Day 1: Delhi - Chandigarh (250kms)
Pick up from your hotel or airport in Delhi & drive to Chandigarh, check in at hotel.
City tour of Chandigarh the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. The face of modern India Chandigarh is the manifestation of a dream that Le Corbusier executed. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with natures preservation. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers beds. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Chandigarh - Shimla (by toy train)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Kalka railway station to board toy train to Shimla a UNESCO World Heritage Site that connects the Queen of Hills Shimla to the Indian plains. Built in 1903, this toy train ride is one of India`s most incredible feats of engineering covering a staggering 102 tunnels, 864 bridges and 919 stunning curves, in just 60 miles journey. This journey runs on a narrow gauge, treating passengers with breathtaking views of rugged mountains, lush pine forests, waterfalls, valleys and picture-perfect hill stations along the way.
On arrival at Shimla railway station assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest time free to relax and spend time on The Mall an ideal spot for shopping, besides theater and a number of good eating joints. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Shimla
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Shimla, once the summer capital of British India. Visit Jakhoo Temple, an ancient site dedicated to monkey god Hanuman. Set amidst the lush green background of the Shivalik hill ranges on Jakhoo Hill, the highest point in Shimla, Temple has the world`s largest Hanuman statue, which is visible from most parts of Shimla. The Christ Church the second oldest church in entire northern India. The church, which took 11 long years to complete, stands as a reminder of the British colonisation in India. Viceregal Lodge, built in 1888, this six story building constructed in Scottish Baronial style once served as the residence of Lord Dufferin, the British Viceroy of India, is a perfect place for history lovers. Today, this lodge houses several articles and pictures that will remind you of the British rule.
Also visit The Ridge a wide open street located on the side of Shimla Mall Road. Best known for shopping it is often the most photographed part of the hill station covered with pine, firs, Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron trees. The Scandal Point, located on the Mall Road. It owes its interesting name to the fact that the King of Patiala abducted the daughter of the Viceroy, because he fell in love with her, from this very place. The Mall an ideal spot for shopping, besides a number of good eating joints. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Shimla
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Chail - a small village situated at a height of 2250 m above sea level known for its salubrious beauty and virgin forests. Surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizing views from such a great height, Chail is a hiker`s paradise. The Chail Palace built as summer retreat by the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj is well known for its architecture. The cricket ground at an altitude of 2,444 m is the world highest cricket ground.
Next head to Kufri - which offer breathtaking views, stunning locales and tranquil surroundings. Kufri has a Himalayan wildlife zoo which hosts rare antelopes, felines and birds including the Himalayan monal. On the way back to Shimla stop at The Green Valley the beautiful and breathtaking mountain range that falls on the way to Kufri & Shimla. The Green Valley is surrounded by verdant hills on all sides that are covered with thick forests of pine and deodar. It is not uncommon to sight some Yaks wandering and grazing around in the valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Shimla - Mussoorie (260kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mussoorie check in at hotel. Rest time free to relax and spend the time at The Mall renowned shopping district situated in the heart of Mussoorie. It is dotted with shops, cafes and a host of colonial remnants that point to Mussoories past glories. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Mussoorie
Breakfast at hotel. Mussoorie, known as the Queen of the Hills, and famous for its scenic beauty, is a fascinating hill resort. It commands a wonderful view of the extensive Himalayan snow ranges in the north-west and glittering views of the Doon Valley. The town retains much of its colonial charm and is well worth a visit for its beautiful scenery and lovely walks.
Visit Gun Hill the second highest point of Mussoorie, at an altitude of 2,024 m. Sir George Everests House also known as Park Estate, built in 1832. It was the residence and laboratory of Sir George Everest, the surveyor General of India. Lal Tibba the highest point in Mussoorie offering a panoramic view of the town and its surroundings. The place is famous for a Japanese telescope which was placed here in 1967. One can view Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch and other Himalyan ranges from this telescope. Kempty Falls, nestled at an altitude of around 4500 ft above the sea level & surrounded by high mountain cliffs, the pond formed at the bottom of the falls makes an excellent spot for swimming and bathing. Rest time free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Mussoorie - Delhi (275kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Delhi and drop off to your hotel or airport.
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