The Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes anywhere. Known to be a traveller’s paradise with lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes, flower bedecked meadows, beautiful temples, monasteries and many more, Himachal Pradesh has something for every tourists. May it be for relaxing, sightseeing, Trekking, Mountaineering, Fishing, Para-Gliding, Skiing, Ice Skating and Golf, Himachal has it all.
Here is guidance for your Himachal Tour where you will have a real feel of this incredible Indian State in just 10 days.
Reach Shimla from Delhi, Chandigarh or Kalka and check into one of the numerous hotels of your choice. For some awesome experience the best option is to travel Shimla from Kalka by the historic UNESCO World Heritage Kalka-Shimla toy train. Known for dramatic views of the hills and surrounding villages, the toy train journey enlivens passengers as it gradually winds its way steeply upwards along the narrow track, though mystical mountains and pine forests.
Don’t miss out to enjoy a walk up to the Mall road in the evening. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After having breakfast in the hotel leave for a day’s excursion to cover the popular and beautiful landscapes of Kasauli and Kufri Valley. Enjoy fun activities here such as nature walk, camping and adventure activities like hiking, trekking, Paragliding etc. You can also take a pony ride to explore the surroundings. Stay overnight at the Shimla hotel.
The third day of the tour is dedicated for Shimla Sightseeing. In the morning visit the Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple. In the afternoon visit the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies; this historical edifice, surrounded by a beautiful garden, provides ideal settings for photography.
In the evening shop at very famous Mall Road and enjoy a stroll at The Ridge area. Stay overnight at your hotel in Shimla and retire into bed early.
Have your breakfast and leave for Manali as early as possible. On the way explore the Kullu valley, an extremely beautiful place where you can enjoy sightseeing, shopping along with other activities; Sundernagar Lake, a beautiful and Pandhoh Dam, an embankment on river Beas. Also visit Manikaran and enjoy a dip in the Suplhur Spring Waters here. This is a religious site of the devotees of Sikhism and Hinduism.
Once you reach Manali, check into the hotel. If energy permits, you can explore the surroundings on foot. Stay overnight at Manali hotel.
After having breakfast at the hotel leave for having a city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Vashisht Village and several other sightseeing spots. For all the details of what to see in Manali, just click HERE.
The whole day is dedicated for excursion of some stunningly beautiful places around Manali including Kothi, Solang Valley and Rhotang Pass. If Rohtangpass closed due to heavy snow fall then you can visit till snow point. Awesome view of the Beas River flowing through a very deep and narrow gorge at Kothi will make you bow down before the power of nature. Solang Valley is where Himachal’s best ski slopes can be found. At Rohtangpass one can find snow for almost nine months in a year.
You are free to spend the evening at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at Manali hotel.
fter having breakfast at the Manali hotel drive to McLeodganj (Dharamsala) at a distance of about 200 Km en-route visiting Palampur Tea Gardens. The beauty of the journey is just amazing.
Upon arrival check-in into a hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
The entire day is reserved for local city tour of McLeodganj visiting Dal Lake, Church, Bhagsu Nag Temple and Tibetan Monastery. Later excursion tour to Dharamsala & surrounding if time permit.
After having breakfast at the hotel, drive from McLeodganj to Dalhousie at a distance of about 125 Km. After reaching Dalhousie in about two and half hours, check-in at a hotel of your convenience.
After having your lunch walk down to the Gandhi Chowk and feel the essence of this small Himachal hill town. The colonial era buildings, old churches, pine covered slopes and view of snow-capped mountains will mesmerize you for sure. To know everything about your Dalhousie tour, just click HERE.
In the morning after having your breakfast leave the Dalhousie hotel and drive to Chamba en-route visit Khajjiar. Situated at a distance of 27 Km from Dalhousie, the saucer-shaped grassland (meadow) of Khajjiar will make you spellbound.
From Khajjiar drive to Pathankot in just two and half hours. You will reach Pathankot comfortably by 4 pm.
From Pathankot railway station board your convenient train for return journey to your hometown.
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