Manali and Dharamsala

Northern India, nestled in the Himalayas.

Manali, Dharamsala, Kikar Lodge

13 days

£1079 per person

Trip Info

Overview

Manali and Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, northern India, nestled in the western Himalayas, offers some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Experience crisp mountain air, abundant natural beauty, culture and tradition with Tibetan influence from the base for the Tibetan government in exile.

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"It was fantastic! A trip of a lifetime to meet wonderful people in a fascinating country." Paul and Sandra Cheney, UK

Day 1 - Dinner

New Delhi Airport | New Delhi Hotel

Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner at the hotel.

New Delhi Airport

New Delhi Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast

New Delhi | Nalagarh

Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Nalagarh, enjoy the spectacular landscape and countryside during your drive. Visit the Pinjore Gardens nearby your hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Nalagarh

Nalagarh

Day 3 - Breakfast

Nalagarh | Manali 

Morning: Drive to Manali, beautifully situated between towering peaks with many pleasant walks around the town.

Afternoon: Visit the Hadimba temple.

Hadimba Temple

Hadimba Temple

Day 4 - Breakfast

Rohtang Pass

Morning & Afternoon: Drive to the mighty snowbound Rohtang Pass (3979m), take in the amazing panoramic view of mountains and visit the lakes. Return to Manali.

Note: The Rohtang pass is only open from May until August. In other months of the year you will visit the Solang valley instead.

Rhotang Pass

Rhotang Pass

Day 5 - Breakfast

Manali

Morning: Visit Solang valley also known as Snow Point and offers splendid views of glaciers and the snow-capped mountains.

Afternoon: Drive to the beautiful Naggar Castle. Return to Manali

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle

Day 6 - Breakfast

Manali | Dharamsala / Mcleod Ganj 

Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Dharamsala.

Dharamsala

Dharamsala

Day 7 - Breakfast

Dharamsala

Morning & Afternoon: Enjoy a city tour of Dharamsala, visit Bhagsunag and Bhagsu falls in Mcleod Ganj.

Afternoon: Visit St. John’s Church, dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India, in the beautiful Deodar forest.

Dharamsala

Dharamsala

Day 8 - Breakfast

Dharamsala | Dalhousie

Morning: Drive to Dalhousie. The rest of the day is free with the opportunity to stroll walk the beautiful surroundings and witness a spectacular sunset.

Dalhousie

Dalhousie

Day 9 - Breakfast

Khajjiar

Morning & Afternoon: An excursion to Khajjiar, also known as ‘mini Switzerland’. Visit the 12th century Khajji Nag temple. Return to Dalhousie.

Khajjiar

Khajjiar

Day 10 - Breakfast

Dalhousie | Kikar Lodge

Morning: Drive to visit Kikar Lodge,. built in the middle of 1800 acres of private forest, a lush enclave punctuated by a dozen cottages overlooking two large swimming pools and paths meandering through flower-beds.

Kikar Lodge

Kikar Lodge

Day 11 - Breakfast

Kikar Lodge

Morning & Afternoon: Day free to relax.

Kikar Lodge

Kikar Lodge

Day 12 - Breakfast

Kikar Lodge | New Delhi 

Morning: After breakfast drive to Delhi, the rest of the day is free.

New Delhi

New Delhi

Day 13 - Breakfast

New Delhi Hotel | New Delhi Airport

Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to New Delhi Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.

New Delhi Airport

New Delhi Airport

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Our Prices

Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives

Excluded from your holiday

  • International flights – read about our flight advice
  • Travel insurance – read more
  • Personal expenses e.g. gifts, alcohol
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas and Vaccinations
  • Tips – read more
  • Please allow £15 to £25 per day for lunches and dinners not included.

Value for Money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with us again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras, fewer services or the quality may not be as good.

 

  • Day 1
    New Delhi Airport | New Delhi Hotel
  • Day 2
    New Delhi | Nalagarh
  • Day 3
    Nalagarh | Manali 
  • Day 4
    Rohtang Pass
  • Day 5
    Manali
  • Day 6
    Manali | Dharamsala / Mcleod Ganj 
  • Day 7
    Dharamsala
  • Day 8
    Dharamsala | Dalhousie
  • Day 9
    Khajjiar
  • Day 10
    Dalhousie | Kikar Lodge
  • Day 11
    Kikar Lodge
  • Day 12
    Kikar Lodge | New Delhi 
  • Day 13
    New Delhi Hotel | New Delhi Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday, not knowing, but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +5hr 30min

Language: Hindi

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

Shimla Festival

When to Go to India

Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of  the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

Tour Manali and Dharamsala

The best time to go is April, May, June and September, October

Personalise your unique adventure

Tailor-made Holidays

We design trips around the needs, interests, and budgets of single travellers, couples, families, small groups, Scout groups and schools.

So, personalise your unique adventure with these add-ons and don’t hesitate to let our professional Travel Consultants know about any needs or interests that aren’t listed, we love a challenge!

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Delhi City

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2-day add-on. Private escorted tour of Old and New Delhi.

Taj Mahal

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2-day add-on. Drive to Agra for guided tour of Taj Mahal. Stay overnight.

Fatehpur Sikri

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3-day add-on. Visit 3 historical places; Agra with the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur.