Enchanting Himachal Tour

Enchanting Himachal Tour

OVERVIEW- Embraced in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is a paradise embellished with various natural riches. This wonderful Northern State of India has cosseted various popular holiday destinations within its periphery like – Shimla and Manali. Referred as the “Magical Showcase of Nature’s Splendors, this is the most captivating regions of the Indian Himalayas. Abundant green grassland, wide valleys set against snow-clad mountains, crystal clear lakes, fruit laden groves, soft terraces of corn and tea makes Himachal the ultimate destination of India. Himachal Pradesh is one of the most important destinations for summer holidays in India. The high hills attract the travelers from all over the world. This place has plenty of hill resorts, pilgrimage centers, adventure sports destinations and wildlife that attract a wide range of tourists.

DELHI- New Delhi, capital of India is a mix of the ancient and modern architecture. This 3rd largest city of India unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture, and human diversity. Divided in two parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India and exerts a beguiling charm on visitors.

SHIMLA- Popularly called the “Queen of Hill Stations”. Once the summer capital of the British in 1864 AD. Presently also it is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is a perfect heaven for those in search of tranquility. Nature has blessed this capital city with innumerable gifts and man has used them to make Shimla one of India's best destinations.

MANALI- Popularly called the “Switzerland of India” is a small hill town in the valley of Kullu. Manali is extremely popular with tourists for its lavish display of un spoilt natural beauty. Manali is mainly popular for the adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering, hiking, skiing, paragliding, kayaking and mountain biking. It is an excellent place for a holiday.

CHANDIGARH- The city was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier and is known for its modern infrastructure. Chandigarh is the first planned city of India. The city is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding region that is rich with art, history and scenic landscapes.

Please Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor summer holidays vacation for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable summer tours in India.

Tour Destination: Delhi – Shimla – Kufri - Manali – Rohtang Pass - Chandigarh - Delhi

Travel Duration: 06 Nights/07 Days

DAY 1: DELHI – SHIMLA- Welcome at Delhi. Drive to the Queen of Hill Stations-Shimla. Transfer to the hotel.

Later you can visit the MALL ROAD, which is the main shopping center of Shimla. It is considered as the heart of the town. A vast variety of goods, handicrafts, wools and shawls, pullovers, Tibetan carpets, pickles, and squashes are here to offer. Shimla is considered the best market for handicrafts.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: SHIMLA- After breakfast at the hotel, visit the beautiful locations of Shimla.

KUFRI- 16 kms from Shimla and the winter sports capital. During winter, visitors have the facility for skiing. Kufri is a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful view of the hills around and the snowy peaks. There is also a zoo that delights children.

FAGU HILL- For enchanting Himalayan glimpses, Fagu is situated on Hindustan-Tibet Road and is gifted with some beautiful views.

CHRIST CHURCH- Located on the Ridge, the Christ Church is known to be the second oldest church in North India. This pale yellow structure dominates the skyline of the Mall. The stained glasses installed on its large windows enhance its beauty.

JAKHOO HILL- Lies 2 km from Shimla, Jakhoo hill positions itself at an elevation of 8000 ft. This is the highest peak of Shimla from where you can enjoy the charm of its landscape. It houses an old Hanuman temple, which is frequented by devotees from different parts of the world.

SHIMLA STATE MUSEUM- This museum was started in 1974 and serves as a repository of different relics related to art, cultural anthropology and archaeology. The museum secures a collection of 9000 objects that highlight the cultural richness of Himachal Pradesh. It has various galleries, showcasing artwork of various patterns and periods.

THE RIDGE- Situated in the heart of Shimla, The Ridge is a spacious area that runs east to west alongside the Mall road. It connects the place at the Scandal point on the west side. The road leading to wooden crafts market is known as the Lakkar Bazaar. 

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3: SHIMLA - MANALI- After breakfast, drive to Manali

In the evening you can visit the MALL ROAD, which is the main shopping center of Manali. A vast variety of goods, handicrafts, wools and shawls, pullovers, and Tibetan carpet.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: MANALI- After breakfast, visit the Switzerland of India-Manali.

ROHTANG PASS- The highest point, 4,112m, on the Manali-Keylong road, 51-km from Manali town. Surrounded by soaring snow-capped mountains, it provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above clouds, which is a sight truly breath-taking. Owing to its picturesque surroundings, this pass serves as an ideal picnic spot for tourists and people from nearby areas. 

SOLANG VALLEY- It offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5: MANALI- Explore more places today, like

HADIMBA TEMPLE- Hadimba or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. It is an ancient shrine that lies a few kilometres away from the main market of Old Manali. This temple is dedicated to Lord Manu, who is considered to the creator of human race on the earth as per the Hindu mythology.

VASHIST HOT & SULPHUR SPRINGS- Renowned for its hot springs and temples. Vashisht is a tiny village that lies towards the Rohtang Pass on the left bank of the Beas River. This place is famous for its ancient temples and hot springs. The popular hot sulphur natural springs at this place receive a lot of visitors year round as it is believed these waters can cure skin diseases.   

KOTHI- a picturesque spot and an ideal resting resorts of poets, writers and the lovers of peaceful environs

Spend your time together; enjoy the snow and other adventurous games. 

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6: MANALI – CHANDIGARH- Today drive to Chandigarh, enroute visit the very famous Pinjore Garden

PINJORE GARDEN- Spread over a massive area of 100 acres and also known as Yadvinder Garden, Pinjore Garden is a spectacle to behold.

Later transfer to the hotel. Evening go out for shopping.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 7: CHANDIGARH – DELHI- After breakfast, visit

SUKHNA LAKE- Nestled at the foothills of Shivaliks, Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake set amid the picturesque surroundings. Quite popular amid the locals and visitors, the place is a perfect destination for solitude seekers.

ROSE GARDEN- Rose garden, located at 16 sector of Chandigarh is a place to relax amid the nature at its best. The garden is packed with some exquisite variety of flowers making it quite popular among tourists and nature enthusiasts.

ROCK GARDEN- A symbol of imagination and novelty, this one is of its kind of garden spread across an area of 64 acres. The Rock Garden has been designed as an open air exhibition hall using urban and industrial wastes by Nek Chand, a former Road Inspector in Chandigarh.

Later in the evening drive back to Delhi.

Distance & Time (Approx)

  • Delhi –Shimla: 375 kms/08 hrs
  • Shimla - Manali: 250 kms/08 hrs
  • Manali - Chandigarh: 320 kms/09 hrs
  • Chandigarh – Delhi: 300 kms/06 hrs

Himachal Pradesh at a Glance

  1. Population: 6,856,509
  2. Area: 55,673 sq km
  3. Geo Location: North India
  4. Average Climate: 5°C to 35°C
  5. Best Time to Visit: March - December

New Delhi at a Glance

  • Population: 16,787,941
  • Area: 1,484 sq km
  • Geo Location: North India 
  • Average Climate: Summer extends from Apr. to Jun. (25°C to 46°C), Winter from Oct. to Mar. (3 °C - 30°C), and Monsoon from Jul. to Sep. (25°C to 35°C).
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year, though the best climate is experienced from Sep. to Apr.
  • STD Code: 011
  • Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Shimla at a Glance

  1. Population: 169,578
  2. Area: 35.34 sq km
  3. Geo Location: Himachal Pradesh (North India)
  4. Average Climate: 5°C - 18°C
  5. Best Time to Visit: March - November
  6. STD Code: 0177

Manali at a Glance

  • Population: 8,096
  • Area: 5.12 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Himachal Pradesh (North India) 
  • Average Climate: 0°C to 25°C
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year
  • STD Code: 01902
  • Airport: Kullu Airport

Chandigarh at a Glance

  1. Population: 1,184,496
  2. Area: 114 sq kms
  3. Geo Location: Haryana (North India)
  4. Average Climate: 15°C - 46°C
  5. Best time to visit: Throughout the year
  6. STD Code: 0172
  7. Airport: Chandigarh Airport

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