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Shimla Apple belt Tour with Narkanda Kotgarh Shoja Jibhi – Apple Bowl Hill Station of Himachal Pradesh

 

Shimla Apple belt Tour with Narkanda Kotgarh Shoja Jibhi: Overview

If you dream to explore the unexplored destinations of Himachal Pradesh, then here is your chance! Holiday Travel has thoughtfully curated the Shimla Apple belt Tour covering destinations like Narkanda, Kotgarh, Shoja and Jibhi. All of these locations have untouched natural beauty and are popularly known as the apple belt in Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla bags the title of ‘Queen of Hills’, whereas Narkanda is renowned as the ‘Apple paradise of Himachal Pradesh’. On the other hand, Kotgarh is popularly known as the ‘Apple Bowl of India’ and Shoja and Jibhi are scenic villages in Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla, Narkanda, Kotgarh, Shoja and Jibhi apple belt tour package lets you admire the serene natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh along with indulging in snow activities which these places are famous for.

So get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the nature’s elegance in Shimla, Narkanda, Kotgarh, Shoja and Jibhi.

 

Suitable For: family, kids, couples, peace seekers, relaxed holiday lovers, solo travellers, trekkers

 

SHIMLA DEALS

Option 01:05N/06D Shimla Tour Package with Rampur Sarahan Ex Chandigarh @ INR 17,500/- per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Breakfast and Dinner

Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Hari Palace (Shimla), 2* The Srikhand (Rampur Sarahan)

 

Option 02: 04N/05D Shimla Narkanda Karsog Tour Package Ex Delhi @ INR 11,700/- per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Breakfast and Dinner

Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Hari Palace (Shimla),  2*Agyaat Vaas Narkanda  (Narkanda), 2* Hotel city heart (Karsog)

 

Option 03: 05N/06D Shimla Holiday Trip with Kalpa Sangla Valley Ex Delhi @ INR 14,300/-per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Breakfast and Dinner

Hotels Included:  2* Hotel Blossom (Shimla), 2* Treetops Cottage (Manali), 2* Samaa Resorts (Kalpa)

 

Option 04: 05N/06DShimla Holiday Package with Una Nalagarh Ex Chandigarh @ INR 16,000/- per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Breakfast and Dinner

Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Blossom (Shimla), 2* Hotel New York Plaza (Una), 2* The Fort Nalagarh (Nalagarh)

 

Option 05: 04N/05D Shimla Theog Tour Package with Kotkhai village tour Ex Chandigarh @ INR 14,000/- per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Sightseeing + Private Vehicle + Breakfast and Dinner

Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Blossom (Shimla)

 

Shimla Apple belt Tour with Narkanda Kotgarh Shoja Jibhi: Highlights

  • Enjoy ice skating at the Asia’s largest and only open-air Ice Skating Rink

  • Indulge in skiing at Mahasa Peak in Kufri 

  • Marvel the highest peak in Shimla at Jakhu temple

  • Walk through the enthralling apple orchards at Stokes Farm 

  • Indulge in skiing at Narkanda, the ski resort of India

  • Explore apple orchards, lush green meadows and magnificent views at Kothgarh Valley

  • Enjoy trekking at Jibhi, the popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh

  • Enjoy river crossing and angling at Tirthan Valley in Shoja

 

What is unique in Shimla Apple belt Tour with Narkanda Kotgarh Shoja Jibhi and why?

Holiday Travel India create Shimla Apple belt Tour with unexplored destination like Narkanda Kotgarh Shoja and Jibhi. This tour presents you to visit spectacular scenery and at the same time provides you chance to involve in snow and other activities.

Narkanda is popularly known as gateway of Apple Country where Kothagrh know as Apple Bowl of India and in the other hand Shoja & Jibhi famous for its unparalleled Beauty & Most Spectacular Roads to Jalori Pass.

This Tour Package is unique because in which we will takes you far away from hustle bustle life and gives unmatched opportunities to unwind the body and enjoy the natures elegant in Shimla and other nearest destination which is mentioned below.  

Jalori Pass is far-off from the urban unplanned life, in the silent wilderness of the Himalayas where every flower truly enjoys the air it breathes. 



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Package Inclusion:

  • 09 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • Pick up drop from Chandigarh airport

  • 03 Nights stay with sightseeing at Shimla Hotel

  • 02 Nights stay with sightseeing at Narkanda Hotel

  • 02 nights stay with sightseeing at Kothgarh Hotel

  • 02 Nights stay with sightseeing at Jibhi Hotel

  • Private vehicle for 10 days

  • Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Package Exclusion:

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Lunch and evening snacks

  • Charges for adventure activities

  • Entry ticket for sightseeing

  • Camera tickets

  • GST as applicable ?


Shimla Apple belt Tour with Narkanda Kotgarh Shoja Jibhi – Apple Bowl Hill Station of Himachal Pradesh - Itinerary

Arrive at Chandigarh Airport and transfer to Shimla. Shimla is 113 km. far from Chandigarh and takes around 4.5 hours to reach.

En route, visit the popular tourist attraction of Chandigarh, Pinjore Garden. It is 22 km. from Chandigarh on the Ambala - Shimla highway. Get amazed watching the lush greenery, colourful flowers, palm trees and water fountains at this marvellous Mughal Garden. The garden houses a historic place, Japanese garden, mini zoo and a nursery.

 

Continue your drive to Shimla, the most beautiful hill station in Asia. On reaching the hotel in Shimla, complete your check-in formalities and take some rest.

 

 

Later in the evening, visit The Ridge, the most popular point in Shimla. The Ridge is a famous wide open street near Mall road. It has everything from shopping to sightseeing. Pay a visit to the numerous cafes, shops, bars and boutiques lined along the stretch.

You can visit Mall Road to explore the popular market of Shimla. Pick some local Shimla products from here and do not forget to bargain hard.

Later head to the hotel for mouth-watering dinner. Relax and prepare for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla Havens Resorts, Hotel Willow Banks
  • Luxury: The Oberoi Cecil, Clarks Hotel, Toshali Royal View

Suggested Restaurants: Eighteen71 Cookhouse & Bar, Cafe Simla Times, GoofaAshiana

Begin the day 2 of your Shimla vacations with hot breakfast at the hotel. Today you will explore some of the top attractions in Shimla.

Begin your day by visiting Asia’s largest open-air Ice Skating Rink. Learn the ticks of ice skating and relish the experience. Ensure you reach here early morning between 8 am to 11 am or else you can plan to visit here between 5 pm to 7 pm.

Later visit Chadwick Waterfalls to enjoy the spectacular view of the waterfalls falling from the height of 67 meters.

Next head to Jakhoo Temple which can be reached via a short trek at Jakhoo Hills. Enjoy spectacular views of Shivalik ranges and snow-clad mountains encircling the natural beauty of Shimla. Also, seek blessings at the Sankat Mochan Temple.

Visit the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies located in the Viceregal Lodge. The building holds great historical significance.

In the evening, enjoy a lovely sunset at the Scandal Point, known to be the highest point in the town.

After sightseeing, head towards the hotel for mouth-watering dinner. Relax and prepare for an overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Get energised with scrumptious breakfast and gear up for more adventure. Proceed for a day excursion to Kufri, another famous hill station near Shimla. It is located at a distance of 60 km. and takes 60 minutes to reach there.

Begin your morning the most thrilling way by skiing down the Mahasau Peak, the highest peak in Kufri. If you want to settle down with little less adventure, head to Kufri Fun World. Here you can enjoy go-karting and other amusement rides.

You can also head to Himalayan Nature Park to explore nature and wildlife closely. It houses 180 species of birds and rare animals, which will be a complete thrill to observe.

In the evening, drive back to Shimla. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Post breakfast, checkout from the hotel to reach Narkanda. It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to cover the distance of 62 km. After reaching, check in at the hotel and head out to explore the popular attractions in Narkanda.

Enjoy leisurely walk through the enthralling apple orchards at Stokes Farm. It is one of the best things to do in Narkanda.

Later spend some relaxed and lovely time at the beautiful Tannu Jubbar Lake. The lake offers stunning views of the snow-covered mountains and dense forests encircling the lake.

Retire for the night and overnight stay at the hotel in Narkanda.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Hotel Snowflake, Tethys Ski Resort
  • Luxury: The Wilderness, Seetalvan Orchard

Suggested Restaurants: Palki Restaurant, Negi Dhaba

Start your day with some yoga lessons and gear up for the day ahead. Have breakfast in the hotel and then step out for another delightful day.

Narkanda offers panoramic views of the valley from the height of 7400 feet. This small yet picturesque town turns into a ski resort during winter magnetising tourist from all over. You can try your hands on skiing at one of the famous skiing slopes in Narkanda.

Next, trek 7 km. (one way) to reach Hatu Peak. It is one of the most scenic places in Narkanda and offers lovely vistas of snow-clad peaks. Other attractions include Hat temple and a small pond located on the hilltop.

As the day ends, head to one of the local Himachal Hat outlets and shop for some Himachali shawls, woollen shoes, Pattoo blankets and caps.

Later head to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Post an early morning breakfast in your Shimla apple belt tour package, check out from the hotel. Located 15 km. away from Narkanda is Kothgarh which is the ‘apple bowl of India’ and has ample to offer its visitors. After 40 minutes of the drive, reach the hotel in Kothgarh and do the check-in procedures.

Kothgarh is a quaint scenic destination in North India, located about 6,500 feet above sea level. It offers serene walks through apple orchards and pine forests. Visit one of the top attractions of Kothgarh, Apple Orchard. Get amazed looking at the Kothgarh Valley which looks stunning when the orchards are filled with luscious red apples.

Some of the must-visit places in Kothgarh include St. Mary’s Church and Gorton Mission School. Constructed in 1872, St. Mary’s Church is one of the oldest and beautiful churches in India. It reminds of a bygone era with its wooden construction, dazzling stained glass window and an array of cedar sculpted pews. Within the compound is the Gorton Mission School built in 1843.

Later head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Tani Jubbar Heights
  • Luxury: Seetalvan Orchard, Banjara Orchard Retreat

Suggested Restaurants: We recommend you to have your meals at the hotel or resort where you are staying. There are not too many restaurants in Kothgarh.

Enjoy breakfast with the scenic view of snow clad mountains. Later head to explore the best places to visit in Kothgarh.

Kothgarh is home to numerous temples. You can check out few of them. First visit Mailan Devta Temple, also known as Chatur Mukh Temple. The temple is beautifully constructed with Shikhar style architecture.

Later visit Parmjyotir Temple and Hattu Temple. Hattu Temple is located 15 km. away from Kothgarh on the Hattu Peak. You can choose to trek on the hills to reach the temple. It takes around 2 hours to reach the top and on the way you can witness a variety of flora and fauna.

After an exciting day, retire for the night by heading back to the hotel.

Enjoy scrumptious breakfast, check out from the hotel and gear up to travel to Jibhi. It is located at a distance of 89 km. and takes 4.5 hours to reach there. On reaching, check-in at the hotel, freshen up and head to explore the popular attractions of Jibhi.

Jibhi is an unexplored heaven in the Himalayas. It is walker’s delight with plenty of scenic trails that pass by lush pine and cedar forests of the Banjar Valley. Drive to Jalori Pass and from there enjoy the trek to Serolsar Lake and Raghupur Fort, which are both in opposite direction from Jalori Pass.

The trekking trail to Serolsar Lake is a gentle 5 km. hike and you will see some breath-taking views during the trek. The lake is blessed with picturesque settings and hillocks around offer an incredible view of the valley and of the snow-covered Himalayas. 

If you are not exhausted, head for a 4 km. trek to Raghupur Fort. The trekking trail offers stunning views and descends through thick forest and a gradual walk through open meadows.

After an exhausting day, head back to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Jibhi Homestead, Apple Tree Cottages
  • Luxury: Whispering woods

Suggested Restaurants: Dev Ganga 

Post breakfast, head for a day excursion to Shoja. It is 30 minutes’ drive from Jibhi. On reaching, check out the top tourist attractions in Shoja.

Begin your day with a visit to the Waterfall Point. It is one of the best sightseeing places in Shoja and an ideal place for morning walks. A refreshing walk through nature with gurgling sound of water can definitely do wonders for your senses.

Later head to Tirthan Valley situated very close to Shoja. It has amazing landscapes. You can enjoy angling here. If you are looking for some adrenaline rush in the quiet valley, opt for river crossing activity and delight your senses.

It is also renowned for the Great Himalayan National Park that is situated in the valley. Here you can quench your thirst for amazing wildlife and fishing.

Later head back to Jibhi for an overnight stay.

Post breakfast, checkout from the hotel. Prepare for transfer from Jibhi to Chandigarh airport. Head back towards your destination. 



How to Reach Shimla

By Flight: The nearest airport to Shimla is situated at Jubbarhatti, 22 kms from Shimla has regular flights from Delhi but due to bad weather conditions, flights may be irregular. Alternatively better option is to reach Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 120 Kms away from Chandigarh, you can board Holiday Travel Taxi to reach Shimla in approx 2.5-3 hours.

 

By Toy Train from Kalka: From Kalka, the Narrow-Gauge Kalka-Shimla Unesco - Heritage Toy Train connects to Shimla. The total distance covered is 96 kms from Kalka to Shimla with 107 Tunnels & 864 Bridges. The Shimla toy train starts Journey at 656 meters (2,152 ft) above sea level in Kalka and reaches Shimla at an altitude of 2,076 meters.

 

The route offers a panoramic feast of the picturesque Himalayas from the Shivalik foot hills at Kalka to several important points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra, summer hill and Shimla. The Railway has 919 curves, the sharpest being 48 degrees. The journey takes about five-and-a-half hours to reach Shimla.

 

By Train: Indian Railways connects up-to Kalka (about 100kms from Shimla) by broad-gauge line. The Kalka station is connected to most major cities in India, including Delhi and Calcutta.

 

Best time to visit Shimla India

Best time to visit Shimla in March to June: This is a popular tourist season in Shimla as the weather is quite pleasant and perfect for outdoor activities. The temperature is comfortable and usually varies between 15 degree C and 30 degree C. If you are into adventure sports then this is the ideal time to try paragliding, trekking, camping and rafting.

 

Activities to do in Himachal Pradesh

Rafting at Tattapani

The perfect combination of adventure and beauty, Tattapani is an amazing spot for a fun-filled and memorable day. Tattapani is about 60 kilometers from Shimla, and is a popular spot for hot springs too. You can avail the 14 km long or the 36 km long rafting route. River rafting in the cold water of River Sutlej, one of the longest rivers of India can be a lot of fun and exciting.

 

Shop at local bazaars

Shimla also has a range of charming markets and places to visit in Shimla for shopaholics. One of the most popular places to go to for shopping is at the Mall road in Shimla. This place is the shopping hub and commercial center of Shimla. One can find small souvenirs and knick-knacks here along with handicrafts and other artifacts that Shimla is famous for.

 

Yak Rides

Horse riding and Yaj Riding in Kufri is popular tourist activity especially for kids to be taken around to different view points on a horseback. These Yaks are also known for their milk and cloth making wools. They are also eaten as meat. Also, these beasts are very special entertainer in Tibetan Festivals in Himachal Pradesh. Some Yaks are forest Yaks which are very dangerous and cannot be used fro Safaris.

 

Skiing On the Slopes of Mahasu Peak

Kufri, the winter sports capital of Shimla, leaves each and every visitor splendid with its beautiful white cover of snow. The slopes, the heights, and the snowy carpet it offers are the most adventurous platforms for skiing. The thick cover of snow is perfect for hosting the adventurous sport. Skiing, purchase one of the most popular winter sports has now become the signature sport of Himachal Pradesh during winters. Tourist from all over the country and ski loving international tourists converge on Himachal Pradesh during winters to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing down the snow clad slope.

 

Trekking in Chail

The Chail Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh is a peaceful retreat for the wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary covered in Deodar and Oak Forests has a rich plethora of flora and fauna. Chail is the place where Trekking is one of the most pleasurable activities. The treks in the area provide many interesting sights and sounds of the picturesque nature.

 

Chandigarh to Jibhi

Chandigarh to jibhi is 268 km away from each other and it takes 7.5 Hours to reach by private vehicle. The small town of AUT can be reached after crossing a long tunnel on the highway. There is another route which is on the right just before the tunnel at AUT and one can take that road following the river and head further till Bajnar.

 

Jalori Pass Trek

Jalori pass has steepest drive which covers more than 2000 meters in 25 kms, it connects Shimla and Kullu valleys and offers fantastic views of the Dhauladhar and Kinnaur ranges. Spend half an hour at Jalori pass.

The Most famous attraction of this place is Chaini fort trek and Sharingi Bagi temple. Chaini village is located in this town and which is inspired from Chinese art. There is well outlined and beautiful trail to reach temple. Chaini fort is another famous attraction, the rocks used in this fort are not easily found in this region.

 

Places to visit in Narkanda

Hatu Peak: 8 km from Narkanda, the road is surrounded by pine and spruce trees. On top of the hill, ancient Hatu Mata temple is located. The peak offers spectacular view of the entire Himalayan ranges, snow clad mountains and in depths is the dense forests, green fields and apple orchards. Hiking is recommended to reach the peak

 

Kacheri: This place is located 0.5 km from Oddi, and 7 km from Narkanda on NH - 22 and famous for ancient Mahamaya Temple.

 

Kotgarh and Thandedhar: 17 km link road bifurcating from Narkanda takes you to the Himachal's Horticultural heartland, Kotgarh and Thanedhar, renown for apple orchards. The famous Stokes Farm is located at Thanedhar. Stokes came to India on a trip and while on a summer visit to Shimla, fell in love with its environments, which included the charming hill folk and settled down in Kotgarh. He started the apple farm which soon became renown with its Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Royal Delicious, apples.

 

Jalori Pass: 90 km from Narkanda, passing through the Sutlej Valley and crossing over to Luhri, Ani, Khanag through one of the best scenery in the Kullu Valley takes you to Jallori Pass. A 30 minute level walk from the Pass takes you to Sarolsar Lake among deep forests. See nature at it's best

 

Bhimkali Temple: This historical temple is a multistoried structured building, a fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. The tall tower like structure and unusual roof of the temple dominate the complex. The centuries old temple is now locked and in the newly built temple, the goddess Bhimakali is portrayed as a maiden and as a woman. This temple complex includes other temples such as Narsingh shrine of Bhairon and Lord Raghunath.

 

Bird Park: Near the temple complex is a pheasant breeding centre. It also houses the State bird Monal which is of a great attraction.

 

Places to visit in Kothgarh

St. Mary Church: This is one of the oldest Churches in India. It is between middle of the Town. This Church was constructed in 1872. St Mary Church is very beautiful wooden church. The Church is filled with Mature Shurbs and apple trees in its backyard.

 

 

Mailan Devta Temple ( Chatur Mukh): The another famous place to visit in Kotgarh is Mailan devta Temple. The Deota is believed to be one of the most powerfull god in these hills. The Deota had only one eye, so he was also called kana. He delighted in human sacrifice, and every month on the Shankrant day a man or woman was sacrificed to him as a bali. Every family supplied victims by turn.

 

Tani Jubbar Lake: Tani Jubbar Lake is famous for its “Nag Devta Temple” Where the local offer prayers to the Seperent God. The Colorful fair of Tani Jubbar is very famous and it is celebrated every year. The Local people wear colorful clothes on this festival. It is one of the Local Picnic spot in Kotgarh.

 

Hattu Temple and Peak: It is 15 Km from Kotgarh, it is situated at the top of peak. Hattu is a small beautiful wooden Temple. It is believed that famous Hattu Mata Temple is the temple of `Mandodri`wife of `Ravna`. Hattu is a beautiful place you can enjoy natural beauty there. People come there on first sundy of `Jeth` for pray.

 

Places to visit in Jibhi

Chaini Fort Trek and Sharingi Bagi Temple Trek: The Most famous attraction of this place is Chaini fort trek and Sharingi Bagi temple. Chaini village is located in this town and which is inspired from Chinese art. There is well outlined and beautiful trail to reach temple. Chaini fort is another famous attraction, the rocks used in this fort are not easily found in this region.

 

Jalori Pass: Jalori pass has steepest drive which covers more than 2000 meters in 25 kms, it connects Shimla and Kullu valleys and offers fantastic views of the Dhauladhar and Kinnaur ranges. Spend half an hour at Jalori pass.

 

Waterfall near Shoja: The way has been made with small bridges and gives you a very outdoorsy feel. When you land up at the waterfall there are seats and a table made with tree trunks where you get the party started.

 

 

Food to Eat in Narkanda

Tourists look around to find where to find Delicious Himachali Food, They can see only Punjabi Food Joints, Italian Jolints, Bakeries, Chinese Food Stalls, Not no-where Himachali Dishes. authetic and traditional Himachali food like khoru, patore, babroo, chaa ghosht, murgh anardana, Dham , Simply head towards any of Oberoi Group of Hotels ( Wild Flower Hall, Clarks, or cecil) and enjoy the long forgotten traditional Himachali recipes.

 

Best Restaurants in Narkanda

Negi Dhaba: TA Rank (3.5) – Certificate of Excellence

Dishes: Paranthas, shahi paneer and Paneer samosa.

 

Palki Restaurant: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence

Palki Restaurant is one of the most loved restaurants of the city of Narkanda, and is visited by hundreds of locals and tourists every day.

Dishes: Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines.

 

Temperature in Narkanda

Narkanda appears beautiful dotted with oak trees, and its beauty gets doubled when it snows.  During summers, the temperature fluctuates between the maximum of 30°C and the minimum of 150 C. At nights, usually the weather gets cool.

 

Offbeat places in Himachal

If you want to change your mood and feel fresh then plan your tour to Himachal Pradesh. Himachal has many hidden hamlets vying to charm you with their pristine natural beauty and cultural innocence. There are some offbeat destination are given below to enjoy your holiday at blissful land.

Barog

Location: District Solan

 

Barot

Location: District Mandi

 

Bhaba Pass

Location: District Kinnaur

 

Chindi

Location: District Mandi

 

Churah

Location: District Chamba

 

Churdhar

Location: District Shimla

 

Janjehli

Location: District Mandi

 

Delhi to Narkanda distance by road

Delhi to Narkanda distance by road is about 403 km 10.5 Hours. The estimated travel time from Delhi to Narkanda by bus may vary or it will take more time than the above mentioned time due to the road condition and different travel route. Travel time has been calculated based on crow fly distance so there may not be any road or bus connectivity also

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Package Inclusion:

  • 09 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • Pick up drop from Chandigarh airport

  • 03 Nights stay with sightseeing at Shimla Hotel

  • 02 Nights stay with sightseeing at Narkanda Hotel

  • 02 nights stay with sightseeing at Kothgarh Hotel

  • 02 Nights stay with sightseeing at Jibhi Hotel

  • Private vehicle for 10 days

  • Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Package Exclusion:

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Lunch and evening snacks

  • Charges for adventure activities

  • Entry ticket for sightseeing

  • Camera tickets

  • GST as applicable ?

Shimla Apple belt Tour with Narkanda Kotgarh Shoja Jibhi – Apple Bowl Hill Station of Himachal Pradesh - Itinerary

Arrive at Chandigarh Airport and transfer to Shimla. Shimla is 113 km. far from Chandigarh and takes around 4.5 hours to reach.

En route, visit the popular tourist attraction of Chandigarh, Pinjore Garden. It is 22 km. from Chandigarh on the Ambala - Shimla highway. Get amazed watching the lush greenery, colourful flowers, palm trees and water fountains at this marvellous Mughal Garden. The garden houses a historic place, Japanese garden, mini zoo and a nursery.

 

Continue your drive to Shimla, the most beautiful hill station in Asia. On reaching the hotel in Shimla, complete your check-in formalities and take some rest.

 

 

Later in the evening, visit The Ridge, the most popular point in Shimla. The Ridge is a famous wide open street near Mall road. It has everything from shopping to sightseeing. Pay a visit to the numerous cafes, shops, bars and boutiques lined along the stretch.

You can visit Mall Road to explore the popular market of Shimla. Pick some local Shimla products from here and do not forget to bargain hard.

Later head to the hotel for mouth-watering dinner. Relax and prepare for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla Havens Resorts, Hotel Willow Banks
  • Luxury: The Oberoi Cecil, Clarks Hotel, Toshali Royal View

Suggested Restaurants: Eighteen71 Cookhouse & Bar, Cafe Simla Times, GoofaAshiana

Begin the day 2 of your Shimla vacations with hot breakfast at the hotel. Today you will explore some of the top attractions in Shimla.

Begin your day by visiting Asia’s largest open-air Ice Skating Rink. Learn the ticks of ice skating and relish the experience. Ensure you reach here early morning between 8 am to 11 am or else you can plan to visit here between 5 pm to 7 pm.

Later visit Chadwick Waterfalls to enjoy the spectacular view of the waterfalls falling from the height of 67 meters.

Next head to Jakhoo Temple which can be reached via a short trek at Jakhoo Hills. Enjoy spectacular views of Shivalik ranges and snow-clad mountains encircling the natural beauty of Shimla. Also, seek blessings at the Sankat Mochan Temple.

Visit the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies located in the Viceregal Lodge. The building holds great historical significance.

In the evening, enjoy a lovely sunset at the Scandal Point, known to be the highest point in the town.

After sightseeing, head towards the hotel for mouth-watering dinner. Relax and prepare for an overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Get energised with scrumptious breakfast and gear up for more adventure. Proceed for a day excursion to Kufri, another famous hill station near Shimla. It is located at a distance of 60 km. and takes 60 minutes to reach there.

Begin your morning the most thrilling way by skiing down the Mahasau Peak, the highest peak in Kufri. If you want to settle down with little less adventure, head to Kufri Fun World. Here you can enjoy go-karting and other amusement rides.

You can also head to Himalayan Nature Park to explore nature and wildlife closely. It houses 180 species of birds and rare animals, which will be a complete thrill to observe.

In the evening, drive back to Shimla. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Post breakfast, checkout from the hotel to reach Narkanda. It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to cover the distance of 62 km. After reaching, check in at the hotel and head out to explore the popular attractions in Narkanda.

Enjoy leisurely walk through the enthralling apple orchards at Stokes Farm. It is one of the best things to do in Narkanda.

Later spend some relaxed and lovely time at the beautiful Tannu Jubbar Lake. The lake offers stunning views of the snow-covered mountains and dense forests encircling the lake.

Retire for the night and overnight stay at the hotel in Narkanda.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Hotel Snowflake, Tethys Ski Resort
  • Luxury: The Wilderness, Seetalvan Orchard

Suggested Restaurants: Palki Restaurant, Negi Dhaba

Start your day with some yoga lessons and gear up for the day ahead. Have breakfast in the hotel and then step out for another delightful day.

Narkanda offers panoramic views of the valley from the height of 7400 feet. This small yet picturesque town turns into a ski resort during winter magnetising tourist from all over. You can try your hands on skiing at one of the famous skiing slopes in Narkanda.

Next, trek 7 km. (one way) to reach Hatu Peak. It is one of the most scenic places in Narkanda and offers lovely vistas of snow-clad peaks. Other attractions include Hat temple and a small pond located on the hilltop.

As the day ends, head to one of the local Himachal Hat outlets and shop for some Himachali shawls, woollen shoes, Pattoo blankets and caps.

Later head to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Post an early morning breakfast in your Shimla apple belt tour package, check out from the hotel. Located 15 km. away from Narkanda is Kothgarh which is the ‘apple bowl of India’ and has ample to offer its visitors. After 40 minutes of the drive, reach the hotel in Kothgarh and do the check-in procedures.

Kothgarh is a quaint scenic destination in North India, located about 6,500 feet above sea level. It offers serene walks through apple orchards and pine forests. Visit one of the top attractions of Kothgarh, Apple Orchard. Get amazed looking at the Kothgarh Valley which looks stunning when the orchards are filled with luscious red apples.

Some of the must-visit places in Kothgarh include St. Mary’s Church and Gorton Mission School. Constructed in 1872, St. Mary’s Church is one of the oldest and beautiful churches in India. It reminds of a bygone era with its wooden construction, dazzling stained glass window and an array of cedar sculpted pews. Within the compound is the Gorton Mission School built in 1843.

Later head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Tani Jubbar Heights
  • Luxury: Seetalvan Orchard, Banjara Orchard Retreat

Suggested Restaurants: We recommend you to have your meals at the hotel or resort where you are staying. There are not too many restaurants in Kothgarh.

Enjoy breakfast with the scenic view of snow clad mountains. Later head to explore the best places to visit in Kothgarh.

Kothgarh is home to numerous temples. You can check out few of them. First visit Mailan Devta Temple, also known as Chatur Mukh Temple. The temple is beautifully constructed with Shikhar style architecture.

Later visit Parmjyotir Temple and Hattu Temple. Hattu Temple is located 15 km. away from Kothgarh on the Hattu Peak. You can choose to trek on the hills to reach the temple. It takes around 2 hours to reach the top and on the way you can witness a variety of flora and fauna.

After an exciting day, retire for the night by heading back to the hotel.

Enjoy scrumptious breakfast, check out from the hotel and gear up to travel to Jibhi. It is located at a distance of 89 km. and takes 4.5 hours to reach there. On reaching, check-in at the hotel, freshen up and head to explore the popular attractions of Jibhi.

Jibhi is an unexplored heaven in the Himalayas. It is walker’s delight with plenty of scenic trails that pass by lush pine and cedar forests of the Banjar Valley. Drive to Jalori Pass and from there enjoy the trek to Serolsar Lake and Raghupur Fort, which are both in opposite direction from Jalori Pass.

The trekking trail to Serolsar Lake is a gentle 5 km. hike and you will see some breath-taking views during the trek. The lake is blessed with picturesque settings and hillocks around offer an incredible view of the valley and of the snow-covered Himalayas. 

If you are not exhausted, head for a 4 km. trek to Raghupur Fort. The trekking trail offers stunning views and descends through thick forest and a gradual walk through open meadows.

After an exhausting day, head back to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Jibhi Homestead, Apple Tree Cottages
  • Luxury: Whispering woods

Suggested Restaurants: Dev Ganga 

Post breakfast, head for a day excursion to Shoja. It is 30 minutes’ drive from Jibhi. On reaching, check out the top tourist attractions in Shoja.

Begin your day with a visit to the Waterfall Point. It is one of the best sightseeing places in Shoja and an ideal place for morning walks. A refreshing walk through nature with gurgling sound of water can definitely do wonders for your senses.

Later head to Tirthan Valley situated very close to Shoja. It has amazing landscapes. You can enjoy angling here. If you are looking for some adrenaline rush in the quiet valley, opt for river crossing activity and delight your senses.

It is also renowned for the Great Himalayan National Park that is situated in the valley. Here you can quench your thirst for amazing wildlife and fishing.

Later head back to Jibhi for an overnight stay.

Post breakfast, checkout from the hotel. Prepare for transfer from Jibhi to Chandigarh airport. Head back towards your destination. 

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