• Himachal Pradesh Travel Guide
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Himachal with Vaishno Devi Darshan

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Himachal Pradesh – a beautiful state in northern part of India, is known for snow-capped mountain ranges, deep valleys, waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, rich flora and fauna, panoramic view, hill stations and cool climate that always lure people from plain areas to enjoy family holiday trips, honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh and adventure holidays. Shimla, Dharmashala, Kullu, Manali, Kangara Valley, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Rohatang Pass, are names a few to keep you into the world of snow, adventure and fun.

We at Make Your Vacations plan some very special tours to cover the prime destinations of Himachal Pradesh along with provide you a way to pay homage to famous shrine in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. We have come up with Himachal with Vaishno Devi Darshan tours. Our tours are planned to cover all main destinations along with provide you maximum comfort. From pick and drop to comfy accommodation, sightseeing to proper care, you will be with us to explore the real charm of mountain ranges in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Tour Duration : (10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS)
Places to Visit : Delhi - Kullu - Manali – Rohtang Pass - Dharamshala – Khajjiar - Dalhousie - Katra to Jammu / Pathankot / Chakkibank.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi / SHIMLA (320 km / 8 hrs)
On arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway Station meet and drive to Shimla en route visit to Pinjore Garden. The garden is in the village of Pinjore lie 22 km from Chandigarh on the Ambala-Shimla road. The Gardens were designed by the Nawab Fidal Khan. He was an architect and foster brother to Aurangzeb upon arrival Check-in at your Hotel for night stay.

Day 02 : Shimla Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast excursion to Kufri, Kufri is famous for Himalayan National Park, Pony and Yak Ride and one can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, after lunch sightseeing of various places in and around. Shimla mosques built in (1830), Vice regal Lodge built in (1885), Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grind lays Bank (1912)- the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grind lay, The Scandal Point and The famous Shopping Plaza of the North The Mall & Overnight stay.

Shimla : In the days before independence, Shimla was the most important British hill station, and in the summer season became the summer capital. The British in 1819A.D first discovered Shimla, but it was not until 1822 A.D that the first permanent house was erected and not until many years later that Shimla became the summer capital. The name Shimla is derived from the Himalayan Goddess Shamla a synonym of Kali. Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from Kalka. Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as Skiing, Trekking, Fishing and Golfing etc.

Day 03 : SHIMLA – KULLU - MANALI (265 Km / 08 Hrs)
After morning breakfast check out hotel depart for Manali. On the way visit Pandoh Dam, Hanogi Mata Temple, Kullu Market, on arrival check in hotel for night stay.

Manali is the Northern end of the Kullu Valley and is the main resort in the area. It is beautifully situated and there are many pleasant walks around the town. MANALI once called the "end of the habitable world," Manali is an important Shimla Hills hill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Besides offering quite a few places for sightseeing, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. In brief, Manali-the veritable "valley of the Gods"-is an ideal place for the ones in search of both adventure and comfort.

Day 04 : MANALI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Manali town, visiting Hadimba Temple, dedicated to goddess, Manu Temple of Manu Rishi (Holy man) who was the creator of human race on the earth, Club house, a picnic spot, Tibetan monasteries, 3 colorful monasteries, on the bank of Beas river you can buy Tibetan handicraft over here, Vashist Kund, it is a small village located on the left bank of river Beas renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is another Temple of Lord Ram here, if time permits you can visit to Mountaineering institute. In evening visit mall road to enjoy the atmosphere of the hill station, overnight stay hotel.

Day 05 : Manali – Rohtang Pass (Snow Point) (AT OWN COST)
Morning excursion to Rohatang Pass, Situated at 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 affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Take a sledge ride down the slopes, try your luck climbing the little snow hills. You can halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. The Magnificent views and natural beauty are a never-ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi, Ralha falls, Nehru Kund, Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. 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. Dinner at hotel’s/N/S

Day 06 : Manali - Dharamshala (260 kms: 7 hours)
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala, en route darshan at Baijnath, enjoy the most beautiful & picturesque part of the Himachal Pradesh which takes you through some exhilarating scenery, on arrival check in to the hotel, Evening free to relax. Overnight stay hotel.

Dharamshala came into being in 1849, when it was selected as a site to accommodate a native regiment that was being raised in the town. Dharamshala originally formed a subsidiary cantonment for the Troops stationed at Kangra were fully occupied by its garrison and there was insufficient space for the civil station, a search for an alternate location was made. The ideal location for the cantonment was found at the slopes of the Dhauladhar, upon which stood an old Hindu sanctuary or 'Dharamshala' the name adopted for the town. Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than any other hill station in India. Dharamshala now really has become international, with a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the 'Dalai Lama'. Dharamshala is devided into two distinct parts: lower Dharamshala the civil and business area with Courts and Kotwali bazar and upper Dharamshala composed of places like McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj.

Day 07 : Dharamshala – Khajjiar - Dalhousie (145 kms)
After morning breakfast leave for local sightseeing War Memorial, Kanga Art Museum, Dally Lake, McLeodganj, St. Johns Church, after that drive for Dalhousie, situated at 2039 mts in the outer slopes of the Dhaula Dhar range with its natural beauty and natural surroundings en-route excursion Switzerland of India, Khajjiar enjoys the title of Mini Switzerland. Khajjiar is a small picturesque plateauin Himachal Pradesh nestled in the foothills of Dhauladhar ranges of Western Himalayas. The scenic hill station Khajjiar is just 20 miles from Dalhousie and tourists enjoy the drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar through the dense forest of pine and deodar on arrival check- in at the hotel, rest of the day for leisure and shopping. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 08 : Dalhousie
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Dalhousie, Nestled in the Dhauladhar mountain range, Dalhousie gives a panoramic view of snow-capped peaks. The sightseeing points included are: Panchpula (picnic Spot), Satdhara (springs with medicinal properties), Kynance (a private residential building of Dharamvirs), Subhash Baoli, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Overnight stay Hotel.

Day 09 : Dalhousie – Katra (150KM / 5 HRS)
Morning after breakfast leave for Katra visit Vaishno Mata darsan, on arrival check in your hotel, Overnight stay katra.

Day 10 : KATRA
Early Morning after refresh leave to Mata Devi Darshan. Return Hotel during late evening & Overnight stay in katra.

Day 11 : Katra to Jammu / Pathankot / Chakkibank
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drop at Jammu /Pathankot / Chakkibank railway station drop for your onward destination.

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