Shimla Manali Hill Station Tour

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Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Major Location : Delhi - Manali – Kullu – Chandigarh – Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi - Shimla (372km)
Morning drive to Shimla , on arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : ShimlaShimla Manali Hill Tour
Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing visit The State Museum, Viceregal Lodge, The Prospect Hill, The Jakhu temple, and Summer hill.

The State Museum, housed in a colonial mansion, is half an hour's hike from the centre on the western edge of town. The museum has a good collection of traditional as well as contemporary art. The ground floor has a gallery with fine Pahari miniatures, a style developed under the auspices of the Kangra rulers. These traditional paintings follow the Mughal miniature style, with themes from the life of Krishna, the Hindu god of love. Other parts of the museum display a collection of traditional costumes and jewellery, stone sculptures, temple bronzes and deity masks from the Kullu valley. One room in the museum is devoted to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, who spent some time in Shimla. The display includes caricatures of Gandhi and his encounters with the British rulers. Viceregal Lodge : The most impressive colonial edifice of Shimla.

Is the Viceregal Lodge, now known as the Rashtrapati Niwas (President's House). Sitting on the flat top of Observatory Hill, this Elizabethan mansion was built in 1888 for Lord Dufferin. It now houses the Institute of Advanced Studies, and is open only in some parts to the public.

The Jakhu Temple, sitting on top of Jakhu hill at 2,455 metres is the highest point on the ridge. This temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, is quite appropriately beset with hordes of very aggressive monkeys. It is best to steer clear of them and keep all eatables well out of reach. Shimla has some other interesting spots that warrant a quick tour. Chadwick Falls at 1,586 metres where the river drops 67 metres and is best visited during the monsoons, the temple of Tara Devi, the Sankat Mochan Temple about 7 kms on the Shimla-Kalka road and the Himalayan Aviary close to the Viceregal Lodge, with a selection of birds like the monal, pheasant, pea fowls and peacocks.

The suburb of Summer Hill, about 5 kms away from town and a stop on the Kalka-Shimla rail line, has quiet walks through wooded surroundings. The University is also located here. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 : Shimla - Manali (270 km )
Morning after breakfast drive to Manali, on arrival check in at the hotel,evening free. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Manali - Rohtang - Manali
Morning after breakfast an excursion tour to Rohtang Pass. in the evening return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 : Manali - Kullu - ManaliShimla Manali Hill Tour
Morning after breakfast drive to Kullu Valley visit Bijii Mahadev Temple (14km) At 2460 m, this offers some spectacular views. The temple is famous for its high staff that periodically draws lightning which shatters the "Shivlinga" and scorches the building. Using only butter as adhesive, the 'Linga' is then carefully pieced together by the temple pundis. Kaisdhar (15km), A high meadow fringed by deodar trees. A picnic spot . Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 : Manali - Chandigarh (320 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Chandigarh, on arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 : Chandigarh - Delhi (250 km )
Morning after breakfast local sightseeing visit Capital complex, Rock garden, Rose garden. In the afternoon drive to Delhi.

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