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Mystical Himachal: Spiritual Towns & Hill Resorts

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Duration

11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the Mystical Himachal tour, where spiritual towns and hill resorts beckon amidst the Himalayan splendor. Begin in Kullu, embraced by lush valleys and serene rivers, before delving into Manikaran’s sacred waters and spiritual fervor. Explore Manali, adorned with ancient temples like Hidimba Devi and serene monasteries, offering a blend of tranquility and cultural richness. Journey onwards to Shimla, the Queen of Hills, where colonial charm meets vibrant markets on the Mall Road. Discover Chail’s pristine forests and Kufri’s scenic vistas, each adding to the enchantment of this Himalayan odyssey. Conclude with a memorable toy train ride from Shimla to Chandigarh, weaving through UNESCO heritage landscapes, before bidding farewell to Delhi, enriched by the spiritual and natural wonders of Himachal Pradesh.

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 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Kullu - Manali (125kms)

Arrival at Kullu airport, meet your driver and guide. Proceed to explore the scenic Kullu Valley, renowned for lush greenery and serene river streams. Visit the sacred hot springs and temples of Manikaran, a significant pilgrimage site for Sikhs and Hindus. Drive to Manali, check in at the hotel, and unwind amidst the Himalayan surroundings.

Day 2: Manali

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Visit the ancient Hidimba Devi Temple, dedicated to Bhima's wife from the Mahabharata, known for its unique pagoda-style architecture. Explore Manu Temple, dedicated to the sage Manu, offering panoramic views of the valley. Discover Vashisht Village, famous for its natural hot water springs and old temples. Visit the Tibetan monasteries: Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa, to experience the serene Buddhist culture. Spend leisure time exploring the charming lanes of Old Manali and shopping at The Mall.

Day 3: Manali

After breakfast, embark on an exhilarating excursion to Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 3,980 meters. Enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and the Lahaul Valley. Return to Manali and enjoy free time to relax or explore local markets and cafes along The Mall.

Day 4: Manali - Shimla (250kms)

Have breakfast at the hotel and depart for Shimla, the Queen of Hills. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and relax amidst the serene Himalayan ambiance. Spend leisure time strolling along The Mall, Shimla's main promenade, lined with shops and colonial-era buildings.

Day 5: Shimla

Start the day with a hearty breakfast. Visit The Ridge, a wide-open street offering panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Explore The Mall, Shimla's iconic shopping and dining hub. Visit Christ Church, built in the neo-Gothic style and adorned with stained glass windows. Discover Jakhoo Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, situated atop Jakhoo Hill offering panoramic views of Shimla. Explore the State Museum to delve into Himachal Pradesh's rich cultural heritage through its impressive collection of artifacts.

Day 6: Shimla

After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Chail, a tranquil hill station known for its lush forests and stunning vistas. Visit the Chail Palace, once the summer retreat of the Maharaja of Patiala, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. Proceed to Kufri, renowned for its panoramic views and adventure activities like skiing and tobogganing (activities subject to weather conditions). Return to Shimla and enjoy leisure time exploring local markets or relaxing at the hotel.

Day 7: Shimla - toy train to Chandigarh - Delhi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to Shimla railway station. Board the UNESCO World Heritage toy train to Kalka, enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayas along the way. Transfer from Kalka to Chandigarh airport for your flight to Delhi. Use a vehicle in Delhi for transit and explore any last-minute attractions before your departure flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 12 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • AC Train ticket Delhi - Amritsar.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Manali - Delhi flight fare approx INR 7,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Delhi - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
Amritsar - Ramada Amritsar/ The Fern Residency
Dalhausie - Aamod at Dalhousie/ Grand View Hotel
Dharamsala - Fortune Park Moksha/ The Divine Hima
Kullu - Himalyan Kothi Kais/ Hotel Shobla Royale
Manali - White Meado/ Orchard House by Aamod

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.

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