Best of Himachal Holiday Package
Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days
Day 01 : Arrival at Chandigarh & proceed to Manali : Arrival at Chandigarh airport later proceeds for Manali by road another beautiful hill station in the state. Located in the Beas River Valley, at an elevation of more than 2000 meters above sea level. There is an ancient temple in the old Manali village that is devoted to this saga. Besides this, some other prominent attractions of this hill town are Hadimba Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Arjun Gufa and Jagatsukh. Upon reaching, check-in at the hotel and take some rest. Dinner at Hotel. Overnight at Manali.
Day 02 : Manali – Rohtang Pass Excursion at Own Cost : After early breakfast enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (Closed On Tuesdays). Known for its scenic beauty Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. Manali-Leh Highway a part of NH 21 transverses Rohtang Pass. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting paragliding skating and zorbing. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level. Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush greenery apple orchards snowcapped peaks and lakes attract lacs of visitors. Return to hotel by the evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 03 : Manali – Local Sight Seeing & Solang Valley Visit : After breakfast get set to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. If you an adventure enthusiast, you can try your hand at paragliding, zorbing etc. You can also visit Tibetan Monastery- not only a place of worship but also a Tibetan culture centre, the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashist Village, Hadimba Devi Temple- dedicated to Hidimba, wife of Bhim-one of the 5 Pandava brother of the Hindu epic Mahabharata and the Manu Temple- an old temple dedicated to sage Manu. Club House Later we proceed for Solang Valley where we can enjoy adventure activities like Zorbing, Paragliding. The evening is at leisure. Stay overnight.
Day 04 : Manali to Dharamsala : After having breakfast, hit the road to Dharamshala. On the way, let the cool breeze come while treating your eyes to the scenic, spread all around. After arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening as per your own liking. The peaceful hill town of Dharamshala or Dharamsala is an ideal holiday destination that boasts of lush greenery, fresh air, thick green forests and a number of attractions. Stay overnight.
Day 05 : Dharamshala Local (Jwalaji – Kangra Fort ) : This morning after breakfast will Start our Day with Blessing of goddess Jwala Ji than Kangra fort ( Jain temple ) & evening back to hotel. Overnight stay at Dharamshala.
As time permits – on a sightseeing visit to the famous Tibetan Medical Centre, where treatment is done using rare Tibetan medicines.St. John Church, which is one of the oldest churches of this region. It is widely acknowledged for its Belgian stained-glass windows, which were donated by Lady Elgin. Other than these attractions, some other places to visit include Kangra Art Museum, Tea Gardens and Kunal Pathri Temple.
Day 06 : Dharamsala to Dalhousie : After breakfast followed by check-out formalities. Later, begin driving towards Dalhousie, Dalhousie – a famous hill station in Himachal famous for snow capped mountains. Quite a few Tibetan refugees have made a home in Dalhousie and there are painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side of the ridge. You can also visit the British-era churches of St John (1863) and St Francis (1894) set among the pines at opposite ends of the ridge. The market areas at Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk are linked by lanes – Thandi Sarak (Cold Rd) and Garam Sarak (Hot Rd). The latter lane receives more sunshine.. Arrive at the hotel check in and relax. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight at the hotel.
As time permits – local sightseeing tour of Dalhousie .There are four beautiful churches in Dalhousie. These are St. Andrew’s Church and St. Patrick’s Church at Balun St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St.John’s Church at Gandhi Chowk. Subhash Baoli was at this enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent time in 1937 contemplating and meditating. Panchpula is a picturesque spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter Sardar Ajit Singh. Kalatop wildlife sanctuary is a home to the ‘ghoral’ and Himalayan black bear. Overnight at the hotel in Dalhousie.
Day 07 : Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Dalhousie : After breakfast today visit Khajjiar – Often called India’s Switzerland the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along with its fringes thick forests of deodar climb the slopes snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to KhajjI Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 : Dalhousie to Amritsar (with Wagah Border) : “After breakfast, check out from Hotel & proceed for Amritsar by road. On arrival check-in at hotel and later visit Indo-Pak Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Overnight stay at Hotel.” Note : Golden open 24hrs. so you can visit golden temple late at night but at own cost.
Day 09 : Amritsar Local Sight seeing& Drop at Airport : After breakfast, start your half day city tour (if time permit) with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh shrine which is also called Mecca for the Sikhs is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. Later visit Jallianwala Bagh- where, on April 13, 1919, British and Gurkha soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden gathering, killing hundreds of civilians. Also, visit the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum – The summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh which is situated in the heart of Ram Bagh. Later drop at Airport.