Himachal Compact Tour
HIMACHAL COMPACT TOUR
7 Days 6 Nights
SHIMLA (1N) - MANALI (2N) - DHARAMSHALA (2N) - DALHOUSIE (1N)
DAY 1: ARRIVE CHANDIGARH & DRIVE TO SHIMLA (5 HRS)
Upon arrival at Chandigarh Airport, we drive to Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hill resort was the erstwhile summer capital of the British. It is one of the top tourist destinations in India owing to its mild climate, meandering streets and snow-clad mountains. Often referred to as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Shimla is perched at a height of around 2000 meters above sea level. Besides its natural beauty, what attracts hordes of tourists to this place is the opportunity to indulge in various adventure activities, such as trekking, mountaineering, and skiing. Once you reach Shimla, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and take some rest. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: SHIMLA S/S – MANALI (9 HRS)
Have your breakfast you will have local sightseeing for Shimla as per time permit and begin driving Manali, one of the most popular hill stations of India. Upon arriving, complete the check- in formalities at the hotel. The evening is at leisure. Flocked by honeymooners and family vacationers all around the year, Manali is dotted with a number of attractions. Stay overnight.
DAY 3: MANALI – ROHTANG PASS EXCURSION (50 KMS) – AT OWN COST
After early breakfast enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (Closed On Tuesdays). Known for its scenic beauty Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. Manali-Leh Highway a part of NH 21 transverses Rohtang Pass. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. Besides Lahaul and Spiti Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers peaks Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. Later visit the famous Solang Valley. Solang Valley locally known as Solang Nullah is renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting paragliding skating and zorbing. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level. Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush greenery apple orchards snow-capped peaks and lakes attract lacs of visitors. Return to hotel by the evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 4: MANALI – DHARAMSHALA (8 HRS)
After having breakfast, hit the road to Dharamshala. On the way, let the cool breeze come while treating your eyes to the scenic, spread all around. After arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening as per your own liking. The peaceful hill town of Dharamshala or Dharamsala is an ideal holiday destination that boasts of lush greenery, fresh air, thick green forests and a number of attractions. Stay overnight.
DAY 5: DHARAMSHALA – JALWA (1 HR) / BHAGULA MUKHI / KANDGRA DEVI / MATA KAPAL PATHRI (NAU DEVI DARSHAN)
This morning, leave for Kangra. Seek blessings at Mata Jwala ji Temple, a revered temple dedicated to Goddess Jwalamukhi. The temple has nine permanent flames that have been named after goddesses- Mahakali, Unpurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi. Post Darshan, visit Maa Bhagula Mukhi Temple and take the blessings of Maa Bhagula who is known to be the source of every knowledge of the universe. Visit Kangra Devi Temple where Maa Kangra is worshipped in the form of a ‘pindi’. You are free to spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Dharamsala.
DAY 6: DHARAMSHALA – DALHOUSIE (05 HRS)
After breakfast followed by check-out formalities. Later, begin driving towards Dalhousie, Dalhousie – a famous hill station in Himachal famous for snow capped mountains. Quite a few Tibetan refugees have made a home in Dalhousie and there are painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side of the ridge. You can also visit the British-era churches of St John (1863) and St Francis (1894) set among the pines at opposite ends of the ridge. The market areas at Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk are linked by lanes – Thandi Sarak (Cold Rd) and Garam Sarak (Hot Rd). The latter lane receives more sunshine. Arrive at the hotel check in and relax. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7: DALHOUSIE – CHANDIGARH (08 HRS)
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and proceed for Chandigarh by road. On arrival you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home.