After pick-up from Chandigarh, embark on a drive to the town of Dalhousie.
Founded by the British as a summer retreat for their officers, Dalhousie has gained immense popularity as a holiday destination in recent times. Moderate elevation, scenic environs, cool weather and colonial charm all make it worth a visit.
After checking-in at the hotel here, relax, and in the evening head out for shopping. While roaming around in the market, be sure to have some local culinary preparations.
Following the venture, get a good night’s sleep back at the hotel.
Thereafter, retreat to the hotel and get a good night’s sleep.
Freshen up before going on a sightseeing tour in and around the town.
The excursion includes a visit to Subhash Baoli, named after Subhas Chandra Bose, who used to come here on a regular basis. The undisturbed quietness and tall trees everywhere would refresh your inner self.
Panchpula, a meeting point of several streams, is also on the list of the attractions to be explored today. There are numerous waterfalls nearby, and a memorial to Sardar Ajit Singh, a prominent revolutionary, is also located here.
Also during the day, head to Bhulwani Mata Temple, significant for the devotees of Goddess Durga. The area around the temple that has towering fir trees is ideal just to sit and gaze at distant mountains.
Your experience will become better when you see the Bakrota Hills that might have snow on top.
After this tour, retreat to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Post waking up, check-out from the hotel and travel to yet another bewitching hill station, Manali.
Located at an altitude of approximately 6720 feet above sea level, Manali is visited by hordes of people every year. Its charm is a result of tall deodar tress and snowy mountains all around, and its rich culture.
After reaching the hotel in this wonderful town, get some rest. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or head out on your own to see what Manali has to offer. Thereafter, come back to the hotel, and head straight to your room to retire for the night.
Get ready for some excitement as today you have the option of traveling to Rohtang Pass, one of the most popular attractions in the area.
The drive will take you through forests of fir and deodar, and as you cross the tree line, the trees will disappear, and lush grasslands will come into view. Due to its height, the pass is popular with mountain bikers and road trippers, and also among nature lovers and photographers for the views it offers.
On reaching here, sit and relax or explore the area on foot; don’t forget to click pictures. After returning to the hotel, you will find your comfortable bed, waiting for you to lie down.
After freshening up, it is time for a comprehensive tour, which will acquaint you with the culture and natural beauty of the town.
On the excursion, you can visit the famous Hadimba Devi Temple, situated in a deodar forest. It is known for its pagoda-like structure and intricate carvings on its wooden door.
Another religious site here is Manu Temple, a rather plain brick shrine with wooden interiors. It offers scenic views of deodar-covered mountains in whichever direction you look.
Vashisht Village is another popular attraction in the town as it has hot sulfur springs. A dip in the waters is said to relieve people of stress and several ailments. The Vashisht Temple here is believed to be over 4000 years old; it also has detailed carvings on its exterior. You can also shop for Tibetan and Kashmiri artworks, and ethnic jewelry in the village.
You could also stroll in Old Manali, the cultural heart of the town. Here, the houses are built in the traditional style, prevalent in the Himalayas.
After exploring the town, enjoy the evening at leisure, and later head back to the hotel to sleep the night away.
Built around a cave, Hadimba Devi Temple is one of the most prominent attractions of this place. The three roof structure of this temple and a fourth brass cone-shaped roof is admirable.After enjoying the sightseeing tour, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
This is the end of the tour, and you will now make your way back through the mountains to Chandigarh, from where you can go your own way.Tour Ends.
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