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GLIMPSES OF HIMACHAL (5 Nights / 6 Days)
Price on Twin sharing from 14,850

GLIMPSES OF HIMACHAL

5 Nights / 6 Days

Overview

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.

Good to know

  • Currency: INR (Indian Rupee)
  • Population: 1.311 Billion
  • Religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity
  • Time Difference:  GMT+5.5
  • Best Time to Visit: Jan, Feb, March, April, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Capital: Delhi
  • Language: Hindi
  • Dialing Code: +91

Did you know?

  • India is the world's second-largest country by population and 7th largest by land mass
  • The Himalayas extend 1,500 miles into northern India and are slowly growing taller (2.5 cm a year!)
  • There are 150,000 post offices in India, making it the largest postal network in the world (however letters taking two weeks to cover a small distance isn't unusual)
  • It's illegal to take India's currency, the rupee, out of the country
  • The Bengal Tiger is India's national animal
  • Tea had been growing in India for centuries before the British started its commercial cultivation

Highlights

  • Chandigarh
  • Shimla
  • Kufri
  • Chail
  • Manali
  • Rohatang Pass
  • Snow Point
  • Panchkula

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive Chandigarh - Drive to Shimla (120Kms / approx. 4 hour drive)

    Upon arrival at Chandigarh Airport, we drive to Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hill resort was the erstwhile summer capital of the British. It is 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 take some rest. stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 2 : Shimla - Visit Kufri and Chail

    After a delicious breakfast this morning, get ready to venture into 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 specially 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. Himalayan Nature Park in the outskirts is home to over 180 varieties of fauna.

    After, visit the famous Mall Road in Shimla. Also, check out the pleasant small square Scandal  Point and Jhakoo Temple. Return to your hotel and have a tasty dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Shimla.

    Private vehicles do not have access to Jhakoo temple because of the location. The guests can take a shared taxi available on Mall Road and visit the temple. It’s advisable to visit the temple before it turns dark; hence the guests can first visit the temple and then spend time on the mall road.

  • Day 3 : Shimla - Manali (272 Kms/ approx 7 hour drive)

    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. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and get comfortable with your splendid surroundings. Your evening is free for leisure.

    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. Whats 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. Overnight stay at your hotel in Manali.

  • Day 4 : Manali Excursion to Rohatang Pass / Snow Point

    After an early breakfast, get ready to go on an excursion to the iconic tourist attraction in Himachal - 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 proceed on Manali - Rohtang highway. You have to take the vehicle with the 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. Manali-Leh Highway, a part of NH 21, transverses Rohtang Pass. The Pass offers visitors beautiful sights of glaciers and mountain peaks such as Geypan and Lahaul Valley. Later, visit the famous Solang Valley. At 8500 ft above mean sea level, the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh, Solang Valley is a must-see 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 visitors as well. Also, halt at Marhi, Rahala falls and Nehru Kund. By evening, return to your hotel in Manali and enjoy a lovely dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Manali.

  • Day 5 : Manali Sightseeing

    After breakfast, walk through Manali town visiting newly constructed Buddhist Monastery and the handicraft center. Later, visit the 450 years old temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, Jagatsukh, and Vashist kund. Hadimba Devi Temple - is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mah?bh?rata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Him?layas. Vashisht, an extremely picturesque little place 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. Return to hotel by late afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

  • Day 6 : Manali - Panchkula / Chandigarh (320 Kms / approx. 8 hour drive)

    After breakfast, check out and proceed to Chandigarh (by road) - the best-planned city in India. This spic and span green city is an architectural marvel. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board your flight/train back home. Your trip to Himachal has come to an end. Let the memories begin!

Inclusions

  • 05 Nights Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis at the above mentioned hotels.
  • All Parking Charges.
  • Assistance on arrival.
  • Daily Buffet breakfast & Dinner
  • Chandigarh
  • Shimla
  • Kufri
  • Chail
  • Manali
  • Rohatang Pass
  • Snow Point
  • Panchkula

Exclusions

  • Air fare / train fare Monument fare.
  • Any meals other than those specified in 'Cost Includes'
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Any other item not specified in &'cost includes'
  • Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

Accommodation

3 STAR

COMFORT

Achman Regency

Sitara International

Or Similar

4 STAR

QUALITY

Fairmont

Snowpeak Retreat

Or Similar

5 STAR

LUXURY

Snow Valley Resort/Manla Homes/Deventures

Whistling Pines /Rioso Resort/ Whispering inn/Lifestyle Manali

Or Similar

Terms

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.
  • Cost based on standard / superior room basis.
  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.
  • Child below 02 years are Free
  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability
  • Holiday Surcharge will additional if applicable
  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.
  • Valid from 16 th june till 31 st March 2019 except black out dates Diwali,Chritmas & New Year Period.

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