Breathtaking Himachal Tour

Delve into the bliss of “Devbhumi” - God’s own land, Himachal

Himachal Pradesh - nestles in north-west region of western Himalayas; is a beautiful state of India, whichhas distinct topographic diversity and breathtaking natural beauty. Trans-Himalayan desert, snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, apple orchards, dense deodar forests, farmed terraces, glaciers, gushing rivers and more create breathtaking Himachal Pradesh. This state attracts nature lovers from all parts of the world. Its rich flora & fauna and cultural heritage contributed to maximum footfall of tourists.

Max Holidays bundles the goodness of this place into a package that accomplishes the wish of travel aficionados and globetrotters. The best ways to explore this Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh is to trust the best in this industry. This 15 days tour is pre-planned; nevertheless it can also be customized to meet your special requirements. The motive is clear… “Delve into the bliss of “Devbhumi”.

Your tour starts at the National Capital, New Delhi. When in India and in the capital, then why not start the exploration here itself! Places that you cover during the tour include New Delhi, Chandigarh, Nalagarh, Chail, Shimla, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Dharamshala, Pragpur, Palampur, and Pathankotand finally back to Delhi for departure. During these 15 days you will be traveling across 10-12 different places, each of which has a surprise element in itself. Be it the Temples or the Monasteries, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary or Chail Cricket Ground, adventure sports like Paragliding, Skiing and sledding in Rohtang Pass or shopping woolen shawls and garments at Kullu valley; there is something for every person’s interest.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi International airport, you will meet Max Holidays representative who will assist you to your car and escort you to your pre booked hotel. Night stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing

After lavish buffet breakfast in the hotel meet our informative guide who will take you for the combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Sightseeing of Delhi includes Qutab Minar whose construction was started by Qutab Ud din Aibek in 12th century but was completed by illtutmish. Later visit Humayun’s Tomb which was built by Akbar one of the greatest Mughal Emperor for his father Humayun. Drive past President’s House and takes a small break at India Gate for photography. After that continue your tour to Old Delhi, drive past Red Fort to visit one of the biggest mosque of India and perhaps in the world Jumma Mosque. Just in front of the mosque is bustling Chandni Chowk (moonlight square) filled with hawkers. You can enjoy a rickshaw ride here. After finishing the old Delhi tour, visit Birla Temple. Later you are free to explore around at Connaught Place, as it offers many famous local restaurants. Night stay at hotel.

Remark: you may also enjoy a sound and light show at Red Fort in Old Delhi, it will create an era of Mughals.

Day 03 : Delhi - Chandigarh

After breakfast, drive to Chandigarh which is one of the most beautiful cities of India designed by Le Corbusier. On arrival, check in hotel. Visit the open air exhibition hall at Rock Garden which is a wonderful creation of Nek Chand who collected all the waste materials like broken bangles, mudguard, electric wires and many more to make sculptures. Enjoy boat ride on Sukhna Lake. Evening, see how the local folks gather at the shopping centre in 17th sector market. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Chandigarh - Nalagarh

After breakfast at hotel, depart for Nalagarh considered to be the gateway to Himachal Pradesh. Visit Nalagarh Fort built in the year 1421 AD by Raja Vikram Chand, from here you can have a panoramic view of the Shivalik hills. Rest of the day is free to enjoy the soothing ambience. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 : Nalagarh – Chail

Morning depart for Chail which is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitude of 2250 metres above sea level. Chail was the creation of Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh who was given exile from Shimla due to overtures to Commander in Chief Lord Kitchener’s daughter. So he decided to make his own hill station higher than Shimla. The beauty of Chail lies in Chail Palace which is a paradise for honeymoon couples. Visit one of the highest cricket ground in the world. Rest of the day is free to enjoy the quiet and serene ambience of Chail.

Day 06 : Chail

Day is to explore the local places of Chail, visit the Chail Sanctuary, full of sky touching tall cedar trees. Also visit Chail Palace, once the residence of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, now converted into a hotel. Rest of the day is free to wander around the local markets.

Day 07 : Chail - Shimla

Morning leave for Shimla one of the mind soothing hill station of Himachal Pradesh of India. It was a summer capital of colonial India. Shimla nestles in the north western Himalayas among the pine and oak forest. The most interesting place to hang out is Mall road clustered with shops and restaurants. Another place where you can enjoy your stroll is ridge road; take a break at Christ Church. From the ridge you can have a panoramic view of the mountain ranges.

Day 08 : Shimla

Half day sightseeing of Shimla will include the highest point Jakhoo hill famous for Hanuman Temple. Also visit Glen forest and Chadwick falls later visit Himachal State museum. Rest of the day is free to discover Shimla on your own. Night stay at hotel

Day 09 : Shimla – Manali

Today head to Manali situated in the Kullu valley at the confluence of Beas and Manalsu rivers. Famous for the 16th century Hadimba temple. Manali is also renowned for those seeking for some adventure and winter sports. After a long drive day free to relax in your resort.

Day 10 : Manali – Excursion to Rohtang Pass

Morning, drive to one of the highest motorable road Rohtang Pass. The literal meaning of Rohtang in Tibetan language is ‘pile of corpses’. The drive from Manali to Rohtang is terrific en route you will have some breathtaking views en route stop at Snow Point. This road connects to Leh from May to November after that it is closed due to heavy snow fall. Capture some of the best moments with natural beauty in your camera. After spending some time return to Manali. Rest of the day is free to loiter in and around Manali. Visit Hadimba Devi Temple and some Buddhist monasteries. Night stay at hotel.

Day 11 : Dharamshala – Pragpur

After having some refreshing moments of Manali leave for Dharamshala en route visiting one of the fabulous destinations of Kangra valley Palampur, surrounded by snow capped mountain ranges amidst which tea gardens are situated. Overnight stay in your hotel.

Day 12 : Palampur – Dharamshala

Morning go for sightseeing of Palampur which is full of colonial buildings. Spare some time to visit tea factory where you can have the first hand experience how the tea is processed. Visit Andrettaa village famous for local handicrafts and where you can see the pottery making art. Also visit Chamunda Devi Temples. Later in the evening drive to Dharamshala. Nights stay in hotel.

Day 13 : Dharamshal

Dharamshala is located in Kangra valley engulfed by thick coniferous forest. Visit Mc Leodgang about 4 kilometers on the upper Dharamshala, world renowned for the teachings of his holiness Dalai Lama who give his teaching here every year. It is also the residence of Dalai Lama. Also visit Kangra Art museum which caters all the rich arts and crafts some of them dating back to 05th century. Rest of the day is free to take a walk in the streets and enjoy the serene ambience. Night stay at hotel

Day 14 : Dharamshala – Pathankot – Delhi (Overnight Train)

Following a day at leisure, we will drive to Pathankot to catch an overnight train to Delhi. Overnight aboard air conditioned sleeper accommodation.

Day 15 : Delhi – Departure

On arrival at railway station you will be received by Max representative who will escort you to the International airport to board your flight back to home carrying sweet memories of the Himalayas.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi International airport, you will meet Max Holidays representative who will assist you to your car and escort you to your pre booked hotel. Night stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing

After lavish buffet breakfast in the hotel meet our informative guide who will take you for the combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Sightseeing of Delhi includes Qutab Minar whose construction was started by Qutab Ud din Aibek in 12th century but was completed by illtutmish. Later visit Humayun’s Tomb which was built by Akbar one of the greatest Mughal Emperor for his father Humayun. Drive past President’s House and takes a small break at India Gate for photography. After that continue your tour to Old Delhi, drive past Red Fort to visit one of the biggest mosque of India and perhaps in the world Jumma Mosque. Just in front of the mosque is bustling Chandni Chowk (moonlight square) filled with hawkers. You can enjoy a rickshaw ride here. After finishing the old Delhi tour, visit Birla Temple. Later you are free to explore around at Connaught Place, as it offers many famous local restaurants. Night stay at hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi - Chandigarh

After breakfast, drive to Chandigarh which is one of the most beautiful cities of India designed by Le Corbusier. On arrival, check in hotel. Visit the open air exhibition hall at Rock Garden which is a wonderful creation of Nek Chand who collected all the waste materials like broken bangles, mudguard, electric wires and many more to make sculptures. Enjoy boat ride on Sukhna Lake. Evening, see how the local folks gather at the shopping centre in 17th sector market. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Chandigarh - Nalagarh

After breakfast at hotel, depart for Nalagarh considered to be the gateway to Himachal Pradesh. Visit Nalagarh Fort built in the year 1421 AD by Raja Vikram Chand, from here you can have a panoramic view of the Shivalik hills. Rest of the day is free to enjoy the soothing ambience. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 : Nalagarh – Chail

Morning depart for Chail which is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitude of 2250 metres above sea level. Chail was the creation of Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh who was given exile from Shimla due to overtures to Commander in Chief Lord Kitchener’s daughter. So he decided to make his own hill station higher than Shimla. The beauty of Chail lies in Chail Palace which is a paradise for honeymoon couples. Visit one of the highest cricket ground in the world. Rest of the day is free to enjoy the quiet and serene ambience of Chail.

Day 06 : Chail

Day is to explore the local places of Chail, visit the Chail Sanctuary, full of sky touching tall cedar trees. Also visit Chail Palace, once the residence of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, now converted into a hotel. Rest of the day is free to wander around the local markets.

Day 07 : Chail - Shimla

Morning leave for Shimla one of the mind soothing hill station of Himachal Pradesh of India. It was a summer capital of colonial India. Shimla nestles in the north western Himalayas among the pine and oak forest. The most interesting place to hang out is Mall road clustered with shops and restaurants. Another place where you can enjoy your stroll is ridge road; take a break at Christ Church. From the ridge you can have a panoramic view of the mountain ranges.

Day 08 : Shimla

Half day sightseeing of Shimla will include the highest point Jakhoo hill famous for Hanuman Temple. Also visit Glen forest and Chadwick falls later visit Himachal State museum. Rest of the day is free to discover Shimla on your own. Night stay at hotel

Day 09 : Shimla – Manali

Today head to Manali situated in the Kullu valley at the confluence of Beas and Manalsu rivers. Famous for the 16th century Hadimba temple. Manali is also renowned for those seeking for some adventure and winter sports. After a long drive day free to relax in your resort.

Day 10 : Manali – Excursion to Rohtang Pass

Morning, drive to one of the highest motorable road Rohtang Pass. The literal meaning of Rohtang in Tibetan language is ‘pile of corpses’. The drive from Manali to Rohtang is terrific en route you will have some breathtaking views en route stop at Snow Point. This road connects to Leh from May to November after that it is closed due to heavy snow fall. Capture some of the best moments with natural beauty in your camera. After spending some time return to Manali. Rest of the day is free to loiter in and around Manali. Visit Hadimba Devi Temple and some Buddhist monasteries. Night stay at hotel.

Day 11 : Dharamshala – Pragpur

After having some refreshing moments of Manali leave for Dharamshala en route visiting one of the fabulous destinations of Kangra valley Palampur, surrounded by snow capped mountain ranges amidst which tea gardens are situated. Overnight stay in your hotel.

Day 12 : Palampur – Dharamshala

Morning go for sightseeing of Palampur which is full of colonial buildings. Spare some time to visit tea factory where you can have the first hand experience how the tea is processed. Visit Andrettaa village famous for local handicrafts and where you can see the pottery making art. Also visit Chamunda Devi Temples. Later in the evening drive to Dharamshala. Nights stay in hotel.

Day 13 : Dharamshal

Dharamshala is located in Kangra valley engulfed by thick coniferous forest. Visit Mc Leodgang about 4 kilometers on the upper Dharamshala, world renowned for the teachings of his holiness Dalai Lama who give his teaching here every year. It is also the residence of Dalai Lama. Also visit Kangra Art museum which caters all the rich arts and crafts some of them dating back to 05th century. Rest of the day is free to take a walk in the streets and enjoy the serene ambience. Night stay at hotel

Day 14 : Dharamshala – Pathankot – Delhi (Overnight Train)

Following a day at leisure, we will drive to Pathankot to catch an overnight train to Delhi. Overnight aboard air conditioned sleeper accommodation.

Day 15 : Delhi – Departure

On arrival at railway station you will be received by Max representative who will escort you to the International airport to board your flight back to home carrying sweet memories of the Himalayas.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

13 nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night in Air Conditioned sleeper class train

Meals

14 Breakfasts, 10 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw ride, Boat ride

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

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