Day-1 Chandigarh - Shimla. Visit Mall area Arrive at Chandigarh and proceed to Shimla (120 kms - 3 hours). Enroute visit Pinjore Gardens, time permitting. Afternoon / Evening visit to the Mall area. Sightseeing around Mall area comprise Christ Church, Vice Regal Lodge and Indian Institute of Advanced studies.
Day-2 Excursion around Shimla Day excursion to places around Shimla such as Golf Course at Naldehra (20 kms), High altitude Zoo at Kufri (20 kms) and Chail Palace at Chail (50 kms). Return by late evening.
Day-3 Local sightseeing around Shimla Proceed for local sightseeing in and around Shimla such as The ridge to walk along the Mall, Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhoo HIll, St. Michael's Cathedral, State Museum, Kali bari Temple, Hanuman Temple. Return by late evening. Guests interested in walking may opt for Taradevi Temple walk. Experiential traveller may opt for a heritage walk from Mall to Vice regal lodge. Adventure oriented guests may opt for Rafting at Tattapani. Naturalists, Trekkers, Painters and Bird watchers may head for Summer Hill, a wooded area 5 kms west of Shimla, excellent for views, trekking and bird watching.
Day-4 Shimla - Manali Proceed to Manali (6500+ ft asl, 260 kms - 7.5 hrs) via Mandi. Time permitting, visit to local sightseeing options such as Hadimba Temple, Vashisht hot water springs, Manu Temple and Arjun Gufa.
Day-5 Rohtang Excursion. Solang Valley Adventure. Half-day excursion to Rohtang Pass (42 kms - 12000+ ft asl). Rohtang pass is one area where one may get snow in Summer. Guests enjoy snow experience (Rohtang Pass need permits as limited number of vehicles are allowed for a visit). Altenratively you may plan an excursion to Lahaul area across the renowned Atal Tunnel. On the way back visit Solang Valley, hub of adventure sports in Manali such as Paragliding, Zorbing etc. Solang Valley turns into a Ski resort in Winter.
Day-6 Manikaran or Jana Waterfalls Excursion Day excursion to Kullu Valley and Manikaran hotwater springs / Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara (80+ kms one way from Manali) or visit Jana waterfalls, a perennial waterfall at 40 kms from Manali (Jana waterfall is perennial and it is recommended to also have lunch at one of the Dhabas around here).
Day-7 White Water Rafting or simply enjoy views Adventure oriented guests may opt for a White water rafting session in Winter. Guests arriving in Manali with a purpose of relaxing may just opt to do nothing and enjoy Himalayan views.
Day-8 Manali - Chandigarh Proceed to Chandigarh (292 kms - 8 hours). Arrive by evening.
Day-9 Departure Depart for onward journey.
Shimla - Shimla being the famous holiday resort that used to enjoy the status of being the summer capital of the British Raj, is now the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, Shimla is crowded and overdeveloped over the years and has completely lost its heritage feel.
Manali - Manali (7000 ft) is a major hill station and a preferred Ex-Chandigarh weekend Getaway and a destination for Honeymooners, adventure lovers.
Chandigarh - Chandigarh is a major business centre and hub for Software, IT and ITES companies. Chandigarh is a tourist destination being a transit point for guests on Delhi - Manali route and an access point to visit neighboring hills of Himachal Pradesh and hill station of Shimla.