Himachal Pradesh is one destination that offers a lot to its travellers. All of its 12 districts are a natural wonder in its own sense. Well, the Western Himalayas take the full credit for its unparalleled beauty. You are not going to explore the whole spectacle of Himachal Pradesh on one trip. That is why we have come up with a bunch of itineraries that will help you to explore every tit and bit of Himachal Pradesh. In this trip, we take you on a tour of splendid Shimla and magnificent Manali. Be ready for another fun-filled trip with us.
Departure & Return Location
Delhi or Chandigarh
As per itinerary
Transportation and sightseeing as per itinerary by private vehicle
5 night hotel accommodation
Driver allowance, toll, parking, and state permit
Expenses of personal nature (shopping, laundry etc)
Expenses occurred due to natural calamities or government restrictions
Meals such as lunch and dinner
Day 1Beginning of the trip from Delhi or Chandigarh
We will start our trip to Shimla from Delhi or Chandigarh depending upon your source of arrival. On your arrival day, we will be waiting for you at Delhi/Chandigarh airport/railway station. After a warm welcome and quick introduction, we will start our journey to the first destination i.e. Shimla.
By after, we will reach our destination. After so much travel, the only thing that you would be required is a warm cup of tea and a little bit of rest. That is why; we would suggest you proceed with the hotel check-in facilities at earliest.
Once you refresh yourself by evening, it’s time to explore some of the local wonders of Shimla in your nearby vicinity. Places like Bhimakali temple, Indira Gandhi Tourist Park, Chini Bunglow, and Mini zoo are some of the must-visit destinations.
However, if you don’t want to explore all these and witness the beauty of Green Valley and snow-clad Kufri then we would suggest you start early in the afternoon. Kufri is a place where silver like snow will captivate your heart to the core. Return to the hotel by evening and enjoy sumptuous supper. A tight sleep in your cozy hotel room will leave you fresh by next morning.
Day 2The magnificent Manali
On our day two, we will head toward our next destination i.e. Manali. A famous honeymoon spot, Manali is indeed a real beauty. Manali is around six hours long drive away from Shimla that is why we will start a little early this morning after breakfast.
Though the journey hours are long, the picturesque surroundings will never let you get bored with their charisma. During the journey, we can easily explore Kullu Valley, Pandoh Dam, and Hanogi Mata Temple. We will reach our destination by late afternoon. We know that those snow-clad valleys and sky-high pine trees will tempt you at the core but hotel check-in and little bit rest is much required before anything else.
If you wish then you can go for a walk on Manali Mall Road. While you are roaming there, we would suggest you buy famous some of the handcrafted items. Return to the hotel for dinner and sign off to the bed to get refreshed for next day excursion.
Day 3A whole day Manali excursion
On our third day, you will wake with the blow of fresh and salubrious breeze of Manali. Today, we will explore some of the local travel attractions of Manali. After having breakfast in the hotel, we will continue our journey. Places like Hadimba Devi Temple, Club House, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village would be in our to-do list. While you will visit all these places, don’t forget to admire the raw yet ravishing village life and local delicacies. Your whole day will pass by in exploring all these places and you would be dog-tired by the day of the day. Sip on a cup of hot herbal tea and return back to your hotel. We will continue our overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4The real gem of Manali – Snow point
The fourth day of our trip is going to extravagant and adventurous as we are going to explore the real gem of Manali i.e. snow point. Snow point of Manali is not fixed. Depending upon the snow-fall, snow point can be at Rohtang Pass, Gulaba, or Solang. We will continue our journey to any above-mentioned place based upon the availability of the snow. Goerge and Marhi are also on our list. All these places of Manali are fun-filled and rich in natural beauty. All your senses will feel refreshed and enticing after seeing all these places.
After reaching snow point, you can take the delight of some adventurous activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobile. While you are at snow point, don’t forget to eat delicious Maggi and hot tea/coffee. Your entire day will go by in all these activities. We will return back to the hotel by late evening. Take your dinner and retire to bed.
Day 5The charming Chandigarh
On our day five of this trip, we will start our journey to the charming Chandigarh. Situated at a distance of 300km from Manali, Chandigarh is a small wonder. You will be amazed at its clean streets and friendly locals.
After the early morning breakfast at your Manali hotel, we will start our journey to Chandigarh by car. The journey will take around eight hours roughly and can be extended if you stop by to explore some of the en-route destinations such as Bhakra Dam, Virasat E Khalsa, and Anandpur Sahib. All these destinations are worth watching and give you a delightful experience.
We will reach Chandigarh by late evening. At this point in time, a relaxing stay is what required the most. Check-in to your hotel and continue your overnight stay.
Day 6Return journey from Chandigarh to Delhi after some local sightseeing.
Day six would be the last day of our trip. To make it memorable for a lifetime, we will do some local sightseeing of places such as Rock Garden, Rose Garden & Sukhna Lake. After that, we will do the check-out formalities and pack our bags for the return journey. We will drive back to Delhi from Chandigarh. We will drop you at the Delhi airport or railway station from where you will start your onwards journey.
Manali – Thomas Villa or Similar
Shimla – Hotel Chaman Palace or Similar
Chandigarh – Diamond Plaza or Similar
Manali – Summit Chandertal Regency and Spa or Similar
Shimla – Hotel Surya or Similar
Chandigarh – Hotel Sapphire or Similar
Manali – Holiday Resorts Cottages and Spa or Similar
Shimla – The Rock Castle or Similar
Chandigarh – Ramada Chandigarh or Similar
Manali – The Anantmaya or Similar
Shimla – Hotel Dhroov or Similar
Chandigarh – Park Plaza Zirakpur or Similar