Day 1: Delhli-Shimla
Arrive in Delhi to a warm welcome from our Plan Journeys tour representative who then escorts you to the waiting coach.With everyone inside the coach begins the 370 km drive to Shimla that will give you about 8 hours to admire the beautiful scenery outside. You stop for lunch and to stretch your legs. On the way we stop at Pinjore Gardens,a refreshing break. You might also get to ride the rope way at the Timber Trail Resort. Regardless, the journey that takes you across Ambala, Kalka, Solan,Barog and Parwanoo is a destination in itself. Arrive in Shimla and check into your room for some rest. Later, you canset out on foot to explore Shimla’s famous Mall, a pedestrian zone.
Day 2: Shimla & Kufri sightseeing
A hearty breakfast awaits and the cool morning air whets your appetite. This done with we set out for Kufri, a picturesque resort 20 km away with a lovely lake. It is the perfect destination for tobogganing, skiing and go-karting. You could opt for any of these. However, we first explore the Wild Flower Hall, Indira Gandhi Holiday Home and Fagu. Kufri is orchard you might pick apples lying about, if you happen to visit in season. We then return to Shimla and start out on an evening tour on foot. Our walk takes us to the landmark Church, the famous Scandal Point, Lakkar Bazar and the 19th Century colonial Viceregal Lodge. Stroll along the Mall and shop, sample local delicacies or just sit and watch people or chat with the locals. It has been a glorious fun-filled day.
Day 3: Shimla-Manali
Breakfast, checkout and board the coach for the lovely 8 hour drive to Manali across the beautiful Kullu Valley.The drive itself keeps you fully occupied with mountains on one side and deep ravines on the other. We stop at Pandoh to stretch our legs and then again at Kullu, another famous hill resort of Himachal. Finally you arrive at Manali and check into your hotel room. Step out later for some time under the starry skies.
Day 4: Manali Snow Point and Rohtang Pass
Breakfast and set out for a full day excursion to Rohtang Pass and Snow Point. The first stop on the way is the famous Hadimba Devi temple dedicated to Hidimba,Bhima’s wife. If you like you can walk over to the Ghatotkacha temple just astone’s throw away. Proceed to Rohtang and admire the frozen, desolate landscape, steep slopes, glaciers and valleys. You get to Snow Point and try riding a sledge or going up steep slopes on foot. Rohtang was once on the famous Silk route so you are treading on historic soil. On the way back at the magnificent Rahalla Falls and Nehru Kund. After that we descend to the picturesque Solang Valley. Solang is full of activities like paragliding, skiing and skating. There is never a dull moment during this excursion as one destination vies with the other to capture a place in your heart. Return to your room in Manali for the night.
Day 5: Manali-Delhi
Breakfast on Himachal fare and check out of your room for the return drive to Delhi.On arrival the tour ends and our tour guide bids you a fond farewell, hoping you will return on another of Plan Journey’s cheapest Manali tour packages.