PICK UP FROM DELHI AND DRIVE TO SHIMLA (375 KMS / APPROX 08 HRS / 7500 FEET) :
Welcome onboard a wonderful tour with your own Thomas Cook to one of the most happening destination – Himachal! Today, we start a
scenic drive from Delhi meeting point towards Shimla. Situated in the Himalayan ranges, Shimla is a picturesque hill station in Himachal
Pradesh. Check in at the resort and relax. Over night at the resort.
Note – Tourists coming down from other cities on their own have to reach Delhi latest by 8am on the day of departure. The pickup will be
from Meeting Point (Hotel Lohmod or Similar ), where guests can freshen up / have breakfast (on their own, at direct payment basis) and
join the tour. The vehicles shall depart at 9.15am from this hotel. It’s also advisable that the clients reach Delhi a night prior to the date of
departure so as to join the tour comfortably (please check with our holiday experts for special deals on suggested hotels near the airport).
IN SHIMLA – NALDHERA, KUFRI AND MALL ROAD:
Today morning after a filling delicious breakfast, visit Naldhera. It boasts of the oldest 9 hole golf course in the country. Crowned with a
springing turf the Golf Course was suggested by Lord Curzon. He was so enchanted by the place that he gave his daughter Alexendra,
“Naldehra” as her second name. The Naga temple is also situated here and Naldehra derives its name from it.
Later drive to Kufri derives its name from ‘Kufr’ which means lake. It is especially popular among trekkers. The salubrious climate and
stunning natural beauty makes Kufri a perfect summer getaway. Kufri is also a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as the
Himalayan Nature Park is situated on the outskirts of the town. The Park is home to over 180 varieties of fauna.
Thereafter visit the famous mall road of Shimla. Visit the Scandal Point, Jhakoo Temple (private vehicles do not have access to Jhakoo
temple because of the location. The guests can take a shared taxi available on Mall Road and visit the temple. It’s advisable to visit the
temple before it turns dark; hence the guests can first visit the temple and then spend time on the mall road.) After ample of Shopping time,
return to your hotel for a mouth watering dinner. Overnight in the resort.
TRANSFER TO MANALI (290KMS / APPROX 08 TO 09 HOURS / 6,726 FEET):
After an early breakfast, depart for Manali by road. Enjoy the scenic beauty of enchanting Kullu Valley while you drive to Manali. In
Hinduism, Manu was said to have survived a great flood that destroyed the rest of the world. He then recreated mankind in this Kullu Valley
town. Boost your adrenaline rush while you enjoy White Water Rafting in the gushing waters of the Beas River (on your own). Later arrive in
Manali and check in at the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
IN MANALI – DAY AT LEISURE – RESERVED FOR EXCURSION TO SNOW POINT AND SOLANG EXCURSION (51
K MS / APPROX 3.5 HOURS ONE WAY / ON DIRECT PAYMENT BASIS):
After early breakfast enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohthang Pass (Closed On Tuesdays). Known for its scenic
beauty, Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. Manali-Leh Highway, a part of NH 21, transverses Rohtang Pass. The name
Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. Besides Lahaul and Spiti, Rohtang
Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and the
Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang.
Later visit the famous Solang Valley. Solang Valley, locally known as Solang Nullah, is renowned as the preferred location for adventure
activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in
parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level. Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush
greenery, apple orchards, snowcapped peaks and lakes attracts lacs of visitors. Return to hotel by the evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight
IN MANALI – NAGGAR EXCURSION AND LOCAL SIGHT SEEING :
Today morning after breakfast, visit Naggar. Naggar was the former capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as a
headquarters of the State until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu) by Jagat Singh in 1460 A.D. Today this ancient and beautiful
Palace is a popular tourist spot. Prof. Late Nicholas Roerich, a reputed artist had chosen Naggar as his residence when he came to India in
1929. The house has now been converted in an art gallery which houses numbers of rare paintings and other specimen of art in Naggar.
After lunch, enjoy Manali Local Sightseeing. Visit Hadimba Temple, Vashisth Kund. Hadimba temple, Also known as the Doongri Temple, is
a four-tiered pagoda-like wooden temple standing in deodar trees and has beautiful carvings on its ornamental door. Dedicated to Hadimba,
the wife of Bhim, this temple is the venue for an annual fair held during May. Vashishta Springs, are located across the Beas river, about 3
km away from Manali, at an altitude of 1,982 meters (6,200 feet) and are the natural sulphur hot springs. Enjoy the evening on the mall road
where you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts (on your own). Overnight in hotel.
TRANSFER TO CHANDIGARH/PANCHKULA (320KMS / APPROX 09 TO 10 HOURS):
Today after breakfast, wave a goodbye to Manali and drive to Chandigarh by road. Visit the well known Kullu Vaishnomata Temple in Kullu.
Later check in at the hotel in Chandigarh. Overnight at the hotel.
CHANDIGARH SIGHTSEEING AND DRIVE TO DELHI (265KMS / APPROX. 06 HOURS DRIVE):
Last day of the tour, today after early breakfast, visit Rock Garden. Chandigarh rock garden is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a
unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by
using industrial and urban waste. Adjoining Rock Garden is the Sukhna Lake. Chandigarh Sukhna Lake serves as a great picnic spot and
an apt place for pursuing water sport activities like boating, yachting and water skiing etc. Later proceed to Delhi. The mesmerizing tour
concludes as the coach drops you at Delhi Domestic Airport. You can aboard your further connection for your place with innumerable
Note – Guests who would like to book their return journeys out of Delhi, can book their flights/trains after 6pm on the last day of tour –
subject the traffic, road conditions and the time group checks out in the morning. Ideally, the guests should reach Delhi before 4pm in the
evening. Please consult with out Holiday Experts for more details.