Hello friends, in summer, we all want to spend
our vacation in some cool places. Hill stations are such places where you can get fresh nature,
pleasant weather, snow covered mountains, gushing streams and quiet surroundings. There
are several beautiful hill stations in India which can be your ideal summer retreat. Here
are 5 such tour plans which you can avail this summer.
Tour Plan-1 1st tour plan we recommend is 2 Nights and
3 days Gangtok tour . Gangtok is a modern and well-planned city
which is the capital of Indian state Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 5500 feet it is
considered as one of the most beautiful hill stations of India. Currently it is the most
popular tourist spot if you have a relatively low budget.
How to reach Gangtok On day 1 reach Gangtok from your home town.
Gangtok can be reached both by train or air. By train reach New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station
of West Bengal. There are several trains available from all major cities of the country to NJP.
By air,reach Pakyong airport. From NJP the distance of Gangtok is 125Km and It will take
3 to 4 hours to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra or NJP by car. The rate of a car is between
2500 and 4000 rupees, depending on the number of seats available. From Pakyong the distance
of Gangtok is 28.7 Km and it will take around 2 hours to reach Gangtok from this airport
by car. The cab fare is around Rs 1000. On day2 go for local city sightseeing tour.
A local cab will charge INR 3000 to 3500 for 10 points site seeing. Places of interest
are: Rumtek Monastery:
Rumtek Monastery is a gompa located near Gangtok. MG Marg:
The heart of the city is MG Marg. It is the main street of Gangtok and is a great place
to hang around. Banjhakri Falls:
It is one of the most beautiful places in Gangtok. The park surrounding the falls area
is well maintained. Seven Sister Water Falls:
It is another beautiful waterfalls near Gangtok. Gangtok Ropeway:
Take a ride of Gangtok Ropeway to get a bird’s eye view of the city.
Ganesh Tok: It is a temple of Lord Ganesha located 6km
from Gangtok town. Tashi View Point:
It is located 8Km away from Gangtok town and offers a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga snow
peaks on a clear day. Hanuman Tok:
The famous Hanuman temple is popular for its wonderful serene ambience and a viewing area
that offers spectacular view of Kanchenjunga range.
Nmgyal Institute of Tibetan Technology: It is the one of the main Tibetan Institutes
of the world. Enchey Monastery:
This is another famous site to visit near Gangtok.
On day 3, head back to NJP for departure. Where to stay
There are many hotels available in Gangtok. A mid level hotel will charge around INR 2000
to 2200 for a double bed room. Total package will cost around Rs 9000 per
couple. You may check the suggested video for our
detailed Gangtok tour plan. Tour Plan -2
Our 2nd tour is 2 Nights 3 Days Darjeeling tour package.
Popular as the queen of hills, this beautiful hilly town is located at the northern part
of West Bengal. The place is famous for its tea gardens and Himalayan Mountain Railway
which is an UNESCO World Heritage train route. It is located at an altitude of 6700 ft.
How to reach Darjeeling On day 1 reach New Jalpaiguri railway station
or Bagdogra airport from any part of India. From there take a car to reach Darjeeling.
A local car will charge around INR 2500 for this trip. A shared cab will charge Rs 200
per person. It will take 3 hours to reach Darjeeling from NJP station or Bagdogra airport.
On day-2 early in the go to Tiger Hill to see sunrise. After breakfast go for local
sightseeing tour. A local taxi will charge Rs 1800 to 2000 for this whole day tour.
First visit Batasia Loop War memorial and Ghoom Monastery.
Then go to visit Lamahatta. From there go to visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan
Zoological Park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. The entry fee here is Rs 60 per
person. From Zoological Park go to Tenzing and Gombu
Rock. From Tenzing rock go to visit Puttabong Tea
Garden. After visiting the Puttabong Tea Garden go
to visit Japanese Temple. From there go to visit Rock Garden.
In the end go to visit Ganga Maya Park. On day-3 head back to NJP for departure.
Total package will cost around Rs 8000 per couple.
You may check the suggested video for our detailed Darjeeling tour plan.
Tour Plan-3 Our 3rd tour plan is 2 days Dalhousie tour
package. Dalhousie is beautiful tiny hill station situated
in Himachal Pradesh. Peace, scenic beauty, old colonial charm, pine-clad valleys, snow
capped mountain ranges you can find all these in Dalhousie.
In order to reach Dalhousie, first reach Pathankot by train. Pathankot is nearly 85 km away from
Dalhousie. You can take a bus or car to reach Dalhousie from Pathankot. By road, a car will
take around 3 hours to reach Dalhousie from Pathankot.
On day2 go to visit Khajjair. Khajjiar is a small platue located 6500 feet above the
sea level. This mesmerising place is also known as mini Switzerland of India.
First go to Khajjair Lake. Surrounded by snow covered mountains, this lake is a tranquil
place and is famous for natural beauty. Next go to Kalatop wildlife sanctuary. The
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a large variety of flora and fauna.
On 3rd day, go to visit local sights around Dalhousie. Main places to visit are:
Satdhara Falls Satdhara means seven springs. The Satdhara
Falls is originated from the waters of the seven beautiful springs, that’s why the
name of this falls is Satdhara. Panch Pulla
The word means five bridges. This scenic place is a popular picnic spot.
St John Church This is the oldest church in the town established
in the year 1863 and has not only religious significance but also has historical significance.
Ganji Pahari Ganji Pahari is a scenic hill located at a
distance of 5 kilometres from the town of Dalhousie on Pathankot Road.
Dainkund Peak This is the highest peak in the area watching
over the beautiful pine laid landscapes of Dalhousie.
On day 4 return back to Pathankot for departure. Total package will cost Rs 16000 per couple.
You may check the suggested video for our detailed Dalhousie tour plan.
Tour Plan-4 Our 4th tour plan is 3 nights and 4 days Manali
tour package. Nestled in the snow covered mountain ranges
of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar, Manali is one of the most beautiful hill stations of India.
With lush green forests, meadows covered with colourful flowers and gushing blue stream,
Manali has everything to mesmerize you. On day1, reach Manali first. For that 1st
reach Chandigarh from any part of India. From there take a bus or car to reach Manali. Manali
is almost 300 km away from Chandigarh and it will take 9 hours to reach Manali from
Chandigarh by road. By air reach Bhuntar Domestic Airport first.
Bhuntar is 50 Km away from Manali and it will take almost 1 and half hour to reach Manali
from Bhuntar. On day 2 go for local sightseeing. Top places
to visit are: Hadimba Temple
This beautiful temple, said to be dedicated to Hadimba – the wife of Pandu son Bhima
and is the best place to visit in Manali. Manu Temple
Nearly 3 km away from the famous Mall Road of Manali, the famous Manu Temple is among
the frequently visited tourist places in Manali. Club House
The Club House is also one of the most popular tourist places in Manali for adventure activities
and indoor games. Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm; throughout
the year On day 3 go to Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass.
Rohtang Pass is 51 Km away from Manali. Situated at an altitude of 3978 meters, the place is
famous for its scenic beauty. Solang Valley
Located at a distance of 13 kms from Manali, Solang Valley lies between Solang village
and Beas Kund. Since the valley has fine ski slopes, it is a perfect place for skiing.
Other than Skiing, adventure sports like Parachuting, paraglidi ng, horse riding and driving mini
open jeeps are also available in Solang. On day 4 head back to Chandigarh for departure.
The total package for a couple will cost Rs 25000 for this trip.
Tour-5 Our 5th suggested tour plan is 2 Nights tour
package of beautiful Kerala hill station Munnar. How to reach Munnar
On day-1 reach Kochi 1st. From there take a bus to reach Munnar. It will take around
5 hours to reach Munnar from Kochi by bus; Fare is around Rs 153 per head.
On day 2 Morning go for local sightseeing tour. There are 4 sightseeing tours available
in Munnar. A local auto will charge Rs 400 for each tour.
First go to the Flower Garden. It is a well-manicured flower garden called Floriculture Centre.
From there goto visit Tata Tea Museum. It is a beautiful tea garden and museum located
in Munnar. Next go to Lockheart Tea Factory.
From there go to Mattupetty Dam. From Mattupetty go to Echo Point. Located
at an altitude of 600 ft. and 15 kilometres away from Munnar, the scenic beauty of Echo
Point is quite fascinating. From Echo Point go to Top Station. The Top
Station is located about 32 kilometres away from the city centre. It is the highest point
in Munnar. From Top Station go to visit Kundala Lake.
After Kundala Lake visit Attukad Water Falls. From Attukad waterfalls go to see honeybee
tree in the forest. In the evening you can be entertained by Kathakali
dance performances of local dance troupe. The ticket for this dance show is Rs250 per
person. The total package cost for a couple will be
around Rs 30000 including flight fare. You may check the suggested video for our
detailed Munnar tour plan. You will have online booking facility for
train tickets, fights and hotels for all of the above places. We will share the respective
links in the description box. Please do share your experience and your favourite
hill stations in the comment section below and stay tuned for more such exciting tour