INDIAN HILLS OF THE NORTH - SHIMLA/MANALI

INDIAN HILLS OF THE NORTH - SHIMLA/MANALI

trip highlights  PLAN YOUR TRIP

  • A romantic evening in the hustle and bustle of Mall road
  • A day trip to the picturesque Solang valley
  • Visit open air exhibitions at Rock garden

Rightly referred to as the "Devbhumi", Himachal Pradesh is the land blessed with the gratitude of Lords. With Himalayas guarding the entire state, Ravi flowing through the districts and lush green forests imparting breathtaking views, Himachal Pradesh will give you some of the best experiences that you'll cherish for lifetime. The mountainous state with its Himalayan landscape never fails to fascinate the tourists from all over the World. Kullu, Manali, and Shimla are the main tourist hubs where you can always find the awestruck visitors amazed by the beautiful delights of the nature in these cities. Not just that, unexplored smaller towns and villages are all the more fascinating as they've raw beauty untouched by the development stride of humans. These places still reflect the age-old customs and traditions which are unique and surprising at the same time. People are also very caring and welcoming, so don't miss a chance to explore Himachal Pradesh from a localities perspective. Major tourist attractions which are worth a visit include- SHIMLA: The city is blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. As the city retains its colonial heritage with grand old buildings, it indeed provides a spectacular view accompanied by distant snow laden peaks. MANALI: A nestled resort location present in the Kullu valley, it depicts a sense of nostalgia about Manali with its landscape scenic beauty which is indeed breathtaking. Beas river gushing down the town enhances the scenic views of Himalayan mountain ranges of Deodar forest and open valley meadows. BEST TIME TO VISIT: Because of the ambient temperature conditions of the state, you can opt for visiting Himachal Pradesh at all times of the year. Every season in the state is beautiful. Apple covered orchards during summers, flower laden tree covered roads during rains and snow-covered peaks during the winters are all delightful.

Day

1

Delhi To Chandigarh By Road: 250kms/04hrshrs
Chandigarh

Inaugurating the trip, we start our journey from Delhi to Chandigarh. After a drive of 4 hours, we will finally land up in the “Beautiful City” Chandigarh. After a small break for refreshments and relaxing, we proceed towards exploring the most planned city in country, Chandigarh itself. You’ll love to explore the beautiful rose garden housing around 16000 varieties of roses. A visit to Rock garden will surely amaze you looking at the beautiful sculptures designed with all urban and industrial scrap. Finally, in the evening a visit to the handsome man-made lake, i.e., the Sukhna lake which lies in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges will refresh you revitalising your energy. Various museums and art gallery of the city can be visited to know about the architecture and beautiful designing of the city. Finally, exhausted from journey and sightseeing we return for our overnight stay only to prepare for the better things coming up the very next day.


Day

2

Chandigarh To Shimla By Road: 110kms/04hrs
Shimla

Enjoy a beautiful sunrise and breakfast in Chandigarh and proceed towards Shimla. On arrival, after some relaxation, you can then move to enjoy the spectacular colonial aura of the Shimla city. The Leaveridge is the most prominent visiting place of the city which allows you to embrace the natural bounties of the far snow-capped mountains. The Christ Church on the peak is the magnificent architectural demonstrating the rich, majestic British culture of the city. The Mall road is the most demanding pivotal area for experiencing shopping in the hills. Also, don’t miss out on the Kuchees and momos, famous delicacies on the Mall road.


Day

3

Shimla To Kufri: 16kms/01hr
Shimla

In the morning, after having breakfast, we proceed for the ultimate excursion trip to the holiday retreat town “Kufri”. At this very famous tourist spot, you can enjoy exploring the highest peak of Kufri, “Mahasu peak”. Also, Kufri amusement park with the World's highest Go- kart track will offer a bait to your adventure lust. You can also enjoy yak and horse ride while exploring Kufri. Also, you may find multiple photo booths and get yourself clicked in the traditional Himachali dress to secure the memories of Himachal forever. Post Kufri exploration, we return to Shimla for stay.


Day

4

Shimla To Manali By Road: 250kms/07hrs
Manali

The journey from Shimla to Manali will take around 7 hours and the entire day shall be occupied while travelling to Manali from Shimla. On arrival to Manali, overnight stay will be done in the hotel.


Day

5

Manali: Local sightseeing: 03hrs
Manali

After breakfast in the morning, we shall proceed to experience the most luxurious experience of local sightseeing in town Manali of the Kullu valley.

Hadimba temple: This temple is the ancient temple of goddess Hadimba located in the town which captivates the tourist because of the intricate wooden carvings of the temple and the serene surrounding.

Manu temple: Situated approximately 3 km from the Mall road, this temple is the most ancient of all the temples present in Manali.

Club House: Heading to the club house you can enjoy games and fun activities in this very old, royal looking club house situated in Old Manali.

Mall road: Walking down the mall road you can explore the fresh breeze, beautiful streets and the various stalls selling uniquely crafted stuff.

Cafe 1947: Head towards this oldest cafe in Manali for a very unique experience. This beautiful cafe is built on the river side and you can experience the sound of gushing river waves while dining here. The best time to explore is during the night hours when the cafe is loaded with tourists; singing, dancing and enjoying the karaoke along with delicious food served here.

Once done, we shall return to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

6

Manali To Solang Valley: Manali By Road: 12kms/40mins away
Manali

Let’s awake the adventurous you today! If you are one of those who loves to try every adventure sports, today is YOUR day. Early in the morning after leaving the hotel we straight away head towards the most adventurous spot in Manali- “The Solang Valley.” You can find all the enthralling activities here, paragliding, zorbing, and skiing on payment made therein only as per the activities you are involved in. Later in the evening after all the adrenaline rush exhausted, we return to the hotel for the overnight stay.


Day

7

Manali To Delhi Departure By Road: 550kms/12hrs
Delhi (New Delhi)

After relishing a sumptuous breakfast, we can leave from Manali to Delhi with beautiful memories and smiling faces.


Chandigarh - 1 Night

The TOY Hotel

3 Star

Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula

4 Star

Taj Chandigarh

5 Star
Shimla - 2 Nights

Woodville Palace Hotel Shimla

3 Star

East Bourne Shimla

4 Star

Radisson Jass Shimla

5 Star
Manali - 3 Nights

Snow peak retreat

3 Star

Club Mahindra White Meadows

4 Star

Manuallaya Resort

5 Star

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 06nights/07days
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Car Ex Delhi
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes

Exclusions

  • Any airfare/train fare
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any entrance fees
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST 5 % Extra

What is the best time to visit Shimla?   

March to June is considerably the most preferred time to visit Shimla.

What is unique in Shimla?   

Various tourist destination such as the Christ church, Jakhoo Hills, Mall Road, The Ridge

Which is the best time to visit Manali?   

The most pleasant climate to visit Manali is generally in October and November. While, on the other hand, the town experiences snowfall during December and January which attracts winter-loving visitors.

What all adventure activities I can explore in Manali?   

Over the time multiple adventure activities have started in Manali. You can go for white river water rafting, paragliding at Solang valley and River rippling sports in the Himalayan garden.

Which place shall I visit to explore the most picturesque scenes in Shimla?   

Hatu peak located in Narkanda, a 60-Km drive from Shimla, will offer you the best views at all times.

What is the most renowned dish of Himachal Pradesh?   

You can visit typical Himachal restaurants serving Himachali dham. It is a platter loaded with multiple dishes cooked in the pahari style of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from that, you can find multiple Momos corner at various places which are probably the best in Himachal Pradesh. Momos at Kandaghat, Shimla are very famous and must not be missed out.

Type of Vacation


Romance


Group & Friends


Family

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Rightly referred to as the "Devbhumi", Himachal Pradesh is the land blessed with the gratitude of Lords. With Himalayas guarding the entire state, Ravi flowing through the districts and lush green forests imparting breathtaking views, Himachal Pradesh will give you some of the best experiences that you'll cherish for lifetime.

The mountainous state with its Himalayan landscape never fails to fascinate the tourists from all over the World. Kullu, Manali, and Shimla are the main tourist hubs where you can always find the awestruck visitors amazed by the beautiful delights of the nature in these cities. Not just that, unexplored smaller towns and villages are all the more fascinating as they've raw beauty untouched by the development stride of humans. These places still reflect the age-old customs and traditions which are unique and surprising at the same time. People are also very caring and welcoming, so don't miss a chance to explore Himachal Pradesh from a localities perspective.

Major tourist attractions which are worth a visit include-

SHIMLA: The city is blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. As the city retains its colonial heritage with grand old buildings, it indeed provides a spectacular view accompanied by distant snow laden peaks.

MANALI: A nestled resort location present in the Kullu valley, it depicts a sense of nostalgia about Manali with its landscape scenic beauty which is indeed breathtaking. Beas river gushing down the town enhances the scenic views of Himalayan mountain ranges of Deodar forest and open valley meadows.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Because of the ambient temperature conditions of the state, you can opt for visiting Himachal Pradesh at all times of the year. Every season in the state is beautiful. Apple covered orchards during summers, flower laden tree covered roads during rains and snow-covered peaks during the winters are all delightful.

Detailed Itinerary

Day

1

Delhi To Chandigarh By Road: 250kms/04hrshrs
Chandigarh

Inaugurating the trip, we start our journey from Delhi to Chandigarh. After a drive of 4 hours, we will finally land up in the “Beautiful City” Chandigarh. After a small break for refreshments and relaxing, we proceed towards exploring the most planned city in country, Chandigarh itself. You’ll love to explore the beautiful rose garden housing around 16000 varieties of roses. A visit to Rock garden will surely amaze you looking at the beautiful sculptures designed with all urban and industrial scrap. Finally, in the evening a visit to the handsome man-made lake, i.e., the Sukhna lake which lies in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges will refresh you revitalising your energy. Various museums and art gallery of the city can be visited to know about the architecture and beautiful designing of the city. Finally, exhausted from journey and sightseeing we return for our overnight stay only to prepare for the better things coming up the very next day.


Day

2

Chandigarh To Shimla By Road: 110kms/04hrs
Shimla

Enjoy a beautiful sunrise and breakfast in Chandigarh and proceed towards Shimla. On arrival, after some relaxation, you can then move to enjoy the spectacular colonial aura of the Shimla city. The Leaveridge is the most prominent visiting place of the city which allows you to embrace the natural bounties of the far snow-capped mountains. The Christ Church on the peak is the magnificent architectural demonstrating the rich, majestic British culture of the city. The Mall road is the most demanding pivotal area for experiencing shopping in the hills. Also, don’t miss out on the Kuchees and momos, famous delicacies on the Mall road.


Day

3

Shimla To Kufri: 16kms/01hr
Shimla

In the morning, after having breakfast, we proceed for the ultimate excursion trip to the holiday retreat town “Kufri”. At this very famous tourist spot, you can enjoy exploring the highest peak of Kufri, “Mahasu peak”. Also, Kufri amusement park with the World's highest Go- kart track will offer a bait to your adventure lust. You can also enjoy yak and horse ride while exploring Kufri. Also, you may find multiple photo booths and get yourself clicked in the traditional Himachali dress to secure the memories of Himachal forever. Post Kufri exploration, we return to Shimla for stay.


Day

4

Shimla To Manali By Road: 250kms/07hrs
Manali

The journey from Shimla to Manali will take around 7 hours and the entire day shall be occupied while travelling to Manali from Shimla. On arrival to Manali, overnight stay will be done in the hotel.


Day

5

Manali: Local sightseeing: 03hrs
Manali

After breakfast in the morning, we shall proceed to experience the most luxurious experience of local sightseeing in town Manali of the Kullu valley.

Hadimba temple: This temple is the ancient temple of goddess Hadimba located in the town which captivates the tourist because of the intricate wooden carvings of the temple and the serene surrounding.

Manu temple: Situated approximately 3 km from the Mall road, this temple is the most ancient of all the temples present in Manali.

Club House: Heading to the club house you can enjoy games and fun activities in this very old, royal looking club house situated in Old Manali.

Mall road: Walking down the mall road you can explore the fresh breeze, beautiful streets and the various stalls selling uniquely crafted stuff.

Cafe 1947: Head towards this oldest cafe in Manali for a very unique experience. This beautiful cafe is built on the river side and you can experience the sound of gushing river waves while dining here. The best time to explore is during the night hours when the cafe is loaded with tourists; singing, dancing and enjoying the karaoke along with delicious food served here.

Once done, we shall return to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

6

Manali To Solang Valley: Manali By Road: 12kms/40mins away
Manali

Let’s awake the adventurous you today! If you are one of those who loves to try every adventure sports, today is YOUR day. Early in the morning after leaving the hotel we straight away head towards the most adventurous spot in Manali- “The Solang Valley.” You can find all the enthralling activities here, paragliding, zorbing, and skiing on payment made therein only as per the activities you are involved in. Later in the evening after all the adrenaline rush exhausted, we return to the hotel for the overnight stay.


Day

7

Manali To Delhi Departure By Road: 550kms/12hrs
Delhi (New Delhi)

After relishing a sumptuous breakfast, we can leave from Manali to Delhi with beautiful memories and smiling faces.


Hotels

Chandigarh - 1 Night

The TOY Hotel

3 Star

Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula

4 Star

Taj Chandigarh

5 Star
Shimla - 2 Nights

Woodville Palace Hotel Shimla

3 Star

East Bourne Shimla

4 Star

Radisson Jass Shimla

5 Star
Manali - 3 Nights

Snow peak retreat

3 Star

Club Mahindra White Meadows

4 Star

Manuallaya Resort

5 Star

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 06nights/07days
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Car Ex Delhi
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any airfare/train fare
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any entrance fees
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST 5 % Extra

Know before you go

What is the best time to visit Shimla?   

March to June is considerably the most preferred time to visit Shimla.

What is unique in Shimla?   

Various tourist destination such as the Christ church, Jakhoo Hills, Mall Road, The Ridge

Which is the best time to visit Manali?   

The most pleasant climate to visit Manali is generally in October and November. While, on the other hand, the town experiences snowfall during December and January which attracts winter-loving visitors.

What all adventure activities I can explore in Manali?   

Over the time multiple adventure activities have started in Manali. You can go for white river water rafting, paragliding at Solang valley and River rippling sports in the Himalayan garden.

Which place shall I visit to explore the most picturesque scenes in Shimla?   

Hatu peak located in Narkanda, a 60-Km drive from Shimla, will offer you the best views at all times.

What is the most renowned dish of Himachal Pradesh?   

You can visit typical Himachal restaurants serving Himachali dham. It is a platter loaded with multiple dishes cooked in the pahari style of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from that, you can find multiple Momos corner at various places which are probably the best in Himachal Pradesh. Momos at Kandaghat, Shimla are very famous and must not be missed out.

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