Himachal was one of the few states that had remained largely untouched by external customs, largely due to its difficult terrain. Hindi, Pahari, Dogri, Mandeali Kangri, Mandyali, Gojri and Kinnauri are some of the commonly used languages in Himachal. The caste communities residing in Himachal include the Brahmins, Rajputs, Gujjars, Gaddis, Grith (choudhary), Kannets, Rathis and Kolis, Sood. There are tribal populations in the state which mainly comprise Kinnars, Pangawals, Sulehria and Lahaulis.
The state is well known for its handicrafts. The carpets, leather works, shawls, metalware, woodwork and paintings are worth appreciating. Pashmina shawls are a product that is highly in demand in Himachal and all over the country. Himachali caps are famous art work of the people.
Local music and dance reflect the cultural identity of the state. Through their dance and music, they entreat their gods during local festivals and other special occasions. Apart from the fairs and festivals that are celebrated all over India, there are number of other fairs and festivals that are of great significance to Himachal Pradesh.
Places to Visit: Delhi – Manali – Kullu – Shimla – Chandrigarh – Delhi
Duration: 06 Nights/ 07 Days
Day 01: Delhi – Manali
Travel by surface from Delhi to Manali. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free for independent activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Manali – Rhotang Pass – Manali
Today full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kullu – Manikaran
Morning half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Village and Tibetan Monastery. In the afternoon transfer to Kullu enroute visiting Vaishno Devi Temple. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to visit Kullu town and shop for the famous Kullu Shawls. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Manali – Shimla
Travel by surface from Kullu to Shimla. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Shimla – Chail – Kufri – Shimla
Today full day excursion visiting Chail, Kufri and Naldehra. Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town – The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Shimla – Chandigarh
Morning half day city tour visiting Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple and Jakhu Temple. Check out of the hotel. Afternoon depart for Chandigarh by surface. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 07: Chandigarh – Delhi
Morning city tour of Chandigarh visiting the famous Rock Garden – the lifetime dream of Mr. Nek Chand, Sukhna Lake – the beautiful lake that is the major attraction of Chandigarh. Intime drive back to Delhi.
******Tour Ends with Happy Memories******