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Shimla : The snow city

Shimla at a Glance

The British empire may have ceased to exit, but its echo lingers on in Shimla (2205m). As the Summer Capital of the British in India, Shimla was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India's most popular hill resort. Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.

This capital city is endowed with natural surroundings that offer a breathtaking view from almost all locations within. Besides lush green hills and snow-clad peaks, Shimla exudes a strong colonial vibe. Heritage buildings, charming iron lamp posts and quaint cafes, all have a wonderful story to tell. You may visit the market to buy souvenirs and discovering new cuisines. You may even check out Scandal Point, associated with the former Maharaja of Patiala's escapades, and other interesting tourist spots.

Itinerary

Arrive Delhi airport / railway station and drive to Shimla (Approx 350 km / 08 - 09 hrs) the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Arrive and check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll on The Mall and the famous Ridge. Ridge is famous for its stunning vistas of the valley and the Christ Church which is the most photographed landmark of Shimla. Overnight in the hotel
After breakfast visit to Jakhu Temple situated on the highest peak of Shimla. After offering prayers and enjoying the panoramic views of Shivalik Ranges proceed to Kufri where you can photograph yourself in hired Pahari or Himachal attires. Enjoy Pony riding or yak riding (at your own cost). Later proceed to Naldhera which is famous for its golf course and scenic beauty. Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Manali by road (Approx 300 km / 08-09 hrs). Enroute visit to famous Kullu Shawl factories or enjoy white water rafting in River Beas (at your own cost). Arrive and check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll on The Mall. Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast visit to Hadimba Devi Temple , Club House, Vashist Bath and Tibetan Monastery. Overnight in the hotel.
Early morning depart for full day excursion to Rohtang Pass/ Snow Point (uptill vehicle is allowed) on your own cost. Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of more than 13000 feet, is the gateway to Lahaul, Spiti and Ladakh. Enjoy lots of adventurous activities there i.e. Skiing/ Snow Bike/ Pony Riding etc. (at your own cost.) Also visit to Solang Valley, famous for its picturesque location and adventurous activities, enjoy lots of activities there i.e River Crossing/ Rock Climbing/ Rappelling / Paragliding/ Mountain Bike/ Zorbing/ Hot Air Ballooning / Pony Riding/ Cable Car etc. (at your own cost). Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh (approx 320 km / 08-09 Hrs.). Arrive and check into the hotel. Visit to Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sukhna Lake. Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast C/Out & drive to Delhi airport / railway station (280 km / 05-06 hrs).