Himachal Retreat Tour


13 Nights / 14 Days

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Tour Description


If you are keen to explore one of the most picturesque state of India, located on the western Himalayas spread over fascinating river valleys and alluring peaks, than ‘Himachal Retreat Tour’ is the best option, it is 13 nights and 14 days. We have tried to cover the major tourist destinations, visit the gorgeous landscapes of Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie, you are also going to visit the main attractions of Chandigarh as well as Delhi.  During the tour you would enjoy the activities such as nature walk, sightseeing and shopping, adventure activities and many more.it would be a perfect holiday for you and your family.

Tour Highlights :   

    Visit Sightseeing of Delhi including Jama Masjid and Qutub Minar, Rajghat.
    Afternoon to visit Humayun Tomb,the complex of Qutub Minar, and the Lotus Temple.
    Visit to the Shimla attractions- Jakhoo Hills and Jakhoo Temples
    Take a walk on the Mall Road to indulge in shopping in Shimla
    Nature walk in Kufri and Chail (the world’s highest cricket pitch and polo ground)
    Halt at Kullu
    Manali city tour including the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple
    Adventure activities at Solang valley and Rohtang Pass
    Explore the monasteries and stupas at McLeod Ganj
    A day-trip to the fascinate towns of Khajjiar and Chamba
    Visit Rock garden and Rose garden in Chandigarh


Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

Late evening arrival in Delhi you meet and greet by our representative, proceed to the hotel, check in at the hotel. evening free for leisure. 

Overnight in Delhi

Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Delhi including the major attractions of Delhi such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat, Humayun Tomb, the complex of Qutub Minar, and the Lotus Temple. Drive past the India Gate, President House and Government Secretariat. Evening is free at leisure.

Notes : All major monuments are closed on Monday.

Overnight in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Shimla (By road 343 kms/07hrs)

After early breakfast, proceed to Shimla by road. Shimla - the land of pine scented hills, beautiful peaks, crisp winter skies, fragrant cedar forests, romantic mists and golden hillsides. On arrival check into your hotel. Evening is free at leisure.

Overnight in Shimla

Day 4: Shimla Sighseeing

Post breakfast, proceed for city tour of Shimla, covering the most popular attractions of the town. Visit the first attract of this hill station is the Jakhoo hills, the highest peak of Shimla.Next is going to be a visit to the oldest temple, Jhakhu temple which is devoted to Lord Hanuman. Other attractions are such as State Museum housing a collection of the heritage of the state and the Indian institute of advanced study, founded during the British times. Evening is free at you own, just explore the nearby places on your such as visiting the Mall, the Ridge and so on , you can also do the shopping.

Overnight in Shimla

Day 5: Shimla - Kufri - Chail - Shimla (Excursion Trip)

After breakfast, proceed for a day-trip to Kufri and Chail. Kufri is a small hill town, it commands a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas. It is a perfect holiday retreat where you can enjoy horse and yak riding. Adventure enthusiasts can trek up to Mahasu Peak. During the winter season, the place becomes all the more charming and turns into a place of winter adventure sports such as skiing,Take a leisurely walk up to the Mahasu peak.
Chail is known as one of the major hill station in Himachal Pradesh, spread over three hills – Pandhawa, Rajgahrh and Siddh Tibba.Visit the most popular attraction, the Cricket ground that was built in 1893. Located at the height of 2444 meters, it is the world’s highest cricket pitch and polo ground.
Return to Shimla by the evening and rest of evening free for leisure. 

Overnight in Shimla

Day 6: Shimla- Manali (By road 280 kms/06hrs)

After breakfast, proceed for Manali. Which is about 280 kilometres away from Shimla. Located at an altitude of 2,050 meter in the Beas River Valley, near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in India and is known for its snow clad mountains and impenetrable pinewood forest. On arrival check into your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Manali

Day 7: Manali Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing, the highlight of the sightseeing is Hadimba Devi Temple and the Tibetan Monastery before proceeding to Vashisht village, just outside Manali, across the river Beas, known for its hot Sulphur springs whose water is said to have curative properties and Manu temple. Evening is free at leisure or explore the nearby places at your own.

Overnight in Manali

Day 8: Manali - Rohtang Pass - Manali (Excursion Trip By road 65kms- one way)

Post breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Rohtang Pass, located 65 km from Manali, 3978 meters high, which for centuries was the gateway to the trading routes that led to Lahaul, Ladakh and Central Asia. From the crest of the pass, one can take in a sweeping panorama of Mountain Ranges, Pinnacles, precipitous cliffs, ridges, huge glaciers, moraine and deep ravines. Return to your hotel in the evening and rest of evening free for leisure.

Overnight in Manali

Day 9: Manali -Dharamshala (By road 226kms/06hrs)

After having breakfast, proceed to Dharamshala, which is about to 226 kilometers away from Manali. While travelling can enjoy the breathtaking views of snow caped mountains along with the lush greenery and feel the cool breeze spread all around. Dharmshala, the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration and Dalai Lama's residence in McLeod Ganj are in Dharamshala. is surrounded by dense forest consisting mainly of Deodar tree apart from this it also have the various streams, cool healthy air and attractive surroundings. Upon arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel. Evening is free at leisure or you can explore the city at your own.

Overnight in Dharamshala

Day 10: Dharamshala Sightseeing

Post breakfast , proceed to explore McLeod Ganj, including the Tibetan Medical Centre for Cancer- various ailments are treated here using rare Buddhist medicines that have herbal ingredients, Church of St. John- an Anglican church-also known as St. John in the Wilderness that was built in 1852.evening free for leisure.

Overnight in Dharamshala

Day 11: Dharamshala - Dalhousie (By road 143 Kms/03hrs)

Breakfast followed by check-out formalities. After check proceed for Dalhousie, which is about 143 kilometers from Dharmshala. Dalhousie established by Lord Dalhousie in 1854, this beautiful city is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. It is a toy-town with past that translate into sprawling bungalows and charming cottages, beautiful churches, a cemetery spread over nine terraces ,ruins of beer brewery and several colorful rocks frescoes painted by Tibetan émigrés.On arriving, check-in at the hotel. Evening is free at your own you can explore the place on your own.

Overnight in Dalhousie.

Day 12: Dalhousie - Chamba – Khajjair-Dalhousie (Excursion Trip By road 55kms- one way)

Have your breakfast. Proceed for full day excursion to the fascinating towns of Khajjiar and Chamba. You can in a number of activities here such as horse riding, nature walk, zorbing. If you are not an adventure lover then you can also visit the popular attractions including lakes and temples. Back to Dalhousie in the evening and rest of evening is free for leisure.

Overnight in Dalhousie.

Day 13: Dalhousie - Chandigarh (By road 325 kms/07hrs)

After early morning breakfast, begin your road journey towards Chandigarh. It is the beautiful capital of Punjab and Haryana, is on the edge of the Shivalik Hills, the outermost edge of the Himalayas. On arrival check-in the hotel. Evening is free for leisure.

Overnight in Chandigarh.

Day 14: Chandigarh - Delhi (By road 240kms/04hrs) - Departure

In the morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Delhi after visiting Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Rose Garden .On arrive at Delhi drop at Railway Station /Airport for return Journey with Sweet memories.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

1. Accommodation for 13 Nights on twin / double sharing basis.
2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals,
    departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.                                                                          
4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
5. Services of Crocus Travel representative on all arrivals and departures.
6. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
7. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
3. Meals other than mentioned above.
4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
7. Medical Requirements on request.
8.  Service Tax as per government.
9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

Where Stay

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged:-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-


 Deluxe  Hotel   

Premium Hotel

Luxury Hotel


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Amode Dalhousie /Similar


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The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa/similar

The Lalit Chandigarh/similar


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