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Shimla to Manali

Chandigarh, Shimla, Manali and Kullu 

sightseeing

Fully escorted private tour by

air conditioned car and private driver/guide.

from
 $1979

SHIMLA TO MANALI TOUR

"India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to

send a single soldier across her border"- Hu Shih

Shimla to Manali by private car & driver
10 days  |  9 nights  |  from  $1979 USD
TOUR OVERVIEW

This tour is a wonderful combination of scenery, culture and colonial history in the cool mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Starting in Chandigarh, you will see the famous Le Corbusier, Capitol Complex Unesco Site, travel the Toy Train from Kalka up to Shimla and then on to Manali and the glaciers and lakes in the Himalayas. 

 

This tour encompasses the cultural and scenic highlights of Shimla - a destination for the British colonials to escape the hot summers of the India plains. Nestled in the Himalayas at an elevation of more than 7000 feet above sea level, the hill station gives a glimpse into life during the British Raj. Restaurants, serving traditional Himachali food, and those specializing in Western-style delicacies are also great places to see this rich cultural contrast. At night, you can gaze at the endless expanse of stars in the clear sky for a dream-like experience.

INTINERARY

DAY 1 Delhi - Chandigarh

Flight from Delhi to Chandigarh. Driver pick-up from Chandigarh airport and transfer to your hotel. Sightseeing and dinner - Unesco Capitol Complex built by French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier and visit to Rock Garden - artistic statuary site. Overnight in your hotel.


DAY 2 - Chandigarh/Shimla

After breakfast in your hotel take a morning tour of lake area and then leave for Kalka to board the Toy Train to Shimla - approx. 5 hours. On the way you will see stunning scenic vistas as you travel through the mountains. Arrive Shimla and check in to your hotel. Walking tour of the Mall area with it's lively shops and restaurants. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight in your hotel.
 

DAY  3 - Shimla

Breakfast at your hotel. Full day tour of the highlights of Shimla - Viceregal Lodge, Scandal Point, Annadale (Indian Army history museum set in a beautiful pine forest) The Ridge - One of the highest points in Shimla with it's historical buildings, busy square and great view of the area. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight in your hotel.

DAY  4 - Shimla

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Shimla Glen and hike down to Chadwick Falls from the Kennedy House. The area is green and quiet with Pines, Deodars, Spruce and Oak forests. Spend the afternoon as you choose - our driver is at your disposal for any temple sightseeing. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight in your hotel.

DAY  5 - Shimla/Manali

Breakfast in your hotel. Drive to Manali - stunning lakes, scenery and lookouts on the way during your full day journey. Arrive Manali and check-in to your hotel. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight in your hotel.

DAY  6 - Manali

Spend the day seeing the beautiful waterfalls, lakes and mountains around Manali. There are options for river rafting, paragliding and trekking available - just ask your driver. Main points of interest are Beas River which flows through the valley of Manali, Joggins Waterfalls - 15 minutes from Manali and a decent climb up to the top for a fantastic view, Solang-Nullah and Rohtang Pass - both incredibly scenic places where you can expect to still see snow covering the peaks. Free time if you wish in the late afternoon and evening. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight in your hotel.

 

DAY  7 - Manali

Breakfast in your hotel. Visit to the holy temples and hot springs in Manikaran Gurudwara where the water is hot enough to cook in! Bathing in the waters has special restorative powers and is recommended. On your way back to Manali stop at the fabulous Sanjha Chulha restaurant at the Himalayan Village Resort in the Kasol Valley. Beautiful outdoor setting above the Parvati river with excellent food and service. Overnight in your hotel.

DAY  8 - Manali

Breakfast in your hotel. Drive to Kullu - approx. 40 minutes - visit Hidimba Devi Temple, Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Optional 3 km trek to visit the Bijli Mahadev Temple - Lord Shiva temple with a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and the confluence of the Beas and Parvati rivers. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight in your hotel.

 

Day 9 Manali to Kullu

Breakfast in your hotel. Drive to Kullu - approx. 40 minutes - visit Hidimba Devi Temple, Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Optional 3 km trek to visit the Bijli Mahadev Temple - Lord Shiva temple with a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and the confluence of the Beas and Parvati rivers. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight Kullu. 

Day 10 Kullu to Delhi

Depart for your early morning flight to Delhi from Kullu. End of program.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

 

City Tour of  Chandigarh and the

Unesco Corbusier Capitol Complex

Travel to Shimla via

Toy Train from Kalka

 

City tour of Shimla

Hike to Chadwick Falls

Visit Joggins Waterfalls

Walk Solang and Rohtang Pass 

and visit the glaciers

 

Guided tour of the Holy Temples and Hotsprings in Manali and Kullu

Suitable for: The outdoor enthusiast. Culture, history and scenery buff.  

Our Difference: Personal service and individually crafted experiences. Safe and comfortable travel. No single supplement.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

4 Star accommodations

in our select hotels

 

Daily breakfast and lunch

 

Comfortable air-conditioned

car or mini van

 

Expert guide

and professional driver

 

Flexible leisure time

and optional activities

Airport transfers for

arrival and departure

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