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Himachal Splendour - Ex Chandigarh - Summer - * Ex - Chandigarh  08 Days / 07 Nights
Shimla | Manali | Chandigarh / Zirakpur
       
PRICE USD 427
(Without Airfare)
*
Day 01
Arrive Chandigarh - Shimla (120 km / approx. 5 hours drive)

Welcome to your 'Himachal Splendour - Ex Chandigarh' tour! On arrival at the airport /railway station in Chandigarh, you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Shimla.
Shimla, is a beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests.
The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Shimla.
None (meals on your own)
Day 02
Shimla Kufri - Shimla (23 km / approx. 1 1/2 hour drive)

This morning, proceed on a wonderful excursion to Kufri. Located at distance of 15 km from Shimla, Kufri is well known for its ski slopes and stunning views.
Later in the evening, visit the Mall Road - which is considered as the main street in Shimla, Scandal Point - considered to be a popular tourist spot, Christ Church - one of the first churches built in North India and Lakkad Bazaar - known for wooden toys and articles.
Note: The vehicle will drop you till the Mall road as per the Himachal Tourism policy.
Overnight in Shimla. (B)
Day 03
Shimla - Kullu - Manali (270 km / approx. 8 hours drive)

This morning, proceed on a breathtaking drive to Manali, nestled on the banks of the River Beas amidst Kullu Valley. En route drive past through ACC cement factory, Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Mata Temple, Sutlaj River, Beas River, Kullu Shawl Factory, where Kullu shawls and Kashimiri salwar - kameez materials are sold and Mata Vaishno Maha Devi Tirth. On arrival, check in to the hotel in Manali.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful town.
Overnight in Manali. (B)
Day 04
Manali

Today, after breakfast, visit the four and a half century old Hadimba Devi Temple dedicated to the demon goddess Hadimba (an incarnation of Kali) and the Tibetan Monastery, which houses several images of Lord Buddha and Tankha paintings. Later proceed to Mall road.
The rest of the day is at leisure to simply relax or explore the city of Manali.
Overnight in Manali. (B)
Day 05
Manali

Today morning proceed to visit the Solang Valley, a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Thisvalley offers breathtaking views of glaciers, snow-capped mountains, peaks and lush greenery of the dense forest.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this picturesque town or you can opt for Rohtang Pass (closed on Tuesdays). Rohtang Pass offers magnificent views of the himalayan mountain ranges. It was the medieval trading route to Lahaul and Spiti. If roads to Rohtang Pass are closed, then visit Snow Point where ponies / horses can be hired (On direct payment). If Rohtang Pass / Snow point is not covered due to unavoidable circumstances one can visit Naggar Castle.
Naggar Castle - the charming 15th century stone and wood Naggar Castle built in the traditional Himachali style with alternating stone and timber, is now a heritage hotel run by Himachal Tourism.
Note: Only local vehicles are allowed for Rohtang Pass / Snow point visit which needs to be booked on direct payment basis.
Overnight in Manali. (B)
Day 06
Manali - Manikaran - Manali (80 kms / approx. 3 hours drive)

Today morning, proceed on an excursion to Manikaran, famous for its sulphur springs. The water in the springs is radioactive and also it has got some medicinal value. It is believed that goddess Parvathi had dropped her earrings at Manikaran and that gave birth to the hot springs.
The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore this town.
Overnight in Manali. (B)
Day 07
Manali - Chandigarh / Zirakpur (300 km / approx. 9 hours drive)

Today, you will proceed to Chandigarh/ Zirakpur. One of the best-planned cities in India, with its architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. On arrival, check in to the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this well planned city.
Overnight in Chandigarh/ Zirakpur. (B)
Day 08
Depart Chandigarh

Today, bid farewell to your 'Himachal Splendour - Ex Chandigarh' tour, as you are transferred to the airport / railway station in Chandigarh for your onward journey.
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