Upon arrival our representative will meet you after that you can proceed your journey, you will be escorted your hotel. Check-in and relax for some time. Afterwards, step out and explore the Manali, a stunning hill station surrounded by massive snow clad mountains and thick pinewood forests, Manali has the twisty Beas River as its magnificent centerpiece. Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh is popular for its breathtaking Himalayan beauty. Lying at an elevation of 6260 feet, Manali is the top spot in the Kullu Manali valley and is blessed with many attractions. You can visit to sightseeing for Mall Road. Enjoy a hearty dinner, enjoy a memorable overnight stay in the hotel.
Today, after breakfast, proceed to city tour of Manali which includes- Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Hot Springs, Tibetans Monastery and Club House. Evening you will be free to explore the Mall Road & IBEX Market of Manali. And you can take an optional tour Nehru Kund and Beas Kund.
Hadimba Temple:- Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the peaceful Hadimba temple is surrounded by towering deodar trees. It is also known as the Dhoongri Temple, as it is located inside the dhoongri forest. Mythology lovers must visit this temple as it is dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandavas prince from the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple has a four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and its doorway is engraved with legendary figures and symbols.
Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temples:- :- Located at a distance of 3 kms from Manali, there is a small village called Vashist. It is situated on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass. This village is known for its natural hot sulphur springs and temples. One of the most prominent temple is the pyramidal stone temple which is dedicated to sage Vashist. Locals and tourists take a dip in the spring because of its medicinal properties. There are two separate bathing tanks built for men and women, along with a modern bathroom with Turkish style showers fitted baths. To avoid tourist rush and enjoy some privacy, one should go early in the morning.
Tibetan Monasteries:- Along with the hills and rivers, Manali is also famous for its Tibetan Monasteries as many people from Tibetan origin have settled here The two prominent monasteries that attract a large number of tourists from all across the world are GadhanThekchhoklingGompa and Himalayan NyingamapaGompa. These monasteries are known for their handicrafts, especially paintings and carpets. The aroma of incense sticks, sounds of hymns/chants and the rotating prayer wheels together creates a divine ambience. The tranquil surroundings of these monasteries act as a great stress buster and hence, they must be included in travel itineraries.
Club House: :- Located at a distance of 2 kms from Manali, the club house is an amusement zone. It has indoor game facilities and is situated on the left bank of river ManalsuNallah. The structure of Club House finds resemblance from British style of architecture. It is managed by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) and offers avenue for playing popular indoor games such as carrom, table tennis, karting and skating. Tourists can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some delicious snacks from their in-house restaurant. Adventure freaks can indulge in river crossing which can be done by ropeway.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, excursion trip to Solang Valley where you can admire the enchanting sights of the surroundings and can enjoy various thrilling adventure activities by own cost. As the winter approaches, the same Solang Valley takes a shape of a Snowy Blanket, thus forming a perfect vista for several snow activities. And you can take an optional tour to Rohtang Pass. You can also opt for adventure sports here. Rohtang Pass is 51 kms (2 hours) from Manali. It is not accessible for almost eight months in a year as it is covered by snow.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Shimla. En route visit Kullu. One of the most popular hill station of the North India. The town is situated at an altitude of 6810 ft, initially chosen as a sanatorium for invalid European officers, but soon developed into a big hill town and became the summer capital of the country. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the evening you can visit to sightseeing for Mall Road. Mall Road is the main street in Shimla. Constructed during British colonial rule, the Mall road is located a level below the ridge. Thereafter, enjoy dinner and return to the hotel and retire to your room for some sound sleep.
After enjoying breakfast, you will leave for Kufri, Just 25 km from Shimla. Visit here Indira Bungalow and the Himalayan Zoo. You will also enjoy pony rides (Paid by Own) to Mashu Peak. In the afternoon, return to Shimla and visit architectural site viceregal lodge, which was designed by British architect. The lodge was the residence of the British viceroy of India. Later you can spend some time at the mall road and visit some most famous sites like second oldest church of north Indian Christ Church, and Scandal Point, Gaiety Theatre and many more. After a hearty dinner, and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the hotel and get started driving towards to your onward journey.