Transfer from Delhi to Manali by AC Volvo Bus –Overnight journey
Welcome onboard a wonderful tour with your own Thomas Cook to one of the most happening destination – Manali! Today, aboard your AC Volvo bus from a convenient pick up point (refer ‘Notes’ below) and depart for Manali by road. The Semi-sleeper Coach offers you a mind-blowing view to the adjacent Himalayan Valleys. Enjoy the scenic beauty of enchanting Kullu Valley while you drive to Manali. In Hinduism, Manu was said to have survived a great flood that destroyed the rest of the world. He then recreated mankind in this Kullu Valley town. Overnight drive to Manali in the Bus.
In Manali – Check In – Day at Leisure
Today morning, reach Manali and get transferred into your hotel. Check In at the hotel and relax. The day is free for you for leisure activities or to sit back and get acclimatized to the beautiful weather of Manali. Enjoy the evening on the mall road (on own) where you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts (on your own) for your loved ones. Manali with its unspoilt scenic grandeur is extremely popular with the tourists, for a lavish display of natural scenery. It is one of the principal show places of the Kullu region. To its North, South and West are ostentations of pinnacles and ridges which, in fine weather, stand out in bold relief against skyline. At the lower elevation and in every direction there are vivid green patches of grassland and evergreen valleys ascending in irregular formation present probably the best view in the country. Overnight in hotel.
Manali - Excursion to Snow Point and Solang Valley (Subject to Availability – on your own - based o
Today, enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohthang Pass. Known for its scenic beauty, Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. Manali-Leh Highway, a part of NH 21, transverses Rohtang Pass. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. Besides Lahaul and Spiti, Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. Later visit the famous Solang Valley. Solang Valley, locally known as Solang Nullah, is renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities inHimachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level. Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush greenery, apple orchards, snow-capped peaks and lakes attracts lacs of visitors. Return to hotel by the evening. Overnight in hotel.
Visit to Naggar - Explore Jana Water Fall
Today, drive towards Kullu to see Naggar and Jana Water Falls. Situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1851m, Naggar - an ancient town commands extensive views, especially to the North West of the valley. Naggar was the former capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as a headquarters of the State until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu) by Jagat Singh in 1460 A.D. Today this ancient and beautiful Palace is a popular tourist spot. The places to Visit are the Castle, Jagatipatt Temple, Tripura Sundri Temple, Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, and Gauri Shankar Temple. It’s also famous for fishing and trekking. Jana Falls is a natural waterfall that is inside a small village called Jana. It’s near Naggar. The waterfall is very beautiful. If you like to have a better view of the waterfall, you can trek for up the hill and get a much clear view of it. There is a small shop where you can eat home cooked food of the villagers. The food includes Rajma, Kadi, Brown Rice, Chatni, Aata ka Namkeen. The tea they serve is very nice. Overall it’s a very nice place, away from the hustle bustle. All you can hear in Jana Falls is the water flowing and the birds chirping. You can spend your evening at the Mall Road (on your own – no transportation provided) and explore the handicrafts, spices and other souvenirs available in the local market. Overnight at the hotel.
Local Sightseeing and Departure to Delhi
Last day of the tour, today visit Hadimba Temple, Vashisth Kund, Nehru Kund, Tibetan Monastery and Van Vihar. Hadimba temple, also known as the Doongri Temple, is a four-tiered pagoda-like wooden temple standing in deodar trees and has beautiful carvings on its ornamental door. Dedicated to Hadimba, the wife of Bhim, this temple is the venue for an annual fair held during May. Nehru Kund, a natural spring of clean cold water named after the late Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, who used to drink water from this spring during his stay in Manali. This spring is believed to be coming from 'Bhrigu Lake'. Club House, 2kms from the town, has indoor games and some picnic spots around the club house. Vashishta Springs, are located across the Beas river, about 3 km away from Manali, at an altitude of 1,982 meters (6,200 feet) and are the natural sulphur hot springs. Later you will be dropped at the Manali Bus stand for your onwards Journey in a Semi Sleeper AC Volvo to Delhi. The mesmerizing tour concludes as the coach drops you at Delhi on the next day at approx 0800 hours. You can aboard your further connection for your place with innumerable Himachal memories!