Heritage Himachal Safari
This is a lovely safari through Himachal Pradesh at a very leisurely pace and good roads to drive on. You stay at fine Hotels in all places. This route is highly recommended for motorcycle safaris also.
Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Manali - Dharamshala - Pragpur - Nalagarh - Delhi
Day by Day Itinerary
DAY 01 : DELHI-CHANDIGARH-SHIMLA
Transfer to the railway station in time to board the Shatabdi Express leaving Delhi at 0730 hours and reaching Chandigarh at 1030 hours. Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Chandigarh. Drive to Shimla (117kms / 04hours) and check into. Evening at leisure.
DAY 02 : SHIMLA
Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing around Shimla. Shimla was the former ‘summer capital’ of British India and is the present-day state capital of Himachal Pradesh. It still holds lingering echoes of its colonial past. Go shopping on the fashionable Mall, visit its neo-Gothic churches, the grand former Vicarage Lodge and the cemeteries. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 03 : SHIMLA-MANALI
Breakfast in hotel. Drive to Manali covering a distance of 260kms in approx. 08hours. Packed lunch will be provided en-route. Check into Hotel Manali Resorts upon arrival. Evening at leisure.
DAY 04 : MANALI
After breakfast visit the temples of Jagatsukh and drive to Nagger, across the Beas River. Naggar is a big village with old Castle of Kullu ‘Raja’. It was an old capital of the Kullu state. Another attraction is the Roerich Art Gallery of a famous Russian artist who lived here. The area is dotted with orchards, villages and green fields. The scenic view of the whole Kullu valley and mountains is unforgettable. Lunch en-route.
DAY 05 : MANALI
After breakfast drive to Solang valley and Snow point. Solang is at a distance of 10 Km along the Beas river. The valley’s ski slopes are set against a backdrop of deciduous forests, glaciers and majestic peaks. A scenic winding highway over the Pir Panjal range leads to Snow point that offers a beautiful view of the mountains. Lunch enroute.
DAY 06 : MANALI-DHARAMSALA
Breakfast in hotel. Drive to Dharamshala (235kms / 08hrs). Packed lunch en-route. Check into Hotel Surya Resorts upon arrival. Evening at leisure.
DAY 07 : DHARAMSALA
Breakfast in hotel. Full day city sightseeing tour of Dharamshala. Dharamshala is a beautiful town set amidst forests of pine and offers a range of interesting experiences and activities for visitors. The massive snow capped peaks of the Dhauladhar range rise like a backdrop above the town. Interesting places around Dharamsala are Triund, the popular picnic and trekking spot, Kunal Pathri, a rock temple, Dal Lake and Mcleodganj bazaar amongst others. Lunch en-route.
DAY 08 : DHARAMSALA-PRAGPUR
Breakfast in hotel. Drive to Pragpur (60kms / ½ hour). The landscape is beautiful with a rich variety of flora, fauna, innumerable small monuments and a special rural ambience for walks and picnics. Check into The Judge’s Court for lunch, dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 09 : PRAGPUR
The Judge’s Court, located in the valley of the Dhauladhars in the Heritage Village of Pragpur, offers a unique holiday in the medieval ambience of a Country Manor. Experience the freshness from the orchids of mangoes, lychees, grapes, plums and above all the silence of nature – a great escape from the din of city life. Optional visits to Haripur-Guler (27kms), the cradle of the Kangra School of paintings where myth merges romantically with history or the indomitable Kangra Fort (40kms).
DAY 10 : PRAGPUR-NALAGARH
After breakfast drive to Nalagarh (08-09hrs) and check into Nalagarh Fort Resort. Lunch en-route. The Fort is located on a hillock at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas affording a panoramic view of the Shivalik hills beyond the Sirsa River. Nalagarh rises above a 10-acre estate of forest and orchard built on five levels, three of which have well manicured green areas. Evening at leisure.
DAY 11 : NALAGARH
Day free to indulge in recreational activities. In house facilities at the resort include amongst others a swimming pool, pitch and putt golf green, health club with steam bath and herbal massage, games like badminton and croquet, bar, dining room, nature walks, picnic to Ramgarh Fort and the famous Mughal Gardens at Pinjore and fishing at Gobind Sagar Lake. Meals and overnight at the Resort.
DAY 12 : NALAGARH-DELHI
After breakfast drive to Delhi (300kms / 08hrs).