7N/8D DELHI-SHIMLA-MANALI-DHARAMSHALA-DELHI- MONSOON MAGIC 2007

SHIMLA
The capital of himachal pradesh and former summer capital of british india, shimla is the state's most important center. Bulging at its seams with unprecedented expansion, shimla retains a colonial aura, with its grand old buildings, among them the stately viceregal lodge, charming iron lampposts and anglo-saxon names. The mall, packed with shops and eateries, is the center of attraction, and scandal point, associated with the former maharaja of patiala's escapades, offers a view of distant snowclad peaks.

Shimla's mood changes with the seasons, each having its own charm. Perhaps the best time of the year is autumn. When the days are warm and bright and the nights crisp and cool.

    DAY : 01

    DELHI -SHIMLA (260KMS, 6-7 HOURS)

    ARRIVE SHIMLA

    CHECK INTO HOTEL

    AFTER A SHORT RELAXATION

    PROCEED FOR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

    INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES

    SANKAT MONCHAN TEMPLE

    JAKHU TEMPLE

    EVENING AT LEISURE

    DINNER AT THE HOTEL

    OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL

    DAY : 02

    AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED FOR SIGHTSEEING

    CHAIL

    CHECK INTO HOTEL

    AFTER A SHORT RELAXATION

    PROCEED FOR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

    INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES

    SANKAT MONCHAN TEMPLE

    JAKHU TEMPLE

    EVENING AT LEISURE

    DINNER AT THE HOTEL

    OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL

SHIMLA - MANALI
AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED TO MANALI FOR SOLANG VALLEY RESORTS MANALI

SOLANG VALLEY MANALI

THE SOLANG VALLEY UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR AND IMPRESSIVE VALLEYS OF HIMACHAL PRADESH. 9 KM AWAY FROM MANALI IS SOLANG VALLEY. SOLANG VALLEY IS 8-10 KM AS THE CROW FLIES FROM BEAS KUND WHICH IS THE SOURCE OF RIVER BEAS AND IT IS AT THIS SPOT MANARANI VED VYAS WROTE THE FAMOUS EPIC MAHABHARATA. IT IS SAID SOLANG VALLEY WAS THE ROUTE TAKEN BY PANDAVAS TO HEAVEN. AT THE SOLANG VALLEY AN ICE SHIVLING IS FORMED DURING WINTERS WHICH IS SAID TO BE TALLER THAN THE SHIVLING FORMED AT AMARNATH.BESIDES BEING A PICTURE POSTCARD PERFECT SOLANG VALLEY IS THE PLACE WHERE THE SLOPES ARE IDEAL FOR PARAGLIDING AND SKIING.BEST ADVENTURE ROUTES AND TREKS START FROM THIS AREA.

DAY : 03

SHIMLA - MANALI (310KMS, 7-8 HOURS)

AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED TO MANALI (ENROUTE VISIT BHUTTI SHAWL WEAVING FACTORY, ANGORA RABBIT FARM&APPLE ORCHARDS AT KULLU

CHECK INTO HOTEL

NOTE : ONE COULD BUY SOUVINIERS -LOCAL BHUTTI SHAWLS CAPS ,KULLU BORDERS ETC

ARRIVE MANALI CHECK INTO SOLANG VALLEY RESORT MANALI

EVENING AT LEISURE. DINNER AT SOLANG VALLEY RESORT.

DAY : 04 - LOCAL SIGHTSEEING- MANALI

AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED TO MANALI FOR LOCAL SIGHTSEENING :HADIMBA DEVI TEMPLE,MANU TEMPLE,HOT WATER SULPHUR SPRINGS,BUDDHIST MONASTERY,CLUB HOUSE, NEHRU KUND.RETURN TO THE RESORT BY AFTERNOONoAFTER A LITTLE RELAXATION PARTICIPATE IN THE ESPECIALLY ORGANISED SCULPTURE SESSION, A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, LET YOUR HANDS GIVE A NEW MEANING TO PLASTER OF PARIS / CLAY AND CARRY BACK YOUR CREATIONS AS SOUVINIERS/ KIDS COULD PARTICIPATE IN THE HOBBY CLASSES-INDULGE IN TATOOMAKING , GLASS PAINTING,FLOWER MAKING.

EVENING ENJOY EXCITING GAMES FOLLOWED BY MUSIC BEING PLAYED TO LIGHTEN YOUR MOOD.

DINNER AT THE RESORT.

DAY : 05 - LOCAL SIGHTSEEING- MANALI

EARLY MORNING FAR FROM THE CONCRETE JUNGLES ENJOY A COMPLEMENTARY YOGA SESSION -IN THE AMBIENCE OF SOLANG VALLEY , THE RIVER BEAS,THE MOUNTAINS, THE SOOTHING SURREAL HIMACHALI FLUTE.

AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED TO ROHTANG PASS/SNOW POINT ENROUTE VISIT - NEHRU KUND, KOTHI GORGES, GULABA, RAHLA WATER FALLS AND RANI NALLAH . RETURN TO THE RESORT.

IN THE AFTERNOON ENJOY A PICNIC ORGANISED FOR YOU IN MIDST OF APPLE ORCHARDS WITH COMPLEMENTARY SNACKS AND HOT BEVERAGES SERVED / ONE COULD ALSO INDULGE IN INDOOR GAMES AT THE RESORT. IN THE EVENING FILM SHOW WOULD BE ORGANISED TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN.

THE COUPLE COULD ENJOY DANCE IN OUR BAR CUM DISCOTHEQUE LITTLE MILLANA WITH A SCHEME ON ALCOHOL -BUY 1 AND GET 1 FREE DURING HAPPY HOURS WITH COMPLEMENTARY BARBEQUE SNACKS SERVED .

EVENING ENJOY BONFIRE ,GAMES FOLLOWED BY A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF KULLUS WORLD FAMOUS DANCE NATTI WITH COMPLEMENTARY SNACKA BEING SERVED.

DINNER AT THE RESORT.

DAY : 06

AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED FOR YOUR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

COMPLEMENTARY HORSE RIDING AND ZORBING / MOUNTAIN QUAD BIKING AT THE SOLANG SLOPES . ONE COULD ALSO OPT FOR PARAGLYDING (OPTIONAL AT EXTRA COST )

RETURN TO THE RESORT.

HEY ALL KIDDOS INTERESTED IN SUGAR AND SPICE COME AND JOIN THE IN OUR EXCLUSIVE ICING SESSION -WE MAKE THE BAKERY YOU MAKE YOUR ICING AND CARRY THEM WITH YOU.

WHILE YOUR KIDDS ARE BUSY MAMA'S AND PAPA'S SURRENDER YOUR STRESSES TO US THROUGH OUR COMPLEMENTARY INVIGOURATING HEAD MASSAGE FOR THE TWO OF YOU.

ENJOY AN EVENING WITH MUSIC TO SWEEP YOU OFF YOUR FEET AND GAMES ORGANISED FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT .

DINNER AT THE RESORT

DHARAMSHALA

FOUNDED BY THE BRITISH BETWEEN 1815 AND 1847, DHARAMSHALA REMAINED A LOW-PROFILE HILL TOWN TILL THE INFLUX OF TIBETAN REFUGEES ALONG WITH THE DALAI LAMA SINCE OCTOBER 1959. INDIA WELCOMED THE RELIGIOUS LEADER AND OFFERED HIM AND HIS PEOPLE SANCTUARY AND A PLACE TO STAY IN DHARAMSHALA. EVER SINCE, A CONTINUOUS FLOW OF REFUGEES HAS TRANSFORMED THE TOWN INTO A MINIATURE TIBET WITH BUDDHIST TEMPLES, SCHOOLS, CRAFTS ORGANISATIONS, MEDITATION CENTRES, LIBRARY AND MEDICAL CENTRE. THE UPPER AREA OF MCLEODGANJ WAS FOUNDED IN 1848 AND NAMED AFTER DAVID MCLEOD, THE GOVERNOR OF PUNJAB. TODAY THOUGH, THERE IS LITTLE THAT REMAINS AS REMINDER OF ITS BRITISH ASSOCIATION.

DAY : 07

DEPARTURE FOR DHARAMSHALA

ARRIVE DHARAMSHALA

CHECK INTO HOTEL

EVENING AT LEISURE

DAY : 08

AFTER BREAKFAST : PROCEED FOR FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING : DHARAMKOT , KANGRA DEVI TEMPLE ,JWALAMUKHI TEMPLE, DAL LAKE, CHAMUNDA DEVI TEMPLE,NURPUR TEA GARDEN.

DINNER AT THE HOTEL..

DAY : 09

AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED FOR SIGHTSEEING

MC LEOD GANJ

LAMA TEMPLE

BHAGSUNATH

CHINMAYA TAPOVAN.

PROCEED FOR DELHI

DELHI

PROCEED TO DELHI

ARRIVE DELHI