Popularly known as the Devbhumi– “Land of the Gods”, Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in northern India nestled in western Himalayas. The state is landlocked with the Tibetan plateau to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and the Punjab to the west. However the state stands apart from its neighbours in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty. From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers.
Himachal can be broadly divided by its main valley. The main ones are the Kangra valley, the Chamba valley, the Pangi valley, the Lahaul valley, the Spiti valley, the Kinnaur valley, the Parbati valley, The Giri valley and the Kullu valley. Shimla and the tract around it, does not fall strictly in these valley divisions and lies off the waters of the river Sutlej.
Inter State Bus Terminal, Delhi
Private Bus Station, Manali
3 Hours Before Departure
Manali and Shimla are the beautiful hill stations of North India that are known for their exclusive experiences. Shimla is known for its enormous colonial building against the scenic backdrops whereas Manali offers cultural serenity amidst panoramic vistas.
Start your wonderful journey to Manali by boarding the Volvo from Delhi Volvo pick up point (Guests are requested to report at scheduled time).
Overnight Journey will be by Volvo.
Exotic Manali offers something special for everyone. It gives peace to meditators, inspiration to artists, daring Activities for adventure Seekers and this list just goes on. As soon as you will enter into the terrains of Manali, you will feel cool breeze already taking all your stress away and surprising you from its jaw- dropping landscapes.
Upon reaching Manali Stop, our team will greet you and transfer you to the hotel (Check In time will be as per Hotel Policy and early check-in will be subject to availability and extra cost). After fresh up enjoy Manali local sightseeing tour. Start your trip by covering Hadimba Devi Temple and Ghatotkacha Temple.
The temples are dedicated to Mata Hadimba (the most worshipped deity in Himahcal) and her son Ghatotkacha. Clubhouse will be next place to visit. Here, enjoy recreational activities such as Skating, disco, zipline, TT and much more.
Overnight stay will be in reserved Hotel.
After breakfast it is time for some adventures! Solang Valley (15 Kms from Manali) Summers or winters, this place never fails to fascinate the visitors. Summers offer enchanting greenery all around whereas the winters are blessed with amazing snowfalls.
While visiting Solang Valley one should also try their hands on adventure activities as it is one of best place for adventures near Manali. You can enjoy activities like Paragliding , Cable Car Rope way ,Zorbing ,Snow Scooter , Skiing ,Horse Riding , and also can enjoy a short Trek toAnjaniMahadev.
Winter Note: During Snowfall Solang valley sightseeing point will be covered if weather, road condition is clear and possibilities of vehicle to reach there, otherwise sightseeing up to Barrier Point will be provided.
SIGHTSEEING ADD-ONS (EXTRA COST APPLIES)
HELI RIDE EXCURSION: For those who get carsick easily and biking all the way up to one of the world’s highest pass is not your thing, the new Manali Rohtang Pass heli–taxi service will fly you over the valley to the gateway of heaven.
You can enjoy the four-seater helicopter ride service which will cover distance between Manali, Rohtang Pass and beyond.
The new helipads have been constructed in VashishtBahal, 1 km from Manali, and Marhi near Rohtang Pass. You can get in touch with us inregards to booking as it is time restricted and will cost accordingly.
ROHTANG PASS UP TO SNOW LINE [Will be closed after 15-Nov]: Rohtang Pass upto Snow Line (Snow Line is a barrier point placed by the government to avoid life risks during heavy Snowfall) This spot is famous for adventurous roads and having traces of snow even in heated up summers.
However, with increase in global warming few months can be devoid of snow yet the panoramic views that it offers are worth watching. On the way to Rohtang Pass, places to cover will be Kothi, Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi.
Note: Rohtang pass is closed on every Tuesday and during snowfall months/days. NGT (National Green Tribunal) has also limited the number of vehicles visiting Rohtang pass in a day. Thus, this sightseeing will be subject to permit obtained on the spot and extra cost (Permit + Vehicle Charges).
Please Note: Adventure activities will be at your own risk and cost.
After breakfast drive to Naggar (20 Kms from Manali) while enroute covering temples of Jagatsukh – Gayatri Temple and Shiva Temple. Reach and admire the heritage of Naggar Castle. This castle was once the abode of Kullu Raja is now hotspot for National & International Movie shootings.
Later we will drive to Roerich Art Gallery while enroute catching the glimpses of Tripura Sundari Temple (one of the 51 Shaktipeeths). This gallery is one of the places where you can find original paintings of famous Russian Painter Nicholas Roerich.
Later return to Manali while taking a stroll at Trout Fish Farm.In this farm, one can order fresh trout platter while enjoying their time in the midst of birds and flowers.
Overnight stay will be Manali hotel.
Note: Roerich Art Gallery is closed on every Monday.
Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Queen of Hills i.e. Shimla by Deluxe Bus On Sharing Basis.
On the way catch glimpses of Vaishno Devi Temple, Hanogi Mata Temple, Pandoh Dam & Sundar Nagar Lake. Upon reaching Shimla check into the hotel.
Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast enjoy your trip to Kufri. Kufri is all season place – winters are packed with snow adventures whereas summers are brimmed with colourful meadows. To make your trip even more amusing do not forget to visit Kufri Fun Park which will definitely get your adrenal rush running (Entry & activities on your own cost).
Later get ready to explore the city. Places to cover in Shimla will be Jakhu Temple, Vice regal lodge & botanical gardens, also you will cover Places by walking Scandal Point, Ridge, Gaiety theatre, Heritage Museum, Lakkar Bazaar, Rani Jhansi Park and Christ Church.
After having such an amazing outing, return to hotel for overnight stay.
Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and hit the roads back to Shimla. As per instructed time report at Shimla Stand and board the Volvo for Delhi with wonderful memories.