TOUR NO-17A : SHIMLA-KULLU-MANALI-CHANDIGARH (6D/5N)

SHIMLA

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India, at an altitude of 2200 meteres retains the best of natural beauty. Shimla is encircled by seven hills which are Prospect hill, summer hill, Observatory hill, Inverarm hill, Bantony hill, Jakhoo temple hills and Eysium hill. Name of Shimla has been derived from the goddess Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Kali. Shimla is home to many research institutions in India. City has a large number of temples also well noted for its buildings styled in Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architecture dating from the colonial era. 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 a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as skiing, trekking, fishing, and golfing etc.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN SHIMLA

KUFRI

Kufri is a small picturesque hill station situated 16 km from Shimla on the N.H No-22.The name Kufri is derived from the word "Kufr" meaning a lake in the local language. Kufri is famous for its beautiful environs and the cool refreshing atmosphere, picnic sports that pervades it. During the winter season, kufri attracts adventure lovers for skiing and Tobogganing (sliding downhill on a sled). Kufri Fun World, an amusement park is an excellent destination for family to make a memorable day, is equipped with various rides, pools and world's highest go-kart track. Kufri is also a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as the Himalayan Nature Park. The Park is home to over 180 varieties of fauna.

KUFRI FUN WORLD AMUSEMENT PARK

Kufri Fun World is located at the top of Mahasu peak. At over 2,800 metres (9,000 feet) above sea level, it is one of the highest amusement parks in the world and is famous for having the highest go-kart track on the planet. Kufri Fun World amusement park is an excellent destination for family to make a memorable day. It is equipped with various rides and pools.

THE MALL ROAD

The activity center of Shimla the mall is located near the ridge and scandal point. There are a Number of emporiums, showrooms and restaurant here, along with the gaiety theatres and is used as a center of Cultural activities. The Mall road in Shimla is considered as the lifeline of the city.

THE RIDGE

Centrally situated in Shimla, this large open space offers picturesque views of mountain ranges. It is Situated quite close to some significant landmarks of Shimla, such as the Christ church and the Tudor library. Christ Church was built in 1846-1857 and stands overlooking a ridge. Its stained glass windows and Clocks add to its beauty. On the east side of the Ridge road is the Lakkar bazaar. Lakkar Bazar is the market where you can get all types wooden craft items and materials.

JAKKU TEMPLE

Jakku Temple is situated at the highest point (2500 M) of the Shimla Ridge, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It offers fantastic views of valleys, snow capped peaks and the town itself. According to the legend, Jakku temple was formed when Lord Hanuman visited Jakku hill, the younger of Ram, was critically injured during the fight and the only medicinal herb which could have saved his life was available in the Himalayan range. Hanuman come to Himalaya's but got confused, so as to which was the particular herb. Finally, he got that herb and flew to Lanka. It was on the way to Lanka that hanuman rested on the Jakku hill.


MANALI

Manali, at the northern end of the kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh, is a hill station situated at a height of 2050 m (6398 ft) in the Himalayas. Manali is famous for its beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest, glaciers, winding rivers, temples and Buddhist monasteries. Manali offers unparalleled opportunities for Trekking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering, River rafting, ballooning, parasailing and winter activities of skiing and Helisking. Tourism is the most significant segment of the town's economy.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN MANALI

ROHTAG PASS

Rohtang pass situated about 51 K M from Manali at an altitude of 4111 meters (13,500 ft) on the Manali – Keylong – Leh highway. Here one sees the majesty of the mountain at it fresh and splendor. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow. The Rohtang pass affords a wide spread Panorama of mountain sceneary almost directly opposite to the well defined sonepai glacier slightly Left the twin peaks of the Geypan. Rohtang pass is covered in snow for most part of the year and therefore a major attraction for tourist. Skiing, mountain biking and paragliding can be enjoyed here

TIBETAN MONASTERY

The three Tibetan monasteries at Manali are like an oasis of a great Culture. Two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the bank of Bears River. The Tibetans living around these monasteries and offer a wide range of Tibetan handicrafts and carpets to the visitors to buy.

VAN VIHAR

Van vihar situated in front of the Tibet market on Mall road, it is a famous place to hang out. The tall deodar tress increases the scenic beauty of Van Vihar, making it an ideal place for picnic. Here tourists can enjoy boating in the small pond.

MALL ROAD

The lifeline of Manali, the Mall is the place where all action takes place. The city sprawls around this point and is filled with restaurants, hotels, entertainment and shopping centers as well. Tourists can enjoy a quiet stroll across the Mall and pick up the enchanting bric-a-bracs that are sold in the various shops lined across the street.

KULLU

Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh. Kullu situated at an altitude of 1220 m is a fascinating hill resort famous for its scenic beauty. It is located on the banks of the Beas River. Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between town of Manali and Largi. Kullu valley is sandwiched between Lower and Great Himalayan range. Kullu valley is famous for its beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards. Kullu valley is a famous apple and plum growing region. Kullu valley is also famous for its exquisitely woven colourful hand made shawls and kullu caps. Kullu's snow capped mountains, sweet scented fruit orchards, musical pine-deodar forests, lush green meadows, rolling brooks, beautiful village belle are treat to eyes.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN KULLU

KULLU VALLEY

Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh. Kullu situated at an altitude of 1220 m is a fascinating hill resort famous for its scenic beauty. It is located on the banks of the Beas River. Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between town of Manali and Largi. Kullu valley is sandwiched between Lower and Great Himalayan range. Kullu valley is famous for its beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards. Kullu valley is a famous apple and plum growing region. Kullu valley is also famous for its exquisitely woven colourful hand made shawls and kullu caps. Kullu's snow capped mountains, sweet scented fruit orchards, musical pine-deodar forests, lush green meadows, rolling brooks, beautiful village belle are treat to eyes.

CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh is the best and first planned city in India, was conceived and born in 1950. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. Chandigarh, the dream city of India's first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the French architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh derives its name from the temple of 'Chandi Mandir' located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity 'Chandi', the goddess of power and a fort of 'Garh' laying beyond the temple gave the city its name Chandigarh. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. Bounded on two sides by two seasonal rivulets, the northern edge of the city is the Capital Complex against the panoramic backdrop of the Shivalik hills. A harmonious blend of buildings, trees and other landscape elements, with the beautiful backdrop of the Shivalik hills, enhances its aesthetic value. The most fascinating feature of the City's landscaping is perhaps the Tree plantation along avenues, open spaces, green belts and around building complexes.


SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN CHANDIGARH

ROSE GARDEN

Zakir Hussain Rose Garden is a botanical garden located in Chandigarh and spread over 30 acres of land, with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species. Named after India's former president, Zakir Hussain and created in 1967.The garden has not only roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Apart from serving as a host of other events, the Zakir Rose Garden serves as the venue for hosting an annual Rose festival called 'Festival of Gardens', a major cultural event of the city during the month of February or March.

ROCK GARDEN

The Rock Garden is a Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden. Its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957 and in 1976 the garden was opened as a public space. It is spread over an area of 14 acres, it is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.

SUKHANA LAKE

The manmade picturesque Sukhana lake in the foothills of Shivalik range is an idyllic place for quiet communion with nature and for offer water sports activities such as boating, yachting, water skiing etc. This 3 sq km rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the sukhna choe stream flowing from Shivalik hills. Sukhna is a sanctuary for many exotic migratory birds like the Siberian duck, storks and Cranes, during the winter months. The lake, which was the venue for the Asian Rowing Championships, has the longest channel for rowing and yachting events in Asia.

SHIMLA-KULLU-MANALI-CHANDIGARH (6D/5N)

DAY 1: Arrival at Delhi Airport/Railway Station. Pick up and Transfer to Shimla (370 Kms/10 Hrs). Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. 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. Enroute enjoy the nature beauty of Dharampur, Barog hills, Solan hills and Shogi. On arrival check in at the Hotel.Overnight Stay at Shimla.

DAY 2: After Breakfast Sightseeing of Shimla. Enjoy the nature beauty of Shimla. Visit Kufri – Kufri is a tiny hill station, located 16 Kms from Shimla. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan Nature Park. Enjoy Pony ride or Yak Ride. Visit Kufri Fun World Amusement Park and Apple Garden. Afternoon Visit the Ridge, Jakku Temple (Jakku Hill), Enjoy evening walk in Mall Road and Shopping. Overnight stay at Shimla.

DAY 3: After breakfast drive to Manali (280 Kms/8 Hrs). Enroute enjoy the nature beauty of Beas River and Sutlej River. Manali is famous for its beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest, glaciers, winding rivers, temples and Buddhist Monasteries. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Overnight stay at Manali.

DAY 4: Morning drive to Gulaba /Marhi /Rohtang pass. Rohtang pass situated about 51 K M from Manali at an altitude of 4111meters (13,500 ft) on the Manali-Keylong- Leh highway. It offers a panoramic and spectacular mountain view. Rohtang pass is covered in Snow for most part of the year. Back to Manali in afternoon. Evening visit Van vihar, Tibetan Monastery, enjoy evening walk in Mall road and shopping at the local market. Overnight stay at Manali.

DAY 5: After Breakfast drive to Chandigarh (320 km/10 Hrs). Enroute enjoy the nature beauty of Kullu Valley. Kullu Valley is famous for its beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest, sprawling Apple Orchards and Kullu Shawls. Kullu valley is a famous apple and plum growing region. On Arrival Check in at the Hotel. Overnight stay at Chandigarh.

DAY 6: After Breakfast sightseeing of Chandigarh. Visit Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sukhana Lake. Afternoon drive to Delhi (250 Km/ 7 Hrs). Evening arrival at Delhi and Transfer to Delhi Airport/Railway Station. Tour End.


SHIMLA-KULLU-MANALI-CHANDIGARH (6D/5N)

ADULT (ABOVE 11 Years ) : 000/- per person
CHILDREN (5-11 Years ) : 000/- per person
CHILDREN (Below 5 Years ) : FREE

PACKAGE COST INCLUDES:
  • All sightseeing & Transfer by A/c Vehicle as per the Itinerary
  • A/C Room Accommodation on Triple Sharing / Family Basis
  • All sightseeing entry fee and Delhi Metro Rail Ride
  • English-Malayalam speaking tour Manager as per the Sightseeing Itinerary
  • All Taxes, Parking charges and Driver Bata.

PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES:
  • Air-Rail Ticket, Food, Portage and Laundry
  • Boat Ride, Horse Ride at Kufri, Kufri Fun World Amusement Park, Snow Dress, Ropeway charges at Solang valley
  • Anything  that is not mentioned above in the Includes

* Package Cost Valid for Minimum 27 Persons




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