- Kullu Valley
- Hadimba Temple
- Manali Sanctuary
- Arjun Gufa and Jagatsukh
- River rafting at Manikaran
- Solang Valley
- Rohtang Pass Excursion(Own Cost)
- Naggar Castle
- Khaijjiar - Dalhousie
- Rock Garden/Rose Garden - Chandigarh
- Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple at Delhi
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis inclusive of Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
- All transfers and sightseeing arrangements by A/c Vehicle as per itinerary
- Any other services or food which are not mentioned in the above "Inclusions" section.
- 5% GST Extra
- Expense of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephones, beverages etc
- Airfares and Train ticket charges if any
- Any entrance Fees / Activities charges unless specific in inclusions.
Arrive Delhi and Drive to Manali (14hrs.)
You're scheduled to arrive at Delhi Railway Station and then continue your journey to Manali by road for an overnight trip
Arrival in Manali & Day at Leisure
Upon your arrival in Manali, you will check in at your hotel, and the day will be free for leisure. Manali, a stunning hill station nestled in the Beas River Valley, is situated at an elevation of over 2000 meters above sea level. It can be reached via the national highway leading to the Ladakh region and is approximately 40 km from the scenic hill resort of Kullu.
Manali is known for its snow-clad mountain peaks, lush flora, and diverse fauna, making it a magnet for tourists, particularly during the holiday season. The name 'Manali' is derived from the words 'Manu' and 'Alaya,' signifying the 'Abode of Manu.' According to legend, Manu was a sage who, after a great flood, is believed to have reestablished human life. An ancient temple dedicated to this sage can be found in the old Manali village.
Apart from this, Manali boasts several other prominent attractions, including the Hadimba Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Arjun Gufa, and Jagatsukh. Enjoy your overnight stay in Manali, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of this charming hill town.
Manali - Local Sightseeing & Solang Valley Visit
After breakfast, it's time to explore the popular tourist attractions of Manali. In the morning, we'll head to Solang Valley, where you can indulge in thrilling adventure activities such as Zorbing and Paragliding.
Later, you can visit the Tibetan Monastery, which serves as not only a place of worship but also a cultural center that showcases Tibetan traditions. Additionally, you can explore the natural springs and the sandstone temples at Vashist Village. Pay a visit to the Hadimba Devi Temple, dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Don't forget to explore the Manu Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to the sage Manu.
In the evening, you can unwind at the Club House, and then return to your hotel or choose to spend your free time at the lively Mall Road. Enjoy your overnight stay in Manali after a day filled with exploration and adventure.
Manali - Manikaran - Manali
The day following breakfast is reserved for a visit to Manikaran, home to the hottest Sulphur Spring Waters in the world. This religious site attracts a significant number of Hindu and Sikh devotees.
On your return journey towards Kullu, you'll make a stop at the renowned Kullu Shawl Industry, offering an opportunity for some shopping, perfect for finding souvenirs for your loved ones. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also enjoy river rafting at Manikaran.
In the evening, you'll head back to your hotel in Manali, bringing a fulfilling day of exploration and experiences to a close.
Manali - Rohtang Pass Excursion (50kms) - at Own Cost
After an early breakfast, prepare for a captivating drive to Snow Point, situated along the road to Rohtang Pass. Please note that Rohtang Pass is closed on Tuesdays. This pass is not only known for its breathtaking scenery but also holds strategic importance for India. The Manali-Leh Highway, a part of NH 21, traverses through Rohtang Pass.
The name "Rohtang" translates to 'ground of corpses,' a somber reference to the numerous lives lost while attempting to cross it. Beyond serving as a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti, Rohtang Pass also provides access to Pangi and the enchanting valley of Leh. The pass treats you to stunning views of glacier-clad peaks, the Lahaul Valley, and the Chandra River. From Rohtang, you can catch sight of the twin peaks of Geypan.
Following your visit to Rohtang Pass, you'll head to the famous Solang Valley. Solang Valley, also locally known as Solang Nullah, is celebrated as a prime location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For adrenaline enthusiasts, there's no better place in the Kullu Valley than Solang to partake in activities like parachuting, paragliding, skating, and zorbing. Situated at an elevation of 8,500 feet above sea level, Solang offers not only adventure but also lush greenery, apple orchards, snow-capped peaks, and serene lakes that attract countless visitors.
By evening, you'll return to your hotel. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in the comfort of your accommodation, reflecting on the day's adventures.
Manali - Naggar Castle - Manali
After breakfast, today's excursion takes us to Naggar Castle. This historical structure was once the residence of the Royal family until it was occupied by British forces. This occupation led to certain alterations in the design and architecture of Naggar Castle. Consequently, you can now observe an additional staircase, fireplaces, and chimneys inside the Castle, showcasing a unique blend of English and Indian architectural influences.
In its entirety, Naggar Castle is a distinctive edifice constructed from wood and stone, and it also houses a historic temple and an art museum. Enhancing the castle's allure is a small temple situated in its courtyard, known as Jagti Patt. Although the Naggar Castle has undergone some renovation in the modern era, its primary heritage design remains intact, making it a must-visit destination in Manali.
In the evening, you'll return to your hotel, where you can enjoy a peaceful overnight stay in Manali.
Manali to Dalhousie (11hrs.)
After breakfast and completing the check-out formalities at your hotel in Manali, you'll embark on a journey towards Dalhousie. Dalhousie is a renowned hill station in Himachal Pradesh, known for its snow-capped mountains and serene beauty.
Dalhousie has also become home to several Tibetan refugees, and you can find painted rock carvings depicting Buddhist deities along the south side of the ridge. Additionally, you can explore the British-era churches of St. John (built in 1863) and St. Francis (constructed in 1894), which are nestled among the pine trees at opposite ends of the ridge.
The market areas at Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk are connected by lanes known as Thandi Sarak (Cold Road) and Garam Sarak (Hot Road). The latter lane typically receives more sunshine.
Upon reaching your hotel in Dalhousie, you can check in and unwind. The evening is free for leisure activities, allowing you to explore this charming hill station at your own pace. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Dalhousie - Local Full Day Sightseeing
Start your day with a hearty and delicious breakfast, and then embark on a local sightseeing tour of Dalhousie. This charming hill station has much to offer:
Churches: Dalhousie is home to four beautiful churches, each with its unique charm. Explore St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis Church at Subhash Chowk, and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk. These churches are not only places of worship but also architectural and historical gems.
Subhash Baoli: Visit Subhash Baoli, a serene spot surrounded by majestic trees. It was at this enchanting location that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent time in 1937, contemplating and meditating. The place holds historical significance and offers a tranquil atmosphere for reflection.
Panchpula: Panchpula is a picturesque location where a stream feeds a series of pools. Here, you can find a monument erected in memory of the freedom fighter Sardar Ajit Singh. It's an ideal place to soak in the natural beauty and pay tribute to a notable figure in Indian history.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: Explore the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to various wildlife species, including the 'ghoral' (a type of goat-like animal) and the Himalayan black bear. Enjoy the scenic beauty and the opportunity to witness local wildlife.
After a day of exploration, return to your hotel in Dalhousie for a comfortable overnight stay, surrounded by the serene beauty of the hill station.
Dalhousie - Khaijjiar - Chamba - Dalhousie
After a satisfying breakfast, get ready for an exciting day trip to the enchanting destinations of Khajjiar and Chamba town. These places offer a wealth of activities and attractions:
Khajjiar: Often referred to as the "Mini Switzerland of India," Khajjiar is a picturesque meadow with lush green landscapes and a pristine lake at its center. Here, you can enjoy activities like horse riding, nature walks, and even zorbing. Take in the natural beauty of the place and explore lakes and temples in the vicinity.
Chamba Town: Chamba is a historical town with a rich cultural heritage. You can visit popular attractions like the Chamba Chaugan, a large grassy ground surrounded by shops and historical buildings. Explore the Bhuri Singh Museum, which houses a valuable collection of art and artifacts from the region's history.
After a day of exploration and adventure, return to Dalhousie for a comfortable overnight stay, reminiscing about the wonderful experiences you've had in Khajjiar and Chamba.
Dalhousie to Chandigarh (08hrs.)
Following breakfast, finalize your check-out at the hotel in Dalhousie. It's time to set out for Chandigarh, a unique city in India known for its modern planning and design, credited to the French architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh holds a distinctive status as it serves as the capital of two Indian states, Punjab and Haryana. However, the city itself does not fall under the jurisdiction of either state. Instead, it is administered directly by the federal government and is classified as a union territory.
Chandigarh to Delhi Drive (5hrs.)
After breakfast, complete the check-out process at your hotel. The day's agenda includes local sightseeing in Chandigarh, where you'll visit some notable attractions:
Rock Garden: Explore the famous Rock Garden, a unique and artistic space that features sculptures made from recycled materials like broken tiles, bangles, and industrial waste.
Rose Garden: Visit the beautiful Rose Garden, known for its vast collection of roses and a serene environment ideal for a leisurely stroll.
Sukhna Lake: Enjoy the picturesque Sukhna Lake, where you can unwind by the water, take a boat ride, or simply appreciate the natural beauty.
After your sightseeing tour, you'll have lunch (at your own expense). Following this, you'll embark on your journey back to Delhi by road. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to your hotel in the city.
Delhi - Local and Akshardham Temple
Following your morning breakfast, you'll embark on a local sightseeing tour of Delhi, the capital of India, which is steeped in history and culture. Discover the city's rich heritage by visiting some of its iconic monuments. Here's a glimpse of what you can explore:
- Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir): Start your journey with a visit to the Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir. This beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi and is renowned for its architectural grandeur.
- Qutub Minar: Explore the historic Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a towering example of Indo-Islamic architecture. It stands as a symbol of Delhi's rich past.
- Lotus Temple: Visit the Lotus Temple, a Bahá'í House of Worship known for its distinctive lotus-shaped architecture. It's a place of serenity and meditation.
- Akshardham Temple: In the afternoon, proceed to the Akshardham Temple, a modern marvel of Indian architecture and spirituality. Explore the intricately carved temple complex and learn about its spiritual significance.
In the evening, enjoy the captivating Light and Sound Show at Akshardham, a mesmerizing experience that brings history to life through multimedia presentations.
After a day filled with exploration and cultural experiences, return to your hotel in Delhi for an overnight stay.
Delhi Hotel to Delhi Airport / Railway Station Drop
After having breakfast, it's time to check out from your hotel. You will then proceed back to Delhi by road. Once you arrive in Delhi, you will be transferred to the airport or railway station to catch your flight or train back home, concluding your memorable journey. Safe travels!