Itinerary: Delhi – Shimla (2 Nights) – Manali (3 Nights) – Nalagarh (1 Night) – Delhi.
(In place of Shimla you can also opt to stay in the suburbs at Mashobra or Shoghi)
Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights.
Tour Code: CSMM-01
Delhi – Shimla (350 km / 7.5 hrs)
Start from Delhi at 6.30 A.M. At 2 P.M reach Shimla for a late lunch.
For those who love the hustle-bustle of the Mall Road and the action at the Ridge, Shimla is the place to be with its lingering echoes of a bygone era. It evokes a sense of nostalgia with its pretty gabled cottages, half-timbered buildings and old churches.
If you are looking for something slightly offbeat (no crowds or shopping!) but at the same time comfort and novelty; you can choose from destination resorts at Mashobra or Shoghi – quaint cottage style rooms, forest-valley-Himalayan views, delectable cuisine.
Or you can also opt for Shilon or Chail or near Kufri.
Mashobra: 16 km ahead of Shimla, this is famous for its fruit orchards and lovely walks on Bekalty Road with enchanting valley and mountain views.
Park Woods Forest Retreat in Shoghi: For nature lovers and/or adventure seekers, there is nothing to compare with Parkwoods – 18 km short of Shimla. Rustic, bamboo cottages in the middle of a pine forest on a ridge. The locale is surrounded by untouched countryside with panoramic views, numerous village treks, jungle walks in pine, oak and rhododendron forests. A perfect juxtaposition of comfort, safety, and serenity. www.park-woods.com
In the evening, enjoy the facilities at the resort and walks around the destination.
Overnight at Simla.
At Shimla. Either space out at the place you have chosen to stay at or explore the scenic places around Simla – Naldhera with its rolling meadows and a 9 hole golf course, Mashobra with its pine forests offering lovely walks, especially the pathways from Bekalty Road, Kufri’s famed ski slopes views and the small zoo and Chail with its romantic palace, deodhar forests, not to forget its highest cricket pitch. The area has breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks foreshadowed by the terraced fields and verdant forests.
In the evening, pamper yourself at the facilities of the resort.
Overnight at Shimla.
Shimla – Manali (280 km / 7 hrs)
Leave Shimla at 8 A.M. Step into the Valley of Gods with the grandeur of the Himalayas and Beas River. Reach Manali. After settling into deluxe resort/hotel, visit the four-tiered Hadimba Temple amidst deodar trees. Imbibe the local ambiance on the Mall, shop for souvenirs at the Tibetan / Hong Kong Market. Enjoy the evening at Van Vihar.
Overnight at Manali.
Manali. Visit Solang Valley with its emerald meadows, ski slopes, and paragliding activities, offering spectacular views. Drive on to the mighty snowbound Rohtang Pass – at 3979 meters – the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Kothi, Rahalla Falls and Marrhi en-route to Rohtang.
Overnight at Manali.
Manali. Drive 22 km to the beautiful heritage Naggar Castle, the old capital of Kullu. In Naggar is located, the Roerich Art Gallery museum, in a grove of deodhars with lovely views all around. It houses a collection of the paintings by the Russian artist. Naggar is very serene and picturesque.
OR you can take a full day trip to Manikaran 85 km from Manali and 45 km from Kullu, in the Parvati Valley. Here icy cold waters of the Parvati river co-exists with boiling water side-by-side. The hot water springs are reputed for their healing properties.
Overnight at Manali.
Manali – Nalagarh (260 kms / 6 hrs).
Leave Manali at 10 A.M. Driving thru’ the picturesque Kullu Valley reach Nalagarh Fort Resort at 4 P.M.
Nalagarh Fort is a quality heritage resort with A/c theme rooms. Pamper yourself at the resort – swimming, tennis, badminton, massages, visit the Mughal Gardens at Pinjore nearby.
Overnight at Nalagarh Fort Resort.
Nalagarh – Delhi (300 km / 5 hrs) After a relaxed morning at the resort, depart from
Nalagarh at 12 Noon. Reach Delhi at 5 P.M.
Tour ends…but the memories remain!
It was an exhilarating experience for our honeymoon trip as planned and executed by you and your team. The drive to Manali via a stop-over at Chandigarh, cruising past the Beas river, sailing through the misty wind and tunneling roads. All an experience, which I and my better half can never forget.
The Ambassador Resorts experience was like living in the lap of snow mountains. Never in our life did we even thought that the first-morning view of snow-clad peaks can be so soothing and ease out the stress/tension in a day at Delhi. One of the best experience during our stay at Manali was the trek to “Bijli Mahadev”. Reaching the temple was quite a tiring trekking experience but believe you me, the moment we reached, it was something / somewhere we always wanted to spend our life, together.
Shimla was a very refreshing break ‘coz of the place where you had made arrangements. Nice accommodation, nice staff, and a very relaxing stay.
We both wish you and your team, the very best for future and assure you that all our future trips would be done through Caravan only. ~ Deepshikha and Gaurav Tayal, Delhi.
This mail is to extend our special thanks to you for planning an unforgettable honeymoon trip for us to Shimla & Manali. We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at all places. The food was sumptuous and service was courteous at all the places. In Joginder, you provided us a very safe and well-mannered driver. The resorts were really as good a place as one could ever have for enjoying the vacation. Thanks a ton for all the arrangements again !!! The overall our trip was fantastic.
Regards, ~ Pankaj and Shweta, Infosys.