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Himachal Sojourn Ex Chd 9D/8N

Himachal Pradesh, Shimla
INR 17,844.00
Holiday Overview

Shimla retains its colonial heritage, with grand old buildings and natural bounties. It is an important tourist hub and capital of Himachal Pradesh. From Shimla you will take an excursion to Kufri where you can enjoy a Yak and Poney ride and enjoy the majestic views of the Himalayas. You will then drive to Manali and visit the Hadimba temple, Manu temple, Vashisht Bath and Van Vihar which are some of the major attractions here. From Manali take an excursion to the Rohtang Pass and get a panaromic view of the majestic mountains. Drive to Dharamsala a hill station known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine oak trees. Dharamsala is also the headquaters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. On the way to Dharamsala way stop at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous For Tea Gardens. From Dharamsala travel to Dalhousie which is surrounded by - pines, dodders, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Take an excursion from Dalhousie to Khajjiar, a scenic destination known for its beautiful attractions.

Start Point Chandigarh
End Point Chandigarh
Trip Grade Relaxed
Holiday Highlights
  • Himalayan National Park, Poney and Yak Ride in Kufri
  • Shimla mosque,Vice Regal lodge, Christ Church, Gaiety Theatre, The Scandal Point, Kaali Baari Temple and Jakhoo Temple in Shimla.
  • Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Bath, Van Vihar in Manali
  • Excursion to Rohatang Pass
  • Palampur Tea Garden
  • His holiness Dalai lama residence at Mc Leodgunj, War memorial, Bhagsunath Temple and Dal Lake in Dharamsala.
  • Panjipula, Subhash Baoli in Dalhousie
Getting There
By Air

The Chandigarh Airport is located at a distance of about 12 kms from the city center.

By Rail

The city is well connected with major cities via train.

By Road

There are several buses that link Chandigarh with other neighboring cities. Buses are of different kinds: air-conditioned, deluxe, semi-deluxe & ordinary.


Day 1
Chandigarh-Shimla (Approx 125Kms/04Hrs)

On arrival at Chandigarh Railway Station/Airport, you will be greeted by our Local representative who will transfer you to Shimla. On arrival in Shimla, check-in to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Shimla.

Meals - Dinner
Day 2
Excursion to Kufri and Shimla Local Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast, proceed for a Day Excursion to Kufri. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park, Poney and Yak Ride and one can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri. After lunch enjoy sightseeing of various places in and around Shimla such as Shimla mosques built in (1830), Vice Regal Lodge built in (1885), Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- where the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grindlays Bank (1912)- the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grindlay, The Scandal Point and the famous Shopping Plaza of the North 'The Mall'. Overnight stay in Shimla.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3
Shimla-Manali (Approx 265Kms/07Hrs)

Morning post breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Manali. On arrivali at Manali, check-in to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Manali.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4
Manali (Local Sightseeing)

Morning post breakfast proceed for Local Sightseeing of places in and around Manali. Visit attractions like Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Bath and Van Vihar. Evening is free for shopping at the local market. Overnight stay in Manali.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5
Excursion to Rohtang Pass (optional)

Morning after breakfast, take an excursion to Rohatang Pass. Situated  an altitude of 3979 mtrs above sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is the mighty Rohtang Pass - the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti Valley. It offers a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Here one can see the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendour. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul Valley. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Manali.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6
Manali-Dharamshala (Approx 260Kms/06Hrs)

Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Dhramshala. Enroute visit Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and Palampur famous for it's Tea Gardens. Dharamhsala is a hill-station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 kms north-east of Kangra. It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international repute as "The Little Lhasa in India". Overnight stay in Dharamshala.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 7
Dharamshala-Dalhousie (Approx 120Kms / 2.30Hrs)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed from Dharamshala to Dalhousie. Enroute local sightseeing of beautiful places which includes his holiness Dalai Lama's residence at Mc Leodgunj, War Memorial, Bhagsunath Temple and Dal Lake. On arrival at Dalhousie, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 8
Dalhousie ( Local sightseeing and Excursion to Khajjiar)

Dalhousie has been named after the British Governor - General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. Dalhousie is surrounded by varied vegetation - pines, dodders, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Local Sightseeing of Dalhousie includes visit to Panjipula & Subhash Baoli. Later proceed for Khajjiar excursion. 24 km from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is surrounded by thick Deodar Forest. After the excursion return to Dalhousie. Overnight stay in Dalhousie.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 9
Dalhousie-Chandigarh (Approx 265Kms / 06.30Hrs)

After breakfast check out from the hotel. Our Local representative will transfer you to Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station  for departure according to the flight/train timings after an ever memorable holiday in Himachal.

Meals - Breakfast
Dates
Tour Validity Valid From Valid Upto
Validity 01/05/2017 31/12/2018
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Prices
Season Price Category 2 pax 4 pax 6 pax Ex. Adult Child w. Bed Child w/o Bed Single
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Accommodation Options
Destination Budget Standard Deluxe Luxury
Shimla
  • Sukh Sagar
  • Myjestic Grand
  • Silverine
  • Quality inn Himdev
  • De Park
  • Sukh Sagar Regency
  • Ashiana Regency
  • Rock Castle
  • Shimla Havens
  • Similar
Manali
  • Park Residency
  • Surya International
  • Prini Palace
  • A star Regency
  • Orchard Green
  • Snow Valley resorts
  • Manali Heights
  • Glacier Resort
  • Hotel Citrus
  • The Serenity
Dharamshala
  • Anupum Resort
  • Simlar
  • R V Regency
  • Sky Heavens
  • Nandini Residency
  • Spring Valley
  • Surya Mcleod
  • GK Conifer
Dalhousie
  • Kings
  • Topaz
  • Similar
  • Ark
  • Hotel President
  • Inderprastha Resort
  • Moongas
  • Mount View
  • Grand view
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Add Ons
Add On Description Duration Price
Excursion to Rohtang Pass Arguably the most famous spot in Manali Rohtang pass Situated at an elevation of 13,054 ft, offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River 1 day On Req. / Per Person
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Indigo/similar car for 02 -03 Pax & Xylo/Innova/similar for 04-06 Pax
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Important Information
  • Himalayan National Park in Kufri and Advance Studies in Shimla, Roerich Art Gallery and State Museum are Closed on Mondays.
  • Rohatang Pass is closed on Tuesdays for general tourists but the travelers who want to travel to Lahaul, Leh and Spiti can travel even on Tuesdays.
  • These packages do not include the cost of Rohtang Excursion because Non Himachali Vehicals are not allowed to do Rohtang excursion as per Himachal Govt. Notification.
Cancellation Policy
  • Prior to 45 days or more - 25% of tour cost
  • Between 44 and 31 days of departure - 40% of tour cost
  • Between 30 and 15 days of departure - 50% of tour cost
  • Between 14 days and 7 prior to date of departure - 75%
  • Between 6 days and In case of no show - 100%
Terms and Conditions
  • Packages are valid upto 31st Dec 2018 ** (Except Long Weekend) **
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • Vehicle and Transportation will be as per itinerary only and not at disposal.
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon the above cancellation policy.
  • The Seller Reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.
  • Supplementary charges will apply for booking falling during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, Christmas & New Year period.
  • As per Govt. norm Guests are required to present your photo ID Proof such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID or Driving License at the time of Check in at the hotel.
  • Holidaymine and its suppliers will assist you to the best of their ability with any Query, clarification, changes or customizations – prior to conforming the booking. Your confirmation of this package and included hotels indicate that you have read and understood the following
  • Itinerary and holiday plan
  • Holiday Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions
  • Agree to the hotels offered and accepted their service quality.
  • In event of any changes done in Hotels or Room Categories or any Deviation is taken from the confirmed itinerary‚ By the Clients‛; Any expenses incurred from such changes will have to be paid in full by clients directly to local operators / Hotels / activity providers.
Areas Covered

Shimla - The former summer capital of the British in India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era creates an aura which is very different from other hill stations. Today it is an engaging blend of hill town and holiday resort. Indian vacationers stroll the Mall, while the lower bazaars flow with local life and with shops selling hardware, stationery, fabric and spices.

Kufri - Situated in the Himalayan Ranges, Kufri is a picturesque hill station situated 20kms from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The salubrious climate and stunning natural beauty makes Kufri a perfect summer getaway. Kufri is also the venue for annual winter sports festival held in February. It is also a haven for nature enthusiast and wildlife lovers as the Himalayan Nature Park is situated on the outskirts of the town. 

Manali - With super views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges, and with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet for tourists. It is a popular tourist spot for Indians in summer and a magical, snow-covered place in winter. Manali is also on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul and Spiti and the Rohtang Pass which is the main attraction near Manali.

Rohtang Pass - Manali is the gateway to Rohtang pass beyond which lie the twin valley of Lahaul and Spiti. In winter the mountain slopes are snow clad and they turn into perfect skiing slopes. This point is one of the main attraction for tourists coming to Manali. The Rohtang pass is 51 KM north of Manali and it is located on Manali Keylong Highway at an altitude of 4111 meters ( 13,400 ft ).

Dharamsala -  Dharamsala is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, famed for its large Tibetan community centred around the activities of the Dalai Lama. It is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodar cedar trees. It is best known as the home of the Dalai Lama.

Dalhousie - Dalhousie is a quiet hill station with best suited for people who want to de-stress, who like the quiet, serene atmosphere, and for honeymooners, ideal for long walks picnics and treks. It exudes an old-world charm and was founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1854 because its fresh and peaceful atmosphere and healthy surroundings enchanted him.

Shopping And Entertainment

Himachal Pradesh is a state that is known throughout the world for its exquisite natural splendor. People come here, from different corners of the world, to experience nature in its many facets. Where there is sightseeing, shopping is bound to be involved. In fact, you can hardly imagine going back from a vacationing trip, without taking back some souvenirs with you, be it for yourself or your friends and family members. Some of the important shopping hubs in Himachal are as follows:

Shimla - Shopping in Shimla is all about buying the local handicrafts and the main shopping areas in Shimla are along the Mall, the Subzi Mandi, and the Lakkar Bazaar. The Mall road is the place shoppers love to explore, as there are several shops here that offer plethora of choices including woolen products, handicrafts, and handmade artifacts. The Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, mufflers and scarves, Pashmina shawls and the Tibetan carpets are some of the must-buys from Shimla. Apart from shawls, there are Himachali caps, gloves, sweaters and socks, which you may buy from here. Take a trip to the Tibetan Market if you want to buy Tibetan carpets, jewellery that can be purchased from the shops close to the ridge. Apart from this you may also like to buy juices, jams, squashes, pickles and sauces as they are also the best buys here.

Manali - The Mall is the main shopping area in Manali, selling local Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, rugs, caps and footwear, imported goods, besides a range of Tibetan handicraft items. The Tibetan Bazaar and Tibetan Carpet centre run by the refugee community sells thangkas, rugs, local tweeds, Buddhist paintings, bamboo souvenirs, Chinese goods (electronics, shoes, clothes etc), silver and turquoise jewellery and prayers wheels amongst other things. The place is overcrowded with tourists in the summers. If you are interested in buying more hippie and junky stuff, then the Old Manali market is a must visit. The Himachal Handicrafts Emporium and Bhuticco weavers' co-operative in the main Manali Mall are good for local handicrafts. Handcrafted shawls and rugs are the major and the most popular buys here.

Kullu - Shopping in Kullu includes buying Kullu shawls, caps, and gadmas which can be bought from private shops as well as the Himachal state weaving co-operative at Bhutti Weavers colony, six kms south of Kullu. The co-operative runs several retail outlets called Bhuticco at other towns in the valley. The state government handicrafts emporium and Khadi Gramodyog emporium are at Akhara Bazaar.

Dharamsala - Shopping in Dharamsala can be a delightful experience. The main shopping area in Dharamshala is in McLeodganj, offering range of handicraft items including woollens, carpets, metal ware, Thangkas, and jewellery. The main shopping area in Dharamshala is in McLeodganj, offering range of handicraft items including woollens, carpets, metal ware, Thangkas and jewellery. Easily available in almost all the shops in Dharamshala, Thangkas are brightly coloured cloth paintings depicting Buddhist culture, fair and festivals. Kangra Style of paintings depicting the court scenes or the love story between Radha and Krishna of the mythological era, are other must-buy items in Dharamshala. Tourists can visit Norbulingka Institute on Khanyara Road to check out the artwork. Silk and woollen woven scarves, embroidered kurtas are also worth including to your shopping list. Don't forget to add Kangra Valley Green Tea as well to the shopping list.

Dalhousie - Shopping in Dalhousie is all about buying a variety of handicrafts, gift items and trinkets to take back home. The Tibetan market, the Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium, Himachal Hand loom and Crafts Centre and Tibetan Handicrafts Centre are the main shopping areas in Dalhousie. The Tibetan market, located at Gandhi Chowk, is an ideal shopping hub in Dalhousie and one of the popular tourist sites offering spectrum of goods including bags, dolls, handicrafts, carpets and purses. Take a trip to Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium on Thandi Sarak if you are interested in traditional Kashmiri shawls. Reflecting the fine craftsmanship of the locals, these handicrafts are unique and exquisite. You may also buy traditional shawls from here.

Chamba - Shopping in Chamba is about shopping for local crafts. The main market surrounds the central Chaugan where you can buy all sorts of interesting things made of stone and metal - buy some of these as they make good memorabilia. You will also be able to pick up miniature paintings of Chamba and Kangra and the popular Chamba chappals too. Besides these if you are looking for woven shawls try the handicrafts Emporium and don't forget to buy a bottle of the chilli pickle which Chamba is known for.

Money- The currency of India is Indian Rupees (INR). The currency exchange departments are present in almost every Indian city. You can also exchange your currency in 5 star and 4 star hotels, no other currency is valid except for Indian currency (INR).

Best time to Visit- Himachal Pradesh is known for its salubrious climate. The weather is perfect in Himachal Pradesh between the months of April to June when it is mild and sunny and is perfect for mountaineering or enjoying an idyllic nature walk.** **

Travel Kit- Woolen clothes, raingear and sunscreen** **

Language - There are several languages in Himachal Pradesh that are commonly spoken by the people there. Hindi is the official language of the state. Apart from Hindi, people speak different languages including Pahari languages, Punjabi, Kangri, Dogri and Kinnauri.

Drugs- Heavy penalties including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.

Temple Codes- It is advisable to dress conservatively in temples.

Smoking- Smoking is banned in public places.

Festivals and Fairs-Like other states, Himachal Pradesh is also known for celebrating fairs and festivals in the most memorable and impressive way. ome of the most memorable and fascinated festivals of Himachal Pradesh are listed below :
• Shivratri Fair at Baijnath (February)
• Shivratri Fair at Mandi (February - March)
• Nalwari Cattle Fair at Bilaspur (March)
• Chessu Fair at Rewalsar (March)
• Holi Fair at Sujanpur Tira (March)
• Summer Festival at Shimla and Dharamshala (May-June)
• Salloni Fair at Solan (June)
• Manimahesh Yatra trek from Bharmaur, Chamba to Mountain Kailash (August - September)

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