Shimla former summer capital of British India and now a capital of Himachal Pradesh, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik mountain ranges offering some stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. It is surrounded by Pine Deodar, Oak and Rhododendron forests. Towards the North lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities. Arrive Shimla check into the Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure, evening enjoy at mall road. Later back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel in Shimla.
After breakfast visit Indian Institute of Advanced studies, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu temple. Afternoon excursion tour of Kufri and Chail. Kufri is a popular Ski resort in winters, which offers some stunning mountain views. Later drive to Chail, the Chail Palace is well known for its architecture. The cricket ground and a polo ground which is there at an altitude of 2,444 m was owned by erstwhile royal family of Patiala. There we will visit the Palace of former Maharaja of Patiyala. Later back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel at Shimla.
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Manali. Situated on the Beas river (Vyaas in Hindi) and near its source, it is a popular tourist spot for Indians in summer and a magical snow-covered place in winter. A staging point for a number of treks (Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass) and sports such as white-water rafting. Manali is also on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul, Spiti and Rohtang pass which is main attraction near Manali. Arrive Manali and check in the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to visit the local markets. Overnight stay at hotel in Manal.
After breakfast visit Hadimba temple, the 450 years old Hidimbadevi Temple, the oldest temple in Manali, Vashisht Temple, Manu temple and picturesque Naggar Valley. Evening you can enjoy at mall road, later back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
After early breakfast visit Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) Carry warm clothes like hand gloves, muffler, sweater, shawl, socks and sports shoes etc. Enroute overcoats and shoes are available on hire. Please note that Rohtang Pass (altitude 3940 mts.) is actually 51 kms. far from Manali, due to heavy snow covering the road, this pass is not accessible during heavy snow fall for Snow Point, and Sollang Valley. Later back to hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.