Famous for its picturesque landscapes and beautiful valleys, Himachal is a place that would not ebb out of your memory for decades to come, with beautiful places like Manali and Dharamshala. Dharamshala is an area which repletes with Tibetan culture pretty well. With a horde of activities to do, Himachal is your quintessential family destination, and if that isn't enough, we have got the beautiful Amritsar that will satiate your desire for travel and recreation. So go right ahead and take a look at our 10 nights/ 11 days Shimla Manali Dalhousie travel package.
Day 1: Delhi to Shimla (9-10 hrs. Journey)
We’ll start our journey from Delhi in the evening and head to Shimla. Overnight journey to Shimla.
Day 2: Arrive at Shimla
Reach Shimla in the morning from where you’ll be transferred to your hotel in private vehicle. Check-in at the hotel and have some rest. In the afternoon after some leisure, we’ll head to Jakhu Temple - a very well-known temple situated at the top of the hill to seek blessings of the almighty. An hour-long enthralling trek takes you to the renowned temple known for stunning vistas and the presence of numerous monkeys. Visit the famous Christ Church, Rashtrapati Niwas, Johnnie Wax Museum followed by the bustling mall road where you can indulge in a shopping spree. Also, explore the Ridge and the State Museum for a quick and interesting peep into the city’s history and culture. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Visit Kufri and Mashobra
After breakfast and some leisure, head to Kufri. Follow the jungle trails of Kufri. You can try a lot of recreational activities over there like horse riding, rock climbing, ATV ride, etc. Now head to Mashobra, explore the serenity of the location. In the evening, return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Head to Manali via Kullu (7-8 hrs. Journey)
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and drive your way to Manali in private vehicle. Enroute visit the Kullu market which is famous for its handicrafts and shawls. Collect some souvenirs and head to Manali. Reach Manali by late evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
*Optional - River Rafting in Beas River at Kullu (on your own)
Day 5: Explore Manali
After breakfast and some leisure take a tour of the local market of Manali, visit the old Hidimba temple, Vasistha Temple and take a ride of the Yak if you want to. Explore the Manali main market just so that you don’t miss out on the mall road experience which every tourist craves for. Basically, do the touristy stuff and rest, so the basic checklist is cleared off! Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 6: Head to Solang Valley and slide over the Rohtang Pass Top Slopes
If the weather is clear & wind is with us, head to Solang Valley to experience ethereal serenity while sailing in the air, enjoy the bird’s eye view of Manali from a height on a glider. The plains give us an excellent opportunity for zorbing and ATV ride (All-Terrain Vehicle). Feel the high of being at 4800m and enjoy the hot cup of tea and maggie, sure it does taste different. After all the adventurous activities, head back to Manali for an overnight stay at the hotel.
*Note – Cab and permit to Rohtang Pass is chargeable extra.
(Rohtang Pass will be part of itinerary if the weather conditions are normal)
Day 7: Head to Dharamshala via Palampur (240 km / 8 hrs. Journey)
Wake up lazy morning. Check-out the hotel after breakfast and head to Dharamshala in private vehicle. Enroute visit Palampur - a green hill station in the Kangra Valley, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with Dhauladhar ranges. Visit the Taragarh Palace - situated at the foot of the Dhauladhar Mountains with splendid views of snow-capped peaks and tea gardens of the Kangra Valley. Now continue your journey to Dharamshala. Reach Dharamshala by evening. Check-in the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Explore Dharamshala and head to Dalhousie (3-4 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast and some leisure, explore the town replete with Tibetan culture and the residence of his Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Set on a sightseeing tour of Dharamshala and first visit a quaint little town, Mcleodganj. Visit the Bhagsunath waterfalls. At the start of Mcleodganj is a small bazaar filled with a variety of Tibetan handicrafts and artefacts. At the end of the spur lies the Namgyal Monastery thus the entire day at Dharamshala will be full of tranquillity and solace perfect for a rejuvenating sojourn to the hills. In the afternoon we’ll head to visit the famous HPCA stadium. Now start your journey to Dalhousie in a private vehicle. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Explore Khajjiar and areas around
Post breakfast and some leisure, we'll head to Khajjiar, also known as Mini Switzerland of India. Take a stroll around the Khajjiar Lake, visit the Khajji Nag temple. Enjoy the serenity of the locations amidst the meadows. Enroute we’ll visit the Dainkund Peak, the highest peak in Dalhousie and popularly known as the singing hill. There is an Indian Air Force base at the peak of Dainkund, and a left turn from there is the Pholani Devi Temple, which is the prime attraction.
You can also visit the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary - high altitude forest area located at an average elevation of 2,500 meters above sea level and offers stunning views of thick pine, deodar, and oak forests and a plethora of various fauna such as the Himalayan Black Bear, Pheasants, and Himalayan Black Marten. People usually prefer to walk up to Kalatop from Lakkarmandi (approx. 4 km from Kalatop) to take in the fantastic views of the beautiful landscapes of Kalatop. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
*Optional activities in Khajjiar (on your own) – Paragliding, Horse Riding, Zorbing, Rappelling, and River Crossing.
Day 10: Head to Amritsar (4-5 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Amritsar. Reach Amritsar by evening and visit to the Wagah border. Later, Check in at the hotel for Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Explore Amritsar and then back to Delhi
In the morning after breakfast, we’ll head to visit the Jallianwala Bagh followed by Harmandir Sahib where you can have delicious langar feast – try your hands on local cuisine, they say it’s something you should taste once in your life. At around noon, we’ll retrace our steps back to Delhi. Reach Delhi at night. End of trip.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
*Note - package cost is valid for min. 2 adults traveling together
Followings are not included in tour: