Arrival in New Delhi
Around midnight arrival in
New 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: New Delhi - Chandigarh
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. The city was designed by Le Corbusier. In the evening arrive in Chandigarh and transfer to the hotel.
Day 03: Chandigarh - Mandi
Today we drive from Chandigarh to Mandi. The historic town of
Mandi (800 m) is built along the banks of the
River Beas. It has
long been an important commercial centre, and the sage Mandvya is
said to have meditated here. It is also the district head quarters. Mandi is
renowned for its 81 old stone temples and their enormous range of
fine carvings and is often called the `Varanasi of the Hills'. The
town also has the remains of old palaces and notable examples of
Day 04: Mandi
Today we visit the various temples in Mandi. Mandi is known for
its famous Bhootnath Temple. This temple is located in the heart of
the city. This temple is as old as the town itself and dates back to
the 1520. In March, the festival of Mahashivratri is mainly
celebrated in the Bhootnath temple in Mandi. The major temple in
Mandi is the Syamakali Temple. This temple is also called the temple
of Terna Devi. This temple is built high on the Tarna Hill which
rises above the town. In the 17th century this temple was built by
Raja Syama Sen after a particularly trying time when the goddess
gave him success. The other places of sightseeing in Mandi are the
Rani Amri Kaur Park, the District Library Building and the Empress
Day 05: Mandi - Manali
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to
Manali. The landscape here is breath taking. One can see spectacular views of well-defined snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes. The Beas River 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
Kashmir valley. It is known as the Switzerland of India.
In the evening arrive in Manali.
Day 06: 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 drown from the height of 50 meters above sea level.
Day 07: Manali - Losar
Today we drive
from Manali to Losar. Losar is situated at an altitude of 3800
meters above sea level. On the way we cross over
Rohtang pass and
Kunzum La pass before we descend down to the
Spiti valley. Overnight
stay in camp.
Day 08: Losar - Kaza
Today we drive
from Losar to Kaza. Kaza is the head quarter of Spiti sub-division.
Kaza houses a Buddhist monastery. Spiti fair is held here every year
in the month of August. In the evening we visit
Kibber and Key
monasteries. Key is about 7 km. from Kaza and is an ancient
monastery. This is situated on the hill top at an altitude of 4116
m. Kibber is the highest motor able village in the world at an
altitude of 4205 m. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 09: Kaza - Tabo
the morning after having breakfast we drive to Tabo.
Tabo is the
ancient cultural hub of Spiti. It houses the most famous monastery
of Himachal Pradesh. Tabo is the
largest monastery complex of Buddhist religion. This has been
declared as a protected monument. It has sculptures, stucco images
and wall painting which are similar to the Ajanta-Ellora paintings.
It is situated on the left bank of
Spiti River at an attitude of
Day 10: Tabo
In the morning
we visit the most famous Monastery in Tabo. This monastery is about
1000 years old and treated as the most sacred monastery next only to
Tholling Gompa in Tibet. After visiting the monastery we visit the
temples. The temples are built in the West-Tibetan style. The inner
wall of the temples are covered by frescoes and painting from
Buddha's life. Often referred as `Ajanta of Himalayas' Tabo's
paintings are still preserved in most original form.
Day 11: Tabo - Peo
Today we drive
from Tabo to Peo. Peo is located at a height of 2,670 meters above
sea level. Recong Peo is the Head quarters of the district
It offers a fine view of the Kinner Kailash.
Day 12: Peo - Sarahan
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Sarahan.
Sarahan lies in Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh at a height of 4500 feet on the
Nahan-Shimla highway. It is basically a unique all-weather hill
station. Its location and characteristics are beautiful enough to
attract any visitor. It is important to note that Sarahan valley
experiences snowfall too, which is very rare and unique because
mountain heights in the bracket of 4500 ft. seldom receive snowfall.
Sarahan is a very beautiful village, which gives a breadth taking
view of the mighty Himalayan ranges. Sarahan valley has the famous "Bhima
Kali temple" which is 800 years old and a splendid piece of
architecture. In the evening we will visit this temple and explore
the surroundings of the Sarahan valley. We will spend night in
Day 13: Sarahan -
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 Indian's most popular and biggest
hill-stations. There are various places of interest in and around
Shimla, which are The Mall, Christ Church,
Jakhu Hill, Shimla State
Museum etc. In the evening we will visit the local market and all
Day 14: Shimla - New Delhi
In the morning we drive from Shimla to New
Delhi. Rest of the day free for leisure. In the night transfer to
Day 15: Flight to Home
midnight flight to home destination.
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