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VAISHNODEVI WITH HEAVENLY HIMACHAL (7 Nights / 8 Days)
Price on Twin sharing from 20,500

VAISHNODEVI WITH HEAVENLY HIMACHAL

7 Nights / 8 Days

Overview

Get up, close and personal with nature in the lap of the Himalayas and bask in the divine aura of Mata Vaishnodevi! See snow-capped peaks, visit ancient temples and indulge in some adrenaline pumping adventure sports in Manali, Shimla, Kufri and Katra our Vaishnodevi with Heavenly Himachal package.

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

  • Trikuta Mountains
  • Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Raghunath Temple
  • Chandigarh
  • Manali
  • Shimla
  • Kufri

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Amritsar

    On arrival at Amritsar airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to Katra via the city of Pathankot, where the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir meet. On reaching Katra you will check into your hotel and stay overnight. You could choose to spend the evening exploring this town on the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains.

  • Day 2 : Vaishno Devi

    Early the next morning you will depart for Mata Vaishno Devi Temple on one of the holiest pilgrimages in India. Experience a memorable darshan of the Devi before returning to the hotel in the evening.

    The cave abode of Vaishno Devi is the very site where Hindu pilgrims pay homage to three forms of the divine Goddess, namely, Saraswati, Kali, and Laxmi. Wade through icy water on a scenic trek of 13.5 km from Katra to the shrine.

  • Day 3 : Chandigarh

    After breakfast, you will head for Chandigarh via Jammu. Visit the famous Raghunath Temple in Jammu, one of the largest temple complexes in North India. Chandigarh is popularly referred to as the "City Beautiful" The capital of Punjab and Haryana, it is regarded as one of the best-planned cities of the country. Check into your hotel in the city and stay overnight.

  • Day 4 : Manali

    Today you will leave Chandigarh for Manali. Located in the Beas River Valley, Manali is a popular hill station flocked by tourists from across the country. The snow-clad mountain peaks, rich flora and fauna, and several other prominent attractions make a trip to Manali most worthwhile. According to legend, Manu was a sage who is believed to have recreated human life after the world was devastated by a great flood. There is an ancient temple in the old Manali village that is devoted to this sage. Some of the other popular attractions of this quaint destination include Hadimba Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Arjun Gufa and Jagatsukh. Upon reaching your hotel, check in and settle into your luxurious room. Have a delicious dinner and stay overnight in Manali.

  • Day 5 : Manali Local Sightseeing

    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 Bh?ma, a figure in the Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himalayas. 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.

  • Day 6 : Shimla

    After breakfast, today, check out from your hotel in Manali and proceed to Shimla by road. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh and most popular hill station in the north of India was once the  Himalayan summer capital of the British Raj. Today, happy vacationers from all around flock here to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Day 7 : Kufri and Shimla

    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.

  • Day 8 : Departure from Chandigarh

    Check out from your hotel after breakfast and be transferred to the airport/railway station to board your flight/train back home marking the end of your tour.

Inclusions

  • 07 Night Accommodation on twin sharing basis at the below-mentioned hotels.
  • All parking charges.
  • Assistance on arrival.
  • Daily buffet breakfast & dinner
  • GST
  • Trikuta Mountains
  • Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Raghunath Temple
  • Chandigarh
  • Manali
  • Shimla
  • Kufri

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

Hotel Chirag International

City Heart 16

Achman Regency

Sitara International

Or Similar

4 STAR

QUALITY

Ginger Hotel Katra

Sunpark

Fairmont

Snowpeak Retreat

Or Similar

5 STAR

LUXURY

Evoke Lifestyle

Velvett Clarks /Red Fox/Medallion Chandigarh

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.
  • Children below 05 years travel 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 Period & Christmax New Year Period.

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