Discover Himachal Tour
Duration : 11 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Chandigarh, Dalhousie, Chamba, Khajjair, Dharamshala,
Manali, Shimla, Delhi
Himachal Pradesh -
the land of the eternal snow peaks - takes in the transition
zone from the plains to the high Himalayas and in the
trans-Himalayan region of Lahaul and Spiti actually crosses
the mighty barrier to the Tibetan plateau. The State is
bordered by Jammu and Kashmir in the north, Punjab in
the west, Haryana in the south, Uttar Pradesh in the southeast
and Tibet in the east. Geographically speaking, Himachal
is dominated by mountains and their associated rivers
and valley. The mountains include Leo Pargial (6791m)
in Kinnaur; Deo Tibba (6001m) near Manali, Kinnaur Kailash
(6050m) to name a few.
The mountain passes, such as the Rohtang La (3978m), Baralacha
La (4950m) and Kunzum La (4551m), are pivotal points between
culturally distinct regions. 'La' is a Tibetan word meaning
pass. In winter, Lahaul and Spiti are completely isolated
when these passes are blocked by snow.
Day 1 : Delhi - Chandigarh (250kms/6hr)
Pickup from Delhi Railway Station / Airport, drive to
Chandigarh. Check in Hotel. Afternoon visit Rock garden
and other sightseeing spot. Dinner & Overnight stay at
Day 2 : Chandigarh - Dalhousie
After breakfast, drive to Dalhousie. Check in Hotel. Dalhousie
was established in 1854 by the British Governor General
Lord Dalhousie. Built around five hills Dalhousie is clothed
in stately groves of deodar and oak. Its marvelous forests
trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, springs
and rivulets. Dalhousie still has a touch of the "Raj"
and its colonial style buildings and houses bring back
the flavors of an earlier era. Dinner & Overnight stay
Day 3 : Dalhousie
Day at leisure.
Day 4 : Dalhousie – Chamba –
Khajjair – Dalhousie (52kms each side)
From here we proceed to Chamba enroute visiting Khajjiar.
Located at the center of the sloping meadows is a small
bog-like pond into which water from the surrounding meadows
and forests drains. Khajjiar was probably a glacial bowl
formed during the last Himalayan ice age and left with
a lake that gradually withered away. Khajjiar is part
of the notified Kalatop-Khajjiar sanctuary. The Monal
Pheasant, a bird which was fairly common till recent times
has become relatively difficult to spot nowadays. Dinner
& Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5 : Dalhousie – Dharamshala
After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala. Mcleodganj is a
famous little town of Dharamsala also known as "Little
Tibet". H.H. The Dalai Lama resides here. At the start
of Mcleodganj is a small bazaar filled with variety of
Tibetan handicrafts and artifacts. At the end of the spur
lies the Namgyal Monastery .The external wall is surrounded
by rows of prayes wheels. Within the monastery are large
idols of Buddha, A valokteshwara and Padamsambhava and
walls lined with Thankas. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 6 : Dharamshala – Manali
After breakfast, drive to Manali. Check in Hotel. Dinner
& Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7 : Manali (Half Day Local
After breakfast, visit local sight seeing i.e. Hadimba
Temple, Vashisht Bath, Jagat Sukh etc. Dinner & Overnight
stay at Hotel.
Day 8 : Manali (Half Day Local
After breakfast, visit Nehrukund, Marhi, Rohtang Pass
and back to Manali. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 9 : Manali – Shimla (260kms/7hr)
After Breakfast, drive to Shimla. On Arr. transfer to
Hotel, dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 10 : Shimla
Full Day Local Sight i.e. Kufri, Fagu, Naldehra, Mashobra
and back Shimla. Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 11 : Shimla – Delhi (360Kms/8hr)
After early breakfast, visit Timber Trail Hill. Later
drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway
Station / Airport.