Day 1. CHANDIGARH – SHIMLA ( 130 Kms)
Pick up from Chandigarh. Drive via Chandigarh to Shimla. Check into a hotel. Relax for the evening.
Day 2 SHIMLA
After breakfast, Start the day exploring Shimla. Shimla was the summer capital during the British Raj, the imprints of which can be still felt in the upper regions of the town. We start the day by going on a heritage walk starting from Viceregal lodge till the worlds longest shopping arcade called Mall Road.
Day 3. SHIMLA – MANALI (270 kms)
Drive through the towns of Mandi and Sundarnagar and after crossing the 2.8 km Aut tunnel, enter the Beas Valley. You drive along the beautiful Beas Valley and cross the town of Kullu. Manali is 40 Kms from Kullu, and is characterised by a view of a snow covered ridgeline and lots of deodar trees. Check into a comfortable hotel and relax for the evening.
Day 4. MANALI NEARBY
Today visit the Hadimba Mata temple in the morning. This temple is dedicated to Mata Hadimba, the wife of Bheema, on e of the five Pandava. This temple was built 500 years ago by a King named Bahadur Singh. The temple is made of wood and stones, and is located in a dense forest of tall standing deodar trees, providing a very powerful natural ambience. There is no Idol in the temple. There is a foot imprint of Hadimba Devi on a big stone. Then visit the Vashist Village, which ahas a temple dedicated to the great sage Vashist. This place also has natural hot water springs. There are separate bath places for men and women here. Vashisth has its own charm. You get those Himalayan traveler vibes as you travel down its lanes. Then proceed towards Solang which is 14 kms from Manali. Solang is famous for its long meadows and its breathtaking views. In the evening visit the local market and explore the nearby area of old Manali, which has its own exorbitant charm. Return to the hotel for the night.
Day 5. MANALI -NAGGAR – MANALI
Start the day by driving on the left bank of river Beas, though breathtaking sights of The mountains and apple orchards. Nagar is situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1851m, Naggar – an ancient town commands extensive views, especially to the North West of the valley. Naggar was the former capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as a headquarters of the State until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu) by Jagat Singh in 1460 A.D. Today this ancient and beautiful Palace is a popular tourist spot. There is also an Art gallery here which was home to a Russian artist Roerich.
Stroll around the Old Manali lanes and feel the vibrant vibes this charming place can give you. Return to the main market place to pick up souvenirs. Return to the Hotel and relax.
Note : The activities in the Itinerary are flexible and can be made according to your requirements.
Day 6. MANALI- DHARAMSHALA ( 234 Kms)
Start early in the morning for a journey to a beautiful town at the foothills of the Dhauladhars. The Road goes through the towns of Ghagas, Hamirpur, Jwalaji and Kangra. Reach Dharamshala in the evening, and check into a comfortable hotel.
Day 7. DHARAMSHALA AND MCLEODGANJ
Dharamshala has a wonderful location as it has an excellent view of the Dhauladhar mountains. The top of the ranges are mostly covered with snow. It just feels like you can reach them by just walking across. The valley is wide open and is very picturesque. The valley is famous for trekking and there is a world famous Paragliding sight early at Bir and Billing. At about 7 kilometres from Dharamshala is the town of Mcleodganj, which is the home of the Holy Dalai Lama. This is the place from where the Tibetian Government runs in exile. This place is quite a happening place as it is flooded with cafes and hotels. This is the base for all escape routes across the Dhauladhars. Overnight stay in a hotel in Dharamshala.
Day 8. DHARAMSHALA -CHANDIGARH ( Kms)
Time for farewell. After breakfast, start your journey back to Delhi
Transport Chandigarh to Chandigarh
All travel permits
Meals, Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch during journey
Any other personal expenses including things ordered in room service.
Any item not mentioned in inclusions.