Elegant Himalayas

Overview:

It is said ‘Travel is the only expense that makes you richer’. So we at Himalayan Travelogue, want our clients to get rich by travelling. By combining best Himachal tour packages with cheap Himachal tour packages our clients get nothing but pure happiness. Our cheap Shimla Manali tour package provides the immense comfort keeping in mind the pocket of our clients. Out team constantly works 24/7 to provide best Himachal tour packages, so whether it is best Kullu Manali package or best shimla manali package or even cheap Kullu Manali honeymoon package or cheap Shimla Manali honeymoon package, we have it all to offer you.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1

Delhi-Shimla

Mountains with trees littered across them, hairpin roads and cool breeze, these things welcome you as soon as you enter Himachal Pradesh. Even the views on the roadside are so enchanting that you dare not take your eyes off of them, the curiosity seldom let you do so. With every turn you enter deep in mountains and the breeze become colder and colder and the roads become narrower. The feeling itself is great. It is polar opposite of what you feel when you travel in planes. If you are travelling for the first time on this route then you’ll have this feeling of suspense and excitement of what might come next. When you get tired of travelling you can always stop by a ‘Dhaba’ and have a glass of hot tea. It makes you cozy and comfortable even on that wooden bench. And you’ll feel the actual luxury of travelling.  Imagine being with your significant other amidst nature and the best Shimla Manali tour. With this amazing feeling you’ll enter Shimla.  Beauty will increase with every passing second. And temperature will start to decrease. When you look around you could see the mountains of Shimla  hill covered with lush green trees. Soon you’ll reach Shimla and will be checking in the hotel.

Day 2

Shimla

Going sightseeing in Shimla is an adventure in itself. The best way to explore Shimla is walking. Take it easy and take a stroll. With its vehicle-free streets, Shimla invites you to take things at a leisurely pace. If you enjoy walking, then you’ll definitely love Shimla. As its main street is an east-west pedestrian called ‘The Mall’. Here, you find you’ll find yourself in the middle of what looks like a traditional English town, with its little shops and larger buildings in Tudor, Victorian and Edwardian styles.  If you get tired, you can stop for a rest at the Ridge, a hilltop plaza. It is an ideal spot for contemplating the sweeping views of the mountains and valleys. From here you’ll find every spot picture perfect. Ridge is crowned by Christ Church. The stately yellow edifice features tall, arched stained- glass windows surrounded by fresco and inside, tablets commemorate British officers and citizen’s of the colonial period.  Then you’ll see Gaiety Theatre. You can go to Summer hill via local taxi and visit Advance Studies. A beautiful building with Victorian architecture. When you go inside you’ll see English décor.  It gives you a feeling as if you are back in 1800s and you are a part of it. You can go and see Heritage hotels. The whole time you’ll be in Shimla you’ll feel like you are travelling to and fro between modern India and vintage England, an amazing experience to have.

 

Day 3

Shimla-Manali

After checking out from Shimla you’ll move towards the next stop of voyage “Mesmerizing Manali”. The drive from Shimla to Manali is about 7-8 hours long. When you’ll travel towards Manali from Shimla, you’ll feel the temperature become warmer, but as soon as you’ll cross Bilaspur and enter district Mandi you’ll again feel the same cool breeze. Then the beautiful Beas river will accompany you. It’ll be a magical experience, on one side you’ll see the blue river flowing graciously and on the other side of the road will be the mountain covered with thick forest. Truly heavenly view. Soon you’ll reach Kullu valley, cradled by the Pir Panjal to north, Parvati Ranges to the east, and Barabhangal Range to the west. This is Himachal at its most idyllic , with roaring rivers, pretty mountain villages, orchards, terraced fields, thick pine forest and snow-flecked ridges. Kullu is also known as the ‘land of Deities’, for there are many temples dotted around the valley. There are many local deities’ temples. You’ll see ‘Dhalpur maidan’ here, also known as ‘Dusshehra maidan’.  Here idol of Lord Rghunath was installed by local king Jagat Singh as reigning deity of Kullu in 16th century. Since then the ‘Dusshehra’ is observed in ‘Dusshehra Maidan’ with great enthusiasm. An International Mega fair is organized here around that time. After Kullu valley you’ll check in to Manali.

Day 4

Manali

Himachal’s main tourist resort, MANALI, stands at the head of the Kullu Valley, 108km north of Mandi. You could be staring from your hotel veranda across apple orchids and thick pine forests of Salong Nala, which shine a tantalizing stone’s throw away to the north. You’ll find Manali entirely different from Shimla. There are many temples here. Lord Vishnu Temple is situated 10km away from Manali on the way to Naggar. The complex and surroundings of this temple are really peaceful. You will only hear the chirping sounds of birds and animals coming from the mountains and valleys.  Then there is Hidimba Devi temple. It is very old, it dates back to the time of Mahabharata in 1533A.D. You’ll see deodar forest around the temple. When you’ll visit Tibetan monastery, you’ll feel as if you actually are in Tibet. As the monastery is surrounded  by many small shops owned by Tibetans. Here you’ll find everything, from accessories to clothes to statues. Where in Shimla you experienced English era , here in Manali you’ll experience Tibetan culture. All in all you’ll find every single place alluring and peaceful. They’ll make you forget about the worries of life.  You can also go for boating, river crossing, bungee jumping etc in Van Vihar which is just a few steps away from Manali Mall road. After this eventful day an overnight stay in Manali.

Day 5

Manali-Rohtang-Pass

After breakfast  going to Rohtang pass is the next step of the journey. Rohtang pass is at elevation of 13,054 ft, Rohtang pass serves as a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh. About  53 km from Manali, it connects Kullu valley with Lahaul and Spiti which in turn provide accessto Leh. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. The Rohtang Pass is on the Pir Panjal Mountain Range of the Himalayas. At the Pass you’ll see beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks,  Lahaul Valley and Chandra River.  You will also see the Twin peaks of Geypan from Rohtang. While on the way to Rohtang Pass there will be many attractions. First will be Nehru Kund. Named after PM of India , Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, it is only about 3kms from Manali. The natural spring owes its organization to lake Brighu. Next is Kothi. River Beas runs through a narrow gorge setting up an attractive landscapes with plenty of photo opportunities. Gulaba is at around 20 Kms from Manali . It is a scenic  spot covered in snow and usually termed as “Snow Point”. Then at Marhi, which is a pit stop for snack and also you can hire snow equipment from here. Then spend full day at Rohtang pass taking part in adventure sports. An overnight stay in Manali.

Day 6

Manali-Dharmshala

After breakfast proceed towarsd Dharamshala. The journey is 8-9 hours long but a very picturesque one. Situated at a wonderful location, Dharamshala is a beautiful and peaceful town. The town is surrounded by forests of pine. Dharamshala provides a range of interesting activities for the visitors. Suburbs with charming old world names like Forysthganj and Mcleodganj are not too far below the snowline. The massive snow capped peaks of the Dhauladhars rise like giant waves of a frozen ocean, providing the town with a breathtaking view. Dharamshala is a hill station with great variations in altitude, temperature and character. In the town you feel like visiting any other Himachali town, but when you drive up towards Mcleodganj, which is just a few kilometers ahead you feel the temperature suddenly dropping even more. On the mountain surrounded by deodars and pine forest sits the beautiful Mcleodganj. Here y0ou’ll feel like as if you have entered some Tibetan town with many shops selling Tibetan handicrafts, clothes, jewelry and carpets, Buddhist monks walking around the place. Here you’ll visit Buddhist monastery. The chants of hymns and calm atmosphere will fill you with inner peace. As you move further, you will visit Bhagsunag Water fall. Again this gives you a breathtaking view which will leave you speechless.Then leave for Khajjiar and check in to hotel.

Day 7

Dharamshala-Dalhousie

After breakfast, proceed towards Dalhousie.  Exploring Khajjiar is the next activity. Khajjiar is tucked away in northern fringes of Dhauladhar circuit, away from squalor of cities. Not many tourists are aware of this valley. If you want something different and quiet, then Khajjiar is the one for you. A cup of tea at a ‘thela’ and you’re ready to head to the majestic meadows of Khajjiar valley. The meadows- a pristine undulating landscape with a lake at the center. The meadows surrounded by a sheath of deodar trees. On seeing this beautiful view, you’ll realize that the term ‘Mini Switzerland’ actually fits well. Then head to the trekking point in Khajjiar. It will be a sharp 4km uphill. Trekking, in itself is an amazing experience and of course a good exercise as well. After reaching the peak you will feel all the hard work and effort is paid off , when you will see the view in front of you. The view of the surrounding hills. The forest cover atop the misty and cloudy peak. Such magnificent view is worthy of all the hard work you will do. Done with the adventure and achievement, head straight to the historical town Dalhousie. Check in to the hotel.

Day 8

Dalhousie is a cute little hill station which retains the old world charm. It is spread over five adjacent hills. It was developed by Lord Dalhousie in the heydays of British Raj and thus  gets its name. The best part is, it has still not become concrete jungle that most famous tourist destinations in India tends to become. Its due to some army rules which prevents any new construction in the region. There are not too many tourist spots in Dalhousie and that works well for Dalhousie. This keeps it away from maddening crowds. Here the best thing to do is to enjoy the cold weather with a hot cup of tea and tasty parantha’s at roadside Dhaba. You can visit Tibetan market in the Gandhi Chowk. Kalatop wildlife sanctuary is about five kilometer from the main road. You can either walk or go by car. The forest is beautiful but not too dense. After Kalatop you can visit Dayankund. This is the best place to visit in Dalhousie and shoudn’t be missed. You will have to travel 12 to 15 km from the main road and then trek for another 3 km. During the trek you’ll see beautiful views all around you. You will reach a beautiful open temple of Pahalwani Mata on the peak and the view from there will be even more magical. You will see the clear sky and feel the cool breeze. With that view the voyage will come to an end as after this came the time to go back home. But the beautiful memories will be taken along .

Day 9

Dalhousie-Delhi

In the morning check-out from hotel. Then the final part of the adventure will begin. A drive back from Dalhousie to Delhi, which in itself is very exciting. While going back you’ll see the beautiful locations again,  and imprinting them into your memories.  When you came everything was new , but now you will be going back with beautiful memories in your mind.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Sight Seeing
  • Transfers
  • Assistant throughout the tour
  • 08 Nights accommodation
  • Meals as per plan

Exclusions

  • Air/train charges
  • Guide
  • Personal Expenses
  • Expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances
  • Monument/Enterance fees

Optional

  • Movie
  • Horse Riding
  • Day treks
  • Heritage Walks

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