Himachal, Amritsar, Chandigarh Tour
HIMACHAL, AMRITSAR, CHANDIGARH TOUR
12 Days 11 Nights
SHIMLA (2N) - MANALI (3N) - DHARAMSHALA (1N) - DALHOUSIE (2N) - AMRITSAR (2N) - CHANDIGARH (1N)
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI & DRIVE TO SHIMLA (9 HRS)
After arriving at the Delhi airport/ railway station, our tour representative meets you and helps you with an assisted transfer to Shimla, by road. After reaching Shimla, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening as per your own liking. Fondly referred to as the “Queen of Hills’ Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, which boasts of mesmerizing scenery and a laid-back atmosphere. During your leisure time, explore the nearby places on your own such as visiting the Mall, the Ridge and so on. Stay overnight
DAY 2: SHIMLA – KUFRI EXCURSION WITH LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Today morning after a filling delicious breakfast visit Kufri. Kufri derives its name from ‘Kufr’ which means lake. It is especially popular among trekkers. The salubrious climate and stunning natural beauty makes Kufri a perfect summer getaway. Kufri is the venue for annual winter sports festival held in February. Kufri is also renowned for other adventures activities such as skiing tobogganing (sliding downhill on a sled) etc. Kufri has the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh. Kufri is also a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as the Himalayan Nature Park is situated on the outskirts of the town. The Park is home to over 180 varieties of fauna. Thereafter visit the famous mall road of Shimla. Visit the Scandal Point Jhakoo Temple (private vehicles do not have access to Jhakoo temple because of the location. The guests can take a shared taxi available on Mall Road and visit the temple. It’s advisable to visit the temple before it turns dark; hence the guests can first visit the temple and then spend time on the mall road.) After ample of Shopping time return to your hotel for a mouth watering dinner. Overnight Shimla.
DAY 3: SHIMLA – MANALI (9 HRS)
Have your breakfast and begin driving Manali, one of the most popular hill stations of India. Upon arriving, complete the check- in formalities at the hotel. The evening is at leisure. Flocked by honeymooners and family vacationers all around the year, Manali is dotted with a number of attractions. Stay overnight.
DAY 4: MANALI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING WITH SOLAN VALLEY
After breakfast get set to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. If you an adventure enthusiast, you can try your hand at paragliding, zorbing etc. You can also visit Tibetan Monastery- not only a place of worship but also a Tibetan culture centre, the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashist Village, Hadimba Devi Temple- dedicated to Hidimba, wife of Bhim-one of the 5 Pandava brother of the Hindu epic Mahabharata and the Manu Temple- an old temple dedicated to sage Manu. Club House Later we proceed for Solang Valley where we can enjoy adventure activities like Zorbing, Paragliding. The evening is at leisure. Stay overnight.
DAY 5: MANALI – ROHTANG PASS EXCURSION (50 KMS) – AT OWN COST
After early breakfast enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (Closed On Tuesdays). Known for its scenic beauty Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. Manali-Leh Highway a part of NH 21 transverses Rohtang Pass. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. Besides Lahaul and Spiti Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers peaks Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. Later visit the famous Solang Valley. Solang Valley locally known as Solang Nullah is renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting paragliding skating and zorbing. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level. Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush greenery apple orchards snow-capped peaks and lakes attract lacs of visitors. Return to hotel by the evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 6: MANALI – DHARAMSHALA (8 HRS)
After having breakfast, hit the road to Dharamshala. On the way, let the cool breeze come while treating your eyes to the scenic, spread all around. After arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening as per your own liking. The peaceful hill town of Dharamshala or Dharamsala is an ideal holiday destination that boasts of lush greenery, fresh air, thick green forests and a number of attractions. Stay overnight.
DAY 7: DHARAMSHALA – DALHOUSIE (05 HRS)
After breakfast followed by check-out formalities. Later, begin driving towards Dalhousie, Dalhousie – a famous hill station in Himachal famous for snow capped mountains. Quite a few Tibetan refugees have made a home in Dalhousie and there are painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side of the ridge. You can also visit the British-era churches of St John (1863) and St Francis (1894) set among the pines at opposite ends of the ridge. The market areas at Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk are linked by lanes – Thandi Sarak (Cold Rd) and Garam Sarak (Hot Rd). The latter lane receives more sunshine. Arrive at the hotel check in and relax. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8: DALHOUSIE – KHAJJAIR – CHAMBA – DALHOUSIE
After breakfast, head off to Khajjiar often called India’s Switzerland. The exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along with its fringes thick forests of deodar climb the slopes snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to KhajjI Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers. Later proceed to Chamba and after exploring the sights, get back to Dalhousie. Night stay at hotel
DAY 9: DALHOUSIE – AMRITSAR (WITH WAGAH BORDER) (6 HRS)
“After breakfast, check out from Hotel & proceed for Amritsar by road. On arrival check-in at hotel and later visit Indo-Pak Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Overnight stay at Hotel.” Note: Golden open 24hrs. so you can visit golden temple late at night but at own cost.
DAY 10: AMRITSAR LOCAL FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, start your full day city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh shrine which is also called Mecca for the Sikhs is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. Later visit Jallianwala Bagh- where, on April 13, 1919, British and Gurkha soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden gathering, killing hundreds of civilians. Also, visit the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum – The summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh which is situated in the heart of Ram Bagh. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 11: AMRITSAR – CHANDIGARH (9 HRS)
After breakfast, complete the check-out formalities at the hotel and then proceed for Chandigarh. Chandigarh – is the first planned modern city of India designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh is a city in India that serves as the capital of two states – Punjab and Haryana. However, the city does not belong to either state. Rather, the city is administered by the federal government and hence classified as a union territory.
DAY 12: CHANDIGARH LOCAL SIGHT SEEING – DELHI DROP (05 HRS)
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and proceed for local sightseeing Rock Garden / Rose Garden / Pinjore Garden and Sukhna Lake. After lunch (at own cost) we proceed for Delhi by Road. On arrival you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home.