10 Days Itinerary Covering : Chandigarh - Nalagarh - Chail - Shimla - Manali - Palampur - Dharamshala - Pragpur - Chandigarh
The mystic lands of Himachal Pradesh attract tourists from all over the world. Guests coming here are treated to an exotic experience, an experience that comes from its natural heritage, its cultural heritage as well as from the ways of life of the people staying here.
Our Himachal Heritage Tour will enable you an insight into the heritage of some of the most popular destinations within the state that range from Manali to Dharamshala and from Chandigarh to Pragpur. Let us run you through the various destinations, day wise, so that you can get a better glimpse of the attractions and the destination as a whole.
To embark on the Himachal heritage tour, the base destination will be Chandigarh from where the trip will start and end at. Soon after your arrival in Chandigarh, our representative will meet you and arrange for your travel till Nalagarh, the first destination in this circuit. Once you arrive there, you will be transferred to the hotel where you could retire for the night.
Post breakfast, proceed towards Chail, a quaint and sleepy hill station but nevertheless very beautiful. Post lunch; explore the beauty and charisma of the place which even left the British spell bound. Dinner and overnight stay is arranged for you in the hotel here.
On the 3rd day of the tour, the trail of Himachal heritage will now move towards Shimla, often known as the 'Queen of hill stations'. Shimla being the capital of Himachal Pradesh is often the most visited city in the state. Also, owing to the number of tourist resorts and shopping areas housed here, visitors flock to this place in great numbers. However, before you reach Shimla, you will also be taken to Kufri, which is a small hill station most visited for its ski track. Kufri is also popular for its hiking and trekking tracks and wildlife lovers can also feast themselves to the abundant wildlife found here including a number of antelope and tiger varieties. By lunch you will reach Shimla and after treating yourself to a sumptuous meal, you are now ready to explore the city.
On the 4th day you will move further northwards to Manali, the gateway to the fascinating Rohtang Pass. Post breakfast you could start off your trail so that you reach the destination well in time. Also, there are a number of surprises stored for you on the way as well...
In the morning of the 7th day, the trail heads towards Palampur all the way taking you through Jogindernagar and Bajinath. The ancient temple in Bajinath, famous for its Himachali architectural styles, is also a very revered place of worship for the locals and tourists alike. By evening you will arrive in Palampur. Check in to the hotel and allow the cozy comforts of the hotel to completely arrest your senses...
Your sightseeing trip to Palampur will begin with a visit to Andretta Potteries, a hub of numerous artistic activities. The Taragarh Palace and the Al-Hilal palace are the other noteworthy attractions of the area. Post lunch you will arrive at the Chinmaya Tapovan trust and from here, straight away head towards Mcleodganj, Dharamshala; your next destination in line. On arriving here, check into a hotel to rest the weary soul in you.
Dharamshala is one of the most visited hill stations in the country, owing to its religious significance. The backdrop of the Dhauladhar Mountains adds to its beauty by manifolds. Whether it is for the Hindu temples or the Buddhist monasteries of Mcleodganj, devotees and tourists alike throng to this place, all throughout the year. The Norbulingka institute, the St. John's church, the Bhagsu Nag temple and the Chamunda Devi temple; all are places of great veneration. You could also visit the Kangra Art Museum for its exotic art collection.
Post lunch; proceed towards Pragpur, the last stopover in the circuit. On arriving here by evening, you can check into the hotel and finally retire there for the night.
On the 10th day, you will finally leave for Chandigarh, your base station, before you embark on your journey back home. This brings the Himachal heritage tours to an end.
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