Chandigarh to Shimla ( 120 km / 4 hrs.)
On your arrival at Chandigarh railway station / airport you will be met by our driver and he will drive you to Shimla (4 hrs) via Barog, Solan. Enroute you will stop for lunch break at Barog ( 2 hrs from Chandigarh)and comfort breaks and would have enough time to stop for photo breaks. You will reach Shimla in the evening and will transfer to Home stay / hotel in Shimla. Evening is free to walk around the mall road of Shimla.
Shimla – Local Sightseeing with a Trip to Kufri
Today after breakfast we will drive you for the sightseeing tour of Shimla and Kufri Valley. We will visit Green valley, Yak Point, Chini Bunglow, Indira Tourist Park with mini zoo famous for Himalayan Pheasants. You can also visit Mahasu Peak, in Kufri the highest point at Kufri and take a spectacular view of the Central Himalayas. You can walk up to the Mahasu Peak or even take a Himalayan Pony ride to the top of the peak. We will also visit the famous Jakhoo Temple of Shimla. Later on evening is free to walk around the Mall road of Shimla where you can visit the Ridge, The Christ Church of Shimla, The Gaiety Theatre building, the scandal point of Shimla. Second night in the same hotel / home stay in Shimla.
Shimla to Manali (270 km / 9 hrs)
Today after breakfast we will check out from the hotel in Shimla and will drive you to Manali. It is a beautiful day of drive through the beautiful valleys of Sundernagar, Mandi, Pandoh Dam, Hanogi devi temple, Kullu. The valley in between Mandi to Manali, we drive along the beas river and the drive is full of scenic views and we will stop for various picture breaks, lunch break and comfort breaks on the way. If interested we will visit the Traditonal shawl weaving factories in Kullu. Later on continue our drive to Manali where we will arrive by evening. On arrival In Manali check in to your hotel and evening is free to explore the local market of Manali.
Manali Local Sight Seeing
Today morning after breakfast we will drive you for the local sightseeing around Manali. We will visit the Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Vashishth temple, Vashishth hot water sulphur springs, Club house, Buddhist Monasteries, Van Vihar. By afternoon we will drive you to Naggar. Naggar used to be the Capital of Kullu in The Olden times. Here we will visit the Naggar Castle and Roerich art gallery. The Naggar castle provides the views of the Himalayas with the apple orchards and village down in the valley. You can have your lunch / tea here. Later we will drive you back to Manali. Evening is free to visit the Tibetan Market, the Mall Road of Manali and the old Manali village. Second night stay in the same hotel in Manali.
Manali Local Sightseeing to Rohtang Pass and Snow Point
Today morning, we will make an early morning start for the Rohtang Pass.to have fun with the snow. En route we will visit Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi. Rohtang Pass (tourist spot in Himalaya having snow 09 – 10 months in a year) is the most visited tourist spot. We will also take you to visit Solang Valley. You can enjoy adventure sports here like, skiing, paragliding, snow scooter ride etc. Evening drive Back to Manali. Third night in the same hotel in Manali.
Manali to Dharamshala (235 km/ 9 hrs)
Today after breakfast we will drive you to Dharamshala. Enroute if interested, today we can do the white water rafting in Babeli near Kullu. We will visit the tea gardens and tea processing factory and Palampur ,the famous Lord Shiva Hindu Temple at Baijnath. We will stop for various picture shots and lunch break on the way. We will arrive Dharamshala by evening and will check in at the hotel at Mcleodganj in the footsteps of Dhauladhar Himalayas. Originally home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe, Mcleodganj is today the residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Evening is free to walk around the local interesting market of Mcleodganj.
Dharamshala Local sightseeing
Today after breakfast we will leave for a sightseeing tour including, the Dalai Lama’s Buddhist monastery, St.John church , situated in the wilderness- where Lord Elgin is buried ( 1863), the Norbulingka Institute at a place known as Sidhbari, an institute working for the preservation of traditional Tibetan arts and crafts. At present, it houses over 300 teachers, students and workers. The arts and crafts include Thanka painting, tailoring, metal sculpture and wood crafts. There is a Losel doll museum a monastery and a popular restaurant inside the Norbulingka institute where you can have your lunch. After lunch return back to Mcleodganj and we will visit Bhagsu nag temple and you can choose 30 minutes walk to the waterfall. Evening is free to explore the Local market in Mcleodganj. Second night in the same hotel in Dharamshala / Mcleodganj.
Dharamshala to Dalhousie. 115 kms / 4 hrs.
Today after breakfast we will drive you to Dalhousie. On arrival at Dalhousie you will check in to the hotel and rest of the time is free to explore the local market square of Dalhousie. Dalhousie is the quietest hill station of Himachal with a number of picturesque walks through the oak, pine and deodar forests around the town. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.
Dalhousie to Khajjiar and back to Dalhousie
Today after breakfast we will take you to visit Khajjiar – also popular as the Mini Switerland of India. It is one of the most scenic saucer shaped Plateau and is surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests, its beauty has further been enhanced by a small lake in the center. One can enjoy the walks around Khajjiar and even can go for paragliding in Dalhousie. We will return to Dalhousie in the evening for the second night stay in the same hotel.
Dalhousie to Amritsar (220 Kms / 8- 9 hrs)
Today after breakfast at 08:30 A.M we will drive you from Dalhousie to Amritsar . On arrival at Amritsar check in to your hotel. Later after some rest in the evening we will take you to visit the Golden temple at Amritsar. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Please Note : This day , if you are interested to visit Wagha border than you have to leave Dalhousie early morning late by 07:30 A.M for Amritsar. On arrival at Amritsar we will take you to visit Wagha Border directly and after the dinner at Night we will take you to visit the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
Amritsar to Delhi (By Train)
Today morning after breakfast we will drop you at the Amritsar railway station / airport to board your train / flight back to Delhi.
This is where the tour ends. However, if you wish to stay longer in Amritsar / Delhi we can make arrangements for you to be transferred to the airport / railway station / bus station at a later time. The same tour could be done from Delhi to Delhi back with a private car.
– All tour and sightseeing with Indica / Swift desire / Innova / similar car.
– All arrival departure Indica / Swift desire / similar car.
(1). 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.
(2). 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.
(3). Please do not hesitate to collect any travel information from us, before working a final tour programme for yourself. We would be glad to provide you all the travel information and hotels details etc. at the time of planning your holidays with us, before you book your tour with Incredible Himachal Holidays. Being local, we can provide you with a wonderful private, personalise, tailor-made holiday tour in India at a cheaper cost than the standard package / group holiday that you might find elsewhere. We believe in delivering the service, more than- promised to our clients.