Enchanting Himachal Odyssey: An 8 Day/7 Night

Trip Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

Places Included:

Delhi -Shimla - Manali - Auli

Itinerary Overview

Upon arrival in Delhi, explore its iconic sites before continuing your journey.

Travel to Shimla, the “Queen of Hills,” and immerse yourself in its colonial charm. Stroll along the Mall Road, explore Lakkar Bazaar, and visit the Vice Regal Lodge. Enjoy a cultural performance showcasing the region’s traditions.

Continue your journey to Manali, a charming hill station nestled amidst the Himalayas. Relax, explore the lively Mall Road, and visit historical sites like Hidimba Devi Temple and Vashisht Village with its natural hot springs.

Embark on a scenic drive to Auli, a winter paradise known for its skiing slopes and breathtaking Himalayan views (weather permitting). Enjoy the fresh mountain air, explore local markets, and choose your winter adventure: skiing, snowboarding, gondola rides, or snowshoe treks.

After exploring Auli, relax and enjoy some free time for shopping before returning to Delhi with unforgettable memories of Himachal Pradesh’s diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and winter wonderland experiences.

Enchanting Himachal Odyssey: An 8 Day/7 Night

Detailed Itinerary

An 8 Day/7 Night Adventure (Delhi – Shimla – Manali – Auli)

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the majestic Himalayas on this 8-day adventure, exploring the charming hill stations of Shimla, Manali, and the winter paradise of Auli.

Day 1: Unveiling Delhi’s Majesty (Optional)

  • Arrive in Delhi, India’s vibrant capital city. (Consider adding a pre-tour night in Delhi to explore its iconic sites like Red Fort and Chandni Chowk market, subject to your arrival time.)
  • Check into your hotel in Delhi and relax after your journey. (Hotel check-in might be possible later in the day depending on arrival time.)

Day 2: Journey to Shimla – The Queen of Hills

  • Take a comfortable morning drive or scenic train journey to Shimla, nestled amidst the foothills of the Himalayas, a former summer capital of British India.
  • Afternoon: Settle into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bustling Mall Road, Shimla’s main pedestrian zone, soaking in the colonial charm.
  • Evening: Explore the vibrant Lakkar Bazaar, a haven for handcrafted souvenirs and local delicacies.

Day 3: Unveiling Shimla’s Colonial Charm

  • Morning: Visit the Vice Regal Lodge (now Indian Institute of Advanced Study), a magnificent colonial-era mansion.
  • Afternoon: Take a scenic ride on the historic Kalka-Shimla Railway, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas (optional).
  • In the evening, enjoy a cultural performance showcasing traditional dance forms of Himachal Pradesh.

Day 4: Journey to Manali – Abode of Snow

  • Take a scenic drive through picturesque valleys to Manali, a charming hill station nestled amidst the majestic Beas River Valley.
  • Afternoon: Relax and acclimatize to the cool mountain air amidst breathtaking Himalayan scenery.
  • Evening: Explore the Mall Road, Manali’s main street, lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Day 5: Unveiling the Beauty of Manali

  • Morning: Embark on a sightseeing tour to Hidimba Devi Temple, a beautiful wooden temple dedicated to Goddess Hidimba.
  • Afternoon: Visit Vashisht Village, known for its natural hot springs and serene temples. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs (optional).
  • Evening: Savor a delicious meal at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Himachali cuisine.

Day 6: Journey to Auli – A Winter Paradise

  • Take a scenic drive through mountain passes to Auli, a picturesque hill station known for its skiing slopes and breathtaking Himalayan panoramas. (Subject to weather conditions)
  • Afternoon: Settle into your hotel and enjoy the fresh mountain air and stunning views.
  • In the evening, explore the local markets and experience the unique culture of Auli.

Day 7: Winter Wonderland Activities (Optional)

  • Choose your adventure! Opt for skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of Auli (subject to weather conditions and skill level).
  • Alternatively, enjoy a scenic gondola ride offering panoramic vistas of the Himalayas, or a snowshoe trek through the pristine winter wonderland.
  • In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers, reminiscing about your Himalayan adventure.

Day 8: A Fond Farewell from Delhi

  • After breakfast, enjoy some free time for last-minute shopping or exploring Auli at your own pace.
  • Take a relaxing drive back to Delhi, carrying unforgettable memories of the Himalayas.
  • Depending on your departure flight time, enjoy some free time for last-minute shopping or exploring Delhi at your own pace before transferring to Delhi airport for your departure flight.

This itinerary offers a perfect blend of sightseeing, relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion, allowing you to experience the diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and vibrant traditions of Himachal Pradesh.

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Inclusions

  • Airport / Railway Station pick up and drop as per your flight/train timings
  • Comfortable and hygienic Vehicle (SUV / Sedan / Tempo Traveler) as per the group size
  • Stay on a double (for couples & special requests) and triple-sharing basis in hotels/camps
  • Breakfast (from Day 2 to Last Day as per itinerary)
  • Driver night charges & allowances, toll tax, parking charges, etc.
  • Experienced driver for the entire journey
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
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