Himalayan Retreat - Manali,
Tirthan and Shimla
Explore the best of Himachal: Shimla’s colonial charm, Manali’s adventure, and Tirthan’s peaceful serenity. From historic Shimla to Manali’s diverse experiences and Tirthan’s nature retreat, this journey has it all. Enjoy year-round!
Three enchanting destinations in Himachal Pradesh, each offering a unique and captivating experience for travelers.
- Manali: A himalayan paradise for adventure and relaxation.
- Manali Mall Road: A popular tourist spot in Himachal known for souvenir shopping and diverse street food options.
- Hidimba Temple: Ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, surrounded by a cedar forest and built on a large rock.
- Vashisht: Village near Manali famous for its sulphurous hot water springs and three main temples.
- Atal Tunnel: The world’s highest single-tube tunnel above 10,000 feet.
- Solang Valley: Ski resort in winter and adventure sports destination in summer, offering activities like parachuting and paragliding.
- Rohtang Pass: An ancient trade route connecting Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti Valleys, open from May to November.
- Naggar: Former capital of Kullu valley with Naggar Castle, now a heritage hotel, and the Nicholas Roerich museum showcasing his paintings.
- Jalori Pass: A high mountain pass at 3200 meters, beloved by trekkers, mountain enthusiasts, and riders.
- Serolsar Lake: Located 5 km from Jalori Pass, this serene lake has crystal-clear water and is associated with the local goddess Budhi Nagin.
- Jhibi Waterfall: A popular tourist spot just a 1 km hike from Jhibi market.
- Chaini Fort: Accessible via a 3-4 hour trek from Jhibi village, Chaini Fort features an ancient structure influenced by Chinese art and archaeology, with guided treks available.
- Shimla: Queen of Hill Stations with historic buildings and colonial charm.
- Viceregal Lodge: Also known as the Rashtrapati Niwas it is a stately colonial-era building in Shimla
- Jhakhu: Home to the Jhakhu Temple – dedicated to Lord
- Hanuman Chail: A tranquil hill station with popular for its lush forests.
- Kufri: A hill station near Shimla, popular as a winter sports and wildlife destination.
|Day||Day Plan||Travel Time|
|Day 1||Drive from Chandigarh to Manali via Mandi||8-9 hrs|
|Day 2||Local Sightseeing- Solang Valley, Atal Tunnel, Rohang (If permits are available), Vashisth, Jogni Water Falls||5-6 hrs|
|Day 3||Local sightseeing- Hidimba Temple, Manu Temple, Mall Road, Van Vihar, Old Manali||3-4 hrs|
|Day 4||Manali to Tirthan via Naggar (Castle and Art Gallery)||4-5 hrs|
|Day 5||Hike to Chaini Fort or drive to Gushaini & hike towards GHNP or drive to Shangarh, Sainj||4-5 hrs/ 7-8 hrs|
|Day 6||Tirthan to Shimla via Jalori Pass, Serolsar Lake, Narkanda||6-7 hrs|
|Day 7||Local Sightseeing- Mall Road, Ridge, Jhakhu Temple, Viceregal Lodge, Church||4-5 hrs|
|Day 8||Drive to Chail, Cricket Ground, Kufri, Chini Bungalow, Himalayan National Park and back||3-4 hrs|
|Day 9||Shimla to Chandigarh- trip ends||4-5 hrs|
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Here is the ultimate packing list for your Himachal trip.
If you are travelling the in winter – please carry