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Enchanting Himachal Thoroughly


Enchanting Himachal Thoroughly

Enchanting Himachal Thoroughly (13N/ 14D)


Day 1

Distance – 70 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 4 hrs.
Pick up from Chandigarh Airport/ Railway station. Visit famous Rock garden and Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh and drive to Kasauli. Once in this quiet town (1927 mts/ 6350 ft), you will experience the sweet and soothing voices of the birds along with the gentle rustling of leaves and feel the crisp clean air. Just walk around this tiny place, you can watch the brilliant sparkle of the snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar Range. The Church is a magnificent structure built in the shape of a cross set amidst a grove chestnut and fir trees. Sunset point offers a magnificent view of the nearby hill regions. On a clear day you may be able to view Chandigarh from up there. O/n Hotel.

Day 2

Distance – 70 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 5 hrs.
Relaxed morning. Check out by noon and drive to Shimla. En route experience toy train ride of two hours on Kalka Shimla narrow gauge track. Reach Shimla (2200 mts/ 7250 ft) by late evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 3

Distance – 33 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 4 hrs.
Leave for half day tour after Breakfast. Visit famous Jakhu temple (2455 mts/ 8000 ft) dedicated to Lord Hanuman, situated on the hilltop from where one can have 360-degree view of Shimla town down below. Shimla was the summer capital of India during the British Raj. It has lot of old Gothic style architecture buildings which are worth visiting. The main attraction is the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies which used to be the Vice Regal Lodge, the residence of Viceroy to India, highly recommended. After Lunch, walk to visit Christ church & Ridge in the second half of the day. Enjoy & explore famous Mall Road in the evening. Illuminated Buildings of Town Hall & Christ church look wonderful in the evenings. O/n Hotel.

Day 4

Distance – 80 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 6 hrs.
Check out after the Breakfast and drive to Kufri (2743 mts/ 9000 ft). Obtain spectacular wide angle view of whole Himalayan range from Kufri & visit Zoo which has rare Himalayan species. Reach Narkanda (2621 mts/ 8600 ft) by late afternoon. Check in Hotel and visit Hatu peak (3350 mts/ 11000ft) atop thick forested hill with all around view and a beautiful temple. O/n Hotel.

Day 5

Distance – 145 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 8 hrs.
Check out and drive down to Sutlej valley. Steep climb across Sutlej River to reach Jalori pass (3120 mts/ 10300 ft), excellent views of green pastures and snow clad mountains of Kullu valley in the backdrop. Drive down to Tirthan valley through quaint villages, lush green forests and numerous streams trickling down. Reach Kullu (1278 mts/ 4193 ft) by evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 6

Distance – 120 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 7 hrs.
Check out and drive to Manikaran (1760 mts/ 5800 ft) situated in picturesque Parvati valley. Spend couple of hours here to visit boiling hot water springs, Gurudwara & Shiva temple. Drive back to Kullu to visit weavers of famous Kullu shawls at a handicraft unit. One can experience exhilarating session of River Rafting (Optional). Visit Vaishno temple at Kullu before reaching Manali (1950 mts/ 6450 ft) in the evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 7

Distance – 26 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 3 hrs.
First half of the day at leisure. Leave for local sight-seeing in the afternoon. Visit ages old pagoda shaped temple of Hadimba located beautifully in the middle of cedar forest, Natural sulphur hot water springs at Vashisht, Club house on the river bank and Buddhist Monastery. Explore local market in the evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 8

Distance – 110 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 8 hrs.
Leave for Snow point tour a little early in the morning. Visit Rohtang Pass (3978 mts/ 13050 ft) or the nearest snowline as Rohtang remains blocked for almost six months every year. Lovely views from Kothi pastures, Rahla waterfalls and Marhi. Lovely meadow of Solang valley (2560 mts/ 8400 ft) offer you variety of holiday activities. Skiing/ Snowboarding & Paragliding joyrides (Optional) can be the major activities along with Ropeway ride. O/n Hotel.

Day 9

Distance – 250 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 8 hrs.
Early Check out and leave to drive trhough lovely countryside which takes you to capital of old Kullu state called Nagar (1851 mts/ 6100 ft). Visit 1000 years old temple dedicated to Gayatri Devi at Jagatusukh. Visit Nagar castle built in typical Kullu architecture style which used to be the residence of the royal family. Brief stoppage on entering Kangra valley at ancient rock temple of Baijnath (1314 mts/ 4311 ft) dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is 1000 years old. Further scenic drive takes you through vast valley expance with Tea Gardens of Palampur (1472 mts/ 4830 ft) covering the majority of the land mass. Visit Chamunda temple before reaching Dharamsala, Mecleodgunj (2058 mts/ 6825 ft) in the evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 10

Distance – 20 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 3 hrs.
After relaxed morning, leave for half day tour of Dal lake, Naddi village where you experience closest encounter with Dhauladhar, St. John’s Church in wilderness built in 1852 set amidst thick forest, Bhagsu waterfalls, monastery of Mcleodgunj and Residence of H. H. Dalai Lama. Reserve couple of hours for a hike to Dharamkot village which is an attractive spot with mustard fields and presents a wide view of the Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar ranges. There are a couple of small (and interesting) eateries around. Several foreigners have taken residence in the area; all live in village homes and tiny guest houses. Dharamkot also meditation centre, which is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism in the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. Explore local market in the evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 11

Distance – 125 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 6 hrs.
Check out by noon and drive to Dalhousie. Before leaving Dharamsala, visit Kangra Art & Folk Museum which is treasure of kangra Valley’s cultural past, crafts, arts and other ancient artifacts. Some of the displayed items in the museum are dating back to 5th century. Kangra Museum encloses a gallery consisting of miniature paintings of Kangra’s rich past, pottery, rare coin memorabilia, sculptures and anthropological materials. It has a varied collection of tribal jewelry, embroidered costumes and wood carvings. Reach Dalhousie (1970 mts/ 6450 ft) by evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 12

Distance – 50 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 6 hrs.
After Breakfast, Visit 119 year old church with the backdrop of distant snow clad mountains was replicated from a church in England during British raj. Drive up to Kalatop (2606 mts/ 8600 ft) forest reserve, take a walk through the forest bunglow and resume your journey to reach Khajjiar (1900 mts/ 6270 ft) which is beautiful saucer shaped green meadow surrounded by thick forest on all sides. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest, all in one place. Spend quality time here and drive back to Dalhousie. Explore local market in the evening. O/n Hotel.

Day 13

Distance – 270 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Approximately 9 hrs.
Early Check out after Breakfast and Drive to Amritsar (appx 6 hrs, 180 Kms). Check in Hotel at Amritsar. Rest a while and drive to Wagah, the border between India & Pakistan to watch closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony or The Beating Retreat ceremony which is a daily military practice. The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags. The spectacle of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists. Drive back to Amritsar, Briefly visit Golden Temple at night to catch glimpses of ultimate beauty of the shrine in illumination. O/n Hotel.

Day 14

Distance – 40 Kms, Journey & Sight-seeing Time – Appx 6 hrs.
Check out after Breakfast. Visit and spend quality time at Golden temple again to imbibe the holy ambience and experience its magical beauty. Visit historical Jalianwala Bagh which houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces of peaceful celebrators on the occasion of Baisakhi (festival of crop harvesting) on April 13, 1919. Explore local market before boarding train/ flight for onward return journey.

Cost Per Person on Twin Sharing basis

Packages Off Season Price Season Price
Economy Rs.38,175/- Rs.44,475/-
Premium Rs.54,975/- Rs.66,275/-

Season Timings

Off Season 5th January- 14th April 15th July – 30th September 1st November – 15th December
Season 15th April – 14 July 1st October – 31st October 16th December – 4th January

Places to stay

Hotels Economy class Premium class
Kasauli Alpine Resorts / Pinewood Cottages Or Similar Kasauli Castle / Baikunth Resorts Or Similar
Shimla Shingar / Fairmount Woodville / Combermere
Woodrina Or Similar Silverine Or Similar
Narkanda Krish Rauni Or Similar Tethys Or Similar
Kullu Sandhya Resorts Or Similar Apple Valley / J.J. Resorts Or Similar
Manali Royal Regency / Manali Cottages Manali Heights / Shingar Regency
Johnson’s Hotel Or Similar Johnson’s Lodge Or Similar
Dharamsala 8 Auspicious Him View Chonor House / Nandini Kamal Residency
Hotel Tibet / Triund Or Similar Gandhi’s Paradise Or Similar
Dalhousie Surya Resorts / Ravi View Dalhousie Heights / Grand View
Mehar’s Hotel Or Similar Grace Mount Or Similar
Amritsar Grand Hotel / Mrs. Bhandari’s Or Similar Ritz Plaza / Sewara Grand Or Similar

Our Price Includes

1.) 1 overnight stay at Kasauli in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
2 overnight stays at Shimla in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
1 overnight stay at Narkanda in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
1 overnight stay at Kullu in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
3 overnight stays at Manali in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
2 overnight stays at Dharamsala in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
2 overnight stays at Dalhousie in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.
1 overnight stay at Amritsar in Deluxe Room with Bed Tea, Breakfast & Dinner.

2.) Whole Journey (Ex Chandigarh) and all Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary by exclusive AC cab

3.) All taxes.

Price does not include

1.) Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.

2.) Entrance/ Guiding charges in Monuments, Adventure Sports, Joy rides, travel and health insurance.


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1.) The tour cost is subject to change without prior notice.

2.) Hotels : Subject to availability at the time of making reservation


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