Himachal Tour Package

Morning transfer to railway station to board train for Chandigarh.

Upon arrival leave for Dharamshala.

Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar mountains, Dharamsala is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. The town is divided into two distinct and widely separated sections, Upper and Lower Dharamsala, which differ almost a thousand metres in height. We will be staying in Upper Dharamsala or Mcleodganj. Arrive Mcleodganj and transfer to Hotel. Evening free to explore the town.

Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Dharamsala.

Norbulinka Institute : Just four kms from Dharamsala, Norbulinka was established to preserve and teach the ancient Tibetan arts. The shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams tiny water falls make this place look like heaven. Here one can watch the wooden carvings and the tangka paintings, golsithing and embroidery being done. The nunnery close to the institute is a place where women are taught the advanced levels of Buddhist philosophy.

McLeodganj : Originally home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe, McLeodganj is today the residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This mid 19th century place was developed as a British Garrison. The place was developed as an important administrative point for the whole Kangra valley. Today the place has developed as headquarters of the exiled Tibetan Government. The impressive monastery has larger than life size images of Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloketeshwara.

Dall Lake : Surrounded by high and green Deodar trees is the lake, which fills a mountain bowl. Situated 11-kms away from the town, this lake is easily approachable by road and makes an enchanting and serene picnic spot.

Kangra Art Museum : This treasure trove of the Kangra valley's arts, crafts, and rich past, displays artifacts that date back to the 5th century. The museum also includes a gallery of Kangra's famous miniature paintings and a representative collection of sculptures, pottery, and anthropological items.

War Memorial : Set amidst the pine groves is a war memorial, built on the entry point of the to Dharamsala to commemorate the post independence war heroes of Himachal Pradesh. A web of narrow paths and landscaped lawns lead towards this monument.

Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

After breakfast, depart for Manali by road (265 kms /06 hrs).

Drive through the small markets and villages, well worth the time the moment you cross Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu and other small markets. And start the run up along side the RIVER BEAS to Manali. The first sight of the Icy Mountains cradling this picturesque township in their fold seems so inviting that the foot on the accelerator gets a shade firmer. And the rumbles in your tummy no longer care for sickness but excitement.

On your arrival in Manali check into the Hotel.

Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

After breakfast leave for sightseeing of Manali. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

HADIMBA TEMPLE: Manali has many attractions but the chief centre of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the DHOONGRI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Hadimba, the Bhim of Mahabharat fame. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar is about 2.5 kms. from the tourist office. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the temple complex which was built in 1533 A.D. A large festival is held here in May.

MANU TEMPLE: 3 kms. from the main bazar in old Manali lies the temple of MANU RISHI. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race on the earth.

CLUB HOUSE: 2 kms. from the town, club house has indoor games facilities which has been located on the left bank of Manalsu Nallah. There are some picnic spots near it.

TIBETAN MONASTERIES: There are 3 newly constructed colorful monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts. Two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river.

MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE: Located 3 kms. on the left bank of river Beas towards Kulu. This Institute organises basic & advance training courses, in trekking, mountaineering, skiing and water sports. Skiing and trekking equipments can be hired from here by booking in advance. Tourists can visit an interesting showroom here.

NEHRU KUND: 5 kms. on National Highway to Leh,a natural spring of cold clear water named after Pt. Jwahar Lal Nehru, who used to drink water from this spring during his stay in Manali. This spring is believed to originate from the Bhrigu lake situated high-up in the mountains.

Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

After breakfast, depart for Shimla by road (260 kms /08 hrs). On your arrival in Shimla check into the hotel .

Shimla, the summer seat of the British Empire was discovered by Lt. Rose of the British Army in 1819. Patron goddess of the little village was Shamla Devi, and she gave her name to the settlement that sprang here. At an altitude of 2130 metres, Shimla straddles a Rhododendron and Conifer clad ridge, with settlements sloping down on both sides. A little steam engine chugs its way up forbidding inclines, trailing a leisurely handful of coaches. Shimla still retains its past historic splendours and is everything that it was in the good old days: wooden bungalows with gardens in which Gladioli and Hydrangea bloom; leisurely moments of horse riding, golf and cricket and fireside chats.

Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel

Morning after breakfast proceed for full day city tour of Shimla visiting Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple. Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall & The Ridge.

Jhaku Temple : Best seen in the soft morning sunlight. This temple is on an incline. It takes about 45 minutes of walking from Scandal Point to get here. Dedicated to the monkey God Hanuman, there are a few real monkeys too many out here, but leave them alone and don't eat food around them, and you will be able to enjoy a spectacular view of the snow-bound mountains. The temple is believed to have the foot prints of Hanuman, and is located at a height of 2455 m and is the highest point of Simla Ridge.

Viceregal Lodge : Housed in the Gothic splendor of the Viceregal Lodge is the Indian Institute of Advanced studies, India's premier academy for higher research.

Jakhoo Hill : The steep climb to Jakhoo Hill, Shimla's highest point, is rewarding for superb views of the town and its surroundings. At the top is an old Hanuman temple.

Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel