Kasauli (6400 Feet) is a good detour between Shimla and Kalka, and is often called lesser Shimla. The cantonment was established in 1842 by the British colonial rulers as a hill station. Kasauli is located just 77kms from Shimla. The road from Kalka to Dharampur is common for Shimla and Kasauli and Kasauli is about 17 Kms from this place towards the left. Kasauli is marked by roads and old-fashioned bungalows in secluded gardens which have been with the same family for years. Get ready to discover the beauty of charming hill stations of Himachal Pradesh, Delhi Kasauli Chail Shimla and Mandi Manali with this holiday package with us. With this 9 nights and 10 days tour package one will get to enjoy the best of everything that this destination offers. Right from sightseeing to excursion to Kashauli Chail Shimla and Rewalsar lake Perasher Lake Mandi, Manikaran Kullu valley Manali Nagger Castle Rohtang pass Solang Valley at Manali, enjoy each and every breath of fresh air in this beautiful region. Rewalsar lake Perasher Lake has romance in its air, and thats why nature walk amidst the most picture-perfect environs is one of the amazing things to do in Mandi.
If you hve any interest in Buddhism its worth taking a detour to Rewalsar (Tso Pema in Tibetan), 24km southeast of Mandi, where three Tibetan monasteries (Nyingma, Drikung Kagyu and Drukpa Kagyu) mark an important place of pilgrimage. There are also Sikh and Hindu temples here, all of which draw a steady stream of pilgrims and tourists. The devout complete a chora around the small sacred lake and along narrow lanes full of shrines and stalls selling Tibetan curios, before lounging beneath the prayer flags on the lakes grassy fringes. Vast, apparently unending and sparking blue, the Rewalsar lake on a sunny day is a rare beauty.
Prashar Lake Trek - One of the most beautiful weekend treks in Mandi. It lies at 2743 metres above sea level and it is 50 kms from Mandi town. This lake is situated on the cup like valley. A temple of great scenic beauty is also there. The pagoda like three storeyed temple and its surroundings make a great impression on the beholders. No other temple in the Western Himalayas can rival the grandeur of the setting of Prasher Rishi. A fair is held here in the month of June every year, where people gather from all neighbouring villages. This lake is fed by small mountains streams. High mountains of middle Himalayas surround this lake.
Day 01 : Drive from Delhi to Kasauli (304 kms 6 to 7 hrs)
On arrival at Delhi railway station\ airport you will met assisted driver and drive for Kasauli. One of the small towns developed by the British during the 'hey day' of the empire, and reached by a branch road from the Kalka-Shimla road is the quite beautiful hill-station of Kasauli. Kasauli 77 kms from Shimla at 1927 mts is this quaint little town that seems to live in a time warp that belongs to the last century. Its colonial ambience is reinforced by cobbled paths, tiny shops, gabled houses with magnificent facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards. Kasauli is encircled by a mixed forest of Chir pine, Himalayan oak and huge horse chestnut. Its narrow roads slither up and down the hillsides and offer some interesting vistas. A vantage position for the views is Monkey point, 4 kms from the bus stand. On arrival at Kasauli check in hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : Kasauli to Chail-Kufri-Shimla (62 kms 2 to3 hrs)
This day after breakfast proceed for in and around sightseeing of Kasauli visit Chail and also visit Kufri hail built over three hills, once the proud seat of Maharajah of Patiala, and site of the highest cricket ground in the world. In Chail visit Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, cricket Ground, Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit Kufri India's one of the best holidays paradise Kufri in Shimla is beautifully tucked on an altitude of 2,622 meter. The place is a tourist hotspot for its awesome scenic and sports activities.
Day 03 : Shimla Local Sightseeing
This day after breakfast proceed for local sightseeing stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town – "THE MALL & THE RIDGE" This large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks – the neo- gothic structure of Christ Church and the neo – Tudor library building – are worth seeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Shimla-Rewalsar Lake–Prashar Lake (239 kms 7-8 hrs)
After breakfast proceed for Prashar Lake. On the way visit Rewalsar Lake, or Tso Pema Lotus Lake, is a mid-altitude lake located on a mountain spur in Mandi district, 22.5 km south-west from Mandi. Its elevation is about 1,360 m above sea level. The sacred lake of Rewalsar is revered by Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs. Tibetan Buddhists know it as Tso-Pema Lake. On the way see Pandoh lake Prashar Lake is situated at an average height of 2700 meters and lies 45 kms north of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. It can be reached through two ways one is from Mandi and another one from Bajuara. As soon as the journey in treacherous mountain road ended you saw a beautiful valley and a huge ground.
Day 05 : Prashar Lake-Manikaran-Kasol (106 kms 3to 4 hrs)
After breakfast check out hotel and proceed to visit unexplored Prashar Lake (subjects to the weather conditions). After that drive for Manikaran. In Manikaran visit Hot Water spring, Shiv Temple and Gurudwara. Back to Kasol dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Arrival Manali.
Early morning after breakfast check out Hotel and drive for Manali Enroot visit Kullu Valley, Vaishno Devi Temple, Kullu Shawl Industries and can do River rafting (subjects to Administration or weather condition). On arrival check in check in to hotel dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 : Manali city tour.
Manali, according to legend, was born when the waters of The Great Deluge receded and the seventh Manu's ark came to rest on a hillside in this valley. As the earth dried up there came up a place of breathtaking beauty which was named after the great sage. After breakfast, proceed for Manali Sightseeing which includes Hadimba Devi temple is a four-tiered pagoda-like wooden temple standing in deodar trees and has beautiful carvings on its ornamental door. Dedicated to Hadimba, the wife of Bhim, this temple is the venue for an annual fair held during May. Natural Vashisth [known for medicinal use] is located across the Beas River, about 3 km away from Manali, at an altitude of 1,982 meters (6,200 feet) and is the natural sulphur hot springs. Club House, Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar and The Mall Road back to hotel, dinner and rest overnight in leisure.
Day 08 : Manali- Rohtang pass – Solang valley (80 km 2 to3 hrs)
After breakfast visit to Rohtang Pass/ Snow Point (Situated about 51 km from Manali town at an altitude of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.) on the highway to Keylong, is Rohtang Pass. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. At the top of the Pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul Valley. Enroute visit Kothi, Gulaba, Rahala Falls, Marhi and Solang Valley and Enjoy skiing, paragliding and other adventurous activities (on own cost), later return to the hotel by evening, Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 09 : Manali to Chandigarh (320 kms 8-9 hrs)
After breakfast check out hotel and transfer to Chandigarh. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Chandigarh-Local sightseeing- Delhi Drop (260 Kms 4 to 5 hrs)
After breakfast check out hotel visit Rock Garden, Rose Garden, and Sukhna Lake and Sector 17 shopping plaza and transfer to Delhi Railway Station to catch onward Train.
Please Note :
• This is the itinerary for a tour which we run regularly. It can be altered, and we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. The itinerary is planned in such a way that you gain altitude gradually , you get a good and proper time to acclimatise properly while travelling through the Central Himalayas . Every day there is enough free time to make walk / or to relax your own so you could experience the people and culture from much close on the tour.
• In case you require accompanying tour escort / local guide with you please tell us and we will be happy to arrange local, knowledgeable guide for your tour, as per your choice.
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