Shimla is the Capital of the Northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka- Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line the Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as Lakkar bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.
Manali is a high altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s Northern Himachal Pradesh state.It has a reputation as a backpacking centre and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a getaway for skiing in Solang Valley and Trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal Mountains, home to 4,000m- high Rohtang Pass.
Dharamsala is a hill station in Chamba district in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated on 5 hills and has an elevation of 2,400 metres above sea level.
Amritsar is a city in Northwestern Indian state of Punjab, not far from the border with Pakistan. At the centre of its walled old town is the gilded Golden Temple, considered the Holiest Gurudwara, or religious complex, of the Sikh religion. It’s at the end of the causeway surrounded by the sacred Amrit Sarovar Lake, where Pilgrims Bathe.
Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in the northern part of India that serves as the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana.
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Day 1: Chandigarh to Shimla
Arrive at Chandigarh Railway Station/Airport and transfer to Shimla 4 hours drive.
Day 2: Manali
After Breakfast Excursion to Kufri. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park, Poney and Yak Ride and one can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, after Lunch sightseeing of various places in and around. Shimla Mosque built in 1830, Vice Regal Lodge built in 1885, Christ Church built in 1844, The Gaiety Theatre – the first beauty contest was supposed to start 1887, The Grindlays Bank 1912- The world wide bank was started by Robert Melville Grindlay, The scandal Point and the famous shopping plaza of the north the mall.
Day 3: Shimla to Manali
After Breakfast Checkout from the hotel a distance of 265 km 7 Hrs. On Hotel.
Day 4: Manali
After breakfast sightseeing of places in and around Manali, Like Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Bath, Van Vihar and evening shopping at the local market. O/N Hotel.
Day 5: Manali
Excursion to Rohtang pass, situated at an altitude of 3979 metres above the sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is mighty Rohtang pass- the gateway to Lahaul- Spiti Valley. It affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains and 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. Evening at Leisure. O/N Hotel.
Day 6: Manali to Dharamsala
A distance to 260 km on the way stopping at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous for Tea Garden. Dharamsala is a hill- station lying on the spur of Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 km north-east of Kangra. It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Since 1960, when it became temporary headquarters of his Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamsala has risen to international repute as “The little Lhasa in India”. O/N Hotel.
Day 7: Dharamsala to dalhousie
After Breakfast drive from Dharamshala towards Dalhousie after doing the local sightseeing of the places which includes, His Holiness Dalai Lama residence at Mc Leodgunj, War Memorial, Bhagsunath Temple and Dal Lake. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. O/N Hotel.
Day 8: Dalhousie
Dalhousie has been named after British Governor- General of 19th Century, Lord Dalhousie. Surrounded by varied vegetation- pines, dodders, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Local sightseeing of Dalhousie includes visit to Panjpulla, Subhash Baoli and Excursion to Khajjiar 24 km from Dalhousie surrounded by thick Deodar forest. Drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar iis awesome. O/N Hotel.
Day 9: Dalhousie to Amritsar
After Breakfast at the Hotel and drive to Amritsar Witness the retreat ceremony at Waga Border and sight seeing of Golden Temple. O/N Hotel.
Day 10: Amritsar to Chandigarh
Check out from the Hotel and transfer to Chandigarh drop at railway station/Airport.
Day 11: Chandigarh Drop
After Breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Railway/airport drop.
Inclusions for 11 Days Trip to Punjab and Himachal
Accommodation- twin sharing basis
Transportation by A/c Indigo (02 Pax) for the entire tour
A/c will be switched off while traveling
All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
Mentioned or similar hotels on as per the meal plan
Child of the age of below 5 years of complimentary without extra bed
Exclusions for 11 Days Trip to Punjab and Himachal
Excursion to Rohtang Pass till snow point
Non veg not included in Standard category
Govt service tax extra
Unforeseen expenses because of the weather conditions.