|Day 01:||Arrive Chandigarh and drive to Manali
( 07 Hrs Drive))
|Day 02:||Manali Full Day explore Manalli|
|Day 03:||Excursion to Rahtang Pass (On Direct Payment Basis)|
|Day 04:||Manali to Dharamshala ( 07 Hrs Drive)|
|Day 05:||Dharamshala to Dalhosie ( 07 Hrs Drive)|
|Day 06:||Dalhosie (Excursion to Khajjjiar)|
|Day 07:||Transfer to Pathankot Railway station.|
Morning Arrive at Chandigarh Railway station and drive to Manali ( 7 Hrs Drive).
En-route stop for wash and change and breakfast (on direct payment basis)
Afternoon arrive at Manali. Check in to Hotel.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Today, after breakfast, visit the four and a half century old Hadimba Devi Temple, dedicated to the demon goddess Hadimba (an incarnation of Kali) and the Tibetan Monastery which houses several images of Lord Buddha and Tankha paintings. Later, visit the Solang Valley, a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. This valley offers breathtaking views of glaciers and snowcapped mountains, peaks and lush greenery of the dense forest. Later return to your hotel and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure.
The day is at leisure to explore this picturesque town. Or you can opt for Rohtang Pass (On direct payment basis). Rohtang Pass (Closed on Tuesday’s) offers magnificent views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It was the medieval trading route to Lahaul and Spiti. If roads to Rohtang Pass are closed, then visit Snow Point where ponies / horses can be hired (On direct payment).
(Only local vehicles are allowed for Rohtang Pass / Snow point visit therefore if you wish to visit Rohtang pass then you will have to hire local transport from hotel.).
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Today, your picturesque journey continues to Dharamshala, the principal township of Kangra district which overlooks the wide spread plains with pine and deodar forests. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
Later, visit St. John’s Church and Tibetan Market.
St. John’s Church, a grey stone structure built in 1852. Brass plaques and superb Belgian stained-glass windows can be seen inside the church.
Dinner and Overnight at Dharamshala
In the morning, visit McLeod Ganj – the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama.
Mcleodganj is the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile and abode of His Holiness,the 14th Dalai Lama. Perched almost 1,500 metres above sea level, this hilltop retreat is named after David Mcleod, the lieutenant governor of Punjab in 1848. It is a very popular learning center of Tibetan culture and the teachings of Buddhism. It is home to several monasteries, including the Namgyal monastery.
Later, Proceed to Dalhousie. On arrival, checkin to the hotel.
In the afternoon, visit the Martyr’s memorial at Panchpulla which commemorates Ajit Singh, a supporter of Subhash Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army during World War II.
En route visit Satdhara, acquiring its name from the seven gorgeous springs and said to contain mica and medicinal properties which are able to alleviate severalailments.
Overnight in Dalhousie (B, D)
Today, proceed for an excursion to Khajjar Lake. The picturesque Khajjiar Lake is located 23 km from Dalhousie in Khajjiar, which is often labelled as the mini Switzerland of India. Fed by small streams, this lake rests in the centre of the large glade of Khajjiar, surrounded by evergreen cedars. It takes its name from Khajjinag, the deity in the temple nearby.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful town.
Overnight in Dalhousie (B, D)