DAY 1- Arrive Delhi – Shimla (343 km - 6 hours 54 mins)
Arrive at Delhi airport and drive to Shimla. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2- Shimla
After breakfast, enjoy the city tour. Kufri -a tiny hill station. It is famous for its beautiful environs and the cool refreshing atmosphere that pervades it. In summers, travelers can enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding verdant valleys and snow-capped peaks. Himalayan Aviary - Himalayan Aviary or the Himalayan Bird Park is a natural habitat of numerous species of birds found in Himachal such as Himalayan Monal, Pheasants, Peafowls and National Bird of India, the Peacock. Jhaku Temple - Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, this temple is at an altitude of 2,455m near the highest point of Shimla ridge. Sankat Mochan: On Shimla-Kalka road is the famous "Lord Hanuman" temple. Situated at an altitude of 1,975m, it commands an excellent view of Shimla town. Later return back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3- Shimla – Manali (248 km - 6 hours 49 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Manali. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4- Manali
After breakfast, visit Rohtang Pass (Snow Point) - Situated about 51 km from Manali town at an altitude of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.) on the highway to Keylong, is Rohtang Pass. There is a beautiful Doshohar Lake left to the pass, where pilgrims go every year on the auspicious day of 20th Bhadon. The pass is open from June to September each year although trekkers can across the pass a little earlier. Rohtang pass is the gateway to Lahaul valley just as Zojila pass in between Kashmir valley and Ladakh. Return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5- Manali
After breakfast, enjoy morning city tour of Manali visit:-Hadimba Temple - Built in 1553, this four-story wooden Hadimba or Dhungiri temple is famous for its exquisitely caved doorway. It is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar.. Jagatsuhk - About 6 kms. from Manali is the famous Shiva Temple in "shikara" style. It houses temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri. Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple (3 kms) - Across the Beas river is Vashist, a small village with natural sulphur springs. Modern bathhouses, with Turkish-style showers, have the hot water piped into them for the convenience of the visitors who come here to benefit from the medicinal properties. There is a pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni and another Temple of Lord Ram. Evening shop at the Mall Road.Return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6- Manali – Dharamshala (234 km - 6 hours 27 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Dharamshala. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 7- Dharamshala – Dalhousie (117 km - 3 hours 24 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to visit Dharamshala- which stands on a spur of the Dhauladhar range amidst magnificent deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. It is also known as 'The Lhasa in India'. Later drive to visit MCLEOD GANJ :- The arrival of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, along with thousands of refugees to Dharamshala in 1959 made the life here more active. As Dharamshala became the headquarter of the Tibetan Government in exile, headed by Dalai Lama, it gained prominence all over the world and prominent personalities started arriving here. Mcleadganj emerged as a major Buddhist centre. ST.JOHN'S CHURCH : ( 8 km. from Dharamshala town ) The church lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. It. The Church has lovely spotted glass windows and there is a Christian cemetery around it. It is ideally situated in the majestic 'Deodar' forest. Later drive to Dalhousie. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 8- Dalhousie
After breakfast, later drive to visit following:-PANCHPULA :Panchpula, a beautiful spot, is barely 3 kms. from G.P.O. On the way to Panchpula is Satdhara springs gurgling with refreshing water, believed to contain some medicinal properties. Panchpula stream is the main source of water supply to Dalhousie and Bahloon. SUBHASH BAOLI : Just approximately 1 km from G.P.O. is a charming natural spot called Subhash Baoli. Neta ji Subhash Chander Bose during his 7 months sojourn in Dalhousie in 1937 is believed to have spent most of his days by the side of this water body, meditating amidst dense woods of Cedar and meeting his party workers. This place lies on the G.P.O. - Jandri Gaht Road. Afternoon visit:- take an excursion tour to Khajjar & Chamba :-KHAJJAR 20 kms from Dalhousie popularly known as the mini Swiss for its snowcapped mountains and pine trees. A little golden-spired temple of Khajjinag belonging to the 12th century and a picturesque golf course adds to the exquisite beauty of this pretty spot ) . Enjoy the greenery, take a horse ride. CHAMBA is dotted with magnificently carved temples, palaces and buildings that you should visit. The Laxmi Narayan Temple, the main temple of Chamba is a great work of art, built in a shikhara style. Within the same complex, visit the Temple of Radhakrishna, Champavati Temple,Shiva Temple and Gauri Shanker Temple.Vajreshwari Temple, dedicated to the Goddess of Lightning, Vajreshwari Sui Mata Temple ,located atop the hill of Shah Madar, is a beautiful place to visit. Return back to the Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel
DAY 9- Dalhousie – Amritsar (203 km - 3 hours 59 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Amritsar. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Evening visit:-Wagah Border : Located at a distance of 28 kilometers from Amritsar. It is the only border crossing between India and Pakistan. It is an army outpost to protect check intrusion from Pakistan and prevents any Indian from going to Pakistan. At the entrance of this outpost, there is a sightseeing gate with an inscription "Swarna Jayanti". Later drive back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 10- Amritsar – Chandigarh (229 km - 4 hours 6 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and later visit:-Golden Temple - Also called Sri Harmandir Sahib, the most visited tourist attraction of Amritsar. The Golden Temple was laid by Guru Ram Das in the 14th century. The Golden Temple, situated in Amritsar, Punjab, is the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is acclaimed as one of the holiest sites of the Sikhs. It has four doorways and gorgeously decorated arches. Reflecting influences of both Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, the temple standing in the middle of a tank, exudes tremendous architectural brilliance which draws the attention of numerous tourists around the globe. Later proceed to visit Jallianwala Bagh - Is a peaceful park with picnicking families and college kids, but move to a section of the wall which still has visible bullet marks, and you will be reminded of one of the most horrific events in colonial Indian history. When the Rowlatt Act (1919), which gave the British the power to arrest and imprison Indians without a trial if suspected of sedition, was imposed on Indians it was severely criticised and regular hartals (strikes) were organised to protest the law. Jallianwala Bagh is a five-minute walk from the Golden Temple. The stone well has been preserved as a monument to the victims (120 bodies were recovered from the well) and the "flame of liberty," a 45 foot flame-shaped red sandstone pillar set in a pool, was built in 1961 as a memorial. The park is open from 6 am to 7 pm in summer and 7 am to 6 pm in winter. The Martyr's Gallery which features portraits of heroes involved in the incident, is open from 9 am to 5 pm in summer and 10 am to 4 pm in winter. Later drive to Chandigarh. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Arrive and checkin to the hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 11- Chandigarh – Delhi (245 km - 3 hours 50 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to enjoy the city tour:- Rock Garden:-Chandigarh rock garden is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial & urban waste. Rose garden of Chandigarh, India is the largest of its kind in Asia. Named after India's former President, Zakir Hussain, this beautiful garden was set up in 1967 with the support of Chandigarh's first Chief Commissioner, late Dr. M S Randhawa. Chandigarh rose garden contains more than 17,000 plants. There are nearly 1,600 varieties of roses over there. It is a spacious garden covering an area of 27 acres. Later drive to Delhi airport to board the flight for onwards the journey with fond memories of trip.
Tour Ends...(All distances and timings are approx.)