Himachal Pradesh is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-stations. Many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice-skating, and heli-skiing are popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla, the state capital, is very popular among tourists. The Kalka-Shimla Railway is a Mountain railway which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shimla is also a famous skiing attraction in India. Other popular hill stations include Manali and Kasauli.
Dharamshala, home of the Dalai Lama, is known for its Tibetan monasteries and Buddhist temples. Many trekking expeditions also begin here.
Attract Places for Tourism in Himachal
1.Path to Divinity (Delhi – Shimla – Manali – Kullu – Chandigarh – Delhi)
Duration: 7 Night 8 Day
Day 01: Delhi – Shimla (370 Kms/ 7 hrs)
After morning breakfast at hotel drive to Shimla state capital of Himachal Pradesh and India’s most popular hill resort. It is placed in lower ranges of Himalaya Mountain, and surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and Rhododendron forests. Upon arrival check in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 02: In Shimla
Morning After breakfast, you will go for half day city tour visiting Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple Jakhu Temple, Kalabadevi Temple, Hanuman Temple and Christ Church, which was built in the 1850s. Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town the Mall & the Ridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Shimla – Kufri Valley – Shimla
Morning after breakfast you will be driven to Kufri valley surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Kufri. Later in the afternoon visit Naldehra – it offers a well-groomed nine hole golf course. Drive back to your hotel in the evening and Overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 04: Shimla- Kullu- Manali (265 kms)
morning after breakfast drive to Manali en route visiting kullu Valley – the largest valley is also known as the Valley of Gods. The Beas River runs through the middle of the valley. Upon arrival in Manali, Check in at resort and spend rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at resort.
Day 05: In Manali
Morning half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Village and Tibetan Monastery. Evening free to visit Kullu town enroute visiting Vaishno Devi Temple and shop for the famous Kullu Shawls in Kullu town Return to resort and overnight at resort.
Day 06: Manali _ Rohtang Pass – Manali (65kms)
After breakfast go for full day excursion to Solang valley and Rohtang Pass. Visit the Solang Valley with its rolling meadows, ski slopes and paragliding activities, offering spectacular views. Drive on to the mighty snowbound Rohtang Pass – at 3979 mtrs – the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Kothi, Rahalla Falls and Marrhi en-route to Rohtang. Overnight at Manali.
Day 07: Manali – Chandigarh (45 kms)
Morning enjoy half day city tour of Chandigarh visiting Sukna lake – The life line of Chandigarh, Rock Garden – Nek Chand’s fantacy world, Rose Garden and government buildings etc .Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Chandigarh – Delhi (249 kms/5 hrs by surface)
Morning departure for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home with unforgettable memories of your Tour.
9 Night 10 Day
After arriving at the Delhi airport/ railway station, our tour representative meets you and helps you with an assisted transfer to Shimla, by road. After reaching Shimla, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening as per your own liking. Fondly referred to as the “Queen of Hills’ Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, which boasts of mesmerizing scenery and a laid-back atmosphere. It is flocked by tourists all round the year. During your leisure time, explore the nearby places on your own such as visiting the Mall, the Ridge and so on. Stay overnight.
Post breakfast on the 2nd day, get ready for a day’s excursion to Kurfi, around 13 km away. The small hill town of Kurfi is an ideal holiday retreat where one can enjoy yak and horse riding. Adventure enthusiasts can trek up to Mahasu Peak. During the winter season, the place becomes all the more enchanting and turns into a skiing retreat. Back to Shimla in the afternoon. Have a leisure walk at the Mall Road while enjoying the tourist activities going on. Overnight in Shimla.
Have your breakfast 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.
The 4th day of the tour after breakfast is for an excursion to Rohtang Pass. If you do not wish to get stuck in traffic snarls, try to leave very early. Around 50 km from Manali, Rohtang Pass is a must-visit attraction. The route from Manali-Rohtang Pass Snow point is an enchanting one. Do not forget to rent snow boots and body suit, readily available on every shop. During the winter months Rohtang Pass is inaccessible during to heavy snow but during summers, it receives a crazy number of tourists who can indulge in a number of activities such as snow scooter riding, skiing and so on. The views from 3979 meters are panoramic. Back to Manali by evening. You can take a walk on the Mall Road. Stay overnight.
After breakfast on day 5, have your breakfast and get set to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. If you an adventure enthusiast, you can try your hand at para-gliding, zorbing etc. You can also visit Tibetan Monastery- not only a place of worship but also a Tibetan culture centre, the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashist Village, Hadimba Devi Temple- dedicated to Hidimba, wife of Bhim-one of the 5 Pandava brother of the Hindu epic Mahabharata and the Manu Temple- an old temple dedicated to sage Manu. The evening is at leisure. Stay overnight.
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.
The day after breakfast is for visiting the prime attractions of Dharamshala including the Tibetan Medical Centre for Cancer- various ailments are treated here using rare Buddhist medicines that have herbal ingredients, Church of St. John- an Anglican church-also known as St. John in the Wilderness that was constructed way back in the year 1852, the popular local monasteries where you can try meditating. The evening is at leisure. Overnight stay.
On day 8, breakfast followed by check-out formalities. Later, begin driving towards Dalhousie, another beautiful hill station. On arriving, check-in at the hotel. The evening is free. Founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1854, Dalhousie boasts of a relaxed feel, cool fresh breeze verdant expanses of green and a pleasant climate. You are free to explore the place on your own. Overnight in Dalhousie.
Day 9 after breakfast is scheduled for sightseeing in Dalhousie, including attractions like Panchpula- a nice picnic spot with gushing streams and waterfalls etc, Subhash Baoli- flanked by trees this Baoli is named after freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose who supposedly meditated here, Bara Pathar- a popular temple of the region that is dedicated to Bhulwani temple, St. John’s Church- dedicated to St.John, this church was built in the year 1863 and Bakrota Hills- for enjoying a pleasant weather during a leisure walk and some great views of the surrounding. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.
Today is the last day of the Discover Himachal tour. Have your breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Start driving to Delhi for your onward journey.
6 Night 7 Day
Day 1: Delhi-Shimla
Arrive Delhi Airport/Railway Station & Transfer by road to Shimla (343 kms/8 hrs) former summer capital of British India & now a capital of Himachal Pradesh, set amidst the snow capped shivalik mountain ranges offering some stunning views of the mighty Himalayas, Arrive & check in the Hotel .Rest of the day is at leisure, Night stay in Shimla.
Day 2: Shimla-Kufri-Shimla
In the morning visit the Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 2500 meters just an hours drive from Shimla and a very popular ski resort during the winter months. Later take a walking tour of Shimla &, visit the Jakhoo hills which, offers panoramic vies of the Shimla town, Vice-regal lodge Mall road, Night stay in Shimla.
Day 3: Shimla-Manali
Morning drive to Manali (285 kms / 7 hrs) a picture-perfect hill resort at an altitude of 1,929 metres. Set amidst pine-clad mountains, which gradually close in on both sides of the Beas and nestling in their shade, as though carved out of primeval forest, is a scattered hamlet, which comprises this picturesque summer resort. Arrive & check in the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure Night stay in Manali.
Day 4: Havelock – Manali
Morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of Manali covering the 450 years old temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, which has some excellent woodcarving, Tibetan Monastery and a handicraft center. Rest of the day at leisure OR Enjoy walk to nearby picturesque village of Vashisht known for hot sulphur springs. Night stay in Manali.
Day 5: Manali
Morning proceed to visit the Solang Valley, which offers fine views of glaciers and snow, capped peaks. A place not to be missed is Rohtang Pass, 51 km from Manali at an altitude of 3978 meters (subject to weather conditions). Rest of the day is at leisure OR take a stroll down the Mall road, Night stay in Manali.
Day 6: Manali-Chandigarh
Morning check out from the Hotel & transfer by road to Chandigarh (276 kms/7-8 hrs).Enroute visit Kullu valley, celebrated as the valley of Gods. Arrive & transfer to hotel .Evening is at leisure, Night stay in Chandigarh.
Day 7: Chandigarh-Delhi
Morning check out from the Hotel & transfer by road to Delhi (256 kms/5 – 6 hrs) to board the flight for onward destination.
The Ridge, Shimla