DAY 01: CHANDIGARH / BHUNTAR – MANALI
Upon arrival at Chandigarh or Bhuntar Airport (near Kullu), you will receive assistance. Afterward, you will proceed to Manali, where you will be transferred to hotel/resort. After settling in, you’ll have free time to enjoy leisure activities at the Manali Resort.
“To reach Manali, Chandigarh Airport and Railway Station, approximately 280 kilometers or a 6 to 7-hour drive time, serve as the nearest major transportation hub. However, Bhuntar Domestic Airport near Kullu, located just around 55 kilometers or a 1 to 2-hour drive time, serves as the nearest airport.”
Manali, a Himalayan gem, cradled in the picturesque Beas River valley, gifts the world its natural wonders. This enchanting enclave, with its cool climate and snow-capped peaks, boasts hilly slopes and a misty, fairytale ambiance draped in lush green hues. Renowned as India’s honeymoon capital, it’s a paradise for nature enthusiasts, offering captivating vistas, babbling streams, and the fragrant embrace of pine forests. Manali caters to diverse travel interests—families seeking to bond, couples seeking serenity, solo travelers in search of solitude, and adventurous groups of friends. Discover a lifetime of cherished experiences in this beautiful resort town.
DAY 02: MANALI
After breakfast, embark on a day of sightseeing in and around Manali. Explore the local attractions and take in the beauty of the region. In the evening, enjoy your leisure time at The Mall.
DAY 03: MANALI
After breakfast, embark on a day of exploration in and around the stunning hill town, nestled amidst picturesque valleys and peaks.
Solang Valley, a mere 14 km from town, is known as the ‘Adventure Playground of Manali.’ It offers year-round excitement, with skiing and snowboarding in the winter and thrilling activities like paragliding, zorbing, and horse riding in the summer. Don’t miss the Solang Ropeway, providing panoramic Himalayan views. Not far away, Rohtang Pass, approximately 50 km from town, entices adventurers with towering peaks and glaciers, creating a snowy playground for activities like sledding and snowball fights during winter. The journey to Rohtang is an adventure in itself, with winding roads unveiling breathtaking vistas along the way.
DAY 04: MANALI – KULLU / SHIMLA
After breakfast, depart for Shimla, passing through the enchanting Kullu Valley. Upon your arrival in Shimla, transfer to hotel/resort to freshen up and enjoy leisure time.
Kullu Valley, cradled by the Beas River, is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, majestic hills adorned with pine and deodar forests, and extensive apple orchards. Nestled between the Pir Panjal and the Great Himalayan Ranges, it has become a popular destination for ski touring enthusiasts. With lush green mountains, perennial waterfalls, and babbling streams, the valley’s charm captivates all who visit this splendid place.
DAY 05: SHIMLA
After breakfast, embark on the exploration of the beautiful hill city of Shimla.
Shimla, a natural wonderland with misty forests and snow-capped peaks, blends cool hills with colonial architecture. Explore its heritage on Viceregal Lodge Road, featuring historic gems like the Viceregal Lodge and Gaiety Theatre. The Ridge Road offers panoramic beauty, colonial architecture, and a serene atmosphere. Admire Christ Church’s neo-Gothic splendor, meander through Mall Road’s colonial buildings with shops and cafes, and embark on heritage walks to uncover Shimla’s rich heritage.
DAY 06: SHIMLA
After breakfast, explore Shimla’s picturesque surroundings.
Discover the charms of this hill city nestled amidst scenic hill resorts, from the breathtaking Green Valley to enchanting Kufri, situated around 2500 meters above sea level, just 16 km from Shimla. Kufri is a winter wonderland, perfect for skiing and tobogganing on its snow-capped slopes.
DAY 07: SHIMLA – CHANDIGARH / DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to Shimla Airport or Station, or continue your journey to Chandigarh or Delhi. If time allows, make an en-route stop to explore Chandigarh, where you’ll later be transferred to Chandigarh or Delhi Airport or Station.
“From Shimla, the nearest major transportation hub is Chandigarh, just around 120 kilometers away, making it a 2-3 hour scenic journey. Alternatively, Delhi International Airport, located approximately 350 kilometers from Shimla, can be reached within a 7-8 hour drive.”
Chandigarh, a masterpiece of 20th-century urban planning by the renowned French architect-planner Le Corbusier, boasts some of his most exceptional architectural creations. It has set modern architectural and city planning standards across India and is known for its captivating landscaping, characterized by clean, cubical forms and meticulous attention to proportion, scale, and detail.
Embark on our captivating 7-day journey through our ‘Beautiful Himachal Itinerary,’ unveiling the hidden gems of India’s scenic hill resorts. Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. This voyage offers profound insights into some of India’s most coveted hill retreats and holiday destinations. As you explore, get ready to be enchanted by picturesque views, soak in a rich cultural tapestry, and embrace the serenity of the natural world at every step. Throughout your adventure, savor a mesmerizing holiday experience that will make your trip truly unforgettable.