Self Drive from CNK
Individual Tour
Self Drive from CNK

The Hills are Calling

  • 13 Days
  • 12 Nights
  • Chandigarh, Shimla, Barot, Dharamshala, Manali
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Food
  • Self Drive
  • Art & Architecture


Himachal Pradesh is colloquially called Dev Bhumi, which translates to Land of the Gods; the sheer number of temples in this region stands testimony to that. Unsurprisingly, this route will be a treasure-trove for the religiously-inclined. The mountainous terrain also makes the state a hot-spot for hiking, trekking and adventure-sports activities, which should make this journey perfect for thrill-seekers as well.

Trip Type
Self-Drive
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight-seeing destinations. That's because when you're out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Moderate
Although not out and out challenging, this road trip requires experienced hands on the wheel or the handlebar
Terrain
Urban
Road trips are oftentimes an exercise in escaping the daily grind of the urban jungle. But chances are that you will start your journey from a metropolis. Few cities will offer you a good driving environment, which is why we recommend parking your car, calling the cabbie, or like the better citizens of the world, using public transport. Even better, how about hiring a bicycle and pottering around early in the morning? It's good for the heart too.
Mountain
There's an element of challenge in going up a steep road snaking its way up a mountain; the excitement of tackling relentless switchbacks and blind hairpins makes for a most satisfying road-trip experience. As thrilling as it sounds, driving such routes isn't everybody's cup of tea and requires one to have a certain level of skill behind the wheel. If a driving winding roads overlooking steep valleys and gorges is your idea of a road-trip, then the hills are your calling.

Highlights

  • See Hanumanji's massive statue at Jakhu Temple
  • Visit the Dalai Lama's home
  • Discover the quaint village of Barot
  • Frolick in the snow at Solang Valley
Start of Tour Chandigarh Day 1
Total Riding 1037 KM
End of Tour ChandigarhDay 13
  • Driving Days
    Total 13 Days
  • Rest Days
    Total 0 Days
    • Full Size Sedan (Economy)
    Honda City or Similar.
    5 Seats including driver
    • 4 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Automatic Tansmision
    • Luxury Sedan (Economy)
    Mercedes C-class or Similar.
    • Mpv (Economy)
    Innova Crysta or Similar.
    7 Seater including driver
    • 4 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Manual Tansmision
    • Suv (Economy)
    Toyota Fortuner or Similar.
    7 Seater including driver
    • 4 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Automatic Tansmision
    • Full Size Sedan (Standard)
    Honda City or Similar.
    5 Seats including driver
    • 4 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Automatic Tansmision
    • Luxury Sedan (Standard)
    Mercedes-Benz - C Class or Similar.
    • Mpv (Standard)
    Innova Crysta or Similar.
    7 Seater including driver
    • 4 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Manual Tansmision
    • Suv (Standard)
    Toyota Fortuner or Similar.
    7 Seater including driver
    • 4 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Automatic Tansmision
  • Hand picked good hotels are provided on this tour.

    Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 l(20 kg).

    • Driving licence
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Smart phone for maps
    • Phone charger
    • First-aid kit
    • Swiss knife
    • Water
    • Music
    • Tissue box
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Wet wipes
    • Mints
    • Spare plastic bags
    • Sunscreen
    • Small tool kit
    • Warm clothes

  • Description

    For a road trip, it helps to travel light, specially since you will come across loads of things that you might want to buy on route. You also need to ensure that your driving license and other documents are in order. Remember to take regular breaks, driving for long stretches of road is not advisable, and keep your self hyderated throughout the journey. Always keep an eye on the fuel guage.

  • Type of Accommodation

    Hand picked good hotels are provided on this tour.

  • Things to Carry

    Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 l(20 kg).

    • Driving licence
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Smart phone for maps
    • Phone charger
    • First-aid kit
    • Swiss knife
    • Water
    • Music
    • Tissue box
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Wet wipes
    • Mints
    • Spare plastic bags
    • Sunscreen
    • Small tool kit
    • Warm clothes

  • Equipment Checklist

    GENERAL EQUIPMENT:

    • Spare camera batteries
    • Car charger or battery bank
    • 3 socket Belkin Surge Protector
    • Torch light

  • Driving License

    You need to ensure that your driving license and other documents are in order.

  • Medical facilities Available

    Basic first aid kit will be provided in the car.

  • Money to carry

    Approximately INR 10,000.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.

  • Places to eat

    There are plenty of places to eat on the way.