Shimla - Chandigarh - Kurukshetra Tour
capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a quaint little hill station nestled
in the Shivalik hills. The city derives its name from the name of Goddess Kali,
Shyamala. It was discovered by the British for a perfect escape from the scorching
heat of the plains. Shimla offers the picturesque set of its treasured natural
gifts to its tourists, such as, pine clad hills, beautiful valleys and waterfalls.
Shimla has its own colonial charm too.
Places to see :
The Mall : The mall that runs along the Ridge is the hub of Shimla.
It is always crowded with tourists. It is the city's most famous shopping
center, with shops selling all items, from clothes to junk food.
Rashtrapati Niwas : This six-storeyed Vice-Regal Lodge ( now Rashtrapati
Niwas) was built in 1888 and was formerly the residence of Lord Dufferin,
the British Viceroy. The style of architecture is English Renaissance and
it has magnificent lawns. It presently houses the Indian Institute of Advanced
Scandal Point : it is the State Museum of Shimla. built in 1974, it
has a good collection of statues, miniatures, coins and photos from in and
around Himachal Pradesh. a statue of the national leader Lala Lajpat Rai has
been erected here.
Jhaku temple and Shymala temple : Jhaku temple is dedicated to Hanumanji,
the loving devotee of Lord Rama. It is located near the highest point of the
Shimla Ridge, and thus offers a panoramic view of the city. A temple dedicated
to Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Kali, is located near Grand hotel.
with the resplendent Blue Shivalik Hills, Chandigarh enjoys the special status
of being the Capital of two states Punjab and Haryana and also a Union Territory
controlled by Central Government. The city was conceived in the 1950s and
a European modernist architect was engaged to plan it. It has derived its
name from an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Chandi. The Chandigarh
city boasts of several beautiful and well-maintained gardens that are a treat
to the eyes. It is worth visiting in itself and also acts as a base for further
excursions in North India.
Nek Chand Rock Garden : Spread over 12 acres of wooded land near the
Capitol Complex, the Rock Garden of Chandigarh is the creation of a humble
road inspector called Nek Chand. The urban waste material turned into creative
patterns and textures, mute rocks turned into art objects that attract tourists
Sector 17 : One of the most important places to visit is Sector 17,
Chandigarh's sleek shopping area and the city center. Planned around four
pedestrian concourses meeting at a central chowk (intersection), the Sector
17 of Chandigarh is a pedestrian's paradise. It is dotted with fountains,
sculptures, and groves of trees. In the evenings, when the colorful mosaic
of neon signs and the aesthetically illuminated fountains come alive, Sector
17 becomes the Chandigarh city's biggest outdoor club.
Capitol Complex : The monumental Capitol Complex at Sector 1 dominates
the skyline of Chandigarh. Standing
aloof at the foothills of the city of Chandigarh, like the Grecian Acropolis,
the geometrical concrete buildings rise from the mounds as giant playful sculptures.
The places to be visited in the Capitol complex of Chandigarh are the three
major buildings of the Secretariat, the Assembly, and the High Court. Between
the silhouettes of these magnificent edifices is juxtaposed the Chandigarh
city's most popular visible symbol, the Open Hand.
The Secretariat : The largest building in the Capitol Complex of Chandigarh
is the 750-ft-long and 150-ft-high Secretariat designed as a work place for
nearly 4,000 people. Le Cor Bus ier, who was very sensitive to nature, as a
salute to the majesty of the mountains, placed the Secretariat perpendicular
to the nearby Shivalik range, so as not to obliterate their panoramic view.
|Chandigarh - Simla - Kufri - Pinjore Garden
|Every Thursday - 4 Days Tour
||Arr. 05.00 AM
|Rest for 4 Hrs. - Chandigarh Sight Seeing
upto 03.00 PM
|Night stay at Shimla
||Dep. 09.00 AM
||Arr. 10.00 AM
||Dep. 11.30 AM
|Shimla Sight Seeing &
Night stay at Shimla
||Dep. 09.00 AM
||Arr. 01.00 PM
||Dep. 02.00 PM
||Arr. 04.30 PM
||Dep. 05.00 PM
||Arr. 08.00 PM
2x2 Bus Non A.C. Rs. 4000/-
2x2 Bus A.C. Rs. 5500/-
(with non A.C. accommodation on sharing basis for only.)
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