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Himachal Pradesh is among the most visited top mountain tourist places in North India, Himalayas region. It gifts you with memories that last for a lifetime. Valleys, mountains, ancient monasteries, historical sites, lakes, mountain passes! – The list never ends. The wanderlust in you will be compelled to stay here forever. Pick up any Himachal travel guide, chances are, you will be hooked on to its beauty within a few minutes. This state has so much to offer. Indeed, it’s a top tourist attraction in North India!
Himachal Pradesh tourism has something in store for nature lovers. Its beauty lies in its diversity. You have lush valleys like Kinnaur, Kullu and Kangra & barren terrains of Lahaul & Spiti. Tales of Malana fascinate tourists as much as the Buddhist culture in Mcleodganj. Exploring Dalhousie, with its rich colonial past, is sheer delight. The famous Hill stations like Shimla, Kullu & Manali are dotted with meadows, orchards, quaint villages & rich colonial past.
Any sightseeing tour of Himachal should include its wonderful lakes. Quiet and still, they reflect the surroundings, both literally and symbolically. A few of the famous lakes are Renuka, Rewalsar, Prashar, Suraj Tal & Chandratal. The views of the Himalayan Ranges fill you with excitement, from head to toe.
History buffs travelling to Himachal also have something to look forward to. There are several heritage sites which are top tourist attractions, for both their architecture & historical magnificence. From ancient forts, colonial mansions, lush country sides of ancient traditions, magnificent havelis to elegant British colonial architecture, you will be mesmerized to see its breathtaking heritage charm.
A few of these are Jandrighat Palace in Dalhousie, Rang Mahal in Chamba, Bahadurpur Fort in Bilaspur, Padam Palace in Rampur, and Kangra Fort in Kangra.
Day 1 : Chandigarh – Shimla
On arrival at Chandigarh airport/railway station, you will transferred to the hotel in Shimla. Evening is at leisure, one can enjoy shopping at Mall road. Overnight at the hotel in Shimla.
Day 2 : Shimla – Excursion to Kufri & Naldehra
Today after breakfast visit Kufri known as winter sports capital. Later enjoy an excursion to Naldehra. Naldehra's spruce pines, old English style cottages and popular golf course the destination is known for its oldest nine hole golf course in the country. Later visit the Mall Road, which is considered as the main street in Shimla, Scandal Point - considered to be a popular tourist spot, Christ Church - one of the first churches built in North India. Overnight at the hotel in Shimla.
Day 3 : Shimla – Manali
This morning drive to Manali, a picture perfect hill station at an altitude of 1929 metres. En route enjoy the scenic beauty of enchanting Kullu Valley. On arrival check in the hotel. Rest of the is evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Manali.
Day 4 : Manali – City Sightseeing
Today proceed to visit the 450 years old Hadimba temple, dedicated to Hadimba devi, the wife of Bhim, Vashishta kund located across the Beas river, about 3 km away from Manali, at an altitude of 1,982 meters (6,200 feet) and are the natural sulphur hot springs. Later visit the Tibetan Monastery and the handicraft centre. Overnight at the hotel in Manali.
Day 5 : Manali
Today day is at leisure to enjoy the scenic beauty of heavenly himachal. You can opt for Rohtang pass or Snow point on direct payment basis (Closed on Tuesdays), which offers magnificent views of the himalayan mountain ranges. Overnight at the hotel in Manali.
Day 6 : ARRIVE BRISBANE - GOLD COAST
This morning after brekfast proceed to Chandigarh. En route visiting the famous Pinjore Gardens. Arrive in Chandigarh and check in to the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Chandigarh.
Day 7 : Depart Chandigarh
This morning you will be transferred to Chandigarh airport / railway station for your flight / train back home or your next destination.