The Enchanting Hill Stations: A 7 Day/6 Night Adventure

Trip Duration:

7 Day/6 Night

Places Included:

Delhi -Rishikesh - Auli - Manali - Shimla

Itinerary Overview

Explore Delhi’s iconic sites before continuing your journey.

Find peace in Rishikesh, the “Yoga Capital of the World.” Attend a yoga class, explore vibrant markets, and witness the captivating Ganga Aarti ceremony.

Embark on a thrilling journey to Auli, a winter paradise known for skiing and breathtaking views (weather permitting). Choose your adventure: skiing, snowboarding, gondola rides, or snowshoe treks.

Travel onwards to Manali, a charming hill station. Relax, explore the lively Mall Road, and visit historical sites.

Head to Shimla, the “Queen of Hills.” Stroll along the Mall Road, explore Lakkar Bazaar, and visit the Vice Regal Lodge (time permitting). Witness a cultural performance showcasing traditional dance forms (optional).

After exploring the diverse landscapes and rich heritage of the Himalayas, depart with unforgettable memories.

The Enchanting Hill Stations: A 7 Day/6 Night Adventure

Detailed Itinerary

A 7 Day/6 Night Adventure through Enchanting Hill Stations

(Delhi – Rishikesh – Auli – Manali – Shimla)

This 7-day adventure whisks you away from the bustling capital city on a captivating journey through the heart of the Himalayas, exploring the spiritual haven of Rishikesh, the winter wonderland of Auli, the charming hill station of Manali, and the colonial gem of Shimla.

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 Rishikesh – Yoga Capital of the World

  • Take a comfortable morning drive to Rishikesh, nestled along the holy Ganges River, renowned for its yoga and meditation centers.
  • Afternoon: Settle into your hotel and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. Attend a complimentary yoga session (optional) or explore the vibrant markets.
  • In the evening, participate in the captivating Ganga Aarti ceremony, a prayer ritual with floating lamps on the river.

Day 3: Unveiling Rishikesh’s Spiritual Delights

  • Morning: Choose your adventure! Opt for a rejuvenating yoga class or a guided meditation session to find inner peace.
  • Afternoon: Visit the Sivananda Ashram or Parmarth Niketan Ashram, renowned spiritual centers offering tours and lectures (optional).
  • In the evening, enjoy a scenic walk along the Ganges River or explore the vibrant cafes serving delicious vegetarian cuisine.

Day 4: Journey to Auli – A Winter Wonderland Awaits

  • 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 5: 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 unique Himalayan experience.

Day 6: Journey to Manali – Abode of Snow

  • Take a scenic drive through 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.
  • In the evening, explore the Mall Road, Manali’s main street, lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Day 7: Unveiling the Beauty of Manali & Journey to Shimla

  • 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).
  • After a memorable time in Manali, embark on a scenic drive to Shimla, the “Queen of Hills.”

Day 8: Unveiling Shimla’s Colonial Charm (Optional)

  • Depending on your departure flight time, enjoy a morning exploration of Shimla. (If your flight departs later in the evening, a full day in Shimla can be incorporated).
  • Stroll along the bustling Mall Road, Shimla’s main pedestrian zone, soaking in the colonial charm. Explore Lakkar Bazaar, a haven for handcrafted souvenirs and local delicacies.
  • Visit the Vice Regal Lodge (now Indian Institute of Advanced Study), a magnificent colonial-era mansion (time permitting).

(Optional) In the evening, enjoy a cultural performance showcasing traditional dance forms of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Depending on your departure flight time, transfer to Delhi airport for your onward journey, carrying unforgettable memories of the Himalayas’ diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and spiritual rejuvenation.

This itinerary offers a perfect blend of spiritual awakening, adventure, cultural immersion, and scenic beauty, allowing you to experience the magic of the Himalayas in all its glory.

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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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