Delhi – Shimla – Kufri – Manali – Rohtang Pass – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Chandigarh
The enchanting Himachal Pradesh state boasts of being home to a number of extremely mesmerizing hill stations, which tourists visit in crazy numbers each year. Indian Holiday presents a Complete Himachal Tour package that takes you to some of the most popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh, including Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, and Dalhousie. During this meticulously-planned itinerary of 10 nights and 11 days, you visit Kufri, Rohtang Pass, and the other popular tourist attractions of the region. Treat your eyes to the scenic beauty spread all around, indulge in fun activities, gorge on sumptuous local food, enjoy the amazing weather, and more.
- A day’s trip to Kufri
- Leisure time on The Mall Road
- Fun activities at Rohtang Pass
- Sightseeing in Dharamshala
- Visit Bakrota hills in Dalhousie
Upon your arrival at New Delhi Airport/ Railway Station, you will be received by our representative, who will assist you in your transfer to Shimla by car, which will take approximately 8 hours.
Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, is fondly referred to as the "Queen of the Hills". This place endears itself to visitors through its breathtaking scenery and relaxed atmosphere. At your own leisure, explore the nearby places such as the Mall, the Ridge, and others. Enjoy your stay overnight.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, head out for a day's excursion to Kufri, located about 13km away. The quaint town of Kufri is an ultimate holiday retreat where one can enjoy the thrills of a yak and horse ride. Adventure enthusiasts can get their dose of adrenaline by trekking to Mahasu Peak. Come winters, and the place transforms into a skiing retreat. One can stroll leisurely at the Mall Road while engaging in a host of other tourist activities. Have an overnight stay at Shimla.
Enjoy a delightful breakfast, and begin your drive to Manali, a hill station loved immensely by one and all. Upon your arrival, complete the check-in and other formalities at the hotel. Then, you have the entire evening to yourself to enjoy it at your own leisure. Manali's numerous attractions lure honeymooners and family vacationers throughout the year. Enjoy your stay overnight.
After an enjoyable breakfast, head out for an excursion to Rohtang Pass, located around 50km from Manali. It is one of the most enchanting destinations worth visiting. The route from Manali-Rohtang Pass Snow Point captivates a traveler to the zenith. Rent snow boots and bodysuits, available at every shop on the way. This place, perched at the height of 3,979m, offers unbelievable views to an onlooker. Return to Manali by the evening. Enjoy a stroll on Mall Road, followed by a stay overnight.
On day 5, after a delicious breakfast, head out to visit Manali's famous tourist attractions. You can choose to indulge in adventure activities like paragliding, zorbing, etc. Then, pay a visit to Tibetan Monastery, the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashisht Village, Hadimba Devi Temple, and the Manu Temple, dedicated to Sage Manu. You have the entire evening to yourself, preceded by an overnight stay.
Enjoy your breakfast, and then make your way to Dharamshala. Enjoy the scenic vistas scattered all along the way. After arriving in Dharamshala, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. The evenings are yours to do as you like. The charming little town of Dharamshala wins the hearts of tourists through its lush greenery, mesmerizing landscape, pristine air, and dense forests. Have an overnight stay here.
After a hearty breakfast, be ready to come across some of the famous attractions of Dharamshala. One of these is the Tibetan Medical Center for Cancer, known for curing various ailments using rare Buddhist medicines. Then, visit the Church of St. John, an Anglican church also known as St. John in the Wilderness. You can spend the evening as you feel like. Enjoy your overnight stay.
After breakfast, proceed with the check-out formalities. Then, drive your way towards Dalhousie, a beautiful hill station. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel upon your arrival. You have the entire evening to yourself. Named after Lord Dalhousie, who established this place as a summer retreat, its easy to succumb to it's natural charms. However, you can explore this wonderful place on your own. Enjoy an overnight stay at Dalhousie.
After an enjoyable breakfast, get ready for some exciting sightseeing in Dalhousie. Visit attractions like Panchpula, a beautiful picnic spot, Subhash Baoli, named after the freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose and Bara Pathar, a temple dedicated to Bhawani temple. Other attractions here include St. John's Church and Bakrota Hills, which offer panoramic views of the surroundings. Then, follow it with an overnight stay at Dalhousie.
After your breakfast, make your way to Chandigarh. Chandigarh, located at the foothills of the enormous Shivalik Range, is famous for its elegant structures and manicured gardens. Visit the Government Museum & Art Gallery in Chandigarh, a place that exhibits a splendid collection of miniature paintings, Gandhara period stone sculptures, coins, and decorative arts. The International Dolls Museum in Chandigarh, situated at Bal Bhawan, is another fascinating attraction. Follow this up with an overnight stay.
After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to New Delhi. On arrival, you will have an assisted transfer to the airport for your onward destination.
- • Accommodation in the mentioned or similar hotels.
- • Daily breakfast at all places. Rest of the Meals, if any, as per the above.
- • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Vehicle. (Please note that AC will be switched off during hills)
- • All toll taxes, parking charges, driver allowances.
- • All currently applicable hotel taxes except GST @ Current Rate
- • Any Air or Rail fare.
- • Any other meal not mentioned in price includes.
- • Tips & Porterage.
- • Any monument entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges.
- • Any expenses of personal nature.
- • GST @ Current Rate
The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh depends on your preferences. The summer months (March to June) are ideal for pleasant weather and outdoor activities. Winter (December to February) is perfect for snow enthusiasts, while the monsoon season (July to September) can be a bit tricky due to heavy rainfall.
Himachal Pradesh offers a wide range of tourist destinations. Some of the must-visit places include Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, McLeod Ganj, Kasol, Kullu, Spiti Valley, and Rohtang Pass.
Himachal Pradesh can be accessed by road, air, and train. The nearest major airport is in Chandigarh, and there are also smaller airports in Shimla and Bhuntar (Kullu). Major railway stations include Kalka and Pathankot. You can also reach Himachal Pradesh by road through well-connected highways.
Himachal Pradesh is known for its adventure activities. You can go trekking, paragliding, river rafting, skiing, and snowboarding. Popular trekking destinations include the Triund trek, Hampta Pass, and Pin Parvati Pass.
Himachal Pradesh is generally considered safe for tourists. However, it’s important to take normal safety precautions, like securing your belongings and being cautious at night. Also, be prepared for mountainous terrain and challenging road conditions in some areas.
Himachal Pradesh offers a variety of delicious dishes. You can try traditional dishes like Dham, Chana Madra, Babru, and various bread and meat preparations. Don’t forget to taste the famous Himachali apples and local teas.
Yes, certain regions in Himachal Pradesh, like Spiti Valley and Kinnaur, may require permits for non-Indian tourists. It’s important to check the latest permit requirements with local authorities before planning your trip.
Himachal Pradesh hosts various cultural festivals throughout the year. The Kullu Dussehra, Losar Festival in Spiti, and Shivratri in Mandi are some of the most famous ones. These festivals offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the state.
Depending on the season and your activities, you may need warm clothing for cold winters or light, breathable clothing for summers. If you plan to visit higher altitudes, it’s essential to have warm clothing even in summer.
Yes, Himachal Pradesh offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels and resorts to budget guesthouses and homestays. You can find something that suits your budget and preferences.