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Ex-Delhi Essence of Himachal

Overview

Seven nights and eight days of magical wonder await you in this Ex-Delhi Essence of Himachal Tour package. Spanning three magnificent hill stations, namely, Dharamshala, Manali and Shimla, this weeklong Himachal tour package is an idealistic blend of guided sightseeing tours and activity and relaxation amid scenic vistas and fresh mountain air – just perfect for professionally harried souls in need of a welcome break.

Visit famous mountain temples, colonial-era landmarks, Tibetan markets and His Holiness Dalai Lama’s village, before winding up the tour with a fantastically scenic journey onboard the Kalka-Shimla Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage property and an enchanting experience.

Day 01: Delhi / Chandigarh

This amazing Ex-Delhi Essence of Himachal tour package will begin with a pick-up from your residence or hotel in Delhi, followed by a drive to Chandigarh. Once we arrive at Chandigarh, we will continue to the hotel pre-booked for you. Check-in at the hotel and relax for a while. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a half-day Chandigarh City Sightseeing Tour and visit attractions such as Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhana Lake and Pinjore Garden.

The sightseeing tour ends with a drop back to the hotel.

Overnight in Chandigarh

Day 02: Chandigarh / Dharamshala

After breakfast, checkout of your hotel and embark on your drive from Chandigarh to Dharamshala, where the actual Himalayan escapade actually begins. The drive is scenic and the combination of scenic vistas and fresh mountain air invigorates you as nothing else can. Once at Dharamshala, drive on to the hotel pre-booked for you. Check-in, relax and enjoy the scenic vistas all around.

Overnight in Dharamshala

Day 03: In Dharamshala

Have a hearty breakfast, as the fresh mountain air is bound to work up a ravenous appetite and the whole day, you will be out exploring the city of Dharamshala and McLeodganj. After breakfast, embark on the full-day tour. We will be visiting attractions such as St. John Church, Dal Lake, Naddi, Bhagsu Temple, Bhagsu Waterfall, McLeodganj market, Dalai Lama Temple, Cricket Stadium, War Memorial.

The sightseeing tour of Dharamshala ends with a drop back to the hotel.

Overnight in Dharamshala

Day 04: Dharamshala / Manali

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the next destination - Manali. The journey to Manali comprises a scenic drive through winding roads, up and down the slopes and past quaint villages and towns.

Once you arrive at Manali, proceed directly to the hotel pre-booked for you and check in. Relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings, unwind from the long drive with a hot bath or stretch your legs with a leisurely stroll down the lanes of Manali.

Overnight in Manali

Day 05: In Manali

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Manali and surrounds. The attractions that we will visit as part of the sightseeing tour include Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashist Temple & Hot Springs, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass. The sightseeing tour ends with a drop back to the hotel.

Overnight in Manali

Day 06: Manali / Shimla

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the next destination of this Essence of Himachal tour - Shimla. On arrival at Shimla, proceed directly to your pre-booked hotel for check-in.

With no activities pre-scheduled for you for the rest of the day, you are at leisure to enjoy the many offerings of Shimla or simply relax and enjoy the luxuries of your hotel.

Overnight in Shimla

Day 07: In Shimla

After breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Shimla, Kufri and Chail - the famous Silver Triangle Tour of Shimla. Enjoy excursions to Kufri and Chail; visit attractions such as the Indian Institute of Advance Studies (popularly known as the Viceroy’s Lodge), Naldehra Golf Course and Jakhoo Hill. The excursion and sightseeing tour ends with a drop back to the hotel.

Overnight in Shimla

Day 08: Shimla / Delhi

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and embark on the journey back to Delhi, albeit in a very different way. We will be driven to the Shimla railway station, where we will board the celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Kalka-Shimla Toy train on its return journey. The train chugs through 102 tunnels and across 864 bridges from Shimla to Kalka, hooting in an old-fashioned manner courtesy its steam engine.

Once at Kalka, we will alight from the Kalka-Shimla toy train and proceed to our vehicle, which has followed us by road. The journey back to Delhi continues by road and ends with a drop back to your residence or hotel in Delhi.