The Hill Stations of North India
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Product Code : AGORA660
Explore the enchanting hill stations of North India on this private tour. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Shimla, known for its colonial charm and handicraft shops. Experience the picturesque landscapes of Manali and Rohtang Pass, indulging in adventure activities. Discover the spiritual ambiance of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, home to the Dalai Lama. Unwind amidst nature's splendor and create unforgettable memories on this hill station adventure.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be greeted by our office executive who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel for check-in. (Please note that hotel check-in/out time is usually around 12:00 PM, subject to room availability.) After settling in, embark on a fascinating city tour of Delhi. Visit the historic Red Fort and Jama Masjid, followed by a memorable cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk. Explore the vibrant Khari Baoli Spice Market and immerse yourself in the flavors and aromas of Indian spices. Continue your tour with visits to the magnificent Humayun Tomb, the towering Qutub Minar, and the serene Lotus Temple. Drive past prominent landmarks such as the President House, Parliament, and India Gate, and soak in the grandeur of the city. In the evening, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi - Shimla (366km/ 8hrs approx)
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, embark on a scenic drive from Delhi to Shimla. Enjoy the journey as you pass through picturesque landscapes, initially on a normal road and later on the curvy mountain road. Shimla, once the summer capital of British India, is renowned for its colonial charm and beautiful handicraft shops lining The Mall, a pedestrian avenue. Upon arrival in Shimla, check in to your hotel and take some time to relax. Explore The Mall, which offers a perfect blend of shopping and dining experiences. Overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 3: Shimla Sightseeing
Start your day with a hearty breakfast and get ready to explore the enchanting city of Shimla. Visit the famous Jakhu Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and enjoy panoramic views of Shimla from its hilltop location. Explore the scenic beauty of Chadwick Falls and take a leisurely stroll along the charming Ridge Road. Visit the Christ Church, one of the prominent landmarks of Shimla, known for its architectural beauty. In the evening, you can enjoy shopping at the bustling local markets. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4: Shimla Excursion to Chail & Kufri
After breakfast, embark on an exciting excursion to Chail and Kufri. Explore the serene beauty of Chail and visit the famous Chail Palace, known for its magnificent architecture and scenic surroundings. Proceed to Kufri, a picturesque hill station famous for its panoramic views and adventure activities. Enjoy horse riding and take in the breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. After a day of exploration, return to Shimla for an overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 5: Shimla - Manali (257kms/ 7hrs approx)
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and check out from the hotel as you prepare to journey from Shimla to Manali. En route, visit Manikaran, a famous pilgrimage destination for Sikhs and Hindus, located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of the Parvati River. Explore the natural hot springs and the revered Gurudwara. Continue your drive to Manali, a charming hill station known for its snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and adventure activities. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Manali.
Day 6: Manali & Solang Valley
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Manali, starting with a visit to the famous Hidimba Devi Temple, known for its unique architecture amidst dense cedar forests. Explore the quaint Vashisht Village, renowned for its hot springs and ancient temples dedicated to Lord Rama and Sage Vashisht. Visit the Tibetan Monastery and gain insights into Tibetan culture and Buddhism. Continue to the Manu Temple, dedicated to the sage Manu, considered the creator of human race according to Hindu mythology. In the afternoon, visit the serene and picturesque Solang Valley, known for its breathtaking views and adventure activities like paragliding and zorbing. Enjoy the scenic beauty and indulge in exciting outdoor adventures. Return to your hotel in Manali for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 7: Manali - Excursion to Rohtang Pass
After breakfast, embark on an exhilarating excursion to Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 3,978 meters. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Spend time playing in the snow and engage in activities like skiing and snowboarding (subject to availability and weather conditions). After a thrilling day, drive back to Manali and explore the bustling Mall Road. Enjoy shopping for local handicrafts, souvenirs, and delicious street food. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Manali - Dharamshala (230Kms/ 6hrs approx)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Manali and embark on a scenic drive to Dharamshala. En route, visit the serene Rivalsar Lake, known for its natural beauty and tranquility. Pay a visit to the Jwala Devi Temple, dedicated to the goddess of flames. Continue your drive through picturesque landscapes to reach Dharamshala. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the surroundings or relaxing. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.
Day 9: Dharamshala and Mcleodganj
After breakfast, set out to explore Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, also known as "Little Lhasa" due to its significant Tibetan population. Visit the Namgyal Monastery, the largest Tibetan temple outside Tibet, and witness the peaceful ambiance and spiritual practices. Explore the Dalai Lama Temple Complex, which serves as the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings and seek blessings. Discover the vibrant markets, cafes, and shops that showcase Tibetan culture and handicrafts. In the evening, return to your hotel for an overnight stay in Dharamshala.
Day 10: Dharamshala - Delhi (flight)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be assisted with the transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the city, or indulging in some last-minute shopping. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 11: Delhi - Departure
After breakfast, check out from your hotel (standard check-out time is 11:00 AM) and proceed for your onward journey. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, carrying beautiful memories of your tour to cherish.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 10 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 10 nights accommodations
Delhi x 3 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Shimla x 3 nights
3* - Toshali Royal View/ British Resort
4* - Clarks Hotel/ Radisson Jass Hotel
5* - The Oberoi Cecil/ Radission Blu
Manali x 2 nights
3* - De Vivendi Rresort/ Snowcrest Manor
4* - White Meado/ Orchard House by Aamod
5* - The Himalaya/ Apple Country Resort/ Manuallaya -The Resort Spa
Dharamsala x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Udechee Huts/ Kamal Residency
4* - Grace Hotel/ Shiva Sanctuary - An Amritara Private Hideaway
5* - Fortune Park Moksha/ The Divine Hima
-Dharamshala - Delhi flight fare approx INR 6500 per person.
- Any flight fare.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.