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Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.
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ARRIVE CHANDIGARH & DRIVE TO MANALI VIA KULLU
Arrive at Delhi airport and drive to Manali, en-route pass by Bilaspur, Sutlaj Link Project, Sundernagar Lake, Pandoh Dam, Beas River, Kullu valley. Arrive Manali and check in at hotel. Evening at leisure & relax after long journey. Overnight stay at hotel.
MANALI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, start local Manali sightseeing tour visit Hadimba Temple built in 1553 with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof, it is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. Club House The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant makes wonderful outing for the day. Visit Manu temple which located in old Manali. Later proceeding to Vashisht village well known for its hot springs. Later visit Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar. Evening free for leisure and explore the shopping mall of Manali. Overnight stay at hotel.
EXCURSION TO SOLANG VALLEY
After breakfast excursion to Solang Valley the place is also well known for adventurous sports whether summer sports or winter sports. Parachuting, skating/skiing, zorbing and paragliding are some of the famous sports played here. Few ski agencies also offer different courses as well as equipment to enjoy but these agencies are active only in winter seasons since snow melts in summer.
Note: Rohtang Pass sightseeing tour as per the NGT directions & subject to vehicle permits and pay as per actual by guest directly.
Later back to Manali and explore the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
MANALI TO SHIMLA (VIA KULLU)
After breakfast you will depart by surface for Shimla, en-route pass by Beas River, Kullu valley, Pandoh Dam, Sundernagar. Arrive Shimla and check in at hotel. Evening at leisure & relax after long journey. Overnight stay at hotel.
KUFRI & SHIMLA LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After Breakfast, excursion tour to Kufri. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park, poney and Yak Ride and one can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, The place is a tourist hotspot for its awesome scenic and sports activities. At afternoon visit Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (Vice regal Lodge built in 1885). Jakhoo Temple at 2455m, this is the town’s highest peak and a famous point for Shimla’s famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first
beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grindlays Bank (1912) the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grindlay. At evening walk at The Scandal point & famous shopping place of Shimla ‘The Mall’ & The Ridge, later back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
SHIMLA – TOUR ENDS
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Delhi airport or railway station to board flight or train to back to home.