Himachal is a beautiful state in North India which lures the travellers with its lofty mountains, towering waterfalls, captivating streams and numerous adventure activities. Hotel Shimla Regency in Shimla, Swiss Wood Hotel in Manali, Sky Heaven Resort in Dharamshala and New Palace Hotel in Dalhousie are some of the most comfortable places for a stay in Himachal. The itinerary also includes less known Mashobra, Palampur and Khajjiar to give an offbeat experience. This 7 nights / 8 days Himachal tour package is sure to make the bond between you, your loved ones and the nature stronger.
date_range 7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1: Delhi to Shimla (9-10 hrs. Journey)
Pick up from Delhi and drive for Shimla by private Vehicle . Enroute visit Pinjore garden. Reach Shimla by late evening and check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Explore Shimla and Visit Kufri and Mashobra
After breakfast and some leisure, 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, ATV ride, etc. Now head to Mashobra, explore the serenity of the location. Later visit 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. 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 get back to hotel have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. *Note - You can opt for Rope Way from Church Road to Jakhu temple (300 INR per person which you need to pay on the spot) otherwise you can go on foot if you want to.
Day 3: Leave to Manali Via Kullu
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. Reach Manali check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Visit the Solang Valley – 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 snow covering the plains give us an excellent opportunity for skiing 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 the tour of the local market, visit the old Hidimba temple, Vasistha Temple and take a ride of the Yak if you want to. 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 for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Leave to Dharamshala via Palampur
After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala. Enroute Visit to Palampur – a green hill station in the Kangra Valley, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with Dhauladhar ranges. You can visit the Bundla stream, a lovely 2 km walk from Palampur. A vast chasm of more than 100 meters and it swells up and rises madly in monsoons taking stones and boulders along with it. Later visit Tea Garden, Reach Dharamshala by evening and check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Leave for Dalhousie and Visit to Mcleodganj
After breakfast check out the hotel and Drive to Dalhousie and explore the town replete with Tibetan culture and the residence of his Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Set on a sightseeing tour of Dalhousie and first visit a quaint little town, Mcleodganj. At the start of Mcleodganj is a small bazaar filled with a variety of Tibetan handicrafts and artefacts. Visit the Bhagsunath waterfalls. At the end of the spur lies the Namgyal Monastery thus the entire day at Dalhousie will be full of tranquillity and solace perfect for a rejuvenating sojourn to the hills. Reach Dalhousie and check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: 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 kilometres away from here. Return to Dalhousie in the evening for dinner and overnight stay. *Optional activities – Paragliding services, Horse Riding, Zorbing, Rappelling, etc. (on your own).
Day 8: Head to Chandigarh and then back to home
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive for Chandigarh. Reach Chandigarh and catch your flight/train and here your trip will end with a happy note. Continue journey to Home. Bid the tour goodbye.
Accommodation for 07 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary. 01 room on double sharing basis with 01 extra bed (Mattress) at all the locations.
Meals: MAP - Modified American Plan – room with breakfast and lunch or dinner
Transport: Cab for Transport
Sightseeing: Local Sightseeing
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
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