Heavenly Himachal

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    • "My family and I fell in love with Kullu Manali- such beautiful places and great food everywhere. Yes, would gladly recommend Musafir for a budget trip to these exotic locations in India.~ Sayed Sharif"

    • "Extremely idyllic! This package takes you to some of the best places in India! We got to do few snow activities such as skiing and paragliding- loads to do in these mesmerising hill stations. ~ Maiky Carlos"

    Inclusions

    • Return Economy Class flights
    • 2 nights stay in Shimla
    • 3 nights stay in Manali
    • 1 night stay in Chandigarh
    • Daily breakfast buffet and dinner
    • Kufri excursion in Shimla
    • City tour of Shimla
    • Naggar excursion and city tour in Manali
    • Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake visit in Chandigarh
    • Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley excursion in Manali
    • Return airport and intercity transfers

    Your holiday itinerary

    Day1

    Arrival- Shimla

    Arrive at the Chandigarh International Airport and transfer to Shimla by road. This would be close to a four-hour journey but the ride is a comfortable one and loads of scenic beauty to cover. Shimla, erstwhile summer capital of British India, is now the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Kalka-Shimla Railway line. This hill station city is set amidst the snowcapped Shivalik mountain ranges and offers stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and set off for some nearby sightseeing on your own; relish the tasty local dishes for dinner before retiring for the night.

    Day2

    Kufri excursion and city tour

    Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and gear up for an excursion to the popular winter ski resort, Kufri, which is located 13 km north of Shimla. Kufri derives its name from kufr which means lake in the local language and is the highest point in the surrounding region. Then, we move on to visit the Indira Tourist Park at Chini Bunglow and the Himalayan Wildlife Zoo. Spend some time with the Himalayan monal, rare breeds of antelopes and feline. In the afternoon, we return to Shimla for a half day city tour. This small but breathtaking city has lots to explore such as Jakhoo, Himachal State Museum & Library, and the Indian Institute of Advance Study. In the evening, we visit the Christ Church- the second oldest church in north India, Scandal Corner Mall road and The Ridge for some retail therapy. Return to hotel.

    Day3

    Arrival- Manali

    After a delicious breakfast, check-out of the hotel and be off Manali by road. We will cover a distance of 260 kms in about 8 hours, crossing the majestic town of Kullu with coffee and lunch breaks; you could also enjoy shopping for some local hand woven shawls. What makes the journey fun filled is the spectacular scenery while traversing through the circuitous roads. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your own leisure; Manali is located in the ancient Kullu valley and is surrounded by towering peaks at an arm's length. Return to hotel.

    Day4

    Rohtang Pass trip

    Have a delectable breakfast and prepare yourself for an activity-filled day at the Rohtang Pass and the Solang Valley. We visit Rohtang Pass, up to the snow line during winters due to heavy snowfall, to catch some awe-inspiring panoramic view of the mountains rising from above the clouds. Rohtang Pass, a high mountain pass, is an ancient trade route between the people on either side of Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. Next on, we visit the Solang Valley in the afternoon. This valley is a famous picnic spot and ski resort during the winter; you can opt for activities such as skiing, snowboarding (during winters), the rope way rides, and paragliding. Return to hotel.

    Day5

    Naggar excursion

    After a scrumptious breakfast, we head out to visit Naggar, particularly, Naggar Castle and Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery. The medieval Castle, with authentic western Himalayan architecture, was built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 AD and was converted into a hotel a hundred years back. The gallery in the castle is home to the paintings of Russian artist, Nicholas Roerich. Back to Manali by afternoon when we prepare for more sight seeing to places such as The Club House, Tibetan Monastery, and Vashisht Village which is known for the hot Sulphur Springs. Return to hotel.

    Day6

    Arrival- Chandigarh

    Savour a lip smacking breakfast and be off to Chandigarh by road.En route Chandigarh, we stop by the famous Kullu Town with lush green meadows, glistening rivers, and snow capped mountains. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and freshen up. We then visit the Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake during late afternoon. The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, a sculpture garden, is also known Nek Chand's Rock Garden, after its founder Nek chand, a government official, who secretly built the garden in his spare time. Sukhna Lake is a reservoir at the foothills of the Himalayas- the Shivalik Hills. You could do a number of things at this lake, such as boating, go for a Shikara ride, camel ride, or glance through Le Carbouseur Sketches, appreciate the sunset and more! When you have had your fill, return to hotel.

    Day7

    Departure

    Enjoy your appetising breakfast buffet and check-out of the hotel. Transfer to the Chandigarh International Airport for your journey back home.

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    City Budget Deluxe Luxury
    Shimla
    Hotel Woodpark or similar
    Bridgeview Regency or similar
    Shimla Havens Resort or similar
    Manali
    Hotel Himgiri Manali or similar
    Royal Park Resorts or similar
    Quality Inn & Suites River Country Resort or similar
    Chandigarh
    The Pearl or similar Hotel Rajshree or similar Best Western Maryland or similar
    Category Cost per person on
    twin sharing basis
    Cost per child
    with extra bed
    Cost per child
    without extra bed
    Budget AED 2,599
    AED 1,550 AED 1,414
    Deluxe AED 2,999 AED 1,650
    AED 1,549
    Luxury AED 3,590 AED 2,180
    AED 1,739

    More about Himachal Pradesh

    Himachal Pradesh is famous for its natural and scenic beauty, hill stations such as Kullu and Manali, and religious landmarks. It derives its name from the Sanskrit word, Hima meaning snow. Hence, the literal meaning of Himachal is "in the lap of the Himalayas".

    Shimla, or Simla, is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and because of its favourable weather and dense forests, it was the summer capital of the British government from 1864 to 1947. Major attractions here include the Viceroy Lodge, Mall Road, The Ridge, and the Christ Church.

    Manali is a valley snuggled in the mountains at an altitude of 2,050 metres in the Beas River Valley. One of the most popular tourist spots in India, specially for backpacking and honeymoon trips, Shimla serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district and Leh in Himachal Pradesh.

    Chandigarh is a union territory in India and serves as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana. It is well known for its architecture and the urban design as the city was designed by modernist architect, Le Corbusier.

    Terms

    *Prices include return economy class flights. Prices are quoted per person on a twin-sharing basis in a standard room with inclusions listed above. Blackout dates are applicable. Additional options are available upon request. Prices are valid until 31 July 2017. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice depending on travel dates and availability. Easy monthly payment plans are available from select participating banks through Musafir Holidays retail outlets and are subject to approval. All photos and videos shown are illustrative. Actual services may differ.Terms apply.

    Cancellation policy

    *In the event of a cancellation, 10% of the holiday amount is non-refundable. Refunds will be based on how many days prior to your booked departure we receive your cancellation notice, with the charges increasing closer to your departure date. If the cancellation is received prior to 45 days or more of departure, full price of the non-refundable tickets will be deducted; 44 - 31 days prior to departure, 25% of the total amount will be deducted; if the holiday is cancelled 30 - 15 days prior to departure 50% of the total amount will be deducted; if the trip is cancelled 14 - 10 days prior to departure, 75% of the total amount will be deducted; and if the trip is cancelled 10 days prior to departure, 100% of the total amount will be deducted. In case of any non-refundable tickets, the entire amount of the ticket is deducted.

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