Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It's home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas.
DAY 01: Chandigarh – Dharamshala (252 kms / approx 7 hrs)
On arrival at the Chandigarh railway station / Chandigarh Airport (on your own), you will be received by Thomas cook representative / driver. Once you board your vehicle, you will drive to Dharamshala. On arrival at Dharamshala, check into your hotel. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel in Dharamshala.
DAY 02: Dharamshala – Local Sightseeing
After breakfast, proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Dharamshala covering The Tibetan Medical centre, Church of St. John, local monasteries etc. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel in Dharamshala
DAY 03: Dharamshala – Shimla (250 kms / approx 7 hrs)
Today after breakfast, you will drive to Shimla. On arrival at Shimla, check in to your hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel in Shimla.
DAY 04: Shimla – Excursion to Kufri (15 kms one way / approx 30 mins)
After breakfast, proceed for full day excursion to Kufri. Kufri is famous for skiing during winter. You can enjoy Himalayan zoo at Kufri. You can also enjoy taking photographs in traditional Himachali Dress. Evening return to Shimla. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel in Shimla.
DAY 05: Shimla – Local sightseeing
After breakfast, we will cover full day sightseeing of Shimla town. We will cover Vice Regal Lodge, Christ Church, Jakhoo Temple, Mall road, Lakkad Bazar. You can enjoy shopping at mall road and lakkad bazaar. Both the places are famous for antiques and wooden artifacts. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel in Shimla.
DAY 06: Shimla – Chandigarh Departure (120 kms / approx 3 hrs)
Today after early breakfast, check out from your hotel and proceed to Chandigarh Airport / Chandigarh Railway station.
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis.
Daily breakfast and dinner at all places.
All transfers and sightseeing by AC Vehicle.
( Please note that AC will be switched off during hills )
All toll taxes, parking charges, driver allowances.
All currently applicable hotel taxes except GST
Any Air or Rail fare.
Any other meal not mentioned in price includes.
Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
Any Pony / Doli Charges in Kufri and Chail
Any monument entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges.
Any expenses of personal nature.
GST @ 5%
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Early Check-in / Late Check -out
Please note that standard check-in / Checkout time in most hotels is 1500 hrs/12 noon Local time. Therefore cost of early check-in or Late check-out is not included in the tour cost. We can always make a request for early check-in or late checkout if required but we do not guarantee that, that entirely depend upon the policy of the hotel, time of the year and availability of the room.
Extra Uses of our Vehicle
Please note that cost of the vehicle (car / coaches with the driver) does not include extra usage of vehicle like after transfer or after sightseeing until or unless it is mentioned in the itinerary.