/ Shimla / Taragarh / Pragpur / Dalhousie
The foothills of the Western Himalaya have long provided a summer
refuge from the heat and dust of the Gangetic plains. This tour travels through
the picturesque hill stations, wooded forests, mountain scenery and green
valleys. You will also have an opportunity to visit the popular hill-station
Shimla and many Buddhist temples and monasteries.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 01 Delhi – Kasauli (300 kms. / approx. 7 hours drive)
Your tour commences today as you drive from Delhi to Kasauli where you will be booked for one night. An army cantonment, Kasauli is still untouched by the rampant commercialization that has affected other popular hill destinations. At a height of 6000 feet above sea level, it is the embodiment of a perfect hill station.
Day 02 Kasauli – Shimla (100 kms. / approx. 3 hours drive)
This morning you will drive to Shimla where you will stay for two nights. The rest of the day is free. You could take a walk to the Mall - a promenade where you can view elegant mansions and curio shops. The magnificent pines and cedars give a beautifully fresh scent to the air.
Day 03 In Shimla
Today you will tour the Jakhu Temple, dedicated to Hanuman, from where you enjoy an excellent view of Shimla. Next you visit the Vice-Regal Lodge, which once served as the seat of power. The rest of the day will be free. You may choose to visit a mini golf course-one of the most picturesque in the world.
Day 04 Shimla – Taragarh (230 kms. / approx. 6 hours drive)
Drive from Shimla to Taragarh, where you will stay in a beautiful palace for two nights.
Day 05 Taragarh – Baijnath (40 kms. / 1.5 hours drive)
Today you can take an optional tour to Baijnath on a day return. The temples date back to 1204. The Vaidyanatha Temple, which contains one of 12 jyotirlingas, stands by the roadside on the Mandi -Palampur road, within a vast rectangular enclosure, followed by a walk to Tashjong Monastery.
Day 06 Taragarh – Pragpur (95 kms. / approx. 3 hours drive)
This morning you will drive to Pragpur where you stay for one night. Across the river Beas, 20kms southwest of Jawalamukhi is the medieval village with cobbled streets and slate-roofed houses, which has a 300-year-old country home by an ornamental pond. The rest of the day is free to take an optional tour to the Kangra Fort.
Day 07 Pragpur – Dalhousie (180 kms. / approx. 5 hours drive)
Today you drive to Dalhousie where you will be booked for two nights. In the afternoon visit the Martyr’s Memorial at Panchpulla which commemorates Ajit Singh, a supporter of Subhash Bose and the Indian Army during WW2.On the way you can see the Satdhara which is said to contain mica and medicinal properties.
Day 08 In Dalhousie
This morning you drive to Khajjiar, a long and wide glade ringed by cedars with a small lake in the center, which has a golden-domed Devi temple on a floating island.
Day 09 Depart Dalhousie (80 Kms. / approx. 3 hours drive)
Depart Dalhousie for Pathankot railway station or Jammu airport for your onward journey.