Your tour of Himanchal will begin with an arrival in to Delhi International airport, where you will be met by an Indian Voyaging representative and transferred to the hotel and assisted with check in formalities.
Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.
No activities are scheduled for the day and the day is free for you to explore the local surrounding and take good rest before leaving for Amritsar and further destinations and the journey ahead may turn out to be a life time experience.
Indian Voyaging suggests their esteemed clients to wake up early for this day as you have a train (SHATABDI) to catch for Amritsar. It is a 06 hour ride from New delhi to Amritsar. Once you reach Amritsar, Indian Voyaging representative will assist you in check in formalities and you can have a couple of hours rest and freshen up in the mean time.
Later youll be taken for the full day sightseeing which include the following mentioned places of interest:
Evening return back to the hotel for Dinner and overnight stay.
After the early morning breakfast youll be assisted in the check out formalities and transfer to Dharamshala. Dharamshala has one of the most spectacular settings for a hill station and split into two parts. The lower part is only known as Dharamshala and is about 9 kms away from the upper part, and known as McLeodganj. In Dharamshala there is a strong Tibetan influence. The Dalai Lama settled here after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959.
No activities are scheduled for the day and Indian Voyaging suggests its esteemed clients to rest and explore the city on your own before returning back to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After the early morning breakfast youll be assisted with the full day sightseeing of Dharamshala. This place is home to one of the most beautiful sites in Himanchal Pradesh and home to some of the most impressive sightseeing.
Some of famous places of interest are as follow:
Baijnath Shiv temple
St. John's Church
Return to the hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.
After the early morning breakfast youll be assisted with the check out formalities and then youll start your drive to one of the most picturesque locations in the northern India Manali.
Manali is an ancient town located near the end of the Kullu valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. Manali is only 40 kms. away from Kullu to the north. Manali is surrounded by the towering peaks at an arm length and is located near the snowline. Manali literally means the home of Manu. Manu is the mythological character who survived when the world was drowned in flood. The fish saved him and later he recreated human life at Manali. Manali is also known as the Switzerland of India. Today, Manali is a flourishing orchard industry, trekking destination and a famous tourist destination for the honeymoon lovers. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Leh and Zanskar regions in Kashmir valley. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, high mountains which are surrounded by silent snows and deep boulder strew gorges, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, thick forests, tiny fields of wild flowers, small picturesque hamlets and fruit orchards. Manali is also a sacred pilgrimage place for the Hindus.
The evening is free for you to explore the local surrounding and get accustomed to the high altitude levels of Manali.
Indian Voyaging advises all its esteemed clients to wake up early on the day you need to go for the sightseeing to Rohtang Pass to avoid getting stuck in the traffic jams.
Rohtang Pass (3979 m) is 51kms from Manali on highway to Keylong/Leh. It offers a panorama and spectacular mountain view. The pass is open from June to October each year although trekkers can cross it earlier. It is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gatway to Ladakh. There are a beautiful sight of glaciers, peaks and Chandra river flows down in the Lahaul valley. Slightly to the left are the twin peaks of the Geypan. During summer(mid June to October) regular buses ply between Manali-Keylong/Darcha, Udaipur, Spiti and Leh. Rohtang Pass is best visitable between May/June to October/November.
Also visit Solang Nullah, 13 km northwest of Manali, is famous for its 300-meter ski lift.
After the early morning breakfast, the Indian Voyaging representative will assist you to go for the full day sightseeing of Manali and enjoy the picturesque beauty of one of the most famous hill stations in India Manali.
The sightseeing tours include the following mentioned places:
Return to the hotel after the full day sightseeing in Manali. A good night sleep is suggested before gearing up for an early morning departure to Shimla.
After Morning breakfast drive to Shimla which was once the Summer Capital of India during the British Raj Enroot visiting the famous Kullu valley and Kullu Shawl Industry On arrival Shimla check in hotel and rest of the day is free for shopping and other activites.
After the early morning breakfast the Indian Voyaging representative will assist you to go ahead with all the sightseeing which are scheduled for the day.
Some of the major sightseeing attractions are listed below:
Chail: Chail lies at a height of 2,250 metres above the sea level.Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala,when was facing an exiled from Shimla, he decided to create his own summer capital, which was Chail. The picturesque hill station located amidst scented forests of chir pine and gigantic deodars. Chail is built on three hills, the palace is on Rajgarh Hill, the Residency Snow View once occupied by British resident is on Pandhewa Hill and on the third hill Sadh Tiba where Chail is situated. Overlookin