The word Himalaya is derived from the Sanskrit word which means “the abode of snow” popular for the planet’s highest mountain. Himalayan regions are full of massive mountain ranges which are the source of Indus Basin, Ganga-Brahamputra Basin and the Yangtze Basin – the world’s largest river system. The Holidays culture of Himalayan regions are largely confluence of different cultures, religions and races because this region connects Central Asia with South Asia and meets with Nepal, China, Bhutan, Tibet.
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi - Shimla
In the morning drive to Shimla an 10 hours (380 Kms) drive you reach Shimla perched at 7000 feet above sea level, The heady combinations of Chill mountain air, orchards and colonial charms still make Shimla a dream get away. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Shimla.
Day 03 / Shimla - Kufri - Shimla
Morning tour of Shimla - Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass - windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 ‘s. Afternoon excursion to Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty, evening free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kufri. Night stay in Shimla.
Day 04 / Shimla - Manali
A seven hour drive by road reaches you to Manali, the district headquarters of the picturesque Kullu Valley, where mountainous charms coalesce with Hindu Mythology and history. Transfer to hotel. Night stay in Manali.
Day 05 / Manali
Daylong excursion to the Kullu Valley has special shopping stopovers for curious and religious icons, apart from leather goods, souvenirs and carpets. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. Night stay in Manali.
Day 06 / Manali - Chandigarh
Morning drive to Chandigarh, 8 hours away. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. This city christened after Chandi or Durga Devi, the consort of Shiva, is a prosperous city, a Union Territory and the capital of both the states of Punjab and Haryana. Located at the foot of the Shimla hills of Shivalik ranges, Chandigarh was planned and designed by a famous French architect Le Corbousier on scientific principles, with several edicts involving human scale, self-sufficient sectors, road system, areas of special interest and architectural control. It is a modern city with beautiful avenues, boulevards, gardens, promenades and high structures. Night stay in Chandigarh.
Day 07 / Chandigarh - Delhi
Daylong excursion by road. In the afternoon, fly back to Delhi. Later proceed for combined city tour of Old and New Delhi covering places like President House, India Gate, Birla Temple. The modern capital of New Delhi is a sprawling mélange of colours, moods, cultures and religious fervour. Transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 08 / Departure
Leave for onward journey.