D1 – 05 Oct: ARRIVE CHANDIGARH INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT NO MEALS
Arrie Chandigarh airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
D2 – 06 Oct: CHANDIGARH – SHIMLA 130 Km, around 4 hours drive BLD
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Shimla. On arrival visit the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. The institute is housed in the then Vice Regal Lodge, which was built in 1884-88 during British times. Further to visit either Jakhu Temple or Christ Church at the Mall Shimla as per your preference. Evening at leisure to explore the Mall Shimla.
D3 – 07 Oct: SHIMLA – KULLU 225 Km, around 6 hours drive BLD
After an easy morning, enjoy your breakfast, transfer to the railway station to enjoy the fascinating Toy Train ride on UNESCO World Heritage narrow gauge track. On completion proceed with the land journey to your next destination of Kullu visiting 8th century Basheshvar Mahadev temple on the way.
D4 – 08 Oct: KULLU DUSHEHRA FESTIVAL BLD
After breakfast drive to Kullu Dussehra venue and visit transit camp of different Gods and Goddesses set up in the fair ground. After lunch we walk to Ragunathji’s Temple next to Palace of Kullu King. Ceremony starts by carrying Raghunathji from the Temple to Chariot which located at Kullu Dussehra ground and we will be part of the ceremony to take photographs of the processions. Kullu Palace where the grand opening ceremony of renowned International Dushehra Festival, thousands of locals visit the grand ceremony to get blessed and worship the pantheons, deities, Gods & Goddesses of the Valley. The colorful extravaganza is mixture of tradition, history & cultural amalgamation including the trade. Be early to grab an ideal place to shoot the procession and ceremony. After the ceremony, transfer to the hotel for freshen up and enjoy your dinner. Post dinner the time to witness Folk & Cultural evening at Kala Kendra, till you prefer to be awake or end of the show. Overnight stay at Kullu.
D5 – 09 Oct: KULLU – MANALI 40 Km, around an hours drive/SIGHT SEEING BLD
After breakfast start with your short journey to reach Manali, visiting Naggar Castle on the way. We plan rest of your day based on your choice before booking your trip. Locations and activities includes visiting ancient temples, easy walk, visiting villages, apple orchards or participating in adventure activity of the season etc.
D6 – 10 Oct: ROHTANG PASS EXCURSION 51 Km one way drive BLD
Morning drive towards Rohtang Pass (3978m), have few photo stops of the Himalayas at different locations along the route. This route offers spectacular views of peaks between 5000m to 6600m and glaciers of Dauladhar, Pir Panjal and Chandra-Bhaga range of the High Himalayas along with lush green Kullu-Manali valley with Beas River flowing in the middle. Our excursion ends at Rohtang Pass (3978m), depending on road, snow and ice formation etc… Rohtang Pass is the first and lowest pass on the route to Ladakh. Between June to November, we have higher chances to reach Rohtang Pass, when there might be no snow on the top of the pass and you can enjoy snowcapped mountains of CB range. On the way back, we divert 3 km to visit Solang Valley to enjoy paragliding or skiing (Optional), depending on snow condition. On our way back, we visit Vashisht, known for its hot water sulfur springs, ancient Vashistha and Rama Temples. Overnight stay at Manali.
D7 – 11 Oct: MANALI – KULLU – MANDI 115 Km, around 3 hours drive BLD
Rise early to witness the refreshing morning glory of the mountains and after breakfast start with your drive to Mandi spending whole day while enjoying nature and indulge in activity of your choice and availability. We shall be visiting one of the locations Prashar Lake (4 hours) or Rewalsar Lake (6 hours) or Manikarn Hot Springs (7 hours). Either of the visits will be possible to adjust the day’s schedule. There is an option to peep in to the progression of Dushehra festival in the consecutive days. Overnight stay at Mandi.
D8 – 12 Oct: MANDI – CHANDIGARH – FLY HOME 215 Km, around 5 hours drive BL
Enjoy your breakfast and start with your land journey to reach Chandigarh. You will have some stops for toilet and leg stretching on the way. Also have your lunch on the way before you reach the airport. On arrival Transfer to airport for your scheduled flight.
|Hotels and Deluxe Houseboat|
|Regenta Orko||East Bourne Resorts||Apple Valley Resort||Snow Flakes||Visco Resorts|
Hotels subject to availability.
|Airfare Inclusive Private, Exclusive, Escorted Tour Per Person Cost GV10|
|5 – 12 Oct’ 2020|
SRS: Single Room Supplement, CWB: Child With Bed, CNB: Child No Bed
|Airfare & Airport Taxes Inclusive Tour Cost Includes||Cost Excludes|
|1. International airfare including 30 kg check in baggage & by Air India or Vistara Airlines.
2. Domestic airfare including 15 kg check in baggage to Chandigarh
3. Fuel Surcharge & Airport Taxes as per the itinerary.
4. Airport transfers and all transport costs in chartered transport as per the itinerary.
5. Hotels as indicated in the itinerary with meals as shown above.
6. 1000 ml of bottled water per person per day.
7. One local phone with Rs.100/- value added in the mobile with all important numbers feed in phone for emergency use in Golden Triangle for Group Use only.
8. Odyssey Manager* from Airport to airport traveling with guest throughout their stay.
|1. Indian visa, insurance, medical and evacuation expenses if any.
2. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, elephant ride, tipping, Cable Car & telephone calls etc.
3. Any other expenses paid due to any change in dates and itinerary.
|Hotels||6 Par and Above Pax||3 - 5 Pax||2 Pax||1 Pax||CWB||CNB||SRS|