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Cool Hills - Himachal Pradesh

Durations: 9 Nights - 10 Days
Destination Covered: Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala

Day 1: DELHI- SHIMLA (370 Kms / approx 9 Hrs)
Arrive Delhi and you will be met at the airport by your driver. You will be transferred by road to Shimla. Enroute visit the Timber Trail resort if time permits at own expense. Arrive and check in at hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel

Breakfast at the hotel. Shimla - the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of the British Raj in India. A popular tourist destination, Shimla is often referred to as the "Queen of Hills," a term coined by the British. Spend the day in Shimla or visit Chail a beautiful splendid hill station. Enjoy the cool day in Chail. Over night in Shimla Shilon Bagh.

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day free to explore the city surroundings - take a sightseeing trip to The Mall, Jakhoo Hill, Mashobra, a small village for a pleasant walk, and Naldehra (15km north of Mashobra) mainly known for golf. The other famous sightseeing spots are Kufri and Kasauli. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: SHIMLA – MANALI (265 Kms / 9 hrs)

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning we depart for Manali- at a distance of only 265 kms and takes a travel time of 8 to 9 hours due to the challenging road condition. Arrive Manali and check in to your hotel. Manali and the surrounding area is of great significance to Indian culture and heritage as it is said to be the home of the Saptarishi, or Seven Sages Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Mall_street_in_Manali,_India.jpgTibetan MonasteriesBreakfast at the hotel. Visit the beautiful sights of Manali visting any place of your choice . visit Hadimba Temple (1 km), built in 1533 A.D.  with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof, Manu Temple (2 km)- dedicated to the sage Manu situated at old Manali, Vashishta Temple  (3 km)-  Well known for its hot springs. Jagatsukh (6 km), The one time capital of Kullu. Here are old temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and to Sandhya Gayatri, Solang Valley (14 km) deriving its name from combination of words Solang  (Nearby village) and Nullah (water streams from mountains). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing,  Overnight in Manali.

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Rohatang Pass via the beautiful Palchan valley. Rohtang Pass- A crucial link on the old trade route and still the gateway to trans Himalayan Lahaul, the Rohtang Pass is at height of 3978 m. The pass is 52 km from Manali town.Visit to Rohatang is subject to road conditions . Or visit a place of your choice in Manali. Overnight in Manali.
Day 7: MANALI – DHARMSHALA (240 Kms/ 10 Hrs)
After an early breakfast depart for Dharamshala .The home of the Dalai Lama. Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar mountains arrive and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Dharamshala.
Breakfast at the hotel. Dharamshala is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. It is a charming town with elegant bungalows nestling in thick conifer forests. The valley is famous for tea gardens, which cover vast expanse, especially around Palampur. Take a Tour to a place of your choice. One can visit Masrur (or Masroor) located 15 km south of Kangra with 15 exquisitely carved monolithic rock temples dating back to 8th century, Bhagsu Waterfall situated at Bhagsu, 2 km from McLeodganj, Bhagsunag Temple: Temple of god Shiva situated around 2 km from McLeodganj Bazaa, Kangra Museum a unique museum displaying the artifacts of Tibetan and Buddhist cultures, Kunal Pathri Temple- dedicated to Goddess Kalpeshwari, and is located 3 km from the Kotwali Bazaar. It's a believed that a part of Goddess Sati, skull, fell here when Lord Shiva was carrying the charred body of the Goddess, and hence the name of the temple, Chamunda Temple- located around 15 km from Dharamshala According to mythology, Goddess Kali killed the demons Chand and Mund at this place, Dal Lake spread in an area of 1 km and is bounded by rhododendrons, deodars, and junipers forest, Naddi – a scenic picnic spot is located 5 km northwest of McLeodGanj. Overnight in Dharamshala.
Tour the Himalayan town for its various monasteries and Mcleodganj often called Little Lhasa and the residence of the Dalai Lama, which has been here for over three decades. The monastery has larger-than-life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. Also visit St. John's, the charming dressed stone church in the wilderness. Overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 10: DHARAMSHALA – DELHI ( 479 Kms / 13 hrs)
After breakfast you can be transferred to either will drop us to the nearest station Pathankot or driven back to Delhi and drop at Delhi Airport.
Prices starting from : INR 26500.00 Per person on twin sharing basis
Kindly note the above package is flexible and can be customized as per your requirement.
You can have a choice of 5 star hotels, 4 star hotels, 3 star hotels.
The above tour will be organized with a "chauffeur driven" car / private coach.
The trip can be organized for singles, families, couples, groups.
The package will commence on a date convenient to travelers.
Kindly contact us for further information & Costs.
Mr Neeraj Desai
49, Bhulabhai Desai Road
Mumbai 400026
Board: +91-22-2351-2147
Fax: +91-22-2351-2148
Cell: +91-96190-47448
Email: ndesai@holidaysatleisurec.com
Please provide us with exact number of persons, age of participants, Dates of travel, type of hotels required, and if any changes required in the above tour program.