Advice for Best of Himachal (13 Nights / 14 Days)

#1 May 18th, 2011, 14:36
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May 2011
  • atishrobee is offline
Dear all

Please propose me a tour package operator for 13nite and 14 days tour. the places to visit are shimla, manali, Dharashala, Dalhousie and chandigarh. I am from mauritus. A similar tour operator(Global vision) has propose me a tour packahe of inr 55000 for 2 adults. asfollows: Pls advice whther it is expensive and advice me for other value for money tour operators.

Best of Himachal (13 Nights / 14 Days)

Duration: 3 Nights Shimla, 4 Nights Manali, 2 Nights Dharamshala, 3 Nights Dalhousie, 1 Night Chandigarh

Tour Cost for 02 Adults valid in August 2011


Sarthak Resort
Anupam resort
Himalayan resort
City Heart Park Plaza

Cost includes

Accommodation: on twin sharing basis in standard room.
Daily breakfast and Dinner.
Transportation using Ac Indica car (excluding Hills - where it will be non ac) as per the itinerary including all taxes, parking, toll, driver allowance.
All applicable hotel taxes and service taxes.

Cost does not include

Lunch, Entry ticket any, telephone laundry, or anything which is not mentioned above.


Day 01: Delhi - Shimla (380 kms)
On Arrival in Delhi we will meet you and transfer by to Shimla (343 kms / 8 hrs).Shimla is capital of himachal former capital of Britishers also set amidst, the snow copper, Shaivalik, mountains which offer some of the most beautifull view of himalaya Reach there and check in hotel Dinner and overnight at Simala.

Day 02: Shimla
Morning free. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple, Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall & The Ridge. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Shimla
Early morning after breakfast you will visit Kufri situated at an altitude of 2500 meters just an hours drive from Shimla. Later in the evening have a stroll at shimla's mall road which is suppose to be the biggest mall road of all hills, stay over night at hotel.

Day 04: Shimla - Manali
After early breakfast you will proceed to Manali (320 kms/8 hrs) Manali is a perfect hill station covered with snow mountains and beautiful water falls. On arrival check in at hotel.- Dinner and overnight at Manali.

Day 05: Manali
Morning after breakfast go for city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. Afternoon at leisure . Enjoy your dinner in hotel . Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Manali Manikaran via Kullu - Manali
After breakfast depart Manali and drive to Manikaran 75 kms /4 hours enroute Kullu, Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley between the rivers Vyaas and Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and a gurudwara.After sightseeing at Manikaran,we would transfer you to Kullu(45 kms/2 hours),there would be a half day sightseeing tour of Kullu.Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Manali.

Day 07: Manali
Full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass -(tourist spot in himalaya having snow all 12 months) is the most visited tourist spot in Himalaya having snow round the year (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley evening return to hotel . Diner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Manali - Dharamshala
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala 240 Km /7 hrs Dharamshala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful. Covering a wide area in the form of twin settlement, Lower Dharamshala (1380m) is a busy commercial centre. While upper Dharamshala (1830m) with the suburbs of Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, retains a British flavour and colonial lifestyle. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 09: Dharamshala
After breakfast go for the sightseeing of Mcleodganj H. H. The Dalai Lama resides here. At the start of Mcleodganj is a small bazaar filled with variety of Tibetan handicrafts and artifacts. At the end of the spur lies the Namgyal Monastery. The external wall is surrounded by rows of prayer wheels. With in the monastery are large idols of Buddha The charming church of St. John in the wilderness is situated here and this is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, a British Viceroy of India during the 19th century. Numerous ancient temples like Jwalamukhi, Brijeshwari and Chamunda lie on the plains below Dharamshala, dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 10: Dharamshala - Dalhousie
Travel by surface from Dharamshala to Dalhousie 130 Km 4 hrs . Dalhousie has marvelous forests trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, springand rivulets. Dalhousie still has a touch of the “Raj” and its colonial style building and houses bring back the flavors of an earlier era. Check in Hotel. Diner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 11: Dalhousie
After Breakfast move for local sightseeing in Dalhousie. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains- and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 12: Dalhousie
After breakfast we proceed to Khajjiar. Often called India's Switzerland, Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes, the snow-line rests above these woods and in the centre of the glade, is a small lake fed by streams that traverse the green carpet. Khajjiar was probably a glacial bowl formed during the last Himalayan ice age and left with a lake that gradually withered away. Khajjiar is part of the notified Kalatop - Khajjiar sanctuary. And later proceed for proceed to Chamba. stands on the right bank of the river Ravi.. It is well known for its splendid architecture and as the base for numerous excursions. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Dalhousie- Chandigarh
After breakfast check out and transfer to Chandigarh 318 K M / 06 hrs. On arrival check in at the hotel and later go for local sightseeing including Sukhna lake, Rock garden etc. Dinner and overnight in Chandigarh.

Day 14: Chandigarh - Delhi
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Delhi. End of the tour.
#2 May 25th, 2011, 14:13
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  • vikramkyy is offline
you can add so many other places also .. you can take inputs of indiamike members for better itinerary
#3 May 25th, 2011, 14:58
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  • snonymous is offline
Try this HPTDC service for some more options and quotes

If you are flying in from Mauritius, it will not cost that much extra to do your flight upto Chandigarh instead of Delhi, this will save you an extra 4-5hrs road journey.

I think one day is more than enough for Shimla, there are much better places in Himachal.

I was there in April. If you want some ideas, go through my recent trip report

Once you finalise your itinerary, you can also contact travel agents in Delhi / Chandigarh and get some more quotations.

What kind of vehicle are they offering you?
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#4 Jun 1st, 2011, 01:31
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थानेधार / नारकंडा / शिमला Thanedhar / Narkanda / Shimla
  • vasuki is offline
The Shimla and Dalhousie hotels are basic budget hotels and you may not feel good staying there seeing what you are paying..

Originally Posted by atishrobee View Post Shimla

Sarthak Resort
Anupam resort
Himalayan resort
City Heart Park Plaza
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