DAY 1: DELHI - NALAGARH (6 HRS)
Drive to Nalagarh or board train to Chandigarh & transfer to Nalagarh. Check-in to the Nalagarh Palace Heritage Resort. Evening at leisure to explore the fort. Overnight at Nalagarh Palace.
DAY 2: NALAGARH - KANGRA (4 HRS)
Morning, drive to Kangra. Check-in to the Judge's Court, a stately manor built in 1918, situated in the quaint village of Paragpur. The Kangra valley rolls down the southern edge of the magnificent Dhauladar range. It's slopes are covered with forests, orchards, tea gardens and terraced fields. From Paragpur, the Beas river offers exciting opportunities for Mahaseer fishing, while Brand Billing (30 kms) offers adventure sports like hang gliding and para-sailing. Kangra is also known for its exquisite miniature paintings. Nearby is the temple of Jwalamukhi, where a natural blue flame issues from the rock sanctum. A constant swell of pilgrims provides a glimpse of the real India, steeped in rituals and traditionally vibrant and alive.
Overnight at Judge's Court.
DAY 3: KANGRA - DHARAMSALA (60 KMS)
Morning, drive to Dharamsala situated at 6100 ft. Check-in to your mountain resort at Mcleodganj. Visit to Tibetan children's village. At Mcleodganj, visit Dalai Lama Temple and Tibetan school of performing arts. ln the evening, get a taste of Tibetan food at local restaurants. Overnight at Dharamsala.
DAY 4: DHARAMSALA - TARAGARH
Drive to Taragarh (2 hrs). Check-in to Taragarh Palace resort owned by the family of the Maharaja of Kashmir. Evening, walk across the tea gardens or drive to the monastery. Overnight at Taragarh.
DAY 5: TARAGARH - KULLU (4 HRS)
Drive to Kullu. Arrive late afternoon and check-in to Beas Banks - tented camps on the banks of the river Beas, 12 kms upstream Kullu. Evening, relax at camp with a bonfire and barbeque and a glass of beer or chhota peg. Overnight at Beas Banks. (Optional you could choose to stay at a hotel).
DAY 6: BEAS BANKS
In the morning, enjoy two hours of rafting on the Beas (OPTIONAL). Later, visit Naggar Castle & the Roerich Art Gallery. Evening at leisure at this interesting riverside beach camp.
DAY 7: BEAS BANKS - MANALI
Morning, visit Manali town, visit Hadimba Temple. Later, drive up to Rohtang Pass, 52 kms at 13,500 ft. for a fabulous view of the Dauladhar, Zanskar and the Lahaul- Spiti ranges. Overnight stay in Manali.
DAY 8: MANALI - SHIMLA (6 HRS)
Drive to Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj. Check-in to your Palace Hotel. Overnight stay in Shimla.
DAY 9: SHIMLA - CHAIL (2 HRS)
Explore the famous Mall and its surroundings. Late afternoon, drive to Chail via Kufri, through dense deodar and rhododendron forest. Check-in to the Chail Palace hotel, the former residence of the Maharaja of Patiala. Overnight at Chail.
DAY 10: CHAIL - DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station (Kandaghat) for a fascinating train journey to Kalka on the toy train. Arrive Kalka and transfer to Shatabdi Express train, arriving Delhi late evening.