Shimla – Manali 08 Days / 07 Nights

Day wise Itinerary

Day 1

Day 01 – Arrive Chandigarh – On to Shimla (120 Kms / Approx. 5 hours drive)

An exemplary ode to the heaven under your feet, this package will reaffirm your faith in the goodness around you. Your journey will begin with a scenic drive from Chandigarh to Shimla. The changing landscapes ensure a great start to your adventure. On arrival at Shimla, check- in to your resort and take in the splendors of this mountainous abode.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Shimla. (D)

Day 2

Shimla – Excursion to Kufri and Chail (20 Kms / Approx. 1 hour drive)

Today, proceed on a full day excursion to Kufri and Chail. Enjoy a walk through the thick cedar woods to Mahasu Peak for an amazing view of the mighty Himalayas. One can opt for a pony or a yak ride around the park. Popularly known as Switzerland of the East, Kufri has breathtaking views, stunning locales and tranquil surroundings. The snow-clad hills of Kufri are famous for its trekking and hiking trails. The former capital state of Patiala, Chail is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh.
The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the local markets as you stroll on Mall Road.
Overnight in Shimla. (B, D)

Day 3

On to Manali (272 Kms / Approx. 8 hours drive)

This morning, you will proceed on a breathtaking drive to Manali, nestled on the banks of the River Beas amidst the Kullu Valley. On arrival, check-in to your resort. Manali will conjure some beautiful dreams tonight.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful hill station of Manali.
Overnight in Manali. (B, D)

Day 4

In Manali

True to an authentic adventure, set out for Gulaba this morning post breakfast. A picturesque drive of 20.6 Kms will take you to the quaint village, which is located on the road to Rohtang pass. En route indulge in a photo stop at Gulaba viewpoint (6.2 Kms). Flanked by snow covered mountains, grasslands and the Beas river, every picture will be nothing short of ethereal. Gulaba offers you other highs as well. Take up skiing or paragliding and witness the benevolence of this pristine village. Later, continue your drive passing by gorgeous valleys and the snow caped mountain peaks to Marhi (15 Kms), another adventure destination. Lounge in the company of lush green meadows as the night turns into a brilliant day.
Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Manali. (B, D)

Day 5

In Manali

Experience the inherent beauty of life as you proceed for a visit to Manali Nature Park (1.1 Kms). Surrounded by large groves of Deodar trees, this wildlife reserve is set on the banks of river Beas, emitting an aura of pure wonderland. Take a leisurely stroll around the reserve and you might just spot Himachal’s state bird, the Manual Pheasant. The Snow Rabbits could be your playful companions. If you are lucky, you may also get a glimpse of the Musk deer, Monal and the Brown bear. The authorities of the park will be there to guide and inform you about the national park and its various inhabitants.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure or you may opt to explore the town on your own. Spend the night content with your day’s events.
Overnight in Manali. (B, D)

Day 6

In Manali

Another day with a drive to Somvan village (16 Kms) post breakfast. Known for its dense forests, it is an oasis of greenery and an ideal place for varied fauna and flora. Leaping forward to the next leg of the journey, Raison (19 Kms away) is a small cluster of villages on the banks of Beas which is a perfect place to opt for river rafting. Refreshed by the rapids you can then continue your tour to visit Naggar Castle (14 Kms). A medieval Castle built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 A.D. it is now a hotel that overlooks the Kullu Valley. Primed for its authentic western Himalayan architecture and splendid views, it also houses the paintings of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Manali. (B, D)

Day 7

On to Chandigarh (320 Kms / Approx. 8 hours drive)

Today, you will proceed to Chandigarh. One of the best-planned cities in India, with its architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
If time permits, visit Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this well planned city.
Overnight in Chandigarh. (B, D)

Day 8

Depart Chandigarh