Matchless Himachal Ex DEL
Delhi Chail (3) Manali (3)
With pine covered hills, lush meadows and magnificent views of the mighty Himalayas, Chail in Himachal Pradesh is an idyllic retreat far from the hustle and bustle of a city life. It is truly a ‘ Hiker’ s Paradise’ , with panoramic views of verdant landscapes and the natural serenity of Mother Nature in all her resplendent glory. The opulent Chail Palace, originally built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, is now a heritage hotel with charming cottages, elegant lawns and ornate furniture. The world’ s highest cricket pitch and polo ground at a height of 2444m is in this village. The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is a pristine sanctuary acclaimed for a multitude of flora and fauna. The dense forests are kept intact and a huge number of wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts visit this preserve. Chail is one of those exquisite places in incredible India which is sure to leave a lasting impression in your heart for a long time.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Overnight Drive to Chail (350 km/approx. 8 hours)
Upon arrival at the Assembling Point (Reporting Time – 8 pm). Embark on an overnight journey from Delhi to Chail, the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
Day 2 – Arrival in Chail (Check-in at 12 PM)
Upon reaching Chail, check into Hotel. After lunch (On direct payment) Visits Chail Palace, Chail cricket ground and Sidh Baba Temple. Later, return to the hotel and an overnight stay.
Day 3 – Trip to Kufri & Shimla
After breakfast, full day excursion to Kufri, a scenic hill station located at a short distance from Shimla. Situated at an elevation of around 2500 metres above sea level, Kufri is an ideal place to indulge in adventure activities. Thousands of tourists come to this hill resort to enjoy sports, such as hiking and tobogganing. This place also serves as a picnic spot owing to its picturesque, snow-covered surroundings, to where various trekking and hiking trails are organised.
After reaching Kufri, you can witness the beauty of this place and take photographs of the scenic mountain ranges. You can also go on a hiking tour to Mahasu Peak, which is located nearby. If hiking is not an option for you, then you can cover this distance on a pony. Another exciting place that you may visit is the Himalayan Nature Park. This park serves as a natural habitat for endangered and rare animal species, such as hangul stag, musk deer and barking deer. This place is a heaven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Later return to the hotel in Shimla and take a walk to the famous Mall Road of Shimla to shop and savour the various delicacies on offer.
Thereafter, return to the hotel and an overnight stay.
Day 4 – Drive from Chail to Manali (270 km/approx. 9 hours)
After breakfast, complete the check-out formalities at the hotel and then, drive from Chail to Manali, another beautiful hill station in the state.
Located in the Beas River Valley, at an elevation of more than 2000 metres above sea level, Manali can be reached from the national highway that leads to the Ladakh region. Manali is about 40 km from another scenic hill resort – Kullu. Home to snow-clad mountain peaks, and rich flora and fauna, the town of Manali is flocked by tourists from across the country, especially in the holiday season.
The name ‘Manali’ has been derived from the words ‘Manu’ and ‘Alaya’, which mean ‘Abode of Manu’. According to a legend, Manu was a sage who is believed to have recreated human life after the world was devastated after a great flood. There is an ancient temple in the old Manali village that is devoted to this sage. Besides this, some other prominent attractions of this hill town are Hadimba Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Arjun Gufa and Jagatsukh.
Upon reaching, check-in at the hotel and take some rest.
In the evening, you can either explore its numerous places of interest or take a stroll on the popular Mall Road. This street is dotted with numerous eateries, cafes, local handicraft shops and retail brand outlets where you can buy gifts for their loved ones, and also relish local dishes.
Later, return to the hotel and an overnight stay.
Day 5 – Excursion to Manikaran and Kullu
After Breakfast in the morning check out from the hotel and drive to excursion Manikaran. Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre forHindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and agurudwara.
En-route visit Naggar Castle a unique medieval structure built around 1460 AD under Raja Jagat Singh and is now under control of HPTDC.This place is also visited for its historical significance. Further enroute Kullu, Visit the world-famous Kullu shawl factory and Mata Vaishno Maha Devi Tirth Temple.
Later, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6 – Trip to Snow Point (Closed on Tuesdays) / Solang Valley
In the morning after breakfast, go on an adventurous excursion to Snow Point (Subject to road condition and NGT permission) or Solang Valley
Later, return to the hotel in Manali and freshen up for sightseeing tour of Manali.
You may start your tour with a visit to the famous Hadimba Temple. This shrine is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, who was the wife of Bhima, a mythological character from the great Hindu epic – Mahabharata. Set amidst a lush green deodar forest, this temple has an exquisite structure, with its doorway featuring carvings of symbols and legendary figures. Built in AD 1533, this temple has a pagoda-shaped four-tiered roof.
Thereafter, visit the Vashisht village, which is popular for its hot water springs and several revered shrines. Another must-visit place at this destination is Nehru Kund, which is named after the first Prime Minister of India – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Later in the evening, go for a jaunt along the Mall Road to shop, eat and enjoy the pleasant weather.
Thereafter, retreat to the hotel for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 7 – Drive from Manali to Delhi (540 km/approx.12 hours)
After Breakfast and drive back to Delhi Airport for your onward journey
06 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis
Welcome drink on arrival. (Non Alcoholic)
03 Nights accommodation in Chali
03 Nights accommodation in Manali
Daily Buffet Breakfast and Dinner as per Itinerary
Transfers and sightseeing on Sharing Basis (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
All Applicable Hotel taxes
9% Government Service Tax
Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions’
All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and starters
Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
Medical and travel insurance.
Advance Booking Fee
30 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
29 – 20 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
19 days or less before date of departure: 100% of total cost
Important :The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received less than 20 days before date of departure.
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
Cancellation charges per person
30 days or more before departure: 25% of total cost
29 – 20 days before departure: 50% of total cost
Less than 19 days before departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
If you want to change your holiday plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.
If you have a complaint
If you face any problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative immediately who will endeavour to set things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, with your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who are at no time under our control or supervision.
All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 3 days before departure.