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Romance at Himalayas

DURATION : 6 Nights / 7 Days

DESTINATIONS : Chandigarh – Shimla – Manali - Chandigarh

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Shimla Mall Road, Kalka–Shimla Railway, Christ Church, The Ridge, Rashtrapati Niwas, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Hill
Manali Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba Devi Temple, Bhrigu Lake, Great Himalayan National Park and Pandoh Dam
chandigarh Rock Garden of Chandigarh, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, ChattBir Zoo, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Open Hand Monument and International Dolls Museum

Short Description

Himachal Pradesh is a multilingual and a multicultural state of India. Since many races have come and settled here from earlier times, the culture of the state is diverse, colourful and rich in heritage. It is exhibited in colourful clothes, musical melodies, festive celebrations, rhythmic dances and a simple yet rich lifestyle. Arts and handicrafts form an integral part of the culture. The state specialises in preparing pashmina shawl which is exported to foreign countries on a regular basis. Other than that, wooden potteries, metal jewellery, utensils, vessels and many more are prepared by the locals.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Chandigarh - Shimla (118 km - 3 Hrs)

Today you will arrive at Chandigarh Railway station. Upon arrival our assistance will meet you at Railway station and handover the documents to you, later drive to Shimla. Shimla, The `summer capital' of British India sprawls along a crescent-shaped ridge at an altitude of over 2100m in southern Himachal Pradesh. This was the most important hill station in India before Independence. Shimla was once part of the Nepalese kingdom and called Shyamala (another name for goddess Kali). The British ‘discovered’ it in 1819. The famous main street, The Mall, still runs along the crest of the ridge and is lined with stately English-looking houses. Christ Church, Gorton Castle and the fortress-like former Viceroyal Lodge reinforce the English flavour.

Day 2: Shimla Sightseeing

Morning Post Breakfast, we will Start our City Tour of Shimla including The Indian Institute Of Advanced StudiesChrist Church is Situated on the Ridge is Christ Church, which is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained glass windows which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility and Jakhu Temple dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman. It's located near the highest point of the ridge and offers fine views of the town, surrounding valley and snow-capped peaks. Other scenic spots nearby include the 67 m high Chadwick Falls, the picnic spot of Prospect Hill, Kufri - KUFRI (16 km) :  At 2501m, this is famous for its wide views and ski slopes. An enjoyable walk leads up to the Mahasu Peak.  At Kufri, Himachal Tourism runs the Cafe Lalit and Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall & the Ridge.  Overnight Stay at Shimla

Day 3: Shimla – Manali (249 Km - 07 Hrs)

Morning post breakfast at hotel and proceed to another hill station” Manali”  Manali is a magnet, attracting many tourists from all over the world The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas River with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards.
Overnight Stay at Manali  

Day 4: Manali Sightseeing

Morning Post Breakfast, we will Start our sightseeing Rohtang Pass & Solang valley. Solang Valley Located at a distance of 13 kms from Manali, Solang Valley lies between Solang village and Beas Kund. It offers a beautiful view of glaciers and snow capped mountains. Since the valley has fine ski slopes, it is a perfect place for skiing & hot picnic spot. In the Evening Visit the Famous The Mall Road.Excursion to Rohtang: - Situated about 51 km from Manali town at an altitude of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.) on the highway to Keylong, is Rohtang Pass. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendour. Evening city sightseeing of Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Vasisht, Van Vihar.
Overnight stay at Manali

Day 5: Manali - Chandigarh (309 km - 8 Hrs)

Morning post breakfast at hotel and check out, later drive to Chandigarh. Upon arrival at Chandigarh check in at hotel and rest.
Overnight stay at Chandigarh

Day 6: Chandigarh Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast check out form the hotel and proceed to visit Chandigarh sightseeing. At Chandigarh we will visit 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. Rock Gardner - exquisite artwork made from industrial and urban waste, Sukhna Lake - manmade lake.
Overnight stay at Chandigarh

Day 7: Chandigarh - Departure

After breakfast will check out and drop you at airport or railway station for your next journey.


Here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The price Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per program.
  • Breakfast
  • Arrival/Departure with assistance.
  • AC transport as per program.
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per Program.
  • One bottle of water per person per day.
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances.
  •  Govt. Service Tax 3.50%.

The price Excludes:

  •  Any airfare / visa / insurance
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column cost includes.
  •  Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, video fee, etc.
  •  Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

Route Map

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Customer's Feedback View All

  • William Ivan Rhodes
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    City : England
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    Just returned from 18 great and interesting days in India The trip was orchestrated for us and to our specification not an off the shelf tried and tested golden triangle jaunt, by Anu from Monks & Monkeys Travels. Not only did they deliver on every level, Transport, Hotels Agents on the ground meeting and greeting us at every new destination, after we had suffered the worst experience possible in an overnight sleeper, which we had stipulated 1st class it may have said 1st class it was not in our eyes or nose. I contacted them on arrival in Varanasi and within an hour they had organised and paid on our behalf for flights and a hotel back in Delhi to avoid the indignity of another night on the train.(a local business man I spoke to put it that' the clientele in overnight sleepers are only the top class of those who travel by train. We had changed two of the hotels Anu had suggested before we went and interestingly our choices turned out to be the two worst hotels we stayed at. We had paid approx. a third of the cost as a deposit and were only expected to pay the balance on arrival in Delhi. Can't think of any British agents who work that way. All our drivers were excellent as were our internal flights. Guides were always prompt, knowledgeable and willing to tell touts and others we were not interested. probably the equivalent of our own phrase which encourages an individual to urinate elsewhere! So 100% satisfaction from us I will be recommending them unreservedly to my friends who are interested in India trips.
  • SC Chin
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    City : KualaLumpur
    Country : Malaysia
    We used Monks and Monkeys Travels for a trip to Kolkata and Odisha in Jan 2014 and everything went without a hitch, although we travelled to several destinations, used trains and had different tour guides for different places. The tour went off pretty much as per the itinerary with the proposed hotels and program. Team was very responsive and reply quickly to emails. We'd use them again if we travelled to India.
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    City : Delhi
    Country : INDIA
    Thanks to monks and monkeys we had a magnificent holiday, unforgettably for the rest of our lives!!The whole program was perfectly designed as per our wishes and when we had one problem along the way in one of the hotels, Bikash from Monks and Monkeys took action straight away and solved the problem in less than 5 minutes! Dhanyabaad and definitely phir milenge!!

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