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Tour Duration : (07 Nights / 08 Days)
Destination Cover : Delhi - Shimla – Kuffri - Kullu – Manali Snow point - Dharamshala

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi / SHIMLA (320 km / 8 hrs)
On arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway Station meet and drive to Shimla en route visit to Pinjore Garden. The garden is in the village of Pinjore lie 22 km from Chandigarh on the Ambala-Shimla road. The Gardens were designed by the Nawab Fidal Khan. He was an architect and foster brother to Aurangzeb upon arrival Check-in at your Hotel for night stay.

Day 02 : Shimla Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast excursion to Kufri, Kufri is famous for Himalayan National Park, Pony and Yak Ride and one can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, after lunch sightseeing of various places in and around. Shimla mosques built in (1830), Vice regal Lodge built in (1885), Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grind lays Bank (1912)- the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grind lay, The Scandal Point and The famous Shopping Plaza of the North The Mall & Overnight stay.

Shimla : In the days before independence, Shimla was the most important British hill station, and in the summer season became the summer capital. The British in 1819A.D first discovered Shimla, but it was not until 1822 A.D that the first permanent house was erected and not until many years later that Shimla became the summer capital. The name Shimla is derived from the Himalayan Goddess Shamla a synonym of Kali. Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from Kalka. Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as Skiing, Trekking, Fishing and Golfing etc.

Day 03 : SHIMLA – KULLU - MANALI (265 Km / 08 Hrs)
After morning breakfast check out hotel depart for Manali. On the way visit Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Mata Temple, Kullu Market, on arrival check in hotel for night stay.

Manali is the Northern end of the Kullu Valley and is the main resort in the area. It is beautifully situated and there are many pleasant walks around the town. MANALI once called the "end of the habitable world," Manali is an important Shimla Hills 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.

After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Manali town, visiting Hadimba Temple, dedicated to goddess, Manu Temple of Manu Rishi (Holy man) who was the creator of human race on the earth, Club house, a picnic spot, Tibetan monasteries, 3 colorful monasteries, on the bank of Beas river you can buy Tibetan handicraft over here, Vashist Kund, it is a small village located on the left bank of river Beas renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is another Temple of Lord Ram here, if time permits you can visit to Mountaineering institute. In evening visit mall road to enjoy the atmosphere of the hill station, overnight stay hotel.

Day 05 : Manali – Rohtang Pass (Snow Point) (AT OWN COST)
Morning excursion to Rohatang Pass, Situated at an altitude of 3979 mtrs above sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is the mighty Rohtang Pass - the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. It affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Take a sledge ride down the slopes, try your luck climbing the little snow hills. You can halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. The Magnificent views and natural beauty are a never-ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi, Ralha falls, Nehru Kund, Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul valley. Dinner at hotel’s/N/S

Day 06 : Manali - Dharamshala (260 kms: 7 hours)
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala, en route darshan at Baijnath, enjoy the most beautiful & picturesque part of the Himachal Pradesh which takes you through some exhilarating scenery, on arrival check in to the hotel, Evening free to relax. Overnight stay hotel.

Dharamshala came into being in 1849, when it was selected as a site to accommodate a native regiment that was being raised in the town. Dharamshala originally formed a subsidiary cantonment for the Troops stationed at Kangra were fully occupied by its garrison and there was insufficient space for the civil station, a search for an alternate location was made. The ideal location for the cantonment was found at the slopes of the Dhauladhar, upon which stood an old Hindu sanctuary or 'Dharamshala' the name adopted for the town. Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than any other hill station in India. Dharamshala now really has become international, with a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the 'Dalai Lama'. Dharamshala is devided into two distinct parts: lower Dharamshala the civil and business area with Courts and Kotwali bazar and upper Dharamshala composed of places like McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj.

Day 07 : Dharamshala
After breakfast we leave to visit the McLeod Ganj - This is best known as the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in Exile and is the home of the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Dalai, Tsuglagkhang or Central Chapel, is the exiled government's equivalent of the Jokhang Temple in Lahaska and as such in the most important Buddhist monument in McLeod Ganj. Kalachakra Temple, Kangra Art Museum, Jwalamukhi Temple (The goddess of light), the temple is topped by a golden dome and spire. Return to the hotel for an overnight.

Day 08 : Dharamsala - Delhi
Morning after breakfast, leave for Delhi in time transfer to the Airport/Railway station for onward destination.