventure destination for activities such as zorbing, paragliding, and white water rafting. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and get acquainted with your splendid surroundings. Your evening is free for leisure.
After breakfast, walk through Manali visiting the newly constructed Buddhist Monastery and the handicraft center. Later, visit the 450-year-old temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, Jagatsukh, and Vashist kund. The Hadimba Devi Temple - is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Him?layas. Vashisht is an extremely picturesque little hamlet clinging to the steep hillside. On the way up to the village, you come upon the Vashist hot baths where a natural sulphur spring is piped into a modern bath-house. You will return to the hotel by late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
After an early breakfast, you will leave for an excursion to the iconic tourist attraction, Rohtang Pass. Enjoy a breathtaking drive through Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (closed on Tuesdays). After a certain point, only vehicles with permits are allowed to pass on the Manali - Rohtang highway. You have to take a vehicle with permit (at your own cost) to travel further to Rohtang Pass.
An iconic tourist attraction in Manali, Rohtang Pass (13,054 ft.) is located on the watershed between the water basins of the Chenab River and the Beas River. Besides Lahaul and Spiti, Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. The Pass offers visitors beautiful sights of glaciers and mountain peaks such as Geypan and the Lahaul Valley.
Later, visit the famous Solang Valley. At 8500 ft. above mean sea level, it is the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh and a must visit for adrenaline junkies. You can choose to go parachuting, paragliding, skating or zorbing (at own expense). Its lush forests, apple orchards, snowcapped peaks and rivers attract thousands of visitors as well. Also halt at Marhi, Rahala Falls and Nehru Kund. In the evening, return to your hotel in Manali and enjoy a lovely dinner.
After breakfast, check out and hit the road to Dharamshala. Dalai Lama’s home and winter capital of Himachal Pradesh in the Kangra district, Dharamshala is exactly what it means - ‘rest house for pilgrims’. The high snow-clad Dhauladhar Ranges is an exquisite backdrop to the hill resort of Dharamshala. Look forward to views of numerous streams of clear water and dense pine & deodar forests trailing you all the way, cool clean air, beautiful surroundings and fantastic views of the mountain ranges.
On the way, feel the cool breeze in your hair and take in the stunning, scenic sights around you. Upon arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel. Later embark on a sightseeing visit to the famous Tibetan Medical Centre, where treatment is done using rare Tibetan medicines.
You will visit St. John Church, which is one of the oldest churches in the region. It is widely renowned for its Belgian stained-glass windows, which were donated by Lady Elgin. Other than these attractions, other places to visit include Kangra Art Museum, Tea Gardens, and Kunal Pathri Temple.
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and leave for Dalhousie - a famous hill station and summer retreat in Himachal Pradesh. Watch for curious painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side of the ridge. The ravishing rhododendrons, gorgeous greens, and pristine air add to the beauty of Dalhousie. Quite a few Tibetan refugees have made their homes in Dalhousie as well. You can also choose to visit the British-era churches of St John (1863) and St Francis (1894) or wander around the market areas of Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk. Your evening is free for leisure activities.After Breakfast Checkout From Hotel And Proceed for Local Sightseeing Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden and Proceed to Amritsar late evening Amritsar check-in in hotel Overnight stay at a hotel.
After breakfast, today, visit Khajjiar. Often called India's Switzerland the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along with its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th-century temple dedicated to KhajjI Nag. Within the temple, you will find life-size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers.
After breakfast, you check out of your hotel and proceed to Chandigarh by road. On arrival, you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board your flight/train back home marking the end of our services.
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