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Situated in the north-west Himalayas, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Spread across 12 kms along a ridge that overlooks terraced hillsides and cultivations, Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from Kalka. Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as Skiing, Trekking, Fishing and Golfing etc.

Shimla - Kufri

Once called the "end of the habitable world," Manali is an important hill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Besides offering quite a few places for sightseeing, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. In brief, Manali-the veritable "valley of the Gods"-is an ideal place for the ones in search of both adventure and comfort.

The detailed itinerary mentioned covers Shimla, Kullu, Manali, the tourist destinations of Himachal. The day wise itinerary is designed in a way that covers all the sightseeing points for each location in Himachal.

Shimla Hills

Detailed Itinerary

Duration : 07 Days Tour
Destination : Delhi, Shimla, Kullu, Manali
 
DAY 01: Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla

Drive from Delhi to Shimla (343 kms, 10 hrs) arrive Shimla. Transfer to hotel.

DAY 02: AM Shimla City tour

One of the most popular hill Resorts of the North. The town is situated at an altitude of 6810 ft, initially chosen as a sanatorium for invalid European officers, but soon developed into a big hill town and became the summer capital of the country. There are ample opportunities in Shimla for sports. Riding in Jakhu, Tennis and Squash at the club racing and Cricket at annandale, Golf at Naldera and winter sking at Kufri. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 03: Shimla - Manali

Drive from Shimla to Manali (280 kms . 10 hrs) Arrive Manali Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 04: Manali

Walk through town visiting newly constructed Buddhist Monastery. Hidimba Devi temple-It is medium temple situated in the dense forest is very interesting . Hidimba is said to be the wife of Bhima from the epic of Mahabharata. Vashist, it is an extremely picturesque little place clinging to the steep hill side. On the way up to the village you come upon the Vashist hot baths where a natural sulphar spring is piped into a modern bath -house. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 05: Manali

Visit Tibetan Monastery. It has a carpet making operation. Also visit Old Manali village. Dinner and overnight at hotel. OR visit to the The Rohtang Pass. The pass connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. The pass (3,978 m. or 13,051 ft.), is only open from June to September.

DAY 06:

Drive back to New Delhi (570 kms, 14 hours) Check into the hotel.

DAY 07:

Depart New Delhi by train/air & reach destination.

Snow Riding Hadimba Devi temple The Rohtang Pass

Accommodation: 1 night at New Delhi on room only basis
2 nights at Shimla, 3 nights at Manali with breakfast, & dinner & all taxes

Super Deluxe Hotels (Honeymoon Inn at Shimla & Manali):
Dates Location Super Deluxe Hotels Per Couple Per Extra Adult Child (5-12 yrs)
Valid from 1st April 2013 New Delhi Hotel Rockwell Plaza or similar Rs. Rs. Rs.
Shimla Honeymoon Inn or similar 48500/= 10,800/= 7,800/=
Manali Honeymoon Inn or similar      
Deluxe Hotels:
Dates Deluxe Hotels Per Couple Per Extra Adult Child (5-12 yrs)
Valid from 1st April 2013 New Delhi Hotel Rockwell Plaza or similar Rs. Rs. Rs.
Shimla Dalziel / Hotel Surya or similar 39,500/= 8,600/= 7,000/=
Manali Vintage or similar      

Price Inclusions

Cost Includes:
  • Travel by non ac deluxe cars exclusively for couples & by non ac Toyota Qualis for group.
  • Accommodation at New Delhi in AC rooms on "room only" basis with all taxes.
  • Accommodation at Shimla & Manali in non ac rooms with breakfast, & dinner & all taxes.
Cost Does not include:
  • Meals at New Delhi
  • Entrance fees at any point.
  • Extra charges as levied by the hotels for early check in (before 12 noon) or Late check out (after 12 noon)
  • Service tax as applicable.
Optional:
  • Air-conditioned Tata Indica Rs.3000/= extra for the couple for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Air-Conditioned Qualis Rs.1500/= extra for the group for the entire duration of the tour.

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Shimla Kullu Manali Map

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