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Queen of Hills Ex Chd 5D/4N

Himachal Pradesh, Manali
INR 7,854.00
Holiday Overview

Your journey will begin at Chandigarh, from where you will drive to Manali which is a year round magnet for tourists with superb views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges. From Manali you will take an excursion to the Rohtang Pass which is the gateway to the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Here one can view the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendour. From Manali you will take an excursion to Kullu another magical destination known for its post-card perfect views. Visit the Manikaran Sahib and Hot Sulphur springs which are the main attraction of this beautiful place.

START POINT CHANDIGARH
END POINT CHANDIGARH
TRIP GRADE RELAXED
Holiday Highlights
  • Hidimba Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and local market in Manali
  • Excursion to Rohatang Pass
  • Manikaran Sahib and Hot Sulphur springs in Kullu
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 to 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-Manali (Approx 320Kms/05.30Hrs)

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

Meals - Dinner
Day 2
Manali local sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for full day Local Sightseeing of Manali. Visit attractions like Hidimba Temple, Manu Temple and Tibetan Monastery. Evening is free to explore the local market. Overnight stay in Manali.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3
Excursion to Rohtangpass (Optional)

Morning post 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 sees 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 4
Day excursion to Kullu

Morning after breakfast, take an excursion to Kullu and Manikaran Sahib famous for its Sikh shrine and Hot Sulphur springs. On the way back, stop for shopping at Kullu. Overnight stay in Manali.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5
Manali-Chandigarh (Approx 293Kms/05.30Hrs)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Chandigarh. 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 01/06/2017 31/12/2018
Not Valid for: 20 Dec 2016 to 10 Jan 2017
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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
Manali
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  • Park Residency
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  • Surya International
  • Khushboo
  • Prini Palace
  • Orchard Green
  • Snow Valley resorts
  • Manali Heights
  • Daffodil
  • A Star Regency
  • Apple Crescents
  • Banon Resorts
  • Apple Country
  • Honeymoon Inn
  • Broadway Inn
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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

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.

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
  • Package is valid upto 31st December 2017.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • 50% Advance to be paid and rest of the payment to be paid before arrival.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Check In / Check out time at all the properties will be 1200 hrs (Noon)
  • Rooms holding shall be for a period of 72 hours only.
  • At the time of booking, if we do not get the accommodation in the same hotels, we will book an alternate hotel/category of room for which the supplement /reduction will be advised to you accordingly.
  • Base category rooms are offered at all the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of room is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.
  • We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost.
  • Refund on cancellation strictly depends upon concerned hotel's cancellation policy.
  • As per Govt norm you 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.
  • Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.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.
  • Supplementary charges will apply for booking falling during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, Christmas & New Year period.
  • 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 a) Itinerary and holiday plan n b) Holiday Inclusions & Exclusions c) Cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions d) 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.
Areas Covered

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 ).

Kullu - Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards.

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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