If you want to explore the amazing unspoiled beauty of the popular Himachal Pradesh, then opt for the Himachal Calling tour. This itinerary of 12 nights and 13 days will offer you a chance to explore the amazing beauty of hill towns like Shimla, Manali, Palampur, Dharamshala, Khajjiar as well as Dalhousie. During the tour, you will indulge in a number of things such as sightseeing, shopping, adventure activities etc.
- Visit to the ancient Jakhu temple in Shimla
- Adventure activities in Kufri Valley
- Indulge in Para-gliding, Rock climbing etc at Rohtang Pass and Solang Nallah
- Visit the ancient Hadmiba temple in Manali
- Halt at a 1000-yr old Baijnath temple, en-route Palampur
- Pottery lessons at Andretta Pottery, Palampur
- Rejuvenate yourself at the Chinmaya Tapovan Trust, Dharamshala
- Fun activities in Khajjiar
- A dip in medicinal water of Satdhara, Dalhousie
Day 1: Chandigarh - Shimla
After reaching Chandigarh, get an assisted transfer to Shimla (By road). On arrival, check-in at the hotel. If time and energy permits, you can take a stroll in the nearby surroundings and treat your eyes with the natural beauty available in abundance. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Shimla
After having your breakfast on the second day, leave for a day’s excursion to Kufri, a small beautiful town. Once you reach Kufri, you can enjoy a lot in this picturesque location. Try your hand in trekking or hiking. You can also take a pony ride to explore the surroundings. While returning to Shimla, visit Jakhu Temple. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, this is an ancient temple. Stay overnight.
Day 3: Shimla
Day 3 of the tour is fixed for sightseeing of Shimla where you are going to cover Kali Badi, Kamna Devi, City Church, Sankat Mochan, Kali Badi, the Mall road and the popular Ritz Theater, among the other things. Have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Shimla - Manali
Have your breakfast and leave for Manali. On the way, you are going to explore the Kullu valley, an extremely beautiful place where you can enjoy sightseeing, shopping along with other activities; Sundernagar Lake, a beautiful and Pandhoh Dam, an embankment on river Beas. Once you reach Manali, check into the hotel. If energy permits, you can explore the surroundings on foot. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Manali
5th day is fixed for sightseeing where you will go to Rohtang Pass. This is a 100-yr old snow glacier, a well-known tourist attraction, which is visited by a large number of tourists every day. The other visit of the day will be Solang Nallah. At both these places, along with treating your eyes with the surrounding beauty, you can try your hand at various adventure activities like para-gliding, rock climbing, zummaring and more. Overnight stay in Manali.
Day 6: Manali
Today, you are going to explore the hill town of Old Manali. You will cover places like Hadimba Devi temple (a popular ancient cave temple), Manu Temple, Vashist Temple, Van Vihar and Monastery as well. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 7: Manali - Palampur
After you have your breakfast, begin your journey towards Palampur, a small hill town bounded by pine forests and tea estates. En-route, you will drive pass through Jogindernagar Valley. Halt at Baijnath temple, this amazing piece of Indian architecture, around 1000 years old, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the evening, after you reach Palampur, complete your check-in formalities. Stay overnight.
Day 8: Palampur - Dharamshala
Have your breakfast and leave for visiting Andretta Pottery. This pottery studio was started in 1983 and has gained a lot of popularity. You can observe the art of pottery making here and if you want you can even try your hand at it. Return back to the main town for lunch. Post lunch, leave for Dharamshala (Meclodganj). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Proceed to visit the Chinmaya Tapovan Trust. Surrounded by the Himalayas, filled with calmness, this is a perfect place to meditate and relax yourself. Stay overnight in Dharamshala
Day 9: Dharamshala - Khajjiar
Proceed to Khajjiar through Jot. Popular as Mini Switzerland, Khajjiar is a hill station that is a famous tourist destination too. Upon arriving in Khajjiar, check-into the hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities. We suggest that you should indulge in nature walk, horse riding and zorbing. If not, then you can also visit attractions like Golden Devi temple, Khajji Nag temple, Khajiiar Lake Etc. Have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: Khajjiar - Dalhousie
Have your taking and leave for Dalhousie on the 10th day of the tour. Once you reach Dalhousie, check-in at the hotel. Dalhousie, a quaint hill town with unspoiled beauty was established as a summer retreat during the British Raj in 1854. Named after Lord Dalhousie, it witnesses a large number of tourists. If you want then you can explore the surroundings on foot or can visit the local bazaar as well. Stay overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Dalhousie
Day 11th is booked for Dalhousie sightseeing. You are going to explore the local scenery of the Bakrota Hill, Pangi View, Bathri View. From these points, you can have an amazing view of the region. Later, you will visit the waterfalls of Subhash Baoli that offers a point offering an amazing view of Dharashala, Satdhara, which are 7 springs blessed with medicinal properties and Panjpulla, a memorial with 5 bridges. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Dalhousie - Chandigarh
Leave for Chandigarh, after you have your breakfast. On arrival, check into the hotel. Have your breakfast and rest for some time. Later, in the evening, enjoy boating on Sukhna lake and visit Rock Garden too, two major attractions. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 13: Departure
Head for the railway station or the airport for your onward destination journey.