Shimla, Sangla & Dharamshala – 11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
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Shimla : Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

Kalpa : Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, in the Indian Himalaya. Inhabited by Kinnauri people and famous for its apple orchards. Apples are a major cash-crop for the region.

Sangla : Sangla is a town in the Baspa Valley, also referred to as the Sangla valley, in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, India, close to the Tibetan border.

Dharamshala : Dharamshala is a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. The Thekchen Chöling Temple Complex is a spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhism, while the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives houses thousands of precious manuscripts.

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  • Destination:Kinnaur & Spiti
  • Duration:12 days
  • DATES : Jan 01 - Jan 13
    • Hotel:2 to 4 Stars
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
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DAY 1

Arrive Chandigarh – Shimla

Morning arrival at Chandigarh airport pick up & drive to Shimla – Himachal capital is a good appetite-whether for the awe-inspiring mountain tracts of the state’s interior. Shimla is one of India’s most popular hill resorts, buzzing with a happy flow of Indian vacationers and full of relics of its previous life as the summer capital of British India. Arrive at Shimla, overnight stay at Hotel.

DAY 2

Shimla city tour

After breakfast, visit Kufri – located in the southern part of the state of Himachal Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is perched at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level amongst the foothills of the Himalayas. It is 13 km from Shimla. Kufri is a tiny hill station. It is famous for its beautiful environs and the cool refreshing atmosphere that pervades it. In summers, travelers can enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding verdant valleys and snow-capped peaks.
In the afternoon, visit Vice Regal Lodge built in 1885, Jakhu temple and the Mall road.

DAY 3

Shimla – Sarahan

After breakfast, drive to Sarahan – the former summer capital of the Bushahr kingdom, Sarahan is dominated by the fabulous two-towered Bhimakali Temple, dedicated to a local version of the goddess Kali and built in the traditional Kinnauri manner from layers of stone and timber to absorb the force of earthquakes.
The right-hand tower (as viewed from the entrance) was recently rebuilt after the 12th-century original collapsed. The left-hand tower dates from the 1920s and contains the highly revered Bhimakali shrine beneath a beautiful silver-filigree canopy on its top floor. Arrive Sarahan visit Sun temple at Nirath & Bhimakali temple.

DAY 4

Sarahan – Kalpa

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kalpa – through pine woods and apple orchards from Rekong Peo, Kalpa is a little gem of a village. Majestic views of the Kinner Kailash massif, arrive at Kalpa and transfers to hotel. In the evening stroll in the market.

DAY 5

Kalpa

After breakfast, visit Kamru village and fort (51 kms/ 2 hrs).  Bollywood blockbuster HIGHWAY was shot here. Go for a Nature walk around in Kalpa and see the Local Market.

DAY 6

Kalpa – Sangla

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Sangla – the largest settlement in the valley. Enroute visit Recong Peo, arrive at Sangla and transfers to the Hotel.

DAY 7

Sangla

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing. Today you visit remote villages of Rackcham and Chitkul.  Evening is free for your own leisure.

DAY 8

Sangla – Narkanda

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Narkanda – the hill station is situated at an altitude of around 2700 meters and offers a stunning view of the lofty ranges of Himalayas. Narkanda hill station is at a distance of 60 kilometers from Shimla. It is an ideal getaway for people who seek to relax in an undisturbed and tranquil location, far away from the bustling city life. The place is famous for its apple and peach plantations. Arrive at Narkanda, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 9

Narkanda – Dharamshala (McLeodganj)

After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj. Arrive McLeodGanj, transfers to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 10

Dharamshala – Dalhousie

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to visit Bhagsunath Temple (McLeodGanj), Norbulingka Institute and Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Later drive to Dalhousie, arrival and transfers to Hotel. Evening stroll at Mall Road, overnight stay at Hotel.

DAY 11

Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Dalhousie

After breakfast, visit Khajjiar. Activities available here: Horse riding, Zorbing, Nature walks, Khajji Naga Temple and Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary.

DAY 12

Dalhousie – Chandigarh Airport/ Railway Station

After early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive back to Chandigarh Airport / railway station.



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