SUGGESTED TOUR ITINERARY: - 06 NIGHTS - 07 DAYS
DAY 1: Arrival In Chandigarh
Upon arrival in Chandigarh, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and relax in your room for some time. Thereafter, you may go on a sightseeing trip of the city to visit its popular attractions, such as Capitol Complex, Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden and Open Hand.
Capitol Complex is a government building that was designed by the great Le Corbusier. It is situated in Sector 1 of Chandigarh and houses buildings of the High Court, the Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly. Earlier, it was the seat of the Punjab Government; however today, it is the headquarters of both the governments of Haryana and Punjab. Some time back, there were speculations to build a fourth building as part of the Capitol Complex and was to be named Raj Bhavan; however, no concrete steps have been taken in this regard. The three buildings in this complex have a splendid architecture and are symbolism of the city's fast growth in recent years.
The man-made Sukhna Lake, situated at the foothills of the Shivalik range, has a 3-km shoreline. It was built in the year 1958, after a dam was built across a seasonal stream - Sukhna Choe that flowed from the Shivalik hills. The highlight of this place is its beautiful surroundings and cool breeze, making it a popular picnic spot. Sport activities, like water skiing, yachting and boating are on offer at this lake.
Built by Nek Chand, an artist and former road inspector of the Chandigarh Engineering Department, Rock Garden is a masterpiece that was formed from urban and industrial waste. Established as an open-air exhibition hall, it houses many items made porcelain, metal wires, auto parts, mudguards, frames, etc.
Open Hand is a 14-metre high and 50 tonne structure that was designed by Le Corbusier. Made of metal sheets, this giant hand symbolises unity and peace and serves as the emblem of the city of Chandigarh.
Return back to the hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 2: Chandigarh to Shimla
Drive to Shimla by road. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. Later take an adventurous trip to Kufri. You will admire the stunning natural beauty of Kufri, a hill station famous for sports like trekking, hiking. skiing, tobogganing and mule ride. You can enjoy your time by participating in these sports. From Mahasu Peak, the tallest peak in Kufri, you can take a spectacular view of the region and also see the Badrinath and Kedarnath ranges of Himalayas. Go to Mahasu Peak either by hiking or paying for a mule ride.
The Himalayan Nature Park and Indira Tourist Park are other attractions in Kufri. At the Himalayan Nature Park, you will find numerous species of rare birds and animals.
In the evening, go for a walk on the famous boulevard, Mall road. You will get to see the amazing specimens of Victorian architecture in the city. Visit the nearby market to discover eateries and shop for souvenirs or items of your choice. Enjoy a cosy overnight stay at the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel in Shimla.
DAY 3: Manali (262km 7-8 Hrs.)
Drive to manali by road. Reach Manali in the evening and check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.
DAY 4: Manali - Kullu
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of kullu valley.Evening at leisure.Overnight stay.
DAY 5: Manali
Have early breakfast and proceed towards Snow point / Rohtang Pass (opens after 10th June approx.… but one can go up to Snow point) and Solang Valley. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Manali. (Note: Rohtang will be on direct payment basis and will depend on the availability of permit)
DAY 6: Manali - Delhi
After early breakfast proceed for Delhi.Overnight stay.
DAY 7: Delhi local sightseeing | Departure from Delhi
After early breakfast ,Move to local sightseeing (if time permit) in delhi .LATER DROP AT RAILWAY STATION/AIRPORT
WITH 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
CHANDIGARH – HOTEL SHAGUN OR SIMILAR
SHIMLA – HOTEL BRIDGE VIEW PREMIUM OR SIMILIAR
MANALI – HOTEL WHISPERING INN OR SIMILIAR
DELHI – HOTEL SHANTI VILLA OR SIMILIAR