Duration :- 05 Nights/ 06 Days
Destination :- Chandigarh – Manali – Rohtang Pass – Shimla – Chandigarh
Day 01 : Chandigarh –Manali
Pick up from Railway station and proceed to Manali. A journey of approx . 8 hours will take you to the town. On arrival check in at hotel and Overnight.
Day 02 : Manali
After breakfast proceed to city tour of Manali..
Hidimba Devi Temple or Dhungri Temple is one of the most important temples in the region.
Provides training facilities for basic and advance climbing both for Indian nationals and foreigners. Institute conducts other adventurous sports activities like high altitude trekking, minor mountaineering, rock-climbing, skiing, and high altitude rescue and relief courses.
Manali is named after the sage Manu who meditated when he came in this area. Tibetan Temple Tibetans have a base in Manali too. There is a large modern Tibetan temple to the South of the bus stand and also a small handicrafts centre.
Across the Beas river, about 3 km away from Manali at an altitude of 1,982 meters (6,200 feet), are the natural sulphur springs. The village itself is perched on a steep hillside across the river Beas.
Day 03 : Manali – Rohtang Pass – Manali
Today full day excursion visiting Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall). Overnight at hotel.
Rahatang Pass is about 51 Kms from Manali at the altitude of 4,111 meters on the highway to Keylong. There is a lake called Doshohar at the left of the pass Rohtang pass is a crucial link on the old trade-route and still the gateway to trans Himalayan lahaul as Zozilla pass is between Kashmir valley & Ladakh.
Day 04 : Manali – Shimla
Travel by surface from Manali to Shimla. Approx 6 hours drive. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Shimla
Shimla the state capital of Himachal Pradesh is one of the few places in the world where an enormous amount of history and heritage has been distilled into such a small place. Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties, one can think of. Dwelling on a panoramic location, the hilly town is surrounded by green pastures and the spectacular cool hills.
The large space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges.
Popular for its wood crates and souvenirs, this is just off the Ridge.
Jakhoo Hill / Temple
Dedicated to the monkey god, Lord Hanuman.
At 2455 m,this is the town’s highest peak and a vantage point for Shimla’s famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The hill is full of paths and narrow roads which are enjoyable walks.
Other Places of interests are Chadwick Falls, 67 m high : are only really worth visiting during or just after the monsoons(July to October). The falls are 7 km from Shimla and can be reached via Summer Hill.Christ Church & St. Michael’s Cathedral.
The second oldest church in northern India, Christ Church was build between 1846 and 1857. The church is one of the Shimla’s major landmarks and is renowned for its stained glass windows. Indian Institute of Advanced Study :magnificentEnglish renaissance strudure was the former Viceregal Lodge. Its lawns and woodland are added attractions.
So called the heart of Shimla, The Mall is the most attracting thing in the town.
The Mall is the centre of Shimla’s buzzing social life. It is a fairly level meandering esplanade that runs along the ridge. A fair walk through The Mall is required to appreciate the beauty of its shops, cafes, stores and restraunts.
Day 06 : Shimla – Chandigarh
In time drive to Shimla to board train to onward destination.
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Kufri is a tiny hill station located 19-kms from Shimla It is famous for its trekking and hiking trails. dventure-seeking travelers throng Kufri in winters to enjoy skiing and tobogganing along its snow-covered slopes. The Skiing season spreads between November to February and the tourist inflow is at its peak during winters. With its glorious views of forested slopes and tall ranges iced in a covering of perpetual snow, Kufri will keep you spellbound by its enchanting beauty. Also known as “The Switzerland of the East”, the refreshing atmosphere with its exotic flora and fauna will inspire and rejuvenate you.
The former ‘summer capital’ of Patiala, Chail is 43-km from Shimla and dwelling in the midst of a lush green setting. At 2,250m, it has the world’s highest cricket pitch and a polo ground, the old palace, now a hotel and the possibility of some angling are added attractions.
Where even time takes a pause to breathe pine scented fresh mountain air. Quite and serene pathways where you can hear the occasional hornbill, lush green forests, silent valleys, enchanting glades, brilliant crimson flaming sunsets, floating clouds, misty hills are what make Chail the ideal destination for your holidays.
Fagu is a vantage point with a panoramic view of ranges and valleys. It serves as a good base for exploring the nearby countryside which is flooded with orchards and forests. About 10km away is the bustling market town of Theog, a longish village strung out on to the hillside like a necklace. Nearby are the temples of the local god, Banthia devta, which shows some brilliant exercises in woodcarving. Those who enjoy camping can stop at Katir (13km from Fagu) which has a camping site.
At 2044 m, this is a nine hole par 68 golf course. It was designed by the British Viceroy, Lord Curzon who was so enchanted by the place that his daughter Alexandra was given’Naldehra’ as her second name.