HIMACHAL HILLS TOUR
5 Nights / 6 Days
See the wonders of the Himalayan Foothills on this Himachal Hills Tour through river valleys, to ornate temples, Tibetan monasteries, quaint hill station all in the shadow of snow-capped mountains.
Itinerary Route: Chandigarh - Shimla - Manali - Chandigarh
Day 1: Arrive Chandigarh - Travel to Shimla
You will be greeted upon arrival in Chandigarh by a Tour Packages India Agent who will escort you on the journey to Shimla (119 km / 74 mi) where you'll check into your hotel.
Day 2: Shimla
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Shimla. Visit Kufri, a small hill station 13 km / 8 mi away. While there, visit the Himalayan Wildlife Zoo which hosts rare antelopes, wild cats, and beautiful birds including the state bird of Himachal, the Himalayan Monal. Also take time to visit the Indira Tourist Park, near the Himalayan Nature Park, and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan foothills. A few kilometers/miles away you'll find Naldhera, another tiny hill station, famous for it's scenic beauty and colonial architecture as well as hosting India's oldest 9-hole Golf Course. In the evening, walk around Shimla and visit Scandal Point, the center of all public life. Don't miss the Scotland Church and the surrounding British-era buildings on your way back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Shimla.
Day 3: Shimla - Manali
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and embark on the upward journey to Manali (elev. 2,050 m / 6,398 ft ).. During the 265 km / 155 mi ride enjoy the picturesque journey which includes sights like the Beas-Sutlej Link Project, Pandoh Dam, and the Kullu Shawl Factory.
Upon arrival in Manali, check in to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day in leisure. Dinner and overnight in Manali.
Day 4: Manali
Tour Manali and visit the Vashishtha, Manu, Gayatri, and Hadmimba temples along with the local Tibetan Monastery. Nearby, pay a visit to Vasisht, an appealing mountainside village and a favorite location for visitors due to its hot sulphur springs and unique cultural traditions. Located on a steep slope, Vasisht is culture unto itself - from interesting people wearing their traditional ornaments and clothing to the distinctive traditional houses and local architecture. Spend the night in Manali.
Day 5: Manali
After breakfast, embark on a full-day excursion to Snow Point on Rohtang Pass. The trip also includes a visit to the Kothi and Rahalla Falls. Spend the night in Manali.
Note: Rohtang Pass is 51 km (2 hour drive) from Manali. Inaccessible for more than half the year due to treacherous terrain and heavy snow conditions, visits to Snow Point on Rohtang Road are navigable only via small vehicles like jeeps (6-seater) or cars (4-seater).
Day 6: Manali - Chandigarh
After morning checkout, take the trip back to Chandigarh.
We offer plenty of choice from Standard to Deluxe accommodations - you're sure to find something to fit your budget and style. HIMACHAL...
We offer plenty of choice from Standard to Deluxe accommodations - you're sure to find something to fit your budget and style. HIMACHAL HILLS TOUR Accommodations The following is our choice selection for the Himachal Hills Tour. However, if you have a preferred accommodation not mentioned below, let us know and we'll be pleased to book it for you as an inclusive part of the package. Manali / Shimla Accommodations in Manali Snow Crest Manor - Standard and Superior Rooms Snow Crest Manor rests at the highest elevation of all Manali hotels. With spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayas and the quaint and quiet Old Manali it remains one of the most popular places to stay in Manali. All 32 rooms are centrally heated. Located beyond the log huts overlooking the Manalsu River. The sheer beauty of the breathtaking and panoramic views of the Snow Crest Manor has created a "must repeat experience" for many visitors to the lodge. Manu Allaya - Deluxe Rooms Manu Allaya is a resort spa overlooking the Himalayas and Beas River. A luxurious experience in a quiet location. Guaranteed to delight any and all travellers visiting the foothills of the Himalayas in search of sweeping views of the snow-capped mountains. Accommodations in Shimla Hotel Springfields - Standard Rooms Hotel Springfields of Shimla is a heritage property run by Usha Lexus Hotels. The property is comprised of the main house, two outbuildings and stables. Located within walking distance of The Mall, Hotel Springfields overlooks the Shimla promenade and the peaceful and verdant surroundings of Chotta Shimla. High ceiling rooms with wood flooring, quaint fireplaces, and warm old-world hospitality complemented by all the modern amenities of a luxury hotel create an unforgettable stay in the Himalayan foothills of northern India. Clarke's Hotel - Superior Rooms Clarke's Hotel embodies the elegance and charm of yesteryear while providing the conveniences of the modern world. Located on The Mall - Shimla's main promenade - you'll feel immediately and warmly welcomed into the graceful environment of this former hill station of the British Raj. Clarke's Hotel provides superb levels of service and has all the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you would expect from a hotel of this class. The Oberoi Cecil - Deluxe Rooms The Oberoi Cecil, a Grand Heritage Hotel built in 1884, rests at an elevation of 7000 feet. lt has been restored to its original grandeur with wood floors, period furniture, crackling fires and an inviting ambience. Built around a beautiful atrium, the rooms offer splendid views of the mountains and valleys. The Oberoi Cecil is a perfect base from which to explore the spectacular mountain scenery, cedar forests and ancient monasteries of this world famous destination. A heated swimming pool, billiards rooms and children’s activity centre and many opportunities for nature walks make this luxury resort a four-season destination. Radisson Shimla - Deluxe Rooms Set amidst beautiful cedar forests at the foot of the northwest Himalayas, the Radisson Shimla Hotel offers exceptional amenities including a multi-level swimming pool serving the guests of our 59 spacious rooms and suites. The Radisson's on-site restaurant, Cafe Valley Vue, serves international food and opens onto a garden that overlooks beautiful mountain ranges. It's the experience of back to nature in the lap of luxury.
Best Time: Most Anytime - Shimla and Manali enjoy a cool and mild climate during the Spring and Summer, cool in the Autumn, and...
Best Time: Most Anytime - Shimla and Manali enjoy a cool and mild climate during the Spring and Summer, cool in the Autumn, and lots of snow in the Winter March thru April (Spring) 10°C - 20°C (50°F - 68°F) May thru June (Summer) 16°C - 28°C (61°F - 82°F) July thru September (Monsoons) 13°C - 20°C (54°F - 68°F) October thru November (Autumn) 10°C - 23°C (50°F - 73°F) December thru February (Winter) -7°C - 10°C (19°F - 50°F)
Considered the Gateway to Himachal, Chandigarh is the perfect jump off point for this tour. Served by major airlines, national...
Considered the Gateway to Himachal, Chandigarh is the perfect jump off point for this tour. Served by major airlines, national highways, and regular trains, Chandigarh is easy to get to.
Both Shimla and Manali offer a wide selection of restaurants. Foreigners won't be disappointed with either the Western or local...
Both Shimla and Manali offer a wide selection of restaurants. Foreigners won't be disappointed with either the Western or local fare...from pizza to Tibetan momos - there's something for everyone.
Amusement parks, British Raj architecture, Tibetan monasteries, local festivals, golfing, trekking, paragliding, ice skating...and much much more. . .
A Must Read before you book your tour... HIMACHAL HILLS TOUR Terms and Conditions Important...
A Must Read before you book your tour... HIMACHAL HILLS TOUR Terms and Conditions Important and necessary information about Deposits and Payments, Cancellation Policy, Refund Schedule...be sure to read it before booking your tour Terms and Conditions The purchase of any travel services offered by Tour Packages India (hereafter referred to as "TPI") constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and TPI, and represents your acceptance of the TPI Terms & Conditions. Deposit and Final Payment A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 15% per tour is required for TPI to ensure your reservation. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit is received by TPI and you, in turn, receive a confirmation invoice via email. TPI accepts MasterCard and Visa. Your reservation will be automatically cancelled if deposit is not received by the deposit due date. Please review your booking invoice and contact TPI if your invoice appears to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later. TPI cannot accept responsibility if we are not notified of inaccuracies within 5 days of sending out the invoice. In the case of billing errors, TPI reserves the right to re-invoice you with correct pricing. Final payment is due 30 days prior to commencement of services, with some limited exceptions as set forth below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions. If final payment is not received by the due date, your reservation will be canceled and your full deposit will be retained by TPI. TPI is not responsible for canceled land and/or air reservations in the event payment is not received by the final payment date. Payment in full is required 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. Cancellation Fees are as follows: Tours cancelled 15 to 29 days before tour commencement date: 55% of the cost of services booked Tours cancelled 7 to 14 days before tour commencement date: 75% of the cost of services booked Any tour cancelled less than 7 days before tour commencement date will be ineligible for a refund.