Shimla and Rewalsar

Horse riding, Shimla sightseeing, Rewalsar lake & more.


Rewalsar is Located on a mountain spur, an hour's drive from Mandi brings you to this jewel like lake. With water, woodland and high hills, it presents a variety of natural beauty and the spot is sacred for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. It was here that the great Indian teacher and tantric, Padmasabhava left for Tibet. Known to the Tibetans as Guru Rimpoche - the Precious Master. It was under Padmasambahava's influence that Mahayana Buddhism spread over Tibet. There are islands of floating reed on Rewalsar Lake and the spirit of Padmasabhava is said to reside in them. It is here that the sage Lomas did penance in devotion to Lord Shiva, and the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh also resided here for one month.


View of Ritz at Shimla

Shimla is one of the famous tourist destinations of India. This beautiful hill station derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. This lovely hill station was 'discovered' by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. Infact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital.
Shimla abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India.

Details of excursion:

1 . 2 night and 3 days
2 . 1st night at Mandi & 2nd night near Shimla
3 . Visit to Mandi market, Rewalsar lake and Secret caves of Rewalsar.
4 . Visit to Advance study center, Ritz, Jakhu temple and Mall road of Shimla
5 . Visit to Kufri, sightseeing and horse riding
6 . Accompanied by English speaking MOI staff
7 . Meal plan: Fri-B, Sat-B, Sun-B & D


View of Rewalsar lake and shirens

Itinerary of excursion:

Day 1(Friday)
1)    Around 08:00hrs transfer Mandi (Approx 4 hrs)
2)    Hotel check in, market visit & free time for lunch
3)    Transfer to Rewalsar lake
4)    Visit to secret caves of Rewalsar
5)    Transfer back to Mandi
6)    Free time for Dinner and retire for the day


Secret caves of Rewalsar

Day 2(Saturday)
1)    After breakfast at hotel, checkout and transfer to Shimla (Approx 5 hrs journey)
2)    Visit Advance study center
3)    Hotel check in
4)    Visit to Jakhu temple, Ritz and Mall road of Shimla
5)    Overnight stay in hotel at Shimla


Ritz at Shimla

Day 3(Sunday)
1)    After breakfast transfer to Kufri
2)    Horse riding & Sightseeing(Adventure activity)
3)    Free time for lunch
4)    Transfer to Palampur


Horse ride at Kufri