In the morning, start on your journey to the picturesque hills of Dalhousie. Located in Himachal Pradesh, this ensnaring hill station is named after a British Viceroy called Lord Dalhousie and boasts of an amazing old world charm that includes colonial architecture and old churches. Positioned across five hills (Portrays, Tehran, Kathlog, Bakrota, and Balun) Dalhousie is located at an elevation of 2036 m above sea level. Dotted with snow-capped mountain peaks, groves of pines, deodars and Oaks, the town serves as a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill, now Chamba district, known for its ancient Hindu culture and temples.
After reaching Dalhousie, check-in to your hotel and relax for a while. Later you can venture out to enjoy the scenic locales and also explore the local markets.
Treat yourself to some wholesome food at one of the local eateries and return to the hotel for a good sleep.
Today is your date with Dalhousie as you venture out for a full day sightseeing tour.
We begin with a visit to Panchpula. Home to many water springs, it's best known for Satdhara, a spring believed to contain medicinal and healing properties. Also, get to see a monument built in memory of freedom fighter Sardar Ajit Singh.
Your stint with history continues as you visit Subhash Baoli, a place built in memory of Subhash Chandra Bose who spent some time here in 1937. A popular picnic spot, the Baoli offers enchanting views of snow-capped hills and towering trees. Soak in all the beauty at this spot that offers comfortable seating.
Later, pay homage at the Bhulwani Mata Temple at Bara Pathar. Last, witness the stunning view of snow-capped peaks at Bakrota Hills, situated at the height of 2085 m above sea level. This day ends with your return to the hotel to get a good night's sleep.
A sightseeing tour of Dharamshala awaits you this morning. Enjoy its colorful temples and gompas, the Kangra Museum, Dal Lake, St. John's Church among other attractions.
Dedicated to Lord Elgin, Viceroy of India during the 19th century, St John’s Church is built in the neo-Gothic style and surrounded by pine, fir and deodar trees.
Visit the Tibetan Medical Centre located in Kangra and learn about the traditional system of Tibet for preparing medicinal pills. At Kangra, you can also visit the Art Museum where artifacts that belong to the 5th century are showcased.
After exploring Dharamshala, return to the hotel and relax. Enjoy your evening at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel.
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive to Shimla.
The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is known as the Queen of Hills. Shimla, a beautiful hill resort in Himachal Pradesh, was treated as a summer capital during the British regime and boasts of colonial architectural, serpentine streets and beautiful hills.
Once you reach Shimla, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the evening in leisure activities. You can either hang out at the mall road and indulge in some retail therapy or you can go for some sightseeing to explore places like Jakhoo Temple, Kali Bari Temple and Himachal Museum and Library.
The night is spent in the comforts of your room at the hotel in Shimla.
This day is booked for a fun sightseeing tour of Shimla. Alternatively, you can undertake an excursion to Kufri, a breathtaking hill station at a distance of about 16 km from Shimla.
Kufri, located at the foothills of Himalayas attracts numerous tourists round the year. In the winter months, most adventure enthusiasts head to this to indulge in adventure activities including trekking, skiing, and trekking among others. You can also hike (or hire a mule) to climb the Mahasu Peak- the highest point in Kufri. Offering panoramic (and spectacular) view of the Himalayan mountain ranges like Badrinath and Kedarnath, this place is a delight for any visitor.
After this, come back to the hotel in the afternoon and relax for a while. In the evening, you can step out to enjoy the mall road, lined with numerous restaurants and shops selling traditional items and wooded crafts.
Thereafter, return to the hotel and for a good night's sleep.