Experiencing the snowfall in Manali, enjoying the vicinity of nature in Shimla & Mashobra, doing adventure activities in Dalhousie & Dharamshala, altogether define things to do in Himachal pretty well. With accommodation options like Snow Peak Retreat in Manali, Summit Le Royale Hotel in Shimla, Grand View Hotel in Dalhousie and Hotel City Park in Amritsar, you can experience both, nature and divinity at the same time with our Punjab-Himachal Tour package. This 8 nights/ 9 days Punjab-Himachal Tour Package will make you fall for India over and over again with your loved ones.
date_range 8 Nights / 9 Days
Day 1: Delhi to Shimla (9-10 hrs. Journey)
Pick up from Delhi airport and we'll head to Shimla in private vehicle. Reach Shimla in the evening and check in hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Explore Shimla - Visit Kufri and Mashobra
After breakfast and some leisure, we'll head to Kufri. Follow the jungle trails of Kufri. Enjoy the scenic beauty along with the snow. You can try a lot of recreational activities over there like Horse riding, Rock climbing, etc. (on your own). Now head to Mashobra, explore the serenity of the location. In the afternoon, we'll head to visit the Jakhu Temple – a very well-known temple situated at the top of the hill to seek blessings of the almighty. An hour-long enthralling trek takes you to the renowned temple known for stunning vistas and the presence of numerous monkeys. And visit Indira bungalow. Now head to the bustling mall & indulge in a shopping spree. Also, explore the Ridge and the State Museum for a quick and exciting peep into the city’s history and culture. In the evening back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Leave for Manali via Kullu (7 hrs. Journey)
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and drive your way to Manali in private vehicle. Enroute visit the Kullu market which is famous for its handicrafts and shawls. Collect some souvenirs if you want to. Reach Manali by late evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
*Optional – River rafting in Beas River at Kullu (on your own).
Day 4: Visit Solang Valley and Explore Manali
After breakfast, if the weather is clear & wind is with us, head to Solang Valley to experience ethereal serenity while sailing in the air, enjoy the bird’s eye view of Manali from a height on a glider. The plains give us a great opportunity for zorbing and ATV ride (All-Terrain Vehicle). Feel the high of being at 4800m and enjoy the hot cup of tea and maggie, sure it does taste different. In the afternoon, we'll take a tour of the local market of Manali - visit the old Hidimba temple, Vasistha Temple, and take a ride of the Yak if you want to. Later visit Clubhouse, Van Vihar & explore the Manali main market just so that you don’t miss out on the mall road experience which every tourist craves for. Basically, do the touristy stuff and rest, so the basic checklist is cleared off! Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay. *Note – Cab to Rohtang Pass is chargeable extra, and Rohtang pass is closed on Tuesday. The driver will collect permit 1 day prior, and you can pay the charges on the spot if you wish to visit Rohtang.
Day 5: Head to Dalhousie via Palampur (9-10 hrs. Journey)
Wake up to a lazy morning. Check-out the hotel after breakfast and head Dalhousie in private vehicle. Enroute visit Palampur – a green hill station in the Kangra Valley, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with Dhauladhar ranges offering splendid views of snow-capped peaks and tea gardens of the Kangra Valley. Now continue your journey to Dalhousie. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. Check-in the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Explore Dalhousie - Khajjiar and areas around
After breakfast and some leisure head to Khajjiar. Enjoy the serenity of the Khajjiar Lake. Khajjiar is often referred as “Mini Switzerland of India”. Enroute visit the Dainkund Peak, the highest peak in Dalhousie and popularly known as the singing hill. There is an Indian Air Force base at the peak of Dainkund and a left turn from there is the Pholani Devi Temple, which is the prime attraction.
On the way back, we’ll visit the Satdhara Falls. The waterfall is set amidst hills and offers beautiful views of snow-covered mountains, surrounded by pine and Deodar trees. We’ll walk to this picturesque spot and then head towards Panchpula, which is only a few kilometers away from here. Return to Dalhousie in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
*Optional activities in Khajjiar – Paragliding, Horse Riding, Zorbing, Rappelling, etc. (on your own).
Day 7: Head To Amritsar (4-5 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and we'll continue towards Amritsar in private vehicle. Reach Amritsar in the afternoon from where we'll head to visit Wagah Border to witness the evening gate closing ceremony. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Explore Amritsar
After breakfast and some leisure, we'll head to visit the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh, explore local market - try your hands on some local cuisines and collect some souvenirs if you want to. Return to hotel in evening for overnight stay.
Day 9: Back to Delhi (9-10 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Delhi in private vehicle. Reach Delhi in the evening and continue your journey back to home. Bid the tour good bye.
- Accommodation for 8 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. One room on triple sharing basis at all the locations.
- Meal plan : Modified American Plan (MAP) – room with breakfast and lunch or dinner
- Transport : Cab for Transport (Dzire)
- Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges
Any F and B other than those served with specified meals
Anything not specifically mentioned in the section, 'Cost Includes'
Flight / train charges to and fro hometown
Entries to monuments, museums, forts, parks, etc.
Personal expenses, tips, gratuities, etc.
Expenses on account of factors beyond our control like earthquakes, political disturbance etc.
Extra cost for Non Veg Food.
Rohtang Pass permit.
Seshasayana Reddy Challa
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Dipesh Bakrania and Dhaval J
Overall experience is good as per our budget.
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Kallapu Sri Vani Sushma
Best part of the trip is driver is very friendly with us and he suggested the schedule according to our plan so that we don't miss out any places. Travel agents were very responsive all the time and they cleared every single doubt raised by us.