7 DAYS MANALI – SHIMLA TOUR

7 Days Manali - Shimla Tour
Duration: (06 Nights | 07 Days)

Day 01: Chandigarh to Shimla
Day 02: Shimla Local Sightseeing
Day 03: Shimla to Manali via Kullu/Naggar
Day 04: Explore Manali
Day 05: Manali: Trip to Solang Valley, Kothi & Gulaba
Day 06: Manali: Day at own leisure (hiking/river rafting, paragliding)
Day 07: Manali to Chandigarh Drop

• Explore Shimla
• Visit Kullu & Naggar
• Hot spring at Vashisht
• Day trip to Solang Valley
• Visit Kothi, Gulaba & Marhi Villages
• Enjoy activities such as river rafting, hiking, paragliding
• Visit Kothi, Gulaba & Marhi Villages
• Shimla (2N)
• Manali (4N)

Cost Includes
• Room category & accommodation as desired
• 02 nights’ stay in Shimla with breakfast
• 04 nights’ stay in Manali with breakfast
• Transportation: All sightseeing tours by a non-ac vehicle as per the itinerary
• Chandigarh Airport pick & drop
• Toll, parking, fuel & driver allowances
• All applicable taxes

Cost Excludes
• Train / Air Fare
• Entrance fee for monuments and sightseeing places, etc.
• Permit Cost for Rohtang pass if any applicable
• Room heater charge
• Any adventure activity such as paragliding, snow skating, horse riding, river crossing, rafting, etc.
• Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage, camera fees, room heater, etc.
• Any meals and services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions
• Any expense incurred or loss caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays/rescheduling / cancellations, any accidents / medical evacuations, riots/strikes/war/roadblocks, & force majeure events, etc.
• Medical insurance/travel insurance
• Additional sightseeing charges or extra usage of the vehicle apart from the suggested itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 01: Chandigarh to Shimla

On arrival at Chandigarh Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative, who will transfer you to Shimla. It’s a 4-hour drive along the slopes of the Himalayas. You will pass towns like Kalka – the starting point of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kalka–Shimla Railway.

Scenic towns like Parwanoo, Barog and Solan lie on the way. If time permits, make a stop at Pinjore Garden and the rope-way at Timber Trail Resort.

Day 02: Shimla Local

Start the day with a temple hopping tour by covering Tara Devi Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, and Jakhu Temple.

If you love marveling at architectural masterpieces, the visceral lodge makes for a good excursion. Once the residence of the Indian Viceroy, it has now been transformed into the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.

The Army Heritage Museum is another must-visit. In the evening stroll along Mall road – the centre of attraction in Shimla. Lined with hotels, restaurants, clubs, and shops, it’s a good place to enjoy scenic views whilst enjoying a cup of coffee (Vehicle entry is prohibited on Mall Road).

You can shop at the nearby Lakkar Bazaar and look for antiques and woodwork or just enjoy the view of the city at Scandal point, a meeting place for the locals. The Christ Church and Kali Bari Temple are other popular tourist hangouts in the vicinity.

Day 03: Shimla to Manali via Kullu/Naggar

In the morning, check-out & drive towards Manali with mini stops at Pandoh and Kullu & Naggar. It’s an 8-hour drive.

Manali, the valley of gods is a combination of natural splendour and rich cultural heritage. On arrival at Manali, you will check-in at your hotel.

Day 04: Explore Manali

Manali has tonnes of options for sightseeing. Start with the Hadimba Temple, a unique shrine dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima. It’s in the middle of a forest dotted with tall cedar trees. From here take the 30 mins uphill hike to Jogini Falls through the forest.

Later, get a dose of Tibetan culture at the Tibetan Centre & Monastery and laze around the beautifully adorned Van Vihar. A perfect place to spend a memorable time with loved ones.

In the evening, take a dip in the sulphur infused hot water springs of Vashisht village and later get dropped off at Mall Road, the bustling heart of the city, and go on a shopping spree.

Day 05: Manali: Trip to Solang Valley

Start your day by exploring the charming villages of Kothi and Gulaba. While Gulaba seems straight out of a postcard, Kothi’s scenic beauty has been featured in many Bollywood Movies.

You can experience lush green meadows with wildflowers scattered around at Marhi. Do stop by for its unparalleled views. A short distance from Manali lies Rahala waterfall, another natural wonder worth ticking off your list.

If you love adventures, you will love Solang Valley. Its terrain lends itself to tonnes of activities like paragliding, zorbing, snow scooter, horse riding, and leisurely ropeway rides (cost not included) or you can just sit at a cafe and gape at the awe-inspiring beauty in front of you.

Day 06: Manali: Day at Own Leisure

Take this stay to explore the small lanes of Manali. You can try paragliding and white-water rafting near Kullu. Go shopping, or laze around a café in the hills. Manali also has a number of day hikes that you can explore on your own.

Day 07: Manali to Chandigarh drop

After breakfast, you will check-out and drive to Chandigarh Airport. It would take around 9 hours to reach.