Himachal: Shimla Chail

6 Days

Overview

Welcome to Himachal: Shimla Chail trip

Key Destinations

  • Shimla: The Ridge: A large open space in the heart of the city with stunning views. Mall Road: The main street with shops, cafes, and colonial architecture. Jakhoo Temple: A Hanuman temple situated on Jakhoo Hill. Christ Church: A prominent landmark with neo-Gothic architecture. Kufri: A nearby hill station known for its ski slopes and hiking trails.
  • Manali: Rohtang Pass: A high mountain pass offering breathtaking views (subject to weather conditions). Solang Valley: Famous for adventure sports like paragliding, zorbing, and skiing. Hadimba Temple: An ancient cave temple surrounded by cedar forests. Vashisht Hot Springs: Natural hot springs with medicinal properties. Old Manali: Known for its laid-back vibe, cafes, and scenic beauty.
  • Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj: Dalai Lama Temple Complex: The spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhism. Bhagsu Waterfall: A scenic waterfall near the Bhagsunath Temple. Triund Trek: A popular trekking route offering panoramic views of the Dhauladhar range. Norbulingka Institute: A center for preserving Tibetan culture and arts.
  • Dalhousie and Khajjiar: St. John’s Church: A historic church with beautiful architecture. Panchpula: A scenic spot with waterfalls and streams. Khajjiar: Often referred to as “Mini Switzerland of India,” it’s a picturesque plateau with meadows and a lake.
  • Kullu: Great Himalayan National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage site known for its biodiversity. Bijli Mahadev Temple: A temple with stunning views of the Kullu Valley. Raghunath Temple: A famous temple dedicated to Lord Rama.
  • Spiti Valley: Key Monastery: The largest monastery in Spiti, offering stunning views and a rich history. Chandratal Lake: A high-altitude lake known for its clear blue waters.
  • Kaza: The main town in Spiti, serving as a base for exploring the valley. Dhankar Monastery: A stunning cliff-top monastery offering panoramic views.

Itinerary

Services: Volvo Only Start your wonderful journey to Manali by boarding the Volvo from the Delhi Volvo pick-up point (Guests are requested to report at the scheduled time). Overnight Journey will be by Volvo.

Exotic Manali offers something special for everyone. It gives peace to mediators, inspiration to artists, Daring Activities for Adventure Seekers, and this list just goes on. As soon as you enter the terrains of Manali, you will feel a cool breeze already taking all your stress away and surprising you with its jaw-dropping landscapes.

The tourists will arrive in the morning. They will be picked up from the Volvo bus stand or the railway station. Now the tourists can check-in at the hotel and take some rest. The sightseeing is via personal cab.

The tourists can explore the various places like :– "HADIMBA TEMPLE" which is a spiritual place. Club House is a great place for comprehensive facilities and you can easily enjoy a wonderful day here. Along with this, also visit – Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, Manu Temple, Shiva Temple, Jogani Water Fall, Vashisht Temple, and also go to old temples.
In the evening visit- “Mall Road” and have a stay in the hotel at night.

On the next day, the morning after breakfast tourists can visit the Pilgrimage – "Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara"- (Natural Hot Spring Water) and enjoy the hot water springs that have medical properties & take the blessings of God/goodness.

The tourists can explore the nearby places like -- Kasol, Kasol Market, Shiv Temple, Flea Market, Parvati Valley, and they can even do trekking.
And Tourist also visit :- Kullu, Vaishno Devi Temple, Kullu Valley, Rabbit farm & "RIVER RAFTING" – River Rafting is also very famous around there and visit the Handicrafts and Shawls Factory. Later, return to the hotel and have your dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Manali

Morning, after breakfast visit sightseeing:- Nehru Kund, Him-Valley, Solang Valley, Atal Tunnel, "SISSU", Tandi Sangam, Keylong, Jispa, Dipak Tal, Zing-Zing Pass, Suraj Tal, Bara-lacha Pass, and overnight stay at hotel in Manali.

While visiting "Solang Valley" one should also try hands-on adventure activities as it is one of the best places for adventures near Manali. You can enjoy activities like – Paragliding, Cable Car Ropeway, Zorbing, Snow Scooter, "Snow Skiing", Horse Riding, and also can enjoy a short Trek to “Anjani Mahadev”. Overnight stay at a hotel in Manali.

After Breakfast at the hotel, you need to vacate the room by 11 AM. The afternoon will be at leisure. You can explore the Shopping "Malls of Manali" on your own. At 07 PM board the Volvo AC bus for Delhi for an overnight journey. Drop from Hotel to Manali Bus Stand by Taxi will be provided by us…

On your 6th day, the tourists will reach back Delhi by 8 am in the morning.

Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit

  • Summer (April to June): Ideal for sightseeing, trekking, and adventure sports.
  • Monsoon (July to September): Lush greenery and fewer tourists, but some areas may experience landslides.
  • Autumn (September to November): Clear skies and pleasant weather.
  • Winter (December to February): Snowfall and winter sports, especially in Shimla, Manali, and Spiti.

Transport

  • Himachal Pradesh is well-connected by road. Major towns like Shimla and Manali have bus services, taxis, and rental cars. For remote areas like Spiti, private vehicles or guided tours are recommended.

 

Accommodation

  • A range of options from budget guesthouses to luxury resorts. Homestays are also popular, especially in rural areas, offering a chance to experience local culture.

Adventure Activities

  • Trekking: Popular treks include the Hampta Pass, Beas Kund, and the Triund trek.
  • Paragliding: Bir-Billing is a world-renowned paragliding site.
  • Rafting: River rafting in the Beas River (Kullu-Manali) and Spiti River.
  • Skiing: Solang Valley and Kufri are popular skiing destinations.
  • Camping: Campsites are available in Manali, Spiti Valley, and other scenic spots.

Cultural Highlights

  • Festivals: Attend local festivals like Dussehra in Kullu, Losar (Tibetan New Year) in Dharamshala, and the Summer Festival in Shimla.

Local Cuisine

  • Try Himachali dishes like Dham (traditional feast), Chana Madra, Siddu (steamed bread), and Babru (a type of flatbread).

Handicrafts

  • Shop for local handicrafts like Kullu shawls, Kangra paintings, and Tibetan artifacts.

Safety Tips

  • Altitude Sickness: Take it slow when traveling to high-altitude areas like Spiti Valley. Acclimatize properly and stay hydrated.
  • Road Conditions: Some roads, especially to remote areas, can be rough and prone to landslides. Travel during daylight and check local advisories.

Weather

  • Carry appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions. Winters can be extremely cold, especially in high-altitude areas.

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Himachal: Shimla Chail