Arrival in Delhi
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers to
India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Chandigarh (about 256 km / 5 hours)
In the morning after having breakfast we will drive to Chandigarh.
Chandigarh, derives its name from the Chandi Mandir temple located
in the vicinity of the city and a fort or ‘garh" beyond the temple,
called Chandigarh. Chandigarh is a union territory, administered by
the Government of India and was designed by Le Corbusier. In the
evening arrive in Chandigarh and transfer to the hotel.
Day 03: Chandigarh - Shimla (about 130 km / 2 hours 30 mins )
In the morning we drive towards Shimla. The British called Shimla
the "Queen of Hill Stations." Shimla is situated in the northwest Himalayas. It was the summer capital of India before independence
and it is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla derives its
name from "Shyamala" the goddess Kali, whose temple existed in the
dense forest that covered Jakhu Hill in the early 19th century. Its
well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous
attractions make it one of India's most popular and biggest hill
Day 04: Shimla
Today we have sightseeing in Shimla. In our sightseeing we visit the
Gothic Christ church. This Christ church is located on the Shimla’s
prominent Ridge. Even today, the church has some interesting
memorial tablets while the pews still mark the seats of British
Viceroy of India, the Commander-in-Chief and the Punjab’s Governor.
Later we visit the Jakhoo Hill. It is the highest point in Shimla
and offers a spectacular view of the town, hills and distant
mountain ranges. The peak has a temple dedicated to the
Hanuman. After visiting the temple we return back to hotel. In the
evening we visit the Mall and Scandal Point for shopping.
Point is the hub of Shimla’s social life and is said to be so named
after a British Commander-in-Chief’s daughter eloped from the spot
with the Maharaja of Patiala.
Day 05: Shimla
The whole day at leisure in Shimla to enjoy the natural
Day 06: Shimla - Manali (about 250 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to
landscape here is breathtaking. One can see spectacular views of
well-defined snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes. The
rushes along its rocky course amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild
flowers and wagtails hop along from stone to stone along the
stream's edge. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny
fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a
favorite resort for trekkers to various regions in
It is known as the Switzerland of India. In the evening arrive in
Day 07: Manali
In the morning we will have sightseeing in Manali. Today we will
visit Hidimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Hot Water Spring and Monastery.
Hidimba Devi temple was built in 1553. This temple has a superbly
crafted four-tiered pagoda roof and famous for its exquisitely
carved doorway. Vashishth Hot Water Springs are the well known hot
water springs. There are old temples dedicated to the sage Vashishth
and Lord Rama. In the evening we visit a small Tibetan monastery
which houses several Buddha images and Rahella Falls. It is a
beautiful picturesque site from where the Beas river falls down from
the height of 50 meters above sea level.
Day 08: Manali Excursion to Kullu (about 40 kms)
Today we drive to
Kullu. The most charming and beautiful Kulu valley
spreads out its charm on either side of river Beas. This valley is
surrounded by the meadows, rushing streams and meandering brooks and
open to all the tourists, who want to breathe the air of the
Himalaya and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. In Kullu we visit
Raghunath Temple and Naggar. Raghunathji is the principal
deity of the valley.
Naggar is situated on the left bank of the Beas,
on a wooded slope and commands an extensive view. It was the capital
of erstwhile Kulu state for about 1400 years. There are large number
of famous temples notably Vishnu, Tripura Sundari and Lord Krishna
Roerich art gallery. Roerich art gallery which houses the
paintings of Nicholas Roerich as well as his sculptures is less than
a km. from the Castle. After having excursion we drive back to
Day 09: Manali - Dharamshala (about 254 km / 5 hours)
Today we drive to
Dharamshala. Dharamshala has one of the most spectacular settings
for a hill station as it varies in height from 1200 m. to 1800 m.
Dharamshala is a hill station which is split into two parts. The
lower part is only known as Dharamshala and is about 9 kms away from
the upper part only known as McLeodganj. In Dharamshala there is a
strong Tibetan influence. The Dalai Lama settled here after the
Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959.
Day 10: Dharamshala - Pathankot (about 90 kms) - Delhi (by train)
Today we will drive to
Pathankot. In the evening we take a night
train to Delhi.
Day 11: Delhi
In the morning arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel.
Day 12: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight transfer to the airport for the flight to home
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