Kullu, Manali & Shimla by Flight
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Seven days private Kullu, Manali & Shimla by Flight tour will begin with your arrival at Kullu airport. From here proceed to visit Manikaran a famous pilgrimage destination for Sikhs & Hindus in the Parvati Valley before checking in to your hotel in Manali. Explore Manali a premier hill resort with many Hindu temples, monasteries, shops & eateries. Make an excursion to Rohtang Pass a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range. Next head to Shimla a hill resort established by British in the foothills of the Himalayan. Explore the colonial monuments, temples, shopping avenue, and the charming town Chail & Kufri from here. Enjoy Toy Train journey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1903 between Shimla to Kalka before flying back to Delhi from Chandigarh.
Day 1: Kullu - Manali (125kms)
On arrival at Kullu airport meet your driver & guide and proceed to visit the Kullu Valley a great place to explore abundant lush greenery, tranquil river streams, and a blissful climate.
Next proceed to Manikaran a famous pilgrimage destination for Sikhs and Hindus in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati. A good number of temples, Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib and hot springs forms the religious pattern of the place. There are three hot springs where one can take a bath. The water in these springs contains sulphur which is capable of curing diseases. The hot springs again have religious and spiritual beliefs connected to it. The water is hot enough to prepare food by directly placing the vessels and is served as langar. Visit Lord Shiva Temple, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, Lord Ramachandra Temple, Kulant Pith Temple. After sightseeing drive to Manali check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Manali (B)
City tour of Manali a high-altitude Himalayan resort town. Visit Hidimba Devi Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahabharat. Vashisht Village the premises enclose a pyramid-shaped stone temple dedicated to Sage Vashisht, and the water spring, which believed to possess medicinal values and people take a dip in the holy water to get rid of skin diseases and infections. Tibetan monastery which include Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa. These monasteries serve not only as a place of worship but also as guardians of the rich culture and history of the Tibetan people settled in Kullu and Manali. You can shop for beautiful handicrafts that are made by Tibetan people at these monasteries. Manu Temple a historical Hindu temple, dedicated to Sage Manu, a must-visit place, not only because of its religious significance but also because of its ancient, beautiful architecture and wooden carving.
Also visit Old Manali a charming, laid-back district known for its wooded mountain trails, apple orchards, and scenic spots by the Manaslu River. It’s dotted with quaint backpacker lodgings and bohemian cafes serving global fare, grilled trout, and pancake breakfasts, while souvenir shops sell hand-knitted woolens and dream catchers. Rest time free to relax and visit The Mall. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Manali (B)
Excursion to visit Rohtang Pass a high mountain pass at an elevation 3,980 m on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The pass provides a natural divide between the Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture (in the south), and the arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture (in the north). The pass lies on the watershed between the Chenab and Beas basins. On the southern side of this pass, the Beas River emerges from underground and flows southward and on its northern side, the Chandra River (flows from the eastern Himalayas), a source stream of the river Chenab, flows westward. After sightseeing drive back to Manali. Rest time free and easy to relax and visit the Mall Road. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Manali - Shimla (250kms) (B)
Drive to Shimla check in at hotel. Rest time free to relax and spend time on The Mall. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Shimla (B)
City tour of Shimla, once the summer capital of British India. Visit Jakhoo Temple, an ancient site dedicated to monkey god Hanuman. Set amidst the lush green background of the Shivalik hill ranges on Jakhoo Hill, the highest point in Shimla, Temple has the world`s largest Hanuman statue, which is visible from most parts of Shimla. The Christ Church the second oldest church in entire northern India. The church, which took 11 long years to complete, stands as a reminder of the British colonisation in India. Viceregal Lodge, built in 1888, this six story building constructed in Scottish Baronial style once served as the residence of Lord Dufferin, the British Viceroy of India, is a perfect place for history lovers. Today, this lodge houses several articles and pictures that will remind you of the British rule.
Also visit The Ridge a wide open street located on the side of Shimla Mall Road. Best known for shopping it is often the most photographed part of the hill station covered with pine, firs, Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron trees. The Scandal Point, located on the Mall Road. It owes its interesting name to the fact that the King of Patiala abducted the daughter of the Viceroy, because he fell in love with her, from this very place. The Mall an ideal spot for shopping, besides a number of good eating joints. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Shimla (B)
Excursion to visit Chail - a small village situated at a height of 2250 m above sea level known for its salubrious beauty and virgin forests. Surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizing views from such a great height, Chail is a hiker`s paradise. The Chail Palace built as summer retreat by the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj is well known for its architecture. The cricket ground at an altitude of 2,444 m is the world highest cricket ground.
Next head to Kufri - which offer breathtaking views, stunning locales and tranquil surroundings. Kufri has a Himalayan wildlife zoo which hosts rare antelopes, felines and birds including the Himalayan monal. On the way back to Shimla stop at The Green Valley the beautiful and breathtaking mountain range that falls on the way to Kufri & Shimla. The Green Valley is surrounded by verdant hills on all sides that are covered with thick forests of pine and deodar. It is not uncommon to sight some Yaks wandering and grazing around in the valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Shimla - toy train to Chandigarh - Delhi (B)
Transfer to Shimla railway station to board toy train to Kalka a UNESCO World Heritage Site that connects the Queen of Hills Shimla to the Indian plains. Built in 1903, this toy train ride is one of India`s most incredible feats of engineering covering a staggering 102 tunnels, 864 bridges and 919 stunning curves, in just 60 miles journey. This journey runs on a narrow gauge, treating passengers with breathtaking views of rugged mountains, lush pine forests, waterfalls, valleys and picture-perfect hill stations along the way.
Transfer from Kalka railway station to Chandigarh airport to board flight for Delhi. Vehicle will be provided in Delhi for transit use. From Delhi board departure flight.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
6 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Heritage toy train ticket Shimla - Kalka.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation
Manali x 3 nights
3* - De Vivendi Rresort/ Snowcrest Manor
4* - White Meados/ Orchard House by Aamod
5* - The Himalaya/ Apple Country Resort/ Manuallaya -The Resort Spa
Shimla x 3 nights
3* - Toshali Royal View/ British Resort
4* - Clarks Hotel/ Radisson Jass Hotel
5* - The Oberoi Cecil/ Radission Blu
Delhi - Kullu & Chandigarh - Delhi flight fare approx INR 10,500 per person in economy class.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.