Route : Delhi-Kalka-Shimla-Sangla-Thanedar-Kalka-Delhi
A short tour to explore famous hill station Shimla and the less explored and astonishingly beautiful himalayan area of Kinnaur. A perfect introduction to the himalayn state Himachal Pradsh, with many other destinations to explore later.
This will suite perfectly for week-ends or short holidays. This tour can be extended further by adding more days or more destinations.
Shimla : Dwelling on a panoramic location, Shimla is surrounded by green pastures and snow-capped peaks. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and known as the ‘queen of hills’. Annexed by British from Nepal in 1819 AD, it became the summer capital of the British who chose this cool hill town to beat the scorching heat of the northern plains. The tudor and neo-gothic architecture the colonial buildings built during this period adds a unique charm to this place. Shimla is spread over a 12km ridge with two main roads – The Mall which runs from the far west to the lower eastern side, and the Cart Road which circles the southern part of Shimla.
Kinanur Valley : Kinnaur is the meeting point of the two cultures Hinduism and Buddhism and the getway to the high altitude deserts of Spiti . The lower areas of Kinnaur are green and display a amalgamation of Hinduism and Buddhism in their traditions.Sarahan is known for the historic Bhimakali temple which has a unique architecture. Kalpa, is known the magnificent views of the Kinner Kailash, while Baspa valley covering Sangla & Chitkul is known for its pretty and colourful valley and glistening mountaintops.
Kalka – Shimla Toy Train (UNESCO Heritage)
The Kalka–Shimla Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway in North-West India travelling along a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. It is known for breathtaking views of the hills and surrounding villages.
The Kalka–Shimla Railway was built to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India uring the British Raj, with the Indian rail system. It was constructed by the Delhi-Ambala-Kalka Railway Company commencing in 1898.
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.
This railway was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in July, 2008.
What is included in the tour
13 nights Accommodation as per hotels selected
Transfers and sightseeing by exclusive vehicle with all toll tax, parking fuel and driver allowance
All monument entry fees
Assistance at arrival and departure
24 x 7 assistance over phone, whatsapp and mail
What is NOT included in the tour
Personal expenses like laundry, tips & gratuity, telephone charges.
Flight or train tickets.
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
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Trip Garde / Difficulty
This trip is of Level 3 (Active) category.
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Best Time to visit and climate:
The best time for this trip is April - October. November onwards is winter when Sangla becomes extremely cold and some of the higher passes get blocked by snow frequently.
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Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi
Transfer to Hotel. Rest and relax
Day 2 – Delhi-Kalka-Shimla (2,276 M)
Transfer to Kalka by Train
Transfer to Shimla by Himalayan Toy Train ( UNESCO Heritage)
Day 3 – Shimla
Explore Shimla : Jakhu Temple, Tara Devi temple, The Ridge, Viceregal Lodge
Day 4 – Shimla-Sarhan
Transfer to Sarhan (165 km / 6 hrs)
Visit Bhimkali Temple
Day 5 – Sarhan-Sangla ( 2,621 m)
Transfer to Sangla (85 km / 3.5 hrs)
Day 6 – At Sangla
Visit Chitkul village. Last inhabited village on China border.
Day 7 – Sangla-Thanedar
Transfer to Thanedar (120 km / 5 hrs)
Day 8 – Thanedar-Kalka by road and Kalka-Delhi by Train
Transfer to Kalka by road and take a train to Delhi