Gateway of Heaven - 2N/3D
Shimla - When hill retreats and summer getaways were being established by the British in colonial India, Shimla was definitely the favourite child. Declared the official summer capital of British India, Shimla at an altitude of 2,205 metres offered much sought after respite from the scorching plains. With smatterings of a colonial past still evident amidst lush surroundings of pine and oak forests, Shimla’s rich heritage and natural beauty make it a popular holiday destination even today. Strung out along a 12km ridge, with steep forested hillsides falling away in all directions, the Himachal capital is a good appetite-wetter for the awe-inspiring mountain tracts of the state's interior.
Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Chandigarh - Shimla
Day 2: Shimla - Kufri - Shimla
Day 3: Shimla - Chandigarh
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Arrival at Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station and proceed to Shimla. 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. After breakfast get ready for a city tour of Shimla. A favourite of the British during the Raj-era, Upon reaching Shimla proceed for City tour of Shimla. Places to visit include cemeteries, Scandal Point, Viceregal Lodge, Rothney Castle, Christ church, Rashtrapati Niwas and government buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries, while there are many pleasant walks around the town as well.
Later free for leisure you can go and visit the local restaurants try the local food Guchhi Mattar, A popular staple of Himachali vegetarian cuisine, guchhi maattar combines mushrooms and peas in a spicy gravy and Dham, it is a dish usually cooked during festivals. The recipe involves rice, daal and rajma cooked overnight in yogurt. Do not forget to visit the Local bazaar 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.
Overnight stay at Hotel
After breakfast get ready for you day excursion to Kufri, You will visit the Hassan Valley which is among the top 10 dense forests in Asia, Mahasua Peak which is the highest peak in this region from where the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain range can be viewed, Maheshwari Temple which is a beautiful temple situated in the Mahasua Peak, the Mini Zoo which has various Himalayan animals, the Chini Bungalow which is a cosy and nice cafe owned by Himachal Tourism and the Jakhoo Temple which is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is situated at the highest peak of Himachal.
Later drive back to Shimla hotel.
Overnight and dinner at Hotel.
After breakfast you will check out and proceed to Chandigarh after little bit of strolling on the Mall road if you want to do some shopping, Upon reaching Chandigarh you will be dropped at Airport/Railway station for your onwards journey.
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Accommodation on Double sharing basis
Daily Morning Breakfast & Dinner at all Hotels.
AC Vehicle will be provided for transfer & sightseeing.
Pickup from Chandigarh Airport/railway station and drop to Chandigarh Airport/Railway stn.
Driver allowance, Fuel charge, Parking and Toll Taxes.
Guides and Entrances
Extra Supplementary from Hotels
Meal other then specified
Item of personal nature viz telephone call, drinks, laundry bills etc
Government Service Tax of 9% extra on the above cost.
Anything which is not mentioned under ‘’Includes’’header
Hotel Check in 1200hrs & check out 12:00 hrs
Extra bed failing mattress will be provided for third person in case of third occupancy
Hotel Rooms can be sold out at any point of time & similar category hotel will be provide