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Dussehra Festival Kullu

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Route: Delhi - Shimla - Manali - Chandigarh

Tour Description:

The famous Dussehra Festival of Kullu is the main attraction of this package. This includes Rath Yatra of Lord Raghunathji from Sultanpur temple to Dhalpur Maidan, where the festival takes place. The unique thing about the Kullu Dussehra is that it starts when Dussehra festival ends in other parts of the country.

Apart from this we will cover Delhi, Shimla and Manali. In Delhi, we will visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan. Shimla provides sight-seeing in the form of temples like Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple and Hanuman Temple. Scenic beauty of Kufri is a sight to behold. The famous Hadimba temple is a must when you travel to Manali.

Itinerary

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, meet assist at the airport transfer to hotel. After lunch, half day sightseeing tour of Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President house. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi

After a great breakfast start your tour of Old & New Delhi

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.

NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03 / Delhi - Shimla ( By superfast air-conditioned train )

Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Kalka. Breakfast in the train. Arrive Kalka and transfer to hotel in Shimla. Later proceed for sightseeing tour to Wildflower Hall, Indira Holiday Home and Advance Study & Museum. Night stay in Shimla.

Day 04 / Shimla

Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Shimla covering Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass - windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 ‘s. Afternoon excursion to Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow capped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty, evening free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kufri. Also visit Fagu, and enjoy horse riding in the apple orchids (optional). Rest of the day is free to explore various scenic sights or visit mall road and shopping. Night stay in Shimla.

Day 05 / Shimla - Manali (By road)

Morning drive to Manali (7-8 hr). Keep your cameras ready, there are many scenic spots as you pass by Kullu valley, Beas River, Dashehra maidan etc. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Evening is free to explore various scenic sights or visit mall road. Night stay in Manali.

Day 06 / Manali

After breakfast proceed to visit Ancient Hadimba Temple and Club House, etc. Evening Free For Rest/Shopping. Night stay in Manali.

Day 07 / Manali- Rohtang Road (Snow Point)

After breakfast, leave for snow point along the Rohtang road. Carry warm clothes like hand gloves, muffler, sweater, shawl, socks & sports shoes etc. En-route overcoats and shoes are available on hire. Please note that Rohtang Pass (altitude 3940 mts.) is actually 51 kms far from Manali, due to heavy snow covering the road, this pass is not accessible almost for 8 months leave for Snow Point, Full day to enjoy at this beautiful point. Night stay in Manali.

Day 08 / Manali - Kullu (By road) visit Kullu festival

After breakfast transfer to Kullu to spend the entire day to visit Dussehra festival. This Hindu festival is celebrated all over India to mark the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama. Dussehra symbolises the triumph of good over evil.

In Himachal Pradesh, a week -long fair in the hill town of Kullu, is a part of the Dussehra celebrations. From the little temples in the hills, deities are brought in procession to the 'maidan' in Kullu, to pay homage to the reigning deity, Raghunathji. Later drive back to Manali. Night stay in Manali.

Day 09 / Manali - Chandigarh (By road) Approx. 07 hrs drive

After breakfast drive to Chandigarh. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Evening visit lake and free for rest. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Evening visit lake and free for rest. Night stay in Chandigarh.

Day 10 / Chandigarh - Delhi (By road) - Departure Approx. 05 hrs drive

Morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Chandigarh (Pinjore Garden, Rose Garden, Rock Garden). Later drive to Delhi (6-7 hrs.). Arrive Delhi and transfer to airport for onward destination.

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