10 DAYS HIMACHAL TOUR with AMRITSAR
Ex Destinations: Delhi / Ambala / Chandigarh / Chakki Bank / Pathankot / Amritsar / Shimla / Manali
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI TO SHIMLA (D)
Arrive Delhi and transfer to Shimla (343 Kms / 8 hrs) the former summer capital of British Govt. of India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Overnight stay at hotel in Shimla.
Day 02: SHIMLA – KUFRI + SIGHTSEEING – SHIMLA (B,D)
Morning tour of Shimla –You’ll visit Jakhoo Temple, Hanuman Temple, Kalbadevi Temple, or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass – windows of Christ Church(built in the 1850). Later in the afternoon excursion to Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, which is an exotic place surrounded by intense forest and
snow capped hills amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can fully relax and tune oneself for natural beauty, evening free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kufri. Stay overnight at hotel in Shimla.
Day 03: SHIMLA TO MANALI VIA KULLU, MANIKARAN AND NAGGAR TOUR (B,D)
In the morning drive to Manali a 7-8hrs drive will take you to the valley of Gods, is a combination of natural splendor and rich cultural heritage. Enroute sightseeing visit to Kullu- Manikaran including: Kullu, Kullu Shawl Factory, Kasol Valley, Angora Farm, Manikaran Hot Water Spring, Gurudwara & Naggar Tour which includes: Naggar Castle, Temples, Monasteries, etc. Later transfer to Manali. Check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the time at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 04: MANALI – ROHTANG PASS + SOLLANG VALLEY – MANALI (OWN COST) (B,D)
Morning you proceed for a full-day sightseeing of the snow view point on the Rohtang Pass road. Later on return you may take an excursion of Solang Valley about 13 kms from Manali, which offers superior views of glaciers and snow Capped hills. Enjoy Paragliding at Solang Valley (on own). Enjoy evening time as leisure. Overnight in Manali.
DAY 05: MANALI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING (B,D)
Get ready to visit the Hidimba Temple, Van Vihar, Vashisth Kund, Manu Mandir, Tibetan Monastery, and Club House. Evening at leisure or stroll on the Mall Road for shopping (on own). Stay overnight hotel in Manali.
DAY 06: – MANALI –DHARAMSHALA(B,D)
After Breakfast, Check out and Transfer to Dharamshala. Arrive check-in to the hotel, Afternoon visit Dharamshala Sightseeing like: Tibetan Medical Centre, Bhagsu Naag Temple, Church of St.John ,Dalai Lama Temple, Dal Lake, Naddi, Waterfalls, War Memorial, etc. Evening you can enjoy the market at Mcleodganj mall road. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.
DAY 07: DHARAMSALA – DALHOUSIE (B, D)
Morning after breakfast departs for Dalhousie. Dalhousie is placed at 2039 meters in the outer slopes of the Dhaula Dhar range with its natural attractiveness & natural surroundings. On arrival check- in at the hotel. Later explore the sightseeing of Dalhousie like Churches – St. Andrews Church and St. Patrick Church at Balun,St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St. St. Johns Church at Gandhi Chowk Satdhara, Panchpula and Subhash Baoli . Overnight at hotel in Dalhousie.
DAY 08: DALHOUSIE – CHAMBA – KHAJJIAR – DALHOUSIE(B,D)
Full day sightseeing to Chamba, on the right bank of the river Ravi and Khajjiar also called India’s Switzerland. It’s one of the most scenic saucer shaped Plateau and is surrounded by thick pine & deodar forests, its beauty has further been enhanced by a small size lake in the center with a floating island & 9-hole golf course here are the other interesting places to cover, 12th century’s temples which are dedicated to Khajji Nag within the temple is life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers.. Return to Dalhousie and overnight at Dalhousie.
DAY 09: DAHOUSIE TO AMRITSAR- INDO-PAK WAGAH BORDER (B, D)
After morning breakfast checkout from Dalhousie and take a move to Amritsar by road on arrival check in at hotel and later evening visit Wagah Border to see Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises & lights are turned on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Return to hotel. Overnight stay in Amritsar.
DAY 10: AMRITSAR TO DELHI DROP (B)
Early morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and will visit to Jallianwalan Bagh & Golden Temple. Later proceed for Delhi your return Journey.
|2N||Shimla||Hotel New Majestic Grand, Ganga|
|3N||Manali||Hotel New Harmony Inn|
|1N||Amritsar||Hotel Axis Inn,|
Rohtang Pass not included in the package because The NGT (National Green Tribunal) in its order has restricted the certain number of vehicles passing through Rohtang Pass for tourism purposes per day on first-come, first-serve basis and directed that each vehicle allowed would pay an environmental cess. Vehicle for Rohtang pass can be hired directly from Manali taxi Union by own cost.
✭ROHTANG PASS WILL BE TAKEN CARE BY GUEST DIRECTLY.✭
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Best Time to Visit
Here's a monthly breakup of Manali's climatic conditions so that you can plan accordingly:
September to February: The monsoons draw to an end in September and winter starts setting in from October. The temperature in winter months can go down to -1 °C, so make sure you carry enough woolens to keep yourself warm, especially for the chilly nights.
December end to January is the time when you can enjoy snowfall and the spectacular scenic white views of the surrounding mountains, making it a favourite with the honeymooners. This is the ideal time for adventure enthusiasts who want to go skiing.
March to June: Summer steps in from March but the weather is still pleasant. The temperatures during these summer months usually vary between 10°C to 25°C, so you might still need light woolens during the night. This is the perfect time to indulge in outdoor activities such as paragliding, rafting, trekking and mountain adventures in the Solang Valley. This is also the time when the region’s flora is in full bloom lending it the most pristine natural beauty.
July-August: Monsoons in Manali can be tricky as the region experiences heavy rainfall, which can also sometimes lead to landslides. But considering a lot of tourists don’t prefer to travel during this time, the prices of hotels tend to drop.
How to Reach?
One can take a flight to Delhi/Chandigarh. From there, take/hire a car/taxi to reach Manali.
Bus/Volvo services are provided by quite a few tour operators from Delhi and Chandigarh to reach Manali.
Manali is well connected to important cities namely Chandigarh (350km/8-10Hrs), Delhi (585km/14Hrs), Ambala (360km/8-10Hrs), Shimla (270km/7-8Hrs). From Delhi and Chandigarh, Volvo Buses are also available.
The nearest Railway Station to Manali are Chandigarh and Ambala. Located 350Kms from Chandigarh and 360Kms from Ambala.