Himachal Pradesh is dotted with a number of scenic hill stations, which are extremely popular as summer holiday destinations. Shimla and Manali are two of such places, which do not have natural beauty in abundance but also have a number of tourist attractions. Opt for a Magnificent Shimla Manali tour, a well-planned itinerary by Indian Holiday, offering the best of these places. This tour of 5 nights and 6 days lets you explore Kufri, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass and other famous tourist attractions. Treat your eyes to the picturesque beauty spread all around.
Day 1 – Himachal, Here We Come (Chandigarh to Shimla)
Begin the trip, which will be just awesome, by leaving Chandigarh and driving on mountain roads towards Shimla. Once at the hotel in Himachal Pradesh’s capital, get some rest. You have the option of going on a sightseeing tour of the city.
Shimla is one of the most visited destinations in India, owing to its colonial charm, cool climes, scenic cedar forests and vibrant culture. Temples, British-era buildings, and bustling bazaars make it a perfect holiday retreat. On the excursion, you could visit places like the famous Jakhu Temple on Jakhu Hill, Kali Bari Temple, Viceregal Lodge, Mall Road, The Ridge and Christ Church.
Thereafter, get a good night’s sleep at the hotel.
Day 2 – A Glimpse of Paradise (Excursion to Kufri)
You can choose to spend the day as you wish; either go on a sightseeing tour of the city or opt for an excursion to Kufri.
About 17 km from Shimla, Kufri is a famous ski resort at an elevation of about 7500 feet. During the summer season, the destination is characterized by green meadows, surrounded by pindrow firs. You can sit on the grass and have a picnic, or go on a small trek.
After returning from Kufri, spend some time on Mall Road, the cultural heart of the city and a shopaholic’s delight. Later, sleep away at the hotel.
Day 3 – Hello, Manali (Shimla to Manali)
This day brings yet another scenic journey through the mountains; this time to Manali.
Manali is another popular holiday destination in the state as it too is replete with scenic beauty. The gurgling Beas River, lush forests of deodar, pleasant summer weather, and snowy mountains would refresh you from within.
After checking-in at the hotel here, you may go for a stroll through the town; later, doze off in your room.
Day 4 – Off to Rohtang (Optional Excursion to Rohtang Pass)
Today, you will have the best experience of this entire tour because we will now take you to Rohtang Pass, a famed attraction. Owing to its elevation of over 13000 feet, it gives clear views of mountains in summers and snowy fields in winters.
After spending the day in this magical realm, return to Manali and explore Mall Road, where you can shop for souvenirs or gorge on local dishes. Following this, get some sleep in your hotel room.
Day 5 – Charming Manali (Sightseeing in Manali)
After freshening up, head out to explore Manali; there are numerous sites you can visit during the day.
One of the most famous places here is the pagoda-style Hadimba Devi Temple. It is not only known for the elaborate carvings on it but also for the tranquil deodar forest it is situated in.
Another shrine in the town is Manu Temple, dedicated to sage Manu, the first human as per myths. This rather simple structure with a pyramidal tower above its sanctum is made of bricks and wood.
If feeling tired by now, then head straight to Vashisht village to take a dip in its hot sulfur springs. After getting refreshed, you may pay homage at Vashisht Temple, said to be around 4000 years old, or shop in the village.
Thereafter, make your way back to the hotel, and sleep the night away.
Day 6 – Le Corbusier???s Masterpiece (Manali to Chandigarh | Optional Sightseeing)
It’s time to say goodbye to the mountains, and head to the plains; your destination for today is the city of Chandigarh.
Designed by the French architect, Le Corbusier, Chandigarh is the first planned city of modern India. Besides housing offices of numerous global firms, the city is also home to popular tourist attractions and hip shopping districts.
On reaching the hotel in Chandigarh, check-in and get some rest. Later, you could opt for a sightseeing excursion to some of the most visited attractions here.
You can visit Sukhna Lake, where activities like kayaking and boating are organized. You may also fish or just watch ducks in the pond.
Another renowned site here is Rock Garden, built by Nek Chand. It contains intriguing pieces of art made of waste material.
Capitol Complex, where the major government buildings of Punjab and Haryana are situated, is also popular among tourists. An example of contemporary architecture, this complex is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Capitol Complex also houses the Open Hand Monument, an around 85-feet high structure in the shape of an open palm.
Following the excursion, seek rest in your hotel room.
Day 7 – Back Home (Departure from Chandigarh)
Wake up and be ready to move on your onward journey.
Himachal Fantasy Tour, spanning in 11 nights and 12 days is going to be a perfect option for you if you want to explore the best of this Indian state. During the tour, you are going to visit the hill towns of Dharamshala, Manali and Shimla along with cities like Delhi as well as Chandigarh. The highlights of the itinerary are adventure activities at the popular points like Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley and Kufri.
Cover Red Fort and President’s House during Delhi sightseeing Guided tours to Jallianwala Bagh and Golden Temple, Amritsar Explore the popular local monasteries of Dharamshala Darshan at the popular ancient temple in Manali- Hadimba temple Adventure activities during day trip to Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass Shop at the famous Kullu Shawl Industry Cover the ancient Jakhu temple of Shimla A leisurely walk up to the Mall road, Shimla One-day trip to Chail, Kufri and Naldehra from Shimla Boat ride on Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Day 2: Delhi -Amritsar (By Train)
Day 3: Amritsar – Dharamshala (around 195 kms)
Day 4: Dharamshala Sightseeing
Day 5: Dharamshala – Manali (around 240 kms)
Day 6: Manali Sightseeing
Day 7: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Manali
The enchanting Himachal Pradesh state boasts of being home to a number of extremely mesmerizing hill stations, which are visited by tourists in crazy numbers each year. Indian Holiday presents complete Himachal Tour that takes you to some of the most popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh including Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie. During this meticulously-planned itinerary of 10 nights and 11 days, you visit Kufri, Rohtang Pass and the other popular tourist attractions of the region. Treat your eyes to the scenic beauty spread all around, indulge in fun activities, gorge on sumptuous local food, enjoy the amazing weather and more.
A day’s trip to Kufri Leisure time on The Mall Road Fun activities at Rohtang Pass Sightseeing in Dharamshala Visit Bakrota hills in Dalhousie
Day 1: Delhi – Shimla –
Upon your arrival in New Delhi Airport/ Railway Station, you will be received by our representative, who will assist you in your transfer to Shimla by car which will take approximately 8 hours.
Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, is fondly referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”. This place endears itself to visitors through its breathtaking scenery and relaxed atmosphere. At your own leisure, explore the nearby places such as, the Mall, the Ridge and others. Enjoy your stay overnight.
Day 2: Trip to Kufri
Day 3: Shimla – Manali (Approx. 250Km/06 Hrs.)
Day 4: Visit to Rohtang Pass
Day 5: Sightseeing in Manali
Day 6: Manali – Dharamshala (Approx. 240Km/ 06 Hrs.)
Day 7: Dharamshala
If you want to explore the amazing unspoiled beauty of the popular Himachal Pradesh, then opt for the Himachal Calling tour. This itinerary of 12 nights and 13 days will offer you a chance to explore the amazing beauty of hill towns like Shimla, Manali, Palampur, Dharamshala, Khajjiar as well as Dalhousie. During the tour, you will indulge in a number of things such as sightseeing, shopping, adventure activities etc.
Visit to the ancient Jakhu temple in Shimla Adventure activities in Kufri Valley Indulge in Para-gliding, Rock climbing etc at Rohtang Pass and Solang Nallah Visit the ancient Hadmiba temple in Manali Halt at a 1000-yr old Baijnath temple, en-route Palampur Pottery lessons at Andretta Pottery, Palampur Rejuvenate yourself at the Chinmaya Tapovan Trust, Dharamshala Fun activities in Khajjiar A dip in medicinal water of Satdhara, Dalhousie
Day 1: Chandigarh – Shimla-
After reaching Chandigarh, get an assisted transfer to Shimla (By road). On arrival, check-in at the hotel. If time and energy permits, you can take a stroll in the nearby surroundings and treat your eyes with the natural beauty available in abundance. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Shimla
Day 3: Shimla
Day 4: Shimla – Manali
Day 5: Manali
Day 6: Manali
Day 7: Manali – Palampur
If you are looking forward to explore the magic of snow capped Himalayan peaks and the undulating valleys, the ‘Hidden Himachal Pradesh’ tour is the best bet available for you. The 11 day long journey, starting from Delhi, will cover Chail, Sangla, Tabo, Kaza and Manali. The journey includes overnight accommodation in tented Banjara Camps and sightseeing across famous tourist attractions, tiny hamlets and Buddhist monasteries.
Visit the 1006 years old Tabo Monastery Enjoy Para-gliding and angling at Sangla top Guided tour of Manali- Manu Temple, Hidimba Temple, Tibetan monasteries and Nehru Kund Excursion to Gete village, one of the world’s highest motorable villages
Day 01 : Delhi (Arrival) –
Upon arrival at the Delhi airport, meet our tour representative who’ll escort you to the hotel pre-booked for your stay. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi – Chail ( 355km/9hr )
Day 03 : Chail – Sangla ( 219km/8hr)
Day 04 : Sangla
Day 05 : Sangla
Day 06 : Sangla – Tabo ( 182km/7hr)
Day 07 : Tabo
Day 07 : Tabo – Kaza ( 47km/2hr )