Day - 1 - Chandigarh
On to Chandigarh / Panchkula (260 kms / approx. 6 hour drive)
Welcome to your 'Himachal Delight' tour! Report to Rajghat parking area where our representative will assist you in boarding the coach. Please note, you must gather latest by 8.30 am as the coach departs at 9.15 am. Later proceed to Chandigarh / Panchkula. En route lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant/dhaba. Arrive into Chandigarh / Panchkula and check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 2 - On to Shilon Bagh - Shimla
After an early breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Chandigarh visiting the Rock Garden. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Later, drive to Pinjore Gardens and then proceed to Shilon Bagh/Shimla. On arrival, check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 3 - In Shimla - Shilon Bagh - Excursion to Kufri
This morning proceed for a wonderful excursion to Kufri, famous for its trekking and hiking trails. In Kufri, enjoy a walk through thick cedar woods to Mahasu Peak for an amazing view of the mighty Himalayas. You could take an enjoyable pony or yak ride around the park. Return to your hotel for lunch. In the evening visit the Mall Road, Scandal Point and Christ Church. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 4 - On to Manali
This morning you will proceed on a breathtaking drive to Manali, nestled on the banks of the River Beas amidst Kullu Valley. Lunch will be served enroute in a local restaurant / dhaba at Sundernagar / Mandi followed by a visit to the Kullu Shawl Factory or Vishnu Mata Temple. On arrival into Manali, check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is free. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 5 - In Manali
Proceed on a half day tour of Manali, situated in the Valley of Gods; a combination of natural splendour and rich cultural heritage. Visit the Tibetan Monastery which houses several images of Lord Buddha and Tankha paintings. Then the Hadimba Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, the wife of Bhim of Mahabharat. It has a four - tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. Later drive to Vashist, a small village located on the left bank of river Beas renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. After lunch, the rest of the day is free for you to simply relax or explore the city of Manali on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
shimla toy train
Day - 6 - In Manali
Day Excursion to Snow Point / Rohtang Pass (51 km / approx. 3-hour drive)
This morning proceed on an excursion to Snow Point on the Rohtang Pass road. The pass is open between June and October each year and is the gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley. You could enjoy pony and horse rides. Return to the hotel in time for late lunch. The evening is free for leisure activities.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 7 - On to Chandigarh (320 kms / approx. 9 hour drive)
Today proceed to Chandigarh. Lunch will be served en route in a local restaurant /dhaba at Sundernagar / Mandi. On arrival into Chandigarh, check into your hotel. The evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 8 - On to Delhi
Return home with happy memories. Today bid farewell to your 'Himachal Delight' tour, as you are transferred to Rajghat Parking area, Delhi, for your onward journey.