Lofty hill stations, serene pine forests, and endless apple orchards, Himachal Pradesh is India's premiere tourist state after Jammu & Kashmir. Few states can match such incredible diversity - Himachal is surrounded by the rugged peaks of the western Himalayas. Himachal provides a base for families, hippies, honeymooners and thrill seekers all alike.
Welcome to your "Himachal Delight" tour! On arrival at the airport/ railway station, meet our representative and drive to Manali. Enjoy your drive past the banks of the river Beas to Manali. On arrival into Manali, check into your hotel. The evening is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Manali.
Today after breakfast, during your city tour, visit the Hadimba Temple and the Tibetan Monastery which houses several images of Lord Buddha and Tankha paintings. You will also visit Vashisth Hot water springs, Vashisth Temple and Club house. Overnight at the hotel in Manali.
After finishing your breakfast, proceed on a day excursion to the Rohtang Pass which is situated at an altitude of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.). The majesty of the mountains and the glaciers can be seen at their best you have next two hours to enjoy this snowy heaven. You can take a sledge ride down the slopes or try your luck climbing the little snow hills. On your way back to Manali, halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. The Magnificent views and natural beauty are a never-ending source of delight. Enroute visit Kothi,Gulaba,Marhi and enjoy skiing, paragliding and other adventurous activities(cost not included). If roads to Rohtang Pass are closed (subject to road and weather conditions & Rohtang pass is closed every Tuesday ) , then visit Snow Point where ponies/horses can be hired directly. The rest of the day is free to explore this picturesque town on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Manali.
Today after breakfast, you will be driven to Shimla, the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas where on arrival you will check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Shimla, situated in the north-west Himalayas, is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Spread across 12 kms along a ridge that overlooks terraced hillsides, 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 and Trekking. Overnight at the hotel in Shimla.
Today after a delightful breakfast at hotel depart for a half-day excursion to Kufri, famous for its trekking and hiking trails. You can also visit Indira Tourist Park from where you get a panoramic view of the locations around. Enjoy a pony or a yak ride. (on direct payment basis) around the park. You will return to Shimla and visit Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass - windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 ‘s. The rest of the evening is free to relax or explore the local markets as you stroll on Mall road. Overnight at hotel in Shimla.
After scrumptious breakfast, bid farewell to your " Himachal Delight " tour. Proceed to Delhi/Chandigarh Airport / Railway station for your onward journey with sweet memories of a delightful holiday.