Day 01 Arrival in Delhi
Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and check-in at the hotel. India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 Sightseeing in Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 Drive to Shimla (340 kms / approx. 7 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Shimla – abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm. Check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 04 Trip to Kufri
Drive to Kufri after breakfast. This is a popular picnic spot located 16km from Shimla. You may hike on foot to the Mahasu Peak or pay for a mule ride up the hill. Mahasu is the tallest peak in Kufri that gives tourists an amazing view of distant snow-capped peaks. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. In the evening, take a walk on Shimla’s famous boulevard, Mall road & scandal point. See fine specimens of colonial architecture, snack at the various eateries in the market or shop for souvenirs. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 Drive from Shimla – Manali (250 kms / approx. 7 hours)
After breakfast, drive towards Manali – Offers super views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, and with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet for tourists. Apart from temples, Manali is popular among adventure tourists coming for trekking, paragliding, rafting and skiing. Check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Manali.
Day 06 Sightseeing in Manali
In morning after breakfast, go on an adventurous drive to Solang valley – a major attraction, without which the trip remains incomplete. All above mentioned adventure activities can be availed here at Solang Valley. Apart from activities, there are splendid views to enjoy in and around the Solang Valley. Later, today visit popular Hadimba Temple, Naggar Castle and Art gallery. In the evening, go for a walk along Mall Road. Dinner and overnight stay in Manali.
Day 07 Day at leisure in Manali
After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Manali. Alternatively, you may explore the destination offering numerous adventure sports and other places of interest. Dinner and overnight stay in Manali.
Day 08 Drive from Manali – Chandigarh (300 kms / approx. 7 hours)
After breakfast, drive towards Chandigarh and check-in at the hotel. If time permits, visit Nek Chand’s Rock Garden which consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap & other kinds of wastes materials. Overnight stay in Chandigarh.
Day 09 Drive from Chandigarh – Delhi (260 kms / approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Spend rest of the day at leisure. (Optional) – Attend a Sufi ceremony at Nizamuddin Dargah). Return back to Hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 10 Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for return flight back home.
|City||Nights||4 star Hotels||3 Star Hotels||Meal Plan|
|Delhi||3||Crowne Plaza MV||SK Premium Park||Breakfast|
|Manali||2||East Bourne Resort & Spa||Snow Valley Resort||Breakfast & Dinner|
|Shimla||3||Citrus Manali Resorts||Manali Heights||Breakfast & Dinner|
|Chandigarh||1||Hyatt Regency||Hotel 6||Breakfast|
US$999 per person on twin sharing .
|PACKAGE INCLUSIONS||PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS|
|• 9 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent
• Assistance at the airport
• Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
• Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
• Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
|• Air tickets and airport taxes
• Entry Fee at the Monuments
• Sightseeing of Rohtang Pass
• Optional activities are subject to availability. Charges additional
• Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
• Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments