06 Nights / 07 Days
Palampur, Khajjiar, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Chandigarh,
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 - Palampur (320 kms / 5 hrs by surface)
Morning leave Delhi for Nalagarh. Arrive and check in at Hotel. Day at leisure to pamper yourself at the small town famous for its scenic beauty. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2 : Palampur – Khajjiar - Dalhousie (350 kms / 9 hrs
Morning leave Palampur and drive into the charming and sylvan environs of Khajjiar / Dalhousie. After settling into the resort, try to catch the sunset across the mountain ranges. Overnight at Khajjiar/Dalhousie.
Day 3 : Khajjiar - Dalhousie
Flow through a mesmerizing experience. The vast emerald green meadow of Khajjiar with its thick forested slopes of deodhars, the stupendous mountain views from Lakkar Mandi, the unparalleled beauty of Kalatope and Bakrota Round…Overnight at Khajjiar/Dalhousie.
Day 4 : Khajjiar - Dharamshala (175 kms / 4 hrs by surface)
After a leisurely breakfast, drive closer to the panoramic Dhauladhar ranges and upto the enchanting town of Dharamshala. After settling into the resort, explore the town, replete with Tibetan culture and the residence of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Overnight at Dharamshala.
Day 5 : Dharamshala
Imbibe the magic of the ‘White Ranges’ and of history and nature as much as you can while visiting the Tibetan Monastery, St. John’s church in the wilderness, Trichund Peak, Odichi huts, Dal lake, Naddi. Shop in the bazaar for Tibetan handicrafts in the evening. Overnight at Dharamshala.
Day 6 : Dharamshala - Chandigarh (252 kms / 7 hrs by surface)
Afternoon drive to Chandigarh enroute visting Pinjore Gardens. On arrival check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7 : Chandigarh - Delhi (249 kms/5 hrs by surface)
Morning enjoy half day city tour of Chandigarh visiting Sukna lake – The life line of Chandigarh, Rock Garden - Nek Chand's fantacy world, Rose Garden and government buildings etc followed by departure for Delhi. Arrive Delhi.