Punjab is known for its lively and vibrant culture and Himachal for its picturesque locales. A magical trip of Punjab and Himachal gives you the experience to cherish.
Shimla is also known as the Queen of hills with enchanting meadows and breathtaking locations. Also, known for its temples and colonial architecture, it gives an insight into the wonderful culture of Himachal.
Manali is perhaps the best tourist destination of India. Its vivacious feel gives inner peace and also rejuvenates you. Manali is known for its beautiful valleys and pristine lakes.
Dharamshala is also known as the residence of Dalai Lama, a place that has a tranquil feel and a raw vibe. The valley views of Dharamshala makes up for perfect picture shots. With snow-capped mountains and breathtaking locations, Dalhousie looks like heaven on earth. Amritsar is known for its vibrant energy and Golden temple. The food in Amritsar is simply delectable.
Day 1: Chandigarh to Shimla
Once you arrive at Shimla from Chandigarh, the journey starts with a visit to Indian Institute of Advanced studies, Jakhu temple, and Sankat Mochan temple. You can shop for local stuff from Mall road and Ridge road before heading to your hotel.
Day 2: Shimla to Kufri – Shimla Local Sight Seeing
Have your breakfast and explore sightseeing options in Shimla. This includes a visit to Charabda Valley, Chinni Bungalow, Kufri Green Valley, Fun World, Nature Park, Mahasu Peak, and Indira Tourist Park. You can also explore the Army Museum and Viceregal Lodge. You can also visit Lakkar Bazaar, Scandal Point, and Christ Church before heading to your hotel.
Day 3: Shimla – Kullu – Manali (270 Km / 7-8 Hrs)
Have your breakfast before leaving for Manali. Take a halt at Pandoh Dam then proceed to Hanogi Mata Temple and Vaishno Devi Temple for some divine intervention. On the way, visit Manikaran to experience a positive vibe. It houses the famous Ram Temple and Gurudwara. It's a significant site for both Hindus and Sikhs. As it's located at an altitude of 1760 meters, the view from the place is simply breathtaking. Overnight stay at Manali kick starts your Manali tour.
Day 4: Manali local City Tour – Manali
Have your breakfast and head to local city tour that includes places like Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Hot springs, Tibetan Monastery, Manu, Temple Clubhouse and old Manali. You can shop for some amazing stuff at Mall road and IBEX market in Manali before heading to your hotel.
Day 5: Manali Solang Valley + Other Sight-Seeing – Manali
After breakfast, head to sightseeing tour of Manali. This includes the Salong valley that gives a breathtaking view of enchanting mountains. There are many thrilling adventures for adventure junkies here. In winters, there are snow adventure activities too. Also explore other places in Manali like Anjni Mahadev, Gulaba, Marhi, Nehru Kund, Solang Valley, Jogini Waterfall, Rahalla Fall, Snow view point Kothi before heading to the hotel.
Day 6: Manali – Dharamshala (240 Km / 7-8 Hrs)
After breakfast, head to the hilly trails of Dharamshala via Kullu. This hilly trail gives a spectacular view of magnificent meadows, astounding waterfalls, and lush green valleys. Drive to this stretch is like ecstasy. Its a wonderful drive for all the nature lovers and photographers. Get your sound sleep after reaching your hotel room to get energized for the next day.
Day 7: Dharamshala – Local Sight Seeing – Dalhousie (145 KM)
After breakfast, head to Dharamshala via Kullu, it'll take about 8 hours approx. the tour to Dharamshala covers important places like Mcleodganj, the official residence of Dalai Lama, and Dal Lake and Bhagsunath temple. In the evening, you are free to explore the local kotwai market before heading to your hotel.
Day 8: Dalhousie – Khajjiar (22 Km/45 Mins) – Dalhousie
After breakfast, head to sightseeing at Dalhousie. Sightseeing options near Khajjiar are amazing. Spend the whole day at this place admiring Mother Nature with its splendid views. There is a 9 hole golf course near the place where you can relax too before heading to your hotel room.
Day 9: Dalhousie – Amritsar (200 Km / 5-6 Hrs)
After breakfast, head to Amritsar city. Explore the historical significant place like Jallianwala Bagh. Do wait for the amazing sound and light show to get a complete insight into the event of Indian history, then head to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Amritsar – Local Sightseeing – Amritsar Drop
After breakfast, visit the Golden temple that is famous all around the world. Head to the Wagah border to view the amazing retreat by Indian and Pakistani soldiers. Explore the local markets of Amritsar and taste the delectable food of Punjab. The cab driver will drop you at Amritsar airport or railway station.
Enjoy the culture rich Punjab and mesmerizing Himachal, you will always cherish this trip.