Grand Tour Of Himachal Pradesh
Places : Delhi - Agra - Chandigarh - Simla - Manali - Dharamsala
- Dalhousie - Chakkibank - Delhi
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
The roads curl up through the steep hairpin cuts and loops in order to
reach the eastern Himalayan territory. The grand tour of Himachal Pradesh
is a mega tour package attempting to uncover the most prominent
attractions of the hilly state. Trailing through Chandigarh, the itinerary
takes a traveller through the famous hill stations of Shimla, Manali,
Dharamsala, Dalhousie and Chakkibank for a two week mighty experience of
the high rising Himalayas.
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
arrival in Delhi, meet India Budget tour representative for assisted
transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 - Delhi - Chandigarh
Morning transfer to Railway Station to connect Train # 2011 Kalka
Shatabdi Express dep. 07:40 hrs. arr. 11:00 hrs. at Chandigarh. On
arrival, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Chandigarh includes Nek
Chand Rock Garden, the famous Pinjore Gardens; also called Yadavindra
Gardens. Nek Chand Rock Garden is a manmade marvel of Chandigarh. Out of
discarded waste items like crockery, fuse switches, the ex-road inspector,
Nek Chand framed out the artistic sculptures, mountains, waterfalls,
caves, which is definitely an out of the box approach to look at the
discarded items. This garden is also considered the must visit attraction
of this planned city. The other gardens, Pinjore garden is located on the
lower Shivalik range and is the prime picnic hotspot of Chandigarh. Here,
tourists can avail an opportunity to visit the mini zoo, a Japanese
garden, plant nursery, monumental palaces and picnic lawns. Overnight at
Day 03 - Chandigarh - Shimla 103 kms / 4 hrs
After breakfast, drive towards Shimla, the most popular hill station of
the Himalayas. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon is free to
scroll through Shimla or for relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Shimla
After breakfast, begin an excursion to Kufri. Enjoy a horse ride in the
apple orchards. Afternoon is free to explore the area or visit the Mall
Road for shopping or other individual activities.
Day 05 - Shimla - Manali
After breakfast, check out Shimla for magical Manali experience (280 km /
8 hrs.) Arrive in Manali and check in at prebooked hotel.
Day 06 - Manali
If you clear out the mist and try to look into the deeper natural beauty
here, then you realise why Manali is the most sought after tourist
destination of Himachal Pradesh. After breakfast, visit the ancient
Hadimba temple and Club house. Afternoon is free for shopping and other
individual activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 - Manali
After breakfast, begin an excursion to Rohtang Pass at an elevation of
4,111 meters (13,400 ft.) On the highway to Keylong, is Rohtang Pass. This
denotes that weve reached the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh.
Since the route to Rohtang is very unpredictable and difficult because of
its geographic terrain, the excursion depends upon the opening of the road
there. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 - Manali-Dharamsala
breakfast, check out Manali for Dharamsala, (280 Km / 9-10 hrs. drive)
denoting mixed Himalayan ethnicity. Here, one can find the sizeable
Tibetan population and Hindu natives living in a relatively small society.
On arrival, transfer to hotel. Rest of the time is free for your own
activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Dharamsala
Upper reaches of Dharamsala are known as Mcleodganj, which is the little
Lhasa of India accommodating the Tibetan settlement. Here, you will easily
find the maroon robed monks and nuns living life on a mission of attaining
enlightenment. The presence of these Tibetans in exile is responsible for
bringing Dharamsala into prominence. This charming settlement carries a
distinctive colonial air and is famous as the dwelling of His Holiness,
Dalai Lama. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - Dharamsala - Dalhousie
After breakfast, leave for quiet hill station of Dalhousie (3-4 hrs
drive). Enroute visit Kangra Fort and 3,300 years old Jain Temple. Arrive
Dalhousie and check in at prebooked hotel.
Day 11 - Dalhousie
After breakfast, excursion to Khajjiar. At Khajjiar enjoy a breathtaking
view of land covered with Pine trees. This place is also known as Mini
Switzerland. After lunch, continue drive to Chamba. Return to Dalhousie
for overnight stay.
Day 12 - Dalhousie-Chakki Bank Railway Station - Delhi (Overnight
Morning and afternoon free for leisure. Evening transfer to Chakki Bank
Railway station to board overnight train for Delhi. Overnight in the
Day 13 - Arrive Delhi
On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the time is free for leisure or you
can visit local Bazaars of Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 - Depart Delhi
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour, which includes Jama Masjid -
the largest mosque of Emperor Shahjahan. Later proceed to Red Fort, Raj
Ghat- cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate - a 42 meter stone
arch built in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War II,
Drive past the President's House & Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb (a
memorial of the Mughals, its design is inspired by the Taj Mahal), the
Qutab Minar & Lotus Temple. Later transfer to airport to connect
flight for onward destination.(Hotel checkout 12:00 hrs).
Contact us for hotels details/options covered in this tour
(on twin sharing basis - minimum 2 persons travelling
|Valid till Sept 2018
US$ 1125 Per Person
The above land cost is not valid for X'Mas - New Year period
||Land Cost Excludes
- Room on sharing basis at each place as per itinerary with daily
breakfast for 13 nights. (12 nights at hotel and 01 night on Train)
Hotel check in / out 12:00 hrs.
- Aircon car for all transfers, sightseeing and excursion. Local
English speaking Guide at each place during sightseeing tour except
- Aircon Chair Car train ticket for Delhi / Chandigarh. 2nd AC
Sleeper Chakki Bank / Delhi
- Govt. Service Tax @ 4.5 %
- Expenses of personal nature
- Any air fare
- Airport Tax
- Any monument entry fee (to be paid directly at the monument). In
Delhi approx US$ 16 per person
Hotel used will be as under or equivalent category
||Tulip Inn West Delhi Hari Nagar /
Mahagun Sarovar Portico
||KC Residency / Homotel Chandigarh
||Sarovar Portico / Snowcrest Manor
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