duration
03 Nights / 04 Days
price
INR 9,999

Weekend Gateway

Delhi – Shimla 2N – Chandigarh 1N – Delhi

Overview

The trip will start fascinating you from Day 1 with the beauty of the prominent landmarks or attractive tourist destinations of Chandigarh: Pinjore Garden and Timber Trail Resort. Pinjore Garden is built in terraced form and has wide pavilions and refreshing fountains. The seven terraces descend artistically, sprawled over a considerable area. The fountains breathe a fresh lease of life to the garden. The fragrance of the wide variety of aromatic plants adds magic to the air. The fruit trees, orchards and various other shrubs add to the greenery. Take a stroll across the shady green pathways, amidst beauty and fragrance, pools and colourful flowers, lawns and fountains. Similarly, Timber Trail Resort offers a serene escape from the hustle bustle of the busy city life. It is all about luxury and delicious food; thrilling cable car ride across deep ravines to reach the magnificent heights; and a property commanding an outstanding and near-phenomenal view of the valleys and meadows and distant mountains spread across.

In Kufri enjoy the famous Himalayan National Park and reach the highest point via a pony or a yak ride and a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan Panorama. Explore the colonial Shimla with its architectural magnificence of the Viceregal Lodge built way back in 1885 showcasing the artistry of the British rule, Christ Church built in 1844 which is one of the oldest churches of North India and Gaiety Theatre where the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start in the year 1887. Peep at the Grindlays Bank operating since 1912 which was a global bank established by Robert Melville Grindlay and go for a walk to the popular Scandal Point and listen to all the interesting stories associated with it.

Visit Chail with stunning views and lush greenery at a height. Visit the Maharaja Patiala Mahal or Chail Palace in the middle of pine and cedar forests to experience the grandeur and magnificence of royal heritage. Admire the unique beauty of Chandigarh to take in the magnificence of the first planned modern city of India. Chandigarh was designed by the renowned French architect Le Corbusier. This city is the dual capital of two major Indian states, Punjab and Haryana and was named after the deity or Mother Goddess of power, Chandi. Travel to the Rose Garden spanning over a considerable area of 30 acres of land and thronging with a stupendous variety of rose to win hearts of all lovers of beauty and nature enthusiasts. This garden is unique as it is the largest rose themed garden in Asia built way back in the year 1967. Also visit the Rock Garden founded by the innovative creator Nek Chand displaying hundreds of colourful mosaic art pieces made of recycled material, a concept unique and appealing. The Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh with its greenery around calls for a relaxing time with friends and family. Book a customized Weekend Gateway Package to bring back home precious and memorable memories.

Highlights of the tour

  • Visit the Pinjore Garden, beautifully landscaped in the traditional Mughal style
  • Enjoy the magnificence of Timber Trail Resort
  • In Shimla, take a day excursion to Kufri for adventure and scenic beauty
  • Take a day trip to the various heritage buildings of Shimla that attract thousands of tourists round the year
  • Shop for knick-knacks at the popular Shopping Plaza of the Mall Road
  • Explore the Maharaja Patiala Mahal or Chail Palace
  • Take a view of the Chail Cricket Ground at the height of 2250 metres, the Highest Cricket Ground of the world
  • Go through the fascinating experience of man-made beauty by a visit to the Rose Garden, Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh

Short Itinerary

  • Day 1: Joyous travel from Delhi to Shimla via viewpoints in Chandigarh
  • Day 2: Shimla sightseeing that includes the rich and famous colonial heritage
  • Day 3: Travel from Shimla to Chandigarh travel by road via enchanting Chail
  • Day 4: Travel from Chandigarh to Delhi by road after Chandigarh sightseeing and departure
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi to Shimla (365 Kms/10 Hrs)

On your arrival, our representative shall pick you up from the Delhi Airport or Delhi Railway station. We shall then arrange for a smooth transfer to Shimla via road. On the way, visit two prominent landmarks or attractive tourist destinations: Pinjore Garden and Timber Trail Resort.

The Pinjore Garden is beautifully landscaped in the traditional Mughal style. The garden is built in terraced form and has wide pavilions and refreshing fountains. The seven terraces descend artistically, sprawled over a considerable area. The fountains breathe a fresh lease of life to the garden. The fragrance of the wide variety of aromatic plants adds magic to the air. The fruit trees, orchards and various other shrubs add to the greenery. Take a stroll across the shady green pathways, amidst beauty and fragrance, pools and colourful flowers, lawns and fountains.

Timber Trail Resort: It can be reached easily driving down about five and a half hours from Delhi on the way to Shimla. It is a serene escape from the hustle bustle of the busy city life. It is all about luxury and delicious food; thrilling cable car ride across deep ravines to reach the magnificent heights; and a property commanding an outstanding and near-phenomenal view of the valleys and meadows and distant mountains spread across.

On arrival at Shimla check in at the hotel of your choice. Dinner will be served at leisure in the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 Shimla sightseeing

The second day after breakfast go for an excursion to Kufri, the popular tourist point close to Shimla. Go to Kufri and enjoy amidst the tourist attractions such as the famous Himalayan National Park and reach the highest point via a pony or a yak ride. From the highest point, you can get a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan Panorama.

After having lunch at a guided destination go for a local sightseeing of various places in and around Shimla. Visit the architectural magnificence of the Viceregal Lodge built way back in 1885 showcasing the artistry of the British rule. Also visit the Christ Church built in 1844 which is one of the oldest churches of North India. Go for a visit to the Gaiety Theatre where the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start in the year 1887. Take a quick round of the Grindlays Bank operating since 1912 which was a global bank established by Robert Melville Grindlay. Go for a walk to the popular Scandal Point and listen to all the interesting stories associated with it. Shop for knick-knacks at the popular Shopping Plaza of the Mall Road.

Day 3 Shimla to Chandigarh Via Chail (140 Kms/3 Hrs)

On Day 3 of your trip after having breakfast in your hotel check out of Shimla hotel for a hassle-free transfer to Chandigarh. On the way, visit Chail with stunning views and lush greenery at a height. While in Chail visit the Maharaja Patiala Mahal or Chail Palace in the middle of pine and cedar forests to experience the grandeur and magnificence of royal heritage. Take a view of the Chail Cricket Ground at the height of 2250 metres above sea level which makes it the highest cricket ground of the world.

Reach Chandigarh to take in the beauty and magnificence of the first planned modern city of India. Chandigarh was designed by the renowned French architect Le Corbusier. This city is the dual capital of two major Indian states, Punjab and Haryana and was named after the deity or Mother Goddess of power, Chandi. On arrival at Chandigarh, check in at the hotel of your choice. Have a sumptuous dinner at the hotel and prepare for an overnight restful stay here in Chandigarh.

Day 4 Chandigarh to Delhi (250 Kms 5 Hrs)

Next day or on the Day 4 of the trip after breakfast check out of the hotel in Chandigarh. Go for a brief sightseeing around this popular North Indian city. Visit the Rose Garden spanning over a considerable area of 30 acres of land and thronging with a stupendous variety of rose to win hearts of all lovers of beauty and nature enthusiasts. This garden is unique as it is the largest rose themed garden in Asia built way back in the year 1967. Also visit the Rock Garden founded by the innovative creator Nek Chand displaying hundreds of colourful mosaic art pieces made of recycled material, a concept unique and appealing. Also visit the Sukhna Lake and the greenery around for a relaxing time with friends and family. From Chandigarh depart for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi get dropped conveniently at the Railway station or the Airport for an onward journey back home with precious and memorable memories.

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