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Himalayan Foothills Tour - Himachal Pradesh

Tour Grade

Outback Moto Rides
Chilli Out of Chilli

Duration: 13 Nights/ 14 Days

Best time to travel: June to Sept

Max Altitude: 4000 m

Temperature: 10°C to 30°C

Distance: 4000 Kms

Best Himalayan Foothills Tour

INTRODUCTION

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Motorbike tour to Himachal Pradesh gives lifetime memory of riding in the Himalayan foothills where valleys are incredible with beautiful picturesque vistas. Himachal Pradesh is the state of India in North India & part of the Indian Himalayas with natural beauty of the lofty mountains. Tourist destinations in Himachal are most popular among Indian & foreigner tourist & lots of traveler come to Himalayan foothills to relax & have fun in adventure activities like trekking, paragliding, skiing, river rafting, cycling & motorcycle riding as well. Riding motorcycle in Himalayan foothills of Himachal Pradesh is an amazing adventure where you see spectacular view of the valleys & we choose our accommodation on the best location so that we can have great time with adventure riding. We visit best places on our motorcycle adventure to Himalayan foothills tour like Shimla, Chindi, Manali, Dharamsala, Dalhousie & Amritsar. All these places are frequently visit by the tourist & are some of the best places in India especially in North India.

While we ride our legendary Royal Enfield in our Himalayan foothills tour we also enjoyed some of the adventure activities like river rafting in Tatapani & in Kullu, paragliding in Manali & we can also enjoy trekking in Dalhousie like half day only. Culture & cuisine of the Himachal Pradesh will definitely impress you & people are very friendly in the Himachal. Himachal also offers some of the best located temples & quite ancient also like Bhimakali Temple, Baijnath temple, Hadimba temple & Mamleshwar temple on our tour to Himachal.

About Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is the Indian state in North India with border to Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, J & K & international border to China controlled Tibet. Himachal is alsao known as “Dev Bhumi” because of ancient old temples & some of the important pilgrimage centre. Himachal is very famous for its hill stations like Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali & Dalhousie. Lots of travelers come to Himachal specially in the summer time to chill out in the hill station of Himachal Pradesh. This state has three source of income from Tourism, hydro electricity & agriculture. Himachal offers some of the best hill stations along with some of the scenic monasteries & spectacular view of the valleys. Himachal has some of the remote place like pin valley, Tabo (A heritage site) & hilltop monastery of Ki Gompa.

HIGHLIGHTS

Main Highlights

  • Great ride in Himalayan foothills
  • Scenic locations & Himalayan roads
  • Colonial city of Shimla & monuments
  • Capital of Tibet in exile, Mcleodganj
  • Rohtang pass on 4000 Meter
  • Indian train journey
  • Visit to historical monuments in Delhi

Tour Map

Tour Grade

  • Mostly paved road
  • Medium Altitude ride
  • Suitable for every rider
  • Mostly mountain road

Accommodations

  • Best available Hotels on natural location.
  • Try Indian Food
  • Very Good accommodation
  • All modern facilities in hotels

Pillion Rating

  • Pillion can enjoy with rider
  • Careful with potholes & switchbacks.

Adventure of lifetime

  • Total 1100 Km.
  • 11 Riding days
  • 3 days off from bike
  • Longest ride 230 km, shortest ride 50 km

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive New Delhi (India)

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Arrive New Delhi airport & our representative will give warm welcome to you with garland & a bottle of water. We recommend arriving in the morning time so that you can visit historical monuments in New Delhi & Old Delhi. Our representative will help you for smooth check in. Have hot shower, later in the afternoon we visit Humayun’s Tomb- is the finest example of the Mughal architecture & structure is little similar to Taj Mahal. It is a combination of marbles & red stones. It was built in the 15th century & we can see beautiful gardens & lawns. There are many graves of the Mughal rulers.
Qutab Minar-is 74 meters long tower of victory & it was built in the end of 11th century. 3 stories added in the 12th century. Tower was built by red stone bricks & there is much calligraphy on the wall of tower. Place is quite interesting & worth to see. 
Red Fort-This monument has highest importance in the Indian history from past to present. Every year Indian Prime Minister salutes the national flag at Red fort & delivers his/her speech to the nation. A must visit monument.

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Day 2: New Delhi to Nalagarh (By Train & Taxi)

After breakfast first we catch train from New Delhi railway station up to Kalka railway station. Get taxi from railway station then we proceed to Nalagarh where first time you will be introduced to Our Royal Enfield 500 cc motorcycle. First check into the hotel & have hot shower. We have lunch in the hotel, later we have short ride around town to get practical information about Indian traffic & roads. In the evening get spectacular view of the town in the lights after dark. Enjoy dinner with drinks in the hotel.

Day 3: Nalagarh to Shimla (110 Km Ride)

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After breakfast we ride towards Shimla (Capital city of Himachal Pradesh). Shimla was the summer capital of British government when India was under British rule. Shimla is popular hill station & lots of tourist comes to Shimla especially in the summer to escape heat of the plains. Today we enjoy our riding mostly on the mountain road. Arrive in Shimla & check into the hotel. Have hot shower & lunch can be done in the hotel. In the evening we visit Mall road for dine out with drinks & you get spectacular view of the Shimla in the dark with lots of lights.

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Day 4: Shimla sightseeing tour

After breakfast we have sightseeing tour in & around Shimla on motorcycle. First we ride towards Naldhera Golf course, later we continue our ride & come to Shimla from different route. Later we visit Jakhu Temple-this temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. You will see spectacular view of the town from the temple. It is believed that Lord Hanuman rested here while going to Lanka. Christ Church-this is 2nd oldest church in Northern India. It is located on the Mall road & major attraction for tourist on the Mall road. Mall Road-In the last we visit Mall road but by car because Mall road is very crowded & vehicle not allowed on Mall road.


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Day 5: Shimla to Chindi (100 Km Ride)

After breakfast we ride towards Chindi, a small village surrounded by Apple orchards & pine trees. We have easy ride to Chindi & we have option for river rafting at Tatapani. We have stops on the picturesque points to capture beautiful photos. Arrive in Chindi & check into the hotel. Later we can visit temple close to village. Evening free for a short walk through natural environment. Later enjoy Dinner & bonfire in the hotel.

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Day 6: Chindi to Manali (210 Km Ride)

After breakfast we start our riding for Manali. Today we cross Jalori pass at 3120 Meter with diverse road & we enter Kullu Manali valley. After crossing this pass, we ride very carefully because of sharp curves & lots of switchbacks. We have stops for panoramic view of the valley & stops few times for tea/coffee breaks. We have our lunch on the way to Manali in local restaurant. Arrive in Manali & check into the hotel. Evening free for market walking. We have our dinner in old Manali with drinks.

Day 7: Manali sightseeing tour

After breakfast we start our Royal Enfield for sightseeing in & around Manali. First we visit Nagar castle & you get panoramic view of the valley. Later we visit Buddhist monastery. Again come to Manali & visit Hadimba temple. After all these sightseeing we go to local restaurant & enjoy our lunch in Manali. Evening free to explore Manali market.

Day 8: Manali to Mcleodganj (230 Km Ride)

After breakfast we ride towards Dharamsala via Bhuntar. First we ride 50 km on the same route which we have taken from Chindi to Manali because there is no other road but repeating this road interesting. We ride these 50 km along with Beas River. We take a village road about 50 km to Mandi town. This is single road but very less traffic on the route. We stop in Palampur to see tea gardens on the road & we can taste locally produced tea. Arrive in Mcloedugunj & check into the hotel. Evening free for walking in the market or you can check some interesting souvenirs for your beloved.

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Day 9: Mcleodganj sightseeing tour

After breakfast we visit some interesting places in & around Mcloedugunj or if majority says to off 1 day from motorcycle & relax that’s also good idea to town by walk or by car. We enjoy our day by exploring area & dine out in the local restaurant with famous Indian cuisine.

Day 10: Mcleodganj to Dalhousie (140 Km Ride)

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After breakfast we ride towards Dalhousie, another famous hill station in Himachal Pradesh & surrounded by pine trees & situated on the range of five mountains. Dalhousie is well known hill station & famous for its natural beauty & pleasant climate. It is situated from 6000 to 9000 feet height & surrounded by snowcapped mountains. We enjoy beauty of the Dalhousie & relax here. Check into the hotel & enjoy scenic view of the valley.

Day 11: Dalhousie sightseeing tour

After breakfast we start our riding for the sightseeing in & around Dalhousie. First we visit Bakrota hills, Dainkund peaks, Kalatop Forest & Lohali village. Later we ride to Khajjiar, a paradise in the Himachal Pradesh. It is well known as Mini Switzerland of India. Vast expanse of green meadows and dense forests besides vistas of beautiful snow caped Himalayan peaks make Khajjiar a most popular destination among tourists. After sightseeing we enjoy our lunch in Khajjiar. Later return back to hotel for Dinner party in the town.

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Day 12: Dalhousie to Amritsar (220 Km Ride)

After breakfast in Dalhousie we start our motorcycles & ride towards most holy place for Sikh religion known as Amritsar. Amritsar is a plain area & close to International border. Today this is our last ride of the tour & we enjoy first hill road & later ride in plain area with full of vegetation. Guru Ramdas, fourth Guru of the Sikhs established Amritsar. Arrive in Amritsar & check into the hotel. Later we visit International Border to see evening parade between India & Pakistan. Later visit most famous temple Golden temple & spend your quality time in the temple.

Day 13: Amritsar to Delhi (By Train)

Get up early morning & have packed breakfast & we catch train for New Delhi railway station. We will see green & plain area of Punjab state. We have some refreshment on the train. Arrive New Delhi railway station in the afternoon & check into the hotel in Delhi. Later we visit some other remaining places in Old & New Delhi. Today we enjoy our farewell Dinner party in the restaurant outside hotel.

Day 14: Departure to Home

After breakfast you will be transferred to Delhi International airport for your flight to home. Outback Moto Rides sure you had great time on the tour to Himalayan foothills of Himachal Pradesh & visited beautiful places. We sure you have lots of photos & videos to share with family & friends & you have lots of stories about tour. Want to see you on another adventure.

INCLUDES

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis
  • 14 Breakfast & 11 Dinner included.
  • Train tickets (Delhi-Kalka, Amritsar-Delhi)
  • Latest Royal Enfield Bullet 500 cc
  • Fuel for entire trip, maintenance & repair
  • Expert mechanic
  • Support vehicle for your luggage & Spare parts
  • All airport transfers & ground transfers by private vehicle
  • All monument fees on the tour
  • Personal assistance on arrival & Departure
  • Expert Team Leader with his own motorcycle
  • Mineral water, cookies & other refreshment on the trip
  • Fare Dinner in Amritsar with drinks
  • All Taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • Visa Fees
  • International air tickets
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

NECESSARY INFO

Below is the some necessary information regarding your motorcycle tour to India & a brief introductions to each things necessary for the tour.

Travel Documents

To visit India, you need Indian VISA, travel insurance & international driving license for motorcycle touring. You can get VISA for India by submitting your passport & other supporting documents in Indian Embassy or consulate or you can also get VISA online but for the validity for 1 month only. More informatio0n is given in FAQ section.

Temperature

As we do 6 motorcycle tours in India, 4 tours in Himalayan region, 1 in South India & 1 in Rajasthan. These 3 regions have different temperatures according to months you visit. So we will forward more details regarding climate conditions in particular months when you contact us regarding your packing list & riding gear.

Required Money

You required only INR 20000-INR 30000 if you don’t do shopping for your extra expenses like food & other expense for personal use. You can change your money in New Delhi or on the tour as well but if you are looking for best exchange rate then Delhi is the right place to change money.

Riding gear & packing list

You need all riding gear to participate on our motorcycle tour in India. Riding gear & packing list details is given in a separate section on our website.

Riding Experience

Riding experience is very important for any successful tour. Our expert travel advisors help you to choose right tour for you. Confidence plays an important role for any tour. If you are riding in your country for 2 years then we recommend participating in our tour. If you are able to ride in your city in busy hours then easily you can ride with us in India.

Your Fitness

Your fitness is very important for the Himalayan tour especially where riding on high altitudes require a good fitness. Other tour like in South India & Rajasthan require a minimum fitness & if you can climb stairs in your home then you can choose tours in South India & Rajasthan with Outback moto Rides.

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If you have decided to book this tour, please select your departure & click on Book now button below. You need to fill all the blanks in the booking form & our travel advisor will send all the necessary details regarding your selected Motorcycle tour. We will also send our account details for advance deposit where you can transfer payment through your credit/debit, Bank transfer or electronic wire transfer. After receiving payment we will send payment Invoice to you with confirmation.

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Date Price Book Here
15 April to 29 April 2017 US$ 2600/ Rider