Punjab and Himachal Tour 03Lush green hills of Himachal stimulate great senses and love for nature; that is why many do not miss a quite walk downhill the Mall in Simla, and if you can go for little daring but exciting paragliding in Manali. But certainly options are not limited amidst such beauty of nature. A Hill station for those seeking refreshing mood..a new world.
Shimla / Kinnaur / Spiti / Manali / Dharamshala / Amritsar
Day 01: Arrival in Chandigarh and transfer to Shimla (120 kms)
Arrive Chandigarh ex Delhi by train. Meet on arrival and transfer to Shimla. On arrival check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 02: In Shimla
Morning transfer to Shimla railway station for a joy ride on the Toy Train which is also a World Heritage Site. Later proceed for a half day tour visiting Indian Institute of Advanced Studies and Jakho temple. Afternoon visit The Christ Church, The Ridge, The Mall and bustling Lower Bazar market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Shimla to Sarahan (175 kms/ 7 hrs)
Travel by surface from Shimla to Sarahan enroute visiting Sun temple at Nirath and Rampur. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening visit Bhimakali temple which is one of the 51 shaktipeeths of Hindu religion. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Sarahan to Sangla (113 kms/ 8 hrs)
Travel by surface from Sarahan to Sangla valley. Visit remote villages of Rackcham and Chitkul villages. On arrival in Sangla check in and overnight at camp.
Day 05: Sangla to Kalpa (51 kms/ 2 hrs)
Morning visit Kamru village and fort. Later travel by surface from Sangla to Kalpa located in backdrop of Kinner Kailash mountain range. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to explore Kalpa village. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Kalpa to Tabo (167 kms/ 8 hrs)
Travel by surface from Kalpa to Tabo enroute visiting Nako village beautifully located on banks of a small lake. On arrival in Tabo check in and overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Tabo to Kaza (48 kms / 5 hrs)
Morning visit Tabo monastery. Later travel to Kaza enroute visiting Lalung and Dhankar Gompa. On arrival in Kaza check in at guest house. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08: In Kaza
Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 kms from Kaza. This centuries – old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors – and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable Thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 kms further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09: Kaza to Manali (200 kms/ 10 hrs)
Travel from Kaza to Manali driving over Kunzam Pass (4558 m) which provides beautiful views of CB ranges and over Rohtang Pass (3980 m). On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: In Manali
Morning half day tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple and Vashisht. Afternoon half day tour visiting Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery (closed on mondays) and some other old temples in Naggar village. Evening free to explore Manali market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Manali to Dharamshala (240 kms / 8 hrs)
Travel by surface from Manali to Dharamsala enroute visiting Baseswar Mahadev temple at Bajaura, Mandi town, Vaidyanath Shiva temple at Baijnath and driving past tea gardens. On arrival check in and overnight at hotel.
Day 12: In Dharamsala
Morning half day tour visiting Norbulingka Institute and Kangra State Museum. Afternoon a half day tour visiting Dalai Lama Temple and Bhagsunag Temple. Evening free to explore Mc Leodganj market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Dharamsala to Amritsar (200 kms / 6 hrs)
Travel by surface from Dharamshala to Amritsar. On arrival check in at hotel. Late afternoon visit Wagah border to view Flag ceremony on Indo Pak border. Late evening after dinner visit Golden temple to view Palaki Sahib ceremony. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Depart Amritsar
Intime transfer to railway station to connect early morning Shatabadi express to Delhi. End of tour & our services.