Mystic Himachal Tour
Duration: 08 nights - 09 days
Locations: Delhi + Kalka + Shimla + Kullu + Manali + Chandigarh + Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in. Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad. Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Transfer to hotel.
Overnight hotel ? Delhi (B).
Day 02: In Delhi
Full Day Tour
Later we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India . We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site .
Overnight Delhi (B)
Day 03 : Delhi ? Kalka (Morning Shatabdi Train)
Today morning transfer to railway station to board morning train to Kalka, Arrive Kalka, our representative will receive you & transfer to Shimla hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Shimla.
Day 04: Shimla
After breakfast proceed sight seeing Shimla spilling over the steep slopes of a 12 km ridge, in the lower Himalayas, is Shimla (22 kms from Naldehra), the summer capital of erstwhile British India. Now the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, it evokes a sense of nostalgia with its pretty gabled cottages, half-timbered buildings and old churches. The Mall is agog with elegant shops and bustling, gay cosmopolitan crowds. In the center of the city is the famous scandal point. The Ridge is a place where all tourist flock and spend time. While in Shimla, one can tour ViceregalLodge - the imposing six-storey edifice, which is today the institute for advanced studies, Jakhu hill - the highest point of Shimla with a famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. St. Micheal's Cathedral on the Ridge, is regarded as the second oldest church in north India and is known for its fine stained glass windows.
Overnight Hotel- Shimla
Day 05: Shimla- Kullu- Manali (260 Kms. /07 Hrs.)
Today after breakfast we will drive to Manali, Once called the "end of the habitable world," Manali is an important hill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Besides offering quite a few places for sightseeing, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. In brief, Manali-the veritable "valley of the Gods"-is an ideal place for the ones in search of both adventure and comfort. The Kulluis in brightly patterned puttoos, Tibetan women wearing ankle-length rainbow-striped pinafores, Nepali porters, Buddhist monks, and even the odd party of Zanskaris, swathed in fusty woolen gonchas, muddled together with souvenir-hunting Indian and Western tourists-all add up to the welcoming hubbub of Manali.
Enroute visit Kullu, The Kullu valley has also been the valley of Gods in India. Kullu, the town is one of the most preferred summer destinations. The sun-scorched souls of the plains take refuge in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The temples, apple orchards and the Dussehra festivals are what have attracted thousands of tourists time and again to Kullu. The local handicrafts top the list of must buys from Kullu. Check out the hill resort of Kullu with the majestic mountains and the beautiful Beas River. By covering road Overnight at hotel.
Evening drive to Manali, on arrival, check-in to the Hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Manali.
Day 06: Manali
Morning breakfast proceed to manali Sight seeing Visiting Old Manali At a distance of 3 km northwest of Manali, famous for its orchards and old guesthouses. Vaishisht, around 3 km from Manali. Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 13,050 feet above sea level, is another adventure tourist site where it can be chilly even on summer day. Solang Nullah, 13 km northwest of Manali, is famous for its 300-meter ski lift.
Overnight Hotel- Manali
Day 07: Manali ? Chandigarh (300 kms - 6 hr.)
Today we will drive to Chandigarh, arrive Chandigarh check into the hotel . Overnight Hotel - Chandigarh.
Day 08: Chandigarh - Delhi (Shatabdi Train @ 0650hr - 1000hr)
Today morning we will transfer you to Chandigarh railway station to board train to Delhi, arrive Delhi our representative will receive you & transfer to hotel.
Overnight Delhi (B)
Day 09: Departure Delhi
In Time transfer to International airport to board flight for onward Journey.
Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis for 08 nights
- Breakfast at all hotels
- A/C Car as per the itinerary
- Train fare for Delhi - Kalka & Chandigarh Delhi in Ist Ac Class.
- Local English speaking guide for Delhi Tour.
Cost does not includes:
- Any airfare or airport tax.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Monument charges.