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Shimla Manali Tour – Land of Snow Covered Mountain in Himachal Pradesh

 

Shimla Manali Tour: Overview

Do you dream to holiday amidst snow-capped mountains, lush green valley, dense forests, tall trees, beautiful lakes? If yes, your search for the ideal holiday destination comes to an end with our Shimla Manali tour package. Shimla Manali tour with Chandigarh covers all the scenic destinations in North India.

Shimla and Manali are renowned as the gems of Himachal Pradesh and want can be better than holidaying in these beautiful hill stations of Asia. Apart from fulfilling your thrust for serene natural beauty, you can also fulfil your desire for some action-packed activities and indulge in skiing, snow biking, paragliding, sledging, etc.

So pack your bag packs and head to these beautiful destinations in our Shimla Manali tour with Chandigarh.

 

Suitable For: mountain lovers, nature lovers, snow lovers, adventure enthusiasts, families and honeymooners

 

 

SHIMLA MANALI DEALS

Option 01: 05N/06D Shimla Manali Honeymoon Package Ex Delhi @ INR 36,999/- per couple. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Buffet Breakfast and Dinner + Rohtang Pass + Salong Valley Tour + Private Vehicle + Honeymoon Inclusion (Cake, Well come drink, Candle Light dinner and Bed Decoration.)

Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Blossom (Shimla), 2* Hotel Mountain Inn (Manali) 

 

Option 02: 03N/04D Shimla Budget Holiday Package Ex Delhi @ INR 9,999/- Per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Breakfast and Dinner + Private vehicle

Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Golf View / similar

 

Option 03: 02N/03D Manali Trekking Package at Beas Kund Salong Valley Trek Ex Delhi by volvo @ INR 7,000 per person (If 4 pax travel together). t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Volvo Tickets + Camp + All Meals + Services of a Trek Leader + Tour Guide + Facility to keep you extra luggage at the Reporting Base Camp + Safety Equipment + 4 People is compulsory for trekking + Cover Beas Kund

Camp Included: Solang Valley Camp Retreat

 

Option 04:04N/05D Manali Volvo Tour Package with Rohtang and Salong Valley Ex Delhi @ INR 15,500/- per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Breakfast and Dinner + Private Vehicle

Note: Rohtang Pass will be taken on sharing basis in state run public and tourist buses

Hotels Included: Khushboo Resort (Manali) 
 

Option 05:05N/06D Shimla tour package with Naldehra and Mashobra Ex Chandigarh @ INR 15000. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Breakfast and Dinner + Private Vehicle  

Hotels Included: 2* Hotel Hari Palace (Shimla), 2*  Manla Homes Resort (Mashobra), 2*  Chalets Naldehra (Naldehra) 

 

Booking Open Limited offer (5 July To 20 July)

 

1 ) Fix Departure 5 July -11 July (Pick up time  4: PM & Drop time 10 AM)

 

2 ) Fix Departure 11 July -17 July (Arrival at 4: PM & dept 10 AM)

 

3 ) Fix Departure 17 July - 23 July (Arrival at 4: PM & dept 10 AM)

 

4 ) Fix Departure 23 July - 29 July (Arrival at 4: PM & dept 10 AM)

 

What is Unique in Shimla Manali Tour and why?

In this Package we arrange systematic tour guideline covers famous excursion and provides well ranked accommodation. Chance to grab and participate in world famous snow activities like Yak Rides, Skiing on the Slopes of Mahasu Peak, Spend some quality time in snow world Rohtang pass, Enjoy at beautiful view of glaciers and snow capped mountains in Solang Valley. Providing pick up drop from Chandigarh and provide free to enjoy holiday under proper guideline this makes package unique from other

 

Shimla Manali Tour: Highlights

  • Visit the very famous Mughal garden in Chandigarh, Pinjore Garden

  • Enjoy shopping at Mall Road or Lakkar Bazaar

  • Enjoy the scenic Chadwick Falls

  • Spot rare Himalayan species at The Himalayan Aviary

  • Visit Green Valley, the beautiful natural dale near Kufri

  • Witness snow-capped landscapes and the picturesque views from Kufri

  • Enjoy river rafting at River Beans

  • Enjoy full day tour to Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley



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Package Inclusion:

  • 8 nights Accommodation as per the itinerary on twin sharing basis 

  • Complimentary breakfast and dinner on all days

  • Airfare to and from Chandigarh

  • Intercity transfers

  • Local transportation for sightseeing

  • Parking, toll tax and driver halt?

 

Package Exclusion:

  • Personal expenses of any kind

  • Lunch  and evening snacks

  • Charges for entertainment activities

  • Entry tickets for various sightseeing places

  • Camera tickets

  • Guide charges

  • GST as applicable?

 

Hotels in Shimla

Standard Hotel: Hotel Blossom: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Blossom Shimla is famous 2* hotel located at a distance of 4 km from Shimla and close to most of excursion like St Mary's Church, The Mall and Summer Hill.  There are 9 splendid rooms in the hotel that are categorized as Deluxe Room, Suite and Family suite. All the rooms are well-sourced with a tea/coffee maker, telephone, chair and table.

Restaurant: Hotel Blossom served multi cuisine restaurant facing the open lawn fills the dining experience with an alluring view.

 

Deluxe Hotel: The Cedar Grand Hotel and Spa: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Cedar grand is one of the finest Hotels of Shimla. Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and world class SPA. Located  near Winter Field in Shimla, The hotel offers facilities like central heating in winters, conference hall and internet access. Round the clock Front Desk, Travel Desk and ample parking space are available for you. You can choose from 31 Valley-facing rooms, each tastefully furnished and with modern en-suite bathrooms boasting transparent see-through glass windows in sections of the wall.

Restaurant: The Cedar Grand Hotel and Spa served multi cuisines

 

Luxury Hotel: Shimla Havens Resort: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Shimla Havens Resort is located at a distance of 16 km from Shimla Airport. This hotel in Shimla provides a fitness centre and the rooms offer a view of the forests.  The resort is an ideal place for those who are nature lover and who looking for a perfect peaceful holiday destination in the lap of nature. Resort is also famous for the party lovers where you can indulge in loud music and sensual drinks.

Restaurant: The Cedar restaurant offers views of the forest and serve Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes

 

Hotels in Manali

Standard Package: Hotel Jubilant Regency: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Jubilant Regency Manali is located on scenic Hadimba hills, just 10 minutes walk from mall road Manali. We provide comfortable stay with homely vegetarian & fresh food. Hotel premises are clean and services are professionally managed to suit all kind of individual needs.

Restaurant: Hotel Jubilant Regency served vegetarian dishes with delicious taste

 

Deluxe Package: Sandhya Resort and Spa: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Sandhya Resort and Spa is a luxurious resort enriched with world-class facilities and comfort. Located at Kanyal Road in Rangriit is one of the best hotels in Kondapur and offers great accommodation for guest at great prices.The accommodation options are of Standard & Deluxe rooms.It provide various facilities like Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Cable / Satellite TV, TV, Shower, En suite, Private Bathroom, Private Toilet.

Restaurant:  two quality restaurants offer multi cuisines

 

Luxury Package: Manu Allaya Resort And Spa: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Manu Allaya is a sumptuous spa resort nestled in the lofty Himalayas. The tranquility of this magnificent resort in Manali compliments the freshness of the surrounding ambience.  Manuallaya is 1.5 km from Vashisht Hot Spring and 3 km from Hadimba Temple. It is approximately 52 km from Kullu Airport and the Rohtang Pass.

Restaurant: Manu Allaya Resort And Spa serves Chinese cuisines

 

Hotels in Chandigarh

Standard Package: Tikkar Tal - Haryana Tourism: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Tikkar tal panchkula offers a rejuvenating experience with its scenic setting and calm ambience. Tickertall tourist panchkula resorts offers a terrifying dining experience for you.

Restaurant: Tikkar Tal - Haryana Tourism offers multi cuisines

 

Deluxe Package: Pallavi West Convention Center: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

This hotel is popular in business travelers. Most of business professionals who are come in Chandigarh are mostly stayed in this hotel. The hotel provides so many modern facilities especially for business travelers with elegant conference, health club and restaurant facilities.

 

Luxury Package: Taj Chandigarh: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Taj is located in Sector 17-A in Chandigarh, offering a rooftop pool and spa, this chic property also has 4 dining options and 24-hour room service.  

Restaurant: Punjabi dishes

 


Shimla Manali Tour – Land of Snow Covered Mountain in 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 Pinjore Garden, which is just 22 km. from Chandigarh and located on the Ambala - Shimla highway. This 100 acres of beautiful Mughal Garden is lined with cypress, palm trees and water fountains making it look absolutely stunning. Also, visit the historic palace and a mini zoo situated inside the garden.

 

Halt at the highway for lunch and continue your refreshing drive to the mesmerising destination. Shimla is the most beautiful hill station in Asia. On reaching the hotel in Shimla, complete your check-in formalities and take some rest.

 

In the evening, explore your hotel or just roam around and enjoy the romantic Shimla weather. You can even head to Mall Road or Lakkar Bazaar for local shopping of carpets, handicrafts, traditional artifacts, artificial jewellery and wooden items.

 

Enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: C K International, Quality Inn Himdev, Shimla Havens Resort
  • Luxury: The Oberoi Cecil, Raddison Jass

Suggested Restaurants: Café Sol, Cecil Restaurant, Ashiana and Goofa

After breakfast, head out to explore the popular attractions of Shimla.

Begin your Shimla tour with a visit to Dhilon Pond, a popular natural attraction in the valley of Kotkhai, Shimla. You need to trek through the picturesque forest to reach this serene pond. One can even witness rare Himalayan birds and animals on the route.  Also, seek blessings at the Goddess Mahamai Temple located near the pond.

There are beautiful lakes and waterfalls in Shimla, one of them is Chadwick Falls. Perched at about 1,500 meters from sea level, this stunning waterfall is a sight to behold. The waterfall is encircled with mist-covered hills and lush forest. You can even pay a visit to the religious places around the falls.

Next place of the visit on your holiday to Shimla is The Himalayan Aviary. It is a must visit place in Shimla for nature and wildlife lovers. The park boasts of a wide variety of birds exclusively found in this region. One can spot rare species like peacocks, Himalayan Monal, peafowls and different kind of trees.

Visit Christ Church, which is second oldest Roman Catholic shrine in North India. Witness the Neo-Gothic style of architecture and appreciate the exquisite elegance of the interiors at the Church.

If you have time in hand, you can also enjoy an uphill climb through the gorgeous deodar trees to reach Jakhu temple. The temple offers a panoramic view of Shimla from the height of  2,500 meters on the Jakhu hills.

Retire for the day by heading to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. 

This day of your Shimla Manali tour is dedicated to exploring popular sightseeing places around Shimla. Have scrumptious breakfast and head to another beautiful hill station in Shimla, Kufri. Kufri is 30 minutes away from Shimla.

En route visit Green Valley, which is a beautiful natural dale located near Kufri. Encircled by luxuriant hills, overlapped snowy mountains, dense deodar and pine forests, Green Valley is one of the most photographed sites of Shimla. From the valley, you get a beautiful view of the sky-scraping mountains.

After soaking in the beauty of Green Valley, head to Kufri. This stunning beauty of Kufri with snow-capped landscapes and the picturesque views will never fail to mesmerise you and make your Shimla tour worth cherishing. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities like tobogganing, skiing, horse riding, yak riding. You can also visit Kufri Fun World for more entertainment activities.

Next head to Sankat Mochan Temple located 5 km away from Shimla on the Kalka - Shimla highway. You can learn the interesting history of the temple or meditate in the peaceful surroundings. The stunning Himalayan ranges in the backdrop add to the already existing charm of this place.

Later drive back to Shimla and enjoy dinner with the comfortable overnight stay.

Start your day early this morning. Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and gear up to drive 247 km. to Manali. The drive takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Manali. The entire drive from Shimla to Manali is extremely scenic and refreshing. On the way, you can make pit stops for sightseeing.

At around 117 km. from Shimla, you will reach Sundernagar. Here you can stop over at Sundernagar Lake. This green emerald man-made lake is truly a peaceful sight. This green beauty is perfect for a winter as well as a summer getaway.

Further 25 km. from Sundernagar, you will reach Mandi. Keep your eyes wide open to experience the charm of River Beans flowing parallel to the road right uptill Manali from here. Further 12 km. from Mandi is the famous Pandoh Dam. You can climb up the hill to get the perfect dam view. Heading further 12 km. is Anokhi Mata temple. You may seek blessings at the temple and head further to reach Aut. At Aut, you can witness the conflux of River Parvati and River Beas

Drive further to reach Baisnab Devi Temple, which is constructed in the same manner as Vaishno Devi Temple. You can even enjoy river rafting near this site. Driving further you will reach Babeli, where you can indulge in some quick shopping of traditional Kullu dresses, woollen dresses and carpets.

On reaching Manali, head to the hotel and complete your check-in formalities. Spend the evening at leisure and enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Hotel Jubilant Regency, Snow Valley Resort, Apple Green Resort, Park Residency,
  • Luxury: Sandhya Resort and Spa, Manu Allaya Resort and Spa, River Country Quality Inn, River Cresent

Suggested Restaurants: Cafe Evergreen, Il Forno, Johnson Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy delicious breakfast before you step out to explore the .

 

Begin your by seeking blessings at the Hadimba Devi temple which is a 450 years old temple. The temple is set amidst beautiful surroundings and features magnificent wooden carvings on the walls.

 

Later head to the Tibetan Monastery. One can enjoy the tranquillity of this place. The hymns and the rotating prayer wheels make the environment even more divine. You can meditate at the monastery and explore the culture and lifestyle of Tibetan people.

Also, head to the hot water spring at Vashisht Kund. It is a common belief that the sulphur springs have natural healing properties. You may choose to take a dip in the kund for medicinal value. Later, visit the Handicraft Centre to pick souvenirs for your loved ones.

After spending a joyous day, head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Take the lavish breakfast at the hotel and proceed on a full day tour to Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Solang Valley is the perfect place for adventure lovers in Shimla while Rohtang Pass is a must visit place for snow buffs.

Solang Valley offers an incredible view of snow-capped mountain and glaciers. During winter months, the entire valley is covered with snow, which makes skiing a favourite spot of tourists. During summer months, the valley is a lush green carpet which makes it an ideal place for paragliding, horse riding, parachuting, etc.

Rohtang Pass is located at an elevated height of 3978 meters. This place is no less than a heaven. This picturesque place offers a panoramic view of snowy mountains. You may choose to take part in snow activities here like skiing, sledging, snow scooter riding, etc. Note that the Rohtang pass remains closed on Tuesday’s and remains open only from May to November.

In the evening, head back to the hotel. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Start the morning early with delicious breakfast at the hotel and then check out to proceed to the next destination of your Shimla Manali Tour. Drive 308 km. to reach Chandigarh. It takes around 7 hours to reach the destination.

On arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend the day at leisure.

If you are a party freak and want to enjoy the nightlife, you may head to Sector 17, which is a popular and happening place in Chandigarh.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Tikkar Tal – Haryana Tourism, Pallavi West Convention Center, Red Fox Hotel
  • Luxury: Taj Chandigarh, Lemon Tree Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: Virgin Courtyard, Pal Dhaba Chandigarh, Swagath Restaurant And Bar

Post breakfast, head out to explore the major attractions in Chandigarh.

Begin your day with a visit to the Sukhna Lake that is set in the foothills of Shivalik ranges. It is popular for an array of adventure activities. You may take part in them if you choose to or simply relax by the lakeside enjoying the cool and fresh breeze.

Later visit a very popular sightseeing place in Chandigarh, Rock Garden. It is a beautiful garden featuring arts and sculptures completely made out of industrial and urban waste.

Next head to the Asia’s largest botanical garden, Rose Garden. You get to witness over 50,000 rose bushes of 1,600 different species at this very colourful garden.

Head to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Post breakfast, check out and proceed to the Chandigarh airport for your flight back home.



Things to do in Shimla

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.

 

Skiing On the Slopes of Mahasu Peak

 

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.

 

Places around Shimla

Naldehra: Naldehra, at an altitude of 2050 m and 23 km from Shimla on Shimla- Tattapani road, houses the oldest and the highest golf course in India. In the middle of the course is a temple, Mahunag Mandir. It was a favorite pastime spot of Lord Curzon.

 

Chail: Chail is a lush green setting and was the former capital of the Patiala State. It has the world’s highest cricket ground at a height of 2250 m, built in 1893. It is also a hiker’s paradise and there is a wildlife sanctuary at a distance of 3 km from here. Himachal Tourism runs the Palace Hotel (Earlier the Palace of Maharaja Of Patiala)

 

Fagu: Fagu Situated on Hindustan-Tibet Road (22-km), at a height of 2,450m Fagu is gifted with some enchanting views. Himachal Tourism runs the Hotel peach Blossom.

 

Kufri: Kufri, at distance of 16 km from Shimla and at an altitude of 2510 m above sea level, is a site offering some famous hikes and wonderful snow for skiing in winters. An enjoyable walk leads up to the Mahasu Peak. The Himalayan Nature Park here has a good collection of animals and birds found in the region.

 

Mashobra: Situated on Shimla-Naldehra road at a height of 2149 mt. A place of unique beauty, Mashobra is an ideal interlude beneath the oaks and the pines. Featuring beautiful gardens spattered with the daffodils, hyacinths, asphodels and celandines, it is a popular weekend resort, dotted with delightful villas and innumerable picnic spots. Goddess Durga temple is worth seeing from here, a track leads down to Sipur, which is an exquisite glade shaded by ancient deodar trees. A fair is held here every April/May. About 3 km from Mashobra is the lovely resort of Craignano.

 

Food Habits of Shimla

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.

 

Restaurants in Shimla

Shimla is so much more than the bustling, snow-capped capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is prefers by most of the traveler as a holiday paradise. Shimla has a range of restaurants which serve different cuisines like North Indian, South Indian, Chinese and Continental etc

Cafe Sol: Cafe Sol is located on the roof of Hotel Combermere on the Mall road. It's a perfect place for people who love exploring new places.

Cecil Restaurant: The wood-paneling decor with Chandeliers adds an old world charm to the entire ambience. The menu has a long variety of Indian food as well as Thai curries. A bit high on the bill side, but is a place worth the experience.

Ashiana & Goofa:  The twin-restaurants have a very cozy and calm ambiance surrounded by the stunning views of the adjoining areas over great food and delightful drinks. Ashiana is in the basement and has prices 25% lower than Goofa's, serving same food from the same kitchen

 

Snowfall in Shimla

Shimla is a capital city of Himachal Pradesh is an all time favorite tourist destination in Northern India. Tourists generally love to enjoy this hill station during the season when it experiences snow fall and to see the hills covered with snow. The temperatures can drop to sub-zero conditions during the peak winter season. The best time to visit Shimla would be October to November and from March to May.

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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 Jouney 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,  Summerhill 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

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°C and 30°C. If you are into adventure sports then this is the ideal time to try paragliding, trekking, camping and rafting

 

Places to visit in Chandigarh

Leisure Valley: Leisure valley is the most beautiful and popular tourist attraction destination in Chandigarh. Chandigarh Leisure valley is like a garland of gardens that beautifies the entire city. It begins from Rajendra Park in Sector 1 that is basically used for long walks, yoga and other fitness workout activities and stretches till the Bougainvillea garden in Sector 3. It also covers the splendid garden of roses in Sector 16. Leisure valley takes a curvaceous turn, when it enters Sector 23. It is in the Leisure valley in Chandigarh, India that different kinds of theme gardens are set up.

 

Rock Garden: Chandigarh rock garden is an epitome ofcreativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial & urban waste. It is located in Sector 1 between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake. The credit for laying its foundation goes to Nek Chand, who was the then Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capital Project.  Rock garden has been established in the form of an open-air exhibition hall. The garden houses sculptures made by using a variety of different discarded waste materials like frames, mudguards, forks, handle bars, metal wires, play marbles, porcelain, auto parts, broken bangles etc. Rock garden in Chandigarh, India is a unique creation and connoisseurs come from different parts of the world to see this amazing garden.

 

Sukhna Lake: Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake that lies in the foothills of Shivalik range. The unique thing about Sukhna is that it is a manmade lake. It is a 3 km long lake that was created in the year 1958. It was done by damming the Sukhna Choe, which a seasonal stream is flowing down from the Shivalik hills. Sukhana Lake of Chandigarh, India has become an integral part of the city

 

Sukhna Lake

 

Chandi Mandir: Chandi Mandir is a temple located in the northern border of the city. Devoted to the Mother Goddess of power, Chandi, it is considered as one of the twelve Shakti Peethas for Hindus. The name Chandigarh is derived from this shrine only. There is an aura surrounded to this temple and if you are in search of divinity and tranquility, there is no better place for you than this temple. It is also one of the oldest temples of the area, claimed by many to date back to era of Mahabharata.

 

Open Hand: Open Hand ChandigarhOpen hand in Chandigarh, India is one of the most significant monuments of the city. The credit for laying down its plan goes to Le Corbusier. It is located in sector 1 in the Capitol Complex. Chandigarh open hand monument has been designed in the form of a giant hand made from metal sheets that rotates like a weathercock, indicating the direction of wind. This giant hand is 14 metres high and weighs around 50 tonnes. The significance of open hand is that it conveys the social message of peace and unity that is "open to give & open to receive." Open hand is the city's official emblem.

 

Capitol Complex: Capitol Complex of Chandigarh, Chandigarh capitol complex houses the seat of Government. Initially, it served as the seat only for the Govt of Punjab, but now it has the headquarters of both, the Govt of Punjab and Haryana. The credit for the awesome designing of the Capitol complex goes to Le Corbusier. Located in Sector 1, capitol complex in Chandigarh, India consists of three main edifices, namely, the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly and the High Court. There was a plan to build a fourth building also, which is going to be the Raj Bhavan, as in the Governor's Palace or a Museum of Knowledge. However, till yet, it has not come into existence. The three buildings of the Capitol complex stand majestically representing themselves as the temples of democracy of free India.

 

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Chandigarh to Shimla distance by car

Chandigarh to Shimla distance by car is about 113 km and it takes 4.5 Hours to reach. The Chandigarh Shimla route is a national highway number 22 and well maintained, so don’t worry about road. In between the Chandigarh Shimla route visitors comes across Pinjore, Kalka, Parwanoo, Koti, Jabli, Sanwara, Dharampur, Kumarhatti, and then to bypass solan, Chambaghat, Kandaghat, Shogi, Taradevi, and then the final destination, the hill Queen Shimla.

 

Famous food of Chandigarh

Chandigarh offer Punjabi Tradition food, there is nothing specific as far as the Chandigarh cuisine is concerned. It is mainly the Punjabi food that forms part of cuisine of Chandigarh, India. The staple food mainly consists of wheat-based rotis, paranthas and naan.

The main feature of Punjabi food is the extensive use of butter, cream, ghee and cheese. Their meals usually consist of pulses cooked on a slow flame with the traditional Punjabi tadka. While in Chandigarh do try the Lachha Parathas, Butter Chicken, Amritsari Kulche, Chicken Tikkas, Chole Bhature, Tandoori fish, Kebabs and countless more. Also try the sweet treasures that the city offers such as Roh di Kheer, Jalebi, Baalushahi, Gulab Jamun, Kulfi and more

 

 

Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 13,054 ft, approx 53 kms away from Manali on Manali -Leh highway in Northern India.

It serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh. The name Rohtang is derived from Tibetan language meaning ‘a heap of dead bodies’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it in the past.

The Rohtang Pass is situated on the Pir Panjal Mountain Range of the Himalayas. Besides Lahaul and Spiti, Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and Ladakh region. Like the Zojila Pass, Rohtang also serves as the gateway to Ladakh.

 

Rohtang Pass Permit

If you are planning to visit Rohtang Pass, you might be aware that you need a permit to go beyond Manali. Himachal’s Tourism Development Council has started the facility where travellers can request for an online permit to visit Rohtang Pass. The morning session of allowing vehicles to enter the place to ply between 6:00 am to 9:00 am. Exactly 400 petrol variants and 200 diesel cars to be allowed in one session at one go

 

Solang Valley Activities

Solang Valley at 12 Kms from Manali is emerging as the adventure sports capital of Himachal Pradesh.

 

Paragliding at Solang Valley

Paragliding is an adventure sport and has its attendant risks. Go for options with trained pilots. Inspect that safety measures have been incorporated. A bird’s eye view of the surreal valley, an adrenalin rush and a memorable experience is all that Paragliding offers. In paragliding sport a person jumps from a high place (like Hills, cliff or an airplane) with a special parachute that allows him to go an extended horizontal distance before he land. As he is lifted up, from the ground he can fly like a bird in perfect weather conditions.

 

Timings for Paragliding at Solang Valley

January to May: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

October to December: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Closed during monsoons, rates may differ depending on the season

 

Cost for Paragliding at Solang Valley

The cost for Paragliding at Solang Valley is mentioned below. We have listed cost per person, adult and child fees along with eligibility criteria

 

Solang valley paragliding charges             

Solang valley paragliding charges Rs. 1000/- Per person

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Package Inclusion:

  • 8 nights Accommodation as per the itinerary on twin sharing basis 

  • Complimentary breakfast and dinner on all days

  • Airfare to and from Chandigarh

  • Intercity transfers

  • Local transportation for sightseeing

  • Parking, toll tax and driver halt?

 

Package Exclusion:

  • Personal expenses of any kind

  • Lunch  and evening snacks

  • Charges for entertainment activities

  • Entry tickets for various sightseeing places

  • Camera tickets

  • Guide charges

  • GST as applicable?

 

Hotels in Shimla

Standard Hotel: Hotel Blossom: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Blossom Shimla is famous 2* hotel located at a distance of 4 km from Shimla and close to most of excursion like St Mary's Church, The Mall and Summer Hill.  There are 9 splendid rooms in the hotel that are categorized as Deluxe Room, Suite and Family suite. All the rooms are well-sourced with a tea/coffee maker, telephone, chair and table.

Restaurant: Hotel Blossom served multi cuisine restaurant facing the open lawn fills the dining experience with an alluring view.

 

Deluxe Hotel: The Cedar Grand Hotel and Spa: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Cedar grand is one of the finest Hotels of Shimla. Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and world class SPA. Located  near Winter Field in Shimla, The hotel offers facilities like central heating in winters, conference hall and internet access. Round the clock Front Desk, Travel Desk and ample parking space are available for you. You can choose from 31 Valley-facing rooms, each tastefully furnished and with modern en-suite bathrooms boasting transparent see-through glass windows in sections of the wall.

Restaurant: The Cedar Grand Hotel and Spa served multi cuisines

 

Luxury Hotel: Shimla Havens Resort: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Shimla Havens Resort is located at a distance of 16 km from Shimla Airport. This hotel in Shimla provides a fitness centre and the rooms offer a view of the forests.  The resort is an ideal place for those who are nature lover and who looking for a perfect peaceful holiday destination in the lap of nature. Resort is also famous for the party lovers where you can indulge in loud music and sensual drinks.

Restaurant: The Cedar restaurant offers views of the forest and serve Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes

 

Hotels in Manali

Standard Package: Hotel Jubilant Regency: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Jubilant Regency Manali is located on scenic Hadimba hills, just 10 minutes walk from mall road Manali. We provide comfortable stay with homely vegetarian & fresh food. Hotel premises are clean and services are professionally managed to suit all kind of individual needs.

Restaurant: Hotel Jubilant Regency served vegetarian dishes with delicious taste

 

Deluxe Package: Sandhya Resort and Spa: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Sandhya Resort and Spa is a luxurious resort enriched with world-class facilities and comfort. Located at Kanyal Road in Rangriit is one of the best hotels in Kondapur and offers great accommodation for guest at great prices.The accommodation options are of Standard & Deluxe rooms.It provide various facilities like Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Cable / Satellite TV, TV, Shower, En suite, Private Bathroom, Private Toilet.

Restaurant:  two quality restaurants offer multi cuisines

 

Luxury Package: Manu Allaya Resort And Spa: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Manu Allaya is a sumptuous spa resort nestled in the lofty Himalayas. The tranquility of this magnificent resort in Manali compliments the freshness of the surrounding ambience.  Manuallaya is 1.5 km from Vashisht Hot Spring and 3 km from Hadimba Temple. It is approximately 52 km from Kullu Airport and the Rohtang Pass.

Restaurant: Manu Allaya Resort And Spa serves Chinese cuisines

 

Hotels in Chandigarh

Standard Package: Tikkar Tal - Haryana Tourism: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Tikkar tal panchkula offers a rejuvenating experience with its scenic setting and calm ambience. Tickertall tourist panchkula resorts offers a terrifying dining experience for you.

Restaurant: Tikkar Tal - Haryana Tourism offers multi cuisines

 

Deluxe Package: Pallavi West Convention Center: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

This hotel is popular in business travelers. Most of business professionals who are come in Chandigarh are mostly stayed in this hotel. The hotel provides so many modern facilities especially for business travelers with elegant conference, health club and restaurant facilities.

 

Luxury Package: Taj Chandigarh: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Taj is located in Sector 17-A in Chandigarh, offering a rooftop pool and spa, this chic property also has 4 dining options and 24-hour room service.  

Restaurant: Punjabi dishes

 

Shimla Manali Tour – Land of Snow Covered Mountain in 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 Pinjore Garden, which is just 22 km. from Chandigarh and located on the Ambala - Shimla highway. This 100 acres of beautiful Mughal Garden is lined with cypress, palm trees and water fountains making it look absolutely stunning. Also, visit the historic palace and a mini zoo situated inside the garden.

 

Halt at the highway for lunch and continue your refreshing drive to the mesmerising destination. Shimla is the most beautiful hill station in Asia. On reaching the hotel in Shimla, complete your check-in formalities and take some rest.

 

In the evening, explore your hotel or just roam around and enjoy the romantic Shimla weather. You can even head to Mall Road or Lakkar Bazaar for local shopping of carpets, handicrafts, traditional artifacts, artificial jewellery and wooden items.

 

Enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: C K International, Quality Inn Himdev, Shimla Havens Resort
  • Luxury: The Oberoi Cecil, Raddison Jass

Suggested Restaurants: Café Sol, Cecil Restaurant, Ashiana and Goofa

After breakfast, head out to explore the popular attractions of Shimla.

Begin your Shimla tour with a visit to Dhilon Pond, a popular natural attraction in the valley of Kotkhai, Shimla. You need to trek through the picturesque forest to reach this serene pond. One can even witness rare Himalayan birds and animals on the route.  Also, seek blessings at the Goddess Mahamai Temple located near the pond.

There are beautiful lakes and waterfalls in Shimla, one of them is Chadwick Falls. Perched at about 1,500 meters from sea level, this stunning waterfall is a sight to behold. The waterfall is encircled with mist-covered hills and lush forest. You can even pay a visit to the religious places around the falls.

Next place of the visit on your holiday to Shimla is The Himalayan Aviary. It is a must visit place in Shimla for nature and wildlife lovers. The park boasts of a wide variety of birds exclusively found in this region. One can spot rare species like peacocks, Himalayan Monal, peafowls and different kind of trees.

Visit Christ Church, which is second oldest Roman Catholic shrine in North India. Witness the Neo-Gothic style of architecture and appreciate the exquisite elegance of the interiors at the Church.

If you have time in hand, you can also enjoy an uphill climb through the gorgeous deodar trees to reach Jakhu temple. The temple offers a panoramic view of Shimla from the height of  2,500 meters on the Jakhu hills.

Retire for the day by heading to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. 

This day of your Shimla Manali tour is dedicated to exploring popular sightseeing places around Shimla. Have scrumptious breakfast and head to another beautiful hill station in Shimla, Kufri. Kufri is 30 minutes away from Shimla.

En route visit Green Valley, which is a beautiful natural dale located near Kufri. Encircled by luxuriant hills, overlapped snowy mountains, dense deodar and pine forests, Green Valley is one of the most photographed sites of Shimla. From the valley, you get a beautiful view of the sky-scraping mountains.

After soaking in the beauty of Green Valley, head to Kufri. This stunning beauty of Kufri with snow-capped landscapes and the picturesque views will never fail to mesmerise you and make your Shimla tour worth cherishing. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities like tobogganing, skiing, horse riding, yak riding. You can also visit Kufri Fun World for more entertainment activities.

Next head to Sankat Mochan Temple located 5 km away from Shimla on the Kalka - Shimla highway. You can learn the interesting history of the temple or meditate in the peaceful surroundings. The stunning Himalayan ranges in the backdrop add to the already existing charm of this place.

Later drive back to Shimla and enjoy dinner with the comfortable overnight stay.

Start your day early this morning. Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and gear up to drive 247 km. to Manali. The drive takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Manali. The entire drive from Shimla to Manali is extremely scenic and refreshing. On the way, you can make pit stops for sightseeing.

At around 117 km. from Shimla, you will reach Sundernagar. Here you can stop over at Sundernagar Lake. This green emerald man-made lake is truly a peaceful sight. This green beauty is perfect for a winter as well as a summer getaway.

Further 25 km. from Sundernagar, you will reach Mandi. Keep your eyes wide open to experience the charm of River Beans flowing parallel to the road right uptill Manali from here. Further 12 km. from Mandi is the famous Pandoh Dam. You can climb up the hill to get the perfect dam view. Heading further 12 km. is Anokhi Mata temple. You may seek blessings at the temple and head further to reach Aut. At Aut, you can witness the conflux of River Parvati and River Beas

Drive further to reach Baisnab Devi Temple, which is constructed in the same manner as Vaishno Devi Temple. You can even enjoy river rafting near this site. Driving further you will reach Babeli, where you can indulge in some quick shopping of traditional Kullu dresses, woollen dresses and carpets.

On reaching Manali, head to the hotel and complete your check-in formalities. Spend the evening at leisure and enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Hotel Jubilant Regency, Snow Valley Resort, Apple Green Resort, Park Residency,
  • Luxury: Sandhya Resort and Spa, Manu Allaya Resort and Spa, River Country Quality Inn, River Cresent

Suggested Restaurants: Cafe Evergreen, Il Forno, Johnson Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy delicious breakfast before you step out to explore the .

 

Begin your by seeking blessings at the Hadimba Devi temple which is a 450 years old temple. The temple is set amidst beautiful surroundings and features magnificent wooden carvings on the walls.

 

Later head to the Tibetan Monastery. One can enjoy the tranquillity of this place. The hymns and the rotating prayer wheels make the environment even more divine. You can meditate at the monastery and explore the culture and lifestyle of Tibetan people.

Also, head to the hot water spring at Vashisht Kund. It is a common belief that the sulphur springs have natural healing properties. You may choose to take a dip in the kund for medicinal value. Later, visit the Handicraft Centre to pick souvenirs for your loved ones.

After spending a joyous day, head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Take the lavish breakfast at the hotel and proceed on a full day tour to Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Solang Valley is the perfect place for adventure lovers in Shimla while Rohtang Pass is a must visit place for snow buffs.

Solang Valley offers an incredible view of snow-capped mountain and glaciers. During winter months, the entire valley is covered with snow, which makes skiing a favourite spot of tourists. During summer months, the valley is a lush green carpet which makes it an ideal place for paragliding, horse riding, parachuting, etc.

Rohtang Pass is located at an elevated height of 3978 meters. This place is no less than a heaven. This picturesque place offers a panoramic view of snowy mountains. You may choose to take part in snow activities here like skiing, sledging, snow scooter riding, etc. Note that the Rohtang pass remains closed on Tuesday’s and remains open only from May to November.

In the evening, head back to the hotel. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Start the morning early with delicious breakfast at the hotel and then check out to proceed to the next destination of your Shimla Manali Tour. Drive 308 km. to reach Chandigarh. It takes around 7 hours to reach the destination.

On arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend the day at leisure.

If you are a party freak and want to enjoy the nightlife, you may head to Sector 17, which is a popular and happening place in Chandigarh.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Tikkar Tal – Haryana Tourism, Pallavi West Convention Center, Red Fox Hotel
  • Luxury: Taj Chandigarh, Lemon Tree Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: Virgin Courtyard, Pal Dhaba Chandigarh, Swagath Restaurant And Bar

Post breakfast, head out to explore the major attractions in Chandigarh.

Begin your day with a visit to the Sukhna Lake that is set in the foothills of Shivalik ranges. It is popular for an array of adventure activities. You may take part in them if you choose to or simply relax by the lakeside enjoying the cool and fresh breeze.

Later visit a very popular sightseeing place in Chandigarh, Rock Garden. It is a beautiful garden featuring arts and sculptures completely made out of industrial and urban waste.

Next head to the Asia’s largest botanical garden, Rose Garden. You get to witness over 50,000 rose bushes of 1,600 different species at this very colourful garden.

Head to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Post breakfast, check out and proceed to the Chandigarh airport for your flight back home.

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