Delhi | Chandigarh | Manali | Dharamshala | Khajjiar / Dalhousie | Palampur / Taragarh | Shimla | Kasauli |Delhi.
(16 Days and 15 nights)
Day 01 : Delhi – Nalagarh / Chandigarh (300 kms / 5 hrs). Leave Delhi at 8 A.M. Reach Nalagarh Fort Resort at 1 P.M. Its a quality heritage resort at Nalagarh with A/c theme rooms. Day at leisure to pamper yourself at the resort – swimming, tennis, massages, visit the Mughal Gardens at Pinjore nearby.Overnight at Nalagarh Fort Resort / Chandigarh.
Day 02 Nalagarh / Chandigarh – Manali (260 kms / 6 hrs). Leave at 8 A.M. Step into the Valley of Gods with the grandeur of Himalayas and Beas River. Reach Manali at 2 P.M. After settling into deluxe hotel, visit the four-tiered Hadimba Temple amidst deodhar trees. Imbibe the local ambience on the Mall, shop for souvenirs at the Tibetan / Hong Kong Market. Enjoy the evening at Van Vihar. Overnight at Manali.
Day 03 Manali. Drive to the mighty snowbound Rohtang Pass – at 3979 mtrs – the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Kothi, Rahalla Falls and Marrhi en-route to Rohtang.Overnight at Manali.
Day 04 Manali. Before lunch savour the picturesque Solang Valley with its rolling meadows, ski slopes (in winters) and paragliding activities (in summers), offering spectacular views. In the afternoon drive 22 kms to the beautiful heritage Naggar Castle, the old capital of Kullu. In Naggar is located, the Roerich Art Gallerymuseum, in a grove of deodhars with lovely views all around. It houses a collection of the paintings by the Russian artist. Naggar is very serene and picturesque.Overnight at Manali.
Day 05 Manali – Dharamshala / Mcleodganj (235 kms / 6 hrs). After a leisurely breakfast, drive closer to the panoramic Dhauladhar ranges and upto the enchanting town of Dharamshala. After settling into the resort, explore the town, replete with Tibetan culture and the residence of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Overnight at Dharamshala.
Day 06 Dharamshala / Mcleodganj. Imbibe the magic of the ‘White Ranges’ and of history and nature as much as you can while visiting the Tibetan Monastery, St. John’s church in the wilderness, Triund Peak, Dal lake, Naddi. Shop in the bazaar for Tibetan handicrafts in the evening.Overnight at Dharamshala.
Day 07 Dharamshala – Dalhousie (150 kms / 4 hrs). Leave at 12 Noon. Drive into the charming and sylvan environs of Dalhousie by 4 P.M. After settling into the resort, try to catch the sunset across the mountain ranges.
Overnight at Dalhousie.
Day 08 Dalhousie. Flow thru a mesmerizing experience. The vast emerald green meadow of Khajjiar with its thick forested slopes of deodhars, the stupendous mountain views from Lakkar Mandi, the unparalleled beauty of Kalatope and Bakrota Round.Overnight at Dalhousie.
Day 09 Dalhousie – Taragarh (180 kms / 5 hours). After a leisurely breakfast, leave for Taragarh. Reach Taragarh by 2 P.M. Relax at the resort or stroll thru the villages or tea gardens.Overnight at Taragarh.
Day 10 Taragarh. A day for experiencing a mix of culture, art and religion, interspersed all along by the idyllic vistas. Visit the ancient Baijnath Shiva temple, the Tashijong monastery, the Tibetan carpet weaving factory, Tanka paintings, the Andretta pottery village and Shoba Singh Art gallery.Overnight at Palampur / Taragarh.
Day 11 Taragarh – Shimla (265 kms / 6.5 hrs). Start from Taragarh after breakfast. Reach Shimla with its lingering echoes of a bygone era. Enjoy the evening at The Ridge / Scandal Point – the hub of the town with its ice-cream vendors, pony rides and spectacular Himalayan views, souvenirs and curios at Lakkar Bazaar. Later on, pamper yourself at the facilities of the resort.Overnight at Shimla.
Day 12 Shimla. After breakfast, explore Naldehra’s rolling meadows and the 9 hole golf course and Mashobra with its pine forests offering lovely walks, specially the pathways from Bekalty Road. Further, drive to Kufri. Visit the famed ski slopes and the small zoo and Chail with its romantic palace, deodhar forests, not to forget its highest cricket pitch. The area has beautiful views and charming walks through conifer forests. Drive to Fagu and its apple orchards and onto Narkanda (upto Hatu Peak) famed for its ski slopes and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks foreshadowed by the terraced fields and verdant forests. In the evening, pamper yourself at the facilities of the resort. Overnight at Shimla.
Day 13 Shimla. Soak in the ambience of Shimla – an old world town, going shopping on the the fashionable Mall – the main promenade that is agog with elegant shops, splendid hotels, restaurants and bustling, gay cosmopolitan crowds that give the appearance of being on a perpetual holiday. Cobble-stoned paths wind down to the middle and lower bazaars. Overnight at Shimla.
Day 14 Shimla – Kasauli. (77 kms / 2.5 hrs). Leave after breakfast to reach Kasauli by lunchtime. After a leisurely lunch take a short siesta. Late afternoon, visit the quaint town of Kasauli, stroll through the mall and relax at “Monkey Point”. In the evening, pamper yourself at the facilities of the resort.Overnight at Kasauli.
Day 15 Kasauli. Spend the day at Kasauli: A charming quaint little town, 12 kms off the highway. Its colonial ambience is reinforced by cobbled paths, quaint shops, gabled houses with charming facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards. The upper and lower malls run through Kasauli’s length. Mixed forests of chir-pine, Himalayan oak and huge horse chestnuts surround Kasauli. There are numerous lovely walks around Kasauli and one can enjoy the beauty of the hills and the riot of colour of the wild flowers that grow in profusion along the hill slopes. Its narrow roads slither up and down the Himachal hillsides and offer some magnificent vistas.Overnight at Kasauli.
Day 16 Kasauli – Delhi (310 kms / 6 hrs). After a leisurely breakfast, depart from the resort to reach Delhi by the evening.
Happy Tour Ends