Chandigarh Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arriving to Delhi International Airport you will be met by our representative and included onward transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day offers free time for you to relax or explore the city your own way.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Today we enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid and much more. This afternoon is free for you to explore Delhi on your own or for more options refer to the holiday enhancement page of this quote.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Shimla

This morning you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the train station for your train trip to Kalka. On arrival in Kalka you will need to board the toy train bound for the hill station of Shimla. Former ‘summer capital’ of British India, Shimla sprawls along a crescent-shaped ridge at an altitude of over 2100m. The famous main street, ‘The Mall’, lined with stately English homes and the fortress-like former Viceregal Lodge, reinforces Shimla’s quintessential English look. On arrival you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.

Anarkanda

Day 4: Shimla

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this magnificent hill fort today. Afterwards return to your hotel and spend the remains of the day at your leisure.

Shimla main street

Day 5: Shimla

Today is yours to do as your please as you spend it at your leisure.

Shimla aerial view

Day 6: Shimla - Manali

Spectacular scenery awaits today on our driver through the backdrop of the Himalayas to the town of Manali. This a 6-7 hour drive, stops can be made within reason for photos and a quick bite to eat.

Snow covered mountains

Day 7: Manali

Waking up feeling refreshed in Manali this morning, take a peek out the window to see the fantastic view. Enjoy a full day sightseeing of Manali. One of the most popular places in the country for honeymooning Indian couples. The nearby country and villages are truly beautiful and not to be missed. The main attractions include Manikaran, Kullu, Naggar, Hadimba Temple, Vashist and more. Overnight- Sarovar Portico

Day 8: Manali

Today we enjoy a day trip 55 KM north of Manali to Rohtang pass, located on Manali Keylong Highway at an altitude of 4111 meters. Manali is the gateway to Rohtang Pass beyond which lie the twin valley of Lahaul and Spiti. Rohtang pass is one of the main attraction for tourists coming to Manali and is know for it's snow and the scenic beauty of the area. Full day excursion of Rohtang. Overnight- Sarovar Portico

Day 9: Manali

Enjoy the day at your leisure in Manali. It is famous for adventure sports such as alpine skiing (in season), hiking and trekking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, kayaking and mountain biking. It also offers hot springs, spectacular religious shrines and Tibetan Buddhist temples. Manali itself is based around one street – The Mall. Northwest of here is Old Manali and across the Beas River is the nearby village of Vashisht. So in your free time today, head out and explore. You will have a car and driver at your disposal. Overnight- Sarovar Portico

Manali valley

Day 10: Manali - Chandigarh

This morning you leave Manali and travel to Chandigarh. The name is derived from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi, near the city.

Day 11: Chandigarh

Today is a free day to explore Chandigarh with a car and driver at your disposal. Chandigarh is jointly state capital of both Punjab and Haryana but oddly it is part of neither, being a Union Territory administered by India’s federal government, Chandigarh is best known for its outstanding modern architecture. The Secretariat, High Court and Legislative Assembly Building coupled with various museums and the strange Rock Garden each are fine specimens of modern architecture. Comprising a series of interconnected rocky grottoes, walkways and landscaped waterfalls, the Rock Garden showcases an attraction built entirely from discarded building waste.

Day 12: Chandigarh

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Delhi. Our arrangements end upon arrival at the airport.

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last updated - 30 Oct 2014 2:02 AM