Tour overview

1N DELHI, 2N MANALI, 2N SHIMLA

Delhi, city and national capital territory, north-central India. The city of Delhi actually consists of two components: Old Delhi, in the north, the historic city; and New Delhi, in the south, since 1947 the capital of India, built in the first part of the 20th century as the capital of British India.

Manali, One of the most popular hill stations in Himachal, Manali offers the most magnificent views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges covered with snow for most parts of the year. With the Covid-19 pandemic going on, Manali has evolved to be a place loved by young people looking for longer stays for workation. With ambient cafes, good wifi availability, small eateries and convenient shops, Old Manali is among the favorite neighbourhood for such people. There are many homestays and hostels offering dorm beds for cheap for longer durations. Manali has many trekking options around it, making it a great base for exploring this side of Himalayas. River Beas provides great rafting options in the nearby town of Kullu. Adjoining Parvati river, lies the Parvati Valley with  Kasol, Manikaran, Tosh and small villages attracting travellers for longer stays. Atal Tunnel now allows travellers to reach Sissu within a few hours making Spiti way more accessible.

Shimla, derives its name from Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the goddess Kali, whose temple existed in the dense forest covering the Jakhu Hill in the early 19th century. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and was also the summer capital in pre-Independence India. Covering an area of 25 sq km at a height of 7,238 ft, Shimla is surrounded by pine, deodar and oak forests. Its well developed amenities, easy reach and various tourist attractions make it one of India’s most popular hill stations.

Included

  • All Toll Taxes, Parking fees and Driver's Expenses.
  • Transportation mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Hotel Booking, if required.
  • Tour Manager.

Not Included

  • Any Private Expenses.
  • All other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

DAY 1 : REACH DELHI AND HALT FOR THE DAY

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Delhi, the capital of India - a canvas that reflects the complexities, contradictions, beauty and dynamism of a city where the past co-exist with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its character. Exploring the city can be a fascinating and rewarding experience.

Afternoon half day sightseeing of Old Delhi & New delhi visiting Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, drive past Jama Masjid - one of the longest mosque in India , Raj Ghat and shanti vana - the cremation sited of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru, Red Fort.
Later visit Chandni Chowk - shopping center of Delhi, Qutub Minar built by Qutub - ud - Din - Aibek in 1199, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple.
Also drive past President House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place - shopping center of New Delhi.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2 : TRANSFER FROM DELHI - MANALI

After breakfast depart by surface for Manali and check-in at the hotel. Manali according to legend was born when the waters of the Great Deluge receded and the seventh Manu’s ark came to the rest on a hillside in this valley. As the earth dried up there came up a place of breathtaking beauty which was named after the great sags.
Over the last decade Manali has grown from a back of the beyond Himachali town to a busy tourist destination. Surrounded by towering peaks at arms length, Manali’s major asset is its proximity to the snowline, never more than a few hours drive from the town nestling at a comfortable 2,050 meters.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : MANALI FULL DAY EXCURSION

After breakfast, proceed for a half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Doongri temple houses, Goddess Hadimba (Hirma Devi) has a 4 tiered pagoda - shaped roof with a doorway carved with figures and symbols. Tibetan Monastery - A new and colorful Buddhist temple.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4 : TRANSFER FROM MANALI - SHIMLA

After breakfast depart by surface for Shimla and check-in at the hotel. Shimla - The capital of Himachal Pradesh and former summer capital of British India, Shimla is the state’s most important center.
Bulging at its seams with unprecedented expansion, Shimla retains a colonial aura, with its grand old buildings, among them the stately Viceregal Lodge, ccherming iron lampposts and Anglo-Saxon names.
The Mall, packed with shops and eateries, is the center of attraction and Scandal Point, associated with the former Maharaja of the Patiala’s escapades, offers a view of distant snow clad peaks.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : SHIMLA FULL DAY EXCURSION

After breakfast proceed for half day city tour visiting Jakhoo Hill, Shimla’s highest point, other a panoramic view of the town, hills and mountain ranges with spectacular views at sunrise and sunset.
Institute of Advanced Study which is housed in the former Viceregal Lodge, it was built in 1888, Tara Devi Temple offers panoramic views, Himachal State Museum has a rich display of the state’s cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6 : TRANSFER FROM SHIMLA - DELHI (DEPARTURE)

In time transfer to Delhi airport, railway station to connect flight, train for the onward destination.