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Himalayan Hill Station Adventure: Shimla & Chail Expedition

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Duration

3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the Himalayan Hill Station Adventure: Shimla & Chail Expedition. Begin in Shimla, where colonial-era charm meets breathtaking mountain vistas. Explore landmarks like The Ridge, Christ Church, and Jakhu Temple, offering panoramic views and cultural immersion. Venture to Chail, known for its serene ambiance and historic Chail Palace amidst pine forests. Enjoy leisurely strolls through Mall Road, indulging in local delicacies and shopping for souvenirs. Wrap up your adventure with a visit to Kufri for stunning Himalayan views and optional adventure activities, ensuring a memorable retreat amidst nature’s beauty.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Chandigarh - Shimla (120kms/ 2.3hrs approx)

Depart from Chandigarh early morning for Shimla, winding through the picturesque Shivalik ranges, known for their lush greenery and winding roads that offer glimpses of rural life. Arrive in Shimla by mid-morning and check into your hotel, ideally located to start your exploration. Begin your exploration at The Ridge, Shimla's iconic promenade offering breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Marvel at the neo-Gothic architecture of Christ Church, an integral part of Shimla's colonial heritage. Stroll along Mall Road, the bustling heart of Shimla dotted with shops selling local handicrafts, Himachali shawls, and souvenirs. Stop for a cup of freshly brewed local tea or coffee at one of the quaint cafes. Visit Jakhu Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman and situated atop Jakhu Hill. Embark on a short trek through deodar forests or take the thrilling cable car ride to reach the temple, where you can enjoy sweeping views of Shimla town and beyond. Optionally, delve into the rich cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh at the State Museum, showcasing ancient artifacts, sculptures, and manuscripts that narrate the region's history and traditions. Dinner awaits at a local restaurant, where you can indulge in authentic Himachali cuisine such as Chana Madra (chickpea curry), Siddu (stuffed bread), and Dham (traditional feast), offering a delightful culinary experience.

Day 2: Shimla

Begin your day with a visit to the Viceregal Lodge (Rashtrapati Niwas), a magnificent example of British colonial architecture nestled amidst lush gardens. Explore its grand interiors and learn about its historical significance as the summer residence of the British viceroys in India. Discover Scandal Point, a popular meeting place known for its panoramic views of the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas and its intriguing historical anecdotes. Return to Mall Road for more exploration, shopping, and savoring local delicacies like Himachali sweets and snacks. Embark on a heritage walk through Lower Bazaar, a bustling market lined with colonial-era buildings, offering insights into Shimla's past as a summer capital during the British Raj. Admire the architectural details and interact with local vendors selling spices, handicrafts, and woolen goods. Enjoy leisure time in the evening to relax or explore Shimla further at your own pace. Dinner invites you to another local restaurant, where you can relish more Himachali specialties amidst a cozy ambiance, rounding off another delightful day in Shimla.

Day 3: Shimla

Venture on a day trip to Chail, known for its serene ambiance and the historic Chail Palace. Explore the palace grounds and soak in the tranquility of the surrounding pine forests. Continue your excursion to Kufri, a picturesque hill station renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks and adventure activities like skiing (seasonal). Enjoy a pony ride or simply unwind amidst the natural beauty. Return to Shimla in the evening, where you can relax and reflect on your memorable journey amidst the hills. Dinner beckons for a final taste of Shimla's culinary delights, offering a perfect end to your exploration of this enchanting hill station.

Day 4: Shimla - Chandigarh (120kms/ 2.3hrs approx)

After a leisurely breakfast, bid adieu to Shimla, taking with you cherished memories of its cultural heritage, scenic landscapes, and warm hospitality. Drive back to Chandigarh, reflecting on your enriching experience in Shimla and looking forward to sharing your adventures with friends and family.

Included/Excluded

  • Private airport transfer with assistance of office executive.
  • 3 Night's accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Deluxe air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
  • Monuments entrances of sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide).
  • Bottled water in car
  • Applicable GST (government taxes).
  • Any air fare
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Or anything not mentioned above.

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