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  [ 8 Nights / 9 Days ]  Start From : . 20,563/- Per person      Tour Code : MONHIM - 12
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Day 1: Chandigarh to Shimla (135 KM | 04 Hrs)

Pick up from Chandigarh Railway Station/ Airport and drive to Shimla. O/N Hotel

Shimla
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

Day 2: Shimla

After breakfast excursion to Kufri+ Local sightseeing in Shimla place like:

Kufri
Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. It is located 13 km from the state capital Shimla on the National Highway No.22 .The name Kufri is derived from the word kufr meaning "lake" in the local language. The highest point in the surrounding region Kufri has a Himalayan wild life zoo which hosts rare antelopes, felines and birds including the Himalayan monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. During winter a meandering path through the potato plantations turns into a popular ski track.


The Vice Regal Lodge
The Viceregal Lodge of Shimla is a heritage building that is situated on the Observatory Hill of Shimla. This building originally used to be the dwelling hub of the then Viceroy of India Lord Dufferin. The building is also termed as the 'Rashtrapati Niwas'. The building bears the Scottish flavor of architecture in its every nook and corner. The design of the building is one of the greatest contribution made by Henry Irvine. Only the local woods like pine and cedar were used to construct this marvel. A library has been developed inside the lodge. Also there is a baronial fire place The building balconies provide a spectacular view of the Shimla mountain ranges covered in white snow. During the dusk hours, the sight of the sunset appears magnificent from the terrace of the Vice Regal Lodge of Shimla.

State Museum
The Shimla State Museum houses a huge collection of magnificent paintings, sculptures, coins, handicrafts, photos, etc of not only the state of Himachal Pradesh but outside too.

The Mall & Church Shimla
The Mall is the most attracting thing in the town. The Mall is the centre of Shimla's buzzing social life. It is a fairly level meandering esplanade that runs along the ridge. Tourists, both Indian and foreign, mingle with the locals and uniformed schoolchildren An amazing multitude of honeymooners, bright and beautifully clad young couples, flock to this hill resort from all over India, and stand coyly to be photographed. In the heyday of the British, the Mall often saw officers resplendent in their uniforms, memsahib in beautiful gowns and proud nannies behind baby prams taking their evening walk

Gaiety Theatre
Gaiety Theater, located on the Mall, was opened on the 30th of May, 1887. Many popular film personalities have performed on its stage.

Scandal Point
This is known to be the place where Prince of Patiala took panga with Daughter of Viceroy of India and thus the Scandal. Patiala Prince was thrown out of Shimla and he then made another town (with palace) at Chail near Shimla. The evening is free to explore the Biggest Shopping Plaza of the north – The mall. O/N hotel

Day 3: Shimla to Manali(265 KM | 8 Hrs)

After breakfast check out from the hotel a distance of 265 km 8 hrs. O/N Hotel

Manali
Manali which lies in the lap of the Kullu valley is one of the most visited tourist spot.It is located at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level and is spread along the banks of the river Beas. Manali derived its name from Manavalaya meaning the abode of Manu or "Home of Manu" and here, the temples are treated as pilgrimages. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, para gliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Manali is quite famous for its lush green forests of deodar and snow capped mountains.

Day 4: Manali

Full day sightseeing of Manali Hidimba Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan monastery and evening at explore the local market. O/N Hotel

Hidimba Temple Also referred to as Dhoongri temple, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba who was wife of mightiest of the five Pandavas - Bhim. Amidst Indian Cedar Forest, the temple is a must-see.


Manu Maharaj Temple Dedicated to the Rishi Manu after whom the town is named, it attracts people because of being one of its type. There are no temples dedicated to Him except for this.

Van Vihar Park Good place to have an evening break with family and kids, it has a children's park and a small pond for boating experience.

Day 5: Manali

After breakfast visit Vashisth, Gulaba, and Solang Valley O/N Hotel.

Vashisth: (3 km)] Well known for its hot springs. There are old templesdedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama.

Gulaba Gulaba is a picturesque spot that lies on the way to the popular Rohtang Pass. The place has got its name from Raja Gulab Singh of Kashmir who camped here, while leading an incursion into China. Flanked by snow-covered mountain peaks and graced with grasslands, wild plants and the pristine Beas River, this site oozes beauty at every turn. Owing to its stunning topography, Gulaba is gradually emerging as a popular attraction in the Manali region. While driving through the meandering road to Rohtang Pass, do stop at this spot to enjoy some peaceful moments in the lap of nature.

Solang Valley Ski lovers know the place very well but so does those who know the best vantage point to get some tremendous views of imposing Himalayas. This valet is also known as Snow Point and has ski lifts OR Excursion to Rohatang Pass (Guest Own on direct payment )

Day 6: Manali to Dharmshala

A distance of 260 kilometer on the way stopping at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous For Tea Garden. Dharamhsala is a hill-station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 kms north-east of Kangra, It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international repute as “The Little Lhasa in India”. O/N Hotel

Day 7: Dharmshala to Dalhousie

After Breakfast drive from Dharamshala towards Dalhousie after doing the local sightseeing of Places which includes, His holiness Dalai lama residence at Mc Leodgunj, War memorial, Bhagsunath temple and Dal Lake. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. O/N Hotel

Day 8: Dalhousie

Dalhousie has been named after the British Governor - General of the l9th century, Lord Dalhousie. Surrounded by varied vegetation - pines, dodders, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Local sightseeing of Dalhousie includes visit to Panjipula, Subhash Baoli and excursion to Khajjiar 24 km fro Dalhousie surrounded by thick Deodar forest. Drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar is awesome. O/N Hotel

Day 9: Dalhouise to Chandigarh Drop

Check out from the hotel and transfer to Chandigarh drop at railway station/airport.

Cost per person for the proposed tour

No of Pax                     Budget
02 Pax                           19,688/-
04 Pax                           16,313/-
06 Pax                           13,688/-
Extra Adult                   5,300/-

No of Pax                     Standard
02 Pax                           20,563/-
04 Pax                           17,188/-
06 Pax                           14,563/-
Extra Adult                   6,100/-


No of Pax                      Deluxe
02 Pax                           22,500/-
04 Pax                           19,125/-
06 Pax                           16,500/-
Extra Adult                   7,700/-


No of Pax                     Meal Plan
02 Pax                           MAP
04 Pax                           MAP
06 Pax                           MAP
Extra Adult                   MAP

Proposed Hotels

Destination          Budget
Shimla                  Apple Rose / Himani
Manali                  Maohan Palace / Similar
Dharmshala         Akashdeep / Similar
Dalhouise            Hotel Kings / Similar


Destination          Standard
Shimla                  Hotel Sukh Sagar / Similar
Manali                  Summer villa cottage/Scarlet Cottage
Dharmshala         Anupam Resort / Similar
Dalhouise            Comfort Inn / Similar


Destination          Deluxe
Shimla                  Himdev / Silverinn
Manali                  Park Residency / Surya international
Dharmshala         Sky Heaven / R v Regency
Dalhouise            Hotel Ark / Similar

Cost Includes

# Transportation by Non A/C Small Car (2 -3 Person),
# Toyota Innova (4 to 6 Person)
# All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
# Mentioned or similar hotels on as per the meal Plan
# Child of the age of below 5 Years of complimentary without extra bed
# Service tax

Excludes

# Personal expenses of any nature.
# Train/Air fare
# Guide
# Entry Charges
# Unforeseen Expenses because of the weather conditions.
# Any up gradation in Airline class or hotel room category.
# Cost of Insurance.
# Any extra expense such as route change, Date change, Accommodation facilities, etc incurred due to the unforeseen, unavoidable forced majeure circumstances during the tour.
# Any services or activity charges other than those included in the tour itinerary/ Holiday Package Offer

TERMS & CONDITIONS :-

#  Prices valid till 31st March 2017 (Except from 20th Dec to 05 Jan 2017)
# 50% advance to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation.
# Balance 50% before 15 days from the Tour Starts.
# Check In / Check out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (Noon)
# All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing
# For Cancellation please refer to our Terms and Conditions available at our booking office.
# Rooms holding shall be for a period of 72 hours only.
# The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only
# Any amendment and cancellation in the booking before 15 days RS.500 Per Person are chargeable as communication charges

NOTE :-

1). Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned in the proposed hotels only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In case the accommodation is not available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

2). Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.

3). We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost

4). Please note the Ready made packages are designed strictly on the detailed itinerary being attached any extra sightseeing and excursion is subject to a supplement cost as per the actual.

5). The timings mentioned in Day schedule in the itinerary may vary depending upon the road conditions, particular destination visits, En route meals, climatic conditions, particular health conditions of the guests and timings of sightseeing places and monuments.

6). It is mandatory to carry the Photo identity Proof during travel and have to be presented at the time of Check Inn in all hotels for security reason.

7). Rohtang Excursion : Excursion to Rohatang is not included in the itinerary because NGT has restricted the number of vehicle to this place and , It entirely depends upon the permission on a particular day. The client can take the local State Transport Bus (INR 650 to 1250 per person return) and visit Rohtang. The guest has to get the tickets from the Bus Depot at Mall Road. The local cabs charge somewhere between INR 5000 to INR 13000 depending on the demand

CANCELLTION POLICY :-

# Prior to 45 days or more - 25% of tour cost
# Between 44 and 31 days of departure - 40% of tour cost
# Between 30 and 15 days of departure - 50% of tour cost
# Between 14 days and 7 prior to date of departure - 75%
# Between 6 days and In case of no show - 100%