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Enchanting Himachal

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Tour Description

Shimla (02 Nights ) Manali (3 Nights) Chandigarh (1 Night )

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delhi to Shimla Pickup from Delhi and drive to Shimla transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel

  • Day 2

    Shimla: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 sight seeing of various places in and around. Shimla mosques built in (1830), Vice regal Lodge built in (1885), Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grindlays Bank (1912)- the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grindlay, The Scandal Point and The famous Shopping Plaza of the North The Mall. O/N Hotel

  • Day 3

    Shimla to Manali. After breakfast check out from the hotel a distance of 265 km 8 hrs.  on the way visit Sunder Nagar, Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Mata Temple , Kullu Valley, O/N 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- After breakfast excursion to Solang Valley  and back to Hotel O/N Hotel.

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    Excursion to Rohatang Pass till snow point  (Excursion to Rohtang Pass (Guest Own on direct payment & Subject to Permit). Situated at an altitude of 3979 mtrs above sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is the 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 at its height and splendour. 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  (Closed on Tuesday)

    Note: Rohtang Pass Closed from Nov to May Month due to snow

  • Day 6

    Manali to Chandigarh (320 Kms). Checkout from the hotel drives to Chandigarh. Chandigarh is the 1st planned modern city of India designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. The city was named after the mother goddess of power, Chandi, whose temple Chandimandu is a feature of the new city.  Evening visit Chandigarh Sightseeing Rock Garden, Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake is subject to time availability . O/N Hotel

  • Day 7

    Chandigarh to Delhi After breakfast drive from Chandigarh to Delhi a drive in time transfer to the railway station/Airport

Includes

•             Transportation by A/C Indigo (02 Pax ) for the entire tour ( for 04 to 06 Innova                           8 to 10 Pax Tempo Traveller)

•             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

Excludes

•             Personal expenses of any nature.

•             Train/Air fare

•             Guide

•             Entry Charges

•             Heater Charges

•             GST @ 5%

•             Unforeseen Expenses because of the weather conditions.

•             Excursion to Rohtang Pass (Guest Own on direct payment & Subject to Permit)

•             Any up gradation in Airline class or hotel room category.

•             Cost of Insurance.

•             Any extra expense such as route change, Date change, Accommodation facilities, etc incurred due to the unforeseen, unavoidable forced majeure circumstances during the tour.

•             Any services or activity charges other than those included in the tour itinerary/ Holiday Package Offer

Climate In Himachal

Summer Season in Himachal

 

The summer months in Himachal Pradesh extend from March to June. These four months let you explore the best of the destination and prove to be the best time for Himachal tour. You can step out whenever you like, only to find the best weather conditions. The sun shines bright and by dawn, the weather becomes slightly cooler. This mix of hot and cool will tempt you into staying out the entire day, eating out and exploring the new and old places of Himachal Pradesh.

 

Monsoon Season in Himachal

 

The monsoon season in Himachal often makes it a little inconvenient to travel. You should be extra cautious while driving as the roads tend to be more slippery and must always carry an umbrella at all times. But is making this effort worth it? Yes! Monsoons add a heavenly touch to the hills, adding that tinge of excellence to the gorgeous hills of Himachal Pradesh. Planning a visit during this season will definitely paint a memory in you mind that will last a lifetime.

 

Winter Season in Himachal

 

The winter season in Himachal Pradesh is the ideal season for thrill-seekers, all adrenaline junkies must visit Himachal during this time. Skiing and hiking top the list of the best adventure sports in Himachal during the winter season. If you have ever dreamt of experiencing snowfall amidst the gorgeous snow capped mountains, then planning a trip during the winter season in Himachal Pradesh would be the ideal pick.

How to Reach

By Air

There are three domestic airports that connect Himachal Pradesh to the rest of the country. These are located at Kullu-Manali, Dharamshala and Shimla. The airports have flights from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi and Chandigarh. You can conveniently travel via air and get down at the airport closest to the cities you wish to visit.

 

By Train

The kind of rocky terrain that Himachal Pradesh is located on, makes it slightly inconvenient to construct railway tracks. However, with best efforts, a train does run into the state from Pathankot in Punjab. Travelers can drive up to Punjab or take a flight and then take a train to Himachal Pradesh. By train, it takes only about seven and a half hours long. People usually take overnight trains to Himachal so that they reach feeling refreshed. The important railway stations in Himachal are Solan and Una. There is also a toy train available that connects Himachal to Kalka. Opting for a train proves to be great option as they are usually affordable, comfortable, well maintained and a lot more fun than a flight journey.

 

By Road

The advantage of states situated in the hills is that you can plan a comfortable road trip. The distance from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh by road can be covered in just about 7 hours or maximum 7 and a half hours. The roads are very well maintained and even during the monsoon season, it is safe to drive up to the state, just needs a little caution. Himachal Pradesh is very well connected to the major cities. To reach Himachal by road, you can hire cabs or even take a bus. A bus journey is usually affordable and comfortable too, as the buses stop from time to time and allow people to try out the hill roadside chai and some local delicacies.

 

Essential Information About Himachal Pradesh

List of important information as suggested by Lakhs of travelers

 

The ‘land of God’, as Himachal Pradesh has been nicknamed, is one of the destinations in India which everyone should visit. The vast options of activities and pastimes offered in this state will leave you spoilt for choice. Plentiful of opportunities for those who wish to explore their adventurous streak can be found in Himachal Pradesh. Some facts about Himachal Pradesh are that are unknown are that, contrary to what people may believe, the literacy levels in the state are quite high. The reason behind this is that it was the British capital in India and so the British made it a point to install a good education system there. Another fact about Himachal is that the word Himachal directly translates into snow and the state literally is places at the bottom of the great Himalayas.

 

Traveling in Himachal: The state is located on the hills where the terrain is extremely rocky. However, despite this, the Indian government made it a point to build effective road network so that commuting in and out of the state would be made easy and accessible. This is also a way of boosting tourism in Himachal Pradesh. You can reach the state through eight national highways and the roads are very smooth. Even within Himachal, the roads are spectacularly well connected to ensure that traveling from one tourist attraction to another is not a difficult task, because the last thing one needs when they go on a vacation is uneasy travel. There are three different airports in the state and two railway stations. Pick up from these places is very convenient - you can either book a cab or if staying at a hotel, ask them to provide some conveyance.

 

Food in Himachal: Enjoying egg and bacon or freshly made sunny side ups with a warm cup of coffee is the dreamy breakfast in the hills. Waking up and walking up to a cafe to devour this kind of food is something one would never mind grabbing. However, when in Himachal pradesh, ditch the usual and try out the local delicacies. A locally made bread called sidu with a cup of chai in the Himachal is what will make you feel completely at peace. Dham is a traditional dish and is a must try dish. To end you meal with a hearty dessert, you must try the mittha is the ideal choice. So, we advise you to try out everything as the state has a mouthful to offer.

 

Culture in Himachal: People of Himachal Pradesh are a mix of different cultures. People from varied cults and backgrounds came and settled in this state. This led to a cultural blast and hence, today there are many festivals and dance forms that the people of Himachal take pride in. The Himalayan festival is world renowned and is celebrated every year in Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Lama. Himachal Pradesh also houses few of the most vibrant and culturally rich valleys like the Lahaul and Parvati Valleys. A fact about the Himachal Pradesh culture is that the Kullu Folk Dance (Nati) has been given a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. Isn’t that wonderful? The sports culture in Himachal has been kept alive and cultivated by the people there. Hockey and cricket are the two sports that are very popular among the locals. The zealous inhabitants add to the rich culture in the state.