Ascending high into the hills of Himachal we explore the lovely hill town of Shimla and experience North Indian lifestyle at its best. Beginning and ending in Delhi, a convenient flight from most any international or domestic location. Then we board one of India’s most beloved trains as we glide past glorious landscapes of green, blue, and white as we climb higher toward Shimla.
Upon arrival in this quiet village, we can hear the prayers at temple or meditate in a beautiful garden. For the adventure lovers, there are plenty of sporting and recreation activities to enjoy, such as trekking, skiing, and horseback riding. There is also ample time to admire Shimla’s British-era history and stupendous panoramic views.
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.
Arrive DELHI at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel and enjoy the city. In the evening we will meet all fellow group members for the trip orientation meeting. Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2 Travel northwards to SHIMLA
We board the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka and connect to the Toy Train to Shimla, where we check-in to the hotel and spend our evening at leisure. Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Explore SHIMLA
After breakfast at the hotel we embark on our full day sightseeing tour of Shimla. We visit Kali Bari, a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali and then move on to Jakhoo Hill, the highest peak in Shimla at 2455 m, which offers a panoramic view of the town and is home to Jakhoo Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Later we enjoy a scenic walk from Summer Hill to admire the 67m high Chadwick Falls. These picturesque falls, surrounded by thick forests, are situated at about 7 km from the city at a height of 1586m. The Glen Forests with their refreshing ice-cold stream boast some of the most wonderful picnic areas in Shimla. Today’s tour ends with a visit to Christ Church and the shopping center on the Mall Road. Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Journey to the HILL STATIONS of Kufri and Fagu
We enjoy breakfast at the hotel and drive for about 30 minutes to Kufri, a tiny hill station that is famous for its trekking and hiking trails, nature parks and picnic spots. Adventure-seekers flock to Kufri in the winter to enjoy skiing and tobogganing along its snow-covered slopes. We continue our journey with a visit to the Indira Gandhi Holiday Home and onwards to Fagu to explore the nature trails and fruit orchards. Return to Shimla for night stay. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 5 Back to DELHI
After breakfast we check out of our hotel and to board the train to Kalka and onwards to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi you are transferred to airport to board flight to your onward destination. Meals: Breakfast
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