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Exotic Himanchal

 

Himanchal

Wonderful Himanchal (04 Nights / 05 Days)

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : Pathankot / Chakki Bank - Dharamshala

Arrive at Pathankot / Chakki Bank Railway Station. (90 Km, 03 Hrs) or Gaggal Airport (21 Km, 1 Hr). Transfer by road to Upper Dharamshala. This hill station is the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama and the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile. The town has a large Tibetan refugee settlement and numerous monks in their flowing maroon robes can be seen in their traditional clothes walking past serenely turning their prayer wheels. In the evening visit Dalai Lama's main temple, "Namgyal Monastery" at McLeodganj. It houses giant stucco statues of the Buddha, Avalokiteshwara and Padmasambhava. Also visit St. John church, situated in the wilderness just one km from McLeodganj, this church is one of the most poignant memories of the British Raj. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 02 : Dharamshala

After breakfast we will take you to explore the beautiful Kangra Valley. Visit Chinmaya Tapovan-a modern temple on Vedanta, Norbuilinga- a Tibetian cultural centre, Brijeshwari temple at Kangra, Chamunda Devi Temple, Andretta Art Gallery and Palampur. Palampur, tea capital of Northern India is surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges.. Return back to Dharamshala. In the evening enjoy shopping of Tibetan handicrafts. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 03: Dharamshala - Dalhousie

After breakfast drive to Dalhousie (130 Km, 4 Hrs). Dalhousie is beautiful hill station named after name of Lord Dalhousie, a British Viceroy of Raj Era. Dalhousie is thickly wooded hill station and situated at height of 7500 ft above sea level. Arrive Dalhousie, check into the hotel. In the evening visit Mall road, Satdhara (seven springs), Gandhi chowk/ Subash baoli. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 04 : Dalhousie (Khajjiar Excursion)

After breakfast depart for Khajjiar (just 22 Km). Khajjiar is known as mini Switzerland of India. Enroute visit Dain kund, Kalatop wildlife sanctuary. Visit Khajjiar lake, Khajjinag temple, Shiva temple, enjoy pony riding and adventure sports (at your own cost) at Khajjiar lake. Return to Dalhousie. In the evening visit Panjpulla (five bridges), a beautiful picnic spot just outside the town. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 05 : Dalhousie – Pathankot / Chakki Bank

After breakfast transfer to Pathankot / Chakki Bank railway station or Gaggal Airport for your onward journey or journey back to home.

Romantic Himanchal (06 Nights / 07 Days)

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : Chandigarh – Shimla

Arrive Chandigarh airport / railway station and drive to Shimla (350 km / 08 hrs) the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Enroute visit Pinjore Gardens or Ropeway at Timber Trail, Parwanoo. Arrive and check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll on The Mall and the famous Ridge. Ridge is famous for its stunning vistas of the valley and the Christ Church which is the most photographed landmark of Shimla. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 02 : Shimla

After breakfast visit to Jakhu Temple situated on the highest peak of Shimla. After offering prayers and enjoying the panoramic views of Shivalik Ranges proceed to Kufri where you can photograph yourself in hired Pahari or Himachal attires. Enjoy Pony riding or yak riding (at your own cost). Later proceed to Naldhera which is famous for its golf course and scenic beauty. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 03: Shimla - Manali

After breakfast drive to Manali by road (270 km / 07 hrs). Enroute visit to famous Kullu Shawl factories. Arrive and check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll on The Mall. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 04 : Manali

After breakfast visit to Hadimba Devi Temple, Club House, Vashist Bath and Tibetan Monastery. Post lunch visit to Solang Valley, famous for its picturesque location and adventurous activities, enjoy lots of adventure activities. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 05 : Manali

Early morning depart for full day excursion to Rohtang Pass (if weather permits). Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of more than 13000 feet, is the gateway to Lahaul, Spiti and Ladakh. Enjoy lots of adventurous activities. Enroute visit to Nehru Kund, Gulaba, Rahalla falls and Rani Nallah. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 06 : Manali - Chandigarh

After breakfast drive to Chandigarh (320 Kms / 08 Hrs.). Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Visit to Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 07 : Chandigarh

After breakfast drive to Chandigarh Airport / railway station.